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Recreation and outdoors calendar (March 18)

A paddleboarder cruises on Annapolis harbor as higher temperatures warm the area in January.
A paddleboarder cruises on Annapolis harbor as higher temperatures warm the area in January. (Joshua McKerrow / Capital Gazette)

MSSA meeting

March 19: The Broadneck/Magothy Chapter 10 of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 175, 832 Manhattan Beach Road, Severna Park. Details: Email skipzinck@comcast.net.

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Bamboo rods

March 21: Jerry Kustich, a master craftsman bamboo rod maker, will discuss his craft at a meeting of Maryland Trout Unlimited. Kustich is one of the small group of cane rod builders who ran the R.L. Winston Rod Co. bamboo shop and later launched Sweetgrass Rods with Glenn Bracket in Twin Bridges, Mont. Kustich’s books include “At the River's Edge,” “A Wisp in the Wind,” “Around the Next Bend,” “A Fly Angler's Journey,” “Holy Water” and “Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead.” The meeting at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave. in Towson starts at 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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E-tools for anglers

March 21: The DNR’s Erik Zlokovitz will present “E-Tools for Anglers” and a striped bass update at a meeting of the Annapolis Chapter of MSSA starting at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 7, 1905 Crownsville Road.

Turkey shoot

March 24: The Deale Captains’ Association’s “Turkey Shoot” will start with sign-up at 11 a.m. and shooting at noon in the parking lot of the Happy Harbor Inn.

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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.

Turkey shoot

March 24: Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will conduct a turkey shoot on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Sign-up starts at 11:30 a.m. Ammunition is provided. $3 per shot, 12-gauge only, full-choke max. New shooters welcome. Details: Call Greg at 410-598-4970 or Wayne at 443-562-2309.

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.

Turkey shoot

March 31: The Deale Captains’ Association’s “Turkey Shoot” will start with sign-up at 11 a.m. and shooting at noon in the parking lot of the Happy Harbor Inn.

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.

Redfish, tarpon talk

April 4: Luis Santiago will describe redfish fishing in Laguna Madre, Texas, and tarpon fishing in Puerto Rico in a meeting of the Free State Fly Fishers at 7 p.m. at Davidsonville Family Recreation Center (behind Ford Hall), 3277 Queen Anne Bridge Road.

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.

The MSSA has canceled its annual Spring Tournament, thus ending a 34-year Chesapeake Bay tradition. It remains to be seen if the organization can weather its financial crisis.

Junior turkey hunting

April 14: Junior Turkey Hunting Days 2018, statewide. April 15, in certain counties; see DNR website.

Spring turkey season

April 18-May 23: Spring turkey season includes Sundays in certain counties; see DNR website. Only bearded turkeys may be harvested in the spring season.

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.

Catch-and-release tourney

April 21: 17th annual Boatyard Bar & Grill Opening Day “Catch & Release Rockfish Tournament” will benefit the Annapolis Police Department’s Youth Fishing Camp, CBF and CCA MD. Register at boatyardbarandgrill.com.

Columbia 10 Miler

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

Beer tie

April 25: Free State Fly Fishers will hold its “Beer Tie.” Members and guests can socialize, eat and drink while tying flies and talking fishing. Bring your vise, lamp, materials and tools. 6-8 p.m. at Killarney House Irish Pub, 584 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville.

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: 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.

Email listings to sports@baltsun.com with "Recreation & Outdoors" in the subject field.

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