The Summer In San Francisco Crystal Fair

by Robyn Hawk on 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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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
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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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6-9DEMING, NEW MEXICO: Retail show; Deming Gem & Mineral Society; SWNM State Fairgrounds; Raymond Reed Blvd.; Daily 9-5; free admission; contact Shirley Krasinski, PO Box 1459, Deming, NM 88031, (575) 494-5971; e-mail: nmbound@gmail.com; Web site: DGMS.bravehost.com

6-9VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Tailgate; Victor Valley Gem & Mineral Club; Stoddard Wells; off I-15 on Stoddard Wells Rd.; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; field trips, more than 50 dealers; contact Brett Ward, 15056 – B 7th St., Victorville, CA 92395, (760) 243-2330; e-mail: info@vvgmc.org; Web site: www.vvgmc.org

7-8COLVILLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Panorama Gem & Mineral Club; NE Washington Fair Grounds; Ag Trade Center, 317 W. Astor; Fri. 8:30-6, Sat. 9-5; free admission; donations accepted; contact Bill Allen, 701-B Williams Lake Rd., Colville, WA 99114, (509) 936-2446

7-9AUGUSTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Aiken & Augusta Gem Mineral & Fossil Society; Julian Smith Casino; 2200 Broad St.; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; adults $3, children (under 12) free; dealers, geode sales and cutting, Treasure Dig, hourly door prizes, grab bags, demonstrators, gem ore by the bucket, grand door prize; contact Chris Glass, (706) 284-9239

7-9FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market; Cendera Center; 3600 Benbrook Hwy.; Fri. 10-5, 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

7-9HILLSBORO, OREGON: Annual show; Tualatin Valley Rock & Gem Club; Washington Co. Fairplex; 873 NE 34th Ave.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $1, children (12 and under) free; contact Mitch Metcalf, (503) 726-9168; e-mail: president@tvrgc.com; Web site: www.tvrgc.org

7-9KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Annual show; Association of Earth Science Clubs of Greater Kansas City; KCI Expo Center; 11730 NW Ambassador Dr., near Cookingham Dr. and I-435; Fri. 9-8, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, children (5-12) $3; more than 70 retail and wholesale dealers, educational exhibits and lectures, benefit auction Sat.; contact Mark Sherwood, (816) 690-8226; e-mail: kcgsinfo@yahoo.com; Web site: www.kcgemshow.org

7-9LARGO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Suncoast Gem & Mineral Society; Minnreg Bldg.; 6340 126th Ave. N.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students with ID $4, children (under 6) free; dealers, club sales, finished and un-finished gems, minerals, jewelry, equipment and tools, hourly drawings, grand drawing, displays, grab bags, back issues of magazines, member display cases, lapidary demonstrations; contact Bill Schmidt, PO Box 13254, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3254, (727) 657-0998; e-mail: sgamsgemshow@gmail.com; Web site: www.sgams.com

7-9NORTH APPLE VALLEY (COUNTY), CALIFORNIA: 38th Annual Outdoor Tailgate; Victor Valley Gem & Mineral Club; Stoddard Wells Rd.; northeast of Victorville, I-15 Exit 157, drive 12 miles northeast (graded dirt last 7 mi.); Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; rough materials, handcrafted and faceted jewelry, findings, equipment, minerals, fossils, collecting at the Verde Antique marble quarry, tri-color marble field trip Sat., map on Web site; contact Brett Ward, 15056 B 7th St., Victorville, CA 92392, (760) 243-2330; Web site: www.vvgmc.org

7-9PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Alameda County Fairgrounds; 4501 Pleasanton Ave.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

7-9RICHMOND, INDIANA: Annual show; Eastern Indiana Gem & Geological Society; Wayne County Fairgrounds; 861 N. Salisbury Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; adults $5, seniors $3, students $1, children (under 7) free; dinosaur exhibit, gold panning, displays, silent auction, jewelry, minerals, crystals; contact Dave Straw, Richmond, IN 47374, (765) 966-4249; e-mail: char@etz.zone

8BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA: Rock Festival; Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC); BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center; 10503 N. Oak Hills Pkwy.; Sat. 9-4; adults $5, children $4; hands-on activities, educational booths, demonstrations, displays of rocks, fossils, minerals and gemstones, Rockhound Market, Treasure Trail, “Gold” Mine, Fossil Quarry, Stone Crafts, door prizes; contact Claire Coco; e-mail: bbswamp@brec.org; Web site: www.brec.org/swamp

8SKOKIE, ILLINOIS: 65th Annual Silent Auction; Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society; St. Peter’s United Church of Christ gymnasium; 8013 Laramie (across from the public library on Oakton); Sat. 6-9; free admission, children must be accompanied by an adult; rocks, minerals, fossils, crystals, handmade jewelry, cabs, slabs, lapidary treasures, books, magazines, bargain table of specimens, kids’ table; contact Jeanine N. Mielecki, (773) 774-2054; e-mail: jaynine9@aol.com; Web site: www.chicagorocks.org

