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Check the following organizations links for information about the many opportunities each offers.

The Palmer Historical & Cultural Center hosts many 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 it's 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.


Upcoming Community Events


Oct 25:  The Springfield Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Kevin Rhodes proudly present… Kings, Angels & Lovers, an evening of Bach, Berg & Tchaikovsky featuring exciting young violinist Caroline Goulding. Please consider bringing a donation of new warm winter clothing on concert night, to benefit CHD’s Homelessness Prevention Program. Concert is at Springfield Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street, Springfield MA 01103, 7:30 pm.  Tickets & Subscriptions at (413) 733-2291

Oct 25:   Halloween Dance featuring The Skidmarks.  Costume contest – grand prize $200, second $100, third $50.  Polish American Citizens Club, 355 East St., Ludlow.  Fun starts at 7:30PM, doors open at 6:30PM.  $7 at door.  Costumes optional.  Information:  Cindy 413-589-8900.

Oct 26:  The Wing Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is holding a Fundraiser Fashion Show Luncheon on the Noon of October 26, 2014. Special Guest Appearances by 2014 Miss Mass USA and 2014 Miss Teen USA.  Doors open at 11:30 am, lunch at 12:30, fashion show follows.  Purchase tickets at Wing Gift Shop 413-284-5244.

Oct 26:  Internationally renowned Folk singer, songwriter John Gorka will be performing at the Palmer Historical and Cultural Center (PHCC), 2072 Main St., Three Rivers,  on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm.  Rolling Stone Magazine called John "the preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the New Folk Movement".g and an audience.”  All General admission tickets are $25.00 and are available at the door, through the website, via email or by phone at (413) 289-9295.  Can be paid in advance by using PayPal.

Oct 28:  “A Nation Divided” lecture and concert music of the Civil War at 7 pm at Pease Historical Instruments Museum, 43 Foundry Street in Palmer.  Reserve today, limited to 50 people.  Email to Palmer Historical and Cultural Center or call 413-289-9295 Free admission and free will donations are accepted to benefit the PHCC. 

Nov 1: The Amherst Historical Society is sponsoring a special house tour this year, "Scene In Amherst" on Saturday, November 1st from 10-4, rain or shine. Attendees will take a 'Self-guided' tour of five private Amherst area homes that showcase the town's wealth of history. The souvenir brochure is the tour guide to this historical journey.   Advance tickets are $20.00 for members, $25.00 for non-members (through Oct. 31) and $30.00 on the day of tour.  Tickets also available at A.J. Hastings, Hadley Garden Center, Five College Realtors and Strong House Museum starting on October 24.  For more information email Amherst History or call 413.256.0678

Nov 1:  Oldies Dance featuring Union Jack.  Free Admission.  Polish American Citizens Club, 355 East Street, Ludlow.  7:30PM.   Information:  Cindy  413-589-8900

Nov 2:  The Rosary Sodality is sponsoring a Fall Fashion Show on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., at St. John's Lutheran Church in Westfield. The Dress Barn will be the featured clothing store.   A light lunch will be served with desserts and beverages.  Several gift baskets will be raffled off and great baskets are being put together by members of the Sodality.  Door prizes will be given out.  Tickets are $12 and available  through Sharon at 413-568-7767.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door.

Nov 8:    PHCC presents Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra concert (an 18-guitar orchestra) at the Palmer Historical and Cultural Center, 2072 Main St, Three Rivers at 7:30pm.

Nov 8:  Come join us for one of the area's longest running Craft Fairs 30th Annual Craft Fair sponsored by SS Peter & Paul Rosary Sodality on Sat, November 8 from 9am - 3pm at the Parish center, Main Street, Three Rivers.  Come see what makes us special!  We have beautiful craft items by talented local artists.  Refreshments - Join us for lunch!

Nov 9:  Holy Cross Church, 61 Maple Street, Ware, will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar on Sunday, November 9th from noon to 5 pm.  Giant raffle at 4 pm.  Polish foods will be served, games to be played with baskets to be raffled.  The public is invited.

Nov 12 Triple Creek Coffeehouse Night, Open Mic Night at 7 p.m.  Free Admission but free will donations are graciously accepted to benefit the programming at Palmer Historical and Cultural Center.  If you or you know someone that wants to perform, they need to be there for 6:30PM to register.

Nov 14:  Fall Fest 2014 6-9pm  at the Gremio Lusitano Club, 385 Winsor St, Ludlow, MA  Tickets: $30  Call (413) 583-2072...Wine & Beer Tasting Event - Food - Raffles - Live Music by Eric Gulbrandsen.  Fundraiser for the Ludlow Community Center and Randall Boys & Girls Club  Sponsored by PV Financial Group

Nov 15:  PHCC presents Old Country Road concert at the Palmer Historical and Cultural Center, 2072 Main St, Three Rivers at 7:30pm.

Nov 17:  The UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance presents "Strings", an advanced string players event coordinated by Professor of Violin, Elizabeth Chang, on Monday November 17 at 7pm at the Bezanson Recital Hall on the Amherst campus. THIS IS A FREE CONCERT AND THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND.  FMI Email or call (413) 545-0018

Nov 21PHCC presents Irish Heritage Night (Grant funded) at the Palmer Historical and Cultural Center, 2072 Main St, Three Rivers at 7:00pm.

Nov 22:  Oldies Dance featuring The Skidmarks.  Turkey Door Prizes.  Polish American Citizens Club, 355 East Street, Ludlow.  7:30PM.  $7 at door.  Information:  Cindy  413-589-8900


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