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.


MV YMCA ANNUAL 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Saturday, July 31, 8 a.m.. start, North Andover Youth Center, 33 Johnson St., North Andover; boys and girls divisions, ages 9-18, high school grads are not eligible; register at Lawrence YMCA, 40 Lawrence St., Lawrence; Andover/North Andover YMCA, 165 Haverhill St., Andover; Methuen YMCA, 129 Haverhill St., Methuen; North Andover Youth Center, 33 Johnson Street, North Andover, and also online at; for further information, contact James Holmes at 978-686-6191.

YMCA SUMMER CAMPS: Offering weeklong day opportunities for children ages 3 to 15 at our Andover/North Andover YMCA, 165 Haverhill St., Andover, beginning the week of July 6; the program runs through the week of Aug. 23; camps include Rookie Club (ages 3-4), Discovery Club (children entering kindergarten), Pioneer Club Group 1 (entering grade 1), Pioneer Club Group 2 (entering grade 2), Adventure Club (entering grades 3 and 4), Challenge Club (entering grades 5 and 6), On the Road (entering grades 7-9), and Leaders-in-Training (ages 14 and 15); for more information, call the YMCA at 978-685-3541.


MERRIMACK VALLEY FOOD BANK GOLF TOURNAMENT: Monday, July 12, 12:30 p.m. Meadow Creek Golf Club, 80 Meadow Creek Dr., Dracut; 978-454-7272 or

TEWKSBURY LIONS GOLF TOURNAMENT: Monday, July 26, 8:30 a.m., Campbell Scottish Highland Golf Course, 79 Brady Ave., Salem, N.H.; 978-851-9722 or

WILLIAM H. FLAHERTY MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNEY: Monday, July 26, 7:30 a.m., Meadow Creek Golf Club, 80 Meadow Creek Drive, Dracut; Billerica Lions Club,, 978-663-8314,, 978-670-8814 or

14TH ANNUAL ALTERNATIVE HOUSE GOLF CLASSIC: Monday, Sept. 20, 8 a.m. shotgun start with scramble format, Mount Pleasant Golf Club, 141 Staples St., Lowell; fundraiser for victims of domestic violence; registration begins at 7 a.m.; $150 per person fee includes lunch; for more information, call 978-937-5777.



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 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

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.

LOWELL SPORTSMAN’S CLUB: 50 Swain Road, North Chelmsford; trap/skeet Wednesdays, 9 a.m., Sundays, 1 p.m.; public welcome; NRA basic pistol classes, plus fishing. archery, and other shooting sports; new members welcome; for more information, visit

MOMS TO MOM: Meets every other Thursday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Crossroads Baptist Church, Pelham; for more information, contact Cindy at or ask for Cindy at the church phone, 603-635-1556.

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.

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.


MATURE WORKERS: Job opportunities available for those 55 and over; a variety of jobs at area nonprofits and/or town government offices. For a listing of available jobs contact Eileen at Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc., 800-892-0890, ext. 463.

TRANSPLANT SUPPORT: Group meets first Wednesday of the month; 7-8:30 p.m., Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua; contact Ron Rioux at 603-889-1775 for location.


ELDER SERVICES OF THE MERRIMACK VALLEY: Seeking Volunteers for a number of activities related to helping elders; volunteer drivers are needed to drive elders to medical appointments and to work as companions for elders living alone who may need help with day-to-day tasks; mileage reimbursement is available; orientation, training and ongoing support provided; more than 20,000 elders throughout the 23 cities and towns of the Merrimack Valley annually receive assistance from the programs offered by Elder Services; for further information, call 1-800-892-0890 and ask for Eileen at extension 463 or Jerry at extension 445 and mention Interfaith Caregivers.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICES: Seeking volunteers to assist from three to six hours at area blood drives in the registration or canteen. Transportation necessary; call Georgia at 617-699-3805.