Outdoors Calendar

March 07, 2010

Monday Lenny Rudow, author and fishing editor of Boating magazine, will be the speaker at the Pasadena Sportfishing Group, 7:30 p.m., Earleigh Heights Fire Hall, Ritchie Highway and Magothy Bridge Road, Severna Park. Free. Everyone is asked to bring a bag of nonperishable food for the Anne Arundel County Food Bank. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner and refreshments are available for purchase.

March 10, 17 and 24 Guided bird hike through several types of habitat, 8 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge Visitor Center, Powder Mill Road, Laurel. Field guides and binoculars recommended. For ages 16 and older. Call 301-497-5887 to register.

Tuesday Stories, songs and a hike will highlight a program about birds, 1 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge Visitor Center, Powder Mill Road, Laurel. For ages 5-7. Call 301-497-5887 to register.

Saturday Capt. Richie Gaines, a licensed guide for more than 20 years, will conduct a seminar at Chesapeake College on how to find and catch striped bass (rockfish) throughout the different seasons on the Chesapeake Bay. Fishing techniques such as trolling, chumming, live lining and light tackle will be covered along rigging, knots and equipment selec- tion. Gaines also will discuss how to find and fish productive locations in the mid Bay. Cost: $52. Participants should bring a brown-bag lunch. To register, contact Marci Leach at mleach@chesapeake.edu or 410-827-5833.

Saturday Birthday bash for the Patuxent Research Refuge, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Powder Mill Road, Laurel. Tram tours, kids' activities, animal displays, live music. No registration required.

Items Calendar submissions may be mailed to Outdoors Editor, The Baltimore Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278-0001, or e-mailed to candy.thomson@baltsun.com. Please include time, date and location, as well as a short description and a telephone number for more information.

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