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Event Calendar

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sun, Oct 14, 2018

Fall Festival: Pumpkins, Scarecrows and Caramel Apples

The annual Fall Festival is an Amherst College community event featuring fabulous fall foods and music by Amherst College students.

Entertainment includes pumpkin carving, an inflatable 16-foot tandem slide and horse-drawn hayrides. Face-painting and a variety of games are available for all participants.

Valentine Dining services provides a Chowder House of steaming New Hampshire corn chowder and New England clam chowder together with lobster salad sliders; Val's Smoke Haus features pulled pork, chicken and beef brisket sliders and hot chocolate with marshmallows. The Apple Barn features fresh-made apple cider doughnuts coated in cinnamon, and caramel and candied apples, hot mulled cider, apple crisp and apple pie; the Pumpkin Patch offers fried pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cheese cake, pumpkin cupcakes and whoopie pies. The s'mores corner is tucked in next to the ice cream truck and provides a warm alternative to the cold ice cream. Our vendors distribute fried dough, cider doughnuts, caramel corn and freshly squeezed citrus drinks. Maple Valley Farms brings their old-fashioned truck that lends an air of nostagia to the event.

The Fall Festival is open to all Amherst College students, faculty, staff and their families.

Multiple dinosaurs in front of a firey background.

AC After Dark Films - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Don't miss your chance to watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom for free this weekend! Catch one of 4 showings in the Keefe Theater:
Friday 10/12: 7 p.m.* and 10 p.m.
Saturday 10/13: 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 10/14: 2 p.m.
*Free bubble tea will be available to the first 40 attendees at the 7 p.m. showing on 10/12! For more information, contact eding@amherst.edu.

Students Only

First Years: Fall in "Loeb" with the Loeb Center (North, South, and Stearns)

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm North, South, and Stearns Residence Halls, Common Room

Fall in "Loeb" with the Loeb Center as the Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) visit First Year Residence Hall tea times this October! We'll share with you the resources available at the Loeb Center, what you can do on Handshake, and how PCAs can guide you on your career exploration journey! There will be snacks, and we'll raffle off an adorable mammoth plush toy and other prizes at each session.

We will be in the South common room from 8–8:30 p.m., and the North and Stearns common rooms from 9–9:30 p.m.

Ongoing Events

Dave Gloman painting

Re-presenting Nonotuck: The Landscape Paintings of Hitchcock and Gloman

until Oct 29 Frost Library, Mezzanine Gallery

Professor David Gloman has partnered with Kurt Heidinger, director of the Biocitizen School, to create an art event that inspires the public to imagine the unique biocultural character of the Nonotuck biome (also known as the central Connecticut River Valley) by “re-presenting” the landscapes that Orra Hitchcock depicted in the mid 19th century. Professor Gloman has located the sites where they were painted and created his own painted landscape portraits of those sites. View Gloman and Hitchcock's illustrations together in Frost Library's Mezzanine Gallery from September 4 - October 29.

The opening reception will be on September 27 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd Floor, Frost Library).