What: The city of Charleston Department of Recreation presents a day of athletics for those 50 and up. Age divisions are 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80+.
When: 9 a.m. breakfast; 10 a.m. events begin
Where: Bees Landing Recreation Center, 1580 Ashley Garden Blvd.
More Info: 402-4571
What: The Karpeles Manuscript Museum exhibit, through August, consists of two dozen items that focus on “The Adams Family” relating to the extraordinary role played by one of the “founding families” of the USA. (Sam, John and John Quincy Adams) Free parking and admission.
When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday through Aug. 31
Where: Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St.
Price: Free More Info: 853-4651
What: The Charleston No. 4 United Daughters of the Confederacy will hold the annual Confederate Memorial Day Service at 3 p.m. May 10 at Magnolia Cemetery at the Soldiers Grounds.
When: 3-4 p.m. May 10 Where: Magnolia Cemetery, 70 Cunnington Ave.
What: Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year brings to Charleston her mission of giving back. Lee Rhodes, the first woman to earn the award and the three-time cancer survivor will share 10 percent of sales from this event featuring her nationally recognized company, glassybaby, with Roper St. Francis Cancer Center.
When: 5-7 p.m. May 10 Where: Gov. Thomas Bennett House, 69 Barre St.
Price: Free More Info: 402-CARE or www.rsfh.com
What: Be part of this family affair at the Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Pavilion with BBQ and a bonfire, jump castles, games and rides and live music by Rick Recht. Presented by Charleston JCC and Chabad of Charleston.
When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 10 Where: Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park
Price: $8 individual, $36 family
More Info: 571-6565 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Tryouts for boys and girls ages 13-18 for Classic and Challenge teams will be held at Bishop England High School Track. Evaluations for ages 8-12 will be at Daniel Island Soccer Academy Complex. Evaluation and tryout fee is $20 per player, $30 for two or more players in the same family. Walk-ups welcomed or register online.
When: 5:30-7 p.m. May 10; 5:30-8 p.m. May 14-18, 21, 22, 24
Where: Bishop England High School, 363 Seven Farms Drive
More info: 608-9071 or www.disacademy.org.
What: Creative Spark Center for the Arts hosts its second annual Cowboys & Cocktails. Proceeds benefit Creative Spark’s arts enrichment programs and outreach efforts that serve more than 40,000 Lowcountry students each year. Join group at Cottage on the Creek (Shem Creek) from 6-9 p.m. for dinner by DUVALL, open bar, live bluegrass music with Red Top Ramblers, a silent auction and more. There also will be a golf tournament beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Patriots Point Links.
When: 6-9 p.m. May 10 Where: Cottage on The Creek, 130 Mill St.
Price: $50 single/$80 couple in advance; $60/$100 day of event
More Info: 881-3780 or www.creativespark.org
What: Mireya Mayor, explorer and wildlife expert, discusses the rich biodiversity of the world’s fourth-largest island, Madagascar. Learn about the challenges of this developing country, sample Malagasy fare, and explore the new Madagascar Journey exhibit.
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 10 Where: S.C. Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf
Price: Tickets are $20 per aquarium member, $25 per nonmember.
More Info: 577-3474
What: 42nd annual Greek Festival of Charleston will feature authentic Greek food, folk dancing, crafts and more. Free parking at Riley Stadium with free, frequent shuttle buses to and from festival. Proceeds benefit local charities.
When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 11-12, noon-6 p.m. May 13
Where: Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 30 Race St.
Price: $3 admission ticket at door
More Info: 577-2063 or http://GreekFest.us
What: In honor of Colonial-Maritime Weekend, there will be events and historic programs offered aboard the HMS Bounty and at The Powder Magazine museum, including tours, lectures, live pirate-themed theatrical performances and more. Proceeds will benefit The Powder Magazine’s 300th Anniversary Exhibition (2013) and the Preservation of the HMS Bounty.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 11 Where: Powder Magazine, 79 Cumberland St.
Price: $10 adults, $5 students (17 and under)
More Info: 722-9350 or www.powdermag.org/programs.html
What: The S.C. Chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association will host its annual charity gala with cocktails, a silent auction, dinner and live music from the Oasis Band. The event is black-tie optional and reservations are required.
When: 6 p.m. May 11 Where: The Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St.
Price: $100 More Info: 800-860-1444 or www.fmnball.org
What: Celebrate moms with this 5K race and Family Fun Day with food, activities and games for children and families. Admittance to Family Fun Day is free for race participants; $10 per family for nonrace participants. Proceeds benefit Ruth Rhoden Craven Foundation for Postpartum Depression.
When: 8 a.m.-noon May 12 Where: Blackbaud Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Drive.
Price: $25 More Info: 769-0444 or www.ppdsupport.org
What: The S.C. Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host its annual “Great Strides” walk and challenge course as a fundraiser as part of the National Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Awareness Month.
When: 10 a.m. May 12 Where: Sullivan’s Island, Station 16
More Info: 388-5968 or http://greatstrides.cff.org
What: Audition for this year’s S.C.’s Got Talent Showcase benefiting the National Breast Cancer Foundation. All ages.
When: 1-4 p.m. May 12 Where: Armory Park Community Center, 5000 Lackawanna Blvd., North Charleston
Price: 10 sponsors at $5 a sponsor per act
More Info: 367-7696 or www.southcarolinagottalent.webs.com
What: Mother’s Day Concert features LYRA, a five-voice a cappella choir from St. Petersburg, Russia. LYRA will sing sacred and folk music from Russia and the Orthodox Christian tradition. A free-will offering will be for 10th anniversary of the parish and to support LYRA.
When: 7 p.m. May 13 Where: Holy Ascension Orthodox Church, North Shelmore Blvd.
Price: Free-will offering More Info: 881-5010 or www.ocacharleston.org
What: Board-certified audiologist Dr. Mary Anne Larkin will offer free hearing screenings in her office. Call to schedule an appointment.
When: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 14-17, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18
Where: Advanced Hearing Care, 900 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mount Pleasant.
What: Commonwealth Cares Foundation is hosting its fifth annual charity golf tournament benefiting Palmetto Medical Initiative, an organization to provide sustainable, quality health care to those in need while increasing accessibility to global medical missions. Event includes buffet lunch and open driving range. Shotgun start is at 12:30 p.m. Golfers can stay for scoring and cocktails at 5:30 p.m.
When: 11 a.m. May 15 Where: The Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Drive
Price: Registration is $300 per person or $1,200 for a four-person team.
More Info: 884-4545 or www.CommonwealthCares.org
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