Celebrate Amherst Block Party! Sept. 18th

On Sept. 18, the streets of downtown Amherst are closed to traffic and open to a night of fun from 5-9pm for the Celebrate Amherst Block Party! This event brings people to downtown for a lively street fair environment including food vendors, multiple main stages with music, circus performers, dancing, and vendors from many area […]

Strengthen Your Home-School Partnership

Experts agree that parent involvement in education is one of the biggest predictors of student success. So where can parents begin? Edutopia.com (click here) has compiled a list of articles, videos, and other resources to help parents and caregivers engage productively with their kids’ teachers and school. Visit PBS Parents (click here) for strategies to developing […]

#ARTContinues’ Fall/Winter Art Lessons

Registration is open for #ARTContinues’ Fall/Winter Art Lessons for 8-12 year olds. Classes are led by 37-year veteran art teacher Teri Magner, and meet once per week, for forty-five minutes, on either Tuesdays OR Wednesdays, from 3:30-5:15pm, at Art Alive, 35 S. Pleasant St., Amherst. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more […]

UMass Study on Hyperactivity

This fall, families with children aged 4 to 7 who have difficulties with hyperactivity are invited to participate in a UMass Amherst research opportunity and parent training program. The study will explore how hyperactive young children’s brains process emotion.  Parents of participants will be asked to do a 20-minute phone interview, and then go with their child to the lab for one 1.5 […]