"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

by Robyn Hawk on 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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#GemShows – Local Rock, Gem & Mineral Club Shows – June 2014

May 23, 2014
JUNE 2014

6-7PRICE, UTAH: 8th Annual Castle Country Rock, Fossil & Mineral Show; Patrick Braun; Carbon County Events Center; 310 S. Fairgrounds Rd.; Daily 10-7; free admission; rocks, fossils, minerals, jewelry, equipment, silent auction, demonstrations; contact Patrick Braun, PO Box 236, Ferron, UT 84523, (435) 384-2211 or (435) 381-5192

6-8BONNEY LAKE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Puyallup Valley Gem & Mineral Club; Swiss Park; 9205 198th Ave. E; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; contact Nancy LeMay, PVGMC c/o Club Show, PO Box 134, Puyallup, WA 98371, (253) 952-6216; e-mail: bees2knees@att.net

6-8COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO: Annual show; Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society; Western Museum of Mining and Industry; 225 North Gate Blvd.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; adults $5, children (12 and under) free; Colorado Snowmass Snow Mastodon Project exhibit, mining museum admission included, minerals, gems, fossils, petrified wood, custom jewelry, kids’ gold panning and face painting; contact Kim Packham, 87 Plum Creek Rd., Divide, CO 80814, (719) 360-9665; e-mail: Runninboar@hotmail.com; Web site: www.csms.us and www.wmmi.org

6-8DOSWELL, VIRGINIA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth Inc.; Meadow Event Park; 13191 Dawn Blvd.; 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, mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies, jewelers, wire wrappers, jewelry design and repairs; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasusresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

6-8FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA: Annual show; Coconino Lapidary Club; Silver Saddle Outdoor Market; corner of Rte. 89N and Silver Saddle Rd.; Daily 9-4; free admission; rough, finished, jewelry, fossils, raffles; contact Becky Cox, 6666 Snowflake Dr., Flagstaff, AZ 86004, (928) 380-6657; e-mail: bcox@fusd1.org

6-8LA HABRA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society; Sonora High School; Upper & Lower Commons, 401 S. Palm St.; Fri. 4-8, Sat. 8-8:30, Sun. 9-6; admission $1; La Habra Community Fair: dealers, geode cutting, Route 66 Gold Panners, demonstrations, kids’ area, craft fair, AKC Dog Show, Car Shows, FFA animal auction; contact Nancy Bird, 1001 W. Lambert Rd., Spc. 18, La Habra, CA 90631-1378, (562) 697-0636; e-mail: nancyjbird@verizon.net; Web site: www.nocgms.com

7DELTA, COLORADO: Annual show; Delta County Rock Wranglers; Heddles Recreation Center; 530 Gunnison River Dr.; Sat. 9-5; free admission; dealers, exhibits, door prizes, family activities; contact Harry Masinton, 24662 Sorrento Ln., Cedaredge, CO 81413, (970) 856-3861; e-mail: masinton@tds.net

7KENT, CONNECTICUT: Annual show; Danbury Mineralogical Society; Connecticut Museum of Mining & Mineral Science; 31 Kent-Cornwall Rd.; Sat. 9-4; free admission; contact John Pawloski, 42 Squash Hollow Rd., New Milford, CT 06776, (860) 354-0296; e-mail: j.a.pawloski@att.net; Web site: www.ctamachinery.com

7MACUNGIE, PENNSYLVANIA: Spring Mineralfest Mineral, Fossil and Gem Show; Pennsylvania Earth Science Assn.; Macungie Memorial Park; 50 N. Poplar St.; Sat. 8:30-3; adults $2, children (under 12) free; tailgating, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, dealers, collectors, gold panning and sluicing lessons, hourly door prizes; contact Vincent Olsovsky, 531 Mickley Rd., Whitehall, PA 18052, (610) 439-2337; e-mail: mineralfest@verizon.net; Web site: www.mineralfest.com

7-8COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO: Annual show; North Idaho Mineral Club; Kootenai County Expo and Event Center; Kathleen and Government Way, 1 block off Hwy. 95; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, children (12 and under) free with adult; contact Mike Burton, (208) 772-9347; e-mail: mycroftmkiv@gmail.com

7-8GLENDORA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Glendora GEMS; Goddard Middle School; 859 E. Sierra Madre; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, displays, demonstrations, silent auction, find us on Facebook; contact Bonnie Bidwell, 1010 E. Mountain View, Glendora, CA 91741, (626) 963-4638; e-mail: Ybidwell2@aol.com

7-8GRAPEVINE, TEXAS: Annual show; Arlington Gem & Mineral Club; Grapevine Convention Center; 1209 S. Main St.; Sat. 8-6; adults $3; contact Kris Kister, 1813 Arthur Dr., Colleyville, TX 76034, (817) 545-7239; e-mail: Krisk@kirstnerphotogrhy.com

7-8MANSFIELD, OHIO: Annual show; Richland Lithic & Lapidary Society; Richland County Fairgrounds; 750 N. Home Rd., Arts and Crafts Bldg.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $4, seniors and children (6-16) $3; Opals Agates Amethyst: 11 dealers, silent auctions, speakers, geode breaking, demonstrations, hourly door prizes, museum-quality agate displays; contact Tom Kottyan, (419) 562-1152; Web site: www.RLLS.WEBS.com

7-8MARION, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum; Fohs Hall; 201 N. Walker St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; dealers, children’s activities, silent auctions, door prizes, Indian artifact display, day digs, night dig, jewelry making classes; contact Tina Walker, 205 N. Walker St., PO Box 391, Marion, KY 42064, (270) 965-4263; e-mail: beclement@att.net; Web site: www.clementmineralmuseum.org

7-8MCCALLA, ALABAMA: Annual show; Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society; Tannehill Historical Ironworks State Park; 12632 Confederate Pkwy.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; park admission $3; contact Gene Blackerby, (205) 807-6777; e-mail: black2200@att.net; Web site: www.lapidaryclub.com

7-8MONROE, NEW YORK: Annual show; Orange County Mineral Society; Museum Village; 1010 Rte. 17M ; Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors and students $3, children free; Mastodon display, local mineral collection, new fluorescent mineral display; contact George Gardianos, PO Box 173, Westtown, NY 10998, (845) 683-1167; e-mail: gggard@optonline.net; Web site: orangecountymineralsocietynewyork.com

7-8SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI: Rock Swap & Gem Fair; Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society; Missouri Institute of Natural Science; 2327 W. Farm Road #190; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; rocks, minerals, rough, slabs, cabs, handcrafted jewelry, gem and mineral ID, auction Sat.; see us on Facebook; contact Larry Lillich, 2340 W. Dearborn St., Springfield, MO 65807, (417) 882-8449; e-mail: llillich@mchsi.com

7-8STAFFORD, TEXAS: Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market; The Stafford Centre; 10505 Cash Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; vintage, gemstone, glass, lampwork and polymer beads, silver and gold findings, pearls, Swarovski Elements, crystals, tools, books, jewelry; contact Rebekah Wills, (903) 734-3335; e-mail: rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.thebeadmarket.net

