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Discover the special places in our region.

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Inspiring, educating, and engaging leaders.

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Local First Alliance

Pursuing a thriving local economy.

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Transportation

Working to reduce reliance on driving alone.

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Keeping agriculture a vital part of UV life.

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Upcoming Events

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  • Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: June 4, 2016 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Gifford Hospital, Randolph, VF
  • Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: June 4, 2016 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Norwich, VT, USA
  • Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: June 4, 2016 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historic Park, 54 Elm St, Woodstock, VT 05091, United States
    Description: The 8th Annual Trek to Taste—a celebration of local food and local trails—will be Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10 am to 3 pm at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park in Woodstock, Vermont.

    This free event is community co-generated with collaboration by over 30 area organizations. It takes place on the trails of the National Park and Woodstock's town parks. Trek to Taste combines healthy activities, farm fresh food, music, the arts, and local history into one fun-filled day!

    For more information visit - http://www.trektotaste.info/
  • Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: June 4, 2016 - 6:00 pm
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  • Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: June 11, 2016 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Gifford Hospital, Randolph, VF
  • Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: June 11, 2016 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Norwich, VT, USA
  • Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: June 11, 2016 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Meet at the Forest Center. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT.
    Description: Trees and Trespassers– Take the pulse on forest health and bar the door to invasive plants
    Forests are complex ecosystems that need a variety of natural features and processes to keep them healthily humming along. Learn how NETN monitors forest health, how invasive species compromise biodiversity, and how you can help the park identify invasive species before they become a problem.

    TIME: 10:00AM – 12:00PM
    LOCATION: Meet at the Forest Center. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT. Parking is available at the Billings Farm & Museum parking lot.
    FEE: Free
    RESERVATIONS: None required
    CONTACT: To learn more about the Park visit http://www.nps.gov/mabi/index.htm or call at (802) 457-3368 x 222

    Working Woodlands Workshop – Warblers, Woods and Watersheds
    Keeping tabs on the ecological conditions of the park (along with 11 other regional parks) is the mission of the NPS Northeast Temperate Network. Join NETN staff for this two-hour hike to try your hand at the basics of monitoring birds, salamanders, forest health and water quality. Bring water and bug repellant. Binoculars and a smartphone will also be handy. Moderate, three mile walk. These workshops are co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and Vermont Woodlands Association.
  • Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: June 11, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: June 11, 2016 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Dan & Whits General Store, 319 Main St, Norwich, VT 05055, USA
    Description: Join us at Dan & Whit's to learn more about our Men Who Cook campaign promoting local foods! We'll be sampling country-style ribs and talking about our upcoming butchering demonstration at the Co-op Education Center. Stop in, try a sample, and learn more about local foods!
  • Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: June 11, 2016 - 10:30 pm
    Location: Lebanon Opera House, 51 N Park St, Lebanon, NH 03766, United States
    Description: Lebanon Opera House is a member of Local First Alliance

    • Kirschner concerts presents: Steven Wright, a prototype comedian, actor, and writer. He has appeared in films such as Desperately Seeking Susan, Canadian Bacon, and Coffee and Cigarettes, and also lent his voice to a collection of films including Reservoir Dogs as the voice of DJ K-Billy. Wright has been a regular guest with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel among others, and continues to tour internationally.

    For tickets and more info, please visit LebanonOperaHouse.org
  • Starts: 7:30 pm
    Ends: June 11, 2016 - 9:30 pm
    Location: Lebanon Opera House, 51 N Park St, Lebanon, NH 03766, United States
    Description: Lebanon Opera House is a member of Local First Alliance

    At Lebanon Opera House:

    Steven Wright - • $49.50 // $45.00 // $35.00
    • Kirschner concerts presents: Steven Wright, a prototype comedian, actor, and writer. He has appeared in films such as Desperately Seeking Susan, Canadian Bacon, and Coffee and Cigarettes, and also lent his voice to a collection of films including Reservoir Dogs as the voice of DJ K-Billy. Wright has been a regular guest with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel among others, and continues to tour internationally.

