Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

Coaches needed for Girls on the Run

We are looking for coaches to support the start of GIRLS ON THE RUN  at Fort River.

Warm-up your spirit fingers, lace up your sneakers and inspire a group of girls to be strong and healthy. Teams of volunteer coaches facilitate an easy to follow curriculum with small groups of girls over the course of 10 weeks (typically twice per week after school, starting in March). Amidst the conversation, laughter, hugs and energy awards, you will witness a transformational change in the girls and don’t be surprised if you realize that you are positively changing as well!  The program culminates in a 5K event in the Spring. 

Ready to make a difference and encourage girls to realize their full potential? Please contact Diane or Renee at Fort River: 413.362.1200.

A day in the arts and creativity

Multi-Arts invites children to join us on January 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) in an exploratory day of the ARTS. Children will work with professional artists exploring different types of art, dance, creating stories, mime and more.

A day of immersion in the arts is valued at $75 but families can pay by DONATION!

For the families of children at the Amherst schools, Multi-Arts offers an extra day of immersion in the arts on January 22- curriculum day- fee $75. Financial aid is available

Limited space. Register now HERE:

Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Amherst
Hours: 8:30-3:30

Friday, January 4, 2019

Barefoot and Balanced Lectures

Barefoot and Balanced Lectures 
with Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Author & TimberNook Founder
Angela Hanscom
Thursday, January 17, 6pm (snow date: Thursday March 14, 6pm)
Friday, January 18, 1:30pm (snow date: Friday, March 15, 1:30pm)  
Angela Hanscom will present a lecture on her recent book, Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children. Today's kids have  
adopted sedentary lifestyles filled with television, video games, and computer screens. But more and more, studies show that children need "rough and tumble" outdoor play in order to develop their sensory, motor, and executive functions.  
Disturbingly, a lack of movement has been shown to lead to a number of health and cognitive difficulties, such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), emotion regulation and sensory processing issues, and aggressiveness at school recess break. So, how can you ensure your child is fully engaging their body, mind, and all of their senses? Learn more...