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All-Breed Obedience Training Club. 7318 Brennans Drive, Dallas 75214. 821-3327. George Theriot, training director. Members gather on Wednesdays with their dogs to work on AKC obedience-basic commands plus scent discrimination, hand-signal recognition, etc. Any age dog accepted. Another club, Daltex Schutzhund, also directed by George Theriot, meets on Saturdays. Member dogs are taught tracking, obedience, protection, and agility.

Businessmen’s Flying Association of Dallas Inc. c/o David Miller, 1300 Round Table, Dallas 75247. 631-4000. Founded in 1955 by a group of Dallas businessmen, the group works to promote safe flying and flies a group of crip-pled children to Kerrville each year to attend the Lions Club camp. Monthly meetings.

The Children’s Arts and Ideas Foundation. 2812 Swiss Ave., Dallas 75204. 823-1903. Provides arts classes for the purpose of developing self-esteem and creativity. Classes include ceramics, painting, sculpture, mime, drama, creative writing, and music.

Circus Fans Association of America, Dallas Chapter. 500 Kathy Drive, Mesquite 75149. 285-2745. Dr. William Hooper, secretary. Part of the national Circus Fans Association. For lovers of the circus, both performers and spectators.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society, Inc. 8617 Garland Road, Dallas 75218. 327-8262. Dr. Robert K. Tener, president. The 66 acre grounds and gardens are open to the public for picnicking and self-walking tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (gates close at 5 p.m.). The historic DeGolyer house is open for tours. Call the DABS office for schedules.

Dallas Chess Club. 8020 Forest lane, Dallas 75243. 553-9030. Bob Leininger, president. Devoted to the development and promotion of chess. Has junior chess team. Call for information about sessions and tournaments.

Dallas Dance Council. Box 17034. Dallas 75217. 328-5901. Linda James, president. Works to support theater dance in the area. Supports all forms of dance, represents the dance community, and serves as a central information agency for dance.

Dallas Garden Center. Fair Park, 75226. 428-7476. The garden center has more than 5,500 species of plants-the largest collection in this part of the country-and opens its indoor gardens free from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon day through Saturday, 12:30 to 5 on Sunday.

Color crops such as annuals are changed five times a year. Only public rose garden exclusively featuring miniature roses.

Dallas Historical Society. Texas Hall of State, P.O. Box 26038, Dallas 75226. 421-5136. John W. Crain, director. Maintains library, archives, and museum of local history. Provides special programs, including films and lectures.

Dallas Philatelic Society. 9537 Tarleton, Dallas 75218. 321-1218. Promotes knowledge of stamp collecting, cultivates friendliness, holds auctions, swap-and-shop meetings, and exhibits. Accepts children as members.

Dallas Safari Club. 8585 Stemmons Freeway, Twin Towers South, Suite 770, Dallas 75247. 630-1453. John Former, executive director. Social hunting club that works in conservation and education areas in conjunction with the Dallas Ecological Foundation.

Dallas Summer Musicals Guild. P.O. Box 26188, Dallas 75226. 565-1116. Vickie Weaver, chairman; Karin Gale, president. A support group that gives parties for performing casts and benefactors, raises money, and encourages enthusiasm for the Summer Musicals.

Dallas Symphony Association Inc. P.O. Box 26207, Dallas 75226. 565-9100. Mark Melson, public relations. Dedicated to the maintenance, operation, and management of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and activities such as children’s concerts, pop concerts, and park concerts as well as the orchestra’s regular classical season. For tickets, call 692-0203.

Dallas Zoo Docents. 946-5457. Contact LaVona Purcell, volunteer coordinator at the Dallas Zoo. This volunteer organization is devoted primarily to educating the public about the Dallas Zoo and its inhabitants.

Dallas Zoological Society. 621 E. Clarendon. Dallas, Texas 75203. 943-2771. Paula Schlinger, executive director. A support group for the Dallas Zoo. Membership benefits include free admission to the zoo, invitations to parties at the zoo, meetings, special lectures, and [travel opportunities.

Dog Training Club of Dallas County. Box 380104, Duncanville 75138. 227-5386 780-7698. Linda Minick, registrar. A nonprofit organization interested in promoting responsible dog ownership. Members conduct classes for the public in dog obedience for the family pet, including puppy training (starting from 10 weeks).

First Men’s Garden Club of Dallas. 238 Lodema Lane, Duncanville 75116, 296-1668. Robert Kubica, president. Exchanges ideas on all aspects of gardening. Sponsors quarterly garden judging classes, provides annual horticulture scholarships, and holds garden shows and fundraiser plant sales. Newsletter, speakers, monthly meetings.

