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Community Beat: Feb. 15-March 15, 2016

February 15, 2016

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-Walks/Races-

 March 13 -- Under Armour Shamrock 5K

Grab your green and run through Baltimore City for the Under Armour Shamrock 5K before finishing at Power Plant Live! for an epic after party. The race will sell out, so please register early at charmcityrun.com.

April 3 -- Flashback 5K

The Junior League of Baltimore Flashback 5K race will raise funds for the Junior League of Baltimore's community projects that focus on healthy families and healthy communities. The race will be held at Goucher College from 9 a.m.-noon, followed by a post-race festival that includes music and a costume contest. Participants are encouraged to run in their favorite 1980s- or 1990s-inspired workout gear. Visit charmcityrun.com to register.

April 10 -- Red Shoe Shuffle 5K

Wear red to show your support for the Ronald McDonald House Family Fun Walk to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore. Visit redshoeshuffle.org/shuffle-details/ to register.

April 10 -- Reachout And Run 5K

The Reachout and Run race will raise funds for the HopeWell Cancer Foundation programs to support those affected by cancer. The race will be held at Goucher College from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Visit charmcityrun.com to register.

April 16 -- Sole Of The City 10K

Run the streets of Baltimore and finish up with lots of after-run festivities during the Sole of The City 10K. The race will start at Charm City Run McHenry Row and take place from 9 a.m.-noon. Visit charmcityrun.com for more information.

April 17 -- Red Hot Run

Proceeds from the race will benefit Roland Park School Faculty Compensation, to ensure it is able to attract and retain exceptional teachers and provide student financial assistance for our talented and diverse student community. Visit us at rpcs.org to learn more.

April 23 -- Port To Fort 6K

Rally the troops, enlist your family, challenge your friends or run individually through a scenic Fort McHenry 6K course to support the 20th annual Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation fundraiser. The race will start at Coke Field, 2400 Fort Ave. and take place from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Visit believeintomorrow.org/event/p2f/ to register.

April 24 -- Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk

This race honors the memory of Adam Thompson, a first-year Harford Community College student who was killed in an automobile accident in 2011. Proceeds from the race will benefit scholarships supporting students attending Harford Community College. The 5K run/walk will take place at 8 a.m. at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Rd. in Bel Air. The event also includes a children's play area and appearances by the Oriole Bird and Ravens mascot Poe. Online registration is available in advance at harford.edu/adam. For more information, call 443-412-2449.

-Baseball/Softball-

Slow-Pitch

The Baltimore County Lutherville-Timonium Rec Council has open team registration for the spring slow-pitch softball program at Seminary Park, which runs from May to mid-August. Men's leagues are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, and the coed league is Tuesday evenings. Individual players seeking spots will be referred to the registered team managers. Email tjharrington51@netscape.net or call 443-847-1072 for additional openings and details.

Mason-Dixon Umpires Association

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

Cockeysville Recreation

Visit cockeysvillereccouncil.org 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 over40baseball.org or call Mike Lockett at 410-446-0443.

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. March 12 and April 9. 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. Volunteers are always welcome. Visit smnlbinc.org for more information.

-Soccer/Rugby/Lacrosse/Squash-

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 baltimoreceltic.com.

Old Line Soccer Classic

The 19th annual Classic will take place April 23-24 in Jarrettsville. Multiple team registration discounts are available for single-age level teams U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, and U14 and dual-age level teams U17 (15/16) U18 (17/18). For more information and to register, visit cmsasoccer.com or email scorenews@aol.com.

Lacrosse Showdown

Team registrations are now being accepted for the Maryland Lacrosse Showdown July 2-3 in Westminster, sponsored by Sandlot and NWA Lacrosse. Male competition in the single-age level teams U12, U13, U14, U15, U16 and U17 and female competition in the single-age level teams U14, U15, U16 and U17 will play at least four 40-minute games. For more information and to register, contact Mark at 410-493-5182, email mascom13@aol.com or visit usamateursports.com/lacrosse_showdown/index.html.

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 mightykicksbaltimore.com for more information.

