March 2012 – Your Local Club Shows and More…

by Robyn Hawk on March 9, 2012


March 2012
2-4LARGO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Suncoast Gem & Mineral Society; Minnreg Bldg.; 6340 126th Ave. N., between 66th St. and US 19 N, south of Ulmerton Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 (3 days; coupon on Web site), students $4, children (under 6) free; dealers, club sales, finished and unfinished gems, jewelry, beads, minerals, equipment, tools, magazine back issues, prize drawings, displays, grab bags, lapidary demonstrations, beading, wire wrapping; contact Bill Schmidt, (727) 686-0945; e-mail: sgamsgemshow@gmail.com; Web site: http://sgams.com/
2-4NEWARK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mineral & Gem Society of Castro Valley; Newark Pavilion; 6430 Thornton Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6 (3-day pass), children (under 12) - free with adult; fluorescent rock display and sale, more than 35 dealers, live demonstrations, display cases, jewelry, gemstones, beads, fossils, equipment, supplies, auction, door prizes, kids' Spinning Wheel; contact Cathy Miller, PO Box 2145, Castro Valley, CA 94546, (510) 887-9007; e-mail: info@mgscv.org; Web site: www.mgscv.org
2-4RICHMOND, 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 (3-day pass), seniors $3, students (7-18) $1, children (under 7), uniformed Scouts and leaders free; jewelry, minerals, fossils, dealers, demonstrations, silent auction; contact John LaMont, (765) 647-4894
3-4ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Monrovia Rockhounds; County Arboretum and Botanic Garden; Ayres Hall, 301 S. Baldwin Ave.; Sat. 9-4:30, Sun. 9-4:30; free admission; more than 15 vendors, gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, beads, findings, geode cracking, Grab Bags, Treasure Wheel, Dino Dig, Fossil Find, Grand Prize raffle, hourly drawings; contact Jo Anna Ritchey, 224 Oaks Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016, (626) 389-624; e-mail: joannaritchey@gmail.com; Web site: www.moroks.com
3-4FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Retail show; The Bead Market; Amon Carter Exhibit Hall; Will Rogers Center, 3400 Burnett Tandy Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; gemstones, glass beads, pearls, all kinds of beads, tools, findings, beading supplies; contact Rebekah Wills, PO Box 494, Gilmer, TX 75644, (903) 734-3335; e-mail: rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.thebeadmarket.net
3-4FOUNTAIN HILLS, ARIZONA: 3rd retail show; Rick Obermiller; Fountain Hills Community Center; 13001 N. La Montana Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, children (under 10) free; 15 dealers, gems, minerals, crystals, fossils, beads, metals, kids' gold panning and fossil dig, door prizes, raffles; contact Rick Obermiller, PO Box 64281, Phoenix, AZ 85082-4281, (602) 826-2218; e-mail: obrocks@gmail.com
3-4ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON: Annual show; East KingCo Rock Club; Pickering Barn; 1730 10th Ave. NW, across from Costco; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; dealers, gems, jewelry, minerals, silent auctions, raffles, door prizes, hands-on activities, crafts, games, member display cases; contact Norma McDonald, c/o EKCRC, PO Box 2203, Redmond, WA 98073-2203, (206) 612-3113; e-mail: eastkingco@gmail.com; Web site: www.eastkingco.org
3-4NEWARK (STANTON), DELAWARE: 49th annual show; Delaware Mineralogical Society; Delaware Technical and Community College; I-95 Exit 4B, Churchmans Road (Rt 58); Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $6, seniors $5, ages 12-16 $4, children (under 12) free with adult; educational exhibits, minerals, lapidary, fossils, museum displays, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary supplies, door prizes, demonstrations, gem cutting and polishing, children’s table; contact Wayne Urion, (302) 998-0686; e-mail: gene@fossilnut.com; Web site: www.delminsociety.net
3-4ROBSTOWN, TEXAS: 50th annual show; Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society; Richard Borchard Regional Fairgrounds; 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd., US 77 and Hwy. 44; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 (2-day pass), children (12 and under) free, Scouts in uniform free; kids' wheel, silent auction, beads, findings, jewelry, minerals, fossils, meteorites, displays, Rock Food Table, hourly door prizes, grand prize; contact Jerrold Simpson, P.O. Box 7786, Corpus Christi, TX 78467-7786, (361) 877-3073; e-mail: jsimpson1@stx.rr.com; Web site: www.gcgms.org
