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March 2017

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

3-5RICHMOND, INDIANA: Annual show; Eastern Indiana Gem & Geological Society, Wayne Co. Fairgrounds; 861 N. Salisbury Rd. ; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; Adults $5, Seniors $3, Students ages 7-18 $1, Children under 7 free; Jewelry, minerals, crystals, fossils, displays, dealers, raffle, children's activities, silent auction.; contact Judy Burton, 912 Kent Ln., Troy, OH 45373, (937)-339-1966; e-mail: jleeburton@woh.rr.com; Web site: eiggs.weebly.com

3-5DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); 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

3-5ST. PETERSBRG, FLORIDA: Annual show; Suncoast Gem and Mineral Society, Minnreg Hall; 6340 126th Ave. N.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $5, Students $4, Free Admission for children; 47th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show and Sale to benefit the Suncoast Gem and Mineral Society. Finished and un-finished gems are available for sale from professional dealers and SGAMS. Also jewelry, beads, minerals, equipment and tools will be for sale. Other highlights include a grand drawing for a variety of jewelry, silent auctions through out the days, displays of members craft work in all areas, grab bags, magazines for sale and a gem mining area. Vendor refreshments are available. ; contact Bill Schmidt, P.O. Box 13254, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3254, (727)-657-0998; e-mail: SGAMSgemshow@gmail.com; Web site: www.SGAMS.com

3-5RICHMOND, INDIANA: Annual show; Eastern Indiana Gem & Geological Society, Wayne Co Fairgrounds; 861 N. Salisbury Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; Adults $5, Seniors $3, Students $1.00, Children under 7 free; Jewelry, minerals, fossils, displays, children's activities, silent auction Food available, special displays from Earham Collage.; contact John LaMont, 1271 Fairfield Ave, Brookville, IN 47012, (765)-647-4894 / (937)-339-1966; e-mail: MIdwestchar@peoplepc.com

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

4-5BIG SPRING, TEXAS: Show and sale; Big Spring Prospectors Club, Howard County fair Barn; Rodeo Grounds; Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; Exhibits, door prizes, silent auction, spinning wheel, grand prize ,dealers , featuring rough rock, finished jewelry, findings, beads, fossils and minerals.; contact Lola Lamb, 2200 Cecilia St, Big Spring, TX 79720, (432)-528-7323; e-mail: lolabellelamb@yahoo.com

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

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

4-5CALDWELL, IDAHO: Annual show; Owhyee Gem & Mineral Socity, O'Conner Field House; 2200 Blaine; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4, Children 11 and under free; 63rd Annual Rock and Gem Show. We will have: Dealers, demonstrators, door prizes every half hour, grand prize, show cases, black light display, silent auction, wheel of gems, sand dig, grab bags. ; contact Darell Ehlers, (208)-674-1213; e-mail: ddehlers@fmtc.com; Web site: Owyheerocks.com

4-5VENTURA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Ventura Gem & Mineral Society, Ventura County Fairgrounds; 10 W. Harbor Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Exhibits of minerals, fossils & lapidary arts; on-going demos of lapidary arts & jewelry making; raffle & silent auctions; a "Country Store" white elephant sale & plant sale; kids' activities. A Southern California tradition for 55 years!; contact Terry Wilson, P.O. Box 1573, Ventura, CA 93002, (805)-312-8467; e-mail: info@vgms.org; Web site: www.vgms.org

4-5APPLETON, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Weis Earth Science Museum, The Grand Meridian; 2621 N Oneida St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $2, Children 12 and under free; Continuous silent auction, demonstrations, displays, dealers, kids' activities; contact Joanne Kluessendorf, 1478 Midway Rd., Menasha, WI 54952, (920)-832-2925; e-mail: joanne.kluessendorf@uwc.edu; Web site: www.weismuseum.org

4-5LEMOORE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Lemoore Gem and Mineral Club, Lemoore Trinity Hall; 470 Champion St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Gems and Minerals from around the world, fossils, jewelry , beads, lapidary supplies, and lapidary rough material.Door prizes and kids activities; contact Christopher Wertinberger, P.O. Box 443, Lemoore , CA 93245, (559)-309-3433; e-mail: kim-morrell@hotmail.com

4-5LEMOORE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Lemoore Gem and Mineral Club, Lemoore Trinity Hall; 470 Champion St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Gems and Minerals from around the world, fossils, jewelry , beads, lapidary supplies, and lapidary rough material. Door prizes, kids activities.; contact Christopher Wertinberger, P.O. Box 443, Lemoore , CA 93245, (559)-309-3433; e-mail: kim-morrell@hotmail.com

4-5ROBSTOWN , TEXAS: Annual show; Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society, Richard M Borchard Regional Fairgrounds; 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd, Exhibit Hall A; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10:00-5:00; Admission $5 - good for both days, Children free 12 and under; Vendors of gems. fossils, jewelry, minerals, kids wheel, silent auction, touch table, educational displays and more. Scouts & leaders in uniform free. Free parking and wheel chair use. Hourly door prizes for adults and kids. This event funds our summer Kids Rock Camp and our scholarship fund.; contact Linda Simpson, 1302 Annapolis DR, Corpus Christi, TX 78415, (361)-877-5820; e-mail: rockcamp_speaker@outlook.com; Web site: www.gcgms.org

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

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

10-12PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Alameda County Fairgrounds; 4501 Pleasanton Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); 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

10-12HILLSBORO, OREGON: 59th Annual Rock & Mineral Show; Tualatin Valley Gem Club, Washington County Fairplex; On Cornell Road Across from Hillsboro Airport; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; $1 Admission, Children 12 and under free; Rocks & minerals, gems & jewelry, fossils & beads, dealers & supplies, door prizes, silent auction, demonstrations, exhibits, kid’s corner fun! ; contact Rose Jackson, PO Box 641, Forest Grove, OR 97116; e-mail: info@tvrgc.org; Web site: www.tvrgc.org

10-12VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Victor Valley Gem and Mineral Club, Victorville; Stoddard Wells Road; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Event is an outdoor/drycamping venue in Mojave desert beneath the Verde Antique Marble Quarry atop Stoddard Mtns.; contact Brett Ward, 15555 Main St., #D4, Hesperia, CA 92345, (760)-948-1232; e-mail: bretts88@verizon.net; Web site: www.vvgmc.org

10-12AUGUSTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Aiken and Augusta, Julian Smith Casino; 2200 Broad Street; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Admission $3, Children under 12 free ; Vendors that offer a wide variety of jewelry, rare fossils and mineral specimens, gems of all colors shapes & sizes, lapidary and much more. Member show cases, lapidary demonstrations, educational resources, grab bags, treasure dig, geode sales & cutting, mineral panning, hourly Door Prizes and a Grand Prize that will be awarded at the end of the show on Sunday. ; contact Richard McNutt, (706)-650-8280

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

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

11-12KALISPELL, MONTANA: Annual show; NW Montana RockChucks, Northwest Montana Fairgrounds; 265 North Meridian Road; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-5; Admission $1; Our rock show features a wide variety of items from our vendors; demonstrations and displays by our club members and the local gold prospectors group; silent auctions featuring items from local rockhounds, fossil collectors, and flint knappers. Our kids' corner is one of the most popular attractions giving children an opportunity to hunt for gems and play games for mineral and rock prizes ; contact Lloyd Fager, (608)-436-0780; e-mail: oldgrayelf@sbcglobal.net

11-12WEST BEND, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Kettle Moraine Geological Society, Washington County Fair Park & Convention Center; 3000 Hwy. PV,; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $3, Children under 12 Free; Come and see geological and Earth science displays, demonstrations, fossils, and Native American artifacts. Visit our fluorescent rock and mineral displays. Listen and learn about rocks and minerals from our KMGS members. There are club sales and dealers. Fun and activities for the entire family. ; contact Richard Rosenberger, 245 Meadowside Court, Pewaukee, WI 53072, (262)-691-3130; e-mail: kmgsrocks60@gmail.com; Web site: kmgsrocks.com

11-12TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Turlock Gem Show, Stanislaus Fairgrounds; 900 N. Broadway; Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission: $6, Children under 12 free with paid adult; 51st Annual Rock, Mineral & Jewelry Show! Family event: Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Jewelry, Beads, Fluorescents and more! Learn to make beautiful jewelry out of natural rocks and gemstones from our demonstrators. Children's Activities including making your own bracelet, and carving soapstone. We also have a Newly Expanded HUGE fluorescent display room. There are dealers selling rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads & supplies. We have much, much more... We would love to have you visit our show! See our website for more info and pictures! ; contact Bud & Terry McMillin, (209)-524-3494; e-mail: bud.mcmillin.b7yj@statefarm.com; Web site: www.turlockgemshow.com

