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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 AcademyMonthly Calendar of Events

Farmers Market - Stop by Saturdays, 9am – 2pm through November 21 for fresh local produce, home-made ice cream, maple products, honey, locally-grown beef, eggs, home-made items, and much more.  New vendors of home-grown and home-made items are welcome.  For more information, visit .

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

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.  Belchertown Senior Center, 66 State Street, 413-323-0420  Friday, July 31 and October 23, 11:00 am -12:00 noon.   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.



Upcoming Community Events


October 3 - PHCC 2nd and Final Round of Talent Show at PHCC, 2072 Main St, Three Rivers at 7pm

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!  DJ Bruce Marshall will be live from 10am until 1pm.

October 3, 2015  @ 1:00PM  -  The 3rd Annual Baseball Challenge, between the Western MA Relics and the Ludlow Police Dept. takes place at the Ludlow Fish & Game Club,  with all proceeds going directly to support the Marine Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges Memorial Scholarship fund.     Bring a chair, enjoy the game, Root for your favorite team, have a hot dog and soda.  Participate in the 50/50 Raffle or our Chinese Raffle table and special raffle prizes.  Many wonderful prizes donated by area merchants and friends of Josh.   Special added attraction this year with Jameson and his Mom, Alison Metcalfe joining this event, signing and selling his Book - Jameson's Journey.  Jameson is an ambassador for abused animals.  His Children's book tells his own story of abuse and raises money to help other abused animals, and is a great Christmas gift for children.    If any questions you may contact RoseMarie Laramee @ 413-583-2601.

October 16-18 - Oktoberfest at St. Joseph’s Residence, Little Sisters of the Poor, 1365 Enfield St., Enfield, CT  06082.  A German dinner will be served on October 17 from 11 am to 2 pm along with entertainment for your listening pleasure.  Adults  $14.99 – Children under 3 free.  Christmas Sale 10 am to 3 pm (all three days), Baskets, Lady Bugs, Silent Auction & Restaurant Gift Certificates to win.  Also a Christmas (Tag Sale).  All proceeds to benefit the elderly poor entrusted in our care.

October 17 - Palmer Soccer Association and Gotta Dance are organizing the First Annual Pumpkin Palooza to be held at Pulaski Park in Palmer from 12 - 8 pm.  This event is centered around individuals bringing a carved pumpkin to display.  There will be entertainment, food and merchandise vendors as well as several community groups providing activities.  FMI contact Kelly Jordan at 978-257-1774 / email - or Michelle Sikes, 413-230-9778 or email.  Information also available on their Facebook page.
October 17 - The Springfield Symphony Orchestra proudly presents our Opening Pops Concert - Faithfully: The Music of Journey featuring The Cooking Group Band and vocalists on Saturday, October 17th, 2015, 7:30pm. With 25 gold and platinum albums and performances around the world for the past four decades, Journey is one of the most popular American rock bands of all time. SSO audiences will thrill to hits like Don’t Stop Believing, Faithfully, Open Arms, Wheel in the Sky, and many more. Saturday, October 17th, at Springfield Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street, Springfield MA 01103. Tickets and concert information at (413) 733-2291 or Click Here.
October 29 - The Chicopee Mayor’s Office, The Polish Center of Discovery and Learning will honor Mayor Rich Kos at its annual Fall Fundraiser, the Krakus Festival, on October 29 at the Portuguese Club on Exchange Street in Chicopee.  The Krakus Festival will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m, and live Polish entertainment from “Rhythm.”   Click here for information and to purchase tickets to attend the Krakus Festival.
October31 - American Cancer Society Benefit in memory of Gil "Rocky" Rock featuring The Crescent and Moose And The High Tops, 7pm til ? at the K of C, 460 Granby Road, Chicopee - Tickets $20 and are available at Jennifer's Kitchen, 574 Chicopee St, Chicopee or call 413-378-7161
November 7 - New England Doo Wop Society Rock & Roll Revival #36 featuring The Eternals, Street Magic Acappella & Back In Time.  Location Clarion Hotel, 1080 Riverdale Rd, W. Springfield.  Show only $35, Buffet $16 - doors open 6:15 pm shot starts 7:30 pm.  Tickets & info Gary J., email or call 413-478-0901, Bob B., email or call 413-786-1929, or at Bob's Hobbies, call 413-781-2627.  sponsored in part by real Oldies 1250.
November 14 - 31st annual Craft Fair at the Divine Mercy Parish 9 am - 3 pm Free parking & free admission - Come see what makes us special - Join us for lunch!







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