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  1. Ed Kaplan's Photorealistic Painting Exhibit at Town Hall

    June 2, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Hall

    Come to Amherst Town Hall on Thursday, June 2, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM during the Amherst Art Walk to see painter Ed Kaplan's exhibit, Photorealistic Paintings, at the Town Hall Gallery. Ed's inspiration comes from the urban landscape. According to the artist, "These metropolitan scenes are an inspiration to me, as they capture a time and place in history, each with their own unique energy, luminosity, and shadow but, most importantly, a story. My objective is to continue exploring and observing these urban dwellings and haunts to find inspiration I can use to capture on my canvas. My ultimate intent is for the observer to gain the same perspective I viewed, when they explore my work. Since I first began painting, I have always painted in a photorealistic style. My current works retain the photo realistic aspect, but with a painterly hand as well." This exhibit is on display till June 30, 2016.

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  2. Trivia Night at the Jones Library

    June 2, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Jones Library Woodbury Room

    Mark "Harpo" Power has offered to be our Trivia Host on the first Thursday of each month. Enjoy the First Thursday Art Walk, and then join us for Trivia Night. Bring your friends and family! * Doors open at 6 PM * 2 rounds of 15 questions * Come as a team or form teams on the spot – maximum of 5 per team * Prizes & refreshments * Suggested donation of $5-$10 per person – proceeds to benefit the Jones Library

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  3. Re-frame Your Gilty Pleasures: A Hands-on Gilding Workshop with Conservator Bill Myers

    June 4, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Woodbury Room, Jones Library

    Discover the art and history of the frame while learning the art of gilding. A selection of picture frames will be provided for you to adorn with gold, silver, or variegated leaf. Space is limited. To register, call Special Collections at 413-259-3097 or email

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  4. An Introduction to American Indian Music

    June 7, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Jones Library - Woodbury Room

    Join us as percussionist/educator Craig Harris, author of Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music (University of Oklahoma Press, May 2016), leads an exciting multimedia journey into Indigenous North America’s vibrant soundscape and conjures an aural tapestry in which powwow drums and end-blown woodwinds resound alongside operatic and symphonic strains and Native-infused jazz, reggae, country music, blues, hip-hop, and electronic dance music. Copies of Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music will be available following the presentation. About the presenter: Percussionist/author/educator Craig Harris has spent more than four decades interviewing and photographing musicians. His articles, reviews, and photographs have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and music-oriented websites and he is the author of The New Folk Music, The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music, and Heartbeat, Warble and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music.

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  5. Film & Discussion: What's Race Got to Do With It?

    June 9, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Jones Library - Woodbury Room

    Join us for the next film in this ongoing film and discussion series that that may educate you, touch your heart, and inspire you to action to help dismantle racism. What's Race Got to Do with It? is documentary film that goes beyond identity politics, celebratory history and interpersonal relations to consider social disparities and their impact on student success in today's post-Civil Rights world. A facilitated discussion will follow. Co-sponsored by the Jones Library and Coming Together.

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  6. Ukulele Strum-Along

    June 18, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Jones Library Amherst Room

    Come play music with a growing community of ukulele players in the Valley. Bring your own or borrow one of ours. Easy songs, laid back instruction, and a lot of fun. Led by Julie Calamine. Sign up required to borrow a ukulele. Call the library at 413-259-3091.

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  7. Amherst Crafts on the Common

    June 25, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Amherst Town Common

    The Big Brothers Big Sisters Amherst Crafts on the Common will be held on the beautiful Amherst Town Common on Saturday, June 25th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. The Fair will feature approximately 120 artisans with all handmade crafts, a wonderful Silent Auction, children's activities, huge children's book sale, musical entertainment throughout the day, a food booth and shady picnic area. The Amherst Crafts on the Common Fair benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County, a program of CHD. For more information visit our website at or call (413) 259-3345.

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