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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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When: Nov 5, 2016 8 AM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Nov 2016 08 )
Summer Trip to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA
Join us for a visit to the Yiddish Book Center. The  summer trip includes transportation, kosher lunch and snacks, and a special guided tour of the Center's architecturally unique building,  designed to recall a shtetl—the iconic Jewish town of Eastern Europe— and set on the grounds of a scenic apple orchard in Amherst, Massachusetts.  Our guided tour of the Center's permanent and visiting exhibits will introduce you to Yiddish literature and culture, and the glory days of the Yiddish media through clips from classic Yiddish films, recordings of vintage Yiddish radio programs, and newspaper clippings and authentic pressroom equipment in the Yiddish print shop. In other exhibits, you'll explore the world of rural Jews in pre-war eastern Europe; meet three immigrant families through their personal stories, pictures, and other artifacts; and consider the many ways that the modern American Jewish home has been depicted in literature, movies, television, music, and other media. Our tour will allow time to further explore the Center and stroll its beautiful Yiddish Writers Garden.  $150 - includes transportation, kosher lunch, snacks and guided tour.

When: Jul 24, 2016 8 AM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08 )
Putting a Price on Carbon: Dinner Club on Thursday, June 9
Please join us to discuss putting a price on carbon with guest speaker Mary Jo Maffei of Climate Action Now. Mary Jo is an engineer, a project manager, and a co-leader of CAN's Fair Carbon Pricing campaign. She will discuss using carbon pricing to incentivize shifting from fossil fuels to things like locally-made biodiesel. This Dinner Club will be on a different day than usual, at 6 pm on Thursday, June 9, and will be at Judie's in Amherst, which supplies the co-op's flagship business Northeast Biodiesel with its leftover fryer oil. Appetizers are on us, guests cover their meals and drinks. Please let us know you plan to join us by clicking on the 'register' button to RSVP. Thanks!

When: Jun 9, 2016 6 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 09 Jun 2016 18 )
Toastmasters District 53 Fall 2016 Conference
Online ticket sales end on November 11, 2016, after which the door prices will prevail.    The special club rate also expires on Friday, November 11, 2016, and is not available at the door.   Prices at the Door Full Pass*  $135 Day Pass*  $90 Evening Pass*  $90 Afternoon Contest Only  $30 Evening Contest Only  $30   * Walk-ins are not guaranteed food, including choice of entrée.  All registrations include the District Council Business Meeting Highlights include: Keynote Speaker: Ed Tate, Past World Champion of Public Speaking!!! Educational Workshops, including a special extra session by Ed Tate! Speech Contests Hall of Fame Luncheon Black Tie Optional Dinner Banquet Networking Opportunities Special Friday Night Pre-Conference Social District Council Business Meeting and…Much More!     Times listed on each ticket type above are approximations.  Please check our D53 conference website for final activity times, directions and/or the latest Conference information REFUNDS: 90% of paid registration fee is refundable only if written cancelation is received by November 11, 2016.  Any other alterations are also subject to a 10% administrative fee. No refunds after November 11, 2016, but registration is transferable to another member for this conference only.   Registration questions, please contact Registration Chair Norm Thibodeau regmgr@d53tm.org   Conference questions, please contact Conference Chairs Joe Audet & Dave Pelland fc2016@d53tm.org

When: Nov 18, 2016 7 AM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 18 Nov 2016 07 )
An Introduction to American Indian Music
Join us as percussionist/educator Craig Harris, author of Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music (University of Oklahoma Press, May 2016), leads an exciting multimedia journey into Indigenous North America's vibrant soundscape.

When: Jun 7, 2016 12 AM to Jun 7, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free & open to the public. (Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00 )
Meeting: Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
12-step program of recovery for anyone who suffers from overeating, under eating, bulimia, or obsession with food, weight or body size.  There are no dues or fees, and meetings are open to anyone who wants to stop eating addictively. For more information call 413-265-3910. Newman Center, 427 North Pleasant Street.

When: Jun 23, 2016 12 AM to Dec 31, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00 )
'A Conversation with Alice Waters'
An intimate conversation with Alice Waters hosted by Chef Joanne Weir exploring the importance of sustainable food production, with a focus on what we eat and why it matters.

