Recreation Calendar, Oct. 6

All phone numbers are area code 843 unless otherwise listed.


BASKETBALL REGISTRATION: When: Oct. 5 to Nov. 2; Cost: $55; Notes: Season begins in January. Late registration fee $25. Registration: Forms can be downloaded from the PALS page at Forms and checks will be accepted at Burton Wells and Buckwalter recreation centers. Information: Go to, or call 255-6680 or 255-6710.


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.


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 682-4998 or


HALLOWEEN HORSE SHOW: What: Second annual Halloween Horse Show; When: Oct. 30; Where: Lawton Stables, Sea Pines Resort; Cost: Entry fee of $10 per class, the event is open to the public; Notes: The show is for the Lowcountry Equestrian Team. Events include a horse show, costume class, horseless horse show, pony rides, pumpkin painting, face painting, Halloween tattoos, hayrides, a raffle and a scavenger hunt; Information: Call Lawton Stables at 843-671-2686.


BEAUFORT SPORTFISHING AND DIVING CLUB MEETING: When: Oct. 14; Where: Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Lady's Island; Time: Social at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.; Notes: Tony Royal of Bay Street Outfitters and three of his guides will demonstrate fly fishing techniques starting at 6 p.m. Capt. Chris Butler will display new sonar depth finders for small, medium and larger boats. No reservations needed. Guests are welcome. Information: call Captain 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


BRITISH OPEN PUB AFTER-SCHOOL JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM: Where: Old South Golf Links; When: Oct. 4-Nov. 3; Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Who: 1st & 2nd Grade (Mondays); 3rd grade & up (Wednesdays); Cost: $25 per week or $100 for five-lesson series; Notes: Includes snack, drink and USGA Rules Book. Clubs and balls included. Registration/Information: Go to, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.

NOTRE DAME CLUB OUTING: What: 13th annual event to raise funds for the Notre Dame Club's local scholarship fund; When: Oct. 11, 1:30 p.m.; Where: Sea Pines Country Club; Format: Four person best-ball scramble; Cost: $125 per player, $115 per player for couples, $45 for dinner only; Notes: Contests, auction, door and raffle prizes. Hole sponsorships available. Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30. Information: Call John Cooney at 987-3635 or e-mail

LAURA GAGE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT: What: Fifth annual tournament to benefit Children's Organ Transplant Association; Where: Rose Hill Golf Club, Bluffton; When: Noon, Oct. 14 (Registration 11:30 a.m.); Format: Four-person best ball with full handicap; Cost: $100 per person; Registration deadline: Oct. 8; Notes: All proceeds go to COTA. Funds from this year's event will go to help Joseph Pardue, a 24-year-old South Carolina resident in need of a double lung transplant. Cost includes dinner and prizes. Raffle prizes. Hole sponsorships are $100. Registration/Information: Contact Bob or Fiona Grygiel at 681-2180 or e-mail

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE CHARITY TOURNAMENT: What: Fifth annual Yellow Footprints Detachment No. 1154 charity event; Where: The Legends at Parris Island Golf Club; When: 8 a.m., Oct. 20; Format: Captain's Choice; Cost: $80 per player; Registration deadline: Oct. 13; Notes: Field limited to 96 players. Lunch, refreshments, awards and prizes. Proceeds benefit active-duty Marines and their families. Information: Call Jack Forster at 227-2291 or John Stump at 486-0706.

"BE A SAINT" CHARITY SCRAMBLE: Where: Hampton Hall Golf Club, Bluffton; When: Oct. 25, 9:30 a.m. shotgun start; Cost: $145; Notes: Proceeds benefit the free prenatal services offered by the Pregnancy Center & Clinic of the Low Country. Separate flights for men, women and mixed teams. Prizes and contests, including $10,000 cash hole-in-one contest. Souvenir golf shirt. Chick-Fil-A breakfast. Awards buffet. Refreshments and snacks. Registration/Information: Call 689-2222 or e-mail

