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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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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 )
NOFA Summer Conference
NOFA Summer Conference is happening on 12 Aug 2016 at University of Massachusetts, Amherst Amherst, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Scientific Instruments industry.

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When: Aug 12, 2016 12 AM to Aug 14, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00 )
UMass Press Reads at the Jones Library

UMass Press author series
Location: Woodbury Room



When: May 10, 2016 7 PM to May 10, 2016 8 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 10 May 2016 19 )
Massachusetts Soccer School
When: Apr 17, 2016 12 AM to Dec 17, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sun, 17 Apr 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 )
Isha Kriya, a free guided meditation
Learn a simple yet powerful 15 minute meditation that can enhance clarity, improve health, and create a state of peacefulness and joy. No previous meditation experience required and can be done in a seated chair.

When: May 7, 2016 1 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 07 May 2016 13 )
Hiking Yoga
Let’s Venture Into The Great Outdoors & Practice Yoga!  This adventure will consist of a bit of prehike yoga followed by hiking and exploring trails and a 30 minute yoga practice.  All surrounded by natures beauty!  Please wear appropriate shoes and attire.  Bring water and apply bug spray.  We will be meeting at The Notch Visitor Center Parking Lot *Sign up and contact information required for updates and notifications of any changes in agenda.  Questions please contact Amy at aebourque14@gmail.com *Donations Welcome and will go to the Urban Wildlife Rehibilitation Center for the sick, injured and abandoned wildlife in Massachusetts.  RAIN DATE IS MAY 22 

When: May 15, 2016 9 AM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sun, 15 May 2016 09 )
Writing Workshop for Young Authors

Location: AMHERST ROOM

When: Jul 11, 2016 9 AM to Jul 11, 2016 1 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09 )
Normand Berlin Tree Dedication and Inaugural Berlin Shakespeare Lecture
We will dedicate the new oak tree at the Renaissance Center in memory of Normand Berlin, who taught community classes on Shakespeare at the Renaissance Center. The dedication will be followed by a lecture on Shakespeare delivered by Adam Zucker of the UMass English Department.

A reception will follow the lecture.

Free admission. Please call the Center at 413-577-3600 to RSVP by May 11th.

More information at www.umass.edu/renaissance



When: May 12, 2016 12 AM to May 12, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Thu, 12 May 2016 00 )
International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy
International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy is happening on 17 Oct 2016 at University of Massachusetts, Amherst Amherst, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Biotechnology industry.

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When: Oct 17, 2016 12 AM to Oct 20, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00 )
TEDxAmherst


When: Nov 5, 2016 8 AM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Nov 2016 08 )
Virginia Wine And Garlic Festival
Virginia Wine And Garlic Festival is happening on 08 Oct 2016 at Rebec Vineyards Amherst, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Consumer Fairs & Carnivals industry.

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When: Oct 8, 2016 12 AM to Oct 9, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Oct 2016 00 )
Conversation Circle
Conversation practice for English language learners. For intermediate-level speakers of English (as determined by the conversation circle leader). Open to international visitors as well as immigrants.
Location: AMHERST ROOM

When: May 6, 2016 10 AM to May 6, 2016 11 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 06 May 2016 10 )
Bronx - Alumni Night at Yankee Stadium
This event is sold out.

Join the New York City Metro Alumni Network for a great evening of professional baseball as the Boston Red Sox take on their rivals, the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

Prior to the game, we will meet at the Sunrun Roofdeck to enjoy ballpark favorites including Hebrew National hot dogs, Brooklyn beef burgers, garden salad, popcorn and soft drinks.

Seats are located in Grandstand 414, rows 5 and 6. Prior to the event, tickets must be picked up at the stadium Will Call.

Register early as a limited number of tickets are available.



When: May 6, 2016 12 AM to May 6, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 06 May 2016 00 )
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 )
Marketplace
MarketPlace is an all day event showcasing everything that's "Made In Lowell". Guests and visitors have the opportunity to experience the rich and diverse culture Lowell has to offer. Small business, artists and artisans, to non-profit organization from all 11 neighborhoods of Lowell participate and showcase their work, talent, services and products. Marketplace will happen at Mill No. 5. Time: 12pm to 5pm Admission: free!

When: May 14, 2016 12 PM to May 14, 2016 5 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 May 2016 12 )
The Gaslight Tinkers


When: May 18, 2016 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Wed, 18 May 2016 19 )
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 )
Mania Circus
When: Sep 24, 2016 8 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 - 15.00 (Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20 )
AEF Celebrates Ellen Story!
Join Amherst Education Foundation and guest of honor Representative Ellen Story on May 13th for a night of food, music, and fun to recognize her service to our community and our schools!  Doors open and cash bar at 6:00 p.m., with music provided by the Amherst Regional High School Jazz Combo. Dinner served at 7:00 p.m. Remarks by Senate President Stan Rosenberg and AEF co-founder Jan Klausner-Wise. Guest emcees include Katie Zobel, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, and Tony Maroulis, Director of External Relations, UMass-Amherst. Net proceeds go towards supporting AEF-funded grants in our public schools!

