Village Square showcases new cutting-edge at ‘Fast Forward Tallahassee’ Thursday

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Hometowns with a “sense of place” are vibrant, engaged, growing and economically successful. They are places people want to live and raise families. There are new reasons every day why this describes Tallahassee and Leon County.
On Thursday, The Village Square hosts “Our Town: Fast Forward Tallahassee,” a spirited look at what’s new, cool and cutting-edge in Tallahassee.

Sponsored by Bible-Based Church and AARP FL, the program will be moderated by Gary Yordon, co-host of WCTV’s The Usual Suspects.

Presented in partnership with Knight Creative Communities Institute, Leadership Tallahassee, the Tallahassee Democrat, Leon County and the City of Tallahassee, “Fast Forward” will be fastpaced.

Presentations follow a PechaKucha format (Japanese for “chit chat”) with a maximum of 20 slides that advance automatically after 20 seconds. A Tallahassee tradition since 2012, this year’s lineup promises to be as engaging as ever. The evening will be split into segments covering:
Arts + Play | Up + Coming | Remembering + Reinvention | The Capital of Capital | Living | Moving | Eating

Representation from local government, nonprofits, private businesses and community members alike will drive the evening forward keeping us in the know with all that’s new. The full program listing presenters and topics is available at tlh.villagesquare.us.

Dessert, coffee and tea will be provided by SoDough and Catalina Café. Attendees are invited to bring a take-out dinner or purchase dinner from food trucks on hand, Mae’s Southern Delights, Caribbean Crossroads and Smackin Good Wings, starting at 5:15 p.m.

To Go:

What: “Fast Forward Tallahassee”

When: Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 211 N. Monroe St. (Use rear Calhoun St. entrance).

Admission: free but space is limited.To reserve a free seat, visit tlh.villagesquare.us.

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