Nov. 28: Rich Dennison, fly-fishing manager at Tochterman’s, will talk about renovations to the fly-fishing and fly-tying sections at the store when he speaks at a Maryland Trout Unlimited meeting at 7:30 p.m in the chapel at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave. Open to the public. Dennison will bring new equipment to preview.
Atlantic chub mackerel
Dec. 4: Public hearing on draft amendment to add Atlantic chub mackerel as a “stock in the fishery” in the Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan. Berlin, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Worcester County Library, Ocean Pines Branch. 11107 Cathell Road, Berlin.
Dec. 10: Pasadena Sportfishing Group’s meeting. Doors open at 6 p.m.; meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Free to the public. Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park.
Fall fishing techniques
Dec. 11: Wayne Morgan will discuss Chesapeake Bay rockfishing at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.
Feb. 23-24: Lefty Kreh’s Tiefest. Times and new location to be announced soon on Facebook page.
Decoys and more
Through March 31: Exhibit at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum at 213 N. Talbot St. in St. Michaels shares the stories of Kent County carvers and hunting clubs through a collection of decoys, oral histories, historic photographs and other artifacts.
Maryland natural resources officials are using mentored hunting programs to prevent a decline in hunting that has been observed nationwide, and threatens to limit resources available for wildlife and land conservation.
April 12-14: At Bay Bridge Marina, Stevensville. Features more than 400 powerboats up to 75 feet in length. The show includes fishing boats, center consoles, trawlers, express cruisers, pontoon boats, luxury cruisers, jet boats, ski boats and bowriders. A wide array of on-land exhibitors will have boating gear and equipment on display. A VIP Red Carpet Lounge will be available. New boaters can check out on-water training classes provided by the BoatUS Foundation. Details: annapolisboatshows.com/bay-bridge-boat-show/
April 25-28 and Oct. 7-10: In Annapolis with more than 50 classes. Curriculum is suitable for sailors and powerboaters. Details: annapolisboatshows.com/cruisers-university/
Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show
April 26-28: The show features new and brokered sailboats. Programs include Cruisers University and First Sail Workshop. There will be a VIP Red Carpet Lounge. Details: annapolisboatshows.com/annapolis-spring-sailboat-show/
First Sail Workshop
April 26-28, Oct. 10-14: Participants learn the basics of sailing in a 45-minute classroom session, immediately followed by 90 minutes on the water with American Sailing Association instructors on Beneteau First 22s provided by SailTime or Catalina 22 Sport’s provided by the Freedom Boat Club. Admission to the sailboat show is included. Details: annapolisboatshows.com/united-states-sailboat-show/sailing-workshop/
United States Powerboat Show
Oct. 3-6: The 48th annual show will have more than 500 boats on display in downtown Annapolis. There will be on-land displays with boating equipment and gear, a VIP Red Carpet Lounge and educational programs through Cruisers University. Offerings include Brokerage Cove and a Demo Dock, where dealers and manufacturers demonstrate new-model powerboats, outboard engines and stabilizing systems. Details: annapolisboatshows.com/united-states-powerboat-show/
United States Sailboat Show
Oct. 10-14: The Annapolis show will celebrate its 50th anniversary. An extensive display of monohull and multihull sailboats will be showcased, along with the latest in boating gear, accessories and equipment. Offerings include Vacation Basin, the VIP Red Carpet Lounge, Cruisers University, Take the Wheel and First Sail Workshop. Details: annapolisboatshows.com/united-states-sailboat-show/