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May 2015

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

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

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

1-3RICHMOND, VIRGINIA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Richmond Raceway Complex; 600 E Laburnum Ave; Fri. 12 noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5.00, military free with ID, Children16 and under free; Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find • 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry • Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls • Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies • Books, carvings and gift items Displays and demonstrations by the Richmond Gem & Mineral Society; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, GloucesterPoint, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasursoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

2-2WATERLOO, ONTARIO, CANADA: Annual show; Kitchener Waterloo Gem and Mineral Club, Waterloo Community Arts Centre; 25 Regina Street South, Canada; Sat. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is Free!; You will find rocks, minerals, fossils, meteorites, displays, beads and jewelry. Lots of Vendors. Children’s activities include gem dig, uncover a fossil fish and free samples (for children only). ; contact Donna Hollander, 98 Julia Crescent, Kitchener, ON, Canada N2E 3M7, (519) 571-1418; e-mail: dhollander@rogers.com

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

2-3BILLINGS, MONTANA: Annual show; Billings Gem and Mineral Club, Al Bedoo Shrine Auditorium; 1125 Broadwater Avenue; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $3, Children under 12 free; One dollar off coupon in the Billings Gazette; contact Doug True, (406) 670 0506; e-mail: dtruefossils12@yahoo.com

2-3BOULDER CITY, NEVADA: Annual show; Southern Nevada Gem & Mineral Society, Boulder City; Bicentennial Park; Sat. 900 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free!; contact Sheri Johnson, NV, (702) 525-0256; e-mail: blossom89121@yahoo.com

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

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

2-3WACO, TEXAS: Annual show; Waco Gem and Mineral Club, Extraco Events Center; 4601 Bosque Blvd.; Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $5, Students $1, Children $1; contact Andrew McDonald, Stephanie Robert, 3039 Spring Valley Rd., Lorena, TX 76655, (254) 366-3846; e-mail: babydocmac@aol.com; Web site: www.facebook.com/WacoGemAndMineralClub

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

2-3KALISPELL, MONTANA: Annual show; NW Montana Gold Prospectors Club, Fair grounds @ Kalispell, MT; Corner of: Meridian + W. Idaho; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $2.00, Children under 12 free; The show features a raffle for a rifle, metal detector, gold nugget, silver bars, and more! We have a gold panning area for the kids and adults, as well as hourly door prize drawings. There will be expert instructions on all facets of gold prospecting, information on how to access some of the best gold areas in NW Montana, exhibits including gold, rocks as beautiful as gold, jewelry, metal detectors, gold prospecting equipment and supplies, gold mining machinery, and a whole bunch more! Contact Braxton Walburn (info. below), or Sandy. Sandy's phone = (406) 212-7415; contact Braxton Walburn, (406) 253-6200

2-3PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Lucia Rockhounds, Paso Robles Event Center (Fairgrounds); 2198 Riverside Ave.; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $3.00, active military free, Seniors $3.00, Students Under 16 free, Children Under 16 free; Featuring petrified wood, displays, demonstrations, dealers, speakers Richard Wade and James Mills, geode cracking, drawing with 2 gram gold nugget as first prize, children's activities, free petrified wood specimen to first 100 children through door each day; contact Mike Judy, 799 Oxen, Paso Robles, CA 93446, (805) 238-4469; e-mail: mrhaludy@gmail.com; Web site: slrockhounds.org

2-3TOPSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; North Shore Rock & Mineral Club, Tops field Fairgrounds, Fair Trade Building and Coolidge Hall; Topsfield Fairgrounds, Rte. 1; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $6.00, Seniors $4.00, Students under 12 free, Children under 12 free; Exhibits, Hourly door prizes, mineral & fossil identification, gold panning. mineral sifting, geode cracking. Wholesale and retail dealers selling minerals, fossils, beads, lapidary, jewelry, gem stones, beads. Something for everyone!; contact Michele Weisberg, 29 Justin Street, Lexington, MA 02420, (781) 861-6653; e-mail: nsrmc@verizon.net; Web site: www.northshorerock.org

2-3ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Searchers Gem & Mineral Club, Brookhurst Community Center; 2271 W. Crescent Ave.; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:30 pm; Admission is FREE; Searchers’ annual rock show with fun activities for kids! Free. See rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, rough, slabs, vendors, gold panning, silent auction, hobby supplies, vintage stones, door prizes, gemstones, grab bags, tools, equipment and exhibits. Lapidary supplies. Demonstrations include stone carving, faceting, intarsia, wire wrapping and cabochon-making. Lunch, snacks and drinks are available.; contact Debra Tanner, 1148 E Sycamore Ave, Orange, CA 92866, (714) 329-0290; e-mail: Debra.Tanner@rockwellcollins.com; Web site: www.searchersrocks.org

2-3YUCAIPA, CALIFORNIA: Show; Yucaipa Valley Gem and Mineral Society, Scherer Senior Center; 12202 First Street; Sat. 11:00 am-7:00 pm; Admission is Free!; Rock, mineral, and fossil specimens, tools, finished jewelry, demonstrations, silent auction and kids activities. Held in conjunction with the Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival, which includes many additional vendors, kids carnival, and live music entertainment.; contact Dennis Anderson, (951) 845-9195; e-mail: dennis.anderson@djanderson.net; Web site: www.yvgms.org

2-3NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA: Show and sale; Lowcountry Gem and Mineral Society, Charleston Area Convention Center; 5001 Coliseum Drive, Exhibit Hall A; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free; A component of the North Charleston Arts Festival. Hourly Door Prizes, Lapidary Demonstrations, Fossil Dig and Geode Cracking; contact Karen Havenstein, (843) 795-2956; e-mail: webmaster@lowcountrygemandmineralsociety.org; Web site: www.lowcountrygemandmineral.org

2-3CINCINNATI, OHIO: Wholesale and retail show; Cincinnati Mineral Society, Sharonville Convention Center; 11355 Chester Road; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $9.00, Children $3.00; $2 off admission coupon available at www.geofair.com; contact Bill Heimbrock, OH; e-mail: billheim@cinci.rr.com; Web site: www.geofair.com

2-3BILLINGS, MONTANA: Annual show; Billings Gem & Mineral Club, Al Bedoo Shrine Auditorium; 1125 Broadwater Ave; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is $3, Under 12 are Free; Silent auction, flint knapping demonstration, fossil preparation demonstration, raffle prizes, display exhibits, $1 discount coupon in Billings Gazette newspaper; contact Doug True, Billings, MT, (406) 670-0506; e-mail: dtruefollils12@yahoo.com; Web site: http://www.billingsgemclub.com/

6-10FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Damian BellGali, Echo Valley Show Place (across from GLW); 6456 Sylva Rd. (across from GLW); Wed. 9 am-5 pm, Thu. 9 am-5 pm, Fri. 9 am-5 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; Wholesale and retail dealers from around the world selling minerals , fossil, gem, and rough rock; open to the public Sunday hours 9-4pm; contact Damian Bellgali, (678) 852-8273; e-mail: mandybelghali@yahoo.com

7-9LOGAN , UTAH: Annual show; Cache Rock and Gem Club, Bridgerland Applied Tech. School; 1000 West 1400 North; Thu. 10 am-8 pm, Fri. 10 am-8 pm, Sat. 9 am-6 pm; Admission is Free!; See rocks, minerals, fossils, displays, educational exhibits, and hands-on demonstrations. Over 40 vendors. ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS: Wheel of Fortune, Mystery Bags, and Treasure Hunt. For groups of 20 or more, please contact Shawndra at: calandshawn@gmail.com or call (435) 760-1921. FREE ADMISSION!; contact Craig Stewart, 583 Harmony Place, Brigham City, UT 84302, (435) 730-5556; e-mail: candmstewart@msn.com; Web site: cacherockandgemclub.weebly.com/annual-rock-and-gem-show.html

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

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

8-10COLUMBIA, MISSOURI: Annual show; Central Missouri Rock and Lapidary Club, Knights of Columbus Hall (New Venue); 2515 North Stadium Boulevard; Fri. 12:00 pm-7 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Seniors $3.00, Students $3.00, Children Under 11 Free; Kidz Mine and Midwest Dealers, geodes, rough rock, cabochons, beads and beaded jewelry, wire wrapping, fossils, mineral specimens, crystals, agates, spheres, faceted gemstones, and handmade silver jewelry, door prize drawings.; contact Deb Booker, 6395 North Oakland Gravel Road, Columbia, MO 65202, (573) 356-5877; Web site: http://www.cmrlc.org

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

9-9ARLINGTON, TEXAS: Annual swap meet; Arlington Gem and Mineral Club, Arlington Gem and Mineral Clubhouse; 1408 Gibbons Rd, behind the mosque; Sat. 8 am-1 pm+; Admission is Free; Annual outdoor swap meet with equipment, rock, slabs, cabs, faceting rough and stone, and things lapidary/metalwork related. You never know what will be there. Bring your own tables/awning. Anyone is welcome to set up or come and buy or swap or just check out the club. Cost is free. Setup starts at 7 am. Potluck available at lunch in clubhouse. Call Jack Spinks at 469-515-6358 or email jlspinks@sbcglobal.net for more info. Swap is located at 1408 Gibbons Rd, Arlington, TX---behind the mosque on the Rd to Six Flags. Look for the sign.; contact Jack Spinks, 209 Overlook Dr, Midlothian, TX 76065, (469) 515-6358; e-mail: jlspinks@sbcglobal.net; Web site: agemclub.com

9-9BIGLERVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Swap and sale; Franklin County and Cen Penn Rock & Mineral Clubs, South Mountain Fairgrounds; 615 Narrows Road; Sat. 8:00 am-3:00 pm; Adults $1.00, Seniors $1.00, Students are Free, Children are Free; contact Tom Smith, (717) 532-7204; e-mail: tsmith1012@comcast.net

9-10ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Palomar Gem & Mineral Club, Center for the Arts, Escondido; 340 N. Escondido Blvd; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $5, Seniors $3; Gem Identification, lapidary and jewelry demonstrations as well as educational displays.; contact Gayle Hamilton; e-mail: gemshow@palomargem.org; Web site: www.palomargem.org

9-10BOZEMAN, MONTANA: Annual show; Bozeman Gem & Mineral Club, Gallatin County Fair Grounds; 901 North Black, Building #1; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $3.00 both days, Children 12 & under free; Over 15 dealers; gem, mineral, jewelry and beads. Member and dealer displays, silent auction, grab bags, garnet tables and raffles.; contact Jerry Hancock, P.O. Box 11001, Bozeman, MT 59719; e-mail: Jaegers@bresnan.net; Web site: bozemangemandmineralclub.com

9-10GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO: Annual show; Grand Junction Gem & Mineral Club, Inc., Grand Junction, Co.; Two Rivers Concention Center, 1st and Main Sts.; Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Students $1.00, Children are Free; 68th Annual show with 37 dealers, activities for the children, silent auction, door prizes, displays and demonstrations. Free parking at the convention center and lite breakfast and luncheon food is available. Show Chairman: Chuck Duncan Tele: 970/270-8068 Dealer Chairman: Bambi Harmon Tele. 970/245-1414; contact Chuck Duncan

9-10RENO, NEVADA: Annual show; Reno Gem and Mineral Society, Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center; 1350 N. Wells Ave; Fri. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $6.00, Seniors $4.00, Students $4.00, Children are Free!; Our Golden 50th Year Annual Celebration Gold Panning Educational Displays ; contact Steve Norman, 1653 Topeka Circle, Sparks, NV 89434, (775) 358-7322; e-mail: snorm11@hotmail.com; Web site: www.renorockhounds.com

15-17JOPLIN, MISSOURI: Annual show; Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society, Schifferdecker Park; 504 Schifferdecker Ave.; Fri. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-3:00 pm; Admission is free!; Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society's annual outdoor rock swap. Located in historic Schifferdecker Park at the intersection of Joplin's 7th street and Schiffedecker Ave. Admission is free. To reserve space EMAIL jmc-cwiseman@sbcglobal.net; contact Chris Wiseman, (417) 623-1180; e-mail: jmc-cwiseman@sbcglobal.net

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

15-17SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH: Annual show; Wasatch Gem Society, Salt Lake County Equestrian Park and EventsCenter; 2100 West 11400 South; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $2.00, Children under 12 free; Come see thousands of rocks, minerals, and fossils. Lots of great dealers and large selection of club tables for kids and adults! Plus beautiful show cases showing off the wonders of the rock and mineral world!!!; contact Connie Stanton, West Valley, UT 84120, (801) 209-4390; e-mail: connie.inspireddreams@gmail.com; Web site: www.wasatchgemsociety.com

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

16-17MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, National Guard Armory; 315 Commonwealth Blvd. W., across from Liberty Fair Mall; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; free admission; beads, pearls, gemstones, gem trees, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths and goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes, classes available; contact Van Wimmer, Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24112, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

16-17LAKEVIEW, OREGON: Annual show; Tall Man Rock Chippers, Lake County Fairgrounds; 1900 N 4th; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; free; We have a good variety of vendors, activities for the kids, a silent auction featuring many of the local rocks, good food, club showcases, raffle, and field trips including the Oregon Sunstone. Camping is available onsite. No tailgating.; contact LeRoy Johnson, (541) 947-4267; e-mail: lostmymarblesor@yahoo.com

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

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

16-17HAMILTON , MONTANA: Annual show; Bitterroot Gem & Mineral Society, First Interstate Center ; 100 Old Corvallis Road , Ravalli County Fairgrounds; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am -4 pm; Admission is Free; May 16 & 17 The Bitterroot Gem & Mineral Society presents its annual "Treasures from the Universe" in the First Interstate Center on the Ravalli County Fairgrounds in Hamilton Montana. Free Admission! Enjoy displays, kids activities, dealers, world class mineral specimens, fossils, jewelry, UV display, silent auction, dealers, beads, hands on rock ID, rock equipment, door prizes, Dinosaur display and presentations from the Two Medicine Dinosaur Center. Pancake and sausage breakfast both mornings 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.; contact Mike McConnell , 114 North 5th Street , Hamilton, MT 59840, (406) 360-4944; e-mail: micker1949@yahoo.com; Web site: www.bitterrootgms.org

16-17MAYS LANDING, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Cape-Atlantic Rockhounds, Mays Landing ; 2641 Cologne Ave; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free; Annual Spring Rock, Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, and Fossil Show. This show will be held rain or shine. Food is available onsite.; contact Billie Brockhum, (609) 879-1179; Web site: http://capeatlanticrockhounds.com/

16-17LEESPORT, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Berks Mineralogical Society, Leesport Farmer's Market Banquet Hall; 312 Gernant's Church Rd; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $3.00; contact James Woodeshick, (484) 338-6738; e-mail: brwoodpile@yahoo.com

