All phone numbers are area code 843 unless otherwise listed.
BEAUFORT COUNTY PALS SPRING BASEBALL: Who: Ages 4-17; Registration deadline: March 1; Cost: $55 ($25 late fee); Registration: In-person at the Burton Wells recreation center or online at www.bcgov.net/PALS; Notes: Birth certificates required. Pay with cash, check or credit card. Information: Go to www.bcgov.net/PALS, or call 255-6680 or 255-6710.
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REAL CHAMPS OF THE LOWCOUNTRY: What: Travel basketball team tryouts; Who: Boys and girls; When: 4-6 p.m., Feb. 13; Where: Bluffton High School.
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 384-1808 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEAUFORT SPORTFISHING AND DIVING CLUB MEETING: When: Feb. 10; Where: Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Lady's Island; Time: Social at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.; Notes: Capt. David Harter, President of the Hilton Head Fishing Club, will be the speaker. His topic will be Triggerfish and the use of rigs with circle hooks. He will explain cleaning Triggerfish and share some of his recipes. He also will have a very short program on the Right Whale recovery plan. Also, Nancy Schilling, president of the Friends of the Rivers, will give an update along with Amber Von Harten with Sea Coast Consortium. No reservations needed. Guests are welcome. Information: Call Capt. Frank Gibson at 522-2020.
FLAG FOOTBALL: What: Noncompetitive league to learn skills of flag football; Who: Ages 8-10; When: 5:30-6:30 pm, Fridays, March 11-May 27; Cost: $50; Note: No football April 1 or April 22; Registration/Information: Go to www.islandreccenter.org, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island, or call 681-7273.
OSPREY INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: What: American Legion Posts 9 and 207 fundraiser; When: Feb. 25; Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, 12:30 p.m. shotgun; Where: The Legends at Parris Island Golf Course; Format: Four players per team, captain's choice; Cost: $60 per player; Notes: Hole sponsorship available, $100 per hole; Information: Call George Miller at 470-0928 or The Legends at Parris Island Golf Course at 228-2240.
EZ-GO OLD SOUTH PRO-AM: Where: Old South Golf Links; When: March 5; Cost: $80 per player (includes range fee, box lunch and awards party); Format: One professional and four amateurs per team, one best ball gross and one best ball net; Deadline: Feb. 28; Information: Call Jim Uremovich at 785-5353.
BRITISH OPEN PUB JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM: What: Introduction to the rules and etiquette of golf; Where: Old South Golf Links; When: 4-5:30 p.m. Mondays (grades 1-2) and Wednesdays (grades 3 & up) from Feb. 7-March 9; Cost: $25 per week or $100 for five-lesson series (includes snack, drink and USGA rulebook); Note: Clubs and balls provided
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: What: Winter Session, Jan. 3-March 19; Who: Ages 1-18; Where: 379 Browns Cove Rd. (Riverwalk Business Park on SC-170); Registration deadline: Dec. 31; Notes: Specials for early registration. Holiday camps Dec. 20-30, Fun Gyms, Open Gym, Birthdays. 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.
ADVENTURE BIATHLON: What: 7th annual Sea Island Rotary Club Adventure Biathlon Kayak and Trail Run; When: Noon, March 12; Where: Hunting Island State Park; Cost: $40 individual or $55 relay teams ($10 more after March 4); Notes: All net proceeds are awarded to charities supported by Sea Island Rotary. Solo, tandem and relay divisions. On-site registration available. Race consists of 5-6 mile kayak and 4.5-mile trail run. Post-race party with food and beverages. Information: Go to www.setupevents.com, visit Higher Ground Outfitters at 2121 Boundary Street, Suite 101 in Beaufort or call 379-4327; www.HigherGroundBeaufort.com.
RIVER QUEST 2011: What: Annual kayak and canoe races; Where: Downtown Beaufort, Waterfront Park; When: 10 a.m., March 19; Format: Kayak and canoe races of 3 miles or 7.4 miles; Information: Go to www.active.com or www.HigherGroundBeaufort.com or register in person at Higher Ground; Contact Kersty at 986-0233 or e-mail email@example.com; Call Tim at 379-4327, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
HOT SHOTS LACROSSE LEAGUE: What: Skills, drills and casual games; Who: Ages 7-10; When: Practices on Mondays & Wednesdays, games on Saturday morning; Registration Deadline: Feb. 28; Cost: $90 (includes uniform and membership to U.S. Lacrosse); Notes: Must preregister. No experience necessary. Grouped with other players of similar age, abilities and goals. Must have lacrosse equip.m.ent: NOSCAE-approved white helmet, lacrosse gloves, lacrosse pads, stick, cleats, and mouth guard. Equipment is available for rent. Registration/Information: Go to www.islandreccenter.org, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.
MIDDLE SCHOOL LACROSSE LEAGUE: What: Skills, drills and casual games; Who: Grades 6-8; When: Practices on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays; games on Saturdays; Registration Deadline: Feb. 28; Cost: $145 (includes uniform and membership to U.S. Lacrosse); Notes: Must preregister. No experience necessary. Must have lacrosse equipment: NOSCAE-approved white helmet, lacrosse gloves, lacrosse pads, stick, cleats, and mouth guard. Equipment is available for rent. Registration/Information: Go to www.islandreccenter.org, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.
GIRLS ISLAND LACROSSE ASSOCIATION: What: Skills, drills and fun 7-on-7 format; Who: Grades 3-8; When: Practices on Tuesdays and Fridays, games Saturday; Cost: $65 (includes jersey); Notes: Improve lacrosse fundamentals and learn game strategies. All skill levels welcome. Grouped with other players of similar age, abilities and goals. Must have lacrosse equipment. Must register before March 1. Registration/Information: Go to www.islandreccenter.org, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.
