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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sat, May 4, 2013

Amherst Senior Garage Sale

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Seelye House, Lawn, and King/Wieland Lawn

Seniors, bring your used appliances and sell them!

Underclassmen, come for some great deals and buy whatever you want!

Venue: Seelye Triangle Lawn and King/Wieland Lawn

Please refer to the Facebook page for information on what items can be sold:

First Ever Amherst Farm Fest!

4:30 pm - 8:00 pm Tuttle Hill, a brief jaunt down a trail by the begining of the bike path

Dining Services will be serving up BBQ buffet-style from 5 to 7 p.m. They'll also be serving pies, and Maple Valley Creamery will be providing ice cream.

There will be a live band! TBA.

Lots of activities, information and games! TBA.

Come check out the beautiful views, meet the new farmers, eat some food, listen to music and have a grand ol' time.

Check out Book & Plow Farm's Facebook page or their website,, for more information!

Sabrinas' Spring Show: "Where's Sabrina?"

Come hear the Sabrinas' last show of the year (and celebrate our four lovely seniors)! Tickets are free, seating is ample, and we'd love to serenade you! Also, if you have any information about the whereabouts of Sabrina, drop us a line. We'd love to know where on earth she is.

Amherst Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert

The Amherst College Department of Music presents the Amherst Symphony Orchestra’s last installment of its yearlong survey “Famous Fifth Symphonies.” The performance takes place Saturday, May 4, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. Tickets are required and may be purchased at the door; seating is by general admission. Preceding the concert is a lecture on the evening’s program. The pre-concert lecture takes place at 7 p.m. in Room 3 in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

AC AfterDark: Food and Fun Stress-Break

Has the last weekend before Reading Period got you stressed-out? Class assignments piling up and weighing you down?

Break the stress by building a cookie sandwich extraordinaire: Nutella, peanut butter, cereal, nuts... just see what we've got.

Or perhaps competition is your path away from stress. Prove yourself the cleverest Dominion player at Amherst and win fantastic prizes. Never played a multiplayer, deck-building card game of awesomeness? We'll show you!
Diets and stress be warned; it's time for Stress-Break!

Free Public Observing at Amherst College's Observatory

The Wilder Observatory on Snell Street is free and open to all, starting at 9 p.m. every clear Saturday from April through October. See (if they're in the sky at the time) the moon, planets, asteroids, comets, multiple stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more through the large, world-class refractor telescope. Students, faculty, staff, family and friends are welcome.

Ongoing Events

Campus Challenge Fill-A-Truck Food & Educational Supply Drive

Form a friendly competition among teams, join a "tabling" group, or donate individually. We will be happy to accept nonperishable food items and school supplies. Drop-off sites include Barrett Hall, the Cadigan Center, Chapin Hall, College Hall, Converse, Fayerweather, Frost Library, Merrill Science Center, Pontypool, Pratt, Seelye Mudd and Smith House.

Be counted! Register your donation to Campus Challenge-sponsored drives or to ANY organization addressing poverty and/or educational opportunity. Complete a participation form online at The form may be submitted anonymously. Bonus: every participation form is entered into a drawing for $200 to be made at the end of April. Even though our major drives this year were scheduled for spring, we made significant progress in the fall. We can reach our goals for the year. The Campus Challenge Committee invites you to join them in making positive expressions of ways that Amherst staff, faculty and students relate with neighbors.

New Exhibits at Beyond Words Gallery

until May 24 Frost Library, Beyond Words Gallery

Come to the second floor of Frost Library to view the student exhibits on display at Beyond Words Gallery!

Anzia Rae Mayer '13 presents two styles of ancient Chinese calligraphy dating as far back as 1000 BC and as recently as 200 BC, including China's first standardized written script. Eirene Wang '13 exhibits the best strips from The Amherst Student's only syndicated strip, "The Hamster Student," as well as other pieces from her first comic book compilation. And Sebastian Herrera '14 portrays absurd or fantastic situations in 35mm color film.

Interested in displaying your student work next year? Contact Amy Johnson at