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Time to start thinking about returning to the classroom

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It’s time to start thinking about heading back to school and getting into a routine. Happy back-to-school to all of our teachers and students! We hope everyone has a great school year.

But don’t get too sad summer is over yet – we still have ‘A’ Fest coming up which is full of fun activities for the whole family!

On Sept. 13 from 5:30 to 10 p.m., we’ll be hosting Family Date Night which will feature a maze, photo booth, sparkle tattoos, live music from Second Toe, an outdoor showing of Secret Life of Pets 2, and more! Opening Ceremonies will begin at 5:30 p.m.

On Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., we are hosting our Family Fun Day. This event will feature a walking challenge, maze, inflatable fun, petting zoo, live music, vendors and the list goes on! The entertainment line-up is as follows: 11 a.m. to noon: Drew Moore; noon to 1 p.m: Mike Blakeney; 1 to 2 p.m.: Kent Beattie and 2 to 3 p.m.: the Siddalls

Both events are part of our ‘A Fest which promotes our goal in becoming the most active, healthy community in Nova Scotia. We hope to see everyone there helping to support our active, healthy community.

The Town of Amherst will be partnering up with TD Bank for its sixth year to help build native trees and shrubs within our parks and green spaces. TD Tree Day is happening Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. Meet the ‘A Team at the Robb Complex and Curry Park to participate. All you need to bring is a shovel and lots of water to keep hydrated.

And while summer is beginning to come to an end, our flowers are still thriving throughout the town. Consistent watering is the key to keeping your garden continually producing healthy and plump fruits and vegetables and to keep those flowers blooming and looking bright. During days of high humidity and wind, watering should take place in the early morning and some may even require a nightly watering depending on the day and exposure of your gardens and planters. Thank you for helping to keep our town looking clean, green and tidy!

Learn more about what is happening around the community by visiting for our free community events listing and follow us on Facebook and twitter. If you have questions, community events and information to share, email or call 902-667-6500.

Here’s a taste of some upcoming events:

Multicultural Colour Festival – Sept. 7

‘ A Fest – Sept. 12 to 15

Hodge Podge Market – Sept. 19

Jennifer Bickerton is the culture, events and marketing co-ordinator for the Town of Amherst.

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