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 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


Apr 24 - Western Massachusetts Junior Golf Classic at Crumpin Fox and Sat, Apr 25 at The Country Club of Greenfield - open to Golfers 18 and under - Registration Fee: $100.  Tournament includes 2 rounds of 18, a raffle, and lunch both days. Age Divisions 16-18, 13-15 & 12 and under (only play 9 holes).  Registration  - Email  - or call 774-267-9374

Apr 25  Pioneer Valley 5th Annual Military Ball & Gala - Join us in Honoring Our Troops, Saturday April 25th, 2015 • 5:30 pm to 11 pm - Social Hour: 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House, Holyoke, MA   Military service dress and business dress required - Featuring The Bronx Wanderers, from Bronx NY 50s, 60s, 70s Band - Tickets are available through the Pioneer Valley USO in Chicopee, (413-557-3290).

Apr 25 MONSON’s Annual TOWN WIDE CLEAN UP on Saturday, April 25th, 2015.  Sign up to clean a street by sending an email to BoyScout Troop #168, calling Joanie at 596-6966, or coming to the Dave Grieve Gazebo on April 25th from 8:00am - 2:00pm. Bags, gloves, beverages, lunch and treats will be provided at the Gazebo. Please help beautify Monson.

Apr 25 The Hardwick Recycling Center located at 2011 Barre Road in Wheelwright, MA will hold a Bulk Waste & Textile Collection Event on Saturday, on April 25th, 2015 from 8 AM to 12 PM.  You do not have to be a Hardwick Recycling Center patron to participate in this event. This event is open to all residents of Hardwick and surrounding towns. There is a $5.00 charge for participation for non-sticker holders; however, there is no participation fee for those bringing textiles only. Please note, there are fees per bulk waste item, tires, electronics, appliances, fluorescent bulbs and oil filters to cover the cost of hauling and processing.   Please visit our website or contact us at (413) 477-8330 for further information and pricing of bulk waste items and hard to manage items.

Apr 24 - 26  American International College Theater Arts Program Presents Top Girls by Caryl Churchill. Top Girls, a play about women in the workforce, is set in England in the 1980s and chronicles the life of Marlene, a successful business woman in a male dominated business. To celebrate a high profile promotion, Marlene invites famous women throughout history to dinner to discuss their many accomplishments. As the play unfolds, Marlene, her present day colleagues and female family members recount their own stories of struggle, sacrifice, and triumph.  Top Girls will be presented in the newly renovated Griswold Theater in the Karen Sprague Cultural Arts Center at American International College. The play runs from April 24-26, 2015 for three performances: Friday and Saturday at 7 pm; Sunday at 2 pm.  Admission is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated and accepted at the door. Top Girls is meant for mature audiences. More information is available online at or by calling 413-654-1486.

Apr 26 -  HOLYOKE: On April 26th, 3pm at the Wistariahurst Museum, Chicopee’s own Baritone Steve Curylo will present a recital highlighting the music of Mendelssohn, Purcell, Sullivan, and Vaughan Williams. Accompanied by pianist Jerry Noble, all the pieces will be sung in the English.    Admission $12 general / $10 members.  FMI

Apr 30 - Angels & Backpacks Fundraiser (10% of your meal purchase donated to The Backpack Program for Kids).  Tickets are available at Quaboag Regional High School, Warren Community Elementary, Debba's Country Kitchen, Warren Town Clerk's Office.  Info: 413-477-6777 or email.  Tickets available at the door.

May 2 – 7:30 PM – Tall Heights concert  General admission¦PHCC member admission

May 2 - The 3rd Annual Gene Pitney Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit their scholarship and music fund will be held on Saturday May 2nd at the Cedar Knob Golf Course in Somers, Connecticut. Entry includes 18 holes of golf, buffet dinner, awards, and chances at 3 separate hole in one prizes.  For information and online registration call Emily at 1-860-716-2942.

May 2 - The Heart To Heart Foundation and The Fiske Family are honoring Richard Fiske Sr on his 90th Birthday and celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Heart to Heart with an evening of FUN including a spaghetti dinner catered by E.B. Flatts, a stage show with Donna Lee& Friends, Charlie Lask as Neil Diamond, Mo The Voice, George Reeves, Tammey, The Korn Kobbs and Guest Speakers.  Free admission but please RSVP to help us plan accordingly.  Call Dick Fiske Sr at 508-867-6283 or Dick Fiske Jr at 508-400-0447.  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Dinner 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm - North Brookfield Elementary School, 10 High School Drive, North Brookfield.

 May 9 – 4:00 PM – “A Revolutionary Evening: Dinner and Presentations from the Revolutionary War Era,” sponsored by the Thomas Lodge of Masons in association with PHCC to benefit the Baystate Wing Emergency Room
May 13 – 7:00 PM – Triple Creek Coffeehouse Triple Creek Coffeehouse at PHCC (open-mic night)
May 13 - Baystate Blood Mobile coming to Ware –The community is invited to participate in an upcoming blood drive to be held on Wednesday, May 13, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital on the Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile. The bloodmobile will be parked in the Baystate Mary Lane Hospital North (visitors) parking lot, located at 85 South Street in Ware. “In appreciation, all eligible donors will receive a one day pass to Six Flags.”  For more information or to book an appointment, please call Deb Oberg at 967-2180 or MaryAnn Burian at 967-2070.
May 17 – 3:00 PM – Patriotic & Commemorative Memorial Day presentation at PHCC
May 27 – 7:00 PM – Triple Creek Coffeehouse Triple Creek Coffeehouse at PHCC (open-mic night)





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