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Dec. 2 shaping up to be a busy day in Amherst

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Being active is one of the best ways to keep your heart and lungs healthy. With the colder weather setting in the stadium indoor walking track is getting lots of action with walkers putting in laps daily. With the pressures of the busy holiday season building, walking can help you maintain a healthy weight, strengthen bones and muscles, improve your mood and help relieve stress. Stay tuned for details on our indoor walking challenge at the Amherst Stadium.

As part of the Recreation Master Plan recommendations, staff continue to maintain parks and green spaces, trails, and walking infrastructure.  The Amherst Stadium offers free recreational skating as part of the plan to increase facilities users to become the most active, healthy community in Nova Scotia. 

Many of our local sport organizations are well into their seasons keeping facilities full including basketball leagues and hockey teams. The Amherst Cumberland Multisport program participants are enjoying learning new fundamental movement’s skills with each sport as they head into their fourth sport with the Amherst Curling Club. 

The Amherst Curling Club is now open for business, showing off their new renovations.  Pickle ball which is a cross between badminton and table tennis, is a growing sport in the area with an eager group expanding their play from the YMCA court to two nights a week at the West Highland Elementary gym with four courts on the go.  If you’d like to try this addictive sport, stop by on Tuesdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. or Fridays from 5 to 7:30 p.m., free of charge!

There are a number of community events, craft and bake sales happening around Amherst on Saturday, Dec. 2 including the Four Father’s Annual Giant Book Sale, Amherst 50 + Club Tea and Craft Sale, NSCC Winter Market and Craft Sale, Pancakes and Pajamas, Family Yoga, just to name a few. Please visit Amherst.ca for more information. 

The First Baptist Church Deck the Halls Christmas House tour returns for another year in Amherst putting many community members in the holiday spirit. 

What started as a fundraiser in 1993 for the church has now become an Amherst tradition drawing people from all over to come visit the featured decorated homes.  This year’s tour will feature five historic homes on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 2 to 7 p.m.   Tickets are $20 and are available from the Copper Tree Boutique, Bud to Blossoms Floral Boutique or from the church office.

Music at Trinity presents iTromboni, where an energetic group of five outstanding trombonists, will present a diverse program including Advent/Christmas repertoire.

Held at the Trinity St. Stephen’s United Church, tickets are available through the church office, either in person, or by calling Erika at 902-667-8483, or at the door. It is free admission for children/youth over 7 and under 18, accompanied by an adult ticket holder.

The Canada 150 celebration continues with two great skating events. The Amherst Stadium is hosting some exciting exhibition hockey action on Friday, Dec. 8, as Canada West takes on Team Russia as part of the World Junior A Hockey Challenge.

Game time will be 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available to purchase now at Amherst Town Hall, Amherst Stadium, Maltby Sports, and Crystal Cafe at Dayle's Grand Market for $10 a ticket.

We will also be hosting a skating party to celebrate Canada’s National Skating Day! On Sunday, Dec. 10 there will be a free skating party at the Amherst Stadium with entertainment and refreshments!

 

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.

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