TURKEY TIME: National Wild Turkey Federation will offer an all-day Women in the Outdoors event Saturday at Izaak Walton League in Centreville. Subjects include fly-fishing, pistol and shotgun use, deer and turkey hunting, map and compass reading, archery and wild game cooking. Fee of $40 covers NWTF membership, T-shirt, lunch and materials. Call 703-425-6665.
SHOWTIME: The 30th annual U.S. Sailboat Show will open a five-day run Thursday at Annapolis City Dock with sailboats ranging from dinghies to ocean yachts on display on land and in the water. Thursday is VIP day with tickets at $25; thereafter admission is $12 adults, $6 for children 12 and under. Call 410-268-8828.
SEAPORT DAY: Alexandria Seaport Foundation will hold its annual Seaport Day on Saturday, with free rides available on small boats and the organization's 42-foot dory boat Potomac. Activities start at 10 a.m. at Waterfront Park at the foot of Prince Street. Call 703-549-7078.
ROCK TALK: Potomac River Fisheries Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Colonial Beach to discuss proposed new restrictions on rockfish over 28 inches long. All Atlantic coastal states are under orders to reduce the catch of these older rockfish, as populations are declining. The meeting is open to the public. Call 1-800-266-3904.
PADDLERS WANTED: The Washington area's top whitewater slalom paddlers, including two-time world champion Davey Hearn, will race the Dickerson slalom course Oct. 16-17, where a fund-raising raft race for novices also will be held. Corporations willing to help local Olympic prospects by donating $1,000 get to send three folks of their choosing down the course in a raft with a top local paddler. The organizer is Bethesda Center of Excellence, 301-983-1984.
TOURNAMENT TIME: Maryland Bass Federation will hold its Adult/Youth Open team Tournament at Smallwood State Park off the Potomac next Sunday. The entry fee of $50 entitles a team of an adult with a youngster ages 7-16 to compete for cash prizes. Call 301-934-1129.