Friends School Scarlet and Gray Day, Roland Park’s Ciclovia and Race for the Cure

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Friends School Scarlet and Gray Day: The annual carnival for the area’s oldest private school offers fun, family-centered activities, children’s carnival games, mouth-watering fare, and loads of varsity sports action from the school’s field hockey, football and soccer teams among others. The popular Used Sports Equipment Sale will be held again as well as a free lacrosse clinic for lower and middle schoolers. And what would an event at Friends School be without music? Lower and middle school students will be jamming in a variety of school-sponsored and student-organized rock and jazz ensembles all day long. When: Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m – 4 p.m. Lacrosse clinic from 10 – 11:15. Where: Friends School, 5114 N. Charles Street, Roland Park. Lacrosse clinic will be held on field #2. Attire: It’s Friends, so styles will run the gamut from uber preppy to uber crunchy. Come as you are. Admission: Free. But bring cash for the food and fun.

Roland Park Ciclovia: The Roland Park Civic League hosts its fourth Ciclovia, a community building event that originated in Bogota (learn more about Ciclovia in the video on our landing on the homepage). Vehicular traffic on Roland Avenue will be diverted so that residents can socialize, walk, jog or bike in the street, from Northern Parkway to Cold Spring Lane. Mt. Washington Bike Shop will be on hand to tune bikes along the course and instruct children on bicycle safety. Back by popular demand, a “bike rodeo” will be organized for the youngest cyclists, courtesy of Bike Maryland.  Gilman School teachers’ band, Teachers for Sale, and the band Mambo Combo, will provide entertainment. Food concessions will be available along the route. Community organizers from other Baltimore neighborhoods will be there too, to see if Ciclovia will work in their communities. When: Sunday, October 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Roland Avenue between Northern Parkway and Cold Spring Lane. Attire: LL Bean constitutes high fashion in Roland Park. You’re good to go. Admission: Free. Bring cash for the goodies.

For more on Ciclovia, see the blog post from Roland Park resident and freelance writer Kathy Hudson. 

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure: It’s not too late to register for the Race for the Cure, the 5k Run (3.1 miles) and 5k Walk (3.1 miles) and One Mile Family Fun Walk for the Susan G. Komen Foundation to benefit breast cancer research. When:  6 a.m. – Survivor, Pledge & Registration Tents Open, 6:40 a.m. – Parade of Pink (Survivor Recognition Walk), 7 a.m. – Survivor Photo,  7:15 a.m. – Aerobic warm-up by Brick Bodies 8 a.m. – 5k Run, 8:30 a.m. – 5k Walk and One Mile Family Fun Walk, 10 a.m. – Awards Ceremony. Where: Komen Maryland Race for the Cure Race Village, 11350 McCormick Road, Hunt Valley (across the street from the Hunt Valley Towne Centre). Attire: Pink! Your race day T-shirt and running shoes. Admission: Registration fees range from $10 to $40. For more information click here.

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