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May 2016

28-29WHEATON, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association (CGMA), DuPage County Fairgrounds; 2015 Manchester Rd.; Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 10 -5 ; Adults $5, Seniors $3, Students $3, Children under 13 free; Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association (CGMA) 40th Anniversary Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show. Our Ruby Jubilee! Over 30 retail and wholesale dealers, special exhibits, gold panning, silent auction, door prizes, Kids Korner, demonstrations of jewelry making, silversmithing, wire-wrapping, cabochon-making, opal cutting, gem trees, faceting, and more. Air-conditioned. Food available. Special block of hotel rooms at discounted rates through May 6.; contact Jeanine Mielecki, (312)-623-1554; e-mail: jaynine9@aol.com or cgma@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.cgma.squarespace.com

28-29FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Annual show; Fort Worth Gem and Mineral Club, AmonG. Carter Exhibit Building, Will Rogers Memorial Center; 3401 W. Lancaster; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $4, Children under 16 free; 65th annual Gem, Jewelry, Bead, Fossil and Mineral Show and Sale. Exhibits, kid's games. Hourly door prizes, silent auction and grand prize raffle.; contact Steve Hiliard, PO Box 418, Decatur, TX 76234, (817)-925-5760; e-mail: fwgmc@embarqmail.com; Web site: fortworthgemandmineralclub.org

28-29BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI: Annual show; Harrison County Gem and Mineral Society, Joppa Shrine Temple; 13280 Shriners Blvd, N Ex 41 off I-10; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Adults $5, CHildren under 12 free; There will be demonstrations, displays, door prizes & kids' activities.; contact William Smith, (251)-937-3529; e-mail: gulfportgems@gmail.com; Web site: gulfportgems.org

28-29SEDONA, ARIZONA: Annual show; CKM Productions, LLC, Sedona Red Rock High School ; 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $3, Children free; The Annual Spring Mineral and Jewelry Expo and Sale. Vendors from across the region will be offering unique and interesting mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, beads, fossils, findings and cutting material at competitive prices. Many of our artisans have created original jewelry designs, and our gem and mineral vendors will have specimens on display in both natural and cut-and-polished states. An hourly raffle will be held for a chance to win one of many beautiful prizes to be offered throughout the show. This is a fun and educational experience the entire family will enjoy. ; contact Greg Capatch, 106 Vista Bonita Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336, (928)-554-4615; e-mail: gregcapatch@yahoo.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/CKMProductionsLLC/

28-29SEDONA, ARIZONA: Annual show; CKM Productions, LLC, Sedona Red Rock High School; Upper Red Rock Loop Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $3, Children under 12 free; The Annual Spring Mineral and Jewelry Expo and Sale. Our planet has many amazing treasures that are hidden, in many cases, just beneath our feet. Almost every country in the world has been able to unearth unique specimens specific to their locale, and the earth’s bounty from much of the world will be on display and available for sale at the show. An hourly raffle will be held for a chance to win one of many beautiful prizes to be offered throughout the show, and food will be available for purchase as well. This is a fun and educational experience the entire family will enjoy.; contact Greg Capatch, (928)-554-4615; e-mail: gregcapatch@yahoo.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/CKMProductionsLLC/

June 2016

3-4PRICE, UTAH: Annual show; Patrick Braun, Carbon County Event Center; 310 South Fairgrounds Road; Daily 10-7, Daily 10-7; Free Admission; 10th Annual Castle Country Rock, Fossil and Mineral Show. Please join us for this free family event. Fossils, minerals, gemstones, beads, jewelry, petrified wood, lapidary equipment, demonstrations and much, much more. ; contact Patrick Braun, (435)-381-5192; e-mail: Braunlapidary@hotmail.com

3-5CLOVERDALE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Jenny Macias, Cloverdale History Museum; 215 N. Cloverdale Blvd.; Fri. 9 am-5 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 9 am-4 pm; Admission is Free; Karmic Beads & Gems presents our annual gem show in Cloverdale, CA featuring gems, minerals, beads, crystals, fossils, jewelry, rough & polished stone, turquoise, Native American silver jewelry, nepalese singing bowls, carvings and more. Free Admission and Fun for the whole family! For more info, please contact Jenny Macias 619-261-8765 or email karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com; contact Jennifer Macias, 1839 Ryan Court, Prescott, AZ 86301, (619) 261-8765; e-mail: karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com

3-5BONNEY LAKE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Puyallup Valley Gem and Mineral Club, Swiss Park; 9205 198th Avenue East; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission ; A Rockhound's dream come true! Beautiful displays, fossils, rare minerals, healing stones, lapidary demonstrations, club sales, silent auctions, kids activities, local & out of town vendors, raffle, drawing on Sunday, hourly door prizes. ; contact Nancy LeMay, PVGMC Club Show, PO Box 134, Puyallup, WA 98371, (253)-985-5784 ; e-mail: bees2knees@att.net; Web site: puyallupgemclub.org

3-5TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Expo Square; 4145 E 21st St; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 Admission, Children under 11 free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, 503-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

3-5FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA: Annual show; Coconino Lapidary Club, Outdoor Market at Silver Saddle; Highway 89N & Silver Saddle Rd.; Fri. 9-7, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 9-4; Free Adnission; Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show. There will be an education zone for kids of all ages along with raffle drawings.; contact Wayne Scott, Flagstaff, AZ, (928)-607-3185; e-mail: 4nsgsrocks@gmail.com

3-5BIG BEAR LAKE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Gems of the West, The Big Bear Lake Convention Centre; 42900 Big Bear Blvd; Fri. 9 -5 , Sat. 9-5 , Sun. 9 -4 ; Adults daily admission $8/ Weekend pass $15, Seniors Free Admission, Students daily $4/ Weekend pass $7, Children under 5 free; "Minerals in the Mountains" is an opportunity to attend a high quality Gem Mineral & Fossil Show in the surrounding of Beautiful Big Bear Lake in Southern California. Dealers selling a wide variety of minerals, jewelry, faceted stones, gemstones, fossils, copper splash, meteorites, crystals, rough rocks, slabs, lapidary supplies and much more. Rockhounds selling their own specimens. Hourly door prize throughout the weekend. Saturday features a kids show with prizes for display and knowledge of minerals. Kids tables available throughout the show where young visitors may purchase inexpensive mineral and fossil specimens. ; contact Janet Roberts, 2129 First Lane, Big Bear City, CA 92314, (909)-547-0010; e-mail: mineralshow@gemsofthewest.co; Web site: www.gemsofthewest.co

3-5WAUSEON, OHIO: Annual show; State Line Gem & Mineral Society, Fulton County Fair Jr Fair Bldg; 1814 SR 108, Exit 34 off Oh Turnpike; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; Adults $4, Seniors $3, Students $3, Children 12 & under free; Come join us at the Fulton County Fairgrounds Junior Fair Building in Wauseon, OH for our 55th Annual Show. We are proud of our show boasting with demonstrations, silent auction, door prizes, mine safety class by Joel Vicary, soap stone carving class by Sandy Cline, and homemade food available at reasonable prices. We will be giving demonstrations on cutting and shaping cabochons, wire wrapping, kids activities, and geode cracking with geodes from Indiana and Mexico. There will be rough material for those who start from scratch, cabs and beads who just put there personal touch on their art, and finished pieces for those who just appreciate the finished pieces of jewelry.; contact Glenda Gafner, 3720 Britton Hwy, Britton, MI 49229, (517)-403-6310; e-mail: ggafner@frontier.com; Web site: www.statelinegms.com

3-5COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO: Annual show; Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society, Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center; 3650 N. Nevada Ave; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children 12 and under free; This is the 53rd Annual Pikes Peak Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show. We have taken the show inside. New location. Same great show only better because we are inside and can have nicer displays. The Gold Panners Club will be teaching all you folks to pan for gold. The club will hold their annual silent auction thru out the entire show. The Pebble Pups will have an awesome kids area with lots of fun and interesting things for all the kids to do. Club members will be there to talk to anyone that is interested in joining the club and learning all about Gems and Minerals and how to find them. Come and join us for fun, food, gems, minerals, custom jewelry and lots of learning!; contact Kim and Bodie Packham, 87 Plum Creek Rd., Divide, CO 80814, (719)-360-9665; e-mail: runninboar@hotmail.com; Web site: www.csms-web.org

3-5LA HABRA, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; North Orange County Gem & MIneral Society, La Habra Community Center; 101 W. La Habra Blvd.; Fri. 5-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Dealers, displays, demonstrations, raffles, geode cutting, silent auction from an old estate and kids’ activities. ; contact Don Warthen, 15455 Tetley, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745, (626)-330-8974; e-mail: odwarthen@verizon.net; Web site: www.nocgms.com

4-4DELTA, COLORADO: Annual show; Delta County Rock Wranglers, Heddles Recreation Center; 530 Gunnison River Drive; Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; Delta County Rock Wranglers presents the Rock, Gem & Mineral Show with lots of dealers, exhibits, door prizes and family activities.; contact Harry Masinton, 24662 Sorrento Lane, Cedaredge, CO 81413, (970) 856-3861; e-mail: masinton@tds.net

4-4MACUNGIE, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association (PESA), Macungie Memorial Park; 70 Poplar Street; Sat. 8:30-3; Adults $2, Children under 12 free; Welcome to the Spring Mineralfest sponsored by PESA! Located in Macungie Memorial Park and featuring two floors of dealers, free gold panning demonstrations. Outdoor tailgating dealers will also be present weather permitting and additional indoor show features include hourly door prizes, a PESA and show information table, and other surprises. ; contact Mandy Apgar; e-mail: mineralfest@verizon.net; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/Pennsylvania-Earth-Sciences-Association-PESA-mineralfest-and-clubs-1555170821375067/

4-5COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO: Annual show; North Idaho Mineral Club, Kootenai County Fairgrounds; Kathleen & Gov't Way; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Children under 12 free with adult ; contact Dean Hutchinson, PO Box 1643, Hayden, ID 83835, (208)-686-9156

4-5MCCALLA, ALABAMA: Annual show; Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society, Tannehille Ironworks State Park; 12632 Confederate Parkway; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; This is a fun, family, outdoor show at the lovely Tannehill State Park. There will be several vendors with all types of gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry and more. We will have door prizes, children's games, and demonstration classes for all to enjoy. ; contact Cathy Kellogg, 526 Fairway Dr SW, Jacksonville, AL 36265, (256)-283-4407; e-mail: tannehillgemshow@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.lapidaryclub.com/

4-5SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI: Annual show; Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society, Missouri Institute of Natural Science Grounds; 2327 W Farm Road 190; Sat. 9-5:30, Sun. 10-4:30; Free Admission; The Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society is proud to present our annual Rock & Gem Fair for 2016. We'll have 2 days of vendors, exhibits, information & activities for all ages. Rocks, gems, fossils, geodes, minerals, jewelry, used equipment, etc will be available. ; contact Mike Hackeson, 2131 West Republic Road, Box #35, Springfield, MO 65807; e-mail: omgms.57@gmail.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/SGFGemFair

4-5GLENDORA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Glendora Gems, Goddard Middle School; 859 E. Sierra Madre; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; There will be displays, food, silent auction, and demonstrations.; contact Yvonne Bidwell, (626)-963-4638; e-mail: ybidwell2@aol.com

4-5MONROE, NEW YORK: Show and sale; Orange County Mineral Society, OCMS New York; 1010 Rt 17M; Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors/Children $3; On display: The most complete Mastodon found in NY State - Extensive Local Mineral Collection,and new fluorescent mineral display.; contact Ron Nelson, 26 McBride Rd, Chester, NY 10918, (845)-469-9080; e-mail: ocms@optimum.net; Web site: www.orangecountymineralsocietynewyork.com

4-5MARION, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum, Fohs Hall; 201 N. Walker Street; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Admission with donations; The 11th Annual Ben E. Clement Gem, Mineral, Fossil, And Jewelry Show with Digs. We will have vendor tables, hourly door prizes, an Indian artifact display, silent auctions, children's activities, and a Ky. Geological Survey Booth. There will be museum tours featuring minerals from the famous Ky/IL Fluorspar District. There will be digs to local mines where you can collect fluorite and related minerals.; contact Tina Walker, P.O Box 391, Marion, KY 42064, (270)-965-4263; e-mail: beclement@att.net; Web site: www.clementmineralmuseum.org

4-5CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK: Annual show; Wayne County Gem and Mineral Club, Greater Canandaigua Civic Center; 250 N. Bloomfield Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Children under 12 free; Free crafts with admission, soapstone carving, wire wrapping, exhibits, UVBob fluorescent mineral show, sluice, geode cutting, and much more.; contact Fred Haynes, 10 Country Club Drive, Rochester, NY 14618, (585)-203-1733; e-mail: fredmhaynes55@gmail.com; Web site: www.wcgmc.org

4-5MANSFIELD, OHIO: Annual show; Richland Lithic and Lapidary Society, Richland County Fairgrounds; 750 N Home Rd, Arts and Crafts Building; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children ages 6-16 $3; The show will feature quality dealers selling minerals, fossils, beads and jewelry. The show will be held at the Arts and Crafts Building located in the Richland County Fairgrounds. The theme for the show is " Ohio's Gemstone Flint-Past and Present". The show will focus on the connection between the flint tools made by Native Americans and the jewelry and related objects made today. There will be special displays of artifacts and flint objects. ; contact Tom Kottyan; e-mail: themineralhouse@netzero.net

9-12FAIRPLAY, 80440, COLORADO: Annual show; Greg Tunnicliff, MiddleFork RV Resort; Junction 255 & US Hwy. 285; Thu. 9-6, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-6; Free Admission; Dealers with gems, minerals, jewelry, beads, fossils, tools. Look for the Fairplay Show tab on the web site; contact Greg Tunnicliff, (720)-491-0689; e-mail: gregtunnicliff@yahoo.com; Web site: http://www.abqfallshow.wix.com/contin-tail