8-11DEMING, NEW MEXICO: 47th annual show and sale; Deming Gem & Mineral Society; SWNM Fairgrounds; Raymond Reed Blvd.; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; more than 100 dealers, displays, geode cutting, gold panning, spinning wheel, silent and live auctions, door prizes, raffle, guided field trip; contact Maurice Crawford, 713 W. Spruce PMB 726, Deming, NM 88031, (575) 546-0056; e-mail: mauryjudy@yahoo.com; Web site: dgms.bravehost.com
8-11VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA: 35th annual tailgate; Victorville Gem & Mineral Club; Stoddard Wells ; Stoddard Wells Rd., 7 miles east of I-15; Thu. 8-dusk, Fri. 8-dusk, Sat. 8-dusk, Sun. 9-4; free admission; more than 60 dealers, crystals, rocks, minerals, fossils, gems, silent auctions; contact Brett Ward, 15056 - B, 7th St., Victorville, CA 92395, (760) 243-2330; e-mail: info@vvgmc.org; Web site: www.vvgnc.org
9-11HILLSBORO, OREGON: Annual show; Tualatin Valley Gem Club; Washington County Fairgrounds; 873 NE 34th Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $1, children (12 and under) free; Kids' Corner, Flintstone Car, demonstrations, dealers, raffle, silent auction, hourly door prizes; contact Roy Woo, 3135 Watercrest Rd., Forest Grove, OR 97116; e-mail: rwoo12648@gmail.com; Web site: tvgc.org
10BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA: Show; Baton Rouge Recreation Commission; Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center; 10503 N. Oak Hills Pkwy.; Sat. 9-4; adults $5, children $4; activities, displays, rocks, gemstones, minerals, fossils, hiking trails, gemstone identification card activity, pyrite "gold" mine, exhibits, dealers, rough and polished mineral specimens, fossils, stone crafts, rock climbing wall, flint-knapping demonstration, geode-cutting station; contact Claire Coco, (225) 413-5355; e-mail: ccoco@brec.org; Web site: www.brec.org/swamp
10SKOKIE, ILLINOIS: Silent auction; Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society; St. Peter's United Church of Christ Gymnasium; 8013 Laramie Ave.; Sat. 6-9; free admission; rocks, crystals, handmade jewelry, lapidary treasures, books, equipment, bargain table, rock and mineral identification, children must be accompanied by an adult; contact Jeanine N. Mielecki, (773) 774-2054; e-mail: jaynine9@aol.com; Web site: www.chicagorocks.org
10-11CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; The North Jersey Mineralogical Society; The Pope John Paul Center; 775 Valley Rd., just off Rte.3 and Rte. 46; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors $4, students $3, children (under 12) free; rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary, supplies, books, free mineral specimens for all kids, door prize drawings; contact Jeff Wilson, 14 Beach Dr., Montague, NJ 07827, (973) 293-7911; e-mail: buckwood4@yahoo.com; Web site: www.nojms.webs.com
10-11FILER, IDAHO: 61st annual show; Magic Valley Gem Club; Twin Falls County Fairgrounds; 215 Fair Ave.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, children (under 12) free with adult; contact Shirley Metts, (208) 423-4827; e-mail: rmetts@cableone.net
10-11KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON: 26th annual show; Rock & Arrowhead Club; Klamath County Fairgrounds; 3531 S. 6th St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $1, children free; crystals featured; contact Linda Watson or Robert Gresham, (541) 281-9295; e-mail: watsongresham@charter.net
10-11MACOMB, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Geodeland Earth Science Clubs (GESCI); Student Union, Western Illinois University; 1 University Circle, Murray St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; exhibits highlighting the Bicentennial of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, minerals of the New Madrid states, T. rex skull, sabertooth skull, dinosaur casts, models and reproductions, dealers, minerals, rough and finished gemstones, fine jewelry, beads, fossils, lapidary demonstrations, fluorescent display, earth science displays, silent auctions, rock and mineral identification, children's activities, live and recorded presentations, door prizes, geode cracking; contact Regina Kapta, 1483 E. Wood St., Decatur, IL 62521, (218) 233-1164; e-mail: cigmc@comcast.net
