December 2014


5-7EL PASO, TEXAS: Annual show; El Paso Mineral & Gem Society, El Maida Auditorium; 6331 Alabama; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, tools, books, equipment, geode cutting, silent auction, raffles, lapidary demonstrations; contact Jeanette Carrillo, 4100 Alameda Ave., El Paso, TX 79905, (877) 533-7153; e-mail: gemcenter@aol.com; Web site: epmgs.com


5-7SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc., Earl Warren Showgrounds; 3400 Calle Real; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com


6-7LAKESIDE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; El Cajon Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Lakeside Rodeo Grounds; 12584 Mapleview St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; rocks, minerals, fossils, slabs, gemstone jewelry, crafts, kids' activities, raffle; contact Mary Ness, 10101 Alenwood Way, Santee, CA 92071, (619) 449-0759; e-mail: ecvgms@gmail.com


6-7NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Wholesale and retail show; American Bead Shows, Tennessee State Fairground; Smith Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $6 (discount coupon on Web site); antique and vintage jewelry components, beads, freshwater pearls, gemstone beads, Swarovski beads and components, seed beads, beading supplies, carved wood and bone beads, Kumihimo supplies, jewelry and craft tools, finished items; contact Samuel Mbullah, PO Box 490803, Atlanta, GA 30349, (770) 739-0057; e-mail: beadshows@hotmail.com; Web site: https://americanbeadshows.com


12-14RIALTO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; OrangeBelt Gem & Mineral Society, 105 S. Palm Ave.; open field across the street from Rialto City Hall; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-3; free admission; fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry, jade, rough rock, polished stones, crystals, opals, crafts, Spinning Wheel, tailgate; contact Ken Gard, 205 W. Benedict, #8, San Bernardino, CA 92408, Workshop (909) 381-0089 or Jessica (909) 887-5507; e-mail: kengard@roadrunner.com; Web site: obmsrocks.yolasite.com


12-14COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc., OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com


12-14NORCROSS, GEORGIA: 20th Annual Show; Mammoth Rock Shows LLC, North Atlanta Trade Center; 1700 Jeurgens Ct.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; adults $4 for 3 days, military and law enforcement personnel, students and children free; 50 dealers, minerals, fossils, rough rock, gold and silver findings, tools and lapidary equipment, beads, jewelry creations, loose and mounted precious stones, on-site jewelry repairs, drawings, grand door prize; contact Richard Hightower, 78 Emerald Hill, Franklin, NC 28734, (800) 720-9624; e-mail: staff@mammothrock.com; Web site: www.mammothrock.com


13-14FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Mid-Tennessee Gem & Mineral Society, Williamson County AgExpoPark; 4215 Long Ln.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, students $1, children free; demonstrations, exhibits, silent auction, hourly door prizes, grand prize, more than 30 dealers, beads, crystals, geodes, minerals, fossils, rough, cabochons, gemstones, finished jewelry, Native American jewelry, tools, supplies; contact John Stanley, 2828 Donna Hill Dr., Nashville, TN 37214, (615) 885-8704; e-mail: show@mtgms.org; Web site: www.MTGMS.org


19-21SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc., Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino del Rio S; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

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Christmas in San Francisco Crystal Fair This Weekend!

by Robyn Hawk on November 26, 2014























$2.00 OFF Admission 
with this email 

THE CRYSTAL FAIR IS COMING SOON


Subject: Christmas in San Francisco Crystal Fair
Date: November 29-30, 2014
Location: Fort Mason Center, Building A
2 Marina Blvd. (at Buchanan)
San Francisco
Hours: Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-4pm
Admission: $8 (good for both days) (under 12 free) and free parking.


The CRYSTAL FAIR includes over 35 dealers of crystals, minerals, beads, jewelry, and metaphysical healing tools. The list includes: Nan Olsen’s Altar Space, Crystal Clan from Mt Shasta, Got Aura, Back Basics Massage, Caravan of Dreams, Buddha Gems & Minerals, Redstone Minerals, Sirius Galactic Council, Crystal Bill's Elegant Crystals, Crystal Blue Inc., Gypsy Blue Jewelry, Joseph Martin, Sebastian Cooley, John E. Garsow Gems & Minerals, KD Jewelry, All Systems Health, Richter's Rocks, Hannesdattir Icelandic Spa, Everything Tibetan, Madagascar Mining, Geotrope Minerals, Mbec Stones & Crystals, Blue Lotus Designs, Crystal Infused Glass, Gems of the World, Love Harmony, Stargate Keys, Eye on Edge, DeeDee's Designs, Sustainably Grateful, Golden State Gem & Mineral, Sacred Art of Healing, Juliana Victoria, Dynamic Energy Crystals & Dev Khan's Wireworking.


For directions and more details, go to www.crystalfair.com

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#Gemshows – November Club Shows – Retail & Wholesale

November 14, 2014
November 2014


14-16HAMBURG, NEW YORK: 16th annual show and sale; GemStreet USA, Hamburg fairgrounds, Grange Bldg.; South Park Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults and students $6, children (under 12) and Scouts in uniform free; rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, tools and supplies, door prizes, field trips; contact Jane K. Smith, PO Box 770680, Lakewood, OH 44107, (216) 521-4367; e-mail: janestrieter1946@gmail.com; Web site: www.gemstreetusa.com


14-16GOLDEN, COLORADO: Annual show; Denver Area Mineral Dealers, Jefferson County Fairgrounds; 15200 W. 6th Ave.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; free admission; 22 dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry; contact Pat Tucci, (303) 279-5504; Web site: www.geodyssey-rocks.com


14-16TACOMA, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc., Tacoma Dome; 2727 E. D St.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com


15-15PORTLAND, OREGON: Auction; Columbia-Willamette Faceters Guild, OMSI Auditorium; 1945 SE Water Ave.; Sat. 5:30-10; free admission; preview at 5:30 p.m., auction 7 p.m.; contact Gail Bumala, PO Box 2136, Portland, OR 97208; e-mail: president@facetersguild.com


15-16APPLE VALLEY, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Victor Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Victor Valley Museum; 11873 Apple Valley Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; contact Cyndy Mandell, 14625 Cashew St., Hesperia, CA 92345, (760) 508-1080; e-mail: cynmandell@me.com; Web site: www.vvgmc.org


15-16PAYSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Payson Rimstones Rock Club, Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center; Hwy. 87 at Mile Marker 251; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, children (under 12) free; gems, minerals, specimen rocks, fossils, lapidary equipment, jewelry and findings, slabs or rough material, gold prospecting equipment, dealer displays, club displays, Educational Corner, fluorescent display, sand painting, beading, Spinning Wheel, silent auction; contact Margaret Jones, PO Box 884, Pine, AZ 85544, (928) 970-0857; e-mail: margieaberry@gmail.com


15-16TAMPA, FLORIDA: Wholesale and retail show; American Bead Shows, Ramada Plaza Hotel Westshore; 1200 N. Westshore Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $6 (discount coupon on Web site); antique and vintage jewelry components, beads, freshwater pearls, gemstone beads, Swarovski beads and components, seed beads, beading supplies, carved wood and bone beads, Kumihimo supplies, jewelry and craft tools, finished items; contact Samuel Mbullah, PO Box 490803, Atlanta, GA 30349, (770) 739-0057; e-mail: beadshows@hotmail.com; Web site: https://americanbeadshows.com


21-22ENID, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Enid Gem & Mineral Society, Garfield County Pavilion Building; 111 W. Purdue; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 9-6; free admission; lapidary demonstrations, silent auction, kids’ activities, rock pile, spinning wheel, rock food display, dealers, gems, minerals, fossils, stone beads, finished jewelry; contact Mary Walters, 1126 Hillcrest Dr., Enid, OK 73701, (580) 541-7500; e-mail: leon.walters@att.net; Web site: enidgemandmineral.org


21-23MARIETTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society, civic center; 548 S. Marietta Pkwy.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; rocks, gemstones, fossils, beads, jewelry, jewelry supplies, free 
mineral ID classes, mineral/jewelry-related demonstrations, educational exhibits, hourly door prizes; contact Kay Yoest, 3202 Powder Mill Pl. SE, Marietta, GA 30067; e-mail: kayoest@bellsouth.net; Web site: www.cobbcountymineral.org


21-23COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Columbia Gem & Mineral Society, Jamil Temple; 206 Jamil Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; adults $5, children (16 and under) and all military and their dependants free; 24 retail dealers, jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, tools, geodes sold and cut, member rock collection exhibits, lapidary demonstrations; contact Sue Shrader, PO Box 6333, Columbia, SC, Canada 29260, (803) 736-9317; e-mail: ashrader@mindspring.com; Web site: www.cgams.org


