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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.
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 )
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
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
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 )
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 )
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.
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 email@example.com.
When: Aug 23, 2014 10 AM in Amherst, Massachusetts Cost: $20 (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10 )
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 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.
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 )
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.
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.
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