13-15PARK HILLS, MISSOURI: Outdoor Rock Swap/Show; Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Area Gem & Mineral Society, Greater St. Louis Association of Earth Science Clubs; Missouri Mines Historic Site; 4000 State Hwy. 32, 1.5 miles west of US Hwy. 67; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, rock jewelry and crafts, demonstrations, Historic Site Mining & Mineral Museum, auctions; contact Boneta Hensley, PO Box 758, Park Hills, MO 63601, (573) 760-0488 or (573) 431-6226; e-mail: mojellybean63@yahoo.com; Web site: www.facebook.com/events/249573655204794/

14GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Greensboro Gem & Mineral Club; Greensboro Day School; 5401 Lawndale Dr.; Sat. 10-6; adults $4, students $2, children (under 5) free; gemstones, minerals, jewelry, geode cutting, demonstrations, books, door prizes; contact KB Montgomery, 4810 Sweetbriar Rd., Greensboro, NC 27455, (336) 286-5052; e-mail: kbmonty@triad.rr.com; Web site: www.ggmc-rockhounds.com

14SKOKIE, ILLINOIS: 3rd Annual Rock Swap; Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society; St. Peter’s United Church of Christ gymnasium; 8013 Laramie; Sat. 1-5; free admission (children must be accompanied by an adult); rocks, minerals, fossils, geodes, crystals, slabs, cabochons, lapidary treasures, club sales, kids’ activities, Geo Juniors’ magic show of minerals; contact Jeanine N. Mielecki, (773) 774-2054; e-mail: jaynine9@aol.com; Web site: www.chicagorocks.org

14-15BUTTE, MONTANA: Annual show; Butte Mineral & Gem Club; Butte Civic Center Annex; 1340 Harrison Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children (under 12) free with adult; 15 dealers, fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry, more than 20 exhibits, silent auction, kids’ area; contact Joe Slouber, PO Box 4492, Butte, MT 59702, (406) 494-3034

14-15CAMPBELL RIVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: Annual show; Ripple Rock Gem & Mineral Club; Timberline Gym; 1681 S. Dogwood St., Canada; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (12 and under) free; rock displays, club displays, lapidary demonstrations, paleontology display, “ask an expert” table, dealers, jewellery, rocks, slabs, cabs, kids’ corner, soapstone carving, gold panning, door prizes, silent auction, secondhand lapidary equipment sales; contact Janet Burkholder, 1757 S. Alder St., Campbell River, BC, Canada V9W 7J1, (250) 923-1740; e-mail: info@ripplerockgemandmineralclub.com; Web site: www.ripplerockgemandmineralclub.com

14-15CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA: 24th RockFest; Tellus Science Museum; Tellus Science Museum; 100 Tells Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $14, seniors $12, students and children $10; indoor and outdoor show, nearly 30 dealers, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, mineral and fossil identification, rock bingo, kids’ activities, free for museum members; contact Mary Vinson, (770) 606-5700 ext. 402; e-mail: maryv@tellusmuseum.org; Web site: www.tellusmuseum.org

14-15CAYUCOS, CALIFORNIA: 54th Annual 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/

14-15NEWPORT, OREGON: Show and sale; Oregon Coast Agate Club; Yaquina View Elementary School – Multipurpose Room; 351 SE Harney St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4:30; adults $2, children (12 and under) free with adult, active military, police (volunteers), and Scouts in uniform free with proper ID; dealers, demonstrations, displays of cut, shaped and polished rocks, gems, fossils, geology, lapidary, silent auction; contact K. Myers, PO Box 714, Newport, OR 97365, (541) 264-5908; e-mail: books4agates@yahoo.com; Web site: www.coastagates.org

14-15SAN 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

19-22PRINEVILLE, OREGON: Annual show; Prineville Rockhound Club; Crook County Fairgrounds; S. Main St.; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; field trips, dealers inside and outside; contact Rebecca Buss, (541) 968-2156

27-29BEDFORD, INDIANA: 49th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show; Lawrence County Rock Club; Lawrence County Fairgrounds; southwest of Bedford; Fri. 10-6:30, Sat. 9-6:30, Sun. 10-4; free admission; gems, jewelry, beads, minerals, fossils, rocks, lapidary equipment and supplies, rockhounding and prospecting supplies, 4-H project and science project materials, free demonstrations; contact Gary Fuquay, 6102 W. US Hwy. 50, Medora, IN 47260, (812) 498-4062; Web site: www.lawrencecountyrockclub.org

27-29ELDON, MISSOURI: 13th Annual Gem, Jewelry, Rock, Mineral & Fossil Show; Osage Rock & Mineral Club; Eldon Community Center; 309 E. 2nd St., between 2nd St. and Mill St.; Fri. 2-7, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 9-3; free admission; gemstones, jewelry, geodes, fossils, minerals, quartz crystals, custom jewelry, cabochons, gift items, demonstrations, displays, kids’ games and prizes, fluorescent mineral display, find us on Facebook; contact Steve Rudloff, 2407 Lakewood Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109, (417) 532-4367; e-mail: ormc2014show@centurylink.net

27-29RIALTO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; San Bernardino, OrangeBelt Mineralogical Society; 105 S. Palm Ave.; corner of W. 1st St. and S. Palm Ave., tailgate across the street from Rialto City Hall; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-3; free admission; rocks, rough and slabs, gems, jewelry, minerals, beads, fossils, petrified wood, opals, agates, wire wrapping on site; contact Ken Gard or Jessica, (909) 624-1782 or (909) 887-5507; e-mail: kengard@roadrunner.com; Web site: obmsrocks.yolasite.com

28-29CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Culver City Rock & Mineral Club; Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium; 4117 Overland Blvd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; “Fiesta of Gems”: more than 30 gem and mineral dealers, minerals, gems, slabs, cabochons, beads, jewelry findings, club member exhibits, gem and mineral works of art, jewelry pieces, private collections, jewelry-making classes; contact Janice Metz, (310) 850-4398; e-mail: janicemtz@yahoo.com; Web site: www.CulverCityRocks.org/fiesta.htm

28-29GILSUM, NEW HAMPSHIRE: 50th Anniversary Gilsum Rock Swap; Gilsum Recreation Committee; Gilsum Elementary School & Community Center; 640 Rte. 10N; Sat. 8-6, Sun. 8-4; free admission; more than 65 dealers, swappers, distributors, wholesalers and collectors, beryl, quartz crystals, semiprecious stones, gemstone jewelry, rocks, minerals, displays, rough specimens, fossils, collector pieces, handcrafted jewelry, mineral panning ; contact Rob Mitchell, PO Box 76, Gilsum, NH 03448, (603) 357-9636; e-mail: gilsumrocks@gmail.com; Web site: www.gilsum.org

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#GemShows – May 2014 – Local Gem & Mineral Club Shows

