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Recreation and outdoors calendar

3-D archery shoots

Through Sept. 1: Tuesday shoots will be held from 5 p.m. to dark at Vingt Neuf Bowmen, Maryland State Game & Fish Protective Association, 8735 Honeygo Blvd., Perry Hall.

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Archery fun shoots

Through Sept. 7: Baltimore Bowmen 3D archery fun shoots will be held Mondays from 4:30 p.m. through dusk. $10 for nonmembers; $5 for members. Information and directions: baltimorebowmen.com.

Choptank sailing

Saturdays until Oct. 31: Two-hour sails on the Nathan of Dorchester, a traditional Chesapeake Bay skipjack, will be offered on the Choptank River on Saturdays except July 4, Aug. 15, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3. Depart from Long Wharf in Cambridge at 1 p.m. Each sail is unique, depending on wind, weather, captain and crew.On most outings, the crew will demonstrate oyster dredging. Information: skipjack-nathan.org or 410-228-7141.

Free fishing day

Saturday, July 4: No license, trout stamp or saltwater angler registration is required to fish recreationally in state waters. All creel and size limits in effect.

Ocean City tuna

July 10-12: The 28th annual Ocean City Tuna Tournament had a $530,000 payout in 2014. Information: 410-213-1121, octunatournament.com.

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Horseshoe pitching

July 11: The Baltimore Metro Horseshoe Club will host its Summer Classic with National Horseshoe Pitchers Association-sanctioned pitching starting at 10 a.m. Those wishing to practice or qualify for the tournament should arrive by 9 a.m. at Pottery Farm Park Courts, Back River Neck Recreation Center, 801 Back River Neck Road, Essex. Information: Call Terry at 410-686-5174.

Baltimore Kids Catch

July 11: The Baltimore Kids Catch will run from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Canton Waterfront Park, Boston Street. Information: ccamd.org.

Choptank sailing

July 12: Enjoy a one-hour sail on Nathan of Dorchester, a traditional Chesapeake Bay skipjack, on the Choptank River. Depart from Long Wharf in Cambridge at 1 p.m. Each sail is unique depending on wind, weather, captain and crew. Information: skipjack-nathan.org and 410-228-7141.

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Fish passage

July 14: Jim Thompson, the fish passage coordinator at the Department of Natural Resources, will discuss fish passage on Maryland rivers and the proposed removal of Bloede Dam on the Patapsco River near Ellicott City. He'll speak at the monthly meeting of the Northwest chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association at the Patapsco Council No. 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall at 1010 Frederick Road in Catonsville. Use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m.; the meeting starts at 7:30. Information: Email Mark DeHoff at mcdehoff@netzero.com.

Appalachian Trail

July 18: Section 2 of a traverse of the Appalachian Trail in Maryland in five monthly sections. Starting at 10:30 a.m., hike 10 miles from state Route 77 to U.S. 40 with the D.C. Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Information: amc-dc.org (click "Chapter Activities") or 410-263-1844.

Big Fish Classic

July 24-26: The Big Fish Classic will be held on the Talbot Street Pier in Ocean City. Information: bigfishclassic.com.

Kids' Fishing Derby

July 25: The Pasadena Sportfishing Group's "Kids' Fishing Derby" will be held at Downs Park. Information: pasadenasportfishing.com.

White Marlin Open

Aug. 3-7: The 42nd Annual White Marlin Open, the world's largest billfish tournament, is based in Ocean City and Cape May, N.J. Information: whitemarlinopen.com.

Beach N' Boat Flounder

Aug. 23: The Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association's Beach N' Boat Flounder Tournament will have weigh-ins at AKE Marine in Ocean City. Information: 410-255-5535 or mssa.net.

Appalachian Trail

Sunday, Aug.9: Section 3 of a traverse of the Appalachian Trail in Maryland in five monthly sections. Starting at 10:30 a.m., hike6 miles fromU.S. Route 40to Fox Gap with the D.C. Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Details: amc-dc.org (click: "Chapter Activities") or 410-263-1844.

Horseshoe state tourney

Sept. 5: The Baltimore Metro Horseshoe Club will host the Maryland State Championship Horseshoe Pitching Tournament with National Horseshoe Pitchers Association-sanctioned pitching starting at 10 a.m. at Pottery Farm Park Courts, Back River Neck Recreation Center, 801 Back River Neck Road, Essex. Only preregistered, NHPA-qualified pitchers may pitch. Information: Call Terry at 410-686-5174.

Choptank sailing

Sept. 13: Enjoy a one-hour sail on Nathan of Dorchester, a traditional Chesapeake Bay skipjack, on the Choptank River. Depart from Long Wharf, Cambridge, at 1 p.m. Each sail is unique depending on wind, weather, captain and crew. Information: skipjack-nathan.org and 410-228-7141.

Red Trout tournament

Sept. 18-20: The Huk Performance Fishing-CCA Red Trout Catch & Release Tournament will be hosted by Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield. The Coastal Conservation Association Maryland event attracts light tackle, fly and kayak anglers, and this year a live bait category has been added. The tournament promotes sustainable, catch-and-release fishing methods in which anglers photograph their catch for digital submittals in lieu of a weigh-in. The Red Trout tournament was founded in 2013 to draw attention to the value of redfish and speckled trout that have been making a comeback in the Chesapeake Bay the past four years. For more information, go to Information: ccamd.org or call tournament coordinator Rick Elyar, 410-977-3782.

Golf fundraiser

Sept. 18: The Carroll Hospital Foundation's 25th Annual Carroll Golf Classic will be at Piney Branch Golf in Hampstead. The tournament has a choice of morning or afternoon flights and includes opportunities to win prizes including the Wampler Cup, named in honor of the late Atlee Wampler Jr., one of Carroll Hospital's founding fathers. For more information or to participate, call the Carroll Hospital Foundation at 410-871-6200 or go to CarrollHospitalCenter.org/Carroll-Golf-Classic. All proceeds benefit Carroll Hospital's health care services.

Appalachian Trail

Saturday, Sept.19: Section 4 of a traverse of the Appalachian Trail in Maryland in five monthly sections. Starting at 10 a.m., hike6.5 miles fromFox Gap to Gathland State Park with the D.C. Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Details: amc-dc.org (click: "Chapter Activities") or 410-263-1844.

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Appalachian Trail

Sunday, Oct.18: Section 5 of a traverse of the Appalachian Trail in Maryland in five monthly sections. Starting at 10 a.m., hike10 miles fromGathland State Park to Harpers Ferry, W.Va., with the D.C. Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Details: amc-dc.org (click: "Chapter Activities") or 410-263-1844.

Choptank sailing

Oct. 25: Enjoy a one-hour sail on Nathan of Dorchester, a traditional Chesapeake Bay skipjack, on the Choptank River. Depart from Long Wharf, Cambridge, at 1 p.m. Each sail is unique depending on wind, weather, captain and crew. Information: skipjack-nathan.org and 410-228-7141.

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