Mondays, Thursdays in February, March: Vingt Neuf Bowmen, 8735 Honeygo Blvd., Perry Hall, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $5 registration. Shoot 20 yards inside heated Maryland State Game and Fish Protective Association hall. No crossbows. Information: Call Bob at 410-746-3424.
Monday, Feb. 18: The Broadneck/Magothy River MSSA offers a free seminar by Capt. Ken Lahr of Reel Draggin' Tackle about how to use side-scan depth-finders to increase your catch. The session starts at 7:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 175 at 832 Manhattan Beach Road in Severna Park. Open to the public. Free parking.
Saltwater Fishing Expo
Saturday, Feb. 23: The Saltwater Fishing Expo, 8 a.m. to 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
Saturday, 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.
Baltimore Boat Show
Feb. 28–March 3: Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. Feb. 28, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; March 1, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; March 2, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; March 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults: $12. Children 15 and younger: free with paid adult admission. Information: baltimoreboatshow.com.
Another fishing market
March 2: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Back River United Methodist Church, 544Back 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 such as Bob Popovics, Steve Silverio and Blane Crockett will demonstrate patterns effective in the mid-Atlantic region and answer questions at Lefty Kreh's Tiefest, sponsored by the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4p.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.
America's Cup talk
March 9: NBC commentator Gary Jobson of Annapolis will give a talk titled "Sailing: Speed and Passion" and predict this summer's America's Cup winner in an event at 6 p.m. at the Capital Yacht Club, 1000 Water St. SW, Washington. The talk will be preceded by a scotch tasting and followed by a book signing. Tickets are $40 at dcsail.org. Information: 202-547-1250 or email@example.com.
Capital Angling Show
March 10: 38th Annual National Capital Angling and Conservation Show conducted by the National Capital Chapter of Trout Unlimited. 10a.m.-5:30p.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 28: The 2nd Annual Adam Thompson 5K Run/1 Mile Walk, 8 a.m., Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air. The race honors the memory of a first-year Harford CC student who was killed in an automobile accident in 2011. Register at harford.edu/adam or on-site at Susquehanna Center Auxiliary Gymnasium beginning at 7 a.m. Cost: $20. Information: 443-412-2428.
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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