Jan. 10: Maryland Sportsman’s Foundation’s “Recreational Striper Forum.” Discussion about current and future state of Maryland’s striper fishery. 6-9 p.m at the American Legion, 601 Radiance Driv., Cambridge. RSVP at http://evite.me/YZe5qJfj3z.
Jan. 12: Frederick Saltwater Anglers’ 10th annual Fishing Expo. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Vendors, seminars, food. Frederick County Fairgrounds.
Jan. 16: Mark Staley, a fisheries expert from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, will present his annual report on the "State of the Gunpowder," including results of DNR's latest trout population surveys, and hold a Q&A. The meeting will be held at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.
‘Hero’ Fishing Show
Jan. 19: Heroes on the Waters Fishing Show, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Odenton Fire Hall, 1425 Annapolis Road.
Jan. 26-27: Kent Island Fisherman's Club’s ninth annual Fisherman's Flea Market. Fishing, boating and crabbing gear. Accessories, crabbing supplies, charters, marine electronics, clothing. Admission is $3 (16 years and under free). Kent Island American Legion Post 278, 800 Romancoke Road, Stevensville. Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Feb. 23-24: 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.
Bay Bridge Boat Show
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/
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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/