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CITYSCAPES AND COUNTRY VIEWS June 1-3: Collections of prints to show how Americans have defined themselves through their landscape. Brooks Museum, Memphis, Tenn. 901-544-6200. www.brooksmuseum.org.

COMEDY ACTING DAYCAMPS June 18-30: For boys and girls ages 8-18. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Theatre Charlotte. 704-540-7781.

CREATIVE LOAFING POLITICAL PARTY June 6. Neighborhood Theatre. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

CULTURE CAMP June 2: Intergenerational hands on workshop that will use the music we know and love as the inspiration for creativity writing and movement. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $3-$5. Afro-American Cultural Center. www.aacc-charlotte.org.

DOGSWALK AGAINST CANCER June 9: American Cancer Society's non-competitive walk dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the fight against both human and animal cancers. 8 a.m. Metro Paws, Southend. 704-574-7577. www.acsevents.org/dogswalk.

DUB MAGAZINE CUSTOM AUTO SHOW & CONCERT June 3: The best place to see the newest cars and the only place to see them fully customized to their highest potential and some of the hip-hop world's top artists together on the main stage. Charlotte Convention Center. www.vistcharlotte.com.

ELDER GALLERY June 1-30: Real & Imagined. New works by Aaron Morgan Brown and David Skinner. 704-370-6337. www.elderart.com.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT NIGHT June 8: Free with museum admission. 5:30-8pm. Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, S.C. 803-799-2810. www.columbiamuseum.org.

FIESTA LATINA June 23: Hosted by the Hispanic Liasion of Chatham County, includes kids area, music, raffles, and the famed Fiesta Latina Queen and Miss Chiquita contest. Shakori Hills Farm, Pittsboro, N.C. 12-8 p.m. www.evhnc.org.

FORWARD MOTION DANCE June 21- 24: A unique evening and afternoon performance celebrating contemporary modern dance. Thalian Hall Performing Arts Center, Wilmington, N.C. 1-800-523-2820. www.thalianhall.com.

FRISSON: ARTISTS RESPOND TO ART June 1: Musicians and poets perform pieces inspired by artwork in the museum. Local poets and performers Eboni Ramm and Porchia Moore will explore the imagery of Jacob Lawrence. Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, S.C. 6:30 p.m. 803-799-2810. www.columbiamuseum.org.

HEROES CONVENTION 2007 June 15-17. Charlotte Convention Center. www.visitcharlotte.com.

HISTORIC SATURDAYS June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Costumed interpreters will present various aspects of life in the 18th and 19th centuries, with themes changing each week. Historic Brattonsville, McConnells, S.C. 803-684-2327. www.chmuseums.org.

ISLAND HERITAGE FESTIVAL June 28-30: 5-day celebration of 12 programs honoring the history and culture of African Americans "Gullah People", and the historic treasures of their Sea Island home "James Island". Charleston, S.C. www.islandheritagefestival.com.

JAMES O. PATTERSON, THE BISHOP AND THE MAN June 1-3: Exhibit looks into the private life of James O. Patterson, as well as the life he led as bishop. Memphis Pink Palace Museum, Memphis, Tenn. 901-320-6362.

JOSEPH-BETH BOOKSELLERS June 6: Charlie Ridgeway signs Spinning Disney's World: Memories of a Magic Kingdom Press Agent; June 16: Carmine Prioli signs The Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks; June 20: Joseph Mills and Danielle Tormey sign The Guide to North Carolina Wineries, 2nd Ed; June 25: Tim Hollis signs Land of the Smokies. 704-602-9800. www.josephbeth.com.

JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL OF THE CAROLINAS June 15-17: Celebration of humanity and universal freedom with cultural traditions and diversity through food, arts, and music. 10 a.m.--7 p.m. Independence Park. www.juneteenthofthecarolinas.com.

JUNIE B. JONES AND THE SMELLY BUS TOUR June 23. ImaginOn: The Joe & Joann Martin Center, McColl Family Theater. 704-602-9800 www.imaginon.org.

KIDSFEST June 15-30: "Untamed Illusions" brings majestic cats and grand illusions for summertime family fun in the Great Smoky Mountains. Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. www.dollywood.com.

KITTY HAWK KITES KITEBOARDING COMPETITION June 29-30: Come see some of the best kiteboarders in the world right here on the Outer Banks. Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head, N.C. 877-FLY-THIS. www.kittyhawk.com.

LADY CATS AUDITIONS June 2: Preliminary auditions for the 2007-2008 Charlotte Bobcats Dance Team. Dancers must be 18 years old and older. 9 a.m. Charlotte Bobcats Arena. www.charlottebobcatsarena.com.

LOWES FOODS TASTE OF CHARLOTTE June 1-3: Enjoy an array of culinary delights as you choose form more than 100 samples from Charlotte's Finest Restaurants. Rain or Shine. www.tasteofcharlotte.com.

MARY CASSATT: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST June 23: The story of her years in Paris, her relationship with Degas, the influence of her Philadelphia family, is shown through on-location footage and stills. Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, S.C. 2 p.m. 803-799-2810. www.columbiamuseum.org.

MEMPHIS ITALIAN FESTIVAL June 1-2: Authentic Italian cuisine, music, arts, crafts, games and more. There will also be a spaghetti gravy contest and an Italian Mass. Marquette Park, Memphis, Tenn. 901-767-6949.

MINT MUSEUM OF ART June 1-3: "Personal Preferences": 67 Paintings from the Jim Craig and Randy Johnson Collection. June 1-30: Vantage Point VI: Tom Hunter: Contemporary Narratives. June 1-30: Lynn Saville, "Night Vision": photographs in the post twilight hours. June 30: "An American Vision": Henry Francis du Pont's Winterthur Museum. Chronicling America's past through the decorative and useful arts of our ancestors from 1640-1860. June 12-14, 19-21, 26-28: Adult/child workshops for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Children learn about original works of art and have hands on art activities from 10-11:30 a.m. $30-$50. 704-337-2098. June 18-22, 25-29: Art ABCs: Basic Art Camps for grades 1-3. A week-long exploration of materials, techniques and expression for young artists from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $130-$150. June 25-29: Art ABCs: Basic Art Camps for students grades 4-6. www.themintmuseums.org.


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