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Community Beat: Feb. 15-Mar. 15, 2017

February 15, 2017
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Feb. 25 -- 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

April 1 -- Foxhound 5K

The St. James Academy Foxhound 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk benefits Paul's Place to improve the quality of lives in southwest Baltimore communities. To register, visit

April 2 -- 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. To register, visit

April 2 -- Walk For Wishes

Join this community-wide celebration and use your superpowers to grant the wishes of local kids battling life-threatening medical conditions and support Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, Inc. The walk is from 7:30-11 a.m. at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. To register, visit

April 8 -- Sole of the City 10K

Join the Under Armour Sole of the City, and run the streets of Baltimore and finish at Charm City Run McHenry Row. For more details, visit

April 23 -- Reachout and Run 5K

The race will raise funds for HopeWell Cancer Foundation programs to support those affected by cancer. It will be held at Goucher College from 8:30-11:30 a.m. For more information, visit

April 30 -- Brigance Brigade 5.7K

Celebrate ALS Awareness Month and the 10th anniversary of founder O.J. Brigance's ALS diagnosis at the fourth annual charity event. Races will honor former Baltimore Ravens special teams captain O.J. Brigance's jersey number (57) -- a timed 5.7K run, a 1.57-mile family run/walk and a Kid's Fun Run for youth ages 8 and younger. A Celebration Village with food, beverages, music and a Kid's Fun Zone will follow the races. For more information, visit

April 30 -- Adam Thompson 5K

Race to honor 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 race starts at 8 a.m., and participants may run as individuals or organize themselves as part of a team. Online registration is available in advance at For more information, call 443-412-2449.

April 30 -- 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 Foundry Row in Owings Mill from 9 a.m.-noon, followed by a post-race festival that includes a vendor fair, music and a costume contest. Participants are encouraged to run in their favorite 1980s- or 1990s-inspired workout gear. To register, visit


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 or call 410-493-7011, or contact Larry Silverman at or call 410-484-2118.

Fast Pitch

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 or email Coach Denny at

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 or call Mike Lockett at 410-446-0443.

Cockeysville Recreation

For updates about baseball registration for the Cockeysville Recreation Center, visit 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

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 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 or call 410-294-5257.

Al Kaline Documentary

Have a story or picture of Hall of Fame outfielder Al Kaline? If so, executive producer Stephen Johnson is working on a documentary and wants to hear from you. Email


Feb. 19-20 -- LAX Shoot-Out

There will be lots of action at the LAX Shoot-Out at Du Burns Arena. For more information, visit

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 or visit


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

Mighty Kicks Pup League

The Pup League provides year-round soccer training for boys and girls of all abilities ages 2-7. It's designed to build motor skills, self-confidence and basic techniques. Ongoing programs are available around Baltimore. For more information, visit


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 or visit

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

Spring Soccer League

This league offers separate boys and girls divisional league play on Sundays in March, April and May for a six-game season. Play starts the last Sunday in March and runs through the end of May. Register by Feb. 19 at


March 11 -- Ed Block Courage Awards

The 39th Annual Ed Block Courage Awards is located at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, which boasts an unbeatable waterfront location in the city's bustling Inner Harbor. Doors open at 5 p.m., with an autograph session, auctions, dinner and beverages included in the ticket price. The program will begin at 7 p.m. with introductions of the 2016 Ed Block Courage Award Recipient class. For more information or tickets, visit

April 1 -- Join the Ravens' Band

Become part of the Baltimore Ravens' game-day experience by joining Baltimore's Marching Ravens. Open auditions at M&T Bank Stadium. Visit

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 or call 443-863-TERP.

-Other Activities-

Feb. 25 -- Living The Dream Gala

Support efforts at the Zaching Against Cancer Foundation for cancer patients and their caregivers through greatly needed funds, services, scholarships and more. The event takes place at M&T Bank Stadium and features food, an open bar, music and a live and silent auction with great sports memorabilia. To register, visit o r call 443-864-4246.

Duckpin Bowling

There are openings for youth 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, call Stacy Karten at 410-356-0936 or "Like" duckpin bowling at

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 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

Homeschool Sports

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

Bicycle Repair

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

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 or call Mike Connors at 410-653-7307.

Issue 230: February 2017