16-17PINETOP, ARIZONA: Show and sale; White Mountain Gem & Mineral Club, Hon-Dah Conference Center; 777 Highway 260; Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $2.00, Seniors 70+ Free, Students 18 and under Free, Children18 and under Free; Member Displays, Raffles, Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Children Activities, Dealers, Fluorescents, Dinosaur Exhibit and Demonstrations.; contact Rick Olson, 8276 Tahoe Pl, Show Low, AZ 85901, (928) 251-0949; e-mail: walkaround@earthlink.net; Web site: whitemountain-azrockclub.org

16-17 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Seattle Mineral Market, Lake City Community Center; 12531 28th Ave NE, 11705 206th Pl SE; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free; FREE ADMISSION~FREE PARKING~FREE MINERALS FOR KIDS Mineral specimens, gem minerals, mineral and mining books, mineral art, and mineral photography. There is a free underground parking area in the library next door, but it closes at 5 PM.; contact Bart Cannon, 1041 NE 100th Street, Seattle, WA 98125, (206) 522-9233; e-mail: cannonmp@comcast.net; Web site: http://www.seattlemineralmarket.com/

16-17HERMISTON, OREGON: Annual Gem and Mineral Show ; Hatrockhounds Gem and Mineral Society - Hermiston OR, Hermiston Conference Center; Highway 395 South; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $2.00; contact Mike Filarski, (541) 571-2593; e-mail: stonemorlin1@netscape.net

16-17HAMILTON, MONTANA: Annual show; Bitterroot Gem and Mineral Society, Ravalli County Fairgrounds; 100 Old Corvallis Road; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; contact Steve Vieth, (406) 381-7597; e-mail: viethsteve88@gmail.com

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

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

22-24BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI: Annual show; Harrison County Gem and Mineral Society, Inc., MS Coast Coliseum and Convention Center; 2350 Beach Blvd.; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5, Children under 10 free; Free Parking; contact Lynn Tate, Harrison County Gem and Mineral Society, Inc., P.O. Box 10136, Gulfport, MS 39505, (228) 342-2963; e-mail: GulfportGemShow@gmail.com

22-24SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Annual show; Exhibit Group International, Embassy Suite Hotel Ball Room; 7750 Briaridge Drive; Fri. 11:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Children are Free; Fine Jewelry gold and diamond, fine jade selection, large choice of gem, beads and mineral stone, finding & petwer supplies, beading class, fashion jewe lry and gift more.; contact john su, 13337 South Street #633, cerritos, CA 90703, (714) 494-4546; e-mail: egi168@hotmail.com; Web site: www.egishows.com

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

23-24BENNINGTON, VERMONT: Annual show; BCA Minerals, Grace Christian School; Kocher Dr.; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5, Children Free; Southern Vermont Mineral, Gem and Fossil Show at Grace Christian School, 104 Kocher Dr., Bennington, VT. May 23rd and 24th, 2015. Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Adults $5., Children Free. Contact info or vendor form: Bill Cotrofeld, BCA Minerals, PO Box 235, East Arlington, VT. 05252 802-375-6782.; contact Bill Cotrofeld, PO Box 235, East Arlington, VT 05252, (802) 375-6782

23-24SEDONA, ARIZONA: Annual show; CKM Productions, LLC, Sedona Red Rock High School; 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $3.00; Vendors from around the region will be offering mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, findings, beads, fossils, cutting material and lapidary equipment. An hourly raffle will be held for a chance to win one of many amazing prizes to be offered throughout the show. Food will be available for purchase during the show as well. This is a unique event the entire family will enjoy. ; contact Greg Capatch, (928) 554-4615

23-24WHEATON, ILLINOIS: Wholesale and retail show; Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association (CGMA), DuPage County Fairgrounds; 2015 W. Manchester Rd.; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $5, Seniors age 60+ $3, Students ages 13–17 $13, Children ages 12 and under FREE; 39th Annual Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association (CGMA) Show and 75th Anniversary Convention of the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical & Geological Societies hosted by seven Chicagoland area clubs — More than 30 nationally known dealers, amazing exhibits by museums and private collectors, guest speakers, lapidary demonstrations, silent auctions, door prizes, and Kids' Room. Wholesale room (requires current state tax ID) open till 3 p.m. Sun. Special tours to Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art and Wheaton College – Home of the Mastodon. Shop for rocks, gems, minerals, crystals, fossils, handmade jewelry, beads, tools and supplies, books, findings, and more. See live demonstrations of gold panning, geode cracking, jewelry making, opal cutting, metalsmithing, glass fusing, wire-wrapping, fossil preparation, cabochon making, faceting, and more. Air-conditioned. Food available. Camping. Free parking. ; contact Jeanine N. Mielecki, (312) 623-1554; e-mail: jaynine9@aol.com; Web site: www.chicagolandgemshow.org

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

29-31WAUSEON, OHIO: Annual show; State Line Gem & Mineral Society, Fulton County Fairgrounds, Junior Fair Building; 8514 SR 108; Fri. 12:00 pm-7:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Seniors $2.00, Children under 12 free; contact Doris Brzezicki, 419 N Broad St, Adrian, MI 49221, (517) 263-1669; e-mail: rychard@tc3net.com; Web site: statelinegms.com

30-30BALTIMORE, , MARYLAND: Annual show; Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Society, Ruhl Armory; 1035 York Road, Towson MD; Sat. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; 26th Annual Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Show Free Admission & plenty of free parking Top Mineral Dealers, Original Jewelry, Silent Auctions, Door Prizes, Kids Area, with Kids give-aways. ; contact jim kostka, 906 North St NE, Leesburg, VA 20176, (202) 207-5437; Web site: http://www.chesapeakegemandmineral.org/club-show.html

June 2015

5-7CLOVERDALE, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Jennifer Macias, Cloverdale Historical Society; 215 N. Cloverdale Blvd.; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; Gems, Minerals, Beads, Jewelry, Rough and Cabbed Turquoise, Native American Jewelry, Crystals, Grab Bags, Fossils and More! Free Admission For more information e-mail Jennifer Macias at Karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com ; contact Jennifer Macias, 1839 Ryan Court, Prescott, AZ 86301, (619) 261-8765; e-mail: karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com

5-7COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO: Annual show; Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society, Western Museum of Mining and Industry; 225 Northgate Blvd; Fri. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults, Seniors + Students $5.00, Children ages 12 and under are free!; Admission to the Pikes Peak Gem and Mineral show also includes admission to the Museum of Mining and Industry. At the museum you will not only get to go to a Gem and Mineral show but you will get to learn to pan gold, see a working 1928 Osgood steam shovel and stamp mill and see live donkeys. We have an awesome Kids area and plenty of food and fun for the whole family. This year we are showcasing Topaz, with folks from the show Prospectors showing and selling their Topaz. We will also have lectures on Topaz.; contact Kim Packhm, 87 Plum Creek Rd., Divide, CO 80814, (719) 360-9665; e-mail: runninboar@hotmail.com; Web site: www.csms.us

5-7BONNEY LAKE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Puyallup Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Swiss Park; 9205 198th Ave. E.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; contact Nancy LeMay, PVGMC % Club Show, PO Box 134, Puyallup, WA 98371, (253) 952-6216; e-mail: bees2knees@att.net; Web site: www.puyallupgemclub.org

5-7OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Roland E Powell Convention Center; 4001 Coastal Highway; Fri. 12 noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5.00, Military Free with ID, Children 16 and under Free; Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find • 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry • Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls • Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies • Books, carvings and gift items ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

5-7FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA: Annual show; Coconino Lapidary Club, Outdoor Market At Silver Saddle; 9001 N Hwy 89; Fri. 9 am-4 pm, Sat. 9 am-4 pm, Sun. 9 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; Coconino Lapidary Club will be having their 3rd Annual Show. Gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary equipment, jewelry and findings, slabs, rough, plus gold prospecting equipment and displays will be available from the vendors. The club sponsors an Education Corner where they have activities for kids, a magnificent fluorescent display, a make a fossil area and a rock hunt for kids. Mineral identification. We also sponsor a raffle drawing. This is a Free Admission outdoor event.; contact Wayne Scott, (928) 607-3185; e-mail: 4nsgsrocks@gmail.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/122043251214208/

6-6DELTA, COLORADO: Annual show; Delta County Rock Wranglers Club, Heddles Recreation Center; 530 Gunnison River Drive; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Free Admission; Delta County Rock Wranglers "Annual Rock, Gem & Mineral Show", Saturday, June 6, 2015, 9:00 to 5:00 at the Heddles Recreation Center, 530 Gunnison River Drive, Delta, CO.  Free admission, lots of dealers, exhibits, door prizes, and family activities.; contact Harry Masinton, 24662 Sorrento Lane, Cedaredge, CO 81413, (970) 856-3861; e-mail: masinton@tds.net

6-6HAYSVILLE, KANSAS: Fourth Annual Rock Swap; Silver-n-Stones, Haysville Marketplace Pavillion; 71st So. & Main St; Sat. 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is Free; Fourth Annual Rock Swap Rocks, Minerals, Lapidary Tools, Jewelry, Fossils, Slabs, Rough, etc. Free to Vendors. Bring your own Tables. ; contact Steve Hurlock, (316) 250-5975; e-mail: silverstones@cox.net

6-6MACUNGIE, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; PA Earth Science Assn , Macungie Memorial Park; Macingie Memorial Park; Sat. 8:30 am-3:00 pm; Adults $5.00; contact Vincent or Janell Olsovsky, 531 Mickley Rd., Whitehal, PA 18052; Web site: mineralfest@verizon,net

6-7COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO: Annual show; North Idaho Mineral Club, Kootenai County Fairgrounds; 4056 North Government Way; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $3, Children 12 and under Free with adult; contact Bev Bockman, (208) 773-5384; e-mail: bockbb@aol.com

6-7NEWPORT, OREGON: 52nd annual show; Oregon Coast Agate Club, National Guard Armory; 541 SW Coast Hwy, Hwy 101; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4:30 pm; Adults $2.00, Children 12 and under Free; Service Personnel in uniform Free admission Facebook: Oregon Coast Agate Club; contact George Mazeika, PO Box 293, Newport, OR 97365, (541) 991-0311; Web site: www.coastagates.org

6-7GLENDORA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Glendora GEMS, Glendora, CA; 859 E. Sierra Madre; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; dealers, displays, demonstrations, food, silent auction; contact Bonnie Bidwell, 1010 E. Mountain View, Glendora, CA 91741, (626) 963-4638; e-mail: Ybidwell2@aol.com

6-7SPRINGFIELD , MISSOURI: Annual show; Hosted br OZARK MOUNTAIN GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY, Outdoors at Missouri Institute of Natural Science; 2327 W Farm Road #190, (Near Rivercut Golf Course); Sat. 10:00 am-5:30 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; FREE, FREE, FREE, FREE; ROCK SWAP & GEM FAIR; Rocks, Fossils, Minerals, Rough, Slabs, Cabs, Finished Stones, Handcrafted Jewelry, Gold Panning demonstration/practice (fools gold & other), AUCTION (Open to Public) Sat 5:30; Dealers contact OMGMS Attn: Larry Lillich, PO Box 35, 2131 W Republic Road, Springfield, Missouri 65807: Check us out on FACEBOOK: "Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society" or Email: omgms.57@gmail.com; Phone 417-882-8449 ; contact Larry Lillich, PO Box 35, 2131 W Republic Road, Springfield, MO 65807, (417) 882-8449; e-mail: omgms.57@gmail.com

6-7MC CALLA, ALABAMA: Annual show; Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society, Tannehil Historical Ironworks State Park; 12632 Confederate Parkway, 35111; Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Adults $4.00, Seniors 62 yrs. ^ $3.00, Students 6 to 12 yrs. $2.00, Children 5 and under FREE; Admission to the show is free with paid admission to the park.; contact Cathy Kellogg; e-mail: tannehillgemshow@gmail.com; Web site: lapidaryclub.com

6-7MANSFIELD, OHIO: Annual show; Richland Lithic & Lapidary Society, Richland County Fairgrounds; Arts and Crafts Building, 750 N. Home Road; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Seniors $4.00, Students $3.00, Children under 6 Free; The Richland Lithic and Lapidary Society presents their annual gem, mineral, jewelry and fossil show June 6-7, 2015. The theme for the show will be Prehistoric Monsters of the Deep. There will be museum fossil specimens from The Ohio State University. There will be other fossils from private collectors on display.The show will be held at the Arts and Crafts Building at the Richland County Fairgrounds, 750 N. Home Rd., Mansfield, Ohio. Show hours will be Sat. 10-6 and Sun. 11-5. Admission for the show will be Adults $5.00, Seniors $4.00, and children ( 6-16) $3.00. Scouts in uniform and children under 6 free. There will be 12 quality dealers selling gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils and other hobby related objects. There will be Speakers, Geode Breaking, Demonstrations, and Hourly Door Prizes. A Silent Auction will run hourly both days.; contact Tom Kottyan, (419) 562-1152; e-mail: themineralhouse@netzero.net; Web site: WWW.RLLS.WEBS.COM

6-7VIROQUA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Coulee Rock Club, Junior High School Gymnasium; 100 Blackhawk Drive; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; Annual show. Mineral and fossil specimens, lapidary equipment and supplies, crystals and handcrafted jewelry. Silent auctions of materials donated by dealers and members will be held hourly.; contact Alison Alison, Viroqua , WI, (507) 895-8109; e-mail: rockinbabe@acegroup.cc

6-7MARION, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum, Fohs Hall ; 201 North Walker Street; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is Free; Vendor tables, Bake Sale, Free Children's Activities, Silent Auctions, Hourly Door Prizes, Indian Artifact Display, Day and Night Digs*, Beading Class at 2PM on Saturday*, Museum Tours*. There is a charge for the items marked with an *asterick. ; contact Tina Walker, P.O. Box 391, Marion, KY 42064, (270) 965-4263; e-mail: beclement@att.net; Web site: www.clementmineralmuseum.org

6-7MONROE, NEW YORK: Show and sale; Orange County Mineral Society , Museum Village; 1010 Rt. 17M; Sat. 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Seniors $3.00, Students $3.00, Children under 6 Free; On Display The most complete Mastodon found in NY State Extensive Local Mineral Collection New Fluorescent Mineral Display Local and National Dealers Offering Minerals, Jewelry, Gems, Fossils for sale; contact George Gardianos, 5 Quaker Ridge Rd, Westtown, NY 10998, (845) 683-1167; e-mail: gggard@optonline.net; Web site: OrangecountymineralsocietyNewyork

6-7CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK: Annual show; Wayne County Gem and Mineral Club, Greater Canandaigua Civic Center; 250 N. Bloomfield Road; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Children Under 12 Free; vendors, exhibits, crafts, kid's activities, and more. ; contact Fred Haynes, 10 Country Club Drvie, Rochester, NY 14618, (585) 203-1733; e-mail: fredmhaynes55@gmail.com; Web site: www.wcgmc.org

