Items can be sent to What’s Happening by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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.
RECRUITMENT NIGHT: Boy Scout Troop 83, Christ Church United, Arlington Street, Dracut, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 28. Join us to scuba, canoe, hike, bike, climb, ride horses, white water raft, fire rifles, shoot arrows, and camp out.
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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org; tickets also available at SportZone.
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 email@example.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.
MOMS TO MOM: Meets every other Thursday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Crossroads Baptist Church, Pelham; for more information, contact Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org or ask for Cindy at the church phone, 603-635-1556.
PATCHWORK PALS OF GREATER LOWELL QUILT GUILD: Meets on the first Sunday of the month — except for holiday weekends or Super Bowl Sunday; then meets on the second Sunday; Polish American Veterans, 201 Coburn St., Lowell; new members and visitors are always welcome; for more information, visit www.patchworkpals.org.
PELHAM COUNCIL ON AGING: Meets the first Thursday of the month (except July and August), 1 p.m., Pelham Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road, Pelham; meetings open to the public and begin with an open forum.
RED HAT SOCIETY: Meets second Tuesday of each month, 1:30 p.m., Pelham Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road.
PELHAM VFW: John H. Hargreaves Memorial Post 10722, 6 Main St., Pelham; meets first Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.
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.