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Amherst is a lively college town that is home to the University of Massachusetts as well as the Amherst College and the Hampshire College. It is located in the Connecticut River Valley in Western Massachusetts just north of Springfield and south of Greenfield just to the east of the Connecticut River.

Amherst's thriving downtown is full of culture! Museums - bookstores -galleries - antique shops - restaurants and lots of entertainment make the town an exciting place to see.

Visit the historic homes and well-known buildings including the home of Emily Dickinson and the Amherst History Museum at the Strong House. The Amherst common has many year-round local events including the Farmer's Market, Taste of Amherst, movies on the common, Fourth of July Fireworks, Teddy Bear Rally and more. Spend the day strolling the shops of downtown or bike the 8 mile Norwottock Rail Trail or enjoy the gorgeous scenery of this picturesque area.

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Schubert Project Kickoff Reception
Join the Brentano Quartet and Michael Kannen, the musicians behind the Schubert Sound Installation and the Amherst Schubert Project, for a reception in the Mead's Rotherwas Room before three "live recording" performances in the Amherst College Arms Music Center. For more information about the Amherst Schubert Project and related events, visit http://schubert.music.amherst.edu.

When: Sep 19, 2014 4 PM to Sep 19, 2014 5 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16 )
A “Closer Look” Gallery Talk at the mead Art Museum
In conjunction with the exhibition Images of the Unimaginable: Art from the First World War, Aaron Cohen, Professor and Chair of the Department of History at the California State University, Sacramento, gives the gallery talk "A Bitter Truth? World War I in Russian and European Art." This event and the reception that follows are FREE and open to the public.

When: Oct 3, 2014 9 AM to Oct 3, 2014 8 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Oct 2014 09 )
Mead Reads Book Club
On Sunday, September 14, at 2:00 p.m., come ready to discuss Erich Maria Remarque's "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1929) with Amherst College Professor Ute Brandes. Tea and cookies will be served! No registration required. Following the discussion, join Professor Brandes for a screening of the 1930 film "All Quiet on the Western Front," winner of two Academy Awards, including Best Picture, at 3:15 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium, adjacent to the Mead. The Mead Reads event and the screening that follows are FREE and open to the public.

When: Sep 14, 2014 2 PM to Sep 14, 2014 3 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14 )
Curator’s Talk at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Join exhibition curator Georgia Barnhill, curator emerita of graphic arts at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, for a closer look inside the exhibition Paper Landscapes: Prints of the American City and Countryside, 1820-1920. This event and the reception that follows are FREE and open to the public.

When: Oct 17, 2014 4 PM to Oct 17, 2014 5 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16 )
A “Closer Look” Gallery Talk
On Sunday, September 14, at 2:00 p.m., come ready to discuss Erich Maria Remarque's "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1929) with Amherst College Professor Ute Brandes. Tea and cookies will be served! No registration required. Following the discussion, join Professor Brandes for a screening of the 1930 film "All Quiet on the Western Front," winner of two Academy Awards, including Best Picture, at 3:15 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium, adjacent to the Mead. The Mead Reads event and the screening that follows are FREE and open to the public.

When: Sep 5, 2014 4 PM to Sep 5, 2014 5 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16 )
Public Lecture in Amherst College’s Stirn Auditorium
Join Harvard Divinity School professor Laura Nasrallah for the lecture “Matter and What Matters in Teaching and Learning: A Field Report from the College Art Museum.” She'll explore how first-hand encounters with original objects can transform learning in the liberal arts college and share case studies from her teaching career studying New Testament and early Christian literature in the context of Roman archaeology. The lecture takes place in Stirn Auditorium, adjacent to the Mead, followed by a reception in the Mead galleries. FREE and open to the public.

When: Sep 18, 2014 4 PM to Sep 18, 2014 5 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16 )
Wine and Painting Wednesdays: 'Three White Tulips' by Charles Sheeler

This week's featured artwork: 'Three White Tulips' by Charles Sheeler.

Come enjoy a relaxing evening in downtown Amherst with Wine and Painting Wednesdays. We provide the instructor and art supplies so you can take home your very own painting that night! Snacks will also be provided but guests are asked to bring their own beverages.

