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  • Kate Marianchild
    International Wildlife Film Series Coming to Ukiah Six Friday Evenings of Film and Live Music Ukiah will soon be hosting its first annual international
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      International Wildlife Film Series
      Coming to Ukiah
      Six Friday Evenings of Film and Live Music

      Ukiah will soon be hosting its first annual international wildlife film
      series, complete with award-winning films, live music, and
      refreshments. The handpicked film masterpieces come from Montana�s
      prestigious International Wildlife Film Festival�s post festival tour.
      The series will open on Friday, March 2 at the Ukiah Civic Center with
      the breath-taking film Hokkaido, Garden of the Gods (Best of Festival)
      and will continue at the civic center every Friday night through April
      6 (see schedule in box). This extraordinary program is a benefit for
      Redwood Valley Outdoor Education Project (RVOEP), a community supported
      project of the Ukiah Unified School District.

      Each evening�s multi-media, family-friendly activities will begin at 7
      p.m. with 30-40 minutes of live music followed by a feature film and
      sometimes an additional short. Refreshments will be for sale at
      intermission and the program will end by 9 p.m. Tickets are now
      available at the Mendocino Book Company in Ukiah and Leaves of Grass
      Bookstore in Willits for a suggested donation of $50 for the series and
      $10 per evening. Tickets will also be available at the door.

      This program offers a rare opportunity for Mendocino residents to view
      world-class cinema on a full screen in a convivial community atmosphere
      � and be filled with awe at the world�s natural wonders in the process.
      A good turnout at all six evenings will help ensure the establishment
      of this series as an annual event and will also assist RVOEP to
      continue its inspiring work with children.

      RVOEP provides outdoor environmental education and indoor classroom
      follow-up to more than 2,000 school children each year. On a unique
      45-acre woodland bordering the Russian River, students spend many
      fascinating hours learning about soil formation, forest and stream
      ecology, the habits of our local and migratory wildlife, and much more.
      RVOEP�s hands-on curriculum is sowing the seeds of stewardship in the
      young people who will be the future conservators of our local landscape
      and the wildlife within it.

      To get to Ukiah Civic Center, take Perkins St. west to North State
      Street. Turn left, and then right on Seminary Avenue. Proceed to the
      Civic Center parking lot. For more information go to www.rvoep.org.

      Film Schedule: (all programs begin at 7 p.m. at the Ukiah Civic Center)

      Friday March 2
      Swept by winds from the high Arctic, Hokkaido is a land of towering
      volcanoes and fairy tale forests. Brown bears plunge for salmon in icy
      streams, fish owls wade for frogs, and courting Japanese cranes perform
      ballet in the snow.
      SPIRIT MANDALA (short)
      A fascinating look at the amusing similarities between human beings and
      animals.�Musical Entertainment by Spencer Brewer

      Friday March 9
      LIFE IN THE UNDERGROWTH: Invasion of the Land
      March alongside millipedes, squirm with giant 2-meter worms, and watch
      velvet worms use glue - who needs science fiction?�Musical
      Entertainment by Steve Hahm

      Friday March 16:
      Weird and wonderful animals roam across a land full of extremes �
      mighty rivers, high plains, rich seas, and dry deserts.�Giant
      anteaters, sloths, and red-faced monkeys all seem to have been built
      for a very strange and unfamiliar plan. Musical entertainment by Daniel

      Friday March 23:
      ECHO OF THE ELEPHANTS: The Final Chapter
      The true story of a remarkable elephant and her family. Echo is the
      wise and gentle matriarch who has successfully led her family through
      good times and bad for over 30 years. Musical entertainment by Nick

      Friday March 30:
      Queen of Trees details amazing symbiotic relationships between wildlife
      and plants in the natural world�set against a backdrop of grand Africa.
      Musical entertainment by Chris Gibson, Phyllis Binder, and Dori Kramer

      Friday April 6:
      BLUE PLANET: The Deep
      The sea and its communities at their most fearsome and alluring.
      Chronicling the mysteries of the deep, shore creatures, sea mammals,
      tidal and climatic influences, Blue Planet is the definitive
      exploration of the marine world.
      Peregrine Falcons are the fastest birds on earth. For the first time
      ever, you can �look into the eye of a falcon as it dives.� Musical
      entertainment by Kim Monroe

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