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Baseball Camp

The Next Level Youth Developmental Basketball Camp is coming to Amherst this summer! Join us for a week of non stop basketball to tone your skills in the off season. Camp will take place inside the Amherst Middle School Gym.

Campers should expect a high energy, fast pace and fun agenda for the week. Campers will be challenged and engaged. The camp will focus on overall skill development through instruction and positive competition. The camp will also include fitness and agility development. Sessions will be Monday-Friday 9am-2pm. Free shoot/drop off will be open at 8:30am. Campers will need lunch, snacks and water, and a clean pair of gym shoes. A Camp tshirt will be provided.

Camp Details Grades 3-5

Who: Boys Entering Grades 3-5

Where: Amherst Middle School Gym

When: July 8-12 from 9am-2pm

Fee: $150R; $160NR

Camp Details Grades 6-9

Who: Boys Entering Grades 6-9

Where: Amherst Middle School Gym

When: June 24-28 from 9am-2pm

Fee: $150R; $160NR

Min of 12/ Max of 30 per session

Saber Hoops Basketball Camp For Boys

The 16th Annual Saber Hoops Basketball Camp is being run by Mike Facques (coach of back to back SHS Championships ‘03 and ‘04) and Will Facques (coach of a runner-up Amherst travel team, former SHS athlete and student at Virginia Military Institute).

The major goal of the camp is to help kids develop a passion for the great game of basketball and help them increase their skills.  We will create a positive environment with the proper balance of instruction, competition, and fun.

In addition to teaching the fundamentals of the game, each day will feature time for game play.

Who: Boys in Grades 5-8

When: July 8th-12th

Time: Mon-Thurs, 9am-2pm

Fri, 9am-12pm

Fee: $195 R, $218 NR

Players may be dropped off for open free shoot at 8:30am.

Eagles Basketball Camp for Girls Grade 4-9

Join Amherst Middle School’s own Coach Rodon in this all-around skill development camp for girls entering grades 4th through 9th. This unique camp utilizes decision training drills to help players improve their ball handling, shooting, decision making, and all around offensive & defensive skills. The camp is challenging yet fun for all skill levels. Players will gain valuable insight on what is to be expected in order to perform at the middle school and high school level.

Who: Girls entering Grades 4-6

When: July 15th-19th. 8:30am-2:00pm

Where: Amherst Middle School Gym

Fee: $195R $205NR

Who: Girls entering Grades 7-9

When: July 22nd-26th. 8:30am-2:00pm

Where: Amherst Middle School Gym

Fee: $195R $205NR

Youth Programs

Baboosic Lake Swim Lessons

Take advantage of our American Red Cross swim lessons. Our lead instructors are ARC Water Safety certified.

Swim lessons are scheduled for a 30 minute time period between 10am-2:00PM, Monday - Thursday at Baboosic Lake. Classes will be held in the rain but not during a thunder storm. Friday will be the makeup date in the event classes are canceled Monday-Thursday.

Private Swim Lessons: One on one in water instruction will be provided and our instructor will work with you to meet your swimming goals. We will NOT be able to split a lesson between 2 students. This program is available for all ages and abilities. Space is limited and will be available on a first come first serve basis, based on the availability of instructors. Private lessons will be offered each of the three sessions at both 9:00am-9:30am and 9:30am-10:00am.

Swim Lesson Sessions:

Session 1 - June 17 - June 27

Session 2 - July 1 - July 11 (No class July 4th, Make-up held Friday July 12)

Session 3 - July 16- July 25

Session 4 - July 29- August 8

In case of cancellations due to severe weather, Fri will be the make-up day

Baboosic Lake Swim Team

Join the Baboosic Lake Swim Team!!

Our team is a seasonal swim team offering coaching, technique and instruction for all ages and abilities. Swimmers do not need to have a season’s pass in order to swim on the Baboosic Lake team. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills in order to achieve success at his or her level of ability, make new friends and have a great deal of fun!

Swim Team is open to all ability levels ages 4 to 19. Participants must be able to float on their front.

Swim team opens with the first practice on June 18th. Practice is 9am -10 am Monday through Friday at Baboosic Lake. The meet schedule will be put on line as soon as it is finalized. Team swim suits can be ordered the first week of practice.