8UPPER MARLBORO, MARYLAND: Annual show; Southern Maryland Rock & Mineral Club; The Show Place Arena; 14900 Pennsylvania Ave.; Sat. 10-5; adults $3, children (12 and under) and Scouts in uniform free; fossil, mineral and geode displays, exhibitors, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, crystals, meteorites, jewelry findings, tools, free demonstrations, bead stringing, wire wrapping, gold panning, fluorescent rock display, kids’ mini-mine, Scout geology achievement, door prizes; contact Michael Patterson, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton, MD 20735, (301) 297-4575; e-mail: michael.patterson@pgparks.com; Web site: www.smrmc.org

8-9CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; North Jersey Mineralogical Society; The Pope John II Center; 775 Valley Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors $4, children free; rocks, minerals, fossils, gemstones, lapidary rough, jewelry, rockhounding supplies, free mineral for kids, door prizes; contact Jeff Wilson, 14 Beach Dr., Montague, NJ 07827, (973) 293-7911; e-mail: buckwood4@yahoo.com; Web site: www.nojms.webs.com

8-9FILER, IDAHO: Annual show; Magic Valley Gem Club; Twin Falls County Fairgrounds; 215 Fair Ave., east of Filer on US Hwy. 30; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; adults $2, children (under 12) free with adult; rocks, gems, minerals, jewelry, demonstrations and displays by Herrett’s Museum, Hagerman Fossil Beds, and Snake River Gold Prospector’s Association, 10 dealers, silent auctions, door prizes, grand prize, wheel of fortune, 50 display cases, hands-on mineral table, educational exhibits, black light room, sand dig for gems; contact Jon Cromer, PO Box 725, Twin Falls, ID 83303, (208) 308-3364; e-mail: rmetts@magicvalleygemclub.org

8-9MENASHA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Weis Earth Science Museum; University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley; 1478 Midway Rd.; Sat. 10-5; free admission; dealers, demonstrations, displays, raffles, silent auction, kids’ activities; contact Joanne Kluessendorf, (920) 832-2925; Web site: www.weismuseum.org

8-9PASADENA, TEXAS: Annual show; Clear Lake Gem & Mineral Society; Pasadena Convention Center; 7902 Fairmont Pkwy.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, students (6th-12th grade) $3, children (under 12) free; 32 dealers, lapidary equipment, rocks, minerals, gems, jewelry, rockhound equipment, books, swap area, lapidary and jewelry making demonstrations, Scout merit badge workshops, fossil exhibits, children’s gem mine and hands-on workshops; contact Sara Chelette, CLGMS, PO Box 58072, Houston, TX 77258; e-mail: sara_chelette@sbcglobalnet.com; Web site: www.clgms.org

8-9RICHMOND, VIRGINIA: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; Richmond Raceway Complex-Colonial Bldg.; 600 E. Laburnum Ave.; 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

8-9SAN MARINO, CALIFORNIA: 56th Annual Gem & Mineral Show; Pasadena Lapidary Society; San Marino Masonic Center; 3130 Huntington Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; “Nature’s Palette of Gems and Minerals”: dealers, gems, minerals, beads, jewelry, fossils, displays, kids’ games, silent auction, raffle, lapidary demonstrations; contact Marcia Goetz, (626) 260-7239; Web site: www.pasadenalapidarysociety.org

8-9SPRECKELS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Salinas Valley Rock & Gem Club; Spreckels Vets Hall; 5th St. and Llano St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; door prizes, raffle, dealers, rough rock, slabs, finished jewelry, fossils, gems, beads, findings, cab making demonstration, bug beads, silent auction, wheel of fortune, tumbled stone bags, case displays; contact Karin Salomon, CA, (831) 375-5233; e-mail: kl.salomon72@yahoo.com; Web site: salinasrockandgem.com

8-9TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mother Lode Mineral Society; Stanislaus County Fairgrounds; 900 N. Broadway; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, children (under 12) free with adult; more than 40 dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, supplies, fluorescents, jewelry-making demonstrations, fluorescent display tent, children’s activities, bracelet making, soapstone carving; contact Bud or Terry McMillin, (209) 524-3494; Web site: www.turlockgemshow.com

8-9WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Kettle Moraine Geological Society; Waukesha County Expo Center; North and South Halls, 1000 Northview Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children $1; dealers, agates, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary, wire wrapping, cabbing, flint knapping, fluorescence, speakers, demonstrations, displays, club sales, silent auction; contact Richard Rosenberger, 245 Meadowside Court, Pewaukee, WI 53072, (262) 691-3130; e-mail: rosenber.w@sbcglobal.net; Web site: kmgsrocks.com

14-16ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: 45th Annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Expo; Jay Penn; Expo NM State Fairgrounds; Creative Arts Bldg., 300 San Pedro NE; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3 ($1 on Fri.), children (under 13) free; Treasures of the Earth: 40 dealers, gemstones, mineral specimens, jewelry, beads, cabochons, carvings, fossils, meteorites, books, raffles, door prizes, silent auctions, mineral ID, displays; contact Paul Hlava, (505) 265-4178; e-mail: paulhlava@q.com; Web site: www.agmc.info

