Central Square 5K road race Sept. 18

LYNN ? Get ready to move from the clock to the rock in the second annual Third Thursday 5K Run on Sept. 18.Registration and check-in for the race is from 5-5:45 p.m. near the clock in Central Square.Racers may also pre-register online at http://www.thirdthursdayslynn.com/5k.htm.It is $17 in advance and $20 to register the day of the event.All proceeds from the race go to the Central Square Collaborative to help fund future Third Thursday events.The race gets under way at 6 p.m. and it will be followed by an award ceremony at 7:15 p.m.There are plenty of activities and free entertainment for non-runners from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.Java Jive, a New England based band that bills itself as “The World’s Smallest Big Band” will rock the square from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.The band is made up of three singers, two trumpet players, a trombone player and three keyboardists. Their repertoire runs the gamut from current hits to Motown favorites.Be sure to stop by the galleries at LynnArts to peruse the Annual Mixed-Media and Sculpture Exhibit.Raw Arts Works, the non-profit youth arts organization founded in 1988, will be open for the evening with free activities for the family in its “The Reward I Deserve” workshop. For more than a decade Raw Art Works has taken art to the streets, public housing, youth incarceration facilities, soup kitchens and schools.The Lynn Farmers Market will remain open late that evening and the Lynn Museum, which waives its admission fee on Third Thursdays, will be open to the public with its newest exhibit “Athletes in Motion.”

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