Recreation and outdoors calendar: how to land a shark, etc.

A key stop on the Atlantic Flyway (that's for birds, not planes), the Cambridge-area wildlife refuge is a haven for waterfowl, the American bald eagle and the peregrine falcoln -- not to mention bird-watchers or nature-lovers.
A key stop on the Atlantic Flyway (that's for birds, not planes), the Cambridge-area wildlife refuge is a haven for waterfowl, the American bald eagle and the peregrine falcoln -- not to mention bird-watchers or nature-lovers. (Perry Thorsvik / Baltimore Sun)

Land a shark

Monday, May 16: Dream of catching a 50- or even 100-pound fish? Lenny Rudow will discuss locations, bait, tackle and rigging involved in landing sharks off the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia coast from May through October. when he talks to the Broadneck/Magothy River chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association at American Legion Post 175 at 832 Manhattan Beach Road in Severna Park. Enter the left side of the building under the overhang. Doors open at 7 p.m. Details: Call Skip Zinck at 410 913-9043.


Chester River fishing

Monday, May 16: Annapolis Capital Outdoors columnist Capt. Chris Dollar will discuss "Fishing the Chester River and Eastern Bay" at a meeting of the CCA MD Baltimore Chapter at 6:30 p.m. at Little Havana Cantina. Details: ccamd.org.


MSSA meeting

Tuesday, May 17: MSSA Essex/Middle River #3 Chapter Meeting, Commodore Hall, 1909 Old Eastern Ave., Essex, at 7:30 p.m. Details: 410-686-2348.

MSSA meeting

Wednesday, May 18: MSSA Annapolis No. 1 Chapter Meeting, American Legion Post No. 7, 1905 Crownsville Road, Crownsville, at 7 p.m. Details: mssaannapolis.com.


Sailing seminar

Thursday, May 19: "Rules of the Road" seminar, Beacon Sails & Marine Supply, 116 Legion Ave., Annapolis, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., presented by Annapolis Sail & Power Squadron. Costs $15. Call 410-263-4880 or go to aspmd.org.

Flounder tournament

Friday, May 20: Lewes Canal Flounder Tournament, Lewes Harbor Marina, 217 Anglers Road, Lewes, Del. Call 302-645-6227 or go to lewesharbormarina.com.

St. Michaels running

Saturday, 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.

Sea bass fishing trip

May 25: MSSA Annapolis Chapter Sea Bass Fishing Trip, OC Fishing Center on "Morning Star" at 6 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Costs $110. Rod Rental $7. Code Word "Annapolis MSSA." Call 410-520-2076 for reservation or go to morningstarfishing.com.

Boating safety course

May 28: Maryland Boating Safety Course, Tri-State Marine, 5861 Deale-Churchton Road, Deale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Costs $25. Contact Lynn Fountain at 410-570-5478 or go to cgaux.org.

Soft Shell bike ride

May 28: The Soft Shell Metric Century will start at 8 a.m. at the Crisfield American Legion, 116 Brick Kiln Road, Crisfield. Riders have the option of following a 62.1-mile (100-kilometer) route or a 23.1-mile route. Details: Email SoftShell@salisburyJC.com.

Bluefish tournament

May 28-29: Seventh Annual Marlin Club Bluefish Tournament, 9659 Golf Course Road, Ocean City. Weigh-in at Sunset Marina, 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Details: Call 410-213-1613 or go to ocmarlinclub.com.

MSSA Kent meeting

June 1: The MSSA Kent Island No. 7 Chapter will meet at 7:30 p.m. at American Legion Hall No. 278, 800 Romancoke Road, Stevensville. Details: kifishermen.org.

Light tackle tourney

June 4: The CCA Kent Narrows Light Tackle & Kayak Fishing Tournament will be held. Register at ccamd.org.

Bel Air Town Run

June 5: The 36th annual Bel Air Town Run will include a 5K footrace and a 1-mile walk. Registration is $15 if received by May 22; $20 May 23-June 1; $25 on June 2-4 and $30 on race day. For details, go to belairtownrun.com, email belairtownrun@yahoo.com or call 410-652-9974.

Kids Fishing Day

June 11: The Patuxent Research Refuge and the National Wildlife Visitor Center will host events from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 and 10 a.m. to 11:15. Preregister for one session only at 301-497-5887 starting May 18 at 9:15 a.m. Novice anglers can learn how to cast a rod, identify fish and enjoy fishing. Equipment will be provided. More experienced youth anglers may use their own equipment (no license required) at the refuge's North Tract location (off Route 198) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. State and refuge regulations and fishing policies apply. Details: fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent.


June 17-19: MSSA's 27th annual Tuna-ment. Details: mssa.net.

Ocean Games

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 as part of the East Coast Sup Cup. 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.

Wildlife shoot

Aug. 13: Jay Fleming will lead the full-day Smith Island Photography Excursion in Tylerton. There will be an opportunity to photograph pelicans at the largest nesting colony on the Chesapeake Bay, a still-life-and-portrait shoot with a waterman, and a dusk session with a waterman fishing for crabs in a work boat. Details: wardmuseum.org.

Skipjack bike tour

Sept. 10: The 9th Skipjack Bike Tour will feature 15-, 30-, 50- and 100-mile rides through Eastern Shore landscapes. Details: Call 410-784-2335 or go to dealislandchancevfd.com.

Skipjack run

Sept. 10: The 3rd Annual Skipjack Run will be held. Details: facebook.com/skipjackrun.

Dock Day on the Bay

Sept. 24: Dock Day on the Bay, celebrating Crisfield's maritime history, will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Somers Cove Marina. Boats, arts and crafts, children's activities, live music, and a blessing-of-the-fleet ceremony. Details: Call 410-968-2501 or go to crisfieldheritagefoundation.org.

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