Winnekenni Castle will host its last evening of psychic readings for this year on Thursday from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Readers will be on hand inside the castle for appointments. The castle’s regular readers, Judith-Anne, Valeria and Kuri, will be joined by special guest readers of the month, Faye Martin, a Tarot card read; Terri Bessette, a Tarot card reader and Runes specialist; and Christina Papadopoulos, Turkish coffee cup reader.
Cost is $20 per 15-minute reading. Multiple appointments may be purchased to create longer blocks of time with the readers. Appointments are booked at the door only. Doors open at 5:55 p.m. Guests are permitted to purchase later-hour appointments, leave the castle and then return in time for their session. Socializing before and after appointments in the castle’s main hall is welcomed. Refreshments will be available. For more information, visit www.winnekenni.com.
Talk on dementia planned
Memory Loss and Dementia, a senior lunch presentation with Mary Richardson, Community Liaison for Steward Health Care and former co-host of the WCVB Channel 5 show “Chronicle,’’ will be held on Dec. 3 at Merrimack Valley Hospital, 140 Lincoln Ave.
Richardson will interview Neuropsychologist Dr. Buck H. Woo and Patricia Lavoie, LICSW from Merrimack Valley Hospital’s Adult Behavioral Medicine Center, and take questions from the audience. The luncheon is from 1 to 2 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first-floor auditorium.
The cost of $5 includes a full dinner and the presentation. The menu includes meat lasagna, whole green beans, garlic bread, Caesar salad with choice of dressings, dessert, coffee and tea. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 978-521-8140.
NECC creates partnership with school in England
Northern Essex Community College and Middlesex Community College have signed an international-education articulation agreement with Bath Spa University (BSU) in Bath, England, that allows students to complete either a semester abroad or an associate degree in selected programs at either college, then transfer to BSU to complete a bachelor’s degree.
The memorandum of agreement between the three institutions was signed recently by NECC President Lane Glenn, Middlesex President Carole Cowan, and BSU Vice Chancellor Christina Slade in a ceremony at MCC’s historic John Nesmith House.
“This new agreement will open up study abroad opportunities for our students, who can now choose to study for a semester or for two years at Bath Spa University,” said Marcy Yeager, NECC’s international studies coordinator.
Bath is England’s only United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage City, and has been voted one of the safest cities in Great Britain. Bath Spa University (www.bathspa.ac.uk) is one of the top liberal arts universities in the United Kingdom and offers small class sizes in historic buildings, flexible programs and entrepreneurial partnerships. For more information, contact Yeager at email@example.com or 978-556-3326.
Christmas Fair Saturday
First Church of Christ in Bradford will hold its annual Steeple Light Christmas Fair on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event will feature a varied group of crafters offering their wares to the community. The church will have its own Country Store featuring food, gift and decorative items, a penny candy counter, homemade fudge, holiday wreaths, hats, mittens and other items.
A Cookie Walk will feature homemade cookies and a baked goods table will offer homemade apple and pumpkin pies. Frozen apple pies will be for sale to take home and prepare for Thanksgiving. New this year, visitors can receive free raffle tickets by bringing non-perishable food items, paper products, household cleaners and/or hygiene items for a food pantry collection.
In honor of Veterans Day, the collection will benefit Veterans Northeast Outreach Center in Haverhill. For each item donated, visitors will receive one free raffle ticket. Also new this year is a visit to Santa’s Workshop. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., children can visit with Santa and receive a gift. Parents are encouraged to bring cameras. There will also be an interactive model train display. Children can also write letters to Santa.
The church will be selling hot chili and corn chowder, hot dogs, ham salad and egg salad sandwiches. Used books will be sold. The church is at 10 Church St., next to Bradford Common. More information is available by calling 978-374-1114.
Vendors needed for holiday and crafts bazaar
Booth spaces are available for artists, artisans and crafts vendors interested in participating in a Winter Holiday and Crafts Bazaar to be held for three weekends in December, beginning on the Saturday of the Christmas Stroll, which is Dec. 7.
This bazaar is presented by the Haverhill Cultural Council in cooperation with the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce. More information and applications are available at facebook.com/haverhillculturalcouncil or from Karren McCabe at 978-374-4500, ext. 31, or by email to Haverhill.firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by Nov. 22.
School accepting donations for project
For the last five years, parents, teachers and students at St. Joseph School of All Saints Parish have been providing sick children at Tufts Floating Hospital in Boston with handmade “towel blankets.”
Kindergarten teacher Teri Lyons and parent Kelly Simard stitch the towel blankets together. Then each year on Christmas Eve, they bring their colorful and cuddly creations to Tufts Floating Hospital for distribution to children on Christmas day.
In the spirit of Christmas and giving, they are asking for the community’s help. Please consider donating one yard or more of fleece fabric in any color or design and/or one brightly colored bath towel to the project. Lyons and Simard said that on Black Friday, Nov. 29, Jo-Ann Fabric stores will sell fleece material for $3 per yard, which can be ordered online or purchased in their stores. Bath towels in various colors can be purchased at Target for $3.99 each. If you want to make a cash donation instead, Lyons and Simard will shop for you.
More information is available by calling the school at 978-521-4256.
Singer/songwriter to perform
BYFIELD — Singer/songwriter Hayley Sabella will perform at the Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse on Saturday.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $5 at the door. Sabella’s independence and earnest truth-seeking are evident in the intrinsic lyrics and playful vocals of her songs, highlighted by catchy guitar stylings. The Lenny Solomon Band will perform old-time music that generates a timeless quality. There are still modern dilemmas and diversions, wars to protest, and thought-provoking lyrics.
The Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse is hosted by the Byfield Community Arts Center at 7 Central Street, Byfield. The Cat Cafe sells beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks throughout the evening. The Cat in the Cradle is sponsored in part by the Newburyport Bank. More information is available by calling 978-463-3335 or online at www.byfieldcac.org.