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International Women's Day to be celebrated on March 9

More daylight means more opportunities to get outside, enjoy nature and get active! We hope you are enjoying the longer daylight hours as much as we are!

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day will be celebrated this year on March 8, 2020. This year’s theme is an equal world is an enabled world.

How will you help forge a gender-equal world? Celebrate women's achievement? Raise awareness against bias? Take action for equality?

International Women’s Day 2020 sees a number of missions to help forge a gender-equal world.international womens day.jpg.gallery
Celebrating women's achievements and increasing visibility, while calling out inequality, is key.  To find out more, please visit internationalwomensday.com.

In Amherst, International Women’s Day will be celebrated on March 9, 2020, when the annual luncheon takes place during the noon hour at the Lion’s Club, 9 Electric St. The guest speaker is Trina Clarke, the CEO of the YMCA of Cumberland.

Admission to the event is free, but there will be a free-will offering box at the door. All proceeds will go to Autumn house.

March Break

There are plenty of activities planned throughout the entire week of March Break to help keep you active and busy. A big thank you goes out to our partners for the extra opportunities for students to have some fun between March 16 and March 20. From karate and tumbling to media arts and crafts to skating and swimming, we have it all!

Check out our Facebook page or visit the town's website for a full schedule of events.

Earth Hour

Did you know that Earth Hour is Saturday, March 28, at 8:30 p.m.?Earth hour

Help place the spotlight on nature – the world is watching!  

Started by World Wildlife Fund and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world's largest grassroots movements for the environment. It engages millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories.

It has become a catalyst for positive environmental impact, driving major legislative changes by harnessing the power of the people. We hope you will participate and join in by making your contribution to help limit the demand we place daily on our environment.

You may not think turning your lights off for one hour would make a dramatic impact on our environment, but when you think of all those around the entire world making that same effort to turn their lights off, the impact is huge.

For more information on how you can participate, please visit earthhour.org.

What’s happening

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