HAVERHILL — Winnekenni Castle will host an evening of psychic readings on Thursday, July 25 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 Olga will be joined this month by special guest reader and longtime castle tarot specialist and intuitive reader “Kuri,” who is returning as a regular after a being away from the area for several years. 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 approximately 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.
Overnight water shutdown for Pelham & Forest streets
METHUEN — Upgrades to the city’s water distribution system are scheduled for this week in the area of Pelham and Forest streets.
Public works crews will be in the area beginning at 8 a.m. for night work preparation.
Water service will be shut down during evening hours from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Drivers can expect lane changes and detours.
Discolored water may follow for a short period at reactivation time. If any persistent problems occur, residents can call the city Water Division at 978-983-8855.
Lobster/chicken lunch on tap
HAVERHILL — The Council on Aging and Northern Essex Comunity College’s Life Long Learning program will hold a summer lobster/chicken party Aug. 15 at the Hartleb Technology Center on NECC’s Haverhill campus. Doors open at noon. Tickets are $25 for lobster and $15 for chicken. Entertainment will be provided by Bobby G. For tickets or more information contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.
Organ recital tomorrow
METHUEN — An organ recital by Harry L. Huff will be held tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall. The program includes pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Cesar Franck, Marcel Dupre, Olivier Messiaen, Giacomo Puccini, Jehan Alain, Calvin Hampton and Henry Mancini. Huff is Minister of Music at Boston’s historic Old South Church (United Church of Christ), where he plays the 1921 E. M. Skinner organ, Op. 308 of 115 ranks and conducts the Old South Choir. The Methuen Memorial Music Hall is located at 192 Broadway (Route 28), Methuen. Admission is $12 for adults and $5 for children. Free off-street parking is available. The building is handicap accessible, but please use the rear entrance. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The MMMH Summer Series 2013 Organ Recitals series continues with: July 31, Jung-A Lee, Irvine, California; Aug. 7, David Enlow, New York, New York; Aug. 14, Martin Schmeding, Kirchzarten, Germany; Aug. 21, Yun Kyong Kim, Monroe, Ohio and Aug. 28, Michael S. Murray of Lynn. Huff’s concert is sponsored by Richard A. Kenney. More information about the artist is available at www.oldsouth.org/staff/harry-huff. More information about the Music Hall is available at mmmh.org.
National Night Out
METHUEN — The City of Methuen, along with the Methuen Police Department and Methuen Fire Department, will be participating in National Night Out which will be held Aug. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. This is an opportunity for neighbors to get out and spend time with each other as well as meet your first responders. There will also be visits from Sparky the Firedog and McGruff the Crime Dog. Anyone interested in participating or with any questions about the closest participating neighborhood should contact Sgt Gunter at 978-983-8792.
Help kids learn about climate change
LOWELL — UMass Lowell has launched its first-ever crowd-funding campaign, seeking support for a program that provides climate-change education to students and commuters. The initiative invites students in Massachusetts to create illustrations depicting their understanding of climate issues and transforms the best submissions into educational media displayed on the outside and inside of Lowell Regional Transit Authority buses and bus terminals. The winning entry for the month of January was Golden Hill Elementary School fourth grade student Elijah Martinez. His “Stop Carbon Dioxide” artwork was displayed on buses in Lowell. An estimated 5,000 commuters a day throughout Greater Lowell saw Cool Science’s first educational campaign, which ran from January to June. In the next three weeks, donations made online at www.indiegogo.com/projects/cool-science will help fund the second phase of the Cool Science program. This year’s campaign was so successful its leaders want to continue the program, broadening its reach in the coming academic year with the help of public support. Donors may give gifts of $10 to $5,000 in support of the project, with UMass Lowell providing matching funds of up to $5,000 donated through the website. All donations are tax-deductible. The LRTA and Anastas Advertising Associates of Lowell will again donate the advertising space for the initiative. Funds raised will help implement the initiative’s next phase, which calls for the program to expand beyond the LRTA to other mass-transit authorities across Massachusetts. Learn more about Cool Science at www.uml.edu/Education/CoolScience.
Ice-cream social planned
HAVERHILL — The Council on Aging will host an ice-cream social sponsored by Senior Helpers, Griswald Homecare and Methuen Health and Rehab on Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Tickets are $1 per person. For tickets or more information, contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella 978-374-2390.