Study on Hyperactivity and Young Children’s Brains and Emotions

Greetings! We are inviting children 4-7 who have difficulties with hyperactivity and their families to participate in a study on emotions. We will be offering parents a 4-session parent training workshop at no charge. Parents of participants will be asked to do a 20-minute phone interview, and to then come with their child to our […]

Money Smart Week programs at Jones Library

 Libraries have long been advocates for reading and literacy for the people in their communities.  Another community need now being addressed by libraries in an annual campaign is financial literacy and money management.  Money Smart Week®, a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances, will be observed with several of […]

Summer Camp: Western Massachusetts Hockey School

The Western Mass Hockey School, now in our 14th year, will take place August 11th through August 14th at Olympia Ice Center in West Springfield, MA. The Western Mass Hockey School will provide your young hockey player the right environment to further develop the fundamental skills required to improve within our sport. This is a great opportunity to learn both […]

Free Concerts at Amherst College in April

Recently, Amherst College music professor David Schneider appeared on Voices from Our Schools. He and Sue Dunbar (Wildwood music teacher) spoke at length about the AC Music Tutors program in the elementary schools. He mentioned a few FREE concerts in April which families may attend. These concerts are FREE to the public and a very […]

Monte Carlo Night – March 15

The 10th Annual Amherst Monte Carlo Night in support of the High School Athletics program will be held at Valentine Hall, Amherst College, on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 6:30pm to Midnight. Last year’s event was attended by hundreds of your neighbors and friends who enjoyed one of the most memorable events on the Amherst Calendar. […]

Spring 2014 Amherst College Swimming and Diving Lessons

Greetings from the pool at Amherst College! With spring quickly approaching, it’s time to get ready for swimming and diving lessons. Lesson information sheet and registration form as well as the waiver which we have been asked to use by the College can be downloaded at this link Space fills quickly so don’t wait too long […]

Summer Camp: Derek Kellogg Basketball School

Derek Kellogg Basketball School will be a learning experience and fun time for your child. During this 4-day basketball experience (August 4th-7th), your child will have the opportunity to enhance their basketball skills while working with some of the best basketball coaches and players in the country. Each coach and player strives to make sure […]

Jones Library On the Same Page Community Read: Chris Bohjalian’s The Sandcastle Girls

Jones Library On the Same Page The Jones Library is holding its second On the Same Page community reading program, this year featuring the novel The Sandcastle Girls by bestselling author Chris Bohjalian.  The entire Amherst community is invited to read the book and participate in the upcoming programs and events.  A series of programs will be held during the […]

Amherst Public Shade Tree Committee 3rd Annual Poster Context

The Amherst Public Shade Tree Committee is sponsoring a poster contest! All 5th grade students at Crocker Farm, Fort River, Pelham & Wildwood Elementary Schools are invited to participate. Amherst Shade Tree Comité Shade Tree Público de Amherst This year’s contest theme is: Trees are Terrific and Good for Our Health One (1) winning poster […]

Kid’s Kung Fu Class Winter Special

Sign up now for kid’s kung fu classes at The Chinese Kung Fu Wushu Academy (TCKWA) in Hadley and save up to $95. Learn more at www.tckwa.com. Contact TCKWA to try out a free class at 413-586-2129 or email chinesefungfuwushuacademy@yahoo.com. TCKWA teaches children, teens and adults ages 4 and up the ancient arts of Kung Fu, Wushu, […]

Summer Programs: SING! and Strings@Amherst

See below information on two summer programs:  SING! Jr.  for 7-11 year old children who love to sing. (There is also an older program for 12-18 year old girls) and Strings@Amherst,   for 7-18 year olds who play stringed instruments. SING! and SING! Jr. are happy to offer a a fun musical, social and recreational experience […]

LSS Bicycle Maintenance and Repair and Chess Classes

Please help spread the word about classes in two healthy and life-sustaining hobbies—one focused on the mind, the other on the body. For more information, please click on the images to enlarge the flyers. The LSSE new chess class uses a new, simplified method of teaching the game to kids ages 6-9 (grades 1-3). Apparently […]