11-12SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Annual show; Southwest Gem and Mineral Society, San Antonio Event Center; 8111 Meadow Leaf Dr. ; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors $3, Students $2, Children $1; Fiesta of Gems-56th Annual Show:Minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, silent auction, demonstrations, gold panning, lapidary instruction, fun for the entire family. ; contact ROBERT BOWIE, TX, (830)-387-1766; e-mail: krbotx@gvtc.com; Web site: swgemandmineral.org

11-12KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON: Annual show; Rock and Arrowhead Club, Klamath County Fairgrounds; 3531 South 6th Street; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9:30-4; $2 donation; contact Marv Stump, POB 1803, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, (541)-882-8341

11-12MACOMB, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Geode land Earth Science Clubs, Inc., WIU Student Union Ballroom; Murray Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; contact Ed Wagner, 9872 E. 1950 North, Bloomington, IL 61704, (309)-838-7782; e-mail: loesseditor@gmail.com; Web site: Geodeland.com

11-12SPRECKELS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Salinas Valley Rock and Gem, Spreckels Vets Hall; 5th and Llano Streets; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $2, Children free; Fun for the family, silent auction, snack bar, demonstrations, wheel of rocks, vendors, displays, hourly drawings, flourescent display.; contact Gary Beck, (831)-901-9845; e-mail: garybeckpca@yahoo.com; Web site: salinasrockandgem.pagecloud.com

17-18COLVILLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Panorama Gem and Mineral Club, Colville Ag and Trade Center; Colville Fair Grounds, 317 West Astor; Fri. 8:30-6, Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; contact Bill Allen, (509)-935-8779; e-mail: sagostore2@charter.net

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

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

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

17-19RENO, NEVADA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Reno Sparks Livestock Events Center; 1350 N Wells Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); 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

17-19RICHMOND, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Richmond Raceway Complex; 600 N Laburnum Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission: $5, Students 16 and under free; Vendors from across the US bring a variety of merchandise, including jewelry of all types, gemstones, beads, crystals, minerals, and fossils. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs on site will be present. The Richmond Gem and Mineral Society will be present with displays of Virginia rocks and minerals and of dinosaur bones.; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.com

17-19ARDEN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; M.A.G.M.A., Camp Stephens; 263 Clayton Rd. ; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; 6th Bi-Annual Mountain Area Gem and Mineral Association Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show! Numerous indoor outdoor vendors specializing in gems, minerals, fossils, meteorites and artifacts from North Carolina and around the world. The kitchen will be serving a variety of great food. Rain or shine. ; contact Richard Jacquot, PO Box 542, Leicester, NC 28748, (828)-779-4501; e-mail: rick@wncrocks.com; Web site: www.americanrockhound.com

17-19SPANISH FORK, UTAH: Annual show; Timpanogos Gem and Mineral Society, Spanish Fork Fairgrounds; 475 South Main Street; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; free; Each attendee receives a free polished rock of their choice. The show consists of dealers, display cases, a Wheel of fortune booth, a rock sale booth, a junior booth screening sand for topaz, a grab bag booth (the face of one rock is polished for each bag sold), a rock and bone touch table, a raffle every 1/2 hour, demonstration booths, a membership booth, a concession booth to purchase food, and of course Mr. Bones walking around as a dinosaur; contact Karl Powell, (801)-766-8705; e-mail: karllp@hotmail.com

17-19JACKSON, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Michigan Gem and Mineral Society, American One Event Center - Jackson County Fairgrounds; 200 W. Ganson; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $3, Seniors $2, Students $1; Special Activites for the Kids! This is a family affair. Lots of Dealers, Demonstrators, Silent Auction, Raffle and fun things to see.; contact Sally Hoskin, 10990 Phal Rd, Grass Lake, MI 49240, (517)-522-3396; e-mail: saltoosal2@yahoo.com; Web site: www.mgmsrockclub.com

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

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

18-19DOTHAN , ALABAMA: Annual show; Dothan Gem and Mineral Club, Houston County Farm Center; 1701 East Cottonwood Road; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; The show is the place to find minerals, gems, fossils, lapidary rough, beads and handcrafted items, such as, jewelry and knapped knives. This is a family friendly event, which includes hourly door prizes and a silent auction. ; contact Jeff DeRoche, 121 W. Crawford St, Dothan, AL 36301, (334)-673-3554; e-mail: arlambert@comcast.net; Web site: Wiregrassrockhounds.com

18-19COTTONWOOD, ARIZONA: Annual show; CKM Productions, LLC., Mingus Union High School; 1801 East Fir Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $3, Children under 12 free; Our planet has many amazing treasures that are hidden, in many cases, just beneath our feet. Almost every country in the world has been able to unearth unique specimens specific to their locale, and the earth’s bounty from much of the world will be on display and available for sale at the show. Vendors from across the region will be offering unique and interesting mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, findings, beads, fossils, and cutting material at competitive prices. Many of our artisans have created original jewelry designs, and our gem and mineral vendors will have specimens on display in both the rough and cut-and-polished states. ; contact Greg Capatch; e-mail: gregcapatch@yahoo.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/CKMProductionsLLC/

24-25ADA, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Ada Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Club, Agriplex; 1710 North Broadway; Fri. 8-6, Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; There is no other show like this in the Ada area. There will be demonstrations of earth science related hobbies, and will include flint knapping, rock polishing and wire wrapping polished stones. Children will enjoy the show's wheel of fortune and fossil dig, where there is an opportunity to find, identify and keep the fossils they find. A small participation fee applies. The fluorescent display is always interesting. ; contact Bobby Freeman, 1111 East Central Blvd, Ada, OK 74820, (580)-235-5946; e-mail: bobby.freeman@chickasaw.net

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

24-26HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Catawba Valley Gem and Mineral Club, HIckory Metro Convention Center; 1960 13th Ave Dr SE; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Children free; Catawba Valley Gem and Mineral Club Show. Hourly and grand door prizes, 20+ vendors with gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry; Theme- “Meteorites + Dinosaurs=Extinction?”; Programs for school groups, children, and adults; Displays of meteorites, dinosaur bones, Guinness Record sapphire, 112 lb. ruby corundum, educational displays, mini-mine, faceting, cabochoning, specimen identification by geologists. ; contact Warren Hollar, 781 River Hills Court, Taylorsville, NC 28681, (828)-446-5400; e-mail: whollar@charter.net; Web site: www.cvgmc.com/

24-26SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, South Towne Expo Center; 9575 S State St; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 1-5; Admission: $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); 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

24-26HAMPTON, VIRGINIA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Hampton Roads Convention Center; 1610 Coliseum Dr.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Students 16 and under free; Vendors from across the US bring a variety of merchandise, including jewelry of all types, gemstones, beads, crystals, minerals, and fossils. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs on site will be present. There will be displays of rocks and minerals and demonstrations of lapidary arts, as well as geode-cutting, by the Peninsula gem & mineral society.; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.com

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

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

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

25-26ANTHEM, ARIZONA: Annual show; Daisy Mountain Rock and Mineral Club, Boulder Creek High School; 40404 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Adults $3, Students/Seniors $2, Children under 12 free; Kids Corner, fluorescent display, fossils, minerals Jewelry, beads wire wrapping, geodes, raffles; contact Ed Winbourne, 1717 west Medinah Ct, Anthem, AZ 85086, (978)-460-1528; e-mail: ewinbourne@gmail.com; Web site: Daisy Mountain rock and Mineral Club.org

25-26LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Blue Grass Gem & Mineral Club, Clarion Hotel; 1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 11-5; Admission $2, Children $1; Lexington Rock Gem and Jewelry Show. Show includes minerals, jewelry, equipment dealers, exhibits, guest speaker, KY Agate, fluorescent display, prizes, and auctions.; contact Allen Ferrell, (859)-277-2469; e-mail: kyrock2010kentucky@yahoo.com; Web site: www.bggamc.homestead.com

25-26CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA: Annual show; Cedar Valley Rocks & Mineral Society, Hawkeye Downs; 4400 6th St. SW; Sat. 8:30-6; Adults $3, Students $1.00 (12-18), Children free; Vendors,displays,demonstrations. Emphasis on Iowa quartz. Educational programs both days. Food on site. Lots of children's activities and excellent opportunities for home schoolers. Raffles and door prizes. Bone dig, pebble pit and gem sluice,geode cracking.; contact Marv Houg, Cedar Rapids, IA, (319)-364-2868; e-mail: M_Houg@yahoo.com; Web site: Www.cedarvalleyrockclub.org

