- Tossin' around the ol' Frisbee in Moreland Hills this weekend.
After 12 years of playing soccer, Frank Kearney says, he "got a little burned out." A half-decade later, the organizer of the No Surf Tournament doesn't regret switching to another sport: Frisbee-throwing. This weekend's tourney will draw 25 seven-person teams from as far as Toronto and Iowa City. Competitors match skills at "ultimate" play, which is sorta like football (points are scored in an end zone). Kearney says he's still amazed at players' "ability to catch it with one hand while diving. And the control an experienced player has on a throw makes it a very unique game." Tossing starts at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Chagrin Polo Grounds on Chagrin River Road in Moreland Hills and the University Schools Fields, 2785 SOM Center Road in Hunting Valley. Admission is free. Visit www.cleveland-disc.org for more info. -- Cris Glaser
"Intense" racing marks event.
6/19-6/27 Bev Morris is often the only woman on board the 27-foot Tackyon. She and her three-man crew are ready to set sail for Cleveland Race Week, a nine-day run of boating competitions on Lake Erie that starts Saturday. "Depending on where the wind is, we might go out around the crib," Morris says. "For night races, we don't get in until one in the morning sometimes." With courses mapped out daily, the 11 boat classes can attract more than 30 entries each. "Racing is very, very, very intense." Morris says. "You never have a moment to relax. There's no screwing around ever." Races start at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday and 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, June 24, through Sunday, June 27, at Edgewater State Park, 6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway Northwest. Admission is free; call 216-281-6470. -- Cris Glaser
Kiss the Sky
At this weekend's Aero Expo 2004: Defenders of Freedom Air Show, a bevy of fighter planes, helicopters, and parachutists will take to the skies. The show is centered on the theme "Corsair Homecoming" and honors the crew that helped build and man the Goodyear-manufactured World War II-era aircraft. It all culminates in flight demonstrations by the remaining 60-year-old flying machines. "We're very fortunate to have them," says Joseph Chevraux, executive director of MAPS Air Museum. The show runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Akron-Fulton International Airport, 1436 Triplett Boulevard in Akron. Admission is $10, $8 for kids; call 330-896-6332. -- Lucy McKernan