Join Jane Sapp, Freddie Hendricks Youth Ensemble of Atlanta, The Fruits of Labor and Fund for Southern Community Partners at the annual conference to explore models of community organizing that use artists, music, theatre and community cultural heritage. "Song Spirit, Theatre and Culture as Organizing Tools" will be held July 21 23 at Bishop Gravatt Center.
52%, a women's political action group devoted to addressing the disparity that exists in all areas of women's lives, meets the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Circular Church, 150 Meeting St. Call 853-0052 for information.
Meetings of the Lowcountry Gay and Lesbian Alliance are held the last Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Charleston County Library on King Street. For information, call 720-8088 or write: LGLA, P.O. Box 98, Charleston, SC 29402.
Call the Association for Children for Enforcement Support for information on how to collect child support. Services are free. Call 892-3403 (Lexington County) or 755-6713 (Richland).
Need a friend? Adopt a pet from the Animal Protection League, 6080 Old Leesville Rd. Call 783-2119.
Columbia Audubon Society sponsors a variety of free events each month. For details, call 737-7204 or the Audubon Society's Infoline, 748-9066.
Columbia Marionette Theatre is offering Puppet Camp July 24 28 to children ages 7 and older. Children will learn construction, script writing, set design, sculpting and voice acting. Call 252-7366 to register.
Free skin cancer screening will be offered on July 8 from 9 a.m. 12:30 p.m. at Carolinas Dermatology Group, 1706 St. Julian Place. Call 771-7506 for information.
Hombres! New mutual-support group for any male to more fully realize true gay self in a confidential, non-judgmental setting. Open sessions meet at 7 p.m. on Mondays at the GLPM Community Center, 1108 Woodrow St. Call 771-7713 for information.
The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce is looking for leaders who want to learn more about the community and to help enrich lives in the area. Members of Leadership Columbia receive a schedule of activities for nine months. Each class meets once a month, with sessions on topics such as political systems and media, crime, victims and justice, and health and human service. The application deadline is July 14. Call 733-1116 for details.
Les Ms., a confidential group offering women the chance to learn about lesbian identity, meets on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the GLPM Community Center, 1108 Woodrow St. Call 771-7713.
Midlands Astronomy Club meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in Room 208 of the USC Physical Science Center.
The Midlands Libertarians meet the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Lizard's Thicket on Bush River Road. Call 894-4073.
Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services (PALSS) needs people like you. For a volunteer application, write: PALSS, P.O. Box 12124, Columbia SC 29211, or call 779-PALS.
PALSS offers two confidential support groups for people living with HIV; one for HIV+ men and women, and one for HIV+ women only. For information, call 779-7257 or 1-800-723-7257.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) offers a free monthly support group at 6 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the GLPM Community Center, 1108 Woodrow St. Call 799-6533.
Join Planned Parenthood of Central South Carolina in its efforts to protect women's reproductive freedom. Stay informed and add your name to Planned Parenthood's Action Alert Network by calling 256-2600, ext. 24.
The S.C. Gay and Lesbian Pride Movement (GLPM) meets the third Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. Call 771-7713.
The Sesqui Summer Sizzler Mountain Bike Race, to benefit the American Lung Association of South Carolina and amateur athletics, will be held on Sunday, July 30, at Sesquicentennial State Park from 9:30 to 2:30. Men, women and children will race for prizes. Entry fees are: $20 for beginner, sport and vet levels; $25 for expert; kids race for free. Call 254-9797 for information.
Have a large night out and help the Women's Studies Program at the University of South Carolina at the same time. USC's summer repertory will offer a preview performance on July 12 of Goodnight Desdemona to benefit women's studies. The performance is at 8 p.m. at Drayton Hall; tickets are $10. Call 777-4007 for details.
The Third Saturday Out Coffee Social for gays and lesbians is held 11 a.m. 1 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 251 East Henry St. Call 585-923 for details.
Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse offers 24-hour crisis line counseling, emergency shelter, help with orders of protection, court escorts and counseling groups. Call 1-800-868-2632.
You are invited to the national assembly of Clergy and Laity Concerned July 20 23 in Nashville, Tenn., with workshops that will help shape the struggle against racism, militarism and materialism. For details, write: Clergy and Laity Concerned, Inc., 340 Mead Rd, Decatur, GA 30030.
Help curb the explosion of unwanted animals and have your pet spayed or neutered. If you are looking for an addition to your family, consider adopting a dog or cat from your local animal shelter. Consult your Yellow Pages.
The USDA's Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) is recruiting for the Rural Development AmeriCorps National Service Program. Starting in late September, the NRCS will operate from five locations in South Carolina: Greenwood, Winnsboro, Walterboro, Florence and Darlington counties. AmeriCorps is a service initiative that allows diverse groups of people to earn educational awards while performing critical community services to meet human, environmental, public safety and educational needs. Members in the program will receive $12,000, child care benefits and a $4,725 educational award. Applicants must be at least 17 and have two years of college. For information, call 253-3970.
The South Carolina Sierra Club holds monthly meetings across the state. Find the group nearest you and be a part of preserving South Carolina's environment. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m.
Hilton Head Island 1st Tuesday Palmetto Electric Bldg., Matthews Dr.
Clemson 1st Tuesday Unitarian Church, 226 Pendleton Rd.
Charleston 1st Thursday MUSC Basic Science Building
Murrells Inlet 2nd Monday Belin Methodist Ed. Bldg., Business 17
Rock Hill 2nd Thursday Wesley Foundation, corner of Stewart and Park
Florence 2nd Thursday John Calvin Presbyterian, 2000 Marsh Ave.
Columbia 3rd Monday Unitarian Church, 37 E. Hillcrest Dr.
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