Items can be sent to What’s Happening by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo attachments in JPEG format 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, 491 Dutton St., Lowell, Mass., 01853.
50TH REUNION: Dracut High School, Class of 1963, Sat., Sept. 14, Long Meadow Country Club, 165 Havilah St. Lowell. $35 per person. RSVP with payment to Donna Quadros at 195 Trull Lane East Lowell, MA 01852. For information, contact Fred Brox at email@example.com or Cathy (Koutrobis) DeFabio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARKER MEMORIAL LIBRARY: “The Traveling Librarian Visits the Balkans,” 6:30 to 8 p.m., Weds., July 24, librarian Jeff Klapes presents a photographic journey through several of the smaller Balkan nations; Pizza and a Movie, “The Shawshank Redemption,” 6 to 8 p.m., Thurs., July 25, sponsored by the Friends of th eDracut Library, registration required, go to www.dracutlibrary.org; Discussion and book signing with Boston Globe reporters Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy about their book, “Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice,” 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Friends of the Dracut Library. , 28 Arlington St., Dracut, 978-454-5474, www.dracutlibrary.org
AUDITION: ACTORS inc production of “Forever Plaid,” 7-10 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 8, Harmony Hall, 1660 Lakeview Ave., Dracut. Revue centers on four young male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950s miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to perform the show that never was. Actors must bring a song to sing a cappella and then sing part of “Scotland the Brave” in a group. For information on rehearsal and show schedule contact director Rebecca Galligani at 978-408-9149 or email@example.com.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 each month at 7:00 p.m. (March -December) at Moses Greeley Parker Library, 28 Arlington Street, Dracut. New members welcome. Call Juanita Pare @ 978-683-3620 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.
RICHELIEU CLUB: Meets first Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m., Cobblestones restaurant, Lowell; focus on preserving French traditions, culture and language; new members welcome; for more information, call 978-957-4010.
WALKER-ROGERS POST LADIES AUXILIARY: 190 Plain St., Lowell; meets 7 p.m., second Tuesday of the month; new members welcome; for more information, call 978-934-0120.
EARLY ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP: The Community Family is hosting a support group for individuals and families who have recently experienced a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other form of memory loss. The groups will meet beginning in late August or September at The Community Family Adult Day Health Center, 236 Broadway St., Lowell. Call Maria at 978-458-4844 for information.
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 Doreen at 617-699-3806.
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.
LOWELL ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND: Serving the needs of the blind and visually impaired of the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire, seeks volunteers to read local newspapers on the radio for the LAB/Talking Information Center, 174 Central St., Lowell; other volunteer opportunities available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 978-454-5704.
TEACHERS NEEDED: Lawrence branch of the Merrimack Valley YMCA’s Resident Education Center offers programs focusing on supportive services for low income residents of the YMCA and the Greater Lawrence community; classes are free to qualified participants, but preference is given to the homeless and formerly homeless; for more information, call 978-686-6191.