14-16DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

14-16JACKSON, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Michigan Gem & Mineral Society; Jackson County Fairgrounds, American One Event Center; 200 W. Ganson; Fri. 11-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; adults $4, seniors $2, students $1, children (under 5) free; youth activities, more than 20 dealers and demonstrators, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, lapidary supplies, exhibits, displays, silent auctions, door prizes, raffle; contact Sally Hoskin, 10990 Phal Rd., Grass Lake, MI 49240, (517) 522-3396; e-mail: saltoosal2@yahoo.com; Web site: www.mgmsrockclub.com

14-16ROME, GEORGIA: Annual show; Rome Georgia Mineral Society; The Forum; 301 Tribune St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; free admission; minerals, gems, fossils, jewelry, crystals, free mineral and fossil ID, door prizes, exhibits, grand prize; contact Jose Santamaria, (678) 488-9560; e-mail: rogams.show@gmail.com; Web site: http://rogams.wordpress.com/gem-and-mineral-show/

14-16SPANISH FORK, UTAH: Annual show; Timpanogos Gem & Mineral Society; Spanish Fork Fair Grounds; 475 S. Main St., indoor tennis court; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; free admission; “Spring Parade of Gems”: Mr. Bones, junior club booth, display cases, handmade jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary supplies, dealers, demonstrators, grab bags, black light display, educational displays, silent auction, rough rock, Spinning Wheel; contact Keith Fackrell, 2295 E. 700 S., Springville, UT 84663, (801) 592-0410; e-mail: timprocks@gmail.com; Web site: www.timprocks.weebly.com

14-16TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA: Wholesale and retail show; Blue Sapphire Beads; Hyatt Regency Toronto; 370 King St. W, Canada; Fri. 11:30-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, 3 days $10 ($2 off coupon online), kids (12 and under) free; beads, beading supplies and tools, gemstones, copper and sterling silver findings, jewellery, minerals, amber, pearls, glass and lampwork artisans, handmade jewellery, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, pearls, silent auction; contact Salim Moorani, 136 Broomlands Dr., Maple, ON, Canada L6A 2K3, (647) 773-9001; e-mail: salim@thegemexpo.com; Web site: www.TheGemExpo.com

15-16BETHPAGE, NEW YORK: Annual show; Island RockHounds; Old Bethpage Restoration Village; 1307 Round Swamp Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children (under 12) free; contact Joan Murray, 41 Coe Place, Hicksville, NY 11801, (516) 931-2548; e-mail: jmmcoepl@yahoo.com; Web site: www.islandrockhounds.org

15-16CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA: 50th show anniversary; Cedar Valley Rock & Minerals Society; Hawkey Downs; 4400 6th SW; Sat. 8:30-6, Sun. 9:30-5; adults $2, students (12-18) $1, children and youth groups with leader free; “All That Glitters”: gold mining and history, exhibits, demonstrations, dealers, programs, children’s activities, dinosaur footprint casts, pebble pit, fossil hunting; contact Marv Houg, 1820 30th St., Cedar Rapids, IA 52403, (319) 364-2868; e-mail: M_Houg@yahoo.com; Web site: www.Cedarvalleyrockclub.org

15-16CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; Metrolina Tradeshow Expo-Bldg. B; 7100 Statesville Rd.; 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

15-16COTTONWOOD, ARIZONA: Show and sale; CKM Productions, LLC; Mingus High School; 1801 E. Fir St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; adults $3, children (under 12) free; dealers, jewelry, gems, minerals, raffles; contact Gayle Macklin, PO Box 21222, Sedona, AZ 86341, (520) 921-0100; e-mail: gayleis@gmail.com

15-16GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND: Annual show; Gem, Lapidary & Mineral Society of Montgomery Co.; Montgomery County Fairgrounds; 16 Chestnut St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $6, children (11 and under) free; more than 45 exhibits, door prizes, demonstrations, free workshop, free kids’ specimens, Mini-Mine, fluorescent mineral tent, raffle, 20 dealers, discount flier on Web site; contact George Durland, 8600 Bunnell Dr., Potomac, MD 20854; e-mail: GDurland1@verizon.net; Web site: www.glmsmc.com

15-16KALISPELL, MONTANA: 7th Annual Rock and Mineral Show; Northwest Montana Rock Chucks; Flathead County Fairgrounds; Grandstand Bldg., 265 N. Meridian Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $1; children’s activities and demonstrations, beads, rock slabs, specimen rocks, jewelry, gold; contact Joe Berg, PO Box 5541, Kalispell, MT 59903, (406) 844-3560

15-16LEMOORE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Lemoore Gem & Mineral Club; Trinity Hall; 470 Champion St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; rocks, lapidary rough and suypplies, gems, minerals, beads, fossils, jewelry, reference books, rock-cutting demonstrations; contact Ghris Wertenberger, PO Box 455, Lemoore, CA 93245, (559) 309-3433; e-mail: georgersilva@sbcglobal.net

