Community Beat

Posted on November 11, 2009

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Special Events:

Friday 11/27 - Sunday 11/29: Festival of Trees at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Click here.

Sunday 11/29: Steelers vs. Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Meet us under the Ostend St. bridge, sign up for the free 42" TV giveaway and walk away with a free purple cooolie!

Sunday 11/23: Drop by the Cross Street Market in Federal Hill from 4-6 p.m. and check out the "PressBox Live" radio show with Matt Zenitz and Paul Mittermeier. Click here

Monday 12/7: Watch Ravens vs. Packers with PressBox at an away game viewing party at Buffalo Wings & Beer in Glen Burnie. Click here.

Sunday 12/27: Watch Ravens vs. Steelers with PressBox at an away game viewing party at Buffalo Wild Wings in  Westminster. Click here.

Sunday 1/3: Watch Ravens vs. Raiders with PressBox at an away game viewing party at High Topps in Timonium. Click here.

-Pick of the Month-

Ravens Food Drive
The Maryland Food Bank and the Baltimore Ravens are hosting a virtual food drive -- fans have a chance to win Ravens tickets when they donate online at One lucky winner will be named the honorary captain for the Nov. 22 Ravens-Colts game and participate in the pregame coin toss at midfield. Each of the 18 Baltimore-area Shoppers stores will collect canned goods and non-perishable items through Nov. 22. The Ravens encourage all fans to donate to the cause to help those in need.

- Nov. 15 -
Maryland Stock Car Reunion

Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Department. Call 410-841-6974 for more information.

Run 4 Life 5K
The Bauer family and friends look forward to an outstanding event in honor of Dustin Bauer, a courageous son, brother and friend, with a 5K race and 1-mile walk to support the Dustin Bauer Memorial Fund. Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville. Visit to register.

Flag Football
Baltimore Police vs. Shomrim flag football game with festivities starting at 1 p.m. Kickoff at 2 p.m. at Northwestern High School stadium, 6900 Park Heights Ave.

- Nov. 19 -
Bicycle Repair

Cooperative bicycle shop where visitors can work on a donated bike, use tools to fix a broken bike or buy ready-to-ride second-hand bikes. Volunteer staff provides assistance. Visit for additional dates.

- Nov. 21 -
Towson Hockey

Watch Towson take the ice against Maryland. 8:30 p.m. at Ice World. Visit for more information.

Cool Kids Bingo
Bring family and friends to the Cockeysville Senior Center for a fun-filled bingo event to raise funds and improve the quality of life for pediatric oncology patients and their families. 3-7 p.m. Visit

- Nov. 22 -
Scarecrow Classic

Participate in a 5K run and 1-mile walk to benefit the Brain Injury Association of Maryland. Starts at 9 a.m. at Meadowbrook Park in Ellicott City. Visit for more information.

- Nov. 26 -
Turkey Trot

Eat guilt-free this Thanksgiving after running in the Y of Central Maryland’s Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. Families are invited to run, walk or trot at the 5K run and 2K walk held in Towson and Bel Air. Visit for more information.

- Nov 29 -
Meet Colts Hall of Famers
Meet and greet former Baltimore Colts greats and Pro Football Hall of Fame members Raymond Berry and Gino Marchetti. 5-7 p.m. at the Sports Legends Museum. Each signed item will be accompanied by a Schulte Sports tamper-proof hologram. Visit for information.

Indoor Tailgate Party 
Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards will host an indoor tailgate party from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets include unlimited food and beverages as well as being able to watch the 4 p.m. NFL football games on the museum’s big screen dedicated to the Baltimore Ravens. Visit or call 410-727-1539.

Maryland Marvels
Opening game of Maryland's new professional basketball team.  Live music, face painting, contests and prizes for all ages. 5-7 p.m. at 201 Water St., Severna Park. Visit or call 410-233-1110.

- Dec. 5 -
Table Tennis Tournament

Maryland Table Tennis Association tournament starts at 9 a.m. at the Carrolltown Center in Eldersburg. Events for everyone (novice, advanced, juniors and seniors). MTTA will hold a round-robin tournament Dec. 19. Visit or call 410-579-8462. 

Jingle Bell 5K
Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces and join the holiday-themed 5K run/walk to raise funds and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation, Maryland Chapter. Visit to register.

- Dec. 9 -
Tennis Challenge

The lineup for the Pam Shriver and Baltimore Community Foundation Tennis Challenge reads like a Who's Who in tennis. Proceeds are donated to children-related charities in the Baltimore region. 7 p.m. 1st Mariner Arena. Visit or call 410-547-SEAT.

- Dec. 11 -
Motorcycle Races
The Maryland Fairgrounds in Timonium will host the Rodney Farris Memorial motorcycle races Dec. 11, 12 and 16. Races start at 7 p.m. Visit for more information.

- Baseball/Softball -
CCBC Catonsville Baseball
Register for the winter baseballs camps, designed for various age groups and include hitting, pitching, catching, and general baseball skills.  Camps begin in January and run on Sundays, Mondays or Thursdays.  Visit or call 443-840-4197.

Northwest Area Girls ASA Softball
New programs through spring 2010 season for ages 8-17. Call Steve Barber at 410-484-9257 or Robert Kordecki at 410-363-8610.     

Towson Tigers
12U travel baseball team seeking players for the 2010 season. Anticipating play in the Mid-Atlantic Baseball Association League, and Ripken and Cooperstown tournaments. Contact for more information.

Improve Your Game
For the ballplayer making the next step, find your best position and learn drills to improve your game plus much more. Coaching runs through March 2010 in outside fields and local indoor batting complexes. Call Stephen at 410-937-5660.

- Other Activities -
Mixed Signals
Artists have explored masculinity in sports at this art exhibit. 40 different artists display their work at UMBC's Center for Art Design and Visual Culture through Dec. 12. Visit or call 410-455-3188.

Extreme Sports
Enjoy skateboarding from dawn to dusk daily behind the Rec Center in Carroll Park through December. Contests held every month. Call 410-245-0613.

Wrestling Tryouts
Tryouts for the Eastern Wrestling Alliance at its training center located at 113 North Point Rd., Unit F. Call 443-858-2755.

NCAA Lacrosse Championship
Get your tickets early for the May 29, 2010 NCAA men's lacrosse championship at M&T Bank Stadium. Visit or call 410-547-SEAT.

Want To Be A Roller Girl?
Tryouts for the Charm City Roller Girls will be held Nov. 21 at Dundalk Skateland from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Visit for information.

Holabird Sports Charity
Baltimore residents can recycle their gently worn shoes for people in need for the charity Soles4Shoes. Ongoing drop offs at the Shoe Charity, 9220 Pulaski Highway.

Join The Ravens Band
Be part of a recognized musical organization, creating excitement and spirit throughout Baltimore since 1947. The marching band takes part in Ravens home games, numerous parades and other events during the offseason. The band is looking for all kinds of musicians. Can't play? You can still help with equipment. Call John Ziemann at 410-557-8335 and visit for more information.

Lacrosse Camp
Playmakers winter offensive skills camp runs Dec. 21-23. Join 2005 NCAA Player of the Year and Major League Lacrosse top overall draft pick Kyle Harrison, as he and his staff of current and former professional and college players help elevate your offensive game to the next level. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Park School.  Visit or call Amber at 410-472-3500.

Sports & Fitness Camp
Campers, ages 7-14, stay warm and dry indoors when they participate in this winter camp for a variety of sports including basketball, flag football, lacrosse, soccer, baseball/softball/Quickball, floor hockey and dodge ball.  Visit or call Amber at 410- 472-3500.

Issue 143: November 2009

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