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Sept. 16 -- Paws on Parade
The Baltimore Humane Society's DogFest, featuring the Paws on Parade fundraiser, is a dog day extravaganza for pets, pet owners and pet lovers. The event benefits animals in need of care and refuge at the Baltimore Humane Society, a 365-acre no-kill shelter. The walk, activities, games, events and contests will be on the grounds of the Baltimore Humane Society, at 1601 Nicodemus Road in Reisterstown. For more information, visit dogfest.org.
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 a,m.-10:30 a.m. Proceeds from this event will support all-girls Mercy High School. To register, visit, mercy5k.com.
Sept. 17 -- Race For Our Kids
The race to benefit the Herman and Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai features USATF-certified 5K and 10K courses, as well as a 1-mile, family fun walk and has something for everyone -- from the elite runner to the novice weekend warrior. For more information, visit raceforourkids.org or call 410-601-4438.
-- Get Ready! Get Set! Get Fit!
This 5K run/walk and 1-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 getreadygetsetgetfit5k.com.
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 heat-it.org.
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 marianhouse.org/5k.
Sept. 23 -- Kids Triathlon
Support the Karen Stevens Memorial Kids Triathlon and Karen's legacy. Karen was a swim instructor at Severna Park Community Center-Aquatics and taught students of all ages and abilities before she passed away from cancer in 2009. The proceeds from the triathlon go toward funding swim lessons for children with special needs in Anne Arundel County. For more information, visit active.com.
Sept. 23 -- St. Jude Walk
Join thousands of supporters in more than 62 cities across the country as they band together in the fight against childhood cancer. The walk begins at 9:30 a.m. at Latrobe Park. To register, visit charmcityrun.com to register.
Sept. 24 -- Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk
Register for the Cancer Challenge 10K, 5K and 1-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 zerobaltimore.org.
Sept. 24 --
The race will raise money for Pathfinders for Autism. It will start and end at the Maryland Zoo and includes plenty of entertainment and games for the entire family. To register, visit charmcityrun.com.
Sept. 30 -- MG Walk
The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America promotes awareness and raises money to fund research, programs and services. To register, visit MGwalk.org/Maryland or call 1-855-649-2557.
Oct. 1 – Running with the Devils
Walk or run at Oregon Ridge to impact one of the thousands who turn to the Red Devils to ease the burden of breast cancer. For more information and to register, call 410-323-0135 or visit runningwiththedevils.org.
Oct. 1 --
Support the American Diabetes Association with a 5K around Canton starting at the Waterfront Park. To register, visit diabetes.org/stepoutbaltimore or call 410-265-0075 x4678.
Oct. 1 -- Sowebo Landmark 5K
The goal of this event is to unite neighbors, families and schools with resources to empower youth to be active, eat well and lead healthy lives. This event highlights the best of Southwest Baltimore's communities, parks, people and landmarks. To register, visit charmcityrun.com.
Charm City Cross is the Mid-Atlantic's two-day cyclocross race, featuring international, pro and regional cyclists. The race starts at Druid Hill Park, 2600 Madison Ave. For more information, visit charmcitycross.com or call 443-759-5620.
Oct. 8 -
Fort McHenry 5K
The Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K Walk/Run is hosted by MDTA to benefit Special Olympics Maryland. Participants will have a rare opportunity to walk/run through Bore 4 of the Fort McHenry Tunnel. To register, visit kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1169595.
Oct. 8 --
Larry's Ride And Run
Larry's Ride and Run, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m., will honor biker Larry Bensky, who lost his life while biking. The race will raise money for Bike Maryland, which raises awareness of bicyclists and bicycle-safety issues. For more information, visit larrysride.com/.
Oct. 14 --
Family Fair And Walk
Save the date for the Brent A. Rosenberg Family Fair & Walk. Entertainment and activities will take place after the walk, including playground fun, hula hoops, music, food, face painting, inflatables, giveaways and more, all at the Weinberg Y in Waverly from 1-3:30 p.m. For more information, visit familytreemd.org.