10-12PARK HILLS , MISSOURI: Annual show; Mineral Area Gem & Mineral Society, Missouri Mines Historic Site at St. Joe State Park; 4000 State Highway 32, Park Hills, MO 63601; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; 19th Annual Rock Swap. Fun for entire family, visit Historic site Mining, Mineral Museum, auctions of minerals and rock jewelry to benefit museum. Co-Sponsored Missouri State Parks, Mineral Area Gem Mineral Society & Greater St. Louis Association of Earth Science Clubs.; contact Boneta Hensley, P.O. Box 758, Park Hills, MO 63601, (573)-760-0488; e-mail: mojellybean63@yahoo.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/1639945622947249/

11-11KENT, CONNETICUT: Annual show; Connecticut Museum of Mining and Mineral Science, Connecticut Museum of Mining and Mineral Science; 31 Kent-Cornwall Road (RTE7); Sat. 9-4; Free Admission; contact John Pawloski, P.O. Box 425, Kent, CT 06757, (860)-927-0050; e-mail: j.a.pawloski@att.net; Web site: www.ctamachinery.com

11-11SKOKIE, ILLINOIS: 5th Annual Rock Swap; Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society, St. Peter's United Church of Christ gymnasium; 8013 Laramie; Sat. 11-5; Free Admission; Come for a day of fun and great deals for rockhounds of all ages, including special activities for kids. Rocks, minerals, fossils, crystals, geodes, cabochons, handmade jewelry, and more.; contact Jeanine N. Mielecki, (312)-623-1554; e-mail: jaynine9@aol.com; Web site: www.chicagorocks.org

11-12SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Fort Mason Center; 2 Marina Blvd., at Buchanan; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; adults $10, Children 12 and under are free; There is an amazing event taking place at Fort Mason in San Francisco. It\\\'s the Great San Francisco Crystal Fair. On the weekend of February 27-28, you\\\'ll find the Fort Mason Conference Center filled with gems and jewelry and crystals of all shapes and sizes. Each booth, and there are many, will tantalize and tempt you with beautiful shapes and colors. Included among this array, are some very fascinating metaphysical healers. Crystal healers, aura readers, pendulum dowsers, massage practitioners, and other purveyors of arcane arts. Sure to entertain you and help you to see beyond the veil, as it were. Here are the vitals. The 29th Annual San Francisco Crystal Fair February 27-28 Fort Mason Center, Building A 2 Marina Blvd. at Buchanan, San Francisco (415) 383-7837 Website: www.crystalfair.com Hours: Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-4 Admission $8.00 ( Children 12 and under free) Come and enjoy this amazing event. You\\\'ll be glad you did.; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

11-12DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, Durham Convention Center; 301 W. Morgan St; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $4-$5; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. Shop Intergalactic Bead Shows. Visit www.beadshows.com for more information. ; contact Shawnna Whitson; e-mail: Info@beadshows.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

11-12BUTTE, MONTANA: Annual show; Butter Mineral and Gem Club, Butte Civic Center Annex; 1340 Harrison Avenue; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admisision $3, Children under 12 free; There will be fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry, etc, 20+ exhibits, a silent auction, and a children’s games area. ; contact Pete Knudsen, PO Box 4492, Butte, MT 59702, (406)-496-4395

11-12CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA: Annual show; Tellus Science Museum, Tellus Science Museum; 100 Tellus Dr; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $14, Seniors $12, Students/Children $10; Get ready for summer's biggest indoor/outdoor event at Tellus Schience Museum. Gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry from all around the country will be set up in the Banquet Rooms and on the back lawn of the museum. You will see rare and exotic jewelry, plus ancient fossils and mineral specimens from around the world that you can purchase for your own collection. There will be various geology-themed children’s activities in the Great Hall. Purchase a geode at one of the demonstration tents and have it cracked open right in front of you to see what treasure may lie inside.; contact Shelly Redd; e-mail: michellep@tellusmuseum.org; Web site: tellusmuseum.org

16-19PRINEVILLE, OREGON: Annual show; Prineville Rockhound Association, Crook County Fairgrounds; 1280 S Main ; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; Potluck and members meeting Friday night. Public Auction Saturday night.; contact Doug True, (406)-670-0506; Web site: prinevillerocks.com

17-18QUARRYVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Retail show; Lancaster County Fossil and Mineral Club, Solanco Fairgrounds; 172 South Lime St.; Fri. 12-8, Sat. 9-4; Adults $3, Children under 12 free; contact Eric Miller, (717)-339-9338; e-mail: admin@millersmineralmine.com

17-19VICTOR, COLORADO: Annual show; Southern Teller County FOcus Group, Victor, CO; 300 N. Third St; Fri. 9 am-5 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; The fourth annual Gem & Mineral Show sponsored by the Southern Teller County Focus Group (STCFG) in Victor, Colorado. The event will be held in downtown historic Victor and is open and free to the public. The show will include vendors from across the state selling Colorado dug minerals, gems, hand-crafted jewelry, mining antiques, rough slabs, specimens, cabochons, hand-crafted furniture with mineral inlays, Cripple Creek & Victor Mining District gold ore specimens, as well as gold and gem panning for the kids at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. ; contact Ruth Zalewski, POB 328, Victor, CO 80860, (719) 689-2675; e-mail: stcfg@victorcolorado.com; Web site: http://victorcolorado.com

17-19SANDY, 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; $7 Admission, Children under 11 free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, 503-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

17-19ELDON, MISSOURI: Annual show; Osage Rock and Mineral Club, The Eldon Community Center; 309 E 2nd Street; Fri. 2-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-3; Free Admission; Plan to attend our 15th Annual Gem, Jewelry, Rock, Mineral and Fossil Show. Show features: gem stones, jewelry, fossils, minerals, quartz crystals, geodes, cabochons, custom jewelry, gift items, displays, demonstrations, kids games and prizes; as well as Special Fluorescent Mineral Displays and our popular 'pick your own' Geode booth. ; contact Cheryl Hudson, 411 Eastland Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101, (573)-644-2722; e-mail: cherylhudson@mediacombb.net; Web site: ormc2016show@centurylink.net

17-19CARLSBAD, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Carlsbad Gem and Mineral Society, The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park; 1504 Miehls; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; Free Admission; 51st annual show! Gems, minerals, agates, crystals, fossils, meteorites, jewelry and more. Silent auctions. Door Prizes. Spinning wheel for the kids. Demonstrations and exhibits by Society Members. Proceeds from raffle and auctions support scholarships to New Mexico Technical University School of Mines. ; contact Jack Sewell, (505)-426-7664; e-mail: information@carlsbadgms.org; Web site: www.carlsbadgms.org

18-18LA PLATA, MARYLAND: swap/sale/potlick picnic; Southern Maryland Rock and Mineral Club, Gilbert Run Recreational Park; 13140 Charles Street; Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; Southern Maryland Rock and Mineral Club. ; contact Dave Lines, (240)-427-7062; e-mail: dave.lines@earthlink.net; Web site: SMRMC.org

18-19FREDERIC, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Indianhead Rock and Mineral Club, Frederic High School; 1437 Clam Falls Drive; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; contact Roy Wickman, 1127 7th Street, Almena, WI 54805-, (715)-357-3223; e-mail: rktswick@chibardun.net

18-19NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, TN State Fairgrounds; 500 Wedgewood Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4-$5; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. Shop Intergalactic Bead Shows. ; contact Shawnna Whitson; e-mail: Info@beadshows.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

24-26FISHERSVILLE, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Augusta Expo; 277 Expo Road; Fri. 10 -6 , Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 11 -5 ; $4 Admission, Children under 16 free; Ticket is good all 3 days. Beads, pearls, gemstones, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silver and goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait.; contact Van Wimmer - Show Directr, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153, 540-384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

24-26SAN 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; $7 Admission, Children under 11 free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, 503-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

24-26FISHERSVILLE, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Augusta Expo; 277 Expo Road, (I-64 Exit 91); Fri. 10 -6 , Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 11 -5 ; $4 Admission, Children under 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, Salem, VA 24153, 540-384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

24-26BEDFORD, INDIANA: Annual show; Lawrence County Rock Club, Lawrence County Fairground; US Highway50; Fri. 10-6:30, Sat. 9-6:30, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; 51st Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. Sponsored by the Lawrence County Rock Club, Inc. There will be wide variety of gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, rocks, lapidary equipment & supplies, rockhound & prospecting supplies, 4-H project material, science project material. ; contact Dave Treffinger, 13101 E 250 N, Loogootee, IN 47553, (812)-295-3463; Web site: www.lawrencecountyrockclub.org

24-26KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Annual show; Shows of Integrity, KCI Expo Center; 11730 NW Ambassador DR; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more. Exhibitors from around the world will be selling everything from costume jewelry to fine jewelry. Don't Miss this show for all your jewelry business needs.; contact Terry James, 18362 S Hwy 78, Leonard, TX 75452, (903)-815-5957; e-mail: t_james78@hotmail.com; Web site: www.showsofintegrity.com

25-26CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Culver City Rock and Mineral Club, Veterans Memorial Auditorium; 4117 Overland Blvd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; The Fiesta of Gems is a free educational event for the community which provides fossils, gems and mineral exhibits, demonstrations, and children’s programs. We also offer jewelry making classes, gem, mineral dealers, tools, and books sales. Fiesta of Gems Show offers over 35 gem and mineral dealers from California, New Mexico ,and Arizona who will sell minerals, gems, slabs, cabochons, beads, and jewelry findings. The Culver City Rock and Mineral Club members will exhibit gem and mineral works of art, jewelry pieces, and private collections of gems and minerals. ; contact Janice Metz, 4117 Overland Blvd.,, Culver City, CA 90230, (310)-850-4398; e-mail: janicemtz@yahoo.com; Web site: http://www.culvercityrocks.org/fiesta.htm

25-26POMPANO BEACH , FLORIDA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, Emma Lou Olson Civic Center; 1801 N.E. 6th St; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4-$5; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. Shop Intergalactic Bead Shows. ; contact Shawnna Whitson; e-mail: Info@beadshows.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

25-26GILSUM, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Gilsum Recreational Committee, Gilsum Elementary School; 640 Route 10; Sat. 8-6, Sun. 8-4; Free Admission; The 52nd annual Gilsum Rock Swap & Mineral Show features more than 65 rock and gem dealers, swappers,and collectors from around the world offering beryl, quartz crystals, fossils, meteorites, semi-precious stones, gemstone and wire-wrap jewelry, and rocks and minerals of all sorts. Displays range from newly found specimens in the rough to fossils, prized collector’s pieces and hand crafted jewelry. This family event includes panning for minerals, a chicken barbeque, ham and bean dinner with homemade pies and more.; contact Robert Mitchell, Gilsum, NH 03448, (603)-357-9636; e-mail: gilsumrocks@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.gilsum.org/rockswap

25-26NEWPORT, OREGON: 53rd Annual Rock and Gem Show; Oregon Coast Agate Club, National Guard Armory; 541 SW Coast Hwy, Hwy 101; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Admission $2, Children 12 and under free; Features demonstrations, kids corner, a silent auction, a raffle and more.; contact George Mazeika, PO Box 818, Yachats, OR 97498, (541)-991-0311; e-mail: georgemaze58@gmail.com; Web site: www.coastagates.org

July 2016

1-3FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; SJCG&MS, Civic Center; 200 W Arrington; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Silent auction, wheel of fortune, hourly drawing, raffle, black light.; contact Tory Bonner, (505)-716-2847; e-mail: hthrwoods@gmail.com

1-3EUGENE, 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 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

1-4SISTERS, OREGON: Annual show; Jean Miller, Sisters Elementary School; 611 E. Cascade , (off Hwy. 20); Fri. 9 am-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 9 am-6 pm, Mon. 9 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; Sisters Round Up of Gems Annual Show featuring Gems, Minerals, Beads, Spheres, Crystals, Petrified Wood, Lapidary Tools, Jade, Jewelry, Sunstone, Native American Jewelry, Carvings and much, much more! Free admission. Fun for the whole family! For more information or questions on vending please contact Jean Miller 971-219-0323 or email shadow92337@molalla.net or Jenny Macias 619-261-8765 or email karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com ; contact Jennifer Macias, 1839 Ryan Court, Prescott, AZ 86301, (619) 261-8765; e-mail: karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com

2-3GRAPEVINE, TEXAS: Annual show; Arlington Gem and Mineral Club, Grapevine Convention Center; 1209 S. Main St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Seniors $3, Students/Children $3; 49th Annual Show, “Jewelry, Stones, Sticks and Bones”. Spend your Holiday weekend with us during the day before setting out in the evening to view the fireworks in a gem of a city, Grapevine! Vendors, classes, food, fellowship. Tons of rough stones, rocks, slabs, rare minerals, fossils, beads, metaphysical stones, arrowheads, carvings, sculptures, skulls, antlers, bones, petrified wood, glass fusion, enameled jewelry, CRYSTALS, himalayan salt lamps, rock/mineral home decor, steampunk designs and butterflies will be available, as well as mining at a mobile mine. ; contact Dr. Nadira Charaniya, Arlington, TX, (469)-751-2944; e-mail: show@agemclub.org; Web site: www.agemclub.org

8-10DURANGO, COLORADO: Annual show; Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club, La Plata County Fairgrounds; 2500 Main Ave; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $1; Minerals, fossils, jewelry, gems, gold panning, kids activities, door prizes, silent auction, raffle and much more!; contact Mandy Houpt; e-mail: durangorocks.org

