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Recreation and outdoors calendar

Crab symposium

Today, Sept. 21: The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels will continue its "State of the Crab" symposium today at 2 p.m. with a program titled "How Did We Get Here?" which will address factors contributing to the decline of the Chesapeake Bay crab population. For more information, call 410-745-4959 or go to cbmm.org.

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Trolling for stripers

Monday, Sept. 22: Capt. Greg Buckner of the Miss Susie Charters out of Solomons Island will discuss trolling for stripers at the regular monthly meeting of the Perry Hall Chapter of Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Gunpowder VFW Post 10067 at 6309 Ebenezer Road. Call Joe Zinner at 410-256-5641 for details.

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Hunting & Fishing Day

Saturday, Sept. 27: Maryland will celebrate National Hunting & Fishing Day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore at 11518 Marriottsville Road in Marriottsville. The event is coordinated by the Wildlife and Heritage Service of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Admission and parking are free. Information: dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Hunt_Trap/NHFD/index.asp.

Crab symposium

Next Sunday, Sept. 28: The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels will conclude its "State of the Crab" symposium today at 2 p.m. with a program titled "Possibilities & Consequences," which will discuss challenges facing the crab industry. For more information, call 410-745-4959 or go to cbmm.org.

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Join a B.A.S.S. club

Oct. 7: The Pro-Formance Fishing Team, a member of the Maryland BASS Nation, is seeking additional members and will hold an introductory meeting 6 p.m. at Hellas restaurant in Millersville. The club is located primarily in the Glen Burnie and Annapolis areas but has membership throughout the state. PFT fishes 12 club tournaments a year and participates in MBN and other tournaments. It is accepting both boaters and riders and new and experienced anglers. Send questions to pftbass@yahoo.com. Go to pro-formancefishingteam.com or the club's Facebook page.

U.S. Sailboat Show

Oct. 9-13: The United States Sailboat Show will be held at the City Dock in Annapolis, with the first day reserved for VIPs. The show will include sailboats, kayaks, paddleboards, canoes and navigational equipment. For a seminar schedule and other details, go to annapolisboatshows.com.

Horseshoe pitching

Oct. 11: The Baltimore Metro Challenge Horseshoe Pitching Tournament will be held at Pottery Farm Park Courts at Back River Neck Rec at 801 Back River Neck Road in Essex. The NHPA-sanctioned Count-All Tournament will have averages adjusted every two games. Information: facebook.com/pages/Baltimore-Metro-Horseshoe-Club/391663487537837.

Birding

Oct. 11: The National Wildlife Refuge System will host a "Big Sit" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel. Participants will sit in chairs in a 17-foot diameter circle near the National Wildlife Visitor Center and use binoculars to identify as many birds as they can from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free. Information: Call 301-497-5887 or go to fws.gov/refuge/patuxent/.

U.S. Powerboat Show

Oct. 16-19: The United States Powerboat Show, the world's oldest in-water powerboat show, will be held at the City Dock in Annapolis, with the first day reserved for VIPs. The show will include ocean-going yachts, trawlers, ski boats and trailerable powerboats. For a seminar schedule and other details, go to annapolisboatshows.com.

Trick-or-Trot

Nov. 1: The Orioles, OriolesREACH and manager Buck Showalter and his wife, Angela, are joining forces with KidsPeace to host the fifth annual Trick-or-Trot 5K/1-Mile Walk, a Halloween-themed race to benefit children in foster care. The race will begin and end at Oriole Park. Costumes are encouraged, and prizes will be awarded for top runners, age-group winners, fundraising teams and best costumes. The registration fee is $35 through Oct. 27 and $40 on race day. Register at kidspeace5k.org. All proceeds benefit KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs of Maryland and Washington, including KEYS (KidsPeace Empowering Youth to Succeed), a program that prepares youth for independence through life-skills training. To volunteer or become a sponsor, contact Gina Seyfried at 410-964-9329 or gina.seyfried@kidspeace.org.

Join a B.A.S.S. club

Nov. 4: The Pro-Formance Fishing Team, a member of the Maryland BASS Nation, is seeking additional members and will hold an introductory meeting 6 p.m. at Mamma Lucia Restaurant in Hanover. The club is located primarily in the Glen Burnie and Annapolis but has membership throughout the state. PFT fishes 12 club tournaments a year and participates in MBN and other tournaments. It is accepting both boaters and riders and new and experienced anglers. Send questions to pftbass@yahoo.com. Go to pro-formancefishingteam.com or the club's Facebook page.

Hurd 5K Run

Nov. 8: The sixth-annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk will take place at 9 a.m. at Harford Community College in Bel Air. The race honors the memory of Heather L. Hurd, a history major at HCC from 1999 to 2003, who was killed in 2008 by a distracted driver who was texting. For more information, go to harford.edu/heather or call 443-412-2449.

Bay Fall Classic

Nov. 22-23: Registration is open for the 22nd annual Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic. The cost is $175 in September and October, and $200 in November. Information: mssa.net/fallclassic

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