The event is the keynote for the 22nd annual Tastes of the World Chef Culinary Conference. The theme this year is “Food is Medicine and Food is Love.”

Running from June 5-10, the conference aims to accelerate food service concepts into the next generation, one that embraces health, sustainability and food ethics, to meet the increasing diversity of consumer preferences. The conference will feature science research sessions hosted by the nation’s leading experts and innovators in their respective fields and will provide numerous presentations and workshops led by a variety of accomplished chefs. There will be 26 workshops, 21 chef presenters, 12 speakers, one panel discussion by directors and chefs, and two competitions.

The conference will end with the popular American Culinary Federation-sanctioned team competition on June 10. Each team will have three hours to prepare a three-course menu choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert and one buffet platter for judging.

The conference is open to the public. Anyone interested in attending one day or the entire week can register at www.chefculinaryconference.com by Monday, May 23.



When: Jun 6, 2016 12 AM to Jun 6, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Tickets to the Alice Waters keynote are $50, which includes a $10 lunch voucher. (Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00 )
Re-frame Your Gilty Pleasures: A Hands-on Gilding Workshop with Conservator Bill Myers
Discover the art and history of the frame while learning the art of gilding. A selection of picture frames will be provided for you to adorn with gold, silver, or variegated leaf.

Space is limited. To register, call Special Collections at 413-259-3097 or email specialcollections@joneslibrary.org.

When: Jun 4, 2016 12 AM to Jun 4, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00 )
Amherst - Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Council Meeting
Members of the Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Council are invited to gather to discuss initiatives relevant to young alumni.

View the complete schedule of activities at
UMassAlumni.com/AlumniWeekend.



When: Jun 4, 2016 12 AM to Jun 4, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00 )
Amherst - Alumni Networks Strategy and Working Session


When: Jun 4, 2016 12 AM to Jun 4, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00 )
Amherst - Dine and Rewind Alumni Luncheon
Enjoy a nostalgic lunch with your classmates in the award-winning Dining Commons.  Tables will be hosted by student organizations, departments, affinity groups, residence halls and more.  Reconnect and share memories about events you organized together and marathon study sessions shared.

View the complete schedule of activities at
UMassAlumni.com/AlumniWeekend.



When: Jun 4, 2016 12 AM to Jun 4, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00 )
Amherst - One-Bowl Meals: Demonstration and Tasting
One-bowl meals are one of the hottest culinary trends, representing a delicious fusion of tradition, comfort and convenience – not to mention fresh, healthy ingredients!

Join our award-winning UMass Dining team for a discussion of various one-bowl meals and a demonstration of how to prepare ramen noodles, chicken curry and traditional Korean Bibimbap-a combination sure to impress at your next gathering.  After the demonstration, get a taste of the creations.

View the complete schedule of activities at
UMassAlumni.com/AlumniWeekend.



When: Jun 4, 2016 12 AM to Jun 4, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00 )
Film: "Sholem Aleichem: A Conversation with Ruth Wisse and David Roskies"
The premiere of a special film, recorded live last fall at the Yiddish Book Center: on the hundredth anniversary of the death of Sholem Aleichem, two of the world's most engaging Yiddish scholars-Ruth Wisse, recently retired from Harvard, and her brother, David Roskies, of Hebrew University and the Jewish Theological Seminary-retell, discuss, and debate their favorite Sholem Aleichem stories in a lively, freewheeling demonstration.

USA, 2015, 80 minutes, color, English. Director: Joseph Dorman.

When: May 29, 2016 2 PM to May 29, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Students: $4, Members: $6, General Admission: $8 (Sun, 29 May 2016 14 )
Conservancy National Conference
Come join The Livestock Conservancy at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA (the site of the Conservancy's very first members meeting in 1977!). We'll discuss how farmers & the public can help secure the future of rare livestock & poultry breeds.

When: Nov 3, 2016 12 AM to Nov 3, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: $50 - $240 (Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00 )
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
When: May 13, 2016 12 AM to Aug 12, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 13 May 2016 00 )
Florida International Golden Panthers at Massachusetts Minutemen Football
When: Sep 17, 2016 1 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 17 Sep 2016 13 )
Massachusetts Soccer School
When: Apr 17, 2016 12 AM to Dec 17, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sun, 17 Apr 2016 00 )
Magician of the Modern: The Art of Leonard Weisgard
Leonard Weisgard (1916-2000) was an award-wining illustrator of over 200 children's books. He is perhaps best remembered for his productive collaboration with author Margaret Wise Brown, beginning with their popular Noisy Books series (1939). Influenced by both mid-century modernism and American folk art, Weisgard incorporated different media-gouache, poster paint, crayon, chalk, decoupage, stenciling, and pen and ink-to create a new kind of children's book.

