Recreation and outdoors calendar

Trail beautification

Saturday, June 7: On National Trails Day, Parks & People will celebrate its 30th anniversary by cleaning and beautifying the Gwynns Falls Trail. Volunteers will clean the stream and improve riparian buffers with native plants in Winans Meadow (Trailhead 2 at 4500 Franklintown Road in Baltimore) from 9 a.m. until noon. RSVP by emailing info@parksandpeople.org or call Alex Krause at 410-448-5663.


Canoe N' Scoop

Saturday, June 7: National Parks Conservation Association and Baltimore Parks & Recreation are hosting a Star-Spangled "Canoe N' Scoop" for National Trails Day from 9 a.m. until noon to help clean the shoreline at Middle Branch Park (3300 Waterview Ave. in Baltimore) along the Star-Spangled Banner Trail. To reserve a spot, email or call Ed Stierli at estierli@npca.org or 202-454-3339.


High Heels for Hope

Saturday, June 7: Baltimore Municipal Golf Corp., also known as Baltimore's Classic Five, will hold the fourth annual "High Heels for Hope" longest-drive contest from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the driving range at Pine Ridge Golf Course. Proceeds will benefit House of Ruth's mission to provide victims of intimate-partner violence with services to help rebuild their lives. Contest participants must hit their drives while wearing a pair of high-heeled shoes. Information: Classic5Golf.com.


Next Sunday, June 8: A 9 a.m. fun run around Patterson Park, starting and ending at the Pulaski Memorial, will benefit children with peroxisomal disorders. Information: ilanathon.org.

Fishing update

June 10: Martin Gary, executive secretary of the Potomac River Fisheries Commission, will talk at a meeting of the Northwest Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association. He'll discuss the PRFC's rockfish, blue crab, oyster and blue catfish programs and will explain recent activity by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and what it might mean to fishing in the Chesapeake Bay. The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Patapsco Council No. 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall at 1010 Frederick Road in Catonsville. Please use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free. Information: Email Mark DeHoff at mcdehoff@netzero.com for information.

Pro-Formance fishing

June 10: The Pro-Formance Fishing Team, a member of the Maryland BASS Nation, is seeking additional members and will hold an introductory meeting 6 p.m. at Hellas Restaurant in Millersville. The group is located primarily in the Glen Burnie and Annapolis area but has membership throughout the state. PFT fishes 12 club tournaments a year and participates in MBN and other tournaments. It is accepting boaters and riders, and is seeking new and experienced anglers who want to learn how to fish for bass competitively in a friendly environment. For more information, email pftbass@yahoo.com or go to Pro-Formance Fishing Team on Facebook.

Siege Race

June 14: The Siege Race obstacle course, a 5-mile challenge, will be at Crumland Farms in Frederick. Information: thesiegerace.com.

Father's Day run

June 15: The Father's Day 5K & 1 Mile Fun Walk will return for the 26th year on the GBMC campus to benefit the GBMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The race starts at 8 a.m. at the South Chapman Building. Pre-race registration is available online at $30 until June 11. The price will increase to $35 until June 14, and walk-up registration is available on-site at $40 on race day. Information: gbmc.org/philanthropy or gbmcfoundation.kintera.org/fathersday5K.



June 20-22: The Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association's 25th annual offshore tournament will take place in Ocean City; Wachapreague, Va.; Chincoteague, Va.; and Indian River Inlet, Del. Information: mssa.net/tuna-ment-online-registration.

Paddleboard Fun Race

June 28: Paddle Second Chance will hold its second annual Stand-Up Paddle day of fun racing and fundraising for Operation Second Chance, which serves wounded combat veterans and their families as they make the transition back to active duty or into civilian life. The event will be at Holts Landing State Park in Millville, Del. For information, go to paddlesecondchance.com.

Obstacle-course race

July 19: BattleFrog, an obstacle-course race series founded and designed by Navy SEALs, will stop at Tomahawk MX in Hedgesville, W.Va. Participants can choose among 15K, 5K and 1K courses, each of which is inspired by BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) Training, the six-month qualification course that all SEALs must undergo. Information: battlefrogseries.com.

Charles Street 12

Aug. 9: The point-to-point running race takes runners down Charles Street, now a National Scenic Byway, from the shops at Kenilworth in Towson to Power Plant Live in Baltimore. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Children's Heart Program at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital. Register at charlesst12.com.


Aug. 23: For information on the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association's fourth-annual tournament, go to mssa.net/beach-n-boat.

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