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MINT MUSEUM OF CRAFT & DESIGN June 1-30: "Observations" by Ann Wolff is a collection of 84 works including bronzes, charcoals, glass sculptures, pastels and watercolors. June 2: "Point of View IV": Windgate Charitable Foundation. Includes a collection of 25 American, European, and Japanese art acquisitions in ceramic, fiber, glass, metal and wood. June 21: Target Third Tuesdays: Live Jazz. View the collections and exhibitions and enjoy live vocalist Dawn Anthony while snacking on light hors d'oeuvres from 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 30: Celebrate the Nation's birthday and tour a visual chronicle of American history from 1640-1860 in the exhibition "An American Vision": Henry Francis du Pont's Winterthur Museum. www.themintmuseums.org.

MODERNISM IN AMERICAN SILVER June 1-30: 150 works from 1925-2000 to be viewed. Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis, Tenn. 901-761-5250. www.dixon.org.

MS. AMERICAN RENAISSANCE SPIRIT PAGEANT June 28--30: Greensboro, N.C. www.americanrenaissancepageant.com.

MRS. SOUTH CAROLINA PAGEANT June 23: Newberry Opera House, Columbia, S.C. www.newberryoperahouse.com.

OLD TYME FESTIVAL June 2: Remember the past through arts, crafts, reenactments, antique tractors, children's games and more. The festival presented by Olive Branch City Park will benefit the DeSoto Sunrise Homes. 662-342-0155. Memphis, Tenn.

SATURDAY GRAPES BY THE BUNCH June: Saturdays. Sample wines at a special price. The Grape at Cameron Village. 919-833-2669. Raleigh, N.C.

SILVER LECTURE SERIES June 2: Lecture features Modern Silver of the Jazz Age, by Kevin Tucker, Exhibition Co-Curator, Dixon Gallery and Gardens. 9:30 a.m. Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tenn. 901-761-5250. www.dixon.org.

SKATEBOARD TOURNAMENT June 9: It's time to see who has the best moves. Register before June 6 for $10, after $20. Kernersville Skate Park, Winston-Salem, N.C. 336-996-3062. www.toknc.com/pr.

SLAMCHARLOTTE June 15: Poetry Slam hosted by Bluz. Spirit Square. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.

SOUL FOOD! AFRICAN-AMERICAN COOKING & CREATIVITY June 1-30: Over 50 works including photographs, mixed media installations, paintings, and artifacts illustrate the roots of soul food and the development of black culinary traditions. The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tenn. 901-544-6200. www.brooksmuseum.org.

SOUTH CAROLINA REPTILE & EXOTIC ANIMAL SHOW June 16-17: Event presented by Repticon, offers a variety of vendors with reptiles, supplies, feeders, cages, and other reptile merchandise. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jamil Shrine Center, Columbia, S.C. $5-$8. 407-230-7217. www.repticon.com.

SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA June 1-10. Charleston, S.C. www.spoletousa.org.

SPRING & SUMMER 2007 MAIN STREET MARKETPLACE June 1-29. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Boyd Plaza, Columbia, S.C. 803-779-4005 ext. 2042. www.citycentercolumbia.sc.

SUMMER DAY CAMP June 1-30. Learn about archaeology, food, medicine, weapons, song and dance, as well as crafts. Chucalissa Museum, Memphis, Tenn. 901-785-3160.

SWEETGRASS CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL June 7-9: Part of the renowned Annual Piccolo Spoleto Celebration. Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 843-856-9732. www.sweetgrassfestival.com.

TEMPLES AND TOMBS June 1-2: Treasures of Egyptian Art from the British Museum. North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, N.C. 919-839-6262. www.ncartmuseum.org.

TWIN CITY RIBFEST June 14-16. Winston-Salem, N.C. www.twincityribfest.com.

THE UNEXPLAINED: ALIEN ABDUCTIONS June 2-3: Hear four different stories of those who claim to have been abducted by aliens and see how hypnosis has been used in recalling their experiences aboard spacecraft. S.C. State Museum, Columbia, S.C. 803-898-4952. www.museum.state.sc.us.

WIL-BEAR WRIGHT'S FESTIVAL June 13: A day filled with fun activities for kids. Make and fly your own kite, try yo-yo stunts, get your face painted, free balloons, candy and lots of fun. Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head, N.C. 877-FLY-THIS. www.kittyhawk.com.

WWE PRESENTS SMACKDOWN! AND ECW. June 19: Undertaker, Kane, Batista, Bobby Lashley, Mr. Kennedy, Chris Benoit, Playboy Playmate Ashley, Finlay, Sabu, RVD, Sandman, Paul London and Brian Kendrick, Matt Hardy, Gregory Helms, and more are scheduled to appear. 7:30 p.m. $20-$70. Charlotte Bobcats Arena. www.charlottebobcatsarena.com.

WWE RAW June 17. RBC Center. www.rbccenter.com. Raleigh, N.C.

YOUTHDAY CAMP June 14: Experience Juneteenth Youth Celebration. "Literacy is Freedom" is a celebration of history through an artistic focus on literacy and freedom. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hawthorne Park and Recreation Center. www.aacc-charlotte.org.

Music

AMERICAN PIE OLDIES MUSIC FEST June 9: The music is live and non-stop. Myrtle Beach, S.C. www.myrtlebeach.com.

2007 SOUTHEND SUMMER SERIES BLOCK PARTY June 23: Come out to listen to local DJs while enjoying complimentary food and beverages. Attendees will also receive special shopping incentives from local stores like Niche, Blacksheep, Glamour Puss, and American Apparel. 2-10 p.m. SouthEnd.

A JARRELL AFFAIR June 1: The Funk w/ Bum's Lie, Hope Massive, Eyes of the Elders and Graham Cracker. 704-559-5280.

AFRO-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER June 24: All that Jazz: Straight Ahead Jazz Series featuring Tyrone Jefferson and Going Through Changes. 5-8 p.m. $8 -$10. 704-374-1565. www.aacc-charlotte.org.

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