Sprint Triathlon

Twin sisters Alexa (blue) and Ashley Golbus, 14, of Irmo, transition from the 12-mile bike leg to the 3.1-mile run in the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series race No. 4 on July 29 as assistant race director Kathleen Smeaton King looks on. Race one of the five-race Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series, which will be held this Sunday morning, May 20, features a 600-yard freshwater swim, 12-mile bike ride and 5K flat run. David Quick/Staff

David Quick/Staff

Today

RiverDogs Benefit

What: The Charleston RiverDogs will host DIPG Awareness Day during a baseball game to assist with awareness and fundraising for childhood cancer patients in the community, in partnership with Kristine’s Joy for Kids Founding Hope program.

When: 6 p.m. May 17

Where: Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, 360 Fishburne St., downtown Charleston

Price: $10

More Info: 843-708-2715, give.acco.org/Riverdogs

Friday

Vaccine Clinic

What: Pet Helpers offers vaccine clinics for dogs and cats twice a month. Additional grooming services also will be available for purchase.

When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 18

Where: Pet Helpers, 1447 Folly Road, James Island

More Info: 843-795-1110, pethelpers.org

Lecture & Retreat

What: "The Gift of Deepening & the Radiance in All Things" lecture and retreat with Mark Nepo is based on his book, "Things That Join the Sea and Sky: Field Notes on Living," from his lifelong journals. Attendees are asked to bring a journal for reflection and dialogue.

When: May 18-20

Where: Lance Hall, Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St., downtown Charleston

Price: $25-$35 lecture; $295 retreat

More Info: 843-720-8528, thesophiainstitute.org

Saturday

Open Weekend

What: Charleston County Parks and Recreation will begin operating weekends in May.

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends in May

Where: Splash Island Waterpark, 444 Needlerish Parkway, Mount Pleasant; Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston

More Info: 843-795-4386, ccprc.com

Wilderness First Aid

What: This intensive 2-day hands-on certification, taught by Wilderness Medical Associates, covers how to deal with medical emergencies in the wilderness, at summer camp or on the trail. Class supplements lectures with realistic simulations.

When: May 19-20

Where: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive

Price: $237

More Info: 843-795-4386, wildmed.com

Nature Fest

What: The Bulls Bay Nature Festival "From the Forest to the Sea" will feature fun for the whole family, including Gullah Geechee storytelling for kids, a Wildlife Art Contest and Exhibition, and a keynote address from Amanda McNulty from ETV's "Making it Grow."

When: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 19

Where: Bulls Bay, 5821 Highway 17, Awendaw

More Info: bullsbaynaturefestival.org

Cast Off Fishing

What: May's Cast Off Fishing Tournament at Folly Beach Pier will feature the following prize categories: Adult Angler, Lady Angler, Youth Angler, Senior Angler, and Total Weight of 5.

When: 6 a.m.-2 p.m. May 19

Where: Folly Beach Pier, 101 E. Arctic Ave.

Price: $5-$10

More Info: 843-795-4386, ccprc.com

Run Charlie Run 5K

What: The 15th annual RiverDogs Run Charlie Run 5K Race presented by Fleet Feet Sports will benefit the campaign For MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital. There will be pre-game activities, a post-race dinner and party. Registration includes a race packet, T-shirt, awards ceremony, dinner by Panera Bread and a ticket to the evening’s RiverDogs baseball game.

When: 4 p.m. May 19

Where: Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, 360 Fishburne St., downtown Charleston

Price: $30-35

More Info: 843-723-7241, rileyparkevents.com

Sunday

Sprint Triathlon

What: Race one of the five-race Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series features a 600-yard freshwater swim, 12-mile bike ride and 5K flat run.

When: 7:15 a.m. May 20

Where: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive

Price: $43-$222

More Info: 843-795-4386, ccprc.com

African Market 

What: The 13th annual African Market and Festival will celebrate African culture with arts, crafts, jewelry and dance. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

When: 1-4 p.m. May 20

Where: Unity of Charleston, 2535 Leeds Ave., Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 843-566-0600, unitychs.org/african-market

Field & Flow Fest

What: Field & Flow Fest is a family-friendly yoga festival, featuring three yoga sessions, a catered healthy lunch and breakfast, overnight camping, bonfire bonding, a community art project, local teachers, artists and healers, fresh air and freedom to unplug.

When: 3 p.m. May 18-3 p.m. May 20

Where: Natural Gathering Grounds, 7338 Peirce Road, Ridgeville

Price: $85-$105

More Info: bit.ly/2KSEPMZ

Wednesday

Hurricane Season

What: The Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association will hold a panel discussion on how to reduce risks from hurricanes and other extreme ocean occurrences.

When: 6:30 p.m. May 23

Where: Hyatt Place, 560 King St., downtown Charleston

More Info: secoora.org