May 1, 2014
May 2014

2-4BISHOP, CALIFORNIA: Retail show; Lone Pine Gem & Mineral Society; Bishop Fairgrounds-Robinson Bldg.; Sierra St.; Fri. 5-10, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 10-3; free admission; demonstrators, displays, games and free rocks for children, field trip Sun., dealers, door prizes, drawing, information on rocks; contact Steve Mobley, PO Box 977, Lone Pine, CA 93545, (760) 793-6025

2-4KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Kalamazoo Geological & Mineral Society; Kalamazoo Expo Center; 2900 Lake St.; Fri. 4-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children (12 and under) free; “Rock and Minerals – A World of Color”: gold panning, silver smithing, games, meteorite education, Petoskey stone polishing, geode cracking, minerals, fossils, beads, demonstrators, dealers, displays, solar viewing, door prizes, grand prize; contact Jerry VanNocker, 13101 E. Armour Ln., Battle Creek, MI 49014; e-mail: jerry@travelinginspain.com; Web site: http://kalamazoorockclub.org/annual-show/

3ARLINGTON, TEXAS: Annual Club swap meet; Arlington Gem & Mineral Club; clubhouse; 1408 Gibbins Rd.; Sat. 7-4, Sat. 7-4; free admission; buy, sell or swap, rocks, gems, finished jewelery, rough, slabs, faceting material; contact Val Babineaux, 213 Adams Dr., Crowley, TX 76036, (817) 538-0571; e-mail: Acadian1@sbcglobal.net

3-4ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA: 55th Annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show; Searchers Gem & Mineral Society; Brookhurst Community Center; 2271 W. Crescent Ave.; Sat. 10-5; free admission; kids’ jewelry making, dealers, exhibits, demonstrations, gold panning, silent auction; contact Sharon Burson, 11326 Candor St., Cerritos, CA 90703, (562) 706-2054; e-mail: bursonrocks@verizon.net

3-4BRAINERD, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Cuyuna Rock, Gem & Mineral Society; Crow Wing County Fairgrounds; 2000 SE 13th St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $1, children free; indoor and outdoor dealers, exhibits, demonstrations, Kids’ Corner, door prizes, art, jewelry, crafts, lapidary materials and supplies, Wizard of Rocks; contact Sharon Smith, 2630 Beauty Lake Rd. SW, Nisswa, MN 56468, (218) 343-7037; e-mail: sharon@agatesrock.com; Web site: www.cuyunarockclub.org

3-4CINCINNATI, OHIO: Annual show; Cincinnati Mineral Society, Cincinnati Dry Dredgers; Cincinnati Gardens; 2250 E. Seymour Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $9, children $3; contact Terry Huizing, 5341 Thrasher Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45247, (513) 574-7142; e-mail: tehuizing@fuse.net; Web site: www.geofair.com

3-4EVERETT, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Everett Rock & Gem Club; Everett Community College Student Fitness Center; 2206 Tower St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; contact Fritz Mack, PO Box 1615, Everett, WA 98206, (425) 232-0809

3-4MARSHFIELD, WISCONSIN: 41st Annual Show; Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society; Marshfield High School Fieldhouse; 1401 E Becker Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, demonstrations, displays, speakers, kids’ activities, silent auctions; contact Cynthia Kelman, 1403 N. Broadway Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449, (715) 387-8782; e-mail: kelman@tznet.com; Web site: www.fromtherockroom.com

3-4NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA: Annual Jewelry, Gem, Mineral & Arts Show; Lowcountry Gem & Mineral Society; Charleston Area Convention Center; 5001 Coliseum Dr., Exhibit Hall A; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; contact Karen Havenstein, (843) 795-2956; e-mail: webmaster@lowcountrygemandmineralsociety.org; Web site: www.lowcountrygemandmineralsociety.org

3-4PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Lucia Rockhounds; Pioneer Park & Museum; 2010 Riverside Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; dealers, kids’ activities, demonstrators; contact Kim Noyes, (805) 610-0603; e-mail: kimnoyes@gmail.com; Web site: www.slrockhounds.org

3-4ROSEBURG, OREGON: 44th Annual Show; Umpqua Gem & Mineral Club; Douglas County Fairgrounds; I-5 Exit 123; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; kids’ rock hunts, silent auction, demonstrations, dealers; contact Janet Stringfellow, PO Box 1264, Roseburg, OR 97470; e-mail: soldbyjanets@yahoo.com

3-4TOPSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: Wholesale and retail show; North Shore Rock & Mineral Club; Topsfield Fairgrounds; Route 1 N; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors $3, children (under 12) free; dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, mineral displays, mineral and fossil identification, door prizes, demonstrations, kids’ gold panning, mineral sifting, geode cracking; contact Joe Weisberg, (781) 861-6653; e-mail: nsrmc@erizon.net; Web site: www.northshorerock.org

3-4WASHINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA: Show and sale; F M Minerals; Washington County Fairgrounds; 2151 N. Main St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children (12 and under) and veterans free; dealers, gems, minerals, beads, jewelry, wirewrapping; contact F M Minerals, PO Box 252, Farmington, WV 26571, (304) 657-7089; e-mail: frankowirewrapping@gmail.com

3-4YUCAIPA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Yucaipa Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Scherer Senior Center; 12202 First St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; more than 15 dealers, raffle, silent auction, kids’ activities, in conjunction with the Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival; contact Lee Peterson, (909) 794-0731; e-mail: res09ayd@verizon.net; Web site: www.yvgms.org

7-11FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Wholesale and retail show; Damian Belghali; Echo Valley Show Place; 6456 Sylva Rd. (across from GLW); Wed. 9-5, Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5; free admission; wholesale and retail dealers, open to the public, minerals, fossils, gems, rough rock; contact Damian Belghali, (678) 852-8273

9-11COLUMBIA, MISSOURI: Show and sale; Central Missouri Rock & Lapidary Club; Central Missouri Events Center; 5212 N. Oakland Gravel Rd.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors and students $3, children (11 and under) free; live demonstrations, jewelry and mineral displays, kids’ activities; contact Robert McConnell, 1601 N. Earthland Rd., Columbia, MO 65202, (573) 445-5415; e-mail: bobmc@socket.net

9-11FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; The Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin; Macon County Community Center; 1288 Georgia Rd. (US 441); Fri. 10-4, Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; free admission; rough, supplies, minerals, fossils, finished jewelry, crafts; contact Norm Holbert, (828) 634-0350; e-mail: normholbert@comcast.net

9-11MARIETTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Georgia Mineral Society; Cobb County Civic Center; 548 S. Marietta Pkwy.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; free admission; door prizes, demonstrations, exhibits, auction Sat.; contact Shelly Stubbs, (404) 329-9052; e-mail: mayshow@gamineral.org; Web site: www.gamineral.org

10BIGLERVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Swap and Sale; Franklin County Rock and Mineral Club, Central Pennsylvania Rock and Mineral Club; outdoor pavilion; South Mountain Fairgrounds, 615 Narrows Rd.; Sat. 8-3; adults $1, students and children free; contact Tom Smith, 10 Roger Ave., Shippensburg, PA 17257, (717) 532-7204; e-mail: tsmith1012@comcast.net

