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'Wild and Scenic Film Fest' at Bankhead

Event to portray fragile environments -- and ways to protect them

The film, "Girls and Glaciers," follows teenagers Akua and Melodie as they expand their personal boundaries in challenging high alpine glaciated terrain. They learn field science, art, wilderness skills and teamwork through the nonprofit organization, Girls on Ice. (Contributed photo)

An environmental film fest is coming to the Bankhead Theater in two weeks, presented by Tri-Valley Citizens' Climate Education. The "Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour and Eco-Fair" will take place from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on Jan. 24.

The films include short subjects that portray beautiful, vital and fragile environments and people working to protect and preserve them. The festival offers unique perspectives and offers solutions about what can be done globally and locally to help environmental issues.

The Eco-Fair will feature more than 20 information tables, including Livermore Valley wine tasting, beer and local bites, a speaker spotlight and planetary poetry.

Speakers will include Roger Aines, Mark Zelinka and Dan Linehan, climate scientists and innovators who will share their research and climate change solutions.

Everyone is invited to visit the free "Parks to People" mobile visitor center that will be set up by the East Bay Regional Park District in the parking lot adjacent to the Bankhead Theater.

The film program begins at 7 p.m. with a welcome, introduction and eight films. Intermission will feature a dessert buffet, drawings, conversations and the Eco-Fair. Afterward, Roger Aines will introduce seven more films.

For information on the selected films, Eco-Fair exhibitors, speakers and a schedule and to purchase tickets, which range from $8 to $25, go to trivalleycce.org. Learn more about the Wild and Scenic Film Festival at www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org.

Tickets can also be purchased at the Bankhead Theater box office, 2400 First St., Livermore, by calling 373-6800, or by going to lvpac.org.

Tri-Valley Citizens' Climate Education is a grassroots, nonprofit, non-partisan advocacy environmental group that focuses on education outreach and engaging the community in the conversation about the climate. It meets once a month, usually on the third Tuesday, alternating locations between Livermore and Pleasanton. Check out its Facebook page for exact dates and locations.

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