8-10PORTLAND, 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 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

8-10SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Wholesale and retail show; Event Show Management, San Antonio Event Center; 8111 Meadow Leaf Drive; Fri. 11-6, Sat. 10-6; Admission $20; If you are a wholesaler or manufacturer of jewelry, gifts or accessories, then this show is for you! It is your chance to sell in a professional, cash and carry, trade-only marketplace. Space is limited, ensuring greater return on your booth investment with an excellent buyer-to-exhibitor ratio. his event sells out every year and we are anticipating explosive attendance in 2016. So, if you are serious about retail success, then make this golden opportunity an important part of your selling strategy. ; contact Ellen Andrus, 1826 N Loop 1604 W Suite 100, Studio 54, San Antonio, TX 78248; e-mail: info@eventshowmanagement.com; Web site: www.parkertradeshow.com

9-10SYRACUSE, NEW YORK: Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse, NY, Onondaga Community College SRC Aren; 4585 W Seneca Turnpike ; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $7; This will be our 50th anniversary show.; contact Dick Lyons; e-mail: show@gmss.us; Web site: GMSS.us

9-10BETHEL, MAINE: Annual show; Oxford County Gem & Mineral Assoc., Telstar High School; Rt 26; Sat. 9-4, Sun. 9-4; Adults $3; There will be displays of local mineral specimens!; contact Dennis Gross, 178 N. Main Street, Bryant Pond, ME 04219, 1-(207)-665-2759; e-mail: mincoll@megalink.net

9-10FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA: Annual show; CKM Productions, LLC., Flagstaff High School; 400 West Elm Avenue; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Children under 12 free; The Annual Flagstaff Mineral and Jewelry Expo and Sale. Our planet has many amazing treasures that are hidden, in many cases, just beneath our feet. Almost every country in the world has been able to unearth unique specimens specific to their locale, and the earth’s bounty from much of the world will be on display and available for sale at the show. Vendors from across the region will be offering unique and interesting mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, beads, fossils, slabs and cutting material at competitive prices. Many of our artisans have created original jewelry designs, and our gem and mineral vendors will have specimens on display in both the rough and cut-and-polished states. This is a fun and educational event the entire family will enjoy. ; contact Greg Capatch, (928)-554-4615; e-mail: gregcapatch@yahoo.com; Web site: www.facebook.com/CKM-Productions-LLC

9-10TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society, Tulsa County Fairgrounds-Exchange Center; 4145 E. 21st Street ; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Children 12 and under free; Includes gems, beads, fossils, jewelry, crystals, working exhibits, free kid's zone and demonstrations.; contact Martha Rongey, 612 W 120th St. S., Jenks, OK 74037, (918)230-1094; e-mail: m_rongey@sbcglobal.net

15-16MINOCQUA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Lakeland Gem Club, Lakeland Union High School; State Highway 70; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; 48th annual show theme is The Amazing World of Jaspers and Agates. There will be jewelry, cabs, slabs, rough, mineral specimens, fossils, artifacts galore from our many vendors. Demonstrations, presentations, silent and regular auctions, fluorescent mineral displays, door prizes. Geodes! pick yours and we crack them. Plenty of activities and crafts for the kids! ; contact Pattie Hartmann; e-mail: gypsy1120@coslink.net; Web site: www.lakelandgemclub.com

15-16MINOCQUA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Lakeland Gem Club, Lakeland Union Highschool; 9573 State Highway 70; Fri. 10-6 , Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; The Amazing World of Jaspers and Agates. The Northwoods Wildlife Center will present wildlife education on: Geodes! Choose your own, we break them while you watch! Minerals, fossils, gemstones, SpecimensJewelry – Handmade with mother earth’s colors! Demonstrations, fluorescent mineral display! Exciting silent auctions! Door prizes! Model U.N. Students of Lakeland Union High School, will provide the food refreshments. The proceeds will be used for their trip to New York. ; contact Pattie Hartmann, (715)-477-2519; e-mail: gypsy1120@coslink.net; Web site: www.lakelandgemclub.com

15-17VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Shows, 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 United States bring a variety of merchandise. Their items include 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry. Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls, mineral specimens, rocks, crystals, lapidary supplies. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs on site. Display 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: ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

15-17REEDSPORT, OREGON: Annual show; Lower Umpqua Gem & Mineral Society, Community Building; 451 Winchester Avenue; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission- Donations; Gems, minerals, roughs, displays, local lapidary artisans, raffle, door prizes, jewelry, new vendors. Saturday is Kids Day - games and searches for sapphires and agates.; contact Bill Hendrickson, 100 Riverbend, #17, Reedsport, OR 97467, (541)-271-6816; e-mail: irlindabarr@hotmail.com

15-17REEDSPORT, OREGON: Annual show; Lower Umpqua Gem and Lapidary Society, Reedsport Community Building; 451 Winchester Avenue; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Silent auction, raffle and door prizes, demonstrations, several new vendors, roughs, slabs, cabs, petrified wood, jewelry, displays, thunder eggs, and more, The first 50 adults through the door will get a free gift with their door prize ticket. ; contact Bill Hendrickson, (541)-271-6816; e-mail: irlindabarr@hotmail.com

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, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

16-17HERKIMER, NEW YORK: Annual show; Herkimer Business Association, Herkimer High School; 801 W. German St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $4, Children under 6 free; This is Herkimer's Diamond Festival & Gem Show! We will have music late into the night and over 40 Festival Vendors, selling their crafts, homemade items, food trucks, etc. Come enjoy a great Gem Show and Festival!; contact Billie Jo Muller, 301 Davis Rd., Little Falls, NY 13365, (315)-717-4664; e-mail: mullerbilliejo@gmail.com; Web site: www.herkimergemshow.com

16-17MOOSE LAKE, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Carlton County Gem and Mineral Club and Moosse Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Moose Lake High School; 413 Birch Avenue; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; 47th Annual Agate Days; Carlton County Gem and Mineral Club and Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Agate Stampede 2 pm Saturday on Elm Ave, 400 pounds of agates and $400 in quarters; Kids Dig for ages 8 and under Sat & Sun in front of high school. There will be Lake Superior agates, cutting materials, specimens, crystal groups, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary equipment, books, rough rock tailgaters, door prizes, field information.; contact Ted Chura, 570 Marshall Street, Duluth, MN 55803-1981, (218)-728-1082 Cell (218)-341-3899; e-mail: tedcgo@yahoo.com

16-17DARRINGTON, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Darrington Rock Club, Mansford Grange Hall; 1265 Railroad Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; contact Ed Lehman, 9120 20th St SE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258, (425)-334-6282; e-mail: wsmced@hotmail.com

16-17DARRINGTON, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Darrington Rock and Gem, Mansford Grange Hall; 1265 Railroad Avenue; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; There will be hourly door prizes, displays, custom rock cutting, kid's activities, rock collecting maps, dealer certificates for rocks, free rock pond and rock & mineral identification.; contact Angela Moore, (360)-436-2107; e-mail: angela51726@gmail.com

16-17ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA: Show and sale; Gem City Rock and Mineral Society, JMC Ice Arena; 423 W 38th Street, JMC Ice Arena; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Students $4, Seniors $3, Children under 12 free; contact Robert Gallivan, 427 Colleen Dr, Erie, PA 16505, (814)-454-6770; e-mail: gallivan@Lycos.com; Web site: gemcityrockclub.org

22-24TENINO, WASHINGTON: 2016 Rock and Gem Rendezvous; Washington Agate and Mineral Society of Olympia and the Tenino Rock Cruisers, Parkside Elementary School; 301 Central Avenue; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; Demonstrations, indoor displays, activities for kids, dealer booths.; contact Daniel De Boer, 5107 Brenner Road NW, Olympia, WA 98502; e-mail: keylock1@live.com; Web site: https://wamsolympia.wordpress.com

22-24EUREKA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Redwood Acres Fairgrounds; 3750 Harris St; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

23-24MOUNTAIN HOME, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Ozark Earth Science Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Club, Baxter County Fairgrounds in the Educational building; 1507 Fairgrounds Drive; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; Adults $2, Active military with ID free, Scounts in uniform free, 12 & under free; Great Gem, mineral, fossil, and jewelry dealers. Educational displays and programs, kids games, geode cracking, State of AR. Geologist speaker, free hourly door prizes, grand prize raffle drawing, and demonstrations. Concession will be on site and provided by the Clarkridge Fire Dept.; contact Madelyn Anderson, (870)-421-4340

23-24RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA: Annual show; Western Dakota Gem & Mineral Soceity, Rapid City Civic Center; 444 North Mount Rushmore Road; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $4, Children under 12 free; There will be a silent auction, fluorescent mineral display room, kid's corner, information table, agate trips, show cases.; contact Truman Goddard, 12009 Crook City Rd., Whitewood, SD 57793, (605)-269-2015; e-mail: trumangoddard@Gmail.com; Web site: www.wdg&ms.org

23-24RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA: Annual show; Western Dakota Gem & Mineral Society, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center; 444 Mt.Rushmore Rd.; Sat. 9-5; Adults $4.00, Children under 12 free; Western Dakota Gem and Mineral Socieity's 36th annual Show. There will be show cases, special exhibit, fluorescent display, demontrations, big silent auction, hourly door prize drawings, children's activities and 2 field trips.; contact Janice Baumeister, 3901 Hall Street, Rapid City, SD 57702, (605)-342-5517; e-mail: jb-rockhundgal@hotmail.com; Web site: www.WDGMS.org

28-30FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; United States Faceters Guild, The Factory; 1024 Georia Rd. (US441); Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-8, Sat. 9-4; Free Admission ; 9th Annual Franklin Faceters Frolic. Gem cad classes, faceting supplies and rough, speakers & demonstrations; contact Norman Holbert, 180 Camelot Estates Road, Franklin, NC 28734, (828)-634-0350; e-mail: normholbert@comcast.net; Web site: www.franklinfacetersfrolic.com

28-31FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin NC, Robert C. Carpenter Community Building; 1288 Georgia Road ; Thu. 10-6, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults/Seniors $2, Students $1, Children under 12 free; There will be demonstrations, door prizes, rough & cut gemstones, finished jewelry (gold & silver), beads, specimens, minerals, jewelry repair and construction on site. ; contact Linda Harbuck, 425 Porter Street, Franklin, NC 28734, (800)-336-7829; e-mail: lindah@franklin-chamber.com; Web site: www.visitfranklinnc.com

29-31ALBANY, OREGON: 2015 AFMS/NFMS meeting - Treasurers of the Northwest; Willamette Agate and Mineralogical Society, Linn County Fair and Expo Building; 3700 Knox Butte Road; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is $4 per day/$10 for a 3 day pass , 12 and under free; AFMS meeting is July 28, 2016; contact Janice Van Cura, (541) 753-2401; e-mail: jvancura@peak.org; Web site: www.wamsi.org

29-31SANTA 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 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

30-31FARMERS BRANCH, TEXAS: Annual show; Cowtown Gem, Mineral, Glass, Jewelry & Art Show, Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute, Building H; 3939 Valley View Lane; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Freee Admission; contact Steve Shearin, 860 Stafford Station Dr. , Saginaw, TX 76131, (817)-777-1997; e-mail: steve.l.shearin@lmco.com; Web site: http://cera-fw.org/gem-mineral-glass/

30-31SOUTH BURLINGTON, VERMONT: Annual show; Burlington Gem and Mineral Club, Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School; 500 Dorset Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4, Seniors $3, Children under 16 free; Vermontʼs largest gem, mineral, and fossil show returns for its 37th year! Thousands of beautiful natural specimens and jewelry are available at affordable prices. Exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, silent auctions, door prizes, and activities for kids. ; contact Jeff Higgins, (802)-849-6076; e-mail: jhiggins@surfglobal.net; Web site: www.burlingtongemandmineralclub.org

30-31CUTCHOGUE, NEW YORK: Annual show; L.I. Mineral & Geology Society, Cutchogue East Elementary School; 34900 Main Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Children under 12 free; Geology exhibits, scavenger hunt, geode cracking, jewelry repair, refreshments, free geology samples.; contact Gene Genova; e-mail: ligeo@aol.com

July 2016-August 2016

30-7SPRUCE PINE, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Parkway Fire & Rescue, Parkway Fire & Rescue; PO Box 188 Hwy.226 South; Daily 10:00 am-6:00 pm; Admissiojn is Free; Open 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Daily; contact Roger Frye, NC, (828) 385-2884; e-mail: refrye@bellsouth.net

31-7SPRUCE PINE , NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show , Parkway Fire and Rescue Department; 12966 South Hwy 226 South; Daily 10-6; Free Admission; The 32nd Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show is put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise money for new equipment. There will be dealers from around the world and a few local ones too. Anything in the way of gemstones, jewelry, fossils, mineral specimens or lapidary equipment can be found here. ; contact Donna Collis, 12966 South Hwy 226 South, Spruce Pine , NC 28777, (828)-765-5519; e-mail: collisdonna@yahoo.com; Web site: https://sites.google.com/sites/grassycreekgemshow/

August 2016-February 2016

6-6ISHPEMING, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club, Ishpeming Elks Club Hall; 597 Lake Shore Drive; Sat. 9:30-4:30; Free Admission; 41st Annual Show. There will be a kid's table, displays, silent auctions, dealers, raffle, hourly door prizes, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, hourly door prizes. There will also be working demonstrations throughout the day.; contact Charlie Richardson, P.O. Box 102, Ishpeming, MI 49849, (906)-458-5534; e-mail: showinfo@ishpemingrocks.org; Web site: www.ishpemingrocks.org

