Recreation and outdoors calendar

March 22, 2014

Irish sports

Today, March 23: The Baltimore Gaelic Athletic Association is hosting a free Irish Sports 101 clinic at Latrobe Park at 1560 E. Fort Ave. in Locust Point. The club will demonstrate hurling/camogie from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Gaelic football from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, email or go to

Offshore tuna fishing

Monday, March 24: Capt. Mark Hoos, who charters out of Ocean City, will speak on offshore fishing for tuna at the monthly meeting of the Perry Hall Chapter of Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association at 7:30 p.m. The meeting is at the Gunpowder VFW Post 10067, 6309 Ebenezer Road. Visitors welcome. Call Joe Zinner at 410-256-5641 for details.

Ballroom dancing

Friday to next Sunday, March 28-30: Approximately 1,000 of America's highest-ranking ballroom and Latin DanceSport athletes will compete at the 34th annual USA Dance National DanceSport Championships at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel. Matinee sessions run from 8 a.m.. to 5 or 6 p.m.; night sessions start at 7 and end around 11:30 p.m. For ticket information, go to or call 646-734-9666.

Rockfish tips, tactics

April 8: Capt. Greg Buckner of Miss Susie Charters will speak on tips and tactics for spring trophy rockfish season at the monthly meeting of the Northwest Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be at the Patapsco Council No. 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall at 1010 Frederick Road, Catonsville. Please use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free; visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Mark DeHoff at

Bay Bridge Boat Show

April 11-13: Produced by the Annapolis Boat Shows, the show at the Bay Bridge Marina at 357 Pier 1 Road in Stevensville will give experienced and novice boaters a chance to shop for the latest in equipment, electronics, clothing and accessories. Boats of all sizes, from luxury yachts to fishing boats and inflatables, will be displayed, and several pro surf shops will exhibit. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 11-12; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13. Admission is $12; children 12 and under are admitted free. Two-day tickets cost $19. Information:

Gun and outdoor show

April 12: The 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 in Carney. Admission $2. Vendor tables $10. Information: Call Rick Richmond at 410-335-5994.

Turkey shoot

April 13: The Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will conduct a turkey shoot from noon to 3 p.m. on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Prizes include turkey, ham and bacon. Information: Call Greg at 410-598-4970.

Join a B.A.S.S. club

April 15: The Pro-Formance Fishing Team, a member of the Maryland Bass Nation, is seeking additional members and will hold an introductory meeting at 6 p.m. at Hellas Restaurant in Millersville. The club is primarily based in Glen Burnie and Annapolis but has membership throughout the region. The club is fishing 12 club tournaments this year and participates in MBN and other tournaments. It is seeking boaters but can accommodate a few riders, too. It welcomes new anglers who want to learn how to fish for bass competitively in a friendly environment. Information:,, Facebook at Pro-Formance Fishing Team.

Fish and thermocline

April 21: Capt. Brian Mayer of Marauder Charters will speak at a seminar hosted by the Broadneck/Magothy River chapter Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association. He'll discuss how fish use the thermocline and salinity break as structure. Doors at the American Legion Post 175 at 832 Manhattan Beach Road in Severna Park open at 7 p.m.; the meeting starts at 7:30. For information, call Skip Zinck at 410 913-9043.

Spring Sailboat Show

April 25-27: The in-water Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show will feature more than 80 new and previously owned sailboats, plus equipment, electronics, clothing and accessories at more than 100 on-land nautical exhibits and pro surf shops. There will be classes and demonstrations. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 25-26 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27. For more information, go to

Horseshoe pitching

April 26: The Baltimore Metro Horseshoe Club will host a Fun Pitch tournament at 9 a.m. at the Pottery Farm Park Courts at 801 Back River Neck Road in Essex. Fee is $10 per pitcher. For information, email

Thompson Run/Walk

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