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September-October 2016

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

30-2CAMP VERDE, ARIZONA: Annual show; Mingus Gem & Mineral club, Cliff Castle Casino; 555 W. MiddleVerdeRd.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $3.00, $3.00, $3.00, under 12 free; The Lodge Hotel & Conference Center at Cliff Castle Casino in Camp Verde, Arizona - offering easy interstate access - major 1-17 traffic source - variety of dinning experience- shuttle service for guests - full RV hookup sites available at Distant Drums RV Park with shuttle service to and from the Venue A. A separate room for kid's event, with games and some very special presentations from some of the best vendors.; contact Donald Strong , 1930 Peregrine Ln, Clarkdale, AZ 86324, 928-649-3935; e-mail: d.strong42@yahoo.com; Web site: mingusgemmineralclub.org

30-2SARASOTA, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Frank Cox Productions, Sarasota Municipal Auditorium; 801 N. Tamiami Trail; Daily 10-5; Admission $5, Children under 16 free; Gems, jewelry, crystals, minerals, fossils and beads; contact Frank Cox, 755 S. Palm Ave. #203, Sarasota, FL 34236, (941)-954-0202; e-mail: frankcox@comcast.net; Web site: frankcoxproductions.com

30-2ANCASTER, ONTARIO, CANADA: Annual show; Robert Hall Originals, Ancaster Fairgrounds; 630 Trinity Road, Canada; Fri. 9:30-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admussion $8, Children under 12 free; A great experience for all ages! Over vendors: rocks, minerals, fossils, rock tumblers, gemstone beads, jewellery making supplies & totally Canadian handcrafted jewellery by Canadian jewellery artists. Seminars, demos, kids' activities & jewellery making classes. ; contact Cheryl Felka, ON, Canada, 1-800-360-2813; e-mail: inquiry@ancastergemshow.com; Web site: www.ancastergemshow.com

October 2016

1-1MACUNGIE, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; PA Earth Science Assn, Macungie Memorial Park; 70 Poplar St; Sat. 8:30-3; Adults $5, Children under 12 free ; Diverse vendors from a wide geographic area and broad range of interests including paleontology, PA minerals, fluorescent minerals, and the lapidary arts. Tables of minerals and more. An interesting mixture of specimens - common to rare species, inexpensive to higher end, contemporary to classic locations, aesthetic decorator specimens, old collection to newly collected materials. Hands on lessons in gold panning and slicing (spaces limited).; contact Johan Maertens, (908)-369-6545; e-mail: Calcite4ever@gmail.com; Web site: www.mineralfest.com

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

7-9SALT 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

7-9ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society, National Guard Armory; 2809 S. Fern Creek Ave; Fri. 1-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Grade School Students $2; Annual Fall gem, mineral, and bead show. There will be demonstrations, 30 minute auctions, kids table, sluice mining for gems, and hourly door prizes. See and buy gems, minerals, beads, metaphysical stones, fossils and much more from all over the world. Scouts can earn merit badges from a mineral gemologist to assist with identification and requirements. ; contact Paul Hayes, 1400 Sawyerwood Ave, Orlando, FL 32800, (407)-816-1220; e-mail: phayes3@cfl.rr.com; Web site: www.cfmgs.org

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

8-9MORGANTGOWN, WEST VIRGINIA: Annual show; Prehistoric Enterprises, Mylan Park; 500 Mylan Park Lane , Ruby Community Center; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $3; The largest Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show in the region returns to Mylan Park Ruby Community Center. There you will see high quality displays of minerals, rocks, gems, jewelry, beads, fossils, artifacts, projectile points, geode cutting, lapidary, demonstrations, science shows and exciting shopping opportunities. Bring that rock or fossil you've always wanted identified and let one of our geologists or paleontologist identify it for you. Come see fine jewelry making demonstrations in the form of wire wrapping. See the life size skeleton of Tarbosaurus bataar (the African Trex); contact Ray Garton, PO Box 200, Barrackville, WV 26559, (304)-282-2306; e-mail: garton@prehistoricplanet.com; Web site: http://www.prehistoricstore.com/item.php?item=1580

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

14-16WARREN, 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

14-16WESTWEGO, LOUISIANA: Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of Louisiana, Inc., The Alario Center; 2000 Segnette Blvd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults: $6 for 3 day pass, Students: $3 w/ID for 3 day pass, Children under 12 free; Special displays of fluorescent minerals, dinosaur bones and cabochons made from ballast stones. Demonstrations of cabochon cutting, jewelry making, and oil exploration with seismic data. Free grab bags for kids, and they each can polish their own cabochon.; contact J. David Cope, 5520 Hurst Street, New Orleans, LA 70115-4245, (504)-214-6754; e-mail: greatmre@aol.com

14-16WARREN, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Michigan Mineralogical Society, Macomb Community College S. Campus Expo Center; 14500 E. 12 Mile Road; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; Adults $8, Seniors 62+ $5, Children 5-12 yrs. $3; contact Patti Graves-Wesolosky, 1151 Yule Rd, Leonard, MI 48367, (586)-531-1680; e-mail: mmsgeograves@hotmail.com; Web site: www.michmin.org

15-15WEST HILLS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Woodland Hills Rock Chippers, First United Methodist Church; 22700 Sherman Way; Sat. 10-5; Free Admission; Our 2016 show features dealers, displays, a country store, silent auctions, games, food, rocks, fossils, and demonstrations. There will be free hourly drawings, and a prize raffle that is held during our show.; contact Mary Beth Pio; e-mail: mb.mtcanvas@gmail.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

15-16SEDONA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Sedona Gem and Mineral Club, Sedona H.S.; Upper Red Rock Loop Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Children under 12 Free; 17th annual show and sale, indoors and outdoors, dealers, displays, kids adventure, hourly and grand raffle prizes, minerals, agates, gemstones, copper, jewelry and jewelry supplies, lapidary tools and supplies.; contact Bill Schwartz, 75 Sheath Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336, (928)-821-3900; e-mail: bschwar13@msn.com; Web site: www.sedonagemandmineral.org

15-16SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI: Annual show; Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society, Springfield Expo Center; 635 East St Louis Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4:30; Adults $6, Students $3, Children $1; We are proud to present our 49th Annual Springfield Rock, Gem & Mineral Show. There will be rock & mineral specimens, gemstones, jewelry, fossils, grab bags, educational displays, silent auctions & more. Dr Gary Michelfelder of Missouri State University will be giving a presentation at 1:30pm each day. On 10/15 the presentation will be "What is the Real Risk of an Eruption at Yellowstone?" and on 10/16, "Volcanoes, Mountains and Gold: The Volcanic History of the Mogollon Datil Volcanic Field, New Mexico".; contact Larry Lillich, 2131 West Republic Road, Box #35, Springfield, MO 65807, (417)-882-8449; e-mail: omgms.57@gmail.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/SGFGemShow/

