SPECIAL- INTEREST GROUPS

Community Council of Greater Dallas. 741- <B>5851. Offers 24-hour information and referral telephone line. 747-3711 or 1-800-548-1873, as well as an aging information line, 741-5244. Can handle a variety of problems and questions on topics including health, human services, recreation, and welfare.

Dallas Confcilio of Hispanic Service Organizations. 638-2588. A planning and coordinating agency that assists other non-profit organizations in helping Hispanics and provides training on how to reach out to the Hispanic community.

Dallas Dance Council. P. O. Box 740511, 75374. 348-4161. 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 Historical Society, Texas Hall of Stale, PA Box 150038, 75315. 421-4500. Maintains library, archives and museum of local history. Provides special programs, including films and lectures.

Dallas Museum of Art League. 1717 N. Harwood, 75201. 922-1200. The Museum League and the PM League are the volunteer/service arms of the museum, with a combined membership of mere than 1. 500 and 650 active volunteers. Activities include an annual fund-raising Beaux Arts Ball, art-related trips, study courses, and lectures. The PM league is for professional members whose volunteer work and events are planned for evenings and weekends.

Dallas Opera Guild. Provides service projects to benefit the Opera, educational programs for the entire Dallas community, and social events for its membership. Open to anyone who wishes to join and invites participation and active involvement. Call 443-1043 for information.

Dallas Summer Musicals Guild. P. O. Box 150188, 75315. 565-1116. A support group that gives parlies for performing casts and benefactors, raises money, and encourages enthusiasm for the Summer Musicals.

Dallas Symphony Association Inc. 2301 Flora St., Suite 300, 75251-2413. 871-4000. Dedicated to the operations of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Activities include classical and pop concerts, concerts in the park, recitals, youth and handicapped concerts, and an international summer festival.

Dallas Zoological Society. 621 E, Clarendon, 75203. 943-2771. A support group fur the Dallas Zoo. Membership benefits include free admission to the zoo, imitations to parties at the zoo, free parking, and a 10 percent discount at the Dallas Zoo Gift Shop.

Friends of Fair Park. The Magnolia Lounge at Fair Park. 426-3400. A fund-raising support group for Fair Park that has sponsored projects like the brick walkway at (he park known as the Texas Promenade and the restoration of the Magnolia Lounge. They are also doing fund-raising projects for restoration of the Fair Park murals, and they serve as a political advocacy group for Fair Park entities.

Historic Preservation League. 2902 Swiss Ave., 75204-9990. 821-3290, Seeks to identify, protect, rehabilitate, and/or find new uses for Dallas’s historical, architectural, and cultural resources (including buildings, sites, and districts), to conserve the character of Dallas’s important older neighborhoods, and to educate the public and elected officials on preservation issues.

Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters Inc. 650 S. Griffin at the Dallas Convention Center. 75202. 658-7144. Sponsors classes in literary, visual, and performing arts. Produces performances such as Writer’s Showcases and the Jazz Bust in spring, fait, and summer that are open to the public.

League of Women Voters. 2720 Stemmons Frwy., Suite 510, 75207. 688-4125 The league is an organization 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 non-partisan 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.

Literacy Volunteers of America/Dallas. 1515 Young St., 75201. 670-7836. One-on-one tutoring to adults 16 and older who read at the 5th-grade level or below.

National Council of Negro Women. 946-9448. Community-based organization that works with 29 different affiliated agencies, helping people to help themselves. Offers scholarships to unwed mothers.

Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas. 2905 Swiss Ave., 75204. 823-5700. Places citizens 60 and older in volunteer positions for non-profit organizations in Dallas County.

Volunteer Center of Dallas County. 1215 Skiles St., 75204. 826-6767. The center recruits and refers volunteers for about 750 civic, cultural, and human-needs organizations. It lists about 5, 000 volunteer jobs.

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