News and Announcements
Tea For Two...Or More
The Yellow House Community Center for Learning is hosting a tea party for children to share with their favorite doll on Sunday, May 19 from 1-2:30. There will be activities for both dolls and children. While the dolls are at the hair salon getting a new "do", the young participants can enjoy a manicure. Other participants will be making bracelets, decorating cupcakes and enjoying dainty tea party snacks while awaiting their turn for the "spa".
Students from Pathfinder Regional High School have volunteered their time and expertise to help make "Tea for Two ... Or More" a memorable afternoon. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $25 for a table of four or $10 for an adult and $5 for children. Please call 289-6091 or visit The Yellow House (1479 North Main St., Palmer) by May 9th to make a reservation.
Bus Trip to Salem, MA
Come and enjoy a day in historic Salem, MA on Saturday July 13, 2013. Your day includes travel in a comfortable passenger motor coach, entrance to the Salem Witch Museum, entrance to the House of the Seven Gables, free time at Pickering Wharf, a delicious group meal at the Gloucester House Restaurant including a 45-minute storytelling during the meal by award-winning storyteller Lenny Linquata, driver’s tip and more. The Gloucester House specializes in locally-caught seafood.
Cost: $135 per person
Reservations: call Margaret or Lisa at 413 289 6091
- 8.15 am: Bus arrives at Yellow House
- 8.30 am: Departure from Yellow House
- 10.15 am: Arrive at Salem
- 10.30 am: Salem Witch Museum Tour
- 11.45 am: Tour ends
- 12 noon – 12.40: Free time at Pickering Wharf
- 1.00 pm: Group 1 (16 people) tour of House of Seven Gables starts
- 1.15 pm: Group 2 (17 people) tour of House of Seven Gables starts
- 1.30 pm: Group 3 (17 people) tour of House of Seven Gables starts
- 2.15 pm: Tours end (approximately)
- 2.45 pm: Depart for Gloucester
- 3.30 pm: Arrive Gloucester House Restaurant
- 3.45 pm: Meal and Storyteller begins
- 4.45 pm: Depart restaurant for Palmer (approximately)
- 6.45 pm: Arrive at the Yellow House (approximately)
GLOUCESTER HOUSE RESTAURANT MENU for the tour group
Baked Gloucester House Scrod OR
Yankee Pot Roast Jardiniere
Entrees served with garden salad, potato, rolls and butter
Coffee or Tea
Yellow Novellas Book Club
YELLOW NOVELLAS BOOK CLUB, aka the Adult Book Club, meets the 3rd Friday of every month, 7-9 pm at the Yellow House. $3 per person each evening, includes drinks and snacks. Everyone is welcome, pre-registration required - click here to register or call 413 289 6091. Here is a list of titles for the next few months:
- May 17: Death of an Ordinary Man by Glen Duncan
- June 21: The Folded World by Amity Gage
- July 19: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows
Farmers' and Artisans' Market
Be a locavore! Support your local food growers, farmers, and artisans. Visit the new Farmers' and Artisans' Market on the front lawn of the Yellow House in downtown Palmer, Saturdays, May 18-October 26, 9am-2pm, featuring a wide range of vendors who will be selling plants, seedlings, eggs, produce, honey, vegetables, flowers, maple syrup, soaps, and many hand-crafted items. All items for sale are locally grown or locally made. Please call 413 289 6091 for a vendor application and further details.
Save the Date for THE MELLOW YELLOW HOUSE 5K RUN and WALK
Click here to register - select he Special Events category.
Join us for THE MELLOW YELLOW HOUSE 5K RUN and WALK on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 4pm. The run/walk begins and ends at the Yellow House at 1479 North Main Street, Palmer, MA 01069 and will loop around Thorndike Street, Lawrence Street, Shearer Street, North Main Street, Pine Street, and Squier Street. The fees for taking part in the run: $20 for advance registration, $25 for drop-ins, and $10 for students. Walkers: $10 per person, $5 for 12 years and under. The Community Band will perform on the lawn as the runners cross the finish line.
