3:13 PM EDT, June 11, 2014
2014 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships. The best in Divisions I, II, and III descend on the field of M&T Bank Stadium to play for the lacrosse title. You can bet there will be plenty of Maryland schools represented. May 24-26, 1 p.m., M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell St., (410) 230-8000.
5th Annual Lardarius Webb Charity Softball Game. The star cornerback turns the M&T gridiron into a home run hitter’s paradise for softball, featuring players from the Ravens offense squaring off against the defense. June 1, 3:30 p.m., M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell St., (410) 230-8000, lardariuswebb21.com.
Baltimore County Corvette Club Monthly Meet and Greet. Pull up a chair outside the Security Square Mall and ogle some ’Vettes with some other people who really like fancy cars. If you don’t have a Corvette, we guess you’re still invited, but no touching. June 7 and Aug. 2, 5-8 p.m., Security Square Mall, 6901 Security Blvd., (410) 258-8638, baltimorecocorevetteclub.com.
Baltimore Mariners vs. Atlanta Sharks. They city’s indoor football team takes on Atlanta’s squad in its second-to-last game. May 24, 7 p.m., Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., (410) 347-2020,baltimorearena.com.
Baltimore Mariners vs. Cleveland Patriots. In its last game of the year, Baltimore’s indoor football team meets Cleveland’s squad. May 31 7 p.m., Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., (410) 347-2020,baltimorearena.com.
Baltimore Ravens Preseason Football. Okay, so the Ravens might have had an off year coming off their Super Bowl win, but we heard it’s an “every other” year thing. Don that purple and gold and get ready to be just as wildly enthusiastic as you were in the streets when they won it all. Or at least get a preview before the real season starts. Aug. 7, Aug. 28, M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell St., (410) 230-8000,baltimoreravens.com.
Charm City Roller Girls. The Mobtown Mods square off against the Night Terrors for the Donaghy Cup Championship. The Junkyard Dolls and Speed Regime battle for third place. May 31, 6:30 p.m., Du Burns Arena, 3100 Boston St., charmcityrollergirls.com.
Maryland Jousting Association Founder’s Day Joust. Pretend you’re actually a member of the cast of A Knight’s Tale and grab a lance and get ready for some medieval excitement—oh, wait no, you won’t be jousting any actual humans. You’ll be trying to capture some miniature rings while riding the horse with your lance, like the training sequence in the movie. Maybe you’ll get to try it on people somewhere else, if you find a time machine. June 7, 11 a.m., Glen Arm Field, 12201 Long Green Pike, Glen Arm, (410) 456-4748, marylandjousting.com.
National Demolition Derby. Hunks of metal on wheels will be smashing into each other for your entertainment, almost like battle-bots or medieval gladiators. Grab a snack and enjoy the destruction. June 16, 7:30 p.m., Spotswood Trail, 12201 Long Green Pike, Glen Arm, (740) 453-0394, nationwidedemoderby.com.
National Trails Day Celebration Hike in Druid Hill Park. Commemorate all the free, open nature trails across the country in Baltimore’s own backyard with a guided historic walking tour of Druid Hill Park. The park is 745 acres, and though it won’t put you entirely in the middle of the wilderness or anything, it’ll offer some beautiful views, historical information, and people to meet. June 1, 11 a.m., Druid Hill Park, 2600 Madison Ave., (410) 396-6106,meetup.com. $10.
Navy Midshipmen vs Ohio State Buckeyes. The Middies open up the season with a tall order, taking on the perennial powerhouse Buckeyes. Terps fans: Here’s what life in the Big Ten is going to be like. Aug. 30, noon, M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell St., (410) 230-8000.
Orioles Promo Nights. Up for grabs this year: a ripcord bracelet, sunglasses, a Manny Machado bobblehead, a plush pillow, a Father’s Day fedora, a floppy hat, a Chris Davis performance T-shirt, a 1954 Orioles cap, a tote bag, a Chris Davis action figure, a Wild Bill cowboy hat, and much more. Check online for specific dates. Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St., 888-848-2473, orioles.com, prices vary.
Races at Shawan Downs. Enjoy an afternoon of steeplechases, point-to-points, and other equestrian races while taking in the beautiful countryside. Various dates through Sept. 27, Shawan Downs, Shawan Road near Falls Road, Sparks, (410) 666-3676, shawandowns.com.
Remembering Heroes Triathalon. The rolling hills of Howard County might be the perfect place for an ambitious young triathlete to begin a career, with a .62-mile swim, a 16-mile bike ride, and 3.4-mile run. The event is in commemoration of service heroes, including first responders, military heroes, volunteers and ordinary people who do heroic things. Prize money will support charities. July 27, 7 a.m., Centennial Lake, 10000 Maryland 108, Ellicott City, tricolumbia.org/events.
Shogun Fights X. Maryland’s MMA organization brings the octagon back to the Baltimore Arena. June 21, 7 p.m., Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., (410) 347-2020, baltimorearena.com.
Tour Dem Parks, Hon! Baltimoreans hop on their bikes for the 12th annual tour of the parks. Get a scenic ride-by view of Patterson, Druid Hill, Herring Run, and more. You have a choice of four routes, depending on how ambitious your quads are feeling that day, varying in distance and intensity. A barbecue awaits your chariot’s return, and all proceeds will go to the parks and cycling groups of the city. It’s better than the stationary at the gym, wouldn’t you say? June 18, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Carroll Park, Washington Boulevard and South Monroe Street, tourdemparks.org., $40, kids $25.
WWE Monday Night Raw. Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, Brock Lesnar, and the other RAW superstars are back in town for a packed night of sports entertainment. Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m., Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., (410) 347-2020, baltimorearena.com.
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