University City

Community calendar

Jan. 1

Carolina Christmas Light Show:

6 p.m. Admission is $20 per car, minivan or SUV. Group discounts available. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S, Concord. 704-455-3267.

Jan. 2

7th Annual Holiday Square Works Show:

Providence Gallery celebrates its 7th annual Holiday Square Works show, an invitation exhibition featuring works by more than 75 artists. There is one rule for this show: all works must be square. 9 a.m. Free. Providence Gallery, 601 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-333-4535.

YDub Tri Club Triathlon Training:

This amazing tri session will be 15 weeks of intense training to prepare you for the triathlon April 14. This is an open-water 1500m swim, 27-mile bike ride, and 6.1 mile run in Greensboro. 7 p.m. $195 for session. 704-525-5770. YWCA of the Central Carolinas, 3420 Park Road., click on fitness tab.

Jan. 3

Hike for Your Health:

This is a medium- to fast-pace walk. Ages 12 and up. Free. Call to register 704-598-8857. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 704-598-8857.

Jan. 4

Seated Yoga for Seniors:

Covenant Recreation and Fitness offers seated yoga on Wednesdays from 12:15 to 1:15 with Nancy Nicholson 12:15 p.m. Covenant Recreation and Fitness Center, 1000 E. Morehead St. 704-334-7491.

Zumba with Queen City DanceOut:

6-7 p.m. $8/class. First class free. Covenant Recreation and Fitness Center, 1000 E. Morehead St. 703-334-7491.

Charlotte Quilters' Guild January Meeting:

7 p.m. Sharon Towers, 5100 Sharon Road.

Jan. 5

Elvis Fan Club Meeting:

The first Thursday of each month at Jonathan's of Matthews restaurant, 10630 Independence Pointe Parkway. Free to join. 6 p.m. 704-545-6618.

Jan. 6

Bad Boys Arenacross:

7:30 p.m. $12 - $22. Bojangles' Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-372-3600.

Jan. 7

Biodiversity Hike: Kings Mountain:

Kings Mountain is described as a big, hilly, woodsy forest. 704-432-6460 to register. Ages 16 and up, $12 8 a.m. Organized by Reedy Creek Nature Center.