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Amherst Art for Clean Energy Project

Published on 2021-02-14 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

The Amherst Sunrise Movement and ARHS juniors Elaine Wu and Rebekah Hong have created a project called Amherst Art for Clean Energy.  The goal of the project is to put together a student anthology of visual or written art inspired by nature or environmental action. ARPS students ages 5-18 are invited to submit their work. Once compiled, the anthology will be […]

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Virtual “Grotesque Safari” Hosted by Jones Library

Published on 2021-02-07 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Intrigued by gargoyles in architecture? Check out The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture From Ten American Colleges and Universities, a virtual event to be hosted by the Jones Library via Zoom on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7 p.m.  Armed with only a camera, a sense of humor and a host of frequent flyer miles, Mathew Duman embarked […]

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Multi-Arts Offers Winter Break Program: Feb. 15-19

Published on 2021-02-07 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Join Virtual Multi-Arts for an adventure into the ARTS. It’s going to be Fun. Creative. Engaging. Your children will be able to sign up for one activity, for two activities, or for “All-you-can-Have.” You can choose from: Art, Puppet Party, Book Illustration, Crafts & Story Time, Theater & Playwriting, Spanish through the Arts, Children/Parent Meditation!! For detailed information about […]

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Jones Library Webinar: March 4 @ 7 p.m.

Published on 2021-01-31 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

As we begin to think about planning our gardens this year, it’s a good time to consider the benefits of adding plants that attract birds, butterflies, and bees. Learn how to do just that by joining Jones Library for a webinar,  Attracting Birds, Butterflies, Bees, and Other Beneficials, via Zoom on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at […]

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Winterfest 2021: Feb. 5 & 6

Published on 2021-01-31 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Amherst Recreation, The Business Improvement District and The Amherst Area Chamber presents Ice Sculptures on the Common! A Drive-Through Experience!February 5 & 6, 2021, from 5 to 7 p.m. Welcome one and all to Winterfest 2021! This fantastical event will feature at least 11 life-sized animal ice sculptures displayed on the Amherst Common. Your favorite […]

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School Committee Hosting Open Meeting for Town Residents: Feb. 4 @ 6 p.m.

Published on 2021-01-31 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

What: Meeting hosted by the Amherst School CommitteeWhen: Thursday, February 4, at 6 p.m.Zoom link and info:http://arps.org/district/open-meeting-amherst-schools-during-covid Following a presentation on the state of our schools during COVID, youcan ask questions, make public comment, and speak directly with town officials on topics such as: • Children and remote learning• Best practices for safely opening school […]

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AEF’s 2021-2022 Excellence Grants Program for Teachers

Published on 2021-01-31 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

The Amherst Education Foundation (AEF) is inviting teachers to apply for AEF’s 2021-2022 Excellence Grants Program.  Awards range from $2,500 – $15,000 each and grant proposals are due February 28.     AEF is looking for projects that focus on and extend student learning in required subject areas and/or those for which the Department of Elementary and […]

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Multi-Arts Wants to Hear from YOU!

Published on 2021-01-31 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Multi-Arts wants to tailor their vacation program to your needs, by offering an online program that supports your children and your family during this February 15-19, 2021 School Vacation. We want children to have the pleasure to experience ARTS in all its manifestations. To give a voice to their inner self.  To give them confidence. To provide them with the ability to appreciate themselves, and realize the beauty in […]

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Traveling “Recess Van” for K-6 Students

Published on 2021-01-17 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

The Amherst Hurricanes Athletic Boosters and Amherst Recreation are teaming up to provide a “Recess Van,” during the lunch/recess break between 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. from January 11 to January 29, 2021. The 30-minute activities will be held from approximately 11:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Where: Mondays: Amherst Regional Middle SchoolTuesdays: Mill River Recreation […]

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Borrow a Wi-Fi Hotspot From our Public Libraries!

Published on 2021-01-10 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Our town libraries are we are able to extend free internet access to patrons beyond the library buildings with their Wi-Fi hotspot lending program. Hotspots can be borrowed from the Jones Library or Munson Memorial Library by any CW MARS cardholder who is at least 18 years of age and has a library card in […]

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Ukulele Play Along

Published on 2021-01-10 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Save the date for some musical fun via Zoom: Monday, January 18, at 7 p.m. Grab your ukulele and play along—because playing your ukulele is more fun when you do it with others. Participants will be muted, so don’t worry about how you sound! Follow the link for more info: https://www.joneslibrary.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=10309.

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Virtual Zine Club @ Jones Library!

Published on 2021-01-10 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

When: Wednesday, January 13, 7 – 9 p.m. Join us for another meetup of our virtual Zine Club collaboration with Forbes and Lilly libraries!  It’s a fun, two-hour drop-in session where you can work on personal art projects or talk about possible art and zine collaborations, all while enjoying good company and sometimes witty banter. This […]

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Feasting From Your Winter Pantry—Hosted by Jones Library

Published on 2021-01-10 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Looking for ways to make a delicious dinner without last minute trips to the market, especially these days? Join us for Feasting From Your Winter Pantry: Soul Warming Recipes From Your Pantry, a webinar to be presented by Liz Barbour and hosted by the Jones Library via Zoom on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 7 p.m.  Whether […]

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Call for Submissions: Dreaming the Future!

Published on 2020-12-12 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

The Forbes, Jones, and Lilly libraries are collaborating with UMass’s Feinberg Lecture Series, and asking the young people of Western Massachusetts (ages 5-18) to help envision a future where climate change is mitigated and the world has adapted. The project, Dreaming the Future, asks young people to consider their relationship with the natural world, how they think […]

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Stars in Our Schools!

Published on 2020-12-12 by crockerfarmpgo Community News, School News

In celebration of teachers and staff, we are excited to announce our winter Stars in Our Schools fundraiser! The Amherst-Pelham School District has been working through unprecedented educational challenges as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Our teachers, staff, and parents have stayed resilient and creative throughout the year. Please help the Amherst EducationFoundation continue […]

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