Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar
Druid Hill Park Disc Golf, Free Yoga Series, Hiking with the Mountain Club of Maryland and more.
Published: May 18, 2011
Druid Hill Park Disc Golf, whenever, hippie, (443) 271-5351, md-discgolf.com. Follow signs to Maryland Zoo, parking past softball fields on left and the old reptile house on right, first tee:39.326,-76.654. Twenty-seven holes, Mach5 baskets, rumors of the course being replaced by a Muggle Quidditch field are unfounded.
Free Yoga Series on the Inner Harbor Promenade, West Shore Park (between Visitor’s Center and Maryland Science Center), weather permitting, 9-10 a.m. every Saturday through June 25, (410) 528-1523, charmcityyoga.com. Now you can go to the Inner Harbor, loosen up, calm your mind, and burn a few calories before you hit the Cheesecake Factory or Five Guys or Lenny’s or Edo Sushi or Hooters or J. Paul’s or Jasmine Smoothie World & Tea or La Tasca Spanish Tapas Bar and Restaurant or M&S Grill or Marble Slab Creamery or McDonald’s or Moun Wok or New York Deli or Noodles & Company or Oasis or Ooh La La Cupcakery or Phillips Seafood Buffet or Phillips Seafood Express or Phillips Seafood Restaurant or Rita’s or Roman Delight or Saladworks or Sbarro or Starbucks or Subway or Tir Na Nog or Uno Chicago Grill or Yofiore or the Fudgery, ooh.
Hiking with the Mountain Club of Maryland, mcomd.org, fees and carpool costs vary. The all-volunteer Mountain Club of Maryland offers an outstanding array of day hikes, overnight backpack hikes, bike and canoe trips, and cabin, car, and tent camping, from easy to strenuous, and beginner to experienced. Activities are located all over, from inside Baltimore City to out on the Appalachian Trail, wherever that is. Car pools are arranged by hike leaders from meeting places to the trailheads, which we learned is the beginning part of the trail, so yeah, we’re easy/beginner level.
Orioles Promotional Nights, through Sept. 28, but that’s just the regular season, c’mon, it’s still May, and The O’s are greatly improved this year, it could happen, it’s not impossible, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, theorioles.com. If you’re sitting down, stand up and make the shapes of these letters with your body: O-R-I-O-L-E-S.
Baltimore County Corvette Club Monthly Meet and Greet, 5-8 p.m., first Saturday of the month (weather permitting), Security Square Mall, 6901 Security Blvd., (410) 258-8638 , baltimorecocorvetteclub.com. Every summer is a Corvette summer for this group, and it welcomes cars, trucks, and hot rods of all denominations for some relaxing (bring a lawn chair) and socializing.
Charm City Roller Girls, Speed Regime vs. Night Terrors/CCRG All Stars vs. Gotham Girls Roller Derby All Stars May 21; Junkyard Dolls vs. Mobtown Mods/CCRG All Stars vs. Bay Area Derby Girls June 18; Mobtown Mods vs. Night Terrors/CCRG All Stars vs. Jet City Bombers July 23; Speed Regime vs. Junkyard Dolls/CCRG All Stars vs Mad Rollin’ Dolls Dairyland Dolls Aug. 20; 5:30-10:30 p.m., Du Burns Arena, 1301 S.Ellwood Ave., (443) 573-245, charmcityrollergirls.com, $12-$25, under ages 6 $6. Watch the wheeled warriors of the Charm City Roller Girls face off in girl vs. girl clashes of wits and elbows.
Charm City Roller Girls “Charm School” Open Practice, May 28, Du Burns Arena, 1301 S. Ellwood Ave., (443) 573-245, charmcityrollergirls.com, warmups and sign-in, 9:30 a.m., practice 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $10. If you are roller-curious, CCRG will be hosting monthly open practices all summer at Dundalk Skateland, 1113 N. Point Road. Bring quad (not inline) skates, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, helmet, mouth guard, $10, and a lotta heart.
Carlisle Ford Nationals, June 3-5, Carlisle, Pa., carsatcarlisle.com. Chrysler Nationals are July 8-10 and the Truck Nationals are Aug. 5-7. If you like things with wheels, engines, and a kick, you have to hit up Carlisle’s monthly auto events. Activities include tug-o-war contests, test drives, burnout competitions, and more.
National Trails Day, June 4, American Hiking Society, (301) 565-6714, americanhiking.org. Support your local trails by hiking, biking, taking a horseback ride, or even getting involved with any number of volunteer-hungry maintenance projects. See our Parks and Rec section for an excellent list of places to start.
NationWide Demolition Derby, June 4, Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway, Crownsville, Aacountyfair.org. See stuff get wrecked-but-good as the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds plays host to this annual exhibition of automotive demolition. The promise of a kids’ moonbounce and facepainting only sweetens the deal.
White Rose Motorcycle Club Class “A” Professional Hill Climb, 12:30 p.m. June 5, White Rose Motorcycle Club, 5252 Hillclimb Road, Spring Grove, Pa., (717) 229-2621, whiterosemc.org. This held-rain-or-shine event pits a group of brave cyclists against a big bad hillside. Just make sure you keep an eye out for flying rocks.
Maryland Basic Boating Course, June 6 and 9, Back River Center, 801 Back River Neck Road, (410) 887-0217. State law specifies anyone born on or after July 1, 1972, must have a Certificate of Boating Safety Education in order to operate a mechanically propelled vessel on Maryland waters. Safe boating is no accident, damn skippy, skipper.