When: Mar 23, 2016 12 AM to Jun 5, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: $6-$9 (Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00 )
Event Update Test
When: Nov 20, 2016 12 AM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sun, 20 Nov 2016 00 )
Field Fair
Field Fair is happening on 19 Jan 2017 at Banchettis Amherst, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Education & Training industry.

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When: Jan 19, 2017 12 AM to Jan 19, 2017 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00 )
Garden Opening Concert at the Renaissance Center!
To celebrate the official opening of the Renaissance Center's gardens, we invite you to hear three concerts outside on the grounds of the Renaissance Center. Guests may take refreshments outside to enjoy during the concerts. No reservations are required.

Performers include Zoe Vandermeer, AyreCraft, and Nota Bene.

A suggested donation of $5 per person helps us to continue bringing Renaissance programming to our community.

For more information visit www.umass.edu/renaissance or call 413-577-3603.

When: Jun 18, 2016 4 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 per person (Sat, 18 Jun 2016 16 )
Amherst International Folkdancing
Line, circle and couple dances from the Balkans, Middle East, Eastern Europe. No partner needed, some teaching, beginner friendly, clean soft-soled shoes needed. Live music first Fridays. Location alternates between Bangs Community Center and Unitarian Society of Amherst.

When: Sep 4, 2016 12 AM to Sep 4, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sun, 04 Sep 2016 00 )
Jazz in July All Star Faculty Performance - Week Two
UMass Fine Arts Center's signature summer program features world-class faculty and students from around the globe. Jazz in July is a summer intensive workshop examining the technique, history and culture of jazz. Every summer, the all-stars of jazz come together to school the next generation of up-and-coming jazz musicians. 

Faculty performers: 

Greg Caputo, Steve Davis, Bruce Diehl, Bob Ferrier, Jeff Holmes, Steve Johns, Stephen Pag, Genevieve Rose and Shigefumi Tomita. Special guests: Christian Sands, and our very own Sheila Jordan.



When: Jul 21, 2016 12 AM to Jul 21, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: $20 general public/$15 students and seniors (Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00 )
Jazz in July All Star Faculty Performance - Week One
UMass Fine Arts Center's signature summer program features world-class faculty and students from around the globe. Jazz in July is a summer intensive workshop examining the technique, history and culture of jazz. Every summer, the all-stars of jazz come together to school the next generation of up-and-coming jazz musicians. 

Faculty performers:  

Bob Ferrier, Winard Harper, Jeff Holmes, Catherine Jensen-Hole, Bob Ferrier, Stephen Page, Barry Ries, Genevieve Rose, Felipe Salles, Avery Sharpe and Ted Sullivan.  Special guest artist: Earl MacDonald.



When: Jul 14, 2016 12 AM to Jul 14, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: $20 general public; $15 student/seniors (Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00 )
Jazz in July Jazz Futures - Week Two
UMass Fine Arts Center's signature summer program features world-class faculty and students from around the globe. Jazz in July is a summer intensive workshop examining the technique, history and culture of jazz. Every summer, the all-stars of jazz come together to school the next generation of up-and-coming jazz musicians.

Jazz Futures is the culminating event of the week. It is an all-day round-robin jazz event. Fun for the whole family. $10 Donation at the door.



When: Jul 22, 2016 12 AM to Jul 22, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00 )
Jazz in July Jazz Futures - Week One
UMass Fine Arts Center's signature summer program features world-class faculty and students from around the globe. Jazz in July is a summer intensive workshop examining the technique, history and culture of jazz. Every summer, the all-stars of jazz come together to school the next generation of up-and-coming jazz musicians.

Jazz Futures is the culminating event of the week. It is an all-day round-robin jazz event. Fun for the whole family.



