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Community Beat: Oct. 15 - Nov. 15, 2014

October 16, 2014

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-FOOTBALL-

Haloti Ngata Luau

Enjoy a fun fundraiser to benefit the Haloti Ngata Foundation Nov. 17 at Renaissance Harborplace Hotel. There will be lots of food, music and prizes. Visit Ngata92.com.

Football/Cheerleading

Registration is open for the Andover Apaches' 2014 fall youth sports programs for football and cheerleading. Visit apaches.org or call 410-859-3939.

Women's Tackle Football

The Baltimore Burn is recruiting all female athletes who want to play tackle football. Visit baltimoreburnfootball.com or call head coach Jon Randall at 443-897-1192.

Goodwill Gridiron
Mix and mingle with a dozen Ravens players all decked out for Halloween to benefit Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 27 at Dave and Busters in Arundel Mills. Visit goodwillgridiron.com for tickets.

Join The Ravens' Band 
Become part of the Baltimore Ravens' game-day experience by joining Baltimore's Marching Ravens. Visit baltimoreravens.com/marchingravens.

-SOCCER/RUGBY-

Mighty Kicks Pup League

Baltimore Pups Soccer for boys and girls ages 2-6 of all abilities is designed to build motor skills, self-confidence, and basic soccer techniques and offers ongoing programs throughout Baltimore. Visit baltimoresportsgroup.org or e-mail baltimore@mightykicks.net.

Soccer Cornucopia
The Central Maryland Soccer Association will sponsor an event Nov. 29 and 30 at venues in the Jarrettsville area of Harford County. Single-age level competition is available for ages 8-14 and dual-age groupings of U16 and U18. Register by Nov. 17 at cmsasoccer.com.

Rugby

The Baltimore-Chesapeake Rugby Club is the region's only Division I men's rugby club and is looking for experienced players or those new to the game. E-mail baltimorechesapeakerugby@gmail.com or visit baltimorerugby.net for more information.

-WALKS/RACES-

Family Walk

Join 1,000-plus walkers for one mile or a 5K from 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 8 -- rain or shine -- at the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Family Center Y for The Family Tree's Fourth Annual Brent A. Rosenberg Family Fair & Walk. A football clinic run by Eric DeCosta, the Ravens' assistant general manager, and Ravens scouts will follow the race. To register, call Kelley Harrison at 410-889-2300, ext. 1238, or visit familytreemd.org.

Race for the Cure

Komen Maryland's Race for the Cure will be held Oct. 26, starting at 11350 McCormick Rd. in Hunt Valley. Roughly 75 percent of proceeds remain in Maryland while the remaining 25 percent funds national breast cancer research, often taking place at Maryland institutions. Visit komenmd.org to register.

End Alzheimer's Walk

Unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. There are multiple walks in Maryland, including Oct. 25 at Rash Field, 201 Key Highway, and Nov. 1 at the Bel Air Equestrian Center, 608 N. Tollgate Rd. Visit alz.org or call 410-561-9099.

Zoo Zoom 8k

Experience a memorable 8K race through Druid Hill Park and the wilds of the Maryland Zoo Nov. 23. Race alongside cheetahs, giraffes and chimpanzees, or enjoy a tamer one-mile family walk and kids fun run through the Zoo. Register at missiontix.com/page/group?p=27661,27665.

Y Turkey Trot 5K
Every year, thousands of individuals from local communities come together to join the Y of Central Maryland for the annual Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K, a Thanksgiving Day tradition that raises funds to support kids whose families live in poverty throughout central Maryland. The Y will host its Turkey Trot Charity 5K Nov. 27 in Baltimore City, Bel Air, Ellicott City/Catonsville, Towson and Westminster. For more information or to register, visit ymaryland.org.

Heather Hurd 5K

Fight distracted driving Nov. 8 by participating in a race to honor the memory of Heather L. Hurd, a history major at Harford Community College killed in 2008 by a distracted driver who was texting. The Oriole Bird, Chick-fil-A cow and Harford Community College's Screech will be on hand to greet participants. The event raises awareness about traffic accidents and their consequences, as well as what can be done to prevent them. Participants may preregister for the race by visiting harford.edu/heather or calling 443-412-2449.

Charlie's Run 5K

This Dec. 7 event will honor the kind, endearing and humorous spirit of Charlie Neave and benefit The Charlie Neave Scholarship Fund at the Odyssey School. The race starts at 9 a.m. at Sparks Elementary School. Visit charmcityrun.com to register. 

ASA 5K

Proceeds from this Oct. 25 event go to Athletes Serving Athletes to further its work of empowering athletes living with disabilities to cross the finish line in mainstream running and triathlon events. Hit the county roads, avoid the speed bumps and enjoy family, friends, live music and kids' entertainment all in one start-finish area. Have fun, run or walk, and make a difference in someone's life. Visit asa5k.com/.

KidsPeace Trick-or-Trot
In partnership with the Baltimore Orioles, team manager Buck Showalter and his wife, Angela, KidsPeace invites you to run or walk Nov. 1 for kids in foster care. Enjoy a great course and finish at home plate with the Oriole Bird. Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume (or as your favorite Oriole) and enjoy a post-race party. Gift certificates will be presented for top runners and age-group winners. All proceeds benefit KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs of Maryland and Washington D.C. Register at kidspeace5k.org or call Gina at 410-964-9329.

