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- BASEBALL/SOFTBALL -
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 the end of September. The museum will stay open until 7 p.m. on the days of Orioles home games. Beginning in October, the museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. 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.
- BASKETBALL -
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.
- SOCCER/RUGBY/SQUASH -
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit baltimorerugby.net.
- WALKS/RACES -
Sept. 20 -- Charm City 20 Miler
The Charm City 20 Miler, which runs along the Northern Central Trail, begins in Freeland, Md., and finishes at Ashland Marketplace. The NCR Trail, a dirt surface, presents a way to prepare for a fall marathon. Registration costs $55 through Sept. 19 and $60 on race day. Capacity for this race is 350 runners. To register, visit runsignup.com/Race/MD/Freeland/CharmCityRun20Miler.
Sept. 28 -- Race To Embrace Independence
The 11th annual Marian House Race to Embrace Independence 5K run and 1-mile walk supports Marian House women moving from dependence to independence. Proceeds go toward housing, food, clothing, education, life skills, employability training, counseling and other necessary support services for homeless women and children. Race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the race starts at 9 a.m. The race starts and finishes at Baltimore's Lake Montebello. The run and walk cost $40 after Sept. 19. To register, visit runsignup.com/Race/MD/Baltimore/MarianHouseRacetoEmbraceIndependence5KRunandWalk.
Oct. 6 -- Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk
The National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware will hold its 17th annual Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk at The Weinberg Y in Waverly (900 E. 33rd St. in Baltimore). More than 5,000 people are expected to participate. Check in will begin at 9 a.m., and the walk begins at 10 a.m. Walkers can choose a 1-mile or 3-mile route. To register or donate, visit kidneywalk.org.
Oct. 12 -- Sheppard Pratt 5K/Walk
The Sheppard Pratt Health System is hosting its sixth annual 5K and 1-mile family fun walk at its Towson campus to benefit its Patient Care Fund. On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m., the 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk shortly thereafter. The 5K costs $35 for adults until Oct. 11 and $40 on race day. The walk costs $25 until Oct. 11 and $30 on race day. To register, visit runsignup.com/Race/MD/Towson/SheppardPrattHealthSystemStride5KWalk.
Oct. 26 -- KidsPeace Trick-Or-Trot
KidsPeace is hosting its ninth annual 5K run and 1-mile walk for kids in foster care. The course runs through the Inner Harbor and finishes at the Camden Yards sports complex. Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and enjoy a fun post-race party. Gift certificates will be presented for top runners, age group winners and best costumes. Registration costs $40. All proceeds benefit KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs of Maryland. The race will start at 8 a.m. To register and find out more information, visit kidspeace5k.org/trick-or-trot.
BCRP $5 5K Series
Baltimore City Recreation and Parks' $5 5K series has races Oct. 13 (Leakin Park) and Nov. 10 (Herring Run Park). Each run is $5. Visit bcrp.baltimorecity.gov/5KSeries for more information on the remaining races in the 5K series this year and to register for any race.
Charm City Run XC Series
The Charm City Run kids' cross-country series includes seven races for boys and girls 12 and under. The races are at Loyola Blakefield (Sept. 22), Annapolis Towne Centre (Sept. 29), River Hill High (Oct. 6), Sparks Elementary (Oct. 13) and a location to be determined later (Oct. 20). Registration for each race costs $6 ahead of race day and $10 on race day. Registration for all seven races costs $35. To register, visit runsignup.com/Race/MD/Baltimore/CharmCityRunKidsXCSeries.
- OTHER ACTIVITIES -
Nov. 2 -- Stars, Stripes & Chow: Chili Edition
The Baltimore Station's fifth annual Stars, Stripes & Chow: Chili Edition, presented by the Baltimore Orioles, will be held at South Point in Port Covington from 1-4:30 p.m. The event will feature a chili cook-off and more. All proceeds will benefit The Baltimore Station, an organization that supports veterans dealing with homelessness and substance use. Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for veterans, active duty and first responders. Guests 18 and under are free. For more information and to buy tickets, visit baltimorestation.org/event/5th-annual-stars-stripes-and-chow.
Maryland Thunder Wheelchair Lacrosse Fundraiser
The Maryland Thunder Wheelchair Lacrosse team will be participating in the Baltimore Running Festival Oct. 19. Money raised will benefit the Kennedy Krieger Institute's International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, where aggressive, innovative therapies help patients with spinal cord injuries recover. In addition, funds will support the training needs of individuals with disabilities who participate in the event, through the purchase of adapted wheelchairs, training and sports equipment. To donate, visit secure3.convio.net/unlock/site/TR?fr_id=1581&pg=entry. For more information, email email@example.com.
The Special People Are Really Extraordinary (SPARE) League is an advanced bowling league for adults ages 18 and up with special needs. The league kicks off Sept. 17 and runs for 10 weeks. Sessions begin at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays at Greenmount Bowl in Carroll County. Participation costs $10 a week, which covers two games of bowling and shoe rental. For more information, visit greenmountbowl.com.
Issue 257: September 2019