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Community Beat: Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2016

September 15, 2016
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-Walks/Races-


Sept. 17 -- 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. For more information, visit dogfest.org.

Sept. 17 -- Have Mercy On Our Soles

The annual Mercy High School 5K is a celebration of all things Mercy; celebrate and run/walk the 26-acre wooded campus of Mercy High School, 1300 E Northern Pkwy. Proceeds from this event will support all-girls Mercy High School. To register, visit mercy5k.com.

Sept. 17 -- 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 with special needs in Anne Arundel County. For more information, visit trifind.com.

Sept. 18 -- 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. For more information and to register, visit getreadygetsetgetfit5k.com.

Sept. 18 -- 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. For more information, visit raceforourkids.org or call 410-601-4438.

Sept. 18 -- 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 Bore 4 of the Fort McHenry Tunnel. To register, visit kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1160755.

Sept. 18 -- 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 Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and end with live music, fun and games. To register, visit heat-it.org.

Sept. 24 -- 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. For more information, visit marianhouse.org/5k.

Sept. 25 -- Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk
Register for the Cancer Challenge 10K, 5K and one-mile fun walk 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. To register, visit zerobaltimore.org.

Sept. 25 -- Larry's Ride And Run
Larry's Ride and Run, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m., will honor biker Larry Bensky, who lost his life while biking. The race will raise money for Bike Maryland, which raises awareness of bicyclists and bicycle-safety issues. For more information, visit larrysride.com/.

Sept. 25 -- 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. To register, visit pathfindersforautism.org/.

Oct. 1 -- Victims' Run/Walk

Raise funds to maintain an emergency fund that is available to crime victims who are in need of immediate assistance covering the cost of victimization. This event takes place, rain or shine, from 9 a.m.-noon at Rash Field in the Inner Harbor. For more information, visit charmcityrun.com.

Oct. 1 -- 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. For more information, visit familytreemd.org.

Oct. 2 -- Step Out
Support the American Diabetes Association with a 5K around Canton starting at the Waterfront Park. To register, visit diabetes.org/stepoutbaltimore or call 410-265-0075 x4678.

Oct. 8 -- Bike Race
Charm City Cross is the mid-Atlantic's two-day cyclocross race, featuring international, pro and regional cyclists. The race starts at Druid Hill Park, 2600 Madison Ave. For more information, visit charmcitycross.com or call 443-759-5620.

Oct. 8 -- Heart Walk
The American Heart Association is committed to healthier living and to defeating heart disease and stroke. The Greater Baltimore Heart Walk will take place at Camden Yards Sports Complex, Lot B and C.

Oct. 9 -- Fare Walk

Support your family and friends with food allergies and come out for a day of fun at the Maryland Zoo. Check in begins at 9 a.m. Visit foodallergywalk.org/baltimore2016.

Oct. 15 -- Baltimore Running Festival
Registration is open for the Baltimore Running Festival. Choose from five distances through the Inner Harbor and surrounding areas. For more information, visit thebaltimoremarathon.com.

Oct. 22 -- Ready, Set, Sniff
Come to Patterson Park from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and race, walk or run to raise money for the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter. For more details, visit baltimoreanimalshelter.org.

Oct. 29 -- Heather Hurd 5K

The Trick or Treat 5K and walk at Harford Community College honors the memory of Heather L. Hurd, a history major at Harford Community College from 1999-2003 who was killed in 2008 by a distracted driver who was texting. The race was founded to raise funds for Remembrance Book Scholarships for Harford Community College students and to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving to children and adults. Participants may pre-register by visiting harford.edu/heather or calling 443-412-2428.

Oct. 29 -- Walk to End Alzheimer's

Registration at Rash Field in downtown Baltimore begins at 9 a.m. Funds raised from this event benefit the Alzheimer's Association. To register, visit alz.org/walk.

- Baseball/Softball-

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.

Men's/Coed Softball

Registration is now open for the Lutherville-Timonium Rec Council fall slow-pitch softball program at Reisterstown Regional Park, which runs through early November. Men's leagues are on Monday and Wednesday evenings. For additional registration details, email tjharrington51@netscape.net or call 443-847-1072.

Fast Pitch

U16 Dynasty Prime fast pitch softball is looking for a few committed players and families for the fall season. Games include local and national tournaments and showcases, plus year-round workouts and practices in our own facility in Glen Arm. Email Coach Denny dpdsoftball@gmail.com or visit dpdynasty.com.

Cockeysville Recreation

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

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. 8. For more details, call Leo at 443-416-6447.

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.

Negro Leagues Baseball

Visit the Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball at the Owings Mills Metro Centre. 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. For more information, visit smnlbinc.org.

-Soccer/Rugby/Lacrosse/Squash-

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.

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.

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. For more information, visit mightykicksbaltimore.com.

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.

Columbus Weekend Soccer Classic

Team registration for the Columbus Weekend Soccer Classic is open to all USSF youth-affiliated teams within the mid-Atlantic region. Male and female competition is offered in the single-age levels of U8-U14 and the dual ages of U16 and U18. The registration deadline is Sept. 23, and the Classic takes place Oct. 8-9 in Westminster. For more information, visit cmsasoccer.com.

