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.

Aug. 14

Butterflies on the Fly:

We will look at the different types, then see how many we can find on the flowers in the preserve. Learn how to attract them to your yard. Ages 6 and older. Free. Call to register 704-598-8857. 2 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Cirque du Soleil: Delirium:

10:15 a.m. and various times and dates this month. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

Aug. 15

Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Review :

The purpose of UNC Charlotte's FE Exam Review is to help engineers prepare for the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering examination. This is an online self-paced course, Aug. 15-Oct. 29. 8 a.m. UNC Charlotte Ben Craig Center, 8701 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-687-8900. continuinged.uncc.edu.

Aug. 16

La Riots:

The IDentity festival has plenty to look at, do, hear and see. 1 p.m. $20 - $200. idfestival.com. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com.

Summer Shootout Series:

Program of Legend Car and Bandolero racing. 5 p.m. Adult tickets, $7; children ages 6-12, $3. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-455-3267. 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. 704-598-8857. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Aug. 17

Make & Take Classes:

Wednesdays through Aug. 25 for children ages 4. 3- 5 p.m. Free. A.C. Moore, 8161 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-3200. www.acmoore.com.

Basic Web Design:

The certificate covers the basics of visual communication, branding, instruction on how to register your domain name, security issues, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, and the WordPress blogging platform. Instructors will guide you in Web building, step-by-step, while you practice the skills you learn both inside and outside of the classroom. 6 p.m. Free. UNC Charlotte Ben Craig Center, 8701 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-687-8900. continuinged.uncc.edu.

RiffTrax Live: Jack the Giant Killer:

The stars of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" mock the 1962 fantasy film. 8 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

Aug. 18

Native Plants for your Landscape:

Our Piedmont region is home to a wide variety of native trees and shrubs. Make the best choices for your backyard from a long list of hardy natives that will thrive and enrich your landscape and the environment. The problems created by invasive plants and over use of alien plants will also be addressed. 6 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 704-598-8857.

Aug. 19

Nutrition Seminar:

9 a.m. Free. CrossFit Eternal, 216 B Stetson Road, Charlotte. 704-921-8272. www.crossfiteternal.com.

WFAE 30th Anniversary Open House:

The party will feature tours, demonstrations, the music of Gena Chambers, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. Free admission. RSVP requested. 4 p.m. At 6 p.m., host Mike Collins will talk about the art of grilling. WFAE 90.7fm, 8801 J.M. Keynes Drive, Charlotte. www.wfae.org.

Aug. 20

Summer Nature Stroll:

This will be a moderately paced hike with stops along the way. Participants must be able to hike 3-4 miles on uneven terrain. Ages 8 and older. Free. Call to register, 704-598-8857. 10 a.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

2011 Alpha Luau:

Advance tickets start at $30. 12 p.m. Mecklenburg Shrine Club, 5200 Mecklenburg Shrine Club Road, Charlotte. 704-535-2954.

Insectagations:

An afternoon exploring the world of insects. Participants must be able to hike 1-2 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.

Freedom Fund Awards Banquet:

Charlotte Mecklenburg NAACP 2011 Freedom Fund Awards Banquet. 6 p.m. Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 J M Keynes Drive, Charlotte. 704-372-7193 or email naacp@charlottenaacp.com.

Nutrition Seminar:

Free. 8 a.m. CrossFit Eternal, 216 B Stetson Road, Charlotte. 704-921-8272. www.crossfiteternal.com.

Aug. 21

Journey:

7:30 p.m. $25 - $141. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com.

Aug. 23

Simon GamePlay Tour:

10 a.m. Free. 704-979-3000. www.concordmills.com. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-3000.www.simon.com.

Aug. 24

Simon GamePlay Tour:

10 a.m. Free. 704-979-3000. www.concordmills.com. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-3000.www.simon.com.

Certified Internal Auditor Session:

This review is designed for both those considering becoming a Certified Internal Auditor and who plan on sitting for the CIA exam as well as individuals who wish to learn more about the field. 12 p.m. Free. UNC Charlotte Ben Craig Center, 8701 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-687-8900. continuinged.uncc.edu.

Meeting and Event Planning 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. Free. 704-687-8900. continuinged.uncc.edu. UNC Charlotte Ben Craig Center, 8701 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte.

Jill Scott:

7 p.m. $25.75 - $125.75. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com.

Aug. 25

Make & Take Classes:

Wednesdays through Aug. 25 for children ages 4. 3- 5 p.m. Free. A.C. Moore, 8161 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. www.acmoore.com.

Food Lion AutoFair:

Car clubs and corrals, thousands of vendors, a collector car auction and exotic automotive attractions. 8 a.m. Single day adult tickets are $10. Four-day adult tickets, $25; children under 12, free. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

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