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When: Apr 17, 2016 12am to Dec 17, 2016 12am in Amherst, MA

Americana on Parade: The Art of Robert McCloskey

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Robert McCloskey's Make Way for Ducklings (1941), The Carle is organizing a retrospective highlighting much of the original art from this beloved book. While significant emphasis will center on Make Way for Ducklings, the exhibition considers McCloskey's entire career ranging from his early publications Lentil (1940), Homer Price (1943), and Centerburg Tales (1951), which recall the artist's youth in rural Ohio, to the family-based stories set in his adopted home state of Maine, such as Blueberries for Sal (1948) and Time of Wonder (1957). A selection of independent work-watercolors and paintings that connect McCloskey to such prominent American painters as Thomas Hart Benton and Edward Hopper-will also be showcased. The recipient of two Caldecott Medals and three Caldecott Honors, McCloskey was a major force in twentieth-century picture book art. Americana on Parade: The Art of Robert McCloskey will feature over 90 original artworks, ephemera, and rare preliminary book materials.

When: Jun 19, 2016 12am to Oct 23, 2016 12am in Amherst, MA

Meeting: Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

12-step program of recovery for anyone who suffers from overeating, under eating, bulimia, or obsession with food, weight or body size.  There are no dues or fees, and meetings are open to anyone who wants to stop eating addictively. For more information call 413-265-3910. Newman Center, 427 North Pleasant Street.

When: Jun 23, 2016 12am to Dec 31, 2016 12am in Amherst, MA
Cost: Free admission

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About Amherst, MA
Amherst is a lively college town that is home to the University of Massachusetts as well as the Amherst College and the Hampshire College. It is located in the Connecticut River Valley in Western Massachusetts just north of Springfield and south of Greenfield just to the east of the Connecticut River.

Amherst's thriving downtown is full of culture! Museums - bookstores -galleries - antique shops - restaurants and lots of entertainment make the town an exciting place to see.

Visit the historic homes and well-known buildings including the home of Emily Dickinson and the Amherst History Museum at the Strong House. The Amherst common has many year-round local events including the Farmer's Market, Taste of Amherst, movies on the common, Fourth of July Fireworks, Teddy Bear Rally and more. Spend the day strolling the shops of downtown or bike the 8 mile Norwottock Rail Trail or enjoy the gorgeous scenery of this picturesque area.