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Boards/Committees

  1. The Jones Library, Inc. Budget Committee

    December 6, 2016, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM @ Goodwin Room, Jones Library

    RECEIVED: 11/30/16 at 12:57 pm. MEETING TIME: 9:15 am. LOCATION: Jones Library, Goodwin Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; FY17 Budget; FY18 Budget Request; FY18 JCPC Request; FY18 CPAC Request; Capital Campaign.

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  2. Downtown Parking Working Group

    December 6, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 12/1/16 at 3:11 pm. MEETING TIME: 10:00 am. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Review and approve minutes from November 17 meeting. Discuss winter parking recommendations for pilot program for 2016-17. Discuss rate change and/or fine increase in core of downtown: Rate amount, Geography of rate change. Event parking. Prioritize Short Term Goals (developed at 7/19 meeting) and decide next steps. Discuss existing Town Parking Regulations. Other items not reasonably anticipated w/in 48 hours. Public comment. Next Meetings: Determine dates and agendas for future meetings.

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  3. The Jones Library, Inc. Development Committee

    December 6, 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Goodwin Room, Jones Library

    RECEIVED: 11/30/16 at 2:10 pm. MEETING TIME: 11:00 am. LOCATION: Jones Library, Goodwin Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Comment; Minutes; Draft Campaign Readiness Assessment Study.

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  4. Amherst Cultural Council

    December 6, 2016, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Jones Library, Crafts Room

    RECEIVED: 11/30/16 at 2:13 pm. MEETING TIME: 4:00 pm. LOCATION: Jones Library, Crafts Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Evaluation of grant applications.

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  5. Kanegasaki Sister City Committee

    December 6, 2016, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bangs Community Center, Garrabrants Room

    RECEIVED: 11/23/16 at 8:08 am. MEETING TIME: 4:00 pm. LOCATION: Bangs Center, Garrabrants Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Welcome. Secretary's Report. Treasurer's Report. Package from Kanegasaki. New Year's Card Signing and Gift Discussion. Update on March Visit. Thoughts on Organizing a Trip for Host Families to Kanegasaki. Discussion on Possible Fundraisers. Other Items Not Reasonably Anticipated By The Chair. Set a Date for the Next Meeting. Adjournment.

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  6. Amherst Housing Authority - Board of Commissioners

    December 6, 2016, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ 5th Floor Community Room, Ann Whalen Apartments, 33 Kellogg Ave

    RECEIVED: 12/1/16 at 3:16 pm. MEETING TIME: 4:30 pm. LOCATION: 33 Kellogg Ave. LIST OF TOPICS: 1) Agenda Adoption/Changes; 2) Approval of Minutes of Meetings of October 29, 2016 and November 18, 2016; 3) Financial and Tenant Reports; 4) Presentation by Hwei-Ling Greeney, Amherst Community Connections- Request for Support for CPA/CDBG application; 5) Authorization for Support of Amherst Community Connections CPA Application; 6) Authorize Contract Extension- PB Units- Keet House (4), Tamarack Dr (4); 7) Approve Capitalization Policy; 8) Approve Investment Policy; 9) Review & Approve Change Order #1 -40 Tamarack Dr. Unit Rehabilitation; 10) Approve Application for Payment #11 – John Nutting Apts. Unit Renovation; 11) Approve Application for Payment #12 –Partial Release of Retainage- John Nutting Apts. Unit Renovation; 12) Reports of Officers and Update on Search for Executive Director; 13) Other Business- Not Anticipated within 48 Hour Notice; 14) Adjournment

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  7. Amherst Redevelopment Authority

    December 6, 2016, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ CD Library (Second floor), Town Hall

    RECEIVED: 12/2/16 at 12:42 pm. MEETING TIME: 4:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Hall, CD Library. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Announcements. 2. Minutes. 3. Site Visits & Review: a. Boltwood Walk Urban Renewal Project Area; b. North Kellogg Potential Area; c. Items Not Anticipated 48 Hours Prior to Meeting. 4. New Business. 5. Old Business: a. Next Site Visits; b. Items Not Anticipated 48 Hours Prior to Meeting. 6. Next Meeting(s).

