The High Country Audubon Society’s meeting on the evening
of Nov. 22 will feature a free “Kids’ Movie Night” with a film based on a book called “Hoots,”
written by Carl Hiaasen.
“Hoots” is an American comedy film directed by Wil Shriner and produced by Newline Cinema and Walden Media about a group of children trying to save a burrowing owl habitat from destruction. The habitat is located on the intended site of a pancake house.
“Hoots” features live burrowing owls and music by Jimmy Buffet, who is a co-producer and has a role in the film, as well.
The burrowing owls are “the story’s most powerful argument for fighting to save parts of nature to be enjoyed without the presence of strip malls and tourist hotels,” says Scott Gwin for Cinemablind.com which is a movie review website.
High Country Audubon is sending out a special invitation to children and their parents to attend the meeting and will be serving refreshments for all.
The movie will begin Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Conference Room.
The public is always welcomed to attend any meeting or field trip conducted by HCAS. For more information about the local Audubon Society go to http://www.highcountryaudubon.org.