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February 2015

7-8MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA: Annual show; Central Brevard Rock & Gem Club, Kiwanis Recreation Center; 951 Kiwanis Island Park Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 ($1 off coupon on Web site), children free with adult; more than 20 dealers, lapidary tools, rocks, slabs, minerals, specimens, hand-made jewelry, beads, cabochons, demonstrations by club members, sluice, kids' activities; contact Roz Mestre, (321) 431-0159; e-mail: roz.mestre@att.net; Web site: www.centralbrevardgems.org

January 2015

2-4SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Sonoma County Fairgrounds; 1350 Bennett Valley Rd; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7, , Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

9-11HILLSBORO, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Washington County Fairgrounds; 873 NE 34th Ave; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

9-11LARGO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Pinellas Geological Society, Largo Cultural Center; 105 Central Park Dr.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; adults $1.50; drawing, silent auction; contact Leona Sheffield, 2440 S. Shore Dr. SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33705, (727) 709-3236; e-mail: nwilkin@sjvcc.org

9-11MESA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Flagg Mineral Foundation, Mesa Community College; 1833 W Southern Avenue; Daily 9:00am-5:00pm; Free; 43rd Annual Flagg Gem and Mineral Show. Jan 9-11 at Mesa Community College southwest parking lot. Corner of Dobson Road and US 60. Free admission and parking. Over 100 vendors, club booths and displays. The largest show in the Phoenix area. Free activities for kids. Peralta Stones display.; contact Dana Slaughter, 2952 E Silverbell Road, San Tan Valley, AZ 85143, (602) 312-9791; e-mail: dsminerals@aol.com; Web site: flaggshow.info

16-18DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; $7, free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

16-18GLOBE, ARIZONA: 58th Annual Show; Gila County Gem & Mineral Society, Gila County Fairgrounds; 3 miles northeast of junction U.S. 60; Fri. 9-5; adults $3, students and children free; more than 40 specimen display cases, children's fossil and mineral specimen dig, fossil program; contact Jodi Brewster, (623) 810-9780; Web site: gilagem.com

17-18EXETER, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Tule Gem & Mineral Society, Veteran's Memorial Bldg.; 324 N. Kaweah/Hwy. 65; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; showcases, dealers, demonstrations, children's activities, near Sequoia National Park; contact Bill Bingaman, PO Box 265, Three Rivers, CA 93271, (559) 741-6381; e-mail: Bandgbing@aol.com; Web site: Tulegem.com

17-18YACHATS, OREGON: Annual show; Yachats Chamber of Commerce, Yachats Commons; 4th and Hwy. 101; Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; free admission; gemstones, fossils, minerals, jewelry; contact Donna Hirschman, PO Box 550, Yachats, OR 97498, (541) 270-3777; e-mail: iamhrsch@yahoo.com; Web site: www.yachatsagatefestival.com

23-25SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Marin Center; 10 Avenue of the Flags; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children free (ages 1-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

23-25TYLER, TEXAS: Annual show; East Texas Gem & Mineral Society, Rose Garden Center; 420 S. Rose Park Dr.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students and children $1, Scouts in uniform free; dealers, jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, decorator items, geodes, demonstrations, cabbing, faceting, wire wrapping, silent auction, kids' spinning wheel, fluorescent mineral display, hourly door prizes, grand prizes; contact Keith Harmon, 9116 US Hwy. 84 West, Rusk, TX 75785, (903) 795-3860; e-mail: keithharmon19@yahoo.com

24-25PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA: Annual show; Panama City Gem & Mineral Society, Central Panhandle Fairgrounds; 2230 E. 15th St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; hourly silent auctions, door prizes, grand prize; contact Steven Shipton, 5113 E. 13th Ct., Panama City, FL 32404, (850) 867-0586; e-mail: shipton3@comcast.net

January 2015-February 2015

29-15TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Eons Expos, 22nd Street Mega-Tent; 600 W. 22nd St.; Daily 9-6; free admission; meet the cast of the TV show "Prospectors", who will be at the show selling their finds; contact Heather Grana, 235 First St., Keyport, NJ 07735; e-mail: Heather@EonsExpos.com; Web site: www.EonsExpos.com

29-15TUCSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Eons Expos, LLLP, 22nd Street Show Tent; 600 W 22nd Street; Daily 9-6; Admission Free, Children Free; An 18-day show inside a huge 60,000 square foot climate controlled tent. Free parking. 200 booths. A Top Five show in Tucson based on table count. Wholesale and retail. We curate an even mix of fossil, mineral, gemstone, and jewelry dealers.; contact Lowell Carhart, 80 Roslyn Forest Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22901, (804) 291-6357; e-mail: LowellCarhart@yahoo.com; Web site: www.22ndStreetShow.com

30-1MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Monterey County Fairgrounds; 2004 Fairground Rd; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission Free, Children Free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

30-15TUCSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Marana Miner's Co-op, The Rock Show; 6107 N. Travel Center Dr.; Daily 9-6; free admission; www.facebook.com/pages/Tucson-Miners-Co-op-The-Rock-Show/313811585410623?ref=hl; contact Rachel Ford-Dingfield, (720) 495-8362; e-mail: kaipuravida@gmail.com; Web site: http://tucsonrockgemmineralshow.com/

31-14TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, Hotel Tucson City Center/InnSuites; 475 N. Granada Ave; Daily 10:00 am-6:00 pm; Admission Free; Gallery of Artists, Fossil Hall, Dinosaur replicas in the courtyard. Over 300 vendors in one location.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

31-14TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC, Ramada Ltd; 665 N Freeway; Daily 10 am-6 pm; Admission Free; Final Saturday show closes at 5 pm.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

31-14TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC, Mineral & Fossil Marketplace; 1333 N Oracle; Daily 10 am-6 pm; Admission Free; Show closes at 5 pm on final Saturday; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

February 2015

6-8ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Placer County Fairgrounds; 800 All America City Blvd; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

7-8OAK HARBOR, WASHINGTON: 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, kids' corner; contact Keith Ludemann, (360) 675-1837; e-mail: rock9@whidbey.net

13-15KIRKWOOD , MISSOURI: Annual show; Cabin Fever Productions, Inc., Kirkwood Community Center; 111 South Geyer Road; Fri. 04:00 pm-09:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-06:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-04:00 pm; Admission $3.00, Seniors $2.00 65+, Students $2.00 12-18, Children Under 12 Free; Rocks, minerals and fossils for everyone from novice to expert collectors. Jewelry and gems to add sparkle to your cold, dull winter. Unusual and unique finds for gift giving or yourself. Upscale jewelry finds. A great family outing – bring the kids! See website for additional information on admission, participating dealers, etc, or e-mail with questions. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/CabinFeverProd; contact Bruce Vick, 1801 Barbary Way, Swansea, IL 62226, (618) 973-7222; e-mail: cabinfeverprod@aol.com; Web site: www.cabinfeverprod.com

13-15PORTLAND , OREGON: Annual Rock and Gem Show ; Oregon Agate and Minerial Society, OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry); 1945 SE Water Avenue; Fri. 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sat. 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sun. 9:30 am-5:30 pm; Admission is Free; Parking $5.00 Admission to the show is free, but you must enter the planetarium door and not the main entrance. The show is in the auditorium at the north end of the building.; contact Sonia Watt, (307) 286-0023; e-mail: justonemorerock@yahoo.com

13-22INDIO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; San Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society, Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival; 82-503 Hwy. 111; Daily 10-10; adults $8, seniors $7, students $6, children (under 5) free; indoor dealers, 108 showcases, jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, geodes, jewelry repair, lapidary demonstrations, geode cutting; contact Bert Grisham, 1029 N. 8th St., Banning, CA 92220, (951) 849-1674; e-mail: bert67@verizon.net

14-14UPPER MARLBORO, MARYLAND: Annual show; Southern Maryland Rock and Mineral Club, The Show Place Arena; 14900 Pennsylvania Ave.; Sat. 10:00-5:00; Admission $5, Seniors $4, Students $4, Children 12 & under free ; Displays of fossils, minerals, geodes, and other material related to the earth sciences. Exhibitors and vendors will be selling minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, crystals, meteorites, jewelry findings, and tools. There will be free demonstrations of jewelry arts, gold panning, flint-knapping, and a fluorescent rock display. Crafts for children will include a mini-mine and fossil making. Scouts can earn achievements in geology (e.g. Cub Scout Belt Loops, Boy Scout Merit Badges). Door prizes will be awarded every 1/2 hour. ; contact Michael Patterson, 11000 Thrift Road, Clinton, MD 20735, (301) 752-5763; e-mail: michael.patterson@pgparks.com; Web site: www.smrmc.org

14-14UPPER MARLBORO, MARYLAND: Annual show; Southern Maryland Rock & Mineral Club, The Show Place Arena; 14900 Pennsylvania Ave.; Sat. 10 AM-5 PM; $5, $4 (65+), $4 (12 - 17), free (under 12); 25th Annual Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show. Scouts in uniform = free. Door prizes every 30 minutes. Over 200 tables. Free demos. Free rocks for kids. Florescent displays. Free parking. $30 vendor tables still available --- vendors drive to tables, unload & re-park outside. Additional $1 off coupon on website.; contact Dave Lines, MD 20646, (240) 427-7062; e-mail: dave.lines@earthlink.net; Web site: www.SMRMC.org