10-11SPRECKELS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Salinas Valley Rock & Gem Club; Vet’s Memorial Hall; 5th St. and Llano St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; beads, minerals, rocks, silent auction, free drawings, member donated raffle prizes, display cases, demonstrators; contact Karin Salomon, (831) 375-5233; e-mail: kcbakes27@yahoo.com; Web site: salinasrockandgem.com
10-11TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA: 46th annual show; Mother Lode Mineral Society; Stanislaus County Fairgrounds; 900 N. Broadway; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children (12 and under) free with adult; 40 dealers, 80 exhibits, 20 demonstrators, kids’ activities, Tethy’s Ocean Project fossil display and Plesiosaurus skeleton; contact Bud or Terry McMillin, (209) 524-3494; Web site: www.turlockgemshow.com
16-18ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Albuquerque Gem & Mineral Club; New Mexico State Fairgrounds; CAC Bldg., San Pedro Ave. entrance; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3; more than 40 dealers, crystals, jewelry, fossils, rocks, minerals, decorator items, jewelry, books, supplies, beads, mineral ID booth, visits by a well-behaved and socialized wolf, NM Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources educational booth, kids' grab bags, silent auctions, about 20 displays; contact Paul Hlava, PO Box 13718, Albuquerque, NM 87192, (505) 255-5478; e-mail: paulhlava@q.com; Web site: www.agmc.info
16-18BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA: 11th annual show; Lynne and Lew Helfrich; Kern County Shriners Park; 700 South P St.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; hourly drawings, jewelry , fossils, meteors, mining, gold panning, rock collecting, arrowhead making, demonstrations, seminars, displays, glow-in-the-dark rocks, Mount Ida quartz crystals; contact Lynne Helfrich, 3006 N. Baker St., Bakersfield, CA 93305, (661) 323-2663; e-mail: lewsrocks@bak.rr.com
16-18HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Club; Hickory Metro Convention Center; I-40 Exit 125; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, students free with school groups, children free; dealers, club demonstrations, cabbing and tumbling, exhibits; contact Baxter Leonard, 2510 Rolling Ridge Dr., Hickory, NC 28602, (828) 320-4028; e-mail: gailandbaxter@aol.com; Web site: www.cvgmc.org
16-18JACKSON, MICHIGAN: 50th annual show; Michigan Gem & Mineral Society; Jackson County Fair Grounds, American 1 Event Center; 200 W. Ganson; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, seniors $2, students 50 cents, children under 5 free; free admission for military, public service, and Scouts; more than 20 dealers and demonstrators, displays, silent auction, raffle, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, carvings, findings, beads, tools; contact Sally Hoskin, 10990 Phal Rd., Grass Lake, MI 49240, (517) 522.3396; e-mail: saltoosal2@yahoo.com; Web site: www.mgmsrockclub.com
16-18ROME, GEORGIA: Annual show; Rome Georgia Mineral Society; The Forum Civic Center; 2 Government Plaza; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; free admission; minerals, gems, fossils, jewelry, crystals, demonstrations, door prizes, exhibits; contact Jose Santamaria, (770) 606-5700 ext. 401; e-mail: rogams.show@gmail.com; Web site: http://rogams.wordpress.com/gem-and-mineral-show/
16-18SPANISH FORK, UTAH: Show and sale; Timpanogos Gem & Mineral Society; Spanish Fork Fair Grounds; 475 S. Main St.; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; free admission; Wheel of Fortune, rock Grab Bags, rock display table, auction, Dinosaur Man; contact Vickie Hathaway, 693 E 1 South, Spanishfork, UT 84660, (435) 820-2672; e-mail: jamnjelleze@gmail.com
16-18VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: Show and sale; Victoria Lapidary & Mineral Society; Leonardo Da Vinci Centre; 195 Bay St., Canada; Fri. 12:30-8:30, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors and students $4; displays, gold panning, kiddies' corner, hourly door prizes, silent auction, retail dealers from Western Canada; contact Gerri Irwin, Canada, (250) 385-0597; e-mail: gyirwin@telus.net; Web site: www.vlms.ca
17-18COTTONWOOD, ARIZONA: Retail show; Sharon Szymanski; Mingus Union High School; 1801 E. Fir St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (under 12) free with adult; dealers, custom and fine jewelry, gold and silver, rocks, slabs, cabochons, beads, rough, unset gemstones, crystals, lapidary machinery and supplies, wirewrapper; contact Sharon Szymanski, 1792 E. Laddoos Ave., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140, (480) 215-9101; e-mail: goldcanyon2@yahoo.com