21-23PORTLAND, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc., Oregon Convention Center; 777 N.E. MLK Jr Blvd.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com


22-23APACHE JUNCTION, ARIZONA: Show and sale; Apache Junction Rock & Gem Club, Apache Junction High School; 2525 S. Ironwood Dr.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students $1, children (12 and under) free; dealers, jewelry, gems, opals, beads, rocks, specimens, slabs, fossils, lapidary equipment and supplies, silent auction, hourly door prizes, grand raffle, gem-tree making for all ages, wheel-of-rocks, egg-carton rock collections; contact Kelly Iverson, (480) 325-2705; Web site: www.ajrockclub.com


22-23MESQUITE, TEXAS: Annual show; Dallas Gem & Mineral Society, Rodeo Center Exhibit Hall; 1800 Rodeo Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $8, family (4 or more) $20, students (4-12) $3, children (3 and under) free; rock and mineral specimens, polished and faceted gems, fossils, lapidary equipment, jewelry supplies, games, demonstrations, fluorescent display, prizes, silent auction; contact Mark Hall, PO Box 742033, Dallas, TX 75374; e-mail: mark_a_hall@yahoo.com; Web site: www.DallasGemAndMineral.org


22-23FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Northern Virginia Mineral Club, The Hub Ballroom – George Mason University; 4400 University Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors and students (13-17) $3, Scouts in Uniform, GMU students with ID, children (12 and under) free; more than 20 dealers, minerals, fossils, crystals, gems, demonstrations, exhibits, door prizes, kids’ Mini-mines, Scout Day Sun.; contact Tom Taaffe, (703) 281-3767; Web site: www.novamineralclub.org/2014-show


22-23WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: 48th Annual Show; Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center East; 9067 Southern Blvd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7 ($1 off coupon on Web site), 2-day pass $10, children (under 12) free; more than 70 dealers, door prizes, hourly prize drawings, scholarship fund raffle, fossil dig, gem mining, geode cracking, displays, demonstrations; contact Jeff Slutzky, (561) 585-2080; e-mail: show@gemandmineral.cc; Web site: www.gemandmineral.cc


22-23CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA: Show; Prehistoric Enterprises, Harrison County Parks & Recreation Complex; 43 Recreation Dr., Rte. 19 South; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; free admission; displays, minerals, rocks, gems, jewelry, fossils, artifacts, projectile points, geode cracking, lapidary, science shows, rock and fossil ID, hourly door prizes, grand prize drawing, fossil dig, free rock or fossil for children; contact Ray Garton, PO Box 200, Barrackville, WV 26559, (304) 282-2306; e-mail: garton@prehistoricplanet.com; Web site: www.prehistoricstore.com


28-30RENO, NEVADA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc., Reno Sparks Livestock Events Center; 1350 N. Wells Ave.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com


29-30SHARONVILLLE, OHIO: 16th annual show and sale; GemStreet USA, Sharonville Convention Center; 11355 Chester Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $6, children (under 12) and Scouts in uniform free; tools, supplies, pearls, silver, gold, wire wrapping, holiday gifts, door prizes; contact Jane K. Smith, PO Box 770680, Lakewood, OH 44107, (216) 521-4367; e-mail: janestrieter1946@gmail.com; Web site: www.gemstreetusa.com


29-30SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Fort Mason Center; 2 Marina Blvd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $8, children (under 12) free; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com


29-30WICKENBURG, ARIZONA: Show and sale; Wickenburg Gem & Mineral Society, Wrangler Event Center; 251 S. Tegner St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; more than 40 dealers, rocks, gems, beads, minerals, jewelry, fossils, lapidary tools, kids’ room, door prizes; contact Beth Myerson, (480) 540-2318; e-mail: myerbd@gmail.com


29-1MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc., Monterey County Fairgrounds; 2004 Fairground Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5, Mon. 10-4; free admission; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com


Show Dates via Rock & Gem Magazine

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#Gemshows – You’re Invited to the Contra Costa Crystal Fair…

October 4, 2014

Crystal Fair in Walnut Creek. We have an amazing away of vendors and we look forward to seeing you! Please share our flyer with your friends.

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#Gemshows – Buying "Green" at Gem & Mineral Shows…OR Meeting TV’s #Prospectors

October 4, 2014

People have been asking – about buying in bulk or for resale and Wholesale Shows – some Club Shows have vendors that are able to offer wholesale pricing…and whether they are wholesale or retail, always ask for a quantity discount.I also have a list o…

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#Gemshows – #October Club Shows – Retail

October 3, 2014


Gold Sheen Obsidian from the 2014 Denver Shows

OCTOBER 2014

1-5JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; The Hi-Desert Rockhounds; Sportsman’s Club of Joshua Tree; 6225 Sunburst St.; Daily 9-6; free admission; rocks, minerals, jewelry, gold panning; contact Roger Thompson, 6225 Sunburst St., Joshua Tree, CA 92252, (760) 366-2915 or (760) 902-5340; e-mail: HiDesertRockhounds@gmail.com; Web site: www.jtsportsmansclub.com/gem.html

3-5AUSTIN, TEXAS: Annual show; Austin Gem & Mineral Society; Palmer Events Center; 900 Barton Springs Rd.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors $4, students (12-18) $1, children (under 12) free; more than 30 dealers, jewelry, beads, gemstones, mineral specimens, crystals, fossils, spheres, lapidary equipment, free exhibits, “Touch Table”, demonstrations, faceting, wire wrapping, cabbing, fluorescent mineral display, kids’ Wheel of Fortune, Gem Mine, jewelry making, school field trips Fri., door prizes, silent auction, grand prize; contact Susan Postlethwait, 6719 Burnet Ln., Austin, TX 78757, (512) 458-9546; e-mail: showchairman@austingemandmineral.org; Web site: www.gemcapers.com

3-5DALLAS, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual Gaston Gem Show; Gaston Gem, Mineral & Faceters Club; Gaston County Park; 1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-5; free admission; dealers, minerals, fossils, gemstones, wire wrapping, geodes, jewelry, sluice; contact Rick Perkins, (704) 288-9091; Web site: http://gastongemclub.weebly.com

3-5DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

3-5INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: 16th Annual Fall Show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; Indiana State Fairgrounds, Agriculture/Horticulture Bldg.; 1202 E. 38th St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5 (3 days), children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths and goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes, classes available; contact Van Wimmer Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

3-5SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH: Annual show; Mineral Collectors of Utah; Trolley Square; 600 S 700 E; Sat. 12-9; free admission; exhibit cases, dealers, minerals, fossils, Wheel of Fortune, Touch & Feel Table, grab bags, identifications; contact Curt Forrester, 7792 N. Kookaburra Ct., Eagle Mountain, UT 84005, (801) 789-6325; e-mail: fossilmin@gmail.com; Web site: https://sites.google.com/site/mincollutah/Home

4-5JACKSONVILLE, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Central Arkansas Gem Mineral and Geology Society; Jacksonville Community Center; 5 Municipal Dr.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; 25 dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, lapidary material, jewelry, beads, displays, demonstrations, kids’ dig, door prizes; contact Tom Sharp, 14705 Chambery Dr., Little Rock, AR 72211, (501) 379-8653; e-mail: thom61847@yahoo.com; Web site: www.centralarrockhound.org

4-5MISSOULA, MONTANA: Gem and Mineral show featuring Fossils; Hellgate Mineral Society; Hilton Garden Inn; 2730 N. Reserve St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, children (under 14) free; dealers, silent auction, raffle; contact Bob Riggs, (406) 543-3667; e-mail: boblr@bresnan.net

4-5OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Nebraska Mineral & Gem Club; Westside Community Center; 3534 S. 108th St., 108th and Grover; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors and students $3, children (12 and under) free with adult; dealers, collectible specimens, fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry, activities for kids and adults, mineral and lapidary displays, demonstrations, flint knapping, rock artist, glass bead artist, silver smithing, wire wrapping, rock race, educational games, wheel of fortune, rock pile; contact Allan Jeanneret, 7287 N Rd., Nebraska City, NE 68410, (402) 873-6515; e-mail: tjeanneret@hughes.net; Web site: www.nerockgem.org

