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Community Beat: Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, 2015

September 15, 2015

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Sept. 19 -- Kids Triathlon

Support the Karen Stevens Memorial Kids Triathlon and Karen's legacy. Karen was a swim instructor at Severna Park Community Center Aquatics and taught students of all ages and abilities before she passed away from cancer in 2009. The proceeds from the triathlon go toward funding swim lessons for children in Anne Arundel County. Visit for more information.

Sept. 20 -- Zero Prostate
Register for the Cancer Challenge 10K, 5K and one-mile fun walk, which will be Sept. 20 at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium. This tight-knit community event will bring together athletes, doctors, cancer survivors and those who care about ending prostate cancer. The goal is to find a cure for prostate cancer by funding research and providing free testing and education. Visit to register.

Sept. 20 -- Race For Our Kids

The race to benefit the Herman and Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai features USATF-certified 5K and 10K courses, as well as a one-mile family-fun walk, and has something for everyone -- from the elite runner to the novice weekend warrior. Visit or call 410-601-4438 for more information.

Sept. 20 -- Fort McHenry 5K
The Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K Walk/Run is hosted by MDTA to benefit Special Olympics Maryland. Participants will have a rare opportunity to walk/run through run through Bore 4 of the Fort McHenry Tunnel. To register, visit

Sept. 20 -- Love Walk, Love Run, Love Abilities
Abilities Network will hold its annual fundraiser at Goucher College in Towson. On-site registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Dorsey College Center. After warm-up exercises and welcome remarks, the 5K and two-mile walk around the campus will begin at 9:30 a.m. To register or receive more information, visit or call 410-828-7700, ext. 1277. 

Sept. 20 -- Get Ready, Get Set, Get Fit

This 5K run/walk and one-mile walk will start at the CCBC Essex Campus at 8 a.m. and benefit the Baltimore County Department of Aging's programs for seniors. Visit to register.

Sept. 20 -- Fare Walk

Say farewell to food allergies and raise funds and awareness for those managing food allergies. Activities begin at 10:30 a.m. at Druid Hill Park at the Columbus Pavilion. Visit for more information.

Sept. 26 -- 5K Race To Embrace Independence

Join a fun, healthy, family-friendly and festive neighborhood celebration to support and highlight the successes of Marian House women moving from dependence to independence. Participation helps raise vital funds for housing, food, clothing, education, life skills, employability training, counseling services and other necessary support services for homeless women and children. Visit for more information.

Sept. 26 -- Paws on Parade

The Baltimore Humane Society's DogFest, featuring the Paws on Parade fundraiser, is a dog day extravaganza for pets, pet owners and pet lovers. It will benefit animals in need of care and refuge at the Baltimore Humane Society, a 365-acre no-kill shelter. The walk, activities, games, events and contests will be on the grounds of the Baltimore Humane Society, at 1601 Nicodemus Rd. in Reisterstown. Visit for more information.

Sept. 27 -- Tour du Port
Three new and improved routes give bikers a chance to cruise through parks, charming neighborhoods, past historical monuments and active industrial sites. Choose the 14-mile classic Harbor Tour, the 31-mile Port to Peninsula Loop or the 50-mile Raven Challenge. Visit to register.

Sept. 27 -- Run Wild
The race will raise money for Pathfinders for Autism. It will start and end at the Maryland Zoo and includes plenty of entertainment and games for the entire family. Visit to register.

Oct. 3 -- Breathe Deep 5K
Honor the memory of former Baltimore Orioles public relations director Monica Barlow, who was a strong ally in the battle against lung cancer. The walk begins at Oriole Park at Camden Yards and supports LUNGevity and its research to prevent people like Barlow -- a healthy, vital and athletic 36-year-old -- from dying before their time. Visit to register. 

Oct. 4 -- Heat It To Beat It
Mercy Medical Center will unite hundreds of patients, their families and their friends to raise awareness and funds for research into the causes and treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis, a cancer found in the abdomen. The 2.2-mile walk will start at the Baltimore Zoo and end with live music, fun and games. Visit to register.

Oct. 4 -- Step Out

Former Raven Qadry Ismail will be the honorary walk chairman to support the American Diabetes Association Oct. 4, with a 5K around Canton starting at the Waterfront Park. Visit to register.

Oct. 10 -- Family Fair And Walk
Save the date for the Brent A. Rosenberg Family Fair & Walk. Entertainment and activities will take place after the walk, including football clinics run by Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta and Ravens scouts, a jump rope competition, playground fun, hula hoops, music, food, face painting, inflatables, giveaways and more. Visit for more information.

Oct. 10 -- Heart Walk
The American Heart Association is committed to healthier living and to defeating heart disease and stroke. The Greater Baltimore Heart Walk Oct. 10 will be at the Camden Yards Sports Complex, Lot B and Lot C. Visit for more information.

Oct. 10 -- Ready, Set, Sniff
Come to Patterson Park from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and race, walk or run to raise money for the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter. Visit for more details.

