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Five things to do in the outdoors this weekend

George Washington was an outdoors kinda guy. Abe Lincoln, too.

So celebrate the President's Day weekend with one of these outdoorsy things:

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1) Attend the biggest and best fishing flea market in the region Saturday and Sunday. This is the 19th year for the Pasadena Sportfishing Group's event, held rain or shine at the Earleigh Heights Fire Hall, 161 Ritchie Highway at Magothy Bridge Road in Severna Park. Good stuff, good prices, good fishing talk. The hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $3.

2) Go to the Seaside Boat Show in Ocean City Saturday or Sunday and buy a raffle ticket to benefit the Ocean City Reef Foundation restoration project. The prize, a nautical-themed quilt with a compass rose center, was made and donated by long-time OC scuba diver Dana Mason. The tickets are $5 or five for $25. The drawing will be May 1. The show at the Ocean City Convention Center runs 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $9.

3) Get some exercise and learn a little bit about Black History Month at 5k and 10k walks sponsored by the Freestate Happy Wanderers. The walks begin at the New Vansville Community Center, 6813 Ammendale Way, Beltsville. A memorabilia collection will be on display. Start either walk between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and finish by 4 p.m. For details, contact wahasse@ix.netcom.com or 301-572-5574 before 9 p.m.

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4) Take a hike with the Howard County chapter of the Sierra Club on Saturday at Morgan's Run in the Liberty Reservoir watershed. The 8-mile jaunt includes some stream crossings. Bring water and lunch and meet at 9 a.m. at the Bagel Bin in the Enchanted Forest Shopping Center on U.S. 40. The contact person is James Perschy, 410-964-1902 or jameshike@verizon.net.

5) Watch Saturday's sunset from water's edge after a walk around Otter Pond and then enjoy an old-fashioned marshmallow roast at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. The activity runs from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $2 per person or $5 per family. Save a spot by calling 410-612-1688.

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