4-5SPRINGFIELD, OREGON: Annual show; Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club; Guy Lee Elementary School; 755 Harlow Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4:30; free admission; contact Mark Denoyer, (541) 337-3433; e-mail: denoyerm53531@yahoo.com

10-12BUCKEYE, ARIZONA: Annual show; West Valley Rock & Mineral Club; Helzapoppin Rodeo grounds; 802 N. 1st St., Miller Rd. entrance; Fri. 9-4, Sat. 9-4, Sun. 9-4; adults $3, children (under 12) free; contact Larry Tracey, PO Box 1425, Buckeye, AZ 85326, (623) 208-3230; e-mail: larry@youth4youth.org; Web site: www.westvalleyrockandmineralclub.com

10-12HILLSBORO, OREGON: 34th Annual Portland Regional Rock and Mineral Show; Portland Regional Gem & Mineral Show Assn.; Washington County Fair Complex; 873 N.E. 34th Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children (12 and under) free with adult admission; more than 30 dealer, fossils, rocks, gems, minerals, jewelry, beads, kids’ corner, games and activities, exhibits, guest speakers, demonstrations, lapidary and wire wrapping, door prizes, silent auction; contact L. Smith, Portland Regional Gem & Mineral Assn., PO Box 5401, Portland, OR 97228; e-mail: Portlandregional.DealerChair@gmail.com; Web site: www.PortlandRegionalGemandMineral.org

10-12METAIRIE, LOUISIANA: Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of Louisiana; Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel; 2601 Severn Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, students $3, children (under 12) free; exhibits, demonstrations, fluorescent mineral room, door prizes, grand prize; contact Levette Carlos, (504) 214-3205; e-mail: gemshow2014@gmail.com

10-12MOAB, UTAH: Annual show; Moab Points and Pebbles; Old Spanish Trail Arena; 3641 S. Hwy. 191; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, displays, demonstrations, Spin Wheel, door prizes, photo exhibit, field trips (Yellow Cat area limb casts, petrified wood; Blue Hills area septarian nodules, agate, petrified wood); contact Jerry Hansen, PO Box 186, Moab, UT 84532; e-mail: moabrockclub@live.com; Web site: www.moabrockclub.com

10-12PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Alameda County Fairgrounds; 4501 Pleasanton Ave.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

10-12SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Scottish Rite Center; 6151 H St.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

10-12WARREN, MICHIGAN: 70th Annual Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show; Michigan Mineralogical Society; Macomb Community College, South Campus Expo Center; 14500 E. 12 Mile Rd., Expo Center, Bldg. P; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; adults $8, seniors $5, children (5-17) $4; “Prospector’s Showcase”: school tours offered; contact Patti Graves-Wesolosky, 1151 Yule Rd., Leonard, MI 48367, (586) 531-1680; e-mail: mmsgeograves@hotmail.com; Web site: www.michmin.org

11-12ANDERSON, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Shasta Gem & Mineral Society; Shasta District Fairgrounds; Briggs St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; door prizes, gold panning, raffle, kids’ activities, displays, demonstrations, exhibits, silent auction, dealers, gems, minerals, jewelry, beads, fossils; contact Steve Puderbaugh, PO Box 990424, Redding, CA 96099, (530) 604-2951; e-mail: steve@applyaline.com; Web site: www.shastagemandmineral.com

11-12GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Nevada County Gem & Mineral Society; Nevada County Fairgrounds; 11228 McCourtney Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, students and children free; gem and mineral displays, dealers, gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary equipment, beads and beading supplies, jewelry, gold-hunting supplies, silent auction, raffle, demonstrations, gold panning table; contact Todd Lawson, PO Box 565, Nevada City, CA 95959; e-mail: webmaster@ncgms.org; Web site: www.ncgms.org

11-12MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON: 40th Annual Show ; Marysville Rock & Gem Club; Totem Middle School; 7th and State Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; dealers, rough, slabs, polished cabs, gem-quality faceting rough, minerals, fossils, tools, lapidary equipment, jewelry, beads, gems, books, demonstrators, jewelry artists, club displays, youth games, half-hourly door prizes, silent auctions, raffle prizes ; contact Brian Murril, (425) 346-9313; e-mail: bmurril@aol.com

11-12SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA: 40th Annual Show; Huachuca Mineral & Gem Club; Cochise College; 901 N. Colombo Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; jewelry, mineral specimens, beads, lapidary supplies, raffle, flourescent display, geode sales and cutting; contact Maudie Bailey, 5035 S. San Carlos Ave., Sierra Vista, AZ 85650, (520) 378-6291 or (520) 249-1541; e-mail: gmbailey@msn.com; Web site: huachucamineralandgemclub.info

11-12TEMPLE, TEXAS: 45th Annual Show; Tri-City Gem & Mineral Society; Mayborn Civic and Convention Center; 3303 N. 3rd St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children $2; dealers, fine jewelry, treasure wheel, hourly door prizes, grand prizes, demonstrations, wire-wrapping, cabochon making, faceting, silent auction, sand search, touch table, member displays; contact Chip Burnette, (254) 630-3573; e-mail: burnette@aceweb.com; Web site: www.tricitygemmineral.org

11-12VISTA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vista Gem & Mineral Society; Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum; 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; jewelry, minerals, fossils, Kids’ wheel, sand dig for tumbled stones, raffle; contact Ray Pearce, 753 Abbywood Dr., Oceanside, CA 92057, (760) 535-5524; e-mail: raysrocks@cox.net

11-12WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild; Civic Park Community Center; 1371 Civic Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $8, children (under 12) free; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

17-19FORT WAYNE, INDIANA: Annual show; Three Rivers Gem & Mineral Society; Allen County Fairgrounds; 2726 Carroll Rd.; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5, seniors $3, students $1, children free; mineral ID, silent auction, fluorescent display, 15 dealers, Viking knit class, demonstrations, displays, speakers, door prizes, kids’ games, touch n feel, grab bags, dinosaur exhibit; contact Michele Yamanaka, 4336 Charter Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46815; e-mail: yamanakam@cs.com; Web site: http://members.tripod.com/3riversgem_mineral/annualshow-sale/

17-19FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Show and sale; Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin; Macon County Community Bldg.; 1288 Georgia Rd.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4; adults $2, children (12 and under) free; demonstrations, door prizes, repairs, stone setting, gold and silver jewelry, rough and cut gemstones, minerals, equipment; contact Linda Harbuck, 425 Porter St., Franklin, NC 28734, (828) 524-3161; e-mail: llindah@franklin-chamber.com; Web site: www.visitfranklinnc.com

17-19KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Knoxville Gem & Mineral Society; Kerbela Temple; 315 Mimosa Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5 per day or $8 show pass, children (under 12) free; contact Beth Willis, 3305 Fairway Rd., Knoxville, TN 37917, (865) 306-8542; e-mail: beth.willis2@gmail.com

17-19VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth Inc.; Virginia Beach Convention Center; 1000 19th St.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5, students (16 and under) free with adult; 14K and sterling silver, classic, contemporary and handmade jewelry, loose stones, beads, findings, pearls, minerals, crystals, lapidary supplies, jewelers, wire wrappers, jewelry design and repairs, mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies, jewelers, wire wrappers, jewelry design and repairs, rock and mineral display, lapidary demonstrations, on-site appraisals available ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

18WEST HILLS, CALIFORNIA: 16th Annual Show; Woodland Hills Rock Chippers; First United Methodist Church; 22700 Sherman Way; Sat. 10-5; free admission; gems, minerals, rocks, fossils, displays, demonstrations, silent auctions, gold panning, raffles; contact Anita Niles, (818) 704-8777; e-mail: show@rockchippers.org; Web site: www.rockchippers.org

18-19BRISTOL, CONNECTICUT: Annual show; Bristol Gem & Mineral Club; Beals Community Center; 240 Stafford Ave.; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors $4, children (under 12) free; gems, jewelry, mineral specimens, crystals, hands-on educational exhibits, grand door prize, children’s games and activities; contact David Korzendorfer, 208 Westledge Rd., W. Simsbury, CT 06092, (860) 490-4370; e-mail: Bristolgem@hotmail.com; Web site: www.bristolgem.org

18-19CLIO, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Flint Rock & Gem Club; Cater Middle School; 300 Upland Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, students and children (6 to 12) $1.50, Scouts in uniform free; minerals, crafters, displays, lapidary skills, demonstrations, kids’ table; contact Bill Wendling, 9145 Johnston Rd., New Lothrop, MI 48460-9634, (810) 638-5796; e-mail: bwrockbarn@canturytel.net; Web site: www.flintrockandgem.org

