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ARPS MPAC Multilingual T-shirt Fundraiser poster

MPAC Multilingual T-shirt Fundraiser

Published on 2022-05-15 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Deadline: May 15, 2022 The Multilingual Parent Advisory Council (MPAC) will offer two Excellency in Biliteracy scholarships to students who earn the Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal is an award given by the State Department of Education and local school districts to students who have proficiency in English as well as one or more additional […]

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Amherst Recreation pool openings & swim lessons

Published on 2022-05-15 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Amherst Recreation is getting their water features ready for Summer. These include the Groff Park Spray Pad, the Outdoor Pools at Mill River Recreation Area and War Memorial, and Puffers Pond.  They also have a full schedule of swim lessons for the young ones. Dates to Note Spray Pad Opens May 28th  Outdoor Pools Open […]

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Safe routes to school

Safe Routes to School Interest Survey

Published on 2022-05-08 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

The ARPS Schools, in partnership with the Town of Amherst Transportation Advisory Committee, are exploring the possibility of implementing a program with Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS).  SRTS  is a federally-funded program administered by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation that works to increase safe walking, biking and rolling among public school students using a […]

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North Amherst Library Pajama Story Time

Published on 2022-05-08 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Monday, May 9 from 7:00 – 7:45 pm Get ready, get set, get…into your pajamas! The North Amherst Library presents Pajama Story Time, a virtual program aimed at kids ages 3 – 9. Don your favorite jammies and cuddle up for a variety of stories. Email North Amhers Library for the Zoom link. All ages are welcome.

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Amherst Invitational 2022 to feature professional athletes

Published on 2022-05-01 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Ultimate Showcase features professional athletes! Players from the women’s professional teams Portland Rising and NY Gridlock will play with Amherst girls in this first-ever showcase event. Come watch the action on Friday, May 6. 7:00 p.m. at the Amherst-Pelham Regional High School, 21 Mattoon St. Free! This game will be part of the Amherst Invitational, […]

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Northampton Summer Camps

Northampton Summer Camps 2022

Published on 2022-05-01 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Jump into summer fun with Northampton Parks & Recreation! Safety Village, ages 4-6, is a must to learn safety skills & awareness in a fun setting with visits from fire, police, bike safety, plus more. Starts July 5, runs in 2-week sessions, & ends with a graduation! Kidzone, gr. 1-4, & Camp Hamp, gr. 5-6, […]

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Amherst Montessori - Homsetead Camp

Lego + Homestead Camp 2022

Published on 2022-04-24 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

 Explore your own creativity and the natural world around you! Amherst Montessori’s LEGO camp enters its 14th year this June, where young friends dive into the world of LEGO, crafting and engaging in STEM-based creation. In July and August, Homestead Camp offers participants opportunities to dig deep into the outdoors: planning and building garden and […]

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Franklin County YMCA Summer Camps

Franklin County YMCA Summer Camps 2022

Published on 2022-04-24 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Find your fun at Franklin County’s Y summer camps! Camp Apex campers experience outdoor activities and discover new hobbies while surrounded by nature and friends. Kids will gain new interests and develop strong values. From archery to arts & crafts, swimming to gaga ball, campers will leave with full hearts and friends that last. Sports […]

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The Stolen Beam Series 

Published on 2022-04-24 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

A 5-session class, called The Stolen Beam Series*, will be held at the Jones Library in May and is sponsored by the Jones Library and the African Heritage Reparation Assembly.  The Series was developed by members of the Reparations Committee of the Jewish Community of Amherst and will be co-facilitated by members of that committee.  The […]

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Second annual Family Mini-Golf Fundraiser

Published on 2022-04-24 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

The Amherst Education Foundation is hosting its second annual Family Mini-Golf Fundraiser! Join us on Saturday, May 21st for a fun event that will also have raffles and refreshments. All proceeds will go towards funding valuable education grants to public school teachers and staff in Amherst, Pelham, Leverett and Shutesbury.  Register to play or purchase raffle tickets here.

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Multi-Arts celebrates Earth Day

Join Multi-Arts in celebrating the Earth

Published on 2022-04-17 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Saturday April 23, 2022, 2:15pm Join the Multi-Arts presentation by children of Project Earth, an imaginative, funny & heart-warming piece.  Project Earth is a call to action, a love letter to the Earth, and a reminder that we all have the power to save the future. Come and be inspired! This presentation is part of Hadley Climate DayHadley Senior Center, 46 […]

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ARPS - Linguistic Heritage Month 2022

Linguistic Heritage Month – Latino Cultural Café

Published on 2022-04-10 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

ARPS, in collaborationwith the Multilingual Parent Advisory Council (MPAC) and the community program Así Hablamos, would like to invite you to our second event of the Linguistic Heritage Month in April celebration: Latino Cultural Café!  This event will take place at Fort River Elementary (Gym) on April 9th from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. We hope you and your family can […]

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Amherst Recreation - Fun in the Sun Summer Day Camp 2022

Amherst Recreation Summer Day Camp Registration

Published on 2022-04-10 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

Amherst Recreation Summer Camp week activities are up on their website. Water games, arts and crafts, time travel; there’s a lot that’s packed into the program. The typical camp day includes: Group Games and activities centered around our weekly themes Instructional and free swim in our outdoor pool Arts & Crafts Group Challenges and Team […]

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Age and dementia friendly community project

Age & Dementia Friendly Community Project

Published on 2022-04-03 by crockerfarmpgo Community News

The Town of Amherst seeks to understand how our community can best serve older adults and people with dementia. Together, we will explore how we can work together to improve opportunities and outcomes for older adults and people with dementia by becoming an Age and Dementia Friendly Community.  You’re invited to take a survey if […]

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