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Auditions for Peter Pan: March 4, 4:15-6:15 p.m.

Auditions will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) musical production of THE PIED PIPER on Monday, March 4, at the Amherst Middle School Cafeteria from 4:15 pm to 6:15 p.m. All those auditioning should arrive at 4 p.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of those cast in the show will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the auditions. What do you do when your town is overrun by ravenous rats? Sara, an orphan girl, and the other Townspeople of Hamelin Town turn to the Mayor of Hamelin and the Council when their ...

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Warm Up on a Chilly Night

Warm Up on a Chilly Night Take off a night of cooking, bring the family to hang with other Crocker families and warm up from winter's chill with a cup of homemade chili, soup or stew on March 7th, 6-7:30pm ($1 per cup/suggested donation). A brief PGO meeting will be held afterwards to review upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Please sign up to bring something to share, but you don't have to bring anything to come! Also, if you have a crockpot we can borrow, please let us know at crockerfarmpgo@gmail.com or in the comments of your sign-up. Warm Up Night Sign Up We ...

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All-School Science Night

Science Night 2019 When:  April 10th, 6-8pm Where: Amherst Regional Middle School The first Amherst-wide Science Night is on, an evening of demonstrations and activities with scientific professionals from our community featuring topics such as astronomy, biochemistry, zoology and MORE! SAVE THE DATE!!! CAN YOU VOLUNTEER??? We are seeking scientists interested in presenting an activity station for the students. The commitment would likely be for about 2 hours on April 10th, depending on the amount of setup required. The Science Night Planning Committee will work with presenting scientists to discuss some limitations on the activities as well as connections to curriculum for this age group. We are also looking for volunteers to help ...

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Vacation Week Events @ Jones Library

Family Movie Matinee & Crafternoon: Feb 20, 2-5 p.m., Woodbury Room (Movie license doesn’t allow library to advertise the title, but the movie is Ratatouille, rated G.) 2-3 p.m.: craft a paper collage feast • 3 p.m.: movie Feed the Birds Drop-in Activity: Feb. 21, 3-4 p.m., Crafts Room Make a simple craft and healthy snack for our feathered friends!     Lego Club (ages 5-10): Feb, 22, 3-4:30 p.m., Woodbury Room Use our library LEGO collection to engineer and build a cool creation. We’ll conclude vacation week by kicking off our annual Children’s Music series with a performance by The Nields! More information can be found on the library website.

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Daffodil Run/Walk: Sunday, April 28, 10 a.m.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County is partnering with Hampden County to host the 9th annual Daffodil 5K & 10K on Sunday, April 28, at 10 a.m. in Kendrick Park.  This event helps BBBS promote awareness of the organization and the positive community impact that it has! It is a family-friendly event that is great for all ages because there are many outdoor activities like dancing, corn hole, and a bounce house. All participants receive a complimentary lunch, and if registered by April 1, a free t-shirt! Registration Fees & Deadlines  Early Bird Rates January 7 - March 15: 5K Run/Walk - ...

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YEARBOOK Photos Needed

Published on 2019-01-26 by Farah Ameen School News

The Sixth Grade and PGO are looking for candid photos taken at events (MLK assembly, field day, concerts, performances, Shea on the Roof, etc) from the 2018-2019 school year for the yearbook. If you have any to share, please email them to: yearbookcrocker@gmail.com Keep this in mind as the year progresses, and email any photos of events through […]

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Upcoming Events at Crocker Farm

Published on 2019-01-08 by Farah Ameen School News

You are invited to attend 2 wonderful events happening at Crocker Farm within the next week. Te invitamos a asistir a 2 eventos maravillosos que van a suceder en Crocker Farm la próxima semana. 1. Thursday, January 10: Come enjoy an hour of music as our talented band and orchestra perform.  The concert begins at 6:30 pm. All […]

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Food Drive for Survival Center

Published on 2019-01-08 by Farah Ameen Community News

Orchestra teacher Heather O’Mara has organized a food drive for the Amherst Survival Center to take place at both the Crocker Farm orchestra concert (January 10, 6:30 p.m.) and the Wildwood orchestra concert (January 11, 6:30 p.m.). Non-perishable food items are welcome. Thank you

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Exploratory Day of the Arts

Published on 2019-01-07 by Farah Ameen Community News

Multi-Arts invites children to join in an exploratory day of the Arts on January 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day). Children will work with professional artists exploring different types of art, dance, creating stories, mime, and more. A day of immersion in the arts is valued at $75, but families can pay by DONATION! For families of children […]

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Next Steps for Farm-to-School Program

Published on 2018-12-17 by Farah Ameen Community News, School News

  The district’s Farm-to-School work that began at the start of this school year is ready to move into the next phase. Expanding on the essential relationships with local farmers, strong in-house food services program, and school garden program, the aim is to work together toward the vision of “Building a stronger, healthier community through diversity, food access […]

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Recycling 101 @ Jones Library: Saturday, Jan. 5

Published on 2018-12-16 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Are you confused about what you can and cannot recycle? Why are there suddenly so many more recycling rules? What is recycling “contamination”? How can we all create less waste? Mimi Kaplan, the Waste Reduction Enforcement Coordinator in Amherst, has answers to all these questions and more. Feel free to bring any items about which […]

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WinterFest Amherst 2019

Published on 2018-12-11 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

WinterFest Amherst 2019 is back with 8 Days and 7 Nights of winter fun and over 35+ events! The festival kicks off Saturday, February 2 and runs through February 9, 2019. Mark your calendars and attend the Pioneer Valley’s largest winter carnival!   https://events.time.ly/km0oyff?view=tile&fbclid=IwAR1R1u6JgT1U9nxXQPq_Y7d2d8CxOe5M_RtNxV1RcpA07-a7_iZJren_75E

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Vote for your Fave Holiday Window

Published on 2018-12-11 by Farah Ameen Uncategorized

Which window will reign supreme this holiday season? Cast your vote! Choose your favorite from the list and remember to fill out the form, as one random voter will win $50 to the participating business of their choice. Happy Holidays!   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DFYZYFD?fbclid=IwAR1-iUundbEsUnnTrQurbUMLTD6XxhtoQMhb6SG42KPlnEd77-Ez8mb5504  

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