ANNAPOLIS SAILING SCHOOL and Powerboat School offers beginning and advanced courses, and Kidship sailing courses for ages 5 to 15. 800-638-9192.

CHESAPEAKE SAILING SCHOOL has courses in Annapolis. 800-966-0032.

J WORLD has courses in Annapolis. 800-966-2038.

MARINER SAILING SCHOOL offers courses in Alexandria. 703-768-0018.

WOMANSHIP offers courses in Annapolis. 800-342-9295.


U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARIES and U.S. Power Squadrons offer power and sail courses. 800-336-2628; in Virginia, 800-245-2628.



AMERICAN U. CLUB has classes and lessons. 703-321-4922.

CAPITOL HILL CLUB meets Mondays and Saturdays. 202-543-7434.

CHEVY CHASE CLUB meets at Chevy Chase Center. 301-774-7777.

D.C. FENCERS CLUB meets at Forest Glen Fencing Center. 301-562-1990.

FAIRFAX FENCERS has lessons in Chantilly. 703-352-2642.

GEORGE MASON U. CLUB -- 703-321-4922.

GEORGE WASHINGTON U. CLUB -- 301-495-9422.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL of Fencing has classes in Tysons Corner. 703-781-3015.

MONTGOMERY REC CLUB meets in Rockville. 301-774-7777 or 301-217-6797.

NIH CLUB meets in Bethesda. 301-435-1214.

OAKLAWN FENCING CLUB meets in Clinton. 301-248-9035.

OLDE TOWN CLUB meets in Alexandria. 703-549-7451 or 703-645-0271.

SMC CLUB meets in Silver Spring. 301-565-0665.

SOUTHERN MARYLAND club meets in Lusby. 301-863-3553 or 301-862-3279.

VIRGINIA ACADEMY OF FENCING has lessons in Springfield. 703-321-4922.



ADVENTURING -- Saturday, to Jones Run Falls and Blackrock. 202-462-0535.

APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB -- Tape: 202-298-1488.

CAPITAL CLUB -- Sunday, to Chincoteague Island ($35); 202-966-0739 or 703-812-4856. Bus for most trips leaves 16th and I NW at 8 a.m. with suburban stops.

CENTER CLUB -- Saturday, Skyland to Big Meadows; 703-517-3490. Sunday, to Bull Run Mountain; 703-966-6195 or 703-366-3050.

MOUNTAIN CLUB OF MARYLAND -- Saturday, to Camp Roosevelt; 410-889-8225.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA CLUB -- Saturday, to Sugarloaf. Sunday, to Lewis/Dark Holllow Falls. Activities tape: 703-440-1805.


SIERRA CLUB -- Saturday, to Manassas Battlefield Park. Sunday, to Rock Creek Park. Tuesday, Browntown to Lands Run, Shenandoah National Park. Tape: 202-547-2326.

WANDERBIRDS -- Sunday, Crescent Rock to Panorama ($18); 703-641-0549 or 703-239-0131. Bus for most trips leaves 17th and K at 8 a.m. with suburban stops.



ARROWHEAD EQUESTRIAN Center has lessons for children and adults near Manassas. 703- 594-3512.

BROAD RUN RIDING SCHOOL in Midland has lessons for children and adults. 540-439-9586.

BUCK VALLEY RANCH -- Trail rides near Cumberland. 717-294-3759.

CLAY HILL STABLES has classes in Landover. 301-773-0444.

ELK MOUNTAIN TRAILS has guided rides near Harpers Ferry. 301-986-8483 or 301-834-8882.

EQUILIBRIUM HORSE CENTER has instruction in Gambrills, Md. 410-721-0885.

EQUESTRIAN ENTERPRISES has weekday trail rides and Saturday instruction in Great Falls, Va. 703-759-2474.

FORT VALLEY STABLES has trail rides in Massanutten Mountains. 888-754-5771 or 540-933-6633.

FOXCHASE FARM has riding lessons and introduction to fox hunting in Middleburg. 540-687-5255.

HARMON'S HAYRIDES -- Horse-drawn wagon rides near Brandy Station. 540-825-6707.

HIGHLANDER HORSES has trail rides in Shenandoah Valley. 540-636-4523.

HUNTER EQUESTRIAN CENTER offers riding lessons in Clinton. 301-292-9006.

HYAN FORGE RIDING SCHOOL has classes and camps for ages 5 and up in Crownsville. 410-923-8808.