14-15ALBANY, NEW YORK: Annual show; Capital District Mineral Club, New York State Museum; Empire Plaza, Madsion Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children free; museum exhibits and tours; contact Michael Hawkins, 3140 CEC, Albany, NY 12230, (518) 486-2011; e-mail: mhawkins@mail.nysed.gov; Web site: www.nysm.nysed.gov

20-22INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual show; Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Indiana State Museum; 650 W. Washington St.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4; adults $12, seniors $10, children $7; dealers, regional clubs, 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

20-22SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Earl Warren Showgrounds; 3400 Calle Real; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

21-22MESA, 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 (12 and under) free; dealers, jewelry, gems, cabochons, beads, opals, rocks, slabs, fossils, lapidary equipment and supplies, hourly door prizes, silent auction, gem tree making, raffle, kids' egg-carton rock collections, Wheel-of-Rocks; contact Kelly Iverson, (480) 325-2705; Web site: www.ajrockclub.com

21-22LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Friends of the Museum, New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum; 4100 Dripping Springs Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5; contact Dawn Starostka, PO Box 15150, Las Cruces, NM 88004, (575) 522-1232; e-mail: dawn@helpinghandsevents.com; Web site: www.lcmuseumrocks.com

21-22BOISE, IDAHO: Annual Rock and Gem Show; Idaho Gem Club, Expo Idaho; 5610 Glenwood; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children (12 and under) free; contact Brent Stewart, (208) 342-1151; e-mail: rocksbybrent@gmail.com

21-22ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Antioch Lapidary Club, Contra Costa County Fairground; 1201 W. 10th St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children (12 and under), Scouts in uniform, and active military with ID free; jewelry, gems, findings, supplies, slabs, auction, grab bags, exhibits, hands-on projects for kids; contact Brenda Miguel, 115 Hillside Ln., Martinez, CA 94553, (925) 301-6957; e-mail: Brenda.miguel@yahoo.com; Web site: www.antiochlapidaryclub.com

28-28LAKELAND, FLORIDA: Annual show; Bone Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Society, FPC of Lakeland; 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr.; Sat. 9-4:30; adults $3, teachers, students and children free; special teacher raffle prizes, hourly 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, wire wrapping and cabochon making craftsmen; contact Kim Price, PO Box 2054, Auburndale, FL 33823, (863) 412-9156; e-mail: IBVGMFS@gmail.com; Web site: www.bonevalley.net

February 2015-March 2015

27-1COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

28-1JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: Annual show; Mississippi Gem & Mineral Society, State Fairgrounds; Trade Mart Building; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students $3; gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, beads, books, lapidary tools, free demonstrations, cutting, faceting, jewelry making, flint knapping, wire wrapping, kids’ activities and educational exhibits; contact Ricky Odum, Jr., (601) 750-8765; e-mail: rickyhalffeather@icoud.com; Web site: http://missgems.org

28-1SAN 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

28-1VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society, Solano County Faairgrounds, 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' Corner activities; contact Dan Wolke, 900 Fairgrounds Dr., Vallejo, CA 94590, (707) 334-2950; e-mail: dncwolke@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.vjgems.org

28-1ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON: 2015 Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show; East KingCo Rock Club, Pickering Barn; 1730 10 Avenue NW; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission is FREE; contact Robin Feiner, PO Box 2203, Redmond, WA 98073; e-mail: rfeiner@rocketmail.com

March 2015

6-7COLVILLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Panorama Gem and Mineral Club, Colville Fairgrounds Ag Building; 317 West Astor; Fri. 8:30 am-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; contact Bill Allen, (509) 935-8779; e-mail: sago@theofficenet.com

6-8DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

6-8NEWARK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Mineral and Gem Society of Castro Valley, Newark Pavilion; 6430 Thornton Ave.; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission $6.00 3 day pass, Children <13 Free w/adult; 67th Annual Show & Sale. Over 40 dealers selling Jewelry, Gemstones, Minerals, Fossils, Beads, Faceted Stones, Books, Tools. Also Demos, Exhibits, Fluorescent Room, Kids Spinning Wheel, Geode Splitting, Door Prizes, Raffles, Live Auction. Free parking. ; contact Cathy Miller, 20948 A Corsair Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545, (510) 887-9007; e-mail: showchair@mgscv.org; Web site: www.mgscv.org

6-8RICHMOND, 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) and Scouts and leaders in uniform free; jewelry, minerals, fossils, displays, demonstrators, silent auction, children's activities; contact John LaMont, 1271 Fairfield Ave., Brookville, IN 47012, (765) 647-4894 or (937) 339-1966

6-8LARGO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Suncoast Gem & Mineral Society, Minnreg Hall; 6340 126th Ave. No.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students with ID $4; contact Bill Schmidt, SGAMS, PO Box 13254, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3254, (727) 822-8279; e-mail: SGAMSgemshow@gmail.com; Web site: www.sgams.com

6-9ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Monrovia Rockhounds, Arboretum Botanic Gardens; 201 S. Baldwin Ave.; Sat. 9-4:30, Sun. 9-4:30; Arboretum admission: adults $9, seniors and students $7, children $4; more than 15 dealers, beads, lapidary, jewelry, minerals, rocks, raffle, grab bags, treasure wheel, geodes, silent auction, kids' corner; contact Rudy Lopez, (626) 351-6283; e-mail: rclopez002@verizon.net; Web site: www.moroks.com

7-8NEWARK, DELAWARE: Annual show; Delaware Mineralogical Society, Delaware Technical & Community College- Stanton Campus; 400 Stanton-Christiana Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $6, seniors $5, students (12-16) $4, children (under 12) free with adult; educational exhibits of mineral, lapidary and fossil specimens, regional and university museum displays, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary supplies, door prizes, demonstrations, gem cutting and polishing, children’s table, inexpensive mineral and fossil specimens; contact Gene Hartsteiin, 9 Verbena Dr., Newark, DE 19711; e-mail: gene@fossilnut.com; Web site: www.delminsociety.org

7-8CALDWELL, IDAHO: Annual show; Owyhee Gem & Mineral Society, O'Conner Field House; 2200 Blaine; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children (11 and under) free with adult; dealers, demonstrators, door prizes, grand prize, showcases, black light display, silent auction, Wheel of Gems, sand dig, grab bags; contact Susan Beattie, 104 N. Poplar St., Nampa, ID 83651; Web site: www.owyheerocks.com

7-8VENTURA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Ventura Gem & Mineral Society, Ventura County Fairgrounds; 10 W. Harbor Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; gem, mineral, fossil and lapidary exhibits, 15 dealers, jewelry art demonstrations, silent auctions, raffle, kids' activities, white elephant country store and plant sale; contact Krishna Juarez, PO Box 1573, Ventura, CA 93002, (805) 323-6725; e-mail: info@VGMS.org; Web site: www.vgms.org

7-8ROBSTOWN, TEXAS: Annual show; Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society, Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds; 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd; Sat. 10:OO AM-6:00 PM, Sun. 10:00 AM-5:00 PM; Admission $5.00 for a 2 day pass, Children 12 & under free with adults; Scouts in uniform free: hourly door prizes, grand prize drawing, raffle, touch table, mineral & gem identification, demonstrations, 20 + case exhibits, silent auction, kids wheel of rocks, 25 + dealers, fluorescent case, rocks, minerals, fossils, slabs, cabs, rough, gemstone jewelry, tools equipment, books, geodes. handmade jewelry, amber, agates, petrified wood, and much more. ; contact Linda Simpson, 1302 Annapolis Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78415, (361) 877-5820; e-mail: lsimp@swbell.net; Web site: www.gcgms.org

7-8ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Monrovia Rockhounds, Los Angeles Arboretum Botanic Gardens; 201 S. Baldwin Ave; Sat. 9-4:30, Sun. 9-4:30; Admission $9, Seniors $7, Students $7, Children $4; More than 15 dealers, beads, lapidary, jewelry, minerals, fossils, rocks, raffle, grab bags, treasure wheel, geodes.; contact Jo Anna Ritchey, 224 Oaks Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016, (626) 359-1624; e-mail: joannaritchey@gmail.com; Web site: www.moroks.com

7-8BIG SPRING, TEXAS: Annual show; Big Spring Prospectors Club, Howard County Fair Barn; Big Spring Rodeo Grounds; Sat. 9:00 A.M-5:00 P.M, Sun. 10:00 AM-5:00 P.M; Admission Free; contact Lola Lamb, 2200 Cecilia, Big Spring, TX 79720, (243) 263-3340; e-mail: lolabellelamb@yahoo.com

12-15DEMING, NEW MEXICO: 50th Annual Rockhound Roundup Gem & Mineral Show; Deming Gem & Mineral Society, SWNM State Fairgrounds; 4100 Raymond Reed Blvd.; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; more than 100 dealers, rough rock, slabs, cabs, handcrafted jewelry, rock-related items, lapidary tools, supplies and equipment, educational demonstrations, children's activities, displays, silent auctions, live auction, drawings, Spinning Wheel, guided field trips; contact Marilyn Page, PO Box 1459, Deming, NM 88031, (575) 544-9019; e-mail: thedgms@gmail.com; Web site: www.thedgms.com

13-15KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Annual show; Greater Kansas City Association of Earth Science Clubs, KCI Expo Center; 11730 NW Ambassador Dr; Fri. 9 AM-8 PM, Sat. 10 AM-7 PM, Sun. 10 AM-5 PM; Admission $6, Children 5-12 $3; 0-4 Free; 70+ Retail and wholesale dealers; swap; educational exhibits and lectures; benefit auction. ; contact Bruce Stinemetz, 2706 S Cherokee, Independence, MO 64055, (816) 795-5159; e-mail: kcgsinfo@yahoo.com; ; Web site: www.kcgemshow.org or www.gemshowkc.org.