Oct. 11 -- Bike-A-Thon
Bikur Cholim of Baltimore was started in 1985 by a group of dedicated volunteers to serve the needs of people facing illness in the Jewish community. Now, this network of more than 400 volunteers provides support services and medical care for countless individuals and families from around Baltimore, as well as people visiting from all across the world. Visit to register. 

Oct. 17 -- Baltimore Running Festival

Registration is open for the Baltimore Running Festival -- choose from five distances through the Inner Harbor and surrounding areas. Visit for more information.

Oct. 31 – KidsPeace Trick-or-Trot

Join Buck and Angela Showalter and the rest of the Orioles to support KidsPeace, a national nonprofit organization that provides much-needed mental and behavioral health care for disadvantaged, challenged and vulnerable youth of Maryland. The 5K and one-mile walk will start at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Visit to register.

Oct. 31 -- End Alzheimer's Walk
Unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's, rain or shine, at Rash Field, 201 Key Highway. Visit or call 410-561-9099 for more information.

Oct. 31 -- Trick-or-Treat 5K

The seventh annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run will raise funds for book scholarships for college students and awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. The race will start at 9 a.m. at Harford Community College. Visit for more information.

Nov. 8 -- Across The Bay 10K

Runners, sponsors, charities and volunteers will experience a truly unique opportunity to take in the majesty of the Chesapeake Bay while advancing the goals of personal fitness, teamwork and community giving. Visit for more information.


Baseball Card Show

A sports card and memorabilia show to benefit Monsignor Slade Catholic School will be held at Monsignor Slade Catholic School in Glen Burnie from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and Nov. 8. 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 is named after Bert Simmons, who played for the Baltimore Elite Giants. The museum is open daily, and admission is free. Visit for more information.

Cockeysville Recreation

Visit or call 410-887-7734 for updates about baseball registration for the Cockeysville Recreation Center.

Adult Baseball

Join the Eastern Baltimore County over-40 baseball league, which plays with wood bats on 90-foot diamonds. Players of all skill levels are encouraged to visit 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. Email Mike Connors at or call 410-653-7307.

Forgotten Birds

Share your memories, scorecards and pictures of Orioles minor leaguers from 1903-1953 for an upcoming documentary. Email for more information.


Celtic Soccer Club
Tryouts for the Celtic Soccer Club are for boys ages 6-18 and girls 6-12. Registration and information are available at

Mighty Kicks Pup League

The Pup League provides year-round soccer training for boys and girls of all abilities ages 2-18. It's designed to build motor skills, self-confidence and basic techniques. Ongoing programs are available around Baltimore. Visit for more information.


SquashWise provides incentives for middle school students to excel academically, athletically and socially, as well as compete in local and national squash tournaments. No squash experience is necessary to become a tutor. Visit to make your tax-deductible donation. To make equipment donations and/or become a volunteer tutor, email


The Baltimore-Chesapeake Rugby Club, the region's only Division I men's rugby club, is looking for experienced players or those new to the game. For more information, email or visit

Youth Rugby

Maryland Exiles Youth Rugby is looking for players for the upcoming spring season. Experience is not required. The team is open to all players attending high school or middle school in Maryland and students enrolled in GED or home school programs. Those interested can visit

CMSA Columbus Soccer Classic
Team registrations are being accepted for the Classic, which is scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 10 in Westminster. The event is USSF affiliated and is open to boys' and girls' teams in the age brackets of U8-U17. Email or visit for more information and to register.

Thanksgiving Soccer Cornucopia
Team registrations are being accepted for the event scheduled for the weekend of Nov. 28 in Jarrettsville. The event is USSF affiliated and is open to boys' and girls' teams in the age brackets U8-U17. Email or visit for more information and to register.

Sept. 21 -- Sizzling Golf Classic

Raise money to fight leukemia at Woodholme Country Club Sept. 21, with an 11:30 a.m. shotgun start. Visit or call 410-653-2133.

Sept. 26 -- Ed Block Mini Golf
This event will benefit the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation's efforts to raise awareness and prevention of child abuse in Baltimore and other NFL communities. There are two rounds of play at Perry Hall Mini Golf at noon and 2:30 p.m. Visit or call 410-821-6252 for more information.

Oct. 26 -- Susie's Cause

Support Susie's Cause and help eradicate colon cancer as a life-threatening disease at the Charity Golf Classic at Hayfields Country Club in Cockeysville. Visit for more information.

Men's Golf

Fox Hollow Men's Golf Club in Timonium has friendly competition at tournaments every other Saturday through October. All skill levels are welcome. Visit for information and membership application.


Oct. 5 -- A Purple Evening

The Baltimore Ravens will host their ninth annual women's event from 4-9 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium. The event includes a variety of activities that will entertain the most avid and knowledgeable fans, as well as those who are just looking for a girls night out. The event also offers access to Ravens player appearances and autographs, including several Q&A sessions on the field. Vouchers to obtain signatures will be distributed with the purchase of a ticket prior to the event. For tickets, visit or call 410-261-RAVE (7283).

