All phone numbers are area code 843 unless otherwise listed.
BEAUFORT SPORTFISHING AND DIVING CLUB MEETING: When: March 14; Where: Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Lady's Island; Time: Social at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.; Notes: Charlie Beadon, fishing guide at Oldfield Plantation, will discuss fishing for redfish, trout, flounder and sheepshead during the late winter and early spring months. He will also have rods, reels, and different types of setups on display. No reservations are needed. Guests are welcome. Information: Call Capt. Frank Gibson at 522-2020.
SPMA GOLF CLASSIC: Where: Golf Club at Indigo Run, Hilton Head Island; When: March 14; Time: 11 a.m. registration, noon shotgun start; Cost: $150 player, $600 team; Registration deadline: March 11; Format: 4 player team, Scramble; Notes: The tournament is a fundraiser for Sea Pines Montessori Academy. Hole sponsorships are available. Registration fee includes, lunch and beverages during the round. Awards dinner to follow play. Information: Email Marc Bergman at email@example.com.
SEA RESCUE ST. PATTY'S TOURNAMENT: What: Beaufort Water Search & Rescue and Fripp Island Sea Rescue 10th annual tournament; When: 10 a.m., March 23 (registration starts 9 a.m.); Where: Ocean Creek Golf Course, Fripp Island; Format: 4-person teams, captain's choice; Cost: $75 per player (includes lunch); Notes: Prizes for top three gross and net scores. Hole-in-one prize, longest drive, closest to the pin, door prizes and mulligans. Tournament is a fundraiser for Beaufort Water Search & Rescue and Fripp Island Sea Rescue. The rescue units are made up of volunteers who serve the commercial and recreation boating community in emergencies. Donations are being accepted, and sponsorship opportunities are available. Registration/Information: Call Ted Michals at 838-5788.
HILTON HEAD JUNIOR SHOOTOUT: What: Hurricane Junior Golf Tour event; Who: Boys and girls, ages 11-18; Where: Eagle's Pointe Golf Club, Bluffton; When: March 23-24; Cost: $179 for HJGT member, $199 for non-member; Registration deadline: March 13; Information: hjgt.org.
BILL VERITY CUP: What: Annual Pro-Am event to benefit Beaufort Area Boys & Girls Clubs; When: 1 p.m., April 29; Where: Sanctuary Golf Club on Cat Island; Format: Shamble (Texas Scramble); Cost: $125 per person or $500 per team of four amateurs and one pro; Notes: Players may invite a pro to play on their team, or a pro will be provided. Gifts, prizes and a post-event awards reception. Sponsorships and donations of prizes are still being accepted. Information: Contact Liz Vallino at 379-5430 ext. 233; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or go to www.bgclowcountry.org.
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 www.bcgov.net/PALS, click "After School"; Information: Call 255-6680 in Beaufort or 255-6710 in Bluffton.
18TH ANNUAL HILTON HEAD SHAMROCK RUN: What: 5K run and health walk; When: 8 a.m., March 16; Where: Heritage Plaza, Hilton Head Island; Notes: The event will benefit Mental Health America of Beaufort/Jasper. First 400 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.
FREE SOCCER CLINIC: Who: Boys and girls, ages 9-14; Where: Hilton Head Preparatory School; When: March 23, 10 a.m. to noon; Notes: Hilton Head Prep coaches will be working on the fundamentals of the game. Participants should bring shin guards and cleats. Information: Rich Basirico, 671-2286.
LADY BOBCATS SOFTBALL CAMP: Where: Bluffton High School Softball Field; When: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 16 (registration 9 a.m.); Cost: $45 per player (2 or more family rate $40 each); Coaches free; Notes: Instructors include Lady Bobcat players and coaches. All players will receive a Lady Bobcat T-shirt, lunch and drinks. Prizes will be awarded for skills competition winners. Information: Contact head coach Bill Ball at 816-2309 or email email@example.com
FAST LANE TRACK CLUB: Who: Ages 5-16; Where: Practices at Hilton Head Island High School; When: Practices Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6-730 p.m.; Registration deadline: March 11; Cost: $85 (extra cost for travel); Notes: Team competes during the AAU Track and Field summer season. All skill levels welcome. Meets held throuhout South Carolina and Georgia. Registration: www.islandreccenter.org; Information: 681-7273.
PARRIS ISLAND SPRINT TRIATHLON: What: Sprint-distance triathlon (500-meter swim, 10-mile bike ride, 3.1-mile run); When: 9 a.m., March 16; Where: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island; Notes: This is the first event in the 19-event South Carolina Triathlon Series. The field of athletes represents 12 U.S. states and Canada; Information: www.setupevents.com
KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT TRIATHLON: What: Individuals and relay teams competing in a .7-mile swim, 24-mile bike ride and 6-mile run; Where: Kiawah Island Golf Resort; When: Sept. 15; Information: Go to KiawahTriathlon.com, call 768-2780 or email Kiawah_Marathon@KiawahResort.com