April 2011: Gem & Jewelry Shows

by Robyn Hawk on April 3, 2011

1—SANDY, UTAH: Show; Rings & Things; Salt Lake City Community College – Miller Campus, 9750 South 300 West; Fri. 12-4; free admission; gemstones not available in our catalog or online store, bead strands, 15% off many gemstone and bead strands, findings and stringing supplies; contact Dave Robertson, PO Box 450, Spokane, WA 99210, (800) 366-2156; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.rings-things.com/Show/index.html
1-2—COLVILLE, WASHINGTON: Annual spring show; Panorama Gem & Mineral Club; Fort Colville Grange Hall, Hwy. 20; Fri. 8:30-6, Sat. 9-5; contact Bill Allen, (509) 935-8779; e-mail: [email protected]
1-3—EUGENE, OREGON: Show; Gem Faire Inc.; Lane County Events Center/Exhibit Hall, 796 W. 13th Ave.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.gemfaire.com
2-3—GRESHAM, OREGON: Show, “The Rock, Gem and Craft Show”; Mount Hood Rock Club; Mount Hood Community College Gym, 2600 SE Stark; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; free Easter Thunder egg Hunt Sat., Auction Sun.; contact Mary Jean Dowell, (360) 721-9095; e-mail: [email protected]
2-3—HELENA, MONTANA: 64th 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 with adult; 25 dealers, jewelry, mineral specimens, rough and faceted gemstones, fossils, cutting rough, beads, equipment, children’s activities (garnet hunt, ball toss, grab bags, silent auction), fluorescent mineral display, 20 showcases; contact Gary Parisi, P.O. Box 736, Helena, MT 59624, (406) 442-1226; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.helenamineralsociety.org
2-3—LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Antelope Valley Gem & Mineral Club; Lancaster High School, 44701 32nd St. W.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; dealers, auction table, demonstrations, displays, games, raffle, grand prize drawing; contact Susan (Chaisson) Walblom, 42122 52nd St., West Quartz Hill, CA 93534, (661) 943-1861; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.avgem.weebly.com
2-3—LEMOORE, CALIFORNIA: Show; Lemoore Gem & Mineral Club; Lemoore Trinity Hall, 470 Champion St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; free admission; contact Judy Pereira, (559) 924-4052
2-3—LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: 53rd annual show, “Wonders of the Earth”; Lincoln Gem & Mineral Club, Nebraska Association of Earth Sciences Clubs; Lancaster Event Center, 84th and Havelock; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children 11 and under free with adult; contact James Marburger, Box 64, Hickman, NE 68372; Web site: www.lincolngemmineralclub.org
2-3—MIAMI, FLORIDA: Retail show; Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Shows; Mahi Shriners, 1480 NW North River Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 Sat., $4 Sun., children under 12 free; dealers, precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass, vintage beads, crystals, delicas; contact Angela Couch, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.beadshows.com
2-3—PARIS, ONTARIO, CANADA: 39th annual show; Brantford Lapidary & Mineral Society; Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children 12 and under free; dealers, gems, minerals, fossils, stone, lapidary equipment, supplies, fine jewelry, supplies, beads, demonstrations, exhibits, silent auction, “Mine for Gems” display; contact Robert Parry, 138 Sugar Maple Rd., St. George, ONT, N0E 1N0, (519) 448-1236; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.brantfordlapidarymineral.ca
2-3—PLYMOUTH MEETING, PENNSYLVANIA: Show, “Mineral Treasures and Fossil Fair”; Philadelphia Mineralogical Society, Delaware Valley Paleontological Society; Lulu Temple, 5140 Butler Pike; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children under 12 $1, uniformed Scouts free; fossils, minerals, gems, speakers, exhibits, Fossil Dig, Kid’s Corner, door prizes, Scouting merit badge information; contact Douglas Klieger, 26 Cabot Ct., Wayne, PA 19087, (610) 644-2492; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://pms.moonfruit.com
2-3—POCATELLO, IDAHO: 54th annual show; South East Idaho Gem & Mineral Society; Bannock County Fairgrounds, Commercial Bldg.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; contact Kevin B. Taylor, 246 Washington Ave., Pocatello, ID 83201, (208) 232-4269
2-3—SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS: Spring show; Northwest Arkansas Gem & Mineral Society; Community Bldg., Mt. Olive Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students $1, children free; contact Charlotte Leininger, (479) 721-3882; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nwarockhounds.org
3—BOISE, IDAHO: Show; Rings & Things; Best Western Vista Inn at the Airport, 2645 Airport Way; Sun. 11-3; free admission; gemstones not available in our catalog or online store, bead strands, 15% off many gemstone and bead strands, findings and stringing supplies; contact Dave Robertson, PO Box 450, Spokane, WA 99210, (800) 366-2156; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.rings-things.com/Show/index.html
