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Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: We Celebrate Democracy and Civil Rights for All

Date & Time: 
Jul 26 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Woody Bernhard, the creator of the We Celebrate Democracy/ Civil Rights For All Main Street banner, will talk about the why and the how of the banner which was recently hung over Main Street. It was photographed with supporters in front of the Brattleboro, Marlboro and Putney post offices. Postcards were made from those photos with the hope that they will inspire people to stand up in public for democracy and civil rights. A group of about 40 people carried the banner in the July 4th Parade. Bernhard, a retired carpenter from Marlboro, VT, says that the real issue of our time is the failure of democracy, and that the only way to fix the many problems we face is for all of us to unite and call for true democracy and equal civil rights for all people.

Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: Fourth Corner Foundation

Date & Time: 
Jul 21 2017 - 12:00am - 1:00pm

The Fourth Corner Foundation has an exhibit at the River Garden through July. They are a non-profit founded by Robert Shannon, who has a selection of paintings collected by the foundation from their gallery/museum/library in Windham, VT. Shannon will discuss the Foundation’s mission, projects and events. The FCF dedicated to providing a physical institution where creative ideas concerning sustainable practices are paramount. The property serves as a gathering place for interested parties to discuss ideas, design projects, attend conferences and experience an inspiring combination of art, architecture and gardens.

Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: Milk Money VT

Date & Time: 
Jul 20 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Learn how easy it is to invest in local businesses. Vermont has pioneered a new type of crowdinvesting that puts your money to work locally while giving you the possibility for a financial and social return. Investments can made for as little as $250 and up to $10,000. Milk Money is Vermont’s first portal for local crowdinvesting, allowing Vermonters to directly invest in Vermont companies. Not Wall Street. Not Kickstarter. This is directly investing in local businesses to build stronger local economies. Learn: What is crowdinvesting? What are your benefits when you invest in a local business? How can Vermont businesses benefit from local equity funding from you? What is Milk Money? How does it work?

Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: Democracy Forum - Restorative Justice in the Age of Trump

Date & Time: 
Jul 19 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us for the next installment of our Democracy Forum Series!

With the election of Donald Trump, troubling values that we would like to believe are antithetical to America are seeping to the surface of our collective consciousness: greed, arrogance, intolerance, lack of empathy and a propensity to embrace violence as a solution to our problems. Restorative practices are an antidote for many of these behaviors that threaten to further unravel our societal fabric, tattered as it is. Rather than isolate ourselves into silos of people who think and look like we do, we need to work together to understand fully why we are facing such difficulties and why people make bad decisions that create conflict for themselves and others.

Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: Democracy Forum - Democracy in America

Date & Time: 
Jul 12 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Democracy in America requires overturning the Citizens’ United ruling that opened the door to corporate control of the political system. This forum will present current strategies for reforming the campaign finance system and Citizen’s United. Garrett Whitney, an activist in Our Revolution – Massachusetts (ORMA) will bring his experience to the forum as will a representative from Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG). Other local leaders are invited to join the discussion about how to put democracy back into government.

Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: Tools for Bridging the Political Divide

Date & Time: 
Jul 11 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm


Do you feel at a loss when trying to communicate with people who have different political views than your own? Do you want to get better at listening to others and braver at expressing? Focusing is a way of zeroing in on what is really important to us by listening to our bodily “felt sense” of situations rather than acting from our habitual thought patterns. With Beatrice Blake.

Brown Bag Lunch: Pain-free Without Pills

Date & Time: 
Jun 30 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Emily Wiadro, local yoga therapist and
proprietor of healixyoga, discusses yoga and how it can assist your journey
toward ease in your body without pain medication. Got questions? Got fears?
Never thought yoga might be for you? Let’s talk about it.

Brown Bag Lunch: Social Security and Your Retirement

Date & Time: 
Jun 28 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This seminar focuses on estimating your living in
retirement costs, understanding your Social Security benefits, and discussing other income

Brown Bag Lunch: From Brooklyn to Brattleboro

Date & Time: 
Jun 27 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Brooklynites (actually anyone from any of the five boroughs): Kelley Murray is
soliciting essays for a book based on your experience. Share anecdotes and
essays about life in Brooklyn, why you left, and why you chose to live in
Brattleboro. The book is in the early stages of development. Refreshments

Brown Bag Lunch: What Can You Learn From Horses?

