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 22

Spring Beauties:

Activities and displays about all the spring happenings. Call to register 704-598-8857. All Ages Free. 2 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

May 24

Home-school Special: Geology, Rocks, Minerals & Fossils:

Ages 8 - 12 $5. Call to register 704-598-8857. 1:30 p.m. $5. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Nature Preserve Walk:

All ages. 3:30 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Hike for Your Health:

This is a medium to fast pace walk. Ages 12 and older. Free. Call to register. 5 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Women in Action, Charlotte:

6 p.m. Charlotte North Learning Center, 10925 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte.

Yoga in the Preserve:

Ages 16 and older. Call to register. 704-598-8857. 6:15 p.m. $8 drop-in or $25 a month. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

May 25

Nature's Play:

Adults must remain with children. We will read stories, dance, go for a hike and play outdoors. Ages 0-5 years. $2 per child. Call to register 704-598-8857. 10 a.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

May 26

Nature Preserve Walk:

This is a leisurely walk through the Reedy Creek Nature Preserve on easy trails for all ages. Free. Call to register. 704-598-8857. 3:30 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

May 27

Night Sounds by Kayak:

Practice the basics of flat water kayaking as we explore night sounds. Previous paddling experience suggested. Easy paddle. Kayaks and life jackets provided. Transportation from Reedy Creek Nature Center to Mountain Island Lake will be provided; trip departs Reedy Creek Nature Center at 6 p.m. and returns by 10 p.m. Ages 18 and up, $11 Call to register 704-598-8857.

Black Light Insectigation:

A night-time program to see what insects fly at night and are attracted to a black light. All ages. Free. Call to register 704-598-8857. 8 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

May 28

International Migratory Bird Celebration:

Activities include bird hikes, crafts, games. All ages. Free. Call to register 704-598-8857. 9 a.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Seashore Treasures:

Learn about the strange creatures you may see and find out what they really are. Seashells, crabs, sea cucumbers, sea pansies, etc. Plus a sand table for the little ones. All ages. Free Call to register, 704-598-8857. 1:30 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

May 29

Pill Bugs and Roly-Poly:

What are those funny little bugs that live under logs and roll up when you play with them? Ages 6 and up. Free. Call to register, 704-598-8857. 1:30 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Butterflies And Allies:

Learn to identify different types and go for a butterfly hunt. Ages 6 and up. Free. Call to register, 704-598-8857. 3:30 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

May 30

Home-school: More Insects:

Take an insect order of your choice and learn more about it. Use the microscopes to learn the fine details of your insect order and learn about how they live. Ages 12 and up. $5. Call to register, 704-598-8857. 3:30 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

June 1

Country Megaticket:

1 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com.

June 2

Kenny Chesney :

7 p.m. $90. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com.

June 3

ConCarolinas 2011:

ConCarolinas is a general multigenre (sci-/fantasy/horror) multimedia convention. 3 p.m. June 3; 9 a.m. June 4; 9 a.m. June 5. $40 at the door. Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 J M Keynes Drive, Charlotte. 803-517-3928. www.concarolinas.org.

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