---- — METHUEN — State Rep. Diana DiZoglio, D-Methuen, has invited fellow lawmaker Elizabeth A. Malia, D-Jamaica Plain, chair of the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, to hear from Merrimack Valley residents about the issue of drug addiction at a roundtable event on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Methuen Police Department’s Sanborn Hall.
The event is free and open to the public. It will cover substance abuse prevention, education, treatment and recovery in the community. People with expertise on the topic are encouraged to participate in the roundtable as the needs of the Merrimack Valley and possible strategies to reduce drug addiction are considered.
“I have had many discussions with residents who have been fighting for their loved ones suffering from drug addiction,” DiZoglio said. “It is absolutely heartbreaking. These troubled families each have a story to tell and they share the hope that, by coming together in a concerted effort, we will be able to make a positive difference in this area. I look forward to hearing more from members of the community, many of who have faced drug addiction themselves, as we raise awareness and consider all possible ways to combat this growing problem.”
Psychic readings planned
HAVERHILL — Winnekenni Castle will host an evening of psychic readings on Oct. 24 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 Kuri, will be joined by special guest reader of the month, Terri Bessette, a specialist reader of cards and runes.
For more information, visit www.winnekenni.com.