Recreation Calendar, Sept. 30

All phone numbers are area code 843 unless otherwise listed.


BEAUFORT SPORTFISHING AND DIVING CLUB MEETING: When: Oct. 11; Where: Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Lady's Island; Time: Social at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.; Notes: Capt. Brian McCaffree of Holden On Charters will give a presentation on where and how to catch fish during this time of year. He will also display rods and reels and compare different lures and techniques. A discussion will be held regarding live bait vs. lures, and when to make the switch. He will also touch on weather conditions and water temperatures. No reservations needed. Guests are welcome. Information: Call Capt. Frank Gibson at 522-2020.


JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM: Where: Old South Golf Links, Bluffton; When: Mondays through Oct. 22; Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Who: Grades 1 & up; Cost: $25 per week; 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.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TOURNAMENT: What: 15th annual tournament to benefit Hilton Head Regional Habitat For Humanity; Where: Oldfield Golf Club, Okatie; When: 11 a.m., Oct. 1; Cost: $125 per person, $150 to sponsor hole, $500 to sponsor team; Format: Shotgun start; Notes: Includes all golf fees, lunch, bufffet dinner and gift bag. Information: Call Ric Spiehs at 843-342-8004 or email

WAYNE HAMBY MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: What: Event to benefit the International Myeloma Foundation; Where: Pinecrest Golf Club, Bluffton; When: Oct. 27, noon shotgun start; Format: Captain's choice; Cost: $75; Notes: Prizes and buffet following the event. Raffle and silent auction. Hole sponsorships are available for a business at $50 and $25 for an individual. Registration: Pinecrest Golf Club, 757-8960; Information:

"BE A SAINT" CHARITY SCRAMBLE: Where: Hampton Hall Golf Club, Bluffton; When: Oct. 29, 9:30 a.m. shotgun start; Cost: $150; Notes: Proceeds benefit the free prenatal services offered by the Pregnancy Center & Clinic of the Low Country. Separate flights for men, women and mixed teams. Prizes and contests, including $10,000 cash hole-in-one contest. Souvenir golf shirt. Breakfast sandwich, luncheon, refreshments and snacks. Registration/Information: Call 689-2222 or e-mail

FRIENDS OF CALLAWASSIE CHARITY TOURNAMENT: When: 9 a.m., Nov. 5; Where: Callawassie Island Club; Format: Two-person, modified Pinehurst; Cost: $135 per player; Notes: Friends of Callawassie Island (FOCI) has raised more than $360,000 for more than 80 local charities and organizations in the Lowcountry since 2001. Field will be limited to 60 two-person teams. Awards luncheon to follow play. Registration/Information: Call the Callawassie Island Club Pro Shop at 987-2161, or go to

MEMORY MATTERS CHARITY TOURNAMENT: What: 13th annual tournament to benefit local families who care for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease; Where: Moss Creek Golf Club; When: Nov. 12, 9 a.m.; Cost: $175; Notes: Cost includes continental breakfast at 8 a.m., buffet lunch, two raffle tickets, mulligan, silent auction and prizes; Information/registration: Call 842-6688 or send email to


SPORTS ACADEMY GYMNASTICS AND DANCE: What: Fall registration for gymnastics and dance; Who: Ages 1 and up; When: Fall classes start Aug. 20; Where: Sports Academy Gymnastics and Dance, 20 Maxine Lane, Beaufort; Notes: Gymnastics and dance classes for children of all ages, as well as an after-school program. Information: Go to


BACK-TO-SCHOOL CLASSES: What: McElroy's Martial Arts Academy karate classes; Who: Ages 5-14; When: Wednesdays, 6-6:45 p.m.; Where: Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island; Registration Deadline: Sept. 5; Registration/Information: Call McElroy's Martial Arts Academy at 816-0153 or email


BEAUFORT COUNTY PALS AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM: What: Registration for Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services After-School Program; Who: Kindergarten through fifth grade; Where: Burton Wells Recreation Center in Beaufort and Buckwalter Recreation Center in Bluffton; Cost: $75 per month, extra fees will apply for full days of after-school care when school is not in session. Notes: The program is from 3-6 p.m. on school days, and includes homework assistance, arts & crafts, snacks and recreation. Applications can be found at, click "After School"; Information: Call 255-6680 in Beaufort or 255-6710 in Bluffton.


BUZZARD ISLAND ADVENTURE RUN: Where: Pinckney Colony, Bluffton; When: 9 a.m., Oct. 7; Cost: Adults $25, Kids 15 and under $15; $5 fee for race-day registration; Format: 2 Mile or 4 Mile; Notes: Course winds through fields, mud and water. Runners will encounter steep bluffs, fences and hay bales. Registration: Online at; Information: Karen Floyd 816-2979.

FRIENDS OF HUNTING ISLAND 5K RUN/WALK: When: 10 a.m., Oct. 13; Where: Hunting Island State Park; Cost: $25 for 5K run, $100 for 5K teams, $15 for walk; Notes: Team event is new this year. Teams of 5 can compete in two age divisions (under 18, 18 and over). 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. Strollers permitted. No pets. Registration: Online at, or walk-up; Information: Go to, or email or

TURKEY TROT: What: 24th annual Piggly Wiggly Turkey Trot 5K & 10K; When: 8 a.m. Nov. 22; Where: Hilton Head Plantation; Cost: $30; Registration deadline: Nov. 21; Notes: Race is only open to first 1,300 participants. All pre-registered racers will receive a commemorative shirt and be entered into a prize raffle. Awards to top 3 overall runners, and participation medals for everyone. Strollers allowed, but must start at the back. Packet pick-up from 1-8 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the Island Recreation Center. Racers should arrive no later than 7 a.m. on race day. Registration: Go to or stop by the Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island; Information: Call Lacey Simoneau at 681-7273.

TURKEY CHASE 5K: When: 8:30 a.m., Nov. 22; Where: Bluffton Oyster Company; Cost: Adults $20, Kids 15 and under $15; $5 additional fee for race-day registration; Notes: The flat and fast course takes runners through the historic areas of downtown Bluffton. Event benefits Huntington's Disease Society of America (; Registration: Online at; Information: Karen Floyd 816-2979.


DATAW ISLAND CUP: Where: Dataw Island Yacht Club; When: 11 a.m., Oct. 27; Cost: $25 per boat ($30 after Oct. 12); Notes: Welcoming party and skippers meeting at the marina's gazebo at 6 p.m., Oct. 26. The 22-mile race starts on the Coosaw River just east of 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. Spinnakers will be allowed. Dock party and awards dinner after race. Information: Race chairman Roy Crocker 838-2454 or


DAVID M. CARMINES MEMORIAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS: When: Nov. 16-18; Where: Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, Hilton Head Island; Cost: Ages 8-10 -- $25; Juniors -- $40 for one event or $50 for two; Adults -- $45 for one event or $55 for two; Notes: Adult and junior divisions. Junior event is USTA sanctioned, and will feature QuickStart format for younger divisions. Adult tournament will have singles, doubles and mixed doubles divisions. All proceeds go to the David M. Carmines Foundation and benefit the Hilton Head Island Recreation Center, the American Cancer Society, and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Players' party catered by Hudson's, raffle, continental breakfast each day, beverages daily, and a T-shirt. Registration: Online at or at; Information: Call tournament director Jackie Reynecke at 785-1152.

JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS REGISTRATION: What: PTI/USTA fall and winter team competition; Who: Tennis players of any ability from ages 10 to 18; When: Registration opens Oct. 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. Season runs from Nov. 17 to Jan. 31. Information: Call Robert Brown at 290-2833 or go to