3:32 AM EDT, July 13, 2013
Monday, July 15: Captain Dale Kirkendall will discuss live lining for rockfish and trolling for bluefish and Spanish mackerel from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at American Legion Post 175 at 832 Manhattan Beach Road in Severna Park. Enter on the left side of the building. Free and open to public.
Youth fishing seminar
Thursday, July 18: Captain Luke Thatcher will give a one-hour presentation on bottom fishing and more as part of the MSSA's Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association's youth fishing seminar series. Starts at 6 p.m. Free. At Alltackle, 2062 Somerville Road, Annapolis. For more information on the series, go to mssa.net/youthanglerclub or call the MSSA at 410-255-5535.
Saturday, July 20: Wish-A-Fish Foundation needs four to five boats over 22 feet long to help out at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteer boats take out a special-needs child and their family for few hours of fun, fishing and cruising. Wish-A-Fish provides bait, ice, lunch and T-shirts. Contact Skip at 410-913-9043.
Next Sunday, July 21: 9:15 a.m. Hike 6.3 miles at the McKeldin Area of Patapsco Valley State Park in Marriottsville with the D.C. Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Details: amc-dc.org (click: "Chapter Activities") or call 410-263-1844.
Dams and fish
July 22: Jim Thompson, a fisheries biologist with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Fish Passage Program, will speak at the monthly meeting of the Perry Hall Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association about the unnecessary dams that were removed and their effect on spawning fish. There will also be a presentation from Intercoastal Marine. The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. at Gunpowder VFW Post 10067 at 6309 Ebenezer Road. Visitors are welcome. Call Joe Zinner at 410-256-5641 for details.
July 27: The Perry Hall Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association will hold its third-annual Family Fishing Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the C Pavilion at Wilson Point Park at 950 Beech Drive in Middle River. Games and activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a fishing tournament from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Paid reservations ($5 for adults, $10 for family) are required no later than Saturday. Call Chuck Holzman for details at 410-256-1949 or 410-790-2750, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids fishing derby
Aug. 10: The MSSA Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association will hold a fishing derby for children from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sandy Point State Park. For more information, go to mssa.net/youthanglerclub or call the MSSA at 410-255-5535.
'Streak' Thru Aberdeen'
Sept. 6: The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation will host its inaugural "Streak Thru Aberdeen" 7K Run at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, the anniversary of Cal Ripken Jr. breaking Lou Gehrig's streak of consecutive baseball games played. Proceeds will support Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation programs, which help build character and teach life lessons to underserved youth in distressed communities through sports-themed programming. Starts at 6 p.m. For information, go to RipkenFoundation.org or call Charm City Run at 410-308-1870. To pre-register, go to CharmCityRun.com.
Youth fishing seminar
Sept. 12: Capt. Walleye Pete will give a one-hour presentation on jigging and casting techniques as part of the MSSA's Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association's youth fishing seminar series. Starts at 6 p.m. Free. At Alltackle, 2062 Somerville Road, Annapolis. For a complete schedule and more information on the series, go to mssa.net/youthanglerclub or call the MSSA at 410-255-5535.
Sept. 20-22: The fourth annual 4th Annual Classic Wooden Sailboat Rendezvous & Race, presented by the National Sailing Hall of Fame & Sailing Center in Annapolis. For information about onshore events, email email@example.com; for information about the race, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Online: nshof.org.
How boats are made
Oct. 12: There will be a one-hour tour of Judge Yachts in Denton as part of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association's youth fishing seminar series. For a complete schedule and more information on the series, go to mssa.net/youthanglerclub or call the MSSA at 410-255-5535.
Nov. 7: U.S. Coast Guard will give a one-hour presentation on boating safety as part of the MSSA's Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association's youth fishing seminar series. Starts at 6 p.m. Free. At Alltackle, 2062 Somerville Road, Annapolis. For a complete schedule and more information on the series, go to mssa.net/youthanglerclub or call the MSSA at 410-255-5535.
Through August: The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels is offering two-evening boater-safety courses from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 17-18 and Aug. 15-16. The cost is $25 per two-evening session. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. For information, call Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941.
August, September: The Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will conduct two hunter-safety courses on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. The August session has registration Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon; classes Aug. 14, 15, 21 and 22 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; and testing Aug. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The September session has registration Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon; classes Sept. 11, 12, 18 and 19 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; and testing Sept. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Information: Call Butch at 443-695-2565 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesdays through Sept. 3: 3-D Shoots on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to dark at Vingt-neuf Bowmen, Maryland State Game and Fish Protective Association, 8735 Honeygo Blvd., Perry Hall. Cost is $10 for adults and $3 for students under 18. Information: Bob Woods, 410-746-3424.
Summer 3-D fun shoots
Mondays through August: The Baltimore Bowmen will hold 3-D fun shoots from 4 p.m. until dusk. Open to the public. Nonmembers, $10; members, $5; under 18, free. Information and directions at baltimorebowmen.com.
Through Nov. 3: "Crisfield Carvings — Bird Hunting on Broad Waters" will be on display daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Waterfowling Building at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum at Navy Point in St. Michaels. Free with museum admission: $13 adult, $10 senior, $6 children age 6-17; CBMM members, children 5 and younger free. Information: 410-745-2916 or cbmm.org.
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