Aug. 22: Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen's Association first annual Offshore Tournament at the Marlin Club in Ocean City. Entry fees required, added entry skill levels available. Cash prizes for marlin, tuna, dolphin/mackerel, bluefish. Call (410) 768-8666.
Sept. 3: 34th Annual White Marlin Tournament at the Ocean City Marlin Club. Call (410) 289-6363 on Mondays and Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Sept. 3: Registration for Maryland hunter education course at Baltimore County Game and Fish, 4300 Northwind Road, 4-7:30 p.m. Classes to be held Sept. 9, 10, 16, 17 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and Sept. 19 from 8 a.m. to noon. Call (410) 557-7140.
Sept. 19: Allegheny Mountain Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society sportsman's banquet at Wisp Resort in McHenry. Cocktail reception, raffles, dinner. Call Bob Dettinburn at (301) 387-4700.
Through Aug. 31: Chesapeake Bay nature cruises to teach about the Chesapeake Bay ecology, water life and watermen. Three- or six-hour cruises daily out of St. Michaels. Reservations required. Call (800) 344-3255.
Today: Cambridge Classic sponsored by the Cambridge Power Boat Regatta Association. Seven classes of racers, corn roast and crab feast. Call (301) 228-0291
Sept. 5-7: Mid-Atlantic Mini Multihull Race Weekend for boats with waterlines of 25 to 31 feet. Five races overall on Round Bay, Severn River. Call (301) 672-1607.
Sept. 8: Prep course for U.S. Coast Guard license exam for inland (six nights) or ocean (seven nights) operators, 6-11 p.m. Call (410) 825-5710.
Sept. 14: Coast Guard Auxiliary (Flotilla 11) course on boating skills and seamanship at the Marco Club in Middle River. Classes begin at 7:30 p.m. Call (410) 686-8516 (nights).
Sept. 15: Registration for Coast Guard Auxiliary (Flotilla 17) boating course at Pikesville High School, 7621 Labyrinth Road, 7:15 p.m. Classes begin Sept. 21.
Oct. 29-Nov. 6: J-24 World Championship regatta, played host to by Severn Sailing Association and the Eastport Yacht Club in Annapolis.
Today: Mountain Club of Maryland hike at Michaux State Forest north of Gettysburg, Pa. Call (410) 335-2146 or (410) 433-1270.
Wednesday: Mountain Club of Maryland hike at Little Gunpowder Falls. Call (410) 682-2424.
Sunday: Mountain Club of Maryland outing at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.
Friday-Saturday: Maryland Fur Trappers 31st annual convention at Ruritan Community Park in Rohrersville. Trapping demonstrations, vendors selling trapping and other outdoors supplies, raffles, auctions. Grounds open at 7 a.m. Saturday. Call (410) 867-3181.
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