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

21-23MASON, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Central Michigan Lapidary and Mineral Society, Ingham County Fairgrounds; 700 E. Ash St.; Fri. 6-9, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $3, Students $1, Children under 12 free; Displays, demonstrators, raffle, children’s table, silent auction, hourly door prize, and many other activities. ; contact Sally Hoskin, 10990 Phal Rd, Grass Lake, MI 49240, (517)-522-3396; e-mail: saltoosal2@yahoo.com; Web site: www.michrocks.org

22-22ALBANY, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Saco Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Alobany Town Hall; 1972 -A NH Route 16; Sat. 9-5; Admissiom $2, Children under 12 free; There will be silent auction, displays, large mineral auction.; contact Jonathan Herndon, 110 Ossipee Mt. Rd., Center Ossipee, NH 03814, (603)-539-3884; e-mail: jherndon1@roadrunner.com; Web site: sacovalleygemandmineralclub.org

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

22-23HONOLULU, HAWAII: Annual show; Rock and Mineral Society of Hawaii, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort; Leahi Room, Upper Lobby, 2335 Kalakaua Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Unique educational displays of minerals, fossils and fluorescent minerals as well as items for sale by our members, such as: Agate geodes, amethyst, fossils, faceted gemstones, fine jewelry, herkimer diamonds, jade, meteorites, lapidary minerals, opals, ruby, quartz crystals, sapphire, topaz, tourmaline, and many other beautiful stones. Beads and mineral jewelry directly form the artist are available as well. ; contact Markus Faigle, PO Box 23020, Honolulu, HI 96823-3020; e-mail: hui.pohaku@gmail.com; Web site: http://pohakugalore.net/Hui_pohaku/Mineral-Show-in-Hawaii.asp

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

29-29BIGLERVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Rock Swap & Sale; Central Penn and Franklin County Rock and Mineral Clubs, South Mountain Fairgrounds; 615 Narrows Road; Sat. 8-3; Adults/Seniors $1, Students/Children Free; contact Tom Smith; e-mail: tsmith1012@comcast.net

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

29-30EVANSVILLE, INDIANA: Annual show; Evansville Lapidary Society, Washington Square Mall; 501 Washington Ave.; Sat. 10-7, Sun. 12-5; Free Admission; 50th Annual Show held by the Evansville Lapidary Society. Vendors with crystals, fossils, minerals, beads, jewelry, geodes, carvings, specimens, cutting rough, faceted stones, posters, books, cabochons, tumbled stones, gems, meteorites, knives, opals, pearls, and slabs. Also featuring this year a fluorescent tent display, arrowhead and artifact exhibits, rock grinding demonstrations, door prizes, silent auction, raffle table, junior rockhound booth, and a free tumbled stone for the kids. ; contact Sara Rappee, 413 North Park Dr., Evansville, IN 47710, (812)-589-3079; e-mail: sararappee@yahoo.com; Web site: http://evansvillelapidarysociety.tumblr.com

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

4-6SARASOTA, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Frank Cox Productions, Sarasota Municipal Auditorium; 801 N. Tamiami (U.S. 41); Daily 10-5; Adults $5.00/$3.00 with this listing, Children under 16 free; Gems, jewelry, crystals, minerals, fossils, and beads.; contact Frank Cox, 755 S. Palm Ave. #203, Sarasota, FL 34236, (941)-954-0202; e-mail: frankcox@comcast.net; Web site: frankcoxproductions.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

5-6AMARILLO, TEXAS: Annual show; Golden Spread Gem & Mineral Society, Amarillo Civic Center, Amarillo, TX; 400 S. Buchanan Street , Regency Room; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $3, Children under 12 free; Demonstrations, door prizes, exhibits, silent auction, wheel of fortune.; contact Skip Kendrick, P. O. Box 635, Vega, TX 79092, (806)-267-2567; e-mail: kendrick@amaonline.com

5-6RIDGECREST, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Indian Wells Gem and Mineral Society, Desert Empire Fairgrounds; 520 South Richmond Road; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; Door prizes, silent auctions, geode cutting, display cases. Field Trip to Rainbow Ridge on Sunday 9:00 am sharp; contact John De Rosa, (760)-375-7905; e-mail: jfrocks@dslextreme.com

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

11-13HUMBLE, TEXAS: Annual show; Houston Gem and Mineral Society, Humble Civic Center; 8233 Will Clayton Parkway; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $8, Children under 10 free; There will be swap area, silent auctions, free gemstone, mineral and fossil identification, working exhibits, dino dig, kids daze on Friday, Special exhibits, dealers in jewelry, beads, lapidary rough and slabs, minerals, fossils, meteorites, decorative items, geode crackers.; contact Scott Singleton, 10805 Brooklet, Houston, TX 77099, (281)-530-0942; e-mail: showchair@hgms.org; Web site: www.hgms.org

11-13GRAY, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Kingsport Gems & Minerals Society, Gray, Tennessee; Appalachian Fairgrounds, Building No. 1, 100 Lakeview Street; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; Adults $3, Students $1, Children 6 and under free; There will be hourly door prizes and demonstrations.; contact Robert Morgan, 181 Harmony Acres Drive East, Jonesborough, TN 37659, (423)-956-9486; e-mail: morganjewellry@ msn.com

12-12MOUNTVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Lancaster County Fossil and Mineral Club, Trinity United Church of Christ; 450 West Main St.; Sat. 9-4; Admission $3; Lancaster County Fossil and Mineral Club presents our third annual Mountville show. Mineral,fossil and jewelry vendors and even a tinsmith!; contact Eric Miller, (717)-339-9338; e-mail: admin@millersmineralmine.com; Web site: www.facebook.com/LancasterFossilandMineralClub

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

12-13YUBA CITY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Sutter Buttes Gem & Mineral Society, Yuba Sutter Fairgrounds, Franklin Hall; 442 Franklin Ave. ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; We will be sponsoring a raffle, silent auction, kid's table, door prizes, dealers, exhibits with many types of gems and minerals. We will have a big prize raffle held on Sunday at 3pm. Some of the prizes include cash, jewelry, fashion accessories, mineral specimens, lapidary items, gift certificates and more. ; contact Katie Slightam , 1161 Galaxy Drive, Yuba City, CA 95991-6709, (530)-673-9649; e-mail: mktalternatives@comcast.net; Web site: www.sutterbuttes.net

12-13SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Sacramento Mineral Society, Scottish Rite Temple; 6151 H St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6, Children under 12 free; The Sacramento Mineral Society of California Presents our 79th Annual Gem, Jewelry, Mineral and Rock Show! All sorts of marvels and treasures to be found: Minerals, fossils, beads, gemstones, meteorites, jade, slabs and cabochons, tools/books, hourly prize drawings, kid's activities, silent rock auctions, demos, snack bar and much more. ; contact Alyssa Meszinger, PO Box 279291, Sacramento, CA 95826, (916)-662-5819; e-mail: gemshow@sacramentomineralsociety.org; Web site: http://sacgemshow.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

