Outdoor stories, fall landscaping and a 5K

“The Opioid Project” aims to tell the story of the opioid crisis and those affected through visual art and audio storytelling.The nave gallery

The Irish Cultural Center of Canton hosts the third annual Boston Irish Beer Festival on October 22. The event, located at 200 New Boston Drive from noon to 10 p.m., is $25 if tickets are purchased in advance and $30 on the day of the event. The festival welcomes families and children from noon to 3 p.m., when activities such as face painting, arts and crafts, and archery will be available. Live music will be played throughout the day and each adult will receive five beer tasting tickets. For more information, visit eventbrite.com.

Get into the spooky spirit with outdoor storytelling for the whole family at from Waltham Gore Place Fridays from October 14 to October 28. “Frightful Fridays” takes place weekly at 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. and features five stories told in 45 minutes – from works by authors like Algernon Blackwood to New England ghost tales. The show is suitable for adults and children ages 6 and up and takes place in a tent at 52 Gore St. Tickets are $21, $19 for members and $16 for students. For more information, visit goreplace.org.

Dancehall Lounge at Somerville is hosting a Caribbean Dance Party at Union Tavern on October 15 starting at 9 p.m. The DJ for the event will be Sterl DaPerl and the music will consist of reggae, soca and afrobeat. The event, at 345 Somerville Ave., is open to people 21 and older and admission is $10. This is an ongoing event hosted by Dancehall Lounge every third Saturday. For more information, visit eventbrite.com.

Registration is now open for the annual Apple Harvest Run, which returns in person to West Newbury October 23. In its 33rd year, the race will feature three races – a fun 1-mile race at 11 a.m. and a 5-mile and 5k race at 11:30 a.m. – and will raise money for Dr. John C. The Pages School . Those not interested in racing can join others at the finish line for music, crafts and raffles. Races start near 15 Bachelor Street across from Action Cove Playground. Pre-registration is required to run. Registration fees for the 5 mile and 5 km are $30, $15 for the 1 mile race. For more information and to register, visit appleharvestrun.org.

“The Opioid Project” is exhibited at the Nave Gallery in Somerville. The exhibit uses artistic and audio storytelling about those affected by the opioid epidemic, seeking to reduce stigma and raise awareness. The free exhibition runs until November 14 on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit navegallery.org.

Gardeners looking to make the most of fall foliage can join the Hudson Garden Club on October 17 for a presentation on “Fall Scaping”. Jana Milbocker, director of Enchanted Gardens, will teach fall landscaping strategies, showcasing plants that add visual interest through vines, flowers and seed heads. The program begins at 7 p.m. at the Hudson Senior Center, 29 Church St. The event is free, but non-club members are asked to donate $5 to attend. For more information, contact Cindy Provencher at 978-618-3467.


Katie Mogg can be contacted at [email protected] Follow her on twitter @j0urnalistkatie Daniel Kool can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @dekool01.

Terri S. Tomasini