Sports Shorts

Aerobathon on Saturday

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Aerobathon will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Murphy Field House.

The free event will feature a lineup of instructors, music and healthy food.

For more information, call 301-677-2349.

Military Appreciation Day at Towson basketball

Towson University will celebrate Military Appreciation Day when the Towson Tigers men’s basketball team play Northeastern University’s Huskies on Saturday at 2 p.m. in SECU Arena.

Complimentary tickets will be available to service members, veterans, DoD civilian employees and their guests.

For more information, call 1-855-TU-TIGERS or visit and use code TUMilitary.

Hometown Heroes at Maryland basketball

Celebrate Hometown Heroes as the University of Maryland’s men’s basketball team plays Rutgers University on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Xfinity Center at College Park.

Active-duty and retired service members, police, firefighters and EMTs can receive two discounted tickets and a $10 food voucher for $55.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call Melanie Baker at 301-405-8408 or email, or call Meredith Pipkin at 301-405-8112 or email

Boxing fitness classes

New boxing classes are being offered at Gaffney Fitness Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

All levels are welcome.

The free classes are open to authorized users ages 18 and older.

For a full class schedule, visit

For more information, call 310-677-2349


Book-N-Bowl is held every Tuesday, beginning Jan. 24, from noon to 4 p.m. at The Lanes.

Bring in a used textbook to donate and receive two free bowling game passes or contribute a hard-bound book to receive one free bowling game.

Price does not include shoe rental.

For more information, call 301-677-5541.

Lifeguarding classes

The American Red Cross is offering full courses in lifeguarding, first aid and CPR/AED.

Lifeguard training will be offered Jan. 21, 22, 28 and 29; Feb. 4, 5, 11 and 12; March 4, 5, 11 and 12; March 4, 5, 11 and 12; April 11-14; and May 13, 14, 20 and 21. Classes meet 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Registration fee is $250.

The Lifeguard Recertification Course will be offered Feb. 25 and 26, and March 25 and 26.

You must present current, valid certification at registration.

Registration fee is $150.

For more information, call 301-677-7916 or go to

Youth Sports registration

Youth Sports is now registering for the 2017 spring season.

Spring sports include soccer, NFL Flag Football, baseball, lacrosse, and Ready Set Run.

Volunteers are a vital component of the program and are needed for all sports.

Children of volunteer coaches play for free.

To register, go to

For more information, call 301-677-1179.

Youth swim lessons

Youth swim lessons will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at Gaffney Fitness Center’s indoor pool.

Cost is $72 for eight classes. Registration ends Wednesday.

For more information, call Parent Central Services at 301-677-1149 or 301-677-1156.

Dollar Day

Dollar Day is offered at The Lanes every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bowling, shoe rental and food specials each cost $1.

For more information, call 301-677-5541.

Tae Kwon Do

Child and Youth Services offers a Tae Kwon Do class Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Youth Center.

Classes for ages 4 to 6 cost $45 per month. Classes for ages 7-17 cost $85 per month.

For more information, call 301-677-1149.


Gaffney fitness classes

Gaffney Fitness center offers a variety of fitness classes.

Classes are open to authorized users ages 18 and older.

Cost is $3 per drop-in class; $20 for a 10-class pass; and $40 for a 20-class pass.

Boxing Circuit Training

Water Aerobics


Belly Dancing

Vinyasa yoga


Metabolic Effect

Strength and Core

Rip and Roll Cyle + Abs


Zumba Gold for seniors

For more information, call 301-677-2349 or 301-677-3716.

Coaches needed

Youth Sports is seeking volunteer coaches for futsal or basketball.

No experience is necessary. Training is provided.

For more information, call 301-677-1329 or 301-677-1179.

Free unit bowling

The Lanes at Fort Meade offers free bowling for all active-duty military units on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free unit bowling is offered for one hour.

For more information, call 301-677-5541 or go to

Murphy 24-hour fitness facility

Murphy Field House offers unmanned extended hours after normal operating hours.

Murphy is open to authorized registered patrons ages 18 and older to utilize the cardio equipment and Nautilus weight machines.

The free weights, basketball and racquetball courts are NOT open during unmanned hours.

The facility is unmanned, so exercise responsibly and come with a buddy.

Murphy is fully equipped with surveillance cameras. All users will be monitored at all times while in the facility.

Registration is required to gain access to the facility by fingerprint reader.

Pick up a registration form at Gaffney Fitness Center or Murphy Field House and submit the completed form to the facility in advance so your information is in the system when you come for your appointment at Gaffney to enter your fingerprint for entrance to the facility.

Schedule an appointment for registration for 24/7 access. For more information, call 301-677-3867.

Volunteer coaches needed

Volunteer Youth Sports coaches are needed in the various sports programs offered throughout the year.

All volunteers will receive free training and will be certified through the National Alliance of Youth Sports.

All volunteers must complete a background check.

To submit an application, visit the CYSS Youth Sports & Fitness Office at 1900 Reece Road. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CYSS Youth Sports Program:

Fall season: August through October

Season registration begins in May for: soccer, NFL Flag Football, tennis, volleyball and cheerleading.

Winter season: November through February

Season registration begins in October for: basketball, futsal and wrestling.

Spring season: March through June

Season registration begins in January for: track & field, baseball, softball, tennis, NFL Flag Football, lacrosse, and soccer.

For more information, call 301-677-1179 or 301-677-1329 or go to

Cosmic Bowling

The Lanes at Fort Meade offers Cosmic Bowling on Saturday nights from 7-11 p.m.

For more information, call 301-677-5541.

Texas Hold ‘Em Tournaments

All service members and civilians are invited to play in the Texas Hold ‘Em Tournaments held Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Lounge at the Lanes.

Tournament is free to enter. Prizes are awarded for the top winners.

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