Recreation and outdoors calendar

July 05, 2014

Fishing tips

Tuesday: Fisherman, author and blogger Shawn Kimbro will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Northwest chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association, talking about tips and tactics in his new book, "The Right Stuff." The meeting will be at the Patapsco Council No. 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall at 1010 Frederick Road in Catonsville. Please use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m., and the talk starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Visitors are welcome. For information, contact Mark DeHoff at

Pro-Formance Fishing

Tuesday: Pro-Formance Fishing Team, affiliated with B.A.S.S. and Maryland Bass Nation, is seeking additional members and will hold an introductory meeting 6 p.m. at Italia's Corner Cafe in Glen Burnie. The club is primarily based in Glen Burnie and Annapolis but has membership throughout the region. It fishes 12 club tournaments a year plus others and participates in MBN and other tournaments. It is seeking boaters but also can accommodate a few riders. 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.

Obstacle race

Next Sunday: The Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race will be begin at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie. Three- and 6-mile courses. Information:

Ocean Games

July 19: The Ocean Games in Ocean City, a fundraiser for the Johns Hopkins Brain Rehabilitation Program, will feature "Swim Ocean City," a 9-, 3- and 1-mile swim parallel to the shoreline, and "East Coast SUP CUP," a paddleboard out-and-back near the inlet. For information, go to or email

Obstacle-course race

July 19: BattleFrog, an obstacle-course race series founded and designed by Navy SEALs, will stop at Tomahawk MX in Hedgesville, W.Va. Participants can choose among 15K, 5K and 1K courses, each of which is inspired by BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) Training, the six-month qualification course that all SEALs must undergo. Information:

Vingt-Neuf Bowmen

Tuesdays through September: 3-D archery from 5 p.m. until dark at the Maryland State Game and Fish Protective Association, 8735 Honeygo Blvd., Perry Hall.

Baltimore Bowmen

Mondays through August: Summer 3-D fun shoots from 4:30 p.m. until dusk. Nonmembers $10; members $5. Information:

Charles Street 12

Aug. 9: The point-to-point running race takes runners down Charles Street, now a National Scenic Byway, from the shops at Kenilworth in Towson to Power Plant Live in Baltimore. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Children's Heart Program at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital. Register at

Hunter safety course

Aug. 9: Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to noon for the Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association's hunter safety course on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney. Classes will be Wednesdays & Thursdays, Aug. 13, 14, 20 and 21 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The test will be Aug. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. For further information, contact Butch Janeczek at 443-695-2565.


Aug. 23: For information on the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association's fourth-annual tournament, go to

Turkey shoot

Aug. 24: The Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will conduct a turkey shoot on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney from noon to 3 p.m. Test your skill for a chance to win a turkey, ham or bacon. For further information, call Greg at 410-598-4970.


Nov. 1: The Orioles, OriolesREACH and manager Buck Showalter and his wife, Angela, are joining forces with KidsPeace to host the fifth annual Trick-or-Trot 5K/1-Mile Walk, a Halloween-themed race to benefit children in foster care. The race will begin and end at Oriole Park. Costumes are encouraged, and prizes will be awarded for top runners, age-group winners, fundraising teams and best costumes. The registration fee is $30 through June 30, $35 through Oct. 27 and $40 on race day. Register at All proceeds benefit KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs of Maryland and Washington, including KEYS (KidsPeace Empowering Youth to Succeed), a program that prepares youth for independence through life-skills training. To volunteer or become a sponsor, contact Gina Seyfried at 410-964-9329 or

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