* Daily: St. James Episcopal Church, 8301 Liberty Road, has begun making its sanctuary available to the public for daily prayer during the gulf war. The church will be open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and on Fridays until 7 p.m. Also, at noon on Fridays, the Rev. Charles Frederick will conduct a prayer litany for peace. St. James also is maintaining a weekly prayer list for men and women who have been called up and are now stationed in Saudi Arabia. Families are invited to add names to the list by calling the church office at 922-3137.
* Friday: "Shine on Our Troops" -- Show support for U.S. troops by turning on vehicle headlights and honking horns at 8:30 a.m. Friday. Sponsored by Radio Group of Baltimore and Outlying Areas, and supported by many area radio stations.
* Feb. 5 and 6: Free support groups are being formed for people who have friends and family in the Persian Gulf by New Beginnings at Hidden Brook, a treatment center in Cockeysville. Groups will meet Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Cockeysville, beginning Feb. 5, and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Baltimore, beginning Feb. 6. For more information, call Leslie Gardner at 628-7272 or 837-7272.
Send information on local events related to the Persian Gulf war to: Gulf Events, Features Department, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278, or fax it to (301) 783-2519.
WAR IN THE GULF