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June 15-21, 2006

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thursday June 15

VolunTours

Buses leave from Crichton College, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Tour disaster-relief organizations the Salvation Army, MIFA, the Memphis Food Bank, and the Red Cross. Space is limited. Register at

www.volunteermemphis.org.

A Taste of Old Cuba II

Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, 6-9 p.m., $35

Billed as "a cigar aficionado's dream," this event will feature lots of cigars, cognac, aged rum, and Cuban food and music. Plus, there will be rare Cuban artwork and artifacts on display. Benefits the International Children's Heart Foundation. To register, call 869-4243.

friday June 16

Memphis International Film Festival

Whispering Woods Hotel & Convention Center, Olive Branch, $45

Second day of three-day event. Now in its 34th year, this annual conference is for lovers of old TV shows and movies. Scheduled to appear are Ken Osmond, who played Eddie Haskell on Leave It To Beaver, Karolyn Grimes, who was Zuzu Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life, Jon Provost, who played Timmy on Lassie, plus many others. For more information, go to memphisfilmfestival.com.

saturday June 17

Jermain Taylor vs. Winky Wright

FedExForum, 5 p.m., $75-$1,250

This middleweight title fight pits Jermain Taylor (25-0, 17 KOs) against Winky Wright (50-3, 25 KOs) and will be broadcast live on HBO. Check the calendar for pre- and post-fight parties.

Midnight Classic Bike Tour and Lunar Festival

Meet up at Chickasaw Oaks Village

between Walnut Grove and Poplar,

10 p.m., $15 children and $20 adults

A 17-mile, after-dark ride that will be followed by a party with food and entertainment and goods from bicycle vendors. Proceeds go to Senior Services.

sunday June 18

Funfest

Corner of Young and Meda, 3-10 p.m.

Features music by the Zippin Pippins, Devil Train, and Zeke Johnson. There will also be a cakewalk, a watermelon-seed-spitting contest, and a dunking booth, with the dunkee being Midtown fixture Misty White.

49th Annual St. Louis

Hole-in-One Festival

St. Louis Catholic Church, 6-10 p.m.

Week-long fund-raising event during which participants shoot for holes-in-one on a drive set up on the St. Louis Catholic Church grounds. Proceeds go to the Resurrection Catholic School, due to open this fall.

monday June 19

Introductory Sommelier Course

Hollywood Casino, Tunica, MS,

8 a.m.-5 p.m., $495

Two-day wine class, starting today, taught by master sommelier Doug Frost. Includes tastings, reading, and a test.

Naturalist Camp

Memphis Botanic Garden, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, $125 members, $150 nonmembers

Five-day summer camp that will expose kids ages 6 to 9 to plants and animals.

tuesday June 20

Booksigning by David Payne

David-Kidd Booksellers, 6 p.m.

David Payne signs his novel, Back to Wando Passo, which is Davis-Kidd's book-club selection for June. The plot follows one family but two time periods -- one present-day, the other the 1860s.

Chris Brown

The Cannon Center, 7:30 p.m., $35-$40

Last year, 16-year-old Chris Brown scored a hit with "Run It," which featured the mind-burrowing hook, "Is ya man on the flo? If he ain't ... Let me know. Let me see if you can run it, run it. Girl, indeed I can run it, run it."

wednesday June 21

National Civil Rights Museum Summer Reading Series

National Civil Rights Museum, 6 p.m.

Today's book discussion is on The Civil Rights Movement in American History, a collection of essays addressing how the civil rights movement is recognized, be it in national holidays, street names, and museums.

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