The 500, Inc. 8300 Douglas, Suite 800, Dallas 75225. 361-2011. A non-profit organization that has raised more than $4 million for the cultural arts in Dallas during the past 20 years. Holds nearly 50 arts programs each year to educate its membership.



Friends of Fair Park, 2902 Swiss Ave., Dallas. 827-8878. A fundraising support group for Fair Park that has sponsored such projects as the brick walkway at the park known as the Texas Promenade. Friends of Fair Park is also sponsoritig the restoration of the Margo Jones Lounge, which will be an audio/visual theater. They are also doing fundraising projects for restoration of the Fair Park murals. The president is Virginia McAlester and the executive director is Mary Ellen Degnan.

Historic Preservation League, 2902 Swiss Ave., Dallas 75204-9900. 821-3290. James T. Bratton, executive director. Seeks to identify, protect, rehabilitate, and/or find new uses for Dallas’s historical, architectural, and cultural resources (including buildings, sites, and districts), and to conserve the character of Dallas’s important older neighborhoods and to educate the public and elected officials on preservation issues.

Horseless Carriage Club of America, North Texas Regional Group. 6403 Son-dra Drive, Dallas 75214.823-1164. Jim Toler. Dedicated to the restoration and preservation of antique automobiles (vintage 1900 to 1941) and special-interest vehicles manufactured in 1925 or later.

Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters Inc. P.O. Box 224199, Dallas 75264. 827-6241 or 6242. Curtis L. King, founder and president. Sponsors classes in literary, visual, and performing arts. Produces performances such as Writer’s Showcases, Jazz Bust in spring, fall and summer that are open to the public.

League of Women Voters. 2727 Inwood Rd., Dallas. 3514125. The league is an organiza-tion of men and women working to educate citizens and encourage their participation in government. The league studies issues and takes action on those issues. It is a nonpartisan organization that does not support one particular candidate or one particular party. The league operates on the local, state, and national level with approximately 600 members in the Dallas area.

Learning About Me, A Child’s Introduction to the Arts. 7115 Lavendale, Dallas 75230. 691-3093. Pamela Stone Ciaccio, director. Creative arts school has creative movement, art, drama, and music activities for children ages 2 1/2 to 9. Preschool classes are available, as well as a creative arts day camp during the summer and classes on Saturdays throughout the fall.

Leprechaun Story League. 5835 Martel St., Dallas 75206. 823-4177. Mrs. Thomas J. In-sall, contact chairman. Service group of complished storytellers. Visits nursing home children’s hospitals, and church groups to provide entertainment with an assortment of folk tales, humorous stories, and Bible stories.

Lone Star Cat Club. 5019 Alcott St., Dallas 75206. 821-5602. Don Thompson, business manager. Affiliated with Cat Fanciers Association (CFA). Sponsors shows. Purpose is to teach the proper care and appreciation of cats. Clearinghouse for area specialty cat clubs.

Museum of Art League. 1717 N. Har-wood, Dallas 75201. 922-0220, ext. 249. Teddy Taylor, president. As an all-volunteer service arm of the museum, the league has 1,700 members, including docents-about 700 of these members are active volunteers. Activities include an annual fundraising Beaux Arts Ball, art-related trips, study courses, and lectures.

The new PM league is for professional members whose volunteer work and events are planned for Thursday evenings and weekends.

Quarter Century Wireless Association. Dallas Chapter. 2812 Pritchett, Irving. 75061. 986-7145. Walt Wiederhold, secretary. Members communicate via amateur radio with other amateurs all over the world. Meets every first Saturday of the month. International headquarters: QCWA International, 1409 Cooper Drive. Irving 75061. 438-8038.

Quilters Guild of Dallas. 15775 N. Hillcrest, Suite 508, Box 304, Dallas 75248. Gin-ny Wright, membership chairman. Group meets monthly to hear authors of quilting books lecture and to see demonstrations. The guild’s annual show is in March.

Texas Region of the Antique Auto Club of America. 9615 Tarleton, Dallas 75218. 328-2688. Jane Davie, original member. Members are dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and maintenance of automobiles and automotive history. Monthly meetings and periodic tours.

Today’s Reviews. 6126 Averill Way, Dallas, 75225. 691-6172. Lola Bourland, president. A book review and luncheon club that meets at 10:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway Road, from October through May. Primarily a senior citizen club. Review and luncheon are $6 each.

Train Collectors Association. 9101Windy Crest Drive, Dallas 75243. 348-3595 or373-9469. Pat Neil, director. For all people interested in the preservation and trading of antique and toy trains. Will also display trains forvarious organizations.

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