7-7DALLAS, TEXAS: Auction; Heritage Auctions, Heritage Auctions - Design District Annex; 1518 Slocum Street; Sun. 10:00 am-10:00 pm; Admission is Free!; Location: Dallas, TX Bidding Begins: Approx. May 1, 2015 Auction Dates: June 7th Lot Viewing: HIGHLIGHTS ONLY April 30 - May 4, 2015 Ukrainian Institute of American at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion 2 East 79th Street New York, NY 10075 FULL PREVIEW June 4-7, 2015 Heritage Auctions - Design District Annex 1518 Slocum Street Dallas, TX 75207 RECEPTION PREVIEW Friday, June 5, 2015 Heritage Auctions - Design District Annex 1518 Slocum Street Dallas, TX 75207; contact Heritage Auctions, (866) 835-3243; e-mail: bid@ha.com; Web site: http://fineart.ha.com/c/auction-home.zx?saleNo=6150

12-14LODI, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; California Federation of Mineralogical Societies Show, Lodi Grape Festival & Harvest Fair; 413 East Lockeford St.; Fri. 10 am-5 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $6.00, Children under 12 Free with adult; We will have Dealers with rough & polished Rocks, Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Beads, Craft Tools, Lapidary Equipment, Fine Jewelry, & more. Showcases, & Competitions Cases, Silent Auction, Raffles, Door Prizes, 5 Different Speakers, Kids Educational Activities, Lapidary Demonstrations, & Snack Bar. On Display will be the Golden Bear, Benitoite, Meteorite from Sutter Mill, the Raw Silver Collection and the Sabor Tooth Tiger Smilodon. Submitted by Vivien Roberts E-Mail mvroberts1@comcast.net; contact Margaret Kolaczyk, CA, (209) 296-5597; e-mail: markolaczyk@gmail.com; Web site: www.cfmsinc.org

13-13SKOKIE, ILLINOIS: 4th Annual Rock Swap; Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society, St. Peter's United Church of Christ gymnasium; 8013 Laramie (across from the public library on Oakton); Sat. 1 pm-5 pm; Admission is Free!; Come for an afternoon of fun for rockhounds of all ages. Great deals on rocks, minerals, fossils, crystals, geodes, cabochons, handmade jewelry, and lapidary-arts related items. Special activities planned for kids. Free admission. Ample free parking. Refreshments available. Children must be accompanied by an adult.; contact Jeanine N. Mielecki, (312) 623-1554; e-mail: jaynine9@aol.com; Web site: www.chicagorocks.org

13-13GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Greensboro Gem & Mineral Club, Greensboro Day School; 5401 Lawndale Drive; Sat. 10 am-6 pm; Adults $4, Seniors $2, Students $2, Children $2; Numerous gem and jewelry and mineral vendors, demonstrations, food and fun for the young and old and curious!; contact Charlie Finch, PO Box 13087, Greensboro, NC 27410, (336) 696-7745; e-mail: ggmc.rockhounds@gmail.com; Web site: www.ggmc-rockhounds.com

13-13KENT, CONNETICUT: Annual show; Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Museum, Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Museum; 31 Kent-Cornwall Road (RTE 7); Sat. 9 am-4 pm; Admission is Free; 14th Annual Gem and Mineral show to benefit the Connecticut Museum of mining and Mineral Science. Gems, jewelry, mineral and fossil dealers will be present. This is an outdoor show. New vendors welcome.; contact John Pawloski, 42 Squash Hollow Road, New Milford, CT 06776, (860) 927-0050; e-mail: j.a.pawloski@att.net; Web site: www.ctamachinery.com

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

13-14GRAPEVINE, TEXAS: Annual show; Arlington Gem and Mineral Club, Grapevine Convention Center; 1209 South Main ; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $6.00, Seniors $3.00, Students $6.00, Children $3.00; Annual Show, Jewelry, Gems, Minerals, Crafts, Exhibits, Classes, Memberships, Junior Activities Active Military and Scouts free admission; contact anastasia chaparro, 2817 Hunter Street, Fort Worth, TX 76112, (817) 739-3833; e-mail: anastasi.chaparro@att.net; Web site: www.agemclub.org

13-14SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Fort Mason Center; 2 Marina Blvd.; Sat. 10:00 am-9:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $8, Children are Free; Two weekends after the close of the country's biggest gem show in Tucson Arizona, the Great San Francisco Crystal Fair takes place at Fort Mason Center in the toney Marina District of San Francisco. Crystals mineral beads gems and jewelry - - and over 40 vendors all under one roof. It's an incredible venue and an incredible show.; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

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

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

19-21CARLSBAD, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Carlsbad Gem and Mineral Society, Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park; 1504 Miehls Rd; Fri. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-2:00 pm; Admission is Free to Gem Show; If touring the Zoo and Gardens, the park fees apply. Gem show admittance is free. Educational displays and demonstrations. Exhibits, vendors, and collectors featuring: specimens, crystals, opal, geodes, minerals, gemstones, fossils, cabochons, slabs, rough, beads, rocks, meteorites, Native American and Southwestern Jewelry.; contact Jack Sewell, NM 88220, (505) 426-7664; e-mail: Information@carlsbadgms.org

25-28MADRAS, OREGON: Annual show; All Rockhounds Pow Wow Club of America, Jefferson County Fairgrounds; Fairgorunds Road; Thu. 9 am-5 pm, Fri. 9 am-5 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 9 am-2 pm; Admission is Free!; Field Trips leave daily at 8 am (arrive early) Club membership is required to participate; contact Sandra Vess; e-mail: Madraspowwow@Hotmail.com; Web site: www.allrockhoundspowwowclubofamerica

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

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

26-28ELDON, MISSOURI: Annual show; Osage Rock and Mineral Club, Eldon Community Center; 309 E. Second Street; Fri. 2:00 pm-6:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-3:00 pm; Admission is Free!; Theme: Gemstones of the World Features: gem stones, jewelry, geodes, fossils, minerals, quartz crystals, custom jewelry by many gifted artists, cabochons, gift items, demonstrations, displays, kids games, and prizes. A special Florescent Mineral Display will be back this year with new material!; contact Roger Varvel, 14354 Highway 64, Lebanon, MO 65536, (417) 532-4367; e-mail: rvarvel@centurylink.net; Web site: ormc2015show@centurylink.net

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

26-28ELDON, MISSOURI: Annual show; Osage Rock and Mineral Club, The Eldon Community Center; 309 E. Second Street; Fri. 2 pm-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 9 am-3 pm; Admission is Free!; The 14th Annual Gem, Jewelry, Rock, Mineral, & Fossil Show Theme: Gemstones of the World Featuring: Gemstones, Jewelry, Geodes, Fossils, Minerals, Quartz Crystals, Custom Jewelry by many gifted artists, Cabochons, Gift Items, Demonstrations, Displays, Kids Games, and Prizes. A Special Fluorescent Mineral Display will be back this year with New Material! For More Information: Recorded Info Line: 417-532-4367 or ormc2015show@centurylink.net; contact Cheryl Hudson, 411 Eastland Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101, (573) 644-2722; e-mail: cherylhudson@mediacombb.net

27-28GILSUM, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Gilsum Recreation Committee, Gilsum Elementary School & Community Center; 640 Route 10; Sat. 8:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 8:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is Free!; The Gilsum Rock Swap and Mineral Show attracts thousands of rock and mineral enthusiasts from across the country each year. The event, known for its scenic location and small-town hospitality, will take place on the weekend of June 27-28, 2015 at the Gilsum Elementary School & Community Center, 640 Route 10 in Gilsum, NH. All monies raised by this event go to community recreation programs. Admission is free, although we do accept donations. This year’s event includes a two special presentations. Saturday, June 27th at 1:00 PM, geologist and collector Nancy Swing will discuss “Rock Hounding in New England.” Swing is a former professor of Geology and Oceanography at the Community College of Rhode Island, has been the featured speaker at the East Coast Gem and Mineral show for the last 14 years, and is a regular at the Gilsum Rock Swap & Mineral Show. Then at 2:00 PM noted rock hound Steve Garza will demonstrate the correct way to break a rock - and let visitors give it their best shot; contact Robert Mitchell, 640 Route 10, Gilsum, NH 03448, (603) 357-9636; e-mail: gilsumrocks@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.gilsum.org/rockswap

27-28CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Culver City Rock and Mineral Show, Veterans Memorial Auditorium; 4117 Overland Blvd.,; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free!; The Culver City Rock and Mineral Club will present its 54th Annual Fiesta of Gems show on Saturday, June 27, 2015, from 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 28, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230. This year the featured gem stone is Quartz Crystals. Admission and parking are free. Fiesta of Gems Show offers over 35 gem and mineral dealers from California, New Mexico ,and Arizona who will sell minerals, gems, slabs, cabochons, beads, and jewelry findings. The Culver City Rock and Mineral Club members will exhibit gem and mineral works of art, jewelry pieces, and private collections of gems and minerals. There will be classes throughout the weekend introducing various techniques of jewelry making. ; contact Janice Metz, CA, (310) 850-4398; e-mail: janicemtz@yahoo.com; Web site: http://www.culvercityrocks.org/fiesta.htm

July 2015

2-5SISTERS, OREGON: Annual show; Jean Miller, Sisters Elementary School; 611 E. Cascade (off Hwy 20); Daily 9 am-6 pm; Admission is Free; Beads, Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Crystals, Jewelry, Grab Bags, Turquoise, Petrified Wood, Thunder Eggs, Rough and Polished Rock and much, much more. Fun for the whole family; contact Jean Miller, (971) 219-0323; e-mail: karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com

3-5FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; San Juan County Gem & Mineral Society, Farmington Civic Center; 200 W. Arrington 87401; Fri. 10;00 am-6;00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; No Admission fee; hourly door prizes Wheel of Fortune-children Raffel for Amethest Cathedral, 6" Trim Saw, Rock Tumbler, Tow rock Picks Silent Auction Black Light Display; contact Mickie Calvert, 5986 Hwy 64 , Farmington, NM 87401, (505) 632 8288; e-mail: mickie2@earthlink.net; Web site: none

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

5-5PICTON, ONTARIO, CANADA: Annual show; Kingston Lapidary and Mineral Club, Crystal Palace; 375 Main Street, Canada; Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is $3.00, Children 12 and under free; Gem Shower - hosted by the Kingston Lapidary and Mineral Club. Rekindle the rockhound in you and discover nature's treasures at the fourth annual show and sale Sunday July 5 - showcasing gem and mineral, lapidary and jewellery vendors from across Ontario & Quebec in the historic Crystal Palace - PEC Fairgrounds, 375 Main Street, Picton ON; contact John Zandarin, 537 County Road 35, RR2, Picton, ON, Canada K0K 2T0, (613) 476-5510; e-mail: howhardcanitbe@sympatico.ca

10-12PORTLAND, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Oregon Convention Center; 777 NE MLK Jr Blvd; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0 - 11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. 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

11-12TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society, Central Park Hall-Tulsa County Fairgrounds; 4145 E. 21st St.; Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults + Seniors + Students $6.00, 12 and under free with paid adult; Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society's Annual Gem & Mineral Show will be Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12 at Central Park Hall at the Tulsa County Fairgrounds located on 21st Street between Harvard and Yale. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 pm. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Includes Gems, Beads, Fossils, Jewelry, Crystals, Working Exhibits, Free Kid's Zone and Demonstrations. Admission is $6 for Adults, Kids 12 and under Free with paid adult, Scout and Military Free-in uniform. ; contact Martha Rongey, 612 W. 120th St. S., Jenks, OK 74037, (918) 230-1094; e-mail: m_rongey@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.ttownrockhound.org

11-12CASPER, WYOMING: Annual show; Natrona County Rockhounds Club, Parkway Plaza Hotel; 123 West E Street; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 9 am-4 pm; Adults $3.00, Children Under 12 Free; Demonstrations, door prizes, raffle, and silent auction; contact Tom Catania, 634 South Melrose, Casper, WY 82601, (307) 258-4884; e-mail: catania82601@aol.com

11-12RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA: Annual show; Western Dakota Gem&Mineral Society, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center; 444 Mt.Rushmore Road North; Sat. 9 am-6 pm; Adults $4.00; Informative programs,demonstrations,exhibits,field trip information,silent auction,hourly door prizes,children's activies,Grand prize raffle; contact Annette Rathert, Rapid City, SD 57701, (605) 348-8948; e-mail: drathert@rap.midco.net; Web site: www.wdgms.org

11-12BETHEL, MAINE: Annual show; Oxford County Mineral & Gem Association, Telstar High School; RTE#26; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $3.00, Children under 12 are FREE!; This is our 54th annual show. We offer Mineral display's of locale Mineral's. We have 14 dealer's selling Jewelry and Mineral Specimens from assorted locations. We also offer guided Field Trips to a locale mine each day. You must be at the show to sign up for the field trip. Field trip's leave each day by 11am. ; contact Dennis Gross, 178 N. Main Street, Bryant Pond, ME 04219, 207-665-2759; e-mail: mincoll@megalink.net

16-18CODY, WYOMING: RMFMS Mineral & Gem Show; WY State Mineral and Gem Society, Cody H.S. Sweitzer Gymnasium; 920 Beck Avenue, Cody, WY 82414; Thu. 4:00 p.m-8:00 p.m, Fri. 10:00 am-8:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $4.00, Students $2, Children are Free!; Annual Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies Mineral and Gem Show will feature: Multi-State Dealers, Demonstrations/ Displays, Educational Activities, Kids Activity Area, Speakers, and Field Trips.; contact Stan Strike, 2132 Gail Lane, Cody, WY 82414, (307) 250-1244; e-mail: wsmgspres@wymineralandgemsociety.org; Web site: www.wymineralandgemsociety.org

17-19SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Marin Center; 10 Avenue of the Flags; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

17-19REEDSPORT, OREGON: Annual show; Lower Umpqua Gem & Lapidary Society, Reedsport Community Bld.; 415 Winchester Ave.; Fri. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission Price is a Donation; Raffle drawing, silent auction, kids scavenger hunt, vendors and display cases; contact Susan Baughman, 105 Ocean View Ct., Florence, OR 97439

17-19VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Virginia Beach Convention Center; 1000 19th St.; Fri. 12 noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5.00, Military Free with ID, Children 16 and under Free; Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find • 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry • Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls • Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies • Books, carvings and gift items Displays and demonstrations by the two Gem & Mineral Societies in the area Appraisals available on site; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

18-19DARRINGTON, WASHINGTON: Rock and Gem Show and Sale; Darrington Rock and Gem Club, Mansford Grange; 1265 Railroad Avenue, (behind IGA); Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; Field Trip – Saturday 11:00 to collect Travertine Kids Activities; Jade Displays; Raffle; Door Prizes; Rock Collecting Maps; Used Tools; Custom Rock Cutting; Dealer Certificates; Free Rocks; Highly Skilled Amateur Dealers (No Commercial Dealers) ; contact Ed Lehman, (425) 334-6282; e-mail: wsmced@hotmail.com

