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Recreation and Outdoors calendar (June 3)

Peggy Palmer of Edgewater looks out around Deep Creek with binoculars. The West/Rhode Riverkeeper Inc., working in partnership with the Maryland Park Service, opened an interactive hiking trail in July 2016 at Franklin Point State Park in Shady Side.
Peggy Palmer of Edgewater looks out around Deep Creek with binoculars. The West/Rhode Riverkeeper Inc., working in partnership with the Maryland Park Service, opened an interactive hiking trail in July 2016 at Franklin Point State Park in Shady Side. (Paul W. Gillespie / Capital Gazette)

Free fishing days

June 10, July 4: Fish the state's waters without obtaining a fishing license, stamp or registration. Anglers must adhere to size and catch limits. Details: dnr.maryland.gov.

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Crabbing techniques

June 12: Robert Christy will speak at the monthly meeting of Pasadena Sportfishing Group about crabbing techniques. At Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

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Tuna-ment

June 16-18: MSSA's 28th annual Tuna-ment, featuring two new boat divisions: under 31 feet and over 31 feet. Register at mssa.net.

Amateur chess

June 17: The second Amateur Chess Tournament will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Hollins Market at the Carrollton Avenue entrance (26 S. Arlington Ave.). Registration: $10, noon to 12:45 p.m. Register in advance on the Quiet Times Inspiration Facebook page or on Eventbrite.com. Details: 410-370-7385 or on Facebook.

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Crabbing and light tackle

June 21: At a meeting of the Annapolis chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association, Travis Long of Teacher's Pet Fishing Charters will talk about light tackle fishing techniques and Dan Mallonee of Bay Country Crabbing Supply and Tackle will discuss crabbing gear and tactics. 7 p.m., American Legion Post 7, 1905 Crownsville Road.

Kids Fishing Derby

June 24: Pasadena Sportfishing Group's "Kids Fishing Derby" for children 4-13 will be 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Fernwood Pavilion in Downs Park. Preregistration fee of $5 per child is required and will be refunded at sign-in. No walk-ins. Free entry into the park from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com, 410-439-3474.

Big Fish Classic

July 28-30: Weigh-ins for the fourth annual Big Fish Classic will be at Talbot Street Pier. Register at bigfishclassic.com.

White Marlin Open

Aug. 7-11: 44th annual White Marlin Open. Weigh-ins at Harbour Island Marina & Sunset Marina. Register at whitemarlinopen.com.

Fishing Derby

Aug. 12: MSSA Kent Island chapter's "Fishing Derby" will be held off Romancoke Pier, Route 8 south, Kent Island. Free. Age groups: 3-5, 6-10 and 11-16.

For more events, go to baltimoresun.com

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