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.
The First Thursday Writers Series is held the first Thursday of each month at the Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St., SE. Call 641-9094.
52%, a women's political action group, meets the third Monday of each month. The group also meets for happy hour every second Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Channel Red on King Street, followed by a board meeting (open to all) at 7 p.m. Join the party and make a difference! Call 803-853-0052.
Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon (for spouses or family) of Greater Charleston holds meetings every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic church community bldg., Rm. 5, 6650 Dorchester Rd. (near the air base). Call hotline at 803-744-4357.
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 803-720-8088 or write: LGLA, P.O. Box 98, Charleston, SC 29402.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) meets the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at Metropolitan Community Church, 2010 Hawthorne Dr. Call 803-856-0577.
The Poetry Society of South Carolina invites you to a reading of selected poetry of Beatrice Witte Ravenel and DuBose Heyward at South Carolina Society Hall, 72 Meeting St. at 3 p.m. May 5. A reception will follow. Call 803-723-3294.
The Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry will meet May 19 at 4 p.m. Call 803-577-0637 for details.
Call the Association for Children for Enforcement Support for information on how to collect child support. Services are free. Call 803-892-3403 (Lexington County) or 803-755-6713 (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 provided. Call 791-7707. Donations of all kinds are gratefully accepted. Write: P.O. Box 210705, Columbia, SC 29221.
Columbia Audubon Society sponsors a variety of free events. Call 737-7204 or the Audubon Society's Infoline, 803-748-9066.
The Columbia Zen Group meets Sundays from 6 8 p.m. at 2065 Blossom St. Call 803-790-5569 for details.
Dances of Universal Peace, honoring the religious traditions of the world, are held every fourth Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at the corner of Heyward and Woodrow. Donation $5. Call 803-791-9627.
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 803-771-7713.
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 803-771-7713.
The Midlands Chapter of the Archaeological Society of South Carolina will meet May 17 at 6 p.m. at Millender's BBQ in West Columbia. President Bill McAmus will show slides and talk about Indians of the prehistoric Clovis culture.
The Midlands Libertarians meet the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Lizard's Thicket on Bush River Road. Call 803-894-4073.
The Columbia Branch NAACP meets the third Sunday of each month at various churches. For details, call the NAACP at 803-256-8771.
Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services offers two confidential support groups for people with HIV; one for HIV+ men and women, one for HIV+ women only. Call 803-779-7257.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) offers a monthly support group at 6 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the GLPM Community Center, 1108 Woodrow St. Call 803-799-6533.
Pets Inc., a pet rescue group in the Midlands that has saved more than 5,000 cats and dogs, needs your support. To make a donation, call 803-749-9391.
Rape Crisis Network offers a support group for adult rape victims every 4th Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sessions are free and facilitated by professionals. Call 803-252-8393.
The S.C. Gay and Lesbian Pride Movement (GLPM) meets the third Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. Call 803-771-7713.
Join a group of women in the Midlands who are in the process of creating a Women's Resource Center. The next meeting will be held May 21 at 7 p.m. at Baptist Hospital, Educational Office Bldg. (on Sumter Street across from main hospital) in Rm. A. Call 803-791-8156.
Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse offers 24-hour crisis line counseling, emergency shelter and help with orders of protection. Call 1-800-868-2632.
Instead of letting that extra car sit in the garage, why not donate it to charity? The Cooperative Ministry accepts donated cars in running condition and provides them to people willing to work but lacking transportation. It could mean a new start for a family trying to be self-sufficient. It's an easy way to recycle and feel good about helping the community. Call 803-799-3853.
The Recycle for Gold program lets you recycle your unwanted car simply by calling 1-800-590-1600. The program provides benefits to the donors, the environment and the 11,000 athletes in the South Carolina Special Olympics. Your car will be removed within 10 days of calling. Your donation is tax deductible.
Quaker House offers soldiers help. Want out? AWOL? Homosexual? Call Quaker House at 1-800-FYI-95GI (394-9544) for free, confidential information about your rights and discharge options. Call 803-252-2221 for a Columbia contact.
Crafts makers will demonstrate their techniques from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to the public on selected Saturdays in May at the South Carolina Artisans Center at 334 Wichman Street in Walterboro. The Center is nonprofit, using a retail outlet, interpretive displays of southern life, live artist demonstrations and educational programs to bring South Carolina culture to the public. Call 803-549-0011.
The South Carolina Center for the Book is dedicated to building a "book culture." The Center will provide free publicity for any book-related events through a toll-free phone number, an Internet site and a newsletter. For information or to become a sponsor, call 803-799-8370.
Wilderness Therapy Journeys offers programs to build confidence and competence: a five-day empowerment adventure trip in N.C. mountains for women, led by all-female staff, and a five-day N.C. mountain adventure program for children 8 12 with A.D.D., learning and behavioral problems. Sponsored by USC and Adventure Challenge. Call 803-777-8941.
The S.C. Sierra Club holds monthly meetings across the state. Find the group nearest to you and help wage the fight to save South Carolina's environment.