Recreation Calendar, Nov. 7

All phone numbers are area code 843 unless otherwise listed.


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


HILTON HEAD ISLAND SPORTFISHING CLUB MEETING: When: Nov. 9; Time: Cash bar and dinner from 6:15-7 p.m.; Where: Yacht Club of HHI, Palmetto Bay Marina; Notes: Special guest will be Jim Pelli, expert flounder striker. He will present methods and techniques to find and gig flounder. Al Stokes will give the latest report on the Waddell Mariculture Center's Red Drum stoking program. Information: Call Dave Harter at 785-4106.

SEA ISLAND FLY FISHERS MEETING: When: 6 p.m., Nov. 10; Where: The Boat House, Highway 170; Notes: Social hour will be followed by a program on marine electronics. During the social hour, a demonstration on weed guards for flies will be given. Learn how to tie various types and the materials needed to make your flies less likely to load up with grass or snag on oysters. Information: Call Jack Baggette at 522-8911.

BEAUFORT SPORTFISHING AND DIVING CLUB MEETING: When: Nov. 11; Where: Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Lady's Island; Time: Social at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.; Notes: The topic of the meeting will be bottom fishing inshore and near shore. Handouts will be given showing the 14 local artificial reefs. Several local charter captains will be available to answer questions and present their special rods, reels and particular rigs for bottom fishing. Also, there will be a discussion on live bottoms and bottom fishing during the fall and winter months. 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: 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, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.

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

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


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


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: Powerhouse Gym, Bridge Center, Bluffton; 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.


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.

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; Information: Go to 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 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


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


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 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 or

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

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

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, 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

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: 7:45-8:45 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 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.


LOWCOUNTRY WRESTLING CLUB: Who: 2nd through 6th grade; Where: Battery Creek High School cafeteria; When: Practices begin Nov. 8; Time: 6-7:30 p.m.; Cost: $40, includes AAU membership and a club shirt; Notes: Members of the Battery Creek High School wrestling staff will provide instruction, including new head coach Kyle Kimrey. Club will practice two days a week, through February. Participants will have the chance to wrestle in AAU tournaments. Weight classes vary from 35 pounds to heavyweight. Information: E-mail