All phone numbers are area code 843 unless otherwise listed.
SPRING BASKETBALL CLINIC: What: Skills, drills and scrimmage play; Where: Island Rec Center, Hilton Head Island; Who: Ages 6-10; When: 4-5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays; Session 1 is April 9-May 2; Session 2 is May 7-23; Cost: $50 per session; Notes: Children can be picked up from the Hilton Head elementary schools. No classes will be held April 18; Registration/Information: Go to www.islandreccenter.org, call 681-7273 or visit the Hilton Head Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island.
BEAUFORT SPORTFISHING AND DIVING CLUB MEETING: When: April 11; Where: Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Lady's Island; Time: Social at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.; Notes: Capt. Owen Plair of Bay Street Outfitters will give a presentation on cobia. He will discuss live bait vs. lures, and sight casting on calm days. He also will display rods and reels, and compare different lures and techniques. No reservations are needed. Guests are welcome. Information: Call Capt. Frank Gibson at 522-2020.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or go to www.bgclowcountry.org.
BCSO SPRING TOURNAMENT: What: Beaufort County Sherriff's Office tournament; Where: The Legends at Parris Island; When: 12:30 p.m., May 17 (registration 10:30 a.m.); Format: Four-man captain's choice; Cost: $65 per player; Notes: Tournament raises funds to help pay for the BCSO Appreciation Dinner. Prizes for the top 3 teams. Refreshments, door prizes, mulligans, and hole-in-one, closest to the pin and longest drive prizes. Sponsorship opportunities available. Registration/Information: Contact Brian Baird at 255-3405 or email@example.com.
BEAUFORT COUNTY GAMECOCK CLASSIC: When: 9 a.m., June 8; Where: Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island, Beaufort; Format: 4-person scramble, Captain's Choice; Cost: $100 per player; Notes: Gift bag, awards lunch, on-course beverages, hole contests and prizes. Proceeds benefit University of South Carolina scholarship athletes. Information: Call Linda McCarty at 521-1445.
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.
SPRING ROLLER HOCKEY: Who: Ages 4-18, beginners to advanced; Where: Bristol Sports Arena, Hilton Head Island; When: Tuesdays and Fridays, April 5 to May 31; Times: 6-7 p.m. (Ages 4-12), 7-8 p.m. (Ages 13-18); Cost: $50; Notes: Tuesday practices and Friday games. Learn fundamentals of skating and rules of hockey. Skills, drills and casual games. Must have hockey equipment -- stick, inline skates, pads and helmet. Registration: www.islandreccenter.org; Information: Island Rec Center 681-7273.
PUBLIX LOWCOUNTRY ROOTS ROCK & REGGAE RUN: What: Inaugural 5K, 10K and 15K races; When: 5 p.m., May 11; Where: Hilton Head Lakes, Hardeeville; Cost: 5K and 10K are $30; 15K race is $45; Notes: A percentage of proceeds from the event will benefit Palmetto Animal League and another local charity. The 5K Roots Run starts at 5 p.m. and the 10K Rock Run starts at 6 p.m. The 15K Reggae Run will be a combined time of the 5K and 10K. Participants running the 15K receive a tie dye and a tech T-shirt. All other runners receive a tech T-shirt. After the races, an awards ceremony and Sunsplash Party will be held in honor of Bob Marley. The party will feature live reggae music from Patwa, refreshments, beer, a Bob Marley look-alike contest, and more. The party is open to the public. Food and beverages will be for sale. Information: Go to www.bearfootsports.com or call Bear Foot Sports at 757-8520.
GROUP SWIM LESSONS: Who: Ages 4 & Up; Where: Island Rec Center, Hilton Head Island; When: 5-5:40 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays; Session 1 is April 9-18; Session 2 is April 23-May 2; Session 3 is May 7-16; Session 4 is May 21-30; Time: 11:15am-Noon; Cost: $65 per session; Note: 6 to 1 child to teacher ratio; Registration/Information: Go to www.islandreccenter.org, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.
YOUTH GROUP TENNIS LESSON: What: Introduction to match play; Where: Chaplin Tennis Park, Hilton Head Island; When: Mondays and Wednesdays; Session 1 is April 1-May 1; Session 2 is May 13-June 5; Times: Ages 6-8, 4-5 pm; Ages 9-12, 5-6 pm; Cost: $65 per session; Note: Coached by Louis Marino; Registration/Information: Go to www.islandreccenter.org, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.
ON ON TRI HILTON HEAD ISLAND SPRING TRIATHLON: When: 6:30 a.m., May 18; Where: Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island; Information: www.ononevents.com
HILTON HEAD ISLAND KIDS' TRIATHLON: When: Saturday, June 22; Where: Hilton Head Island Recreation Center; Information: www.ononevents.com
BEACH BUM TRIATHLON: When: Saturday, June 29; Where: Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island; Information: www.ononevents.com
BEACH BUM TRIATHLON: When: Saturday, July 27; Where: Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island; Information: www.ononevents.com
BLUFFTON KIDS' TRIATHLON: When: Saturday, August 10; Where: Bluffton Aquatic Center; Information: www.ononevents.com
KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT TRIATHLON: What: Individuals and relay teams competing in a .7-mile swim, 24-mile bike ride and 6-mile run; Where: Kiawah Island Golf Resort; When: Sept. 15; Information: Go to KiawahTriathlon.com, call 768-2780 or email Kiawah_Marathon@KiawahResort.com
BATTERY CREEK LOWCOUNTRY WRESTLING CLUB: Who: 3rd grade and up; When: Practices 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday until May 22; Where: Battery Creek High School; Information: Call Nathan Day at 575-5174, Roger Beach at 271-5194 or Jim Shuman at 422-5917.