25-26WYSOX, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club, Inc., Wysox Vol. Fire Co. Social Hall; 111 Lake Road; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Students $1, Children under 8 free; Museum displays, kids activities, dealers selling minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry. Outstanding FLUORESCENT program. ; contact Bob McGuire, (570)-928-9238; e-mail: uvbob@epix.net; Web site: www.chehannarocks.com

25-26PLYMOUTH MEETING, PENNSYLVANIA: Show and sale; Philadelphia Mineralogical Society & Delaware Valley Paleontological Society , Lu Lu Temple; 5140 Butler Pike; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Children $1 under 12; Fossils, Minerals, Gems, Speakers, and Exhibits! Learning activities include a Fossil Dig and a Kid's Mineral Corner. Also- Scouting Merit Badge Information available. Food and Door Prizes throughout both days.; contact Douglas Klieger, 26 Cabot Ct., Chesterbrook 19087, (610)-644-2492; e-mail: dklieger@verizon.net; Web site: www.philamineralsociety.org

25-26WHEATON, ILLINOIS: Annual show; ESCONI, DuPage County Fairgrounds; 2015 Manchester Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; The show will feature gem, jewelry, fossil & mineral dealers, live & silent auctions, craft demonstrations, book sales, kid's corner and geode cracking. Children under the age of 16 can receive a free geode at the geode booth!; contact Jeff Lord, (224)-231-7301; e-mail: jlord83@yahoo.com; Web site: esconi.org

25-26CHAMBERSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Franklin County Rock and Mineral Club, Hamilton Heights Elementary School; 1589 Johnson Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children under 12 free; Jewelry, gemstones, minerals, fossils, displays, door prizes.; contact Matthew Elden, (717)-331-0526; e-mail: fcrmc1978@gmail.com

25-26ANGELS CAMP, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Calaveras Gem and Mineral Society, Calaveras County Fairgrounds; 101 Frogtown Rd. ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admisison $5, Children 12 and under free; contact Anna Christiansen, 245 N.6th Ave, Oakdale, CA 95361, (209)-847-1173; e-mail: annachristiansen7132@comcast.net; Web site: calaverasgemandmingersociety.org

25-26ANGELS CAMP, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Calaveras Gem and Mineral Society, Calaveras County Fairgrounds; 101 Frogtown Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children under 12 w/paying adult; World class dealers will offer great values on top quality gems, minerals, jewelry, beads, fossils, Petrified wood, fluorescents, lapidary material, equipment, books and supplies and service. Talented demonstrators will show how lapidary and jewelry items are made. Outstanding case displays will feature fine mineral, ; contact Anna Chriatiansen, 245 N 6th Ave, Oakdale, CA 95361, (209)-847-1173; e-mail: annachristiansen7132@comcast.net; Web site: www.calaverasgemandmineral.org

March 2017-April 2017

30-2JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; JT Sportsmans Club, Sportsmans Club; 6225 Sunburst Ave; Daily 8-6; Free Admission; Wholesale and retail show; our 47 year year host a show in Joshua Tree California, We now added a spring show. Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at a great prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. ; contact Wayne Hamilton, 6225 Sunburst Ave, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, (760)-366-2915; e-mail: jtsportsmans@ymail.com; Web site: www.jtsportsmans.com

30-2JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Sportsman’s Club of Joshua Tree, Sportsman’s Club; 6225 Sunburst Street; Daily 9-6; Free Admission; Dealers featuring rocks, minerals, fossils, gemstones, jewelry, beads, lapidary supplies & items, mining equipment, gemstone rough, findings, geodes, slabs, meteorites, dazzling crystals, carvings, jewelry boxes, New Age items, gifts, collectibles, books, tools And so much more!; contact Wayne Hamilton, 6225 Sunburst Street, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, (760)-366-2915; e-mail: jtsportsmans@ymail.com; Web site: jtsportsmansclub.com

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: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

31-2PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Washington State Fair Events Center; 110 9th Ave SW; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission: $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); 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

31-2RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Tar Heel Gem & Mineral Club, Raleigh, NC; Kerr Scott bldg, NC State Fairgrounds; Fri. 3-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admisison; Hospitality - grab bags, raffle tickets for door prizes & geodes, Silent Auction for gems, minerals, fossils & jewelry, Demonstration area with gem trees, faceting, cabbing, wire wrapping, Geode area - purchase geodes for cutting.; contact Cyndy Hummel, 10609 Chelsea Dr, Raleigh, NC 27603, (919)-779-6220; e-mail: mchummel@mindspring.com; Web site: tarheelclub.org

31-2LOVELAND, COLORADO: Annual show; Fort Collins RockHounds, The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds; 5280 Arena Circle, Thomas M. McKee Building; Fri. 4-8, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4/day, $7/3-day, Seniors $4/day, $7/3-day, Students 12-18 w/id $1, Children 12 free with adult; This year’s club exhibits feature Turquoise and Crystals. Metro State University will host a hands-on rock identification educational experience. Door prizes, mineral specimen grab bag sales, children's activity table, demonstrations and the silent auction are ongoing. Gem and mineral dealers sell everything from rockhounding equipment and ore-grade specimens to fine jewelry and stone beads. ; contact Dave Halliburton, PO Box 272777, Fort Collins, CO 80527; e-mail: fcrockhounds@yahoo.com; Web site: fortcollinsrockhounds.net

31-2GREEN RIVER, UTAH: Annual show; Epicenter, John Wesley Powell River History Museum; 1765 Main St; Fri. 6PM-9PM, Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Situated north of the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers, Green River is home to some of the most spectacular rockhounding sites in the West. The festival will feature Gem Show Vendors, Craft Demonstrations, Local Rockhounding Field Trips, and Children’s Activities. ; contact Jarod Hamm, Green River, UT, (435)-564-3330; e-mail: jarod@ruralandproud.org; Web site: greenriverrocks.com

April 2017

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

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

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

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

1-2SWEET HOME, OREGON: 69th Annual Sweet Home Show ; Sweet Home Rock and Mineral Society, Sweet Home High School Gym; 1641 Long Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults .50, Children 12 and under with an adult admission; contact Ed Anderson, (541)-944-2124; e-mail: ela4rocks@gmail.com

1-2CENTRAL POINT, OREGON: Annual show; Roxy Ann Gem and Mineral Society , Jackson county fairgrounds; 1 Penninger rd, Olsrud Arena; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors $3, Students $2; We will have a good variety of vendors selling everything from rough rock to finished jewelry. Door prizes, raffle, silent auction, lapidary demonstrations and so much more; contact Kelsie Troxell, 2002 Scenic ave, central point, OR 97502, (541)-324-7375; Web site: Www.craterrock.com

1-2TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; South Bay Lapidary & Mineral Society, Ken Miller Recreation Center; 3341 Torrance Boulevard; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; South Bay Lapidary & Mineral Society’s 68th Annual Show; Show "Nature's Treasures". Artisan's Gift Shop, fluorescent mineral exhibit, demonstrations, children's activities, prize drawings, door prizes, slabs, lots of rough rock, used equipment, books, magazines, silent auction, and visit our Kitchen for the best chili and desserts in town.; contact Nancy Pekarek, Torrance, CA, (310)-257-8152; e-mail: pekareks@hotmail.com; Web site: www.southbaylapidaryandmineralsociety.com

1-2PARIS, ONTARIO, CANADA: Annual show; Brantford Lapidary & Mineral Society, Paris Fairgrounds; 139 Silver Street, Canada; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Children 12 & under free; 45th annual Brantford Lapidary & Mineral Society's Gem & Mineral Show. Gem, mineral, fossil and stone dealers. Lapidary equipment and supplies. Fine jewellery, supplies and beads. Demonstrations, exhibits and a silent auction. Kids' activities: 'Mine for Gems' and 'I Dig Fossil Fish'. Calcite will be featured with special displays & information. Hot lunch available in the on-site food court. Free parking, wheelchair accessible.; contact Robert Parry, 138 Sugar Maple Road, PO box 29, St. George, ON, Canada N0E 1N0, (519)-448-1236; e-mail: robert@roberthalloriginals.com; Web site: www.brantfordlapidarymineral.ca

