UPDATED: September 18, 2018




4 Cross Rd, Amherst, NH 03031

603 673-6248

Peabody Mill Environmental Center

66 Brook Road

603 673-1141

Boomers and Beyond Senior BBQ

Join the Amherst Parks and Recreation staff, with many special Town of Amherst guests, at Baboosic Lake for a lunch and a cruise around the water!

Amherst Recreation will be serving a BBQ lunch, followed by Pontoon boat rides around Baboosic Lake.

Who: Amherst Senior Citizens

What: BBQ lunch and Pontoon Boat Rides

Where:11:30 start time

Rain date: Thursday, September 20th

FREE! Please RSVP by calling 673-6248

Toddler Programs

Tot Soccer

Our program is offered to 3-5 year olds who will be introduced to the basic building blocks of soccer including dribbling, passing and kicking skills through games and activities appropriate for their age group. Participants will learn the fundamentals of the game while having fun in an age-appropriate environment.

Wednesdays at 1pm

I Love Nature

Miss Nicole will be taking children outside to explore and learn about the natural world we live in. Children will begin each class with a craft project and then learn at circle time. And please join us for our optional weekly hike that begins at 10:00am, directly after class.

Who: Children ages 3-6

When:  Thursdays 9:00 AM- 9:45 AM

Youth Programs

Youth Tennis

It’s time to get out on the season! Join your favorite High School Tennis players for weekday skills sessions and weekend game play.



Grades 3-4:

4:30pm-5:15pm at Davis Lane Tennis Courts. Wednesdays from September 12- Oct 13. Game play 9am-10am at Davis Lane on Saturdays.

Grades 5-8:

5:15pm-6pm at Davis Lane Tennis Courts. Wednesdays from September 12- Oct 13. Game play 10am-11am at Davis Lane on Saturdays.

Learn to Play Disc Golf

Learn to play Disc Golf will introduce kids to the game of Disc Golf in a fun, upbeat environment! Tony Bolduc, PE teacher at Pelham Elementary School, will be coming to Birch Park this fall to show us the ropes!

Who: Grades 1-8

Where: Birch Park Disc Golf Course

When: Saturdays (Sept. 15, 29, Oct. 6, 13)

Grades 1-4, 9am-10am

Grades 5-8, 10am-11am

Spanish Workshops

Welcome to Senora Rowley’s Spanish Extra Curricular Workshop!

These before-school sessions will provide basics for beginners and challenge the more advanced student.

Who: 1st-4th graders

When: 7:55-8:25am Wed. 11/7-12/19

Where: Wilkins School, Classroom TBA

Learn to Play Ukulele

Has your child wanted to learn an instrument, but you aren’t sure you are ready to commit to the expense?

Robert Allwarden, the music specialist at Wilkins, is introducing a brand-new program with Amherst Parks & Recreation: Learn to play the Ukulele!!

Who: 2nd-4th Graders*

Where: After school at Wilkins

When: Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15

Homeschool Science Classes

Amherst Recreation is pleased to offer a Science classroom experience to children from ages 5-15 at the Peabody Mill Environmental Center.

Our monthly classes are grouped as a series of three that follow a seasonal theme.

Open to ages 5-15

3rd Tuesday of every month

Birthday Parties at PMEC

Create amazing birthday memories this year with a Birthday Party for your child age 3-12 at the Peabody Mill Environment Center!

We have many themes to choose from!

Adult Programs

Adult Basketball

Adult basketball is an opportunity for men and women to play games in an open gym setting on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00-10:00 during the school year or Sundays from 8:30-1030am.

Couch to 5K

The Couch to 5K program will focus on training to safely build up strength and endurance to participate in a 5K (3.1 mile) race, whether the participant chooses to run, run/walk or walk the distance. The group format will provide guidance, camaraderie, and encouragement, both from our experienced runner coaching the program as well as your fellow participants.

When: Mondays/Wednesdays at 9am

Hiking and Yoga in Nature

Get ready for a fun and active morning of hiking, yoga and meditation. Build strength, endurance, flexibility and balance while exploring nature and finding peace in the outdoors.

The class will consist of a 45 minute guided kike on the PMEC trails with some stops for meditation and asanas, leading back to the pond for a 45 minute outdoor guided practice.

Class will meet at the kiosk in the PMEC parking lot at 9am on Sundays!

Power Barre

Power Barre is a ballet inspired fitness class that strengthens and tones the entire body.

The 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.

When: Tuesday & Thursday mornings 9:30-10:30 AM


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Tennis for Adults

Join us on the courts for adult tennis lessons! These lessons are for Beginner and/or Intermediate players. Please bring your own racquet and we will supply the tennis balls.

Who: Adults 18 and up

Where: Davis Lane Tennis Courts

When: Visit website for dates

True Potential

TRUE POTENTIAL is a program designed specifically for women which encompasses nutrition, result-based workouts and mindfulness. The workout is a high-intensity interval-based total body workout, which uses a cardio/strength/core format, ending with a moment of quiet reflection.



7:45-8:45am at PMEC on M/W/F

9:00-10:00am at PMEC on M/W/F

7:00-8:00pm at SHS on T/Th

Yoga for Adults

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

Full Moon Hikes

Come join us for a full moon hike led by a naturalist at PMEC! Fun activities along the trail for all ages. Have you ever hiked in the woods at night without a flashlight? If you are willing, we will give it a try! You will be amazed how well you can see in the full moonlight without one.

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




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