Oct. 6 -- Celebrate O.J. Brigance's Birthday

Support people with ALS and celebrate the 46th birthday of the one and only O.J. Brigance. Festivities will take place from 7-11 p.m. at the Hard Rock Cafe, 601 E Pratt St. The event will feature music, dancing, food stations, wine, beer, live and silent auctions, celebrity appearances and more. For tickets, visit
Join The Ravens' Band 
Become part of the Baltimore Ravens' game-day experience by joining Baltimore's Marching Ravens. Visit

Women's Tackle Football

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

Baltimore Terps

Fall registration for the Baltimore Terps is open for all players ages 5-14. Team ages 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U will be fielded. For more information and to register, visit


Sept. 18 -- Flip Flop Festivus
Come to a football party to benefit the Life and Breath Foundation to find a cure for sarcoidosis, the most common fibrotic lung disease, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore Sept. 18. Invited guests -- and past attendees -- include Juan Dixon, Matt Stover, Qadry Ismail, Brad Jackson, Gheorghe Muresan, Ray Knight, Jonathan Ogden, Phil Chenier, Pete Gilbert, Keith Mills, Mark Viviano, David Aldridge and Johnny Holliday. Visit for details.

Sept. 24 -- Collectibles 101

Have you ever wanted to learn more about how to keep your favorite sports memorabilia in top shape for now and in the future? Join curator of collections Amanda Peacock and membership coordinator Patrick Dickerson for a night of "show and tell" with objects that you bring with you. Get a crash course in collections care with a display of pieces from our vault, take a behind-the-scenes tour, and ask questions or share stories about the sports collectibles you want to show us and your fellow members. Light refreshments will be provided. The event is free for museum members and their guests. This is not an appraisal session. To register, call Patrick Dickerson at 410-727-1539, ext. 3033 or email him at

Sept. 26 -- Legacy Chase
The Legacy Chase is dedicated to those who have overcome cancer. Show your support and enjoy a day of racing fun for the entire family. The gates at Shawan Downs will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Visit

Sept. 26 -- Polo Match

Gates for this event will open at noon and take place at Marama Farm, 5610 Chamblis Dr. in Clarksville. There will be lots of fun, food and tailgating all day. Visit for more information.

Oct. 11 -- Danny Wiseman Bowling

Join Danny Wiseman at 9 a.m. for a youth scholarship tournament at AMF Country Club Lanes, 9020 Pulaski Highway. To register, visit

Oct. 16 -- Bull & Oyster Roast

Support the Kropfelder Foundation for Melanoma Education and Research, which promotes education and early detection of skin cancer, at The Lodge on Nine Mile Circle from 7-11 p.m. for a night of good food, music, dancing and a sports-related silent auction. Visit or call 410-719-7507 for tickets.

Nov. 7 -- Bull & Oyster Roast

Proceeds from this event will benefit the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation. The event is scheduled to take place at the Timonium State Fairgrounds from 6-10 p.m. Visit to purchase tickets.

Car Racing
Enjoy car racing with a dose of adrenaline in a safe and legal environment through November. Visit or call 301-884-9833.

Homeschool Sports

Baltimore-area homeschooled boys and girls in grades 6-12 interested in playing interscholastic sports can register for the 2015 school season. Email for more information and to register.

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 will provide assistance. Visit for details.

Maryland Officials Club

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

To participate in co-ed adult kickball around Baltimore, visit for locations and dates.

Track And Field

The Andover Apaches Youth Sports Organization has open enrollment for track and field. Call 410-859-3939 or visit for more information and to register.

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

Duckpin Bowling
Youth fall duckpin bowling leagues for participants ages 3-21 are forming at various duckpin centers in Baltimore. Most programs run on Saturday mornings and include bowling, shoe rental and coaching. For more information, visit, call Stacy Karten at 410-356-0936 or follow duckpin bowling at

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 for details.

Charm City Roller Girls
The Charm City Roller Girls' upcoming bouts will be held at Clarence "Du" Burns Arena, 3100 Boston St. Sept. 26. Visit for more information.

Babe Ruth Museum

The improved Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum has reopened and is located right next to Camden Yards. Babe Ruth's legacy shaped the sports and American life we live now. Consider making a tax-deductible. Visit or call 410-727-1539, ext. 3012.

Senior Olympics
The Maryland games have provided great competition and camaraderie for mature adults, as many have advanced to the National Senior Games and returned as U.S. champions. There are many events throughout September. Visit for more information.

Field Hockey Festival
Team registrations are now being accepted for the Nov. 21-22 Field Hockey Festival, which is open to all travel-level schools, recreation council and club affiliated teams. Email Mike at or visit for more information and to register. 

Issue 213: September 2015