Recreation Calendar, Sept. 2

info@islandpacket.comSeptember 2, 2012 

All phone numbers are area code 843 unless otherwise listed.


ISLAND REC FALL CLINIC: Who: Ages 6-8; When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 11, 4-5 p.m.; Where: Hilton Head Island Recreation Center; Cost: $50; Notes: Skills, drills and scrimmage play. Learn basketball game strategies. Children can be picked up from the Hilton Head Elementary Schools. Registration: Go to, call 681-7273 or visit the Hilton Head Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island. Information: Kristie Froemming 681-7273.


LT. DAN INDEPENDENCE RIDE: What: 12-mile ride; When: 10 a.m., Sept. 15; Where: Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort; Cost: $20 for active duty military and $25 for others; Note: Check-in starts at 8 a.m. Event is part of the Lt. Dan Weekend honoring/assisting wounded veterans. Information/Registration:


FLY CASTING CLINIC: What: Clinic conducted by Flip Pallot; When: Noon, Sept. 13; Where: Palm Key Nature Resort, Ridgeland; Cost: $100; Notes: Space is limited. Also at noon, O'Neill Williams will conduct bass/redfish fishing clinics. Events are part of the Lt. Dan Weekend honoring/assisting wounded veterans. Information/Registration:

BEAUFORT SPORTFISHING AND DIVING CLUB MEETING: When: Sept. 13; Where: Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Lady's Island; Time: Social at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.; Notes: A shrimp-baiting seminar will be presented by David Gasque of Bait Binder. He has created shrimping kits that contain a new pre-mix formula that makes it easy on shrimp-baiters. A shrimp net-throwing demonstration also will be given. Bring along your own cast net to participate. No reservations needed. Guests are welcome. Information: Call Capt. Frank Gibson at 522-2020.


PEP TOURNAMENT: What: Tournament to benefit Programs for Exceptional People; Where: Crescent Pointe Golf Club, Bluffton; When: 9 a.m., Sept. 14; Cost: $125 per person or $400 per foursome; Format: Scramble; Notes: Includes all golf fees, lunch and prizes. No handicap necessary. Information: Call Hal Wieland at 681-8413 or email

THIRD ANNUAL LT. DAN CLASSIC: Where: Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island; When: 11 a.m., Sept. 14 (registration begins at 9:30 a.m.); Format: Four-person scramble; Cost: $80 per person before Aug. 21, $100 after, $125 day of; Notes: Golfers may enter individually or as a team. A wounded warrior golfer or single golfers may be added to each team to make foursomes. Registration limited to first 110 entries. Lunch, snacks, beverages and prizes. Contests and raffle. Mulligans will be sold. Sponsorships available. Information: Call 379-8877 or 473-5165, or email

KIWANIS CLUB OF BEAUFORT TOURNAMENT: What: 17th annual scholarship tournament; When: 8:30 a.m., Sept. 22; Where: Ocean Point Golf Club, Fripp Island; Cost: $85 per player; Format: 4-man Captain's Choice; Notes: All of the proceeds will be used to give scholarships to graduating seniors from Beaufort County schools. Lunch and refreshments provided. Sponsorship opportunities available. Car and other prizes for hole-in-ones, and $50,000 shootout. Door prizes and rounds of golf for winners. Registration/Information: Bob Semmler at or 263-3482.

FAMILY PROMISE TOURNAMENT: When: 10 a.m., Sept. 29; Where: Hilton Head National, Bluffton; Format: Four-person scramble or individual stroke play; Cost: $88 per player; Notes: Lunch and prizes. Family Promise helps provide temporary shelter, family stability and permanent housing solutions for homeless families with children. Information: Call 815-4211.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TOURNAMENT: What: 15th annual tournament to benefit Hilton Head Regional Habitat For Humanity; Where: Oldfield Golf Club, Okatie; When: 11 a.m., Oct. 1; Cost: $125 per person, $150 to sponsor hole, $500 to sponsor team; Format: Shotgun start; Notes: Includes all golf fees, lunch, bufffet dinner and gift bag. Information: Call Ric Spiehs at 843-342-8004 or email

FRIENDS OF CALLAWASSIE CHARITY TOURNAMENT: When: 9 a.m., Nov. 5; Where: Callawassie Island Club; Format: Two-person, modified Pinehurst; Cost: $135 per player; Notes: Friends of Callawassie Island (FOCI) has raised more than $360,000 for more than 80 local charities and organizations in the Lowcountry since 2001. Field will be limited to 60 two-person teams. Awards luncheon to follow play. Registration/Information: Call the Callawassie Island Club Pro Shop at 987-2161, or go to

MEMORY MATTERS CHARITY TOURNAMENT: What: 13th annual tournament to benefit local families who care for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease; Where: Moss Creek Golf Club; When: Nov. 12, 9 a.m.; Cost: $175; Notes: Cost includes continental breakfast at 8 a.m., buffet lunch, two raffle tickets, mulligan, silent auction and prizes; Information/registration: Call 842-6688 or send email to


