GERRY 5 BLOOD DRIVE. Thursday, Oct. 11, 1 to 7 p.m., Gerry No. 5, 210 Beacon St., Marblehead. American Red Cross and Gerry Five will host to support community blood supply for patients in need. Steak tips and fries for all presenting donors. 800-733-2767.
CRAFTS FAIR AND BAKE SALE. Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Onion Town Grill, Vidalia’s Function Room, 175 Water St., Danvers. Third annual fair and sale to benefit It’s My Heart New England Chapter, a nonprofit that works to support, educate and advocate for those affected by congenital heart defects. Event includes unique gifts, raffle and bakery items, fun activities for kids and more. Free admission. www.itsmyheart.org/new-england or email@example.com.
PASTA LUNCHEON AND DERBY. Sunday, Oct. 14, noon to 5 p.m., Peabody-Lynn Lodge of Elks, 40 Oak St., Peabody. The Peabody Lynn Emblem Club No. 2 will host to raise money for its organization. $6/luncheon, $.50/bet. Reserve a spot at 978-373-3719 or 978-505-1721.
“NIGHT AT THE RACES.” Saturday, Oct. 13, 6:15 p.m., St. John the Baptist School, 19 Chestnut St., Peabody. Use purchased “funny money” to bet on 10 horse races that are filmed at a major U.S. racetrack. Raise money for the school. Prizes available. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.; first race at 7 p.m. $10 admission includes first $10 in “funny money,” racetrack food and munchies; cash bar available. Event for adults ages 21 and older. Register in advance at 978-531-0444, ext. 340.
HALLOWEEN PARTY FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT PALS. Saturday, Oct. 13, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 94 Washington Square East, Salem. Event hosted by the Queen of Salem “Gigi,” with entertainment by Beau Paris, Steve Sarmanian, Pat Shea; music from Sinatra to Gaga. Costumes optional; attendees encouraged to wear comfortable shoes for dancing. Prizes awarded for best costumes. Food and cash bar. $25/person. Tickets available at the door. 781-535-8635 or firstname.lastname@example.org.