18-19COTTAGE GROVE, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Minnesota Mineral Club; National Guard Training and Community Center; 8180 Belden Blvd.; Daily 10-5; adults $2, children $1; agates, rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, exhibits, tailgate sales, dealers, demonstrations, programs, “kids’ corner”; contact Phil Gotsch, 8063 Hayes St. NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432, (763) 717-1641; e-mail: agatephil@earthlink.net; Web site: www.minnesotamineralclub.org

18-19LEWISTON, IDAHO: 48th Annual Show, ; Hells Canyon Gem Club; Nez Perce County Fair Bldg.; 1229 Burrell Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, students free with ID card, children (12 and under) free with adult; displays, demonstrations, dealers, rough rock, fine jewelry, Kids’ Corner, rock crafts and activities, silent auction door prizes, grand prize drawing ; contact Linn Enger, (208) 746-4957; e-mail: engerocks@yahoo.com

18-19SEDONA, ARIZONA: Annual show and sale; Sedona Gem & Mineral Club; Sedona Red Rock High School; 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (under 12) free; indoors and outdoors, more than 40 dealers, display room, Arizona and unusual rock and mineral exhibits, Kids’ Corner, raffle, minerals, agates, gemstones, copper, jewelry, lapidary tools and supplies; contact Bill Schwartz, (928) 821-3900; e-mail: bschwar13@msn.com

18-19SO. CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA: Annual show; Kanawah Rock & Gem Club; So. Charleston Community Center; 601 Jefferson Rd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, children (12 and under) free; gems, minerals, dealers, activities; contact F. Minerals, (304) 657-7089; e-mail: frankowirewrapping@gmail.com

18-19SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI: 47th Annual Show; Ozark Gem & Mineral Society; EXPO Center (downtown); 635 E. St. Louis St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children (over 10) $1; dealers, rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, precious and semiprecious stones, fine jewelry, rough, cabs, slabs, geodes, new equipment, tools, books, “Ask a Gemologist” table, private collection displays, door prizes, silent auctions, raffle, Kids’ Area, games, Gem Mine, grab bags, educational materials; contact Larry Lillich, 2340 W. Dearborn St., Springfield, MO 65807, (417) 882-8449; e-mail: llillich@mchsi.com or OMGMS.57@gmail.com

18-19WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Whittier Gem & Mineral Society; Whittier Community Center; 7630 Washington Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; “Earth’s Treasures”; dealers, minerals, jewelry, gems, collectibles, displays, demonstrations; contact Marcia Goetz, (626) 260-7239

24-26HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA: 12th Annual Show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Commercial Exhibits Bldg.; 4808 S. Valley Pike; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $4 (all 3 days), children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths and goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes, classes available; contact Van Wimmer Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

24-26SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Sonoma County Fairgrounds; 1350 Bennett Valley Rd.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

25BIGLERVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Swap & Sale; Central Penn Rock and Mineral Club, Franklin County Rock and Mineral Club; South Mountain Fairgrounds; 615 Narrows Rd.; Sat. 8-3; adults $1, students and children free; swap and sell, covered outdoor pavilion; contact Tom Smith, 10 Roger Ave., Shippensburg, PA 17257, (717) 552-6554; e-mail: tsmith1012@comcast.net

25FAIRLESS HILLS, PENNSYLVANIA: 25th Annual ; Rock & Mineral Club of Lower Bucks County, PA; First United Methodist Church; 840 Trenton Rd.; Sat. 9-5; adults and students $2, children free; fluorescent minerals only; contact Chuck O’Loughlin, 130 Maple Terrace, Merchantville, NJ 08109, (856) 663-1383; e-mail: ultraviolation@yahoo.com

25-26CANBY, OREGON: 50th Annual Show; Clackamette Mineral & Gem Club; Clackamas County Fairgrounds; 694 NE 4th Ave.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; Kids’ Corner, silent auction, magazine and rock slab sales, bargain rock, fluorescent show, demonstrations, raffle, door prizes, dealers; contact Beth Heesacker, 4145 NW Heesacker Rd., Forest Grove, OR 97116; e-mail: heesacker@coho.net

25-26CAYUCOS, CALIFORNIA: 13th Annual Autumn Cayucos Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show; San Luis Obispo Gem & Mineral Club; Cayucos Vets Hall; 10 Cayucos Dr.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; free door prize, free drawing, 13 dealers, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, jade, crystals, meteorites, beads, lapidary and jewelry-making supplies; contact Kim Noyes, (805) 610-0603; e-mail: kimnoyes@gmail.com; Web site: http://slogem.org/

25-26CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO: Show and sale; Akron Mineral Society, Summit Lapidary Club; Emidio & Sons Expo Center; 48 E. Bath Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors and students $4, children (under 6) and Scout in uniform free; 30 dealers, geodes, minerals, jewelry, beads and findings, slab material, lapidary equipment, silversmith work, gold findings, children’s activities, gem tree making, gem mine, kaleidoscope, treasure hunt, demonstrations, gem ID, wire wrapping, gem trees, cutting and polishing stones, faceting, displays, Ohio flint, member projects, Geo Juniors displays, silent auction, door prizes; contact Joyce Kish, 3014 Clarkmill Rd., Norton, OH 44203, (330) 753-7081; e-mail: gemboree@outlook.com; Web site: www.LapidaryClubofOhio.org

25-26EVANSVILLE, INDIANA: Annual show; Evansville Lapidary Society; Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center; 1901 Lynch Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; specimens, crystals, fossils, minerals, fine jewelry, beads, carvings, rough, geodes, faceted stones, tumbled stones, slabs, cabochons, hourly door prizes, silent auction, raffle, demonstrations, private collectors’ exhibits, club booth, Junior Rockhound booth; contact Sara Rappee, 2215 E. Boonville New Harmony Rd., Evansville, IN 47725, (812) 589-3079; e-mail: sararappee@gmail.com

25-26FREEPORT, NEW YORK: Show and sale; Freeport Recreation and Parks Department; Freeport Recreation Center; 130 E. Merrick Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5.50, children (12 and under) free; dealers, minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, beads, goldsmith, silversmith, meteorites, prehistoric fossils, hand-crafted gold and silver jewelry; contact Ralph Gose, POBox 1418, Melville, NY 11747, (631) 271-8411; e-mail: ralph_gose@kaleidoscopegemshows.com; Web site: kaleidoscopegemshows.com

25-26GURNEE, ILLINOIS: Show and sale; Lake County Gem & Mineral Club; Gurnee Holiday Inn; 6161 W. Grand Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; door prizes, dealers, silver jewelry, opals, gemstones, jewelry, wire wrapping demonstrations, geode cutting, fossils, minerals, quartz crystals, faceted stones, beads, custom jewelry and cabochons; contact Gere Bunnell, (847) 336-1270; e-mail: gere@cgbunnell.com; Web site: www.wrapnrockgems.com

25-26ROCHESTER, NEW YORK: Annual show; Rochester Lapidary Society; Main Street Armory; 900 E. Main St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, students $3, children free; “Thinking Outside the Jewelry Box: Rock and Roll” exhibit, more than 23 dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, beads, kids’ activities, straw draw, gem sluice, mineral bingo, door prizes, lapidary demonstrations, sphere machines, faceting, cabbing; contact James Redden, (585) 303-2695; e-mail: jredden001@rochester.rr.com; Web site: www.rochesterlapidary.org/show

31-2EUGENE, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Lane County Events Center; 796 W. 13th Ave.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

Dates & Info via Rock & Gem Magazine
Photo: Robyn Hawk

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#GemShow – Meet the Authors at the Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show October 10,11, and 12

September 10, 2014


“Meet The Authors” event brings 5-6 popular geology and earth science   authors giving daily presentations and signing books.

Stop by and introduce yourself. These authors will be available to answer your questions and share information. Attend the author’s presentations that will be given every hour on the hour.


Authors include:

William N. Orr/Elizabeth L. Orr- Oregon Fossils, Geology of Oregon and other books.

Garret Romaine-Gem Trails of Oregon, Gem Trails of Washington, Rockhounding Idaho, and other books.

John Marshall-The “Other” Lake Superior Agate Agates    
  
Tom T.H.Bohmker – Gold Panner’s Guide to the Oregon Cascades, Gold Panner’s Guide to Washington State, and other books.