1-2STANDISH, MAINE: Annual show; Maine Mineralogical & Geological Society, Saint Joseph's College; 278 Whites Bridge Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $4, Seniors/Students $3, Children free ; Our 34th Show! Breathtaking, one-of-a-kind mineral specimens, fossils, beads, and jewelry from renowned local and international dealers. Generous door prizes and four exquisite Grand Prizes! Special features for the kids, including educational programs, the Mini-Mine, and our Spin Wheel. Live gold-panning and stone-cutting demonstrations. Delicious concession stand food as well!; contact Steve Bridge, 278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish, ME 04084, (207)-893-7953; e-mail: sbridge@sjcme.edu; Web site: mainemineralclub.org

1-2DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS: Retail show; The Des Plaines Valley Geological Society, Des Plaines Park Dist Leisure Center; 2222 Birch St; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Seniors $2, Students $1, Children under 12 free; There will be live demonstrations, educational exhibits, raffle, silent auction, gold panning and fine gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry dealers. ; contact Lois Zima, Des Plaines, IL, (847)-298-4653

1-2LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Lincoln Gem and Mineral Club, Inc., Lancaster County Event Center; 84th and Havelock; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Children 11 and under free; Nebraska Rocks! Nebraska Gem Dig free, come and pick up some great rock from the pile. Bring a copy of this ad for $1.00 off a adult admission. Or bring a can of food for the $1.00 off donation to the Lincoln Food Bank. Scouts free if in uniform and with a group leader. ; contact james Marburger, PO Box 64, Hickman, NE 68372, (402)-430-6703; e-mail: james.marburger@outlook.com; Web site: https://www.lincolngemmineralclub.org/

6-8WYOMING, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Indian Mounds Rock & Mineral Club , Rogers Plaza Town Center ; 972 28th Street SW; Thu. 9:30-9, Fri. 9:30 -9, Sat. 9:30-7; Free Admission; Our 42nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show features more than 10 dealers, demonstrations, member sales, rock and mineral identification, displays and exhibits, and our ever-popular Children's Table featuring mini collections and grab bags. There is something for everyone: from the beginner to seasoned collector, young and old, hobbyists and families! Mineral specimens, micromounts, crystals, gems, fossils, beads, polished rocks and equipment, carved stone figures, jewelry, lapidary supplies, books, and more. ; contact Kreigh Tomaszewski, (616)-243-5851; e-mail: Kreigh@gmail.com; Web site: www.indianmoundsrockclub.com

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

7-9HILLSBORO, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Washington County Fairgrounds; 873 NE 34th Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission: $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); 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

7-9EDISON, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Eons Expos, NJ Convention & Exposition Center; 97 Sunfield Avenue; Fri. 12-9, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; Adults $15, Children $10; Children's $10 admission includes choice of a faceted 1-3 carat cubic zirconia, or a 2 cm gold pyrite cube (“fools’ gold”) from Spain, or a 50 million year old fossil fish from Wyoming, or a Herkimer diamond. Many free child activities and giveaways make this a half-day family event. The 6th Annual NY/NJ Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show features premier science and history exhibits: “The Evolving Universe” from the Smithsonian Institution, “Picturing Science” from the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), a 13’ tall Stegodon from Prehistoric Planet, ten showcases of glowing ultraviolet minerals from the Franklin Mineral Museum, the return of “Natural Histories” from the AMNH, adult T-rex skeleton and more.; contact Heather Grana, 235 1st Street, Keyport, NJ 07735; e-mail: Heather@EonsExpos.com; Web site: www.NYNJ.Show

8-8MADISON, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Middle Tennessee Rockhounds, Amqui Station; 303 Madison St; Sat. 10-4; Free Admission; 4th Annual Dig It, Gem, Mineral and Fossil Festival: Activities for Kids. Free Mineral & Fossil Identification.Rock, mineral, fossil, slab, rough, & gem vendors. Demonstrations and speakers throughout the day.; contact Wayne Ramsey, (615)-491-2293; e-mail: swap@rockhound.org; Web site: rockhound.org

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

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

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

8-9HELENA, MONTANA: Annual show; Helena Mineral Society, Helena Civic Center; 316 N Park Avenue, Corner of Neill & Park Ave.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $2, Children 12 & under free; Minerals, jewelry, agates, crystals, grab bags, ball toss, garnet hunt, silent auction, raffle, door prizes, gem & mineral displays, fluorescent mineral displays, demonstrations, montana learning center booth and more; contact Dan Caputo, PO Box 736, Helena, MT 59624, (406)-458-5862; e-mail: saldanus23@wildblue.net

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

8-9ABILENE, TEXAS: Annual show; Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society, Abilene Civic Center; 1100 N. 6th St.; Sat. 10-6; Adults/Seniors $3, Children $1.50, under 6 and Scouts & Military Free; Exhibits, wheel of fortune, dealers, fossils, rare minerals, cut and uncut gems, fluorescent display, lapidary supplies and rough, jewelry making equipment, beads, Crack your own Geode, Silent Auction, door prizes, grand prize drawing; proceeds benefit scholarship program. ; contact Kay H McDaniel, P. O. Box 7343, Abilene, TX 79608, (325)-668-8558; e-mail: kmcdaniel23@suddenlink.net; Web site: http://www.new.calichetimes.com

8-9MARIPOSA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mariposa Gem and Mineral Club, Mariposa Fairgrounds; 5007 Fairgrounds Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $3; Lots of vendors, silent auction, raffle, geode cutting, food, free admission to the California Mining and Mineral Museum during the show; contact Meredith Meehan, 25945 Bluebird Trail, Coarsegold, CA 93614, (209)-742-7625; e-mail: mgmc@sti.net; Web site: http://camineralmuseum.org/2016/08/2017-gms/

8-9POCATELLO, IDAHO: Annual show; South East Idaho Gem and Mineral Society, Bannock County Fairgrounds; 10588 Fairground Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $2 Admission, Children under 12 free; Dealers, displays, gems, minerals, rough, fossils, jewelry; contact Larry Manhart, 841 South Arthur Avenue, Pocatello, ID 83204, (208)-705-7275

8-9PINECREST, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild, Evelyn Greer Parkj; 8200 SW 124 Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6, Children free; The Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild (MMLG) is holding a Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, and Fossil Show. There will be exhibits, displays, demonstrations, raffles, and vendors showcasing mineral & fossil specimens, gemstones, fine jewelry, and artisan-crafted collectibles. Children’s activities include jewelry-making sessions, surprise grab-bags, gem prospecting, and geode splitting. ; contact Sandy Mielke, P.O. Box 460206, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33346-0206, (305)-460-2244; e-mail: webguy@mmlg-inc.org; Web site: www://miamigemandmineral.com

8-9DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Southeastern New Hampshire Mineral Club, Dover Veterans Community Center; 156 Back River Road; Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Children under 12 Free; Gems, minerals, jewelry, and more. Diamond saws running all day to cut your Geode treasures.; contact Brian Smith, (207)-710-6254; e-mail: cshore@yahoo.com; Web site: senhmc.org

8-9SILOAM SPRINGS , ARKANSAS: Annual show; Northwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Society , Siloam Springs Community Building ; Mount Olive rd; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $3, Children free; Dealers, displays, demonstratration and silent auctions. ; contact Dave Leininger , 14029 White Oak Lane , Bentonville , AR 72712, (479)-721-1579; e-mail: hulagrub@aol.com ; Web site: www.nwarockhounds.org

14-16EUGENE, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Lane County Events Center; 796 W 13th Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission: $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); 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

14-16ALPINE, TEXAS: Annual show; Chihuahuan Desert Gem & Mineral Club, Alpine Civic Center; 803 W. Holland Ave. (W. Hwy. 90); Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; contact Paul Graybeal, Marfa, TX, (432)-739-4526; e-mail: paulgraybeal@moonlightgemstones.com; Web site: moonlightgemstones.com

20-24XIAMEN, WASHINGTON, CHINA: Annual show; Xiamen International Gem & Mineral Fair, Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Center (XICEC); 198 Huizhan Rd., Siming District, PC: 361008, China; Daily 9-6, Sat. -; Free Admission; Minerals, gems, fossils, stones, and services. GMF invites architects, designers, dealers, collectors, students, and other professional visitors to join. 200,000 visitors are attracted to the concurrent events: Xiamen Buddhist Fair and Vegetarian Food Fair.; contact Iris Lan; e-mail: info@gemmineralfair.com; Web site: www.gemmineralfair.com/En/

21-23SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino del Rio S; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission: $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); 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

21-23VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Virginia Beach Convention Center; 1000 19th Street; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students 16 and under free; Vendors from across the US bring a variety of merchandise, including jewelry of all types, gemstones, beads, crystals, minerals, and fossils. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs on site will be present. There will be displays of rocks and minerals and demonstrations of lapidary arts by the two Gem and Mineral Societies of the area. ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.com