NEW this year!! Every participant will be receiving a Baboosic Lake Swim Team tshirt, and a Baboosic Lake swim cap as part of your registration fee.

Please call the office if you are registering for a Season Beach Pass- Swim team families are eligible for a one-time $15 discount, available through the office.

Sandlot Lacrosse

Dust the sticks off and get your helmet and pads out for some spring lacrosse. This Recreational Lacrosse program is geared for the 5th and 6th grade boy who wants to improve on their skills with drills in an informal format. The program will include practices a couple times a week and a plan is being set in place to scrimmage a couple organizations with similar programs. This Recreational program is geared towards those who just want to get out and play Lacrosse. It is not meant to be a competitive “travel style” program. If you are looking for more than Sand Lot Lacrosse, we recommend you join one of the private lacrosse clubs in the area.

Participants will need to have their own stick and protective equipment including, helmet, mouth guard, shoulder pads, gloves, arm pads, cleats, and a cup. Practices will start when fields become available (mid-April).

Who: Boys 5th-6th grade

When: Practices starting in mid-April

Days: Mondays and Wednesdays

Time: 5:30pm - 7pm

Cost: $65 Res, $75 Non Res

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

Youth Softball

Come join girls ages 5-12 on the softball diamond. Practices will be held Monday-Friday in the evenings with weekend and some weekday games. Please see below for information on specific age groups, including season dates and late fees.

Shirts are provided for all levels. Grey uniform pants and socks (for rookies, minors and majors) are participants’ responsibility. Amherst Rec Department provides a variety of bats for each team

Youth Baseball

Batter up! Baseball is open for players 5-15 years old. Practices will be held Monday - Friday in the evenings with weekend games. Older ages will have weekday games as well. Please see below for information on specific groups including season dates and late fees.

Shirts and hats are provided for all levels. Grey uniform pants and socks (for rookies, minors and majors) are participants’ responsibility. Amherst Rec Department provides a variety of bats for each team, but if you want to purchase your own, please check out the baseball bats approved by Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken League HERE.

Screenings are on March 9th and more information will be sent out closer to the date. All players are required to attend screenings.

Baseball divisions are based on participant’s age on April 30, 2019.

Four Square League @ Wilkins

Attention all Four Square Masters: Beginning May 2nd, there will be weekly four square matches at Wilkins from 3:30-4:30. Whether you want to learn, want to improve, or want to be the ultimate four square champion, all are invited. Please bring closed-toe shoes and a water bottle.

We will meet in the multipurpose room after school on the after-school activities side of the curtain.

Who: 1st-4th Graders

When: Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 *in case of rain, Four Square will be pushed to the following Friday

Where: Wilkins School

Fee: $20R $25NR

Fee Includes: snacks and all equipment

Kindergarten Soccer

Do you have a Kindergartener that loves to play soccer? Come join us!

K-soccer will meet Tuesdays right after school gets out at Clark (3:15PM) and walk to Spaulding field. Soccer will run for 5 sessions starting the first week in May. Coaches Sarah Barrett and Liz Larson will host practices that are a blend of fun games to introduce kids to the fundamentals of soccer and scrimmages.

Bring shin guards, a light snack and water! Sneakers are ok.

Who: Kindergarteners at Clark

When: Tuesdays 3:15 PM- 4:15 PM

Where: Instructors will walk kids from Clark to Spaulding.

Pick up: Spaulding Field

Fee: $25R $30NR

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!

Click HERE to view our new themes!

Yoga for Kids

Yoga helps kids develop confidence, self-awareness, and calming techniques. Yoga skills learned at a young age can help children as they grow and mature by giving them resources to draw on as they encounter the challenges of growing up.

This class provides each student with movement, music, creativity, self-reflection and cooperative experiences. Children are taught yoga poses in a fun, playful way that encourages children to move, get stronger and understand how that happens in the poses. Cooperative games are also played to encourage movement, interaction and fun!

Leslie will pick students up after school in the lobby and oversee a snack-time while waiting for any students coming from outside the school. The program will take place in a Wilkins classroom, and perhaps outside weather permitting. Snack is included!

