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Massachusetts Soccer School
When: Dec 18, 2016 12am to Dec 17, 2017 12am in Amherst, MA

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When: Jan 1, 2017 12am to Dec 31, 2017 12am in Amherst, MA

Nature All Year Study Club 2017

When: Jan 1, 2017 12am to Dec 31, 2017 12am in Amherst, MA

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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.