18-19ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA: Show and sale; Gem City Rock & Mineral Society, JMC Ice Arena; 423 W 38th Street; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $4, Seniors $3, Children under 12 Free; 46th annual show and sale; rocks, gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, wire wrapping, beads, Discovery Blocks, door prizes, activities for children; contact Bob Gallivan, (814) 454-6770; e-mail: gallivan@lycos.com; Web site: www.gemcityrockclub.org/show

18-19DARRINGTON, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Darrington Rock Club, Mansford Grange; 1265 Railroad Ave; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free!; Kids activities, door prizes, Saturday 11:00 fieldtrip, jade displays, Display cases, Gem maps, used tools, custom cutting, free rocks, and rock identification.; contact Ed Lehman, 9120 20th St SE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258-4712, (425) 334-6282; e-mail: wsmced@hotmail.com

18-19MOOSE LAKE, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Carlton County Gem and Mineral Club, Moose Lake High School; 413 Birch Avenue; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is Free!; 46th Annual Show,"Agate Days", Carlton County Gem & Mineral Club and Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce; Moose Lake High School gym and rear parking lot, 413 Birch Ave; Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4; Free Admission; dealers, Lake Superior agate, cutting materials, specimens, crystal groups, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary equipment, rough rock tailgaters, door prizes, field information. Agate Stampede Sat 2 pm Elm St., Contacts: Re Inside vendors: Gary Pitoscia, 815 N 13th Ave East, Duluth, MN 55805 218 724-1894, pitosciajg@charter.net; Tailgators: Carol Risdon 113 Ave C #1, Cloquet, MN 55720, 218 879-3968, carolannrisdon@gmail.com. Free Admission to Geological Center, Moose Lake State Park.; contact Ted Chura, 570 Marshall Street, Duluth, MN 55803-1981, (218) 728-1082; e-mail: tedcgo@yahoo.com

22-26FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Damian BellGali, Echo Valley Show Plave (across From GLW); 6456 Sylva Rd. (across fr GLW); Wed. 9 am-5 pm, Thu. 9 am-5 pm, Fri. 9 am-5 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; Wholesale and retail dealers from around the world selling minerals, fossils, gem, and rough rock; open to the public Sunday hours 9-4pm; contact Damian Bellgali, (678) 852-8273; e-mail: mandybelghali@yahoo.com

23-26FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Retail show; Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin, NC, Robert C. Carpenter Community Building; 1288 Georgia Road; Thu. 10 am-5 pm, Fri. 10 am-5 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 11 am-4 pm; Adults $2.00, Children Under 12 FREE; 50th Annual Macon County Gemboree featuring dealers from across the country. Rough and cut gemstones, gold and silver jewelry, minerals, findings, beads and demonstrations. Door prizes drawn every hour. Repairs and settings done at the show. ; contact Linda Harbuck, 425 Porter Street, Franklin, NC 28734, (800) 336-7829; e-mail: lindah@franklin-chamber.com; Web site: www.visitfranklinnc.com

24-26TENINO, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Washington Agate and Mineral Society, Elementary School; 301 Central Ave E; Fri. 9 am-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 9 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; Rock and Gem Show held during Oregon Trail Days in Tenino WA, also, Mountain Man Camp and Blackpowder Shoot, Rock Quarry Swimming Pool, Kid Activities, Saturday Morning Parade, Lots of Great Food, City wide garage sales, Farmers Market, Live Music Concert in the Park Friday and Saturday Nights.; contact Daniel De Boer, 5107 Brenner Rd NW, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 584-0901; e-mail: keylock1@live.com; Web site: https://wamsolympia.wordpress.com/

24-26TENINO, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Washington Agate and Mineral Society, Parkside Elementary School; 301 Central Avenue East, corner of Central Avenue and Stage St. South; Fri. 9 am-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 9 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; Rock and Gem Show held during Oregon Trail Days in Tenino WA, also, Mountain Man Camp and Blackpowder Shoot, Rock Quarry Swimming Pool, Kid Activities, Saturday Morning Parade, Lots of Great Food, City wide garage sales, Farmers Market, Live Music Concert in the Park Friday and Saturday Nights; contact Daniel De Boer, PO Box 2553, Olympia, WA 98507; e-mail: keylock1@live.com; Web site: https://wamsolympia.wordpress.com

24-26EUREKA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Redwood Acres Fairgrounds; 3750 Harris St; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. 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

25-26SOUTH BURLINGTON, VERMONT: Annual show; Burlington Gem and Mineral Club, Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School; 500 Dorset Street; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults (16-59) $4, Seniors (60+) $3, Children Under 16 free with adult; Vermont’s largest gem, mineral, and fossil show returns for its 36th year! Thousands of beautiful natural specimens and jewelry are available at affordable prices from 14 dealers. Stunning exhibits, informative lectures, raffle, silent auction, door prizes, and activities for kids. Free parking and refreshments available.; contact Jeff Higgins, (802) 849-6076; e-mail: jhiggins@surfglobal.net; Web site: http://www.burlingtongemandmineralclub.org/show.html

25-26CUTCHOGUE, NEW YORK: Annual show; Long Island Mineral & Geology Society, Cutchogue East Elementary School; 34900 Main Road (Rte. 25); Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $6.00, Children are Free; Jewelry, Minerals, Gems, Fossils, Beads, Geodes, scavenger hunt for children; contact Eugene Genova; e-mail: ligeo@aol.com; Web site: www.limineralandgeology.com

26-26BANCROFT , ONTARIO, CANADA: Annual show; Bancroft Gem & Mineral Club, Bancroft Legion Hall; Station Street, Canada; Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $3.00, Seniors $3.00, Children are Free!; Featuring Apatite & Phosphate Minerals ; contact Frank Melanson, 27001 Hwy 62 L'Amable Ont.Canada, ON, Canada K0L 2L0, (613) 332-1032; e-mail: wfmelanson@sympatico.ca

July 2015-August 2015

31-2NORTH BEND, OREGON: 53rd Annual Gem and Mineral Show - Are You Ready to Rock?; Far West Lapidary and Gem Society, North Bend Community Center; 2222 Broadway; Fri. 10 am-5 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $1, Children under 12 free; contact Don Innes, (541) 396-5722; e-mail: doninnes.innes20@gmail.com

31-2SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Earl Warren Showgrounds; 3400 Calle Real; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. 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

31-2PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA: Annual show; Prescott Gem & Mineral Club, Prescott Valley Event Center; 3201 North Main St.; Fri. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Seniors $4.00, Students $4.00, Children under 12 yrs free!; 12th annual Prescott Gem & Mineral Show. Minerals, fossils, meteorites, slabs, tools, jewelry, exhibits and demonstrations. Hourly raffel drawing for valuable prizes. Child friendly demonstrations, displays, games, face painting, geode cracking, spinning wheel, flourescent rocks and minerals. Currently all spaces for vendors are filled at this time. New vendors will be added to our waiting list.; contact Prescott Gem & Mineral Club Attn: Melanie, P.O. Box 3923, Chino Valley, AZ 86323; Web site: www.prescottgemmineral.org

August 2015

1-1ISHPEMING, MI, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club, Ishpeming Elks Club; 597 Lake Shore Dr. ; Sat. 9:30 am-4:30 pm; Admission is Free; 2014 show information AUGUST 2nd, Ishpeming, Michigan: Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Clubs 39th Annual Gem and Mineral Show, Ishpeming Elks Club, 597 lake Shore Dr.; Saturday 9:30-4:30; Free admission; kids' area, silent auction, hourly prizes, raffle, demonstrations, dealers; Cracker Barrel session Saturday evening at 7pm; live mineral auction, raffle, program; Mineral field trips Fri., Aug 1, and Sun., Aug 3; Contact Ernest Johnson, 1962 W. Fair, Marquette, MI 49855, 906-228-9422; e-mail; ejohnson@nmu.edu Ernest Johnson, Show Chairperson Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club 1962 W. Fair Marquette, MI 49855 906-228-9422 ejohnson@nmu.edu ; contact Ernest Johnson, 1962 W. Fair, Marquette, MI 49855, (906) 228-9422; e-mail: ejohnson@nmu.edu; Web site: www.ishpemingrocks.org

7-9WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, L.L.C., Eastern States Exposition - Better Living Center; 1305 Memorial Dr.; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $6.00, Children are Free!; Huge air-conditioned hall with over 200 vendors in retail and wholesale (registration required) sections. Free lectures by popular speakers, free mineral identification, free mineral samples for all kids, and hourly door prize drawings. Also available for a small fee are sluice-panning for gems or fossils, and geode cracking. Fine minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, beads, meteorites, lapidary supplies and decorator items in all price ranges.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.mzexpos.com/east_coast.html

7-9HOUGHTON, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Copper Country Rock and Mineral Club, Houghton Elementary School; 203 W Jacker Street , (Corner of Bridge and Jackson Streets); Fri. 1:00 pm-8:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-3:00 pm; Admission is Free; Past events have included geode cracking and metal detector use for children.; contact Norm Gruber, (906) 228-6764; e-mail: pres@ccrmc.info

7-9PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Alameda County Fairgrounds; 4501 Pleasanton Ave; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

8-9RICE LAKE , WISCONSIN: Annual show; Northwest Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society, Barron County Fair Grounds; Hwy. 48 North; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free!; Gems, jewelry, beads, minerals, fossils, rocks, lapidary equipment and supplies, jewelry-making and wire wrapping demonstrators, polished rocks, geodes, crystals. ; contact Roy Wickman, 1127 7th St, Almena, WI 54805; e-mail: rktswick@chibardun.net

8-9EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: August Sale; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club, Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse; 8802 196th St; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; vendors welcome; contact Bev Ryder, (425) 338-4184; e-mail: famryd@aol.com

8-9WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystai Guild, Civic Park Community Center; 1371 Civic Drive; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm; Adults $8, Children are Free!; Get ready for THE SUMMER CONTRA COSTA CRYSTAL FAIR which includes a magical mix of crystals, minerals, beads, and jewelry. Whether it’s stone beads from Nepal, amethyst geodes from Madagascar, jade from China, or jewelry from northern California artisans –you’ll find it at the Crystal Fair at below market prices. You’ll also find an aura camera, tarot reader, sound healer, massage therapist, reiki master and many others – 30 booths in all. The exact location is the Civic Park Community Center at 1375 Civic Drive at Broadway in Walnut Creek. The hours are 10am to 6pm on Saturday, August 8; and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, August 9. Admission is $8 (under 12 free). There is plenty of free parking and the downtown Walnut Creek BART station has a shuttle to Civic Park. For info: Jerry Tomlinson at (415) 383-7837. ; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

14-15TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Tahlequah Rock & Mineral Society, Tahlequah, OK; 300 W. First St; Fri. 9;00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $3.00 18 and over; Fluorescence and other Educational displays, Silent auction, Demonstrations, Children's Games, Door Prizes and Snack Bar.; contact Sara Brasel, 14236 Cross Timbers Rd, Tahlequah, OK 74464, (918) 284-5770; e-mail: rockhoundsally@aol.com; Web site: tramsok.webs.com

14-16SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 6151 H St; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. 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

14-16PORT TOWNSEND, WASHINGTON: Annual Rock and Gem Show in conjunction with the Jefferson County Fair; Port Townsend Rock Club, Jefferson County Fairgrounds; 4907 Landers Street; Fri. 10 am-9 pm, Sat. 10 am-9 pm, Sun. 10 am-6 pm; Admission is Free for show, -- fair has gate fees; Fair admission gate prices Adults - $6 Seniors (65+) - $5 Students (13 – 17) - $5 Children (6 – 12) - $2 Age 5 and under – free Three-day Season Tickets include Sunday’s Beef BBQ in Advance $13 at gate $15 ; contact Garnett Brooks, (360) 379-5531; e-mail: garnett@email.com

14-16GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN: Faceting Seminar; Midwest Faceters Guild, Tallmadge Township Hall ; O-1451 Leonard NW; Fri. 4:30 pm-8:00 pm, Sat. 8:30 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 8:30 am-5:00 pm; Admission = see information; Learn to Facet - classes in beginners - all equipment furnished - Advanced - bring your machine and rough and we will assist you with new techniques and designs - GemCad - a computer aided software for gemstone designs. - Need to bring a laptop. Price for beginners class and Gem-Cad is $95.00 - Advanced classes are $50.00 - Information packets will be mailed upon request.; contact Barb Yost, (616) 254-9777; e-mail: barbandben@gmail.com

14-16SEASIDE, OREGON: Annual show; Jean Miller, Seaside Convention Center; 415 1st Ave.; Daily 10 am-6 pm; Admission is free; Beads, Fossils, Gems, Minerals, Crystals, Petrified Wood, Sunstones, Turquoise, Jewelry, Opal, Native American Jewelry, Rough and Polished Rock Free Admission Free Pearls to the first 75 women through the door daily For more info call Jean Miller 971-219-0323 or e-mail karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com; contact Jean Miller, (971) 219-0323; e-mail: karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com

14-16PARRSBORO,, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA: 50th Annual - Nova Scotia Gem and Mineral Show; Fundy Geological Museum, Lion's Arena; 2163 Western Avenue, Canada; Fri. 10 am-7 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $5.00; Celebrating the 50th Anniversary this year, there will be a special gold theme and events throughout the weekend. Over thirty vendors from the region and across Canada. Workshops and demonstrations, field trips and presentations occur throughout the weekend. Originally the Parrsboro Rockhound Roundup founded in 1966 by Eldon George and others from Parrsboro, the Gem Show is the largest show in the Maritime Provinces. The Fundy Geological Museum will also be hosting a Gold exhibit and providing gold activities in a Prospectors Camp throughout the summer. This is the year to visit Nova Scotia! ; contact Sandra Tanner, (866) 856-3466; e-mail: sandra.tanner@novascotia.ca; Web site: http://fundygeological.novascotia.ca/gemshow

14-16LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: Wholesale and retail show; Mid-Atlantic Gem and Mineral Association, Lebanon PA County Fairgrounds and Expo; 80 Rocherty Road; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $6.00, Children are Free!; The Gem Miner's Jubilee is an annual gathering of the finest vendors of gems, minerals, fossils, beads and Jewelry. There are classes and ongoing demonstrations daily. Outdoor tailgate section featuring fine minerals. Free and handicapped parking; air-conditioned halls.; contact Teresa Schwab, PO Box 15513, Chevy Chase, MD 20825, (301) 807-9745; e-mail: beadware@rcn.com; Web site: www.gem-show.com

15-15SHELTON, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Shelton Rock and Mineral Society, Shelton Soccer Park; 2102 Johns Prairie Rd; Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; 6th Annual Tailgate Rock Sale and Swap. All rockhounds are invited to bring their rocks, minerals, fossils, and rock crafts to sell or trade. Tailgate space $15 Raffle, door prizes, rock display. Shoppers and browsers free admission and free parking. Visit our club on Facebook; contact Susan Perrault, Shelton, WA 98584, (360) 275-9432; e-mail: srms242@yahoo.com; Web site: www.sheltonrockclub.weebly.com

