Peter Baker's journal

March 14, 1993

SHOWS

Today: Ward Foundation exhibit of Birds of the Chesapeake, paintings by John W. Taylor in Salisbury. Call the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, (410) 742-4988.

Today: Crusader Yacht Sales open house and boat show at Port Annapolis Marina, 7078 Bembe Beach Road, Annapolis. Sailmakers, electronics dealers, boat dealers, financing and insurance and seminars by W. I. B. Crealock and Buddy Melges. Call (410) 269-0939.

Saturday-Sunday: Anglers' Sport and Fishing Expo at the Miles River Yacht Club near St. Michael's. Fishing tackle, charter and guide services and accessories and new and used boats will be on sale.

Saturday-Sunday: National Capitol Fly Fishing Show at Reckord Armory, University of Maryland, College Park. Vendors, rod building, tackle appraisal, free seminars including speakers Harry Murray, A. K. Best, George Harvey and Greg Hoover, Dave Hughes and Ed Jaworowski. Admission is $10 and $2 for children under 12.

March 26: Opening of Chesapeake Changes, a natural history exhibit that focuses on the geology, geography, wildlife and human settlement in the 64,000 square mile watershed of the bay. Explorers Hall of the National Geographic Society, 17 and M streets NW, Washington. The show runs through Sept. 26.

FISHING

Tomorrow: Meeting of the Caroline County Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen's Association, American Legion Hall, Denton, 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome.

Tuesday: Monthly meeting of Essex-Middle River Chapter of MSSA, Commodore Hall, Essex, 7:30 p.m. Capt. Perry Joy will speak on catching blues and perch in the upper Chesapeake Bay. The public is welcome.

Tuesday: Monthly meeting of the Carroll County Chapter of MSSA, Beaver Run Rod and Gun CLub, 7:30 p.m. Speaker will be Capt. Russ Morrow on flounder fishing in Wachapreague, Va. The public is welcome.

Tuesday: Monthly meeting of Maryland Chapter of Trout Unlimited, IOOF Hall 511 York Road, Towson, 7:30 p.m. Speaker will be Lefty Kreh on fly fishing in New Guinea. The public is welcome.

Wednesday: Free State Fly Fishers fly tying session at Hillsmere Elementary School in Annapolis, 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome.

Wednesday: Monthly meeting of the Annapolis Chapter of MSSA at the Liberty Yacht Club in Annapolis, 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome.

Thursday: Monthly meeting of the Southern Maryland Chapter of the MSSA at Lenny's Restaurant, Route 235, 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome.

Saturday: Gunpowder River stream walk sponsored by Maryland Chapter of Trout Unlimited, 9 a.m. Meet at Bunker Hill Road parking lot.

Sunday: Fly casting classes for beginners and novices at Fish Maryland on Liberty Road in Eldersburg, 8 a.m.

March 22: Monthly meeting of the Perry Hall Chapter of MSSA, American Legion Hall, Silver Lake Drive, 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome.

March 24: Monthly meeting of the Lower Eastern Shore Chapter of MSSA, East Side Men's Club in Salisbury, 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome.

March 27: Gurney Godfrey Dinner at Towson State University. Guest speaker is scheduled to be Bob Clouser. Free afternoon program from noon to 6 p.m. includes demonstrations of fly tying, rod building and casting as well as stream talks about area waters. Dinner is at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 each. Call (410) 747-2990.

HUNTING/SHOOTING

Monday: Public meeting to discuss hunting seasons and bag limits proposed by DNR for 1993-94, at South Hagerstown High School, 1101 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown, 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Public meeting to discuss hunting seasons and bag limits proposed by DNR for 1993-94, at North Carroll High School, 3801 Hampstead-Mexico Road, Hampstead, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Public meeting to discuss hunting seasons and bag limits proposed by DNR for 1993-94, at Easton High School, Easton, 7 p.m.

Friday: Public meeting to discuss hunting seasons and bag limits proposed by DNR for 1993-94, at Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Building, Route 231, Hughesville, 7 p.m.

Spring turkey hunting clinic at Stoney Creek Hunting and Fishing Club in Pasadena, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Topics will include turkey

behavior, scouting and hunting tactics, safety and ethics, guns and gear, calling and camouflage. $5 fee. Call (410) 255-4341.

March 23-27: Hunter safety education class at Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary near Upper Marlboro. 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. Saturday. Call (301) 888-1410.

April 2, 6, 8, 14, 15: Hunter safety education course offered by Baltimore County Game & Fish, 3400 Northwind Road. Registration April 2 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call (410) 557-7140.

April 3: Spring turkey hunting seminar sponsored by the Howard County 4H Clubs, Howard County Fairgrounds, 8 a.m. Call (410) 461-3007.

April 4: Sporting Clays sessions at Stoney Creek Fishing and Hunting Club, 9090 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Course is open to the public. Fee will be charged. Sessions planned first Sunday of each month through October. Call (410) 437-2107.

BOATING

May 20-23: Santa Maria Cup, women's match racing championship, Baltimore, Inner Harbor.

May 28: Start of the Chesapeake Lighthouse Challenge for PHRF A1, A2, B, C, N and multihull classes. Entries due no later than May 21. Write Race Committee, Cape Saint Claire Yacht Club, 1223 Riverbay Road, Annapolis, 21401.

HIKING

Wednesday: MCM hike in the Gunpowder area. Call (410) 435-9532.

Wednesday: MCM hike on the Morgan Run circuit near Liberty Reservoir. Call (410) 486-1787.

Saturday: MCM maintenance trip along the Appalachian Trail in Hawk Rock Overlook and near Duncannon. Call (410) 377-5625 or (304) 725-4769.

(Items may be mailed to Outdoors Editor, The Baltimore Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278-0001. Please include time, date and location of events to be listed, as well as a short description of planned activities and a telephone number, including area code for more information. Outdoors Journal is published each Thursday and Sunday. Please mail listings four weeks before the event.)

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