Who: Grades 1-4

When: New sessions start on 3/26

Time: 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Location: Wilkins School

Fee: $40 Res, $45 Non-Res

 

Register for Summer Camp Now!!

Baboosic Lake Summer Camp and Outdoor Discovery Camp: Spaces are starting to fill up so if you wait too long you may not get your first choice on weeks of camp.

Summer Camp Sampler - The idea behind this is to allow families to be able to switch between Outdoor Discovery Camp and Baboosic Lake Summer Camp. A great option for those who spend the entire summer with us. Please call the Recreation Office for more details or look for updates on our facebook page or website.

Kids on Bikes

There is nothing better than getting dismissed from school and heading out on the trail for an afternoon of riding. Participants will be able to ride a wide variety of trails in the Amherst region including some time at the pump track to get started.

 

Participants will need:

• A bike shop quality mountain bike

(no low cost bikes)

• Helmet

• comfortable riding clothing (no jeans)

• at least 1 liter of water (to be carried by the participant)

• trail snacks

We will depart from AMS at the end of school and return to Birch Park by 5pm for parent pick up.

We will need a minimum of 5 kids to run this program max is 10. This program will act a great introduction to our overnight Kingdom Trails trip happening in the summer.

Who: AMS Students

When: Tuesdays 5/7 - 5/28 (6/4 rain make up date)

Time: 2:20pm - 5pm

Pick Up Location: Birch Park @5pm

Fee: $32 Res; $42 NR

Adult Trip to Kingdom Trails

Enjoy the some of the best mountain biking in the country while spending time with fellow riders both on and off the trail. Accommodations will be at the Kingdom Farm Lodge where you will be able to relax, shower, and clean/fix your bike after a long days ride. We will take care of breakfast and Saturday Night’s dinner.

Riders can arrive anytime on Friday and ride. Or come up after work. Friday night we will have a meet up at Mike’s Tiki Bar located in the heart of East burke and eat at one of the many food trucks located in the parking area.  Saturday and Sunday will be all about riding. Many of us have a lot of riding time at Kingdom so if you need some advice on where to ride or where to have lunch, we will be sure to guide you in that direction.

After Breakfast on Sunday, we will plan to get one last ride in and folks can head home when they need to.

For those who do not have a Kingdom Season Pass, please click on the link below to fill out the liability waiver form so we can pick up your riding ticket.

Who: Adults 21 and older

When: September 20-22, 2019

Where: Kingdom Trails, East Burke VT

Fee: $185pp Residents, or $205pp Non-Residents

Fee includes: 2 nights lodging, breakfast (Saturday and Sunday), riding fees, bike shuttling, & Saturday Night Dinner.

If you would like to rent a bike for riding at Kingdom Trails, please contact https://eastburkesports.com/

Youth trip to Kingdom Trails

Welcome to your 3 day adventure! This trip will consist of some of the best mountain biking in the northeast, camping in northern Vermont and three full days of adventure with co-riders. Amherst Parks and Rec will be heading to Kingdom Trails for another year. This trip will consist of two leaders and a maximum of 13 participants. All participants must have trail riding experience and be able to ride long distances without many breaks.

Camping will be at Camp Kent. We will be taking over all of Camp Kent and have direct access to the Kingdom trails from our campsite. We will also be close to swimming holes near East Burke and the ice cream shop.

The trip fee includes riding admission, transportation, camping fees, and meals (excluding lunch on the first day).

Trip Details:

Who: Rising 5th graders and up

When: June 18-20

Where: East Burke, VT

Departure: 7am on June 18th from Birch Park (11 Baboosic Lake Road)

Return: Around 5pm at Birch Park

Fee: $85R; $105NR

If you have a season pass to Kingdom Trails, please call the recreation office for a $15 discount on the trip.

Baboosic Lake Town Beach

Baboosic Lake info and Season Pass Options

Baboosic Lake Town Beach is the place to be during the summer in Amherst. Families or individuals can take advantage of our beautiful waterfront by swimming, boating, picnicking or eating lunch at the Snack Shack. Purchasing a Baboosic Lake Season Pass allows users the ease of entering the beach without having to carry money with you and also provides huge savings for the amount of days you or your family will be spending at the beach. Non-resident pass holders are allowed access to the beach during weekends and holidays as well.