15-16SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Annual show; Southwest Gem & Mineral Society; San Antonio Events Center; 8111 Meadow Leaf Dr., northeast corner of Loop 410 and Marbach; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors $3, students $2, children $1; minerals, fine jewelry, fossils, lapidary, silver craft, books, exhibits, demonstrations, silent auction; contact Robert Bowie, (210) 860-2830; e-mail: krbotx@gvtc.com; Web site: www.swgemandmineral.org

15-16SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; North Seattle Lapidary & Mineral Club; Lake City Community Center; 12531 28th Ave. NE; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; junior activities, demonstrations, club member displays, grab bags, Rockosaurus rides, Rockhound Dinner, dealers, door prizes; contact Susan Gardner, (425) 483-2295; e-mail: sgardner3@mindspring.com; Web site: www.NorthSeattleRockClub.org

15-16TAMPA, FLORIDA: Annual show; Tampa Bay Fossil Club; Florida State Fairgrounds; 4800 US Hwy. 301; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, children free; dealers, displays, lectures, children’s activities; contact Barbara Fite, PO Box 1766, Lutz, FL 33548-1766, (813) 977-0892; e-mail: bfite1@tampabay.rr.com; Web site: tampabayfossilclub.com

15-16TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market; Tulsa Fairgrounds; Ford Truck Hall, 4145 E. 21st St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; vintage, gemstone, glass, lampwork and polymer beads, silver and gold findings, Swarovski Elements, crystals, pearls, jewelry, tools, books; contact Rebekah Wills, (903) 734-3335; e-mail: rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.thebeadmarket.net

15-16VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society; Solano County Fairgrounds, Mc Cormack Hall; 900 Fairgrounds Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children (under 12) free with adult; “Spring Bling”: jewelry, beads, necklaces, turquoise, jade, minerals, fossils, crystals, demonstrators, kids’ activities; contact Dan Wolke, (707) 334-2950; e-mail: dncwolke@sbcglobal.net; Web site: vjgems.org

15-16WHEATON, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois; DuPage County Fairgrounds; 2015 Manchester Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, gems, jewelry, fossils, minerals, live and silent auctions, exhibits, craft demonstrations, book sales, kids’ corner, geode cracking, free geode for kids (under 16); contact Jeff Lord, 1327 Churchill Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60195, (847) 387-9136; e-mail: jlord83@yahoo.com; Web site: www.esconi.com

21-23BRIDGETON (ST. LOUIS), MISSOURI: Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show; Rock Hobby Club of Greater St. Louis; Machinists Hall Auditorium; 12365 St. Charles Rock Rd.; Fri. 4-9, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; adults $3.50, students (12-18) $2, children (under 12) $1 or free with adult, Boy and Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Brownies in uniform free; dealers, exhibits, demonstrations, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, crystals, meteorites, beads, door prize drawings; contact Roy Hurlburt, 2942 Piney Pointe Dr., St. Louis, MO 63129, (314) 846-0711; e-mail: hurlburtr@juno.com; Web site: rockhobby.stlearthsci.org

21-23INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: 16th Annual Spring Show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; Indiana State Fairgrounds; Agriculture/Horticulture Bldg., 1202 E. 38th St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5, children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths, goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes, classes; contact Van Wimmer, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

21-23RICHARDSON, TEXAS: Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market; The Richardson Civic Center; 411 W. Arapaho; Fri. 10-5, 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 and jewelry; contact Rebekah Wills, (903) 734-3335; e-mail: rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.thebeadmarket.net

22-23ANGELS CAMP, CALIFORNIA: Annual Calaveras Gem and Jewelry Show; Calaveras Gem & Mineral Club; Calaveras County Fairgrounds; 101 Frogtown Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, and students (13 over), children (12 and under) free with adult; exhibits, jewelry, carvings, faceted gemstones, polished rocks, demonstrators, faceting, wire wrapping, chain fabrication, flint knapping, hard rock carving, dealers, jewelry-making supplies and tools, beads, minerals, gemstones, handcrafted jewelry, meteorites, fossils; contact Anna Christiansen, 245 N. 6th Ave., Oakdale, CA 95361, (209) 847-1173; e-mail: achrist361@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.calaverasgemandmineral.org

22-23CHAMBERSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Franklin County Rock & Mineral Club; Hamilton Heights Elementary School; 1589 Johnson Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children (under 12) free with adult; minerals, fossils, jewelry, gemstones, displays, demonstrations, door prizes; contact Mike Mowen, 5979 Altenwald Rd., Waynesboro, PA 17268, (717) 264-9024; e-mail: mlmo@innernet.net

22-23DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS: 49th annual show; Des Plaines Valley Geological Society; Des Plaines Park District Leisure Center; 2222 Birch St., just west of River Rd., off Touhy Ave.; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, seniors $2, students $1, children (under 12) free with adult; dealers, jewelry, gems, minerals, crystals, fossils, fluorescents, beads, lapidary art, educational exhibits, demonstrators, Kids’ Korner, silent auction, door prizes, raffles; contact Jeanine Mielecki, (773) 774-2054; e-mail: jaynine9@aol.com; Web site: www.desplainesgeologyclub.org

