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July 2017

26-30FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Damian Belgali, Echo Valley Show Place (across fr GLW); 6456 Sylva Rd (across fr GLW); Wed. 9-5, Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; wholesale and retail dealers from all around the world; a variety of minerals, rough rock, fossil and gemstones; open to the public ; contact damian belgali, (678)-852-8273; e-mail: mbellpoint@gmail.com

28-30TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA: Annual show; Blue Sapphire Beads, Hyatt Regency Toronto; 370 King St West, Canada; Fri. 11:30-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Students $1, Children free; The Gem Expo is Canada\\\'s Premier show for beads, beading supplies and tools, gems & gemstones, copper and sterling silver findings, jewelry, minerals, amber, pearls, glass and lampwork artisans. The show features handmade jewelry from talented artisans and features a large variety of precious and semi-precious stones such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, pearls, and many others. Whether you\\\\\\\'re looking for strands to make your own jewellery, beautifully faceted stones for setting or wire wrapping, or finished pieces with exquisite gems, exquisite mineral samples or interested in the healing properties of Minerals.; contact Salim Moorani, 12 Coatsworth Cres, Toronto, ON, Canada M4C 5P6, (647)-773-9001; e-mail: salim@thegemexpo.com; Web site: http://thegemexpo.com

29-30SOUTH BURLINGTON, VERMONT: Annual show; Burlington Gem and Mineral Club, Tuttle Middle School; 500 Dorset Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4, Seniors $3, Children free; Dealers, exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, children's activities, silent auctions, door prizes, refreshments, free parking. Handicapped accessible.; contact Peg Powers, (802)-462-3548; e-mail: kdmp@shoreham.net; Web site: http://www.burlingtongemandmineralclub.org/show.html

29-30MATTITUCK , NEW YORK: Annual show; L.I. Mineral & Geology Society, Mattituck High School; 15125 Main Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6, Children free; Vendors displaying minerals, gemstones, bead jewelry, fine jewelry, fossils, meteorites and more from around the world. Also: gemstone wire wrapping, jewelry repair, geode cracking, geology displays, and a geology scavenger hunt. ; contact Karen Lotito, PO Box 209, Aquebogue, NY 11931; e-mail: klotito@estee.com

July 2017-August 2017

30-6SPRUCE PINE, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Parkway Fire and Rescue, Parkway Fire and Rescue new gem show field; 136 Majestic View; Daily 10-6; Free Admission; Worldwide vendors with gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, and much more; contact Donna Collis, 136 Majestic View, Spruce Pine, NC 28777, (828)-765-5519; e-mail: collisdonna@yahoo.com; Web site: http://www.grassycreekgemshow.org

30-6SPRUCE PINE, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Parkway Fire and Rescue, Parkway Fire and Rescue show lot; 136 Majestic View; Daily 10-6; Free Admission; 33rd annual gem show put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise funds for new equipment. Worldwide vendors with gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, and much more. ; contact Donna Collis, 136 Majestic View, Spruce Pine, NC 28777, (828)-765-5519; e-mail: collisdonna@yahoo.com; Web site: http://www.grassycreekgemshow.org

August 2017

3-4SURFERS PARADISE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA: Annual show; Australian Opal Exhibition, QT Gold Coast; 7 Staghorn Avenue, Australia; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-4; Adults AUD$20; Trade only show featuring Australian black, boulder and light opal and jewellery featuring Australian opal.; contact Maxine O\\\'Brien, PO Box 731, Lightning Ridge, NW, Australia 2834, +61 427 920 474; e-mail: mail@austopalexpo.com.au; Web site: www.austopalexpo.com.au

4-6PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA: Show and sale; Prescott Gem & Mineral Club, Prescott Valley Event Center; 1301 Main; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $4, Children under 12 free; Exhibits, rocks, minerals, fossils, gold panning, jewelry, tools, slabs, beads, books, geode cracking, face painting, junior rock hound area. Lapidary equipment and more. Hourly door prize drawings. Free door prize ticket with each paid adult admission; contact Melanie Capps, P.O. Box 3923, Chino Valley, AZ 86314; e-mail: melaniecapps123@gmail.com; Web site: www.prescottgemmineral.org

4-6PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA: Show and sale; Prescott Gem & Mineral Club, Prescott Valley Event Center; 1301 Main; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Admission $5, Seniors/Students $4, Children under 12 free; Exhibits, rocks, minerals, fossils, gold panning, jewelry, tools, slabs, beads, books, geode cracking, face painting, lapidary equipment, demonstrations.; contact Melanie Capps, P.O. Box 3923, Chino Valley, AZ 86323; e-mail: melaniecapps123@gmail.com; Web site: www.prescottgemmineral.org

4-6PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Alameda County Fairgrounds; 4501 Pleasanton Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & ring sizing while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Allen Van, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

4-6NORTH BEND, OREGON: Annual show; Far West Lapidary and Gem Society, North Bend Community Center; 2222 Broadway; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $1, Children under 12 free; Silent auctions, door prizes, displays, jewelry, gemstones, rough and polished rocks ; contact Don Innes, (541)-396-5722 ; e-mail: doninnes.innes20@gmail.com

5-5ISHPEMING, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club , Ishpeming Elks Club; 597 Lkae Shore Dr.; Sat. 9:30-4:30; Free Admission; Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Clubs 42th Annual Gem and Mineral Show. There will be a kids' area, silent auction, hourly prizes, raffle, demonstrations. Cracker Barrel session Saturday evening at 7pm; live mineral auction, raffle, program. ; contact Ernest Johnson, 1962 W. Fair, Marquette, MI 49855, (906)-228-9422; e-mail: ejohnson@nmu.edu; Web site: www.ishpemingrocks.org

5-6WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Pacific Crystal Guild, Civic Park Community Center; 1375 Civic Drive; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $12, Children under 12 free; The Summer Contra Costa Crystal Fair. The Pacific Crystal Guild has been presenting the Annual Fall Contra Costa Crystal Fair in Walnut Creek for the last 25 years. You will find a magical mix of crystals, minerals, beads, gems, jewelry and metaphysical healing tools. Thousands of items will be available at excellent prices, plus you can get a massage, have your aura read, and have a great psychic reading. ; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1375, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415)-383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

10-13BUENA VISTA, COLORADO: Annual show; Greg Tunnicliff, Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds ; 343 US 24, 81211, Near Rodeo Dr. & Gregg Dr. ; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Gemstones, mineral specimens, rough, slabs, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, tools, petrified wood. ; contact Greg Tunnicliff, 1130 Francis St. #7010, Longmont, CO 80501, (720)-491-0689; e-mail: gregtunnicliff@yahoo.com; Web site: http://abqfallshow.wix.com/contintail

11-13DALTON, GEORGIA: Annual show; Dalton Gem and Mineral Jewelry Show, Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center; 2211 Dug Gap Battle Rd.; Fri. 2-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $4, Children free under 17; Join us for the 26th Annual Dalton Gem and Mineral Jewelry Show! We will have vendors from all across the USA who will have some of the finest gems, minerals, jewelry, beads, pearls and fossils! Custom work and repairs will also be available. We will have door prizes daily as well as a grand door prize! Come check us out!; contact Mohammad Tahir, PO Box 4046, Dalton, GA 30719, (706)-537-8960; e-mail: tahir1269@yahoo.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/pg/daltongemandmineraljewelryshow

11-13WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: Wholesale and retail show; LLD Productions, Inc., Eastern States Exposition; 1305 Memorial Dr, Better Living Center; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $8, Children Free; The East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil show. A large wholesale section for qualified buyers. The 2017 show features the collection of Les & Paula Presmyk, with more than 50 display cases of their outstanding minerals. Show visitors will enjoy free speakers, free minerals for kids, and free mineral identification, as well as gem and fossil panning for a fee, and geode cracking. The great assortment of dealers and merchandise makes this show enjoyable for all ages and experience levels.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505)-867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.mzexpos.com

11-13SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 6151 H St; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & ring sizing while you shop. ; contact Allen Van, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

12-13EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: 11th Annual Summer Rock and Mineral Sale; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club, Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse; 8802 196th St. SW; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; contact Mary Ann Collins, (206)-714-3922; e-mail: collma1@comcast.net

12-13SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Show; Peppers Gems, Crystal Mystic; 4703 Shavano Oak, Ste.100; Sat. 11-6, Sun. 12-5; Free Admission; The Amateur Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show is put on by local people. There will be minerals, fossils, meteorites, gems, jewelry, lapidary instructions and metaphysical stones. ; contact Sam Rogers, 14835 Willow Moss Street, San Antonio, TX 78232, (210)-240-7721; e-mail: jspeck2@att.net

12-13GONZALES, LOUISIANA: Annual show; Baton Rouge Gem & Mineral Society , Lamar Dixon Expo Center Trademart Building; 9039 S St. Landry Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Children $3; Demonstrations: Cabbing, Faceting, Wire wrapping, and more… Door Prizes all day Silent auctions going on both days Scouts and educational groups are welcome. ; contact Wanda Gawarecki, LA; e-mail: mercymom3@gmail.com; Web site: www.brgemandmineral.org

12-13HOUGHTON, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Copper Country Rock and Mineral Club, portage Township Elementry school; corner of Bridge Street and Jacker Ave.; Fri. 1-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-3; Free Admission; Geode cracking, kids can metal detect for copper, silent auctions, multii displays of Michigan minerals and metals, grab bags, and door prizes. Great dealers that cover all aspects of minerals and metals. We also have organized digs at local mine dumps, auctions, open house at copper country in Calumet, presentation on native american copper artifacts and a meet and greet banquet and a silent auction.; contact norm gruber, 1850 Clark street, Ishpeming, MI 49855, (906)-228-6764; e-mail: pres@ccrmc.info; Web site: http://www.ccrmc.info/

17-20WOODLAND PARK, COLORADO: Annual show; Rock Gypsies, Woodland Park Saddle Club grounds; 19570 E. US HWY 24; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; We have vendors with mineral specimens from all over the world. Many of the specimens are self collected. We also have faceted stones, with the faceter on site to talk to you about his craft if you are interested. Gold, silver, crystals, cabochons, fossils, petrified wood and local minerals can all be found! We have a kids area and lots of free rock for kids. Many of our vendors are artists, creating beautiful custom jewelry that you can’t find anywhere else. You can also talk to them and have them create something just for you. If you don’t get enough, there is another Mineral show just up the road in Lake George Colorado. For those of you that like to gamble Cripple Creek is just up the road for fun evening entertainment!; contact Kim Packham, 87 Plum Cteek Rd., Divide, CO 80814, (719)-360-9665; e-mail: runninmboar@hotmail.com; Web site: woodlandparkrockandgemshow.com

18-19TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Tahlequah Rock & Mineral Society, Tahlequah Community Bldg.; 300 W. First St.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-5; Adults $3, Children free; Wide range of vendors with rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, crafts featuring the previous. Children's games and activities. Educational displays and booths. Demonstrations. Silent Auction and Snack Bar. ; contact Sara Brasel, P. O. Box 932, Tahlequah, OK 74465, Tahlequah, OK 74465; e-mail: rockhoundsally@aol.com

18-20SOUTH BEND, INDIANA: Annual show; Michiana Gem and Mineral Society, St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds; 5117 South Ironwood Rd., Esther Singer Building; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $3, Students ages 6-12 $3, Children under 6 free; Michiana Gem & Mineral Society 54rd Annual Jewelry, Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show and Sale. Gem, fossil, mineral and jewelry dealers, lapidary arts demonstrations, exhibits, Kid's Korner, and silent auction; contact John Davis, (574)-232-8823; e-mail: sumu95@hotmail.com; Web site: www.michianagms.org

