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HELPING TO UNCOVER MYSTERIES OF ICE AGE

For the seventh summer, the Buffalo Museum of Science will conduct work at an excavation located in Byron. Volunteers are needed to work this Ice Age location in Genesee County from July 22 through Aug. 12.

In recent years, the digs have yielded numerous bones of mastodons and other creatures. Tools of ancient inhabitants of the area also have been discovered. The findings from this location will provide background and material for a museum exhibit on the Ice Age.

Volunteers may camp at the site and they can expect rigorous living and working conditions. Participants must provide their own transportation and camping equipment and will be charged approximately $7 per day for food. Commitments can be made for any number of days within the period of the dig.

For more information, contact Richard S. Laub at the Museum's geology division at 896-5200.

Autistic Services, Inc. is seeking volunteers to assist its special education teachers and therapists in the summer education program. The program provides educational, therapeutic, recreational, community and work activities for autistic children from five through 21 years of age.

The program runs from July 5 through Aug. 18. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Parkside Village Community Building in the Town of Tonawanda. Experience would be helpful. Please call Angela Lagenor, executive director or Dennis Vitrano, assistant director, at 876-7652 for more information.

Erie County Medical Center, 462 Grider St., is accepting applications for its Summer Junior Volunteer Program. Young men and women 14 to 18 can learn about health care careers by serving in various hospital departments. Working papers are required. For information call 898-3266.

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 700 Main St., is in dire need of volunteers to do general clerical work (labeling and addressing envelopes). This is a one day job on June 2, but many volunteers will be required to finish the job in one day. Those interested should contact the center as soon as possible so they can be scheduled. Call Christine Tebes at 854-5828.

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