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Baltimore Boat Show

Through Sunday, Jan. 31: The Baltimore Boat Show will be at the Baltimore Convention Center on Jan. 30, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Jan. 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: adults $14; ages 15 and younger free with a paid adult admission. Details:

Public hearings
Tuesday-Wednesday, Feb. 2-3: There will be public hearings on the proposed Man O’ War Shoals dredging Tuesday at Sparrows Point High at 7400 North Point Road in Edgemere and Wednesday at Governor Hall at Sailwinds Park at 200 Byrne St. in Cambridge. Poster sessions, 6 p.m.; public hearings, 7 p.m.


Wednesday, Feb. 3: Free State Fly Fishers present Glenn Davis speaking on "Fly Fishing Yosemite" at 7:30 p.m. at the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, Queen Anne Bridge Road, Davidsonville. Details: Contact Dale Read at or 401-864-4257.

Blaze & Camo Day
Thursday, Feb. 4: Blaze & Camo Day, organized by the Maryland Hunting Coalition, will offer lawmakers an opportunity to meet with the average hunter. Details:

CCA meeting

Friday, Feb. 5: A 6 p.m. meeting of the Kent Island chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland will present "Turn the Page: A New Look, Big Ideas." Annapolis Boat Sales, 1725 S. Piney Road, Chester.

Ducks Unlimited dinner

Saturday, Feb. 6: The Herring Bay chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual dinner and auction at the Deale Elks Lodge. Details: Call George Chipouras at 410-268-9039.

Blue Crab Project

Feb. 9: Kelly Webb of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Blue Crab Project will speak at a meeting of the Northwest Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association at the Patapsco Council No. 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall at 1010 Frederick Road, Catonsville. Use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.; the meeting starts at 7:30. Admission free; visitors welcome. Details: Contact Mark DeHoff at

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.


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

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:

Small-boat seminar

Feb. 27: The Baltimore chapter of Coastal Conservation Association Maryland will host a small-boat offshore seminar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Annapolis Loews Lowes Hotel. Details:

Saltwater Expo

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

Bay fishing

March 2: Free State Fly Fishers present Captain Ritchie Gaines of Angler's Connection Guide Service speaking on "Light Tackle Bay Fishing" at 7:30 p.m. at the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, Queen Anne Bridge Road, Davidsonville. Details: Contact Dale Read at or 401-864-4257.

Chesapeake fishing

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.

Fishing Flea Market

March 5: The Middle River Bass Club Anglers will hold a fishing flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Back River United Methodist Church at 544 Back River Neck Road in Essex/Middle River. Tables $20 (inside); boat space $10 (outside). Admission $3; under 12 free. Information: Call Scott at 443-909-9786 or 410-686-1920 or email

Fishing seminars

March 12: Tri-State Marine will hold fishing seminars with Richie Gaines discussing light tackle fishing in the morning session and Captain Wayne Morgan talking about trolling for trophy stripers and live lining in the afternoon session. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $30 per person includes lunch. Details: Call Dawn at 410-867-2398.

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: 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:

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:

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:


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