Mountain climbing: Reedy Creek Nature Center will host a hike to 6,684-foot Mount Mitchell. The hike, for ages 16 and older, will be 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, starting at Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road.
Ages 16 and older can participate. The climb is moderately strenuous, with spectacular views.
The fee is $12. Register for course No. 26735 at www.parkandrec.com. Click on the link for Eparks.
Economy in view: John Connaughton, an economist in the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte, will present his quarterly forecast for the N.C. economy at a free luncheon and news conference at noon Wednesday at the Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St.
To reserve a seat, email email@example.com.
Build skills: Learn about UNC Charlotte's SAT Exam Prep course at a free information session 6-7 p.m. Tuesday in room 120 of the College of Health and Human Services, 9201 University City Blvd.
Register at 704-687-8900 or CEregistration@uncc.edu.
Speaking of children: Register now to hear author Ann Gonzalez, associate chair of UNC Charlotte's Department of Language and Culture Studies, discuss her book "Resistance and Survival: Children's Narrative from Central America and the Caribbean."
She will speak at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at J. Murrey Atkins Library. The book explores children's stories. Admission is free. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-687-0085.