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Hitchcock Free Academy presents various programs throughout the year.  FMI online at

Mary Lane Hospital announces it's support and self-help groups for those facing major illness or stressful life changes.  FMI:

Tri-Parish Church of New Braintree, Hardwick, and Gilbertville is worshiping at The New Braintree Congregational Church. 3 Oakham Road in New Braintree.

July 20: Ice cream social at United Church of Ware, 49 Church St at 7 PM.  Music and sundaes $5.  FMI: 967-9981.

July 26:  Annual Car show will be held from 10 - 2.  Great food specials, prizes, raffles, live music and amazing cars. $10 registration fee and 100% goes to the charity which is Integrated CancerServices at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital.  contact Roger for more information.  413-967-7950.

July 26:  South Hadley FallsFest block party is being held from noon to 10 PM at the South Hadley Beachgrounds.  Music, arts, food, drink and family activities.  Free and open to the public donations are welcome for Neighbors Helping Neighbors food pantry. 

July 27:  Divine Mercy Parish Picnic on the grounds at Main Street in three Rivers.  Chicken aBBQ dinner from noon to 2PM only $10.  Polka Mass at 11, the music of Eddie Forman Orchestra from 2 - 7 p.m.  Cash raffle, heating oil raffle.  Don't miss the boutique as well as chicken throwing, dunk tank, bake sale, arts and crafts, straw boot and money wheel. This event is rain or shine to keep you cool and dry.  For advance bbq tickets 413-283-5620.

Aug 2:  13th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic will be held at the Woods Memorial Library in Barre.  Bring a lunch, a blanket and your teddy bear for a picnic from 11:30 to 1PM.  The B.E.A.R.S (Barre Emergency and Rescue Squad) will host the teddy bear hospital. 

Aug 2 and 3:  Summer Fest 2014, 256 State Street in Granby, MA.   On Aug 2, from 5 -10 p.m. Eddie Forman and the Orchestra, Polish food, Games, 50/50 raffle.  Aug 3, chicken barbecue, adult and kids games.  For raffle tickets call Don at 413-467-7963 or the rectory at 413-467-9821.   Held at the pavillion grounds, rain or shine.

Aug 5:  West Springfield town carnival and art show from 6:30 to 8 PM at West Springfield Middle School with carnival games free of charge features art work from the children in the summer enrichment program. 

Aug 9:  The Oakham Historical Association will sponsor a volunteer re-enactment of the 16.5 mile walk from Oakham to Worcester along the same roades used by the Oakham militia. Thirty seven towns and more than 4,500 militiament marched to Worcester to close the British controlled courts.  Join in this 240th anniversary of the Worcester Revolution of 1774.  FMI:  508-882-5293.  Rain date is August 16.

Aug 10:  Melha Riders Hospital 8th run starts at WEstwood.  Line up begins at 10 and motorcycles go out at noon.  The ride ends in Springfield with a bbq.  FMI:

Aug 15 - 16:  252nd Hardwick Community Fair originated in 1762 is the oldest fair in the U.S.  The fair is held on the common. 

Aug 15 - 17:  97th annual Heath Fair held at the Heath Fair Grounds, 9 Hosmer Rd in Heath.  An old fashioned fair for more information

Aug 23:  Save the date and Park Yourself in the 50's at East Mountain Country Club.  Fabulous 50's entertainment with Lucy, Ricky and Friends to benefit Stanley Park in Westfield. Hors D'Oeuvres, dinner stations, dessert bar, silent auction, signature cocktail.  The rockin' and boppin' begins at 5:30.  50's theme dress is suggested.  FMI:  413-568-9312 x 100.

Aug 23:  Summer part and chicken barbecue fundraiser from 4 - 8 p.m.  $25 per person at the Knights of Columbus, 126 West Main Street in Ware.  Sponsored by the committee to elect Debra Boronski for State Senate.

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