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 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.
Monday, July 20: Local angler John Veil will discuss kayak fishing at a meeting of the Broadneck chapter of Maryland Saltwater Sportsfishing Association at American Legion Post 175 at 832 Manhattan Beach Road in Severna Park. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the lower level of the building. Veil will have both a paddle kayak and pedal kayak on display. For information, call Skip Zinck at 410 913-9043.
Big Fish Classic
Friday-next Sunday, July 24-26: The Big Fish Classic will be held on the Talbot Street Pier in Ocean City. Information: bigfishclassic.com.
Saturday, July 25: The Pasadena Sportfishing Group's "Kids' Fishing Derby" will be held at Downs Park. Information: pasadenasportfishing.com.
Next Sunday, July 26: Stratosphere Trampoline Park in Eldersburg will hold a charity dodgeball tournament from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. to benefit the Humane Society of Carroll County. Stratosphere also will be open to the public, with a portion of the proceeds from jump tickets benefiting the Humane Society. Information: eldersburgtrampolinepark.com.
August and September: Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will conduct hunter safety courses on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Register at dnr2.maryland.gov/nrp/Pages/hunter_education_classes.aspx. Register for the August course Aug. 1-8; classes are Aug. 12, 13, 19 and 20 and testing is Aug. 22. Register for the September course Sept.5-12; classes are Sept. 16, 17, 23 and 24 and testing is Sept. 26. Information: Call Butch Janeczek at 443-695-2565.
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.
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 withthe D.C. Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Details: amc-dc.org (click: "Chapter Activities") or 410-263-1844.
Aug. 16: Join a bicycle ride on the North Central Rail Trail to raise money for cancer research and treatment. Registration at 8 a.m.; ride at 9 a.m. Ages 6 and up. Easy 7- or 14-mile round trip. Registration fee: $10. Mandatory fundraising minimum: $25, suggested minimum: $30. Email contact: parktonPMC@gmail.com. Information: kids.pmc.org/parkton.aspx.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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