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.

June 5

LA Phil Live: Dudamel Conducts Brahms:

Gustavo Dudamel conducts Brahms' Fourth Symphony from the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. 5 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

June 7

Nature Preserve Walk:

Enjoy a leisurely hourlong walk through the Reedy Creek Nature Preserve on easy trails. 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:

This is a medium- to fast-pace walk. Ages 12 and older. Free. Call to register 704-598-8857. 5-6 p.m. every Tuesday. 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

June 10

Joyce Kilmer Exploration & Camping Adventure:

Take a journey back in time and discover towering trees, remnants of the original Appalachian forest. The trip includes transportation, camping fees and gear and most meals. Participants must attend a pre-trip meeting 6 p.m. June 8. Ages 16 and older. $145. Call to register 704-598-8857. 12 p.m. June 10-12. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

June 11

Metro Dash:

An action-packed event designed by Navy SEALs to unleash the best in you. Competitors will climb, crawl, jump, swing, and scale their way through 30 obstacles in premier metropolitan locations across the country. Revel in victory at the Metro Dash post-event party with beer, food and music. 8 a.m. www.metrodash.com. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Annual Blueberry Brunch:

U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin will be guest speaker at the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Tau Theta Zeta Chapter of Pineville-Matthews fundraiser, which provides scholarships. Benjamin will speak on health disparities among America's youth. 11 a.m. $50. Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 J M Keynes Drive, Charlotte. tauthetazeta.weebly.com/3rd-annual-blueberry-brunch.html.

June 12

Trees in the Preserve:

Walk with the naturalist to learn the different trees in the preserve and how they fit in the ecology of the area. Learn which are invasive and exotic, and which are our native species. All ages. Free. Call to register 704-598-8857. 2 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

June 13

Summer Shootout Series:

Charlotte Motor Speedway hosts the Summer Shootout Series. Legend Car and Bandolero racing, along with special attractions, such as school bus racing and games for the kids. 5 p.m. Adult tickets, $7; children 6 to 12, $3; and children 5 and younger, free. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

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