Ocean City Surfrider Longboard Team Challenge, June 10-12, 37th St. (Castle in the Sand), Ocean City, surfrider.org/oceancitymd. Dead Freddies Island Grill hosts a kickoff party with no cover and plenty of food, music, and drinks to go around. Then if you think you’re up to the task, take up the Longboard team challenge and win the adoration of the beachgoing masses. Pre-registration required.
Tour Dem Parks, Hon!, 7 a.m. June 12, Carroll Park, 1500 Washington Blvd., tourdemparks.org, $35. Come out and support Baltimore’s parks with this annual bike ride through scenic Patterson, Clifton, and Druid Hill parks. The event offers a range of different routes from a family friendly 12-miler to a testament to human endurance 64-mile “metric century.”
9-Mile Hike Through Druid Hill and Wyman Parks, June 15, (410) 544-3952, mcomd.org, $2. Just you, your legs, and a just-under 15-kilometer hike through two of the city’s nicest parks. Advanced registration is required.
Baltimore Blast Summer Soccer Camp, 9 a.m.-noon June 20-24, July 25-29, and Aug. 22-26, Du Burns Arena, 1301 S. Ellwood Ave., (410) 732-5278, baltimoreblast.com, for youth soccer players ages 5-13, $120 each session, $300 for all three. Deeeeeeeeeal!
Maryland Area Naturist Association Nude Recreation Week Summer Camp, beginning July 7, Camp Ramblewood, Silver Road, Darlington, MD, (800) 466-CAMP, reservations required, $65-$180, Skinnydipper’s Pass (Saturday only) $55. Featuring MARNA/AANR 2011 Guiness™ World Record Challenges for nude hula-hooping and nude skinnydipping, and yes, we put “nude skinnydipping” just to be sure you understand how nudely naked you need to be to help the bareassed naturist nudniks nudeing it up, OK? No clothes.
Xterra EX2 Off-Road Triathalon and Duathalon, July 10, Rocky Gap State Park, Flintstone, Maryland, tricolumbia.org. Are you asking for a challenge? Register for one of these bad boys, which promises intense multi-lap swimming, biking, and running courses ideal for hungry newbies and grizzled vets. Do well enough and you might even earn yourself a chance to compete in the XTERRA USA Championship held in Utah.
Blue Chip Basketball Battle of Baltimore, July 22-24, Loyola College, Reitz Arena, 4501 N. Charles St., and Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, bluechipbasketball.com. This annual b-baller battle pits college teams from Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, and more against each other in a weekend-spanning tournament.
White Marlin Open, Aug. 8-12, last chance for registration Aug. 6-7, Harbour Island Marina, 14th St., Ocean City, MD, (410) 289-9229, whitemarlinopen.com, $1,000 per boat before June 1, $1,150 per boat after June 1, Added Entry fees $50-$5,000. As you mighta guessed by the entry fee and the “Added-Entry” level fees, this is a serious contest and the prizes are hefty: $900,000 for last year’s First Place White Marlin, for instance, which weighed in at 97.5 lbs, yow! But hey, if you don’t enter, just buy the T-shirt and tell lies like everybody else who goes fishing, OK?
Tour De Frederick, Aug. 12-14, starts at Hilton Garden Inn, 7226 Corporate Court, Frederick, (301) 228-3400, tourdefrederick.com, $185-$225 per rider. Enjoy a jam-packed weekend that includes not just a bike ride around scenic Frederick County, but also the opportunity to sample some fine local dining and enjoy a Frederick Keys baseball game. Riders will even have the opportunity to brave the steep 3-mile climb of Sugarloaf mountain.
Queen Anne’s County Fair Joust, 5 p.m. Aug. 12, 100 Dulan Clark Road, Centerville, Maryland, (410) 820-7751, marylandjousting.com. Get your King Arthur on at Queen Anne’s County’s annual jousting competition. Novice, amateur, semi-professional, and professional trophies will be awarded to the four champions in each class.
Isaac Walton League of America, Frederick Chapter, Muzzleloading Course, Aug. 13, Frederick Chapter of Izaak Walton League of America 4719 Reels Mill Road, Frederick, (240) 490-7165, frederickiwla.org, under 12 must be accompanied by adult, $10. Yes, it is a course teaching all about the safe handling of a blackpowder firearm, which is used for hunting. See Second Amendment, United States Constitution. KA-BLAM!
Baltimore Ravens Preseason Football, M&T Bank Stadium, vs. Chiefs 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19, vs. Redskins Aug 25, baltimoreravens.com, $55-$165 through NFL Ticket Exchange, assuming the NFL doesn’t shut the league down to force the players into the new labor deal, which was a possibility as we went to press with this issue. Protect that house, NFL Ownership!
Baltimore Blast Summer Goalkeeper Camp, 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 22-26, Du Burns Arena, 1301 S. Ellwood Ave., (410) 732-5278, baltimoreblast.com, for youth soccer players ages 5-13. If you are not familiar with the sport of soccer, the goalkeeper is the one who stands in front of the net and always looks like they are about to have a heart attack.
Baltimore Grand Prix, Sept. 2-4, (443) 708-1338, baltimoregrandprix.com. Three days of world-class open-wheel racing on the streets of Baltimore, baby. “The racetrack is a two-mile temporary street circuit in and around the Inner Harbor and Camden Yards, including sections of Russell Street, West Pratt Street from Paca Street to Light Street, along the Inner Harbor on Light Street, and up Conway towards the stadium.” These cars can go 185 mph, so think about what kind of action you want to see (top speeds on straightaways, psycho gear-jamming and maneuvering in curves) before you buy a seat.