Recreation and outdoors calendar
The Washington County park features 10 maintained trails, all of which are open to hikers and most of which are open to mountain bikers. In the summer, take a dip in the lake or test your fishing skills. (Jerry jackson / Baltimore Sun)

Bunker migration

Monday, Oct. 17: Author Lenny Rudow will discuss the seasonal bunker migration in the Chesapeake Bay at the monthly meeting of the Pax River Chapter of CCA Maryland. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Kingfisher's Restaurant in Solomons. Free.


Broadneck MSSA

Monday, Oct. 17: The Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association Broadneck/Magothy Chapter will meet at 7:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 175, 832 Manhattan Beach Road, Severna Park. Details: 410-757-9070.

Pa. trout talk

Wednesday, Oct. 19: Andrew Trelease, owner of Trout Haven, will talk about Spruce Creek, a limestone fishery in Pennsylvania, when he addresses Maryland Trout Unlimited at 7:30 p.m. at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave. Free. Details: Email

Annapolis MSSA

Wednesday, Oct. 19: The MSSA Annapolis Chapter will meet at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 7, 1905 Crownsville Road. Details:

Rocktober Cup

Saturday, Oct. 22: CCA Baltimore's Rocktober Cup will be held at Little Havana restaurant at 1325 Key Highway. Register at

LUNGevity walk

Saturday, Oct. 22: The Orioles will host the third annual LUNGevity Foundation's Breathe Deep Baltimore, a 5K walk at Camden Yards to raise money and awareness for lung cancer in memory of late public relations director Monica Pence Barlow. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude on the field. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and participants will receive a T-shirt and refreshments. Registration fees are $25 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and $10 for youth. There is no race fee for lung cancer survivors and children 4 and under. Register at

Key School run

Sunday, Oct. 23: The Key School 5K/10K Run and Family Fun Run will be held in Hillsmere Shores. Sponsored by the Key School Parents' Association, the races will begin at 9 a.m. at the school, 534Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis. Register at through Oct. 21 or at the race.

Komen Race for the Cure

Sunday, Oct. 23: The 24th annual Susan G. Komen Maryland Race for the Cure will be held in Hunt Valley at Shawan and McCormick roads. As the state's largest charitable footrace, the 5K is expected to draw 15,000 registrants and spectators in the name of taking #OneStepCloser to a world free of breast cancer. Registration required. Details:

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Eighth annual Hurd race

Oct. 29: The eighth annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run & Kids Trick or Treat Walk will begin at 9 a.m. at Harford Community College. Registration for the 5K will be 8a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the Susquehanna Center. The walk for children 10 and younger will be from 8a.m. to 10 a.m. The race honors the memory of Heather L. Hurd, a history major at Harford Community College from 1999 to 2003, who was killed in 2008 by a distracted driver who was texting. The race was founded to raise funds for Remembrance Book Scholarships for Harford Community College students and to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. For details and to preregister, go to More information: 443-412-2449.

Trick-or Trot 5K/Walk

Oct. 29: The Orioles and OriolesREACH will join manager Buck Showalter, his wife, Angela, and KidsPeace to host a Halloween-themed race to benefit children in foster care. The seventh annual Trick-or-Trot 5K/1-Mile Walk will start and end at Oriole Park. Halloween costumes are encouraged, and prizes will be awarded to the first three male and female finishers, the first masters' finishers, and age-group winners. There will also be prizes for the best child costume, best adult costume, best family costume, best group costume, and most creative child and adult Orioles costumes. Race participants may participate in a pre- and post-race party with face painting, a moon bounce, food and the Oriole Bird. 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. For details and to register, go to

'Fish For A Cure'

Nov. 5: "Fish For A Cure" Rockfish Tournament. Details at

Hunter sight-ins

Nov. 5, 12, 13, 19, 20: Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will hold hunter sight-ins for shotguns and rifles on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Hours: Nov. 5, 12 and 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Nov. 13 and 20: noon to 3 p.m . Fee: $5 per shotgun or rifle. More information: Call Robert Batchelor at 410-592-9276.

ClearShark Kids Run

Nov. 5: The third annual ClearShark Kids Run will be held at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium at 11:30 a.m. Registration is $25. Details at

Across the Bay 10K

Nov. 6: The Across the Bay 10K: Chesapeake Bay Bridge Run will be held, with the first wave of runners starting at 7 a.m. Register at through Nov. 2. Cost is $70.

Duck season

Nov. 12-25: Second split of duck season. Black duck season open.

Delmarva fishing

Nov. 14: Joe Bruce of Joe Bruce Custom Flies will discuss "Fishing Techniques in the Delmarva Region" at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFD, 161 Ritchie Highway.

Bay Fall Classic

Nov. 18-20: MSSA's 24th annual "Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic" will be held. Anglers are allowed to fish two of three days with a lay-day rule in effect. Register at

Goose season

Nov. 19-25: First split of migratory (Atlantic population) Canada goose season. Daily bag limit is two geese and the possession limit six.

Turkey shoot

Nov. 20: The Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will conduct a turkey shoot on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney from noon to 3 pm. Test your skill and win a turkey, ham or bacon. Ammunition is provided. $3 per shot, 12-gauge only, full-choke maximum. New shooters welcome. Details: Call Greg at 410-598-4970 or Wayne at 443-562-2309.

Duck season

Dec. 13-Jan. 28: Final split of duck season.


Goose season

Dec. 16-Feb. 4: Final split of migratory (Atlantic population) Canada goose season. Daily bag limit is two geese and the possession limit six.

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