University City

Community calendar

Please submit your event information online. Go to events.charlotteobserver.com and click on "add to our listings." Email photos to thecity@charlotteobserver.com. The print deadline is two weeks in advance of the event date.

May 1

Online Principles of Fraud Examination:

This course is intended as an overview of the basic types of fraud that are prevalent in any business environment. This course is held online May 1-31. 7 p.m. www.continuinged.uncc.edu.

Native Pollinators:

Learn more about the native bees and other pollinators. All ages. Free. Call to register, 704-598-8857. 1:30 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. bit.ly/reedycreek.

The BAC Streets Tour - Bike Charlotte:

Experience one of Charlotte's newest bike routes, as you wind your way along quiet neighborhood streets. The route is approximately six miles long. 2 p.m. Free. www.bikecharlotte.org. Smelly Cat Coffee House, 514 E. 36th St., Charlotte.

May 2

UNC Charlotte Labor and Employment Law:

Key topics: How to bullet-proof your organization from frivolous law suits. How to respond to an inspection or complaint from EEOC, OSHA, Wage & Hour, OFCCP and other federal or state regulators. What the legal rights are of the employer (or employee, or the public). 8:30 a.m. 704-687-8900. www.continuinged.uncc.edu. UNC Charlotte Ben Craig Center, 8701 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte.

Baby Sign Language Class:

Adding American Sign Language vocabulary to daily interactions enhances communication and reduces toddlers' frustration. 9 a.m. May 2, 9, 16. $60 resident, $66 non-Huntersville resident. www.huntersville.org. Huntersville Town Center, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville.

UNC Charlotte - LSAT Exam Prep:

UNC Charlotte's LSAT Prep Course provides 30 instructional hours, covering critical reasoning, reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, LSAT writing sample and a comprehensive review of the logic concepts tested on the LSAT. 6:30 p.m. May 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25. www.continuinged.uncc.edu. UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte.

May 3

UNC Charlotte Process Value Analysis:

This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to analyze the way your organization generates value and cost, to identify opportunities to reduce cost while maximizing value creation, and to implement management methods that will maximize the strategic, bottom-line impact of your company's core processes. 9 a.m. through May 4. 704-687-8900. www.continuinged.uncc.edu. UNC Charlotte Ben Craig Center, 8701 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte.

Walking Through Grief:

Support activity for those who have lost a loved one. 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through May 31.The group will meet at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville and walk the business park. 704.335.4334. Levine & Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville. 704-375-0100. www.hpccr.org.

UNC Charlotte Leadership Development for Human Resource Professionals:

Individual leadership styles, and unique, skillful approaches to decision-making are the focus of this workshop. 6 p.m. May 3, 5. 704-687-8900. www.continuinged.uncc.edu. UNC Charlotte Ben Craig Center, 8701 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte.

May 4

UNC Charlotte Wealth Transfer Planning:

This program is intended for accountants and attorneys. Key topics: Fundamentals of the estate and gift tax; powers of appointment and tax attributes of married couples; generation skipping transfer tax; fiduciary income tax; gifting techniques; taxation of life insurance and qualified plans; family businesses and valuation issues; Medicaid and long-term care; creditor issues in asset transfers. 8:30 a.m. 704-687-8900. www.continuinged.uncc.edu. UNC Charlotte Ben Craig Center, 8701 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte.

RK Motors Charlotte Show Off - Weekly Cruise In:

Open to all pre-1986 makes/models and high performance late model cars. Food and music. 5 p.m. Free. RK Motors Charlotte, 5527 Lakeview Road, Charlotte. 704-596-5211. www.rkmotorscharlotte.com.

Life Changers Outdoor Boot Camp:

Four-week outdoor fitness program with a variety of park circuits, field training drills and obstacle course fun. 6 p.m. May 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28. Space is limited; call for fee. 980-355-4502. www.ce-fit.net. University Area Park, 8800 N. Tryon St., Charlotte.

May 5

International Collectibles & Antiques Show:

9 a.m. $5 for four-day pass. Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte. 704-596-4643. www.metrolinatradeshowexpo.com.

May 6

UNC Charlotte Advanced Project Management for Engineers:

This course teaches advanced techniques for successfully negotiating the project jungle by both lecturing on the best lessons in project management and presenting actual case studies. 8 a.m. 704-687-8900. www.continuinged.uncc.edu. UNC Charlotte Ben Craig Center, 8701 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte.

UNC Charlotte Persuasive Presentation Skills:

The objective of this course is to enhance presentation effectiveness of participants through a process identifying the individuals' unique style and personality to create and deliver a more captivating and interesting message. 8:30 a.m. 704-687-8900. www.continuinged.uncc.edu. UNC Charlotte Ben Craig Center, 8701 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte.

Nutrition Seminar/Beginner CrossFit Workout:

Free. Event will start with a beginner level CrossFit workout. 7 p.m. CrossFit Eternal, 216 B Stetson Road, Charlotte. 704-921-8272. www.crossfiteternal.com.

Chick-fil-A Leadercast Charlotte:

The Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a one-day leadership event featuring 11 influential voices speaking on issues that affect you on a daily basis. 9 a.m. University Hilton Hotel, 8629 J M Keynes Drive, Charlotte.

International Collectibles & Antiques Show:

9 a.m. $5 for four-day pass. Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte. 704-596-4643. www.metrolinatradeshowexpo.com.

May 7

UNC Charlotte - Business Analysis and Information Technology:

8:30 a.m. www.continuinged.uncc.edu. UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. 704-687-2000.

Field Sketching:

Join Kathy Zimmerman for two Saturdays of observing and capturing through sketches the natural glory of the gardens. Designed for those who have taken the "Drawing from Nature" course, but open to anyone with a bit of drawing/sketching experience. Nine credits toward Certificate in Native Plant Studies program. 9 a.m. $81. UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, 9090 Craver Road, Charlotte. 704-687-2364. gardens.uncc.edu.

Mayfair Arts and Crafts:

100 artists and crafters from around the region will return to University Place in Charlotte to display their work in this family-friendly annual event. Displays will be set up on the boardwalk and around the lake throughout the weekend. There will be a kid's play area with face painting and activities. 10 a.m. May 7-8. Free. Shoppes at University Place, 8929 J M Keynes Drive, Charlotte. www.ucityevents.com.

Avenged Sevenfold:

12 p.m. Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte. 704-596-4643. www.metrolinatradeshowexpo.com.

International Collectibles & Antiques Show:

9 a.m. $5 for four-day pass. Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte. 704-596-4643. www.metrolinatradeshowexpo.com.

Carolina Rebellion:

12 p.m. $49.50. Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte. 704-596-4643. www.metrolinatradeshowexpo.com.

Nutrition Seminar/Beginner CrossFit Workout:

Free. Event that will start with being taken through a beginner level CrossFit workout. 7 p.m. CrossFit Eternal, 216 B Stetson Road, Charlotte. www.crossfiteternal.com.

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