18-20LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Mid Atlantic Gem and Mineral Association, Lebanon Co Fairgrounds Expo; 80 Rocherty Road; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, Children Free; Gem Miners Jubilee in it's 20th year is an exhibit of gems, jewelry, beads, minerals, and fossils with both indoor and outdoor vendors. Wholesale section available.; contact Jill Feder, P.O. Box 266, Sellersville, PA 18960, (908)-720-1774; e-mail: jillfeder.jf@gmail.com; Web site: www.gem-show.com

18-20BIG PINEY, WYOMING: Annual show; Sublette County Rock Hounds Club, Sublette County Fairgrounds; 10937 Hwy 189, Commercial Building; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Adults $3, Seniors/Students $2, Children free; Gem & Mineral Show is in conjunction with the solar eclipse on August 21st and part of the Roping the Moon Eclipse and Rock Fest at the Sublette County Fairgrounds in Big Piney, Wyoming. There will be door prizes, wheel of fortune, grab bags, rocks, slabs, jewelry, fossils, specimens, and lapidary demonstrators. ; contact Jim Gray, PO Box 1351, Big Piney, WY 83113, (307)-260-6442; e-mail: jimgray@wyoming.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/JLGrayRockShop/

19-19SHELTON, WASHINGTON: Show and sale; Shelton Rock and Mineral Society, Mason County Recreation Area; 2100 E Johns Prairie Road; Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; 8th Annual Tailgate Rock Sale and Swap. Shoppers and browsers free admission and free parking. Rocks, minerals, fossils, rock crafts, and equipment. Food concessions, raffle, door prize, display and rest rooms. Vendors $40 per tailgate space. Send check or money order to Shelton Rock and Mineral Society, PO Box 242, Shelton, WA 98584 with name, address, phone or email address and club affiliation if applicable. ; contact Susan Perault, Shelton, WA 98584, (360)-275-9432; e-mail: srms242@yahoo.com; Web site: http://sheltonrockclub.weebly.com

19-20BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA: Annual show; Arklatex Gem & Mineral Society, Bossier Civic Center; 620 Benton Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4; The Ark-La-Tex Gem and Mineral Society will host their 42nd Annual Gem and Mineral Show. Parking is free at Bossier Civic Center and refreshments will be available for purchase. Vendors at the show will be selling custom and unique jewelry, gems and minerals including amethysts, emeralds, jade, pearls, fossils and more. Educational programs will include: exhibits by society members; demonstrations on how to convert a rough mineral into a piece of wearable or displayable jewelry or art; making cabochons from rough slabs; a step-by-step guide to the process of faceting; how-to instruction on the use of equipment; presentations on “knapping,” the ancient art of arrow-head making, and more. Door prizes will be awarded hourly throughout the event. ; contact Del Glasner, Benton, LA; e-mail: larockclub@gmail.com; Web site: larockclub.com

19-20SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society, SF County Fair Building; 9th Avenue & Lincoln Way; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $10, Students/Seniors $8, Children under 12 Free with paid adult; 63rd Annual Show, this year honoring the fabulous gems and minerals of the Far East. Demonstrations by club members, activities for kids, food cart in the courtyard. There is a parking garage right across 9th Avenue, and easy transit access via several bus lines along Lincoln Way and the N-Judah light rail just one block away on Irving Street. Discount coupon for adult admission on our website.; contact Ellen Nott, 4134 Judah Street, San Francisco, CA 94122; e-mail: ellen_nott@yahoo.com; Web site: www.sfgemshow.org

19-20SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society, San Francisco County Fair Building; 9th Avenue & Lincoln Way; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students $8, Children under 12 free with paid adult; 63rd Annual Show, this year featuring gems and minerals of the Far East. There will be demonstrations, kids' activities, club information, food cart. Easy access by bus on Lincoln Ave and MUNI train on Irving Blvd; parking garage across the street. ; contact Ellen Nott, SFGMS, 4134 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122; e-mail: ellen_nott@yahoo.com; Web site: www.sfgemshow.org

25-27COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & ring sizing while you shop. ; contact Allen Van, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

26-26MT. PLEASANT, WISCONSIN: Swap and Sale; Racine Geological Society, Bartlett Youth Foundation; 1120 N Stuart Rd; Sat. 10-5; Free Admission; Silent Auction, rock and mineral identification, minor jewelry repair and a bake sale.; contact John Lowman, 3223 Spruce St, Racine, WI 53403, (262)-989-9193; Web site: racinegeologicalsociety.weebly.com

26-27CANTON, NEW YORK: Annual show; St. Lawrence Co. Rock & Mineral Club, Canton Pavillon; 90 Lincoln St.; Sat. 9-4:30; Free Admission; Children's fluorescent mineral hunt Friday night at dusk. Free, lights provided. ; contact William deLorraine, 1 Indian Head Trail, Gouverneur, NY 13642, (315)-287-4652; e-mail: wdellie@gmail.com; Web site: www.stlawrencecountymineralclub.org

26-27PEORIA,, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Geology Section of the Peoria Academy of Science, Travelodge; 4400 N. Brandywine Dr.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; 54th Annual Show. Dealers in gemstones, fossils, jewelry, minerals, and carving. Demonstrators in wire wrapping, geode cracking, beading, fossil preparation, glass fusing, lapidary, and flint knapping. Other activities include silent auctions, door prizes, grab bags, games and activities for kids, special fluorescent display, and much more.; contact Jim Travis, 2812 N. Peoria Ave., Peoria,, IL 61603, (309)-645-3609; e-mail: boatnick@aol.com; Web site: www.pasgeology.com

26-27ASHLAND , OREGON: Annual show; Scott Blair, First United Methodist Church; 175 North Main Street, Wesley Hall; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5; Admission $2, Children free; Crystals, minerals, beads, gemstone jewelry, opals, fossils. Free rock for children. Silent auction. ; contact Scott Blair, 1009 Talent Ave. , Talent, OR 97540, (541)-621-2558; e-mail: scottsrocks@scottsrocks.com; Web site: www.scottsrocks.com

26-27PEORIA, , ILLINOIS: Annual show; Peoria Academy of Science Geology Section, Travel Lodge; 4400 N. Brandywine Dr.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; 54th ANNUAL SHOW : Displays. Demonstrations of bead making, flint knapping, cabochon cutting and polishing, fossil preparation, fluorescent display, kids area, silent auctions door prizes. Dealers in gems, minerals, fossils, cabochons and faceted stones, jewelry, beads, and miscellaneous.; contact Jim Travis, 2812 N. Peooria Ave., Peoria, IL 61603, (309)-645-3609; e-mail: boatnick@aol.com

26-27PEORIA, ILLINOIS: Show and sale; Peoria Academy of Science Geology Section, Travel Lodge; 4400 N. Brandywine Dr.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; 54th Annual Show Displays. Demonstrations of bead making, flint knapping, cabochon cutting and polishing, fossil preparation, fluorescent display, kid's area, grab bags, silent auctions Dealers in gems, minerals, cabochons and faceted stones, fossils, specimens, jewelry, geodes and much more. Fun for the whole family.; contact Jim Travis, 2812 N. Peoria Ave., Peoria, IL 61603, (309)-645-3609; e-mail: boatnick@aol.com; Web site: www.pasgeology.com

26-27CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Capital Mineral Club, Everett Arena; 15 Loudon Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; 5, 5, Under 12 Free; Minerals, crystals, lapidary and faceting , fossils, jewelry, carvings and displays.; contact Steffen Hermans, NH, (603)-783-4121; e-mail: steffenh@comcoast.net; Web site: www.capitalmineralclub.org

26-27JASPER, TEXAS: Annual show; Pine Country Gem & Mineral Society, The Event Center; 6258 Highway 190 West; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $3, Students/Children free; Exhibits, door prizes, silent auction, grand prize raffle, spinning wheel, lapidary demonstrations, ; contact Jonetta Nash, 737 FM 254 South, Jasper, TX 75951, (409)-384-3974; e-mail: jonetta.nash@yahoo.com; Web site: www.pinecountry-gms.org

26-27FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA: Annual show; Karmic Beads and Gems, Flagstaff Elks Lodge #499; 2101 North San Francisco St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Seniors $2, Students/Children Free; The Flagstaff Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show has a new date and location. Karmic Beads and Gems welcomes you to enjoy treasures from around the world from a wide variety of vendors including gold and silver fine jewelry, meteorites, crystals, opal, precious gems, minerals, petrified wood, custom lapidary creations, beads, fossils, \\\"Old Stock\\\" rough and finish rock, turquoise, agates and slabs. Fun for the whole family. ; contact Charlie Macias, (619)-920-0464

26-27MOUNTAIN HOME, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Ozark Earth Science Club, Baxter County Fairgrounds; 1507 Fairgrounds Drive; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; Admission $4, Children 12 & under free; The Ozark Earth Science Club is sponsoring it\\\'s annual show this year at the Baxter County Fairgrounds. Wide variety of dealers selling gems, minerals, fossils, unique crafts & jewelry, kids games, demonstrations, speakers, Silent auction, free hourly door prizes, Grand prize drawing, Live radio broadcast with Treasure Chest on Sat., Geodes/cracking. Concession will be available and provided by the Clarkridge Fire Dept. ; contact Sharon Waddell, (417)-274-8712; Web site: www.ozarkearthscience.com

September 2017

1-3SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Earl Warren Showgrounds; 3400 Calle Real; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & ring sizing while you shop. ; contact Allen Van, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

1-4RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., North Carolina State Fairgrounds; 1025 Blue Ridge Road; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5, Mon. 10-4; Adults $5, Children 16 and under free; Vendors from across the US bring a variety of merchandise, including jewelry of all types, gemstones, beads, crystals, minerals, and fossils. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs on site will be present. ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.com

1-4CANBY, OREGON: Show and sale; Sari Trevarthen, Clackamas County Event Center; 694 NE 4th Ave. ; Daily 9-5; Free Admission; Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show and Sale. Treasures from around the world including; gems, minerals, beads, finished jewelry, crystals, turquoise, meteorites, fossils, petrified wood, rough rock, polished rock, slabs, \\\"Old Stock\\\" collections, silver, gold, opal, metaphysical items, lapidary equipment and much more. Fun for the whole family. ; contact Sari Trevarthen, (503)-705-1520; e-mail: sarisuztreasures@yahoo.com

1-4CANBY, OREGON: Show and sale; Sari Trevarthen, Clackamas County Event Center; 694 NE 4th Ave. ; Daily 9-5; Free Admission; Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show and Sale. Treasures from around the world including gems, minerals, beads, finished jewelry, crystals, turquoise, meteorites, fossils, petrified wood, rough rock, polished rock, slabs, "Old Stock" collections, silver, gold, opal, metaphysical items, lapidary equipment and much more. Fun for the whole family. ; contact Sari Trevarthen, (503)-705-1520; e-mail: sarisuztreasures@yahoo.com

1-4HENDERSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Henderson County Gem & Mineral Society, Whitmire Activity Bldg.; 301 Lily Pond Rd; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6, Mon. 10-5; Adults $5, Students 12 & under free; \\\"Colorful Copper Minerals\\\" is the theme. Exhibits, vendors, demos, door prizes, refreshments; contact Diane Lapp, 400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792, (828)-698-1977; e-mail: dlapp_2000@yahoo.com; Web site: HCGMS.com

2-3AUGUSTA, MAINE: Annual show; Kennebec Rocks and Minerals Club, National Guard Armory; Western Avenue; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $2, Children under 14 free; contact Ronald LePage, 37 May Street, Waterville, ME 04901, (207)-873-6270; e-mail: ronlep@midmaine.com; Web site: kennebec-rocksandminerals.com

