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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History is offering an evening of smooth jazz from 5-10 p.m. Feb.15 during “Candle Light Jazz Night” with local guitarist Sarah Tobing.

The evening is part of “Museum Nights,” held most Thursday evenings while the University of Florida is in session at the Florida Museum and Harn Museum of Art, and sponsored by UF Student Government.

Other Florida Museum special events planned for “Museum Nights” this spring include “Science Movie Night: Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy,” which complements the Florida Museum’s temporary exhibit “Tibet: Mountains and Valleys, Castles and Tents.” Lama David Bole will lead a discussion during this two-night film screening. Admission to the Tibet exhibit is free to the public on these evenings. Parts one and three of the trilogy begin at 6:30 p.m. on March 1, and part two begins at 6:30 p.m. on March 8.

From 5-10 p.m. on March 22, the Florida Museum will present “Can You Dig It?” with the UF Geology Department and Gainesville Gem and Mineral Society. Visitors may enjoy an evening digging for treasure, participating in demonstrations of geological phenomena and watching gem cutting demonstrations.

For more information visit or call (352) 846-2000, ext. 246.

Contact: Paul Ramey, (352) 846-2000, ext. 218,
Writer: Christine Eschenfelder