CANCER FUNDRAISER. Friday, Oct. 11, 6 to 10 p.m., St. Michael’s Society, 15 Endicott St., Peabody. A fundraiser for cancer survivor Donna Nicholas will include raffles, baskets, food and music. Tickets cost $20 at the door. All are welcome to attend. email@example.com or 978-774-8370.
FUR BALL. Friends of Beverly Animals will host the Fur Ball, its main fundraiser of the year, on Friday, Oct. 11, 7 to 11 p.m., at the Italian Community Center, 302 Rantoul St., Beverly. Event includes live music by Ray Novack and his band, Horizon; food; many raffle items; dancing; door prizes; and more. $20/ticket, available at Casa de Moda, 272 Cabot St.; www.friendsofbeverlyanimals.org; 978-922-7190; or at the door. All proceeds support FOBA’s mission to rescue and find homes for animals in need.
25TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN WITCH RIDE. Sunday, Oct. 13, 1 to 5 p.m., starts at Boston Harley-Davidson on Route 16 in Everett and ends at Shetland Park in Salem. Annual Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser by motorcycle enthusiasts from across the state. Event includes live music, food, vendors, entertainers and an awards ceremony. Event will also celebrate 25 years of participants, volunteers, sponsors and dealers who have helped raise more than $500,000 for MDA exclusively through this event. For details, call 508-898-3375, or visit secure.mdausa.org/witchride/. For weather delays and cancellations the day of the ride, visit BostonHOG.com.
HALLOWEEN ALBUM CD RELEASE PARTY. Thursday, Oct. 10, 8 p.m., Gulu Gulu Café, 247 Essex St., Salem. New England folk musician Dan Blakeslee as Doctor Gasp singing songs about phantom fish and other ghoulish tales. Album release party for “Vampire Fish For Two.” GuluGuluCafe.com.
BARBARA & FRANK: THE CONCERT THAT NEVER WAS. Saturday, Oct. 12, 5 p.m., North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. NSMT presents a VIP Casino Night in NSMT’s Backstage Bistro with a buffet dinner by Venetian Moon Ristorante, cash tables, blackjack, craps, roulette and wheels of fortune from 5 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a tribute to Barbara Streisand and Frank Sinatra at 8 p.m. to benefit North Shore Elder Services. Must be 21 and older to attend the Casino Night portion. Tickets cost $125 for pre-show Casino Night and concert; $50 for concert seats in rows C to J, or $40 for all other seats. Details and tickets at 978-624-2284, or firstname.lastname@example.org.