EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 13, 2012

Haverhill in a Minute: City to buy back guns tomorrow

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — The city will host its first Gun Buyback program tomorrow from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

This anonymous program gives residents and opportunity to turn in working pistols, rifles, shotguns or assault rifles and get local gift cards for the transactions. Non-working firearms, replicas, BB guns and ammunition will also be accepted. There is a three gift card limit, but there is no limit on transactions. All firearms are to be transported unloaded in the trunks of cars. All pistols are to be carried to the site in either a box or clear bag. Rifles and shotguns are to be left in the seller’s trunk. Upon arrival at the buying site, a plain clothes officer will assist the seller with carrying the long gun into the facility, as to avoid any accidents or injury.

This program aims to collect as many firearms as possible that sit in homes and cut down on the amount of potential guns that could be stolen during house breaks and be introduced to the criminal trade or get into the hands of children.

Psychic readings are tomorrow

Winnekenni Castle will host an evening of psychic readings tomorrow from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

This is the castle’s final evening of psychic readings until next spring. Readers will be on hand inside the castle for private appointments. The castle’s regular readers, Judith-Anne and Valeria, will be joined this month by Turkish Coffee Cup reader Christina Papadopolous, along with psychic/medium Terry Collins, who reads in Salem, Mass., and specializes in card readings using the Haindl deck.

Cost is $20 per 15-minute reading. Appointments are booked at the door only and multiple appointments may be purchased to create longer blocks of time with the readers. 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 winnekenni.com. Winnekenni Castle is located on Castle Road at 347 Kenoza Ave. For more information send email to winnekenni@yahoo.com, call 978-521-1686 or visit online at winnekenni.com.

NECC’s Performing Arts Showcase set for Friday

The Northern Essex Community College Communications Arts Department will present a Performing Arts Showcase featuring music, theater, and dance on Friday from noon to 1 p.m.

This free performance will be held in the Hartleb Technology Center on the college’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. Northern Essex offers associate degrees in General Studies: Dance Option; General Studies: Music Option, and Liberal Arts: Theater Option, as well as certificates in Dance Education and Music Technology. The performing arts programs feature certificates and associate degrees to allow students to pursue a career after graduation or transfer to a four-year college to earn bachelor’s degree. More information is available at necc.mass.edu or by contacting enrollment services at admissions@necc.mass.edu or 978-556-3700. More information about the showcase is available from Michelle Deane at mdeane@necc.mass.edu.

Indoor yard sale, electronics recycling Saturday

A huge indoor yard sale and electronics recycling event is Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Nettle Middle School, 150 Boardman St.

The yard sale will be held in the cafeteria. Allied Computer Brokers will accept unwanted electronics for recycling for a small fee, with most items ranging between $1 and $10.

Church Christmas fair Saturday

First Church of Christ, 10 Church St., will hold a Steeple Light Christmas Fair on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will feature up to 40 vendors, an expanded general store, a cookie walk and raffles. A muffin breakfast and soup and sandwich lunch will be available. Visit online at fccbradford.org.

Council on Aging Thanksgiving meal Nov. 20

The Council on Aging will hold its annual Thanksgiving celebration on Nov. 20, at 12:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

Roast turkey and all the fixings will be provided by the Chicken Connection. Tickets are $5 per person. For tickets or more information contact Kathy Bresnahan (ext 11) or Rita LaBella (ext 16) at 978-374-2390.

Ruth’s House fundraiser Dec. 1

Ruth’s House, a nonprofit thrift store and clothing pantry at 111 Lafayette Square, will hold a Christmas Raffle and Penny Auction Fundraiser on Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brookridge Community Church, 232 Main St.

Tickets are available in advance at Ruth’s House at $10 for 25, or $15 for 25 at the event. Ruth’s House is also asking that you consider making a donation from your business or organization in either the form of money or a prize to be auctioned off to help make this event a success.

Proceeds will enable Ruth’s House to continue its ministry. Ruth’s House has a unique referral program named “Hands Across The Valley,” which enables it to give each referred client four free complete outfits, new undergarments and socks. Each client is given weather-appropriate clothing four times a year. So far this year, Ruth’s House has clothed more than 5,000 clients. More information is available by calling 978-521-5575.