BE A REALLY GOOD NEIGHBOR by donating whole blood or platelets. The American Red Cross S.C. Blood Services Region has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors of all types. (800) 722-2767; http://www.redcrossblood.org/sc
LIGHT UP THE LAKE safety kits containing glow sticks, a whistle, a DNR safety handbook and safety gear discount coupons will be distributed through Wednesday at the Lake Murray Boat Club, 1600 Marina Road, Irmo. Kits will be available between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the office or the dock. (803) 407-2828
SEEDS OF HOPE FARMERS MARKETS: Fresh produce through August, from S.C. family farms. Saturdays: Ascension Lutheran Church, 827 Wildwood Ave., 8-11 a.m.; Ashland UMC, 2600 Ashland Road, 8 a.m.-noon; Christopher Towers, 1805 Devine St., 9 a.m.-noon; Grace UMC, 410 Harbison Blvd., 8 a.m.-noon; Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 3707 Moss Ave., 8 a.m.-noon; Shandon UMC, 3407 Devine St., 8 a.m.-noon; St. Mark UMC, 3200 Lyles St., 8:30-11:30 a.m.; Virginia Wingard UMC, 1500 Broad River Road, 8 a.m.-noon; Washington Street UMC, 1401 Washington St. Sundays: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 1100 Sumter St., 8 a.m.-noon; Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2701 Heyward St., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays: S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, 2600 Bull St., 8 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays: Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays: Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1301 Richland St., 8 a.m.-noon; Tree of Life Congregation, 6719 N. Trenholm Road, 8 a.m.-noon; The Carolina Apartments, 3201 Meadowlark Drive, noon-2 p.m.
LEXINGTON COUNTY DETENTION CENTER OFFICERS will host a softball tournament July 13 at the Pine Grove Sports Complex, 701 Old Barnwell Road, West Columbia. $135 per team, registration deadline is today. Event will also include a home run derby; $10 (10 chances to hit a home run). Proceeds will benefit Dream Riders, a nonprofit equestrian program for persons with mental or physical disabilities. To enter, call Sgt. Scott McDermott, (803) 785-2740, 785-2741 or email email@example.com
PALMETTO HEALTH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL is in need of stuffed animals for its pediatric patients. The animals will be given to patients and later taken home with the child. Because of infection control guidelines and respiratory illnesses, stuffed animals must be new and store-bought. If you are interested in giving, call Allison Jones at (803) 434-2151.