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The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum is displaying "The Donald G. Cox Wildlife Collection" located in the third floor exhibit gallery. The collection contains nearly 300 mounted animals, many of which are rare and valuable.

"Bears of the World" is also on exhibit in the center atrium of the main exhibit floor, with bears from many parts of the world. The exhibit includes Polar bears, Brown bears, Black bears and Sloth bears. There are various color phases and subspecies also represented. The exhibit will continue through December 2000.

Other exhibits are "Ecosystem Dioramas," "Africa: A Diverse Continent" and "Synoptic Collections" of vertebrate animals.

Please call (801) 378-5051 for more information. The museum is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.

The Earth Science Museum is displaying "Torvosaurus tanneri," the only display in the world of a large, carnivorous Torvosaurus dinosaur. The museum also features two fully mounted skeletons of Camptosaurus and Allosaurus, a mural of the Utah-Colorado region in the Jurassic period, a 150-million-year-old dinosaur egg and a preparation lab window showing museum personnel preparing fossils. Visitors may touch real fossils at the fossil touch table and see a unique Diceratops skull. Admission is free. For more information, call (801) 378-3680.

The Earth Science Museum is located at 1683 N. Canyon Road in Provo, Utah. The museum is open Mondays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures is featuring the exhibition "Kachinas and the Hopi Worlds." The student-prepared exhibit deals with the Hopi Indian's oral traditions and legends connecting the Hopi culture to other southwestern cultures, such as the Fremont, the Anasazi and the Casas Grandes. The museum is offering a Scout Activity patch that focuses on the artifacts and information concerning the exhibition. The exhibit will be on display until May 2001.

The museum also offers tours and teaching kit programs. The teaching kits are provided as supplementary resources for teaching anthropology in Utah. For more information, call (801) 378-6698.

The Utah Valley Regional Family History Center will hold Sunday library tours, Family Search orientation classes and genealogy classes for mature groups. The tours will be the second and fourth Sunday of each month (excluding Dec. 24). Sunday library hours are from 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. For more information, call (801) 378-6200.

Complimentary tours of the BYU campus are available weekdays at the BYU Visitor's Center. Call (801) 378-4678.

Sunday, Dec. 3

The First Presidency, Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will commemorate Christ's birth at the First Presidency Christmas Devotional at 6 p.m. in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.

The devotional will be broadcast live over the Church satellite network at 6 p.m. MST. KBYU-FM, BYU-TV (on the Dish Network, channel 9403) and the official Church Internet site at will also carry the devotional live.

The devotional will be rebroadcast over the Church satellite network and by KBYU-TV at 8 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 7

Last day of class instruction

Friday, Dec. 8-Saturday, Dec. 9

Reading Days

Monday, Dec. 11-Friday, Dec. 15

Final examinations

Thursday, Dec. 28-Friday, Dec. 29

Brigham Young University's Athletic Department and Conferences and Workshops are sponsoring a winter baseball camp. The camp is open to male and female youth ages eight to 18. Registration is $55 per day. To register or for more information, call (801) 378-4851 or visit:

Writer: Jeremiah Christenot

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