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 orvis.com/flyfishing101.
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.
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 cbmm.org.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: afceacmd.org.
Next Sunday, 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 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, sailingworld.com/nood-regattas.
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
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
Youth fishing seminar
May 22: Bill Goldsborough of the
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 mssa.net/youthanglerclub or call the MSSA at 410-255-5535.