What: International-Islamic Friendship Bazaar, presented by the Central Mosque of Charleston. This inaugural event will have kids’ activities, arts and cultural displays, international cuisine, giveaways and more. This is a family event and open to the public.
When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 13 Where: Brittlebank Park, Lockwood Drive, Charleston
Price: Free entry. More Info: 720-8614 or 797-1818 or 797-3711 or www.charleston muslims.com
What: Annual event with authentic Greek food, folk dancing, crafts and more. Free parking at Riley Park with free and frequent shuttle buses to and from festival. Proceeds will benefit local charities.
When: Noon-6 p.m. May 13 Where: Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 30 Race St., Charleston
Price: $3 admission, $1 senior citizens and college students, children under 12 and moms free.
More Info: 577-2063 or www.GreekFest.us
What: Christian-centered 12-step program begins with dinner, followed by praise and worship, a lesson, group discussions and fellowship.
When: 6 p.m. Sundays Where: The Baptist Church at Riverland Terrace, 2023 Wappoo Drive, James Island.
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What: This evening of worship will feature professional jazz or blues musicians.
When: 6 p.m. May 13 Where: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St., Charleston
What: LYRA, a five-voice a cappella choir from St. Petersburg, Russia, will sing sacred and folk music from Russia and the Orthodox Christian tradition. This event will be open to the public.
When: 7 p.m. May 13 Where: Holy Ascension Orthdox Church, 265 N. Shelmore Blvd., Mount Pleasant
Price: Free will offering will be taken for the 10th anniversary of the parish and to support LYRA.
More Info: 881-5010 or www.ocacharleston.org
What: 125th anniversary celebration with three midweek “Power Packed Praise” services and a dinner reception and closing service on Sunday. Guest pastors include the Rev. Dr. Clary Samuels of Victory Baptist Church, the Rev. Cheryl Mills of El-Shaddai Missionary Baptist Church,the Rev. Willis Glover of Mount Olive Baptist Church and the Rev. Dr. Arthur White of New Bethlehem Baptist Church.
When: 7:30 p.m. services Tuesday-Thursday. 4 p.m. service and dinner reception on Sunday.
Where: Promiseland Missionary Baptist Church, 2641 Bennett Yard Road, North Charleston
More Info: 747-2909
What: Discussion on improving peace within daily life based on Buddhist wisdom. Topics include overcoming stress and anger, improving relationships with others and increasing happiness.
When: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Where: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St., Charleston
Price: $10 or $5 for students and seniors
More Info: 814-4766 or www.meditationinsouthcarolina.org
What: This “Dart After Dark” selection will be “Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness” by Toure, which addresses what it means to be black in post-civil-rights America, the benefits, viewpoints and the comparisons to the perspectives of earlier generations. Discussions will be led by faculty from the College of Charleston’s African-American Studies Program.
When: 6:30 p.m., May 17 Where: John L. Dart Library, 1067 King St., Charleston
More Info: 722-7550
What: A barbecue dinner will be hosted by the Common Grounds Sunday school class and proceeds will benefit youth programs.
When: 4-7 p.m. May 19 Where: Bethany United Methodist Church, 1853 Maybank Highway, James Island
Price: $7 in advance, $8 at the door and $4 for children.
More Info: 795-3527 or www.charlestonlowcountry.com/ Bethany/index.html
What: 147th anniversary celebration with guest speaker the Rev. Allen Parrott, presiding elder from the Kingstree District. Additional services will be held Tuesday-Friday.
When: 11 a.m. May 20 Where: Morris Street Baptist Church, 25 Morris St., Charleston