Date: Wednesday, July 30
Time: 6:00 pm- 8:30 pm
Cost: $30

REGISTER AND PAY HERE!



When: Jul 30, 2014 6 PM to Jul 30, 2014 8 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18 )
Eric E McDonald
Age Limit: All Ages

Eric E McDonald



When: Oct 15, 2014 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19 )
Children's Program

Hold for Children's Programming
Location: Woodbury Room



When: Sep 27, 2014 2 PM to Sep 27, 2014 4 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14 )
Ravi Coltrane
Age Limit: All Ages

Ravi Coltrane



When: Nov 21, 2014 8 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20 )
Lego Club

Location: AMHERST ROOM

When: Sep 13, 2014 3 PM to Sep 13, 2014 4 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15 )
Mead Art Museum exhibition “Kyohei Inukai, Robert Brackman, and Portraits of American Tragedy”
This special installation brings together the work of New York–based portrait painters Kyohei Inukai (1886–1954) and Robert Brackman (1898–1980), both foreign-born artists who found great success painting high-society men and women before World War II.

When: Jul 30, 2014 12 AM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00 )
Fantazia 360
When: Sep 19, 2014 8 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: 20.00 - 40.00 (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20 )
Almadan, Inc.

Location: Woodbury Room

When: Aug 28, 2014 4 PM to Aug 28, 2014 6 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16 )
Wine and Painting Wednesdays: 'Three Ice Cream Cones' by Wayne Thiebaud

This week's featured artwork: 'Three Ice Cream Cones' by Wayne Thiebaud.

Come enjoy a relaxing evening in downtown Amherst with Wine and Painting Wednesdays. We provide the instructor and art supplies so you can take home your very own painting that night! Snacks will also be provided but guests are asked to bring their own beverages.

Date: Wednesday, August 6th

Time: 6:00 pm- 8:30 pm

Cost: $30

REGISTER AND PAY HERE!



When: Aug 6, 2014 6 PM to Aug 6, 2014 8 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18 )
Opening Reception for A Genius For Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era

Join us for the opening reception for September's display in the Jones Library atrium and a screening of the documentary Fletcher Steele and Naumkeag, which explores the design of Naumkeag in Stockbridge, one of the seven Country Place-era landscapes featured in the exhibition. Robin Karson, the executive director of LALH and author of the exhibition (and the book of the same title), will give a short talk about the Country Place era in landscape architecture after the screening.

­A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era is a panel exhibition created by the Library of American Landscape History (LALH). A narrative by landscape historian Robin Karson and photographs by Carol Betsch trace the development of an important movement in American landscape design through seven country estate landscapes designed between 1905 and 1950. LALH, which is based on Amherst, fosters understanding of the fine art of landscape architecture and appreciation for North America’s richly varied landscape heritage through its books, exhibitions, and online resources.

Fletcher Steele and Naumkeag explores the work of landscape architect Fletcher Steele and his client Mabel Choate in creating the new gardens for Naumkeag, the Choate family summer estate in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, between 1926 and 1955.
Location: Woodbury Room



When: Sep 4, 2014 6 PM to Sep 4, 2014 8 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 04 Sep 2014 18 )
Ball State Cardinals at UMass Minutemen Football
When: Nov 12, 2014 8 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20 )
ARTA

Community meeting for Amherst tenants to discuss housing issues.
Location: Woodbury Room



When: Aug 4, 2014 1 PM to Aug 4, 2014 3 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13 )
Daryl Brown talks about his father, the Godfather of Soul
Daryl Brown, son of the James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, will read from his new memoir about his father & play a little music.

When: Aug 4, 2014 12 AM to Aug 4, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00 )
Girl Scout Daisy Troop 11122

Location: AMHERST ROOM

When: Sep 21, 2014 2 PM to Sep 21, 2014 4 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14 )
Girl Scout Daisy Troop 11122

Location: AMHERST ROOM

When: Sep 7, 2014 2 PM to Sep 7, 2014 4 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sun, 07 Sep 2014 14 )
Girl Scout Daisy Troop 11122

Location: AMHERST ROOM

When: Oct 5, 2014 2 PM to Oct 5, 2014 4 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sun, 05 Oct 2014 14 )
Classics Book Club

