Outdoors Calendar

April 11, 2010

Next Sunday Guided kayak/canoe ride along Patapsco River, noon-3 p.m. Meet in Oella parking lot behind Trolley Stop Restaurant across the Ellicott City Bridge. Some Level 2 rapids and a dam to walk around. Rain or shine. Bring your own kayak or canoe. No rentals available. Pack a lunch and water shoes. For questions: tbetts@AACPS.org. To register: patapscofriend@gmail.com.

Wednesday Learn about bird songs, feathers, eggs and nests plus lots of hands-on activities and a hike to spot some feathered friends, 10:30 a.m. Meet at Patapsco Valley State Park's Hilton Nature Center, 1101 Hilton Ave., Catonsville. Family program for ages 2 and up. To register: 410-461-5005.

Saturday Spring Fishing Rodeo, sponsored by Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, Patterson Park Boat Lake, Eastern Avenue and Milton Avenue, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For ages 15 and under. Free. Door prizes and awards. Bring your own rod and reel; a limited number of rod and reels will be available. Bait provided. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Details/inclement weather: 410-396-9392.

Monday Capt. Mark Galasso will discuss fishing the Bay Bridge-Tunnel at the 19th-anniversary meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group, Earleigh Heights Fire Hall, Ritchie Highway and Magothy Bridge Road, Severna Park. Free. Everyone in attendance will receive a gift and free cake, coffee and soda. Doors open at 6 p.m.; meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Dinner and refreshments are available for purchase.

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.

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