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Family film series continues Sunday
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Forsyth County News
The Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center is at 4075 Spot Road. For more information or to pre-register, contact Carrie Toth at (770) 781-2217 or go online at

To catch a free flick this winter, one need look no further than the unlikeliest of places: nature.

The Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center will be showing "The Jungle Book" at 1:30 p.m. Sunday as the second in a family-friendly winter film series.

Popcorn will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to preregister by printing out a form from Forsyth County's Web site and dropping it off at the nature center, the Central Park administration office or the Sharon Springs Park office.

Education Supervisor Carrie Toth said there still are some spots left for Sunday's movie.

"It's something fun and free, and we know people are watching their wallets right now," Toth said.

"We're trying to encourage more people to come out to the nature center in the winter months. It's a little bit slow during this time of year, and this is a good family kind of thing."

Next month's movie, "Fly Away Home," is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. March 8. It will be the last film in the seasonal series.

Other upcoming public programs at the visitor center include a tree top canopy walk Saturday, in which participants use ropes and harnesses. Preregistration is encouraged for this event as well.

The visitor center, which opened last year, houses the outdoor programs division of the county parks and recreation department.

It also features nature exhibits, a classroom, lab area, library, plant garden and wheelchair-accessible treehouse.