13-15PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Alameda County Fairgrounds; 4501 Pleasanton Ave; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

13-15VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA: 39th annual ; Victor Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Stoddard Wells Tailgate; I-15 Exit 157, Stoddard Wells Rd., 11 miles NE of I-15; Daily 8-5; free admission; outdoor event, Saturday field trip for tri-colored marble, silent auctions Saturday and Sunday, more than 50 dealers, rough, slabs, cabs, handcrafted jewelry, minerals, fossils; contact Brett Ward, 15555 Main St., #D4, PMB 214, Hesperia, CA 92345, (760) 954-4323; e-mail: bretts88@verizon.net; Web site: vvgmc.org

13-15HILLSBORO, OREGON: Annual show; Tualatin Valley Rock & Gem Club, Hillsboro Fair Plex; 873 NE 34th Avenue; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $1, Children 12 and under Free; contact Walt Butler, PO Box 641, Forest Grove, OR 97116; e-mail: Waltercbutler@comcast.net

14-14SKOKIE, ILLINOIS: 66th Annual Silent Auction; Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society, St. Peter's United Church of Christ gymnasium; 8013 Laramie Ave. (across the street from the public library on Oakton); Sat. 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; Admission is Free; Bring the entire family. Rockhounds of all ages bid on rocks, crystals, minerals, fossils, handmade jewelry, lapidary treasures, books, magazines and more to add to their collections. Doors open to the public at 6 p.m.; first table closes at 6:30 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free admission and parking. ; contact Jeanine N. Mielecki, (773) 774-2054; e-mail: jaynine9@aol.com; Web site: www.chicagorocks.org

14-15FILER, IDAHO: 64th Annual Gem Show; Magic Valley Gem Club, Twin Falls County Fairgrounds; Merchant Bldg. #1, 215 Fair Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, children (under 12) with an adult free; contact Shirley Metts, 550 Main St. S., Kimberly, ID 83341, (208) 423-4827; e-mail: imetts@centurylink.net

14-15SAN MARINO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Pasadena Lapidary Society, San Marino Masonic Center; 3130 Huntington Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; member displays, demonstrations, jewelry making, carving, dealers, minerals, rough material, jewelry, gems, collectibles; contact Marcia Goetz, (626) 260-7239

14-15CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; The North Jersey Mineralogical Society, Pope John II Center; 775 Valley Rd.; Daily 10-5; adults $5, seniors $4, children (under 12) free; more than 25 dealers, minerals, fossils, crystals, lapidary rough, jewelry, free specimens for kids; contact Jeff Wilson, 14 Beach Dr., Montague, NJ 07827, (973) 293-7911; e-mail: buckwood4@yahoo.com; Web site: nojms.webs.com

14-15WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Kettle Moraine Geological Society, Waukesha County Expo Center; 1000 Northview Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (under 12) free; agates, minerals, gems, fossils, cabochons, Native American artifacts, geology and Earth history displays, educational speakers, demonstrations, club sales, mineral and gem dealers, jewelry, lapidary, wire wrapping, fluorescence; contact Richard Rosenberger, 245 Meadowside Court, Pewaukee, WI 53072; e-mail: rosenber.w@sbcglobal.net; Web site: kmgsrocks.com

14-15SPRECKELS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Salinas Valley Rock & Gem, Spreckels Vets Memorial Hall; 5th St. and Llano St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; contact Teri Beck, (831) 679-2896; Web site: salinasrockandgem.com

14-15KALISPELL, MONTANA: Annual show; NW Montana Rock Chucks, Flathead County Fairgrounds; 265 North Meridian Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $1.00, Children Free; contact Kathy Fager, PO Box 5541, Kalispell, MT 59903; e-mail: babcockk@montanasky.net

14-15TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mother Lode Mineral Rock & Gem Show, Stanislaus Fairgrounds; 900 N. Broadway; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $6, Under 12 free with adult; Rock, Mineral & Jewelry Show! FAMILY EVENT Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Jewelry, Beads, Fluorescents and more! Learn to make beautiful jewelry out of natural rocks and gemstones from our demonstrators. Children's Activities including making your own bracelet, and carving soapstone. We also have a HUGE fluorescent display tent. There are over 40 dealers selling rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads & supplies. We have much, much more... We would love to have you visit our show! See our website for more info and pictures! ; contact Bud & Terry McMillin, CA, (209) 524-3494; e-mail: bud.mcmillin.b7yj@statefarm.com; Web site: www.turlockgemshow.com

14-15COTTONWOOD, ARIZONA: Show and sale; CKM Productions, LLC, Mingus Union High School; 1801 East Fir Street; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 AM-4:00 PM; Adults $3.00; Vendors from around the region will be offering crystals, mineral specimens, jewelry, gemstones, rough rock, fossils, and beads. Food and raffles will be available during the show.; contact Greg Capatch, (928) 554-4615; e-mail: gregcapatch@yahoo.com

14-15TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; The Mother Lode Mineral Society of California, Stanislaus Fairgrounds; 900 N. Broadway; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $6, Children 12 & under free with adults; Rock, Mineral & Jewelry Show! FAMILY EVENT Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Jewelry, Beads, Fluorescents and more! Learn to make beautiful jewelry out of natural rocks and gemstones from our demonstrators. Children's Activities including making your own bracelet, and carving soapstone. We also have a HUGE fluorescent display tent. There are over 40 dealers selling rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads & supplies. We have much, much more... We would love to have you visit our show! See our website for more info and pictures! ; contact Bud & Terry McMillin, CA, (209) 368-2797; e-mail: bud.mcmillin.b7yj@statefarm.com; Web site: www.turlockgemshow.com

20-22TACOMA, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Tacoma Dome; 2727 E D St; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

20-22ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Mountain Area Gem and Mineral Association, Camp Stephens; Clayton Road; Fri. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission Free; Numerous vendors offering gems, minerals and fossils from North Carolina and around the world. ; contact Richard Jacquot, POB 542, Leicester, NC 28748, (828) 779-4501; e-mail: rick@wncrocks.com; Web site: www.americanrockhound.com

20-22JACKSON, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Michigan Gem & Mineral Society, Jackson County Fairgrounds - American 1 Event Center; 200 W. Ganson; Fri. 11-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $4, seniors $2, students $1, children (under 5) free; kids' activities, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, lapidary supplies, demonstrators, exhibits, displays, silent auctions, door prizes, raffle; contact Sally Hoskin, (517) 522-3396; e-mail: saltoosal2@yahoo.com; Web site: mgmsrockclub.com

20-22ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Abq. Gem & Mineral Club, Expo NM ; 300 San Pedro NE; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am -6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission $3, Children Free under 13; Friday is Dollar Day! 54 dealers, gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils, lapidary, equipment, tools, door prizes, raffles, silent auctions, junior table, live wolf & mineral ID. NM State Fairgrounds, Creative Arts Center, enter Gate 3 at San Pedro and Copper. ; contact Paul Hlava, (505) 265-4178; e-mail: paulhlava@q.com; Web site: agmc.info

20-22ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Albuquerque Gem & Mineral Club, NM State Fairgrounds, Expo NM ; 300 San Pedro NE; Fri. 10 am-6 pm , Sat. 10 am -6 pm, Sun. 10 am -5 pm ; 3.00, Free under 13; 46th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry Expo. Admission $3, Friday is Dollar Day, Kids under 13 are free. Enter gate 3 at 300 San Pedro NE and Copper, Creative Arts Center at the NM State Fairgrounds (Expo NM). 50 dealers, door prizes, raffle, silent auction, junior table, live wolf, display cases, mineral ID, gemstones, minerals, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, tools, equipment. Contact: Paul Hlava, 505-265-4178, Web site: agmc.info; contact Paul Hlava, PO Box 13718, Albuquerque, NM 87192, 505-265-4178; e-mail: paulhlava@q.com; Web site: agmc.info

20-22SPANISH FORK, UTAH: Annual show; Timpanogos Gem & Mineral Society, Spanish Fork, Utah, Fair Grounds in the Indoor Tennis Court ; 475 South Main, Spanish Fork Fair Grounds, Indoor Tennis Court; Fri. 10 am-7 pm, Sat. 10 am-7 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission = Free; 56th "Spring Parade of Gems"; Timpanogos Gem & Mineral Society, Spanish Fork Fair Grounds, 475 S. Main; Free Admission; displays, dealers, jewelry, fossils, equipment, Mr. Bones, door prizes, touch table, rock sales, silent auction, rocks in the rough, minerals, lapidary equipment, Junior Club Booth, kids' grab bags, Wheel of Fortune, instruction on polishing cabochons. Demonstrations, faceting, flint napping, wire wrapping, beading, fluorescent mineral display. Contact Aaron Mcknight timprocks1@gmail.com. Web site: www.timprocks.weebly.com; contact Keith Fackrell, 2295 E 700 S, Springville, UT 84663, (801) 592-0410; e-mail: krfackrell@gmail.com; Web site: www.timprocks.weebly.com