Baboosic Lake offers kayak and paddle board rentals as well. We also have 12 spaces for seasonal boat storage that is close the the water’s edge.

We are Hiring

The Amherst Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for Summer Staff Positions. These positions include: Camp Counselors, Lifeguards, Gate Guards, and Concessions Staff. Applicants must be able to work nights and weekends. Preference will be given to staff who can commit to schedules and have minimal summer vacations between June 10th and August 16th. The Town Of Amherst is an EOE. To apply, fill out application by following the link. You can call or email Recreation Director Craig Fraley at cfraley@amherstnh.gov or 603-673-6248.

Summer Camps

Half day and Full Day options available.

Click here for more information

Outdoor Discovery Mini Camp

Sparking joy, creativity and curiosity through exploring the natural world. Hands-on discovery through the senses for ages 4-5. Nature based crafts each day. Campers will take part in various activities, sports, crafts, and water play geared around a new theme each week!

Who: Ages 4&5

What: 8:30am-12:30pm

Where: PMEC

When: Week 1 6/17-6/21

      Week 2 6/24-6/28

      Week 3 7/1-7/5

(NOTE: There is No Program on July 4th)

      Week 4 7/8-7/12

      Week 5 7/15-7/19

      Week 6 7/22-7/26

Outdoor Discovery Camp

This summer, Outdoor Discover Camp is excited to offer a fun-filled camp focused on exploring the great outdoors and encouraging an appreciation for the natural environment. Amy Hull, PMEC Coordinator and her fun, creative staff is looking forward to making 2019 the most memorable summer ever!

Outdoor Discovery Camp is committed to exploring and creating lots of outside fun! Each day, campers will take part in various activities, sports, hiking, crafts, and water play geared around that week’s theme.

Who: Entering grades 1-8

What: Outdoor Discovery Camp, M-F 9-4pm (extended care is also available)

Where: Peabody Mill Environmental Center

When: June 17th - August 9th

Baboosic Lake Summer Camp

Are you ready for a summer of craziness, memories and laughs. Each day campers will be greeted by our energetic counselors and have the opportunity to play a variety of games, swim and make a craft with their friends. Special events are planned in conjunction with our weekly themes to round out the summer of fun. Whether it be building a cardboard boat, cooking pancakes over and open fire, weaving a friendship bracelet or a camper/counselor tug o war match, be prepared for goofy, super fun, days with high-energy activities at Baboosic Lake Summer Camp!

Who: Grades 1-8

When: June 17-August 9th

Where: Baboosic Lake Town Beach

Time: 9am - 3pm (extended day options available.)

Adventure Teen Camp

Our ever popular Adventure Teen Camp (ATC) is back for its 4th year! This time with the addition of even more adventures!

New this summer we will be offering 2 week sessions, each session providing a unique experience. The sessions will be offered to rising 8th & 9th graders. Sign up for 1 session or BOTH! Campers will have fun with friends, all the while enhancing their community service skills, building stronger relationships, and being a part of a rewarding camp experience. This camp is based on leadership and management skills that will prepare teens for the future.

Who: Rising 7th - 9th graders

Where: Based out of PMEC

When:

Session #1 July 22 – August 2

Session #2 Aug 5 – Aug 16

Leap Up! Dance Camp

Step out of the sunlight and into the spotlight…get ready to dance with us this summer! During this week-long dance camp, campers will be introduced to various styles of dance including Funky Jazz, Contemporary, Hip/Hop, Classic Jazz, Modern/Improv and more. Every day will consist of a morning warm up, technique, and choreography. Campers will end each day with a new fun routine! Daily options are also available as space allows. Campers should arrive by 9am ready to move. Pick up is promptly at 1pm. Please have your camper(s) wear comfortable clothing that they are able to move in with hair pulled back. Jeans/baggy clothing should be avoided. Layered attire recommended.

Campers of all skill level welcome!

Who: Boys and Girls Rising Grades 1-5

What: Leap Up! Dance Camp

When: July 8-July 12

Time: 9am-1pm

Where: AMS Café

Fee: Daily: $40R; $50NR

       Weekly: $135R; $145NR

Cheer Camp

Are you ready to jump, cheer, dance and stunt? Have fun learning and improving on the fundamentals of cheerleading at the Amherst Recreation Cheer Camp.