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  8. Amherst Redevelopment Authority

    December 6, 2016, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Town Hall, 2nd floor CD Library

    RECEIVED: 12/2/16 at 2:29 pm. MEETING TIME: 4:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Hall, 2nd floor CD Library. LIST OF TOPICS: Announcements. Minutes. Site Visits & Review: a. Boltwood Walk Urban Renewal Project Area b. North Kellogg Potential Area c. Items Not Anticipated 48 Hours Prior to Meeting. New Business. Old Business a. Next Site Visits b. Items Not Anticipated 48 Hours Prior to Meeting 6. Next Meeting(s)

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  9. Recycling and Refuse Management Committee - CANCELED

    December 6, 2016, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 11/18/16 at 2:15 pm. CANCELED: 11/21/16 at 10:51 am. MEETING TIME: 4:30 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: RRMC Agenda; December 1, 2016; 1. Approve minutes of November 1 meeting; 2. Progress report on presentation of Solid Waste Master Plan; 3. Zero Waste public education: discuss how to promote waste reduction in Amherst; 4. Other business not anticipated 48 hours prior to the meeting

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  10. Union 26 School Committee Meeting (joint with Regional School Committee)

    December 6, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Superintendent's Conference Room, Amherst Regional Middle School

    RECEIVED: 12/1/16 at 11:40 am. MEETING TIME: 6:00 pm. LOCATION: Amherst Regional Middle School, Superintendent's Conference Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Call to Order; Move to adjourn to Executive Session according to MGL30A, Section 21(2) to conduct contract negotiations with nonunion personnel (Interim Superintendent) and the Chair so declares. The committee will not return to open session.

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  11. LSSE Commission

    December 6, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ LSSE Office, Amherst Regional Middle School

    RECEIVED: 12/2/16 at 11:09 am. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: 170 Chestnut St. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes Approval, CPA Report, Amherst Center Recreation Working Group Meeting, Amherst Baseball Proposal-improvements to baseball diamond at Community Field, PARC Grant update, FY 18 Budget update, Director's Report

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  12. Pioneer Valley Transit Authority Advisory Board

    December 7, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ PVTA

    RECEIVED: 11/29/16 at 11:45 am. MEETING TIME: 12:00 noon. LOCATION: 2808 Main St, Springfield. LIST OF TOPICS: Public comment. X98 service changes. Tiger Trolley service changes. Approval of Smart Card implementation. Adjournment.

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  13. Amherst Housing Authority - Executive Director Search Selection Subcommittee

    December 7, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Jean Elder House- Community Room - 9 Chestnut St.

    RECEIVED: 12/2/16 at 8:33 am. MEETING TIME: 1:00 pm. LOCATION: 9 Chestnut St. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Call To Order- Roll Call; 2. Vote by Roll Call to Enter Executive Session –(Under Exception 8 of the Open Meeting Law, so as to consider or interview applicants for employment by a preliminary screening committee, the chair having declared that an open meeting will have a detrimental effect in obtaining qualified applicants); 3. Return from Executive Session –Roll Call; 4. Announcement of Future Meeting Date(s); 5. Adjournment Note: No other business will be conducted.

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  14. Planning Board & Zoning Subcommittee

    December 7, 2016, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 12/5/16 at 4:20 pm. MEETING TIME: 5:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: 1. Announcement & Minutes; 2. Town Meeting debriefing; 3. Inclusionary Zoning - next steps?; 4. Town center planning/zoning a. B-L/transitional districts b. Municipal parking district c. Parking/fees-in-lieu d. Footnote "b" e. Mixed-use building standards; 5. Other zoning issues a. Table 3 footnotes b. Non-substantive corrections c. Recreational marijuana d. Sign bylaw e. Demolition delay f. FPC zone g. Telecommunications facilities; 6. Topics not reasonably anticipated prior to meeting; 7. Next meetings; 8. Adjournment

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  15. Hampden Hampshire Conservation District Supervisors' Meeting

    December 7, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ West Springfield Public Library

    RECEIVED: 12/1/16 at 2:35 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:30 pm. LOCATION: 200 Park St, West Springfield. LIST OF TOPICS: Secretary's and Treasurer's reports - review and approval. Bills to be paid - review and approval. Old business: plant sale, district merger - updating documents, websites, etc., board member recruitment, district grant - update, annual work plan, long range plan and other reports. New business: annual report process. Reports of partner agencies - NRCS, MACD. Administrator's report. Schedule the net meeting date/time. Announcements. Adjournment.

