Recreation Calendar, Dec. 15

info@islandpacket.comDecember 15, 2010 

All phone numbers are area code 843 unless otherwise listed.


TIDES TRYOUTS: What: Tryouts for 8-and-under travel team; Who: Players from Beaufort, Jasper, Colleton, Effingham and Chatham counties; When/Where: 1 p.m., Jan. 8 at The Batters Box, Hilton Head Island; or 1 p.m. Jan. 9 and Jan. 15 at MC Riley Field, Bluffton; Notes: Players should dress in proper practice attire and bring their equipment. Players are only required to attend one tryout. Information: Contact coach Dobbie Green at 683-1155 or


HOOP SHOOT CONTEST: What: Hilton Head Island Elks Lodge annual national free-throw shooting contest; Who: Children ages 8-13; When: Noon, Jan. 23; Where: Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry, Hilton Head Island; Notes: Three age divisions for boys and girls. Trophies for division winners and runners-up. Winners can advance to state competition. Contestants must have valid birth certificate. Registration: Through local schools; Information: Call event director Bob Peterson at 681-3518.


CROQUET CLINICS: What: Croquet Clinics available by appointment; Where: Port Royal Croquet Club Lawn Court; When: 1 p.m. on Monday afternoons; Notes: Chance to become a member of the Port Royal Croquet Club; Information: Call 298-6566, ask for Russ Rymer or call Port Royal Plantation at 681-1771.


KICKIN' ASPHALT BICYCLE CLUB: What: A bicycle touring club for riders of all ages, abilities and experience levels; Note: Each ride for has 20- or 40-mile option; Information: Call 682-4998 or


ULTIMATE FRISBEE PRACTICE: When: 5:30 p.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays; Where: Chaplin Park, Hilton Head Island; Notes: Guys and girls of all levels welcome; Information: call 290-0804 or e-mail


MARTIN LUTHER KING OUTING: When: Jan. 22; Time: Noon; Where: Arthur Hills Golf Course, Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head Island; Cost: $80; Registration deadline: Jan. 18; Notes: Lunch, prizes and range balls are included. Putting contest at 11:30 a.m.; Information: Call 290-5943 or 338-9598.

FREE GOLF EXHIBITION: Where: Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort; When: Mondays, 4-5 p.m.; Notes: Doug Weaver, director of Instruction at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy, conducts a weekly 45-minute golf clinic and demonstration entitled "Where Does the Power Come From?" at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Center at Palmetto Dunes. Free and open to the public. Information: Call 785-1138 or e-mail

PALMETTO DUNES JUNIOR CLASSES: What: Instruction and games focusing on mastering the fundamentals of golf, etiquette and rules; When: 10-11 a.m. Monday through Friday; 4-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Where: Robert Trent Jones Golf Course; Cost: $25 per class; Registration/Information: Call 785-1138.

PALMETTO DUNES ADVANCED JUNIOR SESSIONS: What: Play with the pro and learn as you go; When: 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays; Where: Robert Trent Jones Golf Course; Cost: $90 per session; Registration/Information: Call 785-1138.

JUNIOR CLINICS: Who: Ages 7 and up; When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dec. 28 and Dec. 30; Where: Pinecrest Golf Club, Bluffton; Cost: $25 for one day, $40 for both; Notes: Instruction in golf, as well as rules, safety and etiquette. Registration/Information: Call the Pinecrest pro shop at 757-8960.


HILTON HEAD ISLAND GYMNASTICS: What: Winter Session, Jan. 3-March 19; Who: Ages 1-18; Where: 379 Browns Cove Rd. (Riverwalk Business Park on SC-170); Registration deadline: Dec. 31; Notes: Specials for early registration. Holiday camps Dec. 20-30, Fun Gyms, Open Gym, Birthdays. Information: Call Cecilia at 815-6590 or go to

SPORTS ACADEMY GYMNASTICS AND DANCE: What: Fall Registration for gymnastics and dance; Who: ages 1 and up; When: Fall classes start Aug. 17; Where: Sports Academy Gymnastics and Dance, 20 Maxine Lane, Beaufort; Notes: Gymnastics classes for mommy and me, preschool, school age, advanced and team. Dance clasess include preschool, ballet, tap, and hip-hop. Information: Call 846-1804 or go to


TIDE RIDERS KAYAKING CLUB: What: Monthly kayak trips; Cost: $10 per person per trip; Notes: Club meets once a month to explore new areas and meet new folks. Most trips are between 4-8 miles in length and are accessible to beginning paddlers. There is no fee to join. Send an e-mail to to get on the mailing list. Information: Call Kim Gundler at 525-0810 or go to


KIDS KARATE: What: McElroy's Martial Arts Academy; Where: Powerhouse Gym, Bridge Center, Bluffton; Who: Ages 5-13; When: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Nov. 9; Cost: $20; Notes: Master instructor Rick McElroy teaches the class, which is held twice weekly. Registration/Information: Call McElroy at 681-6538.

TAE KWON DO CLASSES: Where: Wardle Family YMCA, Beaufort; When: Mondays and Fridays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Who: All ages; Notes: Class is taught by 2nd degree black belt Tim Snyder. Try one class for free before deciding whether to join. Information: Call 522-9622.


JINGLE JINGLE RUN: What: 19th annual Hilton Head Hospital Jingle Jingle 5K Run and Health Walk; When: 9 a.m., Dec. 18; Where: Hilton Head Regional Medical Center Campus and Main Street; Notes: All standard male and female divisions. First 400 participants receive an event T-shirt, jingle bells and a candy cane. Award ceremony featuring refreshments and door prizes after the race. Holiday prizes to the top three overall male and female finishers. Participants are asked to bring gift cards or phone cards for donations to benefit CODA (Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse). People who donate gift or phone cards will qualify to win a holiday gift package valued at over $150. Registration/Information: Go to or call Bear Foot Sports at 757-8520.