10HAYSVILLE, KANSAS: 3rd Annual Rock Swap & Sale; Silver-n-Stones; Hometown Market; 100 S. Main; Sat. 9-4; free admission; Bring your own tables Rocks Fossils Slabs Lapidary Tools; contact Steve Hurlock; e-mail: Silverstones@cox.net

10-11BOZEMAN, MONTANA: Annual show; Bozeman Gem & Mineral Club; Gallatin County Fair Grounds; 901 N. Black, Bldg. #1; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3 (both days), children (12 and under) free; more than 15 dealers, gems, minerals, jewelry, beads, member displays, silent auction, grab bags, raffles; contact Jerry Hancock, PO Box 1101, Bozeman, MT 59715; e-mail: jaegers@bresnan.net; Web site: www.bozemangemandmineral.com

10-11RENO, NEVADA: Annual show; Reno Gem & Mineral Society; Reno Livestock Event Center; 1350 N. Wells Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, seniors and students $4, children free; contact Steve Norman, 1653 Topeka Circle, Sparks, NV 89434, (775) 358-7322; e-mail: snorm11@hotmail.com; Web site: www.renorockhounds.com

11VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: Show and sale; Creative Jewellers Guild of BC; VanDusen Botanical Gardens; 5251 Oak St., Canada; Sun. 10-3:30; free admission; contact Silvia McIntosh Creative Jewellers Guild, c/o Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 – Minoru Gate, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6Y 1R9; e-mail: info@creativejewellersguild.com; Web site: www.creativejewellersguild.com

16-18JOPLIN, MISSOURI: 8th Annual Outdoor Rock Swap; Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society; Schifferdecker Park; 7th and Schifferdecker Ave.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; free admission, $35 setup fee for swappers/dealers; dealers welcome, first come first served for outdoor spaces, provide your own shelter/tables; contact Chris Wiseman, PO Box 555, Joplin, MO 64802, (417) 623-1180

16-18SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC; Holiday Inn-Orange County Airport; 2726 S. Grand Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; 80 retail and wholesale dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary supplies, decorator items; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

16-18SOUTHGATE, MICHIGAN: 40th Annual Show; Midwest Mineralogical & Lapidary Society; Southgate Arena; 14700 Reaume Pkwy.; Fri. 2-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $4, seniors $3, students $1, children free; 18 dealers, kids’ attractions, mineral and lapidary displays, free mineral kits for kids and teachers, demonstrations, crystals, fossils, jewelry, rocks; contact Bill Barr, 1405 Hewett Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103, (505) 803-4888; e-mail: wbarr@umich.edu; Web site: www.mmls.us

16-18WEST JORDAN, UTAH: Annual show; Wasatch Gem Society; Salt Lake County Equestrian Park & Events Center; 2100 West 11400 South; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, children (12 and under) free; door prizes, Wheel of Fortune, rock grab bags, silent auctions, kids-only tables, displays, lapidary demonstrations, wire wrapping, Show & Tell tables; contact April Robinson, (801) 599-6587; e-mail: april@thrivepress.com; Web site: www.wasatchgemsociety.com

17-18CHEYENNE, WYOMING: Annual show; Cheyenne Mineral & Gem Society; Archer Complex, Bldg. M; just south of I-80 Exit 370, 6 miles east of Cheyenne; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (under 12) free with adult; exhibits, jewelry, fossils, fluorescent minerals, grab bags, dealers, faceting demonstrations, free gold panning, silent auction, large dinosaur models, mineral coloring books; contact Bob King, (307) 632-2702

17-18COLOGNE, 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

17-18HAMILTON, MONTANA: Annual show; Bitterroot Gem & Mineral Society; Ravalli County Fairgrounds; First Interstate Center, 100 Old Corvallis Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; “Treasures from the Universe”: dealers, displays, kids’ activities, geode cutting, world-class mineral specimens, meteorites, fossils, jewelry, beads, UV display, silent auction, door prizes, hands-on rock ID, demonstrations; contact Mike McConnell, 114 N. 5th, Hamilton, MT 59840, (406) 360-4944; e-mail: mike.westernrockiesradio@gmail.com; Web site: www.bitterrootgms.org

17-18LAKEVIEW, OREGON: Annual show; Tall Man Rock Chippers; Lake County Fair Grounds; 1900 N. 4th; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, field trips, Oregon sunstone, children’s activities, silent auction; contact LeRoy Johnson, 39 N. L St., Lakeview, OR 97630, (541) 947-4267; e-mail: lostmymarblesor@yahoo.com

17-18LEESPORT, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Berks Mineralogical Society; Leesport Farmers Market; 312 Gernants Church Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $3; contact James Woodeshick, 611 Mohrsville Rd., Shoemakersville, PA 19555, (484) 338-6768; e-mail: brwoodpile@yahoo.com; Web site: www.berksmineralsociety.org

17-18WAUWATOSA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Wisconsin Geological Society; Muellner Bldg., Hart Park; 72nd and State St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3 (one person) or $5 (two people), students and children free; more than 20 dealers, lapidary supplies, tools, books, rough material, slabs, finished specimens, cabochons, jewelry, carvings, fossils, informative displays, children’s activities; contact Paul Schmidt, 8213 Red Arrow Ct., Wauwatosa, WI 53213, (414) 771-8668; e-mail: pvs@wi.rr.com; Web site: www.wisgeologicalsociety.com

23-25GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI: Annual show; Harrison County Gem & Mineral Society; Courtyard Marriott; 1600 E. Beach Blvd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children (10 and under) free with adult; demonstrations, displays, Stump the Expert, hourly door prizes; contact Karen Johnston, 9037 Fricke Rd., Bay St. Louis, MS 39520, (228) 467-5465; e-mail: johnstonkaren@bellsouth.net

24-25FORT WORTH, TEXAS: 62nd Annual Show; Fort Worth Gem & Mineral Club; Will Rogers Memorial Center; Amon G. Carter Exhibit Bldg., 3401 W. Lancaster; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors and students $4, children (under 16) free; more than 25 dealers, jewelry, beads, gems, minerals, fossils, silent auction, Kids’ Corner, Rock and Fossil Dig, Wheel of Chance, door prizes; contact Steve Hilliard, PO Box 418, Decatur, TX 76234, (817) 925-5760; e-mail: fwgmc@embarqmail.com; Web site: www.fortworthgemandmineralclub.org

24-25WHEATON, ILLINOIS: Wholesale and retail show; Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Assn.; Dupage County Fairgrounds; 2015 W. Manchester Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors and students (13-17) $3, service personnel and children (under 13) free; free gift for children in “Kids’ Korner”, dealers, beads, fossils, gemstones, handcrafted jewelry, minerals, supplies, tools, demonstrations, faceting, fossil preparation, gem trees, glass fusing, jewelry making, micromounts, scrimshaw, silver smithing, opal cutting, wire wrapping, fossil exhibits, lapidary, gems, minerals, silent auctions, door prizes; contact Richard Dillon, PO Box 360, Wasco, IL 60183, (630) 377-0197; e-mail: CGMA@sbcglobal.neet; Web site: www.chicagolandgemshow.org

