14th Annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run

The 13th Annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run will take place on Thanksgiving Day, November 23 in Salem, Mass. Proceeds from the 14th Annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run on Thanksgiving morning benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem. This is the largest race on the North Shore, with 2,000 anticipated participants.  First 1600 participants get long sleeved Brooks tech shirts.

Registration information to follow.  For further information, please email dougbollen12@yahoo.com.

Devils Chase 6.66 Miler

The Devils Chase 6.66 Mile Run, named to the Top Nine Costume Runs in the World, is the best and most unique event you will run in all year long. 98% of participants dress up in costume, majority Devil Theme costumes. People from all over the world venture to Historic Salem and join us for one Hell of a Good time. The Devils Chase in its 8th year now attracts more than 1000 Devils donning their favorite horns with pitchforks in hand for a scenic 6.66 mile race past a variety of Salem’s well known landmarks including the Salem Common, Peabody Essex Museum, a Real Haunted House, the Custom House, Salem’s Derby Wharf, the House of Seven Gables and more. The course provides two sections of in and outs allowing runners to pass their fellow Devils and admire all of the unique and entertaining costumes. You’ll know your nearing the end of the race when you begin running through an eerie spooky foggy finish.

For registration information and full schedule details please visit: http://BNSEventManagement.com

This is a charity event to benefit The Plummer Home: a 501C-3 Non-Profit Organization. www.plummerhome.org

Red Cross Blood Drive

Visit Remix Church to donate blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive. Help ensure that there is enough blood available for patients during emergency situations, and walk away knowing that your donation may save up to three lives.

For more information on donating blood, please visit RedCrossBlood.org.

Trust Your Gut: Herbal Allies for Digestive Health

With Spencre L.R. McGowan of Gingertooth & Twine, this is a comprehensive introduction to plants, recipes and remedies to aid and improve gut health. Visit HausWitch Home + Healing and discuss meal plans, ancestral eating habits, probiotics and digestive herbs. We will also go over the many benefits of Fire Cider and get the chance to make your own during the class. Participants will receive a handmade zine with recipes and advice plus a jar of Fire Cider to take home. $40, tickets available on website.

Rock & Roll Yoga & Beer

A one hour Rock and Roll vinyasa class at Notch Brewery!  We’ll get that blood pumping, get ourselves re-centered, and then enjoy a freshly brewed beer and snack! (not included in class price). Good company, music, and a little Sunday morning yoga!

Guests must register in advance ($15) online.

Aromatherapy II Class

This is when the fun starts. This class builds on the foundations learned in Aromatherapy I and will give you the necessary tools to create your own formulations for body, mind and spirit. (The Aromatherapy I Class with Artemisia Botanicals is a prerequisite for this class.)

$55. For more information or to purchase tickets visit ArtemisiaBotanicals.com.

Aromatherapy I Class

Visit Artemisia Botanicals and begin a “scentual” journey into aroma. We will discuss the basics of distillation, history and the difference between synthetic vs. natural. Over 10 oils will be explored as well as their effects on our body, mind and spirit. This is a prerequisite for Aromatherapy II. 

$40. For more information or to register visit ArtemisiaBotanicals.com.

25th Anniversary Walk for HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change)

Lace up your sneakers and join HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change) for the 25th anniversary of The Walk for HAWC with honorary chair Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito.  On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States and HAWC, the longest-standing domestic violence agency on the North Shore, is entirely dedicated to supporting victims of domestic abuse. Beginning and ending at the beautiful Salem Common, the annual 5k is HAWC’s largest fundraising and community event, attended by over 1,000 people each year. Their goal is to raise $115,000, and all of the proceeds from this event will go toward HAWC’s programs and services, which support over 2,700 clients annually.

Community members and supporters are invited to volunteer, sponsor, create or join a team for the 25th anniversary of the Walk for HAWC. There will be music, food and exciting activities available in the Salem Common before the Walk kicks off at noon. Walkers are encouraged to return to the Common upon finishing to enjoy a complimentary lunch graciously provided by Kelly’s Roast Beef.

HAWC is dedicated to supporting the victims of domestic abuse and working to change social norms and behaviors that perpetuate violence and oppression. HAWC provides services and support to victims residing in 23 cities and towns on the North Shore, including offering a 24-hour hotline, Emergency Family Shelter, a Parent-Child Trauma Recovery Program, individual, legal and hospital advocacy, and dedicated support groups to assist victims of domestic abuse.

Registration begins at 10:30 am, walk begins at 12:00 pm.  Registration fee is $10 for adults (18+) and $3 for children. Pre-registering online is strongly encouraged. For more information or to register, please visit: www.hawcdv.org/walk.

Naturally Clean and Safe Class

Artemisia Botanicals hosts the Naturally Clean and Safe class: There is more poison under the average sink than in any other place in your home. Cleaning a house naturally is no different than cleaning it with harsh chemicals and it is safe for the whole family. We will be making customized products that even your kids can use safely. $40, supplied included. To register or for more information visit: ArtemisiaBotanicals.com.

Beauty & the Bath Class

Artemisia Botanicals hosts a Beauty and the Bath class: Spend an enjoyable morning learning about one of life’s simple pleasures – the bath – and how to make it even more luxurious. Learn how to formulate your own bath salts, fizzies, sachets, and scented oil, and the best way to use them, for yourself and others. $40, cost of supplies included. To register or for more information see: ArtemisiaBotanicals.com.

Intro to Herbalism Class

Artemisia Botanicals hosts Intro to Herbalism: A class to bring a basic understanding of herbs and how we use them to heal the body, mind, and spirit. Another topic will be selecting the right herb for the job. $35, includes demos and handouts. For more information or to register see ArtemisiaBotanicals.com.

Notch Sunday Series 5K/10K

Join Notch Brewing for a 5K or 10K run (your choice!) that will start and end at the Notch Tap Room. This isn’t a race, rather, it’s a chance for our lovely Team Notch Runners to get together and do what they do best: run and drink beer. This is a free event and we will provide space in the Tap Room to drop bags and gear while you enjoy the run. We also have free parking! The runs start promptly at 11:30 so show up a bit before that to get ready. Cheers from your friends at Notch Brewing!