Baltimore Running Festival

Choose your race: marathon, half marathon, team relay or 5K, and run to support Team Cool Kids at this year's Baltimore Running Festival Oct. 18 at M&T Bank Stadium. Every mile conquered is dedicated to a child fighting cancer. To register, visit coolkidscampaign.org/brf or helpkids.kennedykrieger.org/connect/events/special/baltimore-running-festival.html.

Ready, Set, Sniff

Race, walk or run to raise money for BARCS animal rescue and care shelter Oct. 25 at Patterson Park. Visit baltimoreanimalshelter.org/ for details.

Raven's Roost Charity

Roost No. 75 will host a bull and oyster roast to benefit the Ruth Parker Eason School in Millersville that serves physically and mentally disabled children. The event will take place from 7 p.m.-midnight Nov. 15 at Columbian Center, 335 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. For tickets, call Warren at 410-255-9158.

High Hopes for Haiti 5k

The High Hopes for Haiti 5K Nov. 1 will benefit the Children at the Good Samaritans School and James Stine College in Saint Marc, Haiti. The run will start at the University of Maryland Baltimore County Campus at 1000 Hilltop Circle. Visit highhopesforhaiti.com.

Scarecrow Classic

The Nov. 2 Scarecrow Classic 5K and the one-mile survivor walk benefits the Maryland Brain Injury Resource Center. Not in town? You can be a snooze runner and receive a T-shirt in the mail after the event. Visit charmcityrun.com to register.

Turtle Trek

All proceeds from this Nov. 8 5K and one-mile fun run go directly to Marshy Point Nature Center Council for trail maintenance. Visit charmcityrun.com to register. 

Run for Life

Proceeds from this Nov. 16 event benefit the Dustin Bauer Memorial Fund, a nonprofit that helps students, athletic programs, grant programs for tuition assistance and facility improvements at Calvert Hall College High School, Mount Saint Mary's University and the National Shrine Grotto Lady of Lourdes. The run and walk wend through Oregon Ridge Parks' nature trails. To register, visit charmcityrun.com.

-BASEBALL/SOFTBALL-

Baseball Card Show
A sports card and memorabilia show to benefit Monsignor Slade Catholic School will be held from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and Dec. 13 at Monsignor Slade Catholic School, 120 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. For more details, call Leo at 443-416-6447.

Negro Leagues Baseball

Visit the Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball at the Owings Mills Metro Center. The museum named after Bert Simmons, who played for the Baltimore Elite Giants, is open 1 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free.

Men's/Coed Softball

The Knight Ryder softball team will evaluate serious-minded males and females to play fall ball. Participation requires an intermediate skill level. This is an established team (seven years) that plays in competitive leagues, mostly in Baltimore County. For more information, send an e-mail to curtisoscar84@gmail.com or call/text Oscar at 410-428-6637.

Adult Baseball

Join the Eastern Baltimore County over-40 baseball league, which plays real baseball with wood bats on 90-foot diamonds. Players of all skill levels are encouraged to visit over40baseball.org or call Mike Lockett at 410-446-0443. 

Mason-Dixon Umpires Association

The MDUA is looking for new high school baseball umpires in Baltimore. No experience is necessary. E-mail Mike Connors at mdcommish@comcast.net or call 410-653-7307.

Writer and Film Editor

A local Baltimore baseball documentary is complete and needs a film editor to edit it, make minor adjustments to it and convert it to a digital DVD. Also needed is a script writer for research, notes, editing and summaries. Perks in return for hard work will include film credit. Contact Stephen at baltimoresandlots@yahoo.com or call 410-937-5660.

-OTHER ACTIVITIES-

Boxing
An Evening Ringside, a charity boxing event now in its ninth year to benefit the Jonathan Ogden Foundation, will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 at Martin's Valley Mansion, 594 Cranbrook Rd. in Cockeysville. Visit jonathanogdenfoundation.org.

Cockeysville Recreation

Visit cockeysvillereccouncil.org or call 410-887-7734 for ongoing updates about football and soccer registration for the Cockeysville Recreation Center.

Charm City Roller Girls

See the Charm City Roller Girls take on the Night Terrors and Junkyard Dolls Oct. 18 at Clarence "Du" Burns Arena, 3100 Boston St. Visit charmcityrollergirls.com.

Kickball
Participate in coed adult kickball throughout Baltimore. Visit kickball-baltimore.com for locations and dates.

Fort Detrick Golf

Registration is open for the Society of American Military Engineers' Fort Detrick Post Scholarship Golf Tournament. This fundraising charity event supports deserving engineering, science, and architecture students at local colleges and universities who wish to pursue careers supporting the U.S. military. The Oct. 17 tournament will be held at the Clustered Spires Golf Course, 8415 Gas House Pike in Frederick. Call Jon Kruft at 301-401-2687 or visit www.samefortdetrick.org.  