7-9—WYOMING, MICHIGAN: Show, “Unburied Ancient Treasures”; Indian Mounds Rock & Mineral Club; Rogers Plaza Town Center, 972 28th St., 0.25 mile west of US 131; Thu. 9:30-9, Fri. 9:30-9, Sat. 9:30-8; free admission; Science Museum of Minnesota display, museum-quality exhibits, mineral and fossil identification, club sales, children’s collectibles, demonstrations, dealers, micromounts, crystals, stone beads, carvings, meteorites, jewelry, specimens; contact Don Van Dyke, 4296 Oakview, Hudsonville, MI 49426, (616) 669-6932; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://indian?moundsrockclub.com/index.htm
8-10—ABBOTSFORD, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: Show, “Shades of Jade”; B.C. Lapidary Society; Ag-Rec Bldg., CFV Fairgrounds, 32470 Haida Dr.; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, students $2, children under 6 or Boy Scouts and Girl Guides with ID free with adult; displays and demonstrations by jade sculptor Deborah Wilson; contact Jennifer Moore, (604) 328-9766; e-mail: [email protected]
8-10—EUREKA, CALIFORNIA: 10th annual wholesale and retail show, “Lost Coast Jewelry, Gem, Bead and Mineral Show”; Kasey Enterprises; Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris St.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, seniors and students $1.50 (free on Fri.), children 12 and under free with adult; minerals, gemstones, crystals, beads, pearls, gold nuggets, fine jewelry, gold and quartz, fossils, tools, door prizes; contact Diana, Kasey Enterprises, P.O. Box 2927, McKinleyville, CA 95519-2927, (707) 839-1358; e-mail: [email protected]
8-10—OGDEN, UTAH: Show; Golden Spike Gem & Mineral Society; Golden Spike Event Center, Weber County Fairgrounds, 1000 N. 1200 W.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; adults $2, children free; Mr. Bones, demonstrators, dealers; Cindy Blanchard, (801) 648-5060; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://goldenspikegem.org
8-10—SPOKANE, WASHINGTON: 52nd annual show; Rock Rollers Club; Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, North 604 Havana at Broadway; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, seniors $5, children 12 and under free; more than 40 dealers, 60 display cases, fossils, gemstones, mineral specimens, handcrafted jewelry, lapidary supplies and demonstrations, hourly door prizes, youth activities, grand prize; contact Gerry Pfeiffer, (509) 294-1927; e-mail: [email protected]
8-10—ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA: Show; Frank Cox Productions; The Coliseum, 535 4th Ave. N; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; gems, jewelry, beads; contact Frank Cox Productions, 755 S. Palm Ave. #203, Sarasota, FL 34236, (941) 954-0202; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.frankcoxproductions.com
8-10—TACOMA, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Tacoma Dome/Exhibition Hall, 2727 E. “D” St.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; weekend pass $7, children 11 and under free; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.gemfaire.com
8-10—VISTA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; San Diego County Council; Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave.; free admission; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; more than 40 dealers, gems, minerals, slabs, jewelry, raffle; contact Ray Pearce, (760) 726-7570
9—LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS: Annual swap; Central Arkansas Gem, Mineral & Geology Society; Sat. 9-5; Burns Park, Elder Johnson Pavilion, I-40 exit 150 (Military Dr.) north, take the first road to the west; free admission; rocks, minerals, fossils; contact Mike Austen, (501) 868-4553; e-mail: [email protected]
9—SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Show; Rings & Things; Seattle Center Pavilion, 305 Harrison St.; Sat. 12-4; free admission; gemstones not available in our catalog or online store, bead strands, 15% off many gemstone and bead strands, findings and stringing supplies; contact Dave Robertson, PO Box 450, Spokane, WA 99210, (800) 366-2156; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.rings-things.com/Show/index.html
9-10—ABILENE, TEXAS: Show and sale; Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society; Abilene Civic Center, 1100 N. 6th; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children $1.50; geode cracking, fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry, lapidary demonstrations, findings, beads, tools, supplies, rough; contact Betty Scarborough, 422 CR 606, Tuscola, TX 79562, (325) 668-2374; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.txol.net/rockclub
