Items can be sent to What’s Happening by e-mailing Jpeg photo attachments are also welcome; items can be sent to What’s Happening by regular mail to: What’s Happening, The Valley Dispatch, c/o David McArdle, P.O. Box 1477, Lowell, Mass., 01853.


ADULT YOGA CLASSES: Nov. 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m, Pelham Memorial School cafeteria, 59 Marsh Road, Pelham; offered by Pelham Parks and Recreation; classes offered Monday and/or Wednesday evenings for 12 weeks beginning Nov. 9 with instructor Denise Hegarty; bring a water bottle and floor mat; open to residents and nonresident adults18-60; all levels are welcome; subject to school needs and cancellations; register at via MC/VISA, or print a form to mail in with payment at; cost is $54 for one class a week or $108 for all 12. E-mail or call 603-635-2721 with any questions.

ART EXHIBIT, “THE DRACUT FARM PROJECT”: Through Nov. 20 during library hours, M.G. Parker Library, 28 Arlington St., Dracut; photographs and paintings celebrating the beauty of the land, preciousness of the animals and luscious nourishment the farms produce; artist and farmer party on Nov. 14, 2-3:30 p.m.

BONE-BUILDERS PROGRAM: Developed in conjunction with Tufts University researchers; free classes held Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m., Dracut Council On Aging, 951 Mammoth Road; classes focus on strength training, balance exercises, and education about osteoporosis and fall prevention; registration required; for more information, call Judy at 978-957-2611.

CHRISTMAS BELLES: Village Inn Restaurant, 544 Broadway, Dracut, Friday-Sunday, Nov. 6-8, 13-15, 20-22; sponsoring Toys for Tots, Actors Inc; for more information, call 978-984-3151.

HALLOWEEN DANCE: Oct. 31, 6-11 p.m., Hudson VFW, 15 Bockes Road, Hudson; tickets may be purchased for $10 each at the Pelham Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road, Pelham; light refreshments will be served and there will be a cash bar, with music by DJ Ray Tremblay; transportation, if needed, and on a first come-first served basis, will be provided from the Pelham Senior Center; however, a call must be made to the Senior Center if you want to reserve a seat on the bus; there will be two return trips during the night from the VFW back to the Pelham Senior Center; costumes are optional; however, if not wearing one, Halloween-color attire is kindly requested; prizes will be awarded in different categories for costumes; for more information, call 603-635-3800.


* Oct. 30, 8 p.m., MCC Concert Hall (Building 6), on the Bedford campus, 591 Springs Road; new music featuring percussion with composer James Borchers, percussion, Shaw Pong Liu, violin, Mark Berger, viola, and Artem Belogurov; free and open to the public; for information, call 781-280-3923.

* Nov. 15, 3 p.m., MCC Concert Hall (Building 6), on the Bedford campus, 591 Springs Road; “Solos, Duos and Trios,” featuring Annegret Klaua, violin; Orlando Cela, flute; and Eiko Ishizuka, piano; free and open to the public.

SWEDISH MEATBALL SUPPER: Nov. 7, 5 p.m., Christ Church United, 10 Arlington St., Dracut; meal topped off with an assortment of home-made pie; public is invited; $8 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger; reservation must be made by calling 978-459-2022.


PELHAM SENIOR CENTER HARVEST FEST: Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 8 Nashua Road, Pelham; raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win one of six baskets worth anywhere from $75 to over $100; need not to be present to win; tables will include handmade crafts and the ever-popular fish bowl; an assortment of baked goods will be sold; the Penny-Pincher barn will be open for your browsing pleasure and a wide variety of hardcover and paperback books will also be available for purchase; refreshments served will include hot dogs, chips, blueberry cobbler, coffee, soda and water; proceeds are used to defray the cost of the Christmas party, which this year will held on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

THANKS-4-GIVING 5K RUN/WALK AND 10K RUN: Nov. 26, 8 a.m., Lowell Lodge of Elks, Old Ferry Road, Lowell; Alternative House, a nonprofit, comprehensive battered women’s organization, is he host of this event, which includes free pies to all who participate; Entry fee for both races/walk: ($20 in advance), ($25, day of the race); proceeds raised will benefit Alternative House’s Transitional Housing Program; call Alternative House at 978- 937-5777 or go to for a registration form.


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

DRACUT COUNCIL ON AGING: Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 951 Mammoth Road; group offers transportation to medical appointments, social services, outreach for the homebound; registered nurse on premesis Thursdays, 1:30-3:45 p.m.; for more information, call 978-957-2611.

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 978-454-3371.

DRACUT GARDEN CLUB: Meets second Wednesday of the Month, 7 p.m., March through December; Dracut Historical Society, Lakeview avenue; for more information, call 978-454-6165.

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, contact the Dracut Lions Club, P.O. Box 310, Dracut MA 01826.

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.

RICHELIEU CLUB: Meets first Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m., Cobblestones restaurant, Lowell; focus on preserving French traditions, culture and language; new members welcome; for more information, call 978-957-4010.

SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB OF DRACUT: Meets second and fourth Wednesday of the month 1-3 p.m., 951 Mammoth Road; a bingo game follows the meeting, plus various other social functions; anyone 60 or older is invited to join; for further information, call Ed Bishop at 978-453-0969.


DRACUT FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: Need volunteers to help with fundraising, planning events, promoting speakers, general help with the annual book and bake sale; if you would like to participate in this community-centered activity, please e-mail or call Sandra at 978-957-9140.