Please join the Amherst Association of Central Connecticut as we pick produce in the Foodshare Garden at Auer Farm. Foodshare annually distributes 12 million pounds of food to 128,000 people, including fresh fruits and vegetables each day throughout Hartford, a portion of which is grown by local farmers. The Foodshare Garden is slightly larger than half an acre and is completely organic.
Please bring water and wear sunscreen, close-toed shoes and comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. All volunteers need to be at least 5 years of age.
Our association is partnering with Foodshare in conjunction with Amherst Caring Together (ACT), a community service and engagement program for Amherst Associations, to help provide fresh produce to those in need in our community. Please join us as we unite with other national Amherst associations to make an impact in our local communities.
Directions: Traveling on Route 9 West from Boston through Brookline toward Newton, turn right onto Hammond Street, left onto Suffolk Road, right onto Woodman Road and sharp left onto Old England Road (first house on left).
Please join fellow alumni for a hike through Patapsco Valley State Park and see waterfalls and smaller cascades along the Cascade Falls Circuit. We'll see a variety of wildlife in the forest of beech trees, maples, tulip poplars and paw paw trees, as well as ruins of stone structures. Toward the end of our hike, we will enjoy dipping our feet in the cool pool of a waterfall.
Hiking level is Moderate. Total distance is 5.7 miles round trip Elevation gain is 1,170 feet.
Please Note: We'll meet at 10 a.m. sharp in the parking lot at 5120 South Street for the Cascade Falls Circuit. Look for the Amherst purple and white banner. Carpooling is encouraged. If you need a ride (or can offer a ride) from the Metro or a central location, please email email@example.com.
Directions: Drive north on I-95 to eastbound I-195. After 1.2 miles, take exit 3 to U.S. 1 toward Elkridge. Take a right at the end of the ramp, and then make an immediate right onto South Street. The entrance to the park is on your left. Follow the park entrance road to where it ends at Gun Road. Turn left to cross the Patapsco River, and then turn right. Proceed 1.7 miles to the Orange Grove Area and park in the lot across from the swinging bridge.
Stay after for a discussion with Dana Rebecca Woods '86 in the upstairs Café.
A limited number of discounted tickets are available for $26 each.
A funny and touching comedy/drama; Rochelle is a middle-aged Jewish woman in New York City in the middle of a life crisis. Lost and alone, her life is suddenly changed when she is convinced to take a Flamenco class with other middle-aged women. The Flamenco class and its unforgettable circle of women - all shapes, sizes and colors - lead Rochelle on a journey of sisterhood, faith and discovery of her own deep inner voice.
It features internationally respected Flamenco dancer and choreographer Maria "Cha Cha" Bermudez and costume design by Amherst's own Dana Rebecca Woods '86.
Start off the summer by making new business contacts, reconnecting with Amherst friends and mentoring current Amherst students who are eager to learn more about your career field.
Refreshments will be provided.
Please note: Entrance to conference center is on the far Eastern edge of 1 Main Street, nearest the Charles River. Parking available at 1 Broadway and 101 Main Street. For T, take the red line to the Kendall/MIT stop. Cross the Kendall Square fountain toward 1 Broadway, and take a right to head toward the Longfellow Bridge. The East Arcade Conference Center is the last building/entrance on the left before you reach the bridge.