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IWFF42 Starts This Weekend! April 08 2019

With the arrival of warmer weather comes an increase in festivals infiltrating our town to share their art and celebrate culture of all kinds. The International Wildlife Film Festival is this weekend and we are getting excited for the many screenings and extracurricular activities that come along with this town takeover.

The festival kicks off on Saturday with the ever-entertaining Wild Walk, followed by the WildFest at Caras Park. Head downtown and grab a coffee before lining up along Higgins to witness hundreds of children, volunteers and community members take to the street wearing costumes portraying four-legged beasts and walking fish out of water. Watch as the street turns into the oddest procession of animals and creatures walking through our tiny concrete jungle. While downtown, come say hi and check out our window decorated for the occasion which features art contributed by 1st and 2nd graders from Sussex School.

There may be rain in the forecast but what better way to avoid the weather than to retreat to the cozy confines of the historical Roxy Theater? Grab some popcorn and watch a documentary portraying certain subjects, animals and environments in a unique light. Check the schedule on their website (wildlifefilms.org) or come into our store to pick up a Festival Program.

One of the films on my watch list is The River and the Wall. This film follows five friends on a 1,200 mile journey along the Rio Grande River to ponder the implications and document the possible effects a man-made wall would have on the environment. Construction is not without its destruction and while we face difficulties as a country, they are nothing compared to the difficulties forced upon our delicate Nature.

See you at the parade and in the theater!