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September 01, 2005|By Sam Sessa

St. Agnes' 5K

While Peter Jennings' death from lung cancer has helped raise awareness of the disease, you really don't need a reason to do what you can to help the cause. One way is to take part in St. Agnes' 5K Labor Day Run and Family Fun Walk. Besides the race, there will be music, food, drinks and dancing at Bay Cafe, where the race starts and ends Monday. If you can't make it to the race (or you accidentally sleep in), you can still donate $25 and get the goodie bag and T-shirt every registered racer receives. Proceeds benefit St. Agnes Hospitals' Lung Cancer Center.

Registration for St. Agnes' 5K Labor Day Run and Family Fun Walk is at 7 a.m. Monday, and the race starts at 8:30 a.m. The start and finish line is at Bay Cafe, 2809 Boston St. Pre-registration is $25 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under. Race-day registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Call 410-368-3155 or visit www.charmcityrun.com.

Alonzo's picnic

Blues and cold beer! Blues and cold beer! Get your share of one or both at Alonzo's Memorial Picnic Sunday. Four blues acts, including Candye Kane and Mikey Jr. and the Stone Colds, perform 90-minute sets from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring your own cooler or buy food and drinks at the picnic.

Alonzo's Memorial Picnic is 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday at the American Legion Grounds, 1331 Seling Ave. in Rosedale. Tickets are $25. Parking is free. Call 410-744-2291 or visit www.mojoworkin.com.

Music in Mount Vernon

Today is one of two days left this year when you can enjoy free music in Mount Vernon Place. Hear Opera Vivente this afternoon, and watch two bands perform tonight as part of the First Thursdays Concerts in the Park. Members of the Assembly of Dust and Judd and Maggie play tonight. The final First Thursday performance will be Oct. 1, with the Baltimore Opera Company performing in mid-afternoon and the Bridge, Smooth Kentucky and Donegal X-Press performing in the evening.

Opera in the Park is noon-2 p.m. and Concerts in the Park is 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. today at Mount Vernon Place. Call 410-244-1030 or visit www. godowntownbaltimore.com.

- Sam Sessa

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