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Gwynns Falls TrailAmerican Diabetes Association

SquashWise Rally

Today, May 4: SquashWise will host the Jack Laporte SquashWise Rally, a tournament fundraiser in memory of Jack Laporte, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Paul's School.. Information: baltimoresquashwise.org/rally/2014.

Pro-Formance Fishing

Tuesday, May 6: The Pro-Formance Fishing Team, a member of Maryland Bass Nation, is seeking additional members and will hold an introductory meeting 6 p.m. at Chevy's Restaurant in the Arundel Mills Mall. The club is based primarily in Glen Burnie and Annapolis but has membership throughout the state. PFT fishes 12 club tournaments a year and participates in MBN and other tournaments. It is accepting both boaters and riders. PFT welcomes new and experienced anglers. Send your questions to pftbass@yahoo.com or go to Pro-Formance Fishing Team on Facebook.

Crabbing update

May 13: Kelly Webb of the DNR Blue Crab Project will discussion regulation changes for the 2014 season at a 7:30 p.m. meeting of the Northwest Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association. The meeting is 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: Contact Mark DeHoff at mcdehoff@netzero.com.

Tour de Cure

May 17: The American Diabetes Association's Chesapeake Bay Tour de Cure has added individual and team time trials this year. Cycling options include 10, 31, 62, and 100 miles along scenic country roads, through farmland and small towns, along prominent waterscapes and aboard the Oxford Bellevue Ferry. Event and registration information: diabetes.org/chesapeaketourdecure.

Trail beautification

June 7: On National Trails Day, Parks & People will celebrate its 30th anniversary by cleaning and beautifying the Gwynns Falls Trail. Volunteers will clean the stream and improve riparian buffer with native plants in Winans Meadow (Trailhead 2 at 4500 Franklintown Road in Baltimore) from 9 a.m. until noon. RSVP by emailing info@parksandpeople.org or call Alex Krause at 410-448-5663.

Canoe N' Scoop

June 7: National Parks Conservation Association and Baltimore Parks & Recreation are hosting a Star-Spangled "Canoe N' Scoop" for National Trails Day from 9 a.m. until noon to help clean the shoreline at Middle Branch Park (3300 Waterview Ave. in Baltimore) along the Star-Spangled Banner Trail. To reserve a spot, email or call Ed Stierli at estierli@npca.org or 202-454-3339.

Paddleboard Fun Race

June 28: Paddle Second Chance will hold its second-annual Stand-Up Paddle day of fun racing and fundraising for Operation Second Chance, which serves wounded combat veterans and their families' recovery and transition back to active duty or into civilian life. The event will be at Holts Landing State Park in Millville, Del. For information, go to paddlesecondchance.com.

Obstacle-course race

July 19-20: BattleFrog, a new obstacle-course race series founded and designed by Navy SEALs, will stop at Crumland Farms in Frederick. Participants can choose between 15K, 5K and 1K courses, each of which is inspired by BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) Training, the six-month qualification course that all SEALs must undergo. Information: battlefrogseries.com.

Charles Street 12

Aug. 9: The point-to-point running race takes runners down Charles Street, now a National Scenic Byway, from the shops at Kenilworth in Towson to Power Plant Live in Baltimore. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Children's Heart Program at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital. Register at charlesst12.com.

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