5-7PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA: Annual show; Prescott Gem & Mineral Club, Prescott Valley Event Center; 320.1 N. Main St; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $4, Children under 12 free; 13th annual Prescott Gem & Mineral Show & Sale. Minerals, fossils, meteorites, slabs, tools, jewelry, exhibits and demonstrations. Child friendly demonstrations, displays, games, face painting, geode cutting, gold panning, spinning wheel, fluorescent rocks and minerals.; contact Melanie Capps, P.O. Box 3923, Chino Valley, AZ 86323, (208)-818-2363; e-mail: melaniecapps123@gmail.com ; Web site: www.prescottgemmineral.org

5-7NORTH BEND, OREGON: Annual show; Far West Lapidary Club, 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

5-7PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA: Annual show; Prescott Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Prescott Valley Event Center; 3201 N. Main St.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-9, Sun. 9-4; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $4, Children under 12 free; Over vendors displaying fine mineral specimens, crystals, fossils, gemstones, jewelry, tools, lapidary equipment etc. Daily demonstrations with various vendors, raffle drawing every 30 min. for valuable prizes, gold panning demonstration, face painting for the kids of all ages, geode splitting, exhibition cases and much more.; contact Melanie Capps, P.O. Box 3923, Chino Valley, AZ 86323; e-mail: melaniecapps123@gmail.com; Web site: www.prescottgemmineral.org

5-7PLEASANTON, 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 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

6-7WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Civic Park Community Center; 1375 Civic Drive, at Broadway; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $10, Children 12 and under are free; Get ready for the August 6-7 SPRING CONTRA COSTA CRYSTAL FAIR which includes a magical mix of crystals, minerals, beads, and jewelry. Whether it’s stone beads from Nepal, amethyst geodes from Madagascar, jade from China, or jewelry from northern California artisans –you’ll find it at the Crystal Fair at below market prices. You’ll also find an aura camera, tarot reader, sound healer, massage therapist, reiki master and many others – 30 booths in all. The exact location is the Civic Park Community Center at 1375 Civic Drive at Broadway in Walnut Creek. The hours are 10am to 6pm on Saturday, August 6; and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, August 7. Admission is $6 (under 12 free). There is plenty of free parking and the downtown Walnut Creek BART station is only 4 blocks away. ; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

11-14BUENA VISTA, COLORADO: Annual show; Greg Tunnicliff, Buena Vista, CO; Rodeo Grounds; Thu. 9 -5 , Fri. 9 -5 , Sat. 9 -5 , Sun. 9 -5 ; Free Admission; Over 100 dealers with gems, mineral specimens, beads, jewelry, cabochons, fossils, petrified wood, slabs, rough, tools, equipment. Buena Vista, CO Rodeo Grounds at Rodeo Drive and Gregg Drive. ; contact Greg Tunnicliff, (720)-491-0689; e-mail: gregtunnicliff@yahoo.com; Web site: http://abqfallshow.wix.com/contin-tail

12-14DALTON, GEORGIA: Annual show; Mohammad Tahir, Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center; 2211 Dug Gap Battle Rd.; Fri. 2-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $4, Free admission for children; There will be door prizes daily and a grand door prize of a 1/2 carat gold diamond ring! This will be the 25th year for our annual show! Many of the finest bead, pearl. fossil, mineral and jewelry merchants in the country will be there. Custom work and repairs will you wait. This show is fun for the kids and the whole family!; contact Mohammad Tahir, PO Box 4046, Alton, GA 30719, (706)-537-8960; e-mail: tahir1269@yahoo.com

12-14WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, L.L.C., Eastern States Exposition, Better Living Center; 1305 Memorial Dr; Fri. 10 -6 , Sat. 10 -6 , Sat. 10 -5 ; $8 Admission, Children free; 200 Wholesale and Retail Vendors. Speakers, free door prize drawings, mineral identification, free mineral specimens for children. 2016 Special Exhibit: Minerales Mexicanos...The Peter Megaw Collection; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, 505-867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

12-14PORT TOWNSEND, WASHINGTON: annual show in conjunction with the Jefferson County Fair; Port Townsend Rock Club, Jefferson County Fair; 4907 Landers Street; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-8, Sun. 10-6; Adults $8, Seniors $6, Students $6, children ages 6-12 $2 / Children 5 and under free; contact Marge Roark, PO Box 1383, Port Townsend, WA 98368; e-mail: margejroark@gmail.com

12-14SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 6151 H St; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admisssion $7 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

13-14RICE LAKE, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Northwest Wisconsin Gem and Mineral Society, Youth Expo Building, Barron County Fairgrounds; Hwy 48 N.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission ; contact Roy Wickman, 1127 7th st, Almena, WI 54805, (715)-357-3223; e-mail: rktswick@chibardun.net

13-14SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society, San Francisco County Fair Building; 9th Ave & Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students $8, Children under 12 free; 62nd Annual Golden Gateway to Gems Show & Sale, "Fiesta of Gems & Minerals." Featuring demonstrations, kids' activities, mineral and gem identification. Convenient transit access and parking garage nearby.; contact Ellen Nott, 4134 Judah Street, San Francisco, CA 94122, (415)-564-4230; e-mail: ellen_nott@yahoo.com; Web site: www.sfgemshow.org, www.sfgms.org

13-14GONZALES, LOUISIANA: Annual show; Baton Rouge Gem & Mineral Society, Lamar-Dixon Expo Center Trademart Building; 9039 S Saint 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. Vendors will be selling rock specimens, fossils, minerals, tools & jewelry. $5 Adults • $3 Children 12 & under Children 4 and under free $1 off for Scouts in uniform Military personnel free with military ID; contact Wanda Gawarecki, 5191 Hwy 19, Ethel, LA 70730, (225)-603-3870; e-mail: mercymom3@gmail.com; Web site: www.brgemandmineral.org

13-14EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: 10th Annual 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 Bev Ryder, (425)-338-4184; e-mail: famryd@aol.com

19-20TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Tahlequah Rock & Mineral Society, Tahlequah Community Buidling; 300 W. First St.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-5; Adults $3, Seniors $3, Students under 18 free, Children free; This year's Show features vendors with rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry and lapidary equipment. There are children's activities and special educational exhibits. Snack Bar provided.; contact Sara Brasel, P. O. Box 932, Tahlequah, OK 74465, (918)-284-5770; e-mail: rockhoundsally@aol.com; Web site: tramsok.webs.com

19-21SEASIDE, OREGON: Annual show; Jean Miller, Seaside Convention Center; 415 1st Ave.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Seaside Gem, Jewelry, & Fossil Show Free Admission, Wheelchair Accessible, Raffle Prizes, and Fun for the Whole Family. Free strand of pearls for the first 75 women through the door each morning. Free tumbled stone for each child through the door! Great times to be had shopping for and experiencing a wide variety of gems, minerals, crystals, enhydros, beads, petrified wood, slabs, rough and polished rock, sunstones, lapidary tools and equipment, stone carvings, opals and more. Treasures from all over the world.; contact Jennifer Macias, 1839 Ryan Court, Prescott, AZ 86301, (619)-261-8765; e-mail: karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com

19-21LAKE GEORGE, COLORADO: Annual show; Lake George Gem & Mineral Club, Field next to Lake George Post Office; 37380 US Hwy 24; Fri. 9 -5 , Sat. 9 -5 , Sun. 9 -5 ; Free Admission; Good selection local Pikes Peak Region minerals from local miners including Club Member Rich Fretterd and others. Vendors have mineral specimens, fossils and jewelry items. Dealer Contact: Becky Blair blairra@hotmail.com; contact Steve Woje, P.O. Box 171, Lake Geroge, CO 80827, (719)-258-8293; e-mail: stevengwoje@gmail.com; Web site: LGGMClub.org

19-21SOUTH BEND, INDIANA: Show and sale; Michiana Gem & Mineral Society, St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds, Ester Singer Building; 5117 South Ironwood Rd.; Fri. 12-7 , Sat. 10-6 , Sun. 10-5 ; Admission $3.00, Children 6-12 $1.00; Michiana Gem & Mineral Society 53rd Annual Jewelry, Gem & Mineral Show and Sale and 76th Midwest Federation of Mineralogical & Geological Societies Convention. Attractions include 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

19-21LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: Wholesale and retail show; Mid-Atlantic Gem and Mineral Association, Lebanon Co Fairgrounds and Expo; 80 Rocherty Road; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4, Sun. -; Adults $6, Children free; The Gem Miner's Jubilee is the Mid-Atlantic's premier Gem, Jewelry, Bead, Mineral and Fossil Show featuring some of the finest vendors in the country. There is an extensive wholesale Trade section and outdoor Tailgate area. ; contact Teresa Schwab, PO Box 352, Monrovia, MD 21770, (301)-807-9745; e-mail: beadware@rcn.com; Web site: www.gem-show.com

19-21SAN 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 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

20-20SHELTON, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Shelton Rock and Mineral Society, MCRA Park; 2100 E Johns Prairie Road; Daily 9 -5 ; Free Admission; 7th Annual Tailgate Rock Sale and Swap. All rock hounds and vendors are invited to participate and bring rocks, minerals, fossils, rock crafts and equipment to sell and swap. Raffle, door prizes, and displays.; contact Susan Perrault, WA, (360)-272-9432; e-mail: srms242@ yahoo.com; Web site: sheltonrockclub.weebly.com

20-21BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA: Annual show; Arklatex Gem & Mineral Society, Bossier City Civic Center; Old Benton Rd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4; 40th annual show, Ark-La-Tex Gem & Mineral Society. Custom and unique jewelry, gems and minerals, fossils, educational exhibits and demonstrations/speakers, and door prizes. ; contact Del Glasner; e-mail: larockclub@gmail.com; Web site: larockclub.com

20-21CANTON, NEW YORK: Annual show; St. Lawrence Co. Rock & Mineral Show, Canton, NY Pavilion; 90 Lincoln St.; Sat. 9-4:30, Sun. 9-3; Free Admission; Friday August 19th at dusk - fluorescent mineral hunt for kids, free, lights provided. Presentation before hand 8:30 ; contact William deLorraine, 1 Indian Head Trail, Gouverneur, NY 13642, (315)-287-4652; e-mail: wdellie@gmail.com; Web site: www.stlawerncecountymineralclub.org

26-28COSTA 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 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

27-28PEORIA,, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Geology section of Peoria Academy of Science, Travel Lodge; 4400 N. Brandywine Drive; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; 53rd Annual Show. There will be displays, demonstrations, bead making, flint knapping, fossil preparation, fluorescent display, lapidary, gemstones, minerals, fossils, jewelry, slabs, fluorescents, carving, wire wrapping, beading, silent auction, door prizes, games, special interest area for children, and much more. ; contact Jim Travis, 2812 N. Peoria Ave., Peoria,, IL 61603, (309)-645-3609; e-mail: boatnick@aol.com; Web site: pasgeology.com

27-28CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Capital Mineral Club, Everett Arena, Concord NH; Everett Arena, 15 Loudon Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children under 12 free; Gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, carvings, displays, faceting demonstration ; contact Chris Nye, (603)-493-5411; e-mail: chris@srpowdercoating.com; Web site: www.capitalmineralclub.org

27-28JASPER, TEXAS: Annual show; Pine Country Gem & Mineral Society, The Event Center; 6258 Highway 190 West; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10 -5; Adults/Seniors $3.00, Students/Children free; Lapidary demonstrations, exhibits, door prizes, silent auction, grand prize raffle and spinning wheel featured. Vendors from across the country will offer rough rock, lapidary equipment and finished jewelry for sale.; 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

27-28CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Capital Mineral Club, Everett Arena; 15 Loudon Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children under 12 free; Gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, carvings, displays, and more.; contact Steffen Hermanns, (603)-783-4121; e-mail: steffenh@comcast.net; Web site: www.capitalmineralclub.org

27-28ASHLAND, OREGON: Annual show; Scott Blair, First United Methodist Church; 175 N. Main St. ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5; Admission $2, Children free; Quality crystals, minerals, beads, hand crafted gemstone jewelry, fossils, precious opals, and much more. Silent auction. Free field trip on Monday, Aug. 29, after the show. ; contact Scott Blair, 1009 Talent Ave., Talent, OR 97540, (541)-621-2558; e-mail: scottsrocks@scottsrocks.com; Web site: www.scottsrocks.com

September 2016

2-4HILLSBORO, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Washington County Fairgrounds; 873 NE 34th Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

2-5RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Shows, North Carolina State Fairgrounds; 1025 Blue Ridge Road; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5, Mon. 10-4; Adults $5, Students 16 and under free; Vendors from across the United States bring a variety of merchandise. Their items include 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry. Wide selection of custom faceted gemstones. Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls. Mineral specimens, rocks, fossils, crystals, lapidary supplies. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs on site. ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

3-4HANFORD , CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Diggins Productions, Hanford Civic Auditorium ; 400 N Douty; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; Admission $3, Children free; Museum quality fossil display, gold panning demonstration, faceting demonstration, free Prize drawing ; contact Kathy Corbett, 341 cedar st., Hanford, CA 93230, (559)-904-4795 / (559)-924-4052; e-mail: Corbett1@sbaglobal.ner

3-5CANBY, OREGON: Annual show; Jean Miller, Clackamas County Fairgrounds; 694 NE 4th Ave.; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 9 am-6 pm, Mon. 9 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; Canby Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, & Fossil Show -Gems, Minerals, Jewelry, Fossils, Petrified Wood, Jade, Carvings, Beads, Crystals, Enhydros, Rough & Polished Stones, Slabs, Opals, Sunstones, Native American Jewelry, Turquoise, Singing Bowls, and More!!! Free Admission, Wheelchair Acessable, Raffle Prizes, Fun for the whole family! FREE STRAND OF PEARLS TO THE FIRST 75 WOMEN THROUGH THE GATE EACH DAY! Free tumbled stone to each child through the gate. For more information or vending opportunities please contact Jean Miller 971-219-0323 or email shadow92337@molalla.net or Jenny Macias 619-261-8765 or email karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com; contact Jennifer Macias, 1839 Ryan Court, Prescott, AZ 86301, (619) 261-8765; e-mail: karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com

