Gorman Crossing and Murray Hill middle schools will cohost a Back to School 5K Run on Oct. 5. The event promotes well being and fitness along with community pride. This is the first year the run will be sponsored by both schools.

The run will start at the schools and go through the local community.

They are looking for sponsors for the event. If you are interested, email Elizabeth_Isacco@ hcpss.org.

For more information on how to register, go to the website, gces.hcpss.org.

Success in Style will hold a Pink Bag Lunch on Oct. 27 in the Great Room in the Savage Mill. This event will host networking opportunities, a fashion show and some great shopping, as well as lunch.

The cost is $35 each or two tickets for $50. The money raised will go to support those out of work gain employment by helping with interview skills and supplying proper clothing. The email address is successinstyle@verizon.net.

Hammond Elementary School will hold its Fall Festival on Sept. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. They will have games, an obstacle course, face painting and a whole lot more. It will be held rain or shine.

Contact Michele Johnson at chelejohnson2@yahoo.com for more information.

Fulton Elementary School will hold a coat drive in October. New or gently used coats, hats and gloves are needed. They should be in good condition and clean.

Drop boxes will be at the school Oct. 1 through Oct. 23. Contact Lisa Schlossnagle at lisa@omniti.com or 301-317-3868 with any questions.

The almanac is predicting a cold winter this year. Let's make sure everyone stays warm.

Book now for Resurrection of Our Lord's Parking Lot Yard Sale on Oct. 12, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spaces are $20 a space, and it will be held rain or shine. The church is at 8402 Brock Bridge Road.

To register, call 410-792-7982. Turn that fall cleaning into money.

The Reservoir Gator Academy, a free tutorial service for Reservoir High School students, will be Sept. 29 and Oct. 13, 2 to 4 p.m., at the North Laurel Community Center. For information, contact Beth Weith at create.beth@verizon.net or Miriam Cruz at 240-640-7885.