Sunday, May 5: The largest sailboat racing tour in the country, the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta series, concludes its weekend stay at the Annapolis Yacht Club. Sailors will compete on the Chesapeake Bay from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There is no charge for viewing. More information: 410-263-9279, or sailingworld.com/nood-regattas.
Thursday through next Sunday, May 9-12: The Eastern Surfing Association's 2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championships will be held in Ocean City off the beach near 48th Street. For hours, registration and more information, call 800-399-6820 or 410-289-4401, or go to surfesa.org/competition/midatlantic/.
Md. Half Marathon
Saturday, May 11: Registration is open for the fifth annual Maryland Half Marathon to benefit the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. The race will be in the Maple Lawn community of Howard County. Registration costs $90. The Dozer's Kids Fun Run costs $15. Register at mdhalfmarathon.com.
Saturday, May 11: The "Down the Stretch for SGK" Preakness 5K will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Pimlico Race Course, with part of the proceeds benefiting the Maryland affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Runners will go part of the way on the dirt course and will finish in the infield. Registration costs $35 for adults and $15 for youths. More information: preakness5k.org.
May 14: Erik Zlokovitz of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will discuss the artificial reef program at a meeting of the Northwest chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association at the Patapsco Council No. 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall, 1010 Frederick Road, Catonsville. Use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and the meeting starts at 7:30. Admission is free. Visitors are welcome.
Youth fishing seminar
May 22: Bill Goldsborough of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will give a one-hour presentation on fish biology and ecosystems as part of the 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.
Crisfield bike ride
May 25: The Salisbury Jaycees' sixth annual Soft Shell Metric Century bike ride in lower Somerset County will begin at 8 a.m. There are 62.1-mile (100-kilometer) and 23.1-mile options. Registration for adults is $40 before May 18 and $60 after. Registration for riders ages 12 and under is $30 before May 18 and $50 after. Day-of registration will be accepted. The event is rain or shine. Registration forms are available at salisburyjc.com. For more information, call 410-749-0144, ext. 109, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth fishing seminar
June 29: Capt. Luke Thatcher will lead a session focused on fishing aboard the Miss Chesapeake as part of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association's youth fishing seminar series. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to the first 30 children plus one parent per child. For a complete schedule and more information on the series, go to mssa.net/youthanglerclub or call the MSSA at 410-255-5535.
Youth fishing seminar
July 18: Capt. Luke Thatcher will give a one-hour presentation on bottom fishing and more as part of the 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 June: Orvis will offer free lessons at the Orvis Company Store, Bethesda; Great Feathers, Sparks; Hunting Creek Outfitters, Frederick; and Wisp Resort, McHenry. For dates, go to orvis.com/flyfishing101.
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. May 15-16, June 12-13, July 17-18 and Aug. 15-16. The cost is $25 per two-evening session. Pre-registration is required. For information, call Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941.
Tuesdays through Sept. 3: 3-D Shoots on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to dark at Vingt-neuf Bowmen, Maryland State Game and Fish, 8735 Honeygo Blvd., Perry Hall. Cost is $10 for adults and $3 for students under 18. Food and refreshments are available. For information, call Bob at 410-746-3424.
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 under free. Information: 410-745-2916 or cbmm.org.
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