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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 programs throughout the year.  FMI online at Hitchcock Free AcademyMonthly Calendar of Events

        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, 413-283-2670Second Thursday of the month from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon

Triple Creek Coffeehouse Open-Mic Night  Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at Palmer Historical & Cultural Center, 7:00 p.m. Free admission (donations graciously accepted)  Join us for a Triple Creek Coffeehouse open-mic night! All ages, all levels of talent welcome. Come out and listen, and/or play a few songs. Try out your new stuff in a friendly, supportive environment.

Meeting House, 26 Main St., New Salem, MA - check their website for the 2016 Summer Performance Schedule for the summer. 

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m.  On Tuesday, July 5 the summer schedule begins and the Merry-Go-Round will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $2 per ride or 6 for $10. Holyoke Heritage State Park is located on 221 Appleton Street and borders Dwight Street in Holyoke.

If you are interested in a Christian education for your child(ren), please call the Faith Baptist Church at (413) 283-7560 for information.


Upcoming Community Events

September 28 - Former Palmer Town Councilman Donald Blais will speak about the presidential election of 1912 on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:00 p.m. This election was a rare four-way contest that included former Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.  For more information, contact the library at (413)-283-3330 or email Emily Jones

October 1 - Dave Keller - Blues and Soul - General Admission: $12.00 ⋅ PHCC Member's Admission: $6.00  Visit PHCC.

October 1 - Into the Jungle:Springfield Armory and the Vietnam War - SPRINGFIELD,MA: Springfield Armory National Historic Site (NHS) invites you to join CuratorAlex Mackenzie and Ranger Scott Gausen on Saturday, October 1st at2:00 pm in the museum classroom. They will present and discuss firearms fromthe museum collection used during the Vietnam War   Weapons designed and built by SpringfieldArmory will be the focus and other weapons from the extensive collection will alsobe on display.  Admission is free. 

October 2 - A Visual Tour of Palmer's Cemeteries - Lecture and Exhibition Opening - General Admission: free  Visit PHCC.

October 2 - Pilsudski Polish American Citizen Club, 18 Ballard Ct, Southbridge, MA - Dennis Polisky & The Maestro's Men - Music & Dancing 1 - 5PM - Donation $5.00 at the door - Polish & American foods, Raffles

October 15 - Palmer Pumpkin Palooza 12 - 9pm at Crossroads (1701 Park Street, Palmer, MA)  will include family fun activities throughout day and once night falls, a giant display of Jack O’ Lanterns.    There will be hayrides, music, dancers, games, food trucks, a costume and pumpkin carving contests with cash prizes.  Guests are asked to bring a carved pumpkin. There is no admission fee. We only ask for a $1 donation for the candle to be placed in the pumpkin.  Enjoy local entertainment including musical act, Good Acoustics. This event is a joint venture between Palmer Soccer Association and Gotta Dance of Palmer, MA.  Call Kelly at 978-257-1774 or Nichelle at 413-230-9788 for info.

October 22 - New England Doo Wop Society - Rock 'N' Roll Revival #39, 1080 Riverdale St., West Springfield - website
Doors open 6:30 - show at 7:30 Tickets & Info - Gary J. 413-478-0901 or email, Bob B. 413-786-1929 or email.
November 4 - 1st Annual Welcome Home Dinner Dance at the Log Cabin, 500 Easthampton Rd, Holyoke - to honor and welcome home our Vietnam Veterans - Social: 5:30 - 6pm, Dinner: 7 - 11 pm - live entertainment by Joe Pereria and The Western Mass All-Stars playing Vietnam Era Music - FMI - contact Eric Segundo, MA VFW State Sr. Vice Commander at 413-657-0072
November 12 - Craft Fair at the SS Peter & Paul Rosary Sodality of Divine Mercy Parish, 9am - 3pm Main St., Three Rivers - Free admission & Parking - Refreshments
Farmers Markets:
Hitchcock Farmers Market - Saturdays 9-2pm






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