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 through Sunday; 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
Monday-Friday: 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.
Next Sunday: 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. 40to Fox's Gap withthe D.C. Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Details: amc-dc.org (click: "Chapter Activities") or 410-263-1844.
Light tackle jigging
Aug. 11: Captain Mark Galasso of Tuna the Tide Charter Service will speak at a meeting of the Northwest Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association about tips and tactics for increasing light-tackle jigging success during the late summer and fall. The meeting will be held 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 will start at 7:30. For more information, contact Mark DeHoff at email@example.com.
Chester River tourney
Aug. 15: For details about the CCA Chester River Fishing Tournament & Wine Mixer at Conquest Beach in Queen Anne's County, go to ccamd.org.
Aug. 16: Join a bicycle ride on the North Central Rail Trail to raise money for cancer research and treatment. Registration at 8a.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.
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.
Archery fun shoots
Through Sept. 7: Baltimore Bowmen 3-D 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.
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.
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.
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 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.