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BALLROOM DANCING: First Saturday of the month with Chet Harden and third Saturday of the month with The Come Back Kids; 7:30-11 p.m.; Acacia Club, 247 Sladen St., Dracut; complimentary coffee and doughnuts; singles welcome; for more information, call 978-957-4740.

HOLIDAY FAIR: Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; St. Marguerite Church Hall; Lakeview Avenue, Dracut; prizes, raffles and food.

CHRISTMAS FAIR: Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., St. Louis School cafeteria, Boisvert Street, Lowell; proceeds will help support the school through development, enhancements and scholarships; money prizes, plus merchandise for adults and children, craft items, gift certificates, bottles of cheer and Lottery tickets; all sponsor names will be posted at the fair; to donate an item or for more information, call Danielle Caron at (978) 934-9914 or Tina Savard at (978) 441-1055.

CHRISTMAS GIFT, CRAFT FAIR: Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Francis Church, 115 Wheeler Road, Dracut; great selection of handcrafted items and specialty gifts; raffles and bake sale; refreshments served all day; for more information, call 978-452-6611.

CRAFTERS WANTED: The GFWC Hudson Junior Woman’s Club’s annual craft fair; Dec. 3; Hudson Memorial School, Central Street, Hudson; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; event attracts approximately 130 crafters from all over New England; fair’s proceeds benefits the Hudson Junior Woman’s Club’s scholarship fund; applications being accepted for table space; to reserve space or for more information, contact Debbie Dunn at 603-594-0332, or e-mail her at

GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT: St. Patrick Clubhouse, 12 Main St., Pelham; meets third Thursday of the month, 7-10 p.m.; variety of games played; for more information, call 603-635-7711 or 603-635-7440.


DRACUT COUNCIL ON AGING: Meets first and third Wednesday of the month (except July, August), 1 p.m., 951 Mammoth Road; coffee hour with the director, fourth Tuesday of the month, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; poetry class, Mondays, 9:30 a.m.; art class, Tuesdays, 1 p.m.; call 978-957-2611.

DRACUT GARDEN CLUB: Meets second Wednesday of the month, 7:30 p.m., April through December; Dracut Historical Society, Lakeview Avenue; call 978-453-9694 or 978-453-0038.

DRACUT EXCHANGE CLUB: Meets first and third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., Dracut House of Pizza, 1067 Lakeview Ave. Active in the prevention of child abuse and promotion of patriotism and student of the month in local schools; guests welcome; for more information, call (978) 934-6990.

METHUEN LADIES AUXILIARY: Arnold Greenwood VFW Post 8349, 26 River St., Methuen; meets second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.; meet raffle every Saturday, 2 p.m.; new members welcome; for more information, call Nancy at 978-688-3075.

RED HAT SOCIETY: Meets second Tuesday of the month, 1:30 p.m., Pelham Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road.