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Notre Dame Prep Holds 5K Scholarship Run/Walk

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Notre Dame Prep Blazer DashNotre Dame Preparatory School will hold its Annual Blazer Dash 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, September 29, 2019, on its Towson-area campus.  Walk-in registration begins at 7:00 a.m., with the run/walk starting at 8:30 a.m.

The Blazer Dash Scholarship Run started in 1997 to benefit the endowed funds at NDP. Memorial and scholarship funds have been established to honor those special to the NDP community. Through the generosity of donors, scholarship grants are made available to deserving Notre Dame students.       

The League For People Presents #OMGFOOD 2019 – 10/3/19

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Savor delicious food, sip on fine spirits and bid on great auction items – all to benefit a great cause as The League for People with Disabilities, one of Maryland’s oldest non-profit organizations, is once again hosting one of the most talked about events of the year.  #OMGFOOD, an evening of Food, Fun and Fabulousness will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at La Cuchara Restaurant in historic Woodberry beginning at 6 pm.  The evening will feature some of Baltimore’s stand-out local celebrity chefs including Ben Lefenfeld from La Cuchara, Jerry Trice from Gunther & Co, Julian Marucci from Tagliata/The Elk Room/Italian Disco and  Steve Chu from Ekiben.  These culinary phenomes will delight the taste buds with heavy appetizers, along with cocktails and fabulous dessert creations.  There will also be a silent auction, live music, a mentalist, raffles and more.  For ticket information visit https://www.leagueforpeople.org/omgfood.

New historic preservation fund awards $70K in grants for nine city projects

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Photo via The Peale Center/Facebook

Projects to restore a historic East Baltimore theater’s façade, stained-glass windows at a 146-year-old South Baltimore church and two 1840s wood-frame houses in Fells Point are among the efforts getting some financial help from the new Baltimore City Historic Preservation Fund.

Maryland Book Bank’s stolen van returned vandalized, thousands in repairs needed

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Photo via Maryland Book Bank/Facebook

It was a bittersweet moment learning the Maryland Book Bank’s van had been returned this morning, said the nonprofit’s program manager, Kim Crout.

Support One Love at the Valley Inn’s Charity Bartender Event

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Join supporters of the One Love Foundation next Wednesday, June 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. for the Valley Inn‘s Charity Bartending Competition. The night will feature custom cocktails, great food, live music, guest bartenders and WBAL’s Keith Mills. Guests bartenders include Sharon Love, Alicia Matthai, Courtney Mullin, Erin Rothwell, Steele Stanwick, and Bill Sinclair.

Calvert School Takes the Plunge and Supports Special Olympics Maryland

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Calvert School Plunge
Eighth Graders at the plunge.

Three years ago, Calvert School first sent a bus full of 60 Eighth Graders to jump into the Chesapeake Bay. In the middle of January! Not even as a punishment! Since then, the school’s participation in Special Olympics Maryland’s Cool Schools Plunge has grown exponentially.

Calvert’s involvement in the Cool Schools Plunge was a natural fit. Since the inception of its middle school 16 years ago, Calvert has sought ways to instill leadership through community partnership. This concept of civic engagement is a key tenet of the school’s newly launched Institute for Leadership & Purpose at Calvert School, an initiative reaffirming Calvert’s mission to build leaders for tomorrow, today. What better way than to band middle schoolers together for a fun (but frigid!) morning to benefit a Maryland institution. In the school’s three years of participation, the community has rallied around the effort, not only plunging, but raising awareness and funds to support Special Olympic Maryland’s mission of “providing year-round training and competition to those with intellectual disabilities, so that they may develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy.”  This year, Calvert expanded its participation by partnering with neighboring St. Elizabeth School. Together, students from Calvert and St. Elizabeth submerged themselves in the winter waters, cheered together on the beaches of Sandy Point, and made connections that went beyond the event itself. This was all inspired by a Calvert student who sought to make an impact for his older sister.

Former Ravens WR Torrey Smith talks charity game, Lamar Jackson and more

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Photo via PressBox.

By Glenn Clark

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Torrey Smith returns to Baltimore for his eighth annual Torrey Smith Family Fund Charity Basketball Game at Royal Farms Arena March 30. The game benefits the Torrey Smith Family Fund; tickets can be purchased here or donated to kids.

New fund offers $50,000 annually in grants for historic preservation in Baltimore

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Photo by Elvert Barnes, via Flickr

A newly created fund sets aside $50,000 a year through 2021 to help pay for building rehabilitation, signage and other efforts preserving Baltimore’s historic sites and neighborhoods.

Baltimore-area auto dealer donating SUV to Ceasefire’s Erricka Bridgeford

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Erricka Bridgeford talking car troubles and her work with Baltimore Ceasefire. Still via YouTube/MovingStories LLC

Erricka Bridgeford, the community mediator and force of nature behind a grassroots movement to disrupt the city’s cycle of street violence, is set to receive some much-deserved help in the form of some wheels.

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