Don't miss these upcoming events close to home.
1 Youth poetry slam
Monthly poetry slam and open mic for teens 13-19. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 18. $5.
When: 6 p.m. Sept. 18
Where: Duke Energy Theater, 345 N. College St.
2 Wing Haven bird walk
Take a stroll through the gardens and look for migratory birds.
When: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 20
Where: Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave.
Info: 704-331-0664 or www.winghavengardens.com