Recreation and outdoors calendar

Linwood Franklin, 87, of Baltimore catches a catfish while fishing at the Fells Point Pier.
Linwood Franklin, 87, of Baltimore catches a catfish while fishing at the Fells Point Pier. (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun)

America's Cup tour

Thursday, Oct. 1: The Annapolis Yacht Club Foundation will host a fundraising event featuring the 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 cynthiahartman06@gmail.com.


Muzzleloader sight-in

Saturday, 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.


Ponies in the Park

Saturday, Oct. 3: The Maryland Horse Breeders Association will hold its second annual Ponies in the Park event 10 a.m. to noon at North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel. The free family-friendly event will include free pony rides and face painting. Information: marylandthoroughbred.com.

Rocktober Cup

Oct. 10: The Baltimore chapter of Coastal Conservation Association Maryland will host the catch-and-release Little Havana Rocktober Cup. Fishing will begin at 5 a.m., with check-in 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 and 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 will discuss how to choose the proper fishing rod and components. The free meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Patapsco Council No.1960 Knights of Columbus Hall at 1010 Frederick Road in Catonsville. Please use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. For information, contact Mark DeHoff at mcdehoff@netzero.com.

Powerboat Show

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

Appalachian Trail

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 Eichler of Southpaw charters will speak about "Trolling for Fall Rockfish" at a meeting of the Annapolis chapter of the MSSA. For information, go to mssaannapolis.com.

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.


Ellicott City 5K run/walk


Dec. 5: The Ellicott City Jingle Bell Run/Walk will be at 9 a.m. at Centennial Park. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The event is a fundraiser to help find a cure for arthritis. Details: jbr.org/ellicottcity. More information: Call Lauren Yankolonis at 443-738-9621.

Baltimore 5K run/walk

Dec. 12: The Baltimore Jingle Bell Run/Walk will be at 9 a.m. at Coppermine Field House at Du Burns Arena. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The event is a fundraiser to help find a cure for arthritis. Details: jbr.org/baltimore. More information: Call Caitlin Donati at 443-738-9623.

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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