The Classics Book Club discusses Robert Frost's poetry.
Location: AMHERST ROOM



When: Sep 13, 2014 2 PM to Sep 13, 2014 4 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14 )
FANTAZIA @ The Mullins Center | UMASS AMHERST | 9.19.201
All Ages

NV Concepts presents:

FANTAZIA

THE RETURN OF ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC

featuring:AUDIEN

DSK CHK

Bamboora vs. Voltran

Friday, September 19th 2014

 UMASS AMHERST

Mullins Center

200 Commonwealth Avenue

Amherst, MA 01003

Doors 7:30PM | All Ages 



When: Sep 19, 2014 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19 )
People of the Book Discussion Group

All are welcome to participate in this scholar-led discussion group.

John Clayton, professor emeritus of English at UMass-Amherst, will lead a discussion of See under: Love, by David Grossman.

Find the book in the C/W Mars catalog here.

For more information, visit the group's website.

Free & open to the public.


Location: AMHERST ROOM



When: Dec 11, 2014 7 PM to Dec 11, 2014 8 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19 )
People of the Book Discussion Group

All are welcome to participate in this scholar-led discussion group.

Jim Wald, Associate Professor of History at Hampshire College, will lead a discussion of Suddenly, Love by Aharon Appelfeld.

Find the book in the C/W Mars catalog here.

For more information, visit the group's website.

Free & open to the public.
Location: AMHERST ROOM



When: Nov 20, 2014 7 PM to Nov 20, 2014 8 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19 )
People of the Book Discussion Group

All are welcome to participate in this scholar-led discussion group.

Madeleine Blais, Professor in the Journalism Department at UMass-Amherst, will lead a discussion of The Bintel Brief, by Liana Finck.

Find the book in the C/W Mars catalog here.

For more information, visit the group's website.

Free & open to the public.
Location: AMHERST ROOM



When: Oct 16, 2014 7 PM to Oct 16, 2014 8 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19 )
People of the Book Discussion Group

All are welcome to participate in this scholar-led discussion group.

Aviva Ben-Ur, Associate Professor in the Dept. of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies at the UMass- Amherst, will lead a discussion of The Forgetting River, by Doreen Carvajal.

Find the book in the C/W Mars catalog here.

For more information, visit the group's website.

Free & open to the public.
Location: Woodbury Room



When: Sep 11, 2014 7 PM to Sep 11, 2014 8 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19 )
William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar"
A Hampshire Shakespeare Company Main Stage production. Directed by Jeffrey Flood.

When: Jul 23, 2014 12 AM to Aug 3, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: $18 General Admission; $15 Seniors & Students; $7 Children (to age 12) * contact the Presenting Organization listed below for ticketing information (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00 )
5K March for Research


When: Oct 18, 2014 12 AM to Oct 18, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00 )
First Day of Classes Fall Semester 2014
All Campus

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The first day of classes for the Fall 2014 semester.  


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When: Sep 2, 2014 12 AM to Sep 2, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Sep 16, 2014 12 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Sep 23, 2014 10 AM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Sep 24, 2014 12 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12 )
William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar"
Hampshire Shakespeare Company's Young Company production. Directed by Hannah Simms.

When: Aug 15, 2014 12 AM to Aug 15, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 General Admission, all performances * contact the Presenting Organization listed below for ticketing information (Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00 )
Stephen Petronio Company: Locomotor / Non Locomotor
Stephen Petronio’s Locomotor / Non Locomotor is an evening-length, full-company work in two parts featuring an original score by electronic hip-hop pioneer Clams Casino. Locomotor explores extreme locomotive states, casting Petronio’s virtuoso company in a careening mix of action forward and backward through time and space, while Non Locomotor begins from the spine and its ability to initiate torque and torsion, sending movement surging throughout the body. “There's a visceral thrill to Stephen Petronio's choreography that is unlike anything offered by other contemporary choreographers…” – The New York Times Audience members are invited to a pre-show talk by Five College Dance Professor Constance Valis Hill at the University Museum of Contemporary Art (lower level of FAC) at 6:30 p.m., and to stay for a post-performance talk with Stephen Petronio immediately following the performance.

