Purple Heart shoot
Today, Aug. 18: The Purple Heart 3D Bow Shoot will be held at Heart of Maryland Bowhunters, 7930 Henryton Road, Marriottsville. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost: $15 for the public; free for current or retired military. Thirty-target archery course. All proceeds will benefit disabled veterans through outings sponsored by the NPLB (formerly No Person Left Behind) and Operation Second Chance. Event information: Contact Billy Dove at 301-639-4104 or firstname.lastname@example.org. NPLB information: operationsecondchance.org/nplb.php. Donations accepted through checks made out to Operation Second Chance/NPLB.
Monday, Aug. 19: Martin Carter, first mate on the charter boat Patent Pending, will conduct a free seminar on Mycobacteria marinum (fish handlers' disease), MRSA and Vibrio. Hear how warm water and increased salinity this year have contributed to infections among local watermen. Location is American Legion Post 175 at 832 Manhattan Beach Road in Severna Park. Doors open at 7 p.m.; meeting starts at 7:30. Enter on left side of building under the overhang. Information: Call Skip Zinck at 410-913-9043.
Monday, Aug. 19: The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting to discuss proposed late-season waterfowl hunting regulations at 7 p.m. at Chesapeake College. Residents who are unable to attend may comment by email, letter, fax, phone, or on the DNR Wildlife & Heritage website after the proposals are announced in early August.
BuckWild Outdoors Expo
Friday through next Sunday, Aug. 23-25: The Toyota/Scion of Waldorf's BuckWild Outdoors Expo returns to the Charles County Fairgrounds in La Plata. The outdoors show will include appearances by several stars from “Swamp People,” a History Channel reality show. Children's activities include a free archery clinic, a kids' zone and a pellet gun course. Admission is $10 per day, $20 for a three-day pass. Children 12 and under are free. Information: BuckWildExpo.com.
Next Sunday, 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. 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.
Gun & outdoor show
Sept. 7: The Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will host a Gun & Outdoor Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Admission is $2. Vendor tables are $10 each. For further information, call Rick Richmond at 410-335-5994.
Sept. 7-8: Coastal Conservation Association Maryland's inaugural Red/Trout Catch & Release Tournament will be held in the Crisfield area. The event showcases improving speckled trout and redfish angling in the Chesapeake Bay. For information, go to ccamd.org.
Sharing & Caring
Sept. 8, Sept. 15: Captains Sharing & Caring is looking for children who have special needs, children who have serious or terminal illnesses or children who are disabled to take part in a cruise Sept. 8 out of Bush River Yacht Club in Abingdon a cruise Sept. 15 out of Baltimore Boating Center in Middle River. Reservations required. Information: captainssharingandcaring.org.
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 6p.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.
Kent Island run
Sept. 22: Kellie Thompson Shiley 5K & Family Fun Run on the Cross Island Trail at Kent Island in Chester. Starts at 9 a.m. Cost: $30 for those over 12 for the 5K or 1-mile family fun run. Children age 12 and under can participate for free. Registration closes Sept. 20, but runners can sign up on race day for $35. Information: facebook.com/KellieThompsonShiley5kAndFamilyFunRun.
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.
Hurd 5K Run
Nov. 9: The Fifth Annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk will take place at 9 a.m. at Harford Community College. The race honors the memory of Heather L. Hurd, a history major at Harford Community College from 1999 to 2003, who was killed in 2008 by a distracted driver who was texting. On-site race registration takes place in the Susquehanna Center auxiliary gymnasium from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Information: go to harford.edu/heather or call 443-412-2449.
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.
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 under 18. Information: Bob Woods, 410-746-3424.
September: The Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will conduct a hunter safety course on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Registration will be Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon; classes will be Sept. 11, 12, 18 and 19 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; and testing will be Sept. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Information: Butch at 443-695-2565 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for children age 6-17, free for CBMM members and children 5 and younger). Information: 410-745-2916 or cbmm.org.
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