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From Rutgers University: This is to inform you of a fascinating learning opportunity: A free public lecture on “Wisdom For Life” at the beautiful Trayes Hall of Rutgers University, New Brunswick on April 28th. This presentation is based on ancient eastern philosophical wisdom and its role in modern life, focusing on reducing stress, increasing productivity and finding fulfillment and purpose. Our speaker is the philosopher Gautam Jain, who completed a brilliant academic career in the US and declined lucrative corporate opportunities to research and study this wisdom. He has completed over two decades of full time study and teaching, and has spoken to many elite organizations and institutions in the US and abroad. Held at the beautiful Trayes Hall in Rutgers University, New Brunswick on April 28th, this lecture is organized as a service to the community and is free to the public. Everyone is invited to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to benefit from this timeless wisdom. More information

From Greenwood Gardens: When we think of Beatrix Potter, we imagine blue-jacketed bunnies and other fuzzy fauna. But Beatrix Potter, an intriguing character in her own right, was also quite interested in plants and gardens. This lecture explores Potter’s botanical art, the flora and horticulture that appears in her “little books” and Potter’s own garden in England’s Lake District. Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life is the first book to explore the origins of Beatrix Potter’s love of gardening and plants and shows how this passion came to be reflected in her work. The book won the Gold Award from the Garden Writers Association in August 2014 and is in its sixth printing. More information

From Hopewell Theater: Join us for our ongoing series This Really Happened… featuring some of the most hilarious and moving storytellers on stage. With a rotating cast of storytellers, the show is always fresh. Audience members can also claim a spot in the show and share a “two-minute tale” at the open-mic at the end of each show, for up to six audience members. Hosted by Joey Novick, each show will be one hour long with no intermission, followed by the open mic segment of “two-minute tales.” March 8, April 5, May 3 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $15

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