It's time again for Dining in Dracut, the fundraising event presented by Community Outreach-Circle of Friends to benefit its charitable endeavors.

This year's event, which is being held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Lenzi's Millhouse on Route 110, again includes a food drive for the benefit of the Dracut Food Pantry. Those who bring a nonperishable food item will be entered in a drawing for a special door prize.

Dining in Dracut is designed to help Circle of Friends, raise money, to help participating restaurants showcase their cuisine, and to invite participants to try new foods from new or favorite restaurants.

This year's participating food purveyors include Ward Eight: Fine Food & Ales, Brown & Budnick Meats, Chowder Factory, G & G Quick Bite, North End Pizzeria, Dunkin Donuts in Dracut, Vic's Diner/Bakery Pizzeria & Subs, Owen & Ollie's, Sandrino's, Texas Roadhouse,, Methuen MAAlpine Butcher, Lowell Provision Co., Fuse Bistro, The Irish Cottage, Olympia, Mama's Italian Restaurant, Dracut House of Pizza, Jaime's Restaurant, One Ten Grill, Shaw Farm, Harrow's Chicken Pies, Waterside Tap & Grille, 50 Warren Restaurant & Lounge, Mooo..., Sugar Coated Bakery, Lenzi's, Coffee Cann Cafe, Sweet Lydia's and Bianco's Catering.

Tickets are $20 in advance at $25 at the door and are available online at