All phone numbers are area code 843 unless otherwise listed.
INSHORE AND OFFSHORE FISHING CLINICS: What: Fishing clinics hosted by Miss Judy Charters; Where: Tubby's Tank House, Thunderbolt, Ga.; When: Inshore clinics Feb. 9 and Feb. 23; Offshore clinic March 9; Cost: $90; Notes: Class size will be limited. Breakfast and lunch will be served during the one-day courses. Registration: Call 912-897-4921.
BEAUFORT SPORTFISHING AND DIVING CLUB MEETING: When: Feb. 14; Where: Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Lady's Island; Time: Social at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.; Notes: Several major retail fishing tackle vendors will be on hand to review the best rods, reels, lures, and other fishing equipment of the previous year. They also will have new items, including wreck hooks, offshore and inshore tackle, and fly fishing lures. No reservations are needed. Guests are welcome. Information: Call Capt. Frank Gibson at 522-2020.
BRITISH OPEN PUB AFTER-SCHOOL JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM: Where: Old South Golf Links, Bluffton; When: Mondays, Feb. 4-March 4; Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Who: Grades 1 & up; Cost: $25 per week or $100 for five-lesson series; Notes: Includes snack, drink and USGA Rules Book. Clubs and balls included. Registration: Go to www.islandreccenter.org; Information: Kristie Fromming 681-7273.
2ND ANNUAL HILTON HEAD GOLF FORUM: Where: Palmetto Dunes Centre Court Conference Center, 20 Carnoustie Road, Hilton Head Island; When: 7-8:30 p.m., Feb. 12; Cost: $5; Notes: The event benefits Boys and Girls Club Junior Golf and Special Olympics Golf. A free gift will be given to the first 40 people to make reservations. Topics to be discussed are swing mechanics, club fitting, exercise and the mental part of the game. Dr. A. Thomas Bundy will talk about skin protection. Course architect Clyde Johnston and PGA Tour/USGA rules official Mike Murphy will also speak at the forum. Registration: Call 785-1138.
SEAHAWK OPEN: What: Hilton Head Island High School All Sports Booster Club tournament; Where: Sea Pines Ocean Course, Hilton Head Island; When: 10 a.m., Feb. 17; Cost: $150 per player or $500 for four-person team; Format: 4-player Shamble; Notes: Player registration starts at 9 a.m. Longest drive, Closest to the Pin and Hole-in-One prizes, putting contest. Registration party/silent auction from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Aunt Chiladas. Registration: Go to the Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Road; Information: Bob Rozek 681-7273 or 683-7204.
EZ-GO OLD SOUTH PRO-AM: Where: Old South Golf Links; When: March 2; Cost: $80 per player (includes range fee, box lunch and awards party); Format: One professional and four amateurs per team, one best ball gross and one best ball net; Deadline: Feb. 25; Information: Call Jim Uremovich at 785-5353.
WASTE MANAGEMENT CAPA GOLF CHALLENGE: Where: Old Tabby Links, Spring Island; When: Noon, March 8; Cost: $175 per player, $660 per foursome; Registration deadline: March 1; Format: Texas Shamble; Notes: All players receive a round of golf with cart, practice range and balls, tee gift, box lunch, course beverages. An awards party will follow play. All proceeds go to the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) of Beaufort, a United Way agency. Applications are available at CAPA's outreach center in Port Royal, and on the website www.capabeaufort.org. Information: Britt Walsh 524-4350.
BILL VERITY CUP: What: Annual Pro-Am event to benefit Beaufort Area Boys & Girls Clubs; When: 1 p.m., April 29; Where: Sanctuary Golf Club on Cat Island; Format: Shamble (Texas Scramble); Cost: $125 per person or $500 per team of four amateurs and one pro; Notes: Players may invite a pro to play on their team, or a pro will be provided. Gifts, prizes and a post-event awards reception. Sponsorships and donations of prizes are still being accepted. Information: Contact Liz Vallino at 379-5430 ext. 233; email email@example.com; or go to www.bgclowcountry.org.
FREE LACROSSE CLINIC: Who: Grades 3-6; When: 1 p.m., Feb. 10; Where: Hilton Head Island Rec Center field; Notes: Equipment will be available; Registration: www.islandreccenter.org; Information: Frank Soule 681-7273.
