Please send announcements for your non-profit and charity events at least 2 weeks in advance.  We prefer notices via email.  Notices may be edited for content and space.  Please e-mail us at   We are not responsible for typographical errors or incorrect information.


The Community Events page is available for sponsorship.  For More Information, please contact:

Bruce Marshall at 413-289-2300.



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 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.


Upcoming Community Events



May 23 – 7:30 PM – Camela Widad: Americana Folk Roots concert at PHCC

May 24 -  The Ware Center Meeting House green will host the fifth annual Ware Remembers Ceremony being held in partnership with the Ware Historical Society and Ware Veterans Council on Sunday, May 24th at 6 PM.   For a donation of $5 and a completed registration form per one name the listed person you hold dear will have an American flag placed among the 'Field of Flags' on the meeting house lawn and name inclusion in the roll call reading.  Multiple registration forms with matching donations are accepted. The flag display will begin on Friday, May 22 and remain until flag day.   Forms can be obtained at the Ware Senior Center, Town Clerk's Office, and Young Men's Library Association.   Please present all completed forms with donation to the senior center by Wednesday, May 20th. Anonymous donors are welcome but we ask that you please list a phone number for contact in case we need help with pronunciation.  For more information please call Polli McCrystal at 413-967-6882.  The ceremony is open to the public and all attendees should bring their own lawn chairs.

May 25 - Celebration Of Heroes - 11 am to 4pm on Memorial Day at Smith & Wesson, 2100 Roosevelt Avenue, Sspringfield

May 27 – 7:00 PM – Triple Creek Coffeehouse Triple Creek Coffeehouse at PHCC (open-mic night)
May 30 - From 8:00am until 2pm, maps for Brimfield’s Town-Wide Tag Sale will be available for $2 each at Hitchcock Free Academy’s parking lot. .  Residents list their homes on the map and map proceeds support HFA’s mission to provide educational, recreational, and cultural programs for area residents.  Brimfield residents are welcome to list their sale on the map; download a registration form.  Registrations must be received by Friday, May 22.  Those with questions may call (413) 245-9977 or email.
June 2 - 2 sessions - 2pm - 3:30pm or 6pm - 7:30pm - Confused about Medicare Supplement Plans?  Carolyn Woods, Host of Planning For The Future Show on Real Oldies 1250 each Friday at 11am, and David Warner, licensed healthcare agent specializing in Medicare Supplement Planning, host this seminar at Yellow House Community Center.  Sign up at Yellow House, located at 1479 Main Street in Palmer. FMI 413-289-6091.
June 5-6  - Mary, Queen of the Rosary 19th Annual International Bazaar, 60 Maple St, Spencer, MA - Fri June 5 5-10pm, Sat June 6 - noon - 10pm - international foods, baked goods, desserts, entertainment, flea market and much more.
June 7 - Sunday June 7th Tater Racing will conduct the 7th Annual Westfield YMCA Wave Triathlon, benefitting the Westfield YMCA Wave Swim Team. The “Sprint Distance” race consists of a .3 mi (~600 yd) swim in Pequot Pond at Hampton Ponds State Park, followed by a 13 mi bike ride, and ends with a 3 mi run. The “Super Sprint” race will be a 300 yd swim, a 6.3 mi bike, and a 1 mi run. This is the perfect first race for the aspiring triathlete.  Last year’s event drew 300 competitors. Details at or by calling the race director Lisa Totz (413) 244-2506.
June 9 – 7:00 PM – “The History of Union Station and Olmstead Park in Palmer,” historical lecture with Blake and Robin Lamothe
at the PHCC.
June 14 - Friends of Granby Veterans 2nd Annual Chicken Barbecue 1-5pm Immaculate Heart Of Mary Pavillion, 256 State St, Granby, MA.  Tickets available at the Senior Center or Town Hall or call Mike Pandora at 413-205-6646 or Jason Richard at 413-246-9386.  Proceeds go to construction of the Granby Veterans Memorial Project.
June 20 - .The Ware Center Meeting House and Museum has set the Ware town-wide tag sale for Saturday, June 20th from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. The community is invited to participate by calling 413-967-8304 or email. Each year the tag sale is held as a fundraiser for the non-profit Proprietors of the Ware Center Meeting House and Museum located on Belchertown Road in the historic district called Ware Center. The tag sale listing fees and donations for maps will be used to support ongoing renovations at the Museum.  FMI - Meeting House or Ware Historical Society 
June 27 – 7:30 PM – Ticket to Ride: A Beatles Tribute Band at PHCC
August 8 - Ware Baseball Heritage Day! Noon to 5pm at Memorial Field in Ware. Old Tyme Vintage Baseball Game with exhibitions by the 10th Massachusetts, Ware Historical Society, games for the kids, live rag time music and other vendors and exhibitions. You are welcome to set up for free and give us a donation at the end of the day. Join us for old time family fun! This is the first year and our hope is to grow and grow!
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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