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Involvement Opportunities

August 29, 2000

Geffen Playhouse in Westwood Village needs volunteer ushers for the 2000-2001 season. No experience is necessary. Volunteers will get to see "Dinner With Friends," "The Weir" and three other productions free. Information: (310) 208-6500, Ext. 115.

* Adamson House, a historic site on Malibu Beach, begins docent training Sept. 11. Trained docents will offer tours, greet the public or work in the gift shop. Training is in six sessions. Information: (310) 456-8432.

* Travelers Aid Society of Los Angeles needs volunteers to assist travelers at Los Angeles International Airport and Union Station with directions, accommodation, transportation and sightseeing information. Training begins the week of Sept. 11. Information: Christine Okinaga, (310) 646-2270.

* Fifth annual Manhattan Beach Arts Festival, to be held Sept. 10, needs volunteers to assist the festival's coordinators in activities such as artists' workshops, storytelling, dance performances and food booths. Information: Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310) 212-5009.

* Five Acres, the Boys' and Girls' Aid Society of Los Angeles County in Altadena, needs foster parents, singles or couples, especially for deaf children. An orientation will be held tonight from 6:30 to 8. Financial support is provided. Information: (626) 844-1430, Ext. 210.

* Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services in Los Angeles is offering a two-part seminar Sept. 7 and Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. for those considering becoming adoptive parents. Information: Clemie Love, (310) 836-1223, Ext. 286.

* Long Beach Heritage needs docents to conduct historical walking tours of downtown Long Beach. Training classes begin in September. Information: (562) 493-7019.

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Information for this column should be submitted typed and double-spaced to Involvement Opportunities, SoCal Living, Los Angeles Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

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