30-1POMONA, CALIFORNIA: California Federation of Mineralogical Societies Annual Statewide Show & Convention; Pasadena Lapidary Society; Fairplex, Bldg. 5; 1101 W. McKinley Ave.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5 (3-day pass $12), seniors and military $4 (3-day pass $10), students (13-17) $3 (3-day pass $7), children (12 and under) free with adult; “California’s Gem & Mineral Bounty”: displays, gems, minerals, beads, lapidary arts, fossils, competition exhibits, speakers, raffles, silent auctions, 50 dealers, children’s activities, demonstrations; contact Marcia Goetz, (626) 260-7239; Web site: www.cfms2014show.com

30-1WAUSEON, OHIO: Annual show; State Line Gem & Mineral Society; Fulton County Fairgrounds; Junior Fair Bldg., 8514 state Rte. 108; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-4; adults $3, seniors $2, children free; dealers, demonstrations, classes; contact Doris Brzezicki, (517) 263-1669; e-mail: rychard@tc3net.com

31-1ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Palomar Gem & Mineral Club; California Center for the Arts; 340 N. Escondido Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children free; dealers, rough rock, finished stones, jewelry, beads, free gem identification, lapidary and jewelry demonstrations, educational displays; contact Michael Bagstad, (760) 489-0809; e-mail: gemshow@palomargem.org; Web site: www.palomargem.org

31-1RIVERDALE, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; North Jersey Mineralogical Society; The Glenburn Estate; 211 Hamburg Tpk.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; contact Bryan Davis, (862) 200-7625; e-mail: blimer4evr@yahoo.com; Web site: www.nojms.webs.com

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#OCBS Orange County Bead Society Presents Their 20th Annual Art of Adorning

April 14, 2014

This year marks the 20th Annual Art of Adorning. It’s a huge sale in the outdoor courtyard, all day long, and its free to browse. The proceeds help support the Bowers, as the Bead Society of OC is an affiliate council of the Bowers. Details are below, help us spread the word about this event.


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#CrystalFair – Spring Contra Costa Crystal Fair, Walnut Creek – April 12 & 13

March 29, 2014
Crystal, Mineral, Bead & Jewelry Dealers 
at the Spring Contra Costa Crystal Fair, Walnut Creek!

Date: April 12-13

Civic Park Community Center -1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek

Hours: Saturday 10am-6pm;  Sunday 10am-4pm
Admission: $8 (under 12 free) and free parking.

Check out these incredible dealers of crystals & minerals at the Spring Contra Costa Crystal Fair. 

The CRYSTAL FAIR vendor line up:  Nan Olsen’s Altar Space,  My Crystal Visions,  Mbec Stones & Crystals,  Got Aura – Clairvoyant and Aura Photos,  Back Basics Massage,  Mystic Earth Jewels,  Parwan Gems & Jewelry,   Caravan of Dreams,   Crystal Clan,   Buddha Gems & Minerals,  Rising Star,  Greg Weller,  Siverts Originals,  The Mystic Merchant,  Global Marketplace,  Filosophy,  Gems of the World,  Redstone Minerals,  Trinity Healing,  Barry Helm,  Susa Morgan Black,  The Higher Path,  Arizona Fire Agate,  Everything Tibetan,  Sacred Earth Alchemy,  Khyber Gems and Minerals,  Young Living Essential Oils,  Soaring Between Worlds,  Designs by Shirl,  Beauty & the Beads,  Coriana de Sirius,  & Crystal Attunement.

Food provided by Spice Affairs
To see their websites and those of other vendors at the Crystal Fair, click on  
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#Gemshows – Local Club Gem & Mineral Shows – April 2014

March 29, 2014
Green Gem Foundation at the WJA’s
Designers By The Bay event in San Francisco

4-6ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society; National Guard Armory; 2809 Fern Creek Dr.; Fri. 1-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 ($1 off coupon on Web site), students $2, Scouts free; demonstrations, 30-minute auctions, kids’ table, sluice mining for gems, hourly door prizes, gems, minerals, beads, metaphysical stones, fossils, Scout merit badge help, demonstrations, cutting cabochons, faceting gems, wire wrapping, flint knapping, metal work; contact Gordon Oakley, 5032 Lido St., Orlando, FL 32807, (407) 592-4358; e-mail: cfmgsociety@gmail.com; Web site: www.cfmgs.org

4-6TACOMA, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Tacoma Dome; 2727 E. D St.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; weekend pass $7, children (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, 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

5-6CENTRAL POINT, OREGON: Annual show; Roxy Ann Gem & Mineral; Olsrud Arena; Jackson County Fairgrounds; Sat. 9-5:30, Sun. 10-4:30; adults $4, seniors and students $2, children (under 6) free; “Amazing Gems”: exhibits, dealers, demonstrations, gold panning, silent auction, children’s activities, door prizes; contact Jami Walkins, Crater Rock Museum, 2002 Scenic Ave., Central Point, OR 97502, (541) 664-6081; e-mail: roxyanngems@msn.com; Web site: www.craterrock.com

5-6COLUMBUS, OHIO: Annual show; Columbus Rock & Mineral Society; Northland Performing Arts Center; 4411 Tamarack Blvd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $7, seniors $6, children $3; new location, exhibits, dealers, speakers, demonstrations, free specimen ID, silent auctions, door prizes, children’s games and activities, free kids’ specimen; contact Craig Kramer, 628 Sanbridge Circle E., Worthington, OH 43085, (614) 436-4511; e-mail: craig.kramer@wowway.com; Web site: ColumbusRockandMineralSociety.com

5-6DOTHAN, ALABAMA: Annual show; Dothan Gem & Mineral Club; Houstan County Farm Center; 1701 E. Cottonwood Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; lapidary, minerals, fossils, jewelry, exhibits, demonstration, flint knapping, silent auction, door prizes, kids’ activities; contact Arnie Lambert, 920 Yorktown Rd., Dothan, AL 36301, (334) 792-7116; e-mail: arlambert@comcast.net; Web site: www.wiregrassrockhound.com

5-6FREEPORT, NEW YORK: Show and sale; Kaleidoscope Gem Shows; 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 and silversmith; contact Ralph Gose, PO Box 1418, Melville, NY 11747, (631) 271-8411; e-mail: ralph_gose@kaleidosccopegemshows.com; Web site: www.kaleidoscopegemshows.com

5-6GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN: Show; Neville Public Museum Geology Club; Wisconsin National Guard Armory; 800 N. Military Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults (15 and up) $2; “Earth’s Treasures”: dealers, wire-wrapped creations, faceted gemstones, jewelry, fossils, petrified wood, meteors, mineral specimens; contact Randy Westberg, 1815 E. Shore Dr., Green Bay, WI 54302, (920) 468-4687; e-mail: rockinonthefox@gmail.com

