Wednesday, 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.
Wednesday, Feb. 17: The Annapolis chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association will meet at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post No. 7, 1905 Crownsville Road, Crownsville, Details: mssaannapolis.com.
Saturday, Feb. 20: The Lefty Kreh Tie Fest and Light Tackle/Kayak Fest, sponsored by Coastal Conservation Association Maryland, runs 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. 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.
March 2: Free State Fly Fishers present Captain Richie 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Fishing flea market
March 19-20: The Essex-Middle River chapter of the MSSA will hold a fishing flea market starting at 9 a.m. at Commodore Hall, 1909 Old Eastern Ave.
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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