LIGHT UP THE LINKS: What: Night golf tournament to benefit Hospice Care of the Lowcountry; When: Oct. 30; Where: Spanish Wells Club, Hilton Head Island; Time: Dinner and cocktails 5:30 p.m., golf 6:45 p.m.; Cost: $75 per player (includes dinner), $40 dinner only; Note: Discount of 20 percent for foursomes registered before Oct 1. Information: Call 706-2296 or go to

BIRDIES FOR THE BRAVE CHARITY TOURNAMENT: When: 12:30 p.m., Nov. 5; Where: Palmetto Hall Golf Club, Robert Cupp Course; Format: Scramble; Cost: $135 per person, $500 per foursome; Registration: Forms can be picked up at Port Royal, Shipyard, Oyster Reef or Palmetto Hall golf shops. Notes: Each foursome will be joined by a military hero. Hors d'oeuvres and awards following play. Sponsorships available. Donations and net proceeds will be divided equally among the following charities: Naval Special Warfare Foundation, Homes For Our Troops, Operation Homefront, Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Information: Contact Ken McNerney at 681-1510 or

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

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.


HILTON HEAD ISLAND GYMNASTICS:Age range: 1-18 years old; Where: 379 Browns Cove Rd. (Riverwalk Business Park on SC-170); Cost to participate: Pro-rate into session or Fun Gym $8 per hour (members and siblings $6 per hour); Notes: There are classes for preschool gymnastics, girls gymnastics, boys gymnastics and tumbling. The classes help build strength and flexiblity. For information: Call Cecilia at 815-6590 or go to

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


For more information on the following Island Recreation Association camps, call 681-7273 or send an e-mail to To register, go to or stop by the Island Recreation Center at 20 Wilborn Rd.

YOUTH GROUP TENNIS LESSON: Where: Chaplin Tennis Center; When: Tuesdays and Thursdays; Session 3, Oct. 5-21; Session 4, Nov. 30-Dec. 16; Who: Ages 5-7 (4-5 p.m.), Ages 8-11 (5-6 p.m.); Cost: $65; Notes: Learn skills and drills. Introduction to league play.

FALL BASKETBALL CLINIC: What: Skills, drills and scrimmage play; Where: Island Rec Center; Who: Ages 6-10; When: 4-5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays; Session 2 -- Sept. 28-Oct. 28; Cost: $50 per session; Notes: Registration limited to first 13. Children will be picked up from the public elementary schools.


PADDLEFEST 2010: What: 3- and 6-mile races; Where: Hunting Island State Park; When: 10 a.m. Nov. 6; Notes: Various categories and age divisions. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at Parking Lot J. Cookout and awards ceremony to follow. Registration: Online at or in person at Higher Ground, 2121 Boundary Street, Ste. 101, Beaufort; Information: Call Higher Ground of the Lowcountry at 379-4327, or Dinah at 252-4820; E-mail or; or go to

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 to get on the mailing list. Information: Call Kim Gundler at 525-0810 or go to


KIDS KARATE: What: McElroy's Martial Arts Academy; Where: Fusion Fitness, Moss Creek Village; Who: Ages 5-13; When: 4:30-5:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 8; Cost: $20; Notes: Master instructor Rick McElroy teaches the class, which is held twice weekly. Registration/Information: Call McElroy at 681-6538.

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.


BEAUFORT JASPER ACTIVE ADULT CHALLENGE: What: Olympic-style senior games; Who: Beaufort and Jasper county residents over 50; When: Oct. 25-Nov. 5; Notes: Event was formerly known as the Beaufort County Senior Games. Track & field, swimming, golf, cycling, softball, tennis and several other events. Volunteers needed. Opening ceremonies Oct. 30. Registration/Information: Go to or call Cherie Bronsky at 705-4021.


FRIENDS OF HUNTING ISLAND 5K: What: Second annual run/walk; When: 9 a.m., Oct. 9; Where: Hunting Island State Park; Cost: $25 for 5K run, $15 for walk; Notes: On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Nature Center near the Fripp Island bridge. Awards will be presented at the Nature Center following the race. Course is run on trails within the park, through the maritime forest. T-shirts for all participants. Registration: Online at; Information: Call Tom Valentino at 379-4895.