18-20MARIETTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Cobb County Gem and Mineral Society, Cobb County Civic Center; 548 Marietta Parkway; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society/CCGMS invites you to join them in their 31st Annual Gem and Mineral Show as we return to our newly renovated home, Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta, GA. Calling all collectors, artists, educators, formal/informal students of lapidary and rock hounds alike. Come immerse yourselves in a showcase of rocks, gemstones, minerals and fossils collected and sold all over the world! Free admission and Free parking provide the option of a weekend of shopping, live lapidary and artisan demonstrations, mineral identification and instruction, the chance to buy and crack open your very own geode and much more. Be sure to listen for the hourly door prizes! ; contact Tami Watkins, 2644 Windage Dr SW, Marietta, GA 30008, (404)-861-8670; e-mail: CCGMS.TamiWatkins@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.cobbcountymineral.org/

18-20GOLDEN, COLORADO: Annual show; Denver Area Mineral Dealers, Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Halls; 15200 W. 6th Ave; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; Free Admission; Dealers with minerals, fossils, cutting rough, cabochons, carvings, gems, jewelry, books, decorator items.; contact Pat Tucci, PO Box 16339, Golden, CO 80402; e-mail: ptucci@sprintmail.com; Web site: geodyssey-rocks.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

19-20WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: Annual show; Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, South Florida Fairground Expo Cenrter East; 9067 Southern Boulevard; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $9, Children under 12 free; Golden 50th Anniversary! Dealers from all over the country offer a wide range of merchandise. Multiple educational activities, exhibits, and speakers.; contact Barbara Ringhiser, FL, (561)-588-5458; e-mail: vendorinfo@gemandmineralsociety.org; Web site: www.gemandmineralsociety.org

19-20MESA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Apache Junction Rock and Gem Club, Skyline High School; 845 South Crismon Road ; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Students $1; The Mesa Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Show and Sale will be held at the Skyline High School. 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. From across the region will be offering unique and interesting mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, beads, fossils, findings, lapidary equipment 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. ; contact Phil Gadd, (503)-705-3933; Web site: apachejrgc@ajrockclub.com

19-20BREMERTON, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Kitsap Mineral and Gem Society, Bremerton Washington; 1200 NW Fairgrounds Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; contact Gordon Eslava, 11160 NW Holly Rd, Bremerton, WA 98312, (360)-621-2233; e-mail: kmgs@q.com; Web site: www.kmgs.org

19-20SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA: Retail show; Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Society, Live Oak Grange; 1900 17th Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Member sale for holiday gift ideas, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, and more; contact Michael Cox, PO Box 343, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-0343, (831)-459-0572; e-mail: scruzmgs@gmail.com; Web site: www.scrockngem.org

25-27TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA: Show and sale; Blue Sapphire Beads, Hyatt Regency Toronto; 370 King St West, Canada; Fri. 11:30-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $6, Students $1, Children free admission ; The Gem Expo is Canada's Premier show for beads, beading supplies and tools, gems & gemstones, copper and sterling silver findings, jewelry, minerals, amber, pearls, glass and lamp work artisans. The show features handmade jewelry from talented artisans and features a large variety of Precious and Semi-Precious stones such as Diamonds, Rubies, Sapphires, Emeralds, Pearls, and many others. Whether you're looking for strands to make your own jewellery, beautifully faceted stones for setting or wire wrapping, or finished pieces with exquisite gems, exquisite mineral samples or interested in the healing properties of Minerals, The Gem Expo has it all. ; contact Salim Moorani, 12 Coatsworth Cres, Toronto, ON, Canada M5C 5P6, (647)-773-9001; e-mail: salim@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.TheGemExpo.com

25-27SALEM, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Roanoke Valley Mineral and Gem Society, Salem Civic Center; 1001 Roanoke Blvd.; Fri. 2-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; Admission $5, Children 14 and under free; Fluorescent Mineral Display, Club member displays, Geode sales and cutting. New this year a video room showing gem and mineral related videos all day.; contact Carol Messimer, VA; e-mail: ckwlt@aol.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

26-27WICKENBURG , ARIZONA: Annual show; Wickenburg Gem & Mineral, Hassaympa Elementary School; 251 S Tegner St; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; 16th Annual WOW Show. Gems, minerals, beads, jewelry, faceted gems, high end South West jewelry fossils, crystals, equipment, precious and semi-precious stones, sterling silver findings, gold, silver, rocks, agate, jasper, slabs, display pieces. Faceting and rock polishing demos.; contact Beth Myerson, Wickenburg, AZ, (480)-540-2318; e-mail: myerbd@gmail.com; Web site: wickenburggms.org

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

2-4SARASOTA, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Frank Cox Productions, Sarasota Municipal Auditorium; 801 N. Tamiami (U.S. 41); Daily 10-5; $5.00 ($3.00 with this listing)., Under 16 free; contact Frank Cox, 755 S. Palm Ave. #203, Sarasota, FL 34236, (941)-954-0202; e-mail: frankcox@comcast.net; Web site: frankcoxproductions.com

2-4HUDSON, FLORIDA: Annual show; Withlacoochee Rockhounds, Veterans Memorial Park Gymnasium; 14333 Hicks Road; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Adults/Seniors $3, Teens $1, Children 12 and under free; *42nd Annual Show. All indoors in large air-conditioned facility. Demonstrations of various lapidary arts, plus the ancient art of flintknapping, lapidary equipment, gem and mineral auction, famous diamonds of the world, fluorescent minerals, replica of Aaron's Breastplate, educational displays, and more.; contact Ralph Barber, Brooksville, FL, 1-352-200-6852; e-mail: barbersbloomers@hotmail.com; Web site: www.WithlacoocheeRockhounds.com

2-4NORTH BEND , OREGON: Christmas Rock, Gems & More Sale; Carolyn DeMetz, Chair, Pony Village Mall; 1611 Virginia Ave., ; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; Lapidary Rock hounds selling beautiful hand made treasurers, wood carvers and metal workers selling hand made treasurers all from our mother earth. Spin and Win a prize every time. Hungry for a snack, we have Kettle Corn and fresh hand made Lemonade,and Raspberry Lemonade. Individual Christmas Gifts made just for you to give to that special loved one.; contact Carolyn DeMetz, 413 Ingersoll Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420, (541)-267-5008; e-mail: kczdemetz@hotmail.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

3-4LAKESIDE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; El Cajon Valley Gem and Mineral Society, Lakeside Rodeo Grounds; 12584 Mapleview St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Both indoor and outdoor vendors. There will be rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, arts and crafts, gem identification, a raffle and much more! Fun for the whole family.; contact Mary Ness, PO Box 451, El Cajon, CA 92022, (619)-449-0759; e-mail: ecvgms@gmail.com; Web site: ecvgms.org

3-4LEESVILLE, LOUISIANA: Annual show; DeRidder Gem and Mineral society, West LA Forestry Fair Grounds; 276 H. M. Stevens Blvd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults/Seniors $2, Children 12 & under free; 32nd Annual Show: Louisiana Opal rough, slabs and Jewelry. Rough rocks, slabs, minerals, fossils, gems and Jewelry. Hands on demonstrations for faceting, cabbing, knapping and wire wrapping. ; contact Adam Valin, 276 H. M. Stevens Blvd., Leeesvile, LA 71446, (337)-585-3693; e-mail: deridder.rockandgem@gmail.com

