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.


BEATLEJUICE CONCERT: In honor of its 40th anniversary, Middlesex Community College will host BeatleJuice, NewEngland’s popular Beatles cover band, in concert on Thursday, March 31, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 E. Merrimack St., Lowell. Tickets are $25, available at the LMA Box Office, by calling 978-454-2299 or at

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.

DENIM & DIAMONDS, GIRLS NIGHT OUT: Friday, April 1, Presentation of Mary Academy-Methuen, Dupre Center; enjoy a night of shopping, vendor displays, munchies, and good old-fashioned fun with your friends; sponsored by the PMA Alumni Council, but is open to all; tickets are only $15 in advance or $20 at the door; for tickets or vendor information, contact Paula Mansor-Laliberte at

NORTH REGIONAL THEATRE WORKSHOP REHEARSALS: Tuesdays, 7 p.m.; First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant St., Methuen; preparing for spring production of Lerner and Loewe’s On Broadway; show dates are scheduled for April 29, 30 and May 1; for more information call Paul D Webster-Greene at 978-397-1481 or visit; you can also find us on Facebook.

SPINDLE CITY SINGERS 15TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT: “Reflections of Time”; Sunday, May 15, 3 p.m., St Joseph the Workers Shrine, 37 Lee St., Lowell; free admission.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Fridays in Lent — March 18, 25, April 1, 8, and 15 — at 6 p.m. at Sainte Therese Church, 1340 Lakeview Ave., Dracut. All are invited to partake of soup and bread in the church hall after the stations, followed by a guest speaker.


ELECTRONIC AND APPLIANCE RECYCLE FUNDRAISER: Saturday, April 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saint Marguerite Parish parking lot, 1340 Lakeview Ave., Dracut; items should be emptied, i.e. no gas, oil or water left in them; monitors, computers, stereos, radios ($5 each); dishwashers, stoves, washer, dryer, water heaters, microwave, refrigerator, lawn mowers, snowblowers, exercise equipment, AC units, dehumidifiers, small engine iItems, exercise equipment ($10 each); less than 20-inch TVs ($10 each); more than 20-inch TVs ($15 each); console and wood TVs ($20 each); car batteries will be collected and recycled atno charge.

Residents and nonresidents welcome.

FIGHT AGAINST CANCER DANCE: Lowell Elks, Old Ferry Road, Lowell, Saturday, March 26, 8 p.m.-midnight; in memory of Pete and Richard Morrissette for LGH TeamWalk for CancerCare.

“THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS”: Saturday, March 26, 7 p.m., Sherburne Hall, on the Village Green, Pelham; the New Greeley Singers, the popular Pelham-based community chorus, is presenting its third annual cabaret fundraiser; the audience will be seated at tables while being entertained, cabaret-style, by chorus members, their soloists and guest performers, with a variety of songs that range from opera to jazz, show tunes to old favorites and folk songs; also available will be desserts, beverages, and tickets for a variety of raffle baskets; cabaret tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under, and should be bought in advance by sending a check or money order made out to The New Greeley Singers, PO Box 99, Pelham, NH 03076; for more information, call Judy at 603-635-7438, Helen at 978-453-9982 or e-mail



LEGION POST 315: Meets the third Saturday of the month, 1 p.m., 574 Broadway Road; new members welcome.

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