BUZZARD ISLAND ADVENTURE RUN: What: 2nd annual trail run; When: 8:30 a.m., Oct. 10; Where: Pinckney Colony Road, Bluffton; Notes: The course goes through rugged farm land, beaches, bluffs, water and mud. Adult course is 4 miles, kids course is 2 miles. Individual and team events. Event benefits the Bluffton Fins swim team. Awards afterward. Event will be green -- no small plastic water bottles. Registration/Information: Go to or, or call 757-8520.

BLUFFTON HALF MARATHON & 5K: What: Inaugural Run/Walk in downtown Bluffton; Where: The Prominade, 1297 May River Rd.; When: 8 a.m., Nov. 13; Cost: $40 for half marathon, $25 for 5K run/walk ($10 more after Nov. 7); Registration/Information: Go to or call 842-4786.

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


DATAW ISLAND CUP: What: Inaugural sailing regatta; Where: Dataw Island Yacht Club; When: Oct. 23; Cost: $25 per boat ($30 after Oct. 13); Notes: Welcoming party and skippers meeting at the marina's gazebo at 6 p.m., Oct. 22. The 22-mile race starts on the Coosaw River near the Brickyards, proceeds down the Coosaw River to St. Helena Sound, then heads up the Morgan River to finish at the Dataw Island Marina. Regatta is open to displacement, mono hull sailboats that are at least 22 feet LOA. Awards dinner after race ($25 per person). Registration: Go to; Information: Contact Roy Crocker at 838-2453 or


ADULT WATER EXERCISE CLASSES: Where: Beaufort County YMCA, Port Royal; When: Shallow Water Classes -- Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:45-9:45 a.m. & 10-11 a.m.; Saturday 8:45-9:45 a.m.; Deep Water Classes -- Tuesday and Thursday, 10-11 a.m. & 5:35-6:35 p.m. Notes: Classes are led by trained instructors and offer a strenuous, low-impact aerobic workout. Information: Call the YMCA at 521-9622, go to, or e-mail

WATER AEROBICS CLASSES: Where: Celadon Activity Center & Spa, Lady's Island; When: Mondays at 4 p.m., Wednesdays at 11 a.m.; Cost: $5 per class; Registration/Information: Call the Celadon Activity Center & Spa at 379-1088.


JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS REGISTRATION: What: USTA fall tennis team competition program; Who: Tennis players of any ability level under 18 years old; When: Registration begins Oct. 15; Notes: Children will be broken up into age groups to compete as singles, doubles or mixed doubles. USTA membership, at a special junior rate, and a team fee is required. Season begins mid-November. Modified equipment (QuickStart) will be used for 10-and-under division. New this season will be an advanced division (4.0 rating or higher, or over 300 ranking in Southern Section); Information: Call Robert Brown at 290-2833, or go to or

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

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 Include name, USTA level and session preference.

AFTER SCHOOL/WEEKEND YOUTH CLINICS: Who: Ages 8-15, beginner to advanced; Where: Port Royal Racquet Club, Hilton Head Island; When: Starting Sept. 28; Times: 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (advanced, ages 12-15), 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (beginner/ intermediate, ages 8-12), 9-10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays (advanced, ages 12-15), 10-11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays (beginner/intermediate, ages 8-12); Notes: Program is under the direction of tennis professional Alfredo Soliz. Clinics will feature fitness, technique, drills and match play. Registration/Information: Call Alfredo Soliz at 684-4035.

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 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 a.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. Wednesday or 7:45 a.m. Friday; Cost: $22 per hour ($12/hr for locals); Notes: For players of all abilities. Heart rate monitors will be provided. Classes are instructed by Tapi Häyrinen, USPTA Professional. Information: Call 785-1152.

KIDS HEALTH TENNIS: Who: Ages 6-11, all abilities; When: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday; Where: Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, Hilton Head Island; Cost: $12 per session; Notes: Pedometers provided (step count, distance and calories burned). Classes are instructed by Tapi Häyrinen, USPTA Professional. Information: Call 785-1152.