Local Activities & Events

From time to time we will publish items of interest about local activities and upcoming events. If you are a resident of The Fells at Amherst and would like to recommend an activity or event for publication in this section please contact me.

Over the past few years, women at The Fells have gathered during the colder months at the clubhouse on Tuesday afternoons. We started as a “Craft Group,” but since many do not enjoy doing crafts last year we just called it “Open Clubhouse” and we got together to play games, cards, do crafts or just chat. We are kicking off Open Clubhouse on November 13 from 1:00-3:00.

We are going to start this year with a craft that everyone can help in making. We will be producing hanging hand towels that can be hung from a kitchen appliance and used for a quick wipe of the hands, thus saving on paper towels. Here is one pictured here:.

Elaine Francis has enough supplies to produce about 30 of these and we just need folks who are interested in doing an assembly line to get these put together. Once produced, we will sell them at local craft events with proceeds going to local charities. Or, you can purchase one! Tasks include measuring, hand sewing, sewing buttons and machine stitching one seam. If you can do any of these things, or if you enjoy afternoon tea or coffee come join us. We will have some treats to enjoy with the beverages.

At this gathering we will discuss how we want to move forward with our Tuesday afternoon gatherings. If you have any ideas, please share them!

If you plan to attend, please let Elaine know by emailing her at elainebfrancis@comcast.net. Refreshments will be served.

We hope to see you there!

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Just a reminder, that Saturday, October 20th, is our fall cleanup day at The Fells. We will gather at 9:00am in the parking lot outside the clubhouse. We will be doing some trimming around the mailbox gardens and the pool, transplanting some perennials (if you have any perennials you can donate let us know), and a few other jobs. The purpose of this day is to do some minor cleanup work in our neighborhood common areas while getting together with our neighbors and building our community spirit. We will also be doing things we would otherwise have to pay someone to do! It is always a fun morning which will likely end by 10:00-10:30 and will be followed by a chance to share a cup of coffee/tea and a treat.

Here is a tentative list of tasks:

• Sweep rocks from road near clubhouse and Fells Drive curve (and any other area deemed needing this)
• Clean out area at the entrance and possibly do some planting
• Trim dead growth from shrubs and plants around club house
• Pick up trash along Baboosic Lake Rd. between Josiah Parker Trail and first house to the left as you turn onto Baboosic Lake
• Clean the walking path of debris and pine needles, and dead branches
• Clean out mail hut
• Remove pots by pool
• Clean area around pool---trim plants---possibly dig up some hostas
• Clean up garden area on the berm
• Dig up low evergreens in mail hut garden area
• Clean-up as needed on Glen Ct and Trailside islands. Clean-up suggestions welcome
• Paint small areas on trim at clubhouse
• Paint base of street lamp posts in need
• Plant bulbs for spring flowers!

Do you have suggestions for other things we should do? Let us know!

We could use a few people who would be willing to bring breakfast-type treats for participants. EVERYONE is invited to share in the coffee and treats around 10:00.

If you have any of the following, please consider bringing them:

• chain saw
• shovel
• small garden hand spade
• rake
• hoe
• hand clipper to trim bushes
• larger clippers/loppers to trim branches
• bow saw
• electric hedge trimmers
• Wheelbarrow/garden cart

If you would like to participate, please email Suzanne Francis at suzannemfrancis@gmail.com with your top 3 choices of jobs you would most like to do. If you just have 1 thing, that’s fine too! We will send an email with assignments a few days before this event!

THANK YOU, and Happy Fall to everyone!

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 Liz Tragash has been involved with the Rivier Instiute for Senior Education (RISE) program at Rivier University in Nashua since 2004. The number of courses offered grows every year. There will be approximately 65 courses offered this Fall in a wide variety of subjects. Classes run for either five or ten weeks and members can select up to five classes per term, potentially 10 classes per semester- a great deal for the $130. membership fee! You can find a copy of the brochure pdf here (900 KB) .

The program offers a wonderful opportunity for personal enrichment and becoming part of a vibrant community of lifelong learners. Liz would love to share this opportunity with the Fells Community!
Feel free to contact Liz by phone or email with any questions (tragash.elizabeth@gmail.com or call 978-302-3979). 

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The second try at having the Summer Gathering and celebration for the completion of The Fells Community is now scheduled for Saturday, August 4, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. In an attempt to outfox Mother Nature, we have a rain date of Sunday, August 5th. Unfortunately, we have to start over from square #1 so in order to get a good headcount of who will or will not be able to come, please check off the appropriate line below. As it is a potluck gathering, we would like to know what you want to bring and have listed the categories of the foods needed.

There will be _____ in our family attending.
We will NOT be able to attend this year ____.

What you are bringing:
- Hors D’oeuvre (please specify)
- Salad* (please specify)
- Entrée* (please specify)
- Dessert (please specify)

Water will be provided, but everything else is BYOP (bring your own beverage).

In order to finalize our preparations, we ask that you get your responses back to us no later than July 29th. Responses by return email can be sent to Phyllis Ohanian at phyllisohanian@gmail.com

We hope this second try at a Summer Gathering will be successful because it should be one of the gala events of the year and a good way to meet and greet those new to the neighborhood. Hope to see you on August 4!!!

Tina Abramowitz, Nancy Monks, and Phyllis Ohanian
Summer Gathering Committee

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If you haven't heard about this weekly Monday night event most of the games start at 7:00 unless otherwise planned and run until around 10:00 based on the general consensus of the players. Everyone brings their own beverages & optionally their favorite snacks for sharing. If you are interested in playing please RSVP to John Chase - johnechase54@gmail.com or (603) 554-1927 so that we can get an accurate count. There is no commitment to play on a regular basis so feel free to try it out one night and then decide on a weekly basis if you are interested in playing on the upcoming Tuesday night.

And please note: this is a casual, friendly game where the "cards speak for themselves" - meaning that if you lay down your hand and declare that you have a straight and you really have a straight flush, someone will let you know so there is no risk of losing a hand because you missed something. This game is definitely for us amateurs...

First come, first served! We need a minimum of 5 players and a maximum of 7 players (per table). If we have at least 10 players we will split into two tables of 5.

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