9-10RIALTO 92376, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; OrangeBelt Mineralogical Society, Across street from Rialto City Hall; 105 S. Palm Ave.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6; Free Admission; Rocks, minerals, jewelry, gems, fossils, and more. ; contact Jessica Pearson, (909)-887-5507; e-mail: jpearson1915@gmail.com; Web site: OBMSRocks.yolasite.com

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

10-11PINECREST, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild, Evelyn Greer Park; 8200 SW 124 Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4, Children free; The Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild is celebrating its 63rd anniversary by holding a Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, and Fossil. There will be exhibits, displays, demonstrations, raffles, and vendors showcasing mineral & fossil specimens, gemstones, fine jewelry, and artisan-crafted collectibles. Children’s activities include jewelry-making sessions, surprise grab-bags, gem prospecting, and geode splitting. ; contact Sandy Mielke, 2434 Swanson Avenue, Miami, FL 33133, (305)-858-6967; e-mail: webguy@mmlg-inc.org; Web site: www.miamigemandmineral.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

January 2017-September 2016

21-22DELAND, FLORIDA: Annual show; Tomoka Gem and MIneral Society, Volusia County Fairgrounds; 3150 E. New York Ave; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4, Children under 12 free; 46th Annual Tomoka Gem and Mineral Show, Jewelry, gems and minerals, children's table.; contact Susan Morris, 5193 Rogers Ave, Port Orange, FL 32127, (386)-843-0152; e-mail: tgmsshow@gmail.com; Web site: tomokagms.org

6-8MESA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Flagg Mineral Foundation, Mesa Community College; 1833 W Southern Avenue; Daily 9-5; Free Admission; 45th Annual Flagg Gem and Mineral Show. Free parking and admission. Free activities for kids. Displays. Vendors with beads, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary materials and minerals.; contact Dana Slaughter, 2952 E Silverbell Road, San Tan Valley, AZ 85143-4598, (602)-312-9791; e-mail: dsminerals@aol.com; Web site: www.flaggmineralfoundation.com

13-15LARGO, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Pinellas Geological Society, Largo Cultural Center; 105 Central Park Drive; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5; Free Admission; contact Leona Feldhausen, 2655 Nebraska Ave #247, Palm Harbor, FL 34684, (727)-709-3236; e-mail: sheffieldleona@gmail.com

13-15SARASOTA, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Frank Cox Productions, Sarasota Municipal Auditorium; 801 N. Tamiami (U.S. 41); Daily 10-5; Admission $5, Under 16 free; Entry is $3 with this listing.; contact Frank Cox, 755 S. Palm Ave. #203, Sarasota, FL 34236, (941)-954-0202; e-mail: frankcox@comcast.net; Web site: frankcoxproductions.com

14-15YACHATS, OREGON: Annual show; Yachats Chamber of Commerce, Yachats Commons; 4th & Hwy 101; Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; 6th Ever Yachats Agate Festival. Gemstones, Fossils, Minerals, Jewelry.; contact Donna Hirschman, PO Box 550, Yachats, OR 97498; e-mail: iamhrisch@yahoo.com; Web site: www.yachatsagatefestival.com

20-22ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Frank Cox Productions, The Coliseum; 525 Fourth Ave. N.; Daily 10-5; Admission $5, Under 16 Free; Gems, Jewelry, Crystals, Minerals, Fossils, Beads. $3 entry with this listing.; contact Frank Cox, 755 S. Palm Ave. #203, Sarasota, FL 34236, (941)-954-0202; e-mail: frankcox@comcast.net; Web site: frankcoxproductions.com

21-21NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS: Mineral Auction; Boston Mineral Club, American Legion Nonantum Post; 295 California St.; Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; The Boston Mineral Club Annual Mineral Auction features a voice auction of more than 100 quality mineral specimens and related items for every price range. Running simultaneously, a silent auction of over 150 flats offers a wide range of items, from mineral specimens to lapidary rough, books, maps, tools, and more.; contact Nathan Martin, Lexington, MA, (781)-674-0017; e-mail: rocknate@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.bostonmineralclub.org/annual_auction

21-22FREDERICKSBURG , TEXAS: Annual show; Fredericksurg Rockhounds, Lady Bird Johnson Park; The Pavilion; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Hourly silent auction, hourly free door prizes, outstanding raffle prizes, demonstrations of gem faceting, rock cutting and polishing. Dealers from throughout the southwest. ; contact Jim Gedeon, 1156 Old Willow Rd. , Fredericksburg, TX 78624, (830)-456-5419; e-mail: gedeonjim1@gmail.com

21-22DELAND, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Tomoka Gem & Mineral Society,Inc., Volusia County Fairgrounds; 3150 E. New York Ave; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4; The Tomoka Gem And Mineral Society presents our 46th Annual Jewelry, Gem and Mineral, Fossils Show and Sale Volusia County Fairgrounds, Tommy Lawrence Building, State Route 44, Deland, FL (1/2 Mile East of I-4, Exit 118) ; contact Susan Morris, (386)-843-0152; e-mail: smorris961@aol.com; Web site: wwwtomokagms.org

27-29TYLER, TEXAS: Annual show; East Texas Gem and Mineral Society, Rose Garden Center; 420 Rose Park Dr; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $3, Students $1; Grand Prize drawing for both Adults and Students, Hourly Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Wheel of Fortune, Show Cases. We have Outstanding Dealers offering Gemstones, Jewelry, Fossils, Minerals, Geodes, and lapidary arts demonstrations. The Nationally Recognized Rock Food Table will be on Display the entire show.; contact Keith Harmon, TX, (903)-316-2967; e-mail: keithharmon19@yahoo.com; Web site: etgms.com

February 2017

4-5MERRITT, ISLAND, FLORIDA: Annual show; Central Brevard Rock and Gem Club, Kiwanis Recreation Center; 951 Kiwanis Island Park Rd, 951 Kiwanis Island Park Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Children free 11 and under with adult; Pearls, findings, collector minerals, slabs and rocks for cabbing, finished cabs, handmade jewelry by several artisans, commercially made bracelets, rings, necklaces and watches. ; contact Roz Mestre, 1867 Longleaf Rd, Cocoa, FL 32926, (321)-431-0159; e-mail: roz.mestre@att.net; Web site: www.centralbrevardgems.org

10-12QUARTZSITE, ARIZONA: Annual show; Quartzsite Gold Show, QIA; 235 N Ironwood; Fri. 9-4, Sat. 9-4, Sun. 9-3; Admission $5, Chidlren free; There will be selling & demonstrating gold prospecting equipment, nuggets, jewelry, coins and more. There will also be speakers, demonstrations, questions and answers for metal detectors and other prospecting equipment. Door Prizes including gold nuggets and metal detector. ; contact Richard Trusty, PO Box 4051, Quartzsite, AZ 85359, (928)-927-5479; e-mail: QuartzsiteAZGoldShow@gmail.com; Web site: quartzsiteazgoldshow.com