17-18GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND: 48th annual show; Gem, Lapidary & Mineral Society of Montgomery County; Montgomery County Fairgrounds; 16 Chestnut St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $6, children (under 12) and Scouts in uniform free; gems, minerals, fossils, 22 dealers, more than 40 exhibits, demonstrations, free cabochon-polishing workshop, door prizes, raffles, fossils, kids' touch table, free specimens, fluorescent display, mini-mine; contact Mark Dahlman, 11906 Scovell Terrace, Germantown, MD 20874; e-mail: showchair@glmsmc.com; Web site: www.glmsmc.com
17-18GLEN ELLYN, ILLINOIS: Show and sale; Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois; College of Dupage, K Bldg.; 425 Fawell Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, demonstrators, fossils, gems, minerals, jewelry, rough materials, books, carvings, faceted stones, slabs, displays, live and silent auctions, door prizes; contact John Good, 1891 Windward Ln., Hanover Park, IL 60133; e-mail: esconi@hotmail.com; Web site: www.esconi.org
17-18LIVE OAK (SAN ANTONIO), TEXAS: Annual show; San Antonio Gem & Mineral Society; Live Oak Civic Center; 8101 Pat Booker Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors and military $3, students (with ID) $2, children (5-12) $1, under 5 free; 25 dealers, minerals, fossils, jewelry, gemstones, crystals, club exhibits, silent auction, children's games, hourly door prizes; contact Robert Bowie; e-mail: krbotx@gvtc.com; Web site: swgemandmineral.org
17-18SEATTLE, 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; Web site: www.NorthSeattleRockClub.org
17-18TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Retail show; The Bead Market; Central Park Hall; Tulsa Fairgrounds, 4145 E. 21st St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; gemstones, glass beads, pearls, findings, tools and books, beading and jewelry making supplies; contact Rebekah Wills, PO Box 494, Gilmer, TX 75644, (903) 734-3335; e-mail: rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.thebeadmarket.net
17-18VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show, "Spring Bling"; Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society; Solano County Fairgrounds, Mc Cormack Hall; 900 Fairgrounds Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children (12 and under) free with adult; gems, jade, turquoise, fire agates, fossils, beads, hourly door prizes, raffle, wheel of fortune, metal detecting, meteorites, rock slabs, silent auction, new dealers; contact Dan Wolke, 900 Fairgrounds Dr., Vallejo, CA 94510, (707) 745-1816; e-mail: dncwolke@sbcglobal.net; Web site: vallejogemandmineral@gmail.com
23-25BRIDGETON (ST. LOUIS), MISSOURI: 52nd annual show; Rock Hobby Club; Machinists Hall Auditorium; 12365 St. Charles Rock Rd.; Fri. 4-9, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; adults $3.50, juniors (under 18) $2, children (under 12) $1, Scouts in uniform free; contact Vickie Corley, (314) 439-5556; e-mail: sales@butterfliesbygod.com
23-25INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: 14th Annual Indianapolis Spring Gem, Mineral & Jewelry 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 $3 (3-day ticket), children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silver- and goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait; contact Van Wimmer, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com
23-25LOVELAND, COLORADO: 51st annual show, "Fossils and Quartz"; Fort Collins Rockhounds; The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds; McKee Bldg., 5280 Arena Circle; Fri. 4-8, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4 (3-day pass $7), students (12-18) with ID $1, children (under 12) free; dealers, exhibits, demonstrations, door prizes, grab bags, silent auction; contact David Halliburton, 2506 Pear Court, Fort Collins, CO 80521, (970) 493-6168; e-mail: fcrockhounds@yahoo.com; Web site: www.fortcollinsrockhounds.org
24-25ANGELS CAMP, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Calaveras Gem & Mineral Society; Calaveras County Fairground; 101 Frogtown Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, children (12 and under) free with adult; exhibits, demonstrations, kids' activities, silent auction, sales, raffle, door prizes, dealers, fossils, jewelry, meteorites, books, lapidary supplies, slabs, gems, beads; contact Tak Iwata, 18310 Coyote Meadow Rd., Sonora, CA 95370, (209) 928-5579; e-mail: tak2me@msn.com; Web site: www.calaverasgemandmineral.org