LOFTMAR STABLES has hunter seat lessons in Bowie. 301-249-7893.

MARRIOTT RANCH -- Trail rides in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 540-364-2627.

MEADOWBROOK STABLES has lessons for children and adults in Chevy Chase. 301-589-9026.

MERRYMOUNT EQUESTRIAN CENTER -- Classes for children and adults in Upper Marlboro. 301-868-2109.

MOUNTAIN SPRING STABLE has trail rides in Blue Ridge Mountains. 703-987-9545.

MOUNTAINTOP RANCH has trail rides in the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains. 540-298-9542.

PISCATAWAY STABLE has trail rides and hay rides in Clinton. 301-297-9808.

POTOMAC GLEN RIDING School has lessons for children and adults near Germantown. 301-601-0622.

POTOMAC HORSE CENTER offers lessons in Gaithersburg. 301-208-0200.

RIVER BOTTOM TRAIL RIDERS has trail rides in Patuxent River State Forest. 301-253-0999.

ROCK CREEK PARK HORSE CENTER has classes and rides in Northwest Washington. 202-362-0117.

ROCKING S RANCH has trail rides and lessons in Winchester. 540-678-8501.

RODES FARM has trail rides, lessons and pony rides in Blue Ridge Mountains. 804-325-8260.

TAMARACK STABLES has lessons and trail rides in Goldvein, Va. 703-752-7367.

TARTAN FARMS has lessons in Poolesville. 301-972-8567.

WATER'S GIFT EQUESTRIAN Center has English riding lessons in Burtonsville. 301-421-0380.

WHEATON PARK STABLES offers classes for children and adults, and Sunday trail rides. 301-622-2424.

WOODLAWN STABLES has lessons in Alexandria. 703-780-4344.



MOTORCYCLE SAFETY FOUNDATION offers beginner and advanced rider courses. 800-833-3995 or 800-446-9227.


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 5K -- Sunday at 9 at Burke Lake Park. 703-913-1744.

LARRY NOEL 15K/3K -- Sunday at 5 in Greenbelt. 703-241-0395.


NATIONAL PRESS CLUB 5K -- Sept. 10 at 9 in Washington. 202-662-7516.

POOLESVILLE DAY 5K -- Sept. 10 at 8 in Poolesville. 301-349-5753.

FAIR LAKES 8K/2K -- Sept. 11 at 8:30 in Fairfax. 703-631-7571.

MCRRC CABIN JOHN KIDS RUN -- Sept. 11 at 9 at Cabin John Park, for ages 18 and younger. 301-353-0200.

KENSINGTON 8K/2-MILE/1-MILE -- Sept. 17 at 7:45 at Kensington Town Hall. 301-564-1316.

TERRY FOX 5K -- Sept. 17 at 8 at Four Seasons Hotel, Washington. 202-944-9163.

SUPER H 5K -- Sept. 17 at 8 in McLean. 202-877-1781.

ROCKS INC. 5-MILE-2-MILE -- Sept. 17 at 8:30 in Burke Lake Park.


MCRRC LAKE NEEDWOOD 10K -- Sept. 24 at 8:30 in Derwood. 301-353-0200.

NAVY FEDERAL 5K -- Sept. 24 at 9 in Vienna. 703-206-4362.

ZACK'S 5K/1-MILE -- Sept. 25 at 9 in College Park. 301-871-0400.


MONTGOMERY 30+ team needs goalie. 301-726-5642.

VIRGINIA AND D.C. leagues need players and teams. 703-851-3332.

MONTGOMERY MEN'S 45+ team needs players. 301-922-1816.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA league needs one team, and club needs new players. 703-620-5425.

MONTGOMERY WOMEN'S 30+ team needs goalie. 301-217-0028.

MONTGOMERY WOMEN'S 30+ team needs experienced players.


ALEXANDRIA/SPRINGFIELD adult leagues need players and teams. 703-851-3332.


NORTHERN VIRGINIA SENIOR league needs men 50+ and women 40+ for Tuesday and Thursday morning play. 703-913-0028 or 703-524-556.

ARLINGTON COED team needs players for Saturday games. 703-499-3816.


INNER QUEST offers frequent classes in kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing and caving. 703-478-1078.

VENTURE EXERCISE for blind and disabled athletes, Saturdays at D.C. YMCA. 301-248-2681.

WASHINGTON WOMEN OUTDOORS offers cycling, hiking, rock climbing, canoeing and kayaking trips and instruction. 301-864-3070.