Recreation Calendar, May 8

All phone numbers are area code 843 unless otherwise listed.


LADY BOBCATS SUMMER YOUTH CAMP: Who: Girls in grades 4-7; When: 4:30-6:30 pm, June 10-July 22; Where: Bluffton High School; Cost: $75; Registration deadline: June 1; Note: Campers will receive a T-shirt. Space is limited to 70 campers; Information: Contact Bluffton High School girls basketball coach Lonnie Roberts at


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.


CENTURY AND RIDES ON THE ISLANDS: What: Sixth annual event sponsored by Pathways Connect; Who: All levels; When: May 7; Where: Lady's Island, 100 Sea Island Parkway (Route 21); Notes: The "Fun Ride," 15 miles, and the 30-mile ride will start at 9:30 a.m. The 60-mile and 100-mile rides will start at 8 a.m. The ride benefits the Beaufort County Rail Trail. Registration: Online at, or obtain a form at Lowcountry Bicycles, 102 Sea Island Parkway, Lady's Island. Information: Call Jane Frederick at 522-8422.

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


COBIA TOURNAMENT: Where: Fillin' Station Restaurant and Bar, Lady's Island; When: May 7; Cost: $50 per boat; Notes: Captains meeting 7 p.m., May 6, at the Fillin' Station. Tournament directors are Pam and Charlie Ledford. All entry fees returned as cash prizes: 70 percent to first place, 20 percent to second and 10 percent to third. Information: Call the Fillin' Station at 522-0230.

BEAUFORT SPORTFISHING AND DIVING CLUB MEETING: When: May 12; Where: Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Lady's Island. Time: Social at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.; Notes: Locally recovered shark teeth will be displayed and underwater videos will be part of a presentation by Jason Owens, Sea Jay Bayne and Kym Harrington. There also will be a presentation on flounder. Captain Judy will give a few special tricks of the trade. No reservations needed. Guests are welcome. Information: call Capt. 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


SAND SHARK ATHLETICS SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT: What: Fifth annual tournament to raise money for USC Beaufort's athletics scholarship fund; When: May 23; Where: Chechessee Creek Club; Time: 11 a.m. registration, 12:30 p.m. shotgun start; Format: Four-person shamble; Cost: $350 per player, sponsorship packages including foursomes and signage range from $1,500 to $7,000; Notes: Hole sponsorships available for $125; Information: Call Kelley Alcorn at 208-8067 or send email to

UNITED WAY OF THE LOWCOUNTRY GOLF CLASSIC: What: Golf tournament to benefit United Way of the Lowcountry's local agencies; When: May 19; Where: Old Tabby Links, Spring Island; Time: Registration 11 a.m., shotgun start, 1 p.m.; Format: Texas scramble; Cost: $250 per player or $900 per four-player team; Notes: Prizes to the top four teams, open bar and hors d'oeuvres at awards party; Information: Call Bethany Marcinkowski at 837-2000 or send email to

HHIJGA REGISTRATION: What: Registration for the Hilton Head Island Junior Golf Association summer program; Who: Full-time summer residents of the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton area between ages 8-18 (as of June 1); Cost: $100 ($65 for additional children of same family); Registration deadline: June 6; Notes: Season begins in early June, and ends with a banquet on Aug. 18. A mandatory meeting for all new parents of the program will be held at 6:30 p.m. June 6 at the Moss Creek Plantation clubhouse. Registrations will be accepted that evening. Applications and information also can be obtained by sending a legal-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope to: HHIJGA, Suite D, 19 Bow Circle, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, or by visiting the office on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. Information: Go to or call 785-7198.

CHAMBER BUSINESS GOLF CLASSIC: What: Hilton Head-Bluffton Chambe of Commerce golf tournament; Where: Berkeley Hall Club, South Course; When: Noon, May 9; Format: Four-person shamble; Cost: $185 per player, $725 for four-person team; Notes: First prize is a pair of round-trip tickets anywhere AirTran flies in the continental U.S. for each player on the winning team. Prizes for closest to the pin and longest drive. Field limited to 128 players; Registration: Go to or call Cathy Havens at 341-8369.

DEDE OWENS MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL: What: Ninth annual fundraising tournament for Cross Schools; When: 12:30 p.m., May 9; Where: Belfair Golf Club, Bluffton; Cost: $150 per person; Notes: Luncheon and awards reception after play. Putting contest, silent auction, mulligans. Sponsorship opportunities available. Information: Call 706-2000 or go to

BCSO SPRING TOURNAMENT: What: Beaufort County Sherriff's Office tournament; Where: The Legends at Parris Island; When: 12:30 p.m., May 13 (registration 10:30 a.m.); Format: Four-man captain's choice; Cost: $55 per player; Notes: Tournament raises funds to help pay for the BCSO Appreciation Dinner. BBQ dinner to follow. Closest to the pin and longest drive prizes. Registration/Information: Contact Brian Baird at 255-3405 or

BEAUFORT COUNTY GAMECOCK CLASSIC: When: 9 a.m., June 11; Where: Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island; Format: 4-person scramble, Captain's Choice; Cost: $100 per player; Notes: Gift bag, awards lunch, on-course beverages, hole contests and prizes. Proceeds benefit USC scholarship athletes. Information: Call Linda McCarty at 521-1445.