9-10—BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON: 50th anniversary show, “A ‘Golden’ Family Affair”; Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club; Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; raffle, exhibits, rocks, fossils, gems, jewelry, dealers, door prizes, silent auction, lapidary, gold panning, black light, gem cutting, demonstrations, kids’ activities; contact Wes Gannaway, (360) 384-4209; e-mail: [email protected]
9-10—CANTON, ILLINOIS: 51st annual show; Fulton County Rockhounders; Wallace Park; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; contact Steven Holley, (309) 231-8861; e-mail: [email protected]; or Deb Coursey, (309) 368-8451; e-mail: [email protected]
9-10—DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS: 46th annual show; Des Plaines Vallery Geological Society; Des Plaines Park District Leisure Center, 2222 Birch St.; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, seniors $2, students $1, children under 12 free; dealers, gems, jewelry, fossils, minerals, Kids’ Room, demonstrations, exhibits, door prizes, raffles, silent auction; contact Frank Lavin, 9942 Montrose Ave., Schiller Park, IL 60176, (815) 298-9178; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.desplainesgeologyclub.org
9-10—DOTHAN, ALABAMA: 4th annual show; Dothan Gem & Mineral Club; Westgate Park, James Grant Recreation Center gym, 501 Recreation Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; door prizes, silent auction, mineral display, flintknapping demonstration; contact Arnie Lambert, (334) 792-7116; e-mail: [email protected]
9-10—DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE: 5th annual show; Southeastern New Hampshire Mineral Club; Veterans Community Center, 156 Back River Rd.; Sat. 9-4, Sun. 10-3; adults $3, seniors $2, children 12 and under free; silent auction, dealers, kids’ corner, fluorescent mineral room, finished jewelry, gemstones; contact Earl Packard, 20 Anita St., Rochester, NH 03867, (603) 332-3988; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://senhmineralclub.org/
9-10—JOHNSON CITY, NEW YORK: 42nd annual show; New York Southern Tier Geology Club; Johnson City Senior Center, 30 Brocton Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children under 12 free; dealers, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, exhibits, door prizes, ultraviolet display; contact Al Conklin, 187 Forest Hill Rd., Apalachin, NY 13732, (607) 625-4140; e-mail: [email protected]
9-10—KINGMAN, ARIZONA: Show and sale; Mohave County Gemstoners; Kingman Academy of Learning, 3420 N Burbank; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; rough rock, slabs, cabs, jewelry, wire wrapping, silver and gold smithing, lapidary and jewelry fabrication equipment and supplies, demonstrations, raffles, prizes, children’s activities, educational information, displays, crafts, fossils, minerals, silent auction, door prizes, cash raffle prizes; contact Mary Gann, PO Box 3992, Kingman, AZ 86402: e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.gemstoners.org
9-10—MARION, ILLINOIS: Show; Southern Illinois Earth Science Club; Williamson County Pavilion, 1602 Sioux Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, ages 18 and under free; gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary, shells, silent auctions, door prizes, fluorescent demonstrations; contact Mike Chontofalsky, 1019 E. Broadway, Centralia, IL 62801, (618) 532-0455; e-mail: [email protected]
9-10—MARIPOSA, CALIFORNIA: 11th annual show, “Mountains of Minerals”; California State Mining & Mineral Museum; Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 49, 2 mi. south of Mariposa; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; vendors, mineral specimens, jewelry, lapidary, mineral exhibits, demonstrations, children’s activities, speakers, raffles, silent auctions; contact Randy J. Bolt, (209) 742-7625; e-mail: [email protected]
9-10—PARADISE, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale, “Paradise of Gems”; Paradise Gem & Mineral Club; Elk Lodge 6309 Clark Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, seniors $1, under 16 free; contact Manuel Garcia, 5659 Foster Rd., Paradise, CA 95969, (530) 877-7324; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.Paradisegem.org
9-10—RICHARDSON, TEXAS: Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market; Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, gemstones, pearls, glass, lampwork, PMC, findings, silver, tools, books; contact Rebekah Wills, (903) 240-7198; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.thebeadmarket.net
9-10—RICHMOND, VIRGINIA: Retail show; Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Shows; Richmond Raceway Complex, Colonial Bldg., 600 E. Laburnum Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Saturday $5, Sunday $4, children under 12 free; dealers, precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass, vintage beads, crystals, delicas; contact Angela Couch, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.beadshows.com