21-23SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH: Annual show; Wasatch Gem Society, Salt Lake County Equestrian Park and Events Center; 2100 West 11400 South; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Admission $2, Children under 12 free; Rocks, minerals, fossils, beads, gemstones, jewelry, wood, lapidary, faceting and wire wrapping demos, door prizes, wheel of fortune, rock bags, kids' table, silent auction, showcase displays, and educational tables.; contact Roberta Chase, 5740 Carranza Drive, Taylorsville, UT 84129, (801)-966-0639; e-mail: chase12@comcast.net; Web site: wasatchgemsociety.com

22-22 SEVERNA PARK, MD 21146, MARYLAND: Annual show; Patuxent Lapidary Guild, Inc., Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Hall; 161 Ritchie Hwy; Sat. 10-5; Adults $6, Children under 10 free; We will be featuring vendors with fossils, minerals, jewelry, cabochons and more. We will also have a children's corner with activities for all ages. Come join us for a great family day! ; contact Donna Madej, Patuxent Lapidary Guild, Inc. P.O. Box 186, Millersville, MD 21108, (410)-215-1774; e-mail: littlewings@mdonline.net; Web site: www.patuxentlapidary.org

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

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

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

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

22-23EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Eau Claire County Exposition Center; 5530 Fairview Drive; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; 54th Annual Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society Show & Sale - kids' activities and crafts, demonstrations, shopping, silent auction, fluorescent mineral displays, rock collections, rock spheres demonstration, wire wrap jewelry, rock cutting and cabbing, jewelry and gemstones, mineral specimens, agate and geodes, fossils and petrified wood, beads and supplies, copper and silver finds, crystal and amethyst, books and rough rock. ; contact Paul Tubbs, 619 Van Buren Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703-6061, (715)-834-5747; e-mail: bizpam1@charter.net

22-23DECATUR, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Central Illinois Gem & Mineral club, Progress City; East 6th Progress St , Lester Building; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors $3, Children free; There will be displays and demonstrators of lapidary, lampwork and silversmithing at the show, as well as vendors showing gemstones, carvings, beads and meteorites - something for everyone. New this year! Home decor and landscaping with rocks! A silent auction will run both days, and there will be a children’s area with a fossil dig and treasure hunt. Door prizes are hourly and there is a grand prize awarded at the end of the show. ; contact Regina Kapta, 1483 E. Wood, Decatur, IL 62521, (217)-433-9585; e-mail: rmkapta@comcast.net; Web site: http://rmkapta.wix.com/cigmc/

22-23MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society, Memphis International Agricenter; 7777 Walnut Grove Rd. Memphis, TN ; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5 , Children $2; Dealers, exhibits, demonstrations, grand and hourly door prizes. Kids area with rockzone featuring gem and fossil dig, geode bowling, and rocks around the clock. Includes “The MAGS Rock Banquet" a table full table of rocks that look like real food. Developed and maintained by the club since 1980; contact WC McDaniel, 2038 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104, (901)-274-7706; e-mail: info@theearthwideopen.com; Web site: www.theearthwideopen.com

22-23NEWBURY PARK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Conejo Gem & Mineral Club, Borchard Park Community Center; 190 Reino Rd at Borchard Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; The Show will feature minerals, rocks, fossils, gems, crystals, beads & jewelry and will serve up a lot of fun for all ages. The show will have member exhibits, free demonstrations. Additionally, there will be youth activities, a silent auction with great bargains, free hourly door prizes, plant sales and a snack bar. ; contact Robert Sankovich, 1961 Havenwood Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, (805)-494-7734; e-mail: rmsorca@roadrunner.com; Web site: www.cgamc.org

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

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

28-30PORTLAND, OREGON: Annual show; Mt Hood Rock Club, Jackson Armory; 6255 NE Cornfoot Road; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission: free - donations appreciated; One free rock to each child. Learn of all the beauty and uses the earth provides us through rocks and minerals, see history through fossils. Vendors selling: minerals, rocks, beads, jewelry, fossils, tools and more. Activities will include: Kid’s corner with games and activities, Raffle prizes, door prizes and hourly prizes, Demonstrations in lapidary & wire wrapping, Many Displays of fossils, minerals, lapidary, etc. ; contact Wayne King, (503)-284-7195; e-mail: mhrcdc@gmail.com; Web site: www.mthoodrockclub.com

28-30SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Sonoma County Fairgrounds; 1350 Bennett Valley Rd; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission: $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); 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

28-30ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society, FL National Guard Armory; 2809 South Fern Creek Ave.; Fri. 1-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students $2; Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society’s Annual fall gem, mineral, and bead show. There will be demonstrations, 30 minute auctions, kids table, sluice mining for gems, and hourly door prizes. See and buy gems, minerals, beads, metaphysical stones, fossils and much more from all over the world. Scouts can earn merit badges from a mineral gemologist to assist with identification and requirements. ; contact Paul Hayes, 1400 Sawyerwood Ave,, Orlasndo, FL 32800, (407)-816-1220; e-mail: phayes3@cfl.rr.com; Web site: www.cfmgs.org

28-30SHENANDOAH THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS: Annual show; Fine Mineral Show, Holiday Inn & Suites Shenandoah The Woodlands; 19333 David Memorial Dr; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; The April Houston 2017 Fine Mineral Show has changed the location. It will not be held in the Embassy Suites in Houston. The same show has now moved to the Woodlands. ; contact Dave Waisman, P.O. Box 8543, Spokane, WA 99203; e-mail: davewais2011@gmail.com; Web site: finemineralshow.com

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

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

29-30ELMA, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Grays Harbor Gem and Geology, Grays Harbor Fairgrounds; 43 Elma-McCleary Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free; contact Gary Emberley, 624 Fairmont Place, Aberdeen, WA 98520, (360)-533-6196; e-mail: melissa624@hotmail.com

29-30WACO, TEXAS: Annual show; Waco Gem and Mineral Club, Extraco Events Center Creative Arts Bldg; 4601 Bosque Blvd; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Children 6-12 $1; Scout and Leaders in Uniform will get in free. Cabochon Contest. Kid's zone with new Game for kids. Numerous vendors and exhibitors to include the Waco Mammoth National Monument.; contact Jennifer Bennett, TX; e-mail: bennettje70@gmail.com; Web site: www.wacogemandmineral.org

29-30FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; NJ Earth Science Association, Franklin School; 50 Washington Ave.; Sat. 9-5:30, Sun. 10-5; 6.00, under 14 free; contact Russ Brarens, (908)-421-1045; Web site: http://www.njesa.org/spring-mineral-show.html

29-30LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Antelope Valley Gem and Mineral Club, Lancaster High School; 44701 32nd St W ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; contact CJ Quitoriano, Lancaster, CA, (661)-209-9092; e-mail: cjq_62@yahoo.com

30-30WATERLOO, IOWA: Annual show; Black Hawk Gem and Mineral Society, Waterloo Center for the Arts; 225 Commercial St; Sun. 12-5; Free Admission; Iowa Treasures: Lake Superior Agates. Many exhibits and demonstrations including flint knapping, silent auctions and more. Many children's activities including fishing pond, pebble pit and fossil casting. Free will donations accepted.; contact Laurie-Ann Crawford, 1044 6th st, jesup, IA 50648, (319)-939-6132; e-mail: laurie-ann.crawford@hawkeyecollege.edu

May 2017

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

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

5-7YUCAIPA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Yucaipa Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Yucaipa, CA; Yucaipa Blvd and Adams St; Fri. 6-10, Sat. 12-10, Sun. 12-6; Free Admission; Highlights of the show include top quality dealers of unique and rare gems, rough rock, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, and more; kids activities; raffle with wonderful prizes, including cash, lapidary, and many other prizes from local merchants and dealers. ; contact Lee Peterson, PO Box 494, Yucaipa, CA 92399, (909)-794-0731; e-mail: grandpasgems@gmail.com; Web site: yvgms.org

6-6BIGLERVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Franklin County & Central PA Rock & Mineral Clubs, South Mountain Fairgrounds; 615 Narrows Road; Sat. 8-3; Adults $1, Students/Children free; 32nd Annual Swap and Sale in pavilion-Food Stand- ; contact Tom Smith; e-mail: tsmith1012@comcast.net

6-6ARLINGTON, TEXAS: Swap Meet; Arlington Gem and Mineral Club, Arlington Gem and Mineral Club; 1408 Gibbins Road; Sat. 7-3; free; Free swap meet for all rock, gem, and mineral related items. No electrical hookups. Come sell, swap. and buy rough, slabs, finished stones, mineral specimens, tools and equipment, etc.; contact J K Peel, 1408 Gibbins Road, Arlington, TX 76012; e-mail: president@agemclub.org; Web site: agemclub.org