This camp is for boys and girls who want to learn more about cheer as well as current cheerleaders. Local staff teaches creative dances, cheers, partner stunts, proper safety and technique, and more! Instruction is age appropriate with a focus on fun. This spirited camp provides the participants with camp T-shirt, cheer bow and a certificate of completion if registered by June 1st. Join the fun and cheer it up!

Who: Campers: entering grades 1-6/ CIT’s: entering grades 7-8

Where:  AMS Flat Fields #4

When: June 17-June 21 from 9am-2pm

Fee: Campers: $125R; $135NR/ CIT: $75R; $85N

 

UPDATED: April 20. 2019

 

AMHERST RECREATION

DEPARTMENT

4 Cross Rd, Amherst, NH 03031

603 673-6248

Peabody Mill Environmental Center

66 Brook Road

603 673-1141

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Toddler Programs

Tot Soccer

Tot Soccer is for 3-5 year olds who will be introduced to the basic building blocks of soccer including dribbling, passing and kicking 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.

Players are asked to wear sneakers and bring a water bottle.

Sessions are limited to 12 participants, and need 6 for the program to run.

Tiny Toes Dance

Join us on Friday mornings for Tiny Toes Dance! This program is open to boys and girls ages 3-5 and will give students an intro to dance. Located at PMEC. Let’s get groovy!

When: Fridays 10:15-11am

Start Smart Baseball (ages 3-4)

We are excited to offer Start Smart Baseball for boys and girls ages 3-4 again this year! “Start Smart Programs, created by the National Alliance for Youth Sports, help kids get ready for sports…and succeed in life. It is an innovative step-by-step approach that builds confidence and self-esteem in a fun and safe sports environment.”

This once a week program is an opportunity for children to be introduced to the game with the support and presence of a parent. Sessions will last one hour for six weeks. Skills will build with every session and exercises will become more challenging as the program progresses.

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

Trips

Trip to the Red Sox

Enjoy an evening out at Fenway Park and leave the driving to us. We will head into Boston to watch the 2018 World Series Champions. There will be time for you to get a bite to eat and enjoy the pre-game activities. Seats are limited so please register early. Seats are located in section 24 row 12.

Participants must be comfortable walking 5 city blocks to participate on this trip.

Who: Families and Individuals (Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

When: See Dates Below

Game Time: 7:10pm

Departure Time: 3:30pm, Meet at Birch Park, 11 Baboosic Lake Road

Fee:$95 Res $110 Non Res

(Fee includes Ticket and Transportation)

Adult Trip to Kingdom Trails

Enjoy the some of the best mountain biking in the country while spending time with fellow riders both on and off the trail. Accommodations will be at the Kingdom Farm Lodge where you will be able to relax, shower, and clean/fix your bike after a long days ride. We will take care of breakfast and Saturday Night’s dinner.

Riders can arrive anytime on Friday and ride. Or come up after work. Friday night we will have a meet up at Mike’s Tiki Bar located in the heart of East burke and eat at one of the many food trucks located in the parking area.  Saturday and Sunday will be all about riding. Many of us have a lot of riding time at Kingdom so if you need some advice on where to ride or where to have lunch, we will be sure to guide you in that direction.

After Breakfast on Sunday, we will plan to get one last ride in and folks can head home when they need to.

For those who do not have a Kingdom Season Pass, please click on the link below to fill out the liability waiver form so we can pick up your riding ticket.

Who: Adults 21 and older

When: September 20-22, 2019

Where: Kingdom Trails, East Burke VT

Fee: $185pp Residents, or $205pp Non-Residents

Fee includes: 2 nights lodging, breakfast (Saturday and Sunday), riding fees, bike shuttling, & Saturday Night Dinner.

If you would like to rent a bike for riding at Kingdom Trails, please contact https://eastburkesports.com/

Adult Exercise

Barre & Pilates

Pilates is a full body-conditioning program comprised of a series of approximately 500 designed movements performed primarily on a mat. Pilates improves strength, flexibility, balance, control and muscular symmetry. The rhythmic exercises promote elongated and toned muscles, and are noted for developing abdomen, lower back and buttocks strength, and create a strong body core.   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.