3-5SILVER CITY, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society, Western New Mexico University Intramural Gym; 1000 West College Avenue; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5, Mon. 10-4; Free Admission; A great family event! Large assortment of vendors, Wheel of Fortune, silent auction, daily field trips for collecting & for geology and mining history with educational displays. ; contact Jeannine Weiner, 10 Alegre St., Silver City, NM 88022, (575)-654-4424; e-mail: jweiner2011@hotmail.com; Web site: www.rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com

9-11WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA: Show and sale; Forsyth Gem and Mineral Club, Educational Building, Fairgrounds; Gate 9 from 27th St.; Fri. 10 -7 , Sat. 10 -7 , Sun. 12-5 ; Adults/Seniors $3, Students grade K - 12th free with adult, Children free with adult; 45th annual show & sale featuring dealers specializing in fine jewelry, gems, fossils, minerals, beads, cutting materials, equipment and supplies. Over 30 educational exhibits. Visit the club corner for geode sales & cutting, grab bags, demonstrations and techniques of mineral identification. Hourly door prize drawings, food and refreshment stand on site. ; contact William Marion, 1163 Bear Creek Church Rd., Mocksville, NC 27028; e-mail: mariona1@yadtel.net; Web site: www.forsythgemclub.com

9-11GREENFIELD, 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; Dealers and swappers in fossils, minerals, gems and jewelry and lapidary equipment plus silent auctions, door prizes and much more. Kids activities, demonstrations, educational displays and programs for all.; contact Cheryl Hamilton, 3507 Luewan Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46235, (317)-897-3369; e-mail: clhamilton1951@gmail.com

9-11RENO, NEVADA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Reno Sparks Livestock Events Center; 1350 N Wells Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

10-11PORT ANGELES, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Clallam County Gem and Mineral Association, Vern Burton Community Center; 308 East 4th Street; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; contact Jennie Bourassa, PO Box 98, Sequim, WA 98382, (360)-681-0372

10-11WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Marcus Whitman Gem and Mineral Society - Walla Walla WA, Walla Walla County Fairgrounds; 363 Orchard Street, Community Center; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $3, Free admission for children; contact Keith Bacus, 1829 Howard St., Walla Walla, WA 99362, (509)-529-1248

10-11SILOAM SPRINGS , ARKANSAS: Tailgate swap; Northwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Society , Northwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Society Clubhouse; Hwy 43 No.and Lawliss Rd; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10am-4pm; Free Admission; Gem wash, grab bags, and auction 1pm on Saturday; contact Dave Leininger , 14029 White Oak Ln, Bentonville, AR 72712, (479)-721-1579; e-mail: hulagrub@aol.com; Web site: nwarockhounds.org

10-11NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; Northern Berkshire Mineral Club, Eagles Hall #310; 515 Curran Highway; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4, Children free; The event will include gems, minerals, crystals, fossil, gifts, door prizes, refreshments, and activities for children.; contact Larry Michon, 385 W. Main St., North Adams , MA 01247, (413)-446-1893; e-mail: lmichon@rcn.com

10-18DENVER, COLORADO: Annual show; Eons Expos, LLLP, Denver Coliseum; 4600 Humboldt Street; Daily 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 9 am-5 pm, Daily 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 9 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; Open 9 am-6 pm every day except Sunday, 9 am-5 pm. Admission is Free; Parking is Free; Come see 250 dealers on both levels of the Denver Coliseum plus in 100 tent spaces outside. It's all here: fine minerals, fossils, meteorites, gems, artisan jewelry, gold, silver, lapidary, beads and rough — split evenly between wholesale and retail. Running from Sept 10 - 18, this is Denver's only weekend-to-weekend show and attracts 18,000 visitors over those nine days. With 2,000 tables covered with earth treasures and free parking for 1,500 cars on the 33 acre complex, this is America's largest mineral, fossil, gem & jewelry show. The low booth fee and aggressive advertising ensures that the show continues to grow 20% annually -- which makes it interesting to visit every year. Meet the cast of the TV show 'Prospectors' who will be at the show selling their finds. Peruse the dinosaurs on display. Ogle museum-quality sculptures in solid blocks of clear quartz. Take home a piece of the Moon. Select specimens found in only one place on Earth, being offered by the mine owner herself. Prices range from just $1 to $1 million; Contact Heather Grana, 235 First Avenue, Keyport, NJ 07735, (973) 903-3256; e-mail: Heather@EonsExpos.com; Web site: http://www.ColiseumShow.com; contact Lowell Carhart, (804) 291-6357; e-mail: LowellCarhart@yahoo.com; Web site: www.Eons-Expos.com

11-18DENVER, COLORADO: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, L.L.C., Ramada Plaza Denver Central; 4849 Bannock St; Daily 10 -6 , Sun. 10 -5 ; Free Admission; 175 Dealers selling minerals, fossils, meteorites, gems, lapidary products, decorator items, and more. Denver's longest-running satellite show - over 30 years in the same location!; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, 505-867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

14-17GOLDEN, COLORADO: Annual show; Fine Mineral Show, Denver Marriott; W. 1717 Denver W. Blvd.; Wed. 10-6, Thu. 10-6, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-5; Free Admission; contact Dave Waisman, (509)-458-2331; e-mail: info@finemineralshow.com

16-18RICHMOND, VIRGINIA: Show and sale; Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Shows, Richmond Raceway Complex; 600 E Laburnum Avenue; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students 16 and under free; Vendors from across the United States bring a variety of merchandise. Their items include 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry. Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls, mineral specimens, rocks, crystals. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs on site. Display of Virginia rocks and minerals and of dinosaur bones by the Richmond Gem and Mineral Society. ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

16-18PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; 77th Annual California Federation of Mineralogical Societies Show & Convention Hosted by the El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society, El Dorado County Fairgrounds; 100 Placerville Dr; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $7, Seniors $6, Children under 12 free; Special prize drawings, minerals, exhibits & demonstrations, gems, jewelry, gold, slabs, tools, meteorites, displays, fossils, kids activities, geode cutting, fluorescent tent, silent auction and club bargain table, gold related lectures, gold panning and kids gem search.; contact Barbara Terrill, 3721 Larksput Lane, Cameron Park, CA 95682, (530)-676-2472; e-mail: info@eldoradomineralandgem.org; Web site: www.cfms2016show.com

16-18HOLLAND, MICHIGAN: Show and sale; Tulip City Gem & Mineral Club, Soccer Spot Sportsplex; 5 River Hills Drive; Fri. 9-8, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 11-5; Adults/Seniors $3, Students/Children free admission; Make our 47th Annual Show a September destination. Check out some common, strange, different and precious things we have found: Dealers, fossils, minerals, exhibits, jewelry, gems, rocks, beads, club sales, artisan market, silent auction, kid's games, sluice, petoskey polish, fluorescent tent, and lapidary demonstrations.; contact Linda Winkelmann, 340 East 24th Street, Holland, MI 49423, (616)-834-6651; e-mail: lindawinkelmann@att.net; Web site: www.tulipcity.org

16-18DENVER, COLORADO: Annual show; Denver Gem and Mineral Council, Denver Mart Expo Hall; 451 E. 58th Avenue; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Students/Seniors $4, Children under 12 free; Show has minerals, fossils, meteorites, gemstones, cutting material, decorator items, beads, and more. There are about 100 show cases both competitive and non-competitive, plus educational booths. Featured presentations. Free gold panning for the kids.; contact Lesley Sebol; e-mail: info@denvermineralshow.com; Web site: www.denvermineralshow.com

16-18SAN 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, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

16-18LINCOLN, MISSOURI: Annual show; Mozarkite Society of Lincoln, Inc., Lincoln City Park; N. West Ave; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; Free Admission; Digs for Mozarkite during show. Silent auctions.; contact Kelly Blum, (816)-835-2044; e-mail: mozarkiterocks@gmail.com; Web site: Mozarkite.com

16-18SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Wholesale and retail show; Event Show Management, San Antonio Event Center; 8111 Meadow Leaf Drive; Fri. 11-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $20; If you are a wholesaler or manufacturer of jewelry, gifts or accessories, then this show is for you! It is your chance to sell in a professional, cash and carry, trade-only marketplace. Space is limited, ensuring greater return on your booth investment with an excellent buyer-to-exhibitor ratio. This event sells out every year and we are anticipating explosive attendance in 2016. So, if you are serious about retail success, then make this golden opportunity an important part of your selling strategy. ; contact Ellen Andrus, 1826 N Loop 1604 W Suite 100, Studio 54, San Antonio, TX 78248; e-mail: info@eventshowmanagement.com; Web site: www.parkertradeshow.com

17-17TWO HARBORS, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Agate City Rock Shop, Agate City Grounds; 721 7th Ave; Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; Collectors, buy, sell, trade. Lake Superior agate, Thomsonite, fossils, crystals, rough and polished rocks, flint knapping, marbles, spheres. ; contact Robert Lynch, 721 7th Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616, (218)-834-2304; e-mail: bob@agatecity.com; Web site: www.agatecity.com

17-18MAYS LANDING, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Cape-Atlantic Rockhounds, Cape-Atlantic Rockhounds Clubhouse; 2641 Cologne Ave; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; Food on premise. ; contact Billie Brockhum, (609)-879-1179; Web site: http://www.capeatlanticrockhounds.com/

17-18CASTLE ROCK, WASHINGTON: 51st Annual Rock and Gem Show; The Southern Washington Mineralogical Society, Castle Rock Fairgrounds; SW Corner of Highway 411 and Cowlitz River; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Black light, display cases, food, country store, door prizes, gem dig, demonstrators, spin table, silent auction and kids scavenger hunt. ; contact Nicole Doiron, (360)-785-4417; e-mail: raknad@q.com

17-18POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK: Show and sale; Mid-Hudson Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Inc., Gold's Gym & Family Sports Center; 258 Titusville Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $2, Children under 12 free; Sale of Minerals, Fossils, Jewelry, Gems, Beads, Meteorites. Show Theme is "The World of Agates and Jaspers". Sluice for gemstones. Fluorescent mineral display, lapidary demos, sale of lapidary rough. Mineral displays of agates and jaspers by: The New York State Museum, Vassar College Museum, Gunnison Mineral Museum Pawling, NY and MHV Gem & Mineral Society Members; Fifth Annual. Photography Exhibit of Earth Science Subjects.; contact Carolyn Reynard, 110 Collage Ave., Poughkeepsie,, NY 12603, (845)-471-1224; e-mail: sunstone33@verizon.net; Web site: www.mhvgms.org

17-18HOWELL, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Livingston Gem and Mineral Society, Hartland Education Support Service Center; 9525 Highland Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults/Seniors $3, Students $1, Children under 12 free; There will be demonstrators, displays and youth activities.; contact Paul D McEwen; e-mail: sampdm@chartermi.net; Web site: livingstongemandmineralsociety.com

23-25JOPLIN, MISSOURI: Annual show; Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society, Joplin Museum; 504 Schifferdecker Ave.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; Free Admission; 18th annual Fall Rock Show. Door Prizes. Held at the Joplin Museum in Historic Schifferdecker Park. Located at the intersection of 7th street and Schifferdecker Ave. For more information please email, I am deaf.; contact Chris Wiseman; e-mail: jmc-cwiseman@sbcglobal.net

23-25OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Shows, Ocean City Convention Center; 4001 Coastal Highway; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Children 16 and under free; Vendors from across the United States bring a variety of merchandise. Their items include 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry. Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls, mineral specimens, rocks, crystals. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs on site. ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

23-25SANDY, 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 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

23-25FISHERSVILLE, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Shenandoah Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Augusta Expo; 277 Expo Road; Fri. 2-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $3, Seniors/Students $2, Children Free; contact Scott Gregory, 73 Berkeley Drive, Waynesboro, VA 22980, (727)-542-9723; e-mail: sgregory357@hotmail.com; Web site: www.shenandoahvalleyrockclub.org

24-25LODI, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Stockton Lapidary & Mineral Club, Lodi Grape Festival & Harvest Fairgrounds ; 413 E. Lockeford Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6, Children free; Earth's Treasures gem and mineral show. There will be exhibits, demonstrators, dealers, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, crystals, fluorescents displays, finished jewelry, jewelry making supplies, tools, gold panning, student and children activities, rock identification, super raffle, snack bar, and more.; contact Jerold Kyle, 327 Del Mont Street, Lodi, CA 95242, (209)-368-9411; e-mail: jeroldkyle@yahoo.com; Web site: www.stocktonlapidary.com

24-25SOUTH SIOUX CITY , NEBRASKA: Annual show; Siouxland gem and mineral society, South Sioux City Senior Citizens Center; 1501 W 29th St.; Sat. 9-4, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; There will be exhibits, gems, agates, rough and polished specimens, beads, geodes, minerals, superb faceted jewelry, fossils, door prizes, spin the wheel, and a silent auction. ; contact Bob Powell, Box 278, Kingsley, IA 51028, (712)-378 2775; e-mail: bobphyl.powell@gmail.com

24-25MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Monterey Fairgrounds; 2004 Fairgrounds Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4, Children free; 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. This is a family event with plenty of great activities for the kids. This event supports the Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society's educational outreach for Monterey schools. ; contact Janis Rovetti, 1047 Roosevelt Street, Monterey, CA 93940, (831)-372-1311; e-mail: janis12@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.cvgms.rocks

