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This week in Amherst: Feb. 12

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Municipal meetings, a pollination workshop and a book discussion are in store in Amherst. Do you have an event that should be on this list? Reach out on the Amherst Independent Facebook page.

MONDAY, FEB. 12

SELECT BOARD: The Select Board discusses recommendations for the creation of a Sustainability Committee, a second quarter budget update and procedures for letters of support for medical marijuana. (Monday, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall)

TUESDAY, FEB. 13

SHADE TREE COMMITTEE: The Public Shade Tree Committee meets. Guest speakers will join the meeting to discuss important environmental topics. Javier Marin will discuss invasive pests and Charlie Cary will address using municipal wood waste. (Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Town Hall)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 14

SERVICES FOR THE DISABLED: Stavros, Inc. holds an event at their new office on services available for people with disabilities. The company helps disabled people live independently and addresses challenges they may face. (Wednesday, 10 a.m., 236 North Pleasant St., Amherst)

AMHERST GRAD DISCUSSES WWII BOOK: Amherst College alumna Pamela Rotner Sakamoto discusses her book “Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds.” Sakamoto’s book follows the Fukuhara family as they are split between two opposing sides during World War II. Open to the public, this event will take place in Fayerweather Hall. (Wednesday, 4 p.m., Amherst College)

CONSERVATION COMMISSION: The Conservation Commission meets. Speakers include Shannon Nichols for Soils Health Workshop at Amethyst Brook Conservation Area and Kinuyo Kanamaru of Amherst College, who will discuss sampling at Puffer’s Pond. (Wednesday, 7 p.m., Town Hall)

THURSDAY, FEB. 15

(POSTPONED) IMPROVE YOUR GARDEN WITH POLLINATORS: Speakers discuss the importance of insect pollinators in seed and fruit production. Tom Sullivan will give an introductory talk about which plants attract pollinators the best. A $10 fee is required for members, $15 for non-members. On Saturday, attendees get to try designing their own bee and butterfly meadow gardens for the building; $15 for members, $20 for non-members. (This event has been postponed to a later date, Hitchcock Center for the Environment)

SATURDAY, FEB. 17

FAMILY FILMS: Amherst Cinema’s family films series offers movies selected from the annual New York International Children’s Film Festivals geared towards children. The films offer entertainment for the whole family. “Kid Flix 2” is a 74 minute collection of animated short films perfect for the whole family. (Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Amherst Cinema)

HURRICANE NATION WEEKLY SPORTS UPDATE:

BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL

Monday Feb 12, 7 p.m.: vs. Putnam Vocational Technical High School.

Location: Springfield, MA at Putnam Vocational Technical High School’s gym.

Thursday Feb 15, 7 p.m.: vs. Pope Francis High School.

Location: Amherst-Pelham Regional High School.

GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL

Tuesday Feb 13, 7 p.m.: vs. Monson High School.

Location: Amherst-Pelham Regional High School.

Friday Feb 16, 7 p.m.: vs. Palmer High School.

Location: Palmer, MA at Palmer High School.

BOYS JV BASKETBALL

Monday Feb 12, 5:30 p.m.: vs. Putnam Vocational Technical High School.

Location: Springfield, MA at Putnam Vocational Technical High School’s gym.

Thursday Feb 15, 5:30 p.m.: vs. Pope Francis High School.

Location: Amherst-Pelham Regional High School.

GIRLS JV BASKETBALL

Tuesday Feb 13, 5:30 p.m.: vs. Monson High School.

Location: Amherst-Pelham Regional High School.

Friday Feb 16, 5:30 p.m.: vs. Palmer High School

Location: Palmer, MA at Palmer High School

BOYS FRESHMAN BASKETBALL

Monday Feb 12, 4 p.m.: vs. Putnam Vocational Technical High School.

Location: Amherst-Pelham Regional High School.

Friday Feb 16, 4 p.m.: vs. Eaglebrook School.

Location: Amherst-Pelham Regional High School.

BOYS VARSITY ICE HOCKEY

Tuesday Feb 13, 8:30 p.m.: vs. Minnechaug Regional High School.

Location: West Springfield, MA at Springfield Olympia Ice Sports Center.

Thursday Feb 15, 6:30 p.m.: vs. East Longmeadow High School.

Location: West Springfield, MA at Springfield Olympia Ice Sports Center.

Saturday Feb 17, 7 p.m.: vs. Drury High School.

Location: Orr Rink at Amherst College.

BOYS JV ICE HOCKEY

Thursday Feb 15, 3 p.m.: vs. Saint Mary Parish School.

Location:  Orr Rink at Amherst College.

BOYS VARSITY SKIING

Saturday Feb 17, 10 a.m.: vs. Mohawk Trail Regional High School.

Location: Shelburne Falls, MA at Mohawk Trail Regional High School.

GIRLS VARSITY SKIIING

Saturday Feb 17, 10 a.m.: vs. Mohawk Trail Regional High School.

Location: Shelburne Falls, MA at Mohawk Trail Regional High School.

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