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Welcome to The Yellow House 

Community Center for Learning

The Yellow House is a non-profit community center for learning, located in a beautifully refurbished Victorian house in the heart of downtown Palmer. Our goal is to provide an exciting new venue for residents of the Quaboag Hills and Pioneer Valley to gather and enjoy learning together as well as sharing their own expertise with others. Join us and sample a wide variety of classes, workshops, speaker series, and special events held in a relaxed, informal setting. Rooms in the Yellow House are also available for community groups to gather.

                       ARTISAN FAIR 2014

Twenty-two artists will participate in the third Yellow House Holiday Artisan Fair on Saturday, December 6th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The show will feature jewelry, paintings, wood turned items, quilts and quilted items, pottery, upcycled women’s clothing, fiber arts, gourmet food items, stained glass, and more.  You will find a great selection of unique gifts for your holiday shopping.  We invite you to join us at the Yellow House, 1479 North Main Street, Palmer, MA for this special holiday event. Free admission and free on-street parking. This year's participating artisans are:

                        Norma Barnes             Mixed Media

                        Tod Beall                     Stained Glass

                        Donna Beck                 Mixed Media

                        Deborah Carter           Upcycled Women’s Clothing

                        Cathy Coutu                Soap

                        Mieke Crane               Gift Baskets

                        Dawn Davis                 Jewelry

                        Curtis Emerson           Woodworking

                        Suzanne Estey             Painting

                        Marie Fortin                Jewelry

                        Dawn Gray                  Self-published book series

                        Bevlynn Gallant           Jewelry

                        Maryanne Haggerty   Wearable Fiber

                        Karen Keirstead          Wearable Fiber

                        Penny Lewis                Quilts & Quilted Items

                        Donna McArdle           Wearable Fiber

                        Patty Picardi                Gourmet Cupcakes

                        Judith Pimental           Jewelry

                        Juliet Rose                   Pottery

                        Teri Skinner                 Homemade Breads

                        Dorothy Silkey             Wearable Fiber, Decorative Pillows

                        Valley Vogue               Wearable Fiber

Artisan Fair 2013
Take a look at the photos of the fine work for sale at the 2013 Artisan Fair. Many of these artists, and some new ones, will be selling their work this year on December 6th.
Registration Payment Change

As of October 1st, The Yellow House will no longer be using PayPal as a method of payment for class registration. Payment for registrations can be done by credit card, specifically, Visa, MasterCard and Discover, cash, check or money orders.  Payment is accepted in person, by mail and by phone. Please visit our Registration page for payment processing details.



                 2013  DONORS
The Yellow House Community Center for Learning would like to thank those individuals and businesses who donated to the Annual Donor Campaign for 2013.  Your support means that the Yellow House will thrive and grow and continue to be a vital center for personal and artistic growth in the Quaboag Hills and Pioneer Valley regions. 


  Gladys Sullivan*

  Palmer Paving Corporation*


BENEFACTOR: $5000-$9999

  Country Bank for Savings


PLATINUM: $2500-$4999

 Leo S. Walsh Foundation in honor of the Sasur   Family*


GOLD: $1000-$2499

  Vicki Edwards*


SILVER: $500-$999

  Susan and Mark MacDougall*

  Mohegan Sun

  Geraldine Molleur*

  Sandra Noonan*


SPONSOR: $250-$499

  Nancy and Michael Bauer*

  Beers and Story Funeral Home

  Bonny Rathbone in honor of Nathan, Abby, Jack, Madison, Lily and Chloe*

  Peggy and Keith Richardson in memory of James  and Margaret Murphy


PATRON: $100-$249

  Barbara Benedetti*

  Susan and David Bussell*

  Sandie and Thomas Camilleri*

  Stephen Chiacchia*

  Carol Garner and Steven Schwartz*

  Linda and Kevin Gouvin

  Walter Haggerty

  Maurie Korhonen

  Virginia and Ronald Masnicki*

  Mary and Gordan Moore in honor of Gladys Sullivan and in memory of Robert Sullivan*

  Ruth O’Malley in memory of Vincent O’Malley

  Gerald Paist*

  Maureen and Ronald Somers in memory of Marguerite and Charlie Callahan*

  Therese and Bryan Walch in honor of Gladys Sullivan*

  Irene and Russell Webb in honor of Ruth O’Malley*


FRIEND: $1-$99

  Richard Appley

  Mark and Joyce Avis*

  Margaret and George Backus in memory of Albert T. Minns*

  June Bacon in honor and in memory of Ernie Bacon*

  Stephen Brewer

  Ann and Edward Canavan

  Patricia Comstock

  Kathleen Desmond

  Patricia Donovan*

  Frank and Geraldine Duffy*

  Mary Beth and Michael Eagan*

  Janice and Gary Fountain*

  Brenda and John Fuller

  Stacy and Thomas Gilmour

  Willa and Albert Giordano

  Ruth Giroux

  Carol and Roger Holden*

  Richard Hoyt

  Mary Ellen Hyder

  Cheryl and Peter Izyk*

  Cynthia and Lawrence Jasak in honor of Millie and Edward Jasak and in memory of Winston Stred, Jr.*

  Eileen Larouche

  Sandra Lepine

  Penny Lewis*

  Estelle and Michael Moynahan

  Debra Nathanson in memory of Joseph and Sonja Nathanson

  Christine Quesnel

  Janet Regan

  Barbara and George Stolgitis

  Candice and John Swiatlowski*

  Charlotte Swienton*

  Crystal and Jerome Torrell 

* Multi-year donors - We appreciate your continued support.


We would also like to thank the many instructors who donated their time and expertise in 2013:

Susan Allen

Susan Bussell

Tom Camilleri

Attorney Elizabeth Dougal

David Farnham

Janet Foy

Carol Garner

Miranda Jacques

Denise Koran-Klisiewicz

Dr. Dorsie Kovacs

Meg and Steve Lanphear

Wendy LeSage

Attorney Elizabeth Lovejoy

Margaret McDonough

Kristie Nathanson

Dan Pear

Art Torres



Many thanks to Turley Publications, Inc. for their generous support of The Yellow House.

Significant initial funding (2012) provided by the Duffy-Sullivan Education Fund, distributed by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

David Anton (Health & Wellness Room)
Mary & John Brauer (Language & Arts Room)
Duffy Sullivan Family (Greeting Room)
Francis & Louise Fountain (Board Room)
Christopher, Anne, Eileen, and Walter Haggerty (Music & Arts Room)
Mark and Susan MacDougall (Computer lab)
McManus Family (Language & Arts Room)
Peggy Murphy-Richardson (Music Room)
Edward & Ellen Noonan (Smith Family Study)
James & Kathryn Phaneuf (Health & Wellness Room)
David & Paul Reynolds (Carlson Kitchen)


The Yellow House