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BEAUFORT COUNTY PALS YOUTH LEAGUE REGISTRATION: Who: Girls and boys ages 4-17; Cost: $55 per player; Registration deadline: Through Oct. 12; Registration: At the main PALS office at Burton Wells or the Bluffton Recreation Center; Registration forms can be found online at www.bcgov.net; Information: Go to www.bcgov.net/PALS, or call the Burton Wells center at 255-6680 or the Buckwalter center at 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 384-1808 or kickinasphalt.info.
PRINCE WILLIAM CYCLE TOUR: What: 62-mile or 35-mile bicycle ride through the country roads of Prince William Parish; Where: Ride begins and ends at Buckfield Plantation in Yemassee; When: Oct. 22; Cost: $35 per rider before Oct. 1, $45 after; Notes: This is not a race. The 2nd annual ride is sponsored by the Yemassee Revitalization Corporation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to restore and beautify downtown Yemassee. Packet pick-up is 4-7 p.m. Oct. 21 or 6:30-7:30 am on day of ride. An after-ride lunch will be served on the grounds of the plantation. All riders must be at least 16 years of age. Early registration for the event guarantees each rider a T-shirt, cue sheet, historical map, lunch and beverages. Information: Call Emily Ratliff at 441-7402 or email YRC_INC@Live.com.
BEAUFORT SPORTFISHING AND DIVING CLUB MEETING: When: Oct. 13; Where: Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Lady's Island. Time: Social at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.; Notes: New local DNR artificial reef charts will be handed out. Guest speaker will be Capt. Danny Rourk of Tailwind Charters of Beaufort. His topic will be trout and redfish preparing for the fall bite. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRITISH OPEN PUB AFTER-SCHOOL JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM: Where: Old South Golf Links; When: Mondays, Sept. 26-Oct. 24; Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Who: Grades 1 & up; 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.
BRITISH OPEN PUB/OLD SOUTH MONDAY TOURNAMENTS: Where: Old South Golf Links; When: Mondays, starting Sept. 26; Time: 4 p.m. Format: ABCD Shamble; Cost: $30; Registration deadline: 3 p.m. Mondays; Notes: Nine-hole tournament. Portion of proceeds benefit the British Open Pub After-School Junior Golf Program. Cost includes free draught at British Open pub and appetizers. Prizes paid in British Open Pub gift cards. Registration/Information: Sign up at Old South Golf Links or at the British Open Pub.
TOM WERNER MEMORIAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT: What: Inaugural tournament to benefit Wounded Warriors Project and Veterans' Victory House in Walterboro; When: Oct. 8; Time: 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. shotgun start; Where: Port Royal Golf Club, Robbers Row Course; Cost: $120 per player, includes golf, cart, shirt, two mulligans and dinner at Elks Lodge; Deadline: Sept. 23; Notes: Prizes for first- and second-place teams. Raffles and door prizes. Information: Call 681-7460 or email email@example.com.
FRIENDS OF BLUFFTON DOG PARKS TOURNAMENT: What: Inaugural tournament to benefit efforts to build a dog part in Bluffton; Where: Rose Hill Plantation; When: 9 a.m., Oct. 15 (registration at 8 a.m.); Cost: $75 per person or $225 for a four-player team, includes tickets for food and beverage; Format: Scramble; Notes: Prizes will include tickets to a Jacksonville Jaguars game and gift certificates to local golf stores and restaurants; Registration: www.blufftonbarkpark.org; Information: Call William Grooms at 422-8857 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FORE THE TROOPS TOURNAMENT: What: Inaugural tournament to benefit wounded veterans; When: 10 a.m., Oct. 19; Where: Bear Creek Golf Course, Indigo Run Plantation, Hilton Head Island; Cost: $150 per player, $600 per foursome; Notes: All proceeds from the tournament will go directly to the Wounded Warrior Project. Donation, volunteer, and sponsorship opportunities are available. Registration/Information: Contact Steve Breen at 681-1414 or go to HiltonHeadSupportsVets.org.
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.
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.
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.
SUN AND MOON KICK-A-THON: What: Benefit for St. Jude Children's Hospital; Where: Sun and Moon Martial Arts Studio, Bluffton; When: 4 p.m., Oct. 6; Notes: Students are asking for cash donations. All students will be doing 200 kicks each. Donations help support the St. Jude Children's Hospital's fight against childhood cancer. Information: Call 815-6565.
MCELROY'S MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY KIDS CLASSES: Where: Body Max Gym, Moss Creek Village, Bluffton; When: Classes start Sept. 10; Notes: Students must pre-register with a $25 reservation fee for uniform, equipment and classes. Number of students limited. Registration/Information: Call 816-0153.
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.
BATTLE OF THE BAGS CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT: What: Fundraising event for the University of South Carolina Beaufort athletics department; When: 9 a.m., Oct. 22-23; Where: The park next to the Mall at Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island; Cost: $100 per team; Notes: Double-elimination format. Top prize is $1500 and a custom set of cornhole boards, 2nd place wins $750 and 3rd wins $250. Teams eliminated on Saturday can buy back in for $50 for a Sunday single-elimination 50/50 prize pool tournament. Registration: Call Kelley at 208-8067 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Information: Go to www.uscbathletics.com.