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  16. Planning Board

    December 7, 2016, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Hall, Town Room

    RECEIVED: 12/2/16 at 2:12 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Hall, Town Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes; Public Hearing Site Plan Review 7:05PM SPR2017-08 113 Cowls Rd WD Cowls (Atkins North) Request SPR approval to modify existing approval (SPR2015-06) to revise boundaries of lease line, decrease number of off-street parking spaces & revise Landscape Plan; Presentation by Beacon Communities LLC re North Square at the Mill District - Planning Board discussion and recommendations to the ZBA; Town Meeting Debriefing about Fall STM; Topics not anticipated; Planning & Zoning ZSC Report, Planning Issues, Public Comment; Old Business Signing of Decisions, Topics not anticipated; New Business; Form A apps; Upcoming ZBA/SPP/SPR/SUB apps; Planning Board Committee/Liaison Reports; Report of Chair & Staff

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  17. Planning Board

    December 7, 2016, 7:05 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 11/22/16 at 12:29 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:05 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Hearing Site Plan Review 7:05PM SPR2017-08 113 Cowls Road - WD Cowls (Atkins North) Request Site Plan Review approval to modify the existing Site Plan Review approval (SPR2015-06) to (1) revise the boundaries of the lease line; (2) decrease the number of off-street parking spaces from fifty (50) to twenty-nine (29); and (3) revise the Landscape Plan (Map 5A/139, COM zoning district)

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  18. Council on Aging

    December 8, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ South Meeting Room #101

    RECEIVED: 12/2/16 at 11:57 am. MEETING TIME: 10:00 am. LOCATION: Bangs Center, Room 101. LIST OF TOPICS: review minutes of November 3, 2016. Treasurer's Report. Convalescent Equipment Proposed Guide. Caregivers Support Program update. Senior Center van project, Highland Valley Elder Services. Long Range Planning. FRIENDS UPDATE on: Wine & Canvas Fundraiser, Talent Show, and Texas Road House Fundraiser. Staff reports from Nancy, Helen and Maura. Thanksgiving summary. Leaf raking project. FY 18 Budget. Proposed next meeting date: February 2, 2017.

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  19. TMCC Subcommittee on Policies & Procedures

    December 8, 2016, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Glass Room

    RECEIVED: 12/5/16 at 9:50 am. MEETING TIME: 4:00 pm. LOCATION: Bangs Center, Glass Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Review and approve Dec. 1 Minutes; Review Dec. 5th meeting with Charter Commission; Review agenda plan for review of proposals for Community Impact Committee, Moderator ending debate, Emails for TM members; Discuss SPP decision process; Definition of 'representative.' Topics not anticipated 48 hours before the meeting. Public comment.

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  20. Zoning Board of Appeals

    December 8, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 12/2/16 at 1:57 pm. MEETING TIME: 6:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Hall, Town Room. LIST OF TOPICS: (Continuation from the December 1, 2016) ZBA FY2017-00007 – North Square at the Mill District, Beacon Communities LLC, Request a Comprehensive Permit under M.G.L. Chapter 40B, to create a mixed-use, mixed-income development consisting of two new buildings containing 130 residential units, including 20% (26) affordable units, 22,000 square feet of non-residential space, approximately 299 parking spaces, and including site improvements, on approximately 5.3 acre leased site on a 12 acre property at 134 and 92 Montague Rd N Amherst Map 5A Parcel 42 and 139 Com and R-N Zoning. Special attention at this meeting will be placed on architectural and site design review with associated requested waivers, and storm water design, with its associated requested waivers.

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  21. The Jones Library, Inc. Board of Trustees

    December 9, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Jones Library, Goodwin Room

    RECEIVED: 11/30/16 at 2:31 pm. MEETING TIME: 10:00 am. LOCATION: Jones Library, Goodwin Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Minutes; Public Comment; President's Report; Planning and Design; Financial Feasibility Study Report; FY17 Library Director Goals; FY17 Budget; FY18 Budget/CPAC/JCPC Requests; Friends of the Library Report; Director's Report; FY16 Audit.

