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ACTIVITIES

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.

ART EXHIBIT: Through Dec. 2; Arthur J. Garrone’s “Greater Forces … Not Yet Explained”; McQuade Art Gallery, Merrimack College, North Andover.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Dec. 4, 2:30 p.m., The First Congregational Church, Pelham; The New Greeley Singers present inspiring music directed by Peter Bedrosian, accompanied by Jeanne Bedrosian; featuring pianists Danielle and Stephanie Winn; admission: $5; children under 10, free; complimentary refreshments.

UTEC HOME BENEFIT: Dec. 8; 6:30-10:30 p.m.; Lenzi’s grand ballroom; Route 110, Dracut; kickoff campaign for permanent home; semiformal dinner-dance and silent auction; tickets: $75 in advance or $100 at the door; sponsored table for 10, $500; for more information, contact fundraisingPR@utec-lowell.org.

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.

GROUPS

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.

GREATER LOWELL KENNEL CLUB, INC: Meets fourth Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m., Lowell Humane Society Building, corner of Broadway and River streets, Lowell; breed-handling classes held each Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

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; Halloween party, Oct. 11, 1:30 p.m.

TYNGSBORO WRITERS GROUP: Meets Mondays, 7-9 p.m., Littlefield Library, 252 Middlesex Road, Tyngsboro; group provides support and critique of beginning writer’s fiction; call (978) 649-7132, or (978) 649-2282.

NIGHTSPOTS

AVENUE PUB & GRILL: 1629 Lakeview Ave., Dracut; Saturdays, Karaoke with Carmen and Henry.

THE BREWERY EXCHANGE: 201 Cabot St., Lowell, (978) 937-2690, fax: (978) 934-0097.

BREW’D AWAKENING COFFEEHAUS: 61 Market St., Lowell (978-454-2739), www.brewdawakening.com; Nov, 26, 8 p.m., singer/songwriter Brian Bergeron; Nov. 27, 5 p.m, movie at dusk: Pantaleon Y Las Visitadoras; art exhibit, Alishia Lien.

CAPPY’S COPPER KETTLE: 245 Central St., Lowell, Fridays and Saturdays, J.C.’s Golden Oldies.

\\WORTHEN HOUSE: 141 Worthen St., Lowell; Tuesdays, live jazz/open mike; Wednesdays, open mike with Willie D. and Triana; Thursdays, DJ/hip-hop music; Sundays, Euro Night.