22-23HAMBURG, NEW YORK: Annual show; Buffalo Geological Society; The Farigrounds; South Park Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children free; Lapidary, The Art of Cut Stones: 25 dealers, educational display, members’ private exhibit, children’s corner; contact Robert Hoffman, (716) 818-3904; e-mail: buffalogeological@gmail.com; Web site: www.BGSNY.org

22-23PORT ANGELES, WASHINGTON: 4th Annual Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show; Port Angeles Parks & Recreation; Vern Burton Community Center; 308 E. 4th St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; rough and polished rocks, thunder eggs, carvings, beads, fused glass, faceted gemstones, crystals, fossils, minerals, woodworking; contact Cindy Kochanek, PO Box 1150, Port Angeles, WA 98362; e-mail: ckochanek@cityofpa.us

22-23ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: 52nd Annual Show; Roseville Gem & Mineral Society; Roseville (Placer County) Fairgrounds; 800 All America City Blvd., off Washington; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, seniors $5, children (12 & under) free; inside and outside, more than 50 dealers, crystals, beads, minerals, gemstones, meteorites, jewelry, fossils, activities, more than 35 exhibits, gold panning, kids’ “Education Station”, Scout activities, polished stones, jade, opal, world-class mineral specimens, tourmaline, gold, petrified wood, demonstrations, silent auctions, metal detecting, free gem and mineral ID, raffle, door prizes, lapidary shop open house; contact Gloria Marie, PO Box 1547, Foresthill, CA 95631, (916) 216-1114; e-mail: gloriarosevillerockrollers@gmail.com; Web site: www.rockrollers.com

22-23SAYRE, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club; Athens Twp. Volunteer Fire Hall; 211 Herrick Ave.; Sat. 9-5; adults $3, students $1, children (under 8) free; museum displays, kids’ activities, geode cutting, UV program, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry; contact Bob McGuire, 224 Church St., Lopez, PA 19628, (570) 928-9238; e-mail: uvbob@epix.net; Web site: www.chehannarocks.com

22-23YORK, PENNSYLVANIA: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; York Expo Center-Horticultural Hall; 334 Carlisle Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; 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

28-29ADA, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Ada Gem, Mineral & Fossil Club; Pontotoc County Agri-Plex; NE corner of St. Hwy. 99/U.S. 377 and St. Hwy. 1/3E intersection; Fri. 8-6, Sat. 9-5; free admission; demonstrations, fluorescent rock and mineral display, lapidary, jewelry, silent auctions, kids’ fossil dig and petting zoo; contact Ed Vermillion, PO Box 782, Purcell, OK 73080, (405) 527-6431; e-mail: okieed42@windstream.net; Web site: www.freewebs.com/agmfc/index.htm

28-30HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Club; Hickory Metro Convention Center; I-40, Exit 125, 1960 13th Ave. Dr. SE; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, students and children free; children’s screening, demonstrations, faceting, cabbing, exhibits, dealers, minerals, jewelry, fossils, beads; contact Baxter Leonard, 2510 Rolling Ridge Dr., Hickory, NC 28602, (828) 320-4028; e-mail: gailandbaxter@aol.com; Web site: cvgmc.org/

28-30LOVELAND, COLORADO: Annual show; Fort Collins Rockhounds; The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds; 5280 Arena Circle, McKee Bldg.; Fri. 4-8, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4 (3 days $7), students (12-18) with ID $1, children (under 12) free with adult; exhibits, Feldspar, Petrified Wood, Metro State University hands-on rock ID, door prizes, grab bag sales, demonstrations, silent auction, dealers, gems, minerals, rockhounding equipment, ore-grade specimens, fine jewelry, stone beads; contact Dave Halliburton, 2506 Pear Court, Fort Collins, CO 80521, (970) 493-6168; e-mail: fcrockhounds@yahoo.com; Web site: www.fortcollinsrockhounds.org

28-30RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Tar Heel Gem & Mineral Club; Kerr Scott Bldg., State Fairgrounds; Blue Ridge Rd.; Fri. 3-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; club member demonstrations, cabbing, faceting, jewelry making, gem trees, silent auction, minerals, jewelry, geode cutting, grab bags, rock candy, door prizes, raffle tickets, dealers, mineral specimens, fossils, ring sizing, finished jewelry, findings, loose gems, gem and cab rough, mineral identification; contact Cyndy Hummel, 10609 Chelsea Dr., Raleigh, NC 27603, (919) 779-6220; e-mail: mchummel@mindspring.com

28-30SANDY, 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 (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

28-30SPOKANE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Rock Rollers of Spokane; Spokane County Fair & Expo Center; N.604 Havana; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, seniors $5, children (12 and under) free; more than 40 dealers, 60 display cases, fossils, crystals, minerals, specimens, handcrafted jewelry, lapidary supplies, demonstrations, hourly door prizes, youth activities, grand prize; contact David Rapp, (509) 891-6533; e-mail: showchair@rockrollers.org

