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Dust off those fall outfits and get ready for some crisp weather

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It is almost the first day of Fall. Officially beginning Monday, Sept. 23, it will be time to dust off all those cozy fall outfits and get ready for the cool, crisp weather.

The Amherst Cumberland Multisport program is kicking off once again for the year. This program focuses on the importance of children in the active start stage for long term athlete development to be exposed to multiple sports, for the best first experience when entering into sport.

Participants will learn fundamentals in 10 sports for 10 months running from September to June. Sports being offered this year include basketball, skating, curling, cheer, swimming, gymnastics, tae kwon-do, soccer, baseball, and athletics.

Thursday, Sept. 19 is the Hodge Podge Market. Join us and celebrate the final summer night market of the season on Ratchford Street. There will be live music, a spectacular fire juggling performance by Incendia Motus, food, and vendors. Witchitaw the country rock band will also be performing 7 p.m.

The Amherst Stadium is busy and full athletes for another season!

The Amherst Ramblers next regular season home game is on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. versus the Truro Bearcats.

The Amherst Figuring Skating Club early pre-season sessions have started. Registration details for Canskate and other skating programs can be found at amherstskatingclub.ca. Amherst Minor Hockey registrations is open online at http://ccmha.goalline.ca/.

To book ice time rentals or for ice rental inquiries at the Amherst Stadium, call 902-667-6503 or submit your request to ccroker@amherst.ca.

A full stadium schedule can be found online at Amherst.ca.

The Town of Amherst is proud to partner with the YMCA of Cumberland to offer Friday Night Fun for ages 5 to 14. Friday Night Fun starts Oct. 4 and runs Friday evenings for 22 weeks. Participants will enjoy a swim, activities including art, crafts, gym games, cooking and healthy snacks.

To sign up in advance call the YMCA at 902-667-9112 the Wednesday before each session.

If you want to see Amherst in another light, book a Horse Drawn Carriage Tour for Sept. 19 starting at 5:30 p.m.

The tours take you around town and are designed to showcase all the beauty that Amherst has to offer. It is a different experience and something that should be on your bucket list before the tours are finished for the season on Oct. 25.

Bordertown Jam is tonight (Wednesday, Sept. 18) from 7 to 9 p.m. at Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church on Ratchford Street.

You will hear some great country, bluegrass, fiddle, folk and gospel music featuring performers from all over the Maritimes and even some of our very own; LeRoy & the Boys.

Admission is $3 and there will be an option to buy 50/50 draw, door prizes, and even a canteen.

Learn what else is happening around the community by visiting amherst.ca, following our social media channels.

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

Tamara Porter is the active living co-ordinator for the Town of Amherst.

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