Boating -- Fall boating classes will be offered this month at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. A "GPS for Mariners" class is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays next week, and Sept. 18 and 25. The class will be repeated Mondays in November. The cost is $45. Registration is required. A basic boating safety class, which satisfies state requirements, will be offered from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, starting Oct. 2. The cost is $35. Registration is required. 410-336-7734.