Community Beat: Nov. 15-Dec. 15, 2019

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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 for more information. Also consider making a tax-deductible donation. To do so, visit or call 410-727-1539, ext. 3012.


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


Nov. 23 — 30th Annual Turkey Hop

The 30th annual Turkey Hop to benefit Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation junior golf programs will take place at the Towson American Grand Hall (125 North York Road in Towson). Musical group The Big Package Soul Revue will perform with The Uptown Horns. Tickets cost $45. To buy tickets, visit or contact Rob Bruns at

Nov. 28 — Classic Five Golf Turkey Shoots

Shotgun events will be held at Clifton Park, Forest Park, Mount Pleasant and Pine Ridge on Thanksgiving morning. Each event will tee off at 8:30 a.m. Foursomes cost $240 at Clifton Park; $140 at Forest Park; $160 at Mount Pleasant, and $196 at Pine Ridge. To register a foursome, visit To register one or two people for an event at one of the four courses, call the course’s pro shop.



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 to make your tax-deductible donation. To make equipment donations and/or become a volunteer tutor, email Abby Markoe at


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 or visit


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., and 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

Nov. 28 — Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K Races

The Y Turkey Trot 5K will include events in Arnold, Baltimore, Bel Air, Ellicott City, Perry Hall, Westminster and Towson starting at 8:30 a.m. Each event will benefit residents of Central Maryland in need of financial assistance to afford Y programming. To view the details for each race and to register, visit

Nov. 30 — 30th NCR Marathon

The 30th NCR marathon and half-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. The marathon starts at 8:30 a.m. and the half-marathon at 9 a.m. For information on how to register, visit

Dec. 7-8 — Jingle Bell Run 5K Races

The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run raises funds and awareness to cure arthritis, America’s No. 1 cause of disability. This year’s local Jingle Bell races are at Rash Field in Baltimore at 9 a.m. Dec. 7 and at Centennial Park in Ellicott City at 9 a.m. Dec. 8. Registration costs $45 on the day of each race and $40 before. Register at For more information about the Jingle Bell Run, contact Lexi Evans at or call 443-738-9623.

Dec. 8 — Reindeer Run 5K

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks’ $5 5K series will wrap up Dec. 8 with a race at West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. and benefits BCRP programming. Registration costs $5. Visit to register.

Dec. 8 — Chanukah Hot Chocolate 5K

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore is hosting the Chanukah Hot Chocolate 5K, which starts on the JCC’s Owings Mills campus and winds through the local community. Check in starts at 7:30 a.m., and the race starts at 9 a.m. Registration for the 5K costs $45 the day of the race and $36 before. The fun run costs $25 the day of the race and $18 before. To register, visit

Dec. 15 — Holiday Hustle 5K

Celebrate the holidays in Bel Air with the Holiday Hustle 5K, which begins at Harford Community College outside of the Susquehanna Center at 9 a.m. All participants receive a winter hat, finisher medal/ornament and chip timing. Registration costs $35 until Dec. 12 and $40 thereafter. To register, 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. 16 at 11 a.m. (Barnes & Noble in Annapolis), Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. (Knight Hall at the University of Maryland), Nov. 22 at noon (Barnes & Noble at Howard University) 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

Nov. 23 — Second Annual “Old Master” Celebration

The Second Annual “Old Master” Celebration: Joe Gans Memorial Fight Night will take place from 4-9 p.m. at Corner Team Boxing and Fitness Club, located at East 25th Street in Baltimore. The event honors Baltimore boxing legend Joe Gans (1874-1910), the first African American boxing champion. The night will also include an exhibition featuring up-and-coming Baltimore boxers. For more information and to donate to nonprofit organization Corner Team, Inc., visit

Starting Nov. 23 — 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 for full program details or call 410-576-5800.

Dec. 1 — #PurpleTailgate Hosted By Trey Mancini

BMORE Around Town and Trey Mancini are hosting a #PurpleTailgate at Stadium Square (at the corner of W. Ostend Street and Leadenhall Street) before the Ravens host the San Francisco 49ers. All proceeds benefit the family of Mo Gaba, a young Baltimore sports fan who has battled cancer throughout his life (#MoStrong), and the Kamryn Lambert Foundation. Live entertainment will be provided by LOCASH. Tickets are available from $25 to $295. Buy tickets at

Issue 259: November 2019


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