9-10—ROSEVILLE, MINNESOTA: Show; Anoka County Gem & Mineral Club; Har Mar Mall, 2100 Snelling Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; free admission; gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils, agates, collectibles; contact Martha Miss, 8445 Grange Blvd., Cottage Grove, MN 55016; e-mail: [email protected]
9-10—WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN: 49th annual show; Kettle Moraine Geological Society; Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2.50, children 50 cents; demonstrations, displays, sales; contact Richard Rosenberger, (262) 691-3130; e-mail: [email protected]
10—MOUNT VERNON, WASHINGTON: Show; Rings & Things; Best Western Cotton Tree Inn, 2300 Market St.; Sun. 12-4; free admission; gemstones not available in our catalog or online store, bead strands, 15% off many gemstone and bead strands, findings and stringing supplies; contact Dave Robertson, PO Box 450, Spokane, WA 99210, (800) 366-2156; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.rings-things.com/Show/index.html
15-17—ALPINE, TEXAS: Show, “Alpine Agate Festival”; Chihuahuan Desert Gem & Mineral Club; Alpine Civic Center, Hwy. 90W and 13th St. N; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 11-5; free admission; South Central Federation convention, grand prize, door prizes, silent auctions, field trips, kids’ corner, demo dealers; contact Mary Brogan, P.O. Box 1111, Alpine, TX 79831, (432) 386-2340; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.cdgmc.org
15-17—RICKREALL, OREGON: 56th annual show; Willamette Agate Mineral Society; Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S. Pacific Hwy. W; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4:30; contact Kristi Edwards, (541) 738-6811; e-mail: [email protected]
15-17—ROSEVILLE, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Macomb/Mt Clemens Gem & Lapidary Society; Roseville Recreation Center, 18185 Sycamore; Fri. 9-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-4; adults $3, students $1, children free; dealers, lectures, display area, demonstrations, raffle, kids’ area, raffle; contact Jacq Swain, 44314 Macomb Industrial Dr., Clinton Township, MI 48036, (313) 469-7868; e-mail: [email protected]
15-17—SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Gem Faire Inc.; Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino del Rio S. ; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass, children 11 and under free; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.gemfaire.com
15-17—SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: 56th annual show, “The Art of Stone”; Santa Clara Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Rd.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, children under 12 free, coupon on Web site; 50 dealers, kids’ area, demonstrations, speakers, fluorescent display, gold panning, displays; contact Marc Mullaney, (408) 265-1422; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.scvgms.org
15-17—SARASOTA, FLORIDA: Show; Frank Cox Productions; Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Tr. (Hwy. 41); Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; gems, jewelry, beads; contact Frank Cox Productions, 755 S. Palm Ave. #203, Sarasota, FL 34236, (941) 954-0202; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.frankcoxproductions.com
15-17—WICHITA, KANSAS: Show and sale, “World of Wonders”; Cessna Activity Center, 2744 George Washington Blvd.; adults $5, ages 12-17 $1, children under 12 free with adult; gemstone jewelry, gems, crystals, beads, agates, polished stones, fossils, rocks, minerals, children’s programs; contact Gene Maggard, (316) 742-3746; e-mail: [email protected]
16—BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON: Show; Rings & Things; Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE; Sat. 11-3; free admission; gemstones not available in our catalog or online store, bead strands, 15% off many gemstone and bead strands, findings and stringing supplies; contact Dave Robertson, PO Box 450, Spokane, WA 99210, (800) 366-2156; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.rings-things.com/Show/index.html
16—WOODBURY, MINNESOTA: Show; St. Croix Valley Rock Hounds; Valley Creek Mall, 175 Weir Dr.; Sat. 9-3; free admission; educational show, no vendors, rock and mineral identification; contact Bill Cordua, (715) 425-3139; e-mail: [email protected]
16-17—BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN: Show and sale; Blossomland Gem & Mineral Society; Orchards Mall, 1800 Pipestone Rd.; Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-4; free admission; special presentations on gem faceting and gold panning in Michigan; contact Nancy Wolff, 2816 Thayer Dr., St. Joseph, MI 49085, (269) 983-4900; [email protected]
16-17—COLUMBUS, OHIO: Show, “Many Facets of Quartz”; Columbus Rock & Mineral Society, Licking County Rock & Mineral Society; Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $7 (2-day pass $12), ages 6-16 $3, under 6, Scouts in uniform, and 4-H free; 27 retail dealers, demonstrations, educational and display exhibits, ID booth, demonstrations, swap area, silent auction, speakers, children’s games, free specimens for children, gold panning; contact Ken Harsh, (614) 433-9778 e-mail: [email protected]