24-25CHAMBERSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Franklin County Rock & Mineral Club; Hamilton Heights Elementary School; 1589 Johnson Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, children (under 12) free with adult; jewelry, gemstones, minerals, fossils, displays, door prizes; contact Mike Mowen, 5979 Altenwald Rd., Waynesboro, PA 17268, (717) 264-9024; e-mail: mlmo@innernet.net
24-25HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS: Western Mass Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show; Connecticut Valley Mineral Club; Holyoke Hotel & Conference Center; I-91 Exit 15; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, children (12 and under) and Scouts in uniform free with adult; minerals, gemstones, jewelry, crystals, beads, fossils, lapidary and mineral art, demonstrations, exhibits; contact Helen Rodak, (413) 586-6691; e-mail: info@naturesfinestcreations.com
24-25OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Retail show; The Bead Market; Expo Hall 3; Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, 3212 Wichita Walk; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; glass and gemstone beads, pearls, findings, tools and books, beading and jewelry making supplies; contact Rebekah Wills, PO Box 494, Gilmer, TX 75644, (903) 734-3335; e-mail: rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.thebeadmarket.net
24-25PLAINVIEW, NEW YORK: 40th annual show; Island Rock Hounds; Holiday Inn; 215 Sunnyside Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $4.50 (2-day pass $6.50), children (under 12) free; dealers, prizes, exhibits, children's activities; contact Nancy Colburn, (516) 334-4398
24-25PORT ANGELES, WASHINGTON: Annual show; City of Port Angeles; Vern Burton Community Center; 308 E. 4th St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; rough and polished rocks, giant thunder eggs, slabs, carvings, lapidary tools, beads, fused glass, faceted gemstones, facet rough, crystals, fossils, minerals, beach glass, shells, jewelry, wire wrapping, woodworking, cabochons, equipment, raffle drawings, free rocks for kids while supplies last; contact Cindy Kochanek, PO Box 1150, Port Angeles, WA 98362, (360) 417-4550; e-mail: ckochane@cityofpa.us; Web site: cityofpa.us
24-25ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: 50th annual show, "Roseville Gem, Jewelry, Fossil & Mineral Show"; Roseville Rock Rollers; Roseville (Placer County) Fairgrounds; 800 All America City Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, seniors (60+) $5, children (12 and under) free; more than 35 vendors, crystals, gold, beads, gemstones, fossils, polished stones, handcrafted jewelry, opal, world-class mineral specimens, mineral identification, “Kids’ Junction”, demonstrations, silent auctions, 40+ exhibits, raffle prizes, lapidary shop open house; contact Gloria Marie, (916) 216-1114; e-mail: gloriarosevillerockrollers@gmail.com; Web site: www.rockrollers.com
24-25SAYRE, PENNSYLVANIA: 43rd annual show; Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club; Athens Township Volunteer Fire Hall; 211 Herrick Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, students $1, children (under 8) free; special 50th anniversary events, club member demonstrations and displays, junior activities, mini-mine, geode cutting, Carnegie Museum and Paleontological Research Institute displays, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry; contact Bob McGuire, PO Box 224, Lopez, PA 18628, (570) 928-9238; e-mail: uvbob@epix.net; Web site: www.chehannarocks.com
24-25YUMA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Sharon Szymanski, Val Latham; Yuma Civic Center; 1440 Desert Hills Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (under 12) free with adult; dealers, fine and costume jewelry, gems, beads, slabs, cabachons, fossils, lapidary supplies and machinery, wire wrapping on the premises; contact Sharon Szymanski, 1792 E. Laddoos Ave., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140, (480) 671-6191; e-mail: goldcanyon2@yahoo.com
30-31COLVILLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Panorama Gem & Mineral Club; Fort Colville Grange Hall; 1 mile east of US 395 and Hwy. 20; Fri. 8:30-6, Sat. 9-5; free admission; contact Bill Allen, (509) 935-8779; e-mail: sago@theofficenet.com
