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BEAUFORT KIWANIS PITCH, HIT & RUN COMPETITION: Who: Boys and girls ages 7-14; When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 14; Where: Burton Wells Park and St. Helena ballpark; Cost: Free; Notes: Winners advance to sectionals and regionals, for a chance to go to the finals at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Kansas City. Information: Call Bob Semmler at 263-3482 or Ken Davidson at 803-446-1839.
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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.
PARRIS ISLAND IRON MIKE BIKE/WALK TOUR: What: 14-mile bike tour or 3-mile walking tour; When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 14; Where: Parris Island; Cost: Free; Notes: Bike tour takes riders on a 16-stop tour of the Depot's colonial plantation and military historic sites. Walk covers historical portions of mainside Parris Island. A driver's license, registration and proof of insurance are required to access the base. Base policy requires cyclists to wear helmets and follow the rules of the road. Information: Call 228-2951.
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 384-1808 or kickinasphalt.info.
BEAUFORT SPORTFISHING AND DIVING CLUB MEETING: When: April 12; Where: Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Lady's Island. Time: Social at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.; Notes: The guest speaker will be Capt. Dan Utley. His topic will be Cobia, and their upcoming arrival at the artificial reefs and Broad River. No reservations needed. Guests are welcome. Information: Call Capt. Frank Gibson at 522-2020.
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 email@example.com.
BILL VERITY CUP: What: Annual event to benefit Beaufort Area Boys & Girls Clubs; When: 1 p.m., April 23; Where: Sanctuary Golf Club on Cat Island; Format: Shamble (Texas Scramble); Cost: $150 per person or $600 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, or go to www.bgclowcountry.org.
YOUNG LIFE GOLF TOURNAMENT: What: Fundraiser for Beaufort Young Life; When: April 23; Where: Dataw Island Golf Club; Time: Registration, 11 a.m., shotgun start, 12:30 p.m.; Format: Captain's choice; Cost: $100 per player; Notes: Young Life is a nonprofit Christian organization that reaches out to high school students. Information: Go to beaufort.younglife.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Ali Holroyde at 321-8441.
HEALING HEROES GOLF WEEK: What: Four days of golf to support severely wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan; Where/When: Callawassie Island Club, April 23; The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes, April 24; Sanctuary Golf Course (Cat Island), April 26; Fripp Island Ocean Point Links, April 27; Cost: $75 per person (includes prizes and snacks); Notes: On-course registration at 10:30 a.m. and shotgun start for scramble at noon. Hole sponsors are $100 per hole. More than 20 wounded golfers will be playing each day. Entries limited to 100 golfers each day. All funds go directly to veteran care. Registration: Go to www.LDW3.com and click on Golf Week tab; Information: Robert deTreville, email@example.com or 379-8877.
13TH ANNUAL ZONTA CHARITY CLASSIC: Where: Golden Bear Club, Indigo Run, Hilton Head Island; When: 1 p.m., April 28; Cost: $100; Format: Scramble; Registration deadline: April 24; Notes: Event benefits women's and children's charities in Beaufort County. Information: Tammy Woodard, 290-8536.
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 www.palmettodunes.com.
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.
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 www.eteamz.com/sagym.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the mailing list. Information: Call Kim Gundler at 525-0810 or go to www.beaufortkayaktours.com/Paddling_Club.html.
SHOTOKAN KARATE CLASSES: Where: Burton Wells Center and Charles "Lind" Brown Activity Center, Beaufort; When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at Burton Wells; Tuesdays and Thursdays at Charles "Lind" Brown Center; Times: Burton Wells -- Ages 4-8: Mon/Wed 4:30-5 pm, Sat. 11-11:30 am; Ages 8-12: Mon/Wed 5-6 pm, Sat. noon-1 pm; Ages 13-17: Mon/Wed 6-7 pm, Sat. 1-2 p.m.; Charles "Lind Brown Center -- Ages 4-8: Tue/Thur 4:30-5 pm; Ages 8-12: Tue/Thur 5-6 pm; Cost: $60 per month for ages 4-17; $100 per month for ages 18 and older; Notes: Classes are hosted by Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services. Students at the Charles "Lind" Brown Center are welcome to attend the Saturday class for their age group at Burton Wells. Registration: Visit the Burton Wells Recreation Center, 1 Middleton Recreation Drive in Beaufort, or the Charles "Lind" Activity Center, 1001 Hamar Street, in Beaufort; Information: Contact instructor Al Yisrael at 476-2328 or email@example.com, or go to www.bcgov.net/PALS.
SOGO GOSHIN-DO CLASSES: What: Martial arts program offered by Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services; Where: Bluffton Recreation Center, 61B Ulmer Road; When: Tuesdays and Thursdays; Time: Beginners 5:30-6 p.m., Intermediate 6-7 p.m., Advanced 7-7:50 p.m.; Cost: $80/month or $12/class; Notes: Cindy Conklin, a martial artist with more than 30 years of experience, will teach the course. Information: Call Cindy Conklin at 683-4438 or go to www.bcgov.net/PALS.MCELROY'S MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY CLASSES: Where: Cynergy Fitness (102 Buckwalter Pkwy, #3EE, Bluffton) and Island Recreation Center; When: Classes start Oct. 29 at Cynergy Fitness and Nov. 2 at Island Rec Center; Time: Cynergy -- Kids classes 9:15-10 a.m. Saturdays, adult classes 10-11 a.m. Saturdays; Island Rec -- Kids classes 6:15-7 p.m. Wednesdays, adult classes 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays; Registration/Information: Call 816-0153.
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.
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 Palmettopacers@gmail.com.
BEAUFORT RACE WEEK: When: April 20-23; Where: Downtown Beaufort, Port Royal Sound and the waters from Beaufort to Dataw Island; Cost: $35 for the Jean Ribaut Cup or Classic Boat Rally; Notes: The Jean Ribaut Cup (April 21) and Classic Boat rallies will be part of Race Week. There will be sailboat racing events for PHRF monohull sailboats, Classic Boats and one-design dinghies. Docking is availabe at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club and the Dataw Island Yacht Club. Registration: Forms are available at www.byscnet.com/sailing or from Roy Crocker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information: Contact regatta chairman Roy Crocker at 838-2453 or email@example.com.
BEAUFORT BOMBERS FASTPITCH TRAVEL TEAM: What: Players sought for 12-and-under and 14-and-under teams; Who: Beaufort County girls ages 11-14; Notes: Fastpitch players are needed for the 2012 season. Information: Call coach Scott Mullen at 227-1173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call coach Phil Waters at 812-4299 or email email@example.com.
GIRLS FASTPITCH PITCHING INSTRUCTION: What: Instruction for beginner and intermediate pitchers; When: Late afternoon weekdays or weekends; Where: Beaufort County locations; Notes: Individual or small group sessions last for 75 minutes; Registration/Information: Call Bob Lee at 518-369-1047 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY FUNDRAISER: What: "Bootcamp" tennis instruction followed by round-robin play; When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 28; Where: Oldfield Tennis Center, Okatie; Cost: $50; Registration deadline: April 21; Notes: Instructors are Hilton Head Island area club professionals; Information: Email Paul Louw at email@example.com or Bob Kader at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Oldfield Tennis Center at 645-4612.
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 www.palmettodunes.com.
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 email@example.com. Include name, USTA level and session preference.
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 hiltonheadislandtennis.net 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