Kid­ney Walk Satur­day at Dickey Park

The Amherst News - - COMUNITY -

What a beau­ti­ful Septem­ber we’ve had! With warm tem­per­a­tures and lots of sun­shine, the fresh air is per­fect walk­ing con­di­tions.

Our parks are still be­ing main­tained with trails and walk­ing paths open to all. Walk­ing tracks, bas­ket­ball courts, skate­board park, ten­nis courts have been oc­cu­pied as our com­mu­nity con­tin­ues to stay ac­tive and en­joy the won­der­ful weather.

The Church Street courts now of­fer ball hockey or bas­ket­ball op­tions with hockey and bas­ket­ball nets pro­vided.

The Amherst Sta­dium pro­vides pub­lic skat­ing free of charge with the reg­u­lar sea­son skates start­ing mid-Oc­to­ber.

Take ad­van­tage of all the parks and fa­cil­i­ties avail­able and help us reach our goal to be the most ac­tive, healthy com­mu­nity in Nova Sco­tia.

The Amherst Chap­ter Kid­ney Foun­da­tion Kid­ney Walk takes place this Satur­day, Sept. 30 at Dickey Park. Ev­ery year, the walk brings over 15,000 peo­ple to­gether to raise aware­ness and funds for those af­fected.

With the Kid­ney Walk start­ing at 2 p.m., day ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude en­ter­tain­ment, by-do­na­tion bar­be­cue, and top fundraiser prizes.

Visit www.kid­ney­walk.ca for more in­for­ma­tion. Ev­ery kilo­me­tre counts!

Come to this year’s 10th an­nual Nova Sco­tia Fi­bre Arts Fes­ti­val and cel­e­brate 150 years of Canada’s her­itage! Run­ning from Tues­day, Oct. 10 to Satur­day, Oct. 14 this award win­ning fes­ti­vals of­fers all things fi­bre in­clud­ing knit­ting, quilt­ing, rug hook­ing, felt­ing, weav­ing, cro­chet­ing and much more.

The Fi­bre Arts Fes­ti­val em­braces all nat­u­ral fi­bres and whether you’re an ex­pe­ri­enced fi­bre artist, en­thu­si­as­tic novice, or just ap­pre­ci­ate fine qual­ity arts, you’ll find some­thing to en­joy among the wide range of ac­tiv­i­ties and classes of­fered.

The Fes­ti­val open­ing kicks off on Tues­day, Oct. 10 at fes­ti­val head­quar­ters at 98 Vic­to­ria St., Amherst Town Hall. Watch for week-long dis­plays at lo­cal busi­nesses, quilt shows, Mar­itime Hooked Rug Show, Zonta Bazaar, Pop-Up Shops, work­shops, classes and demon­stra­tions.

For up­dates and full sched­ule in­for­ma­tion please visit the web­site, www.fi­brearts­fes­ti­val.com or email info@fi­brearts­fes­ti­val. com

The Beause­jour Wind Quin­tet will be ap­pear­ing at the Trin­i­tySt. Stephen’s United Church as part of the Mu­sic at Trin­ity Con­cert Se­ries on Sun­day, Oct. 1 at 3 pm.

This highly-ac­claimed group of Mar­itime mu­si­cians will in­clude Anne Varner, flute; Belinda Code, oboe; Karem Si­mon, clar­inet; Wil­liam Costin, horn; and Iris Frazer, bas­soon.

The quin­tet has per­formed, or presently hold po­si­tions in or­ches­tras through­out Canada, Europe, and South Amer­ica.

Tick­ets are $20 and can be purchased through the Church of­fice (902-667-8483) or at the door. Youth, ages seven to 18 years, will be ad­mit­ted free of charge if ac­com­pa­nied by an adult.

The Amherst Ar­ti­sans Mar­ket at the Amherst Cen­tre Mall is pro­mot­ing Putt for a Car Con­test with Sept. 30 as the first of three week­ends.

Come “Putt for a Car” with an early bird draw of $300.

Join John for a full course break­fast, Pat’s home bak­ing or a fab­u­lous lunch menu se­lec­tion. Wayne’s mu­sic world per­form­ers in­clude Ter­rio Sis­ters & Friends and Ed Cooke and Julie Carde (C4 Band leads) open un­til 3 p.m.

Learn what else is hap­pen­ing around the com­mu­nity by vis­it­ing amherst.ca for our free com­mu­nity events list­ing and fol­low­ing our Face­book page.

If you have ques­tions, com­mu­nity events and in­for­ma­tion to share, email amher­strecre­ation@amherst.ca or call 902-667-6500.

Here is a taste of what’s com­ing up around Amherst:

Amherst Ar­ti­sans Mar­ket Putt for a Car Con­test

Holy Fam­ily Parish Fall Fair & Mar­ket

Amherst Chap­ter Kid­ney Foun­da­tion Kid­ney Walk

The Beauséjour Wind Quin­tet YMCA Youth Drop In Nova Sco­tia Fi­bre Arts Fes­ti­val

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