Ah, that is why I could not find a clear cut answer to the question... I have just set up the game and have yet to pull a "Something's Happening" card.
Thanks for the quick reply!
Time to get back to the "solo-learning-the rules-game-table".
This got us as well during the first game too. I was trying to find the answer in the manual. The only way I found it was by paying attention to the example that shows a "Something's Happening" card. Should be a bit clearer, IMO.