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Nov. 18 -- Zaching Running Festival
This family-friendly event from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Turf Valley Towne Square in Ellicott City will feature three courses: a 10K, 5K and 1-mile Family Fun Walk. There will also be a post-race party featuring food, Bloody Marys, beer and the Dixon Ulmer band. For more information and to register, visit
Nov. 18 -- Run of the Century
Join Century High School and race to benefit the school's athletic program and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Registration will open at Century High School, 355 Ronsdale Road in Eldersburg at 8 a.m. The 5K run/walk will begin at 8:45 a.m., with the fun run slated to start at 9:30 a.m. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 23 -- Y Turkey Trot 5K
Every year, thousands of individuals from local communities come together to join the Y of Central Maryland for the annual Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K, a Thanksgiving Day tradition that raises funds to support children whose families live in poverty throughout central Maryland. The Y will host its Turkey Trot Charity 5K in Baltimore City, Bel Air, Ellicott City/Catonsville, Towson and Westminster. For more information or to register, visit ymdturkeytrot.org.
Dec. 9 -- Reindeer Run
Join in on the fun with Baltimore City Recreation and Park's $5 5K series. Run or walk this paved course through the Inner Harbor, and then have a picnic in the park. Food and beverage vendors will be on-site to help you refresh post-race. To register, visit charmcityrun.com.
Dec. 9 -- Jingle Bell Run
Join the 5K with a festive way to raise awareness and funds to cure arthritis. Bring your holiday spirit to Du Burns Arena, as
100 percent of your registration fee and fundraising efforts go to this great cause.
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Dec. 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.
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.
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.
For updates about baseball registration for the Cockeysville Recreation Center, visit leagueathletics.com/?org=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.
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.
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.
Nov. 17 -- Boxing Event
Baltimore Boxing Promotions' "Who's The Next Shining Star" helps Crystal Beard, a Baltimore-
area native who battled cancer and passed away two weeks ago. She leaves behind a 17-year-old daughter, 7-year-old son and 3-month-old grandchild. Money raised will cover medical bills and ongoing expenses. Donations can be made to Beard's family at gofundme.com/in-memory-of-crystal-beard. The card features eight fights, two of which are title bouts. Five-time national champion Tyrell Boyd is scheduled to appear. Tickets are available at Baltimoreboxing.com/events or by calling 410-375-9175.
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.
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
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.
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 239: November 2017