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Items can be sent to What’s Happening by e-mailing sdion@lowellsun.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 Suzanne Dion, P.O. Box 1477, Lowell, Mass., 01853.

ACTIVITIES

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.

DAN KIROUAC & DORETTE WELD: Sunday, Jan. 29, 5 p.m., acoustic duo, Owen & Ollie’s Restaurant, 91 Mill St., Dracut; 978-957-4400.

KIDS ADVENTURE FITNESS CLASS: Free class open to the community each Saturday, 10:45-11:45 a.m., for boys and girls ages 8-12 at Cleveland Health and Fitness, 17 Darrin Road, Dracut; space is limited; to register, call 978-957-8404.

SEN. FINEGOLD’S OFFICE HOURS: Jan. 20, 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m., MG Parker Library, 28 Arlington St.

BENEFITS

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT HAM AND BEAN SUPPER: Friday, Feb. 3; doors open, 5:30 p.m..,VFW Post, 6 Main St., Pelham; homemade baked beans, corn bread, potato salad, turkey and gravy, soda, coffee tea, and desserts; 50/50 raffle, door prize, best-dressed-to-the-theme prize; live country guitar music; $8 per person; $5 for kids under 12; contact Mark McCabe (603-320-1120, email: vfwmark.mccabe@yahoo.com); all proceeds benefit veterans programs.

DRACUT DIRT DOGS BENEFIT: A $10,000 raffle fundraiser for the 2012 Dracut Dirt Dogs to realize their quest of playing baseball in Cooperstown, N.Y., next summer; tickets are $100 each and only 200 are being sold; 1st prize, $8,500; 2nd prize, $1,000; 3rd prize, $500 — based on 200 tickets sold; drawing to be held on Jan. 28 at SportsZone, Dracut; if interested, visit dracutdirtdogs@comcast.net; tickets also available at SportZone.

GROUPS

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, email Scoutmaster Grimard, troop83dracut@yahoo.com, http://troop83dracut.com, or on Facebook: Boyscout Troop Dracut.

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 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 gertz@msn.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 978-453-0969.

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE: Meets the third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., Dracut American Legion Post 315, Broadway Road, Dracut; new members welcome.

PROGRAMS

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

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.

REUNIONS

NASHOBA VALLEY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1985: Seeking classmates; Nvthsclassof85.myevent.com. Class of 1984, 1985 and 1986 sponsored by Class of 1985.

VOLUNTEERS

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.