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Do you have a vision for your community or an idea about how you want your community to look, feel and be experienced, but don’t know how to get there? Making big changes doesn’t always require thousands of dollars and years of work. Join AARP and its partners to learn about a hands-on approach to improving public spaces and making them more livable.

Wednesday, March 13, 9:30 am-2:30 pm
Thyme Restaurant, 85 North Main Street, White River Junction, Vt.
Lunch is provided.

In this half-day, hands-on training, participants will learn about creating vibrant communities for people of all ages and abilities by examining the important role the arts and economic development play. Tools will be described to implement a demonstration project in your community, and tips will be provided for practical application in small town settings. You will hear from three communities: Bennington, St. Johnsbury and Winooski, each of which successfully led pop-up demonstration projects last year. Participants will be eligible to apply for one of three $3,000 grants from AARP Vermont to purchase supplies, promote, and implement an actual demonstration in their community.

The workshop is free; you need only bring your ideas and an open mind for collaboration.