29-30BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club; Bloedel Donovan Community Center; 2214 Electric Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; gold panning, lapidary demonstrations, fluorescent show, rocks, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, club sales, dealers, door prizes, scholarship raffle, silent auction, exhibits, kids’ activities; contact Sheri Clark, (360) 510-6483; e-mail: mamacat0849@gmail.com; Web site: www.mtbakerrockclub.org

29-30MONROE, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Badger Lapidary & Geological Society; Monroe Senior High School; 1600 26th St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; 10 dealers, speakers, club displays, fluorescent mineral tent, lapidary demonstrations, club sales table, door prizes, “Rock Wizard”, educational films, kids’ Fishpond, spinner game, scavenger hunt, quarry quest, fossil casting; contact Teri Marche, 5415 Lost Woods Ct., Oregon, WI 53575, (608) 835-2653; e-mail: tmarche@usnetizen.com; Web site: www.badgerrockclub.org

29-30NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS: Western Mass Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show; Connecticut Valley Mineral Club; Clarion Hotel & Conference Center; 1 Atwood Dr.; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children (12 and under) and Scouts in uniform free with adult; minerals, gemstones, jewelry, crystals, beads, fossils, lapidary and mineral art, demonstrations, exhibits; contact Jeff Kontoff, (413) 594-2336; e-mail: info@westernmassmineralshow.com; Web site: www.westernmassmineralshow.com

29-30PLYMOUTH MEETING, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual Show and EFMLS Annual Convention; Philadelphia Mineralogical Society, Delaware Paleontological Society; LuLu Temple; 5140 Butler Pike; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children (under 12) $1; field trips, auction, special exhibit by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, fossils, minerals, gems, speakers, exhibits, learning activities, fossil dig, Kids’ Mineral Corner, door prizes, Scouting merit badge information; contact Karenne Snow, (609) 353-4101; Web site: www.philamineralsociety.org

29-30SWEET HOME, OREGON: Annual show; Sweet Home Rock & Mineral Society; Sweet Home High School Activity Gym; 1641 Long St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults 50 cents, children (12 and under) free with adult; raffle, displays, dealers, door prizes, demonstrations; contact Joe Cota, PO Box 2279, Lebanon, OR 97355, (541) 451-2740

29-30TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA: 65th annual ; South Bay Lapidary & Mineral Society; Ken Miller Recreation Center; 3341 Torrance Blvd., entrance on Madrona Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; door prizes, special guest exhibitors and demonstrators, fluorescent mineral exhibit, petrified forest display, polished stones, rough rock and slabs, Artisans Store featuring handmade jewelry, silent auction; contact Craig Polliard, (310) 533-4931; e-mail: CraigPolliard@yahoo.com; Web site: www.palosverdes.com/sblap

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February 2014

1-28QUARTZSITE, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Desert Gardens RV Park; Desert Gardens RV Park; 1064 Kuehn St., I-10 Exit 17; Daily 10-6; free admission; Arkansas quartz crystals, rough and polished minerals, fossils, jewelry, gifts, lapidary equipment; contact Sharon (manager), 1055 Kuehn St., Quartzsite, AZ 85346, (928) 927-6361; e-mail: info@desertgardensrvpark.net; Web site: www.desertgardensrvpark.net

1-28QUARTZSITE, ARIZONA: Annual show; Desert Gardens Holdings LLC; Desert Gardens Show Grounds; 1055 Kuehn Rd.; Daily 9-5; free admission; hundreds of dealers; contact Dennis Kuehl, 1055 Kuehn Rd., PO Box 2818, Quartzsite, AZ 85346, (623) 606-0053; e-mail: cad53148@yahoo.com; Web site: desertgardensrvpark.net

30-16TUCSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Eons Expos; Tucson 22nd Street Show; intersection of I-10 and 22nd Street; Daily 9-6; free admission; minerals, fossils, dinosaurs, meteorites, gems, jewelry, rough rock; contact Christine Perner, 38 Fox Ridge Rd., Sparta, NJ 07871, (516) 818-1228; e-mail: Christine@EonsExpos.com; Web site: www.22ndStreetShow.com

31-2PROVO, UTAH: Annual show; Gem Faire Inc.; Utah Valley Convention Center; 220 W. Center St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

31-16TUCSON, ARIZONA: Miners Co-op Rock Show; independent miners; Kino Sports Complex; 6107 N. Travel Center Dr.; Daily 9:30-5:30; free admission; outdoor show, dealers, jewelry designers and artists, rocks, gems, minerals, jewelry and lapidary supplies; contact Bob Scholl, 6675 Old Ridge Rd., Fairview, PA 16415, (307) 714-0160; e-mail: bob@reallyoldrocks.com; Web site: www.tucsonrockgemmineralshow.com