When: Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am

Where: PMEC, 66 Brook Road

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. Barre targets those hard to reach problem areas while leaving you feeling strong and healthy, and  is a great addition to any cardio regiment and very beneficial to runners looking to strengthen their leg and core muscles.

When:  Thursdays 9:30-10:30am, Saturdays 8:30-9:30am

Where: Peabody Mill Environment Center (66 Brook Rd)

Choose the Barre/Pilates Combo and receive a two class discount!

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.

Three class times:

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

New Sessions starting 1/7/19

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 Zumba

Zumba® is a dance fitness program designed for all level of group exercise participants. All moves will be kept simple and engaging to keep you sweating and having fun.

Our instructor is Cheryl Sturt-Vail. She has 25 years experience with group exercise training and 10 with Zumba. She is able to break down all types of dance styles to make it easy for all people to enjoy and master.

Adult Programs

Ukulele For Adults

Why let the kids have all the fun?

Robert Allwarden, Music Specialist at Wilkins Elementary and local performer, will introduce adults to the basics of Ukulele!

Participants will learn the basic chords and receive sheet music with simple songs to begin playing. No prior knowledge is necessary, but if you have a beginning knowledge of ukulele, you are welcome to join us!

All materials will be provided, including ukuleles. If you have one, bring it along, but if you do not, he has plenty to lend. If you wish to practice at home, you will need your own instrument.

Instruction will take place at Souhegan High School. Please meet him in the Annex Conference room, located on the second floor of the Annex, room number #222.

We need a minimum of 5 students, with a maximum of 15.

Who: Adults

When: Tuesdays, 3/26-4/30

Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Fee $75 R, $85 NR

Tabletop Miniature Wargaming

Welcome to a collaborative effort between tabletop gamers and makers in their element. Join us for a day of gaming!

Morning session 10am-1pm

Break for lunch 1pm-2pm

Afternoon session 2pm - 5pm

(Price includes both sessions)

Definition of Tabletop Miniature Wargaming:

Miniature wargaming is a form of wargaming which incorporates miniature figures, miniature armor and modeled terrain as the main components of play and which was first invented at the beginning of the 19th century in Prussia. Like other types of wargames, they can be generally considered to be a type of simulation game, generally about tactical combat, as opposed to computer and board wargames which have greater variety in scale.

Game masters will have larger than life “board” games setup depicting History, Fantasy and Science Fiction. Many of the terrain elements you will see on these boards can be (and some were) made right here in the Makerspace! If this event gains popularity We may add some workshops, round tables and presentations at future game days.

Who: All ages

When: Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Where: Amherst Makerspace at the Amherst Middle School

Fee: $5 residents, $10 non-residents

Fee Includes: Admission to both the morning and afternoon gaming sessions, tours of the Makerspace, all materials, knowledge from game masters

Weekly Card and Domino Games

Weekly Card Games have begun at Parkhurst Place on Thursdays at 1 PM. Feel free to join a group or bring your own cards and start a new one. This is an excellent way to meet people and be involved in a great community.

Who: Seniors

Where: Parkhurst Place, 11 Veterans Rd. Amherst

Fee: Free!

Parking: In the guest lot near the entry sign

**If school is closed due to bad weather, the card game session will be canceled as well

Ladies Rock Climbing Night

Have you ever wanted to try rock climbing? Have you been climbing for years, but haven’t taken the time for yourself? If you are looking for a new hobby, new friends, or something to do on Tuesday nights, look no further than our Ladies Climbing Night with Amherst Rec. Women (18+) of all rock climbing experience levels are welcome to this 4 week program to learn basic climbing skills and technique. You will love the positive and empowering environment!

Minimum of 4 participants, maximum of 12

Who: Women 18+

When: Tuesdays 4/16 - 5/14

There will be no class on 4/23.

Time: 6:30pm - 8pm

Where: Souhegan High School Mini Gym. TBD on doors to enter through

Fee: $55 R, $65 NR

Fee Includes: Harness for the night, belay lessons, instruction from certified and experienced climbers

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 it...it ain’t broke.

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

 

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