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Massachusetts Soccer School
When: Feb 19, 2018 12am to Dec 16, 2018 12am in Amherst, MA
Art Exhibit: 'Of Our Spiritual Strivings: Du Bois at 150'
The UMass Amherst Libraries host  “Of Our Spiritual Strivings: W. E. B. Du Bois at 150” in the W. E. B. Du Bois Library, both on the Lower Level and in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), on Floor 25, at the University of MA Amherst.

The exhibit, celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of the birth of W. E. B. Du Bois, examines Du Bois and his influences. Drawing its title from the first chapter of Du Bois’s 'The Souls of Black Folk', the exhibit includes materials from his papers as well as the papers of other figures in the Libraries’ social change collections.



When: Mar 1, 2018 12am to Aug 22, 2018 12am in Amherst, MA
Spring Homeschool I - Feathers to Flight
When: Mar 13, 2018 12am to Jun 5, 2018 12am in Amherst, MA
Spring Homeschool II -Rocks and Water: The Shaping of Our Valley
When: Mar 13, 2018 12am to Jun 5, 2018 12am in Amherst, MA
Nature Play Afterschool Spring Session
When: Mar 28, 2018 12am to Jun 13, 2018 12am in Amherst, MA
Girls into the Wild Spring Session
When: Mar 29, 2018 12am to Jun 14, 2018 12am in Amherst, MA
The Art of Eric Carle: Seasons
The Art of Eric Carle: Seasons celebrates the animals, plants, and activities associated with the four seasons. Carle illustrates the wonder of nature at all times of year--hibernating bears in winter, hatching chicks in spring, colorful flowers in summer, and apple trees ripe for picking in fall. The changing seasons guide his story of The Tiny Seed, while the cycles of nature play a supporting role in Alice McLerran's The Mountain that Loved a Bird. This exhibition features Carle's iconic collage art from 15 picture books as well as several never-before seen watercolors.

When: Mar 31, 2018 12am to Aug 26, 2018 12am in Amherst, MA
Special Raffle for License Plate #UM 18
You worked hard to reach the milestone of graduation. Now, you can show your school pride and commemorate your class year with a chance to win UMass license plate #UM 18.

Tickets for this special raffle are available at $5 each, or 3 for $10, to win a plate that would cost $1,000 to buy.

Don’t pass up the chance to celebrate your achievement.

Tickets are available until noon on May 31. The winner will be notified after the drawing on June 1. All proceeds support student scholarships and programs.

*The UMass special plate is only available to MA residents. The winner will receive a gift card to cover the initial MassDOT/RMV special plate and swap fees. Any additional MassDOT/RMV fees will be the responsibility of the winner.



When: Apr 3, 2018 12am to May 31, 2018 12am in Amherst, MA
Paddington Comes to America
This coming April, The Carle is proud to be the first American museum to feature the beloved bear in Paddington™ Comes to America. From 32 Windsor Gardens in London, Paddington brings with him stories of humor, compassion, and marmalade. The exhibition commemorates the 60th anniversary of the first book by Michael Bond, A Bear Called Paddington. Fifteen novels, numerous publishing formats, two television series and two successful movies have ensured the loveable bear from Darkest Peru remains as popular as ever. Original art by Paddington's various illustrators--Peggy Fortnum, Fred Banbery, Ivor Wood, David McKee, Barry Macey, and R. W. Alley--provides comparisons of the iconic bear over time. Guests can "travel" to Paddington's favorite sites in London posted around the gallery, stamping special London bus passes at each location. This exhibition is generously supported by HarperCollins Children's Books, global publisher of the Paddington Bear books since 1958 and YOTTOY Productions, long term toy partner of Paddington in the US since 1995.

When: Apr 14, 2018 12am to Oct 7, 2018 12am in Amherst, MA