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JUNE 2022
    July 4th
— Henry Holcomb Bennett
Hats Off!

Along the street there comes
A blare of bugles, a ruffle of drums,
A flash of color beneath the sky:
Hats Off!
The flag is passing by.
Download Schedule for Amherst's Fourth of July Celebration HERE!

   E V E N T                     

Amherst, NH Reads Frederick Douglass Speech
Friday, July 1, 12NOON

On July 1st, 2022, our community will read Douglass’ historic protest speech and reflect on its meaning.  Reading will take place on the steps of the Congregational Church of Amherst, NH, United Church of Christ opposite the Village Green.  Come and listen to part or all of the speech and then join us for refreshments and discussion in the church’s Memorial Garden.


   L I B R A R Y         

Mr. Vinny - Bubble Guy
Wednesday, June 22, 1:00 – 1:45 PM
Outdoors- GardenAmherst Town Library
14 Main Street, Amherst, NH

Join “Mr. Vinny the Bubble Guy” in the library's back garden for a bubble spectacular.  Using giant homemade bubble wands, a sound system full of music, and a lot of funny family entertainment experience, Mr. Vinny gets kids and adults involved in his bubble magic. This program is all about big beautiful bubbles and  having FUN!
A fun time for kids of all ages.


   L I B R A R Y         

Wednesday Family Storytimes
Wednesday, June 22, 10:00 – 10:30 AM

Outdoors- GardenAmherst Town Library
14 Main Street, Amherst, NH

Family storytimes are for the entire family. We begin every session with a welcoming routine and follow with an assortment of stories, rhymes and songs. If your youngest children become 'antsy', you are welcome to bring them for a little walk---making sure to return when they're ready. For children ages 3 and up


   L I B R A R Y         

Feasting from the New England Seaside with Chef Liz Barbour
Wednesday, June 29, 7:00 – 8:15 PM


The beautiful shorelines of New England offer an amazing variety of fresh seafood. During class, chef Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast will share her tips about buying, storing, and preparing seafood at home. Liz will demonstrate two recipes you and your family will love


   R E C R E A T I O N               

Summer Concerts Begin June 28th 
Tuesdays, June 28 – August 16

Join your friends and neighbors for a weekly Concert on the Village Green! Many of your favorite bands are returning this summer. We are also introducing Lakapolooza, a concert at the town beach on August 2nd. Pack a picnic, bring your blanket or chair, and enjoy great local music all summer long!
We can't wait to see you there.


   R E G I O N               

Hollis Strawberry Festival is June 26
Strawberry and music lovers of all ages from Southern New Hampshire gather to enjoy a Hollis tradition of over 70 years.  The annual Strawberry Festival will be Sunday, June 26th, 2-4 p.m. on the historic Town Common. The festival features the best of the best:  local strawberries, homemade biscuits, fleshly whipped cream and homemade ice cream.  A family fun event with games, face painting and craft vendors. Strawberries are grown in Hollis at Lull and Brookdale farms, which represent Hollis’ farming history.
Proceeds support academic and musical scholarships.


   C I V I C    C L U B S          

Amherst Lions Club Celebrates 50 Years
Established in 1972, we’ve had a membership from a low of 42 to a high of 66.  In that time, we’ve estimated raising over 1 million dollars and service hours of about 300,000. 100% of the net profits has gone to those in need through charities like Share, Lions Sight & Hearing, Anne Marie House, Bridges, Meals on Wheels, Northeast Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Future In Sight, Dog Sight, our own Community Chest and more.  Become a member, and download our application available here, or email us:

   H I S T O R Y               

The Church in the Village: Stories About Its People and Its History

Available to the public for the first time at the Fourth of July parade. A compilation of 53 articles written by church historian Anne Krantz, the 113-page booklet is a fascinating history of the role that the Congregational Church of Amherst, its ministers, and its members have played in the community for over 250 years. The iconic building and its members have been an integral part of the town and its history since its inception. Copies can be purchased at the Congregational Church table on the village green for $15 (cash or check). Copies can be ordered at

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June 2022 Flyer
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IN THIS ISSUE: Historical Society Walking Tours, Heritage Commission Raffle, Daland Library News, Recreation Commission activities Conservation Commission update and more... Covid-19 is still with us so please be safe... 
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