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Find 'Nemo' at Martinez nature park

Family movie series kicks off Saturday at Reed Creek Nature Park

Posted: April 24, 2012 - 11:01pm  |  Updated: April 25, 2012 - 8:43am

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A new movie series at Columbia County’s nature and wetlands park starts Saturday with a popular Disney film set in the deep-blue sea.

Finding Nemo, an animated tale about a fish searching for his lost son, will be shown outdoors on the big screen at Reed Creek Park and Wetlands Interpretive Center, 3820 Park Lane, Martinez.

The movie starts at dusk, or about 8:15 p.m., and costs $2 for admission.

A second movie, A Bug’s Life, is scheduled at the park July 28.

“This is a test run,” said Reed Creek Education Coordinator Kim Byne. “If it goes well, we’ll do more of them in the future.”

Before the movie is shown on a 20-foot screen, a dance contest will be held.

Byne recommends that people take blankets, chairs and snacks to the park.

The series is separate from other movie nights previously held in the county, Byne said.

Byne said the events could help showcase what the park has to offer for those unfamiliar with it.

“We have a good, solid group that knows the place,” Byne said. “There’s a lot that don’t.”

The park includes Reed Creek Interpretative Center, an educational building built among wetlands, and a boardwalk.

Opening in spring 2005, the center offers several nature programs for children.

For information, call (706) 210-4027.

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