Community Beat: Oct. 15 - Nov. 15, 2012
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A Purple Evening
This event is dedicated to female fans of the Baltimore Ravens and takes place at M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell St., from 4-10 p.m. Nov. 5. Get tickets by calling 410- 261-RAVE.
The Baltimore Terrapins youth football program is looking for volunteers to mentor and coach players ages 7-14. If you are interested, visit baltimoreterps.com or call 443-863-TERP.
Join The Ravens' Band
Become part of the Baltimore Ravens' gameday experience by becoming a member of the all-volunteer, 64-year-old tradition, Baltimore's Marching Ravens. The band is currently accepting applications for musicians, flag line, honor guard and equipment crew. Visit ravensband.org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call band president John Ziemann at 410-491-3778 or 410-557-8335.
The Andover Apaches in Linthicum are registering fall teams for ages 3-13. Visit apaches.org or call 410-859-3939, ext. 1.
The Andover Apaches in Linthicum are recruiting head coaches and offensive and defensive coordinators for all age groups and all skill sets for the fall. Program includes flag football for ages 3-4, in-house tackle for age 5, a tackle program for ages 6-14 and a freshman-sophomore team. Contact Bill at email@example.com or visit apaches.org to apply.
Old-timers Baseball Association
All former baseball players, coaches, managers and officials are invited to monthly meetings at the Del Capri, 302 German Hill Rd. Call Ed Worden at 410-248-0017.
If you're a serious baseball player, the BATT Academy is the place to be, with daily indoor workouts. Visit battacademy.com or call 410-590-2288.
Mason-Dixon Umpires Association
The MDUA is looking for people to train as umpires. After completing training, umpires will be assigned to work at high school baseball games in the Baltimore area. No experience is necessary. E-mail Mike Connors at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-653-7307.
Anne Arundel Baseball Team
Players are needed for an Anne Arundel County men's baseball team for ages 25 and older. E-mail email@example.com for details.
Men's Baseball League
A Harford County men's baseball league is looking for players 30 and older for the fall league, a five- to six-week schedule at Harford County high school fields. Games are played at 8:45 a.m. Sundays. Visit harfordmensbaseballleague.com or call 410-322-1342.
Putty Hill Panthers
The Panthers are looking for players ages 13-19 and coaches. Contact Pete Karsos by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-299-7417.
Role models are needed to help start an in-house and travel baseball program for children of all ages, beginning this fall. Adult volunteers, coaches, team managers, team moms and administrators must be 18 years or older and able to pass a criminal/sex offender background check. There will be national-baseball affiliation and regional tournaments. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
The Thunderkings Baseball Program is actively seeking all serious and dedicated youth baseball players ages 13-19 and coaches for the 2013 season. Visit thunderkingsbaseball.org and complete the prospective player profile form to get information about workouts and tryouts.
Did you play amateur baseball in the Baltimore area? If you played in high school, for Johnny's, Calvert Hall or Mount St. Joseph, or played with Al Kaline, Cal Ripken Jr. or other big league players, Baltimore Sandlots would love to hear your story. Pictures are welcome. E-mail your contact information and story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maryland Media Softball League
The oldest ASA-certified coed media softball league is expanding and accepting new teams for 2013. The league, modified coed and slo-pitch, is seeking qualified teams, stressing clean competition, fun and safety. Active teams include WMAR-TV, Fox 45, Babe Ruth Museum, Mad Kattle, Firestix, Nighthawks and more. The season begins April 2013, with weeknight play Monday-Thursday only. Call Steve Barber at 410-484-9257.
The Save-A-Limb Bike Ride, Walk and Festival features four bike rides and a one-mile family walk. The walk will start alongside the six-mile bike ride and will be followed by the post-ride carnival, fitness fair and picnic. Events will be held rain or shine, and helmets are required for all riders. The Save-A-Limb Fund supports the fight to save limbs from amputation and provide hip and knee replacements to patients in need both domestically and abroad. Visit savealimbride.org.
YMCA Turkey Trots
The Towson Turkey Trot on Nov. 22 will feature a 5K run/walk beginning at the Towson Family Center Y, running through the streets of west Towson and Southland Hill, and finishing back at the Towson Family Center Y. Join the Y along with friends, families and neighbors in helping to support the community. Awards will be presented to the top finishers, and the top overall winners will receive a turkey. There will be additional trots in Westminster, Bel Air and Catonsville on Nov. 22. For more information, visit ymaryland.org.
Loch Raven Hike
There are plenty of views of the beautiful reservoir, some rocky hills and one steep climb through the eight-mile hike on Merryman Trail on Oct. 21. For more information, visit mcomd.org or call 410-299-8833.
Mud Chasers is a new generation of 5K, where mud, music and adventure meet. This ultimate obstacle course will touch the primitive side in you. Are you tough enough to handle it? Then unleash the beast in you. The event is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 17 at Camp Puh'tok, 17433 Big Falls Road in Monkton, for ages 14U. Visit mudchasers.com or call Cristhian Ruiz at 410-823-0870.
Ready, Set, Sniff 5K
From 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20 at Patterson Park, support the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter. Move your paws for a cause and visit charmcityrun.com to register.
Walk For Maryland's Children
All people registered for the one-mile or 5K walks on Oct. 27 will be entered in a drawing to win great raffle prizes, including a sports bag, iTouch, Ravens tickets or a basket full of games and activities. The event runs from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Family Center at the Y on 33rd Street, rain or shine. To register, go to familytreemd.org/walk-for-mds-children or call Kelley Harrison at 410-889-2300, ext. 1238.
