Recreation and outdoors calendar

April 20, 2013

Fly-fishing lessons

Through June: Orvis will offer free fly-fishing lessons at the following stores: Orvis Company Store, Bethesda; Great Feathers, Sparks; Hunting Creek Outfitters, Frederick; and Wisp Resort, McHenry. For dates and more information, go to

Boater safety

Through August: The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St.Michaels is offering two-evening boater safety courses from 6 p.m. to 10p.m. May 15-16, June12-13, July 17-18 and Aug. 15-16. The cost is $25 per two-evening session. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Information: Contact Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941.

Decoy exhibit

Through Nov. 3: "Crisfield Carvings—Bird Hunting on Broad Waters" will be on display daily from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Waterfowling Building at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum at Navy Point in St.Michaels. Free with museum admission: $13 adult, $10 senior, $6 children age 6-17; CBMM members, children 5 and under free. Information: 410-745-2916 or

Race in Salisbury

Sunday, April 21: The Miles for Mom Shark Run, hosted by the Salisbury University rugby team, will include runs of 2 miles and 5 miles, a competition run/race and a recreational/fun walk. Proceeds from the event help the club rugby team pay for its pursuit of a national club championship; a portion also is donated to the Claudia Mayer Breast Cancer Foundation. Information:

Safe boating

Monday, April 22: Joe Kalista of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will review boating safety at the monthly meeting of the Perry Hall chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association at 7:30 p.m. at Gunpowder VFW Post 10067, 6309 Ebenezer Road. Visitors welcome. Details: Call Joe Zinner at 410-256-5641.

'Runners for Boston'

Monday, April 22: Charm City Run will join independent running stores across America in hosting a "Runners For Boston" fun run at 6:30 p.m. Runners are encouraged to meet at the Annapolis, Baltimore, Bel Air or Clarksville store locations and wear past or present Boston Marathon gear or other Boston-related clothing. Details: email

Race for Excellence

Saturday, April 28: Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association Central Maryland sixth annual Race For Excellence, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. Both races start at Science Applications International Corp.'s Cyber Innovation Center at 6841 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Columbia. Details:

Thompson Run/Walk

Next Sunday, 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.

NOOD Regatta

May 3-5: The largest sailboat racing tour in the country, the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta series, will stop at the Annapolis Yacht Club. More than 1,000 sailors will compete in the Chesapeake Bay from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 3; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4; and 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5. There is no charge for viewing. More information: 410-263-9279,

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

Preakness 5K

May 11: The "Down the Stretch for SGK" Preakness 5K will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Pimlico Race Course, with part of the proceeds benefiting the Maryland affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Runners will go part of the way on the dirt course and will finish in the infield. Registration costs $35 for adults and $15 for youths. More information:

Youth fishing seminar

May 22: Bill Goldsborough of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will give a one-hour presentation on fish biology and ecosystems as part of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association's youth fishing seminar series. Starts at 6 p.m. Free. At Alltackle, 2062 Somerville Road, Annapolis. For a complete schedule and more information on the series, go to or call the MSSA at 410-255-5535.

Youth fishing seminar

June 29: Capt. Luke Thatcher will lead a session focused on fishing aboard the Miss Chesapeake as part of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association's youth fishing seminar series. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to the first 30 children plus one parent per child. For a complete schedule and more information on the series, go to or call the MSSA at 410-255-5535.

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