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'MISSION WOLF' RETURNS WITH MORE EXTENSIVE PROGRAM

For the second consecutive year, the educational "Mission Wolf" program will be here one week from today through the efforts of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute.

But Institute Marketing Director Ann Schettine said this year the non-profit organization will give two presentations. The first will be next Monday at 7 p.m. in the Robert Lee Scharmann Theater at Jamestown Community College.

Last year's event at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute was outdoors with three wolves and their handlers and drew more than 400 people.

Ms. Schettine said this one will be indoors but more extensive.

"This year, we have heard they are bringing two different wolves with them, and there will be a slide show this year that we didn't have last year because both programs will be inside," she said.

"They have a special emphasis on the tragic results of putting wolves or other wild animals in cages, and this show will discourage breeding and selling of wolves into captivity, and show how people can become active in supporting wolf recovery."

Ms. Schettine said a second show geared toward students will be held at the Reg Lenna Civic Center the following day at 10 a.m.

"The program at the Reg Lenna is open to all the local schools at $1 per student," she said. "It's sponsored by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute and the Chautauqua County Arts Council, and the schools can contact the Arts Council if they haven't already been contacted."

People wishing to be at the program next Monday should purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are $3 for Institute members, $5 for non-members, and the maximum family ticket is $12. For more information, contact the Roger Tory Peterson Institute.

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