MIDDLE SCHOOL LACROSSE: Who: Grades 6-8; When: Season starts Feb. 25 and ends May 12; practices on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 5:15-6:45 p.m.; Where: Hilton Head Island Rec Center field; Cost: $110 (includes uniform and membership to U.S. Lacrosse); Registration Deadline: Feb. 25; Notes: No experience necessary. Limited to first 30 players. Must have lacrosse equipment: NOSCAE-approved helmet, lacrosse gloves, lacrosse pads, stick, cleats, and mouth guard. Equipment is available for rent. Registration: www.islandreccenter.org; Information: Frank Soule 681-7273.
10 & UNDER LACROSSE: When: Season starts Feb. 26; practices on Tuesdays & Thursdays (6-7:30 p.m.) and Sundays (2:15-3:30 p.m.); Where: Hilton Head Island Rec Center field; Cost: $90; Registration Deadline: Feb. 25; Notes: No experience necessary. Limited to first 30 players. Must have lacrosse equipment: NOSCAE-approved helmet, lacrosse gloves, lacrosse pads, stick, cleats, and mouth guard. Equipment is available for rent. Registration: www.islandreccenter.org; Information: Frank Soule 681-7273.
8 & UNDER LACROSSE: When: Season starts Feb. 26; practices on Tuesdays & Thursdays (6:15-7:15 p.m.) and Sundays (1-2:15 p.m.); Where: Hilton Head Island Rec Center field; Cost: $90; Registration Deadline: Feb. 25; Notes: No experience necessary. Limited to first 30 players. Must have lacrosse equipment: NOSCAE-approved helmet, lacrosse gloves, lacrosse pads, stick, cleats, and mouth guard. Equipment is available for rent. Registration: www.islandreccenter.org; Information: Frank Soule 681-7273.
DRAGONS ONLY SPARRING SEMINAR: What: Two-hour seminar by sixth degree black belt master Jimmy Sherman; Where: Sun and Moon Martial Arts Studio, Bluffton; When: 1 p.m., March 2; Cost: $50 before Feb. 22 ($10 more after Feb. 22); Notes: The event is open to the public. Limited space. Pre-registration is advised. No sparring will be allowed without mandatory foam-dipped sparring equipment. Information: Call 815-6565.
"BE AN ATHLETE" SPORTS PERFORMANCE PROGRAM: Who: Ages 12 and up; When: 6-7 p.m. Mondays & Wednesdays, Feb. 4-27; Where: Hilton Head Island High School weight room; Cost: $140; Notes: Instructor is Liz Proctor. Focus on improving: flexibility, core strength, power, speed, strength, muscular endurance, knee injury prevention, overall athletic performance. Registration: www.islandreccenter.org; Information: Island Rec Center 681-7273.
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 www.bcgov.net/PALS, click "After School"; Information: Call 255-6680 in Beaufort or 255-6710 in Bluffton.
HILTON HEAD HALF MARATHON: What: 11th annual Hilton Head Island Half Marathon, 10K and 5K; When: 8 a.m. Feb. 9; Where: Jarvis Creek Park, Hilton Head Island; Notes: A percentage of proceeds will benefit the Hilton Head Rotary Club, Hilton Head High School athletics and NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Free Toddler Trot for kids 8 and under. The half marathon will take runners over the Cross Island bridge. Gift cards and prizes will be awarded for the top three male and female overall finishers. Long-sleeve shirt to all pre-registered runners. An awards ceremony with refreshments, food, live music and a craft beer garden will be held after the race. Registration: Go to www.bearfootsports.com; Information: Call Bear Foot Sports at 757-8520.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND SPRING REC SOCCER LEAGUE: Who: Boys and girls, ages 4-15; Cost: $85 (includes uniform and pictures); Registration deadline: Feb. 23; Note: Season runs from March through May at Chaplin Park. New players ages 6 and older must attend placements at 9 a.m., Feb. 23, at Chaplin Park. Registration: www.islandreccenter.org; Information: Bob Rozek 681-7273.
FREE TENNIS LESSONS: Where: Van Der Meer Tennis Center, Deallyon Ave., Hilton Head Island; When: 5-6 p.m., Feb. 11-14; Notes: The free "Guinea Pig" sessions will be given during TennisUniversity week, which has attracted teaching pros and prospective pros throughout the world. Lessons will be given by the visiting pros. For all ages and skill levels. No reservations necessary. Come rain or shine. Information: Call the Van Der Meer pro shop at 785-8388 or go to www.vandermeertennis.com.