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Recreation and outdoors calendar

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

Archery fun shoots

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

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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/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.

Youth tennis

Wednesday to next Sunday, Sept. 9-13: The Baltimore Tennis Patrons will offer October-March weekend 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 include travel teams that will represent Baltimore and outlying counties in the USA Tennis Junior Indoor Leagues and instructional programs for less experienced players. Details: Call 410-296-2100, email tennis@tennispatrons.org or go to tennispatrons.org.

Kayak fishing

Friday to next Sunday, 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.

Gun and outdoor show

Saturday, 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

Next Sunday, 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

Next Sunday, 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.

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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.

Fishing diversity

Sept. 16: Joe Bruce, an expert in saltwater and freshwater fly fishing with over 50 years of experience fishing, designing and tying flies, will speak at a meeting of Maryland Trout Unlimited. He'll discuss "Fishing Diversity & Techniques for Fishing the Delmarva Region," covering snakehead, pike pickerel and other species. The talk, at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave., will be preceded at 7:30 p.m. by a short business meeting. Details: dhaynes8320@gmail.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.

Donate Life Fun Run

Sept. 26: The Living Legacy Foundation will host the 7th Annual Donate Life Family Fun Run 5K at 9 a.m. at Camden Yards to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation and honor the lives of Maryland donors and recipients. There also will be a 1K walk. Information: donatelifefunrun.org.

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.

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Muzzleloader sight-in

Oct. 3: The Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will conduct a muzzleloader sight-in from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Fee: $5 per gun. Details: Call Robert at 410-592-9276.

Barrett Memorial Run

Oct. 11: Junior League of Annapolis will host its ninth-annual Jennifer Summers Barrett Memorial Volunteers on the Run 5K race at 9 a.m. at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold. To register, go to bitly.com/2015JLA5K or search for "Volunteers on the Run" on Active.com. Details: Contact Caitlin Connelly and Robin Kick at funrun@jlannapolis.org, contact the Junior League of Annapolis at 410-224-8984 or go to jlannapolis.org.

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.

Trick-or-Trot 5K

Oct. 31: The sixth-annual Trick-or-Trot 5K/1-Mile Walk will begin and end at Camden Yards. Prizes will be awarded for top runners, age-group winners and best costumes. A prerace and postrace party will feature a costume contest, face painting, food, and Halloween fun with Orioles manager Buck Showalter and his wife, Angela, as well as the Oriole Bird. Details and registration: orioles.com/kidspeace. The registration fee is $35 through Oct. 27 and $40 on race day. All proceeds benefit KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs of Maryland, including KEYS (KidsPeace Empowering Youth to Succeed), a program that prepares youth for independence through life-skills training. Those interested in volunteering or sponsoring should contact Gina Seyfried at 410-964-9329 or gina.seyfried@kidspeace.org or Ray Schulte at 410 350 6226 or Ray@SchulteSports.com.

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.

St. Michaels running

May 21, 2016: Registration is open for the fifth-annual St. Michaels Running Festival. There will also be a 1k Kids Fun Run for children 12 and younger. Information: runstm.com.

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