15-16BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA: Annual show; Arklatex G&M Society, Bossier City Civic Center; 620 Benton Rd; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $4.00, Students $1.00, Children under 12, and scouts in uniform are Free!; "Earth Treasures of Louisiana", Custom and Unique Jewelry, Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Educational Exhibits and Kids Games.; contact Del Glasner, P.O. Box 6633, Bossier City, LA 71171-6633, (318) 517-7372; e-mail: larockclub@gmail.com; Web site: larockclub.com

20-23WOODLAND PARK, COLORADO: Annual show; Rock Gypsies, Woodland Park Saddle Club grounds; 19570 E HWY 24; Thu. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Fri. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission if Free!; The Woodland Park Rock, Gem and Jewelry show is located in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. We have over 40 dealers with Gems and Minerals from all over the world, including Colorado Minerals. You will meet custom jewelers who can sell you beautiful one of a kind jewelry. Kids will have a ball in the kids digging area. Food and fun for everyone and it's all free!! If you can't get enough, The Lake George Rock and Gem cub is also having a show 20 minutes up the road. See 2 shows in one weekend!; contact Kim Packham, (719) 360-9665; e-mail: runninboar@hotmail.com; Web site: woodlandparkrockandgemshow.com

21-23SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino del Rio S; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. 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

21-23SOUTH BEND, INDIANA: Show and sale; Michiana Gem & Mineral Society, St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds; Ester Singer Building, 5117 South Ironwood Road; Fri. Noon-7 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $3.00, Students 6-12: $1.00, Children under 6 free; Michiana Gem & Mineral Society's 52nd Annual Jewelry, Gem, & Mineral Show and Sale; contact John Davis, South Bend, IN, (574) 232-8823; e-mail: sumu95@hotmail.com; Web site: www.michianagms.org

21-23LAKE GEORGE, COLORADO: Annual show; Lake George Gem & Mineral Club, Lot next to Lake George Post Office; 38200 US Hwy 24; Fri. 9 am-5 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 9 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; Free parking; good selection local mineral specimens, meet local miners.; contact Rebecca Blair, P.O. Box 171, Lake George, CO 80827, (719) 330-8123 ; e-mail: blairra@hotmail.com; Web site: LGGMClub.org

22-23PEORIA, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Geology Section of the Peoria Academy of Science, The Grand Hotel; 4400 N. Brandywine Dr.; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; 52nd annual show; silent auctions; kids area; fluorescent display; panning flume; slabs; specimens; cabochons and faceted stones; jewelry; contact Jim Travis, (309) 645-3609; e-mail: boatnik@aol; Web site: http://pasgeology.com

22-23PEORIA, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Geology Section of the Peoria Academy of Science, The Grand Hotel; 4400 N. Brandywine Dr.; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; 52nd Annual Show. There will be exhibits of fossils, geodes, specimens of all kinds, cabochons and faceted stones, jewelry, flint knapping and an outstanding fluorescent display. Activities include silent auctions, a kids area with games and prizes, a panning flume, door prizes and much more. Admission and parking are free.; contact Jim Travis, (309) 645-3609; e-mail: boatnik@aol.com

22-23SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society, SF County Fair Building; 9th Avenue & Lincoln Way; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students $8, Children under 12 with adult free ; Dealers, displays, demonstrations, kids' activities, mineral and gem identification, silent and live auctions!; contact Ellen Nott; e-mail: ellen_nott@yahoo.com

22-23MOUNTAIN HOME, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Ozark Earth Science Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Club, Baxter County Fairgrounds, (Educational Bldg.); 1507 Fairgrounds Drive; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 9 am-4 pm; Adults $2., Seniors $2., Children under 12 FREE; Ozark Earth Science Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Club is sponsoring it's annual show this year at our NEW LOCATION at the Baxter County Fairgrounds located at 1507 Fairgrounds Drive, Mountain Home, AR. Admission is $2, active military with ID, Scouts in uniform, & Children under 12 yrs. FREE! Gems, Minerals, Fossils, unique crafts, jewelry, games, hourly door prizes, grand prize drawing, displays, AR. State Geologist for mineral/fossil information, DVD educational programs. Concession on location. Contact Sharon Waddell, 6463 US Hwy. 63, West Plains, MO. 65775, 417-274-8712 or Ernie Confer 870-425-1311: Website: www.ozarkearthscience.org/news.htm; contact Ernie Confer, AR, (870) 425-1311; Web site: www.ozarkearthscience.org/news.htm

28-30COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0 - 11 Free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. 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

29-30FREEPORT, NEW YORK: Retail show; Freeport Recreation Center, Freeport Recreation Center; 130 East Merrick Road; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults, & Seniors $5.50, Children 12 and under Free!; The show features dealers selling minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, and beads. 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. Children 12 and under FREE with Adult. Every dollar of the admission fees helps support Freeport Recreation Center programs for children and seniors.; contact Ralph Gose, PO box 1418, Melville, NY 11747, (631) 271-8411; e-mail: ralph_gose@kaleidoscopegemshows.com; Web site: www.kaleidoscopegemshows.com

29-30ASHLAND, OREGON: Annual show; Scott's Rocks, United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall; 175 North Main Street; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 12:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $2.00; Crystals, minerals, gemstone beads, hand crafted gemstone jewelry, fossils, precious opals. Free admission for children under 12. Silent auction. Free rock for each child. Free fossil leaf field trip on Monday, Aug. 31st. ; contact Scott Blair, (541) 621-2558; e-mail: scottsrocks@scottsrocks.com; Web site: scottsrocks.com

29-30CONCORD, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society, Centre Concord; 5298 Clayton Rd., near Ygnacio Valley Rd; Daily 10 am-5 pm; Adults $6.00, Children are Free!; Adults $6, children (under 16) free; 25 Dealers: gems, jewelry, fossils, minerals, crystals, jade, meteorites & Tekties, fluorescent rocks, lapidary tools & equipment, findings, books; 20 Demonstrations: cabbing, beading, wire-wrapping, faceting, stone setting, stone carving, gold panning, and more; 48 Exhibits and Educational Displays; Activities for all ages: youth and Scout activities, free rock and gem identification, silent auction, fluorescent display room, hourly door prizes, raffle. (Please Note: The August show date is a one-time change. In 2016 the Concord Gem Show will return on the first weekend in November); contact Harry Nichandros, CA, (925) 289-0454; e-mail: show-r@ccmgs.org; Web site: http://ccmgs.org

September 2015

4-7RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., NC State Fairgrounds; 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd; Fri. 12 noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm, Mon. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5.00, Military Free with ID, Children16 and under Free; Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find • 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry • Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls • Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies • Books, carvings and gift items ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VT 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

5-7CANBY, OREGON: Annual show; Jean Miller, Clackamas County Fairgrounds; 694 N.E. 4th Ave., (off Hwy. 99E); Daily 10 am-6 pm; Admission if free; Beads, Gems, Minerals, Crystals, Jewelry, Fossils, Silver, Turquoise, Opal, Sunstone, Petrified Wood, Thunder Eggs, Grab Bags, Rough and Polished Rock and much, much more! Fun for the whole family. Free pearls to the first 75 women through the gate daily For more info contact Jean Miller 971-219-0323 or e-mail karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com; contact Jean Miller, (971) 219-0323; e-mail: karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com

11-13GREENFIELD, INDIANA: Annual show; 500 Earth Sciences Club, Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds; 620 N. Apple Street; Fri. 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-7:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is Free!; Dealers and Swappers in Fossils, Minerals, Gems and Jewelry and Lapidary Equipment Plus Silent Auctions, Door Prizes and much more. Kids Activities, Demonstrations, Educational Displays and Programs for All.; contact Cheryl Hamilton, 3507 Luewan Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46235, (317) 897-6639; e-mail: clhamilton1951@gmail.com

11-13RENO, NEVADA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Reno Sparks Livestock Events Center; 1350 N Wells Ave; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0 - 11 Free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. 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

11-13ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society, FL National Guard Armory; 2809 Fern Creek Ave.; Fri. 1 pm-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $5, Students $2; Annual Fall gem, mineral, and bead show will be at the Florida National Guard Armory, 2809 South Fern Creek Ave. Orlando, Fl 32806. Show will be on Friday September 11, 1pm to 6pm, Saturday September 12, 10am to 6pm, and Sunday September 13, 10am to 5pm. Go to www.cfmgs.org for $1 off coupon. 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. Demos include cutting cabochons, faceting gems, wire wrapping, flint knapping and metal work. Adults $5.00, Students $2.00, Scouts free. Free Parking. ; contact Paul Hayes, 1400 Sawyerwood Ave, Orlando, FL 32809, (407) 816-1229; e-mail: phayes3@cfl.rr.com; Web site: www.cfmgs.org

11-13TOLEDO, OHIO: Annual show; Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club, Stranahan Great Hall; 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd.; Fri. 2 pm-8 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 11 am-5 pm; Adults $4, Seniors $3.50, Students $3.50, Children under 12 free!; Active Military with ID and Scouts in Uniforms are Free, Exhibits, Lapidary and Jewelry making demonstrations, scholarship raffle, free kids' mineral kits, dealers, club sales; contact Stephen Shimatzki, 4295 County Rd. 16, Woodville , OH 43469, (567) 868-8794; e-mail: sjs132@gmail.com; Web site: www.rockyreader.com

11-13WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Forsyth Gem And Mineral Club, Education Building, Winston-Salem Fairgrounds; Enter Gate 9 from 27 th Street; Fri. 10:00 am- 7:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Sun. 12 noon-5:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Students K-12 Free; Activities; Gold Panning, Geode Cutting, Grab Bags and Mineral Identification.; contact W. A. Marion, 1163 Bear Creek Church Road, Mocksville, NC 27028; e-mail: mariona1@yadtel.net; Web site: www.forsythgemclub.com

12-13HANFORD, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Diggin'sproductions , Hanford Civic Center; 400 N. Douty St; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-6:00 pm; Adults $2.00, Children are Free!; Rock, minerals, slabs, fossils. Demonstrations, Jewelry; contact Kathy Corbett, 341 cedar st., Hanford, CA 93230, (559) 904-4795; e-mail: Corbett1@sbcglobal.net; Web site: Digginsproductions.com

12-13PORT ANGELES, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Clallam County Gem and Mineral Association, Vern Burton Community Center; 308 East 4th Street; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; contact Jennie Bourassa, PO Box 98, Sequim, WA 98382, (360) 681-0372

12-13NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; Northern Berkshire Mineral Club, Eagles Hall; 515 Curran Highway; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $4, Seniors are Free, Students are Free, Children are Free; The show will feature choice minerals, gems, jewelry, gifts, geode cracking, gem panning, door prizes and refreshments.; contact Larry Michon, 385 West Main Street, North Adams, MA 01247, (413) 663-8430; e-mail: lmichon@rcn.com

12-13WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Marcus Whitman Gem and Mineral Society, Walla Walla County Fairgrounds; 363 Orchard St; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $2, Children are Free; contact Jack Edwards, (509) 529-3673; e-mail: jcedwards1475@yahoo.com

12-20DENVER, COLORADO: Annual show; Eons Expos, LLLP, Denver Coliseum; 4600 Humboldt Street; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 9 am-6 pm, Mon. 9 am-6 pm, Tue. 9 am-6 pm; Admission is Free; Come see 250 dealers on both levels of the Denver Coliseum plus in 100 tent spaces outside. It's all here: fine minerals, fossils, meteorites, gems, artisan jewelry, gold, silver, lapidary, beads and rough — split evenly between wholesale and retail. Running from Sept 12 - 20, this is Denver's only weekend-to-weekend show and attracts 18,000 visitors of those nine days. With 2,000 tables covered with earth treasures and free parking for 1,500 cars on the 33 acre complex, this is America's largest mineral, fossil, and gem show. The low booth fee and aggressive advertising ensures that the show continues to grow 20% a year. Meet the cast of the TV show 'Prospectors' who will be at the show selling their finds. Peruse the dinosaurs on display. Ogle museum-quality sculptures in sold blocks of clear quartz. Take home a piece of the Moon. Select specimens found in only one place on Earth, being offered by the mine owner herself. Prices range from just $1 to $1 million. Free Parking and Admission! ; contact Heather Grana, 235 First Avenue, Keyport, NJ 07735, (973) 903-3256; e-mail: Heather@EonsExpos.com; Web site: http://ColiseumShow.com

13-20DENVER, COLORADO: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, L.L.C., Ramada Plaza Denver Central; 4849 Bannock St.; Daily 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free!; Two hundred retail and wholesale dealers from around the world offer minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, beads, meteorites, and decorator items. Over 30 years in the same location, this is Denver's longest-running satellite show, with the best dealers and the best buys.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.mzexpos.com/colorado_fall.html

18-20SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Marin Center; 10 Avenue of the Flags; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. 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

18-20RICHMOND, VIRGINIA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Richmond Raceway Complex; 600 E Laburnum Ave.; Fri. 12 noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5.00, military Free with ID, Children 16 and under Free; Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find • 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry • Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls • Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies • Books, carvings and gift items Displays and demonstrations by the Richmond Gem & Mineral Society ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

18-20HOLLAND, MICHIGAN: Show and sale; Tulip City Gem & Mineral Club, Civic Center; 150 West 8th Street , (between Pine & Maple Streets); Fri. 9 am-8 pm, Sat. 9 am-7 pm, Sun. 11 am-5 pm; Adults$3 each; Free parking. **MASTODON - MICHIGAN'S STATE FOSSIL** offers Special Exhibits from 2 museums & 3 colleges plus Personal Collection displays. DEALERS in minerals, crystals, fossils, geodes, jewelry & meteorites. INTERACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES include Kids Games, Silent Auction, Club Sales, Gem Sluice, Fluorescent Tent, Touch Rocks and Lapidary Demonstrations. ~ Our 46th Annual Show will be Educational and FUN!!; contact Rebecca Cistaro, PO Box 2082, Holland, MI 49422-2082, 616-393-9307; e-mail: cistaror@mail.gvsu.edu; Web site: www.tulipcity.org

19-19TWO HARBORS, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Robert Lynch, Agate City Rock Shop; 721 7th Avenue; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free; TWO HARBORS, MINNESOTA: 16th annual show. On the Agate City grounds on the beautiful Lake Superior northshore Hwy 61. Sat. 9-5; free admission; dealers, collectors, buy, sell, trade, Lake Superior agates, thomsonite, fossils, crystals, rough and polished rocks, flint knapping, marbles, spheres; contact Bob Lynch, 721 7th Ave., Two Harbors, MN. 55616, (218) 834-2304; email: bob@agatecity.com; Website: www.agatecity.com; contact Robert Lynch, 721 7th Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616, (218) 834-2304; e-mail: bob@agatecity.com; Web site: www.agatecity.com

