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Aug. 9

Claws:

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Crabs and crustaceans including Japanese spider crabs, American lobsters and peacock shrimp. Included in admission. SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 866-229-1573. www.visitsealife.com/charlotte-concord.

Aug. 10

Teen Weight Loss Program:

1-8 p.m. Price varies depending on goals. www.facebook.com/leanteenprogram. Lean Teen Program, 3220 Prosperity Church Road, Suite 102 Charlotte. 704-614-6700. leanteenprogram.com.

Passport to World Cultures Geography Camp:

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Campers ages 6-9 will explore the geographic regions and cultures of the world through research, stories, crafts and activities. $150. Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte. 704-568-1774. www.charlottemuseum.org.

Claws:

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Crabs and crustaceans including Japanese spider crabs, American lobsters and peacock shrimp. Included in admission. SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 866-229-1573. www.visitsealife.com/charlotte-concord.

Aug. 11

Social Painting: Open Studio Style:

6:30-8:30 p.m. No experience is required for this free-styling painting session. A paint coach will be available to assist participants. $15. www.eventbrite.com/e/social-painting-open-studio-tickets-16064312792. The Last Word, 230 E. WT Harris Blvd., Charlotte. 704-966-9673. thelastwordcharlotte.com.

Aug. 12

J. Cole:

6:30 p.m. J. Cole is a Grammy-nominated rapper and hip hop artist. $28-$70.75. www.jcolemusic.com, PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555. www.ticketmaster.com/PNC-Music-Pavilion-Charlotte-tickets-Charlotte/venue/114764.

Aug. 13

University City Women’s Group:

9:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Monthly meeting of the University City Women’s Group, an organization of women for friendship and fellowship. Meeting begins 9:45 a.m. with social time followed by business meeting, program and lunch. $19.Sands Restaurant at Oasis Shrine Headquarters, 604 Doug Mayes Place, Charlotte. ucwg.org.

Lupus Foundation Support Group:

6:30-8 p.m. Meeting programs vary from guest speakers to DVD presentations and open group discussion. Free. University City United Methodist Church, 3835 W. T. Harris Blvd., Charlotte. 704-369-8000. www.ucumc.org

Guided Tours:

1:15 and 3:15 p.m. Experience Charlotte’s past as a costumed docent takes you back to 18th century Charlotte. Included in admission. Charlotte Museum of History 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte. 704-568-1774. www.charlottemuseum.org.

Aug. 14

Reedy Creek Garden Stewards:

9-11 a.m. Become a steward of Reedy Creek’s Native Plant Garden. Join a naturalist and learn about some of the plants in the garden and their uses and benefits as we weed, prune and plant the morning away. Must call 704-432-6460 to register; younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Teen Weight Loss Program:

1-7 p.m. Price varies depending on goals. www.facebook.com/leanteenprogram. Lean Teen Program, 3220 Prosperity Church Road, Suite 102 Charlotte. 704-614-6700. leanteenprogram.com.

Aug. 15

Broken Heart Tour With Brian Aspell:

6:30 p.m. Motivational speaker and rapper Brian Aspell with Inspiration to Impact will share his message, “From Hood to VP,” along with original music. One Life Church in Concord is hosting a fundraiser to help a friend who needs a heart transplant. $15 advance; $20 day of event. www.facebook.com/events/1657887744442529. One Life Church, 1030 Central Drive N.W., Concord. 704-593-1330. www.onelifechurch.tv.

Repticon: Reptile and Exotic Animal Show:

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Repticon features reptile and amphibian breeders and wholesalers, reptile pet products and supplies, educational seminars and exhibits and activities for the family. $5-$10; free for children younger than 5. www.repticon.com. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 U.S. 49 N., Concord 704.-920-3976. www.cabarrusarena.com.

Teen Weight Loss Program:

9 a.m.-noon. Price varies depending on goals. www.facebook.com/leanteenprogram. Lean Teen Program, 3220 Prosperity Church Road, Suite 102 Charlotte. 704-614-6700. leanteenprogram.com.

