GREENE – Tom Sterling will narrate his film, “The Highlands of Scotland,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 16, and 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the Sawyer Memorial auditorium, 371 Sawyer Road. Admission is free and doors will open an hour before the shows.

Sterling was born in Jackson, Mich., and lives in Twin Lakes, Wis. His boyhood years were filled with an association with nature, fostered and encouraged by his father. Sterling’s fascination for the natural world, and travel, began to manifest itself in two ways – artwork and the camera.

Following high school, he joined the Air Force. The military provided the transportation while Sterling traveled and recorded a wide variety of wild places all over North America. Alaska, Idaho and Texas provided film material that would later prove beneficial for making professional films.

Leaving the service, he enrolled at Jackson Community College, Jackson, Mich., and later transferred to the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources. Graduating with a bachelor’s of science degree in natural history, Sterling began making educational films, film for television series and films for the travel lecture circuit.

In 1980, he received Program Magazine’s “Rising Star” award and has been a member of the International Motion Picture and Lecturer’s Association and the International Travel-Adventure Film Guild.

The film will take a fresh look at an old and revered land. It will go down back roads, across moors, up glens and through the mountains of the country, which is about the same size as the lower peninsula of Michigan.

The audience will visit Inverness, Edinburgh, small villages, castles, artisan craft shops, a distillery, a sheep dog trial, a pipeband contest and golf courses.

For more information, call 946-5311 or visit ourworld.cs.com/sawyerfoundation.


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