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Cumberland YMCA Pumpkin Run on Saturday

#seewhyweloveit with Amherst Recreation

It has been a beautiful fall season so far. The hanging baskets are down with our horticulturist and recreation crews preparing our flowerbeds for the winter and planting bulbs!

These warm days have proven to be excellent walking/running weather. It is so great to see children playing in the parks, youth playing road hockey, families out for a bike ride, and pet owners walking their dogs. These activities along with so many more Amherst has to offer all play a role in reaching our goal to be the most active, healthy community in Nova Scotia

There are two seats open to serve on Amherst Youth Town Council for the 2017-18 season. The AYTC is an excellent learning experience and a way for students to represent the youth in our community.

The deadline has been extended to Nov. 3. Youth must attend EB Chandler or ARHS enrolled in grades 7 to 12.

One of the two open AYTC seats can be a resident of Cumberland County. 2017-18

Application forms can be found at amherst.ca and sent to amherstrecreation@amherst.ca or dropped off to Amherst town hall.

The Cumberland Y Service Club sixth annual 5Km Pumpkin Run/Walk will take place at Dickey Park on Saturday, Oct. 21 starting at 6 p.m.

“Beware” and watch for surprise along the course. Runners, walkers, youth and families all welcome!

This is a great opportunity to have fun while you run and be active! Register at the Cumberland YMCA or online at www.runningroom.com.

The Emergency Services Memorial Service will take place on Sunday, Oct. 22 at the First Baptist Church at 2 p.m.

The Emergency Services March commences at 1:30 p.m. from the Amherst Fire Station. There will be a wreath laying ceremony and refreshments at the fire station following the church service.

Have you always wanted to know how to cook a foreign dish?

The Cumberland YREACH Program is pleased to offer an International Cooking class: A Taste of Germany with Morris Haugg on Monday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.

This is a free class with donations to the Amherst Food Bank welcomed.

Space is limited so please register by calling 902-667-9112 or email brent_noiles@ymca.ca .

Esther Fest 2017 will be sure to give you goosebumps and put you in the Halloween spirit. Esther Fest, Amherst’s newest festival, is a celebration of the paranormal, inspired by The Great Amherst Mystery, “Canada’s most famous ghost story and classic poltergeist case.”

Events run from Oct. 24 to 28 featuring ghost story readings by famous authors Laurie Glenn Norris and Charlie Rhindress, a Haunted Scare fest Maze at the Amherst Centre Mall, scary movie night, and a Spooktacular Costume Dance. For full schedule visit fundysoft.ca/estherfest or amherst.ca.

The Amherst Christmas parade featuring “150 years of spirit and play” will take place on Saturday, Nov. 18 departing from TD Bank at 6 p.m. and finishing at the Amherst Centre Mall. Float Applications can be picked up at Town Hall during business hours or found on the Town of Amherst’s website.

Learn what is happening around the community by visiting amherst.ca for our free community events listing and follow us on Facebook and twitter.

If you have questions, community events and information to share, email amherstrecreation@amherst.ca or call 902-667-6500.

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

Ø 6th Annual 5km Pumpkin Fun Run/Walk

Ø Emergency Services Memorial Service March

Ø YREACH International Cooking Class

Ø Beginner Line Dancing

  • Youth Paint Night

 

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