    For tickets, visit LebanonOperaHouse.org
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  • Starts: 8:30 am
    Ends: June 15, 2016 - 10:00 am
    Location: Hanover Town Hall Board Room
  • Starts: 12:30 pm
    Ends: June 15, 2016 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Meet at the Prosper Trailhead Parking Lot. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT.
    Description: Working Woodlands Workshop –Forestry for the Birds
    Audubon Vermont and the park are teaming up to offer this guided walking tour of bird-friendly forestry work. Bring binoculars if you have them and see and hear the changes good forest management can make. Meet at the Prosper Road trailhead. Moderate three mile hike. This workshop is co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and Vermont Woodlands Association.

    DATE: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
    TIME: 8:30AM – 12:00PM
    LOCATION: Meet at the Prosper Trailhead Parking Lot. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT.
    FEE: No
    RESERVATIONS: None required.
    CONTACT: To learn more about the Park visit http://www.nps.gov/mabi/index.htm or call (802) 457-3368 x 222
  • Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: June 15, 2016 - 10:00 pm
    Location: Dartmouth College Green
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  • Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: June 25, 2016 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Norwich, VT, USA
  • Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: June 25, 2016 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Wilmot, NH, USA
    Description: Wilmot Flat Town Green next to the town offices, just off Rte. 11, Kearsarge Valley Rd/Village Rd
  • Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: June 25, 2016 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Gifford Hospital, Randolph, VF
  • Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: June 25, 2016 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Meet at the Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.
    Description: Working Woodlands Workshop – Fern Fun
    Ferns are a beautiful inhabitant of the forest. Come learn how to identify the native ferns of northern New England. Vermont has more than 50 different species, and the Park is home to a great variety of these. We will have an introductory talk and hands-on exploration, discussing the terminology and distinguishing characteristics for many different fern species. This workshop is co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and Vermont Woodlands Association. This workshop is co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and Vermont Woodlands Association.

    DATE: Saturday, June 25th, 2016
    TIME: 10:00AM – 12:00PM
    LOCATION: Meet at the Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. Parking is available at the Billings Farm & Museum parking lot.
    FEE: No
    RESERVATIONS: None required
    CONTACT: To learn more about the Park visit http://www.nps.gov/mabi/index.htm or call at (802) 457-3368 x 222
  • Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: June 25, 2016 - 6:00 pm
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  • Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: June 28, 2016 - 7:30 pm
    Location: 6733 Rte 5 S. Windsor-Ascutney VT 05089
    Description: Farmers and farm-workers meet at Deep Meadow Farm in Ascutney, VT, to discuss various online tools available for farmers. There will be no potluck. This is a private event for CRAFT members, if you would like to learn more or are interested in joining please contact Nancy LaRowe at nancy@vitalcommunities.org or 802.291.9100 x 106.
  • Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: June 28, 2016 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Maxfield Sports Complex, 120 Leslie Dr, Hartford, VT 05001, USA
    Description: We're doing our part to convince more men to buy local food and figured barbecue ribs + baseball was a good place to start. Join Vital Communities as we offer samples of country-style ribs (from Hogwash Farm) at the Upper Valley Nighthawks game on Tuesday 6/28 at 6:30 pm at the Maxfield Sports Complex in Hartford!
    ‪#‎MenWhoCookLocal‬ ‪#‎ValleyFarmFresh‬ ‪#‎UpperValley‬
  • Starts: 10:00 pm
    Ends: June 29, 2016 - 12:00 am
    Location: Maxfield Sports Complex, 120 Leslie Dr, Hartford, VT 05001, USA
    Description: Support (and sample!) local foods and the Upper Valley's home team! We'll be sampling country-style ribs at the game, and proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will support Vital Communities.
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