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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. The museum is 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 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.
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.
- WALKS/RACES -
Oct. 19 -- Baltimore Running Festival
The Baltimore Running Festival features five different events for runners: marathon, half-marathon, team relay, 5K and the BaltiMORON-a-thon. The course takes runners through the Inner Harbor, Federal Hill and Fells Point. Runners are strongly encouraged to register before race day. Online registration ends Oct. 16, while in-person registration is available at Fitness Expo Oct. 17 from 3-8 p.m. and Oct. 18 from 12-8 p.m.
Oct. 20 -- Charm City Run Kids' XC Series
The Charm City Run kids' cross-country series concludes with a run at Locust Point. Registration costs $6 ahead of race day and $10 on race day. To register, visit runsignup.com/Race/MD/Baltimore/CharmCityRunKidsXCSeries.
Oct. 26 -- Dog-Friendly BARCStoberfest 5K and 1-Mile Walk
The Dog-Friendly BARCStoberfest 5K and 1-Mile Walk benefits the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS), begins at 9 a.m. and runs through Patterson Park. Participants are encouraged to run and walk with their dog. Participants are also encouraged to set up a personal fundraising page. Those who raise $40 are automatically entered into the 1-mile walk. Registration for the 5K race costs $40 through Oct. 25 and $45 the day of the race. To register, visit runsignup.com/Race/MD/Baltimore/ReadySetSNIFF5KRace.
Nov. 10 -- Red Hot Run 5K and Family Fun Walk
The ninth annual Red Hot Run 5K and Family Fun Walk benefits The Fund for Roland Park Country School. The 5K (8:30 a.m. start) and walk (8:35 a.m.) will take place at Roland Park Country School. Registration for the 5K costs $35 through Nov. 9 and $40 on race day, while the walk costs $25. To register, visit runsignup.com/Race/MD/Baltimore/RolandParkCountrySchoolRedHotRun5KandFamilyFunWalk.
Nov. 17 -- ZooZOOM 2019
Come to the Maryland Zoo for the annual ZooZOOM, an 8K race and 1-mile family fun walk/run that benefits the Maryland Zoo. The course for the race and walk runs through the zoo alongside animals and the new African Journey habitats. The 8K race starts at 8:30 a.m., while the fun run/walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Registration for the 8K race is $50, while the fun run/walk is $35 with a long-sleeved T-shirt and $22 without a shirt. Register at runsignup.com/Race/MD/Baltimore/ZooZoom.
BCRP $5 5K Series
Baltimore City Recreation and Parks' $5 5K series has races Nov. 10 (Herring Run Park) and Dec. 8 (West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor). Each run is $5 and begins at 8:30 a.m. Visit bcrp.baltimorecity.gov/5KSeries for more information on the remaining races in the 5K series this year and to register for any race.
- 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 at West Covington Park from 1-4:30 p.m. The event will feature a chili cook-off and more. All proceeds 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
"The Capital Of Basketball" Launch Events
Launch events for John McNamara's "The Capital Of Basketball: A History Of D.C. Area High School Hoops," will take place Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. (National Press Club Book Fair and Author's Night in D.C.), Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. (Politics and Prose in D.C.), Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. (Barnes & Noble in Annapolis), Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. (Knight Hall at the University of Maryland) and Dec. 7 at noon (Barnes & Noble in Rockville). McNamara was killed in the Capital Gazette newsroom shooting in June 2018. His book was completed by his widow, Andrea Chamblee, and D.C. sportswriter David Elfin. For more information, visit
Starting Nov. 29 -- Rooftop Skating Rink Atop Four Seasons Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore's outdoor fifth floor Harbor Terrace will transform into a 1,800-square-foot synthetic ice skating rink boasting expansive views of both the harbor and city skyline. The rink will be filled with holiday sights and sounds featuring hundreds of twinkling lights, festive holiday decor and music. Guests can also warm up with holiday favorites, including European style hot chocolate topped with house made flavored marshmallows and hot toddies. Visit fourseasons.com/baltimore for full program details or call