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For More Information, please contact: Bruce Marshall at 413-289-2300.
Check the following organizations links for information about the many opportunities each offers.
The Palmer Historical & Cultural Center hosts many monthly events...Concerts, Open Mic Nights, Holiday Celebrations and more. Visit PHCC.
Mary Lane Hospital support and self-help groups for those facing major illness or stressful life changes. FMI: Baystate Health
Hearts for Head Start - Show how much you LOVE this community. Lend a helping hand to a HSC Head Start Inc. classroom in Palmer and donate greatly needed learning materials such as books for children ages 2-5 yrs, carayons, markers, non-toxic paints & brushes, blank drawing, construction paper, canvases, coloring book, building blocks 7 basic craft supplies. Search for #HeartsForHeadStart on Facebook to find a dropoff location or bring to the HCS Head Start Inc. classroom in Palmer.
Friends of the Springfield Vet Center, Inc., is an all volunteer, 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization. We provide support and assistance to veterans, including present or former members of the Springfield Vet Center. We Also fund social and recreational activities. This past year, we have funded the therapeutic Equine Therapy, ran a cookout during the summer for veterans and their families. We have also funded a fishing trip, photograph and painting classes, yoga, QiGong and an overnight camping trip. We work closely with the Vet Center counselors so we can provide financial help for veterans in need. All of the funds our organization raises go directly to veterans and veterans programs.
Tri-Parish Church of New Braintree, Hardwick, and Gilbertville is worships at The New Braintree Congregational Church, 3 Oakham Road in New Braintree.
Top Floor Learning is a non-profit organization that has been helping adult learners in Central and Western MA for over 35 years. They are unique in that they offer one-to-one personalized tutoring for basic educational skills, high school equivalency preparation, English as a second language, citizenship and so much more. FMI call Gail in Palmer at 413-283-2329, visit our facebook page or our web site
Free audiology Screenings - For more information or to make an appointment with Baystate Wing Hospital’s Audiology and Hearing Improvement Centers in Palmer and Ludlow which offers comprehensive hearing aid program providing hearing aid evaluations, demonstrations, purchases, fittings, adjustments and cleanings, call 413-284-5499. Ludlow Senior Center, 37 Chestnut Street, 413-583-3564 Last Tuesday of the month, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm and Palmer Senor Center, 1029 Central Street, 413-283-2670, Second Thursday of the month from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon
2015 - 2016 Springfield Symphony Orchestra Season Information - All concerts are Saturday evenings at Springfield Symphony Hall, 34 Court
Street, Springfield MA 01103 Adults from $22 Kids (ages 4-17) and College Students (with valid ID) $10 Groups (10+) 25% off Senior & Handicapped Seating discounts Call (413) 733-2291 or visit website for schedule.
Upcoming Community Events
February 2016 - New and Exciting classes are now available at Hitchcock Academy! Click here for more information.
February 6 - The annual ice harvest will take place on Saturday, February 6th at the Noble & Cooley Mill Pond (Water Street, Granville, MA). Sponsored by the Noble & Cooley Museum, Suffield Land Conservancy and Suffield Historical Society, the event is open to the public from noon to 3:00. Dress warmly and come learn how to handle antique ice tools, visit the drum museum, and indulge in hot cocoa to warm up. Storm date is Sunday, February, 7th. Log Post Link
February 7 - The West Brookfield Boy Scout Troop 118 will be hosting their 40th annual Fishing Derby on Sunday, February 7th, 7am - 3:30pm at Lake Wickaboag, W. Brookfield. Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded. Tickets available for $1.00 each prior to and at the trailer day of derby. No Ice Date - Sunday, February 21.
February 9 - UMass Jazz Faculty in Concert - 7:30pm, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus, featuring UMass Amherst Jazz Faculty members: Jeffrey W. Holmes, piano/trumpet; Robert Ferrier, guitar; Tom Giampietro, drums; Felipe Salles, saxes; Catherine Jensen-Hole, vocals; and Shigefumi Tomita, bass, playing Original jazz compositions & arrangements. Tickets $3 UMass students; $5 other students, children seniors; $10 general public; free for UMass music majors & minors. Tickets - Fine Arts Center Box Office, 413 545 2511 or click here.
February 13 - Palmer's 300th Anniversary Committee is sponsoring a Valentine's Dinner/Dance at Amvets Post 74 in Three Rivers. The event starts at 6pm with a buffet, followed by music with DJ Tony Valley. The cost is $10 per person to cover expenses. Tickets available at the Town Hall or at the door the day of the event. FMI on this or other upcoming events, or anyone interested in volunteering to assist in this years special events, contact Lorinda Baker at 413-519-0350.
February 13 - Southampton Lions Club Valentine Dance at Southampton Country Club - $45 per Person includes Buffet Dinner - Tickets available from any Southampton lion Member or the Southampton branch of the Easthampton Saving Bank - For details email Ray Lacourse, George Symborski or call 413-977-3086 or 413-529-7444.
February 13 - Monson Arts Council Talent Show - 24 Acts - Performance at the Granite Valley Middle School - FMI or Application Click Here
February 13 - Friends of the Springfield Vet Center - Elks Lodge, 440 Tiffany St., Springfield, MA Valentines Day Dinner/Dance - doors Open 6pm, Dinner at 6:30pm, Show at 8 - Tickets
February 14 - The Love Songs of Connie Francis: Starring Donna Lee with Jo-Anne Dominik - Sunday, February 14, 2:00 p.m. Admission: $12 A benefit for the Lions Club - to be held at PHCC, Three Rivers - Click for Tickets
February 16 - The MassMutual Center operated by Spectra Venue Management, will be holding their annual Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-REDCROSS to schedule your life-saving appointment today. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are preferred.
March 13 - The man Rolling Stone Magazine called "the preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the New Folk Movement" is set to bring his witty and wise, slice-of-life music to Three Rivers for a second time! John Gorka's music creates an atmosphere that piques the emotion, stimulates the cerebrum and brings a few laughs - often within the same song. He agilely weaves through a unique combination of themes - crime and punishment, love, nutrition and barnyard animals - in his vast repertoire of songs from over three decades of writing. For an intimate evening with one of the legends of the Contemporary American Folk music, come see John Gorka at Harmony Hall. Buy tickets
March 15 - AN IRISH CELEBRATION – FRIENDS OF THE PALMER SENIOR CENTER - Friends of the Palmer Senior Center presents “Tony Kenny’s Irish Celebration” Tuesday, March 15, at Chez Josef, Agawam. Package includes an Elegant Luncheon, Tony Kenny’s Irish Celebration (Singer/Comedian Ritchie Hayes, Singer Bernadette Ruddy, Dublin City Step Dancers, Dublin Trinity Band), Meal Taxes, Gratuities. Cost $59 pp AN IRISH CELEBRATION – FRIENDS OF THE PALMER SENIOR CENTER. For reservations and more information, contact the Palmer Senior Center, 1029 Central Street, Palmer, 413-283-2670.
March 22 - Bus trip to Mohegan Sun - Call Ann Marie Gaudette at 599-4803 for reservations - $31 - Make check out to Friends of Wilbraham Seniors, 269 Stony Hill Road G4-104, Wilbraham, MA 01095 - be at Wilbraham Senior Center 8AM - return 5:30 - 6PM
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