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

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

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


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. 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.


LOW COUNTRY HOG JOG: What: Fifth annual trail run and nature walk; When: 8 a.m., May 15; Where: Sergeant Jasper Park, Hardeeville; Notes: Adult event will be a 4-mile trail run. Kids (under 12) trail run is 2 miles. The event also will include a Toddler Trot, award ceremony and post-race celebration and door prizes. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the USC Beaufort and Bluffton High School cross country teams. Registration: Go to; Information: Call Bear Foot Sports at 757-8520.

THIRD ANNUAL RUN BIKE RUN & 5K OF THE LOWCOUNTRY: Where: Hilton Head Lakes, Hardeeville; When: 7 a.m., June 25; Notes: Event will include Kids Duathlon (1-mile run, 3-mile bike, 1-mile run), Adult Duathlon (5-20-5) and Team Relay Challenge in addition to the 5K Run/Walk. Award ceremony and post-race celebration with refreshments, music and door prizes. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Mental Health America of Beaufort/Jasper and the Palmetto Animal League. Registration: Go to; Information: Call Bear Foot Sports at 757-8520.

FIRECRACKER 5000: What: The 26th annual Hilton Head Firecracker 5000 Road Race and Family Fun Walk; When: 8 a.m., July 4; Where: The Mall at Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island; Notes: The 5K course (3.1 miles) starts and finishes behind the Mall at Shelter Cove and takes participants through the roads around Shelter Cove Harbour. Post-race celebration will feature live music, refreshments, door prizes and more. A percentage of proceeds from the event benefit Hilton Head Aquatics and the Hilton Head Runners Club. The first 1,200 participants receive a T-shirt. No pets, baby joggers or strollers. Registration: Go to; Information: Call Bear Foot Sports at 757-8520.

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


ISLAND SOCCER ACADEMY: Where: Island Recreation Center on Hilton Head Island and site TBA, Bluffton; Who: Ages 8 and up; When: July 13-15; Time: 9-11 a.m. (Hilton Head), 6-8 p.m. (Bluffton); Cost: $50; Notes: Camp directors are Hilton Head High boys coach Wayne Quinlan and Chris Ayer, head women's coach at Lander University. Information: Go to or e-mail


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 summer tennis team competition program; When: Registration began April 1; Who: Tennis players of any ability under 18 years old; Notes: Season begins May 11 and ends June 25. Typically, there is a mid-week practice and a weekend match. 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; Information: Call Robert Brown at 290-2833 or go to

KIDZONE TENNIS TOURNAMENT: Where: Chaplin Park, Hilton Head Island; When: 8:30 a.m., May 14; Cost: Under 8s $15, Under 10s & 12s $25; Format: USTA Quickstart Format; Registration deadline: May 7; Notes: This is a one-day tournament that focuses on participation and fun. Competitors receive a special gift, free lunch, at least two matches. Registration: Online at; Information: Call Patricia at 298-4229.

BLUFFTON TODAY OPEN: Where: Various Bluffton locations; When: May 13-15; Divisions: Juniors -- 12U, 14U, 18U; Adults -- 2.5-4.0, men, women and mixed; Cost: $10-50; Registration deadline: May 9; Notes: Adults will play on clay courts. Juniors will play at Bluffton High School. All players are guaranteed at least two matches. Proceeds will benefit public tennis in Bluffton. Annual adult/child matches on May 14 will benefit the Junior Benevolent Fund. Refreshments, a breakfast and dinner, Head racket demo, silent auction items, prizes, junior trophies and a commemorative T-shirt for all main draw participants. Sponsorship kits available; Registration/Information: Go to or call Bluffton High School coach Robert Brown at 290-2833.

BEAUFORT SUMMER CAMP: When: June 13-17; Who/When: Ages 5-8/9-10 a.m.; Ages 9-11/10-11:30 a.m.; Intermediate Ages 12-16/3-4:30 p.m.; Advanced Ages 12-18/4:30-6:30 p.m.; Cost: $80 for ages 5-8, $120 for ages 9-11 and intermediate 12-16, $175 for advanced ages 12-18; Notes: Beaufort High School coach David Riedmayer and teaching pro Warren Florence will instruct the sessions. The morning sessions for ages 5-11 will use the QuickStart format, which features smaller courts, shorter nets and lower compression balls. Information: Call David Riedmayer at 321-0381 or Warren Florence at 441-0871.

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.

JUNIOR TENNIS AT HAMPTON HALL: Who: Ages 5 and over; When: 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, or Brett Robertson at 816-2033 or

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 H