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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 Lance Hall, adjacent to the Circular Congressional Church at 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. Call 720-8088 or write: LGLA, P.O. Box 98, Charleston, SC 29402.

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of women's suffrage at Washington Square Park from 2 5 p.m. on Aug. 26.


To express opposition to the death penalty, a vigil will be held on Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. at the State House. Sponsors of the event, the S.C. Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and the Christian Action Council, will ask the governor to grant clemency to Sylvester Adams, scheduled to be executed on Aug. 18. A prayer service is also planned for Aug. 17 at 9 p.m. at College Place United Methodist Church, 4801 Colonial Dr.

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 true pal, one who'll never talk about you behind your back? Adopt a pet from the Animal Protection League, 6080 Old Leesville Rd. Call 783-2119.

Carolina Cats, a pet rescue foundation, needs kitty sitters to provide temporary homes for cats and kittens awaiting adoption. Vet care is provided, as well as supplies. Call 791-7707 for details. Donations of all kinds are gratefully accepted. Please write: P.O. Box 210705, Columbia, SC 29221.

Columbia Audubon Society sponsors a variety of free events each month. For details, call 737-7204 or the Audubon Society's Infoline, 748-9066.

The Cooperative Ministry is looking for volunteers for its emergency assistance and clothing bank programs. Orientation for new volunteers will be held Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. Call 799-3853.

"Creative Caregiving" is the topic for the 3rd annual educational symposium sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association to be held on Aug. 25 at the Capital Senior Center. For details, call 772-3346 or 800-636-3346.

Hombres! New mutual-support group for any male to more fully realize true gay self in a confidential setting. Open sessions meet at 7 p.m. on Mondays at the GLPM Community Center, 1108 Woodrow St. Call 771-7713 for information.

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.

Load up the ankle-biters and take them to see Peter Pan at the Columbia Marionette Theatre, on Laurel Street at the entrance to Riverfront Park. Shows are at 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 11. For information, call 252-7366.

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.

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.

Rape Crisis Network is offering a 20-hour volunteer training program on Sept. 9. For information, call 252-8394.

The S.C. Film and Video Festival will be held at the Nickelodeon Theatre Nov. 3 5. Entry forms are available at the box office or by writing: S.C. Film and Video Festival, P.O. Box 7063, Columbia, SC 29202. Deadline for entry is Sept. 15.

The S.C. Gay and Lesbian Pride Movement (GLPM) meets the third Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. Call 771-7713.


The Greenville Little Theatre will hold auditions for Forever Plaid on Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. at 444 College St. Call 233-6238.

Parents Helping Parents, a program of the Piedmont Council for Prevention of Child Abuse, will begin parenting sessions at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 7 at 301 University Ridge off Church Street. Further sessions will be scheduled for various times as public demand requests. Meetings are free and confidential, and free child care is available. Call 467-7680 or 800-917-KIDS for details.

The Secular Humanists will meet on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Greenville public library for a discussion with Rep. Bob Inglis.


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.


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.

Come race on Lake Murray in the One Lap of Lake Murray event on Aug. 12, a Midlands Marine Institute event. MMI is a nonprofit group serving juvenile offenders in Richland and Lexington counties. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Dreher Island State Park.

The S.C. Institute on Poverty is seeking nominations for its Pathways to the Future awards, which honor efforts by individuals or groups working to achieve greater self-sufficiency. Local award winners will be invited to participate in a statewide forum in November. To submit an award nomination, call 734-6122.

The S.C. Sierra Club holds monthly meetings across the state. Find the group nearest you and help preserve South Carolina's environment. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. Dates and times:
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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