When: May 13, 2016 6 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 13 May 2016 18 )
Steven Cole to Present Lecture on 'Social Regulation of Human Gene Expression'
Steven Cole, professor of medicine, psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, will discuss the developing field of human social genomics and its efforts to identify the types of genes that are subject to social regulation. His research studies the biological pathways by which social environments influence gene expression by viral, cancer, and immune cell genomes. 

Professor Cole received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University in 1993 and subsequently completed five years of Post-Doctoral Fellowship research in psycho-neuro-immunology at UCLA. He served as an Assistant Research Biologist (1998), Assistant Professor (2001), Associate Professor (2006), and Professor of Medicine (2011) at UCLA.

In addition to his appointments in the Division of Hematology-Oncology in the UCLA Department of Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Cole is also a member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Norman Cousins Center, the UCLA AIDS Institute, and the UCLA Molecular Biology Institute. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research.  

Professor Cole also serves as Director of the UCLA Social Genomics Core Laboratory, and provides consulting support on social regulation of gene expression to the Institute of Medicine, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Aging, the Santa Fe Institute for Complex Systems, and the MacArthur Foundation, among others.

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series. The Center for Research on Families (CRF) is an endowed interdisciplinary research center in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.   The Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series brings internationally recognized speakers with expertise in family research to campus each year. The lecture series began in 1999 through an endowment established in memory of Tay Gavin Erickson.

For more information contact: http://www.umass.edu/family



When: May 12, 2016 12 AM to May 12, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Thu, 12 May 2016 00 )
TALK I What To Do with What We've Found: A Blueprint for the Yiddish Book Center's Next Great Adventure, with Aaron Lansky
As the Yiddish Book Center turns 36, founder Aaron Lansky offers an exciting preview of our latest plans. Highlights include an audacious strategy to place the greatest Yiddish library ever assembled at the fingertips of every computer, tablet, and smartphone user on the planet; a plan to train young people to translate the 98 percent of Yiddish books currently inaccessible to English readers; and game-changing educational programs designed to deepen, re-energize, and reimagine contemporary Jewish culture. Space is limited. RSVP required. _____________________________________________________________ Click here to purchase tickets to individual events. _____________________________________________________________ This event is part of Yidstock 2016: The Festival of New Yiddish Music. YIDSTOCK 2016 is sponsored by WAMC Northeast Public Radio and Massachusetts Cultural Council. PLEASE NOTE: Lineup is subject to change. All ticket sales are final. We cannot accommodate refunds or exchanges.



When: Jul 17, 2016 4:45:00 PM to Jul 17, 2016 5:45:00 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: 0 - 0 USD (Sun, 17 Jul 2016 16:45:00 )
An Evening with Joe Bonamassa
Joe Bonamassa approaches his 26th year as a professional musician, he continues to blaze a remarkably versatile artistic trail, and amass an authentic, innovative and soulful body of work. Bonamassa's career began onstage opening for B.B. King in 1989, when he was only 12 years old. Today, he is hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, and is an ever-evolving singer-songwriter who has released 16 solo albums in the last 14 years, all on his own label, J&R Adventures. Bonamassa's tour schedule consistently hovers at around 100 shows worldwide each year, and a heaping handful of markedly diverse side projects keep him thinking outside the box and flexing every musical muscle he's got. He founded and oversees the non-profit Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation to promote the heritage of the blues to the next generation, fund music scholarships, and supplement the loss of music education in public schools. There's a case to be made that Joe Bonamassa, like another star who shared the same initials, is the hardest working man in show business. This spring, Bonamassa and J&R Adventures released the CD, DVD and Blu-ray Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks, a tribute to Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf that was filmed last summer to a sold-out 9,000 person crowd at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Glide Magazine called it "one of the best live blues albums released in the last decade." It all builds on Bonamassa's ascendant prominence of the past few years. Recent kudos include his very first Grammy nomination for Best Blues Album, which he earned with much-buzzed-about singer-songwriter Beth Hart for their sophomore collaboration, Seesaw; a #1 debut on the Billboard Music Video Chart and Billboard Blues Chart for Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks; 14 #1 Billboard Blues Albums (more than any other artist); a platinum DVD certification for Joe Bonamassa: Live At The Royal Albert Hall; five consecutive "Best Blues Guitarist" wins and a top "Best Overall Guitarist" honor in Guitar Player's Annual Readers' Choice Awards, and recognition as Billboard's #1 Blues Artist in 2010 and 2014. Last fall, a much-anticipated new solo studio album called Different Shades Of Blue was released featuring all-new, all-original material. He recorded it in Nashville with Jonathan Cain (Journey), James House (Diamond Rio, Dwight Yoakam, Martina McBride) and Jerry Flowers (Keith Urban). It debuted at #8 on Billboard's Top 200, Bonamassas's highest charting album, first top 10, and biggest sales week ever. According to Billboard, "Different Shades of Blue is the highest-ranking blues album in almost two years." Critics echoed its accolades calling it the guitarist's "most cohesive and satisfying artistic statement yet" (MOJO), " the best yet and then some from an artist whose vision continues to expand with every release" (Uncut) and "a career high" (American Way). As usual, Bonamassa will continue performing live-on-stage, which is exactly where he's most comfortable. "No one on the scene today plays with as much passion, has as much finesse and raw talent, has reverence for those who came before him, and has as much passion for his craft as Joe Bonamassa," writes Classic Rock Revisited. Tickets start at $82. Student tickets are 20% off with a 2 ticket maximum, student ID is required. Please call the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information.

