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WALNUT CREEK AMPHITHEATRE June 20: RUSH; June 23: Toby Keith. Rain or Shine, all seats subject to weather. 919-831-6400. Raleigh, N.C.

Sports

CAROLINA MUDCATS June 1-30. AA Baseball. www.gomudcats.com. 919-269-2887. Raleigh, N.C.

COLUMBIA BLOWFISH BASEBALL June 1--30: Capital City Stadium, Columbia, S.C. www.blowfishbaseball.com.

HAMMERHEADS SOCCER GAME June 2: The Wilmington Hammerheads play against the Cincinnati Kings. 7:30 p.m. $8-$12. 910-796-0076 ext 23. Wilmington, N.C.

LEXINGTON COUNTY TENNIS COMPLEX June 2: JTL Adult/Junior Tournament; June 9: JTL Singles Championships. www.lexingtoncountytennis.com. Lexington, S.C.

MECKLENBURG COUNTY 4TH ANNUAL VOLLEYBALL BASH June 9-10. Memorial Stadium. 704-336-2884. www.charmeck.org.

MEMPHIS REDBIRDS VS. LAS VEGAS June 2-5. Auto Zone Park, Memphis, Tenn. 901-721-6000. www.memphisredbirds.com.

OAK HILL ALUMNI ALL-STAR BASKETBALL GAME June 30: Presented by Jordan Brand. Former NBA stars including Cory Alexander, Rodney Strickland, William Avery, Curtis Staples will play along with present and former collegiate stars. 7 p.m. $10-$15. Charlotte Bobcats Arena. www.charlottebobcatsarena.com.

SPLASH DASH RACES June 9: 10K Run, 5K Run, and Walk. Camp Thunderbird, Lake Wylie, S.C. www.lakewyliesc.com.

SUMMER SHOOTOUT SERIES June 12-30: Tuesday nights, In addition to a full program of Legends Car, Bandolero and Thunder Roadster racing, the Summer Shootout Series includes special attractions, such as school bus races, spectator racing and fireworks. Lowes Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. www.lowesmotorspeedway.com.

MOUNTAIN BIKING CLINIC June 16: Learn bike handling skills at 10 a.m. in Fisher Farm Park, Davidson, N.C. www.www.bikepasa.com.

USA TRACK & FIELD SC ASSOCIATION June 8-10: Junior Olympic Championships; June 23: Open & Masters Championships. www.scusatf.org.

Theater

ALABAMA THEATRE Most days in June: One - Country, gospel, comedy, Broadway, and everything in between. Myrtle Beach, S.C. www.alabama-theatre.com.

CAROLINE, OR CHANGE June 1-3: See the story of a maid and her employer's son, which has gained critical acclaim. Playhouse on the Square, Memphis, Tenn. 901-726-4656. www.playhouseonthesquare.org.

Carolina Jubilee June 2: 8 p.m. $25. Newberry, S.C. www.newberryoperahouse.com

CHARLOTTE COMEDY THEATRE Fridays & Saturdays: Short Form Improv, 8 p.m. SK Netcafé. www.charlottecomedy.com.

CPCC SUMMER THEATRE June 8-9, 10, 12, 13-16: South Pacific; June 22-23, 24, 26, 27-30: Thoroughly Modern Millie. Halton Theater. 704-330-6534. www1.cpcc.edu.

Big River -- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn June 22--30. Winner of seven Tony Awards, this heart-warming American saga of self-discovery and friendship begins on a raft on the mighty Mississippi River in the 1840's. www.playhouseonthesquare.org. Memphis, TN.

Guys and Dolls June 1: One of Broadway's most hilarious shows, described as the perfect musical comedy. www.rockhillarts.org. Rock Hill, S.C.

ORPHEUM THEATRE June 2-3: Voices, a stage play featuring Gary "Lil G" Jenkins, Big Sean Larkins, and Monique "Whyte Chocolate" Ford; June 8-10: The Producers, Mel Brook's Broadway comedy sensation. Memphis, Tenn. 901-525-3000. www.orpheum-memphis.com.

SESAME STREET LIVE June 1-3: Super Grover! Ready for Action. RBC Center. 919-834-4000. Raleigh, N.C.

SHAKESPEARE ON THE GREEN FESTIVAL June 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24: Shakespeare is alive and well at the Greenfield Park for its 15th season. Wilmington, N.C. www.visitnc.com.

THALIAN HALL CENTER OF PERFORMING ARTS June 1: Cirque de Berserque; June 28-30: The Last Five Years, www.bigdawgproductions.org. 1-800-523-2820. www.thalianhall.com. Wilmington, N.C.

JULY

Film

FREE MOVIES AT THE LAKE July 1: How to Eat Fried Worms; July 8: Flicka; July 15: Grease; July 22: Happily Never After; July 29: Talladega Nights. Show starts at dusk. Carolina Beach Lake Park. 910-458-8434. www.pleasurenc.org.

HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU July 1-31: Narration by Meryl Streep and a soundtrack of New Orleans blues and gospels, Hurricane on the Bayou takes viewers on a tour of the Louisiana bayou and New Orleans. Crew Training International IMAX Theater, Memphis, Tenn. For more information, call 901-320-6362.

IMAX THEATRE AT EXPLORIS July: Mystery of the Nile; Mystic India: An Incredible Journey of Inspiration; SHARKS: 3D; The Greatest Places. Exploris is home to the only 3D IMAX theatre in North Carolina. 919-834-4040. www.exploris.org/imax. Raleigh, N.C.

MOVIES IN THE PARK July 13: Movies begin each evening at sunset with free popcorn and drawings. Bring your own blanket or chairs. Freedom Park Amphitheater. www.watershedcharlotte.com.

Fun Stuff

4TH OF JULY CRUISE ABOARD THE HENRIETTA III July 4: Come aboard North Carolina's Largest Riverboat as we celebrate our Independence Day. Boards 30 minutes prior to cruise. Prepaid reservations required. Boarding begins at 6 p.m. Wilmington, N.C. 1-800-676-0162 or 910-343-1611. www.cfrboats.com.

4TH OF JULY RIVERFRONT CELEBRATION July 4: Featuring the Battleship Blast brought to you by the City of Wilmington and the Battleship North Carolina. Riverfront Park. For more information call 910-341-7855 or 910-251-5797. Wilmington, N.C.

ACCESS ALL AREAS July 1-31: Explores the music industry and its physics, technology, history, artists and audiences. Memphis Pink Palace Museum, Memphis, Tenn. 901-320-6362. www.memphismusuems.org.

AGAPE SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM July 1-31: A Christian program for children from kindergarten to 6th grade where activities include dance, etiquette, theatre, swimming, field trips and more. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Nations Ford Community Church. 704-522-6480.


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