5-6HELOTES, TEXAS: Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market; Pedrotti’s Event Center; 13715 FM 1560 N; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; gemstones, glass and lampwork beads, pearls, Swarovski Elements, crystals, silver and gold findings, books, tools, jewelry; contact Rebekah Wills, (903) 734-3335; e-mail: rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.thebeadmarket.net

5-6JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; University of North Florida University Center-Grand Banquet Hall; 12000 Alumni Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children free; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas; contact Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

5-6JOHNSON CITY, NEW YORK: Annual show; New York Southern Tier Geology Club; Johnson City Senior Citizens Center; 30 Brocton St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (under 12) free; club exhibits, silent auctions, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, beads; contact Al Conklin, 187 Forest Hill Rd., Apalachin, NY 13732, (607) 625-4140; e-mail: allanconklin@aol.com

5-6LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Lincoln Gem & Mineral Club; Lancaster Event Center; 84th and Havelock Ave.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 (2-day pass $9, $1-off coupon on Web site), children (11 and under) free with adult; nonperishable food donations for the Lincoln Food Bank accepted; contact James Marburger, Box 64, Hickman, NE 68372; e-mail: jm24122@windstream.net; Web site: www.lincolngemmineralclub.org

5-6MARION, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Southern Illinois Earth Science Club; The Pavilion of the City of Marion; 1602 Sioux Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, youth (18 and under) free; gems, minerals, fossils, shells, lapidary, artifacts, Spin-n-Win, door prizes, silent auctions, fluorescent light shows; contact Mike Chontofalsky, 1019 E. Broadway, Centralia, IL 62801, (618) 532-0455; e-mail: chontofalsky@att.net; Web site: www.siesclub.org

5-6ORANGE, CONNECTICUT: Annual show; New Haven Mineral Club; Amity Reg. Middle School; Sheffield Rd., off Rte. 34; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 9:30-5; adults $4, children free with adult; exhibits, dealers, door prizes, lectures, demonstrations; contact Arthur Doyle, 21 Crofut Rd., Orange, CT 06477, (203) 795-4527; e-mail: adoyle@crofut.com; Web site: www.newhavenmineralclub.org

5-6POCATELLO, IDAHO: 58th Annual Gem and Mineral Show; South East Idaho Gem & Mineral Society; Bannock County Fairgrounds; 10558 Ifft Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, children (12 and under) free; contact Anna Capell, 12540 S. Robin Rd., Arimo, ID 83214, (208) 221-9458; e-mail: gazecape62@hotmail.com

10-12WYOMING, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Indian Mounds Rock & Mineral Club; Rogers Plaza Town Center; 972 28th St. SW; Thu. 9:30-9, Fri. 9:30-9, Sat. 9:30-8; free admission; dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, beads, rough, equipment, books, displays, demonstrations, children’s table; contact Don Van Dyke, 4296 Oakview, Hudsonville, MI 49426, (616) 669-6932; e-mail: donvandyke@tm.net; Web site: www.indianmoundsrockclub.com

11-13ABBOTSFORD, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: Annual show; B.C. Lapidary Society; Ag-Rec Bldg., CFV Fairgrounds; 32470 Haida Dr., Canada; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, students $2, children (under 6) free; “Petrified: Locked in Time”: displays of petrified animals, fossils, more than 40 dealers, educational and club cases, demonstrations, children’s games, workshop, gold panning, hourly presentations; contact Jennifer Moore, 2613 Birch St., Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 4J1, (604) 328-9766; e-mail: jenmac02@telus.net; Web site: www.lapidary.bc.ca

11-13EDISON, NEW JERSEY: Wholesale and retail show; Eons Expos; NJ Convention & Expo Center; 97 Sunfield Ave.; Daily 10-6; adults $8, students $3; 350 dealers, minerals, fossils, dinosaurs, meteorites, gems, antique and artisan jewelry, gold, opals, special exhibit: 50 cases of minerals from the American Northeast, ultraviolet mineral room, fine mineral gallery, Devonian Bundenbach fossil collection, archaeopteryx, nanotyrannus skull, fossil shark, entelodont skeleton, native gold exhibit, tourmaline exhibit, separate wholesale section; contact Christine Perner, 38 Fox Ridge Rd., Sparta, NJ 07871, (516) 818-1228; e-mail: Christine@EonsExpos.com; Web site: www.NY-NJ-Show.com

11-13EUREKA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Crafty Cat Events; Redwood Acres Fairgrounds; 7250 Harris St.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, seniors and students $2, children (12 and under) free; contact Johnita Wemken, CA, (916) 212-1647; e-mail: info@craftycatevents.com; Web site: www.craftycatevents.com

11-13HILLSBORO, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Washington County Fairgrounds; 873 NE 34th Ave.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; weekend pass $7, children (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, 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

11-13OGDEN, UTAH: 63rd Annual Gem & Mineral Show; Golden Spike Gem & Mineral Society; Golden Spike Event Center, Weber County Fairgrounds; 1000 N 1200 W; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, Same, students $1.50 , children (12 and under) free with adult, Boy and Girl Scouts free; “Gemstone Junction”: more than 20 dealers, 60 display cases, geodes, faceted stones, dinosaur bones, fossils, minerals, beads, jewelry, crystals, petrified wood, lapidary, gold panning, knapping, tools, equipment, demonstrations, rock bags, Wheel of Fortune, rock painting, door prizes, silent auction, Mr. Bones; contact Richard Gabel, PO Box 12835, Ogden, UT 84412-2835, (385) 205-9187; e-mail: club@goldenspikegem.org; Web site: www.goldenspikegem.org

11-13PORTLAND, OREGON: 57th Rock, Mineral & Gem Show; Mt. Hood Rock Club; National Guard Armory; 10000 NE 33rd Dr., off Marine Dr.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; contact L.F. Smith, 15523 NE 215th Ave., Brush Prairie, WA 98606; e-mail: mhrcshow@gmail.com

11-13VISTA, CALIFORNIA: San Diego County Rock and Gem Tailgate and Meetup; Vista Gem & Mineral Club; Vista Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum; 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, rough, slabs, cabochons, gems, finished jewelry, raffle, speakers; contact Aleta Dirdo, 836 Hampton Ct., Vista, CA 92081, (760) 726-4486; e-mail: ajdirdo@gmail.com; Web site: www.vistarocks.org

12NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Central Arkansas Gem, Mineral & Geology Society; Elder Johnson Pavilion, Burns Park; Military Dr.; Sat. 9-4; free admission; buy, sell or trade rocks, minerals or fossils; contact Mike Austen, PO Box 241656, Little Rock, AR 72223, (501) 868-4553; e-mail: steelpony@aol.com; Web site: www.centralarrockhound.org

12-13ABILENE, TEXAS: Annual show; Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society; Abilene Civic Center; N. 6th and Pine St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students (6-12) $1.50, children (under 6) and Scouts in uniform free; Wheel of Fortune, dealers, fossils, rare minerals, cut and uncut gems, fluorescent display, lapidary supplies and rough, jewelry-making equipment, beads, Crack your own Geode, silent auction, door prizes, grand prize; contact Kay McDaniel, 3118 Woodglen Cove, Abilene, TX 79606, (325) 668-8558; e-mail: kmcdaniel23@suddenlink.net; Web site: rockclub.txol.net

