TOWN of AMHERST: Deliberative Session – Wednesday May 5, 2021. The Town Election – Tuesday June 8, 2021.

SAU#39: Election Day all schools: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Souhegan Cooperative School District: Deliberative is now Monday, May 3, 2021

Amherst School District: Deliberative is now Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Mont Vernon School District: Deliberative is now Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Amherst Deliberative and Election Dates Now Scheduled for May & June

Pursuant to NH Governor’s Emergency Order #83.


Children’s Programming at the Amherst Town Library

ZOOM Family Storytime

Tuesdays, May 4 – 25, 2021  10:00 AM to 10:45

Ages 3 and up, younger siblings welcome.

      Our family storytimes are for the entire family to enjoy. We begin every session with a welcoming routine. We follow that with a simple story targeted primarily to the younger siblings in the group (but still plenty of fun for the older ones!).

After that, we'll move on to stories that require a little more focus. If your youngest children are getting 'antsy' at that point, you are welcome to bring them out to play in another room (or simply check that the 'mute' button is on)---making sure to come back to join us for the concluding routines and craft at the end of each program.

Gold Award Girl Scout Helps Amherst with Trails Video

Rachel Mazur of Amherst spent nearly two years catching every season for project

       AMHERST – Who hasn’t wanted to get outdoors and breathe fresh air during the COVID-19 lockdown? Gold Award Girl Scout Rachel Mazur has made it easier to figure out the best path to take for anyone wanting to walk, bike, Nordic ski, and just enjoy the many trails within Amherst by creating a video that explores the 11 rail trails here.

      Mazur, 18, of Amherst, earned Girl Scouting’s highest honor for a 12th grader, the Gold Award, with her project! It is now posted on the Amherst Conservation Commission’s website at

Going Undercover for Joshua’s Park

      AMHERST – Joshua’s Park is a real treasure in the Town of Amherst. Used and enjoyed by so many children, parents, grandparents, and gardeners, it is time to make the park even better!

      The project: add shade structures and shade trees to the Park and provide shelter and safety from the sun—not to mention cool pods to gather and relax in. The “Undercover Fundraising Team” launched a campaign to raise $20,000, enough to buy and install three shade structures—two in the playground, one by the community garden patio—as well as shade trees, picnic tables, and benches.

Amherst Garden Club

Amherst Garden Club is Fundraising!

At AMHERST GARDEN CENTER • Saturday, May 15th

      AMHERST – Come visit Amherst Garden Club members on Saturday, May 15 as we tie on our garden aprons to sell plants at the Amherst Garden Center on Route 101. It’s a perfect time to purchase vegetable plants, perennials, annuals or shrubs as the nursery will be bursting with plants. A percentage of the sales will go into the club’s Plant Sale 2021 earnings. Owner, John Cochran, graciously invited the club to participate after last year’s plant sale was cancelled, and an online-sale coming up the week before Mother’s Day will be a first for the club this year.  The plant sale is the club’s biggest fundraiser, raising money that goes back to the town in the form of replacing trees, plants for 11 civic gardens, horticultural speakers (open to the public), community grants, and scholarships.

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