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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

August 21 - Grab a chair or a blanket and join us outside on our historic grounds as we welcome the talented 94th United States Army Band.  The concert begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, August 21, 2016, behind the museum building. The 94th Army Band represents one of the nation’s finest and time honored military bands.  Admission is free.  The concert will be cancelled due to inclement weather.   Springfield Armory National Historic Site commemorates and preserves the site of our Nation’s first armory, established in 1794. Managed with the Commonwealth of MA, Springfield Technical Community College and the National Park Service, it is the home of the world’s largest historic American military firearms collection. The site is open daily, 9 AM- 5 PM.  Admission is free. For information call 413-734-8551 or click here . 
August 27 - Workshop13 presents the End Of Summer Music Blast  5-9 pm August 27th Knights Pavilion 126 West Street Ware.  Enjoy the best chicken barbecue around while dancing all night to the music of The Whole Enchilada - Tickets 10$ with barbecue $20  For tickets or more info call 413 277 6072 or click here.   The event is presented by Workshop13 Cultural Arts and Learning Center in Ware.
August 27 - TAG SALE-BELCHERTOWN-RAIN OR SHINE - St. Francis Parish of Belchertown will hold its annual Tag Sale on the Belchertown Common and inside the Parish Social Center on Park Street, from 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.  Seven large tents and 115 tables loaded with jewelry, toys, small appliances, small furniture, sports items, knick-knacks, antiques, kitchen ware, crafts, linens--and much, much more.  Clothing items for all ages will be available inside the St. Francis Social Center.  Hot beverages and doughnuts will be on sale for the early shoppers.  Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and beverages will be available for lunch.
September 16-18 Otto Florist & Gifts of Ware is pleased to announce the first annual ROSES FOR RESCUE rose sale to benefit our local animal shelters. This special event will be taking place on September 16, 17 and 18, 2016. Roses will be available for $10.00 per dozen and should be preordered by September 2, 2016. Roses will also be available for general purchase at specified sites for $10.00 per dozen on the days of the event while supplies last.  Proceeds from this rose sale will benefit the BARC (Belchertown Animal Relief Committee) of Belchertown, MA and
Second Chance (No Kill) Animal Shelter of East Brookfield, MA.  General Donations for the shelters are appreciated!  You can call Otto Florist & Gifts, and we can process your order, or your donation over the phone. (413) 967-5381, Check web site for more ordering & pick up options.
September 17 - 17th Annual Fair & Flea Market, 8 - 4pm Ware Center Meeting House, 295 Belchertown Road, Carol @ 413-967-8304 or LYNN @413-967-7223 - FMI
September 25 - Poker Run at Rob's Automotive, 138 West Main St, Dudley, MA - Registration 9am  (508) 943-0009
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.
Farmers Markets:
Hitchcock Farmers Market - Saturdays 9-2pm






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