1-2DULUTH, GEORGIA: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; Gwinnett Center-Grand Ballroom; 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, 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

1-15TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC; Hotel Tucson City Center; 475 N. Granada; Daily 10-6; free admission; 300 dealers, Gallery of Artists displays; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

1-15TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions LLC; Ramada Ltd.; 665 N. Freeway; Daily 10-6; free admission; fossil dealers and displays; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

1-15TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC; Mineral & Fossil Marketplace; 1333 N. Oracle; Daily 10-6; free admission; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

7-9ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Placer County Fairgrounds; 800 All America City Blvd.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (0-11) free; jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

7-10TUCSON, ARIZONA: Annual Westward Look Show; Fine Mineral Shows; Westward Look Resort; 245 E. Ina Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6, Mon. 10-5; free admission; Al and Sue Liebetrau collection display; contact Dave Waisman, Fine Mineral Shows, PO Box 8543, Spokane, WA 99203, (509) 998-5987; e-mail: dave@finemineralshow.com; Web site: www.finemineralshow.com

8-9BEREA, OHIO: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; Cuyahoga Fairgrounds-Multi-Purpose Bldg. 25; 164 Eastland Rd.; 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

8-9MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA: 37th Annual Symphony of Gemstones; Central Brevard Rock & Gem Club; Kiwanis Island Recreation Center; 951 Kiwanis Island Park Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 ($1 off coupon on Web site), children (12 and under) free; minerals, gems, fossils, beads, jewelry, demonstrations, kids’ sluice, door prizes, grand prize, showcase displays; contact Roz Mestre, PO Box 542742, Merritt Island, FL 32954, (321) 431-0159; Web site: www.centralbrevardgems.org

8-9OAK HARBOR, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Whidbey Island Gem Club; Oak Harbor Senior Center; 51 SE Jerome St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; member exhibits, demonstrations, dealers, rough and finished rock and gems, slabs, silent auction, door prizes, raffle, spinning wheel; contact Keith Ludemann, (360) 675-1837; e-mail: rock9@whidbey.net

13-16TUCSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Tucson Gem & Mineral Society; Tucson Convention Center; 260 S. Church Ave.; Thu. 10-6, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $10, seniors and active military get $2 off on Fri., children (under 14) free; contact TGMS Staff, PO Box 42588, Tucson, AZ 85733, (520) 322-6031; e-mail: tgms@tgms.org; Web site: www.tgms.org

14-16KIRKWOOD, MISSOURI: Annual show; Cabin Fever Productions, Inc.; Kirkwood Community Center; 111 S. Geyer Rd.; Fri. 4-9, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults (19-61) $3, seniors (62+) and students (13-18) $2, children (12 & under) free; rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, gems, on-site wire wrapping, daily attendance prizes; contact Bruce Vick, 1801 Barbary Way, Swansea, IL 62226, (618) 973-7222; e-mail: cabinfeverprod@aol.com; Web site: www.cabinfeverprod.com

14-16PORTLAND, OREGON: Annual show; Oregon Agate & Mineral Society; OMSI; 1945 SE Water Ave.; Fri. 9:30-5:30, Sat. 9:30-5:30, Sun. 9:30-5:30; free admission; contact Sonia Watt, 4821 Grant St., Portland, OR 97215; e-mail: soniawatt@yahoo.com

14-16QUARTZSITE, ARIZONA: 1st Quartzsite Gold, Treasure and Craft Show; Quartzsite Improvement Association, Miners Depot, Natures’ Nuggets, Quartzsite Metal Detector Club; QIA Bldg.; 235 E. Ironwood St.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children free; dealers, Quartzsite Metal Detector Club hunt, gold panning contest, speakers, author table, demonstrations, metal detecting and prospecting equipment Q&A; contact Richard Trusty, PO Box 4051, Quartzsite, AZ 85359-4051, (928) 927-5479; e-mail: QuartzsiteGoldShow@gmail.com; Web site: QuartzsiteAZGoldshow.com

14-23INDIO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; San Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society; Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival; Gem & Mineral Bldg., Bldg, #1, 46-350 Arabia St.; Daily 10-10; adults $8, seniors $7, children $6; more than 100 display, lapidary demonstrations, free rocks for kids, dealers; contact Bert Grisham, 1029 N. 8th St., Banning, CA 92220, (951) 849-1674; e-mail: bert67@verizon.net

15-16ALBANY, NEW YORK: Annual show; Capital District Mineral Club; New York State Museum; Empire Plaza, 260 Madison Ave.; Daily 10-5; adults $5, children free; guided museum mineral gallery tours; contact Michael Hawkins, 3140 CEC, Albany, NY 12230, (518) 486-2011; e-mail: mhawkins@mail.nysed.gov

15-16ANTIOCH, CONNECTICUT: Annual show; Antioch Lapidary Club; CC County Fairgrounds; 1201 W. 10th St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, children (12 and under), active military with ID, and Scouts in uniform free; jewelry, gems, findings, supplies, silent auction, exhibits, hands-on projects for kids; contact Brenda Miguel, 800 Bluerock Dr., Antioch, CA 94509, (925) 301-6957; e-mail: brenda.miguel@yahoo.com; Web site: www.antiochlapidaryclub.com

