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Feb. 5 -- Penguin Pace 5K
The Penguin Pace helps the Bain Center Council subsidize many Bain 50+ Center activities and provides a variety of additional health, educational, art and social activities to seniors throughout Howard County. To register, visit register.chronotrack.com/r/24173.
Feb. 11 -- Cupid's Undie Run
Join the one-mile fun-run, and then have some more fun at Power Plant Live! in the Inner Harbor to benefit Children's Tumor Foundation. To register, visit cupidsundierun.org/city/baltimore/.
Tri To Help
Seasoned triathletes and first-timers can compete to raise the most sponsors, which funds epilepsy research at the Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Center. To register, visit
March 12 -- Under Armour St. Patrick's Day 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 sells out fast, so register early. To register, visit runsignup.com/Race/MD/Baltimore/UnderArmourStPatricksDayShamrock5K.
Blue Devil Umpire Association
New baseball umpires are needed to officiate in Baltimore, Carroll and Fredrick counties. No experience is necessary. Email Bob Frank at email@example.com or call 410-493-7011 or contact Larry Silverman at Bluedevilumps@comcast.net or call 410-484-2118.
U14 and U16 Dynasty Prime fast-pitch softball teams are looking for committed players and families for the upcoming spring/summer season. Games are played in local and national tournaments and showcases. Players participate in year-round workouts and practice in Prime Sportsplex in Glen Arm. Visit Dpdynasty.com or email Coach Denny firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
For updates about baseball registration for the Cockeysville Recreation Center, visit cockeysvillereccouncil.org or call 410-887-7734.
Museum of 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.
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. Feb. 11. 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 James Byrd at email@example.com or call 410-294-5257.
Team registrations are now being accepted for the Baltimore Indoor Lax Shoot-Out scheduled for Feb. 19 and 20 at the Du Burns Arena. The Shoot-Out is open to boys' and girls' as well as travel and club-sponsored teams located within the mid-Atlantic region. Competition is available for boys and girls travel ages 9-18 or club level graduation year competition of 2018-2026. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our page at mascomsports.com.
Baltimore City Youth Lacrosse
The Baltimore Youth Lacrosse League is registering for the spring 2017 season. This in-house league is open to all kids ages 4-13 and practices two days a week with games on weekends. For more information, call 443-863-8377, email email@example.com or visit baltimoreyouthlax.com.
SquashWise provides incentives for middle school students to excel academically, athletically and socially, as well as the opportunity to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or visit baltimorerugby.net.
Celtic Soccer Club
Tryouts for the Celtic Soccer Club are for boys ages 6-18 and girls 6-12. Registration and additional information are available at baltimoreceltic.com.
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.
Join the Ravens' Band
Become part of the Baltimore Ravens' game-day experience by joining Baltimore's Marching Ravens. Visit baltimoreravens.com/marchingravens.
Jan 26-28 -- Polar Bear Plunge
Join more than 10,000 courageous plungers at Sandy Point State Park seeking thrills and chills all to benefit the 7,311 athletes of Special Olympics Maryland. To register, visit kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1164129.
Jan. 26-29 -- Baltimore Boat Show
The 2017 Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show returns to the Baltimore Convention Center offering more than 300 boats and everything needed to get on the water in time for summer. Tickets are $14 for adults, free for children 15 and younger, and can be purchased in advance online at BaltimoreBoatShow.com or at the box office during the show.
There are openings for y
outh duckpin-bowling leagues for ages 3-21 at various duckpin centers in Baltimore. Most programs run Saturday mornings and include bowling, shoe rental and coaching. For more information, visit ndya.org, call Stacy Karten at 410-356-0936 or "Like" duckpin bowling at facebook.com/theduckpinnews.
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.
Baltimore Fitness Academy
BMoreFit's goal is to reduce childhood obesity throughout 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.
Baltimore-area homeschooled boys and girls in grades six-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.
As 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.
Issue 229: January 2017