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 26

Charlotte Summer Bridal Show and Expo 2011:

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

Creepy Crawlies:

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

Summer Camp Activities:

Kidgits Summer Camp. 10-11 a.m. Monday through Thursday through July14. Free. www.concordmills.com. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. www.simon.com.

Summer Shootout Series:

NASCAR's future stars show their skills in a full program of Legend Car and Bandolero racing along with special attractions including 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 Parkway S., Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

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. $5 or race for $20 per car. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. ZMax Dragway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord.

July 2

Biodiversity Hike:

Hike the South Harper Creek Falls. This 6-mile mountain hike 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.

July 3

Fishing for First Timers:

Go fishing with a naturalist. Fishing license required for all adults and children 16 and older. 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

Summer Camp Activities:

Kidgits Summer Camp. 10-11 a.m. Free. www.concordmills.com. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. www.simon.com.

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