Items can be sent to What’ s Happening by e-mailing email@example.com. 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.
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.
CAMP AND ENRICHMENT FAIR: March 7, 7-9 p.m., Merrimack College, Norh Andover; free event; for parents of children ages 2-7 seeking summer activity programs and camps; hosted by The Mother Connection; for more information or to reserve a table, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
DRACUT HIGH CLASSES OF 1963-168 REUNION: On Sept. 18, 2010, former students from DHS classes of 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967 and 1968 will gather at the Long Meadow Country Club, Havilah Street, Lowell; there wil be a cocktail hour (6-7 p.m.), followed by a buffet dinner and dancing; tickets are $20 per person; RSVP to Cathy (Koutrobis) DeFabio, 551 Hildreth St., Unit 18, Dracut, MA 01826; spread the word to everyone you know and ask them to do the same and to reserve as soon as possible; the hall only holds 160 people; committee members include Bill Koutrobis, Cathy (Koutrobis) DeFabio, Ann (Koutrobis) Shanahan, Joanne (Piekarski) Daileanes, Mary (Bernier) Power.
ENLIGHTENMENT: Feb. 21, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Studio 269, 269 Middlesex Road, Tyngsboro; Feb. 13, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., M.G. Parker Library, 28 Arlington St. Dracut; all are welcome; free-will offering accepted; for more information, go to workshops page of priscillagriffin.com.
JAPA MEDITATION: Feb. 21, 10-11 a.m., Studio 269, 269 Middlesex Road, Tyngsboro; Feb. 13, 10-11 a.m., M.G. Parker Library, 28 Arlington St. Dracut; all are welcome; free-will offering accepted; for more information, go to workshops page of priscillagriffin.com.
METHUEN YMCA’S CHILD-CARE PROGRAMS: Registration currently under way for toddler, preschool and after-school programs; for children 15 months-12; programs run 7 a.m.-6 p.m. to assist working parents; financial assistance is available and state vouchers are accepted; for more information, contact Child Care Director MaryEllen King at 978-683-5266; the YMCA is located at 129 Haverhill St., Methuen.
MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE EVENTS: Feb. 17, 10:30 p.m., Lowell Campus cafeteria, 33 Kearney Square; Middlesex Community College’s “One World Series” will host motivational speaker Michael Miller in a special program titled “Get What You Want From Life”; event is free and open to the public; call 781-280-3763 for information.
VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE: Feb. 14; noon-1 p.m., dinner; 1-5 p.m., music by the Swinging Brass; hosted by the Polish-American Veterans Club and Ladies Auxiliary, 201 Colburn St., Lowell; donation, $12.
DRACUT AMERICAN LEGION POST 315: Meets the third Saturday of the month, 1 p.m., 574 Broadway Road; new members welcome.
DRACUT COMMUNITY CHORUS: Rehearsals each Wednesday, 7-9 p.m., Dracut High School Music Room, Lakeview Avenue, Dracut. All adults welcome; no audition required. Call 978-501-3016 for more information.
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 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.
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.
DRACUT SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB: This social club meets the 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; you need not be a Dracut resident; annual dues are $2, payable on meeting days; for further information, call Lorrette Vengren at 978-957-7457.
FRANCO-AMERICAN WAR VETERANS POST 4: Meets third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., Centralville Social Club, 364 West Sixth St., Lowell; for more information, call Roland at 978-957-2577.
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.