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Monday: Monthly meeting of Pasadena Sportfishing at the Waterbury Inn on Magothy Beach Road in Pasadena, 7:30 p.m. Speaker is scheduled to be Capt. Russ Morrow from Wachapreague, Va., who will speak about flounder fishing. Call (410) 255-3678.

May 22-25: Maryland Charter Boat Association Memorial Day Weekend fishing tournament. Cash prizes, including $2,000 for largest bluefish and $1,000 for largest sea trout. Entry fee is $25 ,, per boat per day. Call (301) 261-5656.

May 27: Monthly meeting of the Maryland Fly Anglers at the Ridge Gardens Apartments clubhouse, Old Harford Road and Putty Hill Avenue, 7:30 p.m. The speaker will be Wally Vait, who will deal with fishing the Gunpowder River. Open to the public. Call (410) 825-2695.


July 24, 25, 26: Buck Fever, The Hunting Show at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Md. Featured speaker is scheduled to be Dan Fitzgerald, acknowledged expert of white tail deer. Also, the Maryland trophy deer contest, bow hunters' contest, seminars and dealer displays. Call (410) 922-5549.


Wednesday through Sunday: U.S. canoe and kayak team Olympic Trials on the Savage River in Garrett County. Operations based at Savage River State Forest in Grantsville.

Friday through Sunday: Hobie Cat sailing regatta at Gunpowder Falls State Park. Call (410) 592-2897.

May 23: Canoe trip through the marsh at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Call (301) 741-9330.

May 30-31: Courtesy marine examination conducted by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11 at the E and B Marine store on Pulaski Highway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All trailered boats examined at no charge.

June 1: Prep course for captain's license examination for inland and international waters. Seven nights, 6 to 11 p.m. at a site to be determined in the Baltimore area. Call (410) 825-5710.

June 19: Start of the Newport-to-Bermuda sailing race.

July 31: Yachting Governor's Cup race from Annapolis to St.

Mary's College.


Saturday-Sunday: Gunpowder backpacking trip at Gunpowder Falls State Park. Call (410) 592-2897.

June 22-26: DNR Outdoor Discovery Camp for children ages 8 to 13 at Susquehanna, South Mountain and Tuckahoe state parks. Activities include tent camping, environmental education, hiking, fishing, swimming, etc. Transportation to the parks will be provided. Cost of the session is $190 per child. Call (410) 974-3771. Sessions of the camp will continue through the week of Aug. 10.


May 20: Mountain Club of Maryland hike through the Soldiers Delight area. Call (410) 356-5297.

May 20: Mountain Club of Maryland hike in Gambrill State Park in the Catoctin foothills. Call (301) 674-6595.

May 23-25: Mountain Club of Maryland backpacking trip in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania.

May 27: Mountain Club of Maryland walk through the Cylburn Arboretum. Call (410) 578-1082.

(Items for the Outdoors Journal may be mailed to Outdoors Editor, The Baltimore Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278-0001. Please include time, date and location of events to be listed as well as a short description of planned activities and a telephone number for more information. The Outdoors Journal is published each Sunday in The Sun. Please mail listings four weeks before the date of the event.)

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