5 Around Town: Mother's Day, Greek Fest, Military night, and two dance parties

5 Around Town: Mother's Day, Greek Fest, Military night, and two dance parties
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Lowcountry features a run to support mothers, a festival to celebrate Greek culture, and a soccer match to honor the military.

Charleston Greek Festival

Enjoy the music, dancing and a list of foods you can't pronounce at the Charleston Greek Festival this weekend.

Cooks at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity will be serving up gyros, moussaka, baklava, and other Greek favorites. The festival also includes live music, dance performances, wine tastings, and church tours Friday through Sunday.

The festival is open 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 12 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, and free for military and children 12 and younger. Moms also get in free on Sunday. Click here for a festival schedule.

Moms' Run & Family Fun Day

Ahead of Mother's Day, everyone is invited to honor moms and support a cause that helps women and their families.

The annual Moms' Run and Family Fun Day is Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. at MUSC Health Stadium. The 5K run/walk benefits Postpartum Support Charleston. The organization provides support for women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

The run begins at 8 a.m. Registration is $35 for adults, $25 for children, and $40 if you run with a stroller. Click here for more.

Battery Honors the Military

May is Military Appreciation Month and the Charleston Battery will honor those in the armed services.

Saturday is Military Appreciation Night at MUSC Health Stadium as the Battery host Bethlehem Steel FC. All active duty military, veterans, and families can stop by the will call tables to pick up free tickets with a valid ID.

Gates open at 5:30 and the match kicks off 7 p.m. Click here for ticket information.

World's Largest Bounce House

The world's largest bounce house ever created will be in Charleston this weekend!

Big Bounce America is 10,000 square feet and 32 feet tall. The Bounce Village features another 10,000 square feet with a four-piece inflatable obstacle course, a giant ball pit, a water slide, and a separate bounce house for children.

The bounce house will be set up on Ashley River Road, across from the Middleton Equestrian Center. It's open through Sunday. Hours vary by day and admission is sold in one hour sessions. Prices also vary based on age. Click here for prices, times and more.

Choir Showcase

Gospel music will fill the North Charleston Performing Arts Center Sunday night for the 11th annual Choir Showcase.

This year's Choir Showcase will feature an all-star night of performers. The top nine finalists from the past ten years have been chosen to perform this year. They will be a part of a live CD recording as well. National recording artist Anthony Brown & group therapy will also perform.

The doors open at 5:30 and the concert starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 to $32 and parking is $10 cash only. Click here to purchase tickets and for more details on the choirs performing.

Community Unity Day

The Charleston Police Department is inviting people to a neighborhood gathering this weekend.

Community Unity Day will be Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ardmore community center. It's located at 1551 Mulberry Street. The afternoon event includes food, music, snow cones and a bounce house for the kids.

Sheep Shearing at Middleton Place

Dozens of Gulf Coast Sheep at Middleton Place will be getting a haircut Saturday.

The annual sheep shearing is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Their fleece will be removed using traditional steel blade hand shears. It is then sent off to be processed. The processed wool is then used to make hats, scarves, and gloves.

Each year, the flock at Middleton place produces between 10,000 to 15,000 yards of wool. The rare herd of Gulf Coast Sheep is one of the most popular attractions at the national historic landmark. The sheep shearing demonstrations are included with regular admission. Click here for more information.

Friday Night Boogie/Shaggin' on the Cooper

Get ready to cut a rug for two nights of dancing on the Mount Pleasant Pier.

This weekend the pier hosts Friday Night Boogie with DJ Jim Bowers, followed by the Shem Creek Boogie Band Saturday for Shaggin' on the Cooper. Friday night's dance party from 7 to 11 p.m. is a 21-and-older event. On Saturday, the gates open at 7 and the music starts at 8 p.m.

Admission is $8 in advance or $10 at the gate on both nights. Click here for more details.

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