When: Jul 15, 2016 12 AM to Jul 15, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00 )
SYNERGY: an Exhibition by Alicia Hunsicker '93
The UMass Amherst Libraries host SYNERGY, an exhibition of paintings and prints by Alicia Hunsicker ’93.

In SYNERGY, Hunsicker investigates the powerful combination of art and science to produce works greater than the sum of their parts. With science as a point of departure, Hunsicker paints vibrant swirling organisms that reveal a cosmic discussion about the nature of all things. Rather than depict microscopic particles or cosmic bodies with pure scientific objectivity, her images are infused with a life force of joyful exuberance.

Hunsicker graduated from UMass Amherst in 1993 with a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree, Printmaking and Graphic Design concentration. She works from her home studio in Leyden, Massachusetts. Deeply connected to nature and interested in human consciousness, she is inspired by both science and spirituality.

“In October 2012, after attending an artist residency in Austria, I traveled to Switzerland and spent time at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, where physicists and engineers probe the fundamental structure of the universe.” says Hunsicker. “I toured the facility and met with physicists. The research I did resulted in a series of paintings that included particle collision imagery. Before my trip I was able to meet with UMass Physics Associate Professor Benjamin Brau who kindly gave me a crash course in Physics 101, which I thoroughly enjoyed as it gave me a great foundation for my research.”

Hunsicker has shown locally, nationally and internationally, and has been awarded numerous awards and grants, including four from the Massachusetts Cultural Council in 2003, 2004, 2013 and 2014, and several residencies, including the D. Fleiss and East West International Artists Residency in Mallnitz, Austria in 2012. Her work is on display in private collections and galleries throughout the world, including the Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China and Hotel Karntnerhof (Art House), Malnitz, Austria.

To see more of this artist’s work go to: www.aliciahunsicker.com

Members of the public, students, faculty, and staff are invited to an Artist Reception which will be held in SEL on Thursday April 21, from 4 pm to 6 pm.

The Science & Engineering Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is located in the Lederle Graduate Research Center, Low Rise, 2nd floor, 740 N. Pleasant Street.



When: Feb 5, 2016 12 AM to Jun 2, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00 )
Amherst Arts Academy Russian Chamber Music Concert
Amherst Arts Academy Faculty & Friends Chamber Music Series Presents a Russian Chamber Music Concert. A newly established art school in Amherst is proud to feature its music faculty in a fabulous program of all-time audience favorites: the sweet and passionate Cello Sonata by Sergey Rachmaninov and the stark Piano Trio No. 2 by Dmitri Shostakovich. The world-class cellist and the director of the Amherst Arts Academy, Ignacy Gaydamovich, will be joined by Turkish pianist Cihan Yücel and American violinist, Gary Capozziello. “For me, Rachmaninov’s sonata is love and the Shostakovich’s Trio is death. Putting those two pieces together in a concert is like opening a curtain on life’s eternal debate between the one and the other”, says Gaydamovich. Donations accepted at the door Event links: http://gaydamovich.com/concerts www.artamherst.com Find out more at www.artamherst.com Contact: Alenkina Artist Management

When: Jun 5, 2016 2 PM to Jun 5, 2016 4 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Donations (Sun, 05 Jun 2016 14 )
MANIA CIRCUS at Mullins Center | 9.24.16
NV CONCEPTS PRESENTS: MANIA CIRCUS MANIA Circus (Formerly Fantazia) returns to it's home at UMASS on Saturday September 24th. Tickets go on sale Friday April 29th at 12PM EST Get ready for another amazing event this Fall!        ABOUT MANIA CIRCUS Where music meets circus. Imagine an event destined to lead the course of dance music concerts by creating much more than just stage acts interspersed with in music.  A World that plays host to a captivating cast of creatures and characters. A show that completes the circle in entertainment by involving all walks of art and performances. Mania is an open canvas home to the theatrical prowess of circus freaks, the bleeding edge stunts of acrobatics & aerialists, and the extreme art forms that create an interactive exposé. Mania shines like a beacon of light that’s distinct in thought evoking design, and influenced by culturally infused elements emulating today’s most trending displays of feat, form and artistry. Mania is a spectacle of electronic focused music, driven by incredibly choreographed performances, wrapped into a theatrically driven storyline.  Each rendition of Mania, will never become stale since it will forever evolve by utilizing any and all latest concepts. Music infuses directly with each performance giving freedom both audibly and visually to breach formats that normally keep showcases grounded. Mania, will use everything from ideas spreading virally through social media, to tried and true methods that have been wowing audiences for eons. Mania is set forth to break the boundaries of dance music events, by creating much more than just stage acts interspersed with music. An interactive concert series that remains at our minds event horizon, provoked by moments that never cease to amaze, and demand a permanent place within our memories. This is Mania Circus. Mullins Center UMass Amherst 200 Commonwealth Ave. Amherst, MA 01002   All ages All sales final | No refunds Valid ID required for entry, purchaser of tickets must be present