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

6-7RENO, NEVADA: Annual show; Reno Gem and Mineral Society, Livestock Event Center; 1350 N. Wells Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, Seniors/Students $4, Children free; This is the 52nd annual Jackpot of Gems Show. This year where there will be over 50 gem and mineral displays. A busy Silent Auction, a Wheel of Fortune, gold panning, raffles and hourly drawings for prizes. demonstrations: carving, beading, wire wrap and lapidary.; contact Steve Norman, 1653 Topeka Circle, Sparks, NV 89434, (775)-358-7322; e-mail: snorm11@hotmail.com; Web site: www.renorockhounds.com

6-7CINCINNATI, OHIO: Annual show; Cincinnati Mineral Society and Cincinnati Dry Dredgers, Sharonville Convention Center; 11355 Chester Road; Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; Adults $9; contact Terry Huizing, 5341 Thrasher Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45247, (513)-574-7142; e-mail: tehuizing@fuse.net; Web site: www.geofair.com

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

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

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

6-7BILLINGS, MONTANA: Annual show; Billings Gem and Mineral Club, Al Bedoo Shrine Auditorium; 1125 Broadwater Avenue; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $3, Children 12 and under free; There will be a raffle, a silent auction, vendors, showcases, demonstrations (flint knapping, dinosaur bone preparation {subject to change}) and activities for children. ; contact Doug True, (406)-670-0506; e-mail: dtruefossils12@yahoo.com

6-7WASHINGTON , PENNSYLVANIA: Retail show; M & F Minerals, Washington County Fairgrounds; 2151 North Main St.; Sat. 10-6; Admission $3, CHildren 12 & under free; Gem, mineral, fossils, & jewelry show & sale. À well selected group of dealers with some great treasures of the earth. Plenty of free parking, air conditioning, & plenty of food in the building featuring the best cabbage noodles on the planet by our own Miss Diane & rumor has it that we might even have Dustin Enlightened back with his guitar for some added fun -- don't miss this one !! ; contact Franko Franko, po box 252, farmington, WV 26571, (304)-657-7089; e-mail: frankowirewrapping@gmail.com

6-7WASHINGTON , PENNSYLVANIA: Retail show; M & F Minerals, Washington County Fairgrounds; 2151 North Main St.; Sat. 10-6; Adults $3, Children 12 & under free; Gem, mineral, fossils, & jewelry show & sale. À well selected group of dealers with some great treasures of the earth. Plenty of free parking, air conditioning, & plenty of food in the building featuring the best cabbage noodles on the planet by our own Miss Diane & rumor has it that we might even have Dustin Enlightened back with his guitar for some added fun -- don't miss this one.; contact Franko Franko, po box 252, farmington, WV 26571, (304)-657-7089; e-mail: frankowirewrapping@gmail.com

6-7LUBBOCK, TEXAS: Annual show; Lubbock Gem & Mineral Society, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center; 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4, Seniors $3, Students $2, Children free; 59th Annual show; Lubbock Memorial Civic Center; Vendors with Jewelry, Loose Stones, Rough, Cabs, Slabs, Geodes, Beads, Gemstones, Mineral Specimens, Crystals, Fossils, Spheres, and Lapidary Tools. Hourly door prizes. Drawings for two grand prizes, one for Kids, and one for Adults. Numerous free exhibits and demos and big rocks you can touch! Our kid’s area will have games and grab bags, and we will feature displays by our youth. We will have presentations about geology by experts in the field on both days! ; contact Walter Beneze, PO Box 6371, Lubbock, TX 79493; e-mail: walt@lubbockgemandmineral.org; Web site: www.lubbockgemandmineral.org

6-7MARSHFIELD, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society, Marshfield High School field house; 1401 Becker Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Dealers, displays, presentations, continuous silent auctions, kid's activities, door prizes, concessions.; contact Cynthia Kelman, 1403 N. Broadway Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449, (715)-387-8782; e-mail: kelman@tznet.com; Web site: www.heartofwisconsinrocks.com

6-7NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Lowcountry Gem and Mineral Society, North Charleston Coliseum; 5001 Coliseum Drive; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Dig in the Fossil Pit, unwrap the mystery goodies in our grab bags, or discover nature's hidden beauty by cracking open a geode!; contact Katie Reed, North Charleston, SC 29405; e-mail: katie.huemmer@gmail.com

6-7NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Lowcountry Gem and Mineral Society, North Charleston Coliseum; 5001 Coliseum Drive; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Dig in the Fossil Pit, unwrap the mystery goodies in our grab bags, or discover nature's hidden beauty by cracking open a geode!; contact Katie Reed, North Charleston, SC 29405; e-mail: katie.huemmer@gmail.com

6-7BRAINERD, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Cuyuna Rock, Gem, and Mineral Society, Crow Wing County Fairgrounds; 2000 S.E. 13th St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $1, Students under 16 free; 15th Annual Hosting the 77th Convention of the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies. Indoor and outdoor vendors, exhibits, crafts, art, jewelry, demonstrations, displays, rock cutting, knappers, Ask the Wizard of Rocks, kids' korner, crystals, prizes for kids, door Prizes, Free Lake Superior agate given to first 1000 attendees.; contact Sharon Smith, 2630 Beauty Lake Rd. S.W., Nisswa, MN 56468, (218)-343-7037; e-mail: Sharon@agatesrock.com; Web site: www.cuyunarockclub.org

6-7KINGMAN , ARIZONA: Annual show; Mohave Co. Gemstoners, Kingman Academy of Learning; 3420 N Burbank Ave ; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Gem and Mineral Show. Jewelry, gemstones, mineral specimens, petrified wood, fossils, rock art, kids activities educational displays,and much more. ; contact Mike Schoenfuss, 3396 whitehead ave , Kingman , AZ 86401; e-mail: mschoenfuss@gmail.com; Web site: www.gemstoners.org

6-7ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Searchers Gem & Mineral Society, Brookhurst Community Center; 2271 W. Crescent Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4:30; Free Admission; This is one of the best rock shows in Southern California. Many fun activities for kids! 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. Stone carving, faceting, intarsia, wire wrapping and cabochon making demonstrations. Lunch, snacks and drinks are available. ; contact Debra Tanner, CA, (714)-329-0290; e-mail: Debra.Tanner@rockwellcollins.com

6-7PITTSTON , PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; MSNEPA, St. Joe's Oblates; 1880 Hwy 315; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $3, Children under 12 free; 2017 Treasures of the Earth. Minerals, fossils, crystals, jewelry and gems. Free mineral & Fossil identification; Free kids’ activities, demonstrations and classes for adults. ; contact Linda Williams, 615 E Grant St. , Olyphant , PA 118447, (717)-319-8334; e-mail: Lwilliams@excaliburinsmgmt.com

11-13LOGAN, UTAH: Annual show; Cache Rock and Gem Club, Bridgerland Applied Technology College, West Campus; 1000 West 1400 North; Thu. 10-8, Fri. 10-8, Sat. 9-6; Free Admission; Rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, displays, educational exhibits, hands-on demos, supplies, vendors, door prizes. Activities for the kids: Wheel of Fortune, mystery bags and treasure hunt. snack bar available.; contact Gary Warren, UT, (435)-720-1775; e-mail: rock_hunter1@hotmail.com; Web site: cacherockgemclub.weebly.com

12-14COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission: $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); 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

12-14SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 6151 H St; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); 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

12-14FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin, NC, Carpenter Building; 1288 Georgia Road (US441); Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Demos, rough and finished goods.; contact Norman Holbert, (828)-634-0350; e-mail: normholbert@comcast.net

12-14RICHLAND, WASHINGTON: Annual show; SE WA Assoc. Treasure Hunters, Horn Rapids County Park; Richland, WA; Fri. 7-10, Sat. 7-9, Sun. -; Free Admission; SE WA Assoc. Treasure Hunters (SWATH) presents their 29th Annual Treasure Hunt.; contact Kim Leverett, WA, (509)-545-8375

13-13FAIRLESS HILLS, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; The Rock & Mineral Club of Lower Bucks County, PA, Christ United Methodist Church; 501 Wistar Road; Sat. 9-3; Admission $2, Children free; The Earth Science Show & Sale presented by The Rock & Mineral Club of Lower Bucks County, PA. Rocks, minerals, fossils, lapidary arts, jewelry & all things related to the Earth Sciences.; contact Brian Schwab, 539 Sycamore Avenue, Croydon, PA 19021, (215)-788-3993; e-mail: holschw2@aol.com