2-3HANFORD , CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Diggin\'s Productions, Hanford Civic Auditorium ; 401 Douty St; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Children free; Museum quality Fossil exhibit, free gem and mineral identification by certified gemologist. Vendors from around the United States offering gem\\\'s, minerals custom jewelry, fossils, rough and finished material. Geode cracking, mining screening for gems and minerals. Black light display of minerals, Jessica Mills from TVs Prospectors AKA The Dirty Girl will be making an appearance. Indoor and out door activities for the whole family. ; contact Kathy Corbett, 341 cedar st, Hanford, CA 93230, (559)-904-4795; e-mail: Corbett1@sbcglobal.net; Web site: Digginsproductions

2-4SILVER CITY, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society, Grant County Veterans’ Memorial Conference Center ; 3031 HWY 180 E; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5, Mon. 10-4; Free Admission; Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society will hold their 34 Annual Gem & Mineral Show Labor Day weekend. A great family event ! Large assortment of vendors, Wheel of Fortune, Silent Auction, and Daily Field trips for Collecting & for Geology - Educational Displays. Special displays - New Mexico State University Zuhl Collection of Petrified Wood and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.; contact Jeannine Weiner, P.O. Box 1555, Silver City, NM 88062, (575)-654-4424; e-mail: jweiner2011@hotmail.com; Web site: www.rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com

8-10WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA: Show and sale; Forsyth Gem and Mineral Club, Educational Building, ; Fairgrounds, Gate 9 from 27th. Street ; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 12-5; Adults/Seniors $3, Students thru 12th grade free with adult, Children free with adult; Dealers offer great values on top gems, minerals, fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones beads, fossils, Mineral Specimens lapidary material, equipment, and supplies, Lapidary Tools. Hourly door prizes drawing for $20.00 gift certificate. Demonstrators of wire wrapping, cabochon cutting, stone setting. Visit the Club corner for grab bags, and geodes from Mexico. ; contact William Marion, 1163 Bear Creek Church Road, Mocksville, NC 27028; e-mail: mariona1@yadtel.net; Web site: www.forsythgemclub.com

8-10GREENFIELD, INDIANA: Annual show; 500 Earth Sciences Club, Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds; 620 N. Apple Street; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; 41st Annual Greater Indianapolis Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. Dealers and swappers in fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry and lapidary equipment silent auctions, door prizes, kids activities, demonstrations and programs for all special fossil exhibit by: The Children\\\'s Museum of Indianapolis; contact Cheryl Hamilton, 3507 Luewan Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46235, (317)-897-6639; e-mail: clhamilton1951@gmail.com

8-10TOLEDO, OHIO: Annual show; Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club, Stranahan Great Theater Complex; 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd; Fri. 2-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $4.50, Children under 12 free; The show offers something for the entire family! Dealers from around the country offer finished jewelry, beads, gem trees, faceted stones, mineral specimens, fossils, cabochons, tools, carvings, and more. The club will be demonstrating various lapidary techniques such as faceting, beading, making a cabochon & metalsmithing. The kids will enjoy the children\\\'s area featuring games, activities, and free mineral specimens. Scouts in Uniform and Active Military (w/ID) free admission! Members proudly exhibit their craft and collections along with special exhibits from local universities. A selection of rock and mineral specimens will be for sale along with other items. ; contact Stephen Shimatzki, 4295 County Road 16, Woodville, OH 43469, (567)-868-8794; e-mail: sjs132@gmail.com; Web site: www.rockyreader.com

8-16DENVER, COLORADO: Annual show; Colorado Mineral and Fossil Show , Crowne Plaza Dia; 15500 E 40th Ave; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5, Mon. 9-6; Free Admission; Colorado Mineral and Fossil Show 2017. Guest Speakers, Retail Wholesale Dealers from all over the world. First Day Grand Opening - $1,000 cash vouchers giveaways. This show was formerly the Marty Zinn Expo that was at the Ramada Inn - The entire show has been moved to the Crowne Plaza Dia. There will not be any shows at the Ramada anymore!; contact Sandra Gonzales , P.O Box 100187, Denver, CO 80250, (720)-425-3908; e-mail: rockygems@comcast.net; Web site: www.rockygems.com

9-10NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; Northern Berkshire Mineral Club, Eagles Hall; 515 Curran Highway, Rte 8; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Admission $4, Children under 15 free with adult; Mineral specimens, fine jewelry, gemstones, crystals and fossils. Geode cracking and gem panning activities at our club booth. Hourly doorprizes and a grand prize crystal raffle.; contact Larry Michon, PO BOX 297, NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247, (413)-663-8430; e-mail: lmichon@rcn.com; Web site: http://nbmclub.webs.com/

9-10PORT ANGELES, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Clallam County Gem and Mineral Association, Vern Burton Community Center; 308 East 4th Street; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; There will be a raffle, featured speakers both days, a Rock Alley for kids, great vendors, and on-going cab making and faceting demos. We have display boxes. We have food available provided by the Boys & Girls Club of the Olympic Peninsula with all food sales proceeds benefiting the Port Angeles Unit of the Boys & Girls Club. additional contact: Kathy Bachman 360 681 3994; contact Kathy Schreiner, PO Box 98, Sequim, WA 98382, (360)-681-3811

9-10WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Marcus Whitman Gem and Mineral Society, Walla Walla County Fairgrounds; Community Center, 363 Orchard Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $3, Children free; Rocks, minerals, fossils, demonstrators, exhibits, silent auction, children activities, retail dealers; contact Keith Bacus, (509)-529-1248; e-mail: keithbacus@yahoo.com

9-10SILOAM SPRINGS , ARKANSAS: Annual Fall Swap; Northwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Society, Siloam Springs; Hwy 43 North and Lawlis Road; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; contact Dave Leininger, 14029 White Oak Lane, Bentonville, AR 72712, (479)-721-1579; e-mail: hulagrub@aol.com; Web site: www.nwarockhounds.org

9-17DENVER, COLORADO: Annual show; Eons Expos, Denver Coliseum; 4600 Humboldt Street; Daily 10-6; Free, Free; Public welcomed; Retail and wholesale; 9th Annual Denver Coliseum Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show is doubling in size in 2017. Still on both floors of the Denver Coliseum *and now* all three levels of the adjacent National Western Complex (NWC) + tents behind both historic buildings. (There are plenty of elevators in the NWC). Minerals, fossils, meteorites, beads, jewelry, cabochons, carvings, silver, gold, coins, findings, lapidary, related art, tools, equipment, rough, books, and more. Food trucks outside and cafe food inside. ; contact Heather Grana, 235 1st Street, Keyport, NJ 07735; e-mail: Heather@EonsExpos.com; Web site: www.Coliseum.Show

15-17RICHMOND, VIRGINIA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Richmond Raceway Complex; 600 E Laburnum Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students 16 and under free; Vendors from across the US bring a variety of merchandise, including jewelry of all types, gemstones, beads, crystals, minerals, and fossils. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs on site will be present. The Richmond Gem and Mineral Society will be present with displays of Virginia rocks and minerals and of dinosaur bones. ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.com

15-17LINCOLN, MISSOURI: Annual show; Mozarkite Society of Lincoln Mo, Inc., Lincoln City Park; 2 blocks east of Casey\\\'s; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; Silent Auctions conducted daily with proceeds for local scholarships. Public digs for Mozarkite during the show.; contact Pat Monahan, (660)-826-1129; e-mail: Mozarkiterocks@gmail.com; Web site: Mozarkite.com

15-17HOLLAND, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Tulip City Gem & Mineral Club, Soccer Stop Sportsplex; 5 River Hills Drive; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; Adults/Seniors $3, Students/Children free; 48th Annual Show: “Geodes – Hidden Treasure”. Crack your own geode! Collect special rocks, fossils, jewelry and beads by visiting dealers, artisan market, silent auction and club sales. View special displays by Seaman Mineral Museum and area colleges. Enjoy Kids Games, Sluice, Fluorescent Tent and club members’ personal displays. Interact with the Lapidary Arts demonstrators. You will find common, strange and precious treasures to take home! ; contact Sue Goedert, PO Box 2082, Holland, MI 49422, (616)-452-7843; e-mail: sonbeams2000@yahoo.com; Web site: www.tulipcity.org

15-17DENVER, COLORADO: Annual show; The Original Denver Gem & Mineral Show, Expo Hall of the Denver Mart; 451 E 58th Ave; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $7, Seniors/Students $5, Children under 13 free; Come help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary at the Denver Gem & Mineral Show. It is fun for the whole family. The show theme is Gold and Silver, and we are expecting to have some fabulous educational exhibits. The Denver Gem & Mineral Show is proud to host mineral, gem, fossil, book, and jewelry dealers from across Colorado, the United States, and around the world. Drop in for one of our illustrated talks for a more in-depth look at the worlds of minerals, fossils, meteorites, and gemstones. Our slate of expert speakers share their knowledge on various aspects of the show theme and collecting in general. ; contact Lesley Sebol; e-mail: info@denvermineralshow.com; Web site: www.denvershow.org

15-17SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Marin Center; 10 Avenue of the Flags; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & ring sizing while you shop. ; contact Allen Van, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

15-17ARDEN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; MAGMA, Camp Stephens, Arden, NC; 263 Clayton Road, Arden, NC; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Numerous indoor outdoor vendors specializing in gems, minerals, fossils, meteorites and artifacts from North Carolina and around the world. The kitchen will be serving a variety of great food, kitchen hours 11-4 each day. ; contact Richard Jacquot, PO Box 542, Leicester, NC 28748, (828)-779-4501; e-mail: rick@wncrocks.com; Web site: www.americanrockhound.com

16-17POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK: Show and sale; Mid-Hudson Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Inc., Gold\\\'s Gym & Family Sports Center; 258 Titusville Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $2, Children free under 12 with adult; 48th Annual Show & Sale - Show Theme- Garnet, the New York Gemstone; Dealers of Minerals, Fossils, Gemstones, Jewelry, Beads, Tools and Books. 6 free rocks for kids, annual earth science scavenger hunt for area high school students, fluorescent mineral display booth, lapidary demonstrations. ; contact Carolyn Reynard, 110 College Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, (845)-471-1224; e-mail: sunstone33@verizon.net; Web site: www.mhvgms.org

16-17HOWELL, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Livingston Gem and Mineral Society, Hartland Education Support Service Center (Old Hartland High School); 9525 Highland Road; Sat. 10-6; Adults/Seniors $3, Students $1, Children under 12 free; contact Ed Oiler, MI; e-mail: edleathercraft@gmail.com

16-17CASTLE ROCK, WASHINGTON: 52nd Annual Rock and Gem Show; Southern Washington Mineralogical Society, Castle Rock Fairgrounds; 120 Fair Lane; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free; Dealers, black light display, member display cases, food, country store, door prizes, gem dig, demonstrators, spin table, kids scavenger hunt; contact Vicki Johnson, (360)-751-8031; e-mail: vickijrocks@msn.com

16-17CHICO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Feather River Lapidary & Mineral Society Inc., Chico ; 2357 Fair St; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 9:30-4; Adults/Seniors $3, Students/Children under 16 free; Home of the World Wide Rock Tumbling Competition. Free wire wrapped Amethyst crystal neckless for first 200 kids, both days. Dealers in Opals, crystals, fossils, beads, rough rock, and flint knapping. Boy & Girl Scout badge area. Great food, silent auction, door prizes, raffle, wheel of fortune, treasure hunt, and grab bags. Fun for the whole family! ; contact John Scott, 1288 Glenwood ave, Chico, CA 95926, (530)-321-6331; e-mail: jweazel@sbcglobal.net; Web site: featherriverrocks.org