12-13ANTHEM, ARIZONA: Annual show; Daisy Mountain Rock & Mineral Club; Anthem School; 41020 N. Freedom Way; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, seniors and students $2, children free; gems, minerals, fossils, fluorescence, jewelry, beads, wire wrapping, geodes, raffles, kids’ events; contact Ed Winbourne, 1717 W. Medinah Court, Anthem, AZ 85086, (978) 460-1528; e-mail: ewinbourne@gmail.com

12-13DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Southeastern New Hampshire Mineral Club; Dover Vetrans Community Center; 156 Back Rover Rd.; Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (under 12) free; minerals, gems, jewelry, silent auctions, door prizes, grand prize, raffle, geode cutting; contact Kenneth Creed, PO Box 1718, Wells, ME 04090-1718, (207) 646-5054; e-mail: kcreed@maine.rr.com

12-13HELENA, MONTANA: Annual show; Helena Mineral Society; Helena Civic Center; corner of Neill Ave. and Park Ave.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $1, children (12 and under) free; more than 20 dealers, minerals, fossils, beads, equipment, jewelry, gemstones, children’s activities, grab bags, ball toss, garnet hunt, displays, demonstrations; contact Gary Parisi, PO Box 736, Helena, MT 59624, (406) 442-1226; e-mail: gjparisi72@yahoo.com; Web site: www.helenamineralsociety.org

12-13IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO: Golden Anniversary Show; Idaho Falls Gem & Mineral Society; Idaho Falls Recreation Center; B Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; adults $2, children (under 12) free; gem identification, talks, children’s thunder egg hunt; contact Gary Hayes, PO Box 2362, Idaho Falls, ID 83403, (208) 754-0403

12-13PARADISE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Paradise Gem & Mineral Club; Elks Lodge; 6309 Clark Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, students and children free; contact Manuel Garcia, 5659 Foster Rd., Paradise, CA 95969; Web site: paradisegem.org

12-13ROSEVILLE, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Macomb County Mt. Clemens Gem & Lapidary Society; Roseville Recreation Center; 18185 Sycamore; Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; adults $3 (free with flier), seniors $1, students and children free; dealers, lectures on meteorites and fossils, club displays and demonstrators, tin can auction, raffle; contact Jacqueline Swain, 44314 Macomb Industrial Dr., Clinton Township, MI 48036, (313) 469-7868; e-mail: jacswain018@aol.com; Web site: www.mcgls.org

12-13SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: 58th Annual Show; Santa Clara Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Santa Clara County Fairgrounds; 344 Tully Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $6 ($1 off coupon on Web site), children (under 12) free; kids’ area, gold panning, flintknapping, demonstrations, displays, fluorescent mineral display, 50 dealers, scholarship booth, special programs, door prizes; contact Frank Mullaney, (408) 265-1422; e-mail: info@scvgms.org; Web site: www.scvgms.org

12-13SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Northwest Arkansas Gem & Mineral Society; Community Bldg.; 110 N. Mt. Olive St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $3, children (under 12) free; dealers, door prizes, silent auction, grab bags, gem wash, exhibits, demonstrations, flintknapping, wirewrapping, cabbing, sphere making; contact Dave Leininger, (479) 787-5619; e-mail: hulagrub@aol.com; Web site: www.nwarockhounds.org

12-13WACO, TEXAS: 54th Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Waco Gem & Mineral Club; Extraco Events Center; 4601 Bosque Blvd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5 (2 days), students $1 (both days), children (under 12) and Scouts in uniform free; jewelry, crystals, minerals, fossils, rocks, slabs, cabochons, lapidary and jewelry equipment; contact Cynthia Rodgers, 3301 Greenwood Dr., Waco, TX 76708, (254) 761-0504; e-mail: loubluefeather@gmail.com

12-13YAKIMA, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Yakima Rock & Mineral Club; Washington National Guard Amory; 2501 Airport Ln.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3.50, students $2, children (12 and under) free with adult; dealers, demonstrations, food, gold panning, silent auction, Junior activities, grab bags, door prizes, raffle, spin a wheel; contact Marti Sondgeroth, 2013 S. 41st Ave., Yakima, WA 98903, (509) 248-6401 evenings; e-mail: Marthams@q.com

18-19LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; North Museum of Natural History & Science; Farm and Home Center; 1383 Arcadia Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6; admission $5; door prizes, free rock, mineral and fossil identification, U-dig-It for children; contact Alison Mallin, North Museum of Natural History & Science, 400 College Ave., Lancaster, PA 17602, (717) 358-7188; e-mail: amallin@northmuseum.org; Web site: www.northmuseum.org/rockshow

18-20ALPINE, TEXAS: 25th Annual Show; Chihuahuan Desert Gem & Mineral Club; Alpine Civic Center; 801 W. Holland Ave., between 12th St. and 13th St.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; indoor and outdoor dealers, rough and finished rock, fossils, mineral specimens, beads, jewelry, demonstrations, special displays, kids’ activities, silent auction, door prizes, grand prize; contact Paul Graybeal, PO Box 1111, Alpine, TX 79831, (432) 729-4526; e-mail: paulgraybeal@moonlightgemstones.com

18-20DENVER, COLORADO: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC; Ramada Plaza Denver Central (formerly Holiday Inn); 4849 Bannock St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; 75 retail and wholesale dealers; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

18-20EUGENE, 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; weekend pass $7, children (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

18-20RICKREALL, OREGON: 59th Annual River of Gems Show; Willamette Agate & Mineral Society; Polk County Fairgrounds; 520 S. Pacific Hwy. W; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4:30; adults $2, children (under 12) free; Agates; contact Etheleen Flippo, (503) 623-4247; e-mail: reflippoo@hotmail.com

19-20MARIPOSA, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; California Mineral & Mining Museum, Mariposa Gem Club; Mariposa Fairgrounds; 5005 Fairgrounds Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $3; contact Martin Foden, 5008 Highway 140, Suite A-295, Mariposa, CA 95338, (209) 742-4036; e-mail: martin@safarigold.com; Web site: www.camineralmuseum.com

25-27GRANTS PASS, OREGON: Annual show; Rogue Gem & Geology Club; Josephine County Fairgrounds; 1451 Fairgrounds Rd.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; adults $1 (free on Fri.), children (11 and under) free; 17 dealers, 10 demonstrators, silent auction, door prizes, displays, kids’ games; contact Linda Pullen, 185 Buttercup St., Grants Pass, OR 97527, (541) 476-1712; e-mail: neenapullen@msn.com

25-27HOUSTON, TEXAS: Annual show; Fine Mineral Shows; Embassy Suites Hotel; 2911 Sage Rd., near The Galleria-Houston; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; more than 50 dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry; contact David Waisman, PO Box 8543, Spokane, WA 99203, (509) 998-5987; e-mail: dave@finemineralshow.com; Web site: www.FineMineralShow.com

