A “KNIGHT OUT.” Friday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m. to midnight, Salem Knights of Columbus Hall, 94 Washington Square, Salem. The Beverly Knights of Columbus, in conjunction with neighboring Knights of Columbus chapters, will host a benefit for the family of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard. Event includes catered food, live music/DJ, silent auction and a cash bar. $25 per ticket. All proceeds directly benefit the Richard family. Tickets available in advance by contacting Mike Tallo at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brian Butler at 508-843-9996. Tickets also available at the door.
CAR WASH & CANNING FUNDRAISER. Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to noon, Marblehead High School circular drive, 2 Humphrey St., Marblehead. Car wash and canning fundraiser to support Marblehead High School’s boys soccer program. $20 suggested donation per car; all donation amounts accepted.
ELIMINATE 5K RACE. Saturday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Danvers High School, 60 Cabot Road, Danvers. Danvers Kiwanis’ 29th annual Eliminate 5K road race to benefit the Elimination Project, a collaborative effort to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. Food and drinks served after the race. Course starts and ends at DHS. $25 registration. Registration and packet pickup only on race day at 10 a.m. in the DHS cafeteria. https://racewire.com/register.php?id=3349.
CLOSER BY THE MILE. Saturday, Sept. 28, 7 to 11 p.m., Hastings House, 14 Oak St., Beverly. Join host and 20-year Pan Mass Challenge rider Mary Campagnolo for fine wine; music by Diane Blue & Friends starting at 8 p.m.; raffles and auction items, including an Instant Wine Cella; and more. All proceeds go directly to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund for life-saving cancer research and treatment. $20 suggested admission. Cash bar. Ages 21 and up, only. Kevin Smith, 617-680-7800 or email@example.com.
SECOND ANNUAL 5K WALK/RUN RACE. Sunday, Sept. 29, 8 a.m. check-in, 10 a.m. race start, Topsfield Fairgrounds, 207 Boston St., Topsfield. Topsfield Fair 5K Road Race begins and ends at the Topsfield Fairgrounds. $25 registration fee includes refreshments and music after the race. Proceeds support Essex Agricultural Society’s College Scholarship fund. Entry forms and details available at www.Topsfieldfair.org.