12TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL RACE FOR RESEARCH. Saturday, Sept. 7, 5K Road Race and a 2-mile Fun Walk. Registration starts at 8 a.m., followed by the race at 9 a.m. at Peabody City Hall, 24 Lowell St., Peabody. The entry fee is $20 for the road race, $15 for the fun walk and $50 for a family of up to four people. The race benefits the Progeria Research Foundation, whose mission is to discover a cure and treatment for progeria and its aging-related disorders. www.prfroadrace.org or 978-535-2594.
CAR WASH AND CAN/BOTTLE DRIVE. Saturday, Sept. 7, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Memorial Building, 502 Cabot St., Beverly. Hosted by the Beverly High Girls Soccer Team. Rain date Sept. 8.
“TAKE TO THE SEAS FOR THE SOUTH SUDANESE.” Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m., Lynch Park, 55 Ober St., Beverly. At 10 a.m., kayakers will pay a $25 registration fee and paddle for about an hour. At 11 a.m., the public, including families with children, is invited to see a water-filtration system demonstration, followed by a simple lunch. Sponsored by Christ the Redeemer Church, the event raises awareness and funds for the Anglican Relief and Development Fund and their work to provide clean drinking water in South Sudan. For details, visit www.ctr-anglican.org, or email the Rev. Malcolm Reid at email@example.com. Anyone planning to kayak or have lunch should reserve a spot by emailing Malcolm, or calling the church office at 978-774-3163.
“UNFINISHED: A CELEBRATION OF SINGERS & SONGWRITERS GONE TOO SOON.” Saturday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m., North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. Voices of Hope, a local organization dedicated to raising funds for cancer research through music and dance, presents its fifth annual gala concert paying tribute to singers and songwriters who have died from cancer. Proceeds benefit the Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies at Mass General Hospital. Tickets, $35 to $75. Reception and auction at 7 p.m., followed by 8 p.m. performance. Missy Padoll, 617-750-0729.