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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 AcademyMonthly Calendar of Events

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

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


September 2 - Veterans' Circle of Honor Ceremony at Stanley Park in Westfield, 10 a.m. - installation and lighting of a permanent perpetual light honoring Veterans and Patriots who served their country and community.  FMI call the Stanley Park office, 413-568-9312
September 9 - The community is invited to participate in an upcoming blood drive to be held on Wednesday, September 9, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital on the Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile. The bloodmobile will be parked in the Baystate Mary Lane Hospital North (visitors) parking lot, located at 85 South Street in Ware. 
September 19 - Southampton Lions presents The Famous Chicken BBQ, 5 pm at Conant Park Pavillion.  Advance purchase is required and is $14.  To purchase tickets from Lions Club Members, call 413-626-1989 or at the Southampton Branch of The Easthampton Savings Bank - pluis a FREE concert with Barry Searle and the Crooked Ledge band at 6pm.
September 21 - Carolyn Woods, host of "The Planning For The Future Show" and John Bridges, a certified Long Term Care Insurance Specialist, are hosting a long term care workshop at The Yellow House Community Center For Learning from 6 PM to 8 PM.  Peace of mind begins with information.  Attend the workshop to see how easy it is to find out if having a long term care plan is right for you.  The Yellow House is located at 1479 Main St. in Palmer.  Call 413-289-6091 for additional information.
September 25 -  A Concert by the U.S. Coast Guard Chamber Players,  Friday, September 25, 2015 7:30pm, at Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus featuring Richard Wyman and UMass Amherst Director of Wind Studies Professor Matthew Westgate, conductors; Megan Weikleenget, soprano playing the music of  George Frideric Handel, Malcolm Arnold, Gustav Mahler, Dana Wilson and Alfred Uhl.  This is a free concert open to the public.
September 27 - Jeff Holmes & Friends: Celebrating Billie Holiday & Billy Strayhorn,  Sunday, September 27, 2015, 4:30pm, at Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus  featuring Professor Jeffrey W. Holmes, Dawning Holmes, UMass Jazz faculty Felipe Salles, sax;  Thomas Giampietro, drums; new faculty member Shigefumi Tomita, bass; Plus Jazz alumni, friends, and members of the Jeff Holmes Big Band.  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 website.  Parking is free for evening and weekend events at UMass Amherst. Link to Info/Map   

 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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