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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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UMass Football vs. Ball State University Cardinals Football
When: Nov 12, 2014 8 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: 20.00 - 20.00 (Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20 )
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 16, 2014 6 PM to Sep 16, 2014 9 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18 )
Home Sellers' Workshop

Location: AMHERST ROOM

When: Sep 16, 2014 7 PM to Sep 16, 2014 8 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19 )
Room In Use/WEBS

Location: AMHERST ROOM

When: Sep 16, 2014 9 AM to Sep 16, 2014 3 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09 )
Citizens for Race Amity Now

Location: AMHERST ROOM

When: Oct 18, 2014 2 PM to Oct 18, 2014 5 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14 )
Coming Together Project: Film & Discussion Series

Film & discussion series for the Coming Together Project.

Free & open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Jones Library & the Coming Together Project.

For more information, visit http://www.coming-together.org/


Location: Woodbury Room



When: Oct 16, 2014 7 PM to Oct 16, 2014 9 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19 )
Valley Choirs / Amherst

Information session and work party.
Location: AMHERST ROOM



When: Sep 6, 2014 11 AM to Sep 6, 2014 2 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 06 Sep 2014 11 )
Closing Night Reception

The closing night reception for Alexander "Sasha" Spivak's exhibit: Romantic Surrealism.

Enjoy the music of Roman and Sasha Yakub.

Location: The Burnett Gallery



When: Aug 28, 2014 5 PM to Aug 28, 2014 8 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17 )
ESL Tutor Reunion

Location: Woodbury Room

When: Nov 18, 2014 7 PM to Nov 18, 2014 9 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19 )
Citizens for Race Amity Now

Location: AMHERST ROOM

When: Nov 22, 2014 2 PM to Nov 22, 2014 5 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14 )
Amherst Historical Society

Annual Meeting
Location: Woodbury Room



When: Nov 22, 2014 2 PM to Nov 22, 2014 2 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14 )
Skrillex, Big Gigantic & More | Mullins Center - Amherst | 10.23.
16+ NV Concepts presents:

SKRILLEX

BIG GIGANTIC

NADASTROM

VINDATA

Thursday, October 23rd 2014

Mullins Center

Amherst, MA


Doors: 7:30PM | Ages: 16+ w/ ID



When: Oct 23, 2014 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19 )
48th Annual Community Breakfast
UMass Amherst and the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce invite you to the 48th Annual Community Breakfast, which signals the start of the academic year. All are welcome! Tickets are $8.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door. Free parking in the Campus Center Garage.

When: Aug 27, 2014 12 AM to Aug 27, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: $8.00-$10.00 * contact the Presenting Organization listed below for ticketing information (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00 )
River Valley Writers' Group

Private Meeting
Location: AMHERST ROOM



When: Aug 26, 2014 6 PM to Aug 26, 2014 8 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18 )
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 )
Free, Anonymous STD and HIV Testing
No appointment is necessary and no blood is involved, just oral swabs. An HIV test will take about 20 minutes. Testing is conducted by Tapestry Health.

When: Sep 9, 2014 12 AM to Sep 9, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00 )
Young Adult Fantasy Authors Book Panel

The Odyssey Bookshop and the Jones Library present young adult fantasy authors discussing their new novels. Books may be purchased and signed. Fun giveaways and dessert. For anyone interested in fantasy novels.
Location: Woodbury Room



When: Sep 6, 2014 4 PM to Sep 6, 2014 6 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 06 Sep 2014 16 )
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 )
The Jack DeJohnette Trio Featuring Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison
In a career that spans five decades and includes collaborations with some of the most iconic figures in modern jazz, NEA Jazz Master and Grammy winner Jack DeJohnette has established an unchallenged reputation as one of the greatest drummers in the history of the genre. It was twenty years ago when DeJohnette brought saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and bassist Matthew Garrison together for the first time to perform the music of John Coltrane at The Brooklyn Museum. Representing the prestigious lineage of today’s great jazz families, the trio explores open improvisation, as well as their own compositions.

When: Nov 21, 2014 8 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Regular ticket prices $40, $20; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $10.Tickets available by calling 413-545-2511 or 800-999-UMAS, or at fineartscenter.com. (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20 )
Cultural Connections Fall 2014: Sharing Stories Across Diasporas
Cultural Connections is back!!!

The Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success will host its 6th Annual “Cultural Connections”  on Thursday, September 4th, 2014 in the Camps Center Auditorium from 6 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.

This annual First Week event is a collaborative effort between CMASS, CSD,  staff, current students, and alumni to highlight and support cultural diversity through student artistic expressions (music, song, dance, art work and poetry).

