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Inspiring, educating, and engaging leaders.

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Pursuing a thriving local economy.

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Working to reduce reliance on driving alone.

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Keeping agriculture a vital part of UV life.

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  • Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: July 9, 2016 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Gifford Hospital, Randolph, VF
  • Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: July 9, 2016 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Norwich, VT, USA
  • Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: July 9, 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: 2:00 pm
    Ends: July 9, 2016 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Meet at the Prosper Trailhead Parking Lot. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT.
    Description: Working Woodlands Workshop – The Future of the Forest
    Join us for a hike exploring the history and stewardship of the oldest professionally managed forest in the United States. The National Park Service continues the tradition of forest management on these diverse 550 acres of historic plantations and hardwood stands.
    Visit forest stands to be thinned in 2016 and see how the trees are selected and marked. Visit forest stands that have been recently thinned using techniques that will help the forest adapt to climate change. Meet at the Prosper Road trailhead. This workshop is co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and Vermont Woodlands Association.

    DATE: Saturday, July 9th, 2016
    TIME: 10:00AM – 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: 3:00 pm
    Ends: July 9, 2016 - 6:00 pm
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  • Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 13, 2016 - 12:00 am
    Location: Windsor Public Library, 43 State St, Windsor, VT 05089, United States
  • Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: July 12, 2016 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Windsor Public Library, 43 State St, Windsor, VT 05089, USA
    Description: Have you been wanting to bike more? Ready to take the next step, but not quite sure where to start? We can help!

    This FREE 1-hour indoor workshop covers:
    - What to wear, especially if you're riding to work
    - Road safety, how to navigate traffic, etc.
    - How to plan a safe and fun route that will actually make you want to ride
    - How to do a safety check on your bike before each ride, and how to properly fit a helmet and bike
    - Answers to people's questions about how to start biking more
    - We don't go over bike maintenance, but if people are curious, we can go over changing a flat tire at the end.

    For this intro workshop, held indoors (or in the yard), you don't need to bring your bike, unless you want to. We won't be riding today.

    Refreshments will be provided.

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED - go to http://bit.ly/EverydayBicycling

    Contact Bethany@VitalCommunities.org or ChristineWindsorLibrary@Gmail.com
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  • Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: July 16, 2016 - 11:30 am
    Location: Windsor Public Library, 43 State St, Windsor, VT 05089, United States
    Description: This follow-up to Tuesday's Everyday Bicycling Workshop gets you out on your bike to practice basic skills of riding on the road and in some traffic.

    You must be able to ride a bike comfortably. A WORKING bicycle and HELMET are required.

    We'll go over hand signals and proper lane positioning, how to anticipate and avoid hazards, traffic rules, and more.

    Refreshments will be provided. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Go to http://bit.ly/EverydayBicycling to register.

    Contact Bethany@VitalCommunities.org or ChristineWindsorLibrary@Gmail.com for more info.
  • Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: July 16, 2016 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Gifford Hospital, Randolph, VF
  • Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: July 16, 2016 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Norwich, VT, USA
  • Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: July 16, 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: 2:00 pm
    Ends: July 16, 2016 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Meet at the Forest Center. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT.
    Description: Monitoring Mashup – Critter tracks, frog calls, bird songs, and so much more.
    NETN monitors a wide variety of natural resources and ecosystems with the park’s borders. Learn about and try your hand at some of the basics of bird, forest health, water quality, and other monitoring programs in the park.

    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 Workshops – 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: July 16, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: July 16, 2016 - 8:00 pm
    Location: 18 MacLean Rd, Alstead, NH 03602, USA
    Description: "Beekeepers must take timely steps to control American Foulbrood and Varroa mites to SAVE THE BEES! Charles Andros, former NH/VT Apiary Inspector, will hold a beekeeping workshop from 1-4 PM on Saturday, July 16 at 18 MacLean Road, Alstead, NH 03602. Look for the "BEE" sign on the south side of Walpole Valley Road. The topics of discussion will be taking off and extracting honey, wax processing, treatment of mites and foulbrood, and making propolis tincture. Bring a veil, if you have one, as we shall be opening some colonies. We'll be inside if it is a rainy day. Water and chair may also come in handy. Registration required. email: lindenap@gmail.com or call 603-756-9056."
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  • Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: July 19, 2016 - 7:30 pm
    Location: 225 Pavillion Road, East Thetford, VT 05043
    Description: Farmers and farm-workers meet at Cedar Circle Farm in East Thetford, VT. The topic of discussion is yet to be announced. This is a private event for CRAFT members, for more information or if you would like to join, please contact Nancy LaRowe at nancy@vitalcommunities.org or 802.291.9100 x 106.
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