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Oct. 22 -- 12th Annual BARCStoberfest
Baltimore's Patterson Park will be full of activity as the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter hosts its 12th annual fundraiser -- BARCStoberfest! Thousands of people and their pets will be on-site to enjoy great local food, vendors, entertainment and pet activities. For more information, visit baltimoreanimalshelter.org/events/2016/10/22/11th-annual-barcstoberfest.
Oct. 22 -- 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. To register, visit lungevity.org/baltimore.
Oct. 22 -- Ready, Set, Sniff
Come to Patterson Park from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and race, walk or run in a 5K and/or one-miler to raise money for the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter. For more details, visit baltimoreanimalshelter.org.
Oct. 22 -- Tiger Trot
Celebrate Towson University's homecoming by participating in the Homecoming Tiger Trot, a 5K run or two-mile fun run around Towson's campus. The race begins at 8 a.m. For more information, visit events.towson.edu/event/2016_tiger_trot_homecoming_5k_and_fun_run.
Oct. 23 -- Komen Race For The Cure
This race will take place in Hunt Valley and provide participants with the opportunity to help the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer, reach its goal of ending breast cancer. Register for the race at komenmd.org, and for survivor stories, visit the blog at komenmdblog.org.
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. For more information, visit coloncancerfoundation.org.
Oct. 29 -- KidsPeace Trick or Trot
Join Buck and Angela Showalter and 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 kidspeace5k.org to register.
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 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. 31 -- ASA 5K
Proceeds from this event will benefit Athletes Serving Athletes and allow it to further its work of empowering athletes living with disabilities to cross the finish line in mainstream running and triathlon events. Hit the county roads, avoid the speed bumps and enjoy family, friends, live music and kids' entertainment in Hunt Valley. Visit asa5k.com for more information.
Oct. 30 -- Harford County Walk to End Alzheimer's
Registration is held at the Harford County Equestrian Center in Bel Air beginning at 9 a.m. Funds raised from this event benefit the Alzheimer's Association. To register, visit alz.org/walk.
Nov. 5 -- Best Buddies 5K
Runners and walkers will gather at Towson University for a themed 5K and one-mile fun run. Wear your favorite sports jersey or apparel and team up to rally for inclusion for individuals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. To register, visit charmcityrun.com.
Nov. 6 -- 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. For more information, visit bridgerace.com.
Nov. 6 -- Fuel Fund 5K Trail Run
The second annual 5K Trail Run will raise awareness and funds for vulnerable Maryland families for their heat and home utility needs. The run will take place from 9-11 a.m. in Highland at the Schooley Mill Park, 12975 Hall Shop Rd. Visit fuelfundmaryland.org or call 410-235-9080, ext. 2.
Nov. 26 -- Y Turkey Trot 5K
Every year, thousands of individuals from local communities come together to join the Y of Central Maryland for the annual Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K, a Thanksgiving Day tradition that raises funds to support children whose families live in poverty throughout central Maryland. The Y will host its Turkey Trot Charity 5K Nov. 26 in Baltimore City, Bel Air, Ellicott City/Catonsville, Towson and Westminster. For more information or to register, visit ymdturkeytrot.org.
Dec. 3 & 10 -- Jingle Bell Run
Join the 5K with a festive way to raise awareness and funds to cure Arthritis. Bring your holiday spirit Dec. 3 to Centennial Park in Ellicott City and Dec. 10 to the Coppermine Field House at DuBurns Arena. To register, visit jbr.org/baltimore.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 443-847-1072.
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 email@example.com or visit dpdynasty.com.
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. Nov. 12. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Nov. 13 -- The Big12 Fall Lacrosse Invitational
Year two of The Big12 Fall Lacrosse Invitational (big12lacrosse.com) will be held at Blandair Park in Columbia. Big12 was established to provide 2020, 2019 and 2018 teams a highly competitive fall tournament event and a platform where teams compete at the highest level and players receive recruiting exposure to NCAA Division I, II and III programs. The event also brings much-needed awareness to ALS, a devastating disease afflicting 6,400 Americans annually. Proceeds from the Big12 Fall Invitational will be donated to the Big12 tournament partner, the Brigance Brigade Foundation
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit baltimorerugby.net.
Oct. 20 -- NKF Golf Classic
Due to a flash flood watch, the road to Pebble Beach will take a delayed start. The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland rescheduled its NKF Golf Classic at Greystone Golf Course in White Hall. For online registration, visit NKFGolfClassic.org. To register offline or receive more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, contact Jenny Trostel at 410-494-8545 or email@example.com.
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.
Oct. 30 --
The annual AMF Dundalk fall doubles tournament is open to NDYA sanctioned juniors (ages 13-15) and majors (ages 16-21), and doubles teams may be any combination. The entry deadline is Oct. 23. To register, email Andrew.Clemens@yahoo.com.
Nov. 12 -- Aquathon Day
Worldwide Aquathon Day is held every year on the same day to bring awareness to aqua fitness around the world. The three-hour event runs from 9 a.m.-noon at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, 5700 Park Heights Ave., and includes vendors, food and a lineup of instructors. For more information, visit eventbright.com or call 443-253-0994.
Nov. 13 -- Catch A Lift's 5th Annual Baltimore Benefit
Tickets are now on sale for Catch A Lift's 5th Annual Baltimore Benefit, which raises funds for wounded veterans. The benefit will be held from 1-5 p.m. at Fells Point Tavern, (formally known as Kali's Court). The event sold out last year, so don't delay in purchasing tickets. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. For more information, visit baltimorebenefit2016.auction-bid.org/microsite/.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or call Mike Connors at 410-653-7307.
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.
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 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.
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 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 on weeknights. For more information, email Brett Weil at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-262-6136.
The 4th Quarter
Registration is now open for The 4th Quarter, a 10-week after-school program using
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 through Dec. 7 and Elkridge Landing Middle School through Dec. 8. To register, call 443-904-6318 or visit the4thqtr.org.
Issue 226: October 2016