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Recreation and outdoors calendar

Indoor archery

 Mondays, Thursdays in March: Vingt Neuf Bowmen, 8735 Honeygo Blvd., Perry Hall, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $5 registration. Shoot 20 yards inside heated Maryland State Game and Fish Protective Association hall. No crossbows. Information: Call Bob at 410-746-3424.

Capital Angling Show

Today, March 10: 38th annual National Capital Angling and Conservation Show conducted by the National Capital Chapter of Trout Unlimited. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Hanley Field House, Georgetown Preparatory School, North Bethesda. Speakers and instructors include Lefty Kreh, "Digital Photography" and "Why We Fish: Around the World in 50 Minutes"; Tom Rosenbauer, " How to Read Streams: The Secrets of Finding More Fish" and "Trout Fishing in Small Streams"; Dave Rothrock, "Pennsylvania Fly Hatches and Life Cycle Imitations"; Mark Snyder, "Getting Started — Flyfishing 101"; Colby Trow, "Shenandoah Valley Spring Creeks"; Capt. C.D. Dollar, "Light Tackle Kayak Fishing on Chesapeake Bay and its Tributaries"; and Guy "Spilunker" Turenne, "Trouting in Northern Colorado." Information:

Chesapeake BMX

Today, March 10: The Chesapeake BMX racing season begins today at Severn-Danza Park, 726 Donaldson Ave., Severn. Registration is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Racing will prompt begin at 1:30 p.m. Information:,


Susquehanna Flats

Tuesday, March 12: Captain Richie Gaines will discuss tips and tactics for fishing the Susquehanna Flats when he speaks at the March meeting of the Northwest chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association. The event will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Patapsco Council No 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall at 1010 Frederick Road, Catonsville. Use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free, and visitors are welcome. Information: Mark DeHoff,

Fly Fishing Film Tour

Friday, March 15: Great Feathers Fly Shop in Sparks and Trout Unlimited will host an event showing extended trailers of the latest fishing, conservation and destination films coming out this year at Center Stage in Baltimore at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $17 at Great Feathers or $20 at or at the box office. Information: 410-472-6799 or

Sea kayaking introduction

Saturday, March 16: The Chesapeake Paddlers Association will sponsor "SK 101: Intro- duction to Sea Kayaking," a one-day seminar, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the West River Center in West River. The event is primarily for new paddlers, but everyone is invited. Cost is $28 per person, which includes a light breakfast and lunch. Advanced registration is required. Details:

Fishing, boating market

Saturday, March 16, and next Sunday, March 17: Fishing and Boating Flea Market. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Sunday. Commodore Hall, 1909 Old Eastern Ave., Essex. New and used rods, reels and fishing tackle will be for sale along with boats, trailers and and boating equipment. Sponsored by the Essex-Middle River chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association. Information: Frank Holden, 410-686-2348.

Ice skating

Next Sunday, March 17: Cheer solo and team skaters of all ages from Maryland, Washington, Virginia and Delaware during the "Reach for the Stars" 2013 Invitational from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Piney Orchard Ice Arena, 8781 Piney Orchard Parkway, Odenton. Free and open to the public. Information: Linda Monney, 410-672-7013, ext. 15.

Fishing seminar

March 18: Local angler Skip Zinck will discuss preseason catch-and-release trolling tactics for large rockfish in the Chesapeake Bay at a seminar hosted by the Broadneck/Magothy River chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at American Legion Post #175 at 832 Manhattan Beach Road, Severna Park. Lure selection, locations, planer boards and ideas for the trophy season will be covered. Planer boards, flags and lures will be available for purchase.

Smallmouth bass

March 20: Mark Fondroff and Brenda Foster will share their knowledge of smallmouth bass fishing on the Potomac River at a meeting of the Maryland Trout Unlimited from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Towson Presbyterian Church. The public is welcome.

Terrapins and the Bay

March 21: Will Williams, an educator at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, will give a free talk about the Chesapeake Bay, its surroundings and the terrapins that inhabit the local waters. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Terrapin Adventures, 8600 Foundry St., Savage. Light refreshments will be served.

Gun and outdoor show

April 6: Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will host a gun and outdoor show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road, Carney. Admission $2; children under 12, free. Vendor tables $10. Information: Rick Richmond, 410-335-5994.

Turkey shoot

April 7: Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will host a turkey shoot from noon to 4 p.m. on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road, Carney. Test your skill. Prizes include turkeys, ham and bacon. Information: Greg, 410-598-4970.

SPURs 5K Run/Walk

April 7: The Hood College Athletics peer mentoring group SPURs (Students Providing Understanding and Resources) will host the 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. on campus in Frederick. Registration is $15 if postmarked by March 22 ($20 after). For information, go to or email

Race for Excellence

April 27: Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association Central Maryland 6th Annual Race For Excellence, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. Benefits AFCEA's Central Maryland Scholarship Fund, which provides merit-based college scholarships to local high school students. Both races start at Science Applications International Corp.'s Cyber Innovation Center at 6841 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Columbia, MD. Details:

Thompson Run/Walk

April 28: The 2nd Annual Adam Thompson 5K Run/5K Walk, 8 a.m., Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air. The race honors the memory of a first-year Harford CC student who was killed in an automobile accident in 2011. Register at or on-site at Susquehanna Center Auxiliary Gymnasium beginning at 7 a.m. Cost: $20. Information: 443-412-2428.

Mud run

May 5: Terrapin Adventures has partnered with Playworks Baltimore to host a 5K run through the woods of Savage to benefit the nonprofit Playworks Baltimore and its effort to bring safe, meaningful play to Baltimore schools. Registration is $30 before March 15 and $40 after that date. To participate, runners must also raise a minimum of $25 for Playworks Baltimore. For information and to pre-register, go to

Md. Half Marathon

May 11: Registration is open for the fifth annual Maryland Half Marathon to benefit the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. The race will be in the Maple Lawn community of Howard County. The cost of registration will be $75 until Jan. 31, $85 in February and $90 from March 1 to May 11. The cost of the Dozer's Kids Fun Run is $15. Register at

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