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Deanna Staffo

Sizzlin Summer 2005

Hot Topic City Paperís 2005 Sizzliní Summer Guide

Not So Bad Boys Riding Along with the Inner Harborís Bicycle Cops | By Gadi Dechter

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Naked Hunch Searching for Assateagueís Clothing-Optional Beach | By Rebecca Alvania

The Funnel Cake Effect A Look Back at Festivals From Baltimoreís Past | By Christina Royster-Hemby

Summer in the City Seasons of Change Growing Up in Edmondson Villge | By Laurence Bass

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Unpasturized Inside The Not-So-Simple Life of a Teenage Cowgirl | By Jill Yesko

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Posted 5/25/2005

EVENTS

Baltimore Sports and Social Club Softball, June 13, Patterson Park, Patterson High School, Holabird Park, (410) 464-5444, www.baltssc.com. Gather 12 friends and form your own team for some competitive softball. Choose from two leagues: the Social league for players who like to socialize and have good softball skills, and Extreme Social, for players who just like to socialize.

Ray Lewisís 5K Run/Walk, 10 a.m. June 18, 2400 Boston St., (410) 377-8882, www.charmcityrun.com. Ray Lewis means business. No bikers, skater, or baby joggers allowed, this is only for tough competitors.

GBMC Fatherís Day 5K Run/Walk, 8 a.m. June 19, Sheraton Baltimore North, 903 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, (410) 337-8882 www.charmcityrun.com. Race your pops and see if he can still beat you. Proceeds benefit GMBC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

AMA/Chevy 125/250 Motocross Pro National, June 19, Buddís Creek Road, Buddís Creek, (301) 994-9555, www.buddscreek.com. If youíve always wanted to be a badass but canít ride a bike, you can fake it at this Motocross extravaganza.

BADD (Bikers Against Diabetes Disease) Charity Ride for Diabetes, 1 p.m. June 25, All American Harley Davidson, 27967 Baptist Church Road, Mechanicsville, (301) 257-6088, www.fireupthundrout.com. Be a badass for charity, in chaps.

Womenís Classic 5K, 8 a.m. June 26, Rash Field, Inner Harbor, (410) 377-8882, www.charmcityrun.com. If you think you can run faster than an girl, youíve never witnessed this 5K before. Registration money benefits the Barnett-Searing National Cancer Foundation.

Legg Mason Tennis Classic, July 30-Aug. 7, William H. G. FitzGerald Tennis Center, 16th and Kennedy streets N. W., Washington, www.leggmasontennisclassic.com. Andy Roddick. Need we say more? Yes: Yum.

Cal Ripken World Series, Aug 12-21, Ripken Stadium, 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen, (410) 297-9292, http://worldseries.ripkenbaseball.com. Ten US and five international little league teams compete to win the series championship title.

ATTRACTIONS

Aberdeen Ironbirds, Ripken Stadium, 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen, (410) 297-9292, www.ironbirdsbaseball.com. Every game sold out last season, so book in advance to catch Cal Ripkenís minor league dream team. Look for Cal in the sky box above third base.

Algonkian Regional Park and Golf Course, 47001 Fairway Drive, Sterling, Va., (703) 450-4655, www.nvrpa.org/algonkian.html. This is way more than a boring golf course. The park includes a large swimming pool and aquatics play complex, a full golf course, miniature golf, trails, a boat launch, picnic shelters, and vacation cottages.

Amphibious Horizons Kayaking, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, (410) 267-8742, www.amphibioushorizons.com. Forget tubing, head to Annapolis to learn how to kayak. Already experienced? Take an advanced multi-day adventure. Scared of rapids? Thereís always the pedal boats.

Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, 216 Emory St., (410) 727- 1539, www.baberuthmuseum.com. Learn more about this baseball legend. Hate the Yankees? Bypass Bambino and check out the new Oriolesí 50th anniversary display instead.

Baltimore Bayhawks, Johnny Unitas Stadium, 8000 York Road, (866) 994-2957, www.baltimorebayhawks.com. Who doesnít love guys hitting each other with big sticks? Major league lacrosse games are just like hockey, except you donít have to freeze to watch them.

Baltimore Orioles, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St., (410) 685-9800, www.theorioles.com. Enjoy a game at the yard, and dem Oís sure need us locals to fill the seats this season. Just lay off the steroids.

