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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

Mary Lane Hospital announces 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.


Upcoming Community Events


Jan 23:  Country superstar Alan Jackson brings his 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR to the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA on January 23.  Joining Jackson on his KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR, which is sponsored by Kubota Tractor Corporation, will be Capitol Records Nashville’s rising new artist Jon Pardi and Grammy/CMA/ACM nominated hit singer/songwriter Brandy Clark.  Tickets and information for all KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR dates will be available via, charge by phone at 800.745.3000, at the MassMutual Center Box Office and by visiting, where you can find information about Alan, his tour schedule, music and more.  VIP tickets and packages are also available.

Jan 24 & 25:  The Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show is back on Saturday and Sunday January 24th and 25th at the Eastern States Exposition grounds in West Springfield.  The show features acres of railroading adventure. Proceeds from the show promote interests in railroads and a portion goes to Baystate Health Foundation which supports Baystate Children’s Hospital.  Tickets are $14 for adults, children under 15 free.  Saturday 9 -5 and Sunday 10 – 5 at the Eastern States Exposition grounds on Memorial Ave in West Springfield . For information

Jan 24:  Art Steele, blues guitarist at PHCC, Three Rivers - click link for more information.

Jan 27:  7:00 PM – Showing of movie about the history of the Quabbin at PHCC, Three Rivers - click link for more information.

Jan 28:  7:00 PM – Triple Creek Coffeehouse (open mic night – see link for details) at PHCC, Three Rivers - click link for more information.

Jan 31:  Brookfields' Lions Club 26th Annual Ice Fishing Derby - Saturday, January 31, weigh-ins 7 am - 3:30 pm - Grand prize Polaris ATV - 5 minute cash drawing - regardless if derby is cancelled - YOU DO NOT HAVE TO FISH TO WIN!  FMI - Email Brookfield Lions club

Feb 1:  Concert and Mediterranean Buffet for Children and Adults  Sunday, February 1, 2015  3:30pm at the Jewish Community of Amherst, 742 Main Street, Amherst - Tickets to the concert: $5 for children and students, and $10 for the general public. Tickets available at the door starting at 2:45pm.  Buffet plates: $7 each, $1 for a slice of pizza and $2 for a dessert.  All proceeds go to Project Rehovot, helping immigrant children (mostly Ethiopian) in Rehovot, Israel.   Information: mkushick, or call 413 545 0018.

Feb 3:  Salvatore Macchia, Professor of Doublebass and Composition at the UMass Amherst Department of Music and Dance, will perform a concert, Gargoyles, on Tuesday, February 3 at 8pm in Bezanson Recital Hall.  The works on the program are for solo doublebass and interactive live electronics and video.  Another work on the program is Bernard Rands’ Memorandum for solo bass and wah-wah pedal, which was used frequently in pop and rock music of the 1960s through the 1980s.  Tickets are: $3 UMass students; $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general public; free for UMass music majors & minors.  Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Center Box Office, 413 545 2511 or at website.

Feb 14:  Southampton Lions Club Valentine's Dinner Dance  (Snow Date, February 21, 2015) at the Southampton Country Club, 6:00pm – 7:00pm Cocktails, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Dinner, 8:00 – 10:30 Dancing - $45 per Person Includes Buffet Dinner Chicken Francoise, Eggplant Rollatini & Teriyaki Glazed Salmon  Catered by Partners Restaurant in Feeding Hills Entertainment provided by The Soul Sensations.  Tickets available from any Southampton Lion or Easthampton Savings Bank in Southampton For details E-mail: Ray Lacourse or George Symborski @ George Symborski or call 413-977-3086 or 413-529-7444.

Feb 21:  New England Doo Wop Society presents 'Cabin Fever', a Winter Dinner/Dance fundraisser for Citizens Restoring Congamond.  Hear the Barons, Shakin' All Over and Leslie Anderson at The Cove, 90 Point Grove Road, Southwick, MA.  $49/person, doors open 6pm, buffet at 7 - show at 8.  FMI

Feb 28:  The Waare Knights of Columbus invites you to this opportunity to get your recipe into a new cookbook.  We will accept your recipe until February 28 to hopefully be finished and published by June 1, 2015.  You can mail them to P.O. Box 88, Ware, MA 01082, drop them off at the hall at 126 West Main St, Ware or email.


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