Recreation and outdoors calendar

Sailors manuever their J/70 boats.
Sailors manuever their J/70 boats. (Tim Wilkes of J/Boats)

Spoon spreaders

Monday, Sept. 21: The Broadneck/Magothy River chapter of Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association will present a free seminar about spoon spreader/umbrellas. Captain John will explain how and when to use the rigs and will have the spoons and spreader bars for sale. The rigs help catch rockfish, bluefish and Spanish mackerel regularly, as well as red drum and flounder. Doors open at 7 p.m. at American Legion Hall No. 175 at 832 Manhattan Beach Road in Severna Park off Jones Station at Ritchie Highway. Use the entrance on left side of building under the overhang. Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.


Hunting and fishing

Saturday, 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

Saturday, Sept. 26: The Living Legacy Foundation will host the seventh 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 give a multimedia presentation about the cup, its history, the role of technology and the future of the series. For information on ticket sales, go to aycfoundation.org/americascupevent. More information: Email cynthiahart


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.

Rocktober Cup

Oct. 10: The Baltimore chapter of Coastal Conservation Association Maryland will host the Little Havana Rocktober Cup, a catch-and-release tournament. Fishing will begin at 5 a.m., with check-in from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Blue Water Baltimore. The tournament will offer first-, second- and third-place prizes for the longest striped bass as well as four calcuttas. Details: ccamd.org.

Holly's Hope 5K

Oct. 10: Runners of all ages are invited to take part in the second annual Holly's Hope 5K Run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. beginning and ending at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air. There is no registration fee, but participants are asked to seek personal sponsorships, and those who raise $100 will receive a custom race T-shirt. All proceeds go to SARC, the nonprofit that helps victims of domestic violence in the community. Details: sarc-maryland.org/.

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.

Picking the right rod

Oct. 13: Joe "Cap" Capozzoli of Shore Tackle will speak at the monthly meeting of the Northwest chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association. He'll discuss how to chose the proper fishing rod and components. The free meeting will be at 7:30 at Patapsco Council No. 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall at 1010 Frederick Road in Catonsville. Use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Doors open at 6:45. Details: Contact Mark DeHoff at mcdehoff@netzero.com.

Powerboat Show

Oct. 15-18: The U.S. Powerboat Show will be held in Annapolis. Details: annapolis


Appalachian Trail

Sunday, Oct.18: Section five 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 seventh 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.


Trophy stripers


Nov. 18: Shawn Kimbro will discuss "The Right Stuff for Fall and Winter Trophy Stripers" at a chapter meeting of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association at American Legion Post 7, 1905 Crownsville Road, Crownsville. Meeting starts at 7 p.m.

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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An article in last Sunday's Sports section about snowboard racers Ethan and Christian Coherd had several factual mistakes. The coach who said Ethan has a good "feel" for the snow and that Christian has "coachability and drive" is Neil Sunday, the Ski Roundtop Racing Club coach who introduced them to the sport. The twins trained last month in Chile with Patrik Gaudet, Canada's men's head coach. The events that the boys compete in are parallel giant slalom (PGS) and parallel slalom (PSL). Their mother's Honda Odyssey was a 2006 model. The picture of the boys snowboard racing side by side was taken by Carrie Kizuka of Carrie Kizuka Photography, LLC. The Baltimore Sun regrets the errors.