Promoting Women's Professional and Personal Development

Amherst presents: Virtual Lighting of the Merry Maple - December 4

The tradition continues in Amherst! The annual lighting of the Merry Maple will once again brighten up our downtown with a Livestream of Santa arriving to flick the switch. In an effort to keep us all healthy and safe, our program is going virtual!
The evening will kick-off with a welcome from the Chamber and BID and offer songs, dance, and the UMass Minuteman Marching Band will lead us in a rousing rendition of Santa Claus is Coming To Town. After the lighting, we hope you will stay tuned in for a wonderful hour of entertainment including a performance by Amherst Ballet, a reading of The Broken Ornament by The Spiderwick Chronicles Author Tony DiTerlizzi, and some surprise appearances.

Date and Time

Friday Dec 4, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM ES

Virtual programming beginning at 4:30PM with Merry Maple Lighting at 5:00PM. 

Amherst presents: Pictures at an Exhibition - December 4

Pictures at an Exhibition

Fridays - December 4, 11,18, & 25,  2020

Conversations with artists in Amherst galleries at the beginning of their exhibitions, designed to introduce viewers to artists' work in time for them to go and see the exhibitions for themselves.

December 4, 2020
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Amherst Media, Ch. 12


Women's Leadership Conference - Postponed to 4/2021

Due to concerns around the Coronavirus and following guidance from the CDC, WHO and Massachusetts Department of Public Health regarding large gatherings, Bay Path University has made the decision to postpone the Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) to April 9, 2021, at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield.

For more information, please go to their webiste:


The Massachusetts Conference For Women will be online!

Date:  Thursday, December 10, 2020

They are designing a unique event for these times that will deliver the same quality you’ve come to expect in a highly interactive virtual-only experience. (This will replace an in-person event at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in 2020.)

Keynotes are Awkwafina and Doris Kearns Goodwin.  For more on speakers, go here:

Registration opens Wednesday, June 24, 2020—at promptly 9 a.m.

Cost:  The early bird ticket price is $125 per person. The price will go up to $150 per person on July 24th.