A workshop for people to learn how to create a written document that preserves the legacy and story of their special piece of Judaica that they can pass on to their children and grandchildren will be led by Elisabeth Horowitz, English professor, poet and creative writing instructor at Salem State University and North Shore Community College. The workshop will be held at Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell St. in Peabody on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Bagels and coffee will be served. This Evocative Objects Writing Workshop is a free program of the Lappin Foundation and Temple Ner Tamid and is open to all. RSVPs are requested by Oct. 14 to Sharon Wyner at 978-565-4450 or by email to email@example.com.
ALPHA for Catholics is resuming this fall season at St. John’s Evangelist Church, 111 New Balch St., Beverly, in the school building cafeteria. Next session will be Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and will run every Wednesday night through Nov. 13. This course is for all wishing to start, restart, or deepen their faith in their lives. Catholics, Protestants and those who are seek a deeper meaning and fulfillment in their life are all welcome. Local speakers will host the gatherings. The. Rev. Jurgen Liias, pastor at St. Gregory’s Church in Beverly Farms, will speak at the last event on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Coffee, tea and refreshments will be served. There is no fee for this course. Call 978-922-0799 or visit www.beverlycatholic.com for more information.
In celebration of St. Richard’s 50th anniversary, the parish will be holding a 5K road race on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 10:30 a.m. that starts and finishes at Endicott Park, 57 Forest St., Danvers. Entry fee is $20, with prizes in several categories. The first 100 runners to register will get a free T-shirt. The race will be followed by a family picnic beginning at noon and ending at 3 p.m. at Endicott Park. There will be a cookout, baked goods and games. The cost of the cookout is $5 per person or a maximum of $20 per family. Anyone interested in running in the race should contact Mary White at 978-352-2510. Race registration forms are available at www.stricharddanvers.org. To purchase a ticket to the picnic, contact Julie McCarriston at 978-777-7739.