University City

Community calendar

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.

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.

Xtreme Drift Circuit:

The Xtreme Drift Circuit will wrap up its 2011 Eastern Division championship. Drifting is a high-speed motorsport where cars are slid through a marked course and judged on execution and style, not speed and time. 12 p.m. $10-$20. www.xtremedriftcircuit.com. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway South, Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

July 4

Camp Activities:

Family-friendly events 10-11 a.m. Monday through Thursday June 20- July 14. Free. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. www.concordmills.com.

July 5

Summer Academy for Young Black Men:

9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 5-Aug. 12. A six-week summer enrichment and college preparatory program for young black men between the ages of 13-16. $75 per week for a total of $450 for the six weeks. Financial assistance is available. UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. 980-253-3136. www.charlottebiotechnology.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.

July 6

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. ZMax Dragway, 5555 Concord Pky S., Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

July 9

Robinson Rock House Hike:

Take a stroll through our woods and learn a bit more about this intriguing structure built in 1800. Hike will be easy to moderate difficulty and close-toed shoes are recommended. All ages. Free; call to register, 704-598-8857. 9:30 a.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

July 10

Gardening with Natives:

Ideas for a small yard or landscape will be shared. All ages. Free; call to register, 704-598-8857. 2 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

July 11

Camp Activities:

Kidgits Summer Camp. 10-11 a.m. Monday through Thursday through July 14. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. www.concordmills.com.

July 12

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.

Motley Crue:

7:30 p.m. $31 - $105. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. www.livenation.com.

July 13

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 Parkway South, Concord.

July 16

Fitness Hike:

Hikers should be prepared to walk 2-3 miles on uneven terrain. All ages. Free. Call to register 704-598-8857. 9:30 a.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

July 17

Summer Discovery Hike:

This will be a family friendly hike with lots of opportunities to stop and discover nature's gifts. Participants must be able to hike two miles on uneven terrain. Ages 5 and older. Free. Call to register 704-598-8857. 2 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 704-598-8857.

July 19

Hike for Your Health:

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.

July 20

Drag & Brag Series:

Street drags offer a chance to floor it on the four-lane quarter-mile. 4 p.m. Admission $5 or race for $20 per car. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. ZMax Dragway, 5555 Concord Parkway South, Concord.

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