When: Sep 24, 2016 8 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20 )
The Muse and Her Musings:
An Exhibit by Sally Lemaire representing changes in her life.

When: Jun 2, 2016 12 AM to Jun 2, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00 )
Wagner Seahawks at Massachusetts Minutemen Football
When: Oct 29, 2016 1 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Oct 2016 13 )
Wagner Seahawks at UMass Minutemen
When: Oct 29, 2016 11:59:00 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Oct 2016 23:59:00 )
Fish Passage
Fish Passage is happening on 20 Jun 2016 at University of Massachusetts, Amherst Amherst, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Agriculture & Forestry industry.

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When: Jun 20, 2016 12 AM to Jun 22, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00 )
Amherst - 50th and Emeriti Brunch
Join classmates and fellow alumni for a brunch featuring welcome remarks from Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy. Special milestone recognition will be given to those celebrating their 55th, 60th, 65th and 70th class reunions. In addition, the Class of 1966 will receive their 50th Reunion pins as they are inducted into the Emeriti class.

This is a private event for the Class of 1966 and Emeriti Alumni.

View the complete schedule of activities at
UMassAlumni.com/AlumniWeekend.



When: Jun 4, 2016 12 AM to Jun 4, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00 )
Amherst - Alumni Volunteer Orientation
Volunteers are at the heart of the Alumni Association. Through their time and expertise, they help keep alumni connected with one another, current students and UMass Amherst; support professional development programs; promote philanthropy and inspire advocacy.

This session will prepare new and interested volunteers for success by providing an introduction to the mission of the Alumni Association, an overview of existing volunteer programs, and conversations with current volunteers.

Attendees seeking volunteer opportunities can ask questions and talk with our Alumni Association staff to learn the first steps to getting involved.

View the complete schedule of activities at UMassAlumni.com/AlumniWeekend.



When: Jun 4, 2016 12 AM to Jun 4, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00 )
Amherst - Diversity in our Past: Students of Color at Massachusetts Agriculture
Learn about the nearly hidden history of students of color at Massachusetts Agricultural College, the predecessor to UMass Amherst, from the first arrival of international students in the 1870s to the lives of the first nine African American students at the turn of the twentieth century.

The numbers were few in a still small college, but their impact was large. Presented by Rob Cox, head of Special Collections and University Archives. Refreshments will follow.

View the complete schedule of activities at
UMassAlumni.com/AlumniWeekend.



When: Jun 3, 2016 12 AM to Jun 3, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Jun 2016 00 )
Concert: Yidstock All-Stars in a Musical Tribute to Sholem Aleichem
Every year, Yidstock ends with a one-time-only performance by an all-star ensemble, under the musical direction of Frank London. This year's All-Stars include Eleanor Reissa, Merlin and Polina Shepherd, Lorin Sklamberg, Lauren Brody, and Paul Shapiro. In honor of the yahrzeit of popular Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem -- who died 100 years ago May, 2016 -- the musicians will play songs associated with Sholem Aleichem, including a few from the new Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Yiddish Book Center Members: $28 General Admission: $35

When: Jul 17, 2016 5 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Yiddish Book Center Members: $28, General Admission: $35 (Sun, 17 Jul 2016 17 )
Gallery Talk: "Yiddish Fight Club" with Eddy Portnoy
Curator Eddy Portnoy shares the story behind Yiddish Fight Club, a look at the often-overlooked history of Jewish boxers and wrestlers and the colorful Yiddish slang of this world. Portnoy is a senior researcher at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, where this exhibit was first mounted. It will be in the Yiddish Book Center's Brechner Gallery through September 30.

Made possible in part by the Brechner family.

