EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 18, 2012

Halloween fun for kids at castle on Sunday


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — The Halloween season continues this weekend at Winnekenni Castle with a children’s Halloween costume party on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.

Admission is $8 for children and $5 for adults. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and enjoy games, prizes, activities by Little Sprouts Haverhill-NECC, a family hayride and other activities. A photo spot is inside the castle.

Haunted Castle is open next two weekends

This year’s “haunted” Halloween attraction at Winnekenni Castle, the “Cataclysmic Castle of Fear” is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights until Oct. 28, plus one specially added event on Thursday, Oct 25.

Admission is $18 and $10 for children12 and younger. The Castle of Fear attraction is not recommended for children under the age of 8. Discount coupons are available online at winnekenni.com. Sunday nights are family nights with $40 admission for two adults and two children 12 and younger. This year’s event features a Maze of Mystery, an expanded Haunted Castle tour and Howling Hayride of Horror through the Forbidden Forest of Fright.

The nonprofit Winnekenni Foundation Inc. maintains and operates Winnekenni Castle as a cultural center for public and private events. The castle is on Castle Road at 347 Kenoza Ave. For more information, email the castle winnekenni@yahoo.com, call 978-521-1686 or visit online at winnekenni.com.

Presentation on Medicaid Oct. 25

The Council on Aging will host a presentation by local Attorney Joshua England titled “Medicaid Traps for the Unwary” Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

England will discuss legal and financial strategies that can help preserve people’s assets. He will also discuss basic principles of estate planning, including information on wills, trusts, asset transfers and probate.

Knitting and craft fair Nov. 28

The Council on Aging will host a senior knitting and craft fair Nov. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

This fair will provide an opportunity for knitters and crafters to sell their items and for holiday shoppers to buy hand-made items.

Senior citizens interested in selling their items or people seeking more information are asked to call 978-374-2390 and talk to Kathy Bresnahan, ext. 11, or Rita LaBella, ext. 16.

Hillies Havoc Fit Run at castle

Hillies Havoc Fit Run is will be held Nov. 11 at Winnekenni Castle.

Registration is at 8:30 a.m. Activities begin at 9 a.m. The first of what is intended to be an annual event, the Hillies Havoc is an all-out test of endurance and agility, with four divisions negotiating a four-mile walk, run or havoc-filled eight-obstacle race course. All competitors will receive a Hillies Havoc T-shirt. Participants can walk, run or take the Havoc Challenge.

Overflow parking and bus shuttle is available from Pentucket Lake Elementary School, 252 Concord St.

Participants will support the partnership with the Haverhill YMCA and Haverhill Athletic Department that backs Haverhill youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

This event benefits Haverhill High School student sports fees and the Haverhill YMCA’s Teen Leaders Club.

For more information, including event criteria and sponsorship opportunities, contact Ryan Allen at 978-374-0506, ext. 1660, or allenr@northshoreymca.org.

Church plans Snowflake Fair

GROVELAND — Groveland Congregational Church will hold its Snowflake Fair Nov. 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A roast beef dinner and prize drawing is Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. This event will feature homemade baked goods and treats, handmade crafts, jewelry, good finds and prize drawings. Twenty local artisan crafters will sell handmade items. Meals will be available both days and include a Friday night supper, Saturday morning coffee shop and lunch, ending with the roast beef dinner. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased at the fair or by calling the church office at 978-372-3463. The church is at the junction of Main Street (Route 113) and King Street.