10-12MELBOURNE, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Frank Cox Productions, Melbourne Auditorium; 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd.; Daily 10-5; Admission $5, Under 16 Free; Gems, Jewelry, Crystals, Minerals, Fossils, Beads. $3 entry with this listing.; contact Frank Cox, 755 S. Palm Ave. #203, Sarasota, FL 34236, (941)-954-0202; e-mail: frankcox@comcast.net; Web site: frankcoxproductions.com

11-12OAK HARBOR, WASHINGTON: 52nd annual ; Whidbey Island Gem Club, Oak Harbor Senior Center; 51 SE Jerome; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free; We are honored to be hosting local artist's rare and one of a kind jewelry. Also dealers with spectacular earth made gem's and precious mineral specimens as well as pre-cut slabs to make your own masterpiece at home. There is also a silent auction for rough material's and a spinning wheel for the kids. Watch live demonstrations and view club members exhibits. All visitor's get a free raffle ticket for door prizes. These consist of all hand made jewelry donated by club members. ; contact Keith Ludemann, (360)-675-1837; e-mail: rock9@whidbey.net

17-19INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual show; Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Indiana State Museum; 650 West Washington Street; Daily 10-5; Adults $13, Seniors $12, Children $8.50; GeoFest, the 15th Annual Indiana State Museum Fossil, Gem and Mineral Show. Regional clubs, and adult and kid's activities in a beautiful museum building. ; contact Peggy Fisherkeller, 650 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204, (317)-232-7172; e-mail: pfisherkeller@indianamuseum.org; Web site: www.indianamuseum.org

17-19KIRKWOOD (ST. LOUIS), MISSOURI: Annual show; Cabin Fever Productions, inc., Kirkwood Community Center; 111 South Geyer; Fri. 4-9, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Seniors/Students $2, Children free under 13; Rocks, minerals, meteorites and fossils for everyone from novice to expert collectors. Finished jewelry and loose gems add sparkle to your cold, dull winter. Unusual and unique finds. Metaphysical. ; contact Melanie Vick, 1801 Barbary Way, Swansea, IL 62226, (618)-973-7222; e-mail: cabinfeverprod@aol.com; Web site: cabinfeverprod.com

17-26INDIO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; San Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society, Riverside County Fair & Naional Date Festival; 82-503 Hwy 111, Gem & Mineral Building; Fri. 10-10; Adults $9, Seniors $8, Students $7, Children free under 5; display cases, free polished rock for children, demonstration booth, geode cutting, 16 retail dealers selling fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, beads, crystals, minerals, fossils,geodes and much more.; contact Bert Grisham, 1029 N. 8th St., Banning, CA 92220, (951)-849-1674; e-mail: bert67@verizon.net

18-19ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Antioch Lapidary Club, Contra Costa County Fairgrounds; 1201 West 10th Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Children free; Jewelry, gems, findings, supplies, auction, grab bags, exhibits and hands on projects for kids. ; contact Brenda Miguel, 425 Fulton Shipyard Rd., Antioch, CA 94509, (925)-301-6957; e-mail: brenda.miguel@yahoo.com; Web site: www.antiochlapidaryclub.com

18-19ALBANY, NEW YORK: Annual show; New York State Museum, New York State Museum; 222 Madison Ave; Sat. 10-5; Admission $5, Children free; contact Michael Hawkins, 3140 CEC, Albany, NY 12230, (518)-486-2011; e-mail: michael.hawkins@nysed.gov; Web site: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/

25-26JACKSON , MISSISSIPPI: Annual show; Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society , Mississippi Fairgrounds ; Trade Mart Building ; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Students $3; Gems, minerals, fossils, beads and jewelry. Educational display, free demonstration, jewelry and cabochon making, wire wrapping , Flynt Knapping, kids activities, Grand prize raffle and hourly door prizes ; contact Leslie Lane, (601)-344-8171; e-mail: rock2lanes@gmail.com; Web site: http://missgem.org

25-26VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society, Solano County Fairgrounds, Mc Cormack Hall; 900 Fairgrounds Dr.,; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $5, Children under 12 free; Artisan Dealers, over 90 tables of gems, Minerals, Crystals, jade, turquoise, amber, fossils, meteorites, beads, amber, fossils, rough rock and slabs. Silent auction, grab bags, drawing prizes. ; contact Dan Wolke, 255 Essex Way, Benicia, CA 94510, (707)-334-2950; e-mail: dncwolke@sbcglobal.net; Web site: vjgems.org

March 2017

3-5 NEWARK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mineral & Gem Society of Castro Valley, Newark Pavilion ; 6430 Thornton Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $10, Children free with adult; 69th annual show & sale of Mineral & Gem Society of Castro Valley. $10 weekend pass; under 13 free with adult. Dealers with minerals, rocks, gemstones, fossils, rough & cut stones, crystals, opals, faceted stones, beads, jewelry, lapidary equipment, jewelry making supplies, books. Over 40 lapidary, mineral, & fossil displays featuring Local Ice Age Fossils. Large Fluorescent Mineral display, and dealers. Lapidary Demonstrations, and membership info. ; contact Cathy Miller, CA, (510)-887-9007; e-mail: dealerchair@mgscv.org; Web site: mgscv.org

4-5WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Annual show; Delaware Mineralogical Society, Inc., NEW SHOW LOCATION University of Delaware – Wilmington Campus Arsht Conference Center ; 2800 Pennsylvania Ave (Rt-52); Sat. 10-5; Adults $6, Seniors $5, Students $4, Children free underr 12; Educational exhibits of mineral, lapidary and fossil specimens, displays from regional and university museums, a roster of fine dealers of minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry and lapidary supplies, door prizes, demonstrations of gem cutting and polishing and a children’s table, where youngsters may purchase inexpensive mineral and fossil specimens.; contact Eugene Hartstein, DE 19711, (302)-234-4488; e-mail: fossilnut@yahoo.com; Web site: www.delminsociety.org

4-5MERIDEN, CONNETICUT: Annual show; Lapidary & Mineral Society of Central Connecticut, Maloney High School; 121 Gravel Street; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Children under 12 free; Our 46th Annual Show & Sale! See the World of Gems, Minerals, Jewelry, Fossils, Meteorites, Crystals, 18 Vendors plus Wholesale Dealer, educational exhibits, beads, lapidary supplies, LIVE gem cutting demonstrations, wire wrapping, free kids games, Door Prize drawings every HALF hour, food & refreshments, and a free mineral and free ticket for Grand Prize Drawing with each paid admission. SPECIAL EXHIBITOR: Yale Peabody Museum celebrating 150th Anniversary! Free parking. ; contact Tom Benedict, LMSCC, P.O. Box 476, Meriden, CT 06450; e-mail: MeridenMineralClub@gmail.com; Web site: www.LMSCC.org

