• Winnekenni psychic readings, costume party

HAVERHILL -- Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., is getting into the Halloween spirit with several upcoming events.

An evening of psychic readings will take place on Thursday, Oct. 20, 5-9:30 p.m. Castle favorite readers will be joined by special guests offering tarot readings, crystal ball readings, Turkish coffee cup readings and 'Sound Balancing with Tuning Forks.' There will be also shopping and more at the Stone Sisters pop-up boutique. Readings/sessions are $20 per 15-minute block.

The annual Children's Halloween Costume Party will be held on Sunday, Oct. 23, noon-3 p.m., and will include crafts and activities by Little Sprouts NECC, outdoor games, treats, prizes, a special photo spot with a surprise costumed character, a family hayride by Kimball Farm, Haverhill, and more. There will be a Children's Horribles Round-Up at approx 1:45 p.m., led by children's entertainer Wayne Potash who will perform a music show. Admission is $8/child, $5/grown-up. (Rain date is Sunday, Oct.



For information, visit www.winnekenni.com.

  • Masquerade mini-golf at Tewksbury Library

TEWKSBURY -- The Friends of the Tewksbury Public library will host "Masquerade Mini-Golf" on Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct. 23. Golfers are invited to break out their Halloween costumes a week early or play mini-golf in their "civvies." Proceeds of this 18-hole, indoor mini-golf event, will fund the programs for children and teens. Everyone is welcome.

From 6 to 9 on Saturday evening, a mini-golf "Date Night" will be limited to 250 attendees. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple and include light refreshments. Advance tickets are available at the Tewksbury Public Library.

And on Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., "Family Mini-Golf" will be held for $5 at the door for everyone aged 3 and older.

Visit http://www.friendstplibrary.org/tee-off-event.

  • Bring the kids to Boo at the Zoo

STONEHAM -- Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals at Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., this weekend, Oct. 22-23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every corner on the Trick-or-Treat Trail, while other haunted happenings include creepy crafts, ghoulish games, costume contests and a haunted maze. Throughout the day, people can learn about the importance of enrichment as they watch many of the animals receive pumpkins.

Visit www.stonezoo.org.

  • UML students to host Halloween Party

LOWELL — On Wednesday, Oct. 26, 4-8 p.m., UMass Lowell staff and students will volunteer to provide a “boo-tiful” time to Lowell children and the families to celebrate Halloween at a free event at Riverview Suites, 952 Broadway St.

Trick-or-treating, face-painting, games, a haunted house and other activities will be part of the fun. Free parking will be available after 4 p.m. in the Broadway/Riverview lot, located off Broadway Street and adjacent to the residence hall. The annual party is presented by the university’s Office of Residence Life. 

For  information, contact 978-934-5160 or reslife@uml.edu.

  • Free screening of creepy silent film

NORTH ANDOVER -- "The Man Who Laughs" (1928), a silent film thriller, will be screened with live music on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 North Turnpike St. The screening is free and open to the public.

The film -- a drama about a disfigured man forced to wear an insane grin all his life -- will be accompanied by silent film musician Jeff Rapsis. "The Man Who Laughs," directed by Paul Leni and starring Conrad Veidt, was a popular film adaptation of a sprawling Victor Hugo novel set in 17th century England. Veidt's look was later adapted by Batman creator Bob Kane as a model for the physical appearance of iconic villain The Joker.

For information, call the Rogers Center box office at 978-837-5355. For more about the music, visit www.jeffrapsis.com.

  • An earful of eerie for the young, old and immortal

LOWELL -- This season leave the ghoulishness to maniacal minstrel Doctor Gasp at the 14 annual Halloween Special at UnchARTed Gallery, 103 Market St., on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. Beneath the mask of this phantom is New England folk musician Dan Blakeslee with his unique bag of all-original songs of Halloween, oozing with vampires and ghastly creeps.

Blakeslee's songs are a throwback to old-time cult horror themes, giving nods to Bobby Pickett ("Monster Mash"), Alfred Hitchcock, John Zacherle and the cavernous voice of Paul Frees.

Visit www.doctorgasp.com and www.danblakeslee.com.