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UPDATED: August 12, 2019

 

AMHERST RECREATION

DEPARTMENT

4 Cross Rd, Amherst, NH 03031

603 673-6248

Peabody Mill Environmental Center

66 Brook Road

603 673-1141

Fall Sports Registration is Now Open

We said goodbye to our Baboosic Lake and Outdoor Discovery campers last week and want to thank you all for a wonderful summer. The lake and trail are still open, so soak up as much as you can before fall!

Speaking of fall, many fall programs and trips are now open for registration.

Senior Citizen Survey

The Town of Amherst wants to hear from our Senior Citizens to learn more about your concerns and needs in order to help improve your quality of life. Please follow the link below to take a quick, confidential survey.

Town of Amherst Senior Citizen Survey

Boomers and Beyond BBQ

On Wednesday September 18th at 11:30am, join the Amherst Parks and Recreation staff for a Barbecue and Pontoon Boat Rides. This event is FREE for all Amherst Senior Citizens.

Reservations are requested, please call 603-673-6248.

Trips

Freeport Fall Festival

The Amherst Rec Dept is headed to the Freeport Fall Festival!

This is the perfect trip for those who love:

  • craft fairs
  • handmade gifts
  • life music
  • local food
  • LL Bean

Friday, October 4th. 9am-5pm

Adults Only...

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.

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

Adult Mountain Biking Trip

Enjoy the some of the best mountain biking in the country while spending time with fellow riders. 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.

Sept 20-22nd, Kingdom Trails

 

Please bookmark this page and check back often. Updates are posted periodically or soon after we receive them.

Youth Programs

Fall Youth Soccer

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.

Who: Ages 3-13

When: Games/practices begin 9/7

Where: Wilkins Field

Fall Baseball

Don’t let the game end! Minors, Majors, and Babe Ruth players: you can extend your baseball season by participating in Fall Ball. Practices are one night a week with games on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Teams will play against other towns and travel time for games will not exceed 45min/1hr. This league will start in September.

Fall Softball

Join 10U and 12U girls on the diamond for a game of softball. Whether you are looking to learn the basics or are ready for some fun and competition there is a spot for you on one of our many teams. The goals are for the girls to learn the game, develop skills and have fun!

SOFTBALL SUMMER CAMP

Batter Up!! Who’s ready for another year of Summer Softball Camp? If you have ever wanted to try softball or want to hone your skills, this is the camp for you!

Dates: Aug 19- Aug 23, 9am-12pm

Kids on Bikes

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 10/1-10/22

Archery

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

Tennis

It’s time to get out on the courts. Coach Rick Katzenberg and many Souhegan High School players will be there to brush up your skills and improve your game.

Adult Exercise

Barre

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

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

Tennis

Tennis Lessons for beginners and intermediate players right in town.The program will be tailored to the level of the students while improving the five basic shots.

All Ages Classes

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.

Baboosic Lake Town Beach Information

Baboosic Lake staffed hours:

Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 7pm

Weekdays: 9am – 7pm

New in 2019:

On Weekends and Holidays; Baboosic Lake Town Beach will be open only to Amherst Residents and their guests and Season Pass holders and their guests. Guests are required to pay either the resident or the non-resident gate fee and must also be accompanied by an Amherst Resident or Season Pass holder for the duration of their visit.  All Amherst Residents are welcome to use the beach but must provide some form of proof of residency to gain access.

Beach Staffed Hrs Change on Aug 19th

Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 7pm

Weekdays: 9am - 7pm

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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