22-24OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Ocean City Convention Center; 4001 Coastal Highway; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Students 16 and under free; Vendors from across the US bring a variety of merchandise, including jewelry of all types, gemstones, beads, crystals, minerals, and fossils. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs on site will be present. ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.com

22-24JOPLIN, MISSOURI: Annual show; Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society, Joplin Historical & Mineral Museum; 504 S. Shifferdecker Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-3; Free Admission; 19th annual Rock-A-Thon Gem and Mineral Show. Free Admission. Door Prizes. Hosted at the Joplin Historical & Mineral Museum, in Joplin's Schifferdecker Park.; contact Chris Wiseman, (417)-623-1180; e-mail: jmc-cwiseman@sbcglobal.net

22-24SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, South Towne Expo Center; 9575 S State St; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & ring sizing while you shop. ; contact Allen Van, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

22-24JACKSONVILE, FLORIDA: Annual show; Jacksonville Gem &a Mineral Society, Morocco Shrine Center; 3800 Saint Johns Bluff Rd S; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4, Seniors $3, Children Free; contact Jason Hamilton, (904)-294-4744; e-mail: jgms-show@hotmail.com; Web site: http://www.jaxgemandmineral.org/phone/executive-board.html

23-24MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Monterey County Fairgrounds; 2004 Fairgrounds Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4, Children free with adult; We have dealers at the show featuring jewelry, cut and uncut gemstones, beads, crystals, rough and polished rocks, mineral specimens, and fossils. This annual event also has over 50 displays featuring the gem, mineral, and fossil collections of guest and member exhibitors. In addition, there will also be demonstrations of jewelry making, sphere making, rock grinding and polishing. A silent auction will run continuously for people to bid on. This is a family event with plenty of great activities for the kids. ; contact Janis Rovetti, 1047 Roosevelt Street, Monterey, CA 93940, (831)-372-1311; e-mail: janis12@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.cvgms.rocks

23-24FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Franklin Mineral Museum, Littell Community Center; 10 Munsonhurst Road #12; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $7, Children $4 (6-16); 61st Annual Franklin-Sterling Mineral Museum Gem & Mineral Show with Outdoor Swap ; contact Robyn Seger; e-mail: pesolutions.minerals@gmail.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/AnnualFranklinSterlingGemMineralShow/

23-24SOUTH SIOUX CITY, , NEBRASKA: Annual show; Siouxland Gem and Mineral Society, South Sioux City Senior Citizens Center; 1501 West 29th St.; Sat. 9-4; Free Admission; 52nd annual show. Exhibits, fabulous dealers with gems, agates, rough and polished specimens, beads, geodes, minerals, superb faceted jewelry. fossils,door prizes spin the wheel silent auction, artifacts.; contact Bob Powell, 406 Brandon, Kingsley, IA 51028, (712)-378-2775; e-mail: doctorrobert32@gmail.com

23-24OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Oshkosh Earth Science Club, Sunnyview Expo Center; 500 E Country Road Y; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $2, Students $1 w/ID, Children under 12 FREE; Member displays, rocks, minerals, fossils, door prizes, exhibits and kids events, lapidary arts and jewelry, concessions available; contact Wanda Timm, 656 Boyd St., Oshkosh, WI 54901, (920)-573-2968; e-mail: wijit656@msn.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/Oshkosh-Earth-Science-Club-202088083155987/

30-30SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Seattle Gem & Mineral Show, Lake City Community Center; 12531 28th Ave NE; Sat. 10-6; Free Admission; The Seattle Gem & Mineral Show is hosting an annual event in the Fall, featuring high quality minerals, as well as some gems, fossils, and more. There is something for everyone, with a focus on mineral specimens. We\\\'ll have vendors with a diverse range of product available to make sure you find exactly the crystal you\\\'re looking for. Find your favorite new crystal at the Seattle Gem & Mineral Show. ; contact Michelle Ferris, 117 E louisa st, 117 E louisa st, pmb 169, seattle, WA 98102, (206)-582-9157; e-mail: crystallographygems@gmail.com; Web site: www.gemshowseattle.com

September 2017-October 2017

29-1INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Indiana State Fairgrounds - Agriculture/Horticulture Building; 1202 East 38th Street; Fri. 10-6:00 pm, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $5 (Good all 3 days), Children Free under age 16; Jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the U.S. who can reconstruct, repair, design or make original jewelry from customer-selected gems, stones, opals and crystals. Wire wrap, wire sculpture, stone beads, pearls, stone setting, amber, opal, mineral and fossil dealers. Hourly door prizes including a Ring with a precious stone that will be given as a Grand Prize. Demonstrations and classes.; contact Van Wimmer - Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

29-1ANCASTER, ONTARIO, CANADA: Annual show; Robert Hall Originals, Ancaster Fairgrounds; 630 Trinity Road, Canada; Fri. 9:30-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $8, Children under age 12 free; The Ancaster Gem, Mineral, Bead & Jewellery Show combines the worlds of rockhounding and Canadian jewellery design into one amazing educational experience for the whole family! Held at the Ancaster Fairgrounds, Marritt Hall Building, September 29th to October 1st, the show provides an opportunity to learn about and purchase fossils, rocks, minerals, gems and jewellery. This show has something for everyone, visitors will see mineral specimens from all over the world in every colour and shape that can be imagined. Celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary! This is a chance to see and purchase one-of-a-kind jewellery creations from Canadian Jewellery Designers, who incorporate Mother Nature’s gems and stones into stunning wearable art. ; contact Robert Parry, ON, Canada, (519)-448-1236; e-mail: robert@ancastergemshow.com; Web site: www.ancastergemshow.com

29-1SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino del Rio S; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & ring sizing while you shop.; contact Allen Van, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

30-1HOWES CAVE, NEW YORK: Annual show; Cave House Museum of Mining and Geology, Doc Reilly Park; Nippen Road (Dug Road); Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Admission $5, Children under 12 Free; Tours of Howes Cave and Cave House Museum, local harvest foods, talks by noted local geologists, specimen raffles; contact Paul Griggs, 262 Menemsha Lane, Wynantskill, NY 12198, (518)-283-9849; e-mail: Pgriggs@nycap.rr.com

30-1NASHVILLE, INDIANA: Annual show; Brown County Rock & Mineral Club, Brown County History Center; 90 E. Gould Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; Free Admission; The 2nd Annual Brown County Rock & Mineral Show presented by the Brown County Rock & Mineral Club. There will be demonstrations of wire-wrapping, gold-panning, flint-knapping, etc. There will be vendors from all over the Midwest with everything from gems to geodes to fossils to healing stones. ; contact Rhonda Dunn, P. O. Box 2023, Nashville, IN 47448-2023, (812)-320-6237; e-mail: radunn1972@aol.com; Web site: http://browncountyrock.webs.com/

30-1OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Nebraska Mineral and Gem Club, Westside Middle School; 8601 Arbor St; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students/Seniors $3, Children under 12 free with adult; Dealers from several states with fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry and unique gift and collectible items. Demonstrators showing how to make wire wrap jewelry, silversmithing, rock painting, carving and arrowhead making. Displays of lapidary art, jewelry, fossil and mineral collections. Special activities including gem and fossil digs for the kids, rock racing, rock pile, and silent auctions. Show proceeds go to geology scholarships and related activities.; contact Allan or Tammy Jeanneret, 7287 N Rd, Nebraska City, NE 68410, (402)-873-6515; e-mail: tjeanneret@hughes.net; Web site: www.nerockgem.org

30-1OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Nebraska Mineral and Gem Club, West Middle School; 8601 Arbor St., 8601 Arbor St; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Students/Seniors $3, Children 12 and under free with paying adult; Gems and jewelry, specimens and collectibles, demonstrators and dealers and lots of kids activities. Silent auction, rock races, gem and fossil digs and lots of beautiful things to see and to buy. Check out our demonstrators, see how to make gemstones out of rocks, how to take gemstones and make custom jewelry, watch rock painting and arrowhead making. Fun for every age. ; contact Allan Jeanneret, 7287 N Rd, Nebraska City , NE 68410, (402)-873-6515; e-mail: Tjeanneret@hughes.net; Web site: Nerockgem.org

30-1MORGANTOWN, , WEST VIRGINIA: Annual show; Mystical Crystals, Hazel &JW Ruby community center @ Mylan Park; 500 Mylan Park Ln; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Admission $3, Children 12 & under free & Vets are always free; Gems, minerals, beads ,fossils & jewelry. Live demos in wirewrapping & geode cutting . We are trying to book our own science guy who will keep the kids busy with excitement & a huge dino display by our own Ray Garton. bA well selected group of dealers by invitation only. Plenty of activities for the kids. ; contact Robbin Maxwell, Po box 4414, Clarksburg, WV 26302, (304)-657-7089; e-mail: Mysticalcrystals1@hotmail.com

30-1OKLAHOMA CITY , OKLAHOMA: Show and sale; Oklahoma Mineral and Gem Society, Modern Living Building, Oklahoma State Fair ; 3001 General Pershing Blvd.,, Oklahoma State Fair Grounds; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6, Children free; Artisan jewelry, gem stones, fossils, crystals, exhibits, tools, rough rocks and slabs, displays and demos, education, and a children\\\'s activity area.; contact Jami Poor, P.O. Box 2084, Oklahoma City, OK 73127, (405)-603-6604; e-mail: Pres@omgs-minerals.org; Web site: Omgs-mineral.org

October 2017-January 2017

21-22SEDONA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Sedona Gem and Mineral Club, Sedona Red Rock H.S.; Hwy 89A and Upper Red Rock Loop Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $3, Under 12 free; 18th Annual show and sale. Indoors and outdoors, vendors, displays, Kids Adventure, hourly and grand raffle prizes, minerals, agates, gemstones, copper, jewelry, lapidary tools and supplies.; contact Bill Schwartz, 75 Sheath Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336, (928)-821-3900; e-mail: bschwar13@msn.com; Web site: sedonagemandmineral.org

4-8JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Sportsman\'s Club of Joshua Tree, Sportsman\'s Club; 6225 Sunburst Street; Wed. 12-6, Thu. 9-6, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6; Free Admission; This will be our 42nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show in warm and sunny Joshua Tree, Ca. Our location is only 30 miles North of Palm Springs and right next to the world famous Joshua Tree National Park. This wholesale/retail show offers everything from rugged rough rock, mineral specimens, crystals, precious gemstones, and millions of beads to exquisite fine jewelry. Our outdoor & indoor show has a beautiful Mojave desert setting, plenty of free parking and a more than abundant number of fine vendors offering something for everyone.; contact Wayne Hamilton, 6225 Sunburst Street, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, (760)-366-2915; e-mail: jtsportsmans@ymail.com; Web site: jtsportsmansclub.com

6-8VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Virginia Beach Convention Center; 1000 19th Street; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students 16 and under free; Vendors from across the US bring a variety of merchandise, including jewelry of all types, gemstones, beads, crystals, minerals, and fossils. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs on site will be present. There will be displays of rocks and minerals and demonstrations of lapidary arts by the two Gem and Mineral Societies of the area. ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.com

6-8ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Jay Penn , Expo NM State Fairgrounds; 300 San Pedro NE, 87108; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; Dealers, gemstones, mineral specimens, rough, slabs, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, tools, equipment. ; contact Jay Penn, 2324 Alvarado Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, (505)-883-4195; e-mail: jaypenn246@gmail.com