16-17—EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN: 48th annual show; Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Eau Claire County Expo Center, Lorch Ave., corner of Hwy. 93 and I94; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; silent auction, minerals, fossils, crystals, gems, rocks, artifacts, jewelry, demonstrations, hands-on booth for kids; contact Mike Schoenfess, (715) 456-0664
16-17—FREEPORT, NEW YORK: Show and sale; Ralph Gose; Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5.50, seniors $4, children 12 and under free with adult; dealers, minerals, gems, fossils, beads, meteorites, hand-crafted gold and silver jewelry; contact Ralph Gose, PO Box 1418, Melville, NY 11747, (631) 271-1872; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: kaleidoscopegemshows.com
16-17—IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO: 46th annual show; Idaho Falls Gem & Mineral Society; Idaho Falls Recreation Center, Memorial St. and B St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, children under 12 free; contact Kevin Landon, (208) 357-3847; e-mail: [email protected]
16-17—KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Lakeside Gem & Mineral Club; Benton County Fairgrounds, 1500 S. Oak; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children 14 and under free; door prizes, exhibits, dealers, fluorescent display, Kids’ Korner, silent auction, geode cracker, demonstrations, gold panning, cabbing, faceting, intarsia, sphere making, wire wrapping; contact Dom Cataldo, P.O. Box 6652, Kennewick, WA 99336; e-mail: [email protected]
16-17—LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY: Retail show; Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Shows; Louisville Executive Hotel & Suites, Grande Belle Hall, 9700 Bluegrass Pkwy.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 Sat., $4 Sun., children under 12 free; dealers, precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass, vintage beads, crystals, delicas; contact Angela Couch, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.beadshows.com
16-17—NEWBURY PARK, CALIFORNIA: Show; 37th annual show, “Pageant of a Thousand Gems”; Conejo Gem & Mineral Club; Borchard Park Community Center, 190 Reino Rd., corner of Reino Rd. and Borchard Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; club member exhibits and sales, gems, jewelry, rocks, minerals, fossils, youth activities, lapidary and jewelry-making demonstrations; silent auction, door prizes; contact Richard or Mary Pat Weber, 4290 Misty Meadow St., Moorpark, CA 93021, (805)529-2524; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: wwwcgmc.org
16-17—PORTLAND, MAINE: Show and sale; Maine Mineralogical & Geological Society; University of Southern Maine, Sullivan Gymnasium, 96 Falmouth St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, seniors and students $3, children under 12 free; gold panning, gem cutting, microscope table, silent auctions, kids’ mini-mine and spin table, door prizes, grand prize; contact Chad Cramer, (207) 324-8610; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: mainemineralclub.org
16-17—WACO, TEXAS: Annual show; Waco Gem & Mineral Club; Texas State Technical College, Industrial Tech. Bldg., Crest Dr., off I-35, north of Waco; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5 (both days); contact Karen Wood, 2315 Colcord, Waco, TX 76707, (254) 755-7274; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.wacogemandmineral.org
16-17—WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Show, “Contra Costa Crystal Fair”; Pacific Crystal Guild; Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, ages 12 and under free; 30 dealers, minerals, gems, crystals, beads, metaphysical healing tools; contact Jerry Tomlinson, P.O. Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.crystalfair.com
16-17—YAKIMA, WASHINGTON: 50th annual show, “Parade of Gems”; Yakima Rock & Mineral Club; Yakima National Guard Armory, 2501 Airport Ln.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, kids 12 and under free with adult, military free with uniform and military ID; dealers, demonstrations, gold panning, silent auction, junior activities, grab bag, door prizes, raffle, spin-a-wheel; contact Marti Sondgeroth, 55 W. Washington Ave. #89, Yakima, WA 98903, (509) 248-6401 or (509) 910-3484; e-mail: [email protected]
17—TIGARD, OREGON: Show; Rings & Things; Embassy Suites Hotel – Washington Square, 9000 SW Washington Square Rd.; Sun. 12-5; free admission; gemstones not available in our catalog or online store, bead strands, 15% off many gemstone and bead strands, findings and stringing supplies; contact Dave Robertson, PO Box 450, Spokane, WA 99210, (800) 366-2156; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.rings-things.com/Show/index.html