4-5ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Monrovia Rockhounds, LA County Arboretum & Botanic Gargen; 301 North Baldwin Ave.; Sat. 9-4:30 pm, Sun. 9-4:30 pm; Adults $9, Seniors/Students $6, Children $4; Display Cases, geode cracking, kid's corner, teacher's resource center, treasure wheel, raffle Free tumbled stone for each guest!; contact Jo Anna Ritchey, 224 Oaks Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016, (626)-359-1624; e-mail: joannaritchey@gmail.com; Web site: www.moroks.com

9-12DEMING, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Deming Gem & Mineral Society, Inc., SW New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Deming; 4100 Raymond Reed Blvd.; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; 52nd Annual Rockhound Roundup Gem & Mineral Show and sale. Guided field trips, silent auction, Friday nite, live auction Saturday nite, geode cutting, educational displays, fossil digging for kids, jewelry & rock related items, lapidary equipment, coffee, donuts, breakfast and lunch available. ; contact Cindy Jordan, P.O. Box 1459, Deming, NM 88031, (575)-694-3598; e-mail: deminggrama@yahoo.com; Web site: theDGMS.com

10-12KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Annual show; Association or Earth Science Clubs of Greater Kansas City, KCI Expo Center; 11730 NW Ambassador Dr.; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-7; Adulta $6, Children $3; 4 & under free; Mineral, gem and fossil exhibits; door prizes. ; contact Bruce Stinemetz, (816)-795-5159; e-mail: kcgsinfo@yahoo.com; Web site: www.kcgemshow.org

11-12FILER, IDAHO: Annual show; Magic Valley Gem Club, Twin Falls County Fairgrounds; 215 Fair Avenue, East of Filer, ID on Highway 30; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $2, under 12 free if accompanied by adult; Demonstrations and Displays by: Herrett’s Museum, Hagerman Fossil Beds, Snake River Gold Prospector’s Association and Desert Canyon Mines Display. Silent auctions, door prizes, lapidary demonstrations, 50 display cases, hands-on mineral table, educational exhibits, black light room, sand dig for gems, wheel of fortune, grand prize drawing. ; contact Shirley Metts, Magic Valley Gem Club, PO Box 725, Twin Falls, ID 83303, (208)-404-6244; e-mail: rmetts@magicvalleygemclub.org

11-12SAN MARINO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Pasadena Lapidary Society, San Marino Masonic Center; 3130 Huntington Drive; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; PLS' 59th Annual Tournament of Gems will feature Exhibits, Demonstrations and Dealers. There will be faceted gems, jewelry, minerals, beads, kids' games; grab bags, silent auction, free hourly door prize drawing, and raffle prizes!; contact Marcia Goetz, CA, 626-260-7239 or talk-text to 727-512-0381; e-mail: pasadenalapidary@aol.com; Web site: www.pasadenalapidarysociety.org

17-19ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Show and sale; Abq. Gem & MIneral Club , Expo NM State Fairgrounds; 310 San Pedro NE, Enter Gate 3; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; Adults $3, Children free under 13; 48th Treasures of the Earth Gem, Jewelry, and Mineral Expo. Door prizes, raffle, silent auctions, displays, junior table. Gemstones, mineral specimens, slab, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, tools.; contact Paul Hlava, PO Box 13718, Abq, NM 87192-3118, (505)-265-4178; e-mail: paulhlava@q.com; Web site: http://agmc.info

17-19JACKSON, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Michigan Gem and Mineral Society, Jackson County Fairgrounds American One Event Center; 200 W. Ganson St.; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $4, Seniors $2, Students $1, Children $1; The Michigan Gem & Mineral Society annual show at the Jackson County Fairgrounds American One Event Center presents, "We Will Rock You". Many activities for kids, dealers and demonstrators. Gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, raffle, exhibits, displays, lapidary supplies, door prize drawings, and 3 days of silent auctions.; contact Sally Hoskin, P.O. Box 633, Michigan Center, MI 49254, (517)-522-3396; e-mail: main@mgmsrockclub.com; Web site: http://mgmsrockclub.com/annual-show.html

17-19SARASOTA, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Frank Cox Productions, Sarasota Municipal Auditorium; 801 N. Tamiami Trail; Daily 10-5; Admission $5, Under 16 Free; Gems, Jewelry, Crystals, Minerals, Fossils and Beads.; contact Frank Cox, 755 S. Palm Ave. #203, Sarasota, FL 34236, (941)-954-0202; e-mail: frankcox@comcast.net; Web site: frankcoxproductions.com

18-19GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND: Annual show; Gem Lapidary & Mineral Society of Montgomery County MD, Montgomery County Fairgrounds; 16 Chestnut St, Building 6; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $6, Children 11 and under free; Learn how to make a finished gem at the workshop, Free specimens for kids, Mini mine for kids, Fluorescent mineral tent, Demonstrations of Faceting, Beading, Jewelry Making, Physics and Gold panning. ; contact Holly McNeil, PO Box 444, Gaithersburg, MD 20884; e-mail: show_education_chair@glmsmc.com; Web site: www.glmsmc.com

18-19MISSOULA , MONTANA: Annual show; Hellgate Mineral Society Missoula MT, Hilton Garden Inn; 3720 North Reserve St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $2, Children under 14 free with adult; We will have vendors selling all aspects of the lapidary trade. We will be demonstrating cab making, faceting, wire wrapping & flint knapping. We have one table especially for the kids, where they dig through the gravel and pick out gemstones. We also have a club table, selling grab bags, mineral cards, rock pencils, mineral coloring books, and other items for kids. We will have a florescent mineral tent, and about 20 display cases. ; contact Bob Riggs, (406)-543-3667; e-mail: robert.riggs3@gmail.com

24-26SPOKANE, WASHINGTON: 58th Annual Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show; Rock Rollers of Spokane WA, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center; N.604 Havana; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, Seniors $5, Children 12 and under free; Fossils, crystals, minerals, handcrafted jewelry, lapidary supplies, demonstrations, hourly door prizes, youth activities, grand prize. ; contact Vonnie Dillon, (509)-951-8173; e-mail: showchair@rockrollers.org

25-26BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON: 55th Annual Rock and Gem Show; Mt. Baker Roc and Gem Club, Bloedel Donovan Community Center; 2214 Electric Avenue; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Fine jewelry, minerals, gems, rocks and rock art, and fossils will be shown and sold. There will also be gold panning instructions, lapidary and fluorescent rock demonstrations, some 30 cases of rock related exhibits, dealers, door prizes, raffle, silent auctions, special activities for kids, sales of club member's rock finds, food service, and more. Proceeds help fund the club's annual university scholarship program. ; contact Lori Nettles, (360)-961-7873; e-mail: lorinhardy@yahoo.com; Web site: www.mtbakerrockclub.org

