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Community Beat: March 15-April 15, 2017

March 15, 2017
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-Walks/Races-


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 charmcityrun.com.

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 redshoeshuffle.org/shuffle-details/.

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 midatlanticwalkforwishes.org/htmlcontent.asp?cid=674848.

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 b3baltimore.com/.

April 22 -- 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 21st 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 port2fort.org.
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 facebook.com/events/201281747003399/.

April 23 -- 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. For more information, visit rpcs.org.

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 brigancebrigade.org/brigance-brigade-foundation-5.7k.

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 harford.edu/adam. 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 Mills 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 raceentry.com/races/5th-annual-flashback-5k/2017/register.

April 30 -- Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk
Nearly 6,000 people are expected to attend the Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk at Camden Yards. The walk highlights the need for organ donation and the prevention of kidney disease. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Lot No. 22. For more information, visit kidneymd.org or call 410-494-8545.

May 7 -- AIDS Walk & Run

Walkers, runners, volunteers and supporters will come together to show their support for the HIV/AIDS community of Baltimore during the AIDS Walk & Run at the Maryland Zoo. The run will benefit Chase Brexton Health Services, a nonprofit, community-based health organization that provides dependable, high-quality, comprehensive and accessible health care to those infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. For more information and to register, visit baltimoreaidswalk.org.

May 20 -- Old Bay 5K
Hosted by McCormick & Co., the inaugural Old Bay 5K Flavor of Giving will benefit the American Heart Association, Y of Central Maryland and United Way. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. at 215 Schilling Circle in Hunt Valley. To register, visit eventbrite.com/e/old-bay-5k-flavor-of-giving-registration-31651941810. 

 -Baseball/Softball-

Blue Devil Umpire Association

New baseball umpires are needed to officiate in Baltimore, Carroll and Frederick counties. No experience is necessary. Email Bob Frank at lawyerfrank@comcast.net or call 410-493-7011, or contact Larry Silverman at Bluedevilumps@comcast.net 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 at Prime Sportsplex in Glen Arm. Visit Dpdynasty.com or email Coach Denny at dpdsoftball@gmail.com.

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

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.

Cockeysville Recreation

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.

Mason-Dixon Umpires Association

The MDUA is looking for new high school baseball umpires in Baltimore. No experience is necessary. Email James Byrd at jbyrd0062@comcast.net 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 baltimoresandlots@yahoo.com.

Slow-Pitch Softball

The Baltimore County Lutherville-Timonium Rec Council has opened 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. For more information, email tjharrington51@netscape.net or call 443-847-1072.

-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 additional information are available at baltimoreceltic.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 baltimoreyouthlax@gmail.com or visit baltimoreyouthlax.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.

Old Line Soccer

Register by April 15 for the Central Maryland Soccer Association's tournament held in Jarrettsville April 29-30. Single-age level competition is available for U8-U15 and the dual ages of U16 and U18; the competition for U8-U10 is 7v7, for U11 and U12 is 9v9 and for U13 and older, 11v11. For additional information, visit cmsasoccer.com or email scorenews@aol.com.

-Football-

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.

-Other Activities-

March 23 -- "March Madness"-Themed Benefit

Celebrating more than three decades of providing free, quality civil-legal assistance to low- and moderate-income Marylanders, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service will host its 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. For more information, visit mvlslaw.org or call Kim at 443-451-4065.

March 24 -- BB&T Spring Swing

Guests will enjoy dinner, live and silent auctions and a night of laughs with Sarge, a world-renowned entertainer, all while raising funds to help cure cystic fibrosis. To purchase tickets, visit mdspringswing.eventscff.org, email arivlin@cff.org or call 410-628-0795.
March 25 -- Roller Derby
The Charm City Roller Girls' play the Dundalk Deviants at Skateland North Point, 1113 North Point Road in Dundalk. For more information visit charmcityrollergirls.com or call 443-475-0088.

April 1 -- Steeplechase Racing

Gates open at 10 a.m., pony races begin at 11 a.m., the first race is at 12:30 p.m. at Shawan Downs, 1401 Shawan Road in Cockeysville. For more information, visit shawandowns.com/events/green-spring-valley-point-point/.

April 22 -- Grand National Steeplechase

Join the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for a true Maryland tradition, the 115th running of the Grand National Steeplechase. Enjoy a beautiful day in Baltimore County's horse country with a classic picnic buffet, signature "Southside" cocktails, live music and the best view of the Grand National Steeplechase course. For tickets, visit grandnational.eventscff.org/.

April 22 -- Duckpin Bowling Basket Bingo

The Stoneleigh National Duckpin Youth Association league has openings for ages 3-21 to join their league at Stoneleigh Lanes in Towson. Many of the coaches are pro bowlers who donate their time to work to improve their bowling skills and teach the kids good sportsmanship. Join their annual fundraiser to support tournament and operating expenses starting at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, email Diane Shaw at duckpinmom@gmail.com or call 410-499-6657.

Ultimate Frisbee

Looking for an exciting sport, 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 pikesvillerec.org/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=28760, email Brett Weil at baweil@gmail.com or call 410-262-6136.

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.

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 chensports@verizon.net.

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.

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 ndya.org, call Stacy Karten at 410-356-0936 or "Like" duckpin bowling at facebook.com/theduckpinnews.

Officials Wanted

Do you love roller derby? Do you love whistles? Do you love stats? Then you may be ready to join the ranks of Charm City Roller Girls' officiating crew, who are looking for skating and non-skating officials of all skill levels. No experience necessary. Email referees@charmcityrollergirls.com  for more information.

Issue 231: March 2017