U.S. Sailboat Show
Through Monday, Oct. 12: The show is being held in Annapolis. Details: annapolisboatshows.com.
Picking the right rod
Tuesday, Oct. 13: Joe "Cap" Capozzoli of Shore Tackle will talk at a meeting of the Northwest chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association. He'll discuss how to choose the proper rod and components. The free meeting is at 7:30 p.m. 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 p.m. Details: Email Mark DeHoff at email@example.com.
U.S. Powerboat Show
Thursday through next Sunday, Oct. 15-18: The show will be in Annapolis. Details: annapolisboatshows.com.
Next Sunday: 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.
Oct. 21: Rob Lepczyk will discuss Tenkara fly-fishing, which is based on fishing fixed lines on long, light and collapsable rods, at a free, open meeting of Maryland Trout Unlimited at 7:30 p.m. at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave., Towson. Lepczyk is a certified Orvis guide and a Tenkara USA certified guide. MDTU will hold a drawing for a Tenkara USA Amago rod and accessories. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association. For information, go to mssaannapolis.com.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-249-6399.
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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