21-22WHEATON, ILLINOIS: Annual show; ESCONI, DuPage County Fairgrounds; 2015 Manchester Road, 60187; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission Free; The Esconi 2015 Gem, Mineral and Fossil show will be running on March 21st & 22nd, at the Dupage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester, Wheaton, IL. The show will feature gem, jewelry, fossil & mineral dealers, live & silent auctions, craft demonstrations, book sales, kid's corner and geode cracking. Children under the age of 16 can receive a free geode at the geode booth! More information on the show is available at www.esconi.com. ; contact Jeff Lord, (224) 231 7301; e-mail: jlord83@yahoo.com; Web site: www.esconi.org

21-22LEMOORE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Lemoore Gem & Mineral Club, Trinity Hall; 470 Champion St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; contact Keith Olivas, PO Box 455, Lemoore, CA 93245, (559) 622-9440; e-mail: georgersilva@sbcglobal.net

21-22PORT ANGELES, WASHINGTON: Annual show; City of Port Angeles, Vern Burton Community Center; 308 East 4th Street; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission Free, Children Free; Free rocks for the kids while supplies last, over 30 vendors selling rough & polished rocks, gemstones, fossils, beads, slabs, carvings, crystals, mineral, Uruguay amethyst geodes, shells, jewelry, wire wrapping, woodworking, cabochons, equipment, and much more! Free door prize.; contact Cindy Kochanek, 308 East 4th Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362, (360) 417-4550; e-mail: ckochane@cityofpa.us; Web site: www.cityofpa.us

21-22GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND: Annual show; The Gem, Lapidary and Mineral Society of Montgomery County, Maryland, Montgomery Co. Fairgrounds; 16 Chestnut St.; Sat. 10:00am-6:00pm, Sun. 11:00am-5:00pm; Admission $6.00, Children Free; Gem, Lapidary, and Mineral Society of Montgomery County MD., Inc. 51st Annual GLMSMC Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show At the Montgomery County Fairgrounds – Gaithersburg, Maryland March 21 & 22, 2015. More than 20 dealers will have gems, minerals, fossils, meteorites and crystals for sale. Enjoy demonstrations, over 40 exhibits, raffle, door prizes, free workshop, free specimens for kids, and/or get more information about specimens from your own collection. Those under 18 can dig for free specimens in the kid’s mini-mines! ; contact Jim Kostka, 906 North St NE, Leesburg, VA 20176, (202) 207-5437; e-mail: jkostka@juno.com; Web site: http://www.glmsmc.com/show.shtml

21-22SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Annual show; SAN ANTONIO GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY, SAN ANTONIO TEXAS; 8111 MEADOW LEAF DR [CORNER OF I-410 WEST AND MARBACH; Sat. 10AM-6PM, Sun. 10AM-4PM; Admission $5, Seniors $3, Students $2, Children $1; 54TH ANNUAL FIESTA OF GEMS; contact ROBERT BOWIE, (21O) 860 2830; e-mail: krbotx@gvtc.com; Web site: www.swgemandmineral.org

21-22CHAMBERSBURG, PA 17201, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Franklin County Rock and Mineral Club, Inc., Hamilton Heights Elementary School; 1589 Johnson Road ; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission $5.00, Children 12 and under free with paying adult; Jewelry- Gemstones-Minerals-Fossils-Displays-Demonstrations - Door Prizes ; contact Mike Mowen, 5979 Altenwald Rd., Waynesboro,, PA 17268, (717) 264-9024; e-mail: mlmo@innernet.net

21-22MISSOULA, MONTANA: 21st Annual Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show = Gems of Montana; Hellgate Mineral Society, Hilton Garden Inn; 3720 North Reserve Street, 406 532 5300; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; $2.00, under 14 free; contact Bob Riggs, 14 Holiday Lane, Missoula, MT 59801, (406) 543-3667

27-28ADA, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Ada Gem, Mineral and Fossil Club, Ada, Oklahoma; 1710 N Broadway; Fri. 8am-6pm, Sat. 9am-5pm; Admission is FREE; The show will feature various demonstrations and displays of fluorescent rocks, minerals, fossils, lapidary and jewelry. Silent auctions of materials donated by dealers and members will be held hourly. Special Kids’ Events: Fossil Dig, also The Petting Zoo. Dealers from the surrounding states (Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, & Texas).; contact Ed Vermillion, P.O. Box 782, Purcell, OK 73080, (405) 527-6431; e-mail: okieed42@windstream.net; Web site: http://www.freewebs.com/agmfc/index.htm

27-29SPOKANE, WASHINGTON: 56th Annual Gem, Jewelry & Mineral Show; Rock Rollers Club of Spokane, Spokane County Fair & Expo Center; N. 604 Havana, at Broadway; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, seniors and military $5, children (12 & under) free; the incredible lapidary artistry of Olive Cohour, more than 40 dealers, 60 display cases, fossils, crystals, gemstones, minerals, specimens, handcrafted jewelry, lapidary supplies and demonstrations, hourly door prizes, youth activities, grand prize; contact David Rapp, (509) 891-6533; e-mail: showchair@rockrollers.org

27-29SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, South Towne Expo Center; 9575 S State St; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

27-29INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual 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 for 3 days, children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones, gem trees, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths and goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes, classes available, Western jewelry; contact Van Wimmer Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

27-29HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA: 45th Annual Unifour Show and 2015 Eastern Federation Convention; Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Hickory Metro Convention Center; 1960 13th Ave. Dr. SE, I-40, Exit 125; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, students and children free; dealers, exhibits, hourly door prizes, hands-on children's activities, cabbing, faceting and wire wrapping demonstrations, "Somewhere in the Rainbow" exhibit; contact Baxter Leonard, 2510 Rolling Ridge Dr., Hickory, NC 28602, (828) 320-4028; e-mail: gailandbaxter@aol.com; Web site: cvgmc.org/

27-29LOVELAND, COLORADO: Annual show; Fort Collins Rockhounds, The Ranch; Larimer County Fairgrounds, Thomas M. McKee Building; Fri. 4:00 pm-8:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission $4/day, $7/3-day, Students12-18 w/id $1, Children Free with adult; This year’s exhibits feature Colorado Minerals. Metro State University will host a hands-on rock identification educational experience. Door prizes, mineral specimen grab bag sales, children's activity table, demonstrations and the silent auction are ongoing. Gem and mineral dealers sell everything from rockhounding equipment and ore-grade specimens to fine jewelry and 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

28-28MIDDLEBORO, MASSACHUSETTS: auction; Southeastern Massachusetts Mineral Club, Inc., Mitchell Memorial Club; 29 Elm St., corner Elm St. & Rt. 44; Sat. 10:30 AM-3:30 PM; Admission Free; Auction is Saturday, March 28, 2015; contact Jim Gaudet, 67 Benson St., Middleboro, MA 02346, (508) 946-0558; e-mail: rocks2gems@verizon.net; Web site: SEMMC.com

28-29PLYMOUTH MEETING, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Philadelphia Mineralogical Society, The Philadelphia Paleontological Society, LuLu Temple; 5140 Butler Pike; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children (under 12) $1; special exhibits by the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Leidy Microscopical Society, fossils, minerals, gems, speakers, exhibits, fossil dig, Kids' Mineral Corner, door prizes, Scouting Merit Badge information; contact Karenne Snow, (609) 353-4101; Web site: www.philamineralsociety.org

28-29CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA: Annual show; Cedar Valley Rocks & Minerals Society, Hawkeye Downs; 400 6th St. SW; Sat. 8:30-6, Sun. 9:30-5; adults $2, students $1, children and groups with adult leader free; educational programs, silent auctions, demonstrations, displays, door prizes, kids' activities, gem sluice, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, tools, equipment, lapidary supplies; contact Marv Houg, (319) 364-2868; e-mail: m_houg@yahoo.com; Web site: www.cedarvalleyrockclub.org

28-29ANTHEM, ARIZONA: Annual show; Daisy Mountain Rock and Mineral Club, Diamond Canyon School; 40004 N. Liberty Bell Way; Sat. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sun. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM; Admission $3.00, Seniors $2.00, Students $2.00, Children under 12 free; 30 dealers; gems, minerals, fossils, fluorescents, jewelry,beads, wire trapping, geodes, raffles, kids events; contact Ed Winbourne, (623) 444 4634; e-mail: ewinbourne@gmail.com

28-29SAYRE, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club, Athens Twp. Fire Hall; 211 Herrick Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students $1, children (under 8) free; museum displays, kids' activities, geode cutting, UV program, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, lapidary, jewelry; contact Bob McGuire, 224 Church St., Lopez, PA 19628, (570) 928-9238; e-mail: uvbob@epix.net; Web site: www.chehannarocks.com

28-29ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: 53rd Annual Show; Roseville Rock Rollers Gem & Mineral Society, Roseville (Placer County) Fairgrounds; 800 All America City Blvd. (off Washington), four buildings, plus outside grounds; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $6 (discount coupon on Web site), seniors $5, children (12 and under) free with adult; educational activities, kids' "Education Station", exhibits, more than 50 dealers, crystals, fossils, minerals, beads, gemstones, gold panning, mining equipment, meteorites, polished stones, jade, opal, world-class mineral specimens, tourmaline, gold, petrified wood, lapidary demonstrations, silent auctions, free mineral and gem ID, raffle prizes, door prizes, lapidary shop open house, rain or shine; contact Gloria Marie, PO Box 452, Roseville, CA 95661, (916) 216-1114; e-mail: gloriarosevillerockrollers@gmail.com; Web site: www.rockrollers.com

