Daffodil Days 2017
The Games on the Common
April 23, 12-5, Town Common
Think you’ve got game? Think you can take on a UMASS college athlete and win? How about at Bocce?
Join us on the Amherst South Common for “The Games on the Common” where ordinary Amherst citizens of all ages can engage in demonstrations of backyard prowess. Show off your style. Try your hand at a new game. Unlock secret talents. Pick up pro tips. Participate or spectate. Bring your A game or order up a nice picnic lunch from one of our fine cafes, pubs and restaurants and join us for croquet, bocce, and badminton.
April 23 from 12 – 5 pm, the Amherst BID is providing games, balls and nets and offering an open invitation to the community at large. UMASS Athletics is sending student athlete ambassadors to join in the fun. The Town Common is a level and welcoming playing field used for over 250 years as a community resource
Put down your phones, grab a racquet, a mallet, or a ball and engage in a healthy celebration of spring!
Sample slices and bites of bliss as downtown restaurants and cafes offer up samples of their desserts. $10 for 10 desserts. Tickets on sale at A.J. Hastings or at Reader to Reader. Cafes and restaurants:
Chez Albert (until 3 PM)
Fire and Ice Yoga & Juice Bar
Glazed Donut Shop
Malek Shawarma Mediterranean Cafe
Paradise of India
Tandem Bagel (at the Visitors Information Center)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-256-8595
April 22 – Sustainability Festival 10 am – 4 pm
Join us for a day of family fun, education and entertainment. The Sustainability Festival is in its eighth year and is bigger and better than ever! There is literally something for everyone with over 100 vendors of renewable energy, energy efficiency product suppliers, advocacy groups as well as sustainable crafts and artisans!
Schedule of Stage Performances:
10 AM – Under the Tree Music
11 AM – Chris Scanlon and the Other Guys
Noon – Tuff Riddim International
1 PM – Valley Women Drummers
2 PM – Luke DeRoy Trio
3 PM – Piti Theatre Company
11 AM – David Lovler “Grow, Save and Eat Beans: Complete the Garden Protein Cycle
Noon – Megan Brockelbank “Heathy Gluten Free and Sugar Alternatives in Cooking and Baking”
1 PM – Shoshona King “How to Make ‘Plarn’”
2 PM – Emma Hayes – “Growing Wine Caps and Allying with the Fungal Kingdom”
ELECTRIC VEHICLES ON DISPLAY – CENTER COMMON – CHECK OUT TESLA MODELS X and MODELS S!
FACE PAINTING Noon – 3 PM
THE ‘CLIMATE TRANSFORMER’ – NEW THIS YEAR – FEATURED CENTER COMMON! An interactive art installation and exhibit
Don’t forget to bring your clean, used, dry clothing and textiles for the annual Textile Drive sponsored by the Amherst Recycling and Refuse Management Committee! The drop off will be located on Boltwood Avenue across from the Lord Jeff Inn.
Chalk artists of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate in this fun town-wide event. Amherst ChalkWalk is looking for artists to draw with sidewalk chalk in downtown Amherst. All ages and experience levels welcome. Enter your art into our judged competition for a chance to win prizes from local businesses. Live music on the Town Common all day. Event volunteers are also needed. Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 12-5 pm in downtown Amherst. To register, see Amherst ChalkWalk on Facebook or email email@example.com.