DO SOMETHING is a bulletin board for political and social activist groups to post upcoming events. 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.
Come dance to beach music at Bohemianfest Nov. 4, 7 p.m. midnight, to benefit the Aiken Center for the Arts. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, with special rates for groups of 10 or more. For reservations, call 641-9094.
The First Thursday Writers Series is held the first Thursday of each month at the Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St., SE. Steve Lewis, literary arts coordinator of the S.C. Arts Commission, will appear Oct. 5. 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.
The American Lung Association has organized a two-day bicycle tour of Charleston and its islands Oct. 21 22 to benefit the organization. To participate, each cyclist must raise at least $250 in donations. Call 1-800-849-5864.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State will present "Religious Right Radically Wrong" Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Circular Church, 150 Meeting St. The featured speaker will be the Rev. Barry Lynn, a longtime defender of civil liberties and a frequent commentator on church/state issues. Call 571-1804. Free and open to the public.
Lowcountry AIDS Services will hold volunteer training on Oct. 25 and Oct. 28 29. The agency's buddy program provides daily living assistance to people living with HIV and AIDS in the Lowcountry. A screening interview must be scheduled before training. For an application or to register for an interview, call 577-2437.
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 Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry will meet Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. Erwin Kamp will describe his course of study at the University for Humanist Studies in the Netherlands. The public is invited to attend the meeting at Gage Hall, 4 Archdale St. Call 577-0637 for information.
Support alternative journalism and get some culture while you're at it! Join POINT friends Oct. 21 for a poetry reading featuring Lowcountry poets whose work has appeared in POINT. The reading (and a potluck feast) will be held at the home of Sandra Fowler on Sullivan's Island beginning at 6 p.m. Proceeds will help keep this rag on the streets. For directions to Ms. Fowler's home, call POINT at 254-1803 or 1-800-849-1803.
YWCA is sponsoring the workshop "The Listening Project: a Tool for Eliminating Racism in Your Community" Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. at the YWCA, 1505 Blanding St. Call 252-2151 for details.
The Midlands Chapter of the Archaeological Society of South Carolina will meet at 6 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Hamilton College, Rm. 108, on the USC campus (corner of Pickens and Pendleton). At 2:30 and 5:30 p.m., Herb McAmis of the Edisto Tribal Council will present a talk on Indian dancing, history and culture at the S.C. Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, 1321 Pendleton St.
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.
City Year will hold a serve-a-thon on Oct. 21, a fundraiser and a powerful day of teamwork. City Year is a corps of 55 young people committed to community service. Call 254-3349 for details.
Columbia Audubon Society sponsors a variety of free events each month. Call 737-7204 or the Audubon Society's Infoline, 748-9066.
The Cooperative Ministry will offer orientation sessions for new volunteers Oct 18 at 2 p.m. and Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. Call 799-3853 to sign up.
Join in the 17th annual Midlands CROP Walk on Oct. 22. The walk against hunger begins at 2:30 p.m. at Finlay Park and will proceed to Riverfront Park Canal. For details on how you or your group can join, call 781-5901.
Eckankar, Religion of Light and Sound of God, will hold an open house Oct. 8, 1 4 p.m., at the Weekend Gallery at the corner of Senate and Bull. It will feature videos, literature, music, art and refreshments. Call 736-0037 for details.
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.
Peter Pan is playing at the Columbia Marionette Theatre on Laurel Street. Shows are at 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 11. Call 252-7366.
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.
The NAMES Project, the AIDS quilt on tour to honor those who have died from it, will come to Columbia on Oct. 8. The opening ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. at the Carolina Coliseum.
A candlelight vigil will be held to mark National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11. The event, at Riverfront Park from 7-8:30 p.m., will feature live music and inspirational speakers. Bring a guest!
Overeaters Anonymous is 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) is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a variety of events: Oct. 8, Bachelorette Auction at 6 p.m. at Alley Cafe (779-3753); Oct. 12, An Evening of Theater in Chapin, 7 p.m. at Chapin Community Theater (779-7257); Oct. 14, Bridge Bash, 2 p.m. at Capstone House, 900 Barnwell St. (777-6636) and PALSS at Metropolis, 11 p.m. at Metropolis, Barnwell & Blanding; and Oct. 15, Appreciation Party, 3 p.m. Sterling Garden Center (RSVP PALSS by Oct. 12 at 779-7257).
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.
Richland County Public Library will hold its annual book sale Oct. 28 at 130 Lancewood Lane. Call 929-3475. The library also will hold a discussion of Freud's book On Dreams Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at Bostick Auditorium of the Main Library as part of its Great Books Discussions program. Call 796-4088.
The S.C. Gay and Lesbian Pride Movement (GLPM) meets the third Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. Call 771-7713.
James Durst will be at Christ Unity on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. to perform his Songs for a Small Planet. Christ Unity is at 1801 LeGrand Rd., off Two Notch behind the Ramada Inn.
Join Midlands women who are in the process of creating a Women's Resource Center. A second planning meeting is scheduled for Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in Classroom D at Baptist Medical Center, corner of Sumter and Hampton. For details, call 791-8156.
A National Coming Out Day Celebration will be held on Oct. 8 at the Piaza Bergamo from 1 6 p.m. There will be merchandise, food vendors and live entertainment.
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 and help with orders of protection. Call 1-800-868-2632.
A forum on the Impact of Hunger in South Carolina will be held Oct. 16 at Capstone Conference Center at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. For information, contact your local food bank or call 765-9181, ext. 3.
Join the Mining Forum on Oct. 21 at Chau Ram Park outside of Westminster, noon 7 p.m., to begin the process of establishing a strategy to deter mining on public lands in the Southern Appalachians, possibly developing specific guidelines for inclusion in the new Forest Land and Resource Management Plans. Camping available. RSVP by Oct. 14. Call South Carolina Forest Watch at 647-8804.
The South Carolina Women's Consortium is soliciting nominations for the Modjeska Simkins Flame of Justice Award to honor an outstanding citizen who has worked to improve the quality of life for all people in South Carolina. The award will be presented on Dec. 5 in celebration of Ms. Simkins' birth date. The deadline for accepting nominations is Oct. 30. For an application form, call 252-9813.
The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault will hold its 17th annual conference and Women of Color Institute from Oct. 31 Nov. 4 at the Hilton Oceanfront Resort in Myrtle Beach. Call 254-3699 or 1-800-260-9293.
The S.C. Sierra Club holds monthly meetings across the state. Find a group near you and help save South Carolina's environment. All meetings begin at 7:30 p.m.
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. Contact the Southern Organizing Committee for Economic and Social Justice, P.O. Box 10518, Atlanta, GA 30310.