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ACTOR’S INC. & THE VILLAGE INN: A dinner-theater presentation of Neil Simon’s The Female Odd Couple; the Village Inn, 544 Broadway Road, Dracut; show dates March 2, 6:30 p.m.; March 3, 1:30 p.m.; March 9, 6:30 p.m.; March 10, 6:30 p.m.; Tickets ($35) Includes dinner and show; for tickets, call 978-984-3151.

ALZHEIMER’S WORKSHOP FOR CAREGIVERS: Feb. 8 (Feb. 22 snow date), 5-6:30 p.m., Saint Michael Church Parish hall, 96 Main St., North Andover; Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Lawrence, a coalition of faith communities, social service agencies and health organizations working together to serve elders and caregivers, will sponsor a forum by Mal Allard entitled “Sensory Awareness: Using Our Common Sense/s With Alzheimer’s Disease”; free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served; for snow-cancellation notice or more information, call Jean Guyer at 978-686-4050.

ANNUAL SPRING FLING: March 14, 7-9 p.m., Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen; hosted by the Methuen Garden Club; guest speaker Suzanne Mahler presents an interactive slide demonstration titled “A Garden for all Seasons”; basket drawings, door prizes and refreshments; tickets ($7) are available at the door, by calling Edna at 978-688-4108 or by visiting; snow date is March 15.

BROMYOGA CLASSES: Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.,119 Gallery,119 Chelmsford Street (Route 110), Lowell; for more information, call 978-852-2765 or visit

COUNTRY KICKIN’ DANCING: Fridays, 7-11 p.m., Acacia Club, 247 Sladen St., Dracut; featuring White Buffalo DJ Nick Diamond; $5 per person; singles always welcome; for more information, call 978-957-3209.

EIGHT-MINUTE DATING “CUPID PARTY”: Feb. 13, 7 p.m., The Peddler’s Daughter, 48 Main St., Nashua; for ages 25-35 and 30-45; meet someone you want to see again; free appetizers and a cash bar; one lucky participant from each age group will win a $25 gift certificate; advance registration required; sign up at; for further information, call or e-mail Jerry Creteau at 603-888-1873 or

HEART HEALTH WORKSHOP: Feb. 7, 6-8 p.m., first-floor conference room, Saints Medical Center, Lowell; presented by Saints Medical Center Cardiovascular Services; Omar Ali, M.D., FACC, an interventional cardiologist with Merrimack Valley Cardiology Associates, will discuss a range of topics, including risks, signs and symptoms of heart disease, heart-healthy diets, cardiovascular exercise programs and cardiac-risk assessment; bring recent cholesterol results, if available; free event, but space is limited; to register or for more information, call 978-934-8586.

YMCA DAY CAMP REUNION: March 31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Merrimack Valley YMCA, 129 Haverhill St., Methuen; $35 admission includes lunch; open to any Camp Otter camper from last summer; space is limited; call the YMCA camping services office to register at 978-975-1330.

VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER-DANCE: Feb. 11, noon-1 p.m., spaghetti dinner; 1-5 p.m., dancing to the music of the Swinging Brass; 201 Coburn St., Lowell; sponsored by the Polish-American Veterans and Ladies Auxiliary; donation $12.