Do Something

DO SOMETHING is a bulletin board for political and social activist groups to post upcoming events. Send email to: You may also mail information to POINT, P. O. Box 8325, Columbia, SC 29202, or fax us at 771-6572. This is a free service; deadline for entry is the 23rd of each month.


The First Thursday Writers Series is held the first Thursday of each month at the Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St., SE. On. Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Libby Bernardin, a poet and writer who has published her first novel, The Stealing, will read from her works. Steve Lewis, literary arts coordinator of the S.C. Arts Commission, will appear on Oct. 5. For details, call 641-9094.


52%, a women's political action group, 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.

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.


The Columbia branch of the American Association of University Women will hold a dinner meeting on Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Ebenezer Lutheran Church at 1301 Richland St. The program will include a panel discussion on "How to Regain What We Are Losing: Educating Voters." For reservations, call 356-2170 by Sept. 18.

The sixth annual Artists Against AIDS gala will be held on Sept. 9 at the Koger Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a viewing of auction items, followed by entertainment. Proceeds will finance grants for groups that help people living with HIV/AIDS. For tickets, call 939-0792.

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 pal? Adopt a pet from the Animal Protection League, 6080 Old Leesville Rd. Call 783-2119.

Carolina Cats, a pet rescue foundation, needs temporary homes for cats awaiting adoption. Vet care and supplies are provided. Call 791-7707 for details. Donations of all kinds are gratefully accepted. Write: P.O. Box 210705, Columbia, SC 29221.

Columbia Audubon Society sponsors a variety of free events each month. Rudy Mancke will kick off the new season at a meeting on Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Riverbanks Zoo. Call 737-7204 or the Audubon Society's Infoline, 748-9066.

The Cooperative Ministry will offer orientation sessions for new volunteers on Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. Call 799-3853 to sign up.

Friends United (Quakers) welcome Meshack Mudamba and Eileen Malova to their potluck supper at 305 South Saluda Ave. at 6 p.m. on Sept. 23 and to a program on Sept. 24 at 11:30 a.m. at Harmony School, 3737 Covenant Rd.

Hombres! is a support group for gay men to realize their true selves. 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.

Take the kids 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. Call 252-7366.

The third annual Memory Walk will be held on Oct. 7 at Riverfront Park. The walk-a-thon will support programs and services of the Alzheimer's Association. Participants must preregister by Sept. 29 and raise $25 to receive a t-shirtt. To register, call 772-3346 or 1-800-636-3346.

Mensa will offer a qualifying test on Sept. 30. Mensa is an international organization with one membership requirement: a score higher than 98 percent of the general population on a standardized IQ test. Call 782-8776 for testing information.

Midlands Astronomy Club meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in Rm. 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.

The Columbia Branch NAACP meets the third Sunday of each month at various churches. For details, call the NAACP at 256-8771.

Overeaters Anonymous, a fellowship of recovery for those with food problems. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Call for a meeting in your area: 736-9878.

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.

Richland County Public Library will present a seminar on Columbia's archaeological history by the director of Chicora Foundation, a nonprofit group dedicated to heritage preservation. The event is on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Bostick Auditorium of the main library. Call 929-3402.

PALSS offers two confidential support groups for people living with HIV; one for HIV+ men and women, and one for HIV+ women only. 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 rights. 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.

Tandi Luthuli Gcabashe will speak on the state of South Africa one year after elections, on Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. at USC's Gambrell Hall, Rm. 252. The event is sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center and USC.

Save Our Strays will sponsor pet portraits at Outlet Pointe Mall Sept. 22 24. Have your pet's picture taken in a studio setting; the $10 sitting fee will benefit Save Our Strays. Call now for the best appointment times 1-800-801-1499.

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 public is invited to Take Back the Night in the 12th annual walk and rally on Sept. 21. Meet at the State House at 5:30 p.m. and walk to Finlay Park for a 6 p.m. rally. Call 254-2253.

USC's Women's Studies Research Series will present The Gospel According to Radclyffe Hall: The Lesbian Messiah in The Well of Loneliness on Sept. 20 at 3:30 p.m. in Gambrell, Rm. 250. Ed Madden, assistant English professor, will lead the presentation. A reception will follow. For information on the series, call 777-4007.


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.

The Leukemia Society's fall door-to-door campaign is Sept. 8 17 throughout the state. Volunteers will call on neighbors to help the South Carolina chapter with its research and patient aid program. To volunteer or make a donation, call 791-4600.

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

Hilton Head Island  1st Tuesday  Palmetto Electric Bldg., Matthews Dr.

Clemson  1st Tuesday  Unitarian Church, 226 Pendleton Rd.

Charleston  1st Thursday  MUSC Basic Science Bldg.

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.

A Southern Regional Justice conference will be held Oct. 27 28 at Spelman College in Atlanta. Join Greenpeace, Eco-Action, National Black Women's Health Project and other grassroots groups to explore ways to build an environmental justice movement. For information or to register, contact the Southern Organizing Committee for Economic and Social Justice, P.O. Box 10518, Atlanta, GA 30310.

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