19-20HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Central PA Rock and Mineral club 50th annual, Zembo Shrine; Third & Division Streets; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $6, Seniors $6, Children 12 and under Free!; Rocks, Minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads and much more. Many activities for the children!; contact Betsy Oberheim, Box 6271, Harrisburg, PA 17112, (717) 469-2243; Web site: www.rockandmineral.org

19-20MAYS LANDING , NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Cape-Atlantic Rockhounds, Mays Landing, NJ; 2641 Cologne Ave; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free!; Annual Fall Rock, Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, and Fossil Show. This show will be held rain or shine. Food is available onsite.; contact Billie Brockhum, (609) 879-1179; Web site: http://capeatlanticrockhounds.com/

19-20CHICO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Feather River Lapidary & Mineral Society Inc, Sliver Dollar Fair Grounds; 2357 Fair st.; Sat. 9:30 am-5 pm, Sun. 9:30 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $3, Children under 16 Free!; Annual Show: Feather River Lapidary & Mineral Society: Chico's Silver Dollar Fair Grounds: 2357 Fair St: Sat. + Sun. 9:30-5: Adults $3 children (16 & under) free: HOME OF THE WORLDWIDE ROCK TUMBLING COMPETITION! Free shark tooth necklace, first 200 Kids. Dealers Opals, Rough Rock, Crystals, Fossils, Jewelry, Minerals, Wire Wrapping, Flint, Knapping, jewelry making, silent auction, door prizes, raffle, Boy & Girl Scout Badge area, Kids wheel of fortune, grab bags FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Contact John Scott 1288 Glenwood ave. Chico ,CA 95926. (530-343-3491): e-mail jweazel@sbcglobal.net Web site: www.featherriverrocks.org ; contact John Scott, 1288 Glenwood ave., Chico, CA 95926, (530) 343-3491; e-mail: jweazel@sbcglobal.net ; Web site: www.featherriverrocks.org

19-20HOWELL , MICHIGAN: Annual show; Livingston Gem and Mineral Society, Hartland Support Service Center; 9525 Highland Rd.; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $2.00, Seniors $2.00, Students 12-18 .50¢, Children 0-11 are free!; gem and mineral dealers, lapidary exhibits, fossils, unique jewelry, club table, children's table, silent auction, door prizes, grand prize, demonstrations: silver smithing, bead making, wire wrapping, faceting, free flint knapping lessons; contact Ed Oiler, 9525 Highland Rd, Howell, MI 48843, (810) 241-8801; e-mail: camber459@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.livingstongemandmineralsociety.com/home.html

19-20CASTLE ROCK, WASHINGTON: 50th Annual Rock and Gem Show; Southern Washington Mineralogical Society, Castle Rock Fairgrounds; 120 Fair Lane; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; free parking; contact Diann Thurston, (503) 728 4274; e-mail: spuds@clatskanie.com

25-27JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA: Annual show; Jacksonville Gem and Mineral Society & Tomoka Faceters Guild, Morocco Temple; 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road South; Fri. 10 am-7 pm, Sat. 10 am-7 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $3, Seniors $2, Children under 12 are FREE!; This will be a combined event with the Tomoka Faceters Guild for the United Faceters Guild, Southeast Faceters Frolic. Over 80 dealers, guest speakers, inflatable planetarium. There will be many continuious lapidary demos and special large demo classes throughout the event.; contact Jason Hamilton, 3733 Crown Point Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257; e-mail: JGMS-SHOW@hotmail.com; Web site: http://www.jaxgemandmineral.org/show.html

25-27HUMBLE, TEXAS: Annual show; Houston Gem and Mineral Society, Humble Civic Center; 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, ; Fri. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $8.00, Seniors $7.00, Students $7.00, Children 10 and under Free!; More than 40 gem, mineral, jewelry, lapidary, bead and fossil dealers with unique and colorful items from all major localities worldwide. Educational displays, including fossils, minerals, jewelry and beadwork. Demonstrations of jewelry making, faceting, bead work and lapidary. Mineral and fossil identification. Professional gemologist for faceted stone identification. Kids activities - Dino Dig, Youth Section games, Science Museum activities. Scout program for merit badge. Girl Scout program. Swap Area for inexpensive minerals, fossils and jewelry.; contact Scott Singleton, Houston Gem & Mineral Society, 10805 Brooklet, Houston, TX 77099, (281) 530-0942; e-mail: show@hgms.org; Web site: hgms.org

25-27SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, South Towne Expo Center; 9575 S State St; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. 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

25-27OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Roland E Powell Convention Center; 4001 Coastal Highway; Fri. 12 noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5.00, Military Free with ID, Children 16 and under Free; Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find • 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry • Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls • Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies • Books, carvings and gift items ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

25-27TOOELE, UTAH: Annual show; Tooele Gem & Mineral Society, Dow James Building; 400 North 400 West; Fri. 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free; TOOELE GEM & MINERAL ROCK & GEM SHOW 2015, "FESTIVAL OF THE OLD WEST", September 25, 26, 27, 2015 (Fri., Sat., Sun.), Hours: Friday & Saturday 10 AM - 7 PM, Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM, at the Dow James Building, 400 North 400 West, Tooele, Utah, Exit 99 off the I-80 Freeway onto SR-36, go South to Tooele, then turn Right on 400 North and go West to 400 West, Dow James Memorial Park is on your Right. FREE - NO ADMISSION FEE. ROCKS & GEMS, DOOR PRIZES, DEMONSTRATIONS, SILENT AUCTION, FOSSILS, DISPLAYS, JEWELRY, VENDORS. HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MOUNTAIN MAN RENDEZVOUS! FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Ed Gage 210-365-9149, or Colleen Edwards at 435-882-5752 or email us at TooeleGemAndMineral@gmail.com or Visit us on Facebook and Like our page! https://www.facebook.com/TooeleGem?ref=hl ; contact Ed Gage, Tooele Gem & Mineral, PO Box 348, Tooele, UT 84074, (210) 365-9149 or (801)599-6529; e-mail: tooelegemandmineral@gmail.com; Web site: www.tooelegem.com

25-27JOPLIN, MISSOURI: Annual show; Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society, Joplin Historical & Mineral Museums Inc.; 504 Schifferdecker Ave.; Fri. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-3:00 pm; Admission is Free!; 17th Annual ROCK-A-THON, gem and mineral expo. Held inside the Joplin Mineral Museum. Free Admission. Door Prizes. For more information EMAIL jmc-cwiseman@sbcglobal.net; contact Christopher Wiseman, (417) 623-1180; e-mail: jmc-cwiseman@sbcglobal.net

26-27SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Siouxland Gem/Mineral Society, South Sioux City Senior Citizens Center; 1501 W 29th St.; Sat. 9 am-4 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; Exhibits, 4 fabulous dealers with gems, agates, minerals, rough and polished specimens, beads, geodes, superb faceted jewelry, fossils, door prizes, spin the wheel, silent auction, displays, identification. ; contact Bob Powell, 406 Brandon, Kingsley, , IA 51028, (712) 899-6461; e-mail: bobphyl.com

26-27SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Rosa Mineral & Gem Society, Wells Fargo Center; 50 Mark West Springs Road; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $6, Children under 12 Free; Lots of Vendors, Bake Sale, Raffle, Rough Rock Sale, Wire Classes, Fun Kid Stuff; contact Jolene Coon, (707) 849-9551; e-mail: jolene4srmgs@gmail.com; Web site: SRMGS.ORG

26-27FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Franklin Mineral Museum, Franklin Elementary School; 50 Washington Ave; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $7, Children $4; Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th Indoor show: Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Outdoor Swap: Saturday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Adults:$7 and Children are $4 (ages 6-16); contact Robyn Seger, 32 Evans Street, Franklin, NJ 07416, (973) 827-3481; e-mail: pesolutions.minerals@gmail.com; Web site: http://spmom3.wix.com/franklin-gem-mineral

26-27DOWNEY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Delvers Gem & Mineral Society, Elks Lodge; 11233 Woodruff Ave.; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 9 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; 20+ vendors, displays, raffle, demonstrations, and wonderful grab bags.; contact Dale Harwood, 1914 El Segundo Apt. 2, Gardena, CA 90249-1871, (310) 217-0551; e-mail: nancyjbird@verizon.net; Web site: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/delvers/info

26-27FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Franklin Mineral Museum, Franklin School; 50 Washington Ave; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $7, Children Ages (6-16) $4 ; contact Pat Seger; e-mail: pesolutions.minerals@gmail.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Annual-Franklin-Mineral-Museum-Gem-Mineral-Show

26-27MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Monterey Fairgrounds; 2004 Fairgrounds Road; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $4.00, Children under 12 are FREE!; We have approx 15 dealers at the show featuring jewelry, cut and uncut gemstones, beads, crystals, rough and polished rocks, mineral specimens, and fossils. This annual event also has over 50 displays featuring the gem, mineral, and fossil collections of guest and member exhibitors. In addition, there will also be demonstrations of jewelry making, sphere making, rock grinding and polishing. A silent auction will run continuously for people to bid on. This is a family event with plenty of great activities for the kids. A full snack bar is always open with drinks, hot dogs, chili, homemade sandwiches, and desserts. This event supports the Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society's educational outreach for Monterey schools. ; contact Janis Rovetti, 1047 Roosevelt Street, Monterey, CA 93940, (831) 372-1311; e-mail: janis12@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.cvgms.com

October 2015

2-4DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. 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

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

2-4ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Jay Penn, Expo NM ; 300 San Pedro NE, 87108; Fri. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free!; Gem & Mineral show in the Creative Arts Bldg. @ NM State Fairground (Expo NM). Enter Gate 3 @ San Pedro & Copper (west side of the fairgrounds). FREE ADMISSION. 60+ dealers, gemstones, mineral specimens, rough, slabs, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, tools. Contact Jay Penn, 505-883-4195, jaypenn246@gmail.com. Website: abqfallshow.wix.com/abq-fall-show; contact Jay Penn, 2324 Alvarado NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, (505) 883-4195; e-mail: jaypenn246@gmail.com; Web site: abqfallshow.wix.com/abq-fall-show

2-4CLARKDALE, ARIZONA: Annual show; Mingus Gem & Mineral Club, Elks Club Lodge, Clarkdale, Arizona; 100 S. Broadway; Fri. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $2, Children are Free with Adult; contact Amy Joe, (505) 204-6881; Web site: www.mingusclub.org

3-4JACKSONVILLE, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Central Arkansas Gem, Mineral and Geology Society, Jacksonville Community Center; 5 Municipal Drive, Hwy 67/167 Exit 9 Main Street; Sat. 09:00 am-05:00 pm, Sun. 09:00 am-05:00 pm; Admission is Free!; 43rd Annual Show. Minerals, Fossils, Gem Stones and Jewelry. Over 20 Dealers from 6 states. Kids activities.; contact Tom Sharp, AR, (501) 379-8653; e-mail: thom61847@yahoo.com

3-4VISTA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vista Gem & Mineral Society, Antique Gas &Steam Engine Museum ; 2040 N Santa Fe Ave; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; contact Ray Pearce, (760) 535-5524; e-mail: vistarocksgms@gmail.com; Web site: Vistarocks.com

3-4SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society, Illinois Building; IL State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $2.00, Seniors $1.00, Children are Free; Mineral, fossil, gem, jewelry, geode and used equipment dealers, club member and special exhibits, live demonstrations, concessions stand, silent auction, spin and win and kid’s activities, gem flume and outdoor swap; contact Ed Wagner, (309) 838-7782; e-mail: loesseditor@gmail.com; Web site: Facebook us

3-4OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Omaha Mineral and Gem Club, Westside Community Center; 3334 S 108th St, (108th and Grover); Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $5, Seniors $3, Students $3, Children under 12 Free with adult; The Omaha Gem and Mineral Show includes dealers and demonstrators from around the Midwest, games and activities for adults and kids both. Check out the Wire Wrap and Jewelry artists, Rock painters and carvers, Flint Knapper and learn how to polish and create unique gemstones from rocks. Buy that one of a kind gift or collectible or check out the custom designed jewelry and the unique specimens available from our 9 dealers. Learn how to identify fossils and gemstones in our gem and fossil digs. Race a rock or try your hand at the wheel of fortune or silent auction. Lots of fun for adults and kids both.; contact Allan Jeanneret, 7287 N Rd, Nebraska City, NE 68410, (402) 873-6515; e-mail: tjeanneret@hughes.net; Web site: www.nerockgem.org

3-4JEFFERSON, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Rock River Valley Geological Society, Jefferson County Fair Park ; Jackson & Peurner Rd.; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission = Free/Accepting Donations; 43rd Annual Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show. Demonstrations of Faceting & Cabochon Cutting and Wire Wrapping. Mineral, Gem & Fossil Dealers. Educational Programs for all ages. Exhibits of Minerals & Fossils.; contact Steven Streich, Steven's Rocks & Gifts, 134 E. Main Street, Marshall, WI 53559, 608-655-1011; e-mail: srockshop@gmail.com; Web site: www.StevensRockShop.com

9-11BUCKEYE, ARIZONA: Annual show; West Valley Rock & Mineral Club, Helzarockin' Rodeo Arena; 802 North 1st Street, Miller Road; Fri. 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is $3.00, Children under 12 are Free!; Helzarockin’ Gem & Mineral Annual Outdoor Show hosted by West Valley Rock and Mineral Club; Downtown Buckeye, Arizona at the Historic Rodeo Grounds, 802 North Miller Road, Fri. 9-4, Sat. 9-4, Sun. 9-4; Adults $3, kids under 12 free admission. Raw rock material for lapidary enthusiasts, gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, beads and cabochons for sale. Saturday there will be demonstrations and a raffle. Kids enjoy a free rock scavenging hunt daily. Snacks and beverages available. Contact Lara Serbin, 423 Monroe Ave, Buckeye Arizona 85326, cell 602-405-2926, email: lara@serbinstudio.com, website: http://www.westvalleyrockandmineralclub.com. ; contact Lara Serbin, 423 Monroe Ave, Buckeye, AZ 85326, (602) 405-2926; e-mail: lara@serbinstudio.com; Web site: http://www.westvalleyrockandmineralclub.com

9-11HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA: Annual show; Huntsville Gem & Mineral Society, Jaycee Community Center; 2180 Airport Rd.; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 12:00 pm-5:00 pm; Adults $3; The largest Gem, Jewelry, and Mineral Show in the region. Outstanding selection of dealers. Children's activities: Gem dig and flume. Food service. Ample FREE parking.; contact Lowell Zoller, 3027 Flint Mill Run, Hampton Cove,, AL 35763, (256) 534-8803; e-mail: Lzol@comcast.net; Web site: www.huntsvillegms.org

