UPDATED: September 24, 2017

 

AMHERST RECREATION

DEPARTMENT

4 Cross Rd, Amherst, NH 03031

603 673-6248

Peabody Mill Environmental Center

66 Brook Road

603 673-1141

Birch Park Disc Golf

11 Baboosic Lake Road

Amherst Parks & Recreation

 

Birch Park Hours – Sun Up to Sun Down

This is an alcohol and tobacco free park.

This course is to be used at your own risk.

Safety First! Never throw when players are within range.

The game of Disc Golf consists of throwing a flying disc from the teeing area to a basket by means of a throw.  One stroke is counted each time the disc is thrown.  The winner is the golfer with the lowest score.

This course is still a work in progress.  Parks crews will be visible on the course.

Please either carry all trash out or place it in the provided trash cans.

Pre School Programming

I Love Nature

PMEC Coordinator Nicole has plans for taking children outside to explore and learn about the work we live in. Children will collect leaves, peer into ponds to look for tadpoles, take small hikes and learn through a hands-on approach. And please join us for our weekly hike that begins at 10:00am, directly after class. This hike is free of charge.

 

Who: Ages 3-6 and their caregivers

Where: PMEC

When: Thursdays 9:00 AM- 9:45 AM

Fee: R $15/NR $20

Tiny Toes Dance

Lets get groovy!

Our Tiny Toes Dance program is for girls and boys ages 3-5. In this 4 week program, students will get an intro to dance.

 

Where: Peabody Mill Environmental Center

When: Friday mornings 10:15-11am

Fee: $30R; $35NR

Tot Soccer

Our Tot Soccer is one of our most consistently popular programs, and continues to be coached by terrific instructors. We often have a waiting list, so sign up early!

 

Tuesday afternoons starting in

September!

Youth Programs

Fall Soccer (U4-U12)

Register for Fall Soccer with Amherst Recreation and your player will learn and develop soccer skills, sportsmanship and team spirit! All teams are volunteer-coached- please consider offering your time and talent. We offer various levels of soccer based on age groups. Boys and girls will play together in all leagues. Shin guards are required at all levels. All soccer ages are based upon 8/1/2017.

Fall Tennis

We will be adapting a fall tennis program starting in September. This program will consist of a practice day and a game day.

Visit our website for more info.

Fall Baseball

Don't let the game end! Extend your summer playing baseball in our developmental and competitive program. Teams will play against other towns.  Practices are one night a week with games on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Travel time for games will not exceed 45min/1hr. This league will start in September.

Fall Softball

Join girls ages 9-12 on the diamond for a game of softball. The goals are for the girls to learn the game, develop skills and have fun!

Please note: If we cannot field an Amherst only team, we will form a combined team with other surrounding towns.

Fall XC Team

Learn how to love running with our fabulous coaches and Cross Country program! This program will emphasize learning how to run cross country and include trail running. The program is open to athletes ages 7-18.

Compass of Writing

Writing fiction or non-fiction is easy, fun, and so rewarding - both to the writer and the reader!

Come learn the "compass" of good writing.

We will explore how to choose a topic that interests you, how to begin a story, how to research, decide on an audience, and reach a catchy conclusion.

 

Who: Ages 10-14

Where: PMEC; Moose Room

When: Mondays 9/25, 10/2, 10/16 (times vary)

Fee: $50R; $55NR

 

2D Game Maker

Create your own Mario-style video game with custom levels, players, sounds, and an epic boss! The only limit is your imagination.

 

Who: Grades 5-8

Where: Amherst Middle School Computer Lab

When: Wednesdays (9/20- 10/25) 6 weeks

Fee: $165R; $170NR

Junior Afterschool Jazzercise

For boys and girls in grades 1-4. Miss Maddi will walk students after school from Wilkins to Clark for class. This high energy dance program will strengthen their dance moves and boost their confidence!

 

Who: Boys and girls, grades 1-4

Where: Wilkins Art Room

When: Wednesday's from 3:30pm - 4:30pm starting in Sept.

Fee: $60R / $65NR

Home school Science Class at PMEC

Amherst Recreation is pleased to offer a Science classroom experience to children from ages 5-15 at the Peabody Mill Environmental Center, an environmental and science education center abutting almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land.

Classes are grouped as a series of three that follow a seasonal theme.

Safe Sitter Babysitting Course

Safe Sitter® is a medically-accurate, up-to-date babysitting course that teaches young teens life and safety skills. This course includes a copy of The Official Safe Sitter® Babysitter's Handbook for each registered participant which they will bring along on all accepted babysitting jobs.

 

New class on Tuesday, November 7th!

Spanish Workshop

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.

 

Who: 1st-4th graders

When: 7:55-8:25am Wednesdays 11/1-12/20

Where: Wilkins School, Classroom TBA

JR First Lego League

Get pumped for the FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. 2017/2018 season. In the AQUA ADVENTURESM Challenge, more than 40,000 children will navigate the uncharted waters of this important resource.

