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Cool crisp weather coming, but still plenty to do in Amherst

It is almost the first day of fall. Officially beginning on Monday, Sept. 23, it will be time to dust off all those cozy fall outfits and get ready for the cool, crisp weather.

The Amherst Cumberland Multisport program is kicking off once again for the year. This program focuses on the importance of children, in the active start stage for long-term athlete development, to be exposed to multiple sports in order to get the best first experience when entering into athletics.

Participants will learn fundamentals in 10 sports for 10 months, running from September to June.  Sports being offered this year include basketball, skating, curling, cheer, kick one Aswimming, gymnastics, taekwondo, soccer, baseball, and athletics.

Hodge Podge Market  

Thursday, Sept. 19 is the Hodge Podge Market. Join us and celebrate the final summer night market of the season on Ratchford Street. There will be live music, a spectacular fire juggling performance by Incendia Motus, food and vendors. Witchitaw, the country rock band, will also be performing at 7 p.m.

Amherst Stadium up and running

The Amherst Stadium is busy and full of athletes for another season! 

The Amherst Ramblers next regular season home game on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. is against the Truro Bearcats.

The Amherst Figuring Skating Club early pre-season sessions have started. Registration details for Canskate and other skating programs can be found at amherstskatingclub.ca. Amherst Minor Hockey registrations is open online at http://ccmha.goalline.ca/

To book ice time rentals or for ice rental enquiries at the Amherst Stadium, call 902-667-6503 or submit your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  A full stadium schedule can be found online at Amherst.ca.

Friday Night Fun 

The Town of Amherst is proud to partner with the YMCA of Cumberland to offer Friday Night Fun for ages 5 to 14.  Friday Night Fun starts Oct. 4 and runs Friday evenings for 22 weeks.  Participants will enjoy a swim and be involved in activities including art, crafts, gym games, cooking and healthy snacks.  To sign up in advance call the YMCA at (902)667-9112 the Wednesday before each session.

Horse Drawn Carriage Tours

If you want to see Amherst in another light, book a Horse Drawn Carriage Tour for Sept 19, starting at 5:30. The tours take you around town and are designed to showcase all the beauty that Amherst has to offer. It is a different experience and something that should be on your bucket list before the tours are finished for the season on Oct 25.

Bordertown Jam

Bordertown Jam is tonight, September 18, from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church on Ratchford St. You will hear some great country, bluegrass, fiddle, folk and gospel music featuring performers from all over the Maritimes, and even some of our very own like LeRoy & the Boys. Admission is $3. There is an option to buy tickets for a 50/50 draw and door prizes. There is also a canteen.

What's Happening

Learn what else is happening around the community by visiting our events calendar or following our social media channels. If you have questions, community events and information to share, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-667-6500.