Babe Ruth Birthplace And Museum
The Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum is located at 216 Emory St. in Baltimore, three blocks west of Camden Yards. It's open Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until September. The museum will stay open until 7 p.m. on the days of Orioles home games. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and military personnel and $5 for children. Visit baberuthmuseum.org for more information. Also consider making a tax-deductible donation. To do so, visit baberuthmuseum.org/donate or call 410-727-1539, ext. 3012.
Museum Of Negro Leagues Baseball
Visit the Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball in the Owings Mills branch of the Baltimore County Public Library. 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.
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.
Volo City Basketball
Volo City's Baltimore basketball leagues run throughout the year in neighborhoods including Canton, Federal Hill, Mt. Washington and more. Men's and coed leagues present full-court competition in a fast-paced, competitive yet social atmosphere. Volo City will provide referees and team shirts. Players can register as individuals or as part of a team. Teams require at least nine players. For more information and to register in a league, visit volocity.org/baltimore/basketball.
2019 Baltimore Amateur Championship
The 2019 Baltimore Amateur Championship will be held at Mount Pleasant Golf Course Aug. 10 and Pine Ridge Golf Course Aug. 11. Registration is open to all amateur golfers with a verifiable USGA Index. The field will consist of the first 132 amateur golfers who register by 5 p.m. Aug. 2. To compete in the senior division, an entrant's 55th birthday can be no later than Aug. 10. The format is stroke play through 36 holes. To register, visit classic5golf.com.
Register now for Crab Kickers fall 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.
June 29, July 21 and Aug. 18 -- BCRP $5 5K Run/Walk Series
The Baltimore City Recreation and Parks $5 5K Run/Walk Series is in its fourth year. Upcoming races include Patterson Park (June 29), Carroll Park (July 21) and Canton Waterfront Park (Aug. 18). Each race begins at 8 a.m. All races are $5 and benefit the BCRP's park programming. To register, visit
July 4 -- Towson 4-Mile Run
The annual Towson Four on the Fourth 4-mile run and 1,776-foot family fun run will begin at the Towson courthouse and wind through the Towson University campus before ending at the courthouse. The race begins at 8:15 a.m. Registration for the 4-mile run costs $35 through July 3 and $40 the day of the race. The fun run costs $15 in advance and $20 on race day. To register, visit runsignup.com/Race/MD/Towson/Towson4on4thFourMileRunand1776FamilyKidsFunRun.
July 4 -- 37th Annual Arbutus Firecracker 10K
The race will start at 8 a.m. at Arbutus Middle School and pass through several neighborhoods in Arbutus. Registration costs $35 through July 3 and $40 on race day. To register, go to bullseyerunning.com or find race fliers at Falls Road Running in Baltimore, Feet First in Columbia or Tri Sport Junction in Sykesville. This year's race features three college scholarships and prize money. For more information, contact Martin Goode at 410-218-7262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 7 -- Independence Day 4 Miler
The third annual Asics Independence Day 4 Miler will take place at the Ma and Pa Trail in Bel Air, Md., at 8 a.m. Runners are encouraged to wear red, white and blue. Registration costs $35 through July 5 and $40 thereafter. To register, visit runsignup.com/Race/MD/BelAir/independenceDay4Milerpresentedby
July 14 -- Spring Into Summer 5K
The third annual Spring Into Summer 5K will take place at Harford Community College at 8:30 a.m. Registration for ages 18 and up is $40; $30 for ages 7-17 and free for ages 6 and under. The race benefits Athletes Serving Athletes, which supports individuals living with a disability who want to race in mainstream running events. To register, visit runsignup.com/Race/MD/BelAir/SpringintoSummer5KRunWalk.
July 21 -- Women's Distance Festival
The Baltimore Road Runners will hold a 5K for women and a kids' fun run for girls ages 8-14 as part of its Christmas in July celebration. The races will take place at Lake Montebello at 2040 East 32nd Street in Baltimore. The 5K race begins at 8 a.m. and the fun run will start thereafter. The cost to register is $25 for members of the Baltimore Road Runners Club and $35 for non-members. The kids' fun run is free. To register for the race, visit brrc.com.
Aug. 3 -- Casey Cares 5K
The chip-timed run/walk will begin at 8 a.m. at Port Covington in Baltimore. Registration costs $45 until Aug. 2 and $50 on race day. Registration is $10 for children ages 8 and under. All proceeds benefit Casey Cares, which provides support for families with critically ill children. For questions about the race, email email@example.com. To register, visit active.com/baltimore-md/running/distance-running-races/casey-cares-10th-annual-5k-run-walk-2019.
Aug. 4 -- Outrun Cancer 5K
The American Cancer Society's Outrun Cancer 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run will begin at 8 a.m. at the Dorsey Center at Goucher College. Registration costs $40, and the race benefits local American Cancer Society programs. To register, visit main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=93950.
Aug. 11 -- Boordy Vineyards 5K
The Charm City Run 5K at Boordy Vineyards begins at 6 p.m. at 12820 Long Green Pike in Hydes, Md. Each runner receives a T-shirt and entry to a post-race party that includes wine, music and food. Registration costs $45 through June 30 and $50 thereafter. Participants are encouraged to arrive at Boordy Vineyards by 5:30 p.m. To register, visit runsignup.com/Race/MD/Hydes/CharmCityRun5KTrailRunatBoordyVineyards.
B'more Fit Studio, Inc., located in Windsor Mill, Md., is a nonprofit company that aims to empower families with healthy living by providing fitness and dance programs and services regarding health, wellness and nutrition that foster family and community interaction and preservation. To find out more about B'More Fit, visit bmore-fit.com, call 443-579-5805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issue 255: June/July 2019