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
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.
Wednesday, 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
Saturday, April 20: Vingt Neuf Bowmen will hold a 20-target 3-D shoot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Maryland State Game & Fish at 8735 Honeygo Blvd.
Saturday, April 20: The 7th Annual Emily Schindler Memorial Triathlon, comprising an 800-yard swim, 9 1/2-mile bike ride and 3-mile run, will be held at the Community Center in
Saturday, April 20, and next Sunday, April 21: The Tough Mudder Mid-Atlantic Spring event will be held at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Gerrardstown, W.Va.. The hardcore obstacle course designed by British Special Forces tests participants' strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie, and features obstacles such as Electroshock Therapy (a gantlet of 10,000-volt live wires), Funky Monkey (greased-up monkey bars) and Fire Walker (4-foot-high flames). Registration deadline is Monday. Information: toughmudder.com.
Saturday, April 20, and next Sunday, April 21: The ninth annual Baltimore Badminton Charity Open raises money for the
Race in Salisbury
Next 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. The club rugby team uses the event to help pay for its pursuit of a national club championship and to make a donation to the Claudia Mayer
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 3-5: The largest sailboat racing tour in the country, the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta series, will stop at the
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