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CINDERELLA: Jan. 27, Jan, 28, 7 p.m., Greater Lowell Technical High School lecture hall, Tyngsboro; a production of the high school’s Dare to be Different Drama Club; admission free.

BEATLEJUICE CONCERT: Jan. 28, 7 p.m., Tenney Grammar School auditorium, Methuen; Beatles tribute band benefit for the Methuen Band Parents Association; tickets ($12 in advance; $15 at the door) available at the Howe Street Superette, Galloway Grocerette, Quick Stop II and through the Fine Arts Department at Methuen High School.

CONTEMPORARY DANCE FAVORITES: First Saturday of the month with Dennis Desrosiers; second Saturday of the month with the Comeback Kids Combo; third Saturday of the month with Vince and Joan; 7:30-11 p.m.; Acacia Club, 247 Sladen St., Dracut; complimentary coffee and doughnuts; singles welcome; for more information, call 978-957-4740.

GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT: Pelham Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road, 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 VFW: Post 9307 meets the third Saturday of the month at 11:30 a.m. in the Dracut American Legion Post 315 on Broadway Road. New members welcome.

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.

METHUEN GARDEN CLUB: Meets first Wednesday of the month, 7-9 p.m., First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant St., Methuen; next meeting Jan. 4; for more information, call 978-682-1541.

MOMS CLUB OF DRACUT: Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-noon, The Wonder Years Day Care, 469 Nashua Road, Dracut; A branch of the International MOMS Club, the MOMS Club of Dracut serves Dracut and surrounding communities, including Chelmsford, Tyngsboro, Methuen and Lowell, offering support and fun activities for stay-at-home moms.

PELHAM VFW: John H. Hargreaves Memorial Post 10722, 6 Main St., Pelham; meets first Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.

RED HAT SOCIETY: Second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m., Pelham Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road.


BREW’D AWAKENING COFFEEHAUS: 61 Market St., Lowell (978-454-2739), Jan. 27, 8 p.m., (live music) The Jamie Collaborative band; Jan. 28, 8 p.m., (live music) Howie Newman, Vinyl Squares; Jan. 29, 5 p.m., movie; no admission.

LOWELL MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM: 50 East Merrimack St., Lowell (, 978-454-2299); Jan. 27, 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m., Sesame Street Live; Jan. 28, 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 5:30 p.m., Sesame Street Live; Jan. 29, 4:30 p.m., Sesame Street Live.