24-25WEST FRIENDSHIP, MARYLAND: Annual show; Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore, Howard County Fair Ground; 2210 Fairgrounds Rd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $6, Children/Students 12 and under free; Wishing well grab bag for minerals, fossils and gems. Find gems in the Gem Mine!; contact Bernie Emery, 3600 Clipper Mill Rd, Suite 116, Baltimore, MD 21211, (410)-467-9838; e-mail: info@gemcuttersguild.com; Web site: www.gemcuttersguild.com

24-25SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Rosa Mineral & Gem Society, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts; 50 Mark West Springs Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6, Children 12 and under free; Something for everyone, dealers, gold-panning and info booth, rock ID (bring your mystery rock), lapidary demonstrations, games, door prizes, Raffle Madness at 4 each day, wire-wrapping classes, sculpture display, Silent Auction, exhibit cases, and lots of friendly club members to talk to about rockhounding and club activities. ; contact Jolene Coon, CA, (707)-849-9551; e-mail: coons@sonic.net; Web site: SRMGS.org

24-25REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Sequoia Gem and Mineral Society, Community Activities Bldg. ; 1400 Roosevelt Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $3; contact Val Concello, (650)-954-6020; Web site: SequoiaGemandMineralSociety.org

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28-2JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; The Hi-Desert Rockhounds and the Sportsman's Club of Joshua Tree, Sportsman's Club of Joshua Tree; 6225 Sunburst Street; Daily 9-6; Free Admission; 41th Annual Joshua Tree Gem, Mineral and Craft Show. The Hi-Desert Rockhounds and the Sportsman's Club of Joshua Tree present their Annual Gem, Mineral and Craft Show. There will be rocks, minerals, jewelry, gold panning and more. Something for everyone. ; contact Wayne Hamilton, 6225 Sunburst Street, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, (760)-366-2915; e-mail: jtsportsmans@ymail.com; Web site: http://www.jtsportsmansclub.com/gem.html

30-1NASHVILLE, INDIANA: Show; Brown County Rock & Mineral Club, Brown County Historical Society; 90 E. Gould Street; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6; Free Admission; Brown County Rock Show & Swap Meet at the History Center in historic downtown Nashville, Indiana; contact Rhonda Dunn, P O Box 2023, Nashville, IN 47448; e-mail: radunn1953@aol.com; Web site: http://browncountyrocks.webs.com/

30-2INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Indiana State Fairgrounds - Ag/Hoticulture Bldg; 1202 East 38th Street; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 11 am-5 pm; Adults $5 (Good all 3 days), Children Under age 16 free when accompanied by an adult; 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. Note the Fairgrounds charges $5 per day for parking.; contact Van Wimmer, Sr. - Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

30-2ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Jay Penn, NM Expo State Fairgrounds; 300 San Pedro NE; Fri. 9 -5 , Sat. 9 -5 , Sun. 9-5 ; Free Admission; Abq. Fall Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show in Creative Arts Bldg at Expo NM State Fairgrounds. Enter Gate 3 @ San Pedro & Copper. 60+ dealers, gemstones, mineral specimens, rough, slabs, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, tools. ; contact Jay Penn, (505)-883-4195; e-mail: jaypenn246@gmail.com; Web site: abqfallshow.wix.com/abq-fall-show

30-2CAMP VERDE , ARIZONA: Annual show; Mingus Gem & Mineral Club. Inc, Cliff Castle Casino Hotel and Conference Center; 555 W. Middle Verde Rd. Camp Verde, AZ; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Admission $3, Children under 12 free; Children's special events room, variety in wire wrapping, rocks, gems and minerals, variety of dining experiences, and shuttle service to the casino. ; contact Donald Strong, 1930 Peregrine Ln, Clarkdale, AZ 86324, (928)-649-3935; e-mail: d.strong42@yahoo.com; Web site: mingusgemandmineralclub@gmail.com

30-2DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

October 2016

1-2JEFFERSON, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Rock River Valley Geological Society, Jefferson County Fair Park; Jackson & Peurner RD; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Rock River Valley Geological Society 44th Annual Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show. Demonstrations of faceting & cabochon cutting and wire wrapping. Gem, mineral & fossil dealers. ; contact Steven Streich, Steven's Rocks & Gift, 134 E. Main St., Marshall, WI 53559, (608)-655-1011; e-mail: srockshop@gmail.com; Web site: www.StevensRockShop.com

1-2SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society, Orr Building; Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 E. Sangamon Ave; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $2, Seniors $1, Children free admission; Gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry dealers. Demonstrations include lapidary, jewelry, glass fusion and silversmith. Special exhibit and club member exhibits. Kids activities include kids-only specimen table, spin and win, fossil dig, touch-and-feel collection. Concessions available, silent auction and hourly door prizes.; contact Ed Wagner, PO Box 2272, Springfield, IL 61705, (309)-838-7782; e-mail: loesseditor@gmail.com; Web site: www.loess.org

1-2MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON: 42nd Annual Rocktoberfest 2016; Marysville Rock and Gem Club, Totem Middle School; Gymnasium, 7th Street and State Avenue; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; The 42nd Annual show has rocks from all over the world. There will be more 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 more demonstrators, jewelry artists, club displays, and more fun and games for the kids. Door prizes every half hour, silent auctions, raffle prizes and food service. ; contact Dottie Haage, (425)-330-7865; e-mail: gdhaage@gmail.com

1-2JACKSONVILLE, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Greater Little Rock Area Mineral, Fossil & Gem Show, Jacksonville Community Center; 5 Municipal Center Drive; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; 44th Annual Show. There will be bargains to high end minerals. Kids activities and demonstrations. Lots of Jewelry available, as well.; contact Tom Sharp, 14705 Chambery Drive, Little Rock, AR 72211-5528, (501)-379-8653; e-mail: thom61847@yahoo.com; Web site: centralarrockhound.org

1-2OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Nebraska Mineral and Gem Club, Westside Middle School; 8601 Arbor st; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $3, Children 12 and under free; Dealers and demonstrations, special displays and exhibits, activities for all ages especially the kids. Check out the gemstones and custom jewelry, collectibles and specimens, custom artwork, rock paintings and carvings. See a flint knapper in action.; contact Tammy Jeanneret, 7287 N Rd, Nebraska City, NE 68410, (402)-873-6515; e-mail: Tjeanneret@hughes.net; Web site: Nerockgem.org

1-2VISTA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vista Gem and Mineral Soc., Antique Gas Steam Engine Museum; 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave. ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Indoor and outdoor dealers rough rock, slabs, jewelery and much more. Held in conjunction with fiber arts fair.; contact Ray Pearce, 753 Abbywood Dr., Oceanside, CA 92057, (760)-535-5524; e-mail: raysrocks@cox.net

1-2BELLEVILLE, MICHIGAN: SuperSwap; Midwest Mineralogical & Lapidary Society of Michigan, Wayne County Fairgrounds; 10871 Quirk Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Swap/Sell/Buy Public Invited Free Parking Activities include: Mineral kits for kids, demonstrations, mineral ID. Indoor event. Camping available. Minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary materials, beads, equipment, supplies, books.; contact Tom Morris Bill Barr, (313)-278-5063; e-mail: wbarr@umich.edu; Web site: www.mmls.us

7-8MOUNT IDA, ARKANSAS: Annual Amateur World Championship Quartz Crystal Digging Contest; Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Fairgrounds; Fairgrounds Rd; Fri. 9-4, Sat. 9-4; Admission $75/$100; Annual Amateur Quartz Crystal Digging Contest. Keep all you find, meet other miners; maybe even win a prize!; contact Sherrie Ellison, Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce, Mount Ida, AR 71957, (870)-867-2723; e-mail: director@mountidachamber.com; Web site: www.mountidachamer.com

7-9HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA: Annual show; Huntsville Gem & Mineral Society, Jaycee Community Center; 2180 Airport Road; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; Adults $3, Students $2, Children under 5 free; National dealers showing gems of all types and prices, minerals, rocks, fossils, beads, carvings, and lapidary supplies. Children's activities include mining flume, gem dig, fluorescent room, geode cracking, and special events. 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

7-9MOUNT IDA, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Fairgrounds; Fairgrounds Rd; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Annual Quartz, Quiltz and Craftz Festival. Inside and outside dealers. Held in conjunction with the Annual Amateur World Championship Quartz Crystal Digging Contest. ; contact Sherrie Ellison, Mount Ida Chamber of Commerce, Hwy 270 West, Mount Ida, AR 71957, (870)-867-2723; e-mail: director@mtidachamber.com; Web site: www.mtidachamber.com

7-9HILLSBORO, OREGON: Annual show; Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show, Washington County Fair Complex; 873 NE 34th Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $5 Admission, Free Admission for children; More than 40 rock, mineral, gem, fossil, jewelry, bead, and tool dealers. Kids corner with lots of activities. 100 educational exhibits. Speakers presentations and book signings. Dozens of jewelry and gem cutting demonstrations. Door prizes and a silent auction.; contact Julian Gray, 6034 NE Maidstone Street, Hillsboro, OR 97124, 503-647-2418; e-mail: juliangrocks@gmail.com; Web site: www.portlandregionalgemandmineral.com

7-9MOAB , UTAH: Annual show; Moab Points and Pebbles Club, Old Spanish Trail Arena; 3641 S. Highway 191; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Rock, gem mineral and lapidary arts vendors. Equipment, supplies displays, demos. Spin wheel, Door prizes. Food concession on premise. ; contact Jerry Hansen, P. O. Box 1459, Moab, UT 84532; e-mail: moabrockclub@live.com

7-9BUCKEYE, ARIZONA: Annual show; West Valley Rock & Mineral Club, Helzapoppin' Arena; 802 North 1st Street (Miller Road); Fri. 9-4, Sat. 9-4, Sun. 9-4; Admission $3, Free Admission for Children; Open air event, rocks, gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, beads, slabs, cabochons, rock scavenger hunt and demonstrations. Snacks and beverages available.; contact Lara Serbin, 423 Monroe Ave, Buckeye, AZ 85326, (602)-405-2926; e-mail: lara@serbinstudio.com; Web site: http://www.westvalleyrockandmineralclub.com/

7-9SACRAMENTO , 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 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

7-9WARREN, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Michigan Mineralogical Society, Macomb Community College South Campus Expo Center; South Campus Expo Center, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; Adults $8, Seniors $5, Children ages 5-12 $4; World class museums and universities bring their dazzling collections for you to see on display. Authorities in the world of geology, paleontology, mineralogy, lapidary demonstrate and present exciting finds in the world of gems, minerals, and fossils. This year we have a skull of a Teratophoneus dinosaur as part of your photo opportunities. Family friendly with may children activities. Dealers have specimens, supplies, equipment, for the novice to the experienced. ; contact Patti Graves-Wesolosky, 1151 Yule Rd, Leonard, MI 48367, (586)-531-1680; e-mail: www.michmin.org (contacts); Web site: www.michmin.org

7-9SALT 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; Exhibit showcases, wheel of fortune, grab bags, identifications, membership applications. Grand prize drawing at 4pm Sunday. Hourly drawings. Great family fun and educational in the earth sciences. ; contact Curt & Carol Forrester, Salt Lake City, UT; e-mail: fossilmin@gmail.com

8-9TEMPLE, TEXAS: Annual show; Tri-City Gem and Mineral Society, Mayborn Center; 3303 North 3rd; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Children $2; Treasure wheel, silent auction, grab bags, and demonstrations.; contact Chip Burnette, 2630 Polk St, Killeen, TX 76543; e-mail: burnette@aceweb.com

8-9GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Nevada County Gem & Mineral Society, Nevada County Fairgrounds; Main Exhibit Hall, 11228 McCourtney Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $2, Students free with ID, Children under 13 free; There will be rock and mineral exhibits, demonstrations, silent auctions, Mineral identification, children's games, jewelry sales, mineral & fossil sales, lapidary equipment sales. ; contact Todd Lawson, 12621 Digger Pine Circle, Grass Valley, CA 95949-7617, (530)-305-9212; e-mail: webmaste@ncgms.org; Web site: ncgms.org

8-9SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Huachuca Mineral and Gem Club, Cochise College; 901 N. Colombo Ave; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; 42nd Annual gem, mineral, and jewelry show. There will be vendors inside and outside. Largest selection of geodes around. Free gem stone identification by certified gemologist. Raw and finished minerals, jewelry, jewelry/lapidary supplies. Hourly raffles.; contact Maudie Bailey, 5036 S. San Carlos, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650, (520)-378-6291 / (520)-249-1541; e-mail: gmbailey@msn.com

8-9TRONA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society, Show and Lapidary Building of SLG&MS; 13337 Main St.; Sat. 7:30-5, Sun. 7:30-4; Free Admission; Three large mineral collecting field trip to Searles Dry Lake. Collect rare and beautiful saline mineral specimens including the beautiful Searles lake pink halite.; contact Bonnie Fairchild, (760)-372-5356; e-mail: slgms@iwvisp.com; Web site: www1.iwvisp.com/tronagemclub/

8-9TEMPLE, TEXAS: Annual show; Tri-City Gem and Mineral Society, Mayborn Convention Center; 3303 North 3rd Street; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Children $2; Vendors, fine jewelry, children's activities, hourly door prizes, demos of wire wrapping, cabochon making, grand prizes, silent auctions, touch table, member displays.; contact Leslie Russell, 5 Fir Court, Belton, TX 76513, (254)-493-7244; e-mail: trinity4112@me.com

14-16VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Shows, 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 United States bring a variety of merchandise. Their items include 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry. Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls, mineral specimens, rocks, crystals, lapidary supplies. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs on site. Display 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: ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