When: Jun 19, 2016 2 PM to Jun 19, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sun, 19 Jun 2016 14 )
Film: "Morgenthau"
The story of three generations of an American family at the forefront of the most dramatic events of the past hundred years: Henry Morgenthau Sr., U.S. ambassador to the Ottoman Empire; Henry Morgenthau Jr., secretary of the treasury under FDR; and Robert M. Morgenthau, long-time district attorney of New York County. From fighting for international action against the genocide of Armenians, through efforts to rescue Jews during the Holocaust, to the struggle to reduce street crime and prosecute white-collar corruption in New York City, the trajectory of the three Morgenthau generations epitomizes the American experience and the lasting value of public service. USA, 2014, 105 minutes, color, English. Director: Max Lewkowicz. Students: $4 Members: $6 General Admission: $8

When: Jul 31, 2016 2 PM to Jul 31, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Students: $4, Members: $6, General Admission: $8 (Sun, 31 Jul 2016 14 )
Amherst Crafts on The Common
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Amherst Crafts on the Common will be held on the beautiful Amherst Town Common on Saturday, June 25th from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. The Fair will feature approximately 120 artisans with all handmade crafts, a food booth, shady picnic area, a wonderful Silent Auction, children's activities, huge children's book sale, and musical entertainment throughout the day. The Amherst Crafts on the Common Fair benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County, a program of CHD. For more information visit our website at www.chd.org/bbbs or call (413) 259-3345.

When: Jun 25, 2016 12 AM to Jun 25, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free Admission (Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00 )
Family Weekend Fall 2016
Family Weekend is an exciting array of events for students and their families to enjoy together. We offer something for everyone including academics, athletics, the arts, and even classic fall activities.

When: Oct 21, 2016 12 AM to Oct 23, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Online registration opens in August. The registration fee is $30/family if registered by October 14, 2016. The late registration fee is $40/family. (Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00 )
Unfurl Retreat
A weekend gathering of in-person freewriting + sharing, inspiration, refuge, community, and summer beauty. Whether you’ve already found “your people” or are longing to deepen or make new connections with others who appreciate writing as a practice, come spend a weekend in a beautiful space just a short walk from Amherst Center, to listen to your own voice and benefit from the practices of showing up, moving your hand, opening your heart, and seeing what happens when you do. "I left with a notebook filled with my own heart’s murmuring, but also with a new, stronger sense of direction about who I am as a writer. and, well, as a person. My only complaint is that it was too short.” – Emily Cox Sinagra, participant in the June 2015 Unfurl retreat

When: Jun 24, 2016 5 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17 )
Magician of the Modern: The Art of Leonard Weisgard
March 8 - June 5, 2016
Leonard Weisgard (1916-2000) was an award-wining illustrator of over 200 children's books. He is perhaps best remembered for his productive collaboration with author Margaret Wise Brown, beginning with their popular Noisy Books series (1939). Influenced by both mid-century modernism and American folk art, Weisgard incorporated different media-gouache, poster paint, crayon, chalk, decoupage, stenciling, and pen and ink-to create a new kind of children's book.

Weisgard won the Caldecott Medal in 1947 for The Little Island, the product of another partnership with Wise Brown. He worked with other authors and wrote a handful of books himself. Original art from Cinderella (1939), Red Light/Green Light (1944), The Little Island (1946), The Golden Egg Book (1947), Pelican Here/Pelican There (1948), The Important Book (1949), and The Funny Bunny Factory (1950), among others, will be on display. The Museum recently restored twenty seminal paintings by Weisgard to their original splendor; they will make their public debut in the exhibition.


When: Mar 8, 2016 12 AM to Jun 5, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: $6-$9 * contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information (Tue, 08 Mar 2016 00 )
Virginia Summer Solstice Wine Festival
Virginia Summer Solstice Wine Festival is happening on 25 Jun 2016 at Lazy Days Winery Amherst, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Consumer Fairs & Carnivals industry.

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When: Jun 25, 2016 12 AM to Jun 25, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00 )
Film & Discussion: What's Race Got to Do With It?
Join us for the next film in this ongoing film and discussion series. What's Race Got to Do with It? is documentary film that goes beyond identity politics, celebratory history and interpersonal relations to consider social disparities and their impact on student success in today's post-Civil Rights world.



