Items can be sent to What's Happening by e-mailing Photo attachments in JPEG format are also welcome; items can be sent to What's Happening by regular mail to: What's Happening, The Valley Dispatch, c/o Suzanne Dion, 491 Dutton St., Lowell, Mass., 01853.


PET ADOPTION DAY: Sat., Sept. 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., First Congregational Church, 2 Main St., Pelham, N.H.

"THANKS-4-GIVING" 5K RUN/WALK AND 10K RUN: Thurs., Nov. 22, 8 a.m., Lowell Lodge of Elks, Old Ferry Road. Entry fee 5K race/walk $20 pre-race; 10K, $25 pre-race. Proceeds benefit Alternative House. For registration form, call 978-937-5777 or go to

DAN KIROUAC & DORETTE WELD: Acoustic music, Sun., Sept. 30, 5 p.m., Owen & Ollie's Restaurant, 91 Mill St., Dracut.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: All Dracut creatives, professional and amateurs alike are invited to participate in "Art in Harmony," an art fair at Harmony Hall, 1660 Lakeview Avenue on Sat., Nov. 17. If you are from Dracut, live here, work here, if it (Dracut) is the subject of your work or if you have significant ties to Dracut you qualify to participate. All disciplines welcome. Tables are available for show and sales. Or you can just submit work for the competition. Cash prizes. Supported in part by a grant from the Dracut Cultural Council. For an application or information email