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Recreation and outdoors calendar (March 4)

White-faced Scops Owl is shown to visitors by a handlers with Animal Behavior and Conservation Connections at Conowingo Dam's annual Eagles Day on Nov. 4.
White-faced Scops Owl is shown to visitors by a handlers with Animal Behavior and Conservation Connections at Conowingo Dam's annual Eagles Day on Nov. 4. (Brian Krista / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

Where to fish

March 7: Free State Fly Fishers will host a roundtable discussion on “Local & New Places to Fish” at Davidsonville Family Recreation Center at 3727 Queen Anne Bridge Road.

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Fishing seminar

March 10: The “Mid-Shore Fishing Seminar,” American Legion Post 18, 2619 Centreville Road (Route 213), Centreville. Featured speakers include Capt. Mark Galasso, Capt. Jeff Lewatowski and Joe Bruce. Hosted by CD Outdoors and Tacklecove.com. Details: cdollar@cdollaroutdoors.com.

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St. Patrick’s Day 5K

March 11: Under Armour Kelly St Patrick’s Day 5K/Charles & Mulberry Sts., 1:15 p.m. Details: runsignup.com.

Spring trophy rockfish

March 12: Shawn Kimbro of Chesapeake Light Tackle will discuss “Spring Trophy Rockfish” at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

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MSSA light-tackle talk

March 13: Captain "Walleye" Pete Dahlberg of Four Seasons Guide Service will address the Northwest chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association to review the 2017 season, preview 2018 and discuss how to improve your light-tackle experiences this spring for the preseason catch-and-release and the shallow-water bite in the islands.The meeting will be at the Patapsco Council 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 is free. Details: Mark DeHoff at mcdehoff@netzero.com.

Black drum hearing

March 15: The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will hold a public hearing on a proposal to reopen the commercial black drum fishery. Begins 5:30 p.m. at DNR headquarters at 580 Taylor Ave., Room C1, Annapolis.

Fly-fishing show

March 17: A fly-fishing show will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Potomac Lounge in the Union Building at Towson University. Admission: $7, under 12 free. Free garage parking next door. Items for purchase include tackle, fly rods, fly reels, custom flies and woodworking products. Door prizes and raffle prizes. Details: MarylandFlyFishingShow.com.

Fishing and boating flea market

March 17-18. The Essex-Middle River chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association will hold a fishing and boating flea market 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Commodore Hall, 1909 Old Eastern Ave. in Essex. All types of new and used rods, reels and fishing tackle will be for sale along with boats, trailers and boating equipment. Details: Call Frank Holden at 410-686-2348.

Kenya Connect 5K

March 24: The Kenya Connect 5K, which helps support teachers and students living in rural Kenya to a brighter future through education, will start at 9 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ellicott City. Details and registration: kenyaconnect.org. The race registration fee is $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

Barlowe Bolt 5K

March 24: Barlowe Bolt 5K, Old Mill Pool, Chalet Drive, Millersville, 7 a.m. Details: active.com.

Angler’s night out

March 27: Film: “Fly Fishing for Permit.” Hosted by CCA-MD, Boatyard Bar & Grill, Chesapeake Bay Magazine. Happy hour and food specials 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Film begins at 7. Fourth & Severn Avenue, Eastport. Details: boatyardbarandgrill.com.

Gun & outdoor show

March 31: Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will host a gun & outdoor show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Setup time is 6 a.m. Admission is $5 per person (children under 12 free). Vendors: $10 per table. Details: Call Butch 443-442-4791.

Fly fishers market

March 31: The Free State Fly Fishers’ flea market and equipment swap will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Davidsonville Family Recreation Center. Free to the public.

7K Run to Remember

April 7: 7k run/1k walk in Centennial Park in Columbia, presented by Maryland State’s Attorney’s Association, with proceeds benefiting the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence. Mostly paved pathways with some hills around Centennial Lake, 8 a.m. Registration: $35. Details: Click on the events tab at mnadv.org. Registration: mnadv.org/2018run.

Spring trolling

April 9: Charlie Sisson will discuss spring trolling in the Middle Bay at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

Spring trophy rockfish season

April 21-May 15: Maryland’s spring trophy rockfish season. One rockfish per person per day, 35-inch minimum. Check DNR Fisheries website for maps and other restrictions.

Maryland’s plan to lower the rockfish size from 20 to 19 inches during the Chesapeake’s resident season is a go.

Columbia 10 Miler

April 22: Columbia 10 Miler, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, 8 a.m. Details: active.com.

One-Design regatta

April 29: Annapolis Yacht Club’s Spring One-Design Regatta will have competition in J/22, J/105, J/70, J/30 and Etchells classes. Details: annapolisyc.com/racing/regattas.

Helly Hansen NOOD

May 4-6: The Helly Hansen National Offshore One-Design (NOOD) Series will make its annual Annapolis stop. Details: annapolisyc.com/racing/regattas and sailingworld.com/nood-regattas/annapolis.AYC spring regatta

May 12: The Annapolis Yacht Club’s Spring Harbor Regatta will be held. Details: Details: annapolisyc.com/racing/regattas.

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Crabbing techniques

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May 14: Robert Christy will discuss crabbing techniques at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

Kayak fishing

June 11: Chris Dollar will discuss kayak fishing at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

AYC annual regatta

July 21: Annapolis Yacht Club’s annual regatta will be held with an early-afternoon start. Competition will be offered for eight one-design classes — J/22, Cal 25, Alerion 28, Harbor 20, J/70, J/80, J/105, and J/30 — while handicap divisions will sail under the ORC rating rule. Details: annapolisyc.com/racing/regattas.

Ocean fishing

Aug. 13: Lenny Rudow will discuss ocean fishing at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

J/22 world championship

Sept. 9-14: The 2018 J/22 World Championship will be held at Annapolis Yacht Club. Details: annapolisyc.com/racing/regattas.

Perch fishing techniques

Sept. 10: George Bentz Jr. will discuss perch fishing techniques at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

Fall race to Solomons

Sept. 22: The Fall Race to Solomons will be held at Annapolis Yacht Club. Details: annapolisyc.com/racing/regattas.

AYC fall series

Sept. 29-30, Oct. 6, Oct. 13-14: The AYC Fall Series will be held at Annapolis Yacht Club. Details: annapolisyc.com/racing/regattas.

Fall fishing techniques

Oct. 8: Richie Gaines will discuss fall fishing techniques at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

AYC regattas

Oct. 20-21: The Fall Etchells Regatta & Lippincott Memorial Regatta will be held at Annapolis Yacht Club. Details: annapolisyc.com/racing/regattas.

J/105 and J/35

Oct. 27-28: The J/105 Chesapeake Bay Championship & J/35 Mid-Atlantics will be held at Annapolis Yacht Club. Details: annapolisyc.com/racing/regattas.

DNR discussion

Nov. 12: Erik Zlokovitz of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will address the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

Fall fishing techniques

Dec. 11: Wayne Morgan will discuss Chesapeake Bay rockfishing at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

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