BEAUFORT JASPER ACTIVE ADULT CHALLENGE REGISTRATION: What: Registration for Olympic-style senior games; Who: Beaufort and Jasper county residents over 50; Registration deadline: Sept. 23; Notes: Event was formerly known as the Beaufort County Senior Games. Event runs Oct. 21 to Nov. 4. Track & field, swimming, golf, cycling, softball, tennis and several other events. Registration/Information: Go to www.bjaac.org or call Cherie Bronsky at 705-4021.
FRIENDS OF HUNTING ISLAND 5K RUN/WALK: When: 10 a.m., Oct. 8; Where: Hunting Island State Park; Cost: $25 for 5K run, $15 for walk; Notes: On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Nature Center near the Fripp Island bridge. Awards will be presented at the Nature Center following the race. Course is run on trails within the park, through the maritime forest. T-shirts for all participants. Registration: Online at Active.com (online registration closes Oct. 6); Information: Call Tom Valentino at 379-4895 or 667-3774.
ROCKIN THE PINK BREAST CANCER WALK: What: Second annual 5K run/walk to benefit the Lowcountry affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure; When: Oct. 8; Time: Registration 7:30 a.m., opening ceremony 8:15 a.m.; Where: Bluffton High School track; Cost: $30 (includes T-shirt); Notes: Prizes, food, drinks, entertainment, bounce house for kids, silent auction. Silent auction donations and volunteers needed. Information: Go to www.lowcountryrockinthepink.com or call 757-2800.
BUZZARD ISLAND ADVENTURE RUN: What: Third annual trail run; When: 9 a.m., Oct. 9; Where: Pinckney Colony Road, Bluffton; Notes: The course goes through rugged farm land, beaches, bluffs, water and mud. Adult course is 4 miles, kids course is 2 miles. Individual and team events. Event benefits the Bluffton Fins swim team. Awards after race. Event will be green -- no small plastic water bottles. Late registration from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 8 at Sports Addiction, or 8-8:30 a.m. day of event. Registration/Information: Go to www.playhardinbtown.com or www.bearfootsports.com, or call 757-8520.
BLUFFTON HALF MARATHON & 5K: What: Run/Walk through historic downtown Bluffton; Where: The Calhoun Street Prominade, 1297 May River Rd.; When: 8 a.m., Oct. 15; Cost: $40 for half marathon, $25 for 5K run/walk ($10 more after Oct. 8); Registration/Information: Go to www.gotrisports.com/events.
Hilton Head Island Bridge Run: What: 20th annual Hargray Hilton Head Island Bridge Run 10K & 5K; When: 8 a.m., Oct. 23; Where: Crossings Park; Notes: 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer races take runners over the Broad Creek on the Cross Island Parkway. All participants receive a T-shirt. Post-race party and award ceremony with refreshments, music and door prizes. Event has raised more than $34,000 for the Area 8 Special Olympics and The Children's Relief Fund. Registration/Information: Go to www.bearfootsports.com or call 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 Palmettopacers@gmail.com.
DATAW ISLAND CUP: Where: Dataw Island Yacht Club; When: Oct. 29; Cost: $25 per boat ($30 after Oct. 19); Notes: Welcoming party and skippers meeting at the marina's gazebo at 6 p.m., Oct. 28. The 22-mile race starts on the Coosaw River near the Brickyards, proceeds down the Coosaw River to St. Helena Sound, then heads up the Morgan River to finish at the Dataw Island Marina. Regatta is open to displacement, mono hull sailboats that are at least 18 feet LOA. Awards dinner after race ($25 per person). Registration: Go to www.Datawyachtclub.com; Information: Contact Roy Crocker at 838-2453 or email@example.com.
HILTON HEAD SOCCER ACADEMY FUNDRAISER: What: Juggle-a-thon to benefit travel soccer club; Where: Island Recreation Center, Hilton Head Island; When: Oct. 28; Notes: Players will juggle soccer balls for donations, hoping to raise $5,000 to help players needing financial assistance to play on the travel team. Information: Go to www.savannahsocceracademy.com.
BEAUFORT BOMBERS FASTPITCH TRAVEL TEAM: What: Players sought for 12-and-under and 14-and-under teams; Who: Beaufort County girls ages 11-14; Notes: Fastpitch players are needed for the 2011 fall season and 2012 season. Information: Call coach Scott Mullen at 227-1173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call coach Phil Waters at 812-4299 or email email@example.com.
QUICKSTART TENNIS: What: Tennis instruction for ages 5-12; Where: Beaufort High School tennis courts; When: Oct. 8; Cost: $13; Notes: The QuickStart format features smaller courts, shorter nets and lower compression balls. Beaufort High School coach David Riedmayer, JV coach Chris Riedy and members of the high school tennis team will instruct the session, which will be held from 10-11 a.m. or 3-4 p.m. Information: Contact David Riedmayer at 321-0381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS REGISTRATION: What: PTI/USTA fall and winter team competition; Who: Tennis players of any ability from 12-and-under to 18; When: Registration is open from Oct. 15 to Nov. 15; Notes: Children are put into age groups to compete as singles, doubles or mixed doubles. Typically, there is a mid-week practice and a weekend match. Information: Call Robert Brown at 290-2833 or go to SCtennis.com.
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.
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