UPDATED: November 17 2019
4 Cross Rd, Amherst, NH 03031
Peabody Mill Environmental Center
66 Brook Road
Tuesday Night Lights
There is nothing like getting out of school and heading to the mountain for an afternoon/evening of skiing and snowboarding. Students will be picked up from Wilkins Elementary School or AMS and driven to Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride in Bennington NH. Students will have the opportunity to rent equipment, take a lesson and have some free skiing time before heading back to Wilkins School by 8:10pm.
Who: Grades 1-8
When: Tuesdays, 1/14-2/11
Where: Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride
Time: Students return to Wilkins School at 8:10pm
Transportation: $55 (includes transportation to and from Crotched Mountain for 5 weeks.)
*Crotched Mountain Youth Season Passes
Hit the slopes of Crotched Mountain or any of the Peak Resorts with your very own discounted Youth Season Pass.
Crotched Only Pass: $349 (through 12/18)
Youth Explorer Pass: $399 (through 12/18)
Save $200 when you purchase your pass through Amherst Recreation
User Name: CMAMREC
Password: armember (case sensitive)
Visit website to Purchase your pass and then click Buy Now
Program Proposal Form
The Rec Department is looking to create new programs with local instructors. If you have a skill or talent that you would like to share with your community, visit website to complete a proposal.
Find the Ukulele Class that is right for you! Class options have expanded and beginners and all ages are welcome. You will be playing in no time.
Make sure to check out the Project Play bird houses set up around town! Three of the girls from Troop 20687 have created a fun workout scavenger hunt to earn their Bronze Award which is designed to get kids and adults outside and active. Each bird house has a work out challenge attached along with a clue to find the next house. Have fun doing the work out and finding all nine yellow bird houses.
Castle in the Clouds Christmas
Bring your holiday spirit and join us on a trip up to the Castle in the Clouds. We will tour the Lucknow Mansion and learn about the history of the grounds, visit the Artisan Fair to shop for gifts created by local artists, have lunch (on your own) at the Carriage House Restaurant and find wonderful Christmas Card photo spots!
Saturday, November 23rd
Power Barre is a ballet inspired fitness class that strengthens and tones the entire body. This hour class will be high intensity with low impact choreographed to fun music.NO dance experience is required and modifications can be made for all levels.
Pilates is a full body-conditioning program comprised of a series of approximately 500 designed movements performed primarily on a mat. This Pilates mat class fuses classical principles and a more contemporary athletic approach to produce noticeable results through more challenging moves. You’ll leave feeling accomplished, energized and worked head to toe.
TRUE POTENTIAL is a program designed specifically for women which encompasses nutrition, result-based workouts and mindfulness.
There are classes Mon-Fri to fit your schedule.
We offer three class options for Adult Yoga with long-time instructor, Leslie Formby. Make time for yourself with exercise and mediation and choose the one that works for your schedule!
Tuesdays at PMEC, 8am-9:15am
Wednesdays at SHS, 6:30-7:45pm
Thursdays at PMEC, 8am-9:15am
Hiking and Yoga in Nature
Get ready for a fun and active morning of hiking, yoga and meditation. Classes consist of a 45 minute guided hike and a 45 minute guided out door practice.
Sundays at PMEC, 9am-10:30pm
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Your favorite Spanish teacher, Senora Rowley, is back with more Spanish Workshops! These before-school sessions will provide basics for beginners and challenge the more advanced student. Class time will include grammar, phonics, pronunciation and occasional worksheets. Learning will incorporate familiar stories, songs and music.
1st-4th graders. Begins 11/6
Does your toddler love stickers, sparkles, or maybe drawing on the walls? Join our Mini Artist class where participants and their caregivers will create new projects each week that you can take home and hang on the fridge!
Monday, December 9th
I Love Nature
I Love Nature is for preschoolers who are itching to discover the world around them. Each class will include a craft, circle time, and an activity.
Basketball For Youth
Don’t miss out on the opportunity for skill development, team building, fun and exciting weekly games! See below for descriptions of each division.
Recreational Divisions Include:
1st & 2nd Grade Co-Ed Recreation
3rd & 4th Grade Recreation Hoops
5th & 6th Grade Recreation Hoops
Travel Divisions Include:
3rd & 4th Grade Travel Basketball
5th & 6th Grade Travel Basketball
7th & 8th Grade Travel Basketball
What is The Amherst Makerspace?
Amherst Makerspace is a collaborative project with the Amherst Recreation Department and the Amherst Middle School. An entire wing at the Amherst Middle School, is open to the surrounding communities during non-school hours. We provide the ultimate workshop for paid members, to use State Of the Art tools, share knowledge, work on projects, network, and build things. Our goal is to foster a highly collaborative learning environment that is excellent for individuals who learn best by doing and making, with like-minded people or self-directed.
The Amherst Makerspace is hosting people with skills, to help you repair a broken item that you may treasure or something you wish to save from the trash heap. We will have woodworkers, welders, electricians, computer techs and general handymen/women on hand to help you fix your item. Broken furniture, bicycles, toys, toaster, vacuum cleaners, lamps or electronics. If we can fix it...it ain’t broke.
When: Third Thursday of every month, from 6-9pm