Winnekenni Castle will host an evening of psychic readings on Thursday from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Readers will be inside the castle for appointments. The castle’s regular readers, Judith-Anne and Valeria, will be joined this month by special guest readers Sheila Lynch, who specializes in Intuitive Tarot Readings, and Terry Collins, a medium who also specializes in card readings. Cost is $20 per 15-minute reading. Multiple appointments may be purchased to create longer blocks of time with the readers.
Appointments are booked at the door only. Doors open at 5:55 p.m. Guests are permitted to purchase later-hour appointments, leave the castle and then return in time for their session. Socializing before and after appointments in the castle’s main hall is welcomed. Refreshments will be available. For more information visit www.winnekenni.com.
Fundraiser benefits Haverhill schools
The UNO’s restaurant in Haverhill and CCS New England have partnered to create the first ever “Dough Rai$er” fundraiser program to benefit Haverhill public schools.
The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce is a proud sponsor. UNO’s in Haverhill is holding its “Get Smart Haverhill” fundraiser until April 30. Each participating school will receive 20 percent of all ticketed sales for their school for the entire period of the fundraiser, which began March 1. The school that raises the most money will receive a Smart Board interactive whiteboard Model 660 (retail value of $1,760) donated by CCS New England.
A celebration party will be held on May 15 to announce which school raised the most money Dough Rai$er tickets for each school are available on the Haverhill public schools website, www.haverhill-ps.org, as well as the UNO Haverhill Facebook page: www.facebook.com/unohaverhill. Tickets are valid for use in the UNO’s Haverhill restaurant and lounge, 30 Cushing Ave., as well as for take-out, delivery and catering. Dough Rai$er tickets are valid as printed tickets or when shown as an image on your smart phone.
Library offers beginner Internet classes
The public library is offering free beginner Internet classes.
The classes are small and offer ample individual attention and hands-on practice.
Each class is two hours long. You do not have to own a computer to take these classes, but you are welcome to come with your own wireless-enabled laptop. Classes require advance signup. For dates, times and to reserve a spot, stop by the Reference and Information desk at the library or call 978-373-1586, ext. 608. For May classes, the library will begin taking reservations April 24.
Lions Club plans comedy night
The Haverhill Lions Club will holding its annual comedy night on May 18 at the Roma Restaurant in Bradford.
Doors open at 6 p.m. for those who would like to have dinner before the show and get good seats.
The show features comedian Bucky Lewis and will start at 8 p.m. Please note the show will include adult humor. There will be raffles to help raise money for Lions charities. Tickets are $20 per person.
The Haverhill Lions Club serves people in the community by purchasing eyeglasses and providing eye exams for those who cannot afford them, serving the homeless, donating to school groups, and providing donations to the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund. The club meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Maria’s Restaurant on Essex Street. For more information about the comedy night or the club, please contact Sharon Pecci at email@example.com.
Hearing assistance offered
In response to the Boston Marathon tragedy, Starkey Hearing Foundation is offering free assistance to those who may have suffered hearing loss or tinnitus (residual ringing in the ears) as a result of the explosion.
Starkey Hearing Foundation has helped people in need for more than 30 years and is hoping that by providing hearing assistance, it can play a small role in the recovery efforts in Boston. Individuals who think they may need hearing help should contact the foundation.
The foundation will work with local partners in Greater Boston to make sure they receive hearing testing and care and will also provide hearing aids to the people needing them.
For assistance, please call 866-354-3254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit online at www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org.
Firefighting Museum opens May 4
The Haverhill Firefighting Museum will hold its opening day celebration on May 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Visitors can bring cameras to snap a picture with the museum’s mascot, “Dottie” the Dalmatian, on a real fire truck. Complete a scavenger hunt and win a prize. Refreshments will be served. Special opening day family admission is $5. The museum is in the historic Armory building, 75 Kenoza Ave. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children.
Story hour on May 11 is from noon to 1 p.m. and features Dottie the Dalmatian. On May 18, the museum will have an 11 a.m. showing of Jay Cleary’s documentary, “The Great Conflagration,” remembering Haverhill’s Great Fire of 1882. Popcorn will be served. On May 25 (Memorial Day weekend), the museum will feature a World War II memorial to COA, the 182nd Infantry Division that left from the Armory building, as well as a memorial to Haverhill firefighters from the 1880s to today. For more information, visit online at www.haverhillfirefightingmuseum.org or call 978-372-4061.