April to 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 orvis.com/flyfishing101.
April through August: The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in
Today, April 7:
SPURs 5K Run/Walk
Today, April 7: The Hood College Athletics peer mentoring group SPURs (Students Providing Understanding and Resources) will host a the 5K run/walk Run/Walk at 9 a.m. on the campus in Frederick. Registration is $20. Information: For information, go to hoodathletics.com or email email@example.com.
Trophy rockfish tips
Tuesday, April 9: Captain Greg Buckner of Miss Susie Charters will speak at the 7:30 p.m. meeting of the Northwest Chapter of the
Decoy buy-sell-swap meet
Friday, Saturday, 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 8 a.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, April 13, through Nov. 3: "Crisfield Carvings—Bird Hunting on Broad Waters" will be on display daily 9 a.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 6-17. CBMM Members, 5 and under free. Information: 410-745-2916 or cbmm.org.
April 17: Maryland Trout Unlimited will sponsor a talk by Dusty Wissmath of the Dusty Wissmath Fly Fishing School and Guide Service in Mercersburg, Pa., about the Yellowstone River complex and fishing opportunities closer to home. From 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Towson Presbyterian Church. Public welcome.
Charity 3-D shoot
April 20: Vingt Neuf Bowmen will hold a 20 target 3-D shoot from 9a.m. to 1 p.m. at Maryland State Game & Fish at 8735 Honeygo Blvd.
April 20: The 7th Annual Emily Schindler Memorial Triathlon, which has an 800-yard swim, 91/2-mile bike ride and 3-mile run, will be held at the Community Center in
April 20-21: The 9th Annual Baltimore Badminton Charity Open raises money for the
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: afceacmd.org.
April 28: The 2nd Annual Adam Thompson 5K Run/5K Walk, 8 a.m.,
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 TerrapinMudRun.com.
Md. Half Marathon
May 11: Registration is open for the fifth annual Maryland Half Marathon to benefit the