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Community Beat: Aug. 15- Sept. 15, 2017

August 15, 2017
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Aug. 19 -- Believe Big 10K

Join the Believe race team at the River Valley Run, which features a 10K and 15K trail course, scenic 5K road course, kids stampede fun run and a toddler trot. Come run/walk with your friend, sports team or co-workers and make a difference in the lives of those who are facing, fighting and overcoming cancer. To register, visit

Aug. 19 -- Survivor Strong 5K Fun Run/Walk
All proceeds will further the mission of The National Center for Citizen Safety to raise awareness on how to respond to domestic terrorism. Opening ceremonies begin at 7:45 a.m. at 6940 Columbia Gateway Drive. To register, visit

Aug. 20 -- Iron Girl Triathlon

The 11th annual Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon will take place at 7 a.m. at Centennial Lake in Ellicott City. Iron Girl aspires to bring women of all ages together as a community by offering a supportive, energetic and empowering environment for females pursuing a healthy and active lifestyle. To register, visit

Aug. 26 -- Stars 5K & 2K Walk
Walk at the Canton Waterfront Park to raise awareness and funds to support individuals who have sickle cell disease. The event benefits Sickle Cell Disease of America. To register, visit or contact

Sept. 2 -- Charles Street 12
This unique. point-to-point race will take runners down historic Charles Street, now a national scenic byway, and end at Power Plant Live! A portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit the Children's Heart Program at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital. For more information and to register, visit

Sept. 9 -- Nun Run

This 5K and one-mile fun run benefits St. Martin's Home and the Little Sisters of the Poor Baltimore. The race begins at 8 a.m. at The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St. To register, visit

Sept. 16 -- Have Mercy On Our Soles
The annual Mercy High School 5K is a celebration of all things Mercy. Celebrate and run/walk the 26-acre wooded campus of Mercy High School, 1300 E Northern Parkway from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Proceeds from this event will support all-girls Mercy High School. To register, visit,

Sept. 17 -- Get Ready! Get Set! Get Fit!
This 5K run/walk and one-mile walk will start at the CCBC Essex campus at 8:30 a.m. and benefit the Baltimore County Department of Aging's programs for seniors. For more information and to register, visit

Sept. 17 -- Heat It To Beat It
Mercy Medical Center will unite hundreds of patients, their families and friends to raise awareness and funds for research into the causes and treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis, a cancer found in the abdomen. The 2.2-mile walk will start at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and end with live music, fun and games. To register, visit

Sept. 17 -- Super Hero Walk

Join the Baltimore Child Abuse Center for a free, fun and family-friendly romp around Lake Montebello in your finest superhero costume to raise awareness of child abuse. All are welcome to attend, and superhero costumes are optional and encouraged. Music, face-painting, healthy snacks and a cape-making station will be on-hand for all to enjoy. To register, visit

Sept. 23 -- 5K Race To Embrace Independence
Join a fun, healthy, family-friendly and festive neighborhood celebration to support and highlight the successes of Marian House women moving from dependence to independence. Participation helps raise vital funds for housing, food, clothing, education, life skills, employability training, counseling services and other necessary support services for homeless women and children. For more information, visit

Sept. 24 -- Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk

Register for the Cancer Challenge 10K, 5K and one-mile fun walk at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium. This tight-knit community event will bring together athletes, doctors, cancer survivors and those who care about ending prostate cancer. The goal is to find a cure for prostate cancer by funding research and providing free testing and education. To register, visit


Sept. 9 -- 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 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more details, call Leo at 443-416-6447.

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

Men's Coed Softball

The Baltimore County Lutherville-Timonium Rec Council has opened team registration for the fall slow-pitch softball program at Reisterstown Regional Park, which runs from mid-August to early November. Leagues are Monday and Wednesday evenings. Email or call 443-847-1072 for additional registration details.

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.

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.

Cockeysville Recreation

For updates about baseball registration for the Cockeysville Recreation Center, visit or call 410-887-7734.