When: May 26, 2016 8 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 26 May 2016 20 )
Wild Bill and the Flying Sparks
Free show on the big stage at the Taste of Amherst

When: Jun 16, 2016 6 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18 )
Florida International Golden Panthers at Massachusetts Minutemen Football
When: Sep 17, 2016 1 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 17 Sep 2016 13 )
Brake and Derailleur Systems workshop
Join us for a workshop on the two cable systems on your bicycle: your brakes and your shifters/derailleurs! These two systems are essential for a properly functioning bicycle, and we'll help you understand how they work. During this workshop we'll discuss and cover the following: Basic principles of cable systems The differences between your brake and shifting systems Proper derailleur set-up Proper brake set-up Evaluation of systems for wear and replacement Adjusting both systems to achieve maximum possible performance Proper replacement of cables and housing   **Because this is a more technically focused class, enrollment is limited to 10 participants.** Other important details: Your ticket includes cable and housing replacements, if necessary We will provide work stands and tools; you just need to bring your bike! Please make sure your bike is clean and ready to be worked on, as cleaning will NOT be covered during this class. Visit out Clinics page to find a class which teaches "Bike Cleaning and General Maintenance." If you'd like us to clean it for you, let us know beforehand and we can do so that morning for an additional $15 charge.   Afterwards we'll have time to take a tour of Brookfield Farm, learn about their CSA shares, get a tasting of Artifact Cider, and mingle and socialize. **Please note that this class is for traditional cable systems, NOT for electronic drivetrains or hydraulic brakes! If you ride with either, feel free to enroll, but know that they will not be covered** Send any questions you have to us at Sean@SpeedandSprocket.com For directions and more information about the farm visit the Brookfield Farm Website

When: May 27, 2016 6 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 27 May 2016 18 )
Wagner Seahawks at UMass Minutemen
When: Oct 29, 2016 11:59:00 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Oct 2016 23:59:00 )
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 )
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 )
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 )
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 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 )
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 )
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 )
The Young Shakespeare Players East presents "Romeo and Juliet"
The Young Shakespeare Players East will be performing their production of "Romeo and Juliet" on the Great Meadow stage at the Renaissance Center.

Both Saturday and Sunday have a noontime performance.

Free and open to the public! No reservations are required.

For more information, please visit our website at www.umass.edu/renaissance

When: May 21, 2016 12 AM to May 21, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Sat, 21 May 2016 00 )
EforAll Free for All
Join EforAll alumni and entrepreneurs from across the Merrimack Valley for a night of open mic pitching and networking! 

When: May 12, 2016 6 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 12 May 2016 18 )
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When: May 13, 2016 9 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 13 May 2016 21 )
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 )
Beauty School Spa Class
Please join me as we talk about Young Living's skin care products. We will talk about your skin type which Young Living products would best support your skin. Learn hands on! Everyone in attendance will receive samples of our skin care products and we will make essential oil infused chocolate facials!!! Come learn why you should stop buying your products from the grocery store!!

When: May 14, 2016 1 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 May 2016 13 )
What the House Remembers: A Discussion of Three Poems by Robert Francis
Join us for an evening honoring the late Amherst poet, Robert Francis. The event will be led by poet and writer Wally Swist, will read three poems and facilitate the discussion.

When: May 12, 2016 12 AM to May 12, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Thu, 12 May 2016 00 )
Event Update Test
When: Nov 20, 2016 12 AM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sun, 20 Nov 2016 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 )
Garden Opening Concert at the Renaissance Center
We invite you to hear three concerts outside on the grounds of the Renaissance Center.  Musical performances by Zoe Vandermeer, AyreCraft, and Nota Bene will take place throughout the afternoon. 

A suggested donation of $5 per person will help us bring more Renaissance programming to the community.

Reservations are not required and refreshments will be provided.



When: Jun 18, 2016 12 AM to Jun 18, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Jun 2016 00 )
Sonnetfest!
The Renaissance Center presents their annual reading aloud of sonnets followed by a light reception. Please call 413-577-3600 or email renaissance@english.umass.edu to sign up to read a sonnet of your choice!

Free and open to the public.

For more information, please visit our website at www.umass.edu/renaissance

When: May 6, 2016 12 AM to May 6, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 06 May 2016 00 )
VenueUpdate Test Event
When: Nov 30, 2016 4 AM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Wed, 30 Nov 2016 04 )
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 )

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