July 11-12: Fly Fishing Book and Tackle Fair at the state farm show complex in Harrisburg, Pa. Demonstrations, lectures, custom rod builders, tying and casting lessons, new and antique tackle, reels, waders, tying materials, gadgets, free tackle appraisal, etc. Some classes may require advance registration. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (800) 848-1020.
July 24, 25, 26: Buck Fever, The Hunting Show at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship. Featured speaker is scheduled to be Dan Fitzgerald, acknowledged expert of whitetail deer. Also, the Maryland trophy deer contest, bow hunters' contest, seminars and dealer displays. Call (410) 922-5549.
Aug. 1-2: Call of the Wild benefit sportsmen's outdoors show at the Frederick Fairgrounds. More than 75 displays and demonstrations and hourly lectures by experts on conservation, fly-casting, decoy carving, hunting, fishing, rafting, etc. Admission is $5 for adults. Children 16 and under will be admitted free. Proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House, Hospice and the Frederick County Sheriff's Ranch. Shows open at 9 a.m. each day.
Monday: Get Hooked on Fishing, Not Drugs, four-day fishing clinic and drug education program at Greenbrier State Park in Boonsboro and at Rocky Gap State Park in Flintstone. (Program will be repeated weekly Monday through Thursday, with last program starting Aug. 8.) Call (800) 688-3467 (Greenbrier) or (410) 974-3664 (Rocky Gap).
Thursday-July 12: Tuna Tournament at Ocean City Fishing Center. Registration deadline is Thursday at 6 p.m. by mail or in person. Call (410) 213-1121.
July 14: The Northwest Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen's Association will meet at St. Lawrence Church Hall, 5801 Security Blvd., at 7:30 p.m. Capt. Joe Mann will conduct a safety program and speak on new concepts in boat ownership. Call (410) 825-5710.
July 21: The Essex-Middle River Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen's Association will meet at Commodore Hall on Old Eastern Avenue in Essex at 7:30 p.m. Capt. Joe Mann will speak on new concepts in boat ownership and will present a slide show. Call (410) 825-5710.
July 23: Light Tackle Release Tournament at Ocean City Marlin Club. Call (410) 289-6363 on Mondays and Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
July 27: The Perry Hall Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen's Association will meet at the American Legion Hall on Silver Lake Drive off Silver Spring Road at 7:30 p.m. Capt. Joe Mann will speak on new concepts in boat ownership. Call (410) 825-5710.
July 30: Small Boat Tournament at Ocean City Marlin Club. Call (410) 289-6363 on Mondays and Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Aug. 1-8: White Marlin Open at Ocean City, Harbour Island Marina. On-site registration Aug. 1-2. Mail-in registration available through Box 737, Ocean City, Md., 21842. Fishing days are Aug. 3-7. Awards ceremony Aug. 8. Entrants may fish three of five tournament days only. Call (410) 289-9229 in Ocean City.
Aug. 15: Blue Marlin Tournament at Ocean City Fishing Center. Call (410) 213-1121.
Sept. 3: 34th Annual White Marlin Tournament at the Ocean City Marlin Club. Call (410) 289-6363 on Mondays and Thursdays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Monday: Flotilla 11 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a three-week course in boating skills and seamanship at the USCG Yard in Curtis Bay, Building 27. Call (410) 363-0925 (day) or (410) 574-5095 (evening).
Saturday: Canoe trip on the Lower Gunpowder River in the Day's Cove area of Gunpowder State Park, 9 a.m. Bring your lunch. Call (410) 592-2897.
Saturday: Canoe the Cove program at Gunpowder Falls State Park's Glen Arm area at 9 a.m. Call (410) 592-2897.
July 31: Yachting Governor's Cup sailing race from Annapolis to St. Mary's College.
Aug. 3-5: Yachting Race Week at Solomons Island.
Sept. 5-7: Mid-Atlantic Mini Multihull Race Weekend for boats with waterlines of 25 to 31 feet. Five races overall on Round Bay, Severn River. Call (301) 672-1607.
Sept. 8: Prep course for U.S. Coast Guard license exam for inland (six nights) or ocean (seven nights) operators, 6-11 p.m. Call (410) 825-5710.
Oct. 29-Nov. 6: J-24 World Championship regatta with the Severn Sailing Association and the Eastport Yacht Club in Annapolis as hosts.
Friday-Saturday: Ducks Unlimited Mid-Atlantic Region will hold its annual Chesapeake Classic Sporting Clays Shooting Tournament at the Hopkins Game Farm in Kennedyville. There will be $20,000 in prizes, and shells are included. Sponsored by Beretta, Winchester and MBNA. Register at the shoot or call Ross Selby at (410) 263-2603.
Wednesday: Mountain Club of Maryland hike at Piney Run Park in Carroll County. Call (410) 367-2230.
Friday: Summer night hike at Jug Bay wetlands in Prince George's County. Reservations required. Call (410) 741-9330.
July 12: Mountain Club of Maryland work trip to refurbish the trails in the Prettyboy watershed. Call (410) 592-7201 (before 9 p.m.)
July 15: Mountain Club of Maryland hike at Savage Park along the Patuxent River. Call (410) 995-0656.
July 12-17: Appalachian Valley Mountain Bicycle Tour, five-day tour beginning at Rocky Gap State Park and ending at Deep Creek State Park. 40 miles per day supported by guide and van. $350 per person. Call (410) 837-8068.