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MINT MUSEUM OF CRAFT & DESIGN July 1-29: "Observations" by Ann Wolff is a collection of 84 works including bronzes, charcoals, glass sculptures, pastels and watercolors. July 1-31: "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. July 1: 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." July 19: Target Third Thursday: Live Jazz. View the collections and exhibitions and enjoy live vocalist Calvin Edwards and his Trio while snacking on light hors d'oeuvres.

MODERNISM IN AMERICAN SILVER July 1-15: 150 works from 1925-2000 to be viewed. Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis, TN. 901-761-5250. Listing Listing Listing


PURPLE MARTIN CRUISES July 1-31, 7:30-10pm. Southern Patriot at Lake Murray Marina, Columbia, SC. $27. 803-749-8594.

SOUL FOOD! AFRICAN-AMERICAN COOKING & CREATIVITY July 1-31: Over fifty 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.

SUMMER CELEBRATION July 26-28. Stowe Park, Belmont, N.C.

SUMMER DAY CAMP July 1-31. Learn about archaeology, food, medicine, weapons, song and dance, as well as crafts. Chucalissa Museum, Memphis, Tenn. 901-785-3160.

TWEETSIE RAILROAD July 4: Fireworks; July 28: Jump! The Ultimate Dog Show. Blowing Rock, N.C.


WINERY'S SUMMER HOLIDAY WEEKENDS July 7-8. Biltmore Estate, Asheville, N.C.


2007 SOUTHEND SUMMER SERIES BLOCK PARTY July 21: 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.

AIRLIE CONCERT SERIES July 6: Jim Felds Sextet; July 20: Mirage. $3-$8. Airlie Gardens, Wilmington, N.C. 910-798-7700.

AMOS' SOUTHEND July 28: Zoso (Led Zeppelin Tribute). 704-377-6874.

BAYOU BASH July 14. Greensboro, N.C.

BLUES OUT BACK July 13. Gaston County Museum of Art & History, Dallas, N.C. 704-852-6025.

BREAKFAST CLUB July 3: Uptown's Pre Independence Day Party features live music alond with DJs RED, Suspense and Jody.

BRAD PAISLEY July 20: Walnut Creek Amphitheatre. 919-831-6400. Raleigh, N.C.

BUDLIGHT DOWNTOWN LIVE July 14: The Romantics; July 28: Night Ranger. Moore Square District, Raleigh, N.C.

CENTER CITY ALIVE AFTER 5 July 5: Yo Mamma's Big Fat Booty Band; July 12: Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi Tribute); July 19: Doug Clark's Hot Nuts w/DJ Lil' Tone and Friends; July 26: im Clark Band w/special performance from members of Sugarcreek. Wachovia Plaza Uptown.

DOWNTOWN ALIVE CONCERT SERIES July 14; 28. Rotary Centennial Pavilion, Gastonia, N.C. 704-865-5044.

FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES July 20: Enjoy a different type of music each month. 6-8 p.m. Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area, Kure Beach, N.C. 910-458-8434.

MAYFAIRE MUSIC ON THE TOWN July 1-31: Every Friday night for the best free music Wilmington has to offer. Wilmington N.C.

NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE July 28: Paul Thorn Band.

UNION STREET LIVE 2007 July 19: Billy Scott and The Prophets. Free Downtown Concord Concerts. Concord, N.C. 704-784-4208.

VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE July 23: Vans Warped Tour. 704-549-5555.


CAPITAL CITY STADIUM July 16: 2007 Coastal Plain League All-Star Fan Fest, 6:05 p.m.; July 17: 2007 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game, 7:05 p.m. 803-254-FISH. Columbia, S.C.

2007 JUNIOR WILDWATER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP July 16-19. Lower Saluda River/West Columbia Riverwalk, Columbia, S.C.

CAROLINA MUDCAT July 1-31. AA Baseball. 919-269-2887. Raleigh, N.C.

COLUMBIA BLOWFISH BASEBALL July 1--31: Capital City Stadium, Columbia, S.C.

FIRECRACKER 5000 ROAD RACE July 4: 23rd Annual Fitness Pro HHI Firecracker 5000 Road Race and Walk at the Mall at Shelter Cove, 8 a.m. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Hilton Head Runners Club and others. 843-379-3440.

LATA 4TH ANNUAL SUNBURN OPEN July 19-22. Lexington County Tennis Complex, Columbia, S.C. 803-957-7676.

NORTHWEST TENNIS TOURNAMENT July 14-15: Single elimination format designed for youth and active adults, ages 8 and older, with basic knowledge; NTRP Ratings. $15-$35. Deadline to register is June 4. Tuckaseegee Recreation Center. 704-399-4492.

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