Restoring coral reefs
Tuesday, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Jan. 14: John Murch of Garmin International will discuss "Using Your Electronics to Catch More Fish" in a hands-on seminar at 4 p.m. that teaches participants to use high-tech electronics. Annapolis Boat Sales, 1725 South Piney Road, Chester.
Saltwater Fishing Expo
Saturday, 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.
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 email@example.com.
Fishing flea market
Jan. 23: The Tri-State Marine Fisherman's Flea Market will be 7:30 a.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, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Jan. 30, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Jan. 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: adults $14; ages 15 and younger free with a paid adult admission. Details: baltimoreboatshow.com.
Feb. 5: A 6 p.m. meeting of the Kent Island chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland will focus on "Turn the Page-A New Look, Big Ideas." Annapolis Boat Sales, 1725 South Piney Road, Chester.
Ducks Unlimited dinner
Feb. 6: The Herring Bay chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual dinner and auction at Deale Elks Lodge. Details: Call George Chipouras at 410-268-9039.
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.
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.
Ducks Unlimited dinner
Feb. 25: The Annapolis chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual dinner and auction. Details: Call Bunny Chew at 410-268-3036.
National Outdoor Show
Feb. 26-27: The National Outdoor Show featuring custom game calls and a muskrat skinning contest will be held in Golden Hill in Dorchester County. Details: nationaloutdoorshow.org.
Small boat seminar
Feb. 27: A Small Boat OffShore seminar hosted by the CCA MD Baltimore chapter will be at the Annapolis Lowes Hotel from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details: ccamd.org.
Feb. 27: Annapolis MSSA's Saltwater Expo will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Annapolis Elks Lodge. Details: saltwaterfishingexpo.com.
March 5: Lenny Rudow, author of "Guide to Fishing the Chesapeake," will discuss catching spring rockfish on light tackle at 4 p.m. at Annapolis Boat Sales, 1725 South Piney Road, Chester.
Thompson 5K Run/Walk
April 24: The 5th Annual Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk will be held at 8 a.m. at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air. The race honors the memory of Adam Thompson, an HCC student who was killed in an automobile accident in 2011. Proceeds will benefit scholarships supporting students attending the school. Online registration: harford.edu/adam. More details: 443-412-2449.
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.
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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