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Recreation and outdoors calendar

Recreation and outdoors calendar
Volunteer Tony Brown, center, of Owings Mills, teach Damion Denkowski, 9, of Baltimore, fish for trouts stocked by Trout Unlimited on April 18. Maryland Trout Unlimited hosted about 70 kids and their families on its annual City Catch at Leakin Park. The group provided fishing rods and guides to teach them fishing techniques and instill some sense of conservation ethic. (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)

Bassmaster on the bay

Today, Aug. 16: The final day of the Huk Bassmaster Elite at Chesapeake Bay, a Bassmaster Elite Series professional tournament. The event, based at North East Community Park, pits 108 of the world's top anglers against one another for the $100,000 first-place prize. The final All activities, from the launch at 6:15 a.m. Thursday to the final weigh-in is at 3 p.m. Information: bassmaster.com/elite.

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Goalball

Saturday, Aug. 22: The Maryland Raptors of the United Goalball Association will present a clinic on goalball, a sport for youths and adults who have visual impairments or who are blind, at 4501 Farring Court in Baltimore. For more information, call 301-395-8268 or email mdgoalball@gmail.com.

Beach N' Boat Flounder

Next Sunday, 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.

Charity golf

Aug. 27: The Anne Arundel Community College Foundation's 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament will begin at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at Walden Country Club in Crofton. Rain date is Sept. 4. Players can sign up for $150 per individuals and $600 for a foursome. Information: aacc.edu/foundation/golf.cfm. Questions: Call Jo Ann Mattson at 410-777-1309 or email jmattson@aacc.edu.

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.

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.

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 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.

Hunter safety course

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 on Sept.5-12; classes are Sept. 16, 17, 23 and 24 and testing is Sept. 26. Information: Call Butch Janeczek at 443-695-2565.

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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.

Gun and outdoor show

Sept. 12: Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will host its Gun & Outdoor Show on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $3; vendor tables $10. Information: Call Rick at 410-335-5994.

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 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. All proceeds benefit Carroll Hospital's health care services. Information: Call 410-871-6200 or go to CarrollHospitalCenter.org/Carroll-Golf-Classic.

Appalachian Trail

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.

LLS Tennis Classic

Sept. 19: The Maryland Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will hold a benefit tournament at Suburban Country Club in Pikesville beginning at 8:30 a.m. Entry is $50/juniors; $75/individuals; $150/pair of two players; $250/group of four players. Details and registration: lls.org/pages/md/llstennisclassic2015.

America's Cup tour

Oct. 1: The Annapolis Yacht Club Foundation will host a fundraising event featuring the actual America's Cup trophy and an evening of activities to raise money to benefit Chesapeake Bay sailors. Tucker Thompson, a television host for the 2017 competition, will present a multimedia presentation about the cup, its history, the role of technology and the future of the series. For information on ticket sales, which are underway for club members and begin Friday Aug. 14 for the public, go to aycfoundation.org/americascupevent. More information: Email cynthiahartman06@gmail.com.

Appalachian Trail

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

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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.

Hurd 5K Run

Oct. 31: The 7th Annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and Trick or Treat Walk will begin at 9 a.m. at Harford Community College. The race, held this year for the first time on Halloween, provides activities before and after for children and adults. Highlights include the opportunity for children to meet Frozen's Elsa, Anna and Olaf, and to trick or treat while learning about safe driving behaviors. The race honors the memory of Heather L. Hurd, a history major at Harford CC from 1999 to 2003, who was killed in 2008 by a distracted driver who was texting. Registration and other information at harford.edu/heather.

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