Recreation and outdoors calendar

Valentine valor

Feb. 16-17: Terrapin Adventures in Savage will host its annual Romantic Adventure. Couples can declare their love as they jump from the "Leap of Faith" 40 feet in the air, fly on the zipline, experience a giant swing and dare to climb the high tower. Three hours, beginning at 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. The cost is $85 per couple. Information: TerrapinAdventures.com, 301-725-1313 or facebook.com/TerrapinAdventures.


Saltwater Expo

Feb. 23: The Saltwater Fishing Expo, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Annapolis Elks Lodge. Speakers and topics: 9 a.m., Capt. Charlie Sisson: "Chesapeake Bay Live Lining for Stripers"; 11 a.m., Capt. Keith Neal: "Offshore Trolling for Wahoo/Marlin/ Tuna/Dolphin"; 1 p.m., Capt. Wayne Morgan: "Chesapeake Bay Spring Trolling for Trophy Stripers." Information: mssaannapolis.com.


Fishing flea market

Feb. 23: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gamber Fire Hall, 3838 Niner Road, Finksburg. Sponsor: Central Maryland Bassmaster. Admission: $3. Door prizes. Tables: $30. Boat spaces: $5. Information: Call Jason Parker at 410-442-2323.

Another market

March 2: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Back River United Methodist Church, 544 Back River Neck Road, Essex/Middle River. Sponsored by Middle River Bass Club. Tables $20 (all inside). Boat space $10. Admission $2. For information or to reserve a table or space, call Scott at 410-977-1669 or Ron at 410-916-5692.

Lefty Kreh's Tiefest

March 9: Fly-tiers Bob Popovics, Steve Silverio and Blane Crockett will demonstrate patterns and answer questions at Lefty Kreh's Tiefest, sponsored by the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Prospect Bay Country Club in Grasonville. Casting instruction will be available for youngsters under 16 from 11 a.m. to noon. Free for CCA members and youngsters under 16; $10 for others. Nonmembers may join CCA at the event for $25 and get in free.

Capital Angling Show

March 10: 38th Annual National Capital Angling and Conservation Show conducted by the National Capital Chapter of Trout Unlimited. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Hanley Field House, Georgetown Preparatory School, North Bethesda. Speakers and instructors include Lefty Kreh, "Digital Photography" and "Why We Fish: Around the World in 50 Minutes"; Tom Rosenbauer, " How to Read Streams: The Secrets of Finding More Fish," and "Trout Fishing in Small Streams"; Dave Rothrock, "Pennsylvania Fly Hatches and Life Cycle Imitations"; Mark Snyder, "Getting Started — Flyfishing 101"; Colby Trow, "Shenandoah Valley Spring Creeks"; Capt. C. D. Dollar, "Light Tackle Kayak Fishing on Chesapeake Bay and its Tributaries"; and Guy "Spilunker" Turenne, "Trouting in Northern Colorado." Information: ncc-tu.org.

Sea kayaking introduction

March 16: The Chesapeake Paddlers Association will sponsor "SK 101: Intro- duction to Sea Kayaking," a one-day seminar, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the West River Center in West River. The event is primarily for new paddlers, but everyone is invited. Cost is $28 per person, which includes a light breakfast and lunch. Advanced registration is required. Details: cpakayaker.com.

SPURs 5K Run/Walk

April 7: The Hood College Athletics peer mentoring group SPURs (Students Providing Understanding and Resources) will host the 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. on campus in Frederick. Registration is $15 if postmarked by March 22 ($20 after). For information, go to hoodathletics.com or email spurs@hood.edu.


Mud run

May 5: Terrapin Adventures has partnered with Playworks Baltimore to host a 5K run through the woods of Savage to benefit the nonprofit Playworks Baltimore and its effort to bring safe, meaningful play to Baltimore schools. Registration is $30 before March 15 and $40 after that date. To participate, runners must also raise a minimum of $25 for Playworks Baltimore. For information and to pre-register, go to TerrapinMudRun.com.

Md. Half Marathon

May 11: Registration is open for the fifth annual Maryland Half Marathon to benefit the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. The race will be in the Maple Lawn community of Howard County. The cost of registration will be $75 until Jan. 31, $85 in February and $90 from March 1 to May 11. The cost of the Dozer's Kids Fun Run is $15. Register at mdhalfmarathon.com.

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