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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.
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, 413-283-2670, Second Thursday of the month from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon
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.
Meeting House, 26 Main St., New Salem, MA - check their website for the 2016 Summer Performance Schedule for the summer.
The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m. On Tuesday, July 5 the summer schedule begins and the Merry-Go-Round will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $2 per ride or 6 for $10. Holyoke Heritage State Park is located on 221 Appleton Street and borders Dwight Street in Holyoke.
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
All October - Teen Dating Relationships and Abuse - A Film Produced and Directed by the Ware High School Domestic Violence Task Force - Shown on Ware Community TV, Channel 15 - Monday through Friday, 2pm and 7pm, all October Including a conversation with Ware High School DV Task Force members Shannon Demers, Sam Turek, Kenzie Cousineau, Alex Gauthier - Hosted by Peggy Baxter Ware Resident and Ware River Valley DV Task Force member Presented by Ware Community TV and the Ware River Valley Domestic Violence Task Force Also available on waretv.org (peg central, special programming folder) or waredvtaskforce.org
Oct. 26 - Macro Photography - Macro, or close up photography opens up a world of opportunity where hundreds of photographs may be found in the space of 50ft. Any type of camera is welcome. Point and shoot cameras or smartphones may not have the controls that are covered. DSLR cameras will need extension tubes, close up filter or a dedicated macro lens for best results. 1 Class Time: 6-8:30 Fee: $40 Instructor: Kevin Kopchynski - Learn more by visiting us at www.hitchcockacademy.org or 413-245-9977 to register.
Oct. 27 - Cheese Making - Queso Blanco & Ricotta Cheese - Learn the basic principles of making Queso Blanco & Ricotta cheeses with goat and cow milk. 1 Class Time: 6:30-8:30PM Fee$25 Instructor: Jen Poirier, Shepherds Gate Dairy Goat Farm - Learn more by visiting us at www.hitchcockacademy.org or 413-245-9977 to register.
Oct. 29 - Hitchcock Farmers Market - Saturday 9am-2pm Make a Purchase and receive our Farmers Market Loyalty card. After 6 visits to the Hitchcock Farmers Market you will be entered to win a $100 gift certificate for Hitchcock programs
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