Lars W. Johnson – Rockhounding Oregon: A Guide to the State’s Best Rockhounding Sites

http://www.portlandregionalgemandmineral.org/
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#GemShows – September Retail Club Shows

September 6, 2014

5-7FAIRFIELD, IOWA: Annual show; Sac & Fox Lapidary Club; Fairfield Art & Convention Center; 200 N. Main St.; Fri. 6-9, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children $1; jewelry, geodes, mineral specimens, fossils, beads, lapidary supplies, displays, lectures; contact Betty Morris, 618 N. Lincoln St., Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641, (641) 233-1300; e-mail: elizabethmorris@outlook.com

5-7GREENFIELD, INDIANA: 38th Annual Greater Indianapolis Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show; 500 Earth Sciences; Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds; 620 N. Apple; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers and swappers, fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry, lapidary equipment, silent auctions, door prizes, kids’ activities, demonstrations, educational displays; contact Cheryl Hamilton, 3507 Luewan Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46235, (317) 897-6639; e-mail: clhamilton1951@gmail.com; Web site: 500earthsciencesclub.org

5-7ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Retail show; Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society; Florida National Guard Armory; 2809 S. Fern Creek Ave.; Fri. 1-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students $2, children free; contact Paul Hayes, 1400 Sawyerwood Ave., Orlando, FL 32836, (407) 816-1229; e-mail: phayes3@cfl.rr.com; Web site: www.cfmgs.org

5-7TOLEDO, OHIO: Annual show; Toledo Gem & Rockhound Club; Stranahan Great Hall; 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd.; Fri. 2-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $4, seniors and students $3.50, children (under 12), active military with ID, and Scouts in uniform free; exhibits, lapidary and jewelry-making demonstrations, scholarship raffle, free kids’ mineral kits, dealers, club sales; contact Stephen Shimatzki, 107 Florentine Dr., Holland, OH 43528, (567) 868-8794; e-mail: sjs132@gmail.com; Web site: www.rockyreader.com

5-7WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Forsyth Gem & Mineral Club; Education Bldg., Dixie Classic Fair Grounds; 27th St., Gate 9; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 12-5; adults $2, children (through grade 12) free with adult admisson; Saturday presentation on North Carolina meteorites, exhibits, gold panning, geode cutting, grab bags; contact W.A. Marion, 1163 Bear Creek Church Rd., Mocksville, NC 27028; e-mail: Mariona1@yadtel.net; Web site:www.forsythgemclub.com

6-7HAMPTON, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; Hampton Roads Convention Center-Exhibit Hall A; 1610 Coliseum Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 Sat., $4 Sun., children (12 and under) free; beads, gemstones; contact Chris Murray, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

6-7NEW MILFORD, CONNECTICUT: Annual show; Danbury Mineralogical Society; New Milford High School; 388 Danbury Rd. (Route 7); Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors and students $4, children (12 and under) and Scouts in uniform free; hourly raffle; contact Dan McAuliffe, (845) 279-6415; e-mail: mstrmac29@comcast.net; Web site: danburymineralogicalsociety.weebly.com

6-7SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS: Annual rock swap; Northwest Arkansas Gem & Mineral Society; clubhouse grounds; Hwy. 59 North; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; Gem Wash, Sat. auction; contact Dave Leininger, 14029 White Oak Ln., Bentonville, AR 72712, (479) 721-1579; e-mail: hulagrub@aol.com; Web site: www.nwarockhounds.org

6-9GOLDEN, COLORADO: Inaugural show; Fine Mineral Shows; Denver Marriott West; 1717 Denver West Blvd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6, Mon. 10-6, Tue. 10-5; free admission; more than 50 dealers; contact Dave Waisman, (509) 998-5987; e-mail: info@finemineralshow.com; Web site: www.finemineralshow.com

6-14DENVER, COLORADO: Wholesale and retail show; Eons Expos, LLP; Denver Coliseum; 4600 Humboldt St.; Daily 9-6; free admission; two floors, almost 100 tents; contact Heather Grana, 235 First St., Keyport, NJ 07735; e-mail: Heather@EonsExpos.com; Web site: www.ColiseumShow.com

7-14DENVER, COLORADO: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions; Ramada Plaza Denver Central; 4849 Bannock St.; Daily 10-6; free admission; 200 wholesale and retail dealers; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

12-14DENVER, COLORADO: Denver Gem & Mineral Show; Greater Denver Area Gem & Mineral Council; The Denver Mart – Expo Hall (formally the Denver Merchandise Mart); 451 E. 58th Ave., I-25 Exit 215; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, seniors and students $4, children accompanied by an adult free; “Agate”: nearly 200 dealers, speakers, demonstrations, shuttle to satellite shows, free gem and mineral identification, door prizes, “Mr. Bones”, kids’ activities and gold panning; contact Robert Berry, Greater Denver Area Gem & Mineral Council, c/o Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Box 4, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205-5798, (303) 638-5000; e-mail:www.info@denvermineralshow.com; Web site: www.denvermineralshow.com

12-14HOLLAND, MICHIGAN: 45th Annual Rock, Gem, Fossil and Jewelry Show; Tulip City Gem & Mineral Club; Holland Civic Center; 150 W. 8th St.; Fri. 9-8, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 11-5; adults $3, students free with adult; Birthstones – “Everyone’s a Gem”: 12 dealers, special exhibits, lapidary and jewelry demonstrations, kids’ games, club sales, silent auction; contact Jodi and Steve Miller, 4420 Oak Hollow Ct., Hamilton, MI 49419, (269) 751-2808; e-mail: sjmillerman@yahoo.com; Web site: www.tulipcity.org

12-14SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino del Rio S.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

13-14COLOGNE, NEW JERSEY: Show and sale; Cape-Atlantic Rockhounds; Clubhouse; 2641 Cologne Ave., off Route #30; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; outdoor event, rain or shine; contact Billie Brockhum, (609) 879-1179

13-14HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Central Pennsylvania Rock & Gem Club; Zembo Shrine; Third St. and Division St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, children (under 12) and Scouts in uniform free; dealers, jewelry, beads, gemstones, minerals, fossils, children’s activities, prizes, educational exhibits; contact Betsy Oberheim, PO Box 6271, Central PA Rock & Mineral Club, Harrisburg, PA 17112, (717) 469-2243; e-mail: aoberheim3@comcast.net; Web site: www.rockandmineral.org

13-14MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA: Annual show; Prehistoric Enterprises; Mylan Park; 500 Mylan Park Ln., Ruby Commnity Center; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $3, children (under 12) free; displays, minerals, rocks, gems, jewelry, beads, fossils, artifacts, projectile points, geode cutting, lapidary, demonstrations, science shows, rock and fossil ID, hourly door prizes, grand prize, life-size Tarbosaurus bataar skeleton, fossil dig, free rock or fossil for children under 12 (accompanied by an adult); contact Ray Garton, PO Box 200, Barrackville, WV 26559, (304) 282-2306; e-mail: garton@prehistoricplanet.com; Web site: www.prehistoricstore.com

13-14NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; Northern Berkshire Mineral Club; Eagles Hall; 515 Curran Hwy.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, children free; gems, minerals, jewelry, crystals, fossils, hourly giveaways, grand door prize, geode cracking, mineral panning for younger children; contact Larry Michon, 385 W. Main St., North Adams, MA 01247, (413) 446-1893; e-mail: LMICHON@RCN.COM

13-14PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; David L. Lawrence Convention Center-Hall D; 1000 Fort Dusquesne Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 Sat., $4 Sun. ($2-off coupon on Web site), children (12 and under) free; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas, gemstone chain, findings; contact Chris Murray, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

13-14PORT ANGELES, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association; Vern Burton Community Hall; 308 E. 4th St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; free admission; contact Jennie Bourassa, PO Box 98, Sequim, WA 98382, (360) 681-0372; Web site: www.sequimrocks.com

13-14TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA: 45th annual Wonders of the Earth Show; Gem & Mineral Club of Scarborough; Don Montgomery Community Centre; 2467 Eglinton Ave. East, Canada; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5, children $1; dealers, displays, demonstrations, auctions ; contact Jennifer Campbell, (416) 282-5319; Web site:www.scarbgemclub.ca

13-14WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Marcus Whitman Gem & Mineral Society; Walla Walla County Fairgrounds; 363 Orchard St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, children free; dealers, displays, silent auction, childrens’ activities, hourly raffle drawings, demonstrations; contact Lisa Stearns, PO Box 603, Waitsburg, WA 99361, (509) 386-0584; e-mail: lisa_sundin1@hotmail.com

