Shortcuts July 04 2001

Revisit those bra-burning days and go au natural during the 26th annual Nude Recreation Week. Those hanging out in Virginia can enjoy "canuding" down an isolated river and camping with the Bare Buns Family Nudist Club. Other nude events in the Southeast include a flashlight dance party in Warm Springs, Ga.; a BBQ

cookout in Naples, Fla., benefiting the Salvation Army Family Homeless Shelter; and a Cruise Down Low Country River in Columbia, S.C., benefiting Carolina Children's Home and SisterCare. Held July 9-15, the events are sponsored by the American Association for Nude Recreation and the Naturist Society in Oshkosh, Wisc. Times, dates and locations vary. 1-800-TRY-NUDE or www.aanr.com for specific events.

Families visiting Bonita Lakes for July 4 can swim, rent paddle boats or participate in other water activities before catching the "Proud to Be an American" parade around 5 p.m. The park also is the site for artisans' booths and food vendors. The evening culminates with an 8 p.m. concert from Meridian Symphony Orchestra Cellular South Pops, during which military pilots will fly over the lake in time to the music. The 9 p.m.

fireworks show also is synchronized with the tunes. Free. Bonita Lakes Park, Highway 19 South, exit 154A. 601-485-1944 or 601-693-2224.

Acoustic musicians get a chance to pick together during the weekly Appalachian

Jam on Dahlonega's historic square. This event celebrates the music that has been played in the North Georgia mountains for decades. All musicians are invited to participate. July 7 and every Saturday through Oct. 27. 2-5 p.m. Free. Folkways Center. 706-867-6710.

Round 'n' round they go, when they'll crash nobody knows. Some of Nascar's best drivers

are heading to the Sunshine State for the Pepsi 400, a stepping stone in the chase for the

2001 Winston Cup title. Dale Jarrett, Jeff Gordon, Rusty Wallace, Casey Atwood, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and others will get behind the wheel to run the 2.5-mile oval track in the 43rd annual race. Teen popster Britney Spears serves as the grand marshal. July 5-7. Starting times vary. $45-$200. Daytona International Speedway, 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd. 904-254-2700 for information;

904-253-7223 for tickets.??

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