6-8DALLAS, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Gaston Gem, Mineral and Faceters Club, Gaston County Park ; 1303 Leisure Ln. ; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; There will be jewelry, wire wrapping, faceting, rough materials and minerals around the world. We\\\'ll also have hourly raffles and a grand prize raffle on Sunday. Grab bags and gem buckets for slicing. ; contact David Long, Gastonia, NC, NC, (704)-860-1025; e-mail: david28054@att.net; Web site: http://gastongemclub.weebly.com/

6-8SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH: Annual show; Mineral Collectors Of Utah, Trolley Square; 600 South entrance & 700 East; Fri. 12-9, Sat. 10-9, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Dealers, Exhibit Showcases, Wheel of Fortune, Grab Bags, Hourly Drawings, great family fun and educational in the Earth Sciences. ; contact Curt Forrester, UT, (801)-368-4103 ; e-mail: fossilmin@gmail.com; Web site: http://m-c-u.org/

6-8SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 6151 H St; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & ring sizing while you shop.; contact Allen Van, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

6-8SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH: Annual show; Mineral Collectors of Utah, Trolley Square; 600 South entrance & 700 East ; Fri. 12-9, Sat. 10-9, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Dealers, Exhibit Showcases, Wheel of Fortune, Grab Bags, Hourly Drawings, great family fun and educational in the Earth Sciences. ; contact Kurt Forrester, (801)-368-4103; e-mail: fossilmin@gmail.com; Web site: http://m-c-u.org/monthly-program/

7-8GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Nevada County Gem & Mineral Society, Nevada County Fairgrounds; McCourtney Road, 95945-5607; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $2, Students free with I.D., Children 12 and Under free; Major Prize, Half Hourly Raffle, Silent Auction, Kids Korner, Special Large Display, Individual Display Cases by Members, Demonstrations in a forest setting with camping facilities.; contact Anita Wald-Tuttle, 6 Rockwood Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945-5607, (530)-277-6195; e-mail: anitaw1t3@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.ncgms.org

7-8WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Civic Park Community Center; 1375 Civic Drive; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Admission $12, , Children free; You will find a magical mix of crystals, minerals, beads, gems, jewelry and metaphysical healing tools. Thousands of items will be available at excellent prices, plus you can get a massage, have your aura read, and have a great psychic reading. ; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415)-383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

7-8JEFFERSON, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Rock River Valley Geological Society, Jefferson County Fair Park; Jackson & Peurner Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Will Offering; Rock River Valley Geological Society 45th Annual Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show. Demonstrations of faceting, wire wrapping and lapidary. Dealers of minerals, fossils, gems stones and jewelry. Children's activity area.; contact Steven Streich, Steven's Rocks & Gift, 134 E. Main Street, Marshall, WI 53559, (608)-655-1011; Web site: stevensrockshop.com

7-8MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON: 43rd Annual Rocktoberfest; Marysville Rock and Gem Club, Totem Middle School Gymnasium; 7th Street & State Avenue; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; There’ll be dealers with rock rough, slabs, and polished cabs to gem quality faceting rough; minerals, fossils, tools, and lapidary equipment; jewelry, beads, gems and books. There will be demonstrators, club displays, and more fun and games for the kids. Door prizes, silent auctions, raffle prizes and food service. For more information, check us out on facebook: Marysville Rock and Gem Club ; contact Bill Moser, (425)-238-8222; e-mail: bill-jj@comcast.net; Web site: http://sites.google.com/sit/marysvillerockngemclub

7-8VISTA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vista Gem and Mineral Society, Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum; 2040 N. Santa Fe; Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Rocks, gems, minerals, slabs and jewelry items! Great place to shop for gifts for the Holidays! ; contact Kelly Hickman, 2040 N. Santa Fe, Vista, CA 92083; e-mail: vistarocksgms@gmail.com; Web site: VistaRocks.org

13-15MOUNT IDA, ARKANSAS: Show and sale; Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Fairgrounds; Fairgrounds Road; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; 30th Annual Quartz, Quiltz and Craftz, Festival. Free admission and parking. Children's digging contest on Saturday. Crystal, Mineral and food vendors. ; contact KennGreene JenniferSweeney, Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce, Mount Ida, AR 71957, (870)-867-2723; e-mail: director@mtidachamber.com; Web site: www.mtidachamber.com

13-15HILLSBORO, OREGON: Annual show; Portland Regional Gem and Mineral , Washington County Fair Complex; 873 NE 34th Avenue; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Children 12 and under free; Vendors with fossils, rocks, gems, minerals, beads, tools, jewelry. Kid’s Activity Corner with games & prizes. Demonstrations showing cutting precious stones, wire wrapping, cabochons, and more. Door & Raffle prizes, win bargains at the silent auction. ; contact Linda Harvey, PO Box 5401 , Portland, OR 97228; e-mail: lindaharvey2010@gmail.com; Web site: www.PortlandRegionalGemandMineral.com

13-15PAHRUMP, NEVADA: Annual show; Pahrump Valley Rock Hounds & Nye Gold Seekers, Petrack Park; 150 NV-Hwy 160 , Corner of Basin and Hwy 160; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; This 3-day event will showcase rock slabs, polished stones, cabochons, wire wrappings, silver smithing, jewelry, various forms of rock art, gold mining equipment, unusual and rare rocks, mineral and fossil specimens and a live rock crushing demonstration with an antique rock crushing machine. There will be scheduled speakers and live demonstrations throughout the day. Our goal is to have a fun and educational show for all (we are family friendly). This is a great opportunity for some early Christmas shopping. See our video on YouTube, search for Pahrump Gold Gem and Mineral Show.; contact Jane Goodrow, PO Box 3409, Pahrump, NV 89041, (702)-218-0428; e-mail: pahrumpgoldgemandmineralshow@gmail.com; Web site: www.PahrumpRocks.com

13-15 WESTWEGO, LOUISIANA: Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of Louisiana, Alario Center; 2000 Segnette Blvd; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults/Seniors $6 (all 3 days), Students $3 w/ID (all 3 days), Children under 12 free; Special exhibits include the Dinosaur Corner, a Fluorescent Minerals Booth, Geode Cracking, Grab Bags for kids, and Demonstrations of Cabochon Cutting and Computer-aided Subsurface Mapping! Kids can even polish their own Cabochons. Dealers will present a wide variety of wares, including fossils, minerals, rough and finished gem material, jewelry, and tools and equipment.; contact Levette Carlos, (504)-214-3205; e-mail: gemshow2017@gmail.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/GemAndMineralSocietyOfLouisiana/

13-15COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & ring sizing while you shop.; contact Allen Van, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

13-15MOAB, UTAH: Annual show; Moab Points and Pebbles Club, Old Spanish Trail arena; 3641 S. Hwy 191; Fri. 10-10, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; Free Admission; Vendors, displays spin table, Door prizes. Field trips Saturday Yellow cat, limb casts,petrified wood etc., Sunday various locations for agate, petrified wood etc. Trips leave the arena at 9 am sharp.; contact Jerry Hansen, PO Box 186, Moab, UT 84532; e-mail: moabrockclub@live.com

13-15HUNTSVILLE, , ALABAMA: Annual show; Huntsville Gem & Mineral Society, jaycee Community Center; 2180 Airport Road; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; Adults $3, Seniors $2, Students $1, Children under 5 free; The 50th annual Gem, Jewelry, and Mineral Show, sponsored by the Huntsville Gem & Mineral Society. This is the largest jewelry show in the region, the only rock, mineral and gem show in the region, and a great resource for the school earth science curriculum at all levels. Offerings: National and International Dealers with every type and quality of gem, finished jewelry (costume to fine), beads, art objects, collector specimens (gems, minerals, rocks, fossils, etc.), lapidary and jewelry materials and supplies. Displays, demonstrations, fluorescent exhibit, geode cracking. Children’s gem dig, mining flume, and presentations. Hourly drawings.; contact Lowell Zoller, 3027 Flint Mill Run, Hampton Cove, AL 35763, (256)-534-8803; e-mail: Lzol@comcast.net; Web site: www.huntsvillegms.org.

14-14ALBANY, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Saco Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Albany Town Hall; 1972 A Rt 16; Sat. 9-5; Admission $2, Childre under 12 free; Annual show and auction. Local dealers, silent auction, displays, and mineral auction; contact Jonathan Herndon, 110 ossipee mt rd, Center Ossipee, NH 03814, (603)-539-3884; e-mail: jherndon1@roadrunner.com; Web site: sacovalleygemandmineralclub.org

14-15TOPEKA, KANSAS: Annual show; Topeka Gem & Mineral Society, KS Expocentre AG Hall; 17th & Topeka Blvd; Sat. 10-6; Admission $5, Students (13-17) $1, Children under 13 free; Demonstrators, displays, Jr rockhound activities, dealers with fossils, equipment, rock, geodes and many other items of interest to the lapidarist.; contact Millie Mowry, 1934 SW 30th St, Topeka, KS 66611-1917, (785)-267-2849; e-mail: rock2plate@aol.com; Web site: www.TopekaGMS.org

14-15SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Huachuca Mineral and Gem Club, Sierra Vista, AZ; 901 N. Colombo Ave; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Educational displays, jewelry/jewelry making supplies hourly raffles, kids games, fluorescent displays. Free gem identification. Geode sales, geode cutting free with purchase.; contact Maudie Bailey, P.O. Box 1596, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635, (520)-249-1541 or (520)-378-6291; e-mail: gmbailey@msn.com; Web site: huachucagemandmineralclub.info

14-15ANDERSON, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Shasta Gem & Mineral Society, Shasta District Fairgrounds; Briggs Street; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Great family event: Treasures include Jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, crystals, slabs, rough rock, equipment and supplies are being sold at great prices to the public. There will be many displays of stones from around the world, demonstrations, kids corner, incredible rocks on the silent auction, raffle, free hourly drawings, and more. ; contact Steve Puderbaugh, (530)-604-2951; Web site: shastagemandmineral.com

14-15SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI: Annual show; Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society, Springfield Expo Center; 635 East St Louis Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4:30; Adults $6, Students $3, Children $1; The Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society are proud to present our 50th Annual Springfield Rock, Gem & Mineral Show at the Springfield Expo Center. There will be rock & mineral specimens, gemstones, jewelry, fossils, grab bags, educational displays, silent auctions & more. This year, to celebrate our 50th Anniversary, there will be very special door prize drawn each day, 15 minutes before closing. All paid Adult admissions will be eligible for the draw. You don\\\'t have to be present for the drawing to win.; contact Larry Lillich, 2131 West Republic Road, Box #35, Springfield, MO 65807, (417)-882-8449; e-mail: omgms.57@gmail.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/SGFGemShow

14-15TEMPLE, TEXAS: Annual show; Tri-City Gem & Mineral Society, Mayborn Convention Center; 3303 N 3rd St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; $5, Students $2, Children Free ; Lapidary rough, minerals, lapidary tools & equipment, beads, and jewelry. Informative displays and games for kids of all ages!; contact Chip Burnette, 2630 Polk St, Killeen, TX 76543, (254)-630-3573; e-mail: burnette@aceweb.com

14-15TEMPLE, TEXAS: Annual show; Tr-City Gem and Mineral Society, Mayborn Convention Center; 3303 North 3rd St; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $5, Students $2 age 13-17, Children free 12 and under; Come to the two day rock show and learn more about gems, fossils, rocks, and minerals! We will have vendors, fine jewelry, games for the kids, demonstrations, a silent auction, a Rollin Rock Club meeting, and door prizes!; contact Ruth Rolston, (254)-773-1039; e-mail: lrolston@hot.rr.com

14-15FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Annual show; Cowtown Gem, Mineral & Glass, CERA; 3300 Bryant Irvin Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Rockfest 2017, combined with \\\"Pottery in the Park\\\" outdoors at CERA.; contact Steve Shearin, (817)-777-1997; e-mail: steve.l.shearin@lmco.com

