Wilderness doc screens Friday

“Forever Wild: Celebrating America’s Wilderness,” a documentary narrated by Robert Redford about the public’s role in preserving the wilderness, will screen at McMenamins Old St. Francis School (700 N.W. Bond St., Bend) at 6 p.m. Friday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The film is part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act, which established protective wilderness areas to preserve wild lands. According to the film’s promoters: “‘Forever Wild’ educates audiences about the ever-present pressures to develop the last remnants of wild land left in America and offers viewers an opportunity to reflect on the importance of protecting wilderness so that our children may experience the same wild places.”

Tickets are $5. Contact: 541-382-5174.

NWTF to hold meeting tonight

The National Wild Turkey Federation is holding a new member meeting at 6:30 tonight at Pappy’s Pizza (20265 Meyer Drive, Bend).

The NWTF is for all those who are interested in preserving hunting heritage and wildlife habitat. The organization offers numerous community outreach programs that benefit Central Oregon.

For more information, call 541-550-7074, email mmoore@nwtf.net or visit nwtf.org.

— From staff reports