For kids and families

Creaks, Squeaks and Shrieks — 7 p.m. Saturday, Catoctin Mountain Park, Owens Creek Campground Amphitheater, Thurmont. Discover the wonderful world of nighttime animal calls and sounds that you might hear while sitting around the campfire. Free. 301-663-9388.

Scales and Tales Campfire — 8 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Houck Amphitheatre, Houck Area, Cunningham Falls State Park, Thurmont. Learn about native Maryland wildlife. 301-271-3676.

Little Explorers: Quick as a Cricket — 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 18, Soldiers Delight NEA, 5100 Deer Park Road, Owings Mills. Parent/child program focusing on crickets. Games, stories, hands-on activities. Free. 410-461-5005.

Birds and Butterflies

Magic of Monarchs — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Soldiers Delight NEA, 5100 Deer Park Road, Owings Mills. Learn about these amazing butterflies. 410-461-5005.

Hikes

Guided Hike to the Falls — 10 a.m. Aug. 18, Falls Trailhead, Houck Area, Cunningham Falls State Park, Thurmont. Leisurely hike, learn about the geological features and peculiar plants along the way. 301-271-3676.

Native Forest Plants Hike — 10 a.m. Aug. 18, Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve, 1537 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield, Pa. Join Strawberry Hill board member and Adams County Master Gardener, Heather, as she takes you on a morning hike to explore and identify native forest plants. Free. 717-642-5840 or www.strawberryhill.org.

Hunter Education Classes

Register at www.dnr.state.md.us. Must attend all classes in a session to pass. Under age 14 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Free. For general information, call DNR at 410-643-8502. Online education classes also available. For more information on each class and to register, visit www.dnr.maryland.gov.

Thurmont Sportsman Conservation Club — 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 14 to 16 and 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 17

Burkittsville Ruritan Club, 500 E. Main St., Burkittsville — 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 19, 20 and 23, and 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 24

Clear Spring Izaak Walton League, 12759 Independence Road, Clear Spring — 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 26 to 28

Mount Airy IWLA, 6642 Woodville Road, Mount Airy — 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 4, 6 and 9, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7

Frederick County IWLA, 4719 Reels Mill Road, Frederick — 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 5 and 6, 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7

Damascus Izaak Walton League, 26430 Mullinix Mill Road, Damascus, 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 6 and 13, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14

BCC-Poolesville IWLA, 20601 Izaak Walton Way, Poolesville — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8

McClellan Rod & Gun Club, 5241 Redhill Road, Keedysville — 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 9, 10 and 11

Thurmont Sportsman Conservation Club, 11617 Hunt Club Road, Thurmont — 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 18 and 19, and 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 20

Damascus Izaak Walton League, 26430 Mullinix Mill Road, Damascus — 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and Oct. 4, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5

Bowhunter Education Courses

Frederick County IWLA, 4719 Reels Mill Road, Frederick — 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 24

Mayberry Archers, 2559 Mayberry Road, Westminster — 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sep. 29

Other activities

Sportsmans Dinner Raffle — 5 p.m. Saturday, Winfield Volunteer Fire Co., 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville. Hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary. $35 person. Food, beer, drinks, raffles, “lucky loser,” cash giveaway. For tickets or more information, call Mike at 443-789-6901.

2020 Gun & Money Raffle — benefits the Winfield Volunteer Fire Department. $50, two chances to win each day; winning numbers based on the evening Md. State Lottery Pick 4 winning number. For more information, call 410-795-1333, ext. 327 or email guncalendar@winfieldvfd.org.

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