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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.
Learn how the anti-inflammatory/anti-cancer diet can alleviate, eliminate or prevent diabetes, allergies, obesity, mood swings, heart disease, arthritis and other modern illnesses, which are related to inflammation. Health educator Jaya Devi, B.Sc., RYT, CFH will review doctor's recommendations, and give tips for easy preparation, storage and travel tips to help you stay balanced and thriving through the holidays.
Location: AMHERST ROOM
When: Nov 8, 2014 1 PM to Nov 8, 2014 3 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Nov 2014 13 )
This week's featured artwork: 'Sunflowers' by Vincent Van Gogh
Come enjoy a relaxing evening in downtown Amherst with Wine and Painting Wednesdays. We provide the instructor and art supplies so you can take home your very own painting that night! Snacks will also be provided but guests are asked to bring their own beverages.
Date: Wednesday, October 29th
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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When: Nov 5, 2014 6 PM to Nov 5, 2014 8 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 18 )
The electrifying Brazilian contemporary dance company Grupo Corpo combines the sensuality of Afro-Brazilian dance forms, the liquid swing of jazz, and the technical prowess of ballet, with energy to burn. The company is renowned for its stunning physicality, dynamic ability, and rich visual finesse. The program will include one of the company’s most celebrated works, Sem Mim, inspired by the sea and the songs of medieval Galician-Portuguese troubadours. Audience members are invited to stay for a post-performance talk with the company, moderated by Amherst College Spanish Professor Lucia Suarez, immediately following the performance.
When: Feb 24, 2015 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts Cost: Regular ticket prices $42, $38, $15; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $15, $12, $10. Tickets available by calling 413-545-2511 or 800-999-UMAS, or at fineartscenter.com. (Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19 )
Part of the 16th annual Billy Taylor Jazz Residency. A multi-instrumental talent, Warren Wolf has an impressive background playing the vibraphone, marimba, drums and piano. He has performed with some of the best in the business, including Wynton Marsalis, Nicholas Payton and Christian McBride. His CD Wolfgang, released on Mack Avenue Records in 2013, prompted a JazzTimes review that stated, "Warren Wolf appears to be on a path to stardom as arguably the most exciting bop vibraphonist since Bobby Hutcherson." Catch this rising young talent in the jazz genre.
When: Feb 5, 2015 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts Cost: Regular ticket prices $25, $15; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $10. Tickets available by calling 413-545-2511 or 800-999-UMAS, or at fineartscenter.com. (Thu, 05 Feb 2015 19 )
New members are welcome. This book club reads nonfiction and fiction works that explore various aspects of human diversity. Copies are made available at the reference desk. For more information please contact Caryl-Rose Pofcher at firstname.lastname@example.org. http://joneslibrary.org/bookclubs.html Location: AMHERST ROOM
When: Nov 18, 2014 7 PM to Nov 18, 2014 8:15:00 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19 )
Introduction and Q&A with director Siegfried Kühn
Maria, a rising theater star in Nazi Germany, is in love with Mark, a Jewish actor. She accepts her dream job at a theater in Munich, but Mark is banned from performing—except at the Jewish Kulturbund Theatre in Berlin. Maria discovers she is unable to live without Mark, but the Nazi Nuremberg Laws strictly forbid their relationship. So that they can be together, Maria decides to fake her own suicide and assume a Jewish identity.
East Germany (DEFA) | 1988 | 92 min | German/English Subtitles | Director: Siegfried Kühn
Short film to be shown before The Actress:
Martin Brandt, an unforgettable actor and former member of the Jewish Kulturbund Theater, recites from Nathan the Wise, the play that opened the theater in October 1933.
1989 | 21 min | English Subtitles | Director: Eduard Schreiber
Screening supported by the DEFA Film Library at UMass Amherst.
When: Oct 30, 2014 7 PM to Oct 30, 2014 9 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts Cost: COST:
Five College Students and Faculty | Free
Student | $4
Member | $6
General Admission | $8 (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19 )
Making the most of your business is easy when you have the right tools and a solid strategy at your disposal. This event will give you ideas for putting banking, retirement and insurance tools to work so you can help build and protect your business according to your short-and long-term goals.
