Event Pick: Race a Pinewood Derby Car at Union Craft

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A favorite of Boy Scouts everywhere, the Pinewood Derby is a grand tradition that uses engineering and good ol’ American work ethic to transform a wooden block into a racing marvel. Union Craft Brewing is offering a chance for adults to get in on the action, all while enjoying some of the brewery’s delicious adult beverages. These stars of the timber track will be racing for a case of beer, Union bucks, a T-shirt and a trophy and all the glory it bestows. Contestants: Please be sure to visit unioncraftbrewing.com/pinewoodderby to make sure your ride is wood ramp-legal. Spectators are welcome to watch these pinewood performers.

Bar opens at 12:30 p.m., registration open from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Races begin at 2 p.m. Union Craft Brewing, 1700 Union Avenue, D, (410) 467-0290, unioncraftbrewing.com, $5 for spectators, $10 for racers.

Event Pick: Baltimore’s Legends & Legacies Jubilee Celebrates Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass never knew his exact birthday, but he later chose February 14 because his mother used to call him her “Little Valentine.” This year marks the abolitionist and Maryland native’s 200th birthday, and thanks to the efforts of more then two dozen local groups, interactive exhibits on the city’s African-American heritage from some of the its best museums will be on display at the park that bears Douglass’ name. Mayor Catherine Pugh will provide remarks, and the fun afternoon also includes educational storytelling by Growing Griots, a performance of by Angelo and Marie’s Fantastic Bubble Show, a singing contest judged by “The Voice” finalist Davon Fleming and free tastings from Popsations Gourmet Popcorn, Connie’s Chicken and Waffles and Terra Cafe.

Noon-4 p.m., Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, 1417 Thames St., (410) 685-0295, baltimore.org, free.

Event Pick: Frozen Harbor Festival Kicks Off at Power Plant Live!

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. Photo by Tom Van Ghent, via Flickr, CC-by-2.0.

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Keller Williams and a hodgepodge of musical artists are descending upon Power Plant Live! tonight for night one of the fifth annual Frozen Harbor Music Festival.

GTTF-Protected Drug Dealers Sentenced to Prison Time, Sold Heroin Tied to Fatal Overdoses in Counties

Momodu Gondo, a former city police officer who helped sell drugs in a heroin ring in. Photo via Baltimore Police Department.

Two Baltimore men who worked with a corrupt city police officer in the Gun Trace Task Force to sell heroin in North Baltimore have been sentenced to 25 and nearly 16 years in prison.

Report: State Plans to Shut Down Baltimore Metro Again This August

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Baltimore’s subway commuters will reportedly need to plan ahead for a second system-wide shutdown this year.

After Years in Obscurity, Experimental Folk Musician Mark Renner’s Archive Comes to Life

Mark Renner. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Maryland-native artist and experimental folk musician Mark Renner says he “hadn’t really given much thought” to his body of recordings from more than three decades ago when Brooklyn-based indie label RVNG came calling.

Mercy High School Coach Doug Pryor Named State Coach of the Year for Maryland H.S. Girls Private/Parochial

Featured L to R: Emily Crusse (senior), Doug Pryor, Ada Clare Tempert (junior), Mia Ramirez (senior). All three students are members of the varsity soccer team.

The Maryland Association of Coaches of Soccer (MACS) has named Mercy High School Varsity Head Soccer Coach, Doug Pryor, “State Coach of the Year for Maryland High School Girls” in the private/parochial category.

Loch Raven High School Student Charged in Gun Scare

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The 14-year-old who brought a pellet gun to Loch Raven High School yesterday, leading to a lockdown as Baltimore County police tactical units and officers searched the building, has been charged as a juvenile with disturbing activities at school and having dangerous weapons on school property.