20-22WEST JORDAN, UTAH: Annual show; R.O.C.K. (Rockhounders Outreach for Community Knowledge), Viridan Library & Event Center; 8030 South 1825 West; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $2, Students/Children free; There will be fossils, minerals, gems and  jewelry on display and for sale. Hands-on activities for everyone. Come build your own rock collection. Door prizes and a Silent Auction will be going on daily. Admission is $2 except for Scouts in Uniform and children under 12 are free admittance.; contact Angela Dieter, UT, (801)-634-5167; e-mail: utahinnj@aol.com; Web site: http://www.rockhoundersock.com/about.html

20-22FORT WAYNE, INDIANA: Annual show; Three Rivers Gem & Mineral Society, Allen County Fairgrounds; 2726 Carroll Rd; Fri. 10-6; Adults $5, Seniors $3, Students $1, Children under 12 free; Theme: “Crinoids: Indiana’s Most Famous Fossil” Attractions: gem, fossil, mineral and jewelry dealers, lapidary arts demonstrations, Viking Knit classes, exhibits, geode cracker, gem sluice, kid’s games, dinosaur models, door prizes, silent auction, fluorescent room, touch ‘n feel table. ; contact Russell Greim, 7619 CR 68, Spencerville, IN 46788, (260)-403-0450; e-mail: 3riversshow@gmail.com; Web site: bit.do/3rivers-show

20-22SANTA 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, crystals, gems, beads, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & ring sizing while you shop. ; contact Allen Van, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

20-22AUSTIN, TEXAS: Annual show; Austin Gem and Mineral Society, Palmer Events Center; 900 Barton Springs Rd; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $8, Seniors $7, Students ages 13-18 $2, Children 12 and under free; Gem & mineral show with endors of jewelry, beads, gemstones, minerals, crystals, fossils & spheres. Exhibits like the touch table of rocks and fossils and members’ collections. Silent auction Sat & Sun, demos in faceting, cabbing, fossil cleaning, and polymer clay. This year’s theme is geodes. For $1 each Gem Mine, Wheel of Fortune, Jewelry Making, or Illumination Station. Hourly door prizes Sat and Sun. Grand Prize Sun is a geode. Hosted by Austin Gem and Mineral Society (AGMS) a 501(c)(3) organization.; contact Ludy Toles, 6719 Burnet Ln, Austin, TX 78757, (512)-458-9546; e-mail: showchairman@austingemandmineral.org; Web site: www.agms-tx.org

21-22CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA: Show and sale; Kanawha Rock & Gem Club, So. Charleston Community Center; 601 Jefferson Hwy; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $3.50, Children 12 & under free; A well selected Groupe of dealers with a wide variety of gems, minerals, fossils, beads & jewelry. Plenty activity for the kids , parking is free & food in the building. ; contact Franko Franko, po box 252, farmington, WV 26571, (304)-657-7089; e-mail: Lambcheryl@hotmail.com

21-22COTTAGE GROVE, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Minnesota Mineral Club, National Guard Training & Community Center; 8180 Belden Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $2, Children $1; There will be exhibits, dealers, tailgate sales, speakers, \\\"Kids Corner.\\\" demonstrations; contact Phil Gotsch, (763)-717-1641; e-mail: agatephil@earthlink.net; Web site: www.minnesotamineralclub.org

21-22COTTAGE GROVE, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Minnesota Mineral Club, National Guard Training & Community Center; 8180 Belden Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $2, Children $1; There will be exhibits, vendors, tailgate sales, \\\"kids corner\\\", speakers, demonstrations; contact Martha Miss, 8445 Grange Blvd., Cottage Grove, MN 55106, (651)-459-0343; e-mail: Martha@rock-biz.biz; Web site: www.MinnesotaMineraClub

21-22CLIO, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Flint Rock & Gem Club, Carter Middle School; 300 Upland Drive; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $3, Students $1.50, Children $1.50 ages 6 to 12; 50th Anniversary of the Flint Rock & Gem Club Show. Minerals, jewelry, displays, lapidary skills, & demonstrations.; contact Diana Dady, 2120 Christner Street, Burton, MI 48519-1004, (810)-744-0852; e-mail: ddady@comcast.net; Web site: www.flintrockandgem.org

21-22LEWISTON, IDAHO: Annual show; Hells Canyon Gem Club, Nez Perce County Fair Building; 1229 Burrell Avenue; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Children under 12 free; Exhibits of local collections, lapidary carving, crystals and precious gems, educational and fossils. Retail dealers of rough rock, cut stones, jewelry and equipment. Food. Kid’s Activities creating own masterpieces, wheel of stones. Demonstrations. ; contact Linn Enger, (208)-746-4957; e-mail: engerocks@yahoo.com

27-29HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Rockingham County Fairgrounds; 4808 S Valley Pike, (I-81 Between exits 240 & 243); Fri. 10 -6 , Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 11 -5 ; $4 Admission, Under age 16 Free; Annual show. Jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the U.S. who can reconstruct, repair, design or make original jewelry from customer-selected gems, stones, opals and crystals. Wire wrap, wire sculpture, stone beads, pearls, stone setting, amber, opal, mineral and fossil dealers. Hourly door prizes including a Ring with a precious stone that will be given as a Grand Prize. Free Parking.; contact Van Wimmer - Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salelm, VA 24153, 540-384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

27-29GLEN ROSE, TEXAS: Show and sale; Dallas Paleontological Society, Somervell County Expo Ctr; 202 Bo Gibbs Blvd; Fri. 9-6; Free Admission; Periodic speakers, auction.; contact Mark Randall, 2200 Uecker Drive, Apt 10208, Lewisville, TX 75067, (469)-371-5309; e-mail: markrandall00@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.dallaspaleo.org

27-29GLEN ROSE, TEXAS: Show and sale; Dallas Paleontological Society, Dallas, TX; 202 Bo Gibbs Blvd; Fri. 8-6; Free Admission; Fossil show and sale; door prize drawings; children\\\'s activities; lecture presentations.; contact Mark Randall, 2200 Uecker Drive, Apt 10208, Lewisville, TX 75067, (469)-371-5309; e-mail: markrandall00@sbcglobal.net; Web site: DALLASPALEO.ORG

28-28BIGLERVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Swap & Sale; Franklin County & Central Penn Rock & Mineral Clubs, South Mountain Fairgrounds; 615 Narrows Road; Sat. 8-3; Adults/Seniors $1, Students/Children Free; Lots of fun for all ages in a covered pavilion with food stand.; contact Tom Smith, (717)-552-6554; e-mail: tsmith1012@comcast.net

28-29CANBY, OREGON: Fantastic Rocks, Beautiful Minerals; Clackamette Mineral and Gem Club, Clackamas County Fairgrounds; 694 NE 4th Avenue; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Rocks & minerals, gems & jewelry, fossils & beads, dealers & supplies, door prizes, silent auction, demonstrations, special flint knapping demonstration & special meteorite display, kid’s corner fun!; contact Beth Heesacker, 4145 NW Heesacker Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116; e-mail: heesacker@coho.net

28-29BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON: Octoberfest of Gems; Bellevue Rock Club, Vasa Park; 3560 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Dealers in minerals, fossils, tools, equipment, slabs, faceting rough, finished stones, etc. Children’s activities, Door prizes, and Silent auction.; contact Bruce Himko, PO BOX 1851, Bellevue, WA 98009; e-mail: bellevuerockclub@comcast.net; Web site: www.bellevuerockclub.org

28-29WARWICK , RHODE ISLAND: Annual show; Rhode Island Mineral Hunters, Community College of Rhode Island Knight Campus; 400 East Ave (rt 113); Fri. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, Seniors $5, Children under 10 free; We have a Silent Auction Kids Corner Flourescent Display; contact Don Fail, (781)-784-3224; e-mail: kfarrell-dfail@caomcast.net; Web site: RIMH.us

28-29ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Florida Fossil Hunters, Central Florida Fairgrounds; 4603 W. Colonial Dr; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $4, Children $1; Fossils, rocks, minerals, artifacts, educational exhibits, children\\\'s dig pit, silent auctions, books, supplies; contact Valerie First, 223 Ringwood Dr, Winter Springs, FL 32708, (407)-699-9274; e-mail: vjfirst@aol.com; Web site: Floridafossilhunters.com

28-29ORLANDO , FLORIDA: Annual show; Florida Fossil Hunters, Central Florida Fairgrounds; 4603 W. Colonial Dr; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $4, Children $1; Fossils, rocks, minerals, books, supplies, educational exhibits, silent auctions, children\\\'s dig pit; contact Valerie First, (407)-699-9274; e-mail: vjfirst@aol.com; Web site: Floridafossilhunters.com

28-29PORT MOODY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: Annual show; Port Moody Rock and Gem Club, Kyle Centre; 125 Kyle Street, Canada; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Our 39th annual Rock and Gem Show and Sale titled, \\\"150 Rocks – Celebrating Canada Through our Rocks and Minerals\\\". Canada will be celebrating its 150th birthday in 2017, and our club, its 50th birthday. To recognize this special year, we will be hosting a display of 150 Canadian rocks, fossils, and minerals and their respective stories at our show. This display will be a coast-to-coast-to-coast project; our goal is to feature rocks and minerals from each province and territory.; contact Andrew Danneffel, 1205 Barberry Drive, Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada V3B 1E9, (604)-323-4273; e-mail: adanneffel@atomation.com; Web site: http://www.portmoody.rocks

28-29LOS ALTOS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Peninsula Gem & Geology Society, Los Altos Youth Center; One No. San Antonio; Sat. 10-5 , Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students 12-18 $2, Children under 12 free; Easy access and free parking next to downtown Los Altos. Fossils, minerals, rocks, gems, and jewelry. Free Hourly drawing prizes. Raffle tickets $2 each or 6 for $10 for multiple quality prizes.; contact Steve Jobe, P O Box 4962, Los Altos, CA 94024, (408)-834-5384; e-mail: steve_jobe@sbcglobal.net; Web site: pggs.org

28-29SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Sacramento Mineral Society, Scottish Rite Masonic Center; 6151 H Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6, Seniors $5, Students $6, under 12 are free; The 81st Sacramento Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show Looking for some family fun? Worried about the cold or it raining this weekend? Well come out and check out our show!! It has something for everyone and it\\\\\\\'s all indoors! What You Will Find: Minerals, fossils, beads, gemstones, meteorites, jade, tools/books, slabs and cabochons, snack bar. Also we will have a raffle, silent rock auctions, and kids activities. Kids come in costume, get a free prize! ; contact Alyssa Meiszinger, P.O. Box 279291, Sacramento, CA 95827, (916)-662-5819; e-mail: gemshow@sacramentomineralsociety.org; Web site: http://sacgemshow.com

28-29OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Oklahoma Mineral and Gem Society, Modern Living Oklahoma State Fair Park; 3001 General Pershing Blvd; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Children under 12 free; Artisan jewelry, tools, gemstones, fossils, rough rock, crystals, exhibits, demos, education, children\\\'s area and silent auction all day. Visit us on omgs-minerals.org or check us out on Facebook.; contact Scott Cunningham; e-mail: slibacon@aol.com; Web site: omgs-minerals.org

November 2017

3-5BLACK CANYON CITY, ARIZONA: Annual show; High Desert Helpers, High Desert Park; 19001 E. Jacie Ln; Fri. 9-4, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; 41st Annual Rock-a-Rama Gem & Mineral show, vendors and dealers offering high end jewelry to rough cut slabs, minerals, faceted stones, fossils, crystals, tools, lapidary supplies, beads. ; contact Darlynn Donohue, PO Box 212, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324, (719)-229-7396; e-mail: darlynndd@q.com; Web site: http://www.highdeserthelpers.org/?tribe_events=rock-a-rama-5

