May 1, 1997
Vol. 16, No. 16

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    Volunteers needed

    Robie House

    The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Foundation is accepting applicants for its third Robie House interpreter training program, which will begin May 31.

    The four-session program will meet from 9 a.m. to noon on three consecutive Saturdays, May 31, June 7 and June 14, and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 5.

    Participants will learn about Wright's life and work through slide presentations, in-depth tours of the home, and outside reading, while examining the principals of successful architectural interpretation. Benefits for foundation volunteers include earned memberships, special events, tours and discounts in the foundation's museum shops and merchandise catalog.

    To register, call Janet Van Delft, Robie House Operations Manager, at 834-1362.

    Special Olympics

    Volunteers are needed for the annual Special Olympics Spring Games at Stagg Field on Wednesday, May 7, through Friday, May 9. The competition is sponsored by the Chicago Park District.

    Volunteers are needed to assist at competition venues, present awards, relay results to officials and support the efforts of the 5,000 competing athletes. During the games, athletes will compete in such events as running and standing long jumps, hurdles, race walking, shot put, softball throw, wheelchair competitions and 50-, 100-, 200-, and 400-meter runs.

    The three-day event will kick-off with the opening ceremonies and parade of athletes at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 7.

    To volunteer, call Aracely Munoz Contreras, Coordinator of Community Service, at 753-GIVE.