28-29SWEET HOME, OREGON: 67th Annual Gem and Mineral show ; Sweet Home Rock and Mineral Society, Sweet Home High School Gym; 1641 Long Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission .50 ¢; contact Joe Cota, PO Box 2279, Sweet Home, OR 97355, (541) 451 2740

28-29NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS: Western Mass Mineral, Jewelry, and 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) free with adult, Scouts in uniform free; more than 19 dealers, minerals, crystals, jewelry, gems, lapidary, free exhibits, free mineral specimen for children; contact Lee Champigny, (413) 320-9741; Web site: www.westernmassmineralshow.com or www.cvmineralclub.org

28-29DOTHAN, ALABAMA: Annual show; Dothan Gem and Mineral Club, Houston County Farm Center; 1701 Cottonwood Road; Sat. 9:00-5:00, Sun. 10:00-4:00; Admission is Free; Minerals, rocks, fossils, jewelry. Kids' activities. Door Prizes. Silent Auction. Fun for the whole family. Free admission and free parking. ; contact Jeff DeRoche, 121 W. Crawford St., Dothan, AL 36301, (334) 673-3554; e-mail: arlambert@comcast.net; Web site: www.wiregrassrockhounds.com

28-29BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON: 54th Annual Rock & Gem Show; Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club, Bloedel Donovan Community Center; 2214 Electric Avenue; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission is Free; Show includes gold panning and lapidary demonstrations, fluorescent show, rocks, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, club sales and dealers. Also door prizes, scholarship raffle, silent auction, exhibits, food service, special activities for kids, and more; contact Tracy Jackson, (360) 366-0576; e-mail: tracyljackson@comcast.net; Web site: www.mtbakerrockclub.org

28-29DOTHAN , ALABAMA: Annual show; Dothan Gem and Mineral Club, Houston County Farm Center; 1701 East Cottonwood Road; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is Free; Rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry. Kids' activities. Silent Auction. Door Prizes. Free Admission. Free Parking.; contact Jeff DeRoche, 121 W. Crawford St., Dothan, AL 36301, (334) 673-3554; e-mail: arlambert@comcast.com; Web site: www.wiregrassrockhounds.com

28-29MONROE , WISCONSIN: Annual show; Badger Lapidary & Geological Society, Inc., Monroe Senior High School; 1600 26th Street; Sat. 9 AM-5 PM, Sun. 9 AM-5 PM; Admission is Free; Badger Lapidary & Geological Society, 45th Annual, Rock, Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show. Ten dealers, excellent speakers, many beautiful club displays, fluorescent mineral tent, lapidary demonstrations, club sales table, hourly door prizes, educational films. Activities for kids: Fishpond, spinner game, scavenger hunt, quarry quest, rock polishing, and roving rock wizard. Food: Full Menu. Free Show - Free-will donation and free parking. ; contact Teri Marche, 5415 Lost Woods Ct., Oregon, WI 53575, (608) 835-2653; e-mail: tmarche555@gmail.com; Web site: www.badgerrockclub.org

28-29LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY: Show and sale; Blue Grass Gem and Mineral Club, Clarion Hotel; 1950 Newton Pike; Sat. 10:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sun. 11:00 AM-5:00 PM; Admission $2, Children $1; Lexington Rock Gem and Jewelry Show Sponsored by Blue Grass Gem and Mineral Club in conjunction with Rockhounds of Central Kentucky March 28-29, 2015 Clarion Hotel, Lexington, KY located near Exit 115 off I-75/64 at 1950 Newton Pike Show includes minerals, jewelry, equipment dealers, exhibits, KY Agate, fluorescent display, prizes, and auctions. Admission: $2 Adults, $1 Children, $5 Max for Family, Scouts in uniform free.; contact Allen Ferrell, (859) 277-2469; e-mail: kyrock2010kentucky@yahoo.com; Web site: www.bggamc.homestead.com

28-29ANGELS CAMP, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Calaveras Gem and Mineral Society, Calaveras County Fairgrounds; 101 Frogtown Rd; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission $4.00, Children 12 & under Free with paying adult; CALAVERAS GEM & MINERAL SHOW 2015 Calaveras Gem and Jewelry Show, Calaveras County Fairgrounds (Frogtown) Sat. March 28, 2015,1Oam – 5 pm & Sun. March 29, 2015, 1Oam - 4pm. Admission is $4 for adults; kids 12 & under are free,if accompanied by a paying adult. There will be numerous exhibits featuring jewelry, carvings, faceted gemstones and polished rocks. There will be demonstrators in disciplines such as faceting gemstones, wire wrapping, chain fabrication, flint knapping and hard rock carving. KIDS AREA has activities and hands on projects. Dealers will be there who sell jewelry­ making supplies, tools, beads, minerals, gemstones, handcrafted jewelry, meteorites, fossils, books, etc. Snack Bar on site. Free parking and a shuttle service from fairground gate up to the show building. For more information, visit www.calaverasgemandmineral.org, or contact Robin Williams 209-728-8277 or e-mail amy95247@yahoo.com. Submitted by: Anna Christiansen achrist361@sbcglobal.net ; contact Robin Williams, PO Box 1135, Murphys, CA 95247, 209-728-8277; e-mail: amy95247@yahoo.com; Web site: calaverasgemandmineral.org

28-29CENTRAL POINT, OREGON: Annual show; Roxy Ann Gem & Mineral Show, Jackson County Expo; 1 Peninger Road; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission $5.00, Seniors $3.00, Students $2.00, Children under 6 Free; Demonstrations, Dealers and De-accessioned Museum Auction Saturday only after show 5:30 pm; contact Jami Walkins, 316 S Peach St, 74, Medford, OR 97501, (541) 646-5782; e-mail: orrockgirl58gmail.com; Web site: www.craterrock.com

April 2015

3-5EUGENE, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Lane County Events Center; 796 W 13th Ave; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission = $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

4-5CHICO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Paradise Gem & Mineral Club, Silver Dollar Fair Grounds; 2335 Fair St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (under 16) free; "Petrified Wood": 48 display cases, free specimens for the first 200 children; contact Manuel Garcia, 5659 Foster Rd., Paradise, CA 95969, (530) 877-7324; e-mail: mmpg@att.net

4-5LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Lincoln Gem and Minerals Club, Inc., Lancaster Event Center; 84th and Havelock Ave, Lincoln Room; Sat. 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sun. 10:00 AM-5:00 PM; Admission = $5.00, Children 11 and under free with adult; Adult 2 day PASS $9.00. Dealer Space FULL. Educational Programs daily. Gem Digs Discover the Beauty of Rock. ; contact James Marburger, 334 Locust, Box 64, Hickman, NE 68372, (402) 430-6703; e-mail: jm24122@windstream.net; Web site: www.lincolngemmineralclub.org

9-11WYOMING, 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. 9:30-7; free admission; dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, beads, rough, equipment, books, displays, demonstrations, children's table; contact Don Van Dyke, 4296 Oakview, Wyoming, MI 49519, (616) 669-6932; e-mail: donvandyke@tm.net; Web site: www.indianmoundsrockclub.com

10-12ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Annual Spring Gem, Mineral and Bead Show; Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society, National Guard Armory; 2809 S. Fern Creek Ave.; Fri. 1-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 ($1 off coupon on Web site), students $2, Scouts free; demonstrations, cabochon cutting, faceting, wire wrapping, flint knapping, metal work, 30-minute auctions, kids' table, sluice mining for gems, hourly door prizes, gems, minerals, beads, metaphysical stones, fossils, Scout merit badges; contact Paul Hayes, 1400 Sawyerwood Ave., Orlando, FL 32809, (407) 816-1229; e-mail: phayes3@cfl.rr.com; Web site: www.cfmgs.org

10-12HILLSBORO, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Washington County Fairgrounds; 873 NE 34th Ave; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

10-12ABBOTSFORD, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: Annual show; British Columbia Lapidary Society, Ag. Rec. Center; 32470 Haida Dr., Canada; Fri. 10 am-8 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-6 pm; Admission $ 6, Students $ 2, Children under 6 free; club displays, demos, 25,000 sq. ft., new tailgate sale; contact Cam Bacon, (604) 854-1711; e-mail: showchaircam@yahoo.com

10-12VISTA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vista Gem and Mineral, Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum; 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave.; Fri. 10 am.-5 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am -5 pm; Admission is Free; Free Parking and admission to museum during show; contact Ray Pearce, (760) 535-5524; e-mail: raysrocks@cox.net

10-12EDISON, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Eons Expos, LLLP, NJ Convention & Expo Center; 97 Sunfield Avenue; Fri. 12 pm-p pm; Admission $10.00, Students $5.00, Children Free; Mindat.org Lecture Series, huge UV Mineral Exhibit in the Junior Ballroom, Viewing Stone exhibit, sluicing for the kids, regional club displays, demonstrations, and more activities & exhibits added closer to show time. ; contact Lowell Carhart, 80 Roslyn Forest Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22901, (804) 291-6357; e-mail: LowellCarhart@yahoo.com; Web site: www.NY-NJ-Show.com

