UPDATED: October 10, 2019




4 Cross Rd, Amherst, NH 03031

603 673-6248

Peabody Mill Environmental Center

66 Brook Road

603 673-1141

Doors On The Green

The Amherst Makerspace will be renting undecorated doors and 10 x 10 spaces on the Amherst Green for Halloween-loving groups or individuals to participate in the great event that is Halloween in Amherst! Halloween is always celebrated on October 31st.

You may rent a door and a space, or rent just the space and provide your own door. Decorate your door and space however you choose, in the spirit of this family-friendly holiday.

Adult Programs

Herbal Salve Making

Your favorite apothecary is back with a new class! Salves are a simple, useful, and effective way to use herbs in your every day life. The combination of herbs, oils, and beeswax creates a soothing and nourishing blend specific to your needs.

11/3 from 2-4 PM.

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 the rec website to complete a proposal.


Brunch and Wine Tasting

Enjoy a wine filled day on the Seacoast. We will start the day with brunch at Popovers and then head to a private tour and tasting at the Flag Hill Winery.

Only a few spots left!

Sunday, Oct 27th. 10:30am-5pm

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

All Ages

Amherst Rec Night at SNHU Men’s Soccer

Saturday, November 2nd is Amherst Rec Night at the Penmen’s game against the Southern Connecticut Owls. Amherst Rec Soccer players will have the opportunity to walk on the field with the teams and play in a scrimmage during half time.

Attendance is FREE!

Full Moon Hike

Have you ever hiked in the woods at night without a flashlight? You will be amazed how well you can see in the full moonlight without one. Afterwards there will be hot cider or lemonade (depending on the season) around the fire, as well as stories to share.

Oct 25th 6-7:30pm

Ukulele Lessons

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.


Youth Programs

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.

September Theme: Animal Houses and Tree Exploration

Thursdays 10am-10:45am

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

Basketball Referee Training

The Amherst Rec Department invites you to a training for basketball referees to learn the keys of being a good ref and the rules of the game. Anyone who participates in this training will be encouraged to apply to be a basketball referee with the Amherst Recreation Dept for the upcoming season.

Kids on Bike

Fall session of Kids on Bikes is here! We will pick your AMS student up from school and head out to a variety of local trails.

When: Tuesdays 10/8-11/5


Learn to shoot a bow and arrow or improve the skills you already have! This class focuses on safety, proper shooting form, mental concentration and proper use of equipment.

When: Fridays 9/27-10/18

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 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 rec website to purchase your pass and then click “Buy Now’

Amherst Library Harry Potter Festival

Mark your calendars now, because you don’t want to miss all the fun---sorting, snacking, divinations, scavenger hunt, and lots, lots more! The Amherst Rec Department joined our planning crew this year to create some Quidditch activities that you won’t want to miss. So put on some cool wizarding clothes, or come dressed as a Muggle---all are welcome at this library-wide event!

When: Sunday, October 27th 1-3pm at Amherst Library

Adult Exercise


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.

Tuesdays: 9:30am-10:30am

Wednesdays: 6pm-7:30pm

Saturdays: 8:30am-9:30am


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.

Mondays: 6pm-7:30pm

Thursdays: 9:30am-10:30am

True Potential

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.

Adult Yoga

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

Amherst Makerspace

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.

Repair Cafe

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 ain’t broke.

When: Third Thursday of every month, from 6-9pm

Project Play

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.


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