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Check the following organizations links for information about the many opportunities each offers.

The Palmer Historical & Cultural Center hosts many events...Concerts, Open Mic Nights, Holiday Celebrations and more.  Visit PHCC.

The Hitchcock Free Academy presents various programs throughout the year.  FMI online at Hitchcock Free Academy

Mary Lane Hospital announces it's support and self-help groups for those facing major illness or stressful life changes.  FMI:  Baystate Health

Tri-Parish Church of New Braintree, Hardwick, and Gilbertville is worshiping at The New Braintree Congregational Church. 3 Oakham Road in New Braintree.


Upcoming Community Events

Oct 31: Monson Halloween Parade 6:15 pm, Senior Center Parking Lot to Fire Station for judging and treats - 4 age groups from 0 to 2, 3-5, 6-8 & 9-12.  Trick or Treat from 4 - 6 pm

Nov 1: The Amherst Historical Society is sponsoring a special house tour this year, "Scene In Amherst" on Saturday, November 1st from 10-4, rain or shine. Attendees will take a 'Self-guided' tour of five private Amherst area homes that showcase the town's wealth of history. The souvenir brochure is the tour guide to this historical journey.   Advance tickets are $20.00 for members, $25.00 for non-members (through Oct. 31) and $30.00 on the day of tour.  Tickets also available at A.J. Hastings, Hadley Garden Center, Five College Realtors and Strong House Museum starting on October 24.  For more information email Amherst History or call 413.256.0678

Nov 1:  Oldies Dance featuring Union Jack.  Free Admission.  Polish American Citizens Club, 355 East Street, Ludlow.  7:30PM.   Information:  Cindy  413-589-8900

Nov 2: The Pioneer Valley USO of Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, is holding its holiday food drive for the USO Food Pantry. The two one-day events are being held at three locations, BJ’s in Chicopee, the Stop and Shop stores at 672 Memorial Drive in Chicopee AND 57 Main Street in Westfield.   A truck will be parked just outside the doors of these stores to accept non-perishable food, paper and health and beauty items. In addition, cash is always accepted.  Join the USO on November 2 for this very important food drive and "Support Our Troops".

Nov 2:  The Rosary Sodality is sponsoring a Fall Fashion Show on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., at St. John's Lutheran Church in Westfield. The Dress Barn will be the featured clothing store.   A light lunch will be served with desserts and beverages.  Several gift baskets will be raffled off and great baskets are being put together by members of the Sodality.  Door prizes will be given out.  Tickets are $12 and available  through Sharon at 413-568-7767.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door.

Nov 8:    PHCC presents Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra concert (an 18-guitar orchestra) at the Palmer Historical and Cultural Center, 2072 Main St, Three Rivers at 7:30pm.

Nov 8:  Come join us for one of the area's longest running Craft Fairs 30th Annual Craft Fair sponsored by SS Peter & Paul Rosary Sodality on Sat, November 8 from 9am - 3pm at the Parish center, Main Street, Three Rivers.  Come see what makes us special!  We have beautiful craft items by talented local artists.  Refreshments - Join us for lunch!

Nov 8:  The West Brookfield Elementary School Parent-Teacher Group invites you to the 6th Annual West Brookfield Vendor & Craft Fair from 9am-2pm. Something for everyone: handmade hats and scarves, quilts and primitives, jewelry, wood crafts, children's books, cosmetics and skin care, candles, kitchenware, home décor and more. Refreshments available for purchase and a raffle with prizes graciously donated by the participating vendors to benefit the West Brookfield Elementary School Parent/Teacher Group. Admission is free of charge.

Nov 9:  Holy Cross Church, 61 Maple Street, Ware, will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar on Sunday, November 9th from noon to 5 pm.  Giant raffle at 4 pm.  Polish foods will be served, games to be played with baskets to be raffled.  The public is invited.

Nov 10:  The Pioneer Valley USO invites you to start your day at the USO Armed Forces Appreciation Buffet Breakfast at the Log cabin and Meeting House, 500 Easthampton Road, Holyoke MA.  Joun our veterans Nov. 10 from 8 to 11 AM.  This thank you breakfast honors our military forces both home and away.  Call for your tickets today orreserve a table.  If you are unable to attend, consider making a donation to allow a veteran to attend.  FMI call Allan Tracy, Executive Director at 413-557-3290 or 413-312-5695 or email.

Nov 12 Triple Creek Coffeehouse Night, Open Mic Night at 7 p.m.  Free Admission but free will donations are graciously accepted to benefit the programming at Palmer Historical and Cultural Center.  If you or you know someone that wants to perform, they need to be there for 6:30PM to register.

Nov 14:  Fall Fest 2014 6-9pm  at the Gremio Lusitano Club, 385 Winsor St, Ludlow, MA  Tickets: $30  Call (413) 583-2072...Wine & Beer Tasting Event - Food - Raffles - Live Music by Eric Gulbrandsen.  Fundraiser for the Ludlow Community Center and Randall Boys & Girls Club  Sponsored by PV Financial Group

Nov 15:  PHCC presents Old Country Road concert at the Palmer Historical and Cultural Center, 2072 Main St, Three Rivers at 7:30pm.

Nov 17:  The UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance presents "Strings", an advanced string players event coordinated by Professor of Violin, Elizabeth Chang, on Monday November 17 at 7pm at the Bezanson Recital Hall on the Amherst campus. THIS IS A FREE CONCERT AND THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND.  FMI Email or call (413) 545-0018

Nov 21PHCC presents Irish Heritage Night (Grant funded) at the Palmer Historical and Cultural Center, 2072 Main St, Three Rivers at 7:00pm.

Nov 22:  Oldies Dance featuring The Skidmarks.  Turkey Door Prizes.  Polish American Citizens Club, 355 East Street, Ludlow.  7:30PM.  $7 at door.  Information:  Cindy  413-589-8900

Nov 23: Much Madness - University Chamber Choir, Chorale & Women's Choirs in Performance at the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall on the UMASS Campus at 3pm  Tickets $3 UMASS Students, $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general admission; free for UMass music majors & minors.  Available at the Fine arts Center Box Office, (413) 545-2511 or click web site

Nov 23: UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra concert, 12noon, Bowker Auditorium, UMass Amherst campus with CONDUCTOR: Brandon Keith Brown and  SOLOIST: Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, alto saxophone, new faculty member, UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance.  Enjoy the music of  Berlioz: King Lear Overture, Peck: Signs of Life II, Beethoven: Symphony #5, & Glazunov: Concerto for Alto Saxophone & String Orchestra, Op. 109.  TICKETS $3 UMass students; $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general public; free for UMass music majors & minors, are available at the Fine Arts Center Box Office, 413 545 2511 or click web site.

Nov 24:  Spiritus mundi, A UMass Amherst Wind Ensemble & Concert Band Performance, 7:30pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass Amherst campus.   PERFORMERS: UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, Matthew Westgate and Timothy T. Anderson, conductors with James Shetler, graduate conductor.  THE MUSIC INCLUDES:  Richard Strauss: Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare, in honor of Strauss’ 150th Birthday, Michael Markowski: City Trees, Gordon Jacob: Old Wine in New Bottles, Gaetano Donizetti: Concerto for English Horn, arranged by Douglas Richard & Steven Bryant: Ecstatic Waters.  TICKETS: $3 UMass students; $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general public; free for UMass music majors & minors.  Available at the Fine Arts Center Box Office, 413 545 2511 or click web site.


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