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BEAUFORT COUNTY PALS
BASKETBALL REGISTRATION: When: Through Nov. 2; Who: Ages 4-17; Cost: $55; Notes: Season begins in January. Late registration fee $25. Registration: Forms can be downloaded from the PALS page at bcgov.net. Forms and checks will be accepted at Burton Wells and Buckwalter recreation centers. Coaches are being sought. Information: Go to www.bcgov.net/PALS, 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 kickinasphalt.info.
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.
BRITISH OPEN PUB AFTER-SCHOOL JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM: Where: Old South Golf Links; When: Through 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 www.islandreccenter.org, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.
CELEBRATION OF WOMEN AND GOLF: When: 2:30 p.m., Nov. 4; Where: Eagle's Point Golf Course, Bluffton; Cost: $25; Registration deadline: 5 p.m. Nov. 3; Notes: The event includes a mini-clinic presented by first assistant golf pro Justin Lawson, nine holes of golf and a copy of the book "Hooker, Lies and Penalties" by the sponsors of the event, authors Char Bradeen and Peggy Pantano. Registration/Information: Call 290-3456.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CUPID'S ARROW GOLF CLASSIC: What: Sixth annual tournament to benefit Backus Children's Hospital; When: 9 a.m., Nov. 6 (registration 8 a.m.); Where: Oldfield Golf Club, Okatie; Cost: $150 per player; Registration deadline: Nov. 1; Notes: All proceeds go to the John A. (Jack) Kolbush Memorial Fund at Backus Children's Hospital at Memorial Health University Medical Center. Lunch, post-tournament reception, awards ceremony and music by Mike Kavanaugh. Registration is limited to 80 players. Registration/Information: Call Janet Kolbush at 706-2055.
OKATIE ALE HOUSE OPEN: What: Tournament to benefit the Bluffton Fire Department; When: 11 a.m., Nov. 7; Where: Rose Hill Golf Club, Bluffton; Format: Captain's choice; Cost: $75 per player; Notes: Goodie bags, barbecue, on-course beverages, Putt for Dough and an awards ceremony. Information: Call Tim at 706-2537.
VETERANS GOLF WEEK: What: 4th annual event for military personnel; Where: Hampton Hall Golf Club, Bluffton; Dolphin Head Golf Club, Hilton Head Island; When: Nov. 8-12; Notes: All active duty, retired and disabled golfers from all branches of the military can play a discounted round. No greens fees. Cart fee $20. ID required. Only 300 rounds available. Registration/Information: Call 815-8720, Tuesday-Sunday.
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.
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 hhigymnastics.com.
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.
WHEELCHAIR & WOUNDED WARRIOR DEER HUNT: What: 6th annual Safari Club Low Country Chapter event; When: Nov. 8-9; Where: Nemours Plantation, Yemassee; Notes: The two-day hunt in the ACE Basin is for Wounded Warriors, disabled hunters and sick/injured children. Parris Island Commanding General Frederick Padilla will attend and the Parris Island Marine Corps Band and Color Guard will perform. The event will be filmed for an episode of Jim Zumbo Outdoors on the Outdoor Channel. Information: Go to www.scilowcountry.org.
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 www.active.com 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org; or go to www.HigherGroundBeaufort.com.
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 email@example.com to get on the mailing list. Information: Call Kim Gundler at 525-0810 or go to www.beaufortkayaktours.com/Paddling_Club.html.
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: Through 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 www.BJAAC.org or call Cherie Bronsky at 705-4021.
Hilton Head Island Bridge Run: What: 19th annual Hargray Hilton Head Island Bridge Run; When: 8 a.m., Nov. 6; Where: Crossings Park; Cost: $25 before Nov. 2, $30 after; Notes: 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer races take runners over the Broad Creek on the Cross Island Parkway. All participants receive a T-shirt. There also will be a Health Walk. Registration and packet pick-up from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Mall at Shelter Cove. Race-day registration available. No strollers, baby joggers or pets. Post-race party and award ceremony with refreshments, music and door prizes. Event has raised more than $30,000 for area charities. Registration/Information: Go to www.bearfootsports.com 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 www.BlufftonHalfMarathon.com or call 842-4786.
YEMASSEE MUD RUN: What: 5-kilometer obstacle race; When: 10 a.m., Nov. 20; Where: 28790 Pocotaligo Road, Yemassee; Notes: 3.1-mile course will contain several mud obstacles. Individual race starts at 10 a.m. Five-person team race starts at noon. Registration: online at active.com; Information: Go to www.yemasseemudrun.com or call 589-2908.
BLUFFTON'S INAUGURAL 5K TURKEY CHASE: Where: Bluffton Oyster Company, Wharf Street; When: 8:30 a.m., Nov. 25; Cost: $20 for adults, $15 for kids 15 and under; Notes: Course runs through Historic Downtown Bluffton. A free 100-yard Turkey Chase for the little ones is also offered. Race-day registration is available. Food, beverages, music and prizes at post-race party. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Huntington's Disease Society of America. Information: Go to www.playhardinbtown.com or call Karen Floyd at 816-2979.
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.
ADULT 6-ON-6 TOURNAMENT: What: 20th annual NAASTI Cup; When: Nov. 13-14; Where: Hilton Head Island; Notes: Divisions will be Men's A, B, 30+, 40+, Women's A & B and Co-ed Open & B. Rosters are limited to 10 players. Co-ed games require two females on the field at all times, and each goal scored by them is worth two scores. Three games guaranteed. Players' party with door prizes. Upcoming events include the Frost Bite Cup in Savannah Dec. 11-12 and the Soccer Six Winter Nationals in Myrtle Beach, Jan. 29-30; Information: Call Bear Foot Sports at 757-8520 or go to www.adultsoccer.com.
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 www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 began 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 sctennis.com or blufftontennis.org.
JOINT REPLACEMENT OPEN: What: Tournament to benefit the Special Olympics; Where: Moss Creek Tennis Center; When: Nov. 19-21; Format: Men's/Women's Doubles in 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 levels; Cost: $50 per person; Note: All players in the tournament must have replaced a major joint. Information: Call 836-6131 or e-mail email@example.com
USTA JUNIOR TOURNAMENT: What: USTA Level 4 Challenger Tournament; Where: Beaufort High School; When: Nov. 19-21; Who: Juniors not ranked in the top 15 of their age group; Cost: $38.13 for one event, $41 for two events; Registration deadline: Nov. 15; Notes: Players must be USTA members. Tournament is intended to act as a feeder system into regular South Carolina junior tournaments. Registration: Go to USTA South Carolina, then to Tennis Link. Tournament ID number is 704128210. Information: E-mail Beaufort High tennis coach David Riedmayer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISLAND REC YOUTH GROUP LESSONS: Where: Chaplin Tennis Center; When: Tuesdays and Thursdays; 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. Registration/Information: Go to www.islandreccenter.org, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.
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.
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 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 HÃ¤yrinen, 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 HÃ¤yrinen, USPTA Professional. Information: Call 785-1152.