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.
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.

Working on the idea that access to green space can transform city neighborhoods and improve local economies, the Obama administration is set to announce a series of measures in Baltimore aimed at increasing the number of community parks, outdoor classrooms and gardens in the city.

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 dhaynes8320@gmail.com.

Annapolis MSSA

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

A new water quality monitor where the Jones Falls meets the Inner Harbor will provide detail on pollutants entering the harbor by the minute.

Rocktober Cup

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

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 orioles.com/lungevity.

Casting For Recovery makes no claims to heal. Yet women who've participated in the national non-profit program, which brings breast cancer survivors together for a junket of fly fishing and fellowship, say it buoys their spirits to hook a rainbow trout in a stress-free setting with others who are in the same boat.

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 keyschool.org/5K10K 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: race.komenmd.org.

Fishing out of Chesapeake Beach, the General of G Eye Jigs, Captain LJ, says the "fall pattern is starting to get fired up for light tackle anglers. We are finding breaking rockfish in our area and there are a few trout in the mix.

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 harford.edu/heather. 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 orioles.com/kidspeace.

Eight decades after the supply of trout in freshwater streams and rivers in the Eastern U.S. was seemingly close to being depleted, the fish and those who revel in the art of catching them are doing quite well. Although plenty of work to do remains, there are folks who give up much of their free time battling the forces of nature and man that pressure natural habitats and waterways. Two of those people are Rodgers Forge couple Don and Norma Haynes.

'Fish For A Cure'

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

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.

On Feb. 8, 1916, Thomas Tochtermann opened a bait shop on the first floor of his home at 1925 Eastern Avenue, hoping to make a few bucks. Folks bought it hook, line and sinker, so soon after, he began selling that stuff, too. One hundred years later, Tochterman's Fishing Tackle keeps reeling them in. Same locale, same family. Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams shopped here. So have U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, former Orioles slugger Boog Powell and the late Gov. William Donald Schaefer.

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 bridgerace.com.

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 bridgerace.com through Nov. 2. Cost is $70.

There are few anglers more revered than Frederick native Bernard "Lefty" Kreh. Kreh, who turned 90 last month, has fished for nearly 70 years with everyone from Ted Williams to Fidel Castro, and from President Jimmy Carter to Ernest Hemingway. Enshrined in numerous fishing Halls of Fame, he has been honored by the U.S. Postal Service, which issued a stamp commemorating a fly that Kreh made.

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.

2,000 racers will compete Saturday and next Sunday at the 12th annual Charm City Cross, a cyclocross race for professionals and amateurs held at Druid Hill Park.

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 mssa.net.

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.

David Gosch of Millersville will return this week to Coolidge Park in Chattanooga, Tenn., for the Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship with Hippie Chick, 8, and Danni California, a 3-year-old Border Collie-Jack Russell Terrier-Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix.

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.

Take a look at video and photo highlights from the U.S. Sailboat Show in downtown Annapolis and the Annapolis harbor.

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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