13-14HERMISTON, OREGON: Annual show; Hatrockhounds Gem and Mineral, Hermiston Conference Center; 415 South Highway 395; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $3, 12 and under free with adult; Vendors, showcases, kid’s activities, silent auction, demonstrations. This year we will have something special for Mothers on Sunday. ; contact Mike Filarski, (541)-571-2593; e-mail: stonemorlin1@netscape.net

13-14BOZEMAN, MONTANA: Annual show; Bozeman Gem and Mineral Club, Gallatin County Fairgrounds; Building #1, 901 North Black; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $3, under 12 free; Gem, mineral, jewelry, fossils and beads. Member & dealer displays, silent auction, grab bags, garnet tables and raffles. ; contact Jerry Hancock, PO Box 11001, Bozeman, MT 59719; e-mail: jaegers@bresnan.net

13-14CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK: Annual show; Finger Lakes Gem, Mineral & Fossil Club, Greater Canandaigua Civic Center; 250 North Bloomfield Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children Free; Finger Lakes Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show ''Fossil Fest'' Dealers, door prizes, demonstrations, displays, lectures, minerals, fossils, crystals, jewelry, beads, metaphysical stones, wire wrapping, lapidary equipment. A fun event for the whole family! Remember to bring your mother! Happy Mothers Day!; contact Michael McElwee, 3250 Guyanoga Road, Branchport, NY 14418; e-mail: flgmfc@netzero.net

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

19-21SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Earl Warren Showgrounds; 3400 Calle Real; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); 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

19-21JOPLIN, MISSOURI: Annual show; Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society, Joplin Museum; 504 Schifferedecker Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-3; Free Admission; ; contact Chris Wiseman, (417)-623-1180; e-mail: jmc-cwiseman@sbcglobal.net

20-20DANBURY, WISCONSIN: Annual show; stone hinge rock shop, danbury wisconson; 4640 lake rd.; Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; Rock swap and sale. Lake Superior agates,gem and mineral specimens, jewelry, and more. ; contact ella or mike schaaf, 4606 26 lake rd., danbury, WI 54830, (715)-656-4315; e-mail: schaafhill@yahoo.com

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

20-21WAUWATOSA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Wisconsin Geological Society, Muellner Building; Hart Park, Wauwatosa, Park Entrance at 72nd and State Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $3, Children free; Rock, Gem and Mineral Show. Dealers selling lapidary supplies, tools, books, rough material, slabs, specimens, cabochons, jewelry, fossils and more. Exhibits, displays and Children's activities.; contact Paul Schmidt, (414)-771-8668; e-mail: pvs@wi.rr.com

20-21SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Pacific Crystal Guild, Fort Mason Center; 2 Marina Blvd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $12; This is the year of the 30th Anniversary of the San Francisco Crystal Fair. On May 20-21, Fort Mason Center is hosting this crystal and gem extravaganza.Vendors from Asia, Europe, and Africa (as well as California artisans) will have awe-inspiring products. Minerals, gems, beads, jewelry -an amazing array of merchandise, plus for your delight and entertainment, you can meet up with healers, psychics, aura readers, and get a good massage. ; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415)-383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

20-21ST. JOSEPH, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Blossomland Gem & Mineral Society, Lake Michigan Catholic Elementary School; 3165 Washington Ave.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. -; Free Admission; This is a non-profit annual gem, mineral and fossil show. There will be children's activities, multiple artisans, demonstrations in polishing, silversmithing, wire-wrapping, located on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. Come and make a weekend of it!; contact Pam Kriegsmann, Stevensville, MI, (630)-779-8258; e-mail: kriegsmann@sbcglobal.net

20-21BENNINGTON, VERMONT: Annual show; Southwestern Vermont Mineral & Gem Club. Inc. , Grace Christian School ; 104 Kocher Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-3; $5 Admission, Children free; Gem sluice for kids; gold panning demonstration; guest speaker on minerals of Vermont; contact William Cotrofeld, PO Box 235, E. Arlington, VT 05252, (802)-375-6782

20-21LAKEVIEW, OREGON: Annual show; Tallman Rock Chippers, Lake Co. Fairgrounds; 1900 N 4th; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Weather permitting, one leaves for the Oregon Sunstone area and the other takes in several of other local places to collect. Sunday they leave at 8 am again. The club sponsors several activities for the kids, a silent auction, club showcases, and a kitchen with menus for lunch and dinner. ; contact LeRoy Johnson, 39 N L St., Lakeview, OR 97630, (541)-947-4267; e-mail: lostmymarblesor@yahoo.com

20-21NORTH OLMSTED, OHIO: Annual show; Parma Lapidary Club, North Olmsted Soccer Sportsplex; 31515 Lorain Ave. ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6, 0.00; 49th annual Rock-a-Rama. Jewelry, Gem, Crystal, Fossil and Mineral Show. Gems, minerals, beads, fossils, live demos, cracking geodes, kids corner, gem mine, silent/Chinese auctions, door prizes, exhibits and more. ; contact Suzanne Zaborowski, 2130 w 110th, Cleveland, OH 44102, (216)-352-3427; e-mail: Parmalapidary@yahoo.com; Web site: www.parmalapidary.com

26-28SALEM, 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: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.net

27-28PINETOP, ARIZONA: Annual show; White Mountain Gem & Mineral Club, Hon-Dah Convention Center; 777 Highway 260; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $2, Seniors $1; Join us for the White Mountain Gem & Mineral Club's (Show Low, AZ) 20th Annual Show at the Hon-Dah Convention Center and Casino in the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona. There will be displays, demonstrations and vendors showcasing minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry and a large Activity Area for our younger visitors. Lodging/restaurant/RV spaces are available at Hon-Dah.; contact Gary Alves, White Mountain Gem & Mineral Club, PO Box 3504, Show Low, AZ 85902, (928)-679-3644; e-mail: garyalves.chairman@gmail.com; Web site: www.whitemountain-azrockclub.org

27-28ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS: Annual show; CGMA (Chicagoland Gem & Minerals Association), Kane County Fairgrounds; 525 S. Randall Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Seniors $3, Students $3, Children under 13 free; Special exhibits, demonstrations, kids korner, foor prizes, and more. Two-day passes available. Cash Only - Free Parking - Air Conditioned - Food available ; contact Debby Ballot, 4N605 Snowbird Ct., Campton Hills, IL 60175, (630)-272-8275; e-mail: demarrex1@att.net; Web site: www.cgma.rock

27-28FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Annual show; Fort Worth Gem and Mineral Club, Fort Worth, TX; Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 West Lancaster; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $4, Children under 16 are free; 66th Annual show of the Fort Worth Gem and Mineral Club featuring numerous dealers offering jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils and beads from all over the world. Wheel of Chance and Rock & Fossil Dig for kids. A silent auction, hourly door prizes and a Grand Prize raffle add to the entertaining and educational experience.; contact Steve Hilliard, (817)-925-5760; e-mail: fwgmc@embarqmail.com; Web site: fortworthgemandmineralclub.org

27-28BISBEE, ARIZONA: Annual show; City of Bisbee, Queen Mine; 478 N Dart Rd; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; contact Douglas Graeme, 118 Arizona st, Bisbee, AZ 85603, (520)-432-2071; e-mail: dgraeme@bisbeeaz.gov

27-28NEWPORT, OREGON: Annual show; Oregon Coast Agate Club, Oregon National Guard Armory; 541 SW Coast Hwy 101; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4:30; Admission $2, Children under 12 Free; 54th Annual Show "Rock'n the Coast": Oregon Coast Agate Club, Newport, Oregon National Guard Armory. There will be dealers selling rough gems, crystals, beads, jewelry, handmade items, supplies for making jewelry and craft items, demonstrations, door prizes, raffle, displays, silent auction and the Rock Doc will answer questions or identify your coastal rock finds as time permits.; contact George Mazeika, (541)-991-0311; e-mail: georgemaze58@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.coastagates.org/

27-28NEWPORT, OREGON: 54th Annual Show ; Oregon Coast Agate Club, National Guard Armory; 541 SW Coast Hwy 101; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4:30; Admission $2, Children 12 and under free; There will be dealers selling rough gems, crystals, beads, jewelry, handmade items, supplies for making jewelry and craft items, Demonstrations, door prizes, raffle, displays, silent auction and the Rock Doc will answer questions or identify your coastal rock finds as time permits. ; contact George Mazeika, (541)-991-0311; e-mail: georgemaze58@gmail.com

June 2017

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

2-4TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Expo Square; 4145 E 21st St; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); 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

