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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.

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

Farmers Market - Stop by Saturdays, 9am – 2pm through November 21 for fresh local produce, home-made ice cream, maple products, honey, locally-grown beef, eggs, home-made items, and much more.  New vendors of home-grown and home-made items are welcome.  For more information, visit .

Mary Lane Hospital announces Summer 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.

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.  Belchertown Senior Center, 66 State Street, 413-323-0420  Friday, July 31 and October 23, 11:00 am -12:00 noon.   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, 413-283-2670Second Thursday of the month from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon



Upcoming Community Events


July 31 - Bands, Brews, & Bikes at Pulaski Park in Three Rivers, Friday nights through August 7th.  Gates open at 5PM, music at 6PM. Full kitchen and cash bar.   No coolers please.  Pulaski Park's Friday Night Cruise for Cars and Bikes.  Free admission.  Sponsord in part by Real Oldies 1250. Arc City Angels (80's & 90's Classics)

July 31 - Celebrate Holyoke Planning Committee invites the public to enjoy an evening of music, food, and company in support of Celebrate Holyoke 2015 at 6PM at Gateway City Arts – 92 Race Street in Holyoke. Tickets are available at the door for $5 or a suggestion donation of $10 to help put on this year's free admission three-day festival. View the PreParty Facebook event here:
Guests will enjoy free snacks and live musical performances from UnionJack British Invasion Band, Great Smokey, and others.The GCA Beer Garden will be open and serving dinner and drinks (more info here:!summer-beer-garden/c1y44). In addition to great food and music, there will be a 50/50 raffle, Celebrate Holyoke t-shirts for sale, and opportunities to purchase discounted Slide the City tickets.

August 3 - The Rotary Club of the Brookfields first annual Memorial Golf Tournament to be held August 3, 2015 at Quail Hollow Golf Course, 1822 Turnpike Rd., Oakham,MA.. Registration 8am with shotgun start at 9am. Cost: $320.00 a foursome. Cost includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart and meal. There will also be prizes and a table of raffle items. Proceeds to help fund but not limited to dictionaries/ Thesauri (literacy project), Scholarships for the High Schools in our 7 towns, community and worldwide projects. For more info contact: Lynn DuffyO'Shea 413-2628783 or Judy Rice 413-436-5358.

August 4 - Please join the Palmer Domestic Violence Task Force on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Palmer Historical and Cultural Center, 2072 Main Street, Three Rivers, MA. for National Night Out.  In addition to the Palmer Police Department, Fire Departments, Palmer Ambulance, and other emergency service providers, there will be a performance by Palmer/Monson Community Band.  We believe Community Safety is everyone’s responsibility. We set the challenge before you to take this opportunity  to attend this celebration with the residents of  Palmer.

August 7 - Bands, Brews, & Bikes at Pulaski Park in Three Rivers, Friday nights through August 7th.  Gates open at 5PM, music at 6PM. Full kitchen and cash bar.   No coolers please.  Pulaski Park's Friday Night Cruise for Cars and Bikes.  Free admission.  Sponsord in part by Real Oldies 1250. Pure Country 

August 8 - Ware Baseball Heritage Day! Noon to 5pm at Memorial Field in Ware. Old Tyme Vintage Baseball Game with exhibitions by the 10th Massachusetts, Ware Historical Society, games for the kids, live rag time music and other vendors and exhibitions. You are welcome to set up for free and give us a donation at the end of the day. Join us for old time family fun! This is the first year and our hope is to grow and grow!
August 9 - Holy Cross Church, 61 Maple St, Ware will hold their annual Polish Picnic on Sunday, august 9 from noon to 4.  Polish foods, games and a raffle - The public is invited.
August 13 - Palmer Recreation presents Summer Concerts On The Common at Depot Park - FREE - local talent Andii Styron & Faith Ward - 6 - 8pm - Concessions available for purchase
August 16 - St, Michaels Romanian Festival- Romanian Hall- Southbridge,Mass  August 16 Sunday  12pm-6pm  Balkan Foods and pastries, Shish-Ke-Bob and much more
August 21 - 23 - Celebrate Holyoke will return to downtown Holyoke this year from August 21 to 23 in and around Heritage State Park. Slide the City, a 1000 ft slip and slide, will take place nearby on Saturday August 22. Discounted tickets are available in the Mayor’s office in the weeks prior to the event.
August 22 - Celebrate Palmer, Main St., Palmer 12 - 8:30 pm
August 29 - Palmer Recreation presents Summer Concerts On The Common at Three Rivers Gazebo - FREE - local talent Perfect Strangers - 6 - 8pm - Concessions available for purchase
September 26 - Cruise For The Critters at Family Hollow Family Golf Center, 15 Hospital Road, Monson from 10am - 3pm  FMI - Call Al Widlan at 267-9028 - K9 Demos, Face Painting and more.
October 3 The Ware B&CA is holding our Fall Fest Celebration, 10 am to 3 pm at Veterans Park on Main Street in Ware. Vendors spaces are available.  This year the B&CA is Celebrating the Blues with featured act The James Montgomery Band!  Activities -  pancake breakfast at the Mill Yard, dancing, magicians, art show, puppet show, Ware's the Chili? Contest and much much more!  We hope you will join in this years celebration.  Visit website to complete your application now and feel free to spread the word!  The more the merrier!








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