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Groundhog Gala a fun way to learn

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 11:51 a.m. CDT
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The Midwest Museum of Natural History presents its annual Groundhog Gala on Jan. 26.

SYCAMORE – Where can you chat with a dinosaur expert as you sip wine from around the globe; listen to steel pan drumming while enjoying food from around the world; learn about prairie restoration and meet a live bird of prey?

The Groundhog Gala.

The Midwest Museum of Natural History in Sycamore presents its fifth annual Groundhog Gala fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. Guests will enjoy music, exhibitors, a silent auction, treats from around the world, and an open bar. This year the museum is featuring a coffee specialist, a paleontologist, a steel pan drummer, a harpist and more.

“The gala is definitely unique,” museum director Molly Trickey said. “There are very few fundraisers where you can learn so much.”

The Groundhog Gala is the museum’s largest fundraiser of the year, and all proceeds support educational opportunities for the community. Tickets are $30 each or two for $50. The Groundhog Gala is sponsored in part by NB&T and Berni Schelkopf, Lundeen’s Discount Liquors, Driv-Lok, Joan and Tom Fenstermaker, Banner Up Signs, Associates in Counseling, Advanced Family Eyecare, Sweet Earth, Provident Direct Mailing and Printing Services, Larry and Steph Forsberg and Pardridge Insurance, and Taxco Restaurant.

Groundhog Gala

6 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26

Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., Sycamore

Tickets: $30 each or two for $50

815-795-9777 or www.mmnh.org for more information

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