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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

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.

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.

Pioneer Valley Labor Film Festival during April will include two documentary films not yet in general release. The Festival is free and open to the general public and will feature one film every Tuesday evening in April, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., accompanied by a speaker or panel and audience discussion.  6:30pm Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 16 and 26, in the Integrated Learning Center S231. Directions to the ILC are available on the Labor & Film Series website.  

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


May 7 - "The Adventures of Benjamin Franklin" - Dinner and a Show, Palmer Historical & Cultural Center, Three Rivers, Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) - Tickets

May 9 -11 Victorian Cape May, NJ and Seafood Fest - Package includes Roundtrip Motor Coach Transportation, 2 nights accommodations at oceanfront hotel, hospitality party, All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Feast, guided tour at the famed Lobster House, visit to Sunset Beach, the Cape May Lighthouse, Washington Street Mall, famed Hankins Fudge Shop, Atlantic City, dinner & driver gratuities. Cost $275 pp/dbl.  All are welcome! For reservations and additional information, please contact the Palmer Senior Center, 1029 Central Street, Palmer, MA, 413-283-2670.

May 10 - You're invited to see an extensive collection of historical photographs and postcards of Palmer and its villages throughout the years that were digitized from the Palmer Historical Commission collection. In this lecture, Eric Raymond will give a tour of Palmer's past through over one hundred pictures of historical buildings, houses, and even sports teams. Admission to the lecture is free, though free will donations are kindly accepted. There is no need to reserve a ticket in advance.  Event is co-sponsored by the Palmer 300th Anniversary Committee.

May 21 - West Brookfield Asparagus Festival set for Saturday, May 21.  The famous West Brookfield Asparagus and Flower Heritage Festival has announced new enticements and excitements hosted on the town common.  The committee is pleased to inform visitors that a shuttle bus will be in service; you can park near the highway barn or Quaboag Historical Society at the junction of Central and Ware Streets and ride the bus to the common. Free, of course; the bus will be in service from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Music, vendors and kids games are some of the available activities of the day.

May 21 - Quaboag Hills Chamber of Commerce Museum Tour of The Quaboag Hills Region - 8 am - 4 pm --- Sponsored by Monson Savings  FMI click here 

May 21 & 22  Agawam, MA - Cruise on over to Six Flags for their 1st ever Car Cruise - DJ Bruce Marshall spins your favorite oldies 10 am - 1 pm & 2 days of live music each day 1 - 5 pm  - Rain date will be June 4.  Sponsored by Six Flags New England & Real Oldies 1250.

May 24 - TOWER HILL BOTANICAL GARDENS & OLD MILL RESTAURANT – May 24, 2016 $79 includes transportation & lunch (Check payable to: Fox Tours). Please call Elaine for more info at 508-248-2231. Sign up sheets & flyers available at the Senior Center. Mail all payments to: Charlton Senior Center, 37 Main St. Charlton, MA 01507. 

May 24 - When Dime Stores Reigned - Frank Woolworth changed the way we shop.  Explore the beginnings of consumer friendly retail and enjoy an evening of five-and-ten-cent store nostalgia. Feel free to bring your own memories to share. 7PM - PHCC

May 28 - SS Peter & Paul Rosary Sodality, Divine Mercy Parish 8 am - 3 pm Parish Center, Main St., Three Rivers - a unique shopping experience, bake sale, coffee available all day.

June 4 - Southampton Lions Club 22nd Annual Joel Bernier Memorial "Scramble For Sight", Southampton CC 10AM - Shotgun start - Noon - FMI

June 7 - Twin River Casino - Roundtrip Motor Coach Transportation, Casino Bonus ($7 food credit and $10 slot play), Cost $25 pp.  All are welcome!  For reservations and additional information, please contact the Palmer Senior Center, 1029 Central Street, Palmer, MA, 413-283-2670.

June 23 - Charlton Senior Center for 2016 RED SOX BASEBALL!! – June 23, 2016 @ Fenway Park $89 includes transportation and game ticket. Leave Charlton at 10:00 am, Game starts at 1:35 (Check payable to: Fox Tours).  Please call Elaine for more info at 508-248-2231. Sign up sheets & flyers available at the Senior Center. Mail all payments to: Charlton Senior Center, 37 Main St. Charlton, MA 01507. 







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