We will be accepting non-perishable items for a FOOD DRIVE in support of the food pantries in the surrounding communities. Food donations will be collected and distributed by the Yellow House. Look forward to some fun post-race activities for the familyat the Yellow House including an Ice Cream Social ($3 per sundae) and 10-minute massages ($5 per massage) and the Community Band concert. If you are interested in being a sponsor for the Mellow Yellow House 5K Run, please call the office at 413-289-6091 for sponsorship opportunities. Further details will be found at www.yellowhouseccl.com, Facebook, and in the Palmer Journal as the date approaches.
Country Bank donates $5,000 to the Yellow House Money Matters Program
The Yellow House is pleased to announce the receipt of a donation of $5,000 from Country Bank for Savings. This generous donation is in support of the popular Money Matters classes, taught by highly-qualified professional instructors including David Farnham of Merrill Lynch, Attorney Elizabeth Lovejoy, and Financial Advisor Susan Allen. Dave and Elizabeth have taught for several semesters at the Yellow House: Protect Your Estate from Nursing Homes, Probate, Taxes and Creditors; Estate Planning; Women and Wealth; Plan for the Retirement You Want; and Investing Strategically in Today's Market are examples of some of their most popular classes. Participants are extremely enthusiastic about the quality and relevance of the information given during class. The classes are quite informal with plenty of opportunities for discussion. Bring your questions and they will be answered!
This year, in addition to Dave and Elizabeth's classes, Susan Allen will be teaching the following: Getting the Most Out of Your Social Security; Safe Money Retirement Options,; Life Insurance for a Small Business; and The ABC's of Annuities. The spring/summer schedule will be available by mid-April, and classes begin the week of May 13. Please visit the website at www.yellowhouseccl.com to see a range of the current classes that we offer. Visitors are welcome at the Yellow House any time between 10.30 am and 8.00 pm or call 413 289 6091 for details. The Yellow House board and staff thank Country Bank for their generous support, and recognize Country Bank's dedication to the community through donations such as these.
Monday Jan 7 & 8, 2013, 6-8 pm.
|6.00-6.20||Michael Epaul||Basic Photo Workshop|
|6.00-6.20||Nicole Birkholzer||Mindful Connections with Animals|
|6.00-6.20||Donna Beck||Book in a Box, Tile Coasters, Handmade Books, Cards|
|6.00-6.20||Stephanie Maher||Text & Collage, Teen Acrylics & Collage|
|6.00-6.20||Jeannette Crumb||Cupcakes and Cake Decorating|
|6.20-6.40||Carole Guthrie||Watercolor, Drawing, Mixed Media Painting|
|6.20-6.40||Janet Foy||Quilting |
|6.20-6.40||Wendy LeSage||Dog classes|
|6.40-7.00||Lynne Hartwell||Gemstone Wisdom|
|6.40-7.00||Jesse Greene||Spatial Landscape Design|
|7.00-7.20||Carol Munro||Cram School, Poetry without Intimidation|
|7.20-7.40||Elizabeth Lovejoy||Protect Your Estate|
|6.00-6.20||Emy Shepherd||Computer Classes|
|6.00-6.20||Anne Houlihan||ipad, iphone|
|6.00-6.20||Sue Bussell, Carol Garner||Compost and bulbs|
|6.00-6.20||Jeanne Nelson||Crochet Lace Shawl|
|6.20-6.40||Jeanne Nelson||Computer Classes|
|6.20-6.40||Jennifer Judd||Art of Meditation, Awakening to Self-Healing, Pain Clinic|
|6.40-7.00||Tian Connaughton||Crochet Lace Shawl|
|7.20-7.40|| || |
|7.40-8.00|| || |
Holiday Artisan Fair at the Yellow House
The Yellow House, a new non-profit organization offering a wide range of lifelong learning classes in Palmer, will be hosting its first annual Holiday Artisan Fair. Seventeen artists will participate in this event on Saturday, December 8th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show will feature jewelry, painting, quilting, pottery, upcycled crafts, fiber arts, photography, paintings, stained glass, and more. You will find a great selection of unique gifts for your holiday shopping. Refreshments will be offered for purchase throughout the day and on-street parking will be available. For further information and to see pictures of the artisans' work, visit our website, yellowhouseccl.com or facebook.com/TheYellowHouse1. We invite you to join us at the Yellow House, 1479 North Main Street, Palmer, MA for this special holiday event. Following is a list of the participating artisans:
