BUGS: National Capital Chapter of Trout Unlimited gets a look at veteran fly-fishing instructor Jim Gilford's extraordinary slide show of trout stream insects at the regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in St. Patrick's School, 4700 Whitehaven Parkway NW. Call 202-966-5923 or 301-587-4792.
FLYROD: Mid-Atlantic Council of the Federation of Fly-fishers holds its annual fly-fishing show and banquet next weekend at Pikesville Armory off the Baltimore Beltway. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10-5 on Sunday; tickets are $5, kids under 16 free. Banquet on Saturday night is $40; call Bill Simms at 410-796-7474 or 410-435-1646.
HONORED: America's Cup sailing commentator Gary Jobson of Annapolis won U.S. Sailing's top award, the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy, last weekend at the U.S. Naval Academy. He was cited for contributions to the sport as a writer, ESPN commentator and lecturer.
TAKE A HIKE: Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, Sierra Club and Northern Virginia Hiking Club offer the second of three Fairfax cross-county hikes on Saturday. This 13-miler follows Upper Accotink Creek to Oak Marr Park, then down Difficult Run watershed to Oakton. It's almost all off-road. Call Michael Hendler at 703-476-7076.
LAND'S END: Audubon Naturalist Society has a bird-watching trip Saturday to remote and beautiful Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge near Rock Hall on the Eastern Shore. Participants meet in Bowie at 6:30 a.m. and car pool across the Bay Bridge to look for migrating hawks, waterfowl and land birds in mixed woodland, pond and bay environments. Leader is Paul DuMont, 703-931-8994.
SET SAIL: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum offers an introduction to bay cruising next weekend. Participants sail in protected tributaries and learn about piloting, docking, anchoring and boat systems. Class runs Friday through Sunday and is for intermediate level sailors; cost is $325 for nonmembers, $275 for museum members.
CBMM also has a waterfowl cruise on the Miles River on Saturday. Cost is $18 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Call 410-745-2916.