17—WATERLOO, IOWA: Show, “Geodes: Iowa’s Rolling Stones”; Black Hawk Gem & Mineral Society; Waterloo Center For The Arts, 225 Commercial St.; Sun. 12-5; free admission; demonstrations, silversmithing, rock tumbling, sphere making, faceting, cab making, silent auction, special displays, dealers, crystals, agates, geodes, fossils, handcrafted jewelry, minerals, fossil plaster casting, pebble pit, fish pond; contact Dave Malm, (319) 266-6433; e-mail: [email protected]
22-24—DECATUR, ILLINOIS: 59th annual show; Central Illinois Gem & Mineral Club; Macon County Fair Grounds, 3700 Westlawn Ave.; Fri. 11-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors (59+) $2, children under 15 and Scouts or Armed Forces in uniform free; school groups and home schoolers admitted free Sat. 9-3; exhibitors, dealers, demonstrators, Running Water Sluice, door prizes, exhibits, silent auctions; contact Tony Kapta, (217) 233-1164; e-mail: [email protected]; or Larry Albro, (217) 520-3394
22-24—DENVER, COLORADO: 2011 spring wholesale/retail show, “Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show”; Martin Zinn Expositions; Holiday Inn – Denver Central, 4849 Bannock St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; 80 wholesale and retail dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry; contact Martin Zinn Expositions, P.O. Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004-0665; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.mzexpos.com
22-24—GRANTS PASS, OREGON: Show; Rogue Gem & Geology Club; Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Rd.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; adults $1, children free; dealers, silent auction, door prizes, displays, demonstrations, kids’ games; contact Mary Blankeship, P.O. Box 1224, Grants Pass, OR 97528, (541) 862-2989; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.roguegemandgeology.com
23—MISSOULA, MONTANA: Show; Rings & Things; Ruby’s Inn & Convention Center, 4825 N. Reserve St.; Sun. 12-4; free admission; gemstones not available in our catalog or online store, bead strands, 15% off many gemstone and bead strands, findings and stringing supplies; contact Dave Robertson, PO Box 450, Spokane, WA 99210, (800) 366-2156; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.rings-things.com/Show/index.html
23-24—CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO: Show and sale, “Gemboree: A Celebration of Spring”; Akron Mineral Society, Summit Lapidary Club; Emidio & Sons Expo Center, 48 E. Bath Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; adults $5, seniors and students $4, children $1; vendors, door prizes, silent auction, lapidary demonstrations, Gem Mine, make-and-take crafts for children, Easter Egg display; contact Evelyn Tryon, 2028 Tallmadge Rd., Kent, OH 44240, (330) 673-9664; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.lapidaryclubofohio.org
23-24—ELMA, WASHINGTON: Show, “Earth’s Treasures”; Grays Harbor Gem & Geology Society; Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma/McCleary Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; contact Gary Emberly, 624 Fairmont Place, Aberdeen, WA 98520, (360) 533-6196; e-mail: [email protected]
23-24—JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: Show and sale, “Greater Southern Event”; Mobile Rock & Mineral Society, Mississippi Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society, Nature’s Society of Majestic Arts; Trademart Bldg., Mississippi Fairgrounds; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; dealers, gemstones, minerals, fossils, beads, crystals, rare coins, rough and cut stones, finished jewelry, tools, lapidary supplies, stone carvings, loose precious stones, pearls, gem and gold mining, knapping, faceting, opals, jewelry repairs, demonstrators; contact Sharon McClanhan or Stan Bennett, (601) 898-0407; e-mail: [email protected]
23-24—MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: 32nd show; Memphis Archaeological & Geological Society; Memphis International Agricenter, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children 12 and under $2, Scouts free; dealers, exhibits, kids’ area, speakers; contact W.C. McDaniel, (901) 274-7706; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.The EarthWideOpen.com
23-24—TROY, OHIO: Show; Brukner Center Gem & Mineral Club; Miami County Fairgrounds, North End Activity Bldg., County Road 25-A; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $1, children free; dealers, specimens, gems, jewelry, demonstrations, displays, silent auction, door prizes, free rock for children, mineral identification, children’s activities; contact Gene Davis, (937) 667-4160

29-1–IRVINE, KENTUCKY: 4th annual show; City of Irvine, Mountain Mushroom Festival Committee, Blue Grass Gem & Mineral Club; Estill County School’s Central Office, 253 Main St.; Fri. 9-3, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 10-5; free admission; Kentucky agate display, fossil and mineral sales, Kentucky agate field trips (register online), 21st Annual Mountain Mushroom Festival; contact Jane Volk, 3133 Dale Hollow Dr., Lexington, KY 40515, (859) 263-9879; e-mail :[email protected]; Web site: http://mountainmushroomfestival.org/