Squash

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 baltimoresquashwise.org to make your tax-deductible donation. To make equipment donations and/or become a volunteer tutor, email abbym@baltimoresquashwise.org.

Rugby

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 baltimorechesapeakerugby@gmail.com or visit baltimorerugby.net.

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 meetup.com/md-rugby.

Youth Lacrosse

The newly formed Baltimore Youth Lacrosse League is now accepting in-house registrations for the spring for all kids ages 4-12. Call 443-863-8377, email baltimoreyouthlaw@gmail.com or visit baltimoreyouthlax.com for more information and to register.

-Football-

Women's Tackle Football

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

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

-Other Activities-

Feb. 27 -- Charm City Roller Girls
The Charm City Roller Girls' season opener will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Skateland North Point, 1113 North Point Rd. in Dundalk. Visit charmcityrollergirls.com for more information.

March 20 -- The Foxhall Farm Trophy Case
The Foxhill Farm Trophy Chase will take place at the Green Spring Valley Hounds Hunt Club, 13920 Mantua Mill Rd. in Glyndon. Post time for the event is 1 p.m. For more information, visit marylandsteeplechaseassociation.com/race-meets/the-foxhall-farm-trophy-chase/.

March 17 -- "March Madness-" Themed Benefit

To celebrate 35 years of providing free quality civil legal assistance to low- and moderate-income Marylanders, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service will host a "March Madness-" themed benefit from 6-9 p.m. in the southeast club level of M&T Bank Stadium. There will be an open beer and wine bar, a behind-the-scenes stadium tour that includes field access, interactive basketball games and more. Visit mvlslaw.org or call Kim at 443-451-4065 for more information.

March 19 -- Black Tie and Tails

Support the animals at the Baltimore Humane Society, a no-kill shelter, by attending this black-tie gala. The event will be hosted by ABC2 news anchor Jamie Costello, and it will feature dinner, music, dancing and a silent auction. All pets are welcome. The event runs from 6-10 p.m. at The Grand Lunch in Hunt Valley. Visit bmorehumane.org for tickets.

April 23 -- Grand National Steeplechase

The 114th running of the Grand National Steeple Chase will take place at 2838 Butler Rd. in Butler. Visit grandnationalsteeplechase.com for more information.

Bocce

Baltimore Social operates a lot like the sports leagues of your youth, bringing friends and groups together to compete in a wide range of sports and activities, like soccer, skeeball and sailing. Most of the leagues are six to eight weeks long and include a final championship tournament and end-of-season parties. Visit baltimoresocial.com for more information.

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 mdcommish@comcast.net or call Mike Connors at 410-653-7307.

Homeschool Sports

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

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 ndya.org, call Stacy Karten at 410-356-0936 or follow duckpin bowling at Facebook.com/theduckpinnews.

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 velocipedebikeproject.org for details.

Andover Track 

Online registrations are now being accepted for the Andover Apaches Track/Track on Point Track Club through May 31.  For information about the program or to register, visit sports.bluesombrero.com/apaches.

Kickball

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

Youth Competition Cheerleading 

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 donation. Visit baberuthmuseum.org/donate/ or call 410-727-1539, ext. 3012.

Basketball

Maryland AAU will host the AAU boys' U8 basketball national championship July 6-10 in Salisbury. Free practice time will be given to early registrants. The final date to register is July 5. For more information and to register, visit aauboysbasketball.org or call 410-927-5722.

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee is one of the fastest growing and most exciting sports, combining the nonstop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football into one fast-paced game in which everyone is involved. The Pikesville Ultimate Disc Association will host youth leagues for boys ages 8-12 at Wellwood Elementary School, 2901 Smith Ave. in Pikesville. The leagues will begin in April and will run every Tuesday night through May. For more information, visit puda.moonfruit.com, email Brett Weil at ultimate@pikesvillerec.org or call 410-262-6136.

Horseshoe Club
Baltimore Metro Horseshoe Club will host an adult Baggo League on Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. through March 31 at Deep Creek Middle School, 1000 S. Marlyn Ave. in Essex. The cost is $15 for the entire league or $5 per night. For more information, call 410-686-5174.   

Issue 218: February 2016