3-5EUGENE, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Lane County Events Center; 796 W 13th Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & ring sizing while you shop. ; contact Allen Van, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

4-5CONCORD, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society, Centre Concord; 5298 Clayton Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6, Children free; Concord Gem Show. Gems, jewelry, fossils, minerals, crystals, jade, meteorites, tekties, fluorescent rocks, and lapidary tools & equipment, findings, books; Demonstrations: cabbing, beading, wire-wrapping, faceting, stone setting, stone carving, gold panning, and more; Exhibits and educational displays, fluorescent display room, free rock and gem identification; Activities for all ages: youth and scout activities, hourly door prizes, raffle, cafe. Giant T-Rex. ; contact Harry Nichandros, Concord, CA 94520, (925)-289-0454; e-mail: showinfo@ccmgs.org; Web site: http://ccmgs.org

4-5STURTEVANT, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Racine Geological Society, Fountain Hall; 8505 Durand Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Hourly door prizes and club displays; contact John Lowman, 3223 Spruce St, Racine, WI 53403, (262)-989-9193; Web site: racinegeologicalsociety.weebly.com

4-5OLD GREENWICH, CONNETICUT: Show and sale; Stamford Mineralogical Society, Eastern Greenwich Civic Center; 90 Harding Road; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4:30; Admission $6, under 12 free; There will be Mini-mine for children, hourly door prize, two show grand prizes.; contact Howard Heitner, (914)-274-1370; e-mail: docheitner@gmail.com; Web site: stamfordmineralsociety.org

4-5PLANT CITY, FLORIDA: Annual show; Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club, Plant City Strawberry Festival Expo Hall; 303 N. Lemon Street; Sat. 10-5; Adults $5, Students $4, Children under 12 free w/parent; contact Norma Jackson, 6036 Golf & Sea Blvd. , Apollo Beach, FL 33572, (813)-641-7897; e-mail: fireweedarts@gmail.com; Web site: www.tampabayrockclub.com

4-5SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; The San Diego Mineral and Gem Society, Al Bahr Shrine Center; 5440 Kearney Mesa Blvd, behind the Hampton Inn; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Featuring: High quality gem and mineral dealers, rough, gemstones, minerals, beads, jewelry, fossils. Demonstrations include: wire wrapping, faceting, lost wax casting, silver chain making, intarsia, sphere making, find out about upcoming free or low cost field trips, see display cases of mineral specimens, lapidary and jewelry work done by our members and learn more about our club and hobby. Free Gemstone Identification, Door Prizes and much more. The Junior Booth and Club Booths will be setup featuring bargain basement prices on books, rocks, equipment and slabs.; contact Bob Hancock, (619)-889-6886; e-mail: rtourmaline2@aol.com; Web site: www.sdmg.org

4-5BREWER, MAINE: Annual show; Penobscot Mineral & Lapidary Club, Brewer Auditorium; 318 Wilson St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $2, Children under 12 free; The Penobscot Mineral & Lapidary Club will hold its 13th Annual Rock & Gem Show at the Brewer Auditorium in Brewer, Maine. There will be approximately vendors selling rocks, mineral specimens, fossils, gemstones, cabochons, beads, gold and silver jewelry and other related mineral products. The show also has a silent auction hourly. Door prizes will be announced periodically. ; contact James White, 54 Gilbert St., Orono, ME 04473, (207)-866-2546; e-mail: jameshwhite@myfairpoint.net

4-5CONCORD, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Contra Costa Gem and Mineral Show, Centre Concord; 5298 Clayton Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Children under 12 free; Browse through Dealers tables, selling Gems, Jwelery, Minerals, Fossils, Meteorites, a Fluorescent room, Beads and Findings, Tools and Equipment as well as a Cafe to keep you nourished. ; contact Mary Hicks, 2418 Larkin Ct., Antioch, CA 94531, (925)-779-0698; e-mail: maryhicks@comcast.net; Web site: www.ccmgsshowcoupon.com

4-5AMARILLO, TEXAS: Annual show; Golden spread Gem and Mineral Society, Amarillo Civic Center; 400 Buchanan Street, Regency Room; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $3; children (under 12). military, law enforcement, and scouts in uniform free; dealers, demonstrations, door prizes, exhibits, silent auction, wheel of fortune;; contact Wanda Finley, 9170 FM 1151, Claude, TX 79019, (806)-944-5464; e-mail: finfran@midplains.coop

4-5RIDGECREST, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Indian Wells Gem and Mineral Society, Desert Empire Fairgrounds; 520 South Richmond Road; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; Display cases, door prizes, silent auctions, geode cutting ; contact John De Rosa, (760)-375-7905; e-mail: jfrocks@dslextreme.com

10-12SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; LLD Productions, Inc., Holiday Inn - OCA; 2726 S Grand Ave; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Dealers selling minerals, fossils, rough and cut gems, jewelry, meteorites, crystals, metaphysical materials, lapidary supplies, home decor and more. Wholesale section for qualified buyers, international and local dealers. Items in all price ranges, for all interest levels.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505)-867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.mzexpos.com

10-12PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Washington State Fair Events Center; 110 9th Ave SW; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & ring sizing while you shop. ; contact Allen Van, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

10-12TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA: Annual show; Blue Sapphire Beads, Hyatt Regency Toronto; 370 King St West, Canada; Fri. 11:30-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Students $1, Children free; The Gem Expo is Canada\\\'s premier show for beads, beading supplies and tools, gems & gemstones, copper and sterling silver findings, jewelry, minerals, amber, pearls, glass and lampwork artisans The show features handmade jewelry from talented artisans and features a large variety of precious and semi-precious stones such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, pearls, and many others. Whether you\\\'re looking for strands to make your own jewellery, beautifully faceted stones for setting or wire wrapping, or finished pieces with exquisite gems, exquisite mineral samples or interested in the healing properties of Minerals, The Gem Expo has it all. ; contact Salim Moorani, 12 Coatsworth Cres, Toronto, ON, Canada M4C 5P6, (647)-773-9001; e-mail: salim@thegemexpo.com; Web site: http://thegemexpo.com

10-12PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI: Annual show; Mississippi Gulf Coast Gem and Mineral Society, Pascagoula Fairground Civic Center; 2902 Shortcut Road; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $3; Gold, silver, copper, and multi-mineral displays. Educational demonstrators, to show you how to Gold pan and Flint Nap, and many more. ; contact Bill LaRue, (228)-229-8781; e-mail: wildbill2736@gmail.com

11-12EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club, Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse; 8802 196th St. SW; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; contact Mary Ann Collins, (206)-714-3922; e-mail: collma1@comcast.net

11-12YUBA CITY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Sutter Buttes Gem & Mineral Society, Yuba Suter Fairgrounds; 442 franklin ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; We will have many dealers, as well as a silent auction. We will be sponsoring a raffle and hourly drawings. Our kids table is everyone\\\\\\\'s favorite and our exhibits are beautiful. We offer a large food menu with very reasonable prices.; contact karen horita, 1364 golden plover street, plumas lake, CA 95961-8730, (916)-677-6696; e-mail: horita@comcast.net; Web site: www.sutterbuttes.net

11-12YUBA CITY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Sutter Buttes Gem & Mineral Society, Yuba/Sutter fairgrounds; 442 Franklin Ave. ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; We will be sponsoring a raffle, silent auction, kids table, door prizes, dealers, several exhibits and great food.; contact karen horita, 1364 golden plover street, 1364 golden plover street, plumas lake, CA 95961-8730, (916)677-6696; e-mail: horita@comcast.net

11-12SEDRO WOOLLEY , WASHINGTON: Treasures of the Earth Rock and Gem Show; Skagit Rock and Gem Club, Sedro Woolley Community Center; 703 Pacific Street; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Beautiful displays, kid\\\'s activities, silent auction, rock slab sales, lapidary demonstrations, raffle and door prizes along with our wonderful dealers. ; contact Eric Self, (360)-840-8342; e-mail: skagitrockandgem@gmail.com

11-12NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Wholesale and retail show; New York Mineralogical Club, The Watson Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn @57th ); 440 West 57th Street; Sat. 10-06, Sun. 11-05; Adults $6, Children with adult and under 12 free; Knowledgable dealers with an amazing variety of quality minerals, fossils, meteorites, gems, jewelry, crystals and gift items for the novice collector as well as the advanced one. Beaders and jewelry makers will find interesting and unusual items to enhance their designs. ; contact Tony Nikischer, 1885 Seminole Trail, STE. 202, Charlottesville, VA 22901, (434)-964-0875; e-mail: info@excaliburmineral.com; Web site: www.excaliburmineral.com

17-19PORTLAND, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Oregon Convention Center; 777 NE MLK Jr Blvd; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & ring sizing while you shop.; contact Allen Van, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

17-19COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA: Annual show; The Columbia, SC Gem & Mineral Society, Jamil Temple; 206 Jamil Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; Admission $5, Children 16 & under free; 50th Annual Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show Jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, & tools for sale. Geodes sold & cut Club member’s rock collections on exhibit & lapidary demonstrations. South Carolina amethyst on display. ; contact Sue Shrader, PO Box 6333, Columbia, SC 29060, (803)-736-9317; e-mail: ashrader@mindspring.com; Web site: www.cgams.org

17-19GOLDEN, COLORADO: Annual show; Denver Area Mineral Dealers, Jefferson County Fairgrounds; 15200 W. 6th Ave.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; Free Admission; JEFFCO Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.; contact Brian Costigan, (303)-660-9564; e-mail: brian@costigansminerals.com

18-19FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Northern Virginia Mineral Club, Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center, George Mason University; 4400 University Dr; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, Seniors $4, Students $3 ages 13-17, Children 12 and under free; 26th Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show. New GMU location for 2017. Show includes: Demonstrations, exhibits, kids activities and door prizes. Mini-mines for kids to dig and get free minerals & fossils. Silent auction on Sunday. Dealers offering gems, minerals, fossils, crystals, meteorites & more. Event is co-sponsored by GMU\\\\\\\'s Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Earth Sciences.; contact Tom Taaffe, (703)-281-3767; e-mail: rockcllctr@gmail.com; Web site: www.novamineralclub.org

18-19LAKESIDE, CA 92040, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; El Cajon Valley Gem and Mineral Society, Lakeside Rodeo Grounds; 12584 Mapleview Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; The El Cajon Valley Gem and Mineral proudly presents it\\\\\\\'s annual Gem and Mineral Show on November 18th & 19th, 2017. Vendors will be selling gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads and crafts. Free gem and mineral identification. Huge raffle, food booths and kids activities.; contact Mary Ness, PO Box 451, El Cajon, CA 92022, (619)-449-0759; e-mail: ecvgms@gmail.com; Web site: ecvgms.org

18-19MESQITE , TEXAS: Annual show; Dallas Gem and Mineral Society, Dallas Texas; 1800 Rodeo Drive; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $8, Seniors $8, Children $3; There will be fluorescent displays, kid's mine and wheel of fortune, lapidary equipment and jewelry supplies, wire wrapping, stone polishing, knapping demonstrations, and you'll get to open your own geodes. ; contact Diana Case, 7522 CAMPBELL #113-196, DALLAS, TX 75248, (469)-688-4057; e-mail: case53d@yahoo.com; Web site: http://www.dallasgemandmineral.org/