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  22. AHA ED Search Screening Subcommittee - CANCELED

    December 12, 2016, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Jean Elder Community Room

    RECEIVED: 10/31/16 at 5:00 pm. CANCELED: 11/17/16 at 12:03 pm. MEETING TIME: 3:00 pm. LOCATION: 9 Chestnut St. LIST OF TOPICS: Call meeting to order. Call-in with search firm reps. to discuss ED search interview process, if necessary. Vote to enter executive session to discuss ED candidate applications and initial research. Vote to end executive session. Motion and vote to adjourn.

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  23. Community Preservation Act Committee

    December 12, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 12/5/16 at 2:43 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Approve any minutes; Review Financial Status; Review Proposals; Schedule Future Meetings; Schedule Dates for Presentations; Schedule Public Hearing; Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hours before the meeting.

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  24. Amherst Public Shade Tree Committee

    December 13, 2016, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ First Floor Meeting Room

    RECEIVED: 12/5/16 at 2:56 pm. MEETING TIME: 4:00 pm. LOCATION: First Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Approval of November minutes; Public Comment period; Chair report - Tree City USA documentation, Volunteer Hours, Town Landscape Guidelines; Tree warden report; Treasurer report - Account Balance, Collections from past tree removals; Second Saturday Planting next year - Fort River School, Hawkins Meadow, Plum Springs, Pondview Drive, Country Corners (Atkins) +Suggestions; Ordinance - Progress and next steps; Nonny - Tree Placards update, Tree Request List; Gordon’s project update; Roger - arboretum article/letter; Town developments; Other business.

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  25. Transportation Advisory Committee

    December 13, 2016, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 12/2/16 at 8:34 am. MEETING TIME: 4:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting; December 13, 2016, Town Room, Town Hall; Agenda: Initial Meeting; General Committee business; New business; Unexpected business.

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  26. Four Town Meeting including Amherst Select Board, Finance Committee & School Committee

    December 17, 2016, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Amherst Regional Middle School Library

    RECEIVED: 11/29/16 at 11:40 am. MEETING TIME: 9:00 am. LOCATION: Amherst Regional Middle School, Library. LIST OF TOPICS: a. Welcome and Introductions – 10 min; b. Legislative Report and Discussion – 20 min; c. FY18 Budget Projection – 15 min; d. FY18 Assessment Projection -15 min; e. Capital Plan Review – 10 min; f. Working Group Reports – 10 min; g. Guidance from Member Towns – 20 min; h. Calendars – 5 min; i. Other Post Employment Benefits Report – Daniel Sherman; j. Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate 48 hrs before the meeting; and k. Adjournment.

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  27. AHA ED Search Screening Subcommittee - CANCELED

    December 19, 2016, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Jean Elder Community Room

    RECEIVED: 10/31/16 at 5:01 pm. CANCELED: 11/17/16 at 12:04 pm. MEETING TIME: 3:00 pm. LOCATION: 9 Chestnut St. LIST OF TOPICS: Call meeting to order. Call-in with search firm reps. to discuss ED search interview process, if necessary. Vote to enter executive session to discuss ED candidate applications and initial research. Vote to end executive session. Motion and vote to adjourn.

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  28. Zoning Board of Appeals

    December 20, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 11/29/16 at 11:42 am. MEETING TIME: 6:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Room, Town Hall. LIST OF TOPICS: Virakas LLC Special Permit to reconstruct and expand a non-conforming building Sec. 9.22 Zoning Bylaw 699 Main St. Map/Parcel 15A-15 General Residence (R-G) consideration of revised onsite parking layout Betsy Egan/Sokhan MAO Alter Special Permit ZBA92-0049 removing Condition 3 requiring owner occupied and to add a non-owner occupied duplex Sec 3.211 Zoning Bylaw, 1117 North Pleasant St. Map/Parcel 5C-24, R-VC Lazaro Cruz Alter Special Permit ZBA FY2015-00034 removing Condition 2 requiring owner occupied, and to add a non-owner occupied duplex Sec 3.211 Zoning Bylaw, 154 Grantwood Dr. Map/Parcel 6C-273, R-N Louis & Hilda Greenbaum Special Permit convert a doctor’s office to a single family home Sec 3.3241 Zoning Bylaw 12 Dickinson St Map/Parcel 14B-58, B-VC.