Homeschool Sports

Baltimore-area homeschooled boys and girls in grades 6-12 interested in playing interscholastic sports can register for the 2014-15 school season. E-mail chensports@verizon.net for more information and to register.

Car Racing

Enjoy car racing with a dose of adrenaline in a safe and legal environment all weekend long. Visit mirdrag.com or call 301-884-9833.

Maryland Officials Club

Interested in becoming a high school swimming official in the Baltimore-Anne Arundel area? Experience as a competitive swimmer or coach in high school, college or masters level, or prior experience officiating is strongly preferred. E-mail mdcommish@comcast.net or call Mike Connors at 410-653-7307.

Lacrosse Tryouts

TLC Lacrosse, a nonprofit club, will hold tryouts for teams Dec. 6 and Dec. 7 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for students graduating from high school in the years 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. Visit TLSLacrosse.com or email info@tlclacrosse.com.

Baltimore Fitness Academy

BMoreFit's goal is to reduce childhood obesity in the Baltimore metropolitan area by educating and mentoring urban youth with targeted programs for improved health, fitness and nutrition. Visit bmorefit.org for details.

Towson Men's Basketball Clinic

The Towson University men's basketball squad will host a coaching clinic from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 18 beginning with a live practice directed by head coach Pat Skerry. Following practice, guest speakers will discuss various topics. Coaches of all levels are encouraged to attend. For additional information, please contact Patrick O'Connell via email at poconnell@towson.edu or call 443-610-7186.

Maryland Stock Car

The Maryland Stock Car Racing Reunion is Nov. 2 at the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Department. Award plaques will be given to deserving old timers for their contributions to Maryland racing. Movies of the various Maryland race tracks -- Dorsey, Westport, Ritchie, Beltsville, Marlboro and Hagerstown, among others -- will be continuously run. Scrap books from all of the tracks will be available to browse. Visit mdscrhof.org/ for tickets.

Youth Track

Registration is open for the Andover Apaches' 2014 fall youth sports programs for track. Visit apaches.org or call 410-859-3939.

Bicycle Repair

At a cooperative bicycle shop, visitors can work on a donated bike, use tools to fix a broken bike or buy ready-to-ride secondhand bikes. Volunteer staff provides assistance. Visit velocipedebikeproject.org for details.

Bowl For Kids' Sake

Start a team, bowl a strike and make an impact with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Visit bfks2013.kintera.org for more information.

Summer Drag Racing
Visit Maryland International Raceway most weekends through November. Visit mirockracing.com for more dates.

Squash

SquashWise provides incentives for middle school students to excel academically, athletically and socially, as well as compete in local and national squash tournaments. Visit baltimoresquashwise.org to make your tax-deductible donation. E-mail abbym@baltimoresquashwise.org to make equipment donations and/or become a volunteer tutor (no squash experience necessary).

Sante

Have fun at the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland annual event, Sante, Nov. 20. This culinary odyssey showcases 45 Maryland restaurants and chefs plus live and silent auctions with sports memorabilia. Visit santebaltimore.com/.

Faces

Children's Home proudly celebrates a 151-year legacy of caring for Maryland's at-risk children and youth both inside and outside the family structure. Join their fundraising celebration Oct. 23 for a night of food, a performance by the Morgan State University student five-piece combo band and a live and silent auction filled with sports memorabilia. Visit thechildrenshome2014.brownpapertickets.com or call 410-744-7310.

Super 8 Cyclocross
The Super 8 Cyclocross Series is an eight-race series in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. The Maryland portion is Nov. 16 in Elkridge. For more information, visit super8cx.org.

Catch A Lift Fund
Catch A Lift, a Baltimore-based nonprofit organization, provides free gym memberships or in-home equipment to veterans across the country who were wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan. Kali's Court will host the Catch a Lift fundraiser Oct. 16. Visit catchaliftfund.com or call 1-855-496-4838.

Bras for a Cause

A portion of the proceeds from Bras for a Cause, an Oct. 17 event featuring food, music, fun and silent auction at the Gatherine Place in Clarksville, will be donated to The Red Devils, an organization dedicated to funding support services that improve the quality of life for breast cancer patients and their families throughout Maryland. Visit TheRedDevilsMD.org.

U.S. Lacrosse

Lacrosse coaches, officials, administrators and sports medicine/fitness professionals can register for the sport's largest professional development and networking event Jan 23-25. The convention will have 150 educational sessions and 150 vendors showcasing the latest lacrosse gear and apparel and more. Membership in U.S. Lacrosse is required to attend the convention.  Online registration ends Jan. 9. For more information on the convention and fan fest, visit uslacrosse.org/convention.

Kennedy Krieger Institute's Festival of Trees  

Now in its 25th year, Kennedy Krieger Institute's Festival of Trees has become a holiday extravaganza so extraordinary that even Santa and his elves couldn't have designed a better fantasy world. The largest event of its kind on the East Coast will return to the Maryland State Fairgrounds Nov. 28- 30, with fairyland forests, gingerbread towns, more than 100 gift boutiques, holiday goodies and activities for all ages. Visit festivaloftrees.kennedykrieger.org or call 443-923-7300.

Issue 202: October 2014