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Civic Engagement Series - Part 2

“Achieving Gender Justice” – April 14, 7 PM via Zoom

      AMHERST – The Southern NH Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has scheduled the third and final program in their Civic Engagement Series – Part 2 on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7 PM. Crystal Paradis, Director of Strategic Communications & Community Engagement for the New Hampshire Women's Foundation, will present “Achieving Gender Justice”, via Zoom. The program is free and open to all. 

      Crystal Paradis is a City Councilor At-Large for the City of Somersworth and sits on the recreation, pubic safety, sustainability and economic development committees. She is also founder of Feminist Oasis. In 2015, she was named one of 10 to Watch by Catapult & Seacoast Media Group. Her experience includes working on political campaigns from municipal to presidential and engaging community through her writing.

      If interested in attending the program via Zoom, please contact Program Co-chair Johanna Tigert at for the zoom link information.

Closing the Gender Wage Gap – Work Smart Online - FREE Course

      While waiting for the economy to get back on track, consider a program developed by AAUW to help women in salary negotiation. Work Smart Online is a free course that helps women earn the pay they deserve. To access the online course type in your search bar and begin preparation to negotiate a better salary and benefits. An easy, engaging e-tool will teach participants to learn the market value of their skills and experience, determine an equitable “target salary” based on skills and experience, and ask for the pay they deserve. In surveys nearly all participants reported having more confidence and better negotiating skills after taking the class. For additional information, contact Susan Hoover at 213-6601.


AAUW Southern NH Branch Book Discussion Program for 2021

      The following is the list of remaining books chosen for discussion in 2021. Discussions are expected to continue being held via Zoom. Questions will be sent out ahead of time. If interested in participating, please contact book discussion facilitator Mary Marsh at


  Monday, April 5th, 2021 “The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett 

  Monday, May 3rd, 2021 “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead 

  Monday, June 7th 2021 “The Beekeeper of Aleppo” by Christy Lefteri 


      AAUW’s mission is to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy. It is a non-partisan non-political organization that never endorses candidates or specific parties. The organization whose roots date back to the 1880s has two branches in NH. The Southern New Hampshire Branch, established in the 1970s, hosts a variety of programs concerning women's education and equity issues that are open to the public. Members of the branch live in the following New Hampshire communities: Amherst, Dover, Exeter, Hanover, Hollis, Manchester, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua, Wilton, and Wolfboro. For more information about the organization contact Membership Co-chair Liz MacMillan at

Amherst Garden Club Presents: 

“Trees: Celebrating and Honoring April’s Annual Arbor Day”

VIRTUAL PROGRAM • Thursday, April 1st, 10:30 AM

      Frank Grano is an ISA certified arborist and NH-based Manager for Bartlett Trees. Frank will speak about the kings and queens of our landscapes and gardens: trees. Frank’s talk will focus on trees with 3-4 season interest and fast-growing trees. The program will end with a 10-minute Q & A period.  As part of Bartlett Trees’ outreach and education program, Frank will provide tree seedlings to be planted by each person attending who would like one.

      During the pandemic, the Garden Club has been meeting online. The Club’s business meeting will begin at 9:15 am, followed by Frank’s presentation at 10:30 am. Contact the Garden Club at if you would like to attend the business meeting, presentation, or both.  Information will be shared during the meeting as to how to receive your seedling.

Newcomers Seek New Members

      AMHERST – The Souhegan Valley Women's Social & Newcomers Club, aka Amherst Area Newcomers Club, is a non-profit, social group for women.  We welcome new residents as well as those who have lived here for years. We offer monthly general events and over 22 interest groups.  Due to Covid, the general meetings have been on hiatus.  We do have some groups who have been meeting outside, via zoom, or in person with Covid restrictions. Contact us at, & check out our website at

Church Services

Village Bible Church of Amherst  

25 1/2 Middle St. in Amherst 

Annual Good Friday Service: Friday, April 2nd. 7:00 pm

Easter Sunday Service: Sunday, April 4th 10:00 am. 


Live Stream option is also available. Just click the Facebook link on our website:

MARCH 2021





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