25-27SAN 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; weekend pass $7, children (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

25-27WICHITA, KANSAS: Annual show; Wichita Gem & Mineral Society; Cessna Activity Center; 2744 George Washington Blvd.; Fri. 9-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students (12-17) $1, children free with parents; contact Gene Maggard, 8318 S.E. Hwy. 77, Leon, KS 67074, (316) 742-3746; e-mail: gandpmaggard@gmail.com

26-27CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO: Show and sale; Summit Lapidary Club, Akron Mineral Society; Emidio & Sons Expo Center; 48 E. Bath Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors $4, students (15 and over) $4, youth (7-14) $1, Scouts in uniform and children under 6 free; lapidary art displays and demonstrations, 30 dealers, minerals, rocks, gemstones, beads, jewelry, silent auction, children’s activities, “GeoJuniors” displays, gemstone ID, geode cracking; contact Evelyn Tryon, 2028 Tallmadge Rd., Kent, OH 44240, (330) 673-9664; e-mail: Gemboree76@yahoo.com; Web site: www.LapidaryClubofOhio.org

26-27DECATUR, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Central Illinois Gem & Mineral Club; Macon County Fair Grounds; 3700 Westlawn Ave.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors $3, students and children free; dealers, jewelry, rough gems, finished gemstones, lapidary, beads, fossils, mineral specimens, demonstrators, marble making, chainmail, lampwork, wire wrap, beading, silversmithing, Kids’ Corner, fossil dig, silent auctions; contact Tony Kapta, 1483 E. Wood, Decatur, IL 62521, (309) 830-6516; e-mail: cigmc@comcast.net; Web site: cigmc.earthinsync.com

26-27DULUTH, GEORGIA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; Gwinnett Center-Hall C; 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children free; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delica; contact Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

26-27EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN: 51st Annual Show; Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Eau Claire Expo Center; Lorch Ave., near the corner of Hwy. 93 and I-94; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; kids’ activity tables, silent auction, fluorescent mineral room, demonstrations, sphere making, wire wrapping, rock cutting, silversmithing, rock identification, jewelry, gemstones, mineral specimens, fossils, rocks, geodes, rock carvings, metal detectors, beads, supplies, books; contact Paul Tubbs, 619 Van Buren, Eau Claire, WI 54703-6061, (715) 834-5747; e-mail: bizpam1@charter.net

26-27ELMA, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Grays Harbor Geology & Gem Society; Grays Harbor Fair Gounds; 43 Elma-McCleary Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; contact Gary Emberley, 624 Fairmont Place, Aberdeen, WA 98520, (360) 533-6196; e-mail: melissa624@hotmail.com

26-27FORT DODGE, IOWA: Annual show; River Valley Rockhounds; Iowa Central Community College East Campus; 2032 Quail Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 11-4; adults $1, families $2, children free; displays, dealers, free samples for children; contact Jim Baumer, 1374 Nelson Ave., Fort Dodge, IA 50501, (515) 955-6783; e-mail: jbaum@frontiernet.net

26-27FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; New Jersey Earth Science Assn.; Franklin School; 50 Washington Ave.; Sat. 9-5:30, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children (under 14) free with adult; outdoor swap Sat. (8 a.m.), Sun. (9 a.m.); contact Russell Brarens, 515 Lincoln Blvd., Middlesex, NJ 08846-2442, (732) 469-1047; e-mail: RNB515@aol.com

26-27KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Lakeside Gem & Mineral Society; Benton County Fairgrounds; 1500 S. Oak St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children (12 and under) free with adult; displays, demonstrations, dealers, silent auction, door prizes; contact Mary Lou Omstead, PO Box 6652, Kennewick, WA 99336, (509) 783-2798

26-27LUBBOCK, TEXAS: 56th Annual Show and Sale; Lubbock Gem & Mineral Society; Lubbock Memorial Civic Center; 1501 Mac Davis Ln.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, seniors $3, students $2, children free; dealers, rocks, gems, minerals, jewelry, rough, slabs, beads, novelties, lapidary and jewelry-making demonstrations, Kids’ Corner, Spin to Win, silent auction, member exhibits, visiting exhibits, door prizes, junior and adult grand prizes; contact Walt Beneze, PO Box 6371, Lubbock, TX 79493, (806) 797-5832; e-mail: walt@lubbockgemandmineral.org; Web site: www.lubbockgemandmineral.org

26-27MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Memphis Archaeological & Geological Society; Memphis International Agricenter; 7777 Walnut Grove Rd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 (1 day) or $8 (2 days), children (12 and under) $2; more than 40 dealers, exhibits, demonstrations, door prizes, grand prize, kids’ Gem Dig, Geode Bowling, Rocks Around the Clock; contact W.C. McDaniel, 2038 Central Ave., Memphis, TN 38104, (901) 274-7706; e-mail: w.c.mcd@att.net; Web site: www.The EarthWideOpen.com

26-27SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Cruz Mineral & Gem Society; Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium; corner of Church St. and Center St.; Daily 10-5; adults $5, children (under 12) free; fluorescent room, Treasure Wheel, exhibits, lectures, gold panning, dealers, minerals, fossils, gemstones, jewelry, tools, guidebooks, display specimens, kids’ activities; contact Dean Welder, (408) 353-2675; Web site: www.scmgs.org

26-27SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; West Seattle Rock Club; Alki Masonic Temple; 4736 40th Ave. SW; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; contact Lyle Vogelpohl, PO Box 16145, Seattle, WA 98116, (206) 932-3292; Web site: www.westseattlerockclub.org

26-27THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA: 40th Annual Show; Conejo Gem & Mineral Club; Borchard Park Community Center; 190 Reino Rd., corner of Borchard Rd. and Reino Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; “Pageant of a Thousand Gems”: exhibits, sales, gems, jewelry, rocks, minerals, fossils, special youth activities, lapidary and jewelry-making demonstrations, silent auction, door prizes; contact Robert Sankovich, 1961 Havenwood Dr., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, (805) 494-7734; e-mail: rmsorca@adelphia.net; Web site: www.cgamc.org

26-27TROY, OHIO: Annual show; Brukner Gem & Mineral Club; Miami County Fairgrounds; 650 N. County Road 25-A; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $1, students and children free; “Agates”: minerals, specimens, gems, jewelry, rough stone, fossils, demonstrations, displays, silent auction, mineral identification, door prizes, free rock to each child, wheel of fortune, grab bags, gem sluice, geode cracking; contact Gene Davis, Box 64, 201 S. Hyatt St., Tipp City, OH 45371, (937) 667-4160; e-mail: Manningsrockshop@live.com

27WATERLOO, IOWA: Annual show; Black Hawk Gem & Mineral Society; Waterloo Center for the Arts; 225 Commercial St.; Sun. 11-5; free admission; “Rockhounding 101″: exhibits, demonstrations, dealers, programs, children’s activities, fossil casts, pebble pit; contact Dave Malm, (319) 266-6433; e-mail: davidmalm@cfu.net


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