29-1ADA, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Ada Gem, Mineral & Fossil Club; Pontotoc County Agri-Plex; Main Bldg. #1, northeast corner of state Rte. 99 (U.S. 377) and the Richardson Bypass (state Rte. 1 & 3); Fri. 8-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; demonstrations, displays of fluorescent rocks, minerals, fossils, lapidary, jewelry, silent auctions, raffle, kids' Fossil Dig, Petting Zoo, fluorescent demonstration; contact Ed Vermillion, PO Box 782, Purcell, OK 73080, (405) 527-6431; e-mail: okieed42@windstream.net; Web site: www.freewebs.com/agmfc
30-1ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society; Central Florida Fairgrounds; 4306 W. Colonial Dr.; Fri. 1-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors $2, students $2, children and Scouts free; minerals, gems, metaphysical stones, beads, fossils, lapidary and silversmithing demonstrations, children's activities Scout merit badge help; contact Gordon Oakley, 5032 Lido St., Orlando, FL 32807, (407) 592-4358; e-mail: cfmgsociety@gmail.com; Web site: www.cfmgs.org
30-1RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: 36th annual show; Tar Heel Gem & Mineral Club; Kerr Scott Bldg., State Fairgrounds; 1025 Blue Ridge Rd.; Fri. 5-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; dealers, jewelry, fine gems, fossils, minerals, rocks, slabs, cabs, geode cutting, silent auction, displays, children's educational programs; contact Randy Jones, (434) 753-9368; e-mail: theprospector@gcronline.com; Web site: www.tarheelclub.org
31-1BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Mount Baker Rock & Gem Club; Bloedel-Donovan Park; 2214 Electric Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; rocks, fossils, gems, jewelry, dealers, door prizes, club sales, ongoing silent auction, scholarship raffle, demonstrations (lapidary, gold panning), kids' activities; contact Daniel Hayes, (360) 312-8380; e-mail: hayes0406@gmail.com; Web site: www.mtbakerrockclub.org
31-1JOHNSON CITY, NEW YORK: 43rd show, “Museum of Gems”; New York Southern Tier Geology Club; Johnson City Senior Center; 30 Brocton Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (under 12) and active-duty military free; gemstones, minerals, beads, fossils, jewelry, gem and mineral exhibits, UV light show; contact Tom Ogden, (607) 967-8552; e-mail: stonecuttertom@yahoo.com
31-1LEMOORE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Lemoore Gem & Mineral Club; Trinity Hall; 470 Champion St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; free admission; featuring Califorinia jade; contact John Pereira, 335 W. D St., Lemoore, CA 93245, (559) 924-4052
31-1MONROE, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Badger Lapidary & Geological Society; Monroe High School; 1600 26th St.; Sat. 9-5; free admission; 10 dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, speakers, educational exhibits, demonstrations, door prizes, kids' Fish Pond, Spinner Game, Agate & Crystal Mystery Scavenger Hunt, Wandering "Rock Wizard", fossil casting; contact Teri Marche', 5415 Lost Woods Court, Oregon, WI 53575, (608) 835-2653; e-mail: tmarche@usnetizen.com; Web site: www.badgerrockclub.org
31-1PLYMOUTH MEETING, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Philadelphia Mineralogical Society, Delaware Valley Paleontological Society; Lu Lu Temple; 5140 Butler Pike; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children $1, Scouts in uniform free; fossils, minerals, gems, speakers, exhibits, learning activities, Fossil Dig, Kids' Mineral Corner, door prizes, Scouting merit badge information; contact Karenn Snow, (609) 953-1987; Web site: www.phillyrocks.org
31-1SWEET HOME, OREGON: 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; contact Joe Cota, PO Box 2279, Lebanon, OR 97355, (541) 451-2740
31-1TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA: 63rd annual show, "Nature's Treasures"; South Bay Lapidary & Mineral Society; Ken Miller Recreational Center; 3341 Torrance Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; exhibits, demonstrations, children's activities, prize drawings, door prizes, fluorescent mineral exhibit, slabs, rough rock, used equipment; contact Leslie Neff or Larry Hoskinson, 938 14th St., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254, (310) 318-2170; e-mail: lesneff@aol.com; Web site: www.palosverdes.com/sblap

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