9-11KELSO, WASHINGTON: Mineral symposium; Fluorescent Mineral Society and the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Freinds of Mineralogy, Red Lion Hotel-Kelso, WA; 510 Kelso Drive; Fri. 6:00 pm-11:00 pm; Free admission to see the displays & the dealers.; The symposium theme is "Northeast US Minerals and Fluorescent Minerals". The speakers and their topics are: Jeff Post: (i) Highlights and Stories from the Smithsonian Gem and Mineral Collection. (ii) Fluorescence in Gemstones. Richard Bostwick: (i) Minerals and Mines of Franklin and Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey (ii) Franklin and Sterling Hill: The Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World Tom Moore: (i) Classic Mineral Localities of Southeastern Pennsylvania (ii) The Phoenixville and French Creek Localities, Chester County, Pennsylvania Albert Liebetrau: Exceptional Fluorescence of Common Minerals There will be 12 displays of non-fluorescent minerals and 20 displays of fluorescent minerals, "The most ever on the West Coast". Four main floor dealers and 15 room dealers. It is free to see all the displays and the dealers. There is a fee to attend the symposium.; contact Don Newsome, 16605 127th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98058, (425) 228-9988; e-mail: don@uvminerals.org; Web site: www.pnwfm.org

9-11SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 6151 H St; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults and Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. 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

9-11MOUNT IDA, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Fairgrounds; Fairgrounds Rd; Fri. 9 am-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is FREE; Annual Quartz, Quiltz and Craftz Festival. Inside and outside dealers. Held in conjunction with the Annual Amateur World Championship Quartz Crystal Digging Contest Hi Lynn, JohnBe the Crystal Guy here! Yes, we are having the show and Dig again this year. The hours at the Chamber are shortened during the winter, so there may not be anyone there to answer if you call. That is why I am giving you the heads up! We would like to get this listed online as soon as possible, so people can start making plans now.; 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

9-11HILLSBORO, OREGON: 35th Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Association, Washington County Fair Complex; 873 NE 34th Avenue; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $5, Children 12 and under free with paying adult; 40+ vendors of fossils, rocks, gems, minerals, tools, jewelry, beads and more. Kids corner with games & activities. 100 exhibits of fossils and finished lapidary arts to learn about diversity of rocks and minerals. Speaker presentations from authors of geology, fossils, and rock collecting. 10+ demonstrations in cutting precious stones, wire wrapping, cabochons, etc. Door prizes, win a bargains at the silent auction. ; contact L. Smith, PO Box 5401, Portland, OR 97228; e-mail: Portlandregional.Dealerchair@gmail.com; Web site: www.PortlandRegionalGemandMineral.com

9-11WARREN, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Michigan Mineralogical Society, Macomb Community College ; 14500 E. 12 Mile Rd, S. Campus Expo Center; Fri. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $8, Seniors +62 $5, Children ages 5-17 $4; The 71st Annual Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show, presents one of the largest collection of gems, minerals, & fossils in the Midwest. This year's theme: "A RAINBOW OF CRYSTALS". This family friendly and educational show features displays from internationally renowned universities, museums, and collections. This very exciting show is for the beginning collector to the experienced collectors. Over 60 dealers and vendors offer specimens, lapidary supplies, jewelry, collecting supplies, & printed materials. Lectures and demonstrations take place throughout the weekend. Please check www.michmin.org after April 2015, for updated show information including new author book signings, new university listings, and other exciting events that will take place. School tour information can be obtained at joodiddy13@yahoo.com Vendor information can be obtained at mydirtypawdog@yahoo.com ; contact Patricia Graves-Wesolosky, 1151 Yule Rd, Leonard, MI 48367; e-mail: mmsgeograves@hotmail.com; Web site: www.michmin.org

9-11MOAB, UTAH: Annual show; Moab Points and Pebbles Club, Old Spanish Trail Arena; 3641 S Hwy 191, 5 miles S. of Moab; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; Show has dealers, displays, spin table, door prizes and more. Field Trips leave the arena 9 a.m. Sat.-- Yellow Cat area for Yellow Cat Redwood limb casts, agate petrified wood etc. Sun. Dubinky Well area. purple Dubinky agate etc. No dogs allowed inside the arena please!; contact Jerry Hansen, PO Box 1459, Moab, UT 84532; e-mail: moabrockclub@live.com

9-11WARREN, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Michigan Mineralogical Society, Macomb Community College Expo Center; 14500 E. 12 Mile Rd, Expo Center; Bldg. P; Fri. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $8, Seniors +62: $5, Children 5-17 yrs. $4; The 71st Annual Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show, presents one of the largest collection of gems, minerals, & fossils in the Midwest. This family friendly and educational show features displays from internationally renowned universities, museums, and collections. This very exciting show is for the beginning collector to the experienced collectors. Over 60 dealers and vendors offer specimens, lapidary supplies, jewelry, collecting supplies, & printed materials. Lectures and demonstrations take place throughout the weekend. Please check www.michmin.org after March 2015, for updated show information including new author book signings, new university listings, and other exciting events that will take place. School tour information can be obtained at joodiddy13@yahoo.com Vendor information can be obtained at mydirtypawdog@yahoo.com ; contact Patricia Graves-Wesolosky, 1151 Yule Rd, Leonard, MI 48367, (586) 531-1680; e-mail: mmsgeograves@hotmail.com; Web site: www.michmin.org

10-11TOPEKA,, KANSAS: Annual show; Topeka Gem & Mineral Society, Inc., KS Expocentre AG Hall; 17th & Topeka Blvd.; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $5, Students $1 (13-17), Children under 13 free w/adult; Dealers, Demonstrators in wire wrap and silversmithing, 4-H Displays, silent auctions, lapidary supplies, grab bags, and door prizes. Web www.topekagemandmineral.org or contact M. Mowry rock2plate@aol.com 785-267-2849 Dealer inguiries welcome.; contact Millie Mowry, 1934 SW 30th St, Topeka, KS 66611-1917, (785) 267-2849; e-mail: rock2plate@aol.com; Web site: www.topekagemandmineral.org

10-11MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Marysville Rock and Gem Club, Totem Middle School ; 7th Street and State Avenue ; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free; Marysville Rock and Gem Club Presents The 41st Annual ROCKTOBERFEST 2015 Gem and Mineral Show The show will have rocks from all over the world. There’ll be dealers with rock rough, slabs, and polished cabs to gem quality faceting rough; minerals, fossils, tools, and lapidary equipment; jewelry, beads, gems and books. There will be demonstrators, jewelry artists, club displays, and youth games. Door prizes every half hour, silent auctions, raffle prizes and food service. Free admission, free parking. For more information, check us out on facebook: Marysville Rock and Gem Club ; contact Brian Murril, WA; e-mail: bmurril@aol.com

10-11WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Civic Park Community Center; 1371 Civic Drive; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $8, Children are Free; Get ready for THE FALL CONTRA COSTA CRYSTAL FAIR which includes a magical mix of crystals, minerals, beads, and jewelry. Whether it’s stone beads from Nepal, amethyst geodes from Madagascar, jade from China, or jewelry from northern California artisans –you’ll find it at the Crystal Fair at below market prices. You’ll also find an aura camera, tarot reader, sound healer, massage therapist, reiki master and many others – 30 booths in all. The exact location is the Civic Park Community Center at 1375 Civic Drive at Broadway in Walnut Creek. The hours are 10am to 6pm on Saturday, October 10; and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, AOctober 11. Admission is $8 (under 12 free). There is plenty of free parking and the downtown Walnut Creek BART station has a shuttle to Civic Park. For info: Jerry Tomlinson at (415) 383-7837. ; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

10-11SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Huachuca Mineral and Gem Club, Cochise College; 901 N. Colombo Ave; Sat. 9 am-5 am; Admission is Free; 41st Annual Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show. Free admission, free parking, handicapped accessible, child friendly. Vendors inside and outside. Largest selection of geodes around (reasonable prices and free cutting with purchase). Raw and finished stones, finished jewelry, jewelry-making supplies, beads, and lapidary supplies. Hourly raffles (proceeds go to scholarship/educational funds).; contact Maudie Bailey, 5036 S. San Carlos Avenue, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650, (520) 378-6291/(520) 249-1541; e-mail: gmbailey@msn.com; Web site: huachucamineralandgemclub.info

10-11WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Civic Park Community Center; 1371 Civic Drive; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $8, Children are Free; The Fall Contra Costa Crystal Fair in Walnut Creek hosts over 35 vendors -gems, minerals, crystals, gem & jewelry.; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 238-7564; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

11-11FALLBROOK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society, Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Museum; 123 W. Alvarado St.; Sun. 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Daily -; Free, Free, Free, Free; The Fallbrook Fall Festival of Gems and Minerals will be held on October 11, 2015, by the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society. The event will feature: gem, mineral, and fossil vendors; panning for minerals; geode cracking; gem identification; raffles; and more. Vendors will sell a variety of gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, and related items. The Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society Museum will be open (admission is always free) during the show. Food and drink will be available for purchase.The Fall Festival will take place on W. Alvarado Street (the street will be closed to traffic between Main and Pico Avenues) at Main Avenue, in downtown Fallbrook, California. ; contact Mishell Rose, 123 W. Alvarado St., Fallbrook, CA 92028, (760) 728-1130; e-mail: fgms@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.fgms.org

16-18FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Retail show; Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin, NC, Robert C. Carpenter Community Building; 1288 Georgia Road; Fri. 10 am-5 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 11 am-4 pm; Adults $2.00, Children under 12 free!; 25th Annual Leaf Lookers Gemboree featuring rough and cut gemstones, minerals, beads, supplies and demonstrations. Dealers from across the United States. Creating, repairing and setting done during the show. ; contact Linda Harbuck, 425 Porter Street, Franklin, NC 28734, (800) 336-7829; e-mail: lindah@franklin-chamber.com; Web site: www.visitfranklinnc.com

16-18COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0 - 11 are free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

16-18FORT WAYNE, INDIANA: Annual show; Three Rivers Gem & Mineral Society, Allen County Fairgrounds; 2726 Carroll Road; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Seniors $3.00, Students $1.00, Children 12 and under free; Attractions: gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry dealers, lapidary arts demonstrations, Viking Knit classes, exhibits, geode cracker, gem sluice, kid's games, door prizes, silent auction, fluorescence room, touch 'n feel table, mineral ID, speakers (Saturday.) ; contact Russell Greim, 7619 Co. Rd. 68, Spencerville, IN 46788, (260) 403-0450; e-mail: 3riversshow@gmail.com; Web site: http://members.tripod.com/3riversgem_mineral/

16-18VIRGINA BEACH , VIRGINIA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Virginia Beach Comvention Center; 1000 19th Street; Fri. 12 noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5.00, Military Free with ID, Children 16 and under Free; Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find • 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry • Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls • Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies • Books, carvings and gift items Displays and demonstrations by the two Gem & Mineral Societies in the area. Appraisals available on site; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

17-18SO. CHARLESTON,, WEST VIRGINIA: Annual show; Kanawha Rock & Gem Club & S, So. Charleston Community Center; 601 jefferson Rd ; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adulsts 3.50, Children under 12 free; A well selected group of dealers with gems, minerals, fossils & jewelry. plenty of free parking,& a kids corner & demos.; contact Mr. Franko, PO Box 252, Farmington, WV 26571, (304) 657 7089; e-mail: frankowirewrapping@gmail.com

17-18 CHICAGO HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS: Annual show; South Suburban Earth Science Club, Prairie State College; 202 S. Halsted St.; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free; 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 Peggy Keating-Bolm, 20 Charles Ct., Crete, IL 60417, (708) 822-0361; e-mail: peggyjanekb@comcast.net

17-18COTTAGE GROVE, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Minnesota Mineral Club, National Guard Training and Community Center; 8180 Belden Blvd.; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $2.00, Children $1.00; Exhibits - Dealers - Tailgate Sales - "Kids' Corner" - Programs - Demonstrations; contact phil gotsch, 8063 Hayes St. NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432, (763) 717-1641; e-mail: agatephil@earthlink.net; Web site: www.minnesotamineralclub.org

17-18LEWISTON, IDAHO: Annual show; Hells Canyon Gem Club, Nez Perce County Fair Bldg; 1229 Burrell Ave; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Students are Free, Children under 12 Free; Its our 49th Annual Gem & Mineral Show featuring kids activity, silent auction, door prizes, grand prizes, dealers and special exhibits of jade, local star garnets, agates, demonstrators.; contact Dan Cease, 1122 6th Street, Clarkston, WA 99403, (509) 254-1720; e-mail: rockmangem@q.com; Web site: hellscanyongemclub.com

17-18HERMISTON, OREGON: Natures Treasures Under Foot - Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Hatrockhounds Gem and Mineral Society, Hermiston Conference Center; Highway 395 South; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $3; contact Mike Filarski, (541) 571-2593; e-mail: stonemorlin1@netscape.net

23-25SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Sonoma County Fairgrounds; 1350 Bennett Valley Rd; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

24-25CANBY, OREGON: 50th Annual Rock and Gem Show; Clackamette Mineral and Gem club, Clackamas County Fairgrounds; 694 NE 4th Avenue; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; Kid’s corner, silent auction, magazine and 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

24-25BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON: Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show; Bellevue Rock Club, Vasa Park; 3560 West Lake Sammamish Blvd SE; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; contact Bruce Himko, PO Box 1851, Bellevue, WA 98009, (425) 957-1284

24-25LOS ALTOS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Peninsula Gem and Geology Society, Los Altos Youth Center; One No. San Antonio; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission $4.00, Children $2.00; contact Steve Jobe, (408) 834-5384; e-mail: steve_jobe@sbcglobal.net; Web site: http://pggs.org/

October 2015-November 2015

30-1BOISE, IDAHO: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Expo Idaho; 5610 Glenwood; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. 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

31-1PLANT CITY, FLORIDA: Annual show; Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club, Strawberry Festival Expo ; 2301 W. Oak Ave.; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults + Seniors $5.00, Students $4.00, Children Under 12 are Free! ; Great for all ages! There will be over 40 vendors selling rough material, slabs, mineral specimens and finished jewelry. Club members will host tables with handcrafted jewelry and lapidary items for sale. See live demonstrations; enjoy our silent auctions; explore the touch table and sluice; and win door prizes throughout the day. For discount coupon visit our web site at www.tampabayrockclub.com ; contact Norma Jackson, 6036 Golf & Sea Blvd., Apollo Beach, FL 33572, (813) 641-7897; e-mail: jjnj6036@verizon.net; Web site: www.TampaBayRockClub.com

31-1OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Show and sale; Oklahoma Mineral & Gem Society, Oklahoma State Fair Park; 3001 General Pershing Boulevard; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $6.00; contact Dale Moore, 12352 Spring Cir, Guthrie, OK 73044, (405) 834-0765; e-mail: HALFFULL101-ROCKNGEM@YAHOO.COM; Web site: HTTP://OMGS-MINERALS.ORG

