Recreation and outdoors calendar (Oct. 7)

U.S. Sailboat Show

Oct. 4-8: United States Sailboat Show, City Dock, Annapolis, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Details: annapolisboatshows.com/united-states-sailboat-show/.

Fall fishing techniques

Oct. 8: Richie Gaines will discuss fall fishing techniques for striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay 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.

‘Saving the Places We Love’

Oct. 9: Columbia resident, naturalist and outdoors guide Ned Tillman, author of “Saving the Places We Love: Paths to Environmental Stewardship,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. at the College Park Airport Operations Building, 2nd Floor, 1909 Corporal Frank Scott Drive. The speech is presented by the Patuxent Bird Club and the Prince George's Audubon Society. Free and open to the public.

U.S. Powerboat Show

Oct. 11-14: United States Powerboat Show, City Dock, Annapolis, Oct. 11, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Details: annapolisboatshows.com/united-states-powerboat-show/.

CBKA Charity Kayak Fishing Tournament

Oct. 12-13: CBKA Charity Kayak Fishing Tournament. Camp Wright on Kent Island.Benefits Heroes on the Water and CCA MD. Details and registration: chesapeakebaykayakanglers.com.

Hunter sight-in schedule

Oct. 13: Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will conduct a hunter sight-in for muzzleloaders from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Fee: $5 per gun. Details: Call Robert Batchelor at 410-592-9276.

RunFest

Oct. 13: Athletes Serving Athletes will hold its 10th annual RunFest, which includes a 10k, 5k, 1-mile walk and kids’ fun run in Hunt Valley. The past 10 RunFest events raised $92,000 to benefit ASA’s WingMan program. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the first race starting at 8:55 a.m. For more information or to register, go to www.asa.run.

Dove season

Through Oct. 20: Dove season, first split. Check DNR website for complete regulations.

Rocktober Cup

Oct. 20: Rocktober Cup, hosted by Baltimore Chapter of CCA MD. Details: information@ccamd.org.

EYC J/70 Fall Brawl & East Coast Championship

Oct. 20-21: Eastport Yacht Club’s J/70 Fall Brawl was the first J/70-exclusive regatta in the world. The event will also serve as the East Coast Championship. Details: eastportyc.org/j70-fall-brawl.

AYC regattas

Oct. 20-21: The Fall Etchells Regatta & Lippincott Memorial Regatta will be held at Annapolis Yacht Club. Details: annapolisyc.com/racing/regattas.

Heather L. Hurd 5K Spooktacular

Oct. 27: The 10th Annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Spooktacular will take place at Harford Community College. On-site registration will be in the Susquehanna Center Auxiliary Gymnasium from 8 to 8:45 a.m., with the race starting at 9 a.m. A Halloween-themed activities area, for children ages 10 and younger accompanied by an adult, will be open 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. It will feature bounce houses, crafts, face painting, a costume contest, pumpkin coloring and more. Heather L. Hurd, a Harford County native, was killed in 2008 by a distracted tractor-trailer driver who was texting. Her parents established the race in 2009 to raise money for Remembrance Book Scholarships for deserving HCC students and to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. To register online or donate, go to harford.edu/heather. For more details, call 443-412-2449.

Dove season

Oct. 27-Nov. 2: Dove season, second split season. Check DNR website for complete regulations.

J/105 and J/35

Oct. 27-28: The J/105 Chesapeake Bay Championship & J/35 Mid-Atlantics will be held at Annapolis Yacht Club. Details: annapolisyc.com/racing/regattas.

Fish for a Cure

Nov. 3: Fish4-A Cure wraps up the striped bass and white perch season with an event in Annapolis that benefits the DeCesaris Cancer Institute at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Details: fishforacure.org.

DNR discussion

Nov. 12: Erik Zlokovitz of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will address 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.

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.

Dove season

Dec. 18-Jan. 12: Dove season, third split. Check DNR website for complete regulations.

Summer flounder season

Through Dec. 31: Sport anglers may keep up to four summer flounder per person per day, with a minimum size flattie of 16.5 inches in all Maryland state waters.

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