14-16PAHRUMP, NEVADA: Annual show; Pahrump Valley Rock Hounds, Petrack Park; 150 NV-160 & Basin Ave; Fri. 11-9, Sat. 9-9, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Renowned national and international gold, gem, and mineral vendors. International gold, gem, and mineral specimen display. Rock wheel of fortune, lapidary cutting, polishing, wire wrapping, and knapping demonstrations. Hourly raffle of gem and mineral themed items. Gold ore processing and panning demonstrations. Rock collection field trips. Specialty food vendor court. Hospitality tent at international food court. Gem, mineral, gold, arts & crafts display & competition. 50/50 Cash Drawing for Scholarship. Western Gunfighter show. Arts and crafts display.; contact Bill Wertz, PO Box# 3409, Pahrump, NV 89041; e-mail: info@pahrumpROCKS.com; Web site: PahrumpROCKS.com

14-16FORT WAYNE, INDIANA: Annual show; Three Rivers Gem and Mineral Society, Allen County Fairgrounds; 2726 Carroll Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $5, Seniors $3, Students $1, Children free; Gem, fossil, mineral and jewelry dealers, lapidary arts demonstrations. Viking Knit classes, geode cracker, gem sluice, kid's games, door prizes, silent auction, fluorescent room and more.; contact Russell Greim, (260)-403-0450; e-mail: 3riversshow@gmail.com; Web site: bit.do/3rivers-show

14-16FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Show and sale; Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin, NC, Robert C. Carpenter Community Building; 1288 Georgia Road; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; Adults/Seniors $2, Students $1, Children under 12 free; There will be door prizes, demonstrations, and benchwork on site. Finished jewelry (gold & silver), rough & cut gemstones, specimens, beads, minerals, and tools. ; contact Linda Harbuck, 425 Porter Street, Franklin, NC 28734, (800)-336-7829; e-mail: lindah@franklin-chamber.com; Web site: www.visitfranklinnc.com

14-16KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society , Kerbela Temple; 315 Mimosa Ave; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $5.00, Children under 12 free; The Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show will have many vendors that offer great products including a wide variety of jewelry, rare fossil and mineral specimens, meteorites, gems of all colors shapes & sizes, lapidary & jewelry equipment. There will be kids activities and demonstrations.; contact Teresa Polly, PO Box 51554, Knoxville, TN 37950-1554, (865)-258-0795; e-mail: teresapolly@bellsouth.net; Web site: www.knoxrocks.org

14-16COSTA 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; Admissio $7 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

15-16PLANT CITY, FLORIDA: Annual show; Tampa Bay Mineral & Science Club, Plant City Strawberry Festival Expo Hall; 2301 W. Oak Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $5, Students $4 , Chidlren under 12 free; Live demonstrations including cabochon cutting, wire wrapping, flint napping, gem trees, chainmaille and more. Bid for bargains at our silent auction and win door prizes throughout the day. Kids can explore the touch table and prospect for treasure at our sluice box. Perfect opportunity to shop for that special gift for the holidays. ; contact Norma Jackson, 6036 Golf and Sea Blvd. , Apollo Beach, FL 33572, (813)-641-7897; e-mail: fireweedarts@gmail.com; Web site: www.tampabayrockclub.com

15-16CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA: Annual show; Kanawha Rock & Gem Club, So. Charleston, Community Center; 601 Jefferson Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $3.50, Children under 12 free; Annual,Gem & Mineral Fossil, & Jewelry Show & Sale. A well selected group of dealers with some great stuff you just won't see any where else in town.We got plenty of free parking live demo's , food in the house & plenty of door prizes. ; contact Franko Franko, Po. Box 252, Farmington, WV 26571, (304)-657-7089

15-16COTTAGE GROVE, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Minnesota Mineral Club, National Guard Training and Community Center; 8180 Belden Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $2, Children $1; There will be exhibits, "kids' corner," tailgate sales, speakers, and demonstrations. ; contact Maureen Scaglia, (612)-798-0485; e-mail: mascaglia@concast.net; Web site: www.minnesotamineralclub.org

15-16CHICAGO HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS: Annual show; South Suburban Earth Science Club, Prairie State College; 202 S. Halsted St; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; South Suburban Earth Science Club. The South Suburban Earth Science Club is eager to share their experience and knowledge of Earth’s treasures with you! The weekend show, held in the Prairie Room Gym area, will have displays of minerals, fossils, artifacts, and jewelry making to name just a few. Come and enjoy the demonstrations on various aspects of the hobby. Purchase items, such as handmade jewelry, crystals, fossils, geodes, etc., from our dealers. There will be something of interest for all age groups including a children’s activity area.; contact Helen Funk, 174 Westwood Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466, (708)-747-3536; e-mail: ssescus@yahoo.com

15-16TOPEKA, KANSAS: Annual show; Topeka Gem & Mineral Society, Inc., Agricultural Hall @ Kansas Expocentre; 17th & Topeka Boulevard; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students ages 13-17 $1, Children under 13 free; This is our: Diamond Jubilee has many Facets, 60th celebration. Featuring the 6.20 carat Stockton Diamond, found at Crater of Diamonds, Ark., in the early 1980's. Seminars daily. Also, gem, mineral and fossil specimens and jewelry dealers. Lapidary demonstrations, wire wrapping, children's activities including pebble pile and grab bag.; contact Donna Stockton, 1934 SW 30th St., Topeka, KS 66611-1934, (913)-645-7677; e-mail: Rock2plate@aol.com; Web site: topekagemandmineral.org

15-16DES MOINES, IOWA: Annual show; Des Moines Lapidary Society, Paul Knapp Animal Learning Center; Iowa State Fair Grounds; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children under 12 free; Gemstones, beads, jewelry, silver, crystals, cabachons, slabs, rough, mineral specimens, fossils, tools, findings, displays demonstrations, children's activities, silent auctions, door prizes, speakers.; contact Karen Liebold; e-mail: leibolddsm@mchsi.com

15-16WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Whittier Gem & Mineral Society, Whittier Community Center; 7630 Washington Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Pictures in Rock, Whittier Whittier Gem & Mineral Society’s annual show Features gems, mineral, and jewelry displays, lapidary and jewelry demonstrations, vendors, children’s activities, snack bar, silent auction, raffle with hourly drawings. ; contact Frank Winn, (626)-239-5457; e-mail: RKhndFW@gmail.com; Web site: wgmsca.com

15-16LEWISTON, IDAHO: Annual show; Hells Canyon Gem Club, Nezperce County Fair Building; 1229 Burrell Avenue; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $3, Children 12 and under free; There will be kid's corner, demonstrators, silent auction, raffle, plenty of vendors, and lots of showcases.; contact Linn Enger, (208)-746-4957; e-mail: engerocks@yahoo.com

15-16BRISTOL, CONNETICUT: Annual show; Bristol Gem and Mineral Club, Beals Community Center; 240 Stafford Ave; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children under 12 free ; Gems, jewelry, fossils, and crystals, educational exhibits, children’s games, hands-on demonstrations, food and refreshments.; contact Deb Potter, (203)-727-4520; e-mail: BristolGem@hotmail.com; Web site: www.bristolgem.org

19-21IRVINE, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Mountain Mushroom Festival, Estell County School's Central Office Gym; 253 Main Street; Tue. 9 -4 , Wed. 9 -4 , Thu. 9 -4 ; $10 Admission; All day Kentucky Agate hunt, easy or rough terrain trips each day.; contact Francine Bonny, City Hall, 101 Chestnut Street, Irvine, KY 40336, (606) 723-1233; e-mail: mushroomfestival@irvineonline.com; Web site: www.moutainmushroomfestival.org

21-23HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Rockingham County Fairgrounds; 4808 S Valley Road; Fri. 10 -6 , Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 11 -5; $4 Admission, Children under 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. ; contact Van Wimmer - Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153, 540-384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

21-23WEST JORDAN, UTAH: Annual show; Rockhounders Outreach for Community Knowledge (R.O.C.K.), Viridian Library and Event Center; 8030 South 1825 West; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; Admission $2, Children under 12 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. ; contact Angela McMahon, (801)-634-5167; e-mail: utahninnj@aol.com; Web site: http://www.rockhoundersock.com/

21-23SANTA 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 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

21-23AUSTIN, 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, Children ages 13-18 $2 / 12 and under free; Gem & mineral show vendors of jewelry, beads, gemstones, minerals, crystals, fossils & spheres. Exhibits like the touch table of rocks and fossils and member collections. Demos in faceting, cabbing, fossil cleaning, and polymer clay. Fri "Youth Education Day" w/field trips. For $1 each Gem Mine, Wheel of Fortune, Jewelry Making, or Illumination Station. Hourly door prizes Sat and Sun. Grand Prize Sun Fluorite specimen from Bingham, NM.; contact Chip Burnette, 6719 Burnet Ln, Austin, TX 78757, (512)-458-9546; e-mail: showchairman@austingemandmineral.org; Web site: www.gemcapers.com

22-23CANBY, OREGON: Annual show; Clackamette Mineral and Gem Club, Clackamas County Fairgrounds; 694 NE 4th Avenue; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Free admission; Kid’s corner, silent auction, rock slab sales, bargain rock by the bucket or the large piece, fluorescent show, demonstrations, raffle and door prizes along with our wonderful dealers.; contact Beth Heesacker, 4145 NW Heesacker Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116; e-mail: heesacker@coho.net

22-23BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Bellevue Rock Club, Vasa Park; 3560 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; contact Bruce Himko, PO Box 1851, Bellevue, WA 98009-1851; e-mail: bellevuerockclub@comcast.net

22-23CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO: Show and sale; Summit Lapidary Club and Akron Mineral Society, Emidio and Sons Expo Center; 48 East Bath Rd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students/Seniors $4, Children $1; 40th Anniversary Celebration. Children Activities - make a gem tree, visit our gem mine and look through the giant kaleidoscope. And back by popular demand our Children’s Treasure Hunt. Magnificent Ohio flint displays, Members work displays, demos all day, Geo Junior displays, Gem ID, geode cracking, polishing and faceting and much more. 30 Dealers with gemstones, beads and findings, minerals, rocks / slabs, fossils, lapidary equipment, silver work, wire wrap, gold findings.; contact Sandy Shorter, 244 Chestnut Blvd, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221, (330)-929-3798; e-mail: gemboree@outlook.com; Web site: lapidaryclubofohio.org

22-23LOS ALTOS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Peninsula Gem and Geology Society, Los Altos Youth Center; 1 North San Antonio Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Children under 12 free; contact Steve Jobe, P.O.Box 4062, Los Altos, CA 94024, (408)-834-5384; e-mail: steve_jobe@sbcglobal.net; Web site: pggs.org

28-30BOISE, IDAHO: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Expo Idaho; 5610 Glenwood; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

29-30OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Oklahoma Mineral and Gem Society, Modern Living Building; 3001 General Pershng Blvd, Oklahoma State Fairgrounds; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; Admission $6, Children under 12 free with adult; On-going demonstrations of wire waving, stone cabochon making, rock tumbling, wire wrapping, beading, engraving, sphere making, and more.; contact Teresa Gabrish, P.O. Box 54973, Oklahoma City, OK 73154; e-mail: tgabrish@gmail.com; Web site: www.OMGS.Org

November 2016

4-5HURRICANE, UTAH: Annual show; 3rd Annual Southern Utah Rock and Gem Show, Washington County Regional Park; 5500 West 700 South; Fri. 10 -7 , Sat. 10 -7 ; Free Admission; Come and enjoy this event and see what our vendors have for you. Rocks, fossils, minerals, opals, Septarian nodules, petrified wood, jewelry, slabs, equipment, demonstrations, black light room, cabs, and so much more. Something for everyone from kids on up. Silent Auction to raise money for the Children of Hope Academy. ; contact Eric Funk, UT, (435)-609-0136; e-mail: eric_funk@yahoo.com

4-6KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Annual show; Shows of Integrity, KCI Expo Center; 11730 NW Ambassador Dr; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6, Children ages 5 to 12 $3; contact Terry James, 18362 S Hwy 78, Leonard, TX 75452, (903)-815-5957; e-mail: t_james78@hotmail.com; Web site: www.showsofintegrity.com

4-6BLACK CANYON CITY, ARIZONA: Annual show; High Desert Helpers, High Desert Park in Black Canyon City, AZ; 19001 E. Jacie Lane ; Daily 9-4; Free Admission; The 40th Annual Rock-A-Rama Gem & Mineral Show. Food & Beverages Available for Purchase. Door Prizes & Raffle ; contact Darlynn Donohue, PO Box 1042, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324, (719)-229-7396; e-mail: darlynndd@q.com; Web site: http://www.highdeserthelpers.org/

4-6EUGENE, 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 weekend pass, Chiildren 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

5-6ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; American Opal Society, Business Expo Center; 1960 S. Anaheim Way; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $5, Students free with ID, Children under 15 free; Rough & cut Opals; other gemstones, jewelry tools & supplies, books, prize drawing. Free demonstrations - gemstone identification, gem cutting, jewelry making, gem carving, wire wrapping, inlay, faceting, cabbing.; contact Veronica Purpura, American Opal Society, PO Box 4875, Garden Grove, CA 92842, (714)-501-9959; e-mail: info@opalsociety.org; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanOpalSociety/

5-6BREWER, 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 & Library Club will hold its 12th Annual Rock & Gem Show at the Brewer Auditorium in Brewer. There will be vendors selling rocks, mineral specimens, fossils, gemstones, beads, gold and silver jewelry and other related products. Some of the vendors feature special and unique Maine minerals, jewelry and products. The show also has a silent auction hourly. Door prizes are also announced periodically. Food and refreshments will be available throughout each day.; contact James White, 54 Gilbert St., Orono, ME 04473, (207)-866-2546; e-mail: jameshwhite@myfairpoint.net

