DO SOMETHING is a bulletin board for political and social activist groups to post upcoming events. Send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Columbia Branch NAACP meets the third
Sunday of each month at various churches. For details, call the NAACP at
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
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
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
Hilton Head Island 1st Tuesday Palmetto Electric
Bldg., Matthews Dr.
Murrells Inlet 2nd Monday Belin Methodist
Ed. Bldg., Business 17
Rock Hill 2nd Thursday Wesley
Foundation, corner of Stewart and Park
Thursday John Calvin Presbyterian, 2000 Marsh Ave.
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.