NEW YEAR'S DAY POLAR BEAR 5K: What: Fifth annual Bluffton New Year's Day Polar Bear 5K; When: 10 a.m., Jan. 1; Where: Event starts and finishes at Sea Turtle Cinema; Cost: $25 per person or $85 for family of four before Dec. 27; $30 per person day of; Notes: First 300 participants receive a race T-shirt. Race-day registration from 9-9:30 a.m. in front of Sea Turtle Cinemas. Award ceremony and post-race party with Hoppin' John, pizza, music and more. Race benefits the Bluffton High School cross country team and Bluffton Fins swim team. Registration/Information: Go to or call Bear Foot Sports at 757-8520.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND HALF MARATHON: What: Ninth annual Hilton Head Island Half Marathon, 10K and 5K; When: 8 a.m. Feb. 12; Where: Jarvis Creek Park, Hilton Head Island; Notes: Event benefits Strive to Excel and the Hilton Head Island Children's Memorial Garden. Free Toddler Trot for kids 8 and under. The half marathon will take runners over the Cross Island bridge and through Crossings Park. Both the 10K and 5K events will will feature 5-year age group divisions. Gift cards and prizes will be awarded for the top three male and female overall finishers. The top three in each age category will also receive unique awards. The first 1,000 participants will receive a T-shirt. An awards ceremony featuring refreshments, live music, and food will be held following the race. Grand Prize drawings will also be held following each event; Information: Call 757-8520 or go to

PALMETTO PACERS WEEKLY RUNS: What: Palmetto Pacers Running Club; Where: Bluffton; When: 8 a.m. Sunday (at Island Bagel Company) and 5:45 p.m. Wednesday (at Squat-n-Gobble); Notes: Each run will consist of a long and short run, typically ranging from 3-5 miles. Information: E-mail


QUICKSTART SOCCER: Who: Ages 4-8; Where: Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center; When: 9-10 a.m. Saturdays, Nov. 27 though Jan. 1; Cost: $60 for five sessions or $15 per session; Notes: Class is taught by Tapi Hayrinen, USPTA, PTR and former rec soccer coach; Registration: Call 785-1152.


ADULT WATER EXERCISE CLASSES: Where: Beaufort County YMCA, Port Royal; When: Shallow Water Classes -- Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:45-9:45 a.m. & 10-11 a.m.; Saturday 8:45-9:45 a.m.; Deep Water Classes -- Tuesday and Thursday, 10-11 a.m. & 5:35-6:35 p.m. Notes: Classes are led by trained instructors and offer a strenuous, low-impact aerobic workout. Information: Call the YMCA at 521-9622, go to, or e-mail

WATER AEROBICS CLASSES: Where: Celadon Activity Center & Spa, Lady's Island; When: Mondays at 4 p.m., Wednesdays at 11 a.m.; Cost: $5 per class; Registration/Information: Call the Celadon Activity Center & Spa at 379-1088.


QUICKSTART TENNIS: Who: Ages 4-8; Where: Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center; When: 9-10 a.m. Saturdays, Nov. 27 though Jan. 1; Cost: $60 for five sessions or $15 per session; Notes: Class is taught by Tapi Hayrinen, USPTA, PTR; Registration: Call 785-1152.

FREE TENNIS EXHIBITION: Where: Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort; When: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Notes: Watch world-class tennis during this special courtside Happy Hour at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center. Free and open to the public. Information: Call 800-827-3006 or e-mail

SUNDAY ROUND ROBIN SOCIAL: Where: Chaplin Public Tennis Center; When: Sundays; Time: Sessions 1-3 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.; Fee: Voluntary donation to Public Tennis, Inc. to help cover the cost of two new courts at Chaplin Park; Registration deadline: Play is limited to 36 players per session; Format: Mixed doubles round robin 2.5, 3.0, 3.5; Information: Tim Ryan, 682-3504 or e-mail Include name, USTA level and session preference.

AFTER SCHOOL/WEEKEND YOUTH CLINICS: Who: Ages 8-15, beginner to advanced; Where: Port Royal Racquet Club, Hilton Head Island; When: Starting Sept. 28; Times: 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (advanced, ages 12-15), 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (beginner/ intermediate, ages 8-12), 9-10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays (advanced, ages 12-15), 10-11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays (beginner/intermediate, ages 8-12); Notes: Program is under the direction of tennis professional Alfredo Soliz. Clinics will feature fitness, technique, drills and match play. Registration/Information: Call Alfredo Soliz at 684-4035.

CARDIO TENNIS KIDS: What: Fitness program featuring drills and games; Who: Ages 6-12; Where: Hilton Head Beach & Tennis or Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center; Notes: Cardio Tennis Kids emphasizes movement and fun using music and pedometers. Using age-appropriate equipment, the program aims to develop tennis and athletic skills while improving health and fitness. Each class runs 30-45 minutes, depending on age. Information: Hilton Head Beach & Tennis -- contact Eric Wammock at or 301-2113; Palmetto Dunes -- contact Tapi at 785-1152.

CARDIO TENNIS: Where: Van Der Meer Shipyard Racquet Club, Hilton Head Island; When: 8-9 a.m., Tuesday & Thursday; Cost: $15 per session; Registration/Information: Call 686-8804.

CARDIO TENNIS FOR ADULTS: Where: Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, Hilton Head Island; When: 7:45-8:45 a.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; Cost: $22 per session ($12 for locals); Notes: For players of all abilities. Heart rate monitors will be provided. Classes are instructed by Tapi H

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