29-1—SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Show; Gem Faire Inc.; Sonoma County Fairgrounds/Grace Pavilion, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; weekend pass $7, children 11 and under free; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.gemfaire.com
30-1—ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA: Show; Searchers Gem & Mineral Society; Brookhurst Community Center, 2271 W. Crescent Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4:30; free admission; special exhibit, gold panning, jewelry making for kids, silent auction, gemstones, hobby supplies, books, demonstrations, displays, door prizes; contact Beth Pelfrey, (714) 774-2754; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.searchersrocks.org
30–1—CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA: 20th annual show; Lowcountry Gem & Mineral Society; North Charleston Convention Center Complex Exhibit Hall A, 5001 Coliseum Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; contact Karen Havenstein, 518 Woodland Shores Dr., Charleston, SC 29412, (843) 795-2956; e-mail: [email protected]
30-1—FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY: 39th annual show and swap; New Jersey Earth Science Assn., Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society, Sterling Hill Mining Museum; Franklin School, 50 Washington Ave.; Sat. 9-5:30, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children under 14 free with adult; contact Sterling Hill Mining Museum, (973) 209-7212
30-1—HAMPTON ROADS, VIRGINIA: Retail show; Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Shows; Howard Johnson, 1815 W. Mercury Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 Sat., $4 Sun., children under 12 free; dealers, precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass, vintage beads, crystals, delicas; contact Angela Couch, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.beadshows.com
30-1—LUBBOCK, TEXAS: 53rd annual gem and mineral show; Lubbock Gem & Mineral Society; Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Ln.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults (13+) $4, seniors (65+) $3, ages 6-12 $2, under 6 free with adult; wire-wrapped stones, precious stones, jewelry, minerals, fossils, rough rock, dealers, demonstrators, exhibits, hourly door prizes, silent auction, grand prizes; contact Archie Scott, 2709 Belvedere Rd., Levelland, TX 79336, (806) 894-1584; e-mail: [email protected]
30-1—MARSHFIELD, WISCONSIN: 38th annual show; Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society; Marshfield High School Fieldhouse, 1401 Becker Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; displays, dealers, demonstrations, kids’ activities, silent auctions; contact Cynthia Kelman, 1403 N. Broadway Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449, (715) 387-8782; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.fromtherockroom.com
30-1—MEDFORD, OREGON: 56th annual show, “Diamonds Are Forever”; Roxy Ann Gem & Mineral Society; Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Hwy.; Sat. 9-5:30, Sun. 10-4:30; exhibits, dealers, demonstrations, gold panning, silent auction, children’s activities, door prizes; contact Janet Fields, 378 Dexter Way, Grants Pass, OR 97527, (541) 476-8937, or Sandy Roney, 1431 Elaine Way, Medford, OR 97501, (541) 734-0838; e-mail: [email protected]
30-1—SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Show; West Seattle Rock Club; Alki Masonic Temple, 4736 40th Ave. SW; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; contact Audrey Vogelpohl, (206) 932-3292; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.westseattlerockclub.org
30-1—TOPSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: Wholesale and retail show; North Shore Rock & Mineral Club; Topsfield Fairgrounds, Trade Bldg. and Coolidge Hall, Rte. 1 N.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors $3, children under 12 free, coupon on Web site; retail and wholesale dealers, minerals, gemstones, jewelry, beads, lapidary and jewelry supplies, mineral identification, demonstrations, displays, children’s gold panning, geode cutting, mineral sifting, spin-a-gem; contact Michele Weisberg, 29 Justin St., Lexington, MA 02420; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nahant.com/nsrmc
30-5—JACKSONVILLE, ARKANSAS: Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market; Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; beads, gemstones, pearls, PMC, seed beads, vintage beads and buttons, glass, lampwork, books, tools, jewelry; contact Rebekah Wills, (903) 240-7198; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.thebeadmarket.net
Source:  Rock & Gem Magazine http://rockngem.com/showdates/

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