LSSE Halloween Fest – Oct 29, 2017

Where: Downtown/ Bangs Community Center When: Sunday October 29th Cost: $5 Admission Includes: Parade carnival Haunted house Games & prizes Refreshments Live performances Monster mash dance contest! (child dance contest 1:30-2pm teen /adult dance contest 2pm-2:30) Order of Events: 12-12:45pm: trick or treat downtown 12:45pm pumpkin decorating & contest 1pm parade through amherst center 1:15pm-4pm: …

AEF Trivia Bee, Oct 26, 2017

2017 Trivia Bee Facts You Don’t Know (yet) We are about a week away from the 23rd annual Trivia Bee! Here’s what you need to know: FACT: AEF are still looking for adult and youth teams to compete on Oct. 26 at the Bee. Contact Meg, megrosa78@gmail.com, and Ken, kenleblond7@gmail.com to sign up. Prizes are awarded each round to the …

Hands Across the Hills

The Leverett Alliance’s Bridging Committee is hosting over a dozen Kentuckians from coal country for a weekend of cultural exchange and dialogue October 27-29. Our hope is to find common ground and shared dreams upon which to build bridges of understanding. Our guests are staying in our homes, will participate in closed dialogue sessions, and will …

Wildwood PGO Meeting & Homework Discussion – Oct 3 at 5:45pm

5.45pm Meet in the library where Interim Superintendent Michael Morris will present the new proposed Homework Policy. A discussion and opportunity to provide feedback will follow. 6.15pm  Meet the new PGO leadership committee and other parents, learn about what the PGO does, hear about upcoming events and ways to take part. 6.45-7pm  Questions, Meet & …

Multi-Arts Presents: Time Traveling Stories, Theater show

Meeting Mabel Loomis Todd. Amherst: 1880’s Come one, come all, to a time-travelling adventure through Amherst! Join Winnie, the new girl in town, as she is accidentally sent back to the 1800’s! Her journey takes a turn when she meets the remarkable Mabel Loomis Todd, and learns just how much of an impact one woman …

Grace Lin talk on diversity in children’s books, Nov 1

The Books are Not Enough: Windows, Mirrors and the Bookshelves of Our Community Forbes Library (upstairs in the Coolidge Museum) Wednesday, November 1st at 6pm 20 West St, Northampton MA When we talk about diversity in books, we often talk about “windows and mirrors.” But what does that mean? Why is it important? And, if …

October Exhibitions, Programs, and Events at The Carle

EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                  David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling Through November 5, 2017 David Wiesner has enthralled readers for three decades, and his remarkable career is surveyed in this first-ever retrospective devoted to his art.  The exhibition features 70 original watercolors from some of Wiesner’s most famous books, including three for which he won the prestigious …

New Swimmer tryouts, Sept 24 @11:00AM

Calling all future Katie Ledeckys and Caeleb Dressels!!! We are preparing for the upcoming winter season and looking for new swimmers ages 5-18! The Amherst Tritons Swim Team (ATST) is an non profit, competitive swim team dedicated to building the love of the sport or swimming while gaining fitness and confidence. We offer tiered, ability …

Beauty and the Beast musical

Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater (ALSCT) is creating a fabulous, large-scale musical, with lavish sets and costumes, a full live orchestra, and enthusiastic audiences fill the 600-seat UMass Bowker Auditorium for nine performances in January. This year, we’ll be presenting Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the classic “tale as old as time”. Actors, singers, and dancers ages 7-107 …

September Exhibitions, Programs, and Events at the Carle

EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                  David Weisner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling Through November 5, 2017 David Weisner has enthralled readers for three decades, and his remarkable career is surveyed in this first-ever retrospective devoted to his art.  The exhibition features 70 original watercolors from some of Weisner’s most famous books, including three for which he won the …

Woven Word Young Writers Workshops

Woven Word Young Writers Workshop is dedicated to fostering a love of creative writing in kids and teens. Run by Lynn Bowmaster, Woven Word Young Writers offers after school and home school workshops which meet weekly in Hadley throughout the academic year. Woven Word creates a writing environment infused with fun and challenge. Inventive prompts …

News from the WW Library (Feedback Requested!)