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  29. Planning Board

    December 21, 2016, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Room

    RECEIVED: 12/2/16 at 2:02 pm. MEETING TIME: 7:00 pm. LOCATION: Town Hall, Town Room. LIST OF TOPICS: Public Hearing Site Plan Review - 7:05PM SPR2017-07 North Pleasant Street (adj. to No Amherst Community Farm) - Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity - Request Site Plan Review approval to construct an affordable duplex, under Section 3.3212 of the Zoning Bylaw (Map 5C/28, R-N zoning district)

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Community (Public)

  1. Human Rights Day Write for Rights Program

    December 6, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Jones Library, Woodbury Room

    Amnesty-Amherst presents a program in honor of Human Rights Day ~ WRITE FOR RIGHTS ~ writing advocacy and support letters on behalf of prisoners of conscience ~ address by Joseph Wronka, Human Rights Activist ~ ~ MUSIC ~ POETRY ~ REFRESHMENTS ~ MARKING THE 68TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS ADOPTED BY THE UNITED NATIONS, DECEMBER 10, 1948

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  2. The Future of Wind Energy in Massachusetts

    December 6, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Bangs Community Center, Large Activity Room

    Professor James Manwell from UMass will be the speaker. This talk is sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

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  3. Needle Safety and Overdose Education

    December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Amherst Community Connections

    Do you know someone who uses opiates and/or IV drugs? Are you worried about their health and safety? ACC would like to help! Come to our incubator meeting Wednesday, December 7th from 10 am to 11:30 am to participate in an educational talk about Tapestry Health—a local needle exchange program—and the services that they offer. Brita Loftus and Jill Shanahan will be coming in to speak about needle safety and the needle exchange program at Tapestry, as well as about Narcan, a medication that can reverse opiate overdoses and save countless lives. Get educated, and learn how to be prepared for an opiate overdose—you might just save a life!

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  4. Film & Discussion Series: The Danger of a Single Story

    December 8, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Jones Library - Woodbury Room

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  5. The Twelve Days of Christmas: The Mystery and the Meaning

    December 10, 2016, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Jones Library - Woodbury Room

    Is this traditional seasonal song just a Christmas carol, or is it something more? Some scholars think the lyrics hold deeper symbolic meaning and tell a coded story. Dr. Thomas Bernard will lead us on an historical exploration of the possible hidden meanings behind these verses.

    About the speaker: Dr. Thomas Bernard is a professor emeritus of psychology at Springfield College. Having become intrigued by the lyrics of the carol, he began to research the words, their meanings, and the evolution of the song from its earliest manuscript. He is the author of a book on this project, The Twelve Days of Christmas: The Mystery and the Meaning, published by University Press Division of St. Charles Place.

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  6. Annual Community Reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    December 10, 2016, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ North Common outside of Town Hall under the Merry Maple.

    The Amherst Human Rights Commission, Select Board and local Chapter of Amnesty International invite the Amherst Community to a public reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the North Common under the Merry Maple. Copies of the Declaration will be provided. Please bring a candle or flashlight.

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  7. Holiday Movie Matinee

    December 17, 2016, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Jones Library - Woodbury Room

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  8. Ukulele Strum-Along

    December 18, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Jones Library - Amherst Room

    Come play music with a growing community of ukulele players in the Valley. Bring your own or borrow one of ours. Easy songs, laid back instruction, and a lot of fun. Led by Julie Calamine. Sign up required to borrow a ukulele. Call the library at 413-259-3091.

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  9. Staying Happy and Healthy with HIV

    December 21, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Amherst Community Connections

    Are you or someone you know HIV positive? Are you or someone you know unsure about the best ways to keep yourself healthy mentally and emotionally, while being HIV positive? Come to ACC’s incubator meeting this Wednesday, December 21st from 10 am to 11:30 am to learn more about how to stay happy and healthy with HIV. Laura Hudson, a representative from A Positive Place—a provider of comprehensive, confidential case management to those who are HIV positive—will be coming in to speak about the services that they offer. We hope to see you there!

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