Aug. 16

Repticon: Reptile and Exotic Animal Show:

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Repticon features reptile and amphibian breeders and wholesalers, reptile pet products and supplies, educational seminars and exhibits and activities for the family. $5-$10; free for children younger than 5. www.repticon.com. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 U.S. 49 N., Concord 704.-920-3976. www.cabarrusarena.com.

Claws:

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Crabs and crustaceans including Japanese spider crabs, American lobsters and peacock shrimp. Included in admission. SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 866-229-1573. www.visitsealife.com/charlotte-concord.

Woodland Storytime:

2-3 p.m. Enjoy a story and a short stroll through the woods. Must call 704-432-6460 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Aug. 17

Teen Weight Loss Program:

1-8 p.m. Price varies per goals. www.facebook.com/leanteenprogram. Lean Teen Program, 3220 Prosperity Church Road, Suite 102 Charlotte. 704-614-6700. leanteenprogram.com.

Nature Story Corner:

10-11 a.m. Listen to nature-based stories. Stories may be accompanied by puppets and audience participation. Hike into the forest to do an activity based on the story. For ages 3 and older. Registration required by calling 704-432-6460. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Claws:

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Crabs and crustaceans including Japanese spider crabs, American lobsters and peacock shrimp. Included in admission. SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 866-229-1573. www.visitsealife.com/charlotte-concord.

Aug. 18

Social Painting: Open Studio Style:

6:30-8:30 p.m. No experience is required for this free-styling painting session. A paint coach will be available to assist participants. $15. www.eventbrite.com/e/social-painting-open-studio-tickets-16064312792. The Last Word, 230 E. W.T. Harris Blvd., Charlotte. 704-966-9673. thelastwordcharlotte.com.

Aug. 20

Guided Tours:

1:15 and 3:15 p.m. Experience Charlotte’s past as a costumed docent takes you back to 18th century Charlotte. Price included in admission. Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte. 704-568-1774. www.charlottemuseum.org.

Aug. 21

Teen Weight Loss Program:

1-7 p.m. Price varies depending on goals. www.facebook.com/leanteenprogram. Lean Teen Program, 3220 Prosperity Church Road, Suite 102 Charlotte. 704-614-6700. leanteenprogram.com.

Aug. 22

BioDiversity Hike: Catawba Falls:

8 a.m.-8 p.m. We will head to the Catawba Falls near Old Fort. Plan to cool off during stream crossings and at the waterfall. This is a 3-mile trial so we will add another short trail, location to be determined depending on time. Must call 704-432-6460 to register. $12. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Nature Hike at Reedy Creek:

2-3:30 p.m. Let’s wander through our own preserve and see what’s here. Must call 704-432-6460 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Open Classroom:

10-11:30 a.m. Stop by the Naturalist Lab to see what we have out to share. Must call 704-432-6460 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Teen Weight Loss Program:

9 a.m.-noon. Price varies depending on goals. www.facebook.com/leanteenprogram. Lean Teen Program, 3220 Prosperity Church Road, Suite 102 Charlotte. 704-614-6700. leanteenprogram.com.

Aug. 23

Stream Stroll:

2-3:30 p.m. Must call 704-432-6460 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Watermelon Wine: The Poetry of Americana Music:

3-4 p.m. Award-winning Nashville songwriter Anne E. DeChant teams with Alabama author Frye Gaillard for a program of reading and song. Donation suggested: $10. Holy Covenant United Church of Christ, 3501 W. WT Harris Blvd., Charlotte. 704-599-9810. holycovenantucc.org.

Aug. 24

Budding Adventures:

10-11 a.m. Learn about animals and plants. Parent participation is encouraged. Must call 704-432-6460 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Teen Weight Loss Program:

1-8 p.m. Price varies per goals. www.facebook.com/leanteenprogram. Lean Teen Program, 3220 Prosperity Church Road, Suite 102 Charlotte. 704-614-6700. leanteenprogram.com.

Aug. 25

Social Painting: Open Studio Style:

6:30-8:30 p.m. No experience is required for this free-styling painting session. A paint coach will be available to assist participants. $15. www.eventbrite.com/e/social-painting-open-studio-tickets-16064312792. The Last Word, 230 E. WT Harris Blvd., Charlotte. 704-966-9673. thelastwordcharlotte.com.

