Support the Great Bay Estuary by running in the The Wicked-Fast Great Bay 5K on Saturday, Oct. 27, starting at 9 a.m. at Stratham Hill Park (157 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham). There will also be a “competitive walker” division, a kids’ fun run, and age group awards and costume contests for the 5K and fun run. Visit greatbay5k.org. Enjoy a brisk run at the Trick or Trot 5K Race and Fun Run on Sunday, Oct. 28, starting at 9 a.m. at the Dover playing fields (1 Shaws Lane, Dover). Cash prizes and medals will be awarded to the top three female and male finishers. Search for “Trick or Trot 5K & Kids Fun Run” on Facebook. Try to qualify for the Boston Marathon with the Loco Half & Full Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 8 a.m. at Rockingham Ballroom (22 Ash Swamp Road, Newmarket). Visit locomarathon.com. And support veterans and their families with the Dan Healy Memorial 5K on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 11 a.m. starting at the Daniel R. Healy Outdoor Pool (4 Hampton Road, Exeter). Proceeds will benefit the Dan Healy Memorial Foundation. Search for “Dan Healy Memorial 5K” on Facebook.
The Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the eighth annual Best of TASTE Bash on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy food from 50 restaurants, paired with wines, craft beers and cocktails. The cost is $79 per person.
Attend a free drawing workshop lead by artist Emily Kalina at the Lane Memorial Library in Hampton. Procreate is a powerful and intuitive digital illustration app available for iPad. Emily will be demonstrating basic techniques, the app interface and gestures. Registration required. Contact the library at 926-3368.
NH Open Doors
Attend local vendors participating in NH Open Doors on Saturday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 5. Visitors can connect with artists, craftsmen and business owners around the state at their studios and businesses; participants will offer tours, demos, refreshments, and beautiful art, craft, food, wine and more for sale. Participating businesses, artists and craftsmen in the Seacoast include:
Art Up Front Street in Exeter
Barbara Smith McLaughlin in Stratham
Bruce Jones Studio in Exeter
Lori Martone Pottery in Exeter
Waterstone Art Studio in Stratham