Amherst Cub Scout Pack 515

OPEN HOUSE for potential new members, boys grades 1-5 Thursday, September 12 4-5:30 pm Masonic Lodge, 99 Main St Amherst Please feel free to come and meet the boys in the pack, and participate in some creative and fun activities! Pack 515 is an inclusive, friendly Pack that   focuses on providing the boys with new experiences and challenges […]

September at The Eric Carle Museum

See what’s happening at  the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Exhibitions For more information visit www.carlemuseum.org/Exhibitions/Current_Exhibitions Robert R. Zakanitch: A Garden of Ordinary Miracles Through November 10, 2013 Seriously Silly: A Decade of Art and Whimsy by Mo Willems Through February 23, 2014 The Art of Eric Carle: Friends September 17, 2013 – March 23, 2014 Programs […]

Recipes for Friends of Jones Library

The Friends of the Jones Library is creating a community cookbook!  We’re hoping to get library patrons, local restaurants and farms, and local luminaries to submit recipes.  We have a super duper easy online recipe form that only takes a minute to fill out.  Would you consider submitting a recipe? Any questions? Email cookbooks@friendsofthejones.org. Thanks for supporting our […]

Children’s Social Reasoning Study at Amherst College

Is your child between the ages of 8 to 12 years-old? If so, your child may be eligible to participate in a research study at Amherst College examining how children understand their social relationships. This study is being conducted by Dr. Julia McQuade, Assistant Professor of Psychology. Participating children and their parent will complete a two hour […]

All Things Local

ALL THINGS LOCAL STORE: a new, year-round cooperative store that will support our local farmers and producers. Together we can create this indoor marketplace to “buy local” from local farmers, craftspeople and small businesses all year long. The All Things Local Store will improve food security, enhance local employment, advance community and regional economic well-being, […]

August at The Eric Carle Museum

See what’s happening at  the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Exhibitions For more information visit www.carlemuseum.org/Exhibitions/Current_Exhibitions The Art of Eric Carle: Feathers, Fins, and Fur Through September 1, 2013 Robert R. Zakanitch: A Garden of Ordinary Miracles Through November 10, 2013 Seriously Silly: A Decade of Art and Whimsy by Mo Willems Through February 23, 2014 Programs and Events For […]

Summer Movies on the Common

The Amherst Business Improvement District is organizing a free film series for kids on the Amherst Town Common and we would love to get the word out to area families! We will be showing “Brave” on July 24, “Madagascar 3 “on July 31, and “The Muppets” on August 7. Music starts at 6 pm and the film screening around 8:15 pm. […]

Multi-Arts’ Summer Program

Interested in planting the seed of creativity and self-confidence in your child?    Multi-Arts‘ summer program is here for you!  This  fun program  will awaken and develop your child’s creative powers and  stimulate, provoke, and engage your child’s imagination. There is still time to sign up your 4-13 year old(s) for our summer workshops, or […]

Amherst College Study for children ages 8-12 ($75 compensation)

Children’s Social Reasoning Study at Amherst College Is your child between the ages of 8 to 12 years-old? If so, your child may be eligible to participate in a research study at Amherst College examining how children understand their social relationships. This study is being conducted by Dr. Julia McQuade, Assistant Professor of Psychology. Participating children and […]

Amherst Leisure Services Summer Activities – Tennis, Youth Horse Riding, and Bicycle Maintenance Lessons

Amherst Leisure Services has some great opportunities for kids to get outside and burn energy this summer with structure and direction. Tennis Lessons for kids age 5-12, with the experienced and inimitable instructor Sunny Meidell, run on Saturdays in June and August. Give your child the joy and freedom of working with horses through one […]

MULTI-ARTS: CHILDREN’S ANIMAL WORLD, June 6th opening.

What: “ECO-MULTI-ARTS” – Children Art Exhibition WHEN: JUNE 1 ST. – 31ST, 2013 OPENING: Thursday June 6 – 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Where: Chamber of Commerce in Amherst 28 Amity Street, Amherst “CHILDREN’S ANIMAL WORLD” “CHILDREN’S ANIMAL WORLD” shows children’s art work representing their love for the animal world. These creations express their hopes, […]

Afters School Program Showcase

Amherst Regional Middle School  Tuesday, June 11th2013, 5:30-7:00 pm Come join us as the talented students of the Amherst Elementary School After School programs from Marks Meadow – Wildwood, Capacidad – Fort River, and LSSE Prime Time – Crocker Farm showcase their talents! It will be an evening full of performances, exhibits, and fun times […]

PROJECT BACKPACK 2013

The Office of the Superintendent is proud to announce that Project Backpack 2013 is currently underway.  In its fourth year, this successful community outreach program provides new backpacks and school supplies to income-eligible students in our schools.  This year, nearly 900 students in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 qualify to receive these items. In order to accumulate the tremendous […]

Rotary Club Town Fair this week 5/23, 5/24, 5/25

The annual Town Fair sponsored by the Rotary Club of Amherst is set for May 23 – May 25. The event takes place on the Amherst Town Common. Hours of operation (games, rides, food) are  Thurs May 23    3pm-10 pm Fri May 24        3pm-10pm  Sat May 25       10am-10pm This is a most-anticipated community event which many students, families and staff attend each […]

Before care for the 2013-2014 School year

Many families are currently making child care arrangements for the 2013-2014 school year. To assist with planning, the district wants to finalize plans for the scope of services we may offer in a before-school care program for elementary children.  To do that, we must know how many families would utilize such a program if it […]

STARLIGHT’S YOUTH THEATER PRESENTS DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.

Starlight’s Youth Theatre presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr., the musical. Great fun for the whole family.Shows are:May 17that 7:00 pm, May 18th at 2:00 & 7:00 pm, May 19th at 2:00 pm Performances are at the Academy of Music, Northampton. Tickets are $12 students/seniors and $16 adults and may be purchased from the Academy of Music box office in person, BUT […]

SUPPORT AMHERST LACROSSE, GET YOUR CAR WASHED ON MAY 18TH

The biggest fundraiser for Amherst Youth Lacrosse (AYL) is the Annual Car Wash  and  WE WANT TO CLEAN YOUR CAR!   Our players work hard on the field and want to work hard for you. So, come and  “Get er’ done!” Saturday, May 18  From 10 to 2.   200 Triangle street, Jones Group Realtors have generously donated their parking […]

UMASS GRADUATION AND TRAFFIC ROUTES

From the UMass Office of External Relations: Between the hours of 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm University Drive will be closed fromMassachusetts Ave to Amity Street and North Pleasant will be closed fromMassachusetts Ave to Eastman Lane to assist with the traffic flow for the2013 Commencement. During the hours of 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm we will also havetraffic entering from […]

Boy Scout Troop 500 Amherst is having an Open House

Boy Scout Troop 500 Amherst is having an Open House for prospective scouts and their families Tuesday, May 14 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the South Congregational Church, 1066 Southeast Street, Amherst.  Troop 500 has a 50+ year history in Amherst working with school-age boys (grades 6-12).  Troop activities are organized and run by the boys, including weekly […]