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Community Beat: April 15-May 15, 2017

April 17, 2017
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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. For more information, 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 23 -- Red Hot Run
Proceeds from the race will benefit Roland Park Country School's Endowment for 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

April 29 -- Black Tie & Tails Gala

Bring a friend; bring your pup. Support the animals at the Baltimore Humane Society by joining us for this can't-miss black-tie gala event. The evening will feature an elegant seated dinner, open bar, live music, dancing, raffles, silent auction and live auction run. Tickets are $149 per person (well-behaved animals attend for free!). Buy before April 15 and get the early bird ticket special at $125. All funds raised from Black Tie & Tails support the care of animals at our no-kill shelter.

April 29 -- Roar for Kids 5K

Support the kids at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at the 5K road race or the low-mileage fun walk. Lots of music, food and fun will follow all day at Oregon Ridge Park. To register, 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 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

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 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 healthcare to those infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. For more information and to register, visit

May 7 -- Stride and Thrive 5K

Race proceeds help fund innovative gynecologic cancer research and support women, their families and the survivorship programs at Johns Hopkins. The 5K and one-mile fun run begin at 8:30 a.m. at Goucher College. To register, please visit

May 7 -- Billy Korrow Memorial 5K

The race and walk begins at 8:30 a.m. at Loyola High School, 500 Chestnut Ave. in Towson.

All proceeds will benefit the Billy Korrow Scholarship Fund. Visit or call Chris at 443-841-3496.

May 13 -- Woman's Distance 5K

Join the Baltimore Road Runners Club on a flat, scenic course around Hammerman Area Beach starting at 9:30 a.m. To register, visit For more information, visit or call Robin at 410-215-4399.

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 9 a.m. at 215 Schilling Circle in Hunt Valley. To register, visit 

May 21 -- Keep Punching 5K

Knock out brain cancer and support this worthwhile 5K, one-miler and kids races; opening ceremony is scheduled for 8 a.m. at Goucher College. To register, visit


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 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 at Prime Sportsplex in Glen Arm. Visit or email Coach Denny at

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. May 13. 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 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

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.

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 or call 443-847-1072.

Crab Claw Classic

Represent the state of Maryland in the 15th annual Crab Claw Classic at Joe Cannon Stadium in Hanover Aug. 4. Register online at or call director Louie Holcomb at 410-812-5120.


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

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

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


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


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


May 9 -- Eric DeCosta Sports Boosters Dinner

Have dinner with the Sports Boosters of Maryland and Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta starting at 6:30 p.m. The organization's mission is to promote the advancement and enjoyment of amateur as well as professional sports for youths and adults alike while providing related educational and charitable services. To purchase tickers, visit

Join the Ravens' Band

Become part of the Baltimore Ravens' game-day experience by joining Baltimore's Marching Ravens. 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.

Ravens Play 60

The Ravens "Play 60" Grant provides funding of up to $5,000 to qualifying nonprofit organizations that create and/or continue programs or projects promoting physical fitness and nutrition education. The foundation is committed to improving, encouraging and enabling the healthy development of youth in the Baltimore area, as well as other parts of the state of Maryland.  The grant program continues the foundation's commitment to increasing physical activity among area youth and seeks to encourage healthy youth activities. Apply at by May 31.

-Other Activities-

April 29 -- Maryland Hunt Cup

Bring a lunch and the family and spend the day at the Maryland Hunt Cup to see first-class equestrians complete the four-mile course at Worthington Farms in Hunt Valley starting at 4 p.m. For details, visit

April 30 -- Jr. Hunt Cup

Gates open at 11 a.m.; race begins at noon at Shawan Downs, 1401 Shawan Road in Cockeysville. For more information, visit

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

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 or call 410-499-6657.

June 5 -- Steve Quick Memorial Golf Tournament
Steve Quick, a former golf and football star at St. Mary's of Annapolis High School, passed away at the age of 29 from diabetic complications, and proceeds from this event will go to the family of Chris Bobbick, who was a Department of Homeland Security employee killed along with his parents on a family trip to Disney World. His wife and young daughter were both paralyzed during the accident. Check-in is scheduled for 8 a.m. at Eisenhower Golf Course, 1576 Generals Highway in Crownsville. To register, call Thomas Phelps at 910-583-9917.
Ultimate Frisbee

Central Maryland Ultimate Association promotes youth ultimate Frisbee leagues in the Baltimore area. Go to for information about spring leagues in Pikesville, Towson and Anne Arundel County.

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.

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

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.

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

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. For more information, email .

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

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

Issue 232: April 2017