19-21JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA: Annual show; Jacksonville Gem & Mineral Society; Morocco Temple; 3800 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S.; Fri. 1-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children (12 and under) free; more than 40 dealers, exhibits, NASA moon rock, demonstrations, workshops, hourly door prizes, silent auctions, juniors’ learning section; contact Jason Hamilton, 7141 Natal Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32254, (904) 294-4744; e-mail: jgms-show@hotmail.com; Web site: www.jaxgemandmineral.org

19-21LINCOLN, MISSOURI: Annual show; Mozarkite Society of Lincoln; Lincoln City Park; Shelter House, behind Casey’s; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; contact Ted Bolich, (660) 890-4983; Web site: www.Mozarkite.com

19-21RICHMOND, VIRGINIA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth Inc.; Richmond Raceway Complex; 600 E. Laburnum Ave.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5, students (16 and under) free with adult; 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry, loose stones, beads, findings, pearls, minerals, crystals, lapidary supplies, jewelers, wire wrappers, jewelry design and repairs on site; Virginia rock and mineral and dinosaur bone display by the Richmond Gem & Mineral Society ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

19-21SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Marin Center; 10 Avenue of the Flags; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

20TULSA, OKLAHOMA: 10th annual show; Indian Nations Artifact & Fossil Shows; Oral Roberts University Mabee Center; 81st and S. Lewis; Sat. 8-5; adults $5, children (12 and under) and Scouts in uniform free; contact Harvey Shell, 4320 W. 43rd St., Tulsa, OK 74104, (918) 446-9278; e-mail: roxanna4@att.net; Web site:INAFshow.wordpress.com

20TWO HARBORS, MINNESOTA: 15th annual show; Robert Lynch; Agate City Rock Shop; 721 7th Ave.; Sat. 9-5; free admission; dealers, collectors, buy, sell, trade, Lake Superior agate, thomsonite, fossils, crystals, rough and polished rocks, flint knapping, marbles, spheres, rock-related jewelry; contact Robert Lynch, 721 7th Ave., Two Harbors, MN 55616, (218) 834-2304; e-mail: bob@agatecity.com; Web site: www.agatecity.com

20-21AUSTIN, TEXAS: Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market; Travis County Expo Center; 7311 Decker Ln.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; beads, gemstones, vintage, glass and lampwork, pearls, Swarovski Elements, crystals, gold and silver findings, books, tools, jewelry; contact Rebekah Wills, (903) 734-3335; e-mail: rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.thebeadmarket.net

20-21CASTLE ROCK, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Southern Washington Mineralogical Society; Castle Rock Fairgrounds; 120 Fair Ln., southwest corner of Hwy. 411 and Cowlitz River; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; contact Diann Thurston, PO Box 704, Longview, WA 98632, (503) 728-4274

20-21CHICO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Feather River Lapidary & Mineral Society; Silver Dollar Fair Grounds; 2357 Fair St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; adults $2, children (16 and under) free; free fossils for kids, dealers, opals, rough rock, crystals, fossils, jewelry, minerals, demonstrations, wire wrapping, jewelry making, flint knapping, Scout merit badge area, raffle, silent auction, door prizes, kids’ Wheel of Fortune, grab bags, treasure hunt; contact John Scott, 1288 Glenwood Ave., Chico, CA 95926, (530) 343-3491; e-mail: jweazel@sbcglobal.net; Web site:www.featherriverrocks.org

20-21HOWELL, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Livingston Gem & Mineral Society; Hartland Education Support Services Center; 9525 Highland Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, children 50 cents; contact Chuck Amberger, (248) 787-6586; e-mail: camber459@gmail.com

20-21POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; Emma Lou Olson Civic Center; 1801 N.E. 6th St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 Sat., $4 Sun. ($2-off coupon on Web site), children (12 and under) free; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas, gemstone chain, findings; contact Chris Murray, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

20-21POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK: Show and sale; Mid-Hudson Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Gold’s Gym; 258 Titusville Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors $4, students $2, children free; ”Prospecting for Mineral Treasure in New York”: 6 free rocks for kids, 28 dealers, minerals, fossils, meteorites, gemstones, jewelry, beads, tools, books, mineral displays from Vassar College Geology Museum, New York State Institute of Mineralogy, Gunnison Mineral Museum, and club members, fluorescent mineral display, lapidary demonstrations, 3rd Annual Mineral Photography exhibit; contact Carolyn Reynard, 110 College Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, (845) 471-1224; e-mail: sunstone33@verizon.net; Web site: www.mhvgms.org

26-27HURRICANE, UTAH: Southern Utah Rock and Gem Show; Eric Funk; Washington County Regional Park; 5500 West 700 South; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7; free admission; dealers, rocks, gems, faceted stones, fossils, minerals, geodes, crystals, petrified wood, silent auction; contact Eric Funk, PO Box 537, Ferron, UT 84523, (435) 609-0136; e-mail: Eric_funk@yahoo.com

26-28ANCASTER, ONTARIO, CANADA: Ancaster Gem, Mineral, Bead & Jewellery Show; Robert Hall Originals; Ancaster Fairgrounds; 630 Trinity Rd., Canada; Fri. 9:30-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $8, children (under 12) free; contact Robert Parry, 138 Sugar Maple Rd., St. George, ON, Canada N0E 1N0, (519) 448-1236; e-mail: inquiry@ancastergemshow.com; Web site: www.ancastergemshow.com

26-28BEREA, OHIO: Wholesale and retail show; GemStreet USA; Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds; 174 Eastland Rd., (use Bagley Rd. entrance); Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $6, children (under 12) and Scouts in uniform free; gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils, beads; contact Jane K. Smith, PO Box 770680, Lakewood, OH 44107, (216) 521-4367; e-mail: Janestrieter1946@gmail.com; Web site: gemstreetusa.com

26-28JOPLIN, MISSOURI: 16th Annual Gem & Mineral Show; Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society; Joplin Museum Complex; 504 Schifferdecker Ave.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; free admission; door prizes; contact Chris Wiseman, PO Box 555, Joplin, MO 64802, (417) 623-1180

26-28OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth Inc.; Ocean City Convention Center; 4001 Coastal Highway; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; adults $5, students (16 and under) free with adult; 14K and sterling silver, classic, contemporary and handmade jewelry, loose stones, beads, findings, pearls, minerals, crystals, lapidary supplies, jewelers, wire wrappers, jewelry design and repairs on site ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

26-28SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; South Towne Expo Center; 9575 S. State St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

26-28TOOELE, UTAH: Annual show and sale; Tooele Gem & Mineral Society; Dow James Bldg.; 400 North 400 West; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; free admission; rocks, gems, hourly door prizes, grab bags, silent auctions, Wheel of Fortune, displays, dealers, demonstrations, in conjunction with the Festival of the Old West – Mountain Man Rendezvous; contact Colleen Edwards, PO Box 348, Tooele, UT 84074, (435) 882-5752; e-mail: TooeleGemAndMineral@gmail.com; Web site: www.tooelegem.com

27-28BILLINGS, MONTANA: Annual show; Billings Gem & Mineral Club; Billings Hotel and Convention Center; 1223 Mullowney Ln.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (12 and under) free; contact Doug True, 2622 Broadwater, Billings, MT 59103-4610, (406) 670-0506; e-mail: dtruefossils12@yahoo.com; Web site:www.billingsgemclub.com

27-28DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; Durham Convention Center-Jr Ballrooms; 301 W. Morgan St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 Sat., $4 Sun. ($2-off coupon on Web site), children (12 and under) free; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas, gemstone chain, findings; contact Chris Murray, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

27-28FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY: 58th Annual Franklin – Sterling Show; Franklin Mineral Museum; Franklin School; 50 Washington St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $7, students $4; minerals, gems, fluorescent displays; contact Patricia Seger, 22 Palomino Trail, Vernon, NJ 07462, (973) 827-0160; e-mail: pesolutions.mineral@gmail.com

27-28LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY: 24th Annual Gem Mineral Jewelry Show; Rockhounds of Central Kentucky; Kentucky National Guard Armory; 4301 Airport Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; adults $2, families $5, children $1, Scouts in uniform free; dealers, minerals, jewelry, equipment, club sales, exhibits, Kentucky agate, fluorescent display, hourly prizes, grand prize drawing; contact Allen Ferrell, (859) 277-2469; e-mail: kyrock2010kentucky@yahoo.com; Web site:www.lexingtonrockclub.com

