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Recreation and outdoors calendar

Sailors enjoy J/70 boats on the Chesapeake Bay.
Sailors enjoy J/70 boats on the Chesapeake Bay. (Tim Wilkes / J/Boats)

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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3-D archery shoot

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

Kent Island meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 2: The Kent Island Fishermen's Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 278, 800 Romancoke Road, Stevensville. Information: kifishermen.com.

Horseshoe state tourney

Saturday, 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.

DIPG fundraiser

Saturday, Sept. 5: The Johns Hopkins field hockey team will host Kenyon in the Blue Jays' inaugural "Yellow Game" at 1:30 p.m. to support the Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation and to raise awareness and money for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a rare tumor of the brainstem that occurs almost exclusively in children. Details: defeatdipg.org.

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.

Youth tennis

Sept. 9-13: The Baltimore Tennis Patrons will offer fall and winter indoor programs for boys and girls 4th grade through 12th grade, post-beginner through tournament levels in Baltimore, Carroll, Anne Arundel, Harford, Howard and Frederick counties. The programs are on weekends October through March. They include travel teams that will represent Baltimore and outlying counties in the USA Tennis Junior Indoor Leagues and instructional programs for less experienced players. For more information, call 410-296-2100, email tennis@tennispatrons.org or go to tennispatrons.org.

Kayak fishing

Sept. 11-13: The Chesapeake Bay Kayak Anglers' annual Kayak Fishing Tournament will be held at Camp Wright on Kent Island. It benefits Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic and the Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland. Informaton: chesapeakebaykayakanglers.com.

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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 410-627-7851.

Nation's Triathlon

Sept. 13: The 10th annual Events DC Nation's Triathlon, a benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, will begin at 7 a.m. at West Potomac Park. Details: NationsTri.com.

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.

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.

Pasadena Sportfishing

Sept. 14: The Pasadena Sportfishing Group's monthly meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Information: pasadenasportfishing.com.

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

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.

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.

Ride to Conquer Cancer

Sept. 19-20: The 2nd Annual Ride to Conquer Cancer, a 150-mile trip, will benefit Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial, Suburban and Howard County General hospitals. Details: ridetovictory.org.

Hunting and fishing

Sept. 26: Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore will host National Hunting & Fishing Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 11518 Marriottsville Road in Marriottsville. Details: Contact the Department of Natural Resources' Patricia Allen at 410-260-8537 or email Patricia.Allen@maryland.gov.

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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

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.

Fall rockfish

Oct. 21: Capt. Jeff Captain Jeff Eichler of Southpaw charters will speak about "Trolling for Fall Rockfish" at a meeting of the Annapolis chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association. Information: Go to mssaannapolis.com for details.

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.

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.

Fly Fishers meeting

Nov. 4: Jeff Holland will speak on "River Keeper Activities on the West and Rhode Rivers" at the Free State Fly Fishers' monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, Queen Anne Bridge Road, Davidsonville, behind Ford Hall. Information: Contact George Vincent at k3gv@verizon.net or 301-249-6399.

Bay Fall Classic

Nov. 20-22: The Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association will hold its 23rd Annual Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic. Information: Call 410-255-5535 or go to mssa.net.

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