April 23. The monthly meeting of the Perry Hall Chapter of Maryland Saltwater Sportsfishermen's Association will be 7:30 p.m. at Surf City Bar and Grill, 9654 Belair Road, Perry Hall. Visitors welcome. For details call Lee Haile at 410-828-0575.
April 26, May 3, May 31, 11 a.m. Eden Mills Nature Center invites all who enjoy children's literature to listen to a story and participate in a nature-themed craft. Pre-registration is required. Call 410-836-3050 or email email@example.com for more information.
April 289 a.m. to 3 p.m. Introduction to Kayaking Workshop, The Piedmont Learning Center, Eden Mill Nature Center. For adults; no experience needed. Fee is $65 for members or $75 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required; call 410-836-3050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Information: edenmill.org.
5K/Family Fun Run
April 28. 5th Annual Race for Excellence 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run, 6841 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Columbia. Benefits the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association's Central Maryland Scholarship Fund, which provides merit-based scholarships to local high school students. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.; race starts at 9 a.m.
April 29, April 29sunrise to 1 p.m., Ephrata Bowmen 3D Shoot, 899 N. Maple St. Thirty targets, $9. Information: ephratabowmen.com.
Hiking season kickoff
May 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Appalachian Trail Conservancy will celebrate the arrival of the spring hiking season at the Visitor Center, 799 Washington St., Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Experienced hikers will give presentations on long-distance hiking, kids will have the opportunity to get temporary A.T. tattoos, and gear displays will illustrate day-hiking and backpacking basics. Admission: free. Information: appalachiantrail.org or 304-535-6331.
May 6, 9 a.m., Savage. Terrapin Adventures has partnered with Playworks DC to host the Terrapin & Hare 5K Mud Run. The woodsy course includes climbing walls, tires, webs and mud obstacles. Registration is $35. Information: terrapinmudrun.com.
May 8, 7:30 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Foundation senior naturalist and outdoors writer John Page Williams will be the guest speaker at a Northwest Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association meeting. He'll discuss the Careful Catch program and CBF's State of the Bay report as it applies to anglers. The meeting will be at the Patapsco Council No. 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall at 1010 Frederick Road, Catonsville. Please use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and the meeting starts at 7:30. Admission is free, and visitors are welcome. Information: Mark DeHoff at email@example.com.
Table tennis class
May 10-July 12, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Maryland Table Tennis Center, Gaithersburg. Ten-week Thursday class for beginners. Information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or see mdttc.com.
Gun and outdoor show
May 12, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Spring Gun & Outdoor Show hosted by Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association, in the clubhouse at 3400 Northwind Road, Carney. The buy-sell-swap event will feature long guns and hunting and fishing equipment. Admission: $2 (children under 12 free). Vendor tables available at $10 each. Information: Rick Richmond at 410-335-5994.
Oriole Day celebration
May 19, 8 a.m.-noon. Willow Grove Nature Education Center at Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road, Baltimore. Live birds, hourly bird walks, demonstrations, displays, children's games and crafts, puppet show. Cost: free. Information: cromwellvalleypark.org, 410-887-2503. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Fly fishing fair
May 19, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Maryland Trout Unlimited Spring Picnic and Fly Fishing Fair, Gunpowder Falls State Park, Bunker Hill Area. Open to public. Expanded this year to include workshops, vendors, and a swap and sale. Bring a covered dish: potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, green salads, dessert or your own cookout specialty; hot dogs and soda are provided by MDTU. Information: email@example.com.
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