Kaelyn Sweeney, 7, of Manchester caught this huge crappie in a farm pond in Western Maryland while fishing with her mom.
Kaelyn Sweeney, 7, of Manchester caught this huge crappie in a farm pond in Western Maryland while fishing with her mom. (HANDOUT)

Sportfishing talk

Oct. 9: Ron Young, sales manager for Tri-State Marine, will address the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at its meeting at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.


Menhaden harvest quotas

Oct. 10: Marty Gary, executive secretary of the Potomac River Fisheries Commission, will discuss the recent Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission actions regarding menhaden harvest quotas when he addresses a meeting of the Northwest Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association at the Patapsco Council No. 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall at 1010 Frederick Road in Catonsville. He will also provide information and answer questions about other pending actions that affect recreational fishermen. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and the meeting starts at 7:30. Please use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Admission is free, and visitors are welcome. Details: Contact Mark DeHoff at mcdehoff@netzero.com.

US Powerboat Show

Oct. 12-15: The US Powerboat Show will be at City Dock in Annapolis Harbor. Details: annapolisboatshows.com.

Queenstown golf event

Oct. 13: The Benedictine Foundation will host the Benedictine Golf Classic at Queenstown Harbor Lakes. To register, go to benschool.org and click on "Special Events" under the "Support Benedictine" tab near the top of the page; deadline is Oct. 1. Details: Call the Benedictine Foundation at 410-634-2292, or e-mail Lisa Chase at lisa.chase@benschool.org or Stacy Whewell at stacy.whewell@benschool.org.

Fall fishing talk

Oct. 18: Lenny Rudow will discuss fall light tackle fishing tactics and gear and Neal Cohen's hand-crafted top-water lures will be for sale at a meeting of the Annapolis chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 7 at 1905 Crownsville Road.

Community Family Day

Oct. 21: The Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will hold its Community Family Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Admission is free. BCG&F will show how it's benefiting Baltimore County's natural resources, residents and young people through education and training. Learn about personal safety and protecting your home, family and environment. There will be fly-fishing demonstrations, animals from Marshy Point Nature Center, camping tips from Boy Scout Troop 247 and wine tasting from Boordy Vineyards. Details: Call 410-256-1994.

Baltimore Running Festival

Oct. 21: For details about the marathon, half-marathon, 5K, team relay, BaltiMORON-a-thon, .05K, fun run, Maryland double and King Crab Challenge, go to thebaltimoremarathon.com.

Little Havana Rocktober Cup

Oct. 21: Register for the Little Havana Rocktober Cup at ccamd.org.


Key School runs

Oct. 22: The annual Key School 5K/10K Run and Family Fun Run will begin at 534 Hillsmere Drive in Annapolis. Details: keyschool.org/5K10K. Online registration ends Oct. 20.

Hurd 5K Spooktacular

Oct. 28: The Heather L. Hurd 5K Spooktacular will be held at Harford Community College. The race honors the memory of an HCC history major from 1999 to 2003 who was killed in 2008 by a distracted driver who was texting. The race raises money for Remembrance Book Scholarships and to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving. For details, go to harford.edu/heather or call 443-412-2449.

South River's 'Score Card'

Nov. 1: Jesse L. Iliff, the South River keeper, will discuss the South River's "Score Card" at a Free State Fly Fishers meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Davidsonville Family Center, 3727 Queen Anne Bridge Road.

Fish For a Cure

Nov. 4: Fish For a Cure, Eastport Yacht Club, Annapolis. Funds cancer programs at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Register at fishforacure.org.

Rocksgiving Tournament

Nov. 11: Register for the Rocksgiving Tournament at rocksgiving.com.

Hunter sight-ins

Nov. 11-12, Nov. 18-19: The Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will conduct a hunter sight-in on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Fee: $5 per rifle, shotgun or muzzleloader. Saturdays Nov. 11, 18: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sundays Nov. 12, 19: noon to 3 p.m. Details: Call Robert Batchelor at 410-592-9276.

Rockfish tourney

Nov. 17-19: MSSA "Fall Classic" rockfish tournament. Register at mssa.net.

Turkey shoot

Nov. 19: Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will conduct a turkey shoot on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Sign-up starts at 11:30 a.m. Ammunition is provided. $3 per shot, 12-gauge only, full-choke max. New shooters welcome. Details: Call Greg at 410-598-4970 or Wayne at 443-562-2309.

For more outdoors events, go to baltimoresun.com/outdoors. Email listings to sports@baltsun.com with "Recreation & Outdoors" in the subject field.

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