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Get on the Bus Tour Featuring Brews, Blues, & BBQ:
This year’s theme is Brews, Blues, and BBQ in which we will highlight the Queen City’s burgeoning craft beer industry, our blues history and venues, and our delicious BBQ cuisine. Tickets may be purchased $30/seat through HTTPS://SAC2017Brews_Blues_BBQ.eventbrite.com. Space is limited. LYNX Scaleybark Station, South Boulevard, Charlotte. 888-564-4327. charmeck.org. 12-3 p.m. Sept. 2.
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NatureCocktails & Gardens at The Duke Mansion:
No reservations required. Just bring your friends and have a great time. Free admission. Cash bar. The Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Road, Charlotte. 704-714-4400. www.dukemansion.com. 5-8:30 p.m. Aug. 30 and 31.
International Vulture Awareness Day and Green Living Expo:
Celebrate all things vulture and learn why vultures are key to a healthy environment. Our vultures will take a walk, paint a picture, and play with their food. Our flight show, docent offerings and information stations will all be designed to help you appreciate this much maligned family of birds. Our Green Living Expo gives tips to families about what they can do to help save the planet, too. Meg Fencil from Sustain Charlotte will give a talk titled “Less is More. Keys to a Healthy Community” at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Each booth will have a fun activity that connects to the theme of the day, and you can take home tools to help you get started. Free with paid entrance to the Raptor Trail. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 2.
Talons Summer Flight Show: Flights of the Forest:
Carolina Raptor Center’s high flying, gravity defying summer flight show features CRC’s trainers putting our native and exotic birds through their paces in free flight. Experience the whoosh of feathers over your head. Learn about the natural history, habitat and natural behaviors of birds of prey. Interact with birds as you never have before. Owls, vultures, hawks and falcons are the stars in this show.Please arrive a half an hour early so that you won’t miss the show. Sign up online until 2 hours before the show and in the Visitor Center up until 10 minutes before the show begins. Gates to amphitheatre open 30 minutes before show time. Free with paid admission to the Raptor Trail. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org. 1-1:30 p.m., 3-3:30 p.m. Sept. 2. 1:30-2 p.m. Sept. 3.
Hike around Reedy Creek Nature Center and try to identify birds by sight and by sound. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 3-4 p.m. Sept. 2.
Spend an hour turning recyclable materials into beautiful treasures to decorate your home. Please bring some old magazines, glass bottles/mason jars, or even candy wrappers. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 3-4 p.m. Sept. 3.
Calling all kids and parents. Discover the Fall happenings at Reedy Creek. Through various hands-on activities such as crafts, games, stories, puppets, hikes and more we will learn about plant-life, animals, and their homes, weather, and more. Come and explore with us. Parent participation encouraged. To register, call 980-314-1119. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 10-11 a.m. Sept. 4.
Wednesday Woodland Wellness Walk (Evergreen Nature Preserve):
A walk in the woods is proven to increase wellbeing and health. Join us as we enjoy some fresh air, sunshine and beautiful surroundings with like minded people. This month we will be visiting Evergreen Nature Preserve, 1300 Tarrington Ave., Charlotte 28205. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Free. 9 -11 a.m. Sept. 6.