November 2015

6-7HURRICANE , UTAH: Annual show; Southern Utah Rock and Gem Show, Washington County Regional Park ; 5500 West 700 South; Fri. 10 am-7 pm, Sat. 10 am-7 pm; Admission is FREE ; 2nd Annual Show with Door prizes, Silent Auction, Dealers, Demonstrations, Fluorescent Display, Rock Sales, Rocks in rough, Minerals, Fossils, Crystals, Petrified Wood, Slabs, Cabs, Jewelry, Beads, and much more. ; contact Eric Funk, PO Box 537, Ferron, UT 84523, (435) 609-0136; e-mail: eric_funk@yahoo.com

6-8EUGENE, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Lane County Events Center; 796 W 13th Ave; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0 - 11 Free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. 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

7-8EXTON, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Tuscarora Lapidary Society, Church Farm School; 1001 East Lincoln Highway; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm ; Admission $10, Children $1; 2015 is the 46th year that Tuscarora Lapidary Society has hosted its annual fine gem, jewelry & mineral show Gemarama. Saturday, November 7, 2015, 10am – 6pm & Sunday, November 8, 2015 10am – 5pm. CFS, Church Farm School, 1001 E. Lincoln Highway, Exton, PA 19341. Admission is $7 for adults, $1 for children under 12 years of age; two-day adult tickets are $10. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in uniform and accompanied by an adult Scoutmaster are admitted free. In addition to vendors you would expect at any gem show, a third of the show houses over 30 instructional and competitive cases & a large lapidary arts demonstration area where visitors can see live the cutting of stones, jewelry making, beading, chain making, wirewrapping, & other arts and sciences associated with lapidary. More information and discount tickets are available at www.lapidary.org.; contact Lisa Roman, 24 Upland Road, Brookhaven , PA 19015, (610) 490-5252; e-mail: TLS.gemarama.publicity@gmail.com; Web site: www.lapidary.org

13-15PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Washington State Fair Events Center; 110 9th Ave SW; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

13-15SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; LLD Productions, with Martin Zinn Expositions, Holiday Inn-Orange County Airport; 2726 S. Grand Ave.; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free!; 75 local and national dealers offer a variety of fine minerals, fossils, meteorites, gems, beads, jewelry, and decorator items. A friendly show in a lovely setting, with excellent food available.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.mzexpos.com/west_coast_fall.html

14-15NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Wholesale and retail show; New York Mineralogical Club, Holiday Inn Midtown Manhattan; 440 West 57th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues; Sat. 10:00 am-06:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-05:00 pm; Adults $6:00, Children under 12 free with adult; Show and Sale of Minerals, Gems, Jewelry, Crystals, Fossils, Beads, and exciting and unusual gift items for the experienced collector and the novice. Lectures, Door Prizes, Kids Events, Exhibits... Top Dealers Hotel Parking and Restaurant on Premises............ Handicap Accessible; contact Tony Nikischer, Excalibur Mineral Corp., 1885 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22901, (434) 964-0875; e-mail: info@excaliburmineral.com; Web site: www.excaliburmineral.com

20-22PORTLAND, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Oregon Convention Center; 777 NE MLK Jr Blvd; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. 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

21-22PAYSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Payson Rimstones Rock Club, Payson High School, Longhorn Gymnasium; Corner of W.Longhorn Rd and S.McLane Rd; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $2.00, Children under 12 free!; Payson Rimstones Annual Gem & Mineral Show Public Service Announcement - 2015 The Payson Rimstones Rock Club from Payson AZ, will be having their 18th Annual Gem & Mineral Show November 21st & 22nd at the Payson High School, Longhorn Gymnasium in Payson, AZ. Parking is located in the school parking lot near the corner of West Longhorn Road and South McLane Road. Admission is $2.00 for adults, Children under 12 are free. Saturday hours are: 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday hours are: 10 am to 4 pm. Gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary equipment, jewelry and jewelry findings, slabs or rough material plus gold prospecting equipment and displays will be available from our vendors. The club sponsors an education center for the children and adults with a geologist to answer questions, a Spinning Wheel (where everyone wins a rock!), a magnificent fluorescent mineral display, with beading and sandstone painting as well. A silent auction area for those persons interested in obtaining beautiful minerals and rocks is available too! All our proceeds go toward supporting scholarships for graduating Payson High School students and students who are residents of Northern Gila County attending a college of their choice, as well as books and educational materials for the local elementary schools and public libraries. The Payson Rimstones Rock Club, INC is a 501 © (3) non-profit gem & mineral club setting aside funding for the higher and/or better education of our local children and adults. If anyone has any questions they can call Margaret Jones at 928-970-0857. Thank you, Margaret Jones Show Chair, 2015 Payson Rimstones Rock Club, Inc. 928-970-0857 paysonrimstoneshow@gmail.com or margieaberry@gmail.com ; contact Margaret Jones, P O Box 884, Pine, AZ 85544, (928) 970-0857; e-mail: margieaberry@gmail.com

21-22PAYSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Payson Rimstones Rock Blub, Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center; HWY 87 Mile Post 251; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission $2.00, Children < 12 Free; Payson Rimstones Rock Club will be having their 18th Annual Show. Gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary equipment, jewelry and findings, slabs, rough, plus gold prospecting equipment and displays will be available from the vendors. The club sponsors an Education Corner where they have a Spinning Wheel (where everyone wins a beautiful rock!), a magnificent fluorescent display, a beading area and sandstone painting. We also sponsor a Silent Auction area with wonderful display pieces and mineral specimens. The Payson Rimstones Rock Club is a 501 c (3) non- profit club: all proceeds benefit the youth in our area: scholarships for the high school and college students, educational materials for the schools and libraries. ; contact Margaret Jones, Box 884, Pine, AZ 85544, (928) 970-0857; e-mail: margieaberry@gmail.com

21-22APPLE VALLEY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Victor Valley Gem and Mineral Club, Victor Valley Museum; 11873 Apple Valley Rd X Bear Valley Rd.; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-3:00 pm; Admission is Free; contact Cyndy Mandell, 14625 Cashew St., Hesperia, CA 92345, (760) 508-1080; e-mail: cynmandell@me.com; Web site: vvgmc.org

21-22WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center East; 9067 Southern Blvd., zip code 33411; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $9, Seniors $9, Students (Over 12) $9 , Children under 12 free; Always held the weekend before Thanksgiving 49th annual gem, mineral, jewelry, bead and fossil show. 2 day admission $12. Visit website for $2 off coupon. Free Parking, door prizes, hourly prize drawings, Scholarship fund raffle, over 80 dealers, Fossil Dig, Gem Mining, Geode Cracking, Displays, Demonstrations, Speakers.; contact Jeff Slutzky, (561) 585-2080; e-mail: show@gemandmineral.cc; Web site: www.gemandmineral.cc

21-22LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Mid-Atlantic Gem and Mineral Association, Lebanon PA County Fairgrounds and Expo; 80 Rocherty Road; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Children are Free; The Gem Miner's Holiday Show is an annual gathering of the finest vendors of gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, gift and craft items. Hourly doorprize drawings and a Grand Prize drawing. Free and handicapped parking. Discount admission coupon on website.; contact Teresa Schwab, PO Box 15513, Chevy Chase, MD 20825, (301) 807-9745; e-mail: beadware@rcn.com; Web site: www.gem-show.com

21-22MESQUITE, TEXAS: Annual show; Dallas Gem & Mineral Society, Mesquite Rodeo Center Exhibit Hall; 1800 Rodeo Drive; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is $8, Children 3 and under are Free; Adults: $8.00 12 & under: $3.00 3 & under: FREE! Family of 4 or more: $20.00 Scouts & Leaders in uniform FREE! Rocks/Mineral Specimens Polished/Faceted Gems Fossils Lapidary Equipment Jewelry Supplies Games & Demonstrations Fluorescent Display Prizes & Silent Auction ; contact Darrell Harrison, P O Box 742033, Dallas, TX 75374-2033, (214) 454-0945; e-mail: bravo1bravo@sbcglobal.net; Web site: http://www.dallasgemandmineral.org/

21-22PAYSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Payson Rimstones Rock Club, Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center; Hwy 87 at Mile Marker 251; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; $2.00, < 12 free; This is the Club's 18th Annual Show. The club is a 501 c (3) non profit; all proceeds from the show benefit education and materials in our local libraries and schools as well as providing scholarships for the local high school graduating seniors and college students. We have an outstanding silent auction and an excellent education area for adults and children where one can use the amazing spinning wheel and win a beautiful rock (every time!) and seek expertise from a college professor and/or a geologist, and a fantastic fluorescent display. Children and adults can also do sandstone painting on fabulous pieces of colorful sandstone or do beading at no charge. An outstanding selection of materials for sale and on display by our wonderful vendors will include fossils, gems, minerals, slabs, rough materials, lapidary equipment, specimen minerals and rocks, gold prospecting displays and equipment, jewelry and findings, books and more!; contact Margaret Jones, P O Box 884, Pine, AZ 85544, (928) 970-0857; e-mail: margieaberry@gmail.com

28-29SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Pacific Crystal Guild, Hall of Flowers; 9th Avenue & Lincoln Blvd; Sat. 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $8, Children are Free; The Golden Gate Crystal Fair is at a great new location in November 2015. The San Francisco County Fair Building (also called the Hall of Flowers at 9th Avenue $ Lincoln Blvd. (just inside Golden Gate Park) has been used for gem shows for over 30 years. We are looking forward to it. Go to www.crystalfair.com for details.; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 238-7564; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

28-30MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Monterey County Fairgrounds; 2004 Fairground Rd; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm, Mon. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

December 2015

4-6SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Earl Warren Showgrounds; 3400 Calle Real; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. 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

4-6EL PASO, TEXAS: Annual show; El Paso Mineral & Gem Society, El Maida Auditorium; 6331 Alabama; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; What will be there: Gems, Fossils, Minerals, Beads, Jewelry, Tools, Books, Equipment, Geode Cutting, Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Raffle, and Demonstrations. ; contact Jeannette Carrillo, 4100 Alameda Ave, El Paso, TX 79905, (877) 533-7153; e-mail: gemcenter@aol.com

4-6MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA: Annual show; Montgomery Gem & Mineral Society, Garrett Coliseum; 1555 Federal Drive; Fri. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $2.00, Students and Children are Free!; Free Parking. Free door prize ticket with each paid adult admission. 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; Web site: http://www.montgomerygemandmineralsociety.com/#!annual-gem-show

5-6BARSTOW, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; High Desert Gem & Mineral Society, Cora Harper Fitness Center; 841 Barstow Rd; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; 41st Annual Show. Free admission. Lapidary arts & crafts, 40+ Displays with special Petrified Wood exhibit by Walt Wright. Silent Auctions both days & Raffle. Dealers with gem, mineral, lapidary rough, beads, unique jewelry & gifts. Demonstrations, lapidary instruction. Grab bags & Wheel of Fortune for the young. Proceeds go to our local scholarship. Barstow is home to Diamond Pacific. Cora Harper Center is north of I-15 on Barstow Road.; contact Danny Watts, P.O. Box 138, Barstow, CA 92312, (760) 373-1309; e-mail:

5-6EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: Winter Bazaar; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club, Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse; 8802 196th St; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; vendors welcome; contact Mike Collins, PO Box 5657, Lynnwood, WA, (206) 714-6861

11-13NORCROSS,, GEORGIA: Annual show; Mammoth Rock Shows LLc., Norcross, Georgia; North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults + Seniors $5., Students + Children under 16 are Free!; 22nd Year of the Largest Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Jewelry show in GA - 50 of the best dealers East of the Mississippi in one location. *Very high quality specimens of minerals & fossils for hobbyists, collectors and museums in all price ranges.. *Rough rock, gold and silver findings, tools and lapidary equipment for the hobbyists. * Metaphysical dealers and Geode Crackers *Beads, both finished and in do-it-yourself strands. *Distinctive and unusual jewelry creations plus all types of precious stones loose and mounted. *On the premises jewelry repairs. * $20. Gift Certificates awarded every hour by drawing * Grand door Prize awarded on the last day of show. One admission fee covers all three days. & Free parking; contact Richard Hightower, 78 Emerald Hill, Franklin, NC 28734, (800) 720-9624; e-mail: staff@mammothrock.com; Web site: www.mammothrock.com; contact Richard Hightower, 78 Emerald Hill, Franklin, NC 28734, (800) 720-9624; e-mail: staff@mammothrock.com; Web site: www.mammothrock.com

11-13COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. 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

11-13NORCROSS, GA 30093, GEORGIA: Annual show; Mammoth Rock Shows LLC, North Atlanta Trade Center; 1700 Jeurgens Court; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm; Admission is $4, Children under 16 Free!; 22nd Year of the Largest Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Jewelry show in GA 50 of the best dealers East of the Mississippi in one location. *Very high quality specimens of minerals & fossils for hobbyists, collectors and museums in all price ranges.. *Rough rock, gold and silver findings, tools and lapidary equipment for the hobbyists. * Metaphysical dealers and Geode Crackers *Beads, both finished and in do-it-yourself strands. *Distinctive and unusual jewelry creations plus all types of precious stones loose and mounted. *On the premises jewelry repairs. $20. Gift Certificates awarded every hour by drawing Grand door Prize awarded on the last day of show. One admission fee covers all three days. & Free parking; contact Richard Hightower, 78 Emerald Hill, Franklin, NC 28734, (800) 720-9624; e-mail: staff@mammothrock.com; Web site: mammothrock.com

18-20SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino del Rio S; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. 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

April 2016

1-3INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Indiana State Fairgrounds - Agriculture/Horticulture Buiding; 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 $5.00 (Good all 3 days), Children under age 16 Free; 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, (650) 384-6047; e-mail: vawimmer@verizon.net; Web site: www.toteshows.com

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

May 2016

27-29SALEM, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Salem Civiv 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), 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

September 2016

10-18DENVER, COLORADO: Annual show; Eons expos, LLLP, Denver Coliseum; 4600 Humboldt Street; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm, Mon. 10 am-6 pm, Tue. 10 am-6 pm; Admission is Free!; Come see 280 dealers on both levels of the Denver Coliseum plus in 120 tent spaces outside. It's all here: fine minerals, fossils, meteorites, gems, artisan jewelry, gold, silver, lapidary, beads and rough — split evenly between wholesale and retail. Running from Sept 10 - 18, this is Denver's only weekend-to-weekend show and attracts 19,000 visitors of those nine days. With 2,200 tables covered with earth treasures and free parking for 1,500 cars on the 33 acre complex, this is America's largest mineral, fossil, and gem show. The low booth fee and aggressive advertising ensures that the show continues to grow 20% a year. Peruse the dinosaurs on display. Ogle museum-quality sculptures in sold blocks of clear quartz. Take home a piece of the Moon. Select specimens found in only one place on Earth, being offered by the mine owner herself. Prices range from just $1 to $1 million. Free Parking and Admission!; contact Heather Grana, 235 First Avenue, Keyport, NJ 07735, (973) 903-3256; e-mail: Heather@EonsExpos.com; Web site: http://ColiseumShow.com

September 2016-October 2016

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

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

May 2017

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

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