Date & Time: 
Jun 22 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

It's very important to have a good
relationship when the other participant weighs ten times more than you do!
We'll discuss what causes aggression and how to deal with fear (yours and
others). Gincy Bunker has provided Foundation Teaching to riders of all ages
for 70 years. She's published books under the name of Gincy Self Bucklin.

Brown Bag Lunch: Don't Fear the Bear Market

Date & Time: 
Jun 21 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

With Joshua
Roberts of Edward Jones

Brown Bag Lunch: Brattleboro’s Walkable Downtown

Date & Time: 
Jun 20 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

America needs
walkable communities—neighborhoods and town and city centers where people find
can find stores, cafes, offices, communities activities, and other amenities
within walking distance of where they live or work. In a new book, Within
Walking Distance: Creating Livable Communities for All, journalist Philip
Langdon examines six walkable communities across the US—places that he says
have gotten many things right. One of the six, which fills a chapter, is
downtown Brattleboro, which he praises for its intact collection of Main Street
buildings that bring together a useful and enjoyable mix of retailing,
restaurants, offices, apartments, and other uses.

Brown Bag Lunch: Finding our Place with Astrology

Date & Time: 
Jun 19 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

We as multidimensional beings have incarnated not just onto the 3-d
earthly plane, but into the solar system. Planets are not separate from us;
just as we are not separate from our environment, our world, each other, our
heredity. Though we exist as individuals, we also exist as a part of a
continuum. The astrology chart is your personal map. The language and art of
astrology can help you understand yourself and function more effectively in the

Brown Bag Lunch: Bridging the Political Divide

Date & Time: 
Jun 15 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Learn to pay gentle attention to
the bodily-felt sense of a situation. Because your body knows you, the felt
sense carries meaning for your life. What was stuck, confused, or unclear
"comes into focus" -- creating new possibilities for understanding,
communication, and action. Welcoming your inner experience with interest and
curiosity is conducive to change -- with personal problems, in business and education,
and anytime you need to "think outside the box 

Brown Bag Lunch: Help for Trauma and Anxiety

Date & Time: 
Jun 14 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Donald Skekel offers an introduction to Eye Movement
Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a non-drug, non-hypnosis psychotherapy
procedure which is particularly helpful for trauma and anxiety. A therapist
guides the client in concentrating on a troubling memory or emotion while
moving the eyes rapidly back and forth (by following the therapist's fingers).
This rapid eye movement, which occurs naturally during dreaming, seems to speed
the client's movement through the healing process.

Emily Monosson reads 'Natural Defense: Enlisting Bugs & Germs to Protect Our Food & Health'

Date & Time: 
Jun 10 2017 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Emily Monosson reads from her new book 'Natural Defense: Enlisting Bugs and Germs to Protect Our Food and Health' at 6pm on Friday, July 28.

James Heflin reads 'Krakatoa Picnic'

Date & Time: 
Jul 7 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm


James Heflin reads from his new book of poetry, 'Krakatoa Picnic' on at 6pm on Friday, July 7th.

Elayne Clift reads 'Take Care: Tales, Tips and Love from Women Caregivers'

Date & Time: 
Jun 23 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Local author, educator, and doula Elayne Clift reads from the new anthology 'Take Care: Tales, Tips and Love from Women Caregivers' at 6 pm Friday, June 23.

This first-of-its-kind anthology is a moving collection of prose and poetry by 21 women who understand the challenges, and rewards, of caretaking, whether for parents and other family members, spouses, children, or friends.

Offering support and validation to women who are now caregivers, it is rich with warmth, wisdom and wit. A comforting book to be savored and shared!

As always, this event is free and open to the public.For more information, call Everyone's Books at 802-254-8160, or email us at everyonesbks@gmail.com.

Hope to see you there!

Brown Bag Lunch: Channeled Readings

Date & Time: 
Jun 8 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Are you seeking answers? Come and
receive messages being channeled from the universe offering divine wisdom,
grace, and clarity. Mini-Readings are offered by Susan Lewis - a Channel,
Empath, and Medium. Please have one question in mind.

Brown Bag Lunch: Our Democracy's Fatal Flaw

Date & Time: 
Jun 5 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Nick Biddle leads an interactive forum on democracy in America. The
Founding Fathers valued “the rights of property” over “the rights of people.” This
discussion will look to frame a strategy for remedying the flaws of democracy
before they become fatal.

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