Listing of recreation tournaments, events and activities for the Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Beaufort areas
All phone numbers are area code 843 unless otherwise listed.
YOUTH BALLET: Who: Ages 4 and up; When: Saturdays, Jan. 11 to March 15; Where: Island Recreation Center, Hilton Head Island; Cost: $65; Schedule: Pre-Ballet 1 -- Ages 4-5, 9:30-10 a.m.; Elementary Ballet -- Ages 6-9, 10-10:30 a.m.; Pre-Ballet 2 -- Ages 5 and up, 10:30-11 a.m.; Intro to Elementary Ballet -- Ages 6-9, 11-11:30 a.m.; Notes: All classes are instructed by Lisa McPherson. Scholarships are available. Registration/Information: Go to www.islandreccenter.org, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.
BEAUFORT COUNTY PALS
PALS AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM: What: Registration for Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services After-School Program; Where: Bluffton center, Burton Wells, Broomfield, Port Royal, Scott Center and Lind Brown; Notes: Registrations will be accepted until each center is full. Registration: Online at www.bcgov.net/PALS, or at the Burton Wells Recreation Center in Beaufort or the Buckwalter Recreation Center in Bluffton; Information: Call 255-6680 in Beaufort or 255-6710 in Bluffton.
BEAUFORT HIGH BASKETBALL CHEER CLINIC: Who: Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade; When: 1-4 p.m., Feb. 1; Where: Beaufort High School gym, Lady's Island; Cost: $35; Notes: Camp will be led by Beaufort High cheerleaders. Participants will be invited to perform at halftime of the Beaufort High varsity basketball game Feb. 4. Pre-registration is encouraged. Walk-up registration, on a space-available basis, begins at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 1. Cost includes a cheer clinic T-shirt, group photo and refreshments. Checks should be made payable to "Big Green Booster Club." Registration: Forms available at http://bhs.beaufort.k12.sc.us or at the Beaufort High front office. Information: Contact Cindy Graves at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-8616.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND SPRING CREW SEASON: What: Registration for the Hilton Head Island crew team; When: Noon, Jan. 18 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22; Where: Island Recreation Center; Cost: $275, plus $90 per race (5); Notes: The spring season lasts 10 weeks and there will be five races. Practice will be held five days a week beginning at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 27. Participants must attend one of the registration and information meetings. The season fee and the first two race fees are due at registration for all returning rowers. New athletes will have until Feb. 3 to pay the season fee and first two race fees. Uniforms will be measured at registration. Cost for the uniform is $50. Information: Lucinda DeSantis 597-3145.
MARTIN LUTHER KING OUTING: When: 12:30 p.m., Jan. 25; Where: Robert Trent Jones Course, Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head Island; Cost: $80; Note: Food and prizes following play. Information: Call 290-5943.
SEA RESCUE ST. PATTY'S TOURNAMENT: What: Beaufort Water Search & Rescue and Fripp Island Sea Rescue 11th annual tournament; When: March 22; Where: Ocean Creek Golf Course, Fripp Island; Format: 4-person teams, captain's choice; Cost: $75 per player (includes lunch); Notes: Prizes for top three gross and net scores. Hole-in-one prize, longest drive, closest to the pin, and more. Tournament is a fundraiser for Beaufort Water Search & Rescue and Fripp Island Sea Rescue. The rescue units are made up of volunteers who serve the commercial and recreation boating community in emergencies. Donations are being accepted, and sponsorship opportunities are available. Registration/Information: Call Bob Bicknell at 838-0876.
BEFORE-SCHOOL AND AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS: When: Monday through Friday (regularly scheduled public school days); Where: Hilton Head Island Recreation Center; Notes: Programs combine play with academics. Children in the afterschool program receive homework assistance. Programs focus on youth development, academic success, friendship and character-building. Before-school program children will be walked over to school. There is a registration fee of $30 per child or $50 per family each year. Completed registration forms must be turned in to Rec Center before your child can attend the program. Financial assistance is available to those in need. Registration: Go to www.islandreccenter.org or stop by the Hilton Head Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. Information: call 681-7273.
RESOLUTION RUN/WALK 5K: What: Third annual event to benefit LowCountry Habitat for Humanity; Where: Marina Drive, Dataw Island; When: 10 a.m., Jan. 18; Cost: $25 per person; Notes: Flat course for runners, walkers or strollers. Leashed dogs welcome. Awards will be given to top 3 finishers in eight categories. Registration: www.lowcountryhabitat.org; Information: Call 838-3080, call Habitat at 522-3500 or email email@example.com.
HILTON HEAD MARATHON: What: Hilton Head Island Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K; When: 8 a.m. Feb. 8; Where: Jarvis Creek Park, Hilton Head Island; Notes: The inaugural marathon (a Boston Marathon qualifier) and 12th annual half marathon will take runners over the Cross Island bridge. Both the marathon and half marathon will feature all standard male and female divisions. The event also will feature a 5K, children's fun run, and post-race party with live music, vendors and a craft beer garden. The event is limited to a total of 2,500 participants. Registration: Go to www.bearfootsports.com; Information: Call Bear Foot Sports at 757-8520.
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS: Who: Ages 3 & Up; When: 5:45-6:15 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 12-21; Where: Hilton Head Island Rec Center; Cost: $135; Notes: Scholarships available. If you would like to set up a different time, call Brandon at 681-7273; Registration: Go to www.islandreccenter.org or stop by the Hilton Head Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. Information: call 681-7273.
FALL TIGER SHARKS SWIM TEAM: What: Wardle Family YMCA fall sports registration; When: Season began Sept. 23; Note: Financial assistance is available for those who meet the criteria. Go to www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com for specific practice dates and times. Registration: Online at www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com or at the YMCA, located at 1801 Richmond Dr., Port Royal. Information: Call 522-9622.
PEEWEES & BIG TEES CLINIC: Who: Ages 4-9; When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 4-27; Times: 4-4:30 p.m. for ages 4-6, 4:30-5 p.m. for ages 7-9; Where: Chaplain Community Park, Hilton Head Island; Cost: $50; Registration/Information: Go to www.islandreccenter.org, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.
EXHIBITION MATCHES: Where: Van Der Meer Shipyard Racquet Club and Van Der Meer Tennis Center, Hilton Head Island; When: 5:30 p.m. Mondays (Shipyard) and 3 p.m. Sundays (19 Deallyon Ave.); Cost: Free; Notes: Van Der Meer tennis coaches will be playing the exhitibion matches, rain or shine. Information: Call the Van Der Meer pro shop at 785-8388 or go to www.vandermeertennis.com.
SAND VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS WANTED: Serious volleyball players are being sought for doubles and triples in the sand. Matches will be played in the Beaufort area on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. until dark. Information: Call 263-3745.