Bon-Aire Charters, Troy, Virginia, Va., (434) 589-5717. Virginia is for lovers. Take a romantic hot air balloon ride over Virginia countryside and celebrate with the traditional champagne toast.

Bowie Baysox, Prince Georgeís Stadium, 4101 N.E. Crain Highway, Bowie, (301) 805-6000, www.baysox.com. Check out future Orioles for a cheaper price than the real deal.

Butts Tubes and Appalachian Whitewater Express, 10985 Harpers Ferry Road, Loudon Heights, W. Va., (800) 836-9911, www.buttstubes.com. Sit in a donut tube and drift down the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. Not up for a wedgie? They also have kayaks, canoes, and rafts rentals.

D.C. United, RFK Stadium, Independence Avenue and 22nd Street S.E., Washington, (703) 478-6600, www.dcunited.com. Join the soccer hooligans, get wasted, and paint yourself black and red for a guaranteed good time.

Delmarva Shorebirds, Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, 6400 Hobbs Road, Salisbury, (410) 219-3112, www.theshorebirds.com. Take an ocean detour and catch the Oriolesí minor league team sweat it out in the sun.

Gunpowder Falls Golf Course, 11101 Raphel Road, Kingsville, (410) 592-9165, www.baltimoregolfing.com. A great starting course for beginning players. Features a shorter length golf course, perfect for those who prefer to walk.

James River, Scottsville, Va., (434) 286-4386, www.reelingandrafting.com. From reeling to rafting, James River offers tubes, kayaks, canoes, and fishing expeditions for all ages.

Virginia Beach Motor World, 700 S. Birdneck Road, Virginia Beach, Va., (757) 422-6419, www.vbmotorworld.com. This thrill park will amp up your adrenaline. Vent your road rage on the kart tracks and your bump rage on the bumper boats or swing from a 130-foot drop on the sky rocket.

Mountain Club of Maryland, 7923 Galloping Circle, (410) 377-6266, www.mcomd.org. This non-profit leads multiple hiking expeditions every week while educating hikers about nature and conservation principles.

Nutters Crossing Golf Course, 30287 Southhampton Bridge Road, Salisbury, (410) 860-4653, www.nutterscrossing.com. Known as one of the most beautiful golf course is Southern Maryland, this course holds its ground against those fancy-pants expensive ones.

Pimlico Race Course, 5201 Park Heights Ave., (410) 542-9400, www.marylandracing.com. Watch little people ride huge horses while winning big money and drinking cold beer. Seriously, their beer is cold even if your horse doesnít win you the bucks to buy you one.

Prince Georgeís Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, (301) 583-2400, www.pgsportsandlearn.com. A great place to play on a rainy day. The 80-acre complex features a field house, fitness center, gymnastics facility, learning center, aquatics center, food concession areas, interactive exhibits, and observation space overlooking the sports venues.

Ravens Training Camp, McDaniel College in Westminster, www.baltimoreravens.com. Get closer to your favorite Baltimore team and watch them pummel each other in preseason practice. Donít forget to bring your little brother to scam autographs for you.

Renditions Golf Course, 1380 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, (410) 798-9798, www.renditionsgolf.com. Play like the pros for free, yo. This free golf course features replicas of holes played at golfís major championships.

River and Trail Outfitters/C&O Canal Bicycling, 604 Valley Road, Knoxville, Va., (301) 834-4173, (888) 446-7529, www.rivertrail.com. River Trail Outfitters has a bike and trail for everyone. They offer guided bike tours through historic sites, more adventurous trails, and trails for the absolute beginner.

Rosecroft, 6336 Rosecroft Drive, Fort Washington, (301) 567-4000, www.rosecroft.com. Catch and bet on live races on Friday and Saturday nights. Perfect for gamblers who are bad at poker.

Washington Freedom, RFK Stadium, Washington, (202) 547-3137, www.washingtonfreedom.com. See Mia Hamm in action. Only two more years until she rocks the Womenís World Cup in China.

Washington Mystics, MCI Center, 601 F Street N.W., Washington, (410) 481-7328, www.washingtonmystics.com. See how women play basketball using a thing called sportsmanship. You wonít see any temper tantrums here, or will you?

Watermark Cruises, Annapolis City Dock, (410) 268-7601, www.watermarkcruises.com. Act like the rich and famous and charter a yacht, plus public tours available for those who donít want to shell out the big bucks.

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