- Todd Beall - Stained Glass
- Donna Beck - Mixed Media
- Tian Connaughton - Wearable Fiber
- Cathy Coutu - Soaps
- Don Farron - Carved Coins
- Tom Fuller - Wood Carving
- Bevlynn Gallant - Jewelry
- Jeannie Guertin - Pottery
- Carole Guthrie - Paintings
- Lynne Hartwell - Jewelry
- Debra Ingalls - Quilted handbags
- Janet Moran - Pocketbooks
- Fran Nowak - Wearable Fiber
- Caryn Paradis - Jewelry
- Sylvia Pyzocha - Photography
- Juliet Rose - Pottery
- Susan Zamboni - Upcycled bags
Come to the Yellow House's second Psychic Fair on Sunday December 2 from 1:00 - 6:00 pm! Get insight into current life challenges and what the future might hold for you with a reading at The Yellow House's second psychic fair – back by popular demand. Featuring tarot readings, aura readings, transformational healing, dream interpretation, mediumship, animal totem readings, henna painting, and more. Bring your friends and have a fun and informative afternoon in the beautiful and relaxed surroundings at the Yellow House.
Individual readings: $20.00 for 15 minutes. Three readings: $55.00. No admission charge. On-street parking is free, and coffee, tea, water and cookies will be available throughout the day. See this website for details closer to the event. Check our Facebook page at facebook.com/TheYellowHouse1 to read testimonials from the hugely successful October 14th Fair.
Viridian Green Electricity
The Yellow House has an exciting fundraising opportunity we would like to tell you about. As of June 1st, we can offer you and your business (if you are a business owner) Green Electricity which will save you money over time. In addition, the Yellow House receives a monthly contribution in your name. Save money over time, go green, help the planet, help the Yellow House community center for learning AND support local business... it doesn't get better than that.
You continue with National Grid as your delivery service only now you have a green energy supplier. If you own a company, you can publicize that you are a green energy business. You can put this sticker on your front door telling everyone that this business supports green energy. Viridian purchases its renewable energy locally, so you are supporting local business, and you know how important supporting local business is...
It's very simple to sign up with Viridian – it just takes a few minutes to enroll on their website at www.viridian.com. If you are enrolling your business, you need to download an application form which you then fax directly to Viridian. You will need the Yellow House Associate ID# 27651 to complete the application. Or you can make an appointment to see Margaret at the Yellow House. We will go over the process with you and help you enroll online. You must have your current electric bill with you!
Visit the website at www.viridian.com to learn the difference it makes for the environment, as well as the amount you can expect to save on your electric bill, when you switch to green electricity.
Please call 413 289 6091 for more information about how to go green and help the Yellow House at the same time.
Media Coverage of Yellow House Program
Local resident and professor of religion at Springfield College, Reverend Dr. Robert E. Price, delivered a presentation at The Yellow House about his personal civil rights journey, entitled
"From Slavery to the White House". Complete details are available by clicking the image below to download the article in PDF format
(the article will appear on the lower right quadrant of the PDF page). Article by Emily Thurlow of Turley Publications, reproduced with permission.
Yellow House Logo Contest
We had many beautiful and creative submissions for our logo contest. While a different logo was ultimately selected, click here to view the best of those we received.