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 19

Stephen Sondheim's Company:

12 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. www.amctheatres.com.

June 20

Free Summer Camp Activities:

Concord Mills will host its sixth Annual Kidgits Summer Camp giving children a chance to enjoy a variety of fun and exciting free family-friendly events 10-11 a.m. Monday through Thursday June20- July14. www.concordmills.com. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. www.simon.com.

DCI 2011 Tour Premiere:

Highlights from the Drum Corps International World Championships. From Round Rock, Texas. 6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. www.amctheatres.com.

June 21

Summer Shootout Series:

NASCAR's future stars show their skills in a full program of Legend Car and Bandolero racing along with special attractions such as fireworks, school bus racing and mascot mania. 5 p.m. Adult tickets, $7; children ages 6-12, $3. Season pass for adults is $50. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

June 22

Summer Drag & Brag Series:

Street drags give every thrill-seeker a chance to floor it on the four-lane quarter-mile. You can also display your hot rods in a cruise-in or watch drifting demonstrations. 4 p.m. Grandstand admission $5 or race for $20 per car. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. ZMax Dragway, 5555 Concord Pky S., Concord.

Def Leppard:

7:30 p.m. $25 - $131. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. www.livenation.com.

June 25

Intro to Orienteering:

Take a step back from technology and learn how to navigate using a compass. Class will include an introduction to orienteering and practice using the course at RibbonWalk Nature Preserve. Please meet at RibbonWalk, 4601 Nevin Road, Charlotte. Ages 7 and older. $2 maximum. Call to register 704-598-8857. 10 a.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Faith, Family and Freedom Celebration Concert:

Radio Station New Life 91.9 WRCM presents the Faith, Family and Freedom Celebration with Kutless, Britt Nicole, Echoing Angels and Caleb 6 p.m. at zMAX Dragway. Fans can enjoy a special pre-party concert at 4 p.m. with Abandon, Finding Favour, Heather Williams, Know Hope Collective and the Advice. 4 p.m. All general admission seats are free, but a ticket is required for entry. Special, limited priority seating is available for $10. 1-800-455-FANS. www.newlife919.com. zMAX Dragway, Bruton Smith Blvd, Concord.

June 26

Charlotte Summer Bridal Show and Expo 2011:

1 p.m. Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 JM Keynes Drive, Charlotte.

Creepy Crawlies:

Learn about the animals that creep and crawl. Discover millipedes, pill bugs and earthworms and how they move and live. All ages. Free. Call to register 704-598-8857. 2 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

June 27

Free Summer Camp Activities:

Concord Mills will host its sixth Annual Kidgits Summer Camp giving children a chance to enjoy a variety of fun and exciting free family-friendly events 10-11 a.m. Monday through Thursday June20- July14. www.concordmills.com. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. www.simon.com.

June 28

Summer Shootout Series:

NASCAR's future stars show their skills in a full program of Legend Car and Bandolero racing along with special attractions such as fireworks, school bus racing and mascot mania. 5 p.m. Adult tickets, $7; children ages 6-12, $3. Season pass for adults is $50. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

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.

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.

June 29

Summer Drag & Brag Series:

Street drags give every thrill-seeker a chance to floor it on the four-lane quarter-mile. You can also display your hot rods in a cruise-in or watch drifting demonstrations. 4 p.m. Grandstand admission $5 or race for $20 per car. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. ZMax Dragway, 5555 Concord Pky S., Concord.

July 2

Biodiversity Hike:

Hike the South Harper Creek Falls. This six-mile mountain hike will take us to one of North Carolina's most impressive cataracts. This will be a moderately strenuous hike on uneven terrain. Bring plenty of water, a bag lunch and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Ages 16 and older. $10. Call to register: 704-598-8857. 8 a.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 704-598-8857.

July 3

Fishing for First Timers:

Go fishing with a naturalist. Fishing license required for all adults and children 16 and older. Learn facts about the fish while waiting for them to bite. Ages 8 and older. Free. Call to register: 704-598-8857. 2 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Zac Brown Band:

7 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. www.livenation.com.

July 4

Free Summer Camp Activities:

Concord Mills will host its sixth Annual Kidgits Summer Camp; free family-friendly events 10-11 a.m. Monday through Thursday June20- July14. www.concordmills.com. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. www.simon.com.

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