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‘Village Visioning’ planned for Sunday

SHELBURNE FALLS — A group of residents is hosting a “Village Visioning” potluck and dance for Sunday evening, at the Buckland Town Hall, 17 State St., from 5 p.m. on. The purpose is to connect with other community members, and to share ideas for making Shelburne Falls a stronger, more resilient community, in the event of weather disasters, power outages, economic slumps or oil shortages.

One of the organizers, Shauna Lynn of Main Street, said the group was inspired by the idea of “transition towns,” which is a grass-roots network of communities, started in the United Kingdom, to raise awareness of sustainable living and to build community resilience in the face of climate change or economic instability.

For instance, Lynn said she would like to see a community garden started in Shelburne Falls.

The other organizers are Marek Tresnak of Clement Street and Faith Burrington Jones of Cross Street, a counselor and instructor with Hart Yoga.

At 5 p.m., the potluck dinner begins, and everyone is invited to bring something to share. A “visioning circle” begins at 6 p.m., then music and dancing at 7 p.m. Besides bringing food, a $5 donation is requested to offset the cost of rental fees for the hall.

The event is drug- and alcohol-free.

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