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.


BOSTON POPS HOLIDAY CONCERT: Sunday, Dec. 19, 2:30 p.m., Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 E. Merrimack St., Lowell.978-454-2299 or

ELECTRONIC/APPLIANCE RECYCLE DAY: Saturday, November 20, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saint Marguerite Church parking lot, 1340 Lakeview Ave, Dracut; items should be emptied, i.e. no gas, oil or water left in them; items accepted at no charge include keyboards, lead acid batteries, cell phones, junk aluminum, brass and copper; pickup available to businesses during the week; for more information, contact Dennis 508-277-7513 or

MEADOW CREEK COUNTRY CLUB: 80 Meadow Creek Drive, Dracut; Sinatra to Doo Wop and more with Bob Gauvreau, every Friday, 8-11 p.m. 978-455-2775.

METHUEN MEMORIAL MUSIC HALL: Friday, Dec. 3, 7-9 p.m., Holiday Season Open House; Saturday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5, 3 p.m., Merry Music Hall Christmas, 192 Broadway, Route 28, Methuen;

MCC CONCERT SERIES: A World of Music, Middlesex Community College’s free fall concert series, concludes with with “Chamber Music for French Horn, Violin & Piano,”featuring Richard Sebring, the Boston Symphony Orchestra© s associate principal horn; Wendy Putnam, BSO violinist; and Carmen Rodríguez-Peralta, piano (MCC faculty), on Friday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m., in the MCC Concert Hall (Building 6) on the Bedford campus, 591 Springs Road. Admission is free and open to the public. For information, call 781-280-3923.


HOLIDAY SHOP FEST: Friday, Nov. 19, 6-10 p.m., Dom Polski Club, 10 Coburn St., Lowell; American Cancer Society. 978-761-0278.

“THANKS-4-GIVING” 5K RUN/WALK AND 10K RUN: Thursday, Nov. 25, 8 a.m., Lowell Lodge of Elks, Old Ferry Road, Lowell; sponsored by Alternative House, a non-profit, comprehensive battered women’s organization; freepies to all who participate; entry fee for both races, $20 (advance), $25 (race day); call Alternative House at 978-937-5777 or go to for a registration form.


CHRISTMAS FAIR: St. Louis School, 77 Boisvert St., Lowell, Saturday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

CRAFT SALE & EXHIBIT: Old South United Methodist Church, 6 Salem St., Reading, Saturday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Reading Society of Craftsmen

FALL CRAFT FAIR: Lawrence Street PM Church, 1189 Lawrence St., Lowell, Saturday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 978-453-2052

HOLIDAY FAIR: St. Margaret School Hall, 486 Stevens St., Lowell, Saturday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Benefits Newspapers in Education Literacy Program and St. Margaret School. 978-970-4871 or 978-970-4869

MEETINGHOUSE FAIR: First Parish Church, 7 Concord Road, Billerica, Saturday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

HOLIDAY FAIR: Shriner’s Auditorium, 99 Fordham Road, Wilmington, Sunday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

INDOOR FLEA MARKET: Lowell Lodge of Elks, 40 Old Ferry Road, Lowell, each Sun., Nov. 14-28. Tables available, 603-921-1115.

YE OLDE FASHIONED CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR: St. Patrick Parish Center, 12 Main St., Pelham, N.H., Saturday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

VENDOR GIFT FAIR: Blaire House of Tewksbury Assisted Living, 10 Erlin Terrace, Sunday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or

ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR: Saturday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. , Middlesex Community College’s Bedford campus, 591 Springs Road; admission and parking are free; more than 70 artists and crafters will be selling their work; call 781-280-3505 for information.

CRAFT FAIR: St. Anthony’s Church, 898 Central St., Lowell, Saturday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Decorated Wreath Sale, Saturday, Nov. 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

CRAFT FAIR: Villanova Hall, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, Saturday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Thomas Women’s Club.

CRAFT FAIR: St. Catherine of Alexandria, 107 North Main St., Westford, Saturday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Bake sale, 40 artisans and crafters, raffles, silent auction. Free admission.

CRAFT FAIR: Dunstable Congregational Church, Main Street, Dunstable, Saturday, Dec. 4, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. More than 20 vendors displaying handmade art, crafts and food. Goods table, silent auction. Tables may be reserved until Nov. 21 by contacting Sue Tully at 978-649-6750.

FALL FAIR: Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, 100 Cook St., Billerica, Saturday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Vendors needed, SVTHS Class of 2011.

HOLIDAY FAIR: Life Care Center Merrimack Valley, 80 Boston Road, N. Billerica, Saturday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tables available, 978-667-2166.

HOLIDAY FAIR: New England Pediatric Care, 78 Boston Road, N. Billerica, Saturday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-2 p.m

HOLIDAY FAIR: St. Andrew’s Church, 7 Faulkner St., Ayer, Saturday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. or 978-772-2615

ANNUAL BAZAAR: Sts. Vartanantz, 180 Old Westford Road, Chelmsford, Friday-Saturday, Dec. 3-4, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: St. Dorothy’s Parish, Main St., Wilmington, Friday, Dec. 3, 5-9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

HOLIDAY FAIRE & FESTIVAL: Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 242 Boston Road, Chelmsford, Friday, Dec. 3, 3-8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 978-256-9400 or

CHRISTMAS FAIR: St. Andrew Parish, 45 Talbot Ave., N. Billerica, Saturday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

CHRISTMAS FAIR: St. William’s School, 1351 Main St., Tewksbury, Saturday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

CHRISTMAS FAIR EXTRAVAGANZA: St. Margaret School, 486 Stevens St., Lowell, Saturday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 978-453-8491

HOLIDAY CRAFT & BOUTIQUE SOCIAL: Lawrence Barn, Depot Road, Hollis, N.H., Wed., Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-noon. Hollis Woman’s Club,


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.


BLOOD DONOR: Saints Medical Center; helps support the transfusion needs of its patients. To donate blood, call 978-934-8584.

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 Barry at National Senior Network, 978-946-1240.


DRACUT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1990: Saturday, Nov. 27, 7 p.m.- midnight, Billerica Marriott, 270 Concord St. Billerica; $50 per person; tickets sold at door.


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.