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Museum gala heralds exhibit

The Museum of Natural History will debut its new gem and mineral exhibition at a benefit gala “All That Glitters,” May 22 at the museum in Balboa Park.

The black-tie event will feature epicurean fare by Chef Jeffrey Strauss of Del Mar’s Pamplemousse Grill. The Peter Duchin orchestra will provide dance music and entertainment. Patrons who have donated $5,000-$25,000 in support of the museum will model jewels at the event escorted by a bodyguard.

Those interested in becoming a jewel model or buying gala tickets, should call Rachel De Quesada at (619) 255-0182.