18-19LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Mid Atlantic Gem and Mineral Association, Lebanon Expo Center; 80 Rocherty Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4; Admission $5, Children under 12 are free; Gem Miner\\\'s Holiday! Retail and wholesale exhibition of beads, minerals, fossils, gems, and jewelry. Gifts and crafts with hourly door prizes.; contact Jill Feder, P.O. Box 266, Sellersville, PA 18960, (908)-720-1774; e-mail: jillfeder.jf@gmail.com; Web site: www.gem-show.com

18-19HESPERIA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mining Supplies and Rock Shop, Mining Supplies and Rock Shop; 9565 C Ave; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Jewelry, rocks, slabs, beads, jade, gold panning and more.; contact Cyndy Mandell, 9565 C Ave, Hesperia, CA 92345, (760)-244-9642; e-mail: cynmandell@me.com; Web site: www.miningsuppliesandrockshop.com

18-19WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center East; 9067 Southern Blvd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $9, Children under 12 free; Fossil dig, gem mining, geode cracking, rock and face painting, spin the wheel game, displays, demonstrations, speakers. ; contact Walt Triche, (561)-585-2080; e-mail: wtriche@gmail.com; Web site: www.gemandmineralsociety.org

18-19LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Mid Atlantic Gem and Mineral Association, Lebanon County Fairgrounds; 80 Rocherty Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4; Adults $5, Children under 12 free; An exhibit of gems, jewelry, beads, minerals, and fossils. Gift and craft related items. Hourly door prizes. ; contact Jill Feder, (908)-720-1774; e-mail: jillfeder.jf@gmail.com; Web site: www.gem-show.com

18-19PAYSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Payson Rimstones Rock Club, Inc, Payson High School, Longhorn Gym; West Longhorn Rd , Gym is located on West Longhorn Rd East of McLane; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $2, Children 12 and under free; Gems, minerals, fossils, slabs, rough cut material, gem stones, jewelry, lapidary equipment, displays, books, educational materials, gold prospecting displays, plus much more available from our vendors. The club will have a magnificent fluorescent display, a treasure hunt for the kids (and adults), a spinning wheel to win a stunning rock ( you always win!!), sandstone drawing with colored pens, a silent auction to obtain some amazing specimens, and an education center with a geologist to answer your questions. All proceeds from the show support our local elementary schools and their respective earth science programs, books and materials in earth sciences for the local libraries, and scholarships for graduating seniors at Payson High as well as scholarships for Northern Gila County students enrolled in a college of their choice. ; contact Margaret Jones, P O Box 884, Pine, AZ 85544, (928)-970-0857; e-mail: margieaberry@gmail.com

18-19WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; Worcester Mineral Club, National Guard Armory; 701 Lincoln st.; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4:30; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $4, Children under 12 and scouts in uniform free; 42nd Annual Worcester Mineral show (rocks, minerals,fossils, gemstones, jewlery ,hourly door prizes, grand prize drawing ,snack bar and free parking DVid ; contact David Fohlin, 26 Wakefield pond rd, Thompson, CT 06277, (860)-923-9023; e-mail: thestonemanswife@gmail.com

25-26MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Monterey County Fairgrounds; 2004 Fairground Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & ring sizing while you shop. ; contact Allen Van, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

December 2017

1-3COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & ring sizing while you shop.; contact Allen Van, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

1-3HUDSON, FLORIDA: Annual show; Withlacoochee Rockhounds, Veterans Memorial Park; 14333 Hicks Rd; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Adults/Seniors $3, Teens $1, Children 12 and under free; Educational displays, demonstrations, door prizes, Diamonds of the World, Aaron\\\'s Breastplate replica. Mineral and fossil specimens for everyone from beginner to advanced collectors, handcrafted jewelry, gemstones, and handcrafted knapped stone blade knives. ; contact Ralph Barber, FL, (352)-200-6852; e-mail: barbersbloomers@hotmail.com; Web site: www.withlacoocheerockhounds.com

1-3MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA: Annual show; Montgomery Gen & Mineral Society, Garret Coliseum; 1555 Federal Drive; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $2, Students/Children Free; Dealers will have beads, crystals, geodes, rough, cabochons, gem stones, finished jewelry, tools, supplies and mineral & fossil specimens. Club members will display their individual collections and will give demonstrations on gem and rock cutting, faceting, cabochon making, and knapping. $1 Wheel of Fortune.; contact Terry Fetzer; e-mail: gemshow@MontgomeryGemAndMineralSociety.com; Web site: http://www.montgomerygemandmineralsociety.com/#!annual-gem-show

8-10SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Ealr Warren Showgrounds; 3400 Calle Real; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & ring sizing while you shop.; contact Allen Van, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

9-10EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: 6th Annual Winter Rock and Mineral Sale; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club, Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse; 8802 196th St. SW; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; contact Mary Ann Collins, (206)-714-3922; e-mail: collma1@comcast.net

9-10FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Mid-Tennessee Gem and Mineral Society, Inc., Ag Exp Park; 4215 Long Lane; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $5, Students $1, Children Free; Dealers plus classes, speakers, exhibits, demonstrations, silent auction, and door prizes hourly. Show features handmade silver, stone, and Native American jewelry, lapidary and faceting rough, slabs, fossils and mineral specimens, supplies, tools, and more.; contact Mardy Smith, TN, (615)-417-1416; e-mail: show@mtgms.org; Web site: www.MTGMS.org

15-17SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino del Rio S; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & ring sizing while you shop. ; contact Allen Van, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

January 2018

12-14LARGO, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Pinellas Geological Society, Largo Cultural Center; 105 Central Park Drive; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5; Free Admission; 42nd Annual Event, $1.50 drawing hourly, silent auction hourly; contact Leona Feldhausen, 2655 Nebraska Ave #247, Palm Harbor, FL 34684-2605, (727)-709-3236; e-mail: sheffieldleona@gmail.com

20-21DELAND, FLORIDA: Annual show; Tokoka Gem and Mineral Society, Volusia County Fairgrounds; 3150 New York Ave; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4, Children 12 and under free; contact Mary Dejan, (386)-871-6221

January 2018-February 2018

26-11MARANA , ARIZONA: Annual show; Smoky\'s , Miner\'s Co-op ; 6901 N. Casa Grande Hwy. ; Daily 8:30-6; Free Admission; Miner owned and operated! - Artisan jewelry, gems, rough, specimens, cabochons etc. Dealers - Old Time Knowledge - REAL Miners *Find us on Facebook!; contact Alby Davis , 9901 W. Picture Rocks Rd. , Tucson , AZ 85743, (520)-981-2787; e-mail: picturerocksjewelry@gmail.com; Web site: http://tucsonrockgemmineralshow.com/

27-10TUCSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC, Hotel Tucson City Center; 475 N. Granada; Daily 10-6, Sat. 10-5; Free Admission; Dealers from around the world sell minerals, fossils, meteorites, rough and cut gems, lapidary supplies, home decor and so much more. From a single shark's tooth to an entire dinosaur, from micro-minerals to 10-ft high geodes, cutting rough to custom cut gems, the Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show has it all! Don't miss the Artists' Gallery of stone delights, Fossil Hall, and the large dinosaur sculptures playing in the courtyard. Allow plenty of time to see it all.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505)-867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.mzexpos.com

February 2018

24-25BOISE, IDAHO: Annual show; Idaho Gem Club, Expo Idaho; 5610 Glenwood ; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4, Children under 12 free; We offer demonstrations, showcases, kid’s games, silent auction, & loads of vendors.; contact Brent Stewart, (208)-342-1151; e-mail: rocksbybrent@gmail.com

24-25VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society, Solano County Fairgrounds, Mc Cormack Hall; 900 Fairgrounds Drive,, Mc Cormack Hall; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Children under 12 free; Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society Proudly Presents it\\\'s annual show \\\"Spring Bling.\\\". Artisan gem & mineral dealers from California, Oregon and Utah who sell jewelry, minerals, gems, fossils, crystals, jade, meteorites, turquoise, beads and rough rock and slabs. Demonstrations, free hourly drawings, silent auction, grab bags and wheel of fortune.; contact Dan Wolke, Benicia, CA 94510, (707)-334-2950; e-mail: dncwolke@sbcglobal.net; Web site: vjgems.org

March 2018

2-4ATHENS, GEORGIA: Annual show; Southeastern Mineral Specimens , The Classic Center; 440 Foundry Street, The Pavilion; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $5, Children under 15 and under free; contact Mark Woods, 515 Tallassee Road, Athens, GA 30606, (706)-296-9467; e-mail: darklighter@bellsouth.net; Web site: https://m.facebook.com/SoutheasternMineralSpecimens/

3-4ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON: Annual show; East KingCo Rock Club Kirkland WA, Pickering Barn; 1730 10th Avenue NW; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free; Stone sculpture exhibit, kid’s activities, silent auction, raffle, What\\\'s My Rock identification and hourly door prizes. ; contact Cindy Smith, (206)-953-3456; e-mail: showchair@eastkingco.org

23-25SPOKANE , WASHINGTON: 59th Annual Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show; Rock Rollers Club of Spokane, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center; N. 404 Havana; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, Seniors $5, Children 12 and under free; Fossils, crystals, minerals, specimens, handcrafted jewelry, lapidary supplies, demonstrations, hourly door prizes, youth activities, and a grand prize. ; contact Mike Shaw, (509)-251-1574; e-mail: showchair@rockrollers.org

April 2018

24-26IRVINE, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Mountain Mushroom Festival, Estell County School\\\'s Cental Office; 253 Main Street, (Parking lot in the rear of building); Tue. 9-4, Wed. 9-4, Thu. 9-4; Admission $10; All day Kentucky agate hunt. Easy or rough terrain trips each day.; contact Francine Bonny, Irvine City Hall, 101 Chestnut Street, Irvine, KY 40336, (606)-723-1233; e-mail: mushroomfestival@irvineonline.com; Web site: www.mountainmushroomfestival.org

27-29IRVINE, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Mountain Mushroom Festival, Estell County School\'s Central Office - Gym; 253 Main Street; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Agates, gems, rocks, fossils, minerals, wire wrap, wire scupture, tool dealers & demonstrations.; contact Francine Bonny, Irvine City Hall, 101 Chestnut Street, Irvine, KY 40336, (606)-723-1233; e-mail: mushroomfestival@irvineonline.com; Web site: www.mountainmushroomfestival.org

27-29YAKIMA, WASHINGTON: Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies\\\' 80th Anniversary Show and Convention; Yakima Rock and Mineral Club, Central Washington State Fair Park; Modern Living Building and Pioneer Hall, 1301 South Fair Avenue; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $4, Students $2, Children 14 & under free; Featuring: Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals, North American Research Group, Ginkgo Petrified Forest Interpretive Center, Amethyst Scepters of Montana and Jewelry Dealers, Children’s Activities, Rock, Mineral & Fossil Dealers, Grab Bags, Wheel of Fortune, NFMS Display Competitions, Fossil Preparation Demos, Door Prizes, $1 Raffle Tickets, Silent Auctions, Stone Knapping & Gold Prospecting Demos, Wire Tree Classes, Metal Smith Classes (reserve in advance), Special Speakers, Food Concession, Free Parking Gate 5 ; contact Ronna Watkins, PO Box 326, Yakima, WA 98907, (509)-433-7841; e-mail: yakima_rockhounds12@yahoo.com; Web site: www.yakimarockclub.com

May 2018

5-6BOULDER CITY, NEVADA: Annual show; Southern Nevada Gem &Mineral Society, Boulder City Parks & Rec Building; 900 Arizona Street; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; contact Sheri Johnson, PO Box 230071, Boulder City Spring Jamboree, Las Vegas, NV 89105, (702)-525-0256; e-mail: SherisRocks89121@gmail.com; Web site: www.SNVGMS.org