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July 28, 2005|By Sam Sessa

Cookout with a kick

Pack a volleyball and a blanket and drive the family over to Berrywine Plantations and Linganore Winecellars for its family cookout this weekend. Buy fresh-grilled burgers and franks at the vineyard and kick back in the scenic country surroundings. Wine lovers can sample the plantation's grape, fruit and honey wine stock and tour the grounds at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Berrywine Plantations and Linganore Wine Cellars, at 13601 Glissans Mill Road in Mount Airy, hosts its family cookout 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission, parking, wine tasting and tours are free. Call 301-831-5889 or visit

On your marks

Hit the pavement for a good cause Sunday with the Check it Out Challenge run/walk. Sponsor Hadassah of Greater Baltimore hosts three events, a 5K run/walk, 10K race and 1.5K fun walk. The 5K starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Inner Harbor's Rash Field. At 8 a.m., runners start the 10K race, which goes through Fort McHenry. The 1.5K for walkers and strollers starts at 8:15 a.m. and works its way through the Inner Harbor. There will also be children's activities such as an obstacle course at Rash Field. Proceeds benefit various health programs in the Baltimore area.

Hadassah of Greater Baltimore holds its Check it Out Challenge at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the Inner Harbor's Rash Field. Registration is $30 the day of the races. Call 410-484-9590 or visit

Top tennis in D.C.

Watch more than 80 top tennis players duke it out over the course of a week at this year's Legg Mason Tennis Classic, held from Saturday through Aug. 7. Three former victors -- Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick and James Blake -- will duke it out to try to reclaim the championship. The event kicks off with qualifying rounds Saturday and Sunday, and matches continue all week.

The Legg Mason Tennis Classic starts Saturday at the William Fitzgerald Tennis Center, 16th and Kennedy streets N.W. in Washington. Tickets for a single match are $9-$44 and $170-$425 for the weekend or the whole series. Call 202-721-9500 for match times or visit

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