Winnekenni Castle will hold its first “Portrait Photos by the Castle Christmas Tree Night” and De Clerck Gallery Art Exhibit on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. This event will feature portrait photo sittings with the Castle’s Christmas tree as a backdrop. A professional photographer from “More than Memories” will be taking holiday portrait photos. For the cost of $20, you will receive a take-home disc with two ready-to-print high resolution poses. Additional poses are $5 each. The photographer will also be taking purchase orders, as desired, to professionally print your holiday portraits for a keepsake and/or gifting.
The Castle will be transformed in to a wonderland featuring a breathtaking art exhibit by The De Clerck Gallery featuring oils, pastels, charcoals and pencil. All works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Castle.
The Castle’s 2013 collectible handcrafted, handblown annual ornaments will be available for $12 each and come in their own gift sack, making them perfect for your collection or for gift giving. Castle booklets, “The Story of Winnekenni” by Donald C. Freeman, will be available for $5 each and make a unique gift or companion to the collectible ornaments. Complimentary refreshments will be available. For more information, email the Castle at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 978-521-1686 or visit online at www.winnekenni.com.
Happenings at the library this month
Get Lit, a book group for 20 and 30 somethings at the public library, will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m. The group will be discussing Marisha Pessl’s book “Night Film.” Visit online at www.haverhillpl.org for more information or to register.
Deirdre Budzyna, instructor at Northern Essex Community College, will present “It’s Not How Smart You Are; It’s How You Are Smart” on Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Milhendler Room. This program is designed to help you identify the ways in which you can succeed based on the best part of your intelligence. Based on the theory of multiple intelligences, Deirdre will help you to find yours and build on it. Please register online. This program is presented through the NECC Speakers Bureau.