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 St. Michaels is offering two-evening boater safety courses from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. this Wednesday and Thursday, May 15-16, June 12-13, 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 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. Perry Hall. Cost: $10 for adults and $3 for students under 18. Refreshments available. Rain date: next Sunday, April 21. All proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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 Severna Park. The cost is $50 for an individual, $90 for a two-person relay team and $135 for a three-person team. Participants also may sign up for the Flamingo Feat distance of a 1,600-yard swim, 18-mile bike ride and 6-mile run. Registration: spccaquatics.org or active.com.
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 American Red Cross. There are events for middle and high school players as well as adults and seniors. Play will be at the Northeast Regional Recreation Center (the former Perring Racquet Club) in Parkville and is open to the public. The men's event is closed but there are spots for women's, youth and senior events. Information: CharityOpen.org.
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 Breast Cancer Foundation. Information: milesformom.weebly.com.
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.