When: Apr 16, 2015 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Regular ticket prices $42, $38, $15; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $15, $12, $10. Tickets available by calling 413-545-2511 or 800-999-UMAS, or at fineartscenter.com. (Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19 )
Warren Wolf & Wolfpack
Part of the 16th annual Billy Taylor Jazz Residency. A multi-instrumental talent, Warren Wolf has an impressive background playing the vibraphone, marimba, drums and piano. He has performed with some of the best in the business, including Wynton Marsalis, Nicholas Payton and Christian McBride. His CD Wolfgang, released on Mack Avenue Records in 2013, prompted a JazzTimes review that stated, "Warren Wolf appears to be on a path to stardom as arguably the most exciting bop vibraphonist since Bobby Hutcherson." Catch this rising young talent in the jazz genre.

When: Feb 5, 2015 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Regular ticket prices $25, $15; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $10. Tickets available by calling 413-545-2511 or 800-999-UMAS, or at fineartscenter.com. (Thu, 05 Feb 2015 19 )
Grupo Corpo
The electrifying Brazilian contemporary dance company Grupo Corpo combines the sensuality of Afro-Brazilian dance forms, the liquid swing of jazz, and the technical prowess of ballet, with energy to burn. The company is renowned for its stunning physicality, dynamic ability, and rich visual finesse. The program will include one of the company’s most celebrated works, Sem Mim, inspired by the sea and the songs of medieval Galician-Portuguese troubadours. Audience members are invited to stay for a post-performance talk with the company, moderated by Amherst College Spanish Professor Lucia Suarez, immediately following the performance.

When: Feb 24, 2015 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Regular ticket prices $42, $38, $15; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $15, $12, $10. Tickets available by calling 413-545-2511 or 800-999-UMAS, or at fineartscenter.com. (Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19 )
Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra
Nine-time Grammy Award winner Eddie Palmieri is renowned for his charismatic power and bold innovative drive, and a musical career that spans over 50 years as a bandleader of Salsa and Latin Jazz orchestras. A true powerhouse of brilliance, Palmieri has shown that time is infinite with respect to his repertoire as he continues to thrill audiences throughout the world with his legendary style. Audience members are invited to a pre-performance Q&A with Eddie Palmieri at 4:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.

When: Feb 28, 2015 8 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Regular ticket prices $40, $35, $20; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $10. Tickets available by calling 413-545-2511 or 800-999-UMAS, or at fineartscenter.com. (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20 )
Craft Your Own Toys

Location: Woodbury Room

When: Nov 18, 2014 3:45:00 PM to Nov 18, 2014 5 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:45:00 )
ESL Tutor Training

Location: Woodbury Room

When: Sep 16, 2014 6 PM to Sep 16, 2014 9 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18 )
ESL Tutor Training

Location: Woodbury Room

When: Sep 30, 2014 6 PM to Sep 30, 2014 9 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18 )
Craft Your Own Toys

Location: Woodbury Room

When: Dec 16, 2014 3:45:00 PM to Dec 16, 2014 5 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:45:00 )
Craft Your Own Toys

Location: Woodbury Room

When: Sep 16, 2014 3:45:00 PM to Sep 16, 2014 5 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:45:00 )
ESL Tutor Training

Location: Woodbury Room

When: Sep 9, 2014 6 PM to Sep 9, 2014 9 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18 )
Craft Your Own Toys

Location: Woodbury Room

When: Oct 21, 2014 3:45:00 PM to Oct 21, 2014 5 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:45:00 )
ESL Tutor Training

Location: Woodbury Room

When: Sep 23, 2014 6 PM to Sep 23, 2014 9 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18 )
Amherst Ballet- Cinderella

Amherst Ballet presents a ballet version of CINDERELLA for ages 3-10
Location: Woodbury Room



When: Oct 25, 2014 11 AM to Oct 25, 2014 11:45:00 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11 )
Fresh Air Fund
Host an inner city child for a week or two this summer! For 137 years, children have left the hot city to run barefoot in the grass, ride bikes and make friends!

When: Jun 30, 2014 12 AM to Aug 31, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00 )
Amherst Ballet

Tentative date for library dance tour hold all day until time confirmed
Location: Woodbury Room



When: Oct 18, 2014 10 AM to Oct 18, 2014 11 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10 )

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