Aug. 26

Summer Evening Stroll:

7 p.m. Join a naturalist for an evening stroll. Free. RibbonWalk Nature Preserve, 4601 Nevin Road, Charlotte. 704-432-6459. charmeck.org.

Morning Bird Stroll:

10-11 a.m. Discover the birds at Reedy Creek. Must call 704-432-6460 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Aug. 27

Guided Tours:

1:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m. Experience Charlotte’s past as a costumed docent takes you back to 18th century Charlotte. Price included in admission Charlotte Museum of History 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte. 704-568-1774. www.charlottemuseum.org.

Aug. 28

Teen Weight Loss Program:

1-7 p.m. Price varies depending on goals. www.facebook.com/leanteenprogram. Lean Teen Program, 3220 Prosperity Church Road, Suite 102 Charlotte. 704-614-6700. leanteenprogram.com.

Aug. 29

Bark Boats:

1-2 p.m. Build small boats out of sticks and bark float them down the stream. Must call 704-432-6460 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Edible Plants:

2-3:30 p.m. Join a naturalist-led hike on the preserve to find out which plants can be put into teas, which can be eaten raw, and which shouldn’t be eaten at all. Must call 704-432-6460 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Species Scavenger Hunt:

10-11:30 a.m. See how many local species of plants and animals we can find. Must call 704-432-6460 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Scottish Tea:

4-5:30 p.m. A Scottish-themed menu of tea sandwiches, scones and desserts, along with a favorite Scottish tea. $25; $20 members. Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte. 704-568-1774. www.charlottemuseum.org.

Teen Weight Loss Program:

9 a.m.-noon. Price varies depending on goals. www.facebook.com/leanteenprogram. Lean Teen Program, 3220 Prosperity Church Road, Suite 102 Charlotte. 704-614-6700. leanteenprogram.com.

Aug. 30

A Naturalist’s Walk:

2-3:30 p.m. Join a naturalist on this guided walk. Must call 704-432-6460 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Aug. 31

Teen Weight Loss Program:

1-8 p.m. Price varies per goals. www.facebook.com/leanteenprogram. Lean Teen Program, 3220 Prosperity Church Road, Suite 102 Charlotte. 704-614-6700. leanteenprogram.com.

Nature Story Corner:

10-11 a.m. Listen to nature-based stories. Stories may be accompanied by puppets and audience participation. Hike into the forest to do an activity based on the story. For ages 3 and older. Registration required: 704-432-6460. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Sept. 1

Concord Wildlife Alliance Monthly Meet-up:

6:30-8 p.m. Speaker Mark Bostrom will discuss “Deciduous Forest Floor Spiders and Global Climate Change.” Free. concordwildlifealliance.com. McGill Baptist Church, 5300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. 704-788-1180. www.mcgillbaptist.org.

Social Painting: Open Studio Style:

6:30.-8:30 p.m. No experience is required for this free-styling painting session. A paint coach will be available to assist participants as needed. $15. www.eventbrite.com/e/social-painting-open-studio-tickets-16064312792. The Last Word, 230 E. W.T. Harris Blvd., Charlotte. 704-966-9673. thelastwordcharlotte.com.

Cabarrus Art Guild Exhibit:

10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Featuring the work of 15 members. The art ranges from water color to oil, pastel, acrylic and photography. Free. Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries, 11 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

Sept. 3

Guided Tours:

1:15 and 3:15 p.m. A costumed docent takes you back to 18th century Charlotte. Included in admission. Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte. 704-568-1774. www.charlottemuseum.org.

Sept. 4

The Nature of Greenways: Clark’s Creek Greenway:

9-10 a.m. A relaxed walk with stops. Meet at Mallard Creek Elementary School Greenway entrance. Must call 704-432-6460 to register. Free. Clarks Creek Greenway, 9729 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte. charmeck.org.

Sept. 5

Natural Connections:

3-4:30 p.m. Leisurely hike. Must call 704-432-6460 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Mushroom Walk:

11 a.m. Walk along the trails of RibbonWalk Nature Preserve stopping to look at and discuss mushroom species. Free. RibbonWalk Nature Preserve, 4601 Nevin Road, Charlotte. 704-432-6459. charmeck.org.

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