Walk to End Alzheimer's
Walk to End Alzheimer's is an all-age, all-ability event held in 600 communities nationwide, uniting millions to raise funds and awareness in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. The walk is Oct. 27 at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville. Call 410-561-9099 or visit alz.org/maryland to register.
The Central Maryland Soccer Association is currently accepting team registrations for the 13th Annual Bay State Holiday Soccer Tournament, scheduled for Dec. 27-29 in Hampstead. The tournament is open to all school, recreation and club-level travel teams throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Competition is available for boys' and girls' teams, ages 8-18; 18U coed; and men's open. The registration deadline is Dec. 17. Registration and roster forms are available on the tournaments page located at cmsasoccer.com. For additional information, e-mail email@example.com.
The Baltimore-Chesapeake Rugby Club is the region's only Division I men's rugby club, and is always looking for experienced players or those new to the game. Visit baltimorerugby.net or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Winter Indoor Soccer
Team registrations are now being accepted for the Central Maryland Indoor Futsal League, scheduled for two sessions between December and March. The league will offer single-level age competition for ages U8-U14, with dual-age competition for high school-level teams. This is an SAY-affiliated league. Registration permitting, separate boys' and girls' leagues will be formed. Locations are in Carroll County, Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Registration information is available at cmsasoccer.com or by e-mailing email@example.com.
Support The Home Team
Get your 'stache on, back the Birds and support the Casey Cares Foundation. Visit fanstache.com.
Continuing a 25-year-old Baltimore sports tradition, PressBox and Padonia Station will feature Baltimore's sports mavens, experts and icons in a series of lunches by sports fans, for sports fans. Plan to attend Nov. 8 with Loyola men's basketball coach Jimmy Patsos. Purchase tickets by visiting stores.pressboxstore.com.
Maryland Officials Club
The Maryland Officials Club is looking for people interested in becoming high school swimming officials 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mike Connors at 410-653-7307.
Local disc-golf courses are open for play throughout the fall. For the first tee, follow signs to the Maryland Zoo parking, past the softball field and reptile house. Visit md-discgolf.com for more information.
Signature Chefs Auction
Enjoy this culinary event at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel to benefit the March of Dimes of Central Maryland. This year's co-chairs are Orioles Hall of Fame catcher Chris Hoiles and his wife, Dana Hoiles. Visit marchofdimes.com/marylandmetrodc for more information.
The recreational league provides an environment where participants can gather, socialize, try Europe's oldest sporting traditions and celebrate their inner Italian. For details, visit play.majorleaguebocce.com/sites/baltimore.
Team registrations are now being accepted for the Maryland State Field Hockey Festival, scheduled for the weekend of Nov. 17 in Westminster. It's open to all travel-level, school, recreation and club-affiliated teams, and is sponsored by Majestx FHC and Northwest Area Sports: U12, U14, high school JV, high school varsity and coed 21-and-older age levels. Visit usamateursports.com/fh_summer or call 410-363-8610.
Charm City Roller Girls
Home-team championship games are Nov. 17 at DuBurns Arena, 1301 S. Ellwood Ave. Visit charmcityrollergirls.com for details.
Sandy Hook Speedway
At the home of many WKA national and divisional champions, enjoy the weekend club races Oct. 21. Visit sandyhookspeedway.com for details and additional dates.
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.
Help provide area kids with scholarships by participating in a tournament Oct. 14 at the AMF Country Club Lanes on Pulaski Highway in Middle River. Visit cmusbcyouth.org or call 443-910-0694 for sponsorship and donation information.
Professional training is available through S.A.S. for ages 8-12 and complete Vertimax speed camps for ages 13 and older. Train like the pros for football, volleyball, basketball, baseball or softball. Learn to increase speed, agility and strength. Visit athleticedgepro.com or call 410-590-2288.
Co-ed adult kickball is held in Federal Hill and Canton. Visit kickball-baltimore.com for more information.
Register for the Maryland Table Tennis Association tournament, which will be held Nov. 3 at the Carrollton Center in Eldersburg. Novices, advanced, juniors and seniors are welcome. Visit MDTTA.org or call 410-579-8462.
Tryouts for the Eastern Wrestling Alliance at its training center in Dundalk run all month long. Call Jim at 443-858-2755.
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.
Midnight Madness Grand Champion Runoff runs the weekend of Oct. 26 at Maryland International Raceway. Visit mirdrag.com for details and additional dates.
Towson Basketball Coaching Clinic
The clinic on Oct. 28 begins with a Towson men's basketball practice directed by head coach Pat Skerry. The speakers following practice and lunch will be Skerry; Adam Fletcher, Towson men's basketball director of strength and conditioning; and Chris Harney, the head coach at St. Mary's (Md.). This clinic is open to coaches of all levels. For additional information, please contact Patrick O'Connell via e-mail at email@example.com or call 443-610-7186.
SquashWise uses squash as the incentive for 40 middle school students to excel academically, athletically and socially, as well as compete in local and national squash tournaments. Tax-deductible donations made payable to Baltimore SquashWise can be mailed to 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 107, Baltimore, MD 21211 or submitted online at baltimoresquashwise.org. Equipment donations and volunteer tutors are also needed (no squash experience necessary). E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Issue 178: October 2012