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April 17, 2003|By SUN STAFF

5K benefit in Frederick

Take part in the Garrett's 5K Run/Walk in Frederick this weekend, and help raise money for a good cause, too: the Garrett Petronchak Memorial Scholarship Fund, which was established in memory of a young man who was killed in an alcohol-related car accident in 1995 and which is given each year to a Frederick County high school student. This year's race also benefits the Frederick Community College Book Scholarship for the Police Science program.

The race is Saturday at 8:30 a.m., and starts at William Talley Recreation Center in Baker Park at Second and Bentz streets in Frederick. Fees for the event are $15 for students younger than 18 and $20 for adults. Online registration (at www.active.com) closes tonight at midnight.

For more information, visit www.garretts5k.com or contact race director Peggy Waxter at 301-663-8082.

Pratt St. Riot memorial

Join Civil War re-enactors and Friends of President Street Station on Saturday morning at 10:30 for the annual Remembrance of the Pratt Street Riot, which honors the first casualties of the Civil War. Start in Fells Point on the plaza at the base of Broadway Street, walk to President Street Station, and take part in a memorial service at the Baltimore Civil War Museum at 11 a.m.

Event is $6 per person and includes admission to the museum. Reservations not required. Call the Maryland Historical Society at 410-685-3750 for more information.

For the dogs

It's time to go out and play, but don't forget the dogs. Doggie Play Day, which benefits Bulldog Rescue, features contests, music, food and more.

The event is Saturday at Oregon Ridge Park in Baltimore County. Register at 11 a.m. for a walk-a-thon at 11:30 a.m. and more events from noon to 2 p.m. Cost: $5 minimum for walk-a-thon, $1 for events, $1 each for raffle tickets. Call 800-594-4289 for more information.

-- Compiled by Sun staff

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