What’s Happening In Amherst?

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IN PERSON EVENTS

EVERY SATURDAY through NOVEMBER 19.
 Amherst Farmers’ Market. Town Common 7:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m. Farm to table produce from local growers and producers. Food, music and events. More information including a list of vendors.

EVERY SUNDAY through OCTOBER 2Early Bird. Early Birding at the Notch Visitors Center. 1500 West Street. 9:00-9:30 a.m. Join a Park Interpreter on a fun beginner bird stroll. Learn about birds, their behaviors, their needs and habitats. Listen, watch, stroll, sketch or journal on this interactive program. We will do a moderate, 1/2 mile hike around the visitor center and down a short trail. More Information.

ONGOING: Exhibit: Daniel Ellsberg, A Life Of Truth. The UMass Amherst Libraries host “Daniel Ellsberg: A Life in Truth,” a physical and digital exhibit drawing from activist and truth teller Daniel Ellsberg’s vast collection of documents, photographs, and artifacts. The Robert S. Cox Special Collections and University Archives Research Center acquired the collection in 2019.The exhibit is located in two locations in the W. E. B. Du Bois Library until September 2022. It begins on Floor 25 in theReading Room of the Robert S. Cox Special Collections and University Archives Research Center (open M-F 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) and continues on the Lower Level in the Learning Commons (accessible whenever the Library is open). More Information.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1 THROUGH SATURDAY OCTOBER 1: THEN AND NOW AT GALLERY A3.
28 Amity Street 1D. A new exhibit,  Then and Now, by Ron Maggio and Rochelle Schicoff. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 1 from 5-8:00 p.m. and an online art forum on Thursday September 15, at 7:30 p.m.  Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 3-8:00 p.m. More Information.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9-MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12. Amherst Community Theater Auditions For Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Sign up for auditions here. All Auditions at the Bangs Community Center.Performances of “Disney The Little Mermaid’ will be presented on January 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, and 29, 2023. More Information.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11: Harvest Picnic And Book Launch. A beneft for The Cancer Connection. QuonQuont Farm, 9 North Street, Whatley, MA. 11 a.m – 2 p.m. Local Poets will read selected poems. Lunch provided by Lone Wolf catering. Children Welcome Tix and more information.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11: NORTH AMHERST COMMUNITY BBQ AND POT LUCK. The District One Neighborhood Association (DONA) will hold a barbeque and potluck and end-of-summer party on Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 3 to 5 p.m at the Mill River Recreation Area. All are welcome. DONA will provide hotdogs, and beef and veggie burgers. Please bring a dish to share. More information

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12: AMHERST NEIGHBORS MEMBER APPRECIATION PICNIC. Mill River Recreation Area, Mill River Pavilion, 95 Montague Rd., North Amherst. 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. This event was rescheduled from July 18. Amherst Neighbors, providing neighbor to neighbor support for aging well in the Amherst-Pelham communities, is holding its first in-person, outdoor event. Join us for a festive picnic, good food, fun and games, and a chance to meet and celebrate our members, volunteers, and potential members.  Some food foundations and beverages will be provided. Please bring a dish to share, if you can.  Registration encouraged but not required on our website www.amherstneighbors.org or call 413-345-2555.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15: DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTY. 5-9 p.m on North Pleasant Street.
The Amherst Block Party is back!  The Amherst Business Improvement District (BID) is blocking off North Pleasant Street from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday September 15 for a downtown party.  The event will feature  acrobats, juggling, live music preformances, local food, a beer garden, games & prizes, and a lot more!
More information

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19-SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25: TELL IT SLANT POETRY FESTIVAL. Hybrid event – both onsite at the Emily Dickinson Musem, 280 Main Street, and online via Zoom. Full lineup of events here.

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19- WEDNESDAY APRIL 3: Feinberg Lecture Series On US Imperialism: Confronting Empire Events are online or hybrid. This free public lecture series brings together scholars, journalists, educators, writers, community organizers, and survivors of state violence to examine global histories of U.S. imperialism and anti-imperialist resistance.The series traces the history of U.S. imperialism from the conquest of North America to the creation of an overseas empire in the late 19th century and to the present day. It also offers a critical historical analysis of the various traditions and movements that have opposed U.S. empire, including Black radicalism, Marxism, revolutionary feminism, armed struggle, international solidarity, pacifism, and liberal, electoral, and diplomatic activism.  The series kicks off Monday, September 19 for the Keynote Address, US Policy In the Global South by Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Rigoberta Menchú Tum, joined by journalists Vincent Bevins and Amy Goodman. 7 p.m. on Zoom.
Register here.
Full listing of series events and more information

