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BROMYOGA CLASSES: Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., 119 Gallery,119 Chelmsford St. (Route 110), Lowell; for more information, call 978-852-2765 or visit www.bromyoga.com.
DRACUT OLD HOME DAY: Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Schools Complex, 1570 Lakeview Avenue; a fun-filled day of activities, food and entertainment; accepting applications for booths; for more information, visit www.dracutoldhomeday.com.
MERRIMACK VALLEY YMCA 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNEY: Aug. 4, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., North Andover Youth Center, 33 Johnson St.; boys’ and girls’ divisions for ages 9 to 18; recent high-school graduates ineligible; winning teams receive individual trophies and New Balance sneakers; $50 entry fee per team; financial assistance is available; applications available at any Merrimack Valley YMCA location or at the North Andover Youth Center; also online at www.mvymca.org; for more information, contact Doug Currier at 978-686-6191.
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED: Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Lawrence, a coalition of faith communities, social service agencies, and health organizations, seeks volunteers to drive elders to appointments through the Friends in Deed program at Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley; if you can help, call volunteer coordinator Jerry Proulx at 1-800-892-0890, ext. 445, or Eileen Giordano at 1-800-892-0890, ext. 463, and mention Interfaith Caregivers.
VNA HEALTH SCREENINGS: The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Lowell will provide senior health clinics during July. A registered nurse will conduct the clinics. Services include medications review, weight and blood-pressure checks. No appointments are needed and no fees will be charged to those 60 and older. The clinics will be held on the following dates and times:
* July 9, 1:30-4 p.m., Dracut Council on Aging, 951 Mammoth Road.
* July 16, noon-4 p.m., Dracut Council on Aging, 951 Mammoth Road.
* July 23, 1:30-4 p.m., Dracut Council on Aging, 951 Mammoth Road.
* July 30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Dracut Council on Aging, 951 Mammoth Road.
DREAM FACTORY OF MERRIMACK VALLEY DINNER-DANCE: July 27, 7 p.m.-midnight, French Social Club, 120 Broadway, Lawrence; includes raffle of many items autographed by prominent sports figures; DJ David Goulet; tickets ($15) can be purchased by calling Lisa Alfonso at 978-688-6624 or Anne Winn at 978-685-9561; all money raised will be used to grant wishes of youngsters 13-18 with a chronic condition who is not eligible for a similar wish from another organization; Drean Factory has granted 19 wishes in its first two years of existence.
ARTS INSTITUTE GROUP OF MERRIMACK VALLEY: Meetings held on the third Thursday of the month in April, May, June, September, October and November; held at the Nevins Home Adult Day Health Center, Methuen; meetings focus on art demonstration and art-related subjects; for more information, contact Silvana Siudut, president/founder, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DRACUT KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 4225: Meets the first Tuesday of the month; 7 p.m., Dracut Historical Society Building, Lakeview Avenue; new members welcome: for more information, 978-458-2667 or e-mail email@example.com.
GREATER LOWELL LEAGUE OF CATHOLIC WOMEN: Any Catholic woman 18 and older is eligible to join; for more information, call chairwoman Bonni Dinneen at 978-937-7933.
DRACUT AMERICAN LEGION POST 315: Meets the third Saturday of the month, 1 p.m., Broadway Road; new members welcome.
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; for more information, call 978-957-1289.
DRACUT LIONS CLUB: Meets second and fourth Wednesday of the month; 6:30 p.m., Dracut House of Pizza,1067 Lakeview Ave.; new members are always welcome; for more information, call Sandi at 978-454-8829 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
DRACUT VFW POST 9307: Meets the third Saturday of the month,11:30 a.m., Dracut American Legion Post 315, 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.
DREAM FACTORY OF THE MERRIMACK VALLEY: Provides grant wishes to area children ages 3 to 18 with chronic or permanently life-altering conditions who haven’t previously been granted a wish from any other foundation; for more information, call Anne Winn at 978-685-9561.
METHUEN LADIES AUXILIARY: Arnold Greenwood VFW Post 8349, 26 River St., Methuen; meets second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.; bean suppers first Saturday of the month (adults $6, children $2); meat raffles every Saturday, 2 p.m.; 45s tournament every Sunday, 5 p.m., partners luck of the draw, $5 per person; new members welcome; for more information, call Nancy at 978-687-9465.
METHUEN GARDEN CLUB: Meets first Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m., Nevins Memorial Library, lower garden room, 305 Broadway; new members and guests welcome; for more information, call Linda at 978-687-9892 or visit www.methuengardenclub.org.
METHUEN MUSIC HALL SCHOLARSHIPS: The trustees of the Methuen Memorial Music Hall are seeking applicants for two $1,000 scholarships; applicants must be graduating high-school seniors from the Merrimack Valley area who are accepted to college for the next year and are planning to major in music; to apply, send name, address, telephone number, history of your education and transcript of grades, outline of musical studies and activities, college plans, a statement from one or two music teachers, an essay of your goals, and how your plans for music fit in to Mr. Richard Ouellette, 39 Everett St., Beverly Farms, MA, 01915-2111 by May 15.
PELHAM VFW: John H. Hargreaves Memorial Post 10722, 6 Main St., Pelham; meets first Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.
RED HAT SOCIETY: Meets second Tuesday of each month, 1:30 p.m., Pelham Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road.
SPINDLE CITY SINGERS OF LOWELL: Accepting new members; no auditions required; for more information, call Heidi at 978-957-0802.
WALKER-ROGERS POST LADIES AUXILIARY: 190 Plain St., Lowell; meets 7 p.m., second Tuesday of the month; new members welcome; for more information, call 978-934-0120.