Today, 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
Monday, July 22: Jim Thompson, a fisheries biologist with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Fish Passage Program, will speak at a 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. Call Joe Zinner at 410-256-5641 for details.
Saturday, 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 email@example.com.
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.
Aug. 15-16: The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels is offering a boater-safety course from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost is $25 per two-night session. Preregistration is required. For information, call Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941.
Aug. 25: The Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will host a turkey shoot from noon to 4 p.m. on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Test your skill. Prizes include turkey, ham and bacon. Information: Call Greg at 410-598-4970.
'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 firstname.lastname@example.org; for information about the race, email email@example.com. 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.