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Community Beat: Oct. 15- Nov. 15, 2017

October 16, 2017
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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

Oct. 21 -- Myositis 5K Run, Walk 'n Roll

Proceeds from this event benefit the Myositis Association and the Myositis Center at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Centennial Park (south entrance) in Ellicott City. To register, visit

Oct. 22 -- SToPP 5K

Show your support to engage college students, campus administration and other advocates in raising awareness of, and transforming behavior related to, sexual assault on campus. The race begins at 8 a.m. on the Goucher Campus. To register, visit

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 or calling 443-412-2449.

Oct. 28 -- Ready, Set, Sniff
Come to Patterson Park and register at 7:30 a.m. to race, walk or run in a 5K and/or 1-miler to raise money for the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter. For more details, visit

Oct. 28 -- Walk to End Alzheimer's
Registration is held at the Canton Waterfront Park beginning at 9 a.m. Funds raised from this event benefit the Alzheimer's Association. For additional local walks and to register, visit

Oct. 28 -- ASA 5K
Proceeds from this event will benefit Athletes Serving Athletes and allow it to further its work of empowering athletes living with disabilities to cross the finish line in mainstream running and triathlon events. Hit the county roads, avoid the speed bumps and enjoy family, friends, live music and kids' entertainment in Hunt Valley. For more information, visit

Oct. 28 – Tiger Trot

Celebrate Towson University's homecoming by participating in the Homecoming Tiger Trot, a 5K run or 2-mile fun run around Towson's campus. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information, visit

Oct. 28 -- KidsPeace Trick or Trot
Join Buck and Angela Showalter and the Orioles to support KidsPeace, a national nonprofit organization that provides much-needed mental and behavioral health care for disadvantaged, challenged and vulnerable youth of Maryland. The 5K and 1-mile walk will start at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. To register, visit

Oct. 28 -- Victims 5K Run/Walk

The office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City maintains a Victims' Emergency Fund to provide financial support for victims of domestic violence, robbery, assault, child abuse and sexual assault; as well as families affected by homicide who meet the criteria. The fund covers expenses such as replacing broken windows and locks, stolen property, crime scene clean-up and medical treatment. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Lakeside Pavilion at Druid Hill Park. Visit

Nov. 5 -- Across the Bay 10K
Runners, sponsors, charities and volunteers will experience a truly unique opportunity to take in the majesty of the Chesapeake Bay while advancing the goals of personal fitness, teamwork and community giving. For more information, visit

Nov. 12 -- Dustin Bauer Run 4 Life
This 5K race and 1-mile walk benefits the Dustin Bauer Memorial Fund, which makes contributions for  improvements at Calvert Hall College High School. The race begins at 3 p.m. at Oregon Ridge in Hunt Valley. To register, visit

Nov. 12 -- Zoo Zoom

Whether you have the speed of a cheetah or pace of a tortoise, join the Maryland Zoo for this wildly popular annual event, which features a new course this year. Both the 8K race and 1-mile Family Walk/Fun Run go right through the center of the zoo alongside the animals. Registration includes all-day admission to the zoo. To register, visit


Nov. 11 -- 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

Cockeysville Recreation

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

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.

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 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 is available at


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-

Oct. 29 -- Catch A Lift's Benefit
Tickets are now on sale for Catch A Lift's fifth Annual Baltimore Benefit, which raises funds for wounded veterans. The benefit will be held from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. at Visionary Arts Museum, For more information, visit

Nov. 15 -- Sports Boosters of Maryland

The Sports Boosters of Maryland will honor former Orioles radio broadcaster Fred Manfra as the Headliner Award recipient and Sen. Frank and Janet Kelly as the recipients of the Barry Ira Schloss Community Humanitarian Award. For tickets visit,

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

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

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

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

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 .

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.

Issue 238: October 2017