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Anne Arundel County Senior Softball Association

The Anne Arundel County Senior Softball Association is seeking men 59 and older to participate in the 2020 softball season. This marks the AACSSA’s 27th year of playing in Anne Arundel County. The league runs from April 10 to October 1, with games from 6-9 p.m. at Bachman Sports Complex in Glen Burnie. For more information, contact Mike West at 410-271-2446 or

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. Through March, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. During the baseball season, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Sunday, and until 7 p.m. on Orioles home game nights. 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.

LTRC Adult Recreation Softball

Registration for the Lutherville-Timonium Recreation Council recreational softball program is open. The season runs from mid-May to mid-August, with games on weeknights at Seminary Park Softball Field. Coed teams will play on Tuesday nights, while men’s teams will play on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights. For more information, contact Thomas Harrington at 443-847-1072 or

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

Mountain Christian Church Softball

Mountain Christian Church in Fallston, Md., will field coed, men’s and women’s softball teams beginning in March. For more information, email, or


April 4 — Torrey Smith Family Fund Charity Basketball Game

Join former Ravens and Maryland wide receiver Torrey Smith and his former teammates at the UMBC Event Center for Smith’s ninth annual charitable basketball game. Doors open at 1 p.m., and the game starts at 2 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Torrey Smith Family Fund, which recently partnered with the Baltimore City Department of Rec and Parks to refurbish a community center in West Baltimore. Tickets cost between $10 and $100. Tickets can be donated as well. For more information, visit

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. To register in a league, visit

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March 7 — Superintendent’s Revenge Scramble

The Superintendent’s Revenge Scramble will take place at Mount Pleasant Golf Course with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Golfers will experience tough hole locations, tee marker placements and more. Registration for a team of four costs $240, which includes greens fees, carts, breakfast and more. There will be 30 teams. Call the Mount Pleasant Pro Shop at 410-254-5100 to sign up as a single. To register, visit


March 15 — St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock 5K

The Under Armour KELLY St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock 5K benefits St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, a nonprofit organization that helps those in poverty. The race begins at Charles and Mulberry Streets at 1 p.m. and finishes at PowerPlant Live! To register, visit

March 28 — Harford County Inspiration Walk And 5K

Support the Special Olympic athletes of Harford County by participating in the Inspiration Walk and 5K run, both of which start at 8:30 a.m. at Ripken Stadium. The walk and 5K run both cost $30, and there are options to donate and fundraise. To register, visit

April 18 — Aberdeen Proving Ground Monument To Monument Run

Aberdeen Proving Ground Survivor Outreach Services is honoring surviving family members of fallen service members with its inaugural Monument to Monument Run to Honor 5K Run/Walk. The race begins at 9 a.m. Runners must enter through the Route 715 gate and present a valid license and vehicle registration. Parking will be at 6260 Guardian Gateway at APG. Registration costs $35. To register, visit

April 26 — John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation 5K

The fourth annual John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation 5K and 1-mile run will begin at Johnny Unitas Stadium at 9 a.m. and take runners on a path through Towson University. All money raised through the race will go toward research and programs regarding treating and preventing mental illness. The 5K costs $40, while the family fun run/walk costs $25. To register, visit

May 2-3 — Frederick Running Festival

The 18th annual Frederick Running Festival will include a half-marathon, two-person team relay, 5K and kids’ fun run beginning at the Frederick Fairgrounds. The kids’ fun run and 5K are May 2, while the half-marathon and two-person team relay are May 3. The cost of registration increases March 1 and again April 29. To register, visit


Crab Kickers

Register now for Crab Kickers spring 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


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


May 2-3 — 2020 Ride For The Feast

A 140-mile charity bike ride from Ocean City to Baltimore will kick off on Saturday, May 2 at 7 a.m. to support Moveable Feast and its efforts to serve meals to people with life-threatening illnesses. Riders have the option to complete the 140-mile trek or ride for just one day (Saturday for 100 miles or Sunday for 40 miles). Since its inception in 2003, the ride has raised $5.7 million for Moveable Feast. To register or donate, visit

“The Capital Of Basketball” Book Events

Alexandria Sportsman’s Club (Feb. 19), Loyalty Books (Feb. 24), Wheaton Regional Library (Feb. 26), the Artists and Authors Fair on Kent Island (March 8), the Annapolis Book Fair (April 25) and the Gaithersburg Book Fair (May 16) will host book events for John McNamara’s “The Capital Of Basketball: A History Of D.C. Area High School Hoops.” 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

Issue 261: February/March 2020


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