10-12OGDEN, UTAH: Annual show; Golden Spike Gem & Mineral Society and NFMS, Golden Spike Event Center, Weber County Fairground; 1000 N 1200 W, GPS: 1181 N Fairground Dr ; Fri. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission $3.00 Donation, Students $1.50 Donation, Children 12 and under and Scouts Free with an Adult; 63rd Gemstone Junction; Golden Spike Gem & Mineral Society; Donations: $3.00 Adults, Children 12 and under Free with an Adult, Student $1.50, and Scouts in uniform Free with their Leader. Over 25 Dealers, Displays, Exhibits (competitive and hobbyist), Demonstrations, Geode splitting, Door Prizes, Silent auction. Rocks, Minerals, Jewelry, Beads, Gemstones, Equipment, Supplies, Fossils, Wood, Findings, Gold panning, Knapping, and more. For the Young at Heart: Mr. Bones and his Walking Dinosaurs, Grab Bags, Wheel of Fortune, Sapphire screening, and more. Free Parking. ; contact Marie or Les Tryon, (801) 782-5664 or (801) 528-8998

10-12EDISON, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Eons Expos, LLP, NJ Convention & Exposition Center; 97 Sunfield Avenue; Fri. 12 pm-9 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-6 pm; Adults $10, Students $5, Children are Free; 400 vendor booths and 14,000 visitors makes this the largest Mineral, Fossil, and Gem Show east of the Mississippi River. The 'Mindat.org Speaker Series' will feature presenters from around the world. A huge display of glowing UV minerals from all major sites on Earth will be featured in our darkened Junior Ballroom (presented by the Franklin Mineral Museum and Sterling Hill Mining Museums). Activities for the kids include sluicing, and every child over 5 will receive a UV rock upon entry -- so they will want to rush to the UV room to see in which color that it glows. A 2,000 sq foot section in the middle of the show will highlight large specimens of dinosaurs and other fossilized life. For business-to-business transactions, there will be a separate 20,000 sq. ft. 'Wholesale Only' section. Entry is $10 for those over 12 years old, just $5 for kids between 5 and 12, and under 5 are free. Parking is free. The full-service cafeteria can seat 100 people at a time. ; contact Hetaher Grana, 235 First Avenue, Keyport, NJ 07735, (973) 903-3256; e-mail: Heather@EonsExpos.com; Web site: http://www.NY-NJ-GemShow.com

11-12MARIPOSA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; CA State Mineral Museum and Mariposa Club, Mariposa Fairgrounds; Highway 49 and Fairgrounds Rd.; Sat. 10.00-5.00, Sun. 10.00-4.00; Adults $3, Seniors = Free, Students = $2, Children = Free; Includes full access at no extra charge to California State Mining & Mineral Museum on the same property. See the giant Fricot gold nugget back on display this year.; contact Martin Foden, (209) 742-4036; e-mail: martin@safarigold.com; Web site: http://www.camineralmuseum.com

11-12YAKIMA, WASHINGTON: 54th Parade of Gems; Yakima Rock & Mineral Club, Central Washington State Fair Grounds; Modern Living Building, 1301 S. Fair Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3.50, seniors and students $2, children (under 12) free with adult; displays, dealers, rough rock, finished jewelry, specimens, lapidary equipment, demonstrations, cabbing, wire wrapping, silent auction, door prizes, raffle, spin the wheel, grab bags, gold panning; contact Marti Sondgeroth, 2013 S. 41st Ave., Yakima, WA 98903, (509) 248-6401; e-mail: marthams@q.com

11-12MARION, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Southern Illinois Earth Science Club, Pavilion of the City of Marion; 1602 Sioux Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, children (18 and under) free; gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary, fluorescent light shows, door prizes, silent auctions; contact Mike Chontofalsky, 1019 E. Broadway, Centralia, IL 62801, (618) 532-0455; e-mail: chontofalsky@att.net; Web site: siesclub.org

11-12ABILENE, TEXAS: Show and sale; Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society, Abilene Civic Center; N. 6th and Pine; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students (6-12) $1.50, children (under 6) and Scouts in uniform free; exhibits, 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 drawing; contact Kay H. McDaniel, 3118 Woodglen Cove, Abilene, TX 79606, (325) 668-8558; e-mail: kmcdaniel23@suddenlink.net; Web site: rockclub.txol.net

11-12JOHNSON CITY, NEW YORK: Annual show; New York Southern Tier Geology Club, Johnson City Senior Citizens Center; 30 Brockton St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (under 12) free; club exhibits, silent auctions, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, lapidary, jewelry; contact Tom Ogden, 96 Main St., Bainbridge, NY 13733, (607) 967-8552; e-mail: tandjogden@stny.rr.com

11-12ORANGE, CONNETICUT: Annual show; New Haven Mineral Club, Amity Middle School; 100 Ohman Ave., off Rte.34; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children free with adult; minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, exhibits, dealers, door prizes, lectures, demonstrations; contact Art Doyle; e-mail: president@newhavenmineralclub.org; Web site: newhavenminerlclub.org

11-12CANTON, OHIO: Annual show; Stark County Gem & Mineral Club, Stark County Fairgrounds; 305 Wertz Avenue NW; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission = Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $1, Children under 6 free; Silent Auctions every 15 minutes, displays, lapidary supplies, kids games, fluorescent mineral display, demonstrations, rock and mineral specimens, jewelry makers, national dealers, gemstones, etc.; contact Elise Dougan; e-mail: donelisedougan@gmail.com

11-12SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Northwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Society, Community Building of Siloam Springs Arkansas; 115 S Mount Olive; Sat. 9:00am-5:00pm, Sun. 10:00am-4:00pm; Adults $3, Seniors $3, Students $2, Children Free under 8; Like us on Facebook; contact Dave Leininger, 14029 White Oak Lane, Bentonville, AR 72712, (479) 721-1579; e-mail: hulagrub@aol.com; Web site: www.nwarockhounds.org

17-19SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino del Rio S.; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Adults $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

17-19RICKREALL, OREGON: Show, ; Willamette Agate & Mineral Society, Polk County Fairgrounds; 520 S. Pacific Hwy. West; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4:30; adults $2, children (under 12) free; contact Etheleen Flippo, (503) 623-4241; e-mail: reflippoo@hotmail.com

17-19ALPINE, TEXAS: Show and sale; Chihuahuan Desert Gem & Mineral Club, Alpine Civic Center; 801 W.Holland Ave. (Hwy.90); Fri. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; FREE Admission!; contact Judith Brueske, PO Box 1111`, Alpine, TX 79831, (432) 244-9503; e-mail: jbrueske@sbcglobal.net

18-18SEVERNA PARK, MARYLAND: Annual show; Patuxent Lapidary Guild, Earleigh Heights VCF Fire Hall; 161 Ritchie Hwy.; Sat. 10-5; adults $1, children (under 10) free; "Kids' Corner", dealers, fossils, minerals, cabochons, rough rock and slabs, jewelry; contact Donna Madej, 181 Chelsea Rd., Pasadena, MD 21122, (410) 215-1774; e-mail: littlewings@mdonline.net; Web site: www.patuxentlapidary.org

18-18STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA: Rock swap; Oklahoma State Council of Mineralogical Societies, Couch Park pavillion; 12th Ave & Perkins Road; Sat. 10:00am-4:00pm; Admission is Free; Like us on Facebook; contact Dave Leininger, 14029 Whiye Oak Lane, Bentonville, AR 72712, (479) 721-1579; e-mail: hulagrub@aol.com; Web site: www.oklahomamineralsocieties.org

18-19KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Lakeside Gem & Mineral Club, Benton County Fairgrounds; 1500 South Oak; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children (12 and under) free; dealers, demonstrations, silent auction, junior activities, door prizes, displays; contact Mary Lou Omstead, PO Box 6652, Kennewick, WA 99336, (509) 783-2798

18-19LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; North Museum of Nature and Science, The Farm and Home Center; 1383 Arcadia Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults (12 and over) $5; door prizes, educational demonstrations and lectures, children's activities; contact Alison Mallin, 400 College Ave., Lancaster, PA 17602, (717) 358-7188; e-mail: amallin@northmuseum.org

18-19IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO: 51st Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Idaho Falls Gem and Mineral Society, Idaho Falls Recreation Center; B Street; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission = $3.00, Children under 12 free; contact Tom Strong, PO Box 2362, Idaho Falls, ID 83403, (337) 384 6820

18-19THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Conejo Gem & Mineral Club, Borchard Park Community Center; 190 Reino Road at Borchard Road; Sat. 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sun. 10:00 AM-5:00 PM; Admission is FREE; 41st Annual Pageant of a Thousand Gems: Fun for all ages with exhibits and sales of gems, jewelry, rocks, minerals and fossils, Special youth activities. Lapidary & Jewelry making demonstrations. Silent auction, door prizes, plant sale and snack bar. FREE admission and parking.; contact Robert Sankovich, 1961 Havenwood Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, (805) 494-7734; e-mail: rmsorca@roadrunner.com; Web site: www.cgamc.org

21-23IRVINE, KENTUCKY: Annual Kentucky Agate Hunt; Mountain Mushroom Festival, Estell County School's Central Office Gym; 253 Main St.; Tue. 9-4, Wed. 9-4, Thu. 9-4; $10 per day; all-day Kentucky agate hunt, easy- or rough-terrain trips each day; contact Francine Bonny, Irvine City Hall, 101 Chestnut St., Irvine, KY 40336, (606) 723-1233; e-mail: mushroomfestival@irvineonline.com; Web site: www.mountainmushroomfestival.org

24-26IRVINE, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Mountain Mushroom Festival, Agate, Gem & Mineral Show, Estell County School's Central Office Gym; 253 Main St., (enter at the back of the gym); Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; agates, gems, rocks, fossils, minerals, demonstrations, dealers; contact Francine Bonny, Irvine City Hall, 101 Chestnut St., Irvine, KY 40336, (606) 723-1233; e-mail: mushroomfestival@irvineonline.com; Web site: www.mountainmushroomfestival.com

