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 15

Big Splash with Great Wolf Lodge:

Big Splash proceeds go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.. $30 per person, children under 2 years old are free. Great Wolf Lodge Concord, 10175 Weddington Road, Concord. www.greatwolf.com.

Exploration Birds:

All ages. Free. Call to register, 704-598-8857. 1:30 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 704-598-8857.

Mother's Day Tea:

For those who have experienced the death of a mother. 2:30 p.m. Levine & Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville. 704-375-0100. www.hpccr.org

Hike for your Health:

This is a fast pace walk. Ages 12 and older. Free. Call to register, 704-598-8857. 3:30 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

May 16

InkFest Live Tour 2011 Chicago:

12 p.m. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 999 N.C. 49 N., Concord. www.cabarrusarena.com.

May 17

Nature Preserve Walk:

All ages. Free. Call to register, 704-598-8857. 3:30 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Hike for Your Health:

Ages 12 and older. Free. Call to register, 704-598-8857. 5 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Yoga in the Preserve:

6:15p.m. $8 drop-in or $25 a month. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

May 18

Mental Health Conference:

9:30 a.m. $75. 704-391-6650. Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3301 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte. www.friendshipcharlotte.org.

Nature's Play:

Adults must remain with children at all times. Ages to 5 years. $2 per child. Call to register, 704-598-8857. 10 a.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

The Metropolitan Opera: II Trovatore Encore:

6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. www.amctheatres.com.

May 19

Nature Preserve Walk:

All ages. Free. Call to register. 704-598-8857. 3:30 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

All Arts Market:

. Free admission. 6 p.m. nodarioty.org. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte.

Hike for Hour Health:

Ages 12 and older. Free. Call to register, 704-598-8857. 7 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

May 20

Charlotte Choral Showcase:

7:30 p.m. $15 with discounts for seniors and students. St. John's Baptist Church, 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte. 704-333-5428.

May 21

Pancake Breakfast Benefit:

A fundraiser to benefit a family whose son was injured by a pit bull.7 a.m. $7 for adults; $5 for children 6-12; children 5 and under free. Take-out. Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, 11501 Bain School Road, Charlotte. Modesty Rocks Fashion Show and Real Beauty Workshop:

The conference features sessions on beauty, style and modesty and includes a fashion show. Tickets are available at northsidecharlotte.com for $15 or at the church. 10 a.m. Northside Baptist Church, 333 Jeremiah Blvd., Charlotte. www.northsidebaptistchurch.net.

NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race:

2 p.m. Four-pack adult tickets with hot dogs and Coca-Colas, $29.75 per person. Children's admission starts at $10. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Gospel Concert:

7 p.m. For tickets, $10 each, call 704-536-9157. Central United Methodist Church, 6030 Albemarle Road, Charlotte. 704-536-9157.

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