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Much to do in Amherst

Our summer students are almost done for the year! But don’t worry, we still have lots of activities scheduled before they leave us!

This is the final week for some of our summer programs including: Touring on Tuesdays, Trail Walks and Active Family Fun.

Touring on Tuesdays: The last tour of the summer is the post office on Aug. 20. If you’ve always wanted to check out the post office, or have a little one that would enjoy this, it is the perfect opportunity! Meet the ‘A Team at the Beacon Street Park at 1 p.m. to walk over to the tour location.healthy active amherst B

Trail Walks: The Town of Amherst was fortunate enough to partner with the Amherst & Area Trail Society this year to host numerous trail walks throughout the summer. The last walk of the summer will be on Aug. 20 at 5:15 p.m. Walkers will meet at the Amherst Bird Sanctuary for a hike of about one hour. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check them out on Facebook.

Active Family Fun: The last night’s theme is Family Fit Night. Join the ‘A Team at Dickey Park from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to play our fun games. The activities are suitable for the whole family.

‘Amazing Race

Have you watched the Amazing Race before?

Amherst is planning its very own ‘Amazing Race on Aug. 15. This event will take place at Beacon Street Park from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registration is required so please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-667-6500 to reserve your spot.

Music in the Park

Our lunchtime Music in the Park series is almost done for the summer. The second to last performance will be by Theresa Nicholls on Wed., Aug. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Victoria Square. If you find yourself downtown on your lunch break, wander over and listen to live music.

‘A Fest

Don’t forget, our second annual ‘A Fest is coming up soon! ‘A Fest is happening Sept. 12 to Sept. 15, with our Family Night on Sept. 13 and the Family Fun Day on Sept. 14. Stay updated on information by following our Amherst Recreation Department Facebook page.

What’s happening

Here is a taste of what’s happening around Amherst in the future:

  • Stay Moving! Zumba-Dance Class – Aug. 22
  • Yoga in the park – Aug. 22
  • Outdoor movie in the park – Aug. 22
  • Basketball Camp – Aug. 23

Learn what is happening around the community by visiting our free community events listing and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. If you have questions, community events or information to share, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-667-6500.