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.
BEAUFORT SHARKS TRYOUTS: What: Travel basketball team tryouts; Who/When: 15-and-under, 5-8 p.m., March 12; 17-and-under 5-8 p.m., March 13; 13-and-under, 5-7 p.m., March 19; 19-and-under, 7-9 p.m., March 19; Where: Burton Wells Recreation Center; Information: Contact Rex Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
SOUTH CAROLINA JUNIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION CLUBS 4 KIDS PROGRAM: What: Free instructional program for golfers ages 6-18; When: March 5; Where: Palmetto Dunes Resort, Arthur Hills Golf Course; Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Notes: Participants will receive a free golf club and free instruction from local PGA professional Doug Weaver and the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy Staff. Instruction will include stretching, putting, chipping, pitching, full swing and rules; Information: Reservations required. Call 785-1138 for reservations.
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT: What: 17th annual tournament to benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Association; When: March 18; Where: Callawassie Island Club; Time: 1 p.m. shotgun; Format: Texas scramble; Cost: $130 per player, $500 for four-person team (includes golf, tee gift, box lunch, course beverages and awards party with two drink tickets); Information: Call Cheryl at 522-4027.
SEA RESCUE ST. PATRICK'S DAY TOURNAMENT: What: Beaufort Water Search & Rescue and Fripp Island Sea Rescue eighth annual St. Patty's Day Golf Tournament; When: March 19; Where: Fripp Island's Ocean Creek Golf Course; Notes: Tournament is a fundraiser for Beaufort Water Search & Rescue and Fripp Island Sea Rescue. Registration/Information: Call Ted Michals at 838-5788.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND AMATEUR MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP: Where: Old South Golf Links; When: March 19-20; Time: 8 a.m. tee times; Cost: $135 per player, $270 per team; Registration deadline: March 15; Format: Match Play; Registration: Online at hhiaga.com; Information: Steve Henry 368-9600 or Bob Collar 816-0898.
BLUFFTON BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: What: Fundraiser for Bluffton High School baseball; When: 9 a.m., March 19; Where: Island West Golf Club, Bluffton; Cost: $300 for four-person team; Format: Captain's choice; Notes: Tickets for oyster roast can be purchased for $10. Hole sponsorships available. Information: Call Bobby Collar at 812-3035 or Bryant Kitty at 706-8946.
12TH ANNUAL ZONTA CHARITY CLASSIC: Where: Golden Bear, Indigo Run; When: 1 p.m., April 9; Cost: $100; Format: Scramble; Notes: Benefitting women's and children's initiatives. Awards party after the tournament; Information: Tammy Woodard, 290-8536.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; Call Tim at 379-4327, or e-mail email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
16TH ANNUAL HILTON HEAD SHAMROCK RUN: What: 5K run and health walk; When: 8 a.m., March 12; Where: Heritage Plaza, Hilton Head Island; Cost: $25 before March 8, $30 after; Notes: The event will benefit Mental Health America of Beaufort/Jasper. All participants will receive a T-shirt and St. Patrick's Day party beads. The race will start in front of New York City Pizza, which will host a block party after the event featuring the awards ceremony, refreshments, pizza, music and door prizes. Registration/Information: Go to www.bearfootsports.com or call Bear Foot Sports at 757-8520.
BEAUFORT TWILIGHT RUN: What: Third annual 8K Run, 5K Run, 5K Fun Walk and Kids Fun Run; When: March 19; Time: First race starts at 4:30 p.m.; Where: Habersham Town Center, Beaufort; Cost: $30 for 8K, $25 for 5K, $15 for Fun Walk, Kids Run free; Notes: The event is a fundraiser for Riverview Charter School. The 8K course through Habersham is USATF certified. There will be cash prizes for the top three overall winners, first-place masters runner, top active military runner and top Beaufort County runner. All Kids Run participants receive an award. Registration discount for active military. After the races, there will be an oyster roast open to the public. Registration/Information: Go to www.BeaufortTwilightRun.com.
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 email@example.com. Information: Contact regatta chairman Roy Crocker at 838-2453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com, or Brett Robertson at 816-2033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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