24-26GRANTS PASS, OREGON: Annual show; Rogue Gem and Geology Club, Josephine County Fairground Pavillion; 1451 Fairground Rd; Fri. 9:00-5:00, Sat. 9:00-5:00, Sun. 10:00-4:00; Admission is $1.00, Children 11 and under free; Rock, fossils, gems, jewelry, dealers, door prizes, club sale, silent auction, raffle, demonstrations, exhibits, kid's games and family fun. Friday Admission is FREE Contact: Mary 541-862-2989 or Janet 541-415-1720; contact Janet Fields, 378 Dexter Way, Grants Pass, OR 97527, (541) 415-1720; e-mail: jmfields88@yahoo.com; Web site: www.roguemandgeology.org

24-26SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Sonoma County Fairgrounds; 1350 Bennett Valley Rd.; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children are FREE (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

24-26WICHITA, 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 $1, children free; "Earth's Hidden Treasures": gemstone jewelry, crystals, beads, agates, polished stones, fossils, rocks, minerals, special children'sprograms and events; contact Gene Maggard, 8318 SE Highway 77, Leon, KS 67074, (316) 742-3746; e-mail: gandpmaggard@gmail.com

24-26PORTLAND, OREGON: 58th Annual Rock and Gem Show; Mt. Hood Rock Club, Kliever Memorial National Guard Armory; 10000 NE 33rd Drive, (just west of the PDX airport between NE Marine Dr. & NE Columbia Blvd.); Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; FREE - Donations appreciated!; one free rock for each child. 25 Vendors will be selling: minerals, rocks, beads, jewelry, fossils, crafts, equipment, tools and more. Activities will include: Kid’s corner with games, Door prizes, Raffle prizes, Demonstrations in lapidary & wire wrapping, Silent auction bargains, Oral auction on Sunday at 1pm. Many Displays and Exhibits. ; contact L. Smith, 503 760 1825; e-mail: mhrcshow@gmail.com; Web site: www.Mthoodrockclub.com

24-26DENVER, COLORADO: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC, Ramada Plaza-Denver Central; 4849 Bannock St.; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

25-26WACO, TEXAS: Annual show; Waco Gem & Mineral Club, Extraco Events Center; 4601 Bosque Blvd., Creative Arts Bldg.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5, students and children $1; contact Andrew McDonald, 3039 Spring Valley Rd., Lorena, TX 76655, (254) 366-3846; e-mail: babydocmac@aol.com; Web site: www.facebook.com/WacoGemAndMineralClub?ref=hl

25-26TROY, OHIO: Annual show; Brukner Gem & Mineral Club, Miami County Fairgrounds; 650 N. Co. Road 25A; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, students and children free; dealers, grab bags, demonstrations, gold panning demonstrations, gem sluice, crystals, jewelry, rocks, fossils, silent auction; contact Judy Burton, 912 Kent Lane, Troy, OH 45373, (937) 339-1966; e-mail: jleeburton@woh.rr.com; Web site: www.bruknergemandmineralclub.com

25-26ELMA, WASHINGTON: 47th annual Earth's Treasures Rock and Gem Show; Grays Harbor Gem and Geology Society, Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds; 43 Elma-McCleary Road; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is FREE!; contact Gary Emberley, 624 Fairmont Place, Aberdeen, WA 98520, (360) 533 6196; e-mail: melissa624@hotmail.com

25-26SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: 49th annual show Earth's Treasures; West Seattle Rock Club, Alki Masonic Temple; 4736 40th Avenue SW; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; contact Leroy Christensen, (206) 582 2267; e-mail: soundviewathome@comcast.net

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

25-26FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; NJESA;Sterling Mine, Franklin School; 50 Washington Avenue; Sat. 9 am-5:30 pm, Sun. 10 am- 5 pm; Adults $6, Children under 14 free; Outdoor Swap Saturday: 8 am-5pm Sunday 9 am-5 pm Fluorescent and White-Light exhibits Fluorescent mineral dealers; contact Russell Brarens, (973) 421-1045

25-26MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society , Memphis International Agricenter, ; 7777 Walnut Grove Rd.; Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 p.m; Adults $5.00, Children $2.00; Dealers, Exhibits, Demonstrations, Grand and Hourly door prizes. Kids Area with Rockzone featuring Gem Dig, Geode Bowling, and Rocks Around the Clock. Scouts in uniform Free; contact WC McDaniel, 2-38 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104, (901) 274-7706; e-mail: info@theearthwideopen.com; Web site: www.The EarthWideOpen.com,

25-26SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Cruz Mineral & Gem Society, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium; Corner Church St. & Center St.; Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $5, under 12 free; This 64th annual show features a variety of gift items, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary supplies, tools, and MORE! There will also be Fun and Educational activities for kids as well as adults. Also included, a fluorescent mineral display, treasure wheel, rock painting, silent auction, demonstrations, lectures, and more! Doors open at 10 am. Admission is $5. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult as well as Scouts in uniform. Please visit www.scmgs.org for more information.; contact Show Chair, PO BOX 343, Santa Cruz, CA 95061; Web site: www.scmgs.org

May 2015

1-3KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society, Kalamazoo County Expo Centr; 2900 Lake St.; Fri. 4:00 pm-8:00 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission = $3, Children under 12 free; 15 dealers, crystals, lapidary tools, rocks, slabs, minerals, jewelry, beads, cabochons, agates and meteorites. Demonstrators in silver smithing, faceting, beading and wire-wrapping. Show includes geode cracking, informational displays, silent auctions, specimen tables, mineral mine, free Petoskey stone polishing, participation from WMU and the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society, hourly door prizes and a grand prize drawing. Great family fun and learning for everyone from youth to senior!! Proceeds go to scholarships for WMU Geology students.; contact Jerry VanNocker, (269) 979 3348; e-mail: jerry@travelinginspain.com; Web site: KalamazooRockClub.org

1-3LA HABRA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society, La Habra Coummunty Center; 101 W. La Habra Blvd.; Fri. 5-8, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; dealers, demonstrators, exhibits, kids' games, projects and educational programs; contact Don Warthen, (626) 330-8974; e-mail: odwarthen@verizon.net; Web site: nocgms.com

1-3MCPHERSON, KANSAS: 23rd Annual Sale and Swap; McPherson Gem & Mineral Club, McPherson 4-H Building; 710 W. Woodside; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10:30-3; free admission; dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary work, hourly door prizes, kids' spin-n-win wheel, Saturday-evening auction; contact Kim Vasper, 1489 Janasu Rd., McPherson, KS 67460, (620) 755-5415; e-mail: kimvasper@sbcglobal.net

2-3ROSEBURG, OREGON: 45th Annual Show; Umpqua Gem & Mineral Club, Douglas County Fairgrounds; I-5 Exit 123; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, demonstrators, silent auction, raffles, door prizes, kids' activities; contact Sue Woodman, (541) 391-3347; e-mail: suew1952.sw@gmail.com

2-3MARSHFIELD, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society, Marshfield High School Fieldhouse; 1401 E Becker Rd.; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is FREE; 42nd annual Gem, Mineral Fossil & Jewelry Show. Displays, dealers, kid's activities, continuous silent auctions, speakers, free admission, donations accepted.; contact Cynthia Kelman, 1403 N Broadway Ave, Marshfield, WI 54449, (715) 387-8782; e-mail: kelman@tznet.com

2-3LUBBOCK, TEXAS: Annual show; Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center; 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $4.00, Seniors $3.00, Students $2.00, Children Under 6 Free; 57th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Bead and Jewelry Show and Sale; Dealers, Demonstrators, Exhibits, Silent Auction, Hourly Door Prizes, Fluorescent Mineral Display, Kid’s Games, Grab Bags, Classic & Contemporary Handmade Jewelry, loose Stones, Rough, Cabs, Slabs, Geodes, Beads, Minerals, Jewelers, Wire Wrappers, lapidary demonstrations, Adult Grand Prize, Junior Grand Prize.; contact Walter Beneze, (806) 797-5832; e-mail: walt@lubbockgemandmineral.org; Web site: www.lubbockgemandmineral.org

2-3EVERETT, WASHINGTON: 62nd Annual Gem, Jewelry, & Mineral Show; Everett Rock & Gem Club, Everett Community College; Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower Street; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10-5; Admission is Free; Dealers, demonstrations, door prizes, raffles, drawings, kids' activities, silent auction, exhibits and displays, food; contact Fritz Mack, PO Box 1615, Everett, WA 98206, (425) 232 0809

2-3LUBBOCK, TEXAS: Annual show; The Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society, Lubbock Memorial Civic Cenrer; 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $4, Seniors $3, Students $2, Children are Free; 57th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Bead and Jewelry Show and Sale; Dealers, Demonstrators, Exhibits, Silent Auction, Hourly Door Prizes, Fluorescent Mineral Display, Kid’s Games, Grab Bags, Classic & Contemporary Handmade Jewelry, loose Stones, Rough, Cabs, Slabs, Geodes, Beads, Minerals, Jewelers, Wire Wrappers, lapidary Demonstrations, Adult Grand Prize, Junior Grand Prize.; contact Walter Beneze, 4204 45th Street, Lubbock, TX 79413, 806-797-5832; e-mail: walt@lubbockgemandmineral.org; Web site: www.lubbockgemandmineral.org

