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U City community calendar

Please 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.

Oct. 2

International Collectibles & Antiques Show:

10 a.m. Oct. 2. $5. 704-714-7909. www.icashows.com. Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Rd., Charlotte. 704-596-4643.

Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze:

Visit a 7-acre maze of corn. Water stations and maze assistance available. Concessions for sale. You may purchase tickets via website or at the gate. Weekend Maze Sept. 3 - Nov. 13. Family Friendly Friday Flashlight Mazes every Friday from Sept. 30 - Nov 4. 10 a.m. Sept. 25. $10 for ages 13+, $7 for youth ages 5-12, ages 4 and under; flashlight mazes $15 for ages 13+ and $10 for youth ages 5-12, ages 4 and under free. www.ruralhill.net. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. 704-875-3113. www.ruralhill.net.

Animal Rights Lecture:

A lecture by Humane Society representative Kristie Middleton, who is the Humane Society of the United States' manager of corporate policy and supply chain strategy. She will speak about "The Animals We Eat: Improving the Quality of Their Lives." Free. Refreshments provided. 7 p.m. Davidson College's Alvarez College Union, Faculty Dr, Davidson. 704-894-2095.

Oct. 3

Charlotte MBA Admissions Event: Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, NYU, UC Berkeley and Yale:

Multiple colleges invite interested people to the MBA admissions joint event at 7 p.m. Aloft Charlotte Uptown at the Epicenter, Queen City Hall Room, 210 East Trade Street, 704-333-1999.

Oct. 4

Bill Hanna Jazz Jam:

Bill Hanna Jazz Jam Bill Hanna has been hosting this jam session at the Double Door for years. If you are an up and coming jazz musician, or someone shaking the dust off the old instrument, come and jam with one of the best. Hope to see you there. 7 p.m. Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetowne Ave. 704-376-1446. www.doubledoorinn.com

Sugar Skull Making and Decorating Workshop:

Sugar Skull Making and Decorating Workshop. Register and pay in advance. 7 p.m. Oct. 4. Pura Vida Worldly Art!, 1521 Central Ave., Charlotte. 704-335-8587. www.puravidaart.com

Oct. 5

Fall Plant Sale:

Large selection of unusual shrubs, antique roses, herbs, perennials, native plants, groundcovers, bulbs, and more. All proceeds benefit Wing Haven, a Charlotte treasure since 1927. 10 a.m. Free. Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com

Kings Of Salsa:

Choreographed by Roclan Gonzalez Chavez, this new show features talent from Cuba's top dance companies and mixes traditional Afro-Caribbean moves, contemporary dance and the Cuban classics: Mambo, Rumba, and Cha Cha Cha all backed by Latin rhythms and brass arrangements from the 9-piece band, Cuba Ashire. 7:30 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-379-1257. www.levinecenterarts.org

Oct. 6

Exploring Watercolor in the Lawrence Garden:

Explore color, paint, brushes and paper under the guidance of Janis Schneider. Six Thursdays from Oct. 6-Nov. 10. Please pre-register. 1 p.m. $155 for 6 classes. The Elizabeth Lawrence House and Garden at Wing Haven, 348 Ridgewood Ave., 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

Fall Plant Sale:

Large selection of unusual shrubs, antique roses, herbs, perennials, native plants, groundcovers, bulbs, and more. All proceeds benefit Wing Haven, a Charlotte treasure since 1927. 10 a.m. Free. Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com

Oct. 7

UNCC Fall Plant Sale:

Hardy shrubs, perennials, wildflowers, ferns, and cool weather annuals, for sale at the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens. All proceeds support the greenhouse and gardens. Experts are on hand to answer questions. Cash and checks accepted. 9 a.m. Free. UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, 9090 Craver Rd., 704-687-0720. gardens.uncc.edu

Wing Haven Fall Plant Sale:

Large selection of unusual shrubs, antique roses, herbs, perennials, native plants, groundcovers, bulbs, and more. All proceeds benefit Wing Haven, a Charlotte treasure since 1927. 10 a.m. Free. Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com

Admission Open House (Junior Kindergarten - Grade 4):

10 a.m. Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Rd., Concord. 704-721-7199. www.cannonschool.org.

Oct. 8

UNCC Fall Plant Sale:

Hardy shrubs, perennials, wildflowers, ferns, and cool weather annuals, for sale at the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens. All proceeds support the greenhouse and gardens. Experts are on hand to answer questions. Cash and checks accepted. 9 a.m. Free. UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, 9090 Craver Rd., 704-687-0720. gardens.uncc.edu

Wing Haven Fall Plant Sale:

Large selection of unusual shrubs, antique roses, herbs, perennials, native plants, groundcovers, bulbs, and more. All proceeds benefit Wing Haven, a Charlotte treasure since 1927. 10 a.m. Free. Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com

8th Annual Plaza Midwood/Chantilly Chili Cook-Off

Benefits Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte. Features competitive teams and live music from local bands, Ride-In Motorcycle Show, raffles homemade sweets 12 p.m. $10 adults and kids over 6; donation requested kids 5 and under. www.pmccookoff.com. MMR Racing Parking Lot, 1318 Central Ave., Charlotte.

Oct. 9

Uptown Modern Architecture Walking Tour:

Guided walking tours of Uptown Charlotte's modern architecture. Tours will be led by UNC Charlotte School of Architecture students and last one hour. RSVP the number of attendees and which date you prefer to rsvp@historiccharlotte.org. 10:30 a.m. $10 per person, free for students with ID. 704-375-2425. www.HistoricCharlotte.org.

Latin American Festival:

Music, food, art, dance and children's activities. Starts at noon. Adults, $5, children under 8 free. Symphony Park at SouthPark, 4400 Sharon Rd. 704-941-2557. www.festivallatinoamericano.org.

The 8th annual Midatlantic Music Conference:

The Midatlantic Music Conference is a three-day event featuring more than 100 independent music artists from multiple genres plus professional panelists. midatlanticmusic.com. Panels and weekend pass, $50; showcase pass, $5 in advance, $10 at gate. Starts at 7 p.m. 888-755-0036. www.midatlanticmusic.com. Industrial Music Hall, 1629 Industrial Center Circle. www.theindustrialmusichall.com

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