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 31

Intro to Geocaching:

You'll learn the basics of geocaching, then we'll hit the trails to find caches hidden at Reedy Creek. Please bring a small item of $1-$5 value if you would like to swap items from a cache. Close-toed shoes are recommended. GPS units provided, or bring your own. Age 8 and older. Free. Call to register, 704-598-8857. 1:30 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Aug. 1

UNC Charlotte SAT Exam Prep:

Each 15-hour program covers the latest test-taking strategies and proven techniques for increasing SAT scores. The UNC Charlotte program will allow students to learn from the instructor, from other students, and, most importantly, from their own actions by taking sample tests throughout the program. Students will practice sample questions, with special attention given to questions requiring critical thinking and reasoning. 9-noon or 1-4 p.m. Aug. 1-5. UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. 704-687-2000. www.uncc.edu.

Unity Tour 2011: 311 & Sublime with Rome:

6:30 p.m. $25-$49. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com.

Aug. 2

Maroon 5 and Train with special guest Gavin DeGraw:

7 p.m. $25 - $99. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com.

Aug. 3

Transcendent Man: Live With Ray Kurzweil:

Futurist Ray Kurzweil discusses his theory that technology is advancing so quickly that mankind will not be able to keep up unless we merge with the machines we are creating. 8 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

Aug. 4

Event Planning Information Session:

The program is designed for new and aspiring meeting and event managers, travel agents and hoteliers, as well as those considering a career change. 6 p.m. Aug. 4 and 24. Free. UNC Charlotte Ben Craig Center, 8701 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-687-8900. continuinged.uncc.edu.

The Electric Daisy Carnival Event:

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

Aug. 5

Kings of Leon:

7 p.m. $30.50- $56.50. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com.

Aug. 6

Radical Reptiles:

Come meet the scaly, cold-blooded friends at Reedy Creek. All ages. Free. 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 704-598-8857.

Super Sexy White Event:

9 p.m.-2 a.m. Hilton University Place, 8629 J M Keynes Drive, Charlotte. 704-547-7444.

Aug. 7

Concert

Li'l Wayne with Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, and Far East Movement. 7 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555.

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