We will start a program once we have 4-6 registered. Dates/Times TBD by group.

Yoga For Kids

Yoga for kids is back! Join Leslie on Tuesdays this fall to develop confidence, self-awareness, and calming techniques. Please note: pick up for yoga will be at Clark School this year. Classes begin September 12th.

Yoga for Middle School

This class engages students with fun and cooperative activities and games that fosters the importance of collaborating and problem solving. Wednesdays at the Amherst Middle School, starting September 13th.

Ukulele for Beginners

Who: 2nd-4th Graders

Where: After school at Wilkins Elementary

When: Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15

Why: Because the Ukulele is Cool, Portable, Relatively Inexpensive, and FUN!

Fee: $75R, $85NR

Theater Classes

Youth Theater Camps (6-10 years)

Masked Theater

In this class the students will learn about various styles of masked theater and character masks, design and create their own characters and masks, and explore movement and performance technique required for masked performance.

 

When: Saturdays Sept 23-Nov 11

Who:   Ages 6-9 from 8:45-9:45

            Ages 9-12 From 10:00-11:00

Where: PMEC, 66 Brook Road

Fee:    $90 Res, $100 Non-Res

 

YES, AND...SCENE! 8 Week Session

Are you familiar with "Who's Line Is It Anyway"? That is exactly what this improvisation class is all about. It may seem like fun and games, but comedy is hard work.We will run a practice set week 7 in preparation for a "Friends and Family Improv Night" in week 8!

 

Who and When:

Adult Improv 18+,

Mondays 6:30-7:30pm, 9/27-11/15

Teen Improv 12-17,

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 pm Sept 2-Nov 18

Where: Souhegan High School

Fee: $80 Res, $90 Non-Res

 

Adult Fitness and Activities

NEW!! Cardio Kickboxing

Cardio Kickboxing is a boxing inspired cardio fitness class that will elevate the heart rate while having fun.  It is an amazing aerobic experience that utilizes martial arts based kickboxing techniques to increase muscular strength, cardiovascular conditioning, coordination, and balance.

 

When: Wednesday Evenings and Thursday Mornings

YOGA for Adults

We offer 3 class options for Adult Yoga with long-time instructor, Leslie Formby. Please visit our website for a more detailed listing. Classes begin September 12th.

TRUE POTENTIAL

is a program designed specifically for women which encompasses nutrition, result-based workouts and mindfulness.

 

New session starts in September! Morning and evening options available

Mack Hill Riding Academy presents--Fitness by Riding, Especially for Women!

This program is geared specifically for women!

 

Where: Mack Hill Riding Academy

Fee: $160 (includes 4, 1 hour lessons)

Tennis Lessons for Adults

Join us on the courts for adult tennis lessons!

 

What: Adult Tennis Lessons

Where: Davis Lane Tennis Courts

When: Click HERE

Fee: $42R; $50NR

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 at Amherst Middle School.

Adult Volleyball

Adult volleyball is an opportunity for men and women to play in an open gym setting on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 8-10pm during the school calendar year at the Amherst Middle School.

NEW! DIY Wood Shop Home Décor

Working with power tools can be intimidating, but learning how to operate them opens a world of DIY and custom décor. We will make a “reclaimed” wood display board to hang on your wall.

 

When: Saturday, October 14th 10am-1pm NEW!!

Learn to Knit

Amherst Recreation is thrilled to be offering a learn to knit program this fall. Knitters will meet on Wednesdays from 6-7:30pm at the Recreation Office. Projects offered are: cowl, fingerless gloves, and a winter hat. All materials are included. Visit our website to learn more!

All Ages

Adult/Youth Horse Back Riding

This program is open to ages 5 and up. This program includes 4 one hour weekly lessons.

 

4 Week sessions are now open for registration!

Fee: $160 (includes 4, 1 hour lessons)

Trips!

Trip- Monthly Lunch Trips

Let's eat our way through New England this year with our Monthly lunch Trips! Join the Amherst Recreation crew as we depart for some local lunch outings. We will meet at  10:30am  at the Walmart in Amherst, NH on the first Tuesday of every month for a different luncheon outing around NE!

Please see our schedule by visiting our website or calling 673-6248

Trip-Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise

There is no better way to see NH than a cruise aboard the Mount Washington on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. We will be traveling to Laconia, NH on Sunday, October 15th for a Sunday champagne brunch and Fall Foliage Cruise.

 

What: Mt. Washington Champagne Brunch

Where: Laconia, NH

When: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Depart: Meet at the front of Souhegan High School at 10:30am

Fee: $60R; $65NR

Trip-Anything Goes, the Musical

We are heading to the Palace theater on Thursday, November 9th! Join us as we  spend a night out for dinner and a live show. We will depart the Walmart Parking lot in Amherst, NH at 4pm and head to the Farm for dinner at 4:45pm. Once we are through, we will head to the Palace theater for a 7:30pm show.

 

Who:18+

When: Thursday, November 9th

Where: Palace Theater

Fee: $50R; $55NR

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