25-26ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Roseville Rock Rollers Gem and Mineral Society, Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville; 800 All America City Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, Seniors $5, Children 12 and under free; The BIG show – 55th annual show!! A fun family event, with educational activities, and many exhibits, throughout the fairgrounds - Rain or shine. "Education Station" is the place to be for kids, scouts, and students, exploring the science behind rocks, minerals, geology, and fossils! Free Parking!! – 4 buildings, plus outside grounds, vendors inside and outside, featuring: Crystals, Fossils, Minerals, Brilliant Ethiopian Opal, Gold Nuggets, Beads, Gemstones, Gold Panning - take home real gold! Mining Equipment, Meteorites, & for Kids “Education Station" is the place to be!! Also; Polished Stones, Jade, Opal, World Class Mineral Specimens, Petrified Wood. Bring your Rocks, Gems, Minerals, Meteorites, and Treasures. Raffle Prizes - Hourly Door Prizes - Fabulous Food!; contact Gloria Marie, PO Box 452, Roseville, CA 95661, (916)-216-1114; e-mail: gloriarosevillerockrollers@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.rockrollers.com/show.html

25-26HADLEY,MA., MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; Connecticut Valley Mineral Club, Hadley Farms Meeting House; 41 Russel St.,(RT.9), Off of I-91 North, Exit 19-South,Exit 20; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children 12 and under free with paid adult; Western Mass. Mineral,Jewelry & Fossil Show Sponsored by the Connecticut Valley Mineral Club, Springfield,Mass; contact Robert Colby, 216 Hendricks St, Easthampton, MA 01027, (413)-527-4017; e-mail: bjcol84@charter.net; Web site: www.WesternMassmMineralShow.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

1-2ORANGE, CONNETICUT: Annual show; New Haven New Haven Mineral Club Middle School, Amity Middle School; 100 Ohman Ave.; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4:30; Admission $5, Children free; There will be minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, exhibits, dealers, door prizes, lectures, and demonstrations. Annual Gathering of RockHounds and Collectors.; contact Art Doyle, 21 Crofut Rd, Orange, CT 06477; e-mail: adyle@crofut.com; Web site: www.newhavenmineralclub.org

1-2JOHNSON CITY, NEW YORK: Annual show; New York Southern Tier Geoligy Club, Johnson City Senior Center; 30 Brocton St.; Sat. 9-5, Sat. 10-4; Admission $3, Children under 12 free; Dealers of Gemstones, Minerals and Jewelry Displays, UV Light Show, Flint knapping demo, Gem and mineral identification, Food, Silent Auction and door prizes; contact Thomas Ogden, 96 West Main St, Bainbridge, NY 13733, (607)-226-2319; e-mail: stonecuttertom@yahoo.com

1-2MIDLAND PARK, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; North Jersey Mineralogical Society, Midland Park High School; 250 Prospect Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children free; Our 28th Annual Show. Formerly the Clifton Show. Fantastic dealers and local collectors, featuring Gemstones, Minerals, Fossils, Crystals, Lapidary, Jewelry, and much more! Specimens from local areas, and worldwide locations. Door prizes, refreshments, FREE mineral specimens for kids, and a Grand Prize Drawing at the close of the show! A great time for all.; contact Jeff Wilson, 14 Beach Drive, Montague, NJ 07827; e-mail: buckwood4@yahoo.com; Web site: www.nojms.webs.com

1-2CHICO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Paradise Gem & Mineral Club, Silver Dollar Fairground; 2357 Fair Street; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Adults $4, Children under 16 free; There will be lapidary, fossil and mineral exhibits, a Silent Auction, thunder egg cutting, science demonstrations, student and children activities, rock identification, half hour drawings, plant and book sale and a Raffle. Lunch is available. Dealers in gems, minerals, fossils, beads, crystals, finished jewelry, jewelry making supplies, tools, rough rock, slabs, ; contact Kevin Wright, 3373 Rabbit Road, Oroville, CA 95966, (530)-990-0211; e-mail: agateorca@ix.netcom.com; Web site: pgmclub.wix.com

7-9OGDEN, UTAH: 66th Annual Gemstone Junction; Golden Spike Gem and Mineral Society, Golden Spike Event Center; Weber County Fairgrounds, 1000 N 1200 W; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Students ages 12 - 18 $2, Children under 12 free; Golden Spike Gem & Mineral Society invites you to attend the 66th Gemstone Junction. Activities include rock id, touch & see area, gem search, grab bags, lapidary demonstrations, exhibits, and over 25 dealers for all things rock related. The club will be conducting a silent auction with materials provided by club members, and Mr. Bones will be on hand with his famous dinosaur puppets. ; contact Deborah Blake, (385)-205-9187; e-mail: gemshow@goldenspikegem.org; Web site: goldenspikegem.org

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

8-9EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: April Sale; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club, Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse; 8802 196th Street SW; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-6; Free Admission; contact Mary Ann Collins, (206)-714-3922; e-mail: collma1@comcast.net

8-9MARION, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Southern Illinois Earth Science Club Inc., Pavilion of the City of Marion; 1602 Sioux Drive; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $2, Children free; Door Prizes, silent auctions, displays of gems, minerals, fossils, artifacts. Fluorescent light shows, kid's spin-n-win Raffle, dealers, educational exhibits and more!; contact Mike Chontofalsky, IL, (618)-532-0455; e-mail: chontofalsky@att.net; Web site: siesclub.org

22-23YAKIMA, WASHINGTON: 57th Parade of Gems; Yakima Rock Club, Modern Living Building; Centrak Washington State Fair Grounds, 1301 South Fair Avenue; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3.50, Seniors/Students $2, Children under 12 free with adult; Displays, commercial vendors have rough rock, finished jewelry, specimens and lapidary equipment. Demonstrations include: lapidary (cabbing), wire wrap, gold panning and more. There will be a silent auction, door prize, raffle, spin the wheel, grab bags and more. ; contact Marti Sondgeroth , 2013 South 41st Avenue, Yakima, WA 98903, (509)-248-6401 ; e-mail: marthams@q.com

22-23KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Lakeside Gem and Mineral, Benton County Fairgrounds; 1500 South Oak Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $5, 12 and under free with paid adult; The show will feature rocks, gems, minerals, demonstrations, dealers, silent auction, door prizes, display cases, junior activities, a raffle, and a black light room. ; contact Mary Lou Omstead, PO Box 6652, Kennewick, WA 99336, (509)-783-2798

22-23TROY, OHIO: Annual show; Brukner Gem and Mineral Club, Troy, Ohio ; 650 North County Rd. 25A; Sat. 10-6 , Sun. 10-4; Adults/Seniors $2, Students/Children free admission; mineral identification, specimens, fossils, minerals, demonstrations, jewelry, gems, silent auction, gold panning, sluicing, geode cracking, dealers, childrens's activities:; contact Dewey Buck, 160 Windmere Dr., , Troy, OH 45373; e-mail: manningsrockshop@gmail.com

22-23IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO: Annual show; Idaho Falls Gem & Mineral Society, Recreation Center; Memorial & B St; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $3, Children free; contact Nicole Strong, (208)-768-7953; e-mail: nicolek_hansen@hotmail.com

25-27IRVINE, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Mountain Mushroom Festival, Estell County Schools's Cental Office; 253 Main St., (Parking lot in the rear of building); Tue. 9-4, Wed. 9-4, Thu. 9-4; Admission $10; All day Kentucky agate hunt. Easy or rough terrain trips each day.; contact Francine Bonny, Irvine City Hall, 101 Chestnut St., Irvine, KY 40336, (606)-723-1233; e-mail: mushroomfestival@irvineonline.com; Web site: www.mountainmushroomfestival.org