Our headliner is Aisha Fukushima, a self-proclaimed ‘RAPtivist’ (rap activist), a singer, public speaker, & educator. As leader of the ‘RAPtivism’ (rap activism) project, Aisha raises social awareness through connections between global hip hop & social justice. She has engaged in hip hop communities from France to Morocco, Kazakhstan, Japan, Germany, England, South Africa, Senegal, India and Denmark.

This vibrant event is free and open to the campus and general public as a celebration of our campus cultural plurality, our energetic connection to the community and as a means of welcoming new students.

Cultural Connections is one that is looked forward to during the First Week of the academic year by students, faculty, staff, administrators and the local surrounding campus community.

We  hope  you will join us at our 6th Annual Cultural Connections!



When: Sep 4, 2014 12 AM to Sep 4, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00 )
jubilat/Jones Poetry Reading Series

Location: Goodwin Room

When: Sep 21, 2014 3 PM to Sep 21, 2014 4 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15 )
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 )
Lego Club

Location: AMHERST ROOM

When: Sep 13, 2014 3 PM to Sep 13, 2014 4 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15 )
Coming Out Support Group Reception
Are you coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer? Are you already out, but want a place of support to talk about being LGBTQ?   Then come to the opening reception of this weekly support group.  Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health.

When: Sep 3, 2014 12 AM to Sep 3, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00 )
Round The World Women

Private meeting for volunteers.
Location: AMHERST ROOM



When: Sep 2, 2014 9 AM to Sep 2, 2014 12 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09 )
Pi Delta Psi Intake
Pi Delta Psi is an Asian interest cultural fraternity, the only one on the UMass Amherst campus. The mission of Pi Delta Psi is to breakdown cultural barriers by fostering individual growth in all areas. Our organization consists of over 2,000 members all over the nation.

To recruit young minded scholars that represent the four pillars of our fraternity: academic achievement, righteousness, cultural awareness, friendship and loyalty.



When: Sep 2, 2014 12 AM to Sep 2, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00 )
Racial Equity Leadership Meeting

Location: AMHERST ROOM

When: Aug 30, 2014 9 AM to Aug 30, 2014 12 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09 )
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 12 AM to Sep 18, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00 )
A FAR CRY AND VIOLINIST AUGUSTIN HADELICH OPEN THE 2014-2015 MUSIC AT AMHERST CHAMBER SERIES SEPT 14
The 2014-2015 Music at Amherst Chamber Series opens with A Far Cry and violinist Augustin Hadelich performing works by Adès, Shostakovich and Janácek on Sunday, September 14 at 3 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The performance requires tickets and seating is assigned. Tickets may be reserved beginning August 30 by visiting http://amherst.universitytickets.com or by calling 413/542-2195. This performance is included in the Music at Amherst subscriptions, which are currently available through http://amherst.universitytickets.com . Subscriptions close on August 29. A collective of 17 young musicians, the string orchestra A Far Cry represents the vanguard of an exciting new generation in classical music. The Criers are proud to call Boston home, rehearsing at their storefront music center in Jamaica Plain. They are joined by the young German violinist Augustin Hadelich, hailed by The New York Times as “one of his generation’s most gifted musicians.” A Far Cry performs works by Adès, Shostakovich and Janácek. “This was a superb, perfectly calibrated performance, full of subtle nuances and real power. Conductors, watch out: The collective approach works.” —The Washington Post The box office for this performance opens on August 30. Ticket prices are $28 for the general public, $22 for senior citizens and $12 for students. Amherst College students are free. For tickets and a complete listing of upcoming Music at Amherst events, please visit us on the web: http://amherst.universitytickets.com

When: Sep 14, 2014 3 PM to Sep 14, 2014 4 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: $12-$28 * contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information (Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15 )
Girl Scout Daisy Troop 11122

Location: AMHERST ROOM

When: Oct 19, 2014 2 PM to Oct 19, 2014 4 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14 )
Classics Book Club

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



When: Sep 27, 2014 2 PM to Sep 27, 2014 4 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14 )
Classics Book Club

The Classics Book Club discusses Robert Frost's poetry.
Location: Goodwin Room



When: Sep 20, 2014 2 PM to Sep 20, 2014 4 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14 )
River Valley Writers' Group

Location: AMHERST ROOM

When: Sep 30, 2014 6 PM to Sep 30, 2014 9 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18 )
Karuna Center

Location: Woodbury Room

When: Oct 21, 2014 7 PM to Oct 21, 2014 9 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19 )
2nd Annual Community Service Fair
Join Us For The 2nd Annual Community Service Fair!

