The series kicks off at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, with the presentation of “Lure & Lore of Deserts” at Greenwood High School, 615 W. Smith Valley Road.
Sandy Mortimer, who made the movie and will narrate it, says deserts are like people. “Each is unique with its own luck, feel and past. In the deserts of Egypt, Israel and Jordan, there are stories we hold sacred: Where they say God first spoke to man and where humans created magnificent structures to honor him.
“While the magnitude of sands have done their part to obscure much of what they left behind, we will sift through the past and present to visit those places,” she said.
In North America, she added, the Sonoran, Mohave and Chihuahuan deserts also speak of those lured to them throughout the centuries, but perhaps for much different reasons. “And while millions of tourists visit the well-known locations, the lore and legends of the little-known sites are still surprising stories waiting to be explored.”
Other films are “The Travels of Father Serra,” Oct. 22; “Budapest to Istanbul – A Danube Cruise,” Nov. 12; “Ghost Towns of the Wild West,” March 18; and “African Safari Adventure,” April 22.
“The photographic masterpieces, filmed in natural color, have been received with enthusiasm in hundreds of other cities,” said Norm Aker
Season tickets are available from club members or by calling Akers at 881-4089. Single tickets will be available at the door for $5. Proceeds benefit area youth programs.