10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road. 704- 432-6459. bit.ly/9cB7VQ
Learn about these tiny migratory birds at the popular annual festival. Event includes workshops, natural play area, nature hikes, the “predators of the hummingbird” exhibit, bird banding demonstration and kids’ activities. Craft and food vendors will be on site. Free off-site parking with buses available.
Kannapolis Summer Entertainment Series
7:30 p.m. Friday. Village Park, 700 West C St., Kannapolis. cityofkannapolis.com
Enjoy live music and a movie at this outdoor, family-friendly event. Local band Time Sawyer performs at 7:30 p.m., and the movie “Adventures of Tin Tin” will be shown at dusk.
Concerts on the Green in Davidson
6-8 p.m. Sunday. The Green at Main Street and Concord Road, Davidson. ci.davidson.nc.us/
The Rusty Knox Band will play Americana and bluegrass music. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Parking is free around the event site. Vendors will sell food, and you can bring picnics and coolers.
MomsCharlotte Back to School Bash
4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday. Space Kidets, 1641 Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews. momscharlotte.com
Bring the kids to Space Kidets for some back-to-school fun. Kids bounce for free, and door prizes will be available. The event is free, but MomsCharlotte, the Observer’s website for parents, is accepting donations of school supplies.
Charlotte Shakespeare Festival
Various times – see website for schedule. McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 College St. 704-625-1288. charlotteshakespeare.com
Charlotte Shakespeare Festival is back with “Merchant of Venice” at Spirit Square through Aug. 26, Wednesdays through Sundays. No reservations required. Donations appreciated.
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