The Annual Community Service Fair connects UMass Amherst students, staff, and faculty with local community organizations in need of volunteers for their programs. This event supports our efforts to continue building a culture of civic and community engagement by offering members of our campus community a chance to explore volunteer opportunities and build relationships with community organizations from our surrounding communities.

The Community Service Fair is a sponsored event of Volunteer UMass – a community engagement initiative within the Office of Student Activities & Involvement.



When: Sep 3, 2014 12 AM to Sep 3, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00 )
Activities Expo Fall 2014


When: Sep 2, 2014 12 AM to Sep 2, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00 )
Children's Music Series

Friends of the Jones Library Children's Music series
Location: Woodbury Room



When: Feb 28, 2015 10 AM to Feb 28, 2015 11 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Oct 9, 2014 11 AM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11 )
Almadan, Inc.

Location: Woodbury Room

When: Aug 28, 2014 4 PM to Aug 28, 2014 6 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16 )
Native Wildflowers of the Valley
Native Wildflowers of the Valley--with Nancy Goodman, Naturalist and Plant Conservation Volunteer with New England Wild Flower Society. Come and explore the wonders and beauties of our native wildflowers as we spend the day learning how to identify them in the field. Nancy will help us learn how to use Newcomb's Wildflower Guide, still the best field guide to our northeastern flora. We will have plenty of opportunity to practice use our new knowledge while exploring the area for different wildflowers to key out and learn. Come to one, two or all three classes. Please bring lunch, water, bug spray, sunscreen, a hand lens & a copy of Newcomb's wildflower book if you own one. Please also wear sturdy shoes that could possibly get wet. Directions provided with registration. Members $15/Non-members $20 per class Space is limited, call to register. To register for a current program, please contact Shelly Kahan, Center Coordinator, at (413) 256-6006 or shelly@hitchcockcenter.org.

When: Aug 23, 2014 10 AM in Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: $20 (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10 )
What Makes a Seed Tick?
What Makes a Seed Tick? Biology and Adaptations of Seeds--with Elizabeth Farnsworth, Senior Research Ecologist, New England Wild Flower Society. Plant seeds are little (sometimes big) miracle packets of life; they contain everything a plant needs for a head-start. The adaptations of seeds for dispersal, dormancy, and germination are as endlessly fascinating as the incredible diversity of seed forms, and illustrate marvelously principles of evolution. A basic understanding of seed biology is useful for anyone saving or planting seeds. Join Elizabeth Farnsworth for a romp through the seed world with a colorful lecture, a seed quiz, and a chance to see many kinds of seeds up close. Members $26/Non-members $32 Space is limited, call to register. (413) 256-6006.

When: Aug 21, 2014 6 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: $32 (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18 )
Amherst Live

Amherst Live is a live magazine show bringing you news and insight, ideas and inspiration, from the heart of one small town. Produced by professionals, performed by rank amateurs, each show collects the best in local politics, poetry, nature, and music—together with two terse but edgy talks that will change the way you view the town you thought you knew.

Details at:
http://www.amherstlive.com 

And join in the conversation at:
http://fb.com/amherstlive 



When: Sep 13, 2014 7 PM to Sep 13, 2014 10 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19 )
Amherst Humans Rights Commission's Paint, Sip and FUNdraiser
A canvas to PAINT with a drink to SIP equals an evening of FUN!!! This is no ordinary fine art class ... this is FUN ART! Join us as we paint and raise FUNds at Amherst Brewing Company for Amherst Human Rights Commission! It's a fun way to spend the evening with friends and you each get to go home with a 16x20 masterpiece painted by YOU! Beginners Encouraged - All painting supplies and appetizers provided for a fee of $40.00.
Advanced Reservations - www.paintsipfun.com and register under this date and this event on this website.

When: Aug 21, 2014 12 AM to Aug 21, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: $40.00 * see below for ticketing information (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00 )
Arts Council Grants Deadline
Single Project/Event grants may be submitted until NOON today.  RSO's and departments may apply for up to $2,000 towards on-campus arts based programming.  Grant guidelines and applications are available online and in the main lobby of Curry Hicks.

When: Sep 17, 2014 12 AM to Sep 17, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Sep 8, 2014 12 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12 )
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 )
Panel Discussion: "On or Off the Hook: Experiences with Hookup Culture"
A panel of students of different races, ethnicities, genders, and sexualities will discuss their hookup and dating experiences at UMass and what advice that they would give new students.  Sponsored by the Stonewall Center, the Student Legal Services Office, and the Women of Color Leadership Network.

When: Sep 9, 2014 12 AM to Sep 9, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00 )

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