27-28MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Monterey Fairgrounds; 2004 Fairgrounds Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, children free with adult; 15 dealers, jewelry, cut and uncut gemstones, beads, crystals, rough and polished rocks, mineral specimens, fossils, more than 50 guest and member gem, mineral, and fossil displays, demonstrations, jewelry making, sphere making, rock grinding, polishing, silent auction, kids’ activities; contact Janis Rovetti, 1047 Roosevelt St., Monterey, CA 93940, (831) 372-1311; e-mail: janis12@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.cvgms.com

27-28OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN: Oshkosh 43rd Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Oshkosh Earth Science Club; Sunnyview Expo Center; 500 E. County Road Y; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, students $1 with ID, children (under 12) free; 25 dealers, mineral specimens, geodes, fossils, jewelry, lapidary material, home decor, member, dealer and museum displays, demonstrators, silver work, gem faceting, lapidary, beading, children’s area, rock polishing, rock painting, jewelry making, fluorescent rock display; contact Ann Voges, (920) 725-1640; e-mail: hankemps@milwpc.com; Web site: www.facebook.com/pages/Oshkosh-Earth-Science-Club/202088083155987

27-28SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NEBRASKA: Retail show; Siouxland Gem & Mineral Society; S. Sioux City Senior Citizens Center; 1501 W. 29th St.; Sat. 9-4, Sun. 10-4; free admission; exhibits, four dealers, gems, agates, rough and polished specimens, beads, geodes, minerals, faceted jewelry, fossils, door prizes, spin the wheel, silent auction, displays, artifacts; contact Bob Powell, 406 Brandon, Kingsley, IA 51028, (712) 378 2775; e-mail: bobphyl.powell@gmail.com

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August 2014 – Local Club Shows

August 7, 2014
August 2014

1-3NIPOMO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Orcutt Mineral Society; Nipomo High School; 525 N. Thompson Ave.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; more than 60 indoor dealers, outdoor tailgaters; contact Wes Lingerfelt, PO Box 176, Nipomo, CA 93444, (805) 929-3788; e-mail: info@omsinc.org; Web site: www.omsinc.org

1-3PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA: Annual show; Prescott Gem & Mineral Club; Tim’s Toyota Center; Glassford Hill and Florentine Rd.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; adults $4, seniors and students $3, children (12 and under) free; 50 dealers, rough rock, slabs, cabochons, fossils, gems, minerals, jewelry, beads, equipment, findings, kids’ activities, member displays, fluorescent mineral display, raffles, demonstrations; contact Judy Sullins, Prescott Gem & Mineral Club, PO Box 3923, Chino Valley, AZ 86323, (928) 445-1117; e-mail: sullinsjs@cableone.net; Web site: www.prescottgemmineral.org

2ISHPEMING, MICHIGAN: 39th Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Ishpeming Rock & Mineral Club; Ishpeming Elks Club; 597 Lke Shore Dr.; Sat. 9:30-4:30; free admission; kids’ area, silent auction, hourly prizes, raffle, demonstrations, dealers, live mineral auction, raffle, program, field trips; contact Ernest Johnson, 1962 W. Fair, Marquette, MI 49855, (906) 228-9422; e-mail: ejohnson@nmu.edu; Web site: www.ishpemingrockandmineralclub.org

7-10BUENA VISTA, COLORADO: Annual show; Contin-Tail LLC; Rodeo Grounds; Gregg Dr. and Rodeo Rd.; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; more than 100 dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, cabochons, beads, jewelry, findings, collectibles, lapidary items, free rocks for kids; contact Carolyn Tunnicliff, 1130 Francis #7010, Longmont, CO 80501, (720) 938-4194; e-mail: ctunnicliff@gmail.com; Web site: www.coloradorocks.org

8-10DALTON, GEORGIA: 23rd Annual Show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center; 2211 Dug Gap Battle Rd., I-75 Exit 333; Fri. 2-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $4 (good all 3 days), children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths, goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes; contact Van Wimmer, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

8-10HOUGHTON, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Copper Country Rock & Mineral Club; Houghton Elementary School; 203 W. Jacker, corner of Bridge St. and Jacker Ave.; Fri. 1-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-3; free admission; dealers, gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary, mining certificates, jewelry, kids’ copper hunt, geode sales and cracking, door prizes, grab bags, silent auction; contact Norman Gruber, 1850 Clark St., Marquette, MI 49855, (906) 228-6764; e-mail: pres@ccrmc.info; Web site: www.ccrmc.info

8-10NORTH BEND, OREGON: 52nd Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Far West Lapidary & Gem Society; North Bend Community Center; 2222 N. Broadway; Fri. 10-4, Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; adults $1, children (under 12) free; silent auctions, door prizes, displays, jewelry, gemstones, rough and polished rocks; contact Don Innes, (541) 396-5722; e-mail: doninnes.innes20@gmail.com

8-10PORT TOWNSEND, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Port Townsend Rock Club; Jefferson County Fairgrounds; 4907 Landers St.; Fri. 10-9, Sat. 10-9, Sun. 10-6; Jefferson County Fair admission: adults $6, seniors and students $5, children $2; contact Garnett Brooks, PO Box 1383, Port Townsend, WA 98368, (360) 379-5531

8-10WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions; Eastern States Exposition; Better Living Center, 1305 Memorial Dr.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, children free; special California collections exhibit, free lectures, free mineral ID, 140 retail and 60 wholesale dealers; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com/east_coast.html

9-10BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA: 50th Anniversary Show; Baton Rouge Gem & Mineral Society; Marriott Hotel; 5500 Hilton Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, children $3; demonstrations, cabbing, faceting, wire wrapping, door prizes, silent auctions, Scouts and educational groups welcome; contact Diana Martin, (225) 931-7543; e-mail: Cajunladi@cox.net; Web site: www.brgemandmineral.org

9-10RICE LAKE, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Northwest Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society; Barron County Fairgrounds; Highway 48 N.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; contact Roy Wickman, 1127 7th St., Almena, WI 54805-9409, (715) 357-3223; e-mail: rktswick@chibardun.net

9-10WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild; Civic Park Community Center; 1371 Civic Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $8, children (under 12) free; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

14-17LAKE GEORGE, COLORADO: Retail show; Lake George Gem & Mineral Club; field between the Post Office and General Store; 37400 US Hwy. 24; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; dealers, local amazonite, smoky quartz, fluorite and topaz, minerals, gems, fossils; contact Dan Alfrey, PO Box 171, Lake George, CO 80827, (719) 440-6234; e-mail: AlfreyDan@aol.com; Web site: LGGMClub.org

15-16TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA: Show and sale; Tahlequah Rock & Mineral Society; Tahlequah Community Bldg.; 300 W. First St.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-5; adults (18 and up) $3, students and children free; rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, museum displays, auctions, children’s area, educational demonstrations; contact Sara Brasel, 14236 Cross Timbers Rd., Tahlequah, OK 74464, (918) 284-5770

15-17BRIDGETON, MISSOURI: Annual show; Greater St. Louis Association of Earth Science; Machinists Hall Auditorium; 12365 St. Charles Rock Rd., at I-270; Fri. 3-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5, seniors $4, students $2, children (under 5) and Scouts and leaders in uniform free; gems, fossils, jewelry, Youth Booth, exhibits, demonstrators; contact Robert Morse, 135 Knox St., Troy, MO 63379-4423, (636) 462-4423; e-mail: rmorse@centurytel.net

15-17HERMISTON, OREGON: 2014 NFMS Show and Conference; Hatrockhounds Gem & Mineral Society; Hermiston Conference Center; 415 S. Hwy. 395; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3.50 ($9 for 3 days), children (under 12) free with adult; “Biggest Little Show in Town”: dealers, displays, demonstrations, speakers, silent auction; contact Judi Allison, (541) 720-4950; e-mail: jall@eotnet.net; Web site: www.hatrockhounds.org

15-17LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: 17th Annual Show; Mid-Atlantic Gem & Mineral Assn.; Lebanon PA County Expo; 80 Rocherty Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, seniors and students $5 (discount coupons on Web site), children free; The Gem Miner’s Jubilee: dealers, tailgating, classes, demonstrations; contact Teresa Schwab, PO Box 15513, Chevy Chase, MD 20825, (301) 565-0487; e-mail: beadware@rcn.com; Web site: www.gem-show.com

15-17SEASIDE, OREGON: 18th Annual Clatsop County Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry & Fossil Show; Jean Miller; Seaside Convention Center; 415 First Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; free pear strand to first 75 ladies, gems, minerals, beads, fossils, lapidary tools, rough and polished rock, jewelry; contact Jean Miller, (971) 219-0323; Web site: www.ogmshows.com

