Weekend Planner: Poker Fundraiser, Baysox 5K

Patch rounded up some things to do in Crofton and nearby areas for the weekend of Aug. 10-12.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Crofton Patch found a few ideas listed on the events calendar.

Make suggestions by leaving a comment to let us know what you're up to this weekend. Add your own event to the calendar by clicking here.

When/Where: 6-10 p.m. Saturday at
Why Go? This poker tournament and silent auction is open to the public and will benefit the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society and raise money for Matthew "Matty" Wilson, a 3-year-old fighting his second round with leukemia.
Cost: $100 plus $10 admin fee. For more information or to register, contact morgita@verizon.net or dibird98@aol.com.

When/Where: Now through Labor Day at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore
Why Go? With school starting back up in a few weeks, get the kids to start thinking about science again while having fun.
Free with paid admission to the Maryland Science Center

When/Where: 8 a.m. Sunday at Prince George's County Stadium in Bowie
Why Go? The Bowie Baysox will host the first ever Bowie Baysox 5K & Kids Fun Run to raise money for local charities. An Inflatable T-Ball Batting Cage allows kids to take three swings for $1.
5K is $30, Kids' Fun Run is $15 (register in advance)

Don't miss these events coming up next week:

  • When/Where:
    6-8 p.m. Monday at  Crofton Park Field #1 (adjacent to Crofton Middle School). Registration link can be found at www.croftonsoftball.com.
  • When/Where: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at
  • When/Where: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at


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