15-16NILES, ILLINOIS: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; White Eagle Banquets-Allison Room; 6839 N. Milwaukee Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sat. 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

15-16PLAINVIEW, TEXAS: Annual show; Hi Plains Gem & Mineral Society; Ollie Liner Center; Business I-27S; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children $1; silent auction, kids’ wheel, hourly door prizes, grand prize, beads, rocks of all kinds, geode cutting, silversmithing, demonstrations, wire wrapping, sphere shaping, faceting; contact Josephine Macha, 2298 FM 788, Plainview, TX 79072, (806) 293-8572; e-mail: josefcmacha@aol.com

21-23INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Retail show; Indiana State Museum; Indiana State Museum; 650 W. Washington St.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4; adults $10, seniors $9, children $5.50; dealers, adult and kids’ activities; contact Peggy Fisherkeller, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, (317) 232-7172; e-mail: pfisherkeller@indianamuseum.org; Web site: www.indianamuseum.org

21-23SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Earl Warren Showgrounds; 3400 Calle Real; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

21-23VERO BEACH, FLORIDA: Annual show; Treasure Coast Rock & Gem Society; Vero Beach Community Center; 2266 14th Ave.; Fri. 12-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3 ($1 off with this notice), children (under 12) free; faceted gems, cabochons, gold and silver jewelry, rough slabs, faceting material, beads, craft supplies, hourly drawing; contact David Wayment, PO Box 531, Vero Beach, FL 32961-0531

22LAKELAND, FLORIDA: Annual show; Imperial Bone Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Society; First Presbyterian Church; 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr.; Sat. 9-4:30; adults $3, students, children and teachers free; door prizes, Spin & Win Mineral Wheel, kids’ Treasure Dig, demonstrations, educational displays, silent and Chinese auctions, more than 30 dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, gifts, hobby supplies, lapidary demonstrations, wire wrapping, cabochon making; contact Kim Price, PO Box 2054, Auburndale, FL 33823, (863) 412-9156; e-mail: IBVGMFS@gmail.com; Web site: www.bonevalley.net

22-23BOISE, IDAHO: Annual show; Idaho Gem Club; Expo Idaho; 5610 Glenwood; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children (12 and under) free; contact Brent Smith, (208) 342-1151; e-mail: rocksbybrent@gmail.com

22-23JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: Annual show; Mississippi Gem & Mineral Society; Mississippi Trade Mart; State Fairgrounds; Sat. 9-6; adults $5, students $3; dealers, gems, fossils, minerals, beads, jewelry, demonstrators, faceting, flint knapping, wire wrapping; contact Keith Peacock, 176 Tazan Ave., Florence, MS 39073, (601) 863-6535

22-23LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Friends of the NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum; New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum; 4100 Dripping Springs Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children (under 2) free; gems, jewels, raw stones, finished stones; contact Diane McMellen, PO Box 15150, Las Cruces, NM 88004, (575) 522-1232; e-mail: diane@helpinghandsevents.com; Web site: www.lcmuseumrocks.com

22-23MESA, ARIZONA: 48th Annual Jewelry, Gem and Rock Show; Apache Junction Rock & Gem Club; Skyline High School; 845 S. Crismon Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students $1, children free; dealers, jewelry, gems, cabochons, beads, rocks, specimens, slabs, fossils, lapidary equipment and supplies, door prizes, silent auction, gem tree-making activity, wheel-of-rocks, raffle; contact Katy Tunnicliff, (918) 440-9152; e-mail: katydidnt2007@gmail.com; Web site: www.ajrockclub.com

22-23MESA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Apache Junction Rock & Gem Club; Skyline High School; 845 S. Crismon Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students $1, children free; dealers, handmade jewelry, gems, beads, opals, cabochons, fossils, slabs, rocks, lapidary equipment and supplies, hourly door prizes, silent auction, gem tree-making, Wheel-of-Rocks, raffle; contact Katy Tunnicliff, (918) 440-9152; e-mail: katydidnt2007@gmail.com; Web site: www.ajrockclub.com

22-23PITTSBURGH, 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, 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

28-2COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com
Photo Credit:  Szarka, Magpie Gemstones http://www.magpiegemstones.com/
Information via MJSA and Rock & Gem
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The Great San Francisco Crystal Fair at Fort Mason Conference Center.

January 22, 2014

The Great San Francisco Crystal Fair is coming to the Fort Mason Conference Center. It will be filled with crystals, minerals, beads, jewelry – plus massage, psychic readings, singing bowls, and much more. 

The Great San Francisco Crystal Fair 
February 22-23
Fort Mason Center, Building A 
2 Marina Blvd. at Buchanan, San Francisco 
Website: www.crystalfair.com 
Hours: Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-4 
Admission $8.00 ( Children 12 and under free) 

With this email $6.00 (and return privileges on Sunday)


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