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VETERANS GOLF WEEK: What: 4th annual event for military personnel; Where: Hampton Hall, Belfair, Dolphin Head and Callawassie Island clubs; When: Nov. 12-16; Notes: All active duty and retired military can play a discounted round. No greens fees. Cart fee $25. ID required. Registration/Information: Hampton Hall 815-8720, Callawassie 987-2161, Belfair 757-0715, Dolphin Head 681-5550 ext. 227.
CUPID'S ARROW GOLF CLASSIC: What: Eighth annual tournament; When: 10 a.m., Nov. 17 (registration 9 a.m.); Where: Oldfield Golf Club, Okatie; Cost: $150 per player; Registration deadline: Nov. 9; Notes: All proceeds go to the John A. (Jack) Kolbush Memorial Fund at the Children's Hospital at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. Lunch, post-tournament reception, awards ceremony and music by Jim Davidson. Registration is limited to 80 players. Registration/Information: Call Janet Kolbush at 338-6139.
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HOSPITAL AUXILIARY INVITATIONAL: What: 26th annual Hospital Auxiliary Invitational presented by the Corkern Group; When: Dec. 10-11; Where: Harbour Town Golf Links and Wexford Golf Club, Hilton Head Island; Cost: $250 per player; Notes: Cost includes prizes, food and beverage each day and an awards ceremony. Net proceeds benefit the Auxiliary at Hilton Head Hospital and will be used to provide medical and nursing scholarships, and prescription medicine for those in need. Information: Call Lew Wessel at 301-2803 or the Hospital Auxiliary at 689-8246.
SPORTS ACADEMY GYMNASTICS AND DANCE: What: Fall registration for gymnastics and dance; Who: Ages 1 and up; When: Fall classes started 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 www.eteamz.com/sagym.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
MOVE WELL 5K: What: Part of the Run Around the World 5K Challenge to benefit Soles4Souls, which provides shoes for the needy; When: 9 a.m. Nov. 17; Where: Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, Port Royal Plantation; Cost: Free; Notes: First 50 registered racers will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Starwood Hotels & Resorts will make a donation for every participant. Two-night stay at Westin for overall male and female winners. Packet pick-up from noon-4 p.m. on Nov. 16 in the Main Lobby. Race day registration at 8 a.m. Registration/Information: Go to www.westinhiltonheadisland.com/5kwalk-run or email email@example.com.
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 www.islandreccenter.org 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 (www.hdsa.org); Registration: Online at www.playhardinbtown.com; Information: Karen Floyd 816-2979.
JINGLE JINGLE RUN: What: 21st annual Hilton Head Hospital Jingle Jingle 5K Run and Health Walk; When: 9 a.m., Dec. 22; 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. Participants who run in an elf or santa costume will receive a $5 Bear Foot Sports discount coupon. 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 bearfootsports.com or call Bear Foot Sports at 757-8520.
NEW YEAR'S DAY POLAR BEAR 5K: What: Sixth annual Bluffton New Year's Day Polar Bear 5K; When: 10 a.m., Jan. 1; Where: Event starts at Buckwalter Place in Bluffton; Notes: New course this year. Award ceremony and post-race party with Hoppin' John, pizza, music and more. Race benefits the Palmetto Animal League and the Bluffton Fins swim team. Registration/Information: Go to bearfootsports.com or call Bear Foot Sports at 757-8520.
JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS REGISTRATION: What: PTI/USTA fall and winter team competition; Who: Tennis players of any ability from ages 10 to 18; Notes: Children are put into age groups to compete as singles, doubles or mixed doubles. Typically, there is a mid-week practice and a weekend match. Season runs from Nov. 17 to Jan. 31. Only 15 players accepted per team. Information: Call Robert Brown at 290-2833 or go to SCtennis.com.
DAVID M. CARMINES MEMORIAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS: When: Nov. 16-18; Where: Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, Hilton Head Island; Cost: Ages 8-10 -- $25; Juniors -- $40 for one event or $50 for two; Adults -- $45 for one event or $55 for two; Notes: Adult and junior divisions. Junior event is USTA sanctioned, and will feature QuickStart format for younger divisions. Adult tournament will have singles, doubles and mixed doubles divisions. All proceeds go to the David M. Carmines Foundation and benefit the Hilton Head Island Recreation Center, the American Cancer Society, and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Players' party catered by Hudson's, raffle, continental breakfast each day, beverages daily, and a T-shirt. Registration: Online at www.palmettodunes.com or at www.davidmcarmines.org; Information: Call tournament director Jackie Reynecke at 785-1152.