University CityTeen book club: The University City Regional Library invites ages 12-18 to discuss “Anna Dressed in Blood,” by Kendare Blake. 1 p.m. Oct. 29. 301 East W.T. Harris Blvd. Train Like a Spartan: The University City YMCA is offering a demonstration of its new “Train Like a Spartan” course 1:30-2:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Sign-ups for the full session will be available. Free. 8100 Old Mallard Creek Road.
On Campus Plant auction: The Piedmont Rhododendron Society will have a plant auction 2:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at McMillan Greenhouse. Open to the public. Let’s talk about age: The “Let’s Talk About It” discussion series will meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in room 261 of the Student Union to discuss how generational differences affect daily interaction. Details: Multicultural Resource Center, 704-687-7121. Day of the Dead: Celebrate the Mexican holiday 7-11:45 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Student Union. The festive holiday remembers friends and family who have died. Free. Contact: James Contratto, 704-687-7130, or email email@example.com.
Mallard Creek Calling entrepreneurs: The monthly Venture Knowledge series will meet Nov. 1 at Ben Craig Center’s Iverson Room with a risk management theme. Sign in at 11:45 a.m.; the meeting will be noon-1:20 p.m. Register by 2 p.m. Oct. 31 by sending contact information to Carolyn Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-548-9113. Free parking. $10 lunch available.
Nevin Animal tracking hike: Animal Tracking 101 hike 1-2 p.m. Nov. 3 at the RibbonWalk Nature Preserve. Join a naturalist and learn the basics of animal tracking, then hike the trail to look for signs of animals. Participants must be able to hike up to 2 miles on uneven ground. Free. All ages.