SPORTS ACADEMY GYMNASTICS AND DANCE: What: Fall registration for gymnastics and dance; Who: Ages 1 and up; When: Fall classes start Aug. 20; Where: Sports Academy Gymnastics and Dance, 20 Maxine Lane, Beaufort; Notes: Gymnastics and dance classes for children of all ages, as well as an after-school program. Information: Go to


LAX DOG BOYS LACROSSE: What: Skills, drills and casual games; Who: Grades 3-8; Where: Island Rec Center; When: Sundays, Sept. 16 to Oct. 28; Times: Noon-1:15 p.m. (Grades 6-8), 1:30-2:45 p.m. (Grades 3-5); Cost: $75, includes jersey (there will be other travel expenses); Notes: Players must have NOSCAE-approved helmet in white, lacrosse gloves, lacrosse elbow pads, lacrosse shoulder pads, stick, cleats, and mouth guard. Equipment rental available. Registration: Go to, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273; Information: Steve Ruiz 681-7273.

FREE LACROSSE CLINIC: Who: Grades 3-8; Where: Island Rec Center; When: Sept. 9; Times: Grades 6-8 from noon to 1:15 p.m.; Grades 3-5 from 1:30-2:45 p.m.; Cost: Free; Note: Equipment will be available. Registration: Go to, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273; Information: Steve Ruiz 681-7273.


BACK-TO-SCHOOL CLASSES: What: McElroy's Martial Arts Academy karate classes; Who: Ages 5-14; When: Wednesdays, 6-6:45 p.m.; Where: Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island; Registration Deadline: Sept. 5; Registration/Information: Call McElroy's Martial Arts Academy at 816-0153 or email


BEAUFORT COUNTY PALS AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM: What: Registration for Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services After-School Program; Who: Kindergarten through fifth grade; Where: Burton Wells Recreation Center in Beaufort and Buckwalter Recreation Center in Bluffton; Cost: $75 per month, extra fees will apply for full days of after-school care when school is not in session. Notes: The program is from 3-6 p.m. on school days, and includes homework assistance, arts & crafts, snacks and recreation. Applications can be found at, click "After School"; Information: Call 255-6680 in Beaufort or 255-6710 in Bluffton.

KIDS FITNESS: Who: Grades 1-8; Where: Hilton Head Island Rec Center; When: Tuesdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 2; Time: 6:15-7:15 p.m.; Cost: $40; Note: Develops fitness skills to help children live a healthy lifestyle. Look at children's nutrition. Increase endurance, strength & flexibility. Registration: Go to, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273; Information: Shannon West 681-7273.


LT. DAN INDEPENDENCE 5K: When: 9 a.m., Sept. 15; Where: Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort; Cost: $20 for active duty military and $25 for others; Note: Check-in starts at 8 a.m. Event is part of the Lt. Dan Weekend honoring/assisting wounded veterans. Information/Registration:

BUZZARD ISLAND ADVENTURE RUN: Where: Pinckney Colony, Bluffton; When: 9 a.m., Oct. 7; Cost: Adults $25, Kids 15 and under $15; $5 fee for race-day registration; Format: 2 Mile or 4 Mile; Notes: Course winds through fields, mud and water. Runners will encounter steep bluffs, fences and hay bales. Registration: Online at; Information: Karen Floyd 816-2979.

TURKEY TROT: What: 24th annual Piggly Wiggly Turkey Trot 5K & 10K; When: 8 a.m. Nov. 22; Where: Hilton Head Plantation; Cost: $30; Registration deadline: Nov. 21; Notes: Race is only open to first 1,300 participants. All pre-registered racers will receive a commemorative shirt and be entered into a prize raffle. Awards to top 3 overall runners, and participation medals for everyone. Strollers allowed, but must start at the back. Packet pick-up from 1-8 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the Island Recreation Center. Racers should arrive no later than 7 a.m. on race day. Registration: Go to or stop by the Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island; Information: Call Lacey Simoneau at 681-7273.

TURKEY CHASE 5K: When: 8:30 a.m., Nov. 22; Where: Bluffton Oyster Company; Cost: Adults $20, Kids 15 and under $15; $5 additional fee for race-day registration; Notes: The flat and fast course takes runners through the historic areas of downtown Bluffton. Event benefits Huntington's Disease Society of America (; Registration: Online at; Information: Karen Floyd 816-2979.


HILTON HEAD ISLAND OPEN: Where: Van Der Meer Shipyard, Hilton Head Island; When: Sept. 7-9; Format: Men's and women's singles and doubles; mixed doubles; Cost: $45 per person for one event, $55 for two events; Notes: Levels 2.5 to Open. Prizes to winners and finalists in any division of 4 or more. Tournament happy hour will be from 4-6 p.m. on May 4-5; Information: Call Jim Stubbs at 785-8388, ext. 1, or email

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