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52%, a grassroots women's group, meets the third Monday of each month at the public library at 68 Calhoun St, 7:30 p.m. At the meeting in November, Wyndi Anderson will talk to the group about emergency contraceptives. There will be no meeting in December. The group meets the Thursday preceding monthly meetings for Happy Hour at Vickery's beginning at 5:30 p.m..

The Center for Women offers support services. Hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Mondays; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri. The Center offers a support group for expectant mothers every 2nd and 4th Monday at 11:30 a.m. at 20 Mary St. Call 803-772-4909.

Charleston Habitat for Humanity builds homes in partnership with people from all walks of life to eliminate poverty housing and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Call 803-722-7145.

East Cooper Democrats hold their monthly Democratic Revival on the first Tuesday of each month. Call 803-884-0624.

Gamblers Anonymous meets Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 6650 Dorchester Rd. Call 803-744-4357.

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.

People Against Rape, serving survivors of sexual assault in the tricounty area, depends on volunteers to provide crisis intervention, advocacy and information. PAR needs volunteers to provide medical and legal aid to rape survivors. Call 803-761-7170.

The Poets' Corner is a group for writers. For a calendar of events, send SASE to 5009 Jenkins Ave., N. Charleston, SC 29405.

The Airport Codependency Meeting, working for better relationships from a 12-step point of view, meets Sunday and Thursday nights at 7:30 at Willow House on Boston Ave. Call 803-731-5920.

Amnesty International helps eradicate human rights abuses worldwide. In Columbia, call 803-216-0097, or visit the Web site at

Call the Association for Children for Enforcement of Support (ACES) for information on collecting child support. Call 803-951-7248 (Lexington County) or 803-755-6713 (Richland). Services are free.

Need a true-blue pal? Adopt a pet from the Animal Protection League, 6080 Old Leesville Rd. Call 803-783-2119.

Carolina Cats needs temporary homes for cats awaiting adoption. Vet care and supplies provided. For more information on how you can help, call 803-791-7707. Donations of all kinds needed.

Columbia Audubon Society sponsors a variety of free events. Call the Infoline at 803-748-9066.

The Columbia Film Society seeks volunteers. Call 803-254-8234.

The Columbia Shambhala Center offers free meditation instruction on Wednesdays 7-8 p.m. and Sundays 9-noon at 2065 Blossom St. Call 803-254-9048.

The Columbia Zen Group meets Sundays 6-8 p.m. at 2065 Blossom St. Call 803-779-4902.

Harvest Hope Food Bank needs volunteers. Call 803-765-9181.

HELPLINE, a crisis intervention, suicide prevention and referral hotline, needs volunteers. Call 803-790-4357.

An Interfaith Walk for the Environment will be held on Nov. 1, 2-4 at King Memorial Park in Five Points. Hear religious speakers from a variety of faiths, and dance to the rhythms of the African Drum Ensemble and other music. Sponsored by P.E.A.C.E.; call 803-799-0845, ext. 3 for details.

The Columbia Branch NAACP meets the third Sunday of each month. Call 803-256-8771.

Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services offers confidential support groups for people with HIV. Call 803-779-7257.

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) meets the third Thursday of each month at St. Martin's in the Field clubhouse at 6 p.m.

Pets Inc., a pet rescue group in the Midlands, needs your help. For information, call 803-739-9333.

Rape Crisis Network offers a support group for recent adult rape victims every 4th Tuesday at 7 p.m at Richland Memorial. Call 803-252-8394 for details.

Saturday Morning Out is an opportunity for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered and transsexual individuals to meet and fellowship. SMO is held the 2nd Saturday of each month, 10-noon, at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship at Heyward and Woodrow in Shandon.

The S.C. Committee Against Hunger's advocacy center is at 1919 Hampton St. The hotline, 1-800-529-5837, links clients with services.

The Women's Resource Center offers a Legal Information Clinic for Women. An attorney is available Mondays 5:30-6:45 p.m. Cost is $5 per session. Call 803-252-2151 for information.

The University of South Carolina's Women's Studies Dept. presents Dr. Pamela E. Barnett speaking on "Why Rape is a Feminist Issue" on Oct. 21, 3:30 p.m. at Gambrell Hall on USC's campus.

The human rights group, Amnesty International -Greenville meets the last Tuesday of every month at 102 Mills Ave. Call 864-294-2208.

AWARE (Advocates Working for Animals and Respect for the Environment) works to educate about animal abuse and lifestyle changes which promote the environment and health. Animal abuse hotline, bimonthly newsletter, quarterly public meetings featuring leaders in the movement. Call 803-842-8090 for information.

Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse offers 24-hour crisis line counseling, emergency shelter and help with orders of protection. For details, call 1-800-868-2632.

Call the GI Rights Hotline at 1-800-FYI-95GI to be connected with groups in your area.

The Southeastern Regional Poetry Society is sponsoring a poetry contest for the Randall Jarrell Prize. There is no fee for each contestant's first poem. There is a $1.00 fee for each additional poem. Send entries or requests for additional information with a SASE to: Contest Chairman, PO Box 690782, Charlotte, NC 28227-7014. Deadline for entries is Nov. 30.

   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.

Charleston 1st Thursday Baruch Auditorium, 284 Calhoun St. 7 p.m.
Clemson 1st Tuesday Unitarian Church, 226 Pendleton Rd. 7:30 p.m.
Columbia 3rd Monday Unitarian Church, 2710 Heyward St. 7:30 p.m.
Florence 2nd Thursday John Calvin Presbyterian, 2000 Marsh Ave. 7:30 p.m.
Greenville 3rd Wednesday Unitarian Church, 37 Hillcrest Dr. 7:30 p.m.
Hilton Head Island 1st Tuesday Palmetto Electric Bldg., Matthews Dr. 7:30 p.m.
Murrells Inlet 2nd Monday Belin Methodist Ed. Bldg., Business 17 7:30 p.m.
Rock Hill 2nd Thursday Wesley Foundation, corner of Stewart and Park 7:30 p.m.

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