Tom McRae, Edward Jones Location: Woodbury Room
When: Nov 18, 2014 12 PM to Nov 18, 2014 2 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12 )
Described by The Washington Post as “one of the seven wonders of the artistic universe,” and by The New York Times as “one of the great companies of the world,” Martha Graham Dance Company is one of the oldest and most celebrated contemporary dance companies on the planet. The repertoire for the evening will include the newly commissioned work Echo by choreographer Andonis Foniadakis, based on the myth of Narcissus. Additional works to include Graham classics. Audience members are invited to a pre-performance talk by UMass Dance Professor BillBob Brown at 6:30 p.m. at the University Club.
When: Nov 18, 2014 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts Cost: Described by The Washington Post as “one of the seven wonders of the artistic universe,” and by The New York Times as “one of the great companies of the world,” Martha Graham Dance Company is one of the oldest and most celebrated contemporary dance companies on the planet. The repertoire for the evening will include the newly commissioned work Echo by choreographer Andonis Foniadakis, based on the myth of Narcissus. Additional works to include Graham classics. Audience members are invited to a pre-performance talk by UMass Dance Professor BillBob Brown at 6:30 p.m. at the University Club. (Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19 )
The Burnett Gallery in the Jones Library of Amherst is pleased to invite applications for its monthly exhibitions for the season beginning June, 2015. Since the founding of the Jones Library in 1921, the Burnett Gallery has offered area artists and craftspeople a public space in which to exhibit their work. Collectively, the exhibits aim to reflect a variety of media, styles, cultural viewpoints, and levels of artistic expression. Such shows have been part of the library's programs to encourage appreciation and understanding of art. Individuals or groups in Amherst and surrounding towns may submit applications.
The next deadline for submission is 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
Applications and details are available in the library and on the library website under programs: Apply to Exhibit at the Burnett Gallery
When: Oct 30, 2014 5 PM to Oct 31, 2014 5 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17 )
The Women of Color Leadership Network at CWC would like to invite you to our Social Hour! This is a time for networking and making connections. Come meet our staff, connect with women of color, network and relax from your busy schedule, or simply just come say hello! Stop by between classes or stay for longer conversations. All are welcome, and light snacks will be served. Bring a friend.
When: Nov 5, 2014 12 AM to Nov 5, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts Cost: Free admission (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00 )
Do you find dogs fascinating? Endearing? Whether you live with one right now or not, if you are interested in reading and discussing all things dog, come to the Dog Lovers' Discussion Group! We read fiction and nonfiction and may invite guest speakers from time to time.
The club meets on the 3d Tuesday of the month from 6:45-8:15. (For scheduling reasons, in November we will meet on Thursday, the 20th.) Copies of the current book are available to borrow at the reference desk. http://joneslibrary.org/bookclubs.html Location: Goodwin Room
When: Nov 20, 2014 6:45:00 PM to Nov 20, 2014 8:15:00 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:45:00 )
Join us for a festive evening celebrating Renaissance Italy! Enjoy authentic Renaissance food prepared using produce and herbs from the Renaissance Center's own kitchen garden. Revel in the sounds of Renaissance Italy brought to you through lutes, sackbuts, singing, and more. With entertainment ranging from juggling to theater to door prizes to the awarding of the Renaissance Center honors, you are bound to have an evening of excitement and fun! All guests will get a booklet of authentic Italian Renaissance Recipes to take home! Reservations must be made by October 27th. Call 413-577-3600 to reserve your tickets. $75/each, $125/couple. All proceeds go to the Great Hall Fund.
When: Nov 1, 2014 12 AM to Nov 1, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts Cost: $75 per person, $125 per couple * contact the Presenting Organization listed below for ticketing information (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00 )
When: Nov 1, 2014 12 AM to Nov 1, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts Cost: Tickets: $3 UMass students; $5 other students, seniors, children; $10 general public * contact the Presenting Organization listed below for ticketing information (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00 )
Beninese Afro-pop spitfire Angélique Kidjo is a Grammy award-winning recording artist deemed "Africa's premier diva" by Time Magazine. She’s collaborated with Carlos Santana, Peter Gabriel, Alicia Keys, Bono and many more. Known for her dynamic and uplifting music, she has translated her distinctive work in the arts to that of philanthropy and as a women’s rights activist, and travels the world to inspire and empower. Audience members are invited to a pre-performance talk by Bode Omojola, Five College Associate Professor of Music, Mount Holyoke College, 6:30 p.m. at the University Club.
When: Oct 30, 2014 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts Cost: Regular ticket prices $35, $30, $20; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $10. Tickets available by calling 413-545-2511 or 800-999-UMAS, or at fineartscenter.com. (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19 )
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