Don't miss these upcoming events close to home.
1 Coca-Cola 600
Let Freedom Race at NASCAR's only 600-mile event and patriotic salute to the U.S. armed forces at the 52nd running of the Coca-Cola 600. 49-$135.
When: 5:45 p.m. May 29.
Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord.
2 Seeing Nature Through a Camera Lens
Discover a new perspective of the natural world with your digital camera. Not a photography class, but a guide to using your camera for observing and capturing images in nature. Bring your camera and a laptop for viewing the photos if you have one. Ages 12 and older. Free.
When: 10 a.m. June 4.
Where: Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.
Info: Call to register 704-598-8857.