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NIH Recreational Volleyball

NIH Recreational Volleyball team invites players of all skills and ages for outdoor games on the NIH campus. Join us this season to get in shape, delight in beautiful sunsets, and enjoy camaraderie! Subscribe via

Interested in Learning How to Sail?

NIHSA Basic Training Sailing Course:  The NIH Sailing Association (NIHSA), an R&W supported club, offers a Sailing Basic Training course for NIH adult employees, contractors, fellows, and patients, and NOAA employees.  The Spring session will run April 2nd – May 17th and the Summer session will run from July 16th – August 13th.  Registration  for Spring is open now, visit NIHSA for details.  The in-class sessions are held on the NIH Bethesda campus and the on-board (on the water) sessions are held at Selby Bay on the South River near Edgewater, MD.  Participants must be able to provide or arrange for their own transportation to both the in-class and onboard sessions.   If you are interested in this course and would like more info email

Experienced Sailors:   If you are an experienced sailor and would like to be able to charter the NIHSA boats please contact us about joining the club and doing a check-out sail.  We are also always looking for experienced volunteers to help with both in-class and on-board instruction.

NIH Philharmonia Season Finale Two Performances “Ode to Joy”

The NIH Philharmonia, under the direction of Nancia D’Alimonte, presents “Ode to Joy” on Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th at 7:30pm at St. Elizabeth Church in Rockville, MD.  The concert is free and will include Beethoven – Symphony no. 9 (choral).  For more info.

NIH R&W-Sponsored Co-Ed Softball League

Looking for a spring and summer outdoor activity?  Join the NIH Co-Ed Softball League!  Teams play once each week from mid-April to mid-August.  There are openings for individual players or an entire team.  All skill levels welcome!  The league is also seeking someone to umpire occasional games ($25/Game).  Contact Rob Willcoxon at 301-518-9118.

NIH Tae Kwon Do Class

The NIH Tae Kwon Do (TKD) School is offering regular and beginner’s classes for adults and mature teens, no previous martial arts experience is necessary.  Current TKD practitioners of any rank or any other arts are welcome.  The curriculum combines traditional striking, kicking, forms, sparring, and other basic martial arts techniques with particular emphasis on self-defense.   The club meets in the Thomas Malone Judo and Tae Kwon Do Center (Bldg. 31, Rm. B4C18 on Mondays from 6pm – 8pm, Wednesdays from 6pm – 7pm and Fridays from 6pm – 8pm (sparring and self-defense). Registration is $50 per quarter or $150 for the year. The club is also recruiting black belts in Tae Kwon Do to help as instructors.  For more info contact Glenn Daigon at 202-942-2340 or visit the Facebook Group: NIH Taekwondo and Aikido or the club website.

NIH Aikido Club

The NIH Aikido Club is offering a regular beginner’s class for adults and mature teens.  New students are invited to begin classes on any Wednesday.  Our curriculum under Irvin Vann-sensei focuses on the principles of Aikido, the art of peace and follows the Aikido Association of America.  No experience is necessary.  The classes meets in the Thomas Malone Judo and Tae Kwon Do Center (Bldg. 31, B4C18) on Wednesdays, 7pm – 8:30pm and Saturdays 10:45am – 1pm.  Registration is $50 per quarter and $40 for a uniform.  All are welcome to watch regular training sessions. For more info contact Irvin Vann or Glenn Daigon or visit the Aikido website.

104th Season of Departmental Tennis League

The HHS Tennis Team participates in the Departmental Tennis League (DTL) with other federal agencies.  Competitive doubles matches at USTA 3.5-5.0+ levels are played during the week from 6pm – 8pm, April – Aug, at the Rock Creek Tennis Center (16th and Kennedy Streets, NW).  Current and former government employees, contractors, spouses, and children (18+) are eligible to play.  Complete a brief survey for details.

Livalit Travel is R&W Club Frederick’s newest discount vendor.  They are a local group travel company offering day trips out of Frederick, MD as well as domestic and international overnight tours.  For their overnight tours they keep the group sizes small to make their one of a kind experiences possible and when your tour is over they will send you a photobook filled with the memories you made and friendships you created.  Are you ready to live a little?

Be sure to check out their website often to see what’s new!

Exclusive offer for R&W club members: $5 off all day trips (code: CLUB5) and $100 off all overnight tours (code: CLUB100).