28-30IRVINE, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Mountain Mushroom Festival, Estell County School's Central Office - Gym; 253 Main St., (Enter at the back of the gym); Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Agates, gems, rocks, fossils, minerals, wire wrap, wire sculpture dealers & demonstrations.; contact Francine Bonny, Irvine City Hall, 101 Chestnut St., Irvine, KY 40336, (606)-723-1233; e-mail: mushroomfestival@irvineonline.com; Web site: www.mountainmushroomfestival.com

29-30SEATTLE , WASHINGTON: Annual show; West Seattle Rock Club, Alki Masonic Temple; 4736 40th Avenue SW; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; contact Diane Christensen, (206)-582-2267; e-mail: Diane@purns.org

29-30FREEPORT, NEW YORK: Annual show; Freeport Recreation Center, Freeport Recreation Center; 130 East Merrick Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5.50, Children 12 and under free with adult; The show features dealers selling minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, and beads as well as a goldsmith and silversmith. Find meteorites from other worlds, and prehistoric fossils from our own. Why pay shopping mall prices when you can get gems and minerals from around the world, and hand crafted gold and silver jewelry directly from the artist. Admission $5.50 With This Ad $5. ; contact Ralph Gose, PO Box 1418, Melville, NY 11747, (631)-271-8411; e-mail: ralph_gose@kaleidoscopegemshows.com; Web site: www.kaleidoscopegemshows.com

May 2017

5-7MCPHERSON, KANSAS: Annual show; McPherson Gem & Mineral Club, 4-H Building and Grounds; 710 W Woodside; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10:30-3; Free Admission; McPherson Gem & Mineral Club's 25th Annual Show and Sale. Come browse fossils, gems, minerals. lapidary and handmade jewelry from vendors across the US. Highlights are hourly door prizes, displays, free specimen identification, and kid's spin-n-win. ; contact Kim Vasper, 1489 Janasu Road, McPherson, KS 67460, (620)-755-5415; e-mail: kimvasper@yahoo.com

5-7KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society, Kalamazoo County Expo Center; 2900 Lake Street; Fri. 4-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4, Children 12 and under free; Occupying 20,000 sq. ft. of show space the show is a fun filled event for the whole family. Explore and discover the world of rocks, minerals, meteorites and fossils; pan for gold, learn about silver smithing, lapidary, faceting, play a game, polish a Petoskey stone, crack open a geode; all this and more can be done at the Show. Learn about geology through the many KGMS members' displays; hands on educational activities provided by Western Michigan University. This year's theme, GemStones A-Z. Breakaway from the stereotypes and discover just what types of “gemstones” tickle your fancy! ; contact Jerry VanNocker, (269)-979-3348; e-mail: jervannocker@comcast.net; Web site: KalamazooRockClub.org

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

6-7EVERETT, WASHINGTON: 64th Annual Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show; Everett Rock and Gem Club, Everett Community College; Walt Price Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Dealers, crystals & geodes, tools and equipment, demonstrations, hourly door prizes, raffle drawing, kids’ activities, silent auction, special exhibits and displays, food. ; contact Fritz Mack, PO Box 1615, Everett, WA 98206, (425)-232-0809; Web site: www.everettrockclub.com

6-7TOPSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; New England Gem & Mineral Show, Hosted by North Shore Rock & Mineral Club, Topsfield Fairgrounds; Fair Trade Building and Coolidge Hall, Rte. 1, North; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, Seniors $4, Children under 12 free; New England Gem & Mineral Show Hosted by North Shore Rock & Mineral Club Wholesale dealers selling minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, beads, and lots more. Games for kids include Spin-A-Gem, Mineral Sifting, Geode Cracking, Gold Panning. Display Case Exhibits, Mineral and Fossil identifications and Hourly Door Prizes!; contact North Shore Rock & Mineral Club c/o Michele Weisberg, Hamilton Wenham Community House, 284 Bay Road, S. Hamilton, MA 01982; e-mail: nsrmc@verizon.net; Web site: http://www.northshorerock.org

6-7ROSEBURG, OREGON: 47th Annual Show ; Umpqua Gem and Mineral Club, Douglas County Fairgrounds; I-5 Exit 123; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Dealers, Demonstrators, Silent Auction, Raffle & Kid's Activities; contact Sue Woodman, (541)-672-3486; e-mail: rocksandhorses3@gmail.com

19-21HAMILTON, MONTANA: 79th Annual Show and 2017 NFMS Show - Dig This!; Bitterroot Gem and Mineralogical Society, First Interstate Center; Ravalli County Fairgrounds, 100 Old Corvallis Road; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $3, under 12 free with adult; Dave Trexler, Paleontologist. Two medicine dinosaur center, Bynum MT, gems, minerals, displays, geodes, silent auction, dealers, presentations, fossils, field trips; contact Steve Vieth, (406)-381-7597; e-mail: viethsteve88@gmail.com

20-21SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Seattle Mineral Market, Lake City Community Center; 12531 28th Ave NE; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; Free Admission; We are very excited to bring the full range of natural beauty and share our knowledge and collections with you. In addition to minerals, you'll find gemstones, fossils, jewelry, mineral books, and more. ; contact Michelle Ferris, 117 E Louisa St, PMB 169, Seattle, WA 98102, (206)-582-9157; e-mail: michelle.r.ferris@gmail.com; Web site: www.crystallographygems.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

2-4WAUSEON, OHIO: Annual show; State Line Gem & Mineral Society, Fulton County Fairgrounds; 8514SR108; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; Adults $4, Seniors/Students $3, Children under 12 free; contact Glenda Gafner, 3720 Britton Hwy, Britton, MI 49229, (517)-403-6310; e-mail: ggafner@frontier.com; Web site: statelinegms.com

8-11FAIRPLAY, COLORADO: Annual show; Greg Tunnicliff, Middle Fork RV Resort; 255 US-285; Thu. 9-6, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission, ; Dealers with gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils, beads. ; contact Greg Tunnicliff, 1130 Frankcis #7010, Longmont, CO 80501, (720)-491-0689; e-mail: gregtunnicliff@yahoo.com; Web site: www.abqfallshow.wix.com/contin-tail

16-17QUARRYVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Lancaster County Fossil and Mineral Club, Solanco Fairgrounds, Hoffman Building; 172 South Lime St.; Fri. 12-8, Sat. 10-5; Adults $3; Lancaster County Fossil and Mineral Club presents our second annual Quarryville show. The show features a wide variety of vendors. Minerals, jewelry, fossils, live nature exhibits, a working tinsmith and more! ; contact Eric Miller, (717)-339-9338; e-mail: admin@millersmineralmine.com; Web site: www.facebook.com/LancasterFossilandMineralClub

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

8-9TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society, Tulsa County Fairgrounds-Exchange Center; 4145 E. 21st Street ; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $6, Children free under 12; 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

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

August 2017

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

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