Oct. 14 -- Holly's Hope 5k Run
This event -- organized by Bel Air resident Ethan Brito to honor his aunt, a survivor of abuse -- benefits Sexual Assault-Spouse Abuse, a nonprofit organization that provides free support to abuse victims. For more information, visit sarc-maryland.org.
Oct. 21 -- Baltimore Running Festival
Registration is open for the Baltimore Running Festival. Choose from five distances through the Inner Harbor and surrounding areas. For more information, visit thebaltimoremarathon.com.
Oct. 28 -- Heather Hurd Spooktacular 5K
The Trick or Treat 5K and walk at Harford Community College honors the memory of Heather L. Hurd, a history major at Harford Community College from 1999-2003 who was killed in 2008 by a distracted driver who was texting. The race was founded to raise funds for Remembrance Book Scholarships for Harford Community College students and to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving to children and adults alike. Participants may pre-register by visiting harford.edu/heather or calling 443-412-2449.
Oct. 14 -- 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 smnlbinc.org.
For updates about baseball registration for the Cockeysville Recreation Center, visit leagueathletics.com/?org=COCKEYSVILLERECCOUNCIL.ORG or call 410-887-7734.
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.
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 email@example.com or call 410-493-7011, or contact Larry Silverman at Bluedevilumps@comcast.net or call 410-484-2118.
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 through early November. Leagues are Monday and Wednesday evenings. For additional registration details, email
or call 443-847-1072.
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 2-7. 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 is available at baltimoreceltic.com.
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 the4thqtr.org/upcoming-events/ or call Justin at 443-904-6318.
Ed Block Mini Golf
This event benefits the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation's efforts to raise awareness and prevention of child abuse in Baltimore and other NFL communities. There are two rounds of play at Perry Hall Mini Golf at noon and 2:30p.m. For more information, visit edblock.org or call 410-821-6252.
Oct. 9 -- A Purple Evening
The Baltimore Ravens will host their 11th annual women's event from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium with a variety of activities that will entertain the most avid and knowledgeable fans, as well as those who are just looking for a girls night out. The event also offers access to Ravens player appearances and autographs, including several Q&A sessions on the field. Vouchers to obtain signatures will be distributed with the purchase of a ticket prior to the event. For tickets, visit baltimoreravens.com/purple or call 410-261-RAVE (7283).
Oct. 21 -- Soiree with O.J. Brigance
Support people with ALS and celebrate the 48th birthday of the one and only O.J. Brigance. Festivities will take place from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. at the Valley Mansion in Cockeysville. The event will feature music, dancing, food stations, wine, beer, live and silent auctions, celebrity appearances and more. For tickets, visit brigancebrigade.org/.
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.
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, lifeandbreath.org/eventsdonate/flip-flop-festivus/.
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 p.m.-11 p.m. at Columbus Gardens and will feature many sports-related items for auction. For tickets, visit flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MjAwNDk=.
Sept. 21 - Punches and Prayers
Baltimore Boxing Promotions is bringing a truly special evening of Olympic-style boxing while assisting Alan Blyweiss, a member of the boxing community suffering from Pugilistic Dementia. Former contender turned top trainer John "Iceman" Scully and various local boxers will also be on hand to meet fans throughout the evening at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. Visit gofundme.com/blyweiss to donate and/or call 410-375-9175 or baltimoreboxing.com for tickets and more information.
Sept. 23 -- Legacy Chase
The Legacy Chase is dedicated to those who have overcome cancer. Show your support and enjoy a day of racing fun for the entire family. The gates will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, visit gbmc.org/legacychase.
Oct. 7/8 -- Danny Wiseman Bowling
Join Danny Wiseman at 9 a.m. for a youth scholarship tournament at AMF Country Club Lanes, 9020 Pulaski Highway. To register, visit dannywisemanbowling.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 baberuthmuseum.org/donate or call 410-727-1539, ext. 3012.
Issue 237: September 2017