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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 or

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 and go to 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

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


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 or at (978) 975-1526.


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

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.


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


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