The Wild & Scenic Film Festival — billed as one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film fests — is coming to Bend on Oct. 3.

A benefit for the Oregon Natural Desert Association, the festival this year takes the audience to Alaskan mountain peaks, through Japanese snowstorms and over coastal California raptor nesting grounds.

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For the first time, two screenings will take place. The event also features refreshments and raffle prizes from local, environmentally minded businesses.

— From staff reports