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.


CLASSICAL GUITAR CONCERT: “A World of Music,” Middlesex Community College’s spring concert series, concludes with MCC faculty member Thomas Rohde performing works for solo classical guitar on Friday, May 6, at 8 p.m. in the MCC Concert Hall (Building 6) on the Bedford campus, 591 Springs Road; free and open to the public, the program will include works by Villa-Lobos, Barrios and AlbÈniz; for information call 781-280-3923.

COME JOIN BOY SCOUT TROOP 83: For boys 11-17 who like camping, boating, animal care, hiking, rock climbing, fishing, and a week of summer camp; meet Wednesday nights, 7-8:30, at Christ Church United, 10 Arlington St., Dracut; for more information, contact Scoutmaster Jim Carey at 978-682-6165s or at

DRACUT HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE, INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION: April 25, 5-7 p.m. (tours), 7 p.m., (presentation, school board meeting); Dracut Senior High School, 1540 Lakeview Avenue; the public is invited to attend this event in advance of the Special Town Meeting on April 27; this open house will provide the opportunity for the citizens of Dracut to have a closer look inside Dracut High School; members of the School Committee, the superintendent of schools, administrators and staff will be available to answer any questions; tours of the facility will be provided; for more information, call 978-957-2660 or visit

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; all welcome.


DIVERSITY IN FULL BLOOM AUCTION: Mount Pleasant Golf Club, 41 Staples St., Lowell; Friday, April 29, 7 p.m.; Franco American School; 978-458-0308.

DRACUT FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE: Thursday, May 19, 7-9 p.m.; entrance fee $15,Friend’s members free; Friday, May 20, 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m.; books $5 per bag; for more information call 978-454-5474.

GOLF TOURNAMENT: Tyngsboro Country Club, Saturday, June 11, 7 a.m. Tyngsboro Post 247 Baseball Team; 978-649-7540.

GREATER LOWELL LEAGUE OF CATHOLIC WOMEN COMMUNION DINNER: Lenzi’s Millhouse, 100 Merrimac Ave., Dracut, Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 p.m.; Lowell Catholic Charities; or

GREATER LOWELL WALK FOR HUNGER: St. Mark’s Church, corner of Cold Spring and Graniteville roads, Westford, Friday, April 22; registration 8-9 a.m.;

HIGHLANDS REUNION: Mt. Pleasant Golf Club, 41 Staples St., Lowell, Saturday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.-midnight; Friends of the Highlands’ Dollars for Scholars; 978-454-9808, 978-458-1668 or 603-882-7248.

ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST: Heritage Farm Ice Cream, Pawtucket Blvd., Lowell, Saturday, April 30, 9-11:30 a.m.; Dream Factory of Merrimack Valley.

LAS VEGAS COMEDY NIGHT: Dracut American Legion, 574 Broadway Road, Dracut; Saturday, April 30, doors open 6:30 p.m., show 8 p.m.; Dracut Lions Club local charities; 978-454-8829.

POW-WOW OAK BENEFIT CONCERT: OLE, 76 Merrimack St., Lowell, Sunday, June 5, 2 p.m.-2 a.m.; Pow-Wow Oak Protectors Fund Drive. or

RAFFLE NIGHT: American Legion Post 247, 90 Pawtucket Blvd., Tyngsboro. Saturday, April 30, 7-9 p.m.

SPRING GALA: Long Meadow Golf Club, 165 Havilah St., Lowell, Thursday, May 12, 6:30 p.m. Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities; 978-452-1421 or

STRIKES FOR SCHOLARSHIPS COSMIC BOWLING: Brunswick Lanes, 647 Pawtucket Blvd., Lowell, Saturday, May 14, 9-11 p.m.; A.M.S.I. Foundation; 978-454-0476 or



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.


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.

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 call John at 978-957-3988.