LAWRENCE — The 5K Lt. Jimbo Zahn road race is Saturday morning, starting off at the Relief’s In at 1 Market St.
All race proceeds benefit the 9/11 Memorial and James Zahn Memorial Scholarship funds. Zahn, a veteran Lawrence firefighter, died last fall of cancer.
The 1K youth run starts at 10:30 a.m., followed by a 5K health walk at 10:45 a.m. and the 5K road race at 11 a.m.
Register online at www.coolrunning.com.
The youth entry fee is $5. Adult walkers and runners at $20.
There will be a DJ, raffles and food and post-race family activities.
For more information, call organizers Dan Fleming at 978-580-1659 or Eric Zahn at 978-420-9133.
Nevins Farm Holiday Tree & Christmas Feast for the Horses
METHUEN — On Saturday Dec. 1 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. the MSPCA at Nevins Farm will celebrate the holidays by honoring the animals who share our lives. Help create a Christmas feast by bringing carrots, apples, and peppermints to place in the stockings of adoptable horses at Nevins Farm. Then, light a 2012 Holiday Tree, decorated with photo-personalized ornaments bearing your pet’s names. Immediately following, visit the adoption center’s open house to enjoy festive music and light refreshments. Santa will be available for photos with your family. Bring your own camera.
The event is free to the public, although donations for the animals are gratefully accepted.
For more information contact Heather Robertson at 978-687-7453 x6118, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coastal Trails Coalition clean-up Saturday
SALISBURY — Volunteers are needed for the Salisbury Ghost Trail cleanup Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
Meet at Scholtz Terrace (off Elm Street/Route 110) opposite entrance to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Volunteers will clear leaves off the trail and mow the grass and weeds alongside the trail. We’ll also pick up whatever trash we can find. Everyone should bring gloves and leaf rakes. We will provide coffee, water, fruit and snacks.
To volunteer contact Jerry Klima at email@example.com or call 978-465-5325.
Great American Smokeout today
LAWRENCE — Today marks the American Cancer Society’s 37th Great American Smokeout. The annual event raises awareness around the harms of tobacco use and encourages users to quit, for at least one day, with the hope that they will plan to quit for good. Quitting smoking improves your health, no matter how long you have smoked.
To learn more about quitting and for free counseling support, call the Massachusetts Smokers’ Helpline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
The Lawrence-based Northeast Tobacco Free Community Partnership supports communities efforts to lower smoking prevalence and exposure to secondhand smoke; enhance state and local tobacco control efforts by exposing tobacco industry tactics, mobilizing the community to support and adopt evidence-based policies, and changing social norms.
For more information about the Northeast Tobacco Free Community Partnership contact Diane Knight , director, at 1 Canal St. Suite 302, Lawrence 01840 or at 9788-270-9142.