Recreation and outdoors calendar

March 30, 2013

Boater safety

April through August: The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels is offering two-evening boater safety courses 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 17-18, May 15-16, June 12-13, July 17-18 and Aug. 15-16. The cost is $25 per two-evening session. Space is limited. Pre-registration is needed. Information: Contact Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941.

Gun and outdoor show

Saturday, April 6: Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will host a gun and outdoor show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road, Carney. Admission $2; children under 12 free. Vendor tables $10. Information: Rick Richmond, 410-335-5994.

Turkey shoot

Next Sunday, April 7: Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will host a turkey shoot from noon to 4 p.m. on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road, Carney. Test your skill. Prizes include turkeys, ham and bacon. Information: Greg, 410-598-4970.

SPURs 5K Run/Walk

Next Sunday, April 7: The Hood College Athletics peer mentoring group SPURs (Students Providing Understanding and Resources) will host the 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. on campus in Frederick. Registration is $20. Information: or email

Trophy rockfish tips

April 9: Captain Greg Buckner of Miss Susie Charters will speak at the 7:30 p.m. meeting of the Northwest Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association. He will discuss maximizing opportunities during spring trophy rockfish season. The meeting will be at the Patapsco Council No. 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall, 1010 Frederick Road, Catonsville. Use the Beaumont Avenue entrance. Doors: 6:45 p.m. Admission is free. Visitors are welcome. Contact Mark DeHoff at for information.

Decoy buy-sell-swap meet

April 12-13: The Decoy Collectors' Club will hold its 16th-annual buy-sell-swap meet at the St. Michaels Motor Inn (Best Western). This is an open-door, room-to-room event at which collectors sell or barter primarily regional antique decoys. Starts at 8a.m. Public welcome. No admission. Free decoy identification and appraisals are offered. Information: Call Jim Trimble at 703-768-7264 or 302-539-4606, call John Clayton at 410-745-2955 or email

Schindler Triathlon

April 20: The 7th Annual Emily Schindler Memorial Triathlon, which features an 800-yard swim, 91/2-mile bike ride and three-mile run, will be held at the Community Center in Severna Park. The registration fee is $50 for an individual, $90 for a two-person relay team and $135 for a three-person team. Participants also may sign up for the Flamingo Feat distance of a 1,600-yard swim, 18-mile bike ride and six-mile run. Registration forms are at or

Race for Excellence

April 27: Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association Central Maryland 6th Annual Race For Excellence, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. Benefits AFCEA's Central Maryland Scholarship Fund, which provides merit-based college scholarships to local high school students. Both races start at Science Applications International Corp.'s Cyber Innovation Center at 6841 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Columbia, MD. Details:

Thompson Run/Walk

April 28: The 2nd Annual Adam Thompson 5K Run/5K Walk, 8 a.m., Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air. The race honors the memory of a first-year Harford CC student who was killed in an automobile accident in 2011. Register at or on-site at Susquehanna Center Auxiliary Gymnasium beginning at 7 a.m. Cost: $20. Information: 443-412-2428.

Mud run

May 5: Terrapin Adventures has partnered with Playworks Baltimore to host a 5K run through the woods of Savage to benefit the nonprofit Playworks Baltimore and its effort to bring safe, meaningful play to Baltimore schools. Registration is $30 before March 15 and $40 after that date. To participate, runners must also raise a minimum of $25 for Playworks Baltimore. For information and to pre-register, go to

Md. Half Marathon

May 11: Registration is open for the fifth annual Maryland Half Marathon to benefit the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. The race will be in the Maple Lawn community of Howard County. The cost of registration will be $75 until Jan. 31, $85 in February and $90 from March 1 to May 11. The cost of the Dozer's Kids Fun Run is $15. Register at

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