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CORNELIUS OUTDOOR CINEMA SERIES. Kenton Place, off W. Catawba Ave & Sam Furr Rd, Cornelius, 704-892-6031 ext 160 or www.corneliuspr.org. Films edited for family viewing and subject to cancellation in inclement weather. June 4 & 18 Call or visit website for titles. 7pm entertainment and films start after dark.
DISCOVERY PLACE. 301 N. Tryon Street, 704-372-6261, 1-800-935-0553, www.discoveryplace.org. Through September 1 The Change Game: Playing with Time exhibit gives visitors the opportunity to virtually speed up or slow down time. Ongoing exhibit: Bones: An Exhibit Inside You. Exhibit gives visitors an interactive glimpse of what the skeletal structures of humans and animals look and feel like and explores how culture, history, health, exercise and medicine are all connected to bones. Omnimax, Top Speed, Film takes the viewer into the lives of four-world class athletes and racing professionals whose lives revolve around the never-ending pursuit of speed. Hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12:30-6pm. Admission to Discovery Halls or Omnimax separately is $7.50/adults, $6.50/seniors, $6/youth, $5/children. Admission to both is $12/adults, $11/seniors, $10/youth, $8/children.
FOURTH WARD PHOTO CONTEST. Hodges Taylor Gallery 401 N. Tryon Street, 704-334-3799. Deliver Submissions between June 3 and 28. Call for eligibility and rules.
FUN FEST 2003. Millennium Dance Studio, 809 W. Hill Street, 704-377-1221. June 7, Children's event, featuring The Fun Squad from Radio Disney, games, prizes, BBW, music and dancing, 12pm-5pm
HANG LOOSE. 19340 Liverpool Parkway, Cornelius, 704-895-9004, www.hanglooseextremesports.com. Extreme Sports Family Entertainment Center. Facility offers activities for all ages including a maple skating rink, rock climbing wall, video arcade, outdoor skate park, full-service restaurant, proshop. Private BMX and skateboard lessons are available; summer camps are also offered. Open 7 days a week.
HEROES CONVENTION 2003. Charlotte Convention Center, 704-375-7463, www.heroesonline.com. June 13-15 Guests include: Sal Buscema, Tom Feister, Julie Schwartz and many more. Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-6pm. Tickets: $10 per person (one day) $20 (three day ticket)
JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION. Uptown and Thomas Avenue near Central & The Plaza, 704-374-1565. A four-day celebration to commemorate notification of the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas. Events include a Youth Heritage Kick-off, Drum Fest, Parade, Performances, Food, Marketplace, and more. June 18 Kickoff Banquet at the Four Points Sheraton 201 S. McDowell Street. June 19 Children's celebration at Independence Park 300 Hawthorne Lane. June 20 Festival and Drum Circle at Independence Park. June 21 and 22 Celebration at House of Africa, parade.
KIDS ALL AMERICAN FISHING DERBY. Roosevelt Wilson Pond, Davidson, 704-892-3349. June 7 7:30am-12:30pm For kids up to 16 years of age. McDowell Park, Charlotte, NC, 704-529-1827. June 7 10am-3pm For kids up to 16 years of age.
METROLINA EXPO. 7100 N. Statesville Road, 704-594-4643. June 5-8 Antiques and Collectibles. Regular Fair Hours: Thursday Early Buyers/ Dealer Set-up Day, 8am-5pm; Friday- Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm. Admission: Four Day Pass, $10; Thursday One Day Pass, $5; Friday-Sunday, $5, adult; $3, senior 62 and up; children under 12, free.
MOVIE MONDAYS. Davidson Library, 119 S. Main Street, Davidson, 704-892-8557. All films will be shown at 10am. Call for weekly titles.
MUSEUM OF YORK COUNTY. 4621 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill SC, 803-329-2121, www.yorkcounty.org. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday 1-5pm. Admission: $5, adults; seniors over 60, $4; students, $3; children five and under, free. Through July 20: Virtue Leads and Grace Reveals: Embroideries and Education in Antebellum South Carolina exhibition. Favorite Films Festival. June 10 and 11 Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea. June 17 and 18 Robin Hood. June 24 and 25 Mulan. Showtimes for all films: 11am and 2pm on Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Movies free with museum admission. Reservations required for groups. Cardboard Rocket Planetarium Program. Thursdays and Fridays starting June 12-13 at 11am. For grades K-2. Planet Patrol Planetarium Program. Thursdays and Fridays starting June 12-13 at 2pm. For grades 3,4,and 5. Carolina Skies. Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm and 3pm. Explorers of Mauna Kea. Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm
OUT IN THE GARDEN. June 1, OutCharlotte presents the annual garden tour and garden party. List of gardens announced later. Call 704-563-2699 for info.
PARAMOUNT'S CAROWINDS. Carowinds Boulevard, 704-588-2600, 803-548-5300, 800-888-4386, www.carowinds.com. More than 100 acres with more than 100 rides, shows and attractions for all ages. Rollercoasters, thrill rides, water rides, Animation Station children's area, Scooby Doo's Haunted Mansion. Plus 13-acre Water Works water park. Weekends only through June 2; daily operation June 3-August 9. Opens daily at 10am but closing times vary. Admission is $39.99 for adults; $27.99 for children & seniors.