-Golf-

Sept. 19 -- Sizzling Golf Classic

Raise money to fight leukemia with There Goes My Hero at Woodholme Country Club, with an 11 a.m. shotgun start. For more information, visit ruthschrissizzlinggolfclassic.com or call 410-653-2133.

Sept. 26 -- 4th Quarter Golf Outing

Enjoy a day of golf at Fairway Hills Golf Club to benefit The 4th Quarter, a nonprofit organization focused on building leadership skills and confidence through after-school sports programs for middle school-age students. For more information, visit the4thqtr.org/upcoming-events/ or call Justin at 443-904-6318.

Sept. 26 -- Parkinson's Golf Outing

All of the proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area. Last year's event funded the opening of the I. Elliott Goldberg Parkinson's Fitness Program, located at the Under Armour Performance Center in Hunt Valley, which offers free exercise classes to those suffering from Parkinson's. This event will have a 8:30 a.m. shotgun start and will take place at Piney Branch Golf Club in Upperco. For registration information or to donate, contact ieggolf.com@gmail.com or call 410-375-3337.

Sept. 29 -- Golf Classic

The road to Pebble Beach starts at the Greystone Golf Course in White Hall, hosted by the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland. Practice and registration begin at 11:30 a.m.; followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Designed for new golfers and seasoned players alike, this four-person scramble-style tournament comprises Handicap Index and Gross divisions. Proceeds will directly support NKF-MD's patient emergency assistance program (providing food, housing aid, utilities, medical and dental support, medication and transportation to dialysis), as well as vital research at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland. To register, visit NKFGolfClassic.org or call 410-494-8545.

Oct. 2 -- 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. For more information, visit­­­ edblock.org or call 410-821-6252.

Men's Golf

Fox Hollow Men's Golf Club in Timonium has friendly competition at tournaments for all skill levels every other Saturday morning through October. For information and a membership application, visit foxhollowmensgolfclub.org.

- Football-

Oct. 3 -- A Purple Evening

The Baltimore Ravens will host their 10th 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 baltimoreravens.com/purple or call 410-261-RAVE (7283).

Oct. 21 -- Soiree with O.J. Brigance

Support people with ALS and celebrate the 47th 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 brigancebrigade.org/.

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

Baltimore Terps Youth

Games are open to all players ages 4-14, regardless of weight or skill level. The games provide a platform for participants to play the proper position for their body size while also ensuring their success as they move on to high school and beyond. To register, visit baltimoreterps.com/ or call 443-863-TERP.

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.

-Other Activities-

Sept. 17 -- DogFest

Come for a doggone great family day including a walk, games, contests, swimming for your dog, demonstrations and lots of food. Meet adoptable dogs, cats, and rescue groups and participate in a fundraising walk with rolling start times from 10 a.m.-noon on a one-mile scenic path through a wildlife sanctuary. For more information, visit dogfest.org/.

Sept. 23 -- Flip Flop Festivus

Come to a football party to benefit the Life and Breath Foundation in its search to find a cure for sarcoidosis, the most common fibrotic lung disease, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore. 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, Johnny Holliday and the Baltimore Ravens cheerleaders. Proceeds directly benefit the groundbreaking research to create a diagnostic test for sarcoidosis, which would save millions of dollars in healthcare expenses. For more information, visit lifeandbreath.org/eventsdonate/flip-flop-festivus/.

Sept. 24 -- Cool Kids Gala

Celebrate 10 years of Cool Kids from 6-11 p.m. at the B&O Railroad Museum. For tickets and information, visit coolkidscampaign.org/10year.

Sept. 24 -- 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 will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, visit gbmc.org/legacychase.

Sept. 24 -- Leader of the Pack

This competition is designed for everyone from an athlete to the average Joe. Participants can join in at their own CrossFit fitness level and will be encouraged to test limits and have some fun in the process. This event takes place from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Arenal Fitness, 2638 Quarry Lake Dr. in Pikesville. To register, visit eventbright.com.

Oct. 1 -- 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 edblock.org or call 410-821-6252.

Oct. 8 -- 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 dannywisemanbowling.com.

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

Homeschool Sports

Baltimore-area homeschooled boys and girls in grades 6-12 interested in playing interscholastic sports like soccer, volleyball and baseball can register for the upcoming school season. For more information or to register, email chensports@verizon.net.

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, skee-ball and sailing. Most of the leagues are six to eight weeks and include a final championship tournament and end-of-season parties. For more information, visit baltimoresocial.com.

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.

Disc Golf
Local disc golf courses are open for play throughout the summer. For the first tee, follow signs for Maryland Zoo parking, which is past the softball field and reptile house. For additional courses in the area, visit md-discgolf.com or dgcoursereview.com.

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.

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. For more details, visit bmorefit.org.

Kickball

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

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.

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. For details, visit velocipedebikeproject.org.

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 separate youth leagues for boys and girls ages 8-12 weeknights starting in September. For more information, email Brett Weil at ultimate@pikesvillerec.org or call 410-262-6136.

The 4th Quarter

Registration is now open for The 4th Quarter, a 10-week after-school program that uses football and fitness to encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. The event, for middle school boys and girls, takes place at Bonnie Branch Middle School from Sept. 26-Dec. 7 and Elkridge Landing Middle School from Sept. 27- Dec. 8. To register, call 443-904-6318 or visit the4thqtr.org.

Issue 225: September 2016