Feb. 23-24: The 19th Lefty Kreh’s Tie Fest will feature seminars (both free and for-fee) and advice from local guides and fly shops about hot spots in the Mid-Atlantic and the best approaches to catch fish in the region. Site: BWI Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum. Times: 10 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission will be $10 for one of the two days or $15 for both days. Anglers 16 and under and active military personnel will be admitted free. Details: tiefest.com or on Facebook. For more information, email event director Tony Friedrich at email@example.com.
Anglers Night Out
Feb. 26: Feature film is “Finding Joe Brooks: Maryland’s Fly Fishing Pioneer.” Happy hour 5-7 p.m.; movie starts at 7 p.m. Boatyard Bar & Grill, 400 4th Street, Annapolis.
March 2: Tri-State Marine’s Fishing Seminar, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Captains Richie Gaines and Charlie Sisson present techniques on Light Tackle, Trolling and Live Lining. $30 per person includes continental breakfast and lunch. Call Dawn Yoder 410-867-2398 to register.
March 9: Kayak fishing course offered by Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold campus. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $59. Mark Bange and John Veil, instructors. Register at aacc.edu or by calling 410-777-2345.
Pasadena Sportfishing Group
March 11: Pasadena Sportfishing Group meeting. Doors open at 6 p.m.; meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park.
March 14: Fly Anglers Fishing Club’s “Brew & Tie” will be at Kislings Tavern at 6:30 p.m.
Maryland Fly Fishing Show
March 16: The Third Annual Maryland Fly Fishing Show brings together enthusiasts and vendors. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Towson University, West Village Commons, 424 Emerson Drive. Free seminars. Free garage parking next to the building. Facebook and Instagram @MarylandFlyFishingShow. Website: MarylandFlyFishingShow.com.
March 16: Upper Eastern Shore Anglers & Tacklecove.com host Saltwater Expo. Expert speakers and tackle for sale. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at American Legion, 2619 Centreville Road, Centreville.
Annapolis Anglers’ Club
March 20: Speaker Erik Zlokovitz of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will present a Chesapeake Bay fisheries status and discuss rockfish regulations. Vendor will be Jeremy Dempsey of Old 87 Custom Rods.
Anglers Night Out
March 26: Feature film is “Tribute to Tuna.” Happy hour 5-7 p.m.; movie starts at 7 p.m. Boatyard Bar & Grill, 400 4th Street, Annapolis.
Through March 31: Exhibit at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum at 213 N. Talbot St. in St. Michaels shares the stories of Kent County carvers and hunting clubs through a collection of decoys, oral histories, historic photographs and other artifacts.
April 12-14: At Bay Bridge Marina, Stevensville. Features more than 400 powerboats up to 75 feet in length. The show includes fishing boats, center consoles, trawlers, express cruisers, pontoon boats, luxury cruisers, jet boats, ski boats and bowriders. A wide array of on-land exhibitors will have boating gear and equipment on display. A VIP Red Carpet Lounge will be available. New boaters can check out on-water training classes provided by the BoatUS Foundation. Details: annapolisboatshows.com/bay-bridge-boat-show/
April 25-28 and Oct. 7-10: In Annapolis with more than 50 classes. Curriculum is suitable for sailors and powerboaters. Details: annapolisboatshows.com/cruisers-university/
Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show
April 26-28: The show features new and brokered sailboats. Programs include Cruisers University and First Sail Workshop. There will be a VIP Red Carpet Lounge. Details: annapolisboatshows.com/annapolis-spring-sailboat-show/
First Sail Workshop
April 26-28, Oct. 10-14: Participants learn the basics of sailing in a 45-minute classroom session, immediately followed by 90 minutes on the water with American Sailing Association instructors on Beneteau First 22s provided by SailTime or Catalina 22 Sport’s provided by the Freedom Boat Club. Admission to the sailboat show is included. Details: annapolisboatshows.com/united-states-sailboat-show/sailing-workshop/
United States Powerboat Show
Oct. 3-6: The 48th annual show will have more than 500 boats on display in downtown Annapolis. There will be on-land displays with boating equipment and gear, a VIP Red Carpet Lounge and educational programs through Cruisers University. Offerings include Brokerage Cove and a Demo Dock, where dealers and manufacturers demonstrate new-model powerboats, outboard engines and stabilizing systems. Details: annapolisboatshows.com/united-states-powerboat-show/
United States Sailboat Show
Oct. 10-14: The Annapolis show will celebrate its 50th anniversary. An extensive display of monohull and multihull sailboats will be showcased, along with the latest in boating gear, accessories and equipment. Offerings include Vacation Basin, the VIP Red Carpet Lounge, Cruisers University, Take the Wheel and First Sail Workshop. Details: annapolisboatshows.com/united-states-sailboat-show/
When we arrived at the town of Snow Hill, I was immediately intrigued. It struck me as a place well a worthy addition to the list of Delmarva and western Maryland small towns I plan to visit and photograph.