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Weis Museum Hosts Annual 'Fox Rocks' Show at UWFox

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On March 13 and 14, the Weis Earth Science Museum (WESM) at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is hosting its annual “Fox Rocks” show.  “Fox Rocks” is being held in the UWFox Student Union and Emeritus Room, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 15.

Admission to “Fox Rocks” is free and includes dealers selling reasonably priced minerals, fossils and jewelry. In addition, displays, jewelry-making demonstrations, door prizes will be available.  Kids can learn how to cut a gemstone with supervised assistance.

A raffle for a gemstone necklace and a silent auction will be held all weekend for a 56 lb. amethyst geode that measures 16”W x 19”H x 7”D. According to Gary Richards, WESM educator, “This is the largest silent auction of its type in the state of Wisconsin.”

“Fox Rocks” is a fun family event and a great way to beat the cabin fever of this long and cold winter season.  Admission to the WESM, Wisconsin’s official mineralogical museum, is half price during the “Fox Rocks” show.  A food service with an ala carte menu will be available on Saturday afternoon.

For more information, contact Richards at 920-832-2925, or email him at garold.richards@uwc.edu, or visit www.uwfox.uwc.edu/wesm/WEIS_EARTH_SCIENCE_MUSEUM/Events.html.

Posted on 03/08/2010