CLUB KARATE'S 18th ANNUAL GOODWILL TOURNAMENT: Where: Beaufort High school gym; When: 10 a.m., March 5; Cost: Competitors $40/$50, spectators $6; Registration deadline: Pre-registration deadline is Feb. 28; There will be registration on day of; Notes: Martial Arts demos, point fighting, weapons. Tournament will have special divisions for ages 6 and under. Flag fighting for ages 6-11 beginners. More than 200 different divisions. Participants can compete in three divisions for the same price. All competitors will receive a trophy; Information: Call Chuck Elias at 524-8308.
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. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Nov. 9; 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.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HALF MARATHON: What: Ninth annual Hilton Head Island Half Marathon, 10K and 5K; When: 8 a.m. Feb. 12; Where: Jarvis Creek Park, Hilton Head Island; Notes: Event benefits Strive to Excel and the Hilton Head Island Children's Memorial Garden. Free Toddler Trot for kids 8 and under. The half marathon will take runners over the Cross Island bridge and through Crossings Park. Both the 10K and 5K events will feature 5-year age group divisions. Gift cards and prizes will be awarded for the top three male and female overall finishers. The top three in each age category will also receive unique awards. The first 1,000 participants will receive a T-shirt. An awards ceremony featuring refreshments, live music, and food will be held following the race. Grand Prize drawings will also be held following each event; Information: Call 757-8520 or go to www.bearfootsports.com.
PLAY HARD SPORTS DUATLHON & 5K: What: 5-kilometer run, duathlon and duathlon team race; Where: Pinckney Colony Road, Bluffton; When: 8:30 a.m., Feb. 27; Cost: $25 for 5K, $35 duathlon, $20 per person for team duathlon; Notes: Duathlon consists of a 5K run, a 6-mile off-road bike ride and another 5K run. Teams can be two or three-person teams. Race-day registration available. Registration: Online at www.playhardinbtown.com; Information: Call Karen Floyd at 816-2979.
KIDS DUATLHON: Who: 12 and under; What: Half-mile run, 1-mile bike ride and another half-mile run; Where: Pinckney Colony Road, Bluffton; When: 10:30 a.m., Feb. 27; Cost: $15; Notes: Awards for all finishers. Race-day registration available. Registration: Online at www.playhardinbtown.com; Information: 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.
BEAUFORT RACE WEEK: When: April 1-5; Where: Downtown Beaufort, Port Royal Sound and the waters from Beaufort to Dataw Island; Registration deadline: March 15; Notes: The Jean Ribaut Cup and Classic Boat Rally will be part of Race Week. There will be sailboat racing events for PHRF monohull sailboats, Classic Boats and one-design dinghies. Registration: Forms are available at www.byscnet.com/sailing or from Roy Crocker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information: Contact regatta chairman Roy Crocker at 838-2453 or email@example.com.
BEAUFORT COUNTY PALS SPRING SOCCER: Who: Ages 4-17; Registration deadline: March 8; Cost: $55 ($25 late fee); Registration: In-person at the Burton Wells or Buckwalter recreation centers or online at www.bcgov.net/PALS; Notes: Birth certificates required. Pay with cash, check or credit card. Information: Go to www.bcgov.net/PALS, or call 255-6680 or 255-6710.
SPRING REC SOCCER LEAGUE: Who: Boys & Girls, age 4 (as of April 1, 2011), ages 5-15 (as of July 31, 2010); Cost: $75 before Feb. 1, $80 after (includes uniform and pictures); Note: Games begin week of March 26. Registration/Information: Go to www.islandreccenter.org, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.
JUNIOR ACADEMY SOCCER: What: Academy-style training program; Who: Ages 9-12; When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 8-June 23; Time: 4:15-5:30 p.m.; Cost: $200; Note: Training will only be one day a week during the Island Rec's spring soccer league season. Rec soccer fee reduced to $70 for Junior Academy participants. Registration/Information: Go to www.islandreccenter.org, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island, or call 681-7273.
BEAUFORT COUNTY PALS SPRING SOFTBALL: Who: Ages 6-15; Registration deadline: March 1; Cost: $55 ($25 late fee); Registration: In-person at the Burton Wells recreation center or online at www.bcgov.net/PALS; Notes: Birth certificates required. Pay with cash, check or credit card. Information: Go to www.bcgov.net/PALS, or call 255-6680 or 255-6710.
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.
TAHHI TENNIS CLASSIC: Where: Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, Hilton Head Island; When: Feb. 11-13; Cost: $45 for TAHHI/CCTA members, $55 for non-members for one event ($10 more for second event); Registration deadline: 5 p.m. Jan. 30; Format: Singles, Men's and Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles (2.5-Open); Notes: Player hospitality by Larry's Giant Subs. T-shirts for players. Door prizes all weekend. Start times available Feb. 2 after 2 p.m. Registration/Information: Go to www.palmettodunes.com or call 785-1152.
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.
JUNIOR TENNIS AT HAMPTON HALL: Who: Ages 5 and over; When: Session 1, Jan. 31 to Feb. 26; Session 2, Feb. 28 to March 26; Times: Mondays 4-4:45 p.m. (Ages 5-7, 8-10) and 5-6 p.m. (11 and over); Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. (11 and over) and 4:30-5:15 p.m. (Ages 5-10); Thursdays 4-4:45 p.m. (Ages 5-7, 8-10) and 5-6 p.m. (11 and over); Cost: (one class per week) $40/session for ages 5-10 or $60/session for ages 11 and over; discount for multiple days per week; Information: Contact Jo Cahi at 422-8896 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Brett Robertson at 816-2033 or email@example.com.
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 H