From the Wildwood Library: Wow! In 180 days our community has checked out 25,300 books!  Top-Circulation awards were given out at this week’s assembly.  Ms. Bing-Owen topped the charts with over 330 books checked out and in second place one of 5th graders, who checked out 290 books this year! If you could spare an …

Spanish Lessons for Children

Spanish for children, Fall 2017 Dynamic and engaging lessons that bring story telling, singing, games, and more into the path of language acquisition. A TPRS based approach to language learning that helps to develop all language skills in an integrated manner and addresses different learning styles. Lessons are taught by a native Spanish speaker and …

Ready, Set, React Chemistry Demo Show at UMass

The Department of Chemistry invites students and their parents or guardians to our 4th Annual Chemistry Demonstration Show. Friday June 16, 2017   7:00-9:00 pm University of Massachusetts Amherst Integrated Sciences Building Room 135 661 North Pleasant St Amherst MA 01373 There will be exciting explosions, colorful chemistry, and cool experiments!   Stay afterwards for …

Perform at the Wildwood Multicultural Fair

Perform at the Multicultural Fair. It’s a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Well not really, but it would be fun and memorable. The Wildwood Multicultural Fair is looking for school community members willing to showcase their talents while sharing their cultural heritage. Are you or your child interested in performing for our community event? Please email: wildwoodelementarypgo@gmail.com

The Enchanted Bookshelf by The Center Dance Studio

Date: Sunday, June 4th Time: 5PM – 7PM Location: Amherst Regional High School Auditorium Cost: $10 for adults, FREE for children 12 and under   A dance performance for the whole family! The Center Dance Studio proudly presents “The Enchanted Bookshelf,” a captivating tale of friendship, courage, and the healing power of a good book. Sunday, June 4th at Amherst Regional …

Events at the Eric Carle Museum

EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                       David Weisner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling June 18 – November 5, 2017 David Weisner has enthralled readers for three decades, and his remarkable career is surveyed in this first-ever retrospective devoted to his art.  The exhibition features 70 original watercolors from some of Weisner’s most famous books, including three for which …

Summer Ultimate League of Amherst

Summer of Ultimate Frisbee, this league is geared for people who want to enjoy the thrill and excitement of ultimate Frisbee, regardless of experience level. All levels of ability will be welcomed to join. All players will be assigned their own team in this fun and competitive league! Register at LSSE.org and then sign up …

Free Book for Children who visit LWV Book Sale on 7/26/17

The League of Women Voters is planning a “young readers day” at their annual book sale on July 26, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Each young reader may choose one free book that day. The book sale will also be held on July 28-30 and August 4-6, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. …

11th Annual Latino Achievement Night (LAN)

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m Amherst-Pelham Regional Middle School Auditorium Under the direction of Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael Morris and Director of Family and Student Engagement, Dr. Marta Guevara and in keeping with the Social Justice Commitment of the Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools, the 11th Annual Latino Achievement Night aspires toward equity …

Auditions for the Hampshire Young People’s Chorus

Does your child love to sing? The Hampshire Young People’s Chorus (YPC), an award-winning youth choir, will hold audit ions on June 6 for new members for the 2017-2018 year. YPC offers children the opportunity to experience choral singing in a comfortable and encouraging atmosphere. Healthy vocal technique and fundamental music skills are taught through singing …

UMass Electrical & Computer Engineering Demos, 4/29

Saturday, April 29, 2017 This all-ages tech day is for anybody interesting in seeing cutting-edge tech projects up close. Give yourself (or your kids) a crash-course in a wide variety of emerging tech subfields! Two events happening in the same building at UMass: ECE Senior Design Project demos Saturday, April 29, 10 AM – 2 …

Amherst Sustainability Festival This Weekend

Saturday April 22, 10 AM – 4 PM on the TOWN COMMON Join us for a day of family fun, education and entertainment. The Sustainability Festival is in its eighth year and is bigger and better than ever! There is literally something for everyone with over 100 vendors of renewable energy, energy efficiency product suppliers, advocacy groups as …

Money Smart Week® Comes to the 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 programs at …