When: Jun 9, 2016 12 AM to Jun 9, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free & open to the public. (Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00 )
USTA New England 12,14,16,18 L3 Super Six Sectional Championships
When: Jun 25, 2016 12 AM to Jun 29, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00 )
Americana on Parade: The Art of Robert McCloskey
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Robert McCloskey's Make Way for Ducklings (1941), The Carle is organizing a retrospective highlighting much of the original art from this beloved book. While significant emphasis will center on Make Way for Ducklings, the exhibition considers McCloskey's entire career ranging from his early publications Lentil (1940), Homer Price (1943), and Centerburg Tales (1951), which recall the artist's youth in rural Ohio, to the family-based stories set in his adopted home state of Maine, such as Blueberries for Sal (1948) and Time of Wonder (1957). A selection of independent work-watercolors and paintings that connect McCloskey to such prominent American painters as Thomas Hart Benton and Edward Hopper-will also be showcased. The recipient of two Caldecott Medals and three Caldecott Honors, McCloskey was a major force in twentieth-century picture book art. Americana on Parade: The Art of Robert McCloskey will feature over 90 original artworks, ephemera, and rare preliminary book materials.

Support for this exhibition has been generously provided by Penguin Young Readers.


When: Jul 19, 2016 12 AM to Oct 23, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00 )
Special Storytime: Ryan T. Higgins
Make way for the goslings! In Ryan T. Higgins' book, Mother Bruce, Bruce the bear discovers that his hard-boiled goose eggs turn out to be real, live goslings. He tries to get them to fly south, but the goslings are convinced that Bruce is their mother. What's a bear to do?

When: Jun 19, 2016 12 AM to Jun 19, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sun, 19 Jun 2016 00 )
Beginner's Bikepacking Overnight
So, you've heard about this little thing called Bikepacking, and you're wondering what all the hullabaloo is about, eh? Find out by joining Speed and Sprocket Cycle Works and New England Bikepacking in celebrating Adventure Cycling's National Bike Travel Weekend! We've partnered together and created the perfect introduction for cyclists who are interested in using their bikes to unplug and get away for a weekend. It all starts with a Bikepacking 101 clinic on Wednesday, June 1st, and leads into an overnight beginner bikepacking trip on June 4th and 5th. As the icing on the cake, all participants will receive a complimentary 6 month membership to the Adventure Cycling Organization! Bikepacking 101 Workshop When: June 1st, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Where: Abandoned Building Brewery, Easthampton Why: We'll cover topics such as What is bikepacking? What do I need for a backpacking trip? How to plan a menu (and review the menu for the upcoming trip) How do I pack it all on my bike? What: Feel free to bring yourself and your bike if you'd like to have it fitted for bags Who: Anyone interested in exploring this new facet of cycling: bikepacking! Led by Jonathan Mauterer, of New England Bikepacking, and Sean Condon, of Speed and Sprocket Cycle Works The clinic will get you ready and (more) confident for the overnight itself! We HIGHLY encourage anyone planning on heading out on the overnight attend this clinic. Please let us know if for some reason you cannot. Beginner Bikepacking Overnight When: Meet June 4th at 12:00 pm, return June 5th no later than 4:00 pm Where: Meet at Cushman's Market Cafe in Amherst, pedal roughly 4 miles to campsite, and return the next day to Cushman's (see tentative route HERE). Why: To strike into the unknown, disconnect from all your cares, and try something new to add to your resume What: An adventure to go down in the history books (we'll back up any story that you decide to spin)! Rentals are available for those who need gear. Most of the trip's food will be provided, but those with dietary restrictions should let us know. Who: Anyone interested in exploring this new facet of cycling: bikepacking! Led by Jonathan Mauterer, of New England Bikepacking

When: Jun 4, 2016 12 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Jun 2016 12 )
Amherst - Paint. Sip. Fun. Dinner
Hone your artistic ability as Paint Sip Fun transforms alumni into artists. With the help of a skilled instructor, follow along with friends to recreate the iconic Old Chapel and Campus Pond scene on canvas. Prior to painting, enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and cash bar.

All are welcome. Pre-registration required.

View the complete schedule of activities at
UMassAlumni.com/AlumniWeekend.



When: Jun 3, 2016 12 AM to Jun 3, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Jun 2016 00 )

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