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Kidney Walk Saturday at Dickey Park

What a beautiful September we’ve had! With warm temperatures and lots of sunshine, the fresh air is perfect walking conditions.  

Our parks are still being maintained with trails and walking paths open to all. Walking tracks, basketball courts, skateboard park, tennis courts have been occupied as our community continues to stay active and enjoy the wonderful weather.
The Church Street courts now offer ball hockey or basketball options with hockey and basketball nets provided.
The Amherst Stadium provides public skating free of charge with the regular season skates starting mid-October.
Take advantage of all the parks and facilities available and help us reach our goal to be the most active, healthy community in Nova Scotia.
The Amherst Chapter Kidney Foundation Kidney Walk takes place this Saturday, Sept. 30 at Dickey Park. Every year, the walk brings over 15,000 people together to raise awareness and funds for those affected.
With the Kidney Walk starting at 2 p.m., day activities include entertainment, by-donation barbecue, and top fundraiser prizes.
Visit for more information. Every kilometre counts!
Come to this year’s 10th annual Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival and celebrate 150 years of Canada’s heritage! Running from Tuesday, Oct. 10 to Saturday, Oct. 14 this award winning festivals offers all things fibre including knitting, quilting, rug hooking, felting, weaving, crocheting and much more.
The Fibre Arts Festival embraces all natural fibres and whether you’re an experienced fibre artist, enthusiastic novice, or just appreciate fine quality arts, you’ll find something to enjoy among the wide range of activities and classes offered.
The Festival opening kicks off on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at festival headquarters at 98 Victoria St., Amherst Town Hall. Watch for week-long displays at local businesses, quilt shows, Maritime Hooked Rug Show, Zonta Bazaar, Pop-Up Shops, workshops, classes and demonstrations.
For updates and full schedule information please visit the website, or email
The Beausejour Wind Quintet will be appearing at the Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church as part of the Music at Trinity Concert Series on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 3 pm.
This highly-acclaimed group of Maritime musicians will include Anne Varner, flute; Belinda Code, oboe; Karem Simon, clarinet; William Costin, horn; and Iris Frazer, bassoon.
The quintet has performed, or presently hold positions in orchestras throughout Canada, Europe, and South America.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through the Church office (902-667-8483) or at the door. Youth, ages seven to 18 years, will be admitted free of charge if accompanied by an adult.
The Amherst Artisans Market at the Amherst Centre Mall is promoting Putt for a Car Contest with Sept. 30 as the first of three weekends.
Come “Putt for a Car” with an early bird draw of $300.
Join John for a full course breakfast, Pat’s home baking or a fabulous lunch menu selection. Wayne’s music world performers include Terrio Sisters & Friends and Ed Cooke and Julie Carde (C4 Band leads) open until 3 p.m.
Learn what else is happening around the community by visiting for our free community events listing and following our Facebook page.
If you have questions, community events and information to share, email or call 902-667-6500.
Here is a taste of what’s coming up around Amherst:
• Amherst Artisans Market Putt for a Car Contest
• Holy Family Parish Fall Fair & Market
• Amherst Chapter Kidney Foundation Kidney Walk
• The Beauséjour Wind Quintet
• YMCA Youth Drop In
• Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival

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