Recreation and outdoors calendar

Fly-fishing in Idaho

Wednesday: Dick Friis will discuss "Fly Fishing in Idaho" at a Free State Fly Fishers meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Davidsonville Family Recreation Center on Queen Anne Bridge Road in Davidsonville. Details: Contact Dale Read at daler@marketingarmgrp.com or 401-864-4257.


Restoring coral reefs

Jan. 12: John Page Williams, senior naturalist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, will speak about restoring coral reefs in the Chesapeake Bay. The meeting of the Northwest Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Patapsco Council No. 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall at 1010 Frederick Road, Catonsville. Use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Doors will open at 6:45. Admission free; visitors welcome. Details: Contact Mark DeHoff at mcdehoff@netzero.com.

Saltwater Fishing Expo

Jan. 16: The Frederick chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association will hold a Saltwater Fishing Expo at the Frederick County Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick. For more information: mssafrederick.com.

Gunpowder trout

Jan. 20: Mark Staley, the Central Region manager of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Inland Fisheries, and Gunpowder Riverkeeper Theaux LeGardeur will address the watershed's health and challenges at a meeting of Maryland Trout Unlimited. Staley will discuss DNR's latest electroshock survey of the trout population. There will be a Q&A. The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave., Towson. Details: Email Don Haynes at dhaynes8320@gmail.com.

Fishing flea market

Jan. 23: The Tri-State Marine Fisherman's Flea Market will be 7:30a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5861 Deale Churchton Road (Route 256) in Deale. Free admission. Details: Call Dawn Yoder at 410-867-2398.

Fishing flea market

Jan. 23-24: The Kent Island Fishermen's sixth annual Fishing Flea Market will be held at Kent Island American Legion Post 278, 800Romancoke Road, Stevensville.

Baltimore Boat Show

Jan. 28-31: The Baltimore Boat Show will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center on Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m; Jan.29, 10a.m. to 8p.m.; Jan. 30, 10 a.m. to 8p.m.; Jan. 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Details: baltimoreboatshow.com.

Flea market

Feb. 13-14: The Pasadena Sportfishing Group's annual Fishermen's Flea Market will be at Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company on Ritchie Highway in Severna Park. Information: 410-439-3474.


Tie Fest

Feb. 20: The Coastal Conservation Association's "Tiefest & Light Tackle Show" will be at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, 500Pier 1 Road, Stevensville. Details: ccamd.org.

Saltwater Expo

Feb. 27: Annapolis MSSA's Saltwater Expo will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Annapolis Elks Lodge. Details: saltwaterfishingexpo.com.

Maryland Half Marathon

May 14: Registration is open for the eighth annual Maryland Half Marathon & 5K in Maple Lawn (Howard County). The event benefits the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. The races will be in Maple Lawn in Howard County. There will be a kids fun run and kids zone, as well as music and a postrace festival. The half marathon starts at 8 a.m., the 5K at 8:30 and the kids race at 8:45. Registration for the half marathon is $75 until race day and $90 on race day. Registration for the 5K is $40. The kids fun run is $20, and the kids zone is free. Details and registration: mdhalfmarathon.com.

St. Michaels running

May 21: Registration is open for the fifth annual St. Michaels Running Festival. There will also be a 1K Kids Fun Run for children ages 12 and younger. Information: runstm.com.

Ocean Games

July 16: The fourth-annual Ocean Games will start at 10 a.m. just off the Boardwalk at Caroline Street. The games feature a WOWSA-sanctioned series of 1-, 3- and 9-mile swims, as well as 4- and 2-mile elite and open paddleboard races. And for the first time, an Ultimate disc tournament will be added. The games benefit Johns Hopkins' Brain and Stroke Rehabilitation Program, for which they have raised more than $55,000 since their debut in 2013. Details and registration: oceangamesusa.org.

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