Recreation and outdoors calendar

A key stop on the Atlantic Flyway (that's for birds, not planes), the Cambridge-area wildlife refuge is a haven for waterfowl, the American bald eagle and the peregrine falcoln -- not to mention bird-watchers or nature-lovers.
A key stop on the Atlantic Flyway (that's for birds, not planes), the Cambridge-area wildlife refuge is a haven for waterfowl, the American bald eagle and the peregrine falcoln -- not to mention bird-watchers or nature-lovers. (Perry Thorsvik / Baltimore Sun)

Blue Crab Project

Tuesday, 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 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 mcdehoff@netzero.com.


Flea market

Saturday and next Sunday, 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.


Icelandic fishing

Feb. 17: Kiki Galvin, a local guide, will discuss her recent trip to Iceland to fish for Atlantic salmon at a Maryland Trout Unlimited meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave. Free and open to the public.


Feb. 20: The 16th annual Lefty Kreh Tie Fest and Light Tackle/Kayak Fest, sponsored by Coastal Conservation Association Maryland, will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club at 500 Marina Club Road, Stevensville. Kreh, Bob Clouser, Bob Popovics, Brad Buzzi, Steve Silverio and others will demonstrate fly patterns and discuss fishing strategies. Light tackle and kayak anglers and local guides will be on hand. Admission is free for CCA members and $10 for nonmembers, who can join at the door for $30. Tickets for the nighttime Dine with a Legend banquet are $150. Details: ccamd.org or call Tony Friedrich at 202-744-5771.


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, log sawing, oyster racing, raccoon skinning and muskrat skinning, will be held in Golden Hill in Dorchester County. Details: nationaloutdoorshow.org.

Small-boat seminar

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

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 Daler@marketingarmgrp.com 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 nitro1707@verizon.net.

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: 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.

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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