UPDATED: February 20, 2017




4 Cross Rd, Amherst, NH 03031

603 673-6248

Peabody Mill Environmental Center

66 Brook Road

603 673-1141

2017 FUN Pass Coupon Book

Coupons, Discounts and Deals

for Family Amusement and Kid-Friendly Attractions in New England

including: Story Land, Boston Boat Duck Tours, Davis Farm Land/Megamaze, Canobie Lake Park, LEGOLAND and more!!!

Price: $35

Call our office at 673-6248 to purchase or to inquire for more info!


Trip- Feb. Vacation trip to Cannon Mt.


Who: Grades 5 and up (may be younger than grade 5 if a parent/guardian is traveling with you)

Where: Drop Off/Pick Up at AMS

When: Feb. 28. Drop Off 7:30am; Pick Up at 5:30

Fee: $25R; $30 NR (includes transportation AND lift Ticket)

Monthly Diner Trips

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

Adult Fitness and Activities

NEW Karate for Adults-Amherst Karate Studio

Women’s Self Defense Course

This class will cover all defense strategies and tactics for a variety of situations, as well as segment on verbal de escalation and pre-fight indicators.

Adult Yellow Belt Program (15 Weeks)

It’s the new year...so why not try something new!? A typical karate class can use up to 600 different muscles in your body.

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)

Art Explorations: Speed Art Journal

Do you think you aren’t creative, but want to develop it? Do you know you’re creative, but feel stuck in a rut? Try this fast paced art journal workshop.


Who: Adults 18 and up

When: March 11 from 1pm-4pm

Fee: $40R; $45NR

       $5 Materials Fee


In 45 minutes, you “lengthen, strengthen, box and sweat”! This is the time to try something new and create an improved YOU!

Wednesdays evenings and Saturdays Mornings. New session starts 2/22!

Barre Body

Barre fitness classes are sweeping the nation, and for good reason! Barre is a very effective strengthening, lengthening and toning class consisting of full body ballet-inspired exercises.  It mixes elements of ballet, Pilates, yoga and functional training.

Mondays and Thursday evenings.

New session starts 3/6!

Yoga for Adults

We offer three class options for Adult Yoga with long-time instructor, Leslie Formby. Choose the one that works for your schedule!

New sessions start 3/7!






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

This program is geared specifically for women! Join the Mack Hill riding crew as they introduce you to the wonderful world of horses, while creating a lifelong passion. Riders will get a great workout in, all while having FUN. This program includes 4 one hour weekly lessons.


Who: Women 18+

What: Fitness by Riding

Where: Mack Hill Riding Academy

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

True Potential

A program owned by Laura Kimball, is

designed specifically for women

which encompasses nutrition, result-based workouts and mindfulness.

Zumba Gold®

(Low Impact for Beginners)

Perfect for beginners and folks over 50...this is a “kinder, gentler Zumba®.” Laugh! Dance! Love your Body! With no need to be perfect, this feels joyous...like dancing in your living room with all your “crazy” friends!

New sessions starts 3/6!

Adult Volleyball

Adult Volleyball is open for registration!

Program meets Tu/Th evenings from 8-10pm at AMS.

Adult Basketball

Adult Basketball is open for registration! Program meets M/W evenings from 8-10pm at AMS.

Youth Programs

Paint and Sip, for Kids!

Who: Grades K-5

What: Paint and Sip (juice) with the Art Happens Studio!

Where: Peabody Mill Environmental Center

When: Monday, Feb. 27th from 10am-12noon

Fee: $20 per student R; $25NR

February Vacation Discovery Camp

February School Vacation will be here before you know it! What better way to spend it then take part in a fun-filled week at camp.

Dates: February 27- March 3 (8:30-4pm)

Fee: $45R/$50NR daily, or $175R/$185NR weekly

After School Karate- Grades 1-4

Get a quality karate class right after school at Wilkins Elementary! Take a five week course, or sign up for all three and receive your yellow belt. This is a 1 hour program, for 5 weeks from 3:15-4:15pm.

Art Explorations: Artist Notebook For Homeschoolers

Who: Grades 5 and up

What: Water Color for Homeschoolers; Series 1

Where: PMEC, Upstairs lab

When: Thursdays, March 9- March 30 from 1pm-2:30pm

Fee: $60R; $65NR

**Supplies must be purchased on your own

Homeschool Science Classes At PMEC!

Amherst Recreation is pleased to offer a Science classroom experience to children from ages 3-15 at the Peabody Mill Environmental Center.

Each class will have a hands-on piece and group projects will be included to build team-working skills.

Lets Create Symmetry

Discover and explore the creative art that can be accomplished with symmetry!


Who: Grades 3-4

When: Mondays/Wednesdays 6:10-7:10pm

Art FUNdamentals

Who: Grades 1-2

When: Mondays/Wednesdays 5-6pm

Both Beginning in Feb.!



Softball Clinics at AMS

Mondays in March!

Come get a jump on the Softball Season with a 4 week skills, drills and activities program geared to develop your softball abilities. The clinic is run by experienced coaches with assistance from High School players.

Spring Season Registration: open online

Baseball Clinics at AMS

Tu/Th in March!

Come get a jump on the Baseball Season with a 3 week skills, drills and activities program geared to develop your baseball abilities.

Each session will be taught by our Amherst coaches, and SHS players, with a special guest coach on our last date.

Spring Season Registration: open online

March Madness: Girls 3/4 Skills/Drills

Sad that basketball has come to an end? Get a jump start on the 2018 season with a new skills/drills programs for girls in 3rd and 4th grade. Our volunteer coaches will focus on getting the players acclimated to the 10ft hoops, and of course...having FUN!

Fridays in March from 6-7:30pm (3, 10, 24, 31)

Fairytale Theater, 6-10 yrs

Saturdays at PMEC, 9:15-10:15

We will select a well-known fairytale and discover how to present it in unconventional ways, using a variety of performance techniques and theatrical tools to tell the story.

Starting April 1st!

Yoga for Kids and Yoga for Middle School

New sessions starting in March, after school!

Yoga helps students develop confidence, self-awareness, and calming techniques.

A great way to relieve stress from the school day.

Pre-School Programs

Wake and Shake- 12mos-3 years

Mondays at PMEC, 10:30-11:15

This class will encourage movement and dance with music that will energize, engage and excite your little one early in the morning!

Starting Feb. 6th!

Tiny Toes Dance

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: PMEC

When: Wed. afternoons and Friday Mornings

Fee: $30R; $35NR

All Ages

Let’s go Fishing-Ice Fishing Program

Join us for a free 2-part course on fishing.  This class is open to all levels.  Beginner level concepts will be taught such as safety, basic ecology, knot tying, rules etc.


Who: Ages 6 and up

When: Feb. 24/25

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)

Full Moon Hikes at PMEC

Who: All Ages. Families welcome!

When: Times are dependent on season.

Where: Peabody Mill Environment Center

Other Community News

Stearns Davis Community Garden

Garden plots will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis with a nominal fee to cover maintenance and utilities.


February 11- 28:

Plots are now available to both non-residents and residents of Amherst.



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