5-6SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; San Diego Mineral and Gem Society, Al Bahr Shrine Center; 5440 Kearney Mesa Blvd; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; The San Diego Mineral and Gem Society (sdmg.org) is having our annual The GemDiego Show. Featuring: High quality gem and minerals, rough, gemstones, minerals, beads, jewelry, fossils. Demonstrations include: wire wrapping, faceting, lost wax casting, silver chain making, intarsia, sphere making, see display cases of mineral specimens, lapidary and jewelry work done by our members and learn more about our club and hobby.; contact Bob Hancock, San Diego Mineral & Gem Society, 1770 Village Pl, San Diego, CA 92101, (619)889-6886; e-mail: rtourmaline2@aol.com; Web site: www.sdmg.org

5-6OAKS, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Tuscarora Lapidary Society, Greater Phila. EXPO Center at Oaks, PA; 100 Station Avenue, Hall D; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Children $1; Lapidary and jewelry arts exhibits at Gemarama 2016 will feature stones found throughout the USA. In addition, dealers will offer treasures from all over the world, including precious and semiprecious gemstones, beads, and minerals. There will be continuous demonstrations in lapidary and jewelry arts, and special activities for children. ; contact Amy Karash, 1322 Heyward Road, Chesterbrook, PA 19087, (484)-431-2757; e-mail: amy.karash@gmail.com; Web site: www.Lapidary.org/GEMARAMA/Gemarama.html

11-13SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; LLD Productions, Inc., Holiday Inn-Orange County Airport; 2726 S Grand Ave; Fri. 10 -6 , Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 10 -5 ; Free Admission ; 80 Dealers selling minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, beads, supplies, and decorator items. Wholesale section for qualified buyers.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, 505-867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

11-13PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Washington State Fair Event Center; 110 9th Ave SW; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

12-13SEDRO WOOLLEY, WASHINGTON: ; Skagit Rock and Gem Club, Sedro Woolley Community Center; 703 Pacific St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Beautiful displays, kid's activities, silent auction, rock slab sales, lapidary demonstrations, raffle and door prizes. ; contact Debbie Frank, PO Box 244, Mount Vernon, WA 98273; e-mail: skagitrockandgem@gmail.com

12-13EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: Annual Fall Show; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club, Maplewood Club House; 8802 196th Street SW; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; an additional contact:: Cindy Wright cindykw1@hotmail.com ; contact Beverly Ryder, (425)-338-4184; e-mail: famryd@aol.com; Web site: www.Maplewoodrockclub.com

12-13MELBOURNE, FL, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Canaveral Mineral & Gem Society, Melbiurne Auditorium; 625 East Hibiscus Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5; Jewelry, gems, minerals, crystals, fossils, tools and rocks.; contact Don McLamb, 570 Seabreeze Drive, Indialantic, FL 32903, (321)-723-2592; e-mail: fdjmc@aol.com; Web site: http://www.canaveral-mgs.com

18-20LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY: Annual show; KYANA Geological Society, Camp Crestwood ; 7206 Clore Lane; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; Free Admission; 44th Annual Mineral, Gem & Fossil Show sponsored by KYANA Geological Society. Beautiful custom jewelry, jewelry supplies, beads, gemstones, genuine Australian opals, crystals, minerals and fossils. Door Prizes, children's Activities.; contact Rick Hunter, P.O. Box 32561, Louisville, KY 40232, (502)-298-8871; e-mail: kyanageoshowchair@gmail.com; Web site: www.kyanageo.org

18-20COLUMBIA, 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 under 16 free; 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 29260, (803)-736-9317; e-mail: ashrader@mindspring.com; Web site: www.cgams.org

18-20PORTLAND, 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 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

18-20SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Annual show; Event Show Management, San Antonio Event Center; 8111 Meadow Leaf Drive; Fri. 11-6; Admission $20; If you are a wholesaler or manufacturer of jewelry, gifts or accessories, then this show is for you! It is your chance to sell in a professional, cash and carry, trade-only marketplace. Space is limited, ensuring greater return on your booth investment with an excellent buyer-to-exhibitor ratio. This event sells out every year and we are anticipating explosive attendance in 2016. So, if you are serious about retail success, then make this golden opportunity an important part of your selling strategy. ; contact Ellen Andrus, 1826 N Loop 1604 W Suite 100, Studio 54, San Antonio, TX 78248; e-mail: info@eventshowmanagement.com; Web site: www.parkertradeshow.com

19-20MESQUITE, TEXAS: Annual show; Dallas Gem & Mineral Society, Rodeo Center Exhibit Hall; 1800 Rodeo Drive, (I-635 & Military Parkway); Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $8, Seniors $8, Students $8, Children $3; 59th Annual Dallas Gem & Mineral Show. There will be be fluorescent displays, silent auctions, door prizes and much more.; contact Diana Case, PO Box 742033, Dallas, TX 75374, (214)-349-2022; Web site: dallasgemandmineral.org

19-20HESPERIA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mining Supplies and Rock Shop, Mining Supplies and Rock Shop; 9565 C Avenue, Suite K; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Mining Supplies and Rock Shop is hosting a gem, rock, gold, and jade show. The store and warehouse feature slabs, rough, specimens, fossils, metaphysical, minerals, and specimens; contact Cyndy Mandell, 9565 , Hesperia, CA 92345, (760)-244-9642; e-mail: cynmandell@me.com; Web site: www.miningsuppliesandrockshop.com

19-20LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: Wholesale and retail show; Mid-Atlantic Gem and Mineral Association, Lebanon Co Fairgrounds and Expo; 80 Rocherty Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4; Adults $5, Children free; The Gem Miner's Holiday is the Mid-Atlantic's premier Gem, Jewelry, Bead, Mineral, Gift and Craft Show. There is a wholesale Trade section.; contact Teresa Schwab, PO Box 352, Monrovia, MD 21770, (301)-807-9745; e-mail: beadware@rcn.com; Web site: www.gem-show.com

19-20FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Northern Virginia Mineral Club Inc, George Mason University; The Hub Ballroom; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, Seniors $4, Students ages 13-17 $3, Children 12 and under free; 25th Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show. Event is co-sponsored by Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences at GMU. Event features over dealers with gems, minerals, fossils, meteorites, jewelry and more. Also demonstrations, exhibits and door prizes. There will be kid's activities, mini-mines and a fossil dig for children to get free fossils and minerals.; contact Tom Taaffe, (703)-281-3767; e-mail: rockcllctr@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.novamineralclub.org

19-20PAYSON , ARIZONA: Annual show; Payson Rimstones Rock Club, Inc, Payson High School Longhorn Gym; 301 S. Mclane Rd; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $2, Children free; This is Payson Rimstone's 19th Annual Gem & Mineral Show; a fun family event! We will have gems, minerals, slabs, rough, jewelry, findings, fossils, lapidary equipment, gold prospecting equipment, books and educational materials available for purchase. The club sponsors an educational center for all ages which includes a spinning wheel where each spin wins a beautiful rock, a geologist to answer your questions, sandstone drawing materials for all ages, a magnificent fluorescent display, and a silent auction. ; contact Margaret Jones, P O Box 884, Pine, AZ 85544, (928)-970-0857; e-mail: margieaberry@gmail.com

26-27SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Fort Mason Center; 2 Marina Blvd, at Buchanan; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $10, Children 12 and under are free; There is an amazing event taking place at Fort Mason in San Francisco. It\'s the Great San Francisco Crystal Fair. On the weekend of February 27-28, you\'ll find the Fort Mason Conference Center filled with gems and jewelry and crystals of all shapes and sizes. Each booth, and there are many, will tantalize and tempt you with beautiful shapes and colors. Included among this array, are some very fascinating metaphysical healers. Crystal healers, aura readers, pendulum dowsers, massage practitioners, and other purveyors of arcane arts. Sure to entertain you and help you to see beyond the veil, as it were. Here are the vitals. The 29th Annual San Francisco Crystal Fair February 27-28 Fort Mason Center, Building A 2 Marina Blvd. at Buchanan, San Francisco (415) 383-7837 Website: www.crystalfair.com Hours: Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-4 Admission $8.00 ( Children 12 and under free) Come and enjoy this amazing event. You\'ll be glad you did.; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

26-27MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Monterey County Fairgrounds; 2004 Fairground Rd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

December 2016

2-4MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA: Annual show; Montgomery Gem and Mineral Society, Garrett Coliseum; 1555 Federal Drive; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $2.00, Students/Children free admission; Door prize ticket with each paid adult admission. 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.; contact Terry Fetzer, P.O. Box 3273, Montgomery, AL 36109-0273; e-mail: GemShow@MontgomeryGemAndMineralSociety.com; Web site: www.montgomerygemandmineralsociety.com/#!annual-gem-show

2-4EL PASO , TEXAS: Annual show; El Paso Mineral and Gem Society, Inc., El Maida Shriners Hall; 6331 Alabama; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; contact Louie Provencio, 4233 Canterbury Dr., El Paso, TX 79902, (915)-54-2717; e-mail: L1155@yahoo.com; Web site: www.epmgs.com

2-4SANTA 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 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

3-4BARSTOW, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mojave Desert Gem & Mineral Society, Cora Harper Fitness & Community Center; 841 S. Barstow Rd; Sat. 10-5; Free Admission; 42nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show - Lapidary arts & crafts, displays, a special petrified wood display by Walt Wright, silent auctions both days, demos, raffle prizes, gem, mineral & bead dealers, jewelry galore & gifts for all ages, our famous grab bags, wheel of fortune, snack bar. ; contact Danny Watts, (760)-284-2625; Web site: www.mdgms.net

9-11COSTA 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 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free ; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

9-11LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA: Annual show; Mammoth Rock Shows LLC, North Atlanta Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show; Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $5, Children/Students 16 and under free; North Atlanta Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Jewelry Show 2016. 23rd year of annual event. Offering minerals, gemstones, beads, jewelry, fossils and related items in a large indoor show with easy entrance.; contact Richard Hightower, 78 Emerald Hill, Franklin, NC 28734, (800)-720-9624; e-mail: staff@mammothrock.com; Web site: www.mammothrock.com

10-11FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Mid-Tennessee Gem & Mineral Society (MTGMS), Williamson County AgExpoPark (Nashville area); 4215 Long Lane ; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4, Students $1, Children free; This show features items that will fascinate and please every age group. From crystals, geodes, and sharks teeth for the kids to artisan & native American jewelry, to mineral and fossil wonders that the discriminating will love. Plus hourly door prizes, silent auction, exhibits, and demonstrations such as silversmithing, stone cutting, and faceting. ; contact Mardy Smith, TN 37214, (615)-417-1416; e-mail: show@mtgms.org; Web site: http://www.mtgms.org/

10-11EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: 5th Annual Winter Bazaar; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club, Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse; 8802 196th St. SW; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-6; Free Admission; contact MaryAnne Collins, (650)-383-7625; e-mail: info@maplewoodrockclub.com

16-18SAN 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 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

March 2017-April 2017

31-2INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Indiana State Fairgrounds - Agriculture/Horticulture Building; 1202 East 38th Street; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; 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.; contact Van Wimmer - Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: vawimmer@verizon.net; Web site: www.toteshows.com

April 2017

8-9COLUMBUS, OHIO: Annual show; Columbus Rock and Mineral Society and Licking County Rock and Mineral Society, Northland Performing Arts Center; 4411 Tamarack Blvd.; Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 11 -5 ; Adults $7, Seniors $6, Students $3, Children under 6 free; Scouts in uniform and teachers with School ID are free. Special exhibits include an Education area containing exhibits on rocks, minerals, and metals. Stocks of minerals, crystals, geodes, agates, opal, turquoise, jewelry, faceted stones, silver findings, rough cutting material, rhodochrosite, cabochons, fossils, beads, and dinosaur bone from all over the world. A Demonstration Area features folks demonstrating the art of cabochon making, sphere making, gem tree construction, gold panning, jewelry soldering and faceting during show hours.Credit cards are accepted at dealers but cash or check must be used for show admission. ; contact Craig Kramer, 628 Sanbridge Circle E, Columbus, OH 43085, (614)-436-4511; e-mail: craig.kramer@wowway.com; Web site: http://www.columbusrockandmineralsociety.org/

8-9POCATELLO, IDAHO: Annual show; South East Idaho Gem and Mineral Society, North Bannock County Fairgrounds; 10588 Fairground Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $2, Chidlren 12 and under free; contact Larry Manhart, (208)-705-7273; e-mail: luv2huntrocks@gmail.com

May 2017

6-7WASHINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA: Show and sale; m & minerals, washington, co. fairgrounds; 2151 north main st.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Admission $3, Children 12 & under free; The best little gem, mineral, jewelry, & bead show in the Pittsburgh area. Beautiful goods all related to the gem, minerals and rockhound hobby. We are trying to book Dustin-Enlightened to bring back his guitar & entertain us again. ; contact franko franko, po box 252, farmington, WV 26571, (304)-657-7089; e-mail: frankowirewrapping@gmail.com

25-28SALEM, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Salem Civic Center; 1001 Boulevard; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; 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.; contact Van Wimmer - Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: vawimmer@verizon.net; Web site: www.toteshows.net

June 2017

23-25FISHERSVILLE, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Augusta Expo; 277 Expo Road; Fri. 10 -6 , Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 11 -5 ; $4 Admission, Children under 16 free; Ticket is good all 3 days. Beads, pearls, gemstones, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silver and goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait. ; contact Van Wimmer - Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153, 540-384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

July 2017

21-23BOONE, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Slhows, Boone National Guard Armory; 274 Hunting Hills Lane; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; $3 Admission, Free Admission for children under 16; 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. ; contact Van Wimmer - Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153, 540-384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.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. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; 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: vawimmer@verizon.net; Web site: www.toteshows.com

October 2017

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