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

Celtic Soccer Club

Tryouts for the Celtic Soccer Club are for boys ages 6-18 and girls 6-12. Registration and additional information is available at


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


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


Aug. 26 -- Three Club Classic

A nine-hole event played with three clubs will be held at historic Carroll Park Golf Course to benefit First Tee of Baltimore, whose mission is to provide kids the support to thrive academically and socially through golf. The use of only three clubs forces golfers to be creative and invent shots, especially around the greens. This event puts a major emphasis on shot-making, club selection and making the most of limited resources. For more information, call 240-273-GOLF (4653) or visit

Sept. 25 -- 4th Quarter Golf Outing
Enjoy a day of golf at Waverly Woods in Marriottsville to benefit The 4th Quarter, a nonprofit organization focused on building leadership skills and confidence through after-school sports programs for middle school-age students. For more information, visit or call Justin at 443-904-6318.

Sept. 15 -- Golf Classic
The road to Pebble Beach starts at the Greystone Golf Course in White Hall hosted by the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland. Practice and registration begin at noon, followed by a 2 p.m. shotgun start. Designed for new golfers and seasoned players alike, this four-person scramble-style tournament comprises Handicap Index and Gross Divisions. Proceeds will directly support NKF-MD's patient emergency assistance program (providing food, housing aid, utilities, medical and dental support, medication and transportation to dialysis), as well as vital research at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland. To register, visit or call 410-494-8545.


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-

Aug. 15-19 -- Crossing Maryland

Become a trekker and hike or bike alongside meteorologist Justin Berk as he makes his way across Maryland to benefit kids with cancer and their families. To register, visit

Sept. 12 -- Sizzling Golf Classic
Raise money to fight leukemia at this event benefiting There Goes My Hero. There will be an 11 a.m. shotgun start at Woodholme Country Club. For more information, visit or call 410-653-2133.

Sept. 15 -- Flip Flop Festivus

A repeatedly sold out event with more than 300 guests, Flip Flop Festivus offers an elegant night on the town in a resort casual atmosphere. Past attendees have included former professional athletes, media personalities and community leaders such as Qadry Ismail, Brad Jackson, Gheorghe Muresan, Harvey Grant, Ed Norris, Walt Williams, David Aldridge and Johnny Holliday. The event will feature great food and drinks, casino games, raffle prizes and a live auction of highly sought-after sports and travel packages. For tickets visit,

Sept. 16 -- Dogfest

Baltimore Humane Society's Dogfest Walk & Festival is a dog-day extravaganza for pets, kids, pet owners and pet lovers that benefits animals in need of care and refuge at the 365 acre no-kill shelter. Sign up now to be a walk fundraiser and/or come for a great family day of games, contests, swimming for your dog, demonstrations and lots of food. Plus, meet adoptable dogs and cats and local rescue groups. For tickets and more information, visit

Sept. 16 -- Bull and Oyster Roast

This event benefits Keep Punching, a nonprofit that raises funds to help in the fight against brain cancer. The roast will take place from 7-11 p.m. at Columbus Gardens and will feature many sports-related items for auction. For tickets, visit

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 the Charm City Roller Girls' officiating crew, which is looking for skating and non-skating officials of all skill levels. No experience necessary. For more information, email .

Ultimate Frisbee

Central Maryland Ultimate Association promotes youth ultimate frisbee leagues in the Baltimore area. Go to for information about spring/summer leagues in Pikesville and Towson as well as Howard and Anne Arundel counties.

Babe Ruth Museum

The improved Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum has reopened 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 -- such as 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.

Car Racing 

Enjoy car racing with a dose of adrenaline in a safe and legal environment all summer long. Visit or call 301-884-9833. 

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

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

Wiffle Ball

If you can swing a bat and throw and catch a ball, then you can play Wiffle Ball. Enjoy a game that caters to players of all ages and have some fun. For summer tournament information, visit

Issue 236: August 2017