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ACTIVITIES

BEAN SUPPER: June 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 8349, 26 River St., Methuen; beans, hot dogs, ham, potatoes, cole slaw, dessert and coffee; $6 (adults), $2 (children); for more information, call Nancy at (978) 687-9465.

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.

HIGH SCHOOL REUNION: The Greater Lowell Technical High School, Class of 1986, is seeking classmates for its 20th reunion; contact SteveLaduke@hotmail.com or www.voy.com/19099/.

LOWELL HIGH CLASS REUNION: The Class of 1976 is planning its 30th reunion on Nov. 4 and needs to know where to send your invitation; if you are a member of the Class of 1976 or know someone who is, contact Judy at jaboileau@aol.com and go to classmates.com to get more detailed information about the upcoming reunion.

ST. PATRICK FAMILY FUN DAY: June 10, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Patrick School, Main Street, Pelham; duck race, barbecue, kids games and pie cafe to follow 5-kilometer race; registration for 5-K race begins at 7:30 a.m.; for more information, call St. Patrick School (603) 635-2941 or visit www.stpatspelham.org.

TENNEY HIGH SCHOOL REUNIONS: The classes of 1970 and 1971 will hold a combined reunion on Nov. 25 at DiBurro’s Function Hall, Bradford; for more information, e-mail Kathy O’Connell (1970) or Rick Beshara (1971) at tenney7071@yahoo.com.

GROUPS

ARTS INSTITUTE GROUP OF THE MERRIMACK VALLEY: Holds its monthly meeting at the Nevins Home Adult Day Health Center, Methuen; meeting focuses on art demonstration and art-related subjects; guests and prospective new members are welcome. For more info, contact Fred Cochrane at fcochrane@cochraneartworks.com or at (978) 975-1526.

DRACUT AMERICAN LEGION: Leo C. Roth Post 315.

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) 957-1289.

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.

DRACUT KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Meets the first Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., Dracut Historical Society Building, Lakeview Avenue; new members welcome; for more information, call (978)458-2667 or e-mail gertz@msn.com

DREAM FACTORY OF THE MERRIMACK VALLEY: The Dream Factory provides grant wishes to area children ages 3 to 18 with chronic or permanently life-altering conditions who have previously been granted a wish from any other foundation; for more information, call Anne Winn at 978-685-9561.

GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT: Pelham Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road, Pelham; meets second Monday of the month, 7-10 p.m.; variety of games played; all ages welcome; for more information, call Jackie (603)635-7711 or Ginny (603) 635-7440.

METHUEN LADIES AUXILIARY: Arnold Greenwood VFW Post 8349, 26 River St., Methuen; meets second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.; meat 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; new members welcome; for more information, call (978) 682-1541.

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

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

PROGRAMS

BLOOD DONOR PROGRAM: Saints Memorial Medical Center; helps support the transfusion needs of its patients. To donate blood, (978) 934-8584.

VOLUNTEERS

DRACUT FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: Need volunteers to sort books, prepare quarterly newsletter, help with advertising, fund-raising, monthly book sales. 978-454-5474.