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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.
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.
Dec. 8 -- IAABO Board 23 Hoops Challenge
Ten boys’ basketball teams from around Maryland will compete against one another starting at 12 p.m. at Catonsville Community College of Baltimore County. Doors open at 11 a.m. Catonsville faces North County at noon; C. Milton Wright vs. North Caroline, 2 p.m.; Calvert Hall vs. Mergenthaler Vocational Tech, 4 p.m.; Woodlawn vs. Oakland Mills, 6 p.m.; and Baltimore City College vs. Gerstell Academy, 8 p.m. Proceeds go to John Hopkins Children’s Center of Baltimore. For more information, contact Steve Young at email@example.com.
Nov. 22 -- Thanksgiving Day Shotguns
Baltimore County Golf will be hosting a shotgun start at each of its courses -- Greystone, The Woodlands, Diamond Ridge, Fox Hollow and Rocky Point -- on Thanksgiving. The shotgun start begins at 8:30 a.m. at each course. Registration is not available online. Reserve your spot in a tournament by calling the course you want to play at. For more information, visit baltimoregolfing.com/content/fore-post/
Register now for Crab Kickers winter programs. Crab Kickers, powered by Mighty Kicks, is a one-of-a-kind soccer program developed to provide a dynamic environment where children can develop soccer skills, social skills, coordination, confidence and self-esteem built on a solid foundation of fun. For more information or to register, visit mightykicksbaltimore.com/index.cfm.
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 Abby Markoe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Baltimore-Chesapeake Rugby Football 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.
Nov. 18 and Dec. 9 -- BCRP 5K Series
Now in its third year, runners, walkers and park enthusiasts can enjoy the Baltimore City Rec and Parks $5 5K series, which takes place at nine Baltimore City parks throughout the year. The final two events of the year are the Trot the Trail 5K (Nov. 18) at Herring Run and the Reindeer Run 5K (Dec. 9) at the West Shore Park in the Inner Harbor. Both events start at 8:30 a.m., and the cost for each is $5. All proceeds go toward city-wide park programming. To register, visit baltimorecityrecandparks.org/CourseActivities.aspx?id=1033&cat=12.
Nov. 22 -- Annual YMCA Turkey Trot
YMCA Turkey Trots will take place on Thanksgiving in Arnold, Baltimore, Bel Air, Ellicott City, Perry Hall, Towson and Westminster. The races are open to individuals and groups of all ages and abilities. Everyone (including your dog) is invited to walk, run or stroll the 3.1-mile course. The races will start at 8:30 a.m. To register, visit ymdturkeytrot.org.
Nov. 24 -- NCR Marathon
The NCR half-marathon and marathon, presented by the Baltimore Road Runners Club, is Baltimore’s oldest continuously running marathon. The course begins at the Oldfields School campus, continues down Glencoe Road and onto the Northern Central Railroad trail. There will be post-race refreshments at the Oldfields School gymnasium. The marathon starts at 8:30 a.m. and the half-marathon at 9 a.m. For registration and parking information, visit ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=57131.
Dec. 2 -- Chanukah Hot Chocolate 5K
Join the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, LifeBridge Health and Hadassah for the third annual Chanukah Hot Chocolate 5K. Starting on the JCC’s Owings Mills campus and winding through the local community, the Chanukah Hot Chocolate 5K boasts a scenic and mostly flat course, perfect for participants of all ages and abilities. Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m., and the race starts at 9 a.m. To register, visit jcc.org/chanukah-hot-chocolate-5k.
Dec. 2 -- Girls On The Run 5K
The GOTR Greater Chesapeake 5K benefits Girls on the Run, a nonprofit organization that aims to create a world where every girl can reach her potential. The event will take place at Druid Hill Park in Baltimore and the 5K course will wind through the park. The Maryland Zoo parking lot opens at 7:30 a.m., race day registration opens at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. All girls must run with a registered running buddy or coach, while family and friends can run as well. To register and find out information about volunteering, visit gotrchesapeake.org.
Dec. 8 -- Jingle Bell Run 5K
The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure arthritis, America’s No. 1 cause of disability. The race begins at 9 a.m. at Rash Field in Baltimore. Register at events.arthritis.org. For more information about the Jingle Bell Run, contact Lexi Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 443-738-9623.
Dec. 16 -- Holiday Hustle 5K
Celebrate the holidays at the Holiday Hustle 5K in Bel Air. The 5K course begins at Harford Community College outside of the Susquehanna Center. The race begins at 9 a.m. Holiday attire is encouraged -- there are even awards for the best dressed. All participants receive a great long-sleeve shirt, finisher medal/ornament and chip timing. Stick around after the race for hot chocolate and awards. To register, visit runsignup.com/Race/MD/BelAir/CCRHolidayHustle5K.
Nov. 23-Jan. 6 -- Rooftop Ice Skating
Locals and visitors are invited to put their skating skills to the test on the new skating rink atop Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore. The hotel will transform its fifth-floor Harbor Terrace into a 1,560 square foot synthetic ice skating rink boasting expansive views of the harbor and city. The rink will be filled with holiday sights and sounds featuring hundreds of twinkling lights, festive holiday decorations and lively music. Hours of operation are Thursdays and Fridays from 4-8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 8 p.m. For full program details, visit fourseasons.com/baltimore/festive.
Nov. 25 -- #StayHungry Purple Tailgate
The sixth annual #StayHungry Purple Tailgate will take place at the Purple Tailgate Zone at 152 West Ostend Street in Baltimore prior to the Ravens’ game against the Oakland Raiders. It will begin at 8:30 a.m. The tailgate, which is hosted by BMORE Around Town and longtime Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, has raised more than $180,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore the past five years. For tickets and more information, visit bmorearoundtown.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 email@example.com.
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. Visit mdswim.org/officials for more information.
Issue 249: November 2018