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22: STOLEN BEAM STUDY SERIES ON REPARATIONS. Jones Library. Five sessions beginning 9/22, 7:00-8:20 p.m. Register here. Registration closes on 9/13. More information

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23: A Conversation about Truth, History, and ‘The 1619 Project’ With Nikole Hannah-Jones. 4 p.m. Bromery Center For The Arts, UMass. Tix are free for the UMass Community and $15 for the general public and can be ordered here. More information.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24: Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. Preregistration required! Fort River Elementary School (70 South East Street, Amherst). All Amherst, Pelham, Shutesbury and Hadley residents may participate.  Advance registration prior to   is required.  Participation is limited; people are encouraged to register early to ensure an appointment time. Pre-register on-line by visiting www.amherstma.gov/recycling.   For those without computer access, paper registration forms will be available at the Amherst Transfer Station. Registrants will receive an assigned appointment window between 9am and 12pm a few days prior to the event.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25: Big Brothers and Big Sisters Of Hampshire County Three Ring Ruckus. Lia Toyota, 280 King Street, Northampton. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Expect LIVE MUSIC! FOOD TRUCKS! & FANTASTICAL FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT! This community event brings together Pioneer Valley’s best home vendors highlighting their offerings and services, family entertainment featuring Pioneer Valley Jump Rope Team, juggling from VillageWise, a corn shucking contest, games, a bubble zone for kids, bike safety rodeo for kids ( bring your tike’s bike), pumpkin painting, chalk art, and so much more. Live music by Rosie Porter & The Neon Moons! Local Burgy and Ginger Love Café food trucks, seasonal inspired snacks. You’ll want to have cash on hand for the 3 types of raffles. A New England car show rounds-up the three ring event. A $5 per car load entry fee is suggested. More information.

ONLINE EVENTS

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13: ONLINE FORUM ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN AMHERST. 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. The Amherst Municipal Affordable Housing Trust (AMAHT) will offer an online forum on affordable housing in Amherst. The forum is free and open to the public and can be joined here. Webinar ID: 897 5121 2270. More information.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13: STANDING TOGETHER AGAINST RACISM AND ANTISEMITISM WITH YAVILAH McCOY. 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Zoom. McCoy is an anti-racism activist and Jewish woman of color, a renowned nation speaker, educator and spiritual practitioner. Free and open to the public Register here.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 15: CUPPA JOE WITH TOWN MANAGER PAUL BOCKELMAN AND THE PUBLIC HEALTH TEAM. 8:30 -9:30 a.m. Bangs Community Center (large activity room), 70 Boltwood Walk. All are invited to join Amherst Town Manager Paul Bockelman and Public Health Team, Director Jennifer Brown and Nurse Olivia Lara-Cahoon for an informal conversation and with updates on public health trends in Amherst.

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19-SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25: TELL IT SLANT POETRY FESTIVAL. Hybrid event – both onsite at the Emily Dickinson Musem, 280 Main Street, and online via Zoom. Full lineup of events here.

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19- WEDNESDAY APRIL 3: Feinberg Lecture Series On US Imperialism: Confronting Empire Events are online or hybrid. This free public lecture series brings together scholars, journalists, educators, writers, community organizers, and survivors of state violence to examine global histories of U.S. imperialism and anti-imperialist resistance.The series traces the history of U.S. imperialism from the conquest of North America to the creation of an overseas empire in the late 19th century and to the present day. It also offers a critical historical analysis of the various traditions and movements that have opposed U.S. empire, including Black radicalism, Marxism, revolutionary feminism, armed struggle, international solidarity, pacifism, and liberal, electoral, and diplomatic activism.  The series kicks off Monday, September 19 for the Keynote Address, US Policy In the Global South by Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Rigoberta Menchú Tum, joined by journalists Vincent Bevins and Amy Goodman. 7 p.m. on Zoom.
Register here.
Full listing of series events and more information

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26: LISTENING SESSION #4 – HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY. 2:30-4:00 p.m. on Zoom.

The Age & Dementia Friendly Amherst Working Group is hosting listening sessions in the Summer/Fall of 2022 to gather input from older adults and others who are aging in Amherst (that’s all of us!). Please join us for these important conversations! Register for this meeting at: https://tinyurl.com/AmherstForum4(External link) Listening Session Flyer

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