A “MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S RUN.” Third annual Miles Over the Moon four-mile road race on Friday, July 12, rain or shine, starting at 8 p.m. Registration at Salem Common from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Post-race food, beverages and cash bar at the Knights of Columbus, 94 Washington Square E. Awards and raffles will follow. Entry fee is $25 per person. A portion of the proceeds will benefit track programs at Lynn English High School. For details or to register, visit www.northshoretimingonline.com.
BICYCLE RECYCLE DAY. Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m. to noon, Calvary Baptist Church, 4 Coolidge Road, Peabody. Residents from all towns are welcome to drop off their unwanted bicycles. The church is working to keep bicycles from being destroyed when they can be reused. Free. Dennis Wood, 508-277-7513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BATTLE OF THE BANDS. Saturday, July 13, 6 p.m., AOH, 104 Boston St., Salem. To benefit Spark540, a nonprofit that works on teen leadership and hopes to send members to Senegal in December to work with the schools there. $8/advance, $10 at the door. Details and tickets at http://spark540.weebly.com/events.html or www.spark540.org.
CASTLE HILL SUMMER PICNIC CONCERT: ENTRAIN. Thursday, July 11, 7 to 9 p.m., Castle Hill, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. A rock, funk, jam band kicks off 2013 Summer Picnic Concerts. Gates open 5 p.m. for picnicking and close once capacity is reached. Admission $30 per car, $20 per car for members of The Trustees of Reservations, $10 for walk-ins. www.thetrustees.org or 978-356-4351.
MAHI SUMMER MUSIC SERIES. Thursday, July 11, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., aboard the Hannah Glover, accessible at 23 Congress St., Salem. The Gravel Project will perform modern blues, funk and rock music. Event features live music, beer, tropical cocktails, and grilled food. $19/person, or $15 per person in groups of five or more with advance purchase. Event for ages 21 and up. Tickets and details at 978-825-0001 or www.mahicruises.com.