November 28, 2011

Are you a chili maker or a baker? Help support the United Way

The ninth annual Chili Cook-Off/Bake-Off to benefit the JHU Campaign for United Way of Central Maryland and the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund takes place 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, in Levering’s Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus.

Chili makers and bakers can bring their talents to the table by signing up their dishes by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2. To register, go to and click on Special Events or call the Office of Work, Life and Engagement at 443-997-6060.

Judges will announce prizes for first, second and third place in each category around 12:45 p.m. Contestants are also eligible for a People’s Choice award, based on a popular vote.

For $5, spectators can enjoy lunch and vote for their favorites (while supplies last). Lunch, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Credit Union, includes chili, cornbread, dessert and a beverage.

Ravens fans can enter a drawing for four tickets and a parking pass—donated by The Dome Corp. and Johns Hopkins Real Estate—to the game versus the Browns at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24. Raffle tickets are $5. The winner will be chosen during the cook-off but does not have to be present to win. Tickets will be sold at the door or can be purchased in advance through the Office of Work, Life and Engagement, 1101 East 33rd St., Suite C-100, Baltimore, MD 21218 (cash or money order only).