8-10COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr.; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

8-10FRANKLIN (28734), NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin, NC, Carpenter Community Blg; 1288 Georgia Rd.; Fri. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is FREE; Rough and finished gemstone and jewelry along with local crafters. Club demos and raffle.; contact Norman Holbert, (828) 634-0350; e-mail: normholbert@comcast.net

8-10NORCROSS, GEORGIA: Annual show; Georgia Mineral Society, North Atlanta Trade Center; 1700 Jeurgens Court; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. Noon-5 PM; Admission is Free; Auction Saturday at 1 PM; lapidary demonstrations; door prizes; open house at our club house to celebrate our club's 80th birthday. ; contact Shelley Stubbs, (678) 612-7293; e-mail: mayshow@gamineral.org; Web site: www.gamineral.org

15-17MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, National Guard Armory; 315 Commonwealth Blvd. W., across from Liberty Fair Mall; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; free admission; beads, pearls, gemstones, gem trees, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths and goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes, classes available; contact Van Wimmer, Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24112, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

15-17SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 6151 H St.; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission $7, Children are Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

15-17SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; LLD Productions, Holiday Inn-Orange County Airport; 2726 S Grand Ave.; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

16-17NORTH OLMSTED, OHIO: Show and sale; Parma Lapidary Club, Soccer Sportsplex; 31515 Lorain Rd.; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission $6.00, Children under 12, and Scouts in uniform Free!; Demonstrations, Kid's Corner, Chinese/Silent Auction, Exhibits Free Parking; contact Martha Lamparyk, 1012 Chippewa Street, Grafton, OH 44044, (440) 926-3680; e-mail: jmlampa@gmail.com

16-17WAUWATOSA, WISCONSIN: Show and sale; Wisconsin Geological Society, Muellner Building - Hart Park; 72nd and State St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3 (two for $5), children free; more than 20 dealers, exhibits, children's activities, door prizes; contact Paul Schmidt, 8213 Red Arrow Ct., Wauwatosa, WI 53213, (414) 7721-8668; e-mail: pvs@wi.rr.com; Web site: www.wisgeologicalsociety.com

16-17NORTH OLMSTED, OHIO: Annual show; Parma Lapidary Club, Sportsplex; 31515 Lorain Rd. North Olmsted, OH 44070; Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm, Sun. 10:00am-5:00pm; Admission = $6.00; 47th Annual Cleveland Area Jewelry Arts, Rock & Gem Show (2015); LOCATION: Soccer Sportsplex 31515 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted, OH 44070. When: Sat., May 16, 10 am to 5 pm and Sun., May 17, 10 am to 5 pm 2015. Price: Adult’s admission is $6, and children under 12 and scouts in uniform are free accompanied by an adult. Join us as the Parma Lapidary Club hosts it 47th Annual Cleveland Area Jewelry Arts and Gem Show! Tickets are good for both Saturday and Sunday, and parking is free for both days. The show will include jewelry arts, gems, minerals, fossils, geodes, custom and handmade jewelry, and beads. There will also be exhibits, live demo’s, kid’s corner, silent/Chinese auctions and more. For more information visit www.parmalapidary.com. The show is still currently accepting vendors, for information, please contact us at parmalapidary@yahoo.com.; contact Jay Wend, P.O. Box 31351, Independence, OH 44131; e-mail: jaywend@gmail.com; Web site: www.parmalapidary.com

22-24SALEM, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Salem Civic Center; 1001 Boulevard; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; $5 (3-day pass), children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones, gem trees, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths and goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes, classes available; contact Van Wimmer, Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

22-24SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Earl Warren Showgrounds; 3400 Calle Real; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission = $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

22-25SCOTTSBLUFF, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Panhandle rock & gem cub, Riverside Zoo campground ; 1600 S. Beltline Hwy W.; Daily 8 am-5 pm, Daily 8 am-5 pm, Daily 8 am-5 pm, Daily 8 am-5 pm; Admission is FREE!; Free admission - Public Welcome - Public also invited to attend the rock auction Saturday evening starting at 6:30 pm. Any scout in uniform will receive a free gift. Families with children are welcome and encouraged to attend.; contact Richard Benker, 1730 M. St. , Gering, NE 69341, (308) 436-4697; e-mail: rekneb@charter.net

29-31TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Expo Square; 4145 E 21st St.; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission is $7, Children are Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

June 2015

5-7BONNEY 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 % Club Show, PO Box 134, Puyallup, WA 98371, (253) 952-6216; e-mail: bees2knees@att.net; Web site: www.puyallupgemclub.org

13-14BUTTE, MONTANA: Annual show; Butte Mineral and Gem Club, Butte Civic Center Annex; 1340 Harrison Avenue; Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10-5; Admission = $3, Children under 12 Free if accompanied by an adult; There will be 15 dealers in fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry, etc., 20+ exhibits, a silent auction and a kid's area.; contact Joe Slouber, PO Box 4492, Butte, MT 59702

13-14CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA: Show and sale; Tellus Science Museum, Tellus Science Museum; 100 Tellus Drive; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $14, Seniors $12, Students $10, Children $10; Calling all rock hounds, jewelry collectors, families and everyone fascinated by the Earth’s treasures! RockFest returns to Tellus for two full days that will delight the whole family. Mark this indoor/outdoor event as a summer “must-do” on your calendar. Dealers from all over the country will bring their wares for you to browse . Some will feature rare and exotic jewelry, while others will showcase ancient fossils or colorful specimens. You will have an opportunity to purchase a one-of-a-kind find at this unique festival of merchants. And what’s even better? Most dealers will also honor the Tellus member discount – that means members save 10% off your purchase! Dealers will be set up outside on the back lawn and inside the Museum in the Banquet Rooms. Hourly door prizes Free mineral specimens for the first 200 guests each day Bring your mystery mineral specimen for free mineral or fossil identification Kid’s activities; contact Mary Vinson, PO Box 3663, Cartersville, GA 30120, (770) 606-5700; e-mail: maryv@tellusmuseum.org; Web site: tellusmuseum.org

19-21SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, South Towne Expo Center; 9575 S State St.; Fri. 10am-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission = $7, Children are Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

26-28FISHERSVILLE, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Augusta Expo; 277 Expo Rd., I-64 Exit 91; Sun. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; $4 (3-day pass), children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones, gem trees, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths and goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes; contact Van Wimmer, Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

26-28SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino del Rio S.; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission = $7, Children are Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

26-28BEDFORD, INDIANA: Annual show; Lawrence County Rock Club, Lawrence County Farigrounds; Hwy 50; Fri. 10:00 am-6:30 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-6:30 pm, Sun. 10:00-4:00 pm; Admission is Free!; June 26, 27 & 28 - Bedford, Indiana: 50th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. Sponsored by the Lawrence County Rock Club, Inc at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds. From the Junction of Hwy 37 & Hwy 50 southwest of Bedford, IN, go west on Hwy 50 for 0.6 mile, turn right into the Lawrence County Fairgrounds Wide variety of Gems, Jewelry, Beads, Minerals, Fossils, Rocks, Lapidary Equipment & Supplies, Rockhound & Prospecting Supplies, 4-H Project & Science Project Material. Show times are 27th 10:00 am to 6:30 pm, 28th 9:00 am to 6:30 pm & 29th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Free Admission. www.lawrencecountyrockclub.org Contact: Show Chair, Dave Treffinger, 13101 E 250 N, Loogootee, IN 47553. 812-295-3463 ; contact Dave Treffinger, 13101 E 250 N, Loogootee, IN 47553, (812) 295-3463; e-mail: djt5766jkft@msn.com; Web site: www.lawrencecountyrockclub.org

October 2015

2-4INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Agriculture/Horticulture Bldg.; 1202 E. 38th St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5 (3-day pass), children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones, gem trees, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths and goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes, classes available, Western jewelry; contact Van Wimmer, Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

23-25HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Rockingham County Fairgrounds; 4808 S. Valley Pike, I-81, between exits 240 and 243; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $4 (3-day pass), children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones, gem trees, Herkimers, opals, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths and goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes; contact Van Wimmer, Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

April 2016

8-10EDISON, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Eons Expos, LLLP, NJ Convention & Exposition Center; 97 Sunfield Avenue; Fri. 12 pm-9 pm; Adults $10.00, Students $5.00, Children Free; 450 vendor booths and 15,000 visitors makes this the largest Mineral, Fossil, and Gem Show east of the Mississippi River. The 'Mindat.org Speaker Series' will feature presenters from around the world. A huge display of glowing UV minerals from all major sites on Earth will be featured in our darkened Junior Ballroom (presented by the Franklin Mineral Museum and Sterling Hill Mining Museums). Activities for the kids include sluicing and every child over 5 will receive a UV rock upon entry -- so they will want to rush to the UV room to see in which color that it glows. A 2,000 sq foot section in the middle of the show will highlight large specimens of dinosaurs and other fossilized life. For business-to-business transactions, there will be a separate 20,000 sq. ft. 'Wholesale Only' section. Entry is $10 for those over 12 years old, just $5 for kids between 5 and 12, and under 5 are free. Parking is free. The full-service cafeteria can seat 100 people at a time. ; contact Heather Grana, 235 First Avenue, Keyport, NJ 07735, (973) 903-3256; e-mail: LowellCarhart@yahoo.com; Web site: http://www.NY-NJ-GemShow.com