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Involvement Opportunities

April 06, 1999

Children's Bureau of Southern California needs foster parents for abused and neglected children. Meetings will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Inglewood on Wednesday and in North Hollywood April 14. Information: (323) 644-3900, Ext. 201.

* Pacific Lodge Foster Family Agency in Woodland Hills needs foster parents. Training begins April 13. Information: Jocelyn Clegg, (818) 347-1577, Ext. 173.

* Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest, a celebration May 16 of old-time and bluegrass music, folk dance and crafts, needs volunteers to help prepare for and stage the festival. Information: (818) 843-6991.

* Free Lunch Arts Alliance, a nonprofit group based in south Orange County that puts on poetry readings and publishes a poetry magazine called Free Lunch: A Poetry/Miscellany, needs volunteers for various tasks. Information: Free Lunch, P.O. Box 7647, Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-7647.

* El Nido Family Centers needs volunteers to assist with homework clubs in South-Central Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Information: (323) 971-7360 or (818) 896-7776.

* County of Los Angeles Public Library needs volunteers at its 87 libraries as homework helpers, Internet tutors, literary tutors, Friends of the Library members, storytellers and crafts aides. Information: Carol Ross, (562) 940-8559.

* Kitten Rescue in West Hills needs people to provide temporary care for homeless cats and kittens saved from abandonment and shelter euthanasia. Medical care, training and support are provided. Information: (818) 347-3037.

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Information for this column should be submitted typed and double-spaced to Involvement Opportunities, SoCal Living, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles, CA 90053.

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