Things to do in Town

This is a partial list of local organizations that exist in Amherst or the vicinity.


Amherst Area Newcomers Club, The Amherst Area Newcomers is a social club formed in 1970 to help people meet other people in Amherst and the neighboring towns of Milford and Mont Vernon.
Amherst Destination Imagination, Destination ImagiNation is an international program to teach kids the process of creative problem solving through discovery. Students from kindergarten through High School have fun while learning to value creativity and teamwork. Teams form in the fall, leading up to regional, state, and national competitions in the spring.
Amherst Junior Womens’ Club, The Amherst Junior Women’s Club was formed over 40 years ago. It is made up of Amherst women who plan fun community events and volunteer their time, energy and fundraising talent to civic projects, Amherst public schools, and educational enrichment. In addition, the Club is directly involved in providing food, clothing, and services to those in need in Amherst and the surrounding communities. Membership is open to any Amherst women over age 21. If you are interested in joining the Club, please contact Membership Chair, Irene Raissis Alton at 673-2811.
Amherst Garden Club, PO Box 694 Amherst, New Hampshire, 03031. The object and purpose of the Amherst Garden Club shall be to beautify public and private property; to assist its members in achieving proficiency in gardening; to further good conservation practices.  For more information on the Club go to: www.amherstgardenclub.org
Amherst Lions Club, District 44-N, Amherst, New Hampshire. Lions are men and women who volunteer their time to humanitarian causes in their local and world communities. By conducting service projects and raising funds, Lions strive to help those in need, wherever the need exists. The Lions’ motto is “We Serve.”
Amherst Motorcycle Club, Amherst, New Hampshire. Our informal club is made up of southern New Hampshire folks that like to get out on their cruisers on the weekends. There are no officers, dues or meetings, just riders. If that’s you and you live in or near Amherst, NH come out on one of our rides.
Amherst Recreation Department, The Amherst Recreation Department’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all Amherst Residents. The Recreation Department offers a variety of active and passive recreation opportunities such as team sports; fitness programs; toddler activities; environmental programs; art and cooking classes for all ages; and much more. Visit the Amherst Recreation Department’s Website for more information on current offerings. 
Amherst Town Band, The Amherst Town Band provides an opportunity for adult and student musicians from the greater Amherst, New Hampshire area, to take part in an active performing band for their personal pleasure and enrichment. Check the band performance schedule for dates and locations of performances.
Boy Scouts – Troup 22 The troop website is www.amhersttroop22.org, More information is also available from committeechair@amhersttroop22.org.
Greater Nashua & Souhegan Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, Volunteer to help the American Red Cross. They are looking for volunteers to help make a difference every day. The Red Cross provides emergency assistance for victims of fire, flood or any disaster; they teach people how to save lives with CPR & First Aid training, and they help the families of military personnel in numerous ways.
Peabody Mill Environmental Center and Joe English Reservation, Visit Peabody Mill Environmental Center at the end of Brook Road and bring hiking boots, or rent snowshoes in the wintertime. There are plenty of trails to hike, a small nature museum and snowshoes for rent, too.  Information on PMEC programs can be found on the Amherst Recreation Department Website.
Souhegan Valley Chorus, The Souhegan Valley Chorus is the community chorus for the Amherst-Milford area, The Chorus welcomes any interested singers (H.S. age through seniors) in the region. They rehearse weekly at the Milford Middle School and usually perform two concerts a year in the Souhegan H.S. auditorium.The Red Hat Society is a social network of women over 50 that just want to have fun and met a new best friend.  The one firm rule shared by all chapters is one must wear red on your head and purple on your shoulders when going out as a chapter.
The RED HOT HATTERS meet the third Wednesday of the month for breakfast or lunch and at other times as needed to share movie nights, road trips, cultural events or anything else that suits their fancy.  For more information contact:  Janis Kuch, Red Hot Hatters Queen, 6 Chestnut Hill Road, Amherst, NH 03031 or 603-672-9689, janiskuch@gmail.com 
MOMS Club of Amherst Looking to connect with other mothers with babies and young children?  Want help finding a playgroup and fun local kids’ activities?  Come to a meeting of the MOMS (Mothers Offering Mothers Support) Club of Amherst to see what we have to offer:

  • Support and camaraderie with other MOMS
  • Playgroups
  • Kids’ activities: Story times, trips to museums and parks, fire and police station tours, play dates and more
  • Opportunities to participate in local service projects
  • Monthly MOMS night out

MOMS Club of Amherst is a chapter of MOMS Club International, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting mothers and their children.  Amherst has two sister chapters – East and West, which are delineated by Route 101.  To learn more, visit http://sites.google.com/site/amherstmomsclub or e-mail: amherstmomsclub@yahoo.com.

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