15-18WOODLAND PARK, COLORADO: Annual show; Rock Gypsies; Woodland Park Saddle Club; 19250 E. US Hwy. 24; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; more than 40 dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, crystals, gems, petrified wood, cabs, rough, custom jewelry; contact Kim Packham, 87 Plum Creek Rd., Divide, CO 80814, (719) 360-9665; e-mail: runninboar@hotmail.com; Web site: www.woodlandparkrockshow.com

16SHELTON, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Shelton Rock & Mineral Society; Shelton Soccer Park; 2102 E. Johns Prairie Rd.; Sat. 9-5; free admission; trade or sell, rocks, minerals, fossils, equipment, raffle, door prize, displays; contact Richard Buchholz, (360) 427-2497; e-mail: giggpig@aol.com

16-17BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA: Annual show; Arklatex Gem & Mineral Society; Bossier Civic Center; 620 Benton Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, students $1, children (under 6) Free; silent auctions, door prizes, kids’ area, demonstrations, displays, jewelry, rough and finished gemstones, beads; contact Del Glasner, PO Box 6633, Bossier City, LA 71111, (318) 517-7372; e-mail: larockclub@gmail.com; Web site: www.larockclub.com

16-17HELOTES, TEXAS: Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market; Pedrotti’s Event Center; 13715 FM 1560 N; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; lampwork and glass beads, vintage, bone, gemstones, wood, silver, findings, tools, books; contact Rebekah Wills, (903) 240-7198; e-mail: rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.thebeadmarket.net

16-17TALLMADGE TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN: Faceting Seminar; Midwest Faceters Guild; Tallmadge Township Hall; O-1451 Leonard NW; Sat. 8-5, Sun. 8-5; Beginners $95, Advanced $50, GemCad $95; faceting classes for beginners and advanced faceters, GemCad instruction; contact Barb Yost, Grand Rapids, MI 49534, (616) 254-9777; e-mail: barbandben@gmail.com; Web site: www.midwestfaceters.org

22-24SOUTH BEND, INDIANA: Show and sale; Michiana Gem & Mineral Society; St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds; Esther Singer Bldg., 5177 S. Ironwood Rd.; Fri. 2-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students (6 to 12) $1, children (under 6) free; dealers, jewelry, minerals, displays, lapidary demonstrations, Kids’ Korner, door prizes, silent auction, exhibits; contact Marie Crull, (574) 272-7209; e-mail: musicman0311@gmail.com; Web site: www.MichianaGMS.org

23-24CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Show and sale; Capital Mineral Club; Everett Arena; 15 Loudon Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children (12 and under) free with parent; Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Festival: hourly drawing, door prize, free mineral specimen for children, minerals, crystals, lapidary, faceted gems, books, magazines, fossils, jewelry, carvings, displays, demonstrations; contact Annette Comeau, 477 N. Main St., Bristol, NH 03222; e-mail: crocom05@gmail.com; Web site: www.capitalmineralclub.org

23-24FREEPORT, NEW YORK: Retail show; Freeport Recreation and Parks Department; Freeport Recreation Center; 130 E. Merrick Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5.50, children free with adult; dealers, minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, beads, goldsmiths and silversmiths; contact Ralph Gose, PO Box 1418, Melville, NY 11747, (631) 271-8411; e-mail: ralph_gose@kaleidosccopegemshows.com; Web site: www.kaleidoscopegemshows.com

23-24JASPER, TEXAS: Annual show; Pine Country Gem & Mineral Society; The Event Center; 6258 State Hwy. 190W, 5 miles west of Jasper; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, students and children free; lapidary demonstrations, exhibits, dealers, gems, jewelry, rough rock, hourly door prizes, silent auction, raffle, kids’ activities, mining sluice, spinning wheel; contact Jonetta Nash, 737 FM 254 South, Jasper, TX 75951, (409) 384-3974; e-mail: jonetta.nash@yahoo.com

23-24MADRID, NEW YORK: Annual show; St. Lawrence Rock & Mineral Club; Madrid Community Center; 1835 State Hwy. 35; Sat. 9-4:30, Sun. 9-3; free admission; outdoor/indoor show, fluorescent mineral hunt for children; contact William deLorraine, 1 Indian Head Trail, Gouverneur, NY 13642, (315) 287-4652; e-mail: wdellie@gmail.com; Web site: www.stlawrencecountyminearlclub.org

23-24PEORIA, ILLINOIS: 51st annual show; Geology Section of the Peoria Academy of Science; The Grand Hotel; 4400 N. Brandywine Dr.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; silent auctions, kids’ area, fluorescent display, panning flume; contact Jim Travis, (309) 645-3609; e-mail: boatnik@aol.com; Web site: http://pasgeology.com

23-24SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: 60th Anniversary Golden Gateway to Gems; San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society; San Francisco County Fair Bldg.; 9th Ave. and Lincoln Way; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $10, seniors and students $8, children (under 12) free with adult; “All That Glitters”: displays, dealers, demonstrations, kids’ activities, mineral ID, silent auctions, live auction Sat.; contact Ellen Nott, 4134 Judah St., San Francisco, CA 94122; e-mail: ellen_nott@yahoo.com; Web site: www.sfgemshow.org

30-31ASHLAND, OREGON: Annual show; Scott’s Rocks; First United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall; 175 N. Main; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5; adults $2, children (under 12) free; fossil field trip, free rock for children, door prizes, silent auction; contact Scott Blair, 1009 Talent Ave., Talent, OR 97540, (541) 621-2558; e-mail: scottsrocks@scottsrocks.com; Web site: www.scottsrocks.com

30-31AUGUSTA, MAINE: Annual show; Kennebec Rocks & Minerals Club; National Guard Armory; Western Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, children (under 12) free; more than 20 dealers, demonstrations, exhibits, children’s games, hourly door prizes, grand prizes, fluorescent display, silent auction, kids’ starter kits and free rock; contact Ron LePage, 37 May St., Waterville, ME 04901, (207) 973-6270; e-mail: ronlep@midmaine.com; Web site: kennebec-rocksandminerals.com

29-1CRAWFORD, NEBRASKA: Annual Crawford Rock Swap; Northwestern Nebraska Rock Club; Crawford City Park; Crawford Park Loop; Daily 8-6; free admission; field trips, Agate Collectors meeting, auction; contact Valerie Homrighausen, 1010 5th St., Crawford, NE 69339, (308) 430-4404; e-mail: rockshop@bbc.net

29-1HENDERSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Henderson County Gem & Mineral Society; Whitmire Center; Lily Pond Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6, Mon. 10-5; adults $4, children (under 12) free; dealers, demonstrations, exhibits, raffles, door prizes; contact Diane Lapp, 22 Foxmoor Ct., Etowah, NC 28729, (828) 775-8098; e-mail: dlapp_2000@yahoo.com; Web site: www.hcg-ms.org

29-1RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth Inc.; North Carolina State Fairgrounds; Kerr Scott Bldg., 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-6, Mon. 10-5; adults $5, students (16 and under) free with adult; 14K and sterling silver, classic, contemporary and handmade jewelry, loose stones, beads, findings, pearls, minerals, crystals, lapidary supplies, jewelers, wire wrappers, jewelry design and repairs on site; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

30-1CANBY, OREGON: Annual show; Jean Miller; Clakamas County Fairground; 694 NE 4th Ave.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-6, Mon. 9-4; free admission; free pear strand to first 75 ladies, gems, minerals, beads, fossils, lapidary tools, rough and polished rock, jewelry; contact Jean Miller, (971) 219-0323; Web site: www.ogmshows.com

30-1SILVER CITY, NEW MEXICO: 31st Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Grant County Rolling Stones Gem & Mineral Society; Grant County Business and Conference Center; 3031 US Hwy. 180 at 32nd St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5, Mon. 10-4; free admission; more than 35 dealers, displays, collecting and geology field trips; contact Lee Stockman, 16 McKinley St., Silver City, NM 88061; e-mail: Leet@stockmanfamily.net

Event info via Rock & Gem Magazine

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The Summer In San Francisco Crystal Fair

May 23, 2014
Come to the Summer In San Francisco Crystal Fair. The Fort Mason Conference Center will be filled with crystals, minerals, beads, jewelry – plus massage, psychic readings, aura photos, and much more.


The Summer In San Francisco Crystal Fair
June 14-15
Fort Mason Center, Building A
2 Marina Blvd. at Buchanan, San Francisco
Hours: Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-4
Admission $8.00 ( Children 12 and under free)

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