A 5K on Labor Day
The 22nd annual St. Charles 5K Road Race will be held at Martin’s Point Healthcare at Pease International Tradeport on Monday, Sept. 3, at 9 a.m. The flat course gives you the perfect opportunity to improve your time and earn a PR Keychain Medal. After the race, enjoy grilled hamburgers and hotdogs from Applebee’s, pizza, baked goodies, fruit, bagels and more. There will also be a free kids’ fun run and activities after the race. For more information call 603-332-4768 or visit runningnuns.com/labor-day-race.
Final Sea Shell concerts
The season of free nightly concerts at Hampton Beach ends on Labor Day, so there are just five more chances to catch a show. Unless otherwise noted, the first is from 7 to 8 p.m., and the second is from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. The final shows are:
Thursday, Aug. 30: Angela West and Showdown – Country
Friday, Aug. 31: Good Stuff – Soul
Saturday, Sept. 1: HELP – Beatles Tribute Band
Sunday, Sept. 2: The Continentals
Monday, Sept. 3: The Reminisants – Oldies
An ordinary day
The New Hampshire Theatre Project and RMJD Productions present The Bodines now through Sept. 9 at West End Studio Theatre (959 Islington St., Portsmouth), with showtimes on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. In this comedic drama by Jeffrey Kinghorn, a text message, a neighbor’s return from vacation and a homemade pie turn a typical evening at home for Wyatt and Emily Bodine into the day when everything changed. Tickets cost $20. Visit nhtheatreproject.org.
Poetry book launch
Water Street Bookstore (125 Water St., Exeter) hosts the book launch for Mark DeCarteret’s latest collection of poetry Lack of a Calling on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. DeCarteret has published five books of poetry and has had his work appear in 400 literary reviews and poetry anthologies. He served as Portsmouth’s seventh Poet Laureate from 2009 to 2011. Call 778-9731 or visit waterstreetbooks.com