2-4FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA: Annual show; Coconino Lapidary Club, Flagstaff, Arizona; Outdoor Market at Hwy 89N and Silver Saddle Rd; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Rock, Gem and Mineral Show, open air event with raffle drawings, and an education zone for kids of all ages.; contact Wayne Scott, (928)-607-3185; e-mail: 4nsgsrocks@gmail.com

2-4BIG BEAR LAKE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Minerals in the Mountains, Big Bear Lake Convention; 42900 Big Bear Blvd.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Admission $7, Seniors/Students/Children free; "Minerals in the Mountains" is the first Mineral show at Big Bear Lake for 20 years. This is an opportunity to attend a mineral show in the surroundings of beautiful Big Bear Lake in Southern California. Dealers selling a wide variety of minerals, jewelry, faceted stones, gemstones, fossils, healing crystals, rough rocks, slabs, lapidary, also demonstrations and much more. Rockhounds and locals dealers selling their own specimens. Hourly door prize throughout the weekend. Kid's show with prizes for display and knowledge of minerals. ; contact Janet Roberts, 2129 First Lane , Big Bear City, CA 92314, (909)-547-0010; e-mail: janet@gemsofthewest.co; Web site: gemsofthewest.co

3-3DELTA, COLORADO: Annual show; Delta County Rock Wranglers, Heddles Recreation Center; 530 Gunnison River Drive; Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; Delta County Rock Wranglers presents the Rock, Gem & Mineral show with lots of dealers, exhibits, door prizes and family activities.; contact Harry Masinton, 24662 Sorrento Lane, Cedaredge, CO 81413, (970)-856-3861; e-mail: masinton@tds.net

3-3COLFAX , NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Greensboro Gem & Mineral Club, Piedmont Triad Farmers Market; 2914 Sandy Ridge Road; Sat. 10-10; Free Admission; Minerals, fine specimens, hand crafted jewelry, lapidary demos, wire wrapping, beads, geode cutting. Free admission. Free small geode for kids 10 and under. Fun for the young, the old, the curious and the collector. ; contact Gary Parker, 6601 Lismore Drive, Brown Summit, NC 27214, (336)-402-5252; e-mail: ggmc.rocks@gmail.com; Web site: ggmc-rockhounds.com

3-4GLENDORA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Glendora GEMS, Goddard Middle School; 859 E. Sierra Madre; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Displays, vendors, food, door prizes, demonstrations, silent auction; contact Bonnie Bidwell, 1010 E. Mountain View Ave., Glendora, CA 91741, (626)-963-4638; e-mail: ybidwell2@aol.com

3-4MCCALLA, ALABAMA: Annual show; Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society, Tannehill Ironworks State Park; 12632 Confederate Parkway; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Adults $5, Seniors $4, 6-11yr $3 under5 free; This is an open air show. The show is free with paid admission to the park.; contact Cathy Kellogg, tannehillgemshow@gmail.com, AL, (256)-283-4407 ; e-mail: tannehillgemshow@gmail.com ; Web site: www.lapidaryclub.com

3-4CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK: Annual show; Wayne County Gem and Mineral Club, Greater Canandaigua Civic Center; 250 N. Bloomfield Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $3; Free crafts with admission, soapstone carving, sluice, exhibits, UV Bob fluorescent show, scavenger hunt, geode cutting, and much more; contact Fred Haynes; e-mail: fredmhaynes55@gmail.com; Web site: www.wcgmc.org

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

9-11SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, South Towne Expo Center; 9575 S State St; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass, $7 pass, Children free (ages 0-11); 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

9-11VENTURA, CALIFORNIA: Show; Ventura Gem & Mineral Society on behalf of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Ventura County Fairgrounds; 10 W. Harbor Blvd.; Fri. 10-5; Adults $7, Seniors $6, Students $4 (age 13-17), Children free (under age 12); Exhibits of gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary arts & hand-crafted jewelry, including exhibits entered into competition & displays by UCLA & the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County; on-going demos of lapidary arts; a raffle & hourly silent auctions; 50+ dealers; children's activities; speakers & programs nearly every hour. The entire nation of "rockhounds" will converge on Ventura for this special nationwide event, which is open to the general public.; contact Diane Cook, P.O. Box 1573, Ventura, CA 93002, (805)-312-8467; e-mail: info@VGMS.org; Web site: www.vgms.org

9-11PARK HILLS, MISSOURI: Annual show; Mineral Area Gem Mineral Society, Park Hills, MO; Missouri Mines SHS, 4000 State HWY 32; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; 20th Annual Missouri Mines Rock Swap Rocks, minerals, fossils, rock jewelry/crafts. Fun for entire family Visit Historic Site Mining-Mineral Museum is free! Auctions of Minerals and Rock Jewelry to benefit Museum. Music, demos, and presentations Refreshments Stand to purchase drinks and food. 1; contact Boneta Hensley, P.0. Box 492, Park Hills , MO 63601, (573)-760-0488 or (573)-431-6226; e-mail: mojellybean63@yahoo.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1249800061698210/

10-10KENT, CONNETICUT: Annual show; Connecticut Museum of Mining and Mineral Sccience, Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Grounds; 31 Kent-Cornwall Rd (RTE 7); Sat. 9-4; Free Admission; Tour the new Hall of Connecticut Geology.; contact John Pawloski, P.o. Box 425, Kent, CT 06757, (860)-927-0050; e-mail: j.a.pawloski@att.net; Web site: www.ctamachinery.com

10-11BUTTE, MONTANA: Annual show; Butte Mineral and Gem Club, Butte Civic Center Annex; 1340 Harrison Avenue; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $3, under 12 free if accompanied by an adult; Fabulous fossils, magnificent minerals, gorgeous gems, classy cutting rough, and unusual treasures you won’t find anywhere else, 20 + top class exhibits, a silent auction and a children’s games area.; contact Pete Knudsen, PO Box 4492 , Butte, MT 59702, (406)-496 4395

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

16-18VICTOR, COLORADO: Annual show; Southern Teller County Focus Group, Dowtown Victor, CO; 300 N Third St.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Geology presentations, outdoor show.; contact Ruth Zalewski, POB 328, Victor, CO 80860, (719)-689-2675; e-mail: stcfg@victorcolorado.com; Web site: victorcolorado.com

16-18REEDSPORT, OREGON: Annual show; Lower Umpqua Gem & Lapidary Society, Reedsport, OR; 451 Winchester Avenue; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Our annual show date has changed effective this year. The show will be held on Fathers Day Weekend, concurrent with the Chainsaw Carving Event and the Downtown Artwalk. Kids Day is on Saturday with the highlight being a Kids Treasure Hunt. Great family event. This is a Show and a Sale. Raffles, door prizes, displays, vendors, lapidary demonstrations. Thunder eggs, fossils, gems, agates, rough rock, jewelry, gold mining equipment, petrified wood. Free gift to the first 75 people through the door each day!; contact Bill Hendrickson, Reedsport, OR 97467, (541)-271-6816; e-mail: irlindabarr@hotmail.com; Web site: ReedsportRockandGemShow.com

17-17CHARLOTTE HALL, MARYLAND: swap/sale/picnic; Southern Maryland Rock and Mineral Club / EFMLS Region IV V.P., Gilbert Run Park; 13140 Charles Street; Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; Open to all Eastern Federation members/families. Each family attendee asked to bring potluck dish to share plus one donated specimen for auction after lunch to defray costs. "Treasure Box" (donations welcome) of excess rocks/related tools for free for anyone to take. Level paved parking for 100+ tailgate swapping/selling adjacent to covered pavilion. ; contact Dave Lines, 7970 Bel Alton Newtown Rd., La Plata, MD 20646, (240)-427-7062; e-mail: dave.lines@earthlink.net; Web site: SMRMC.org

22-25MADRAS, OREGON: Annual show; All Rockhounds Pow Wow Club of America, Madras, Oregon; Jefferson County Fairgrounds; Thu. 9-6, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-2; Free Admission; Daily Field-trips,Swap Tables, Kids Rock Toss, Auction, and more; contact Sandy Vess, 14213 141st Avenue , Gig Harbor, WA 98329, 2534324712; e-mail: Madraspowwow@hotmail.com; Web site: allrockhoundspowwowclubofamerica.com

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

23-25SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino del Rio S; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); 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

23-25BEDFORD, INDIANA: Annual show; Lawrence County Rock Club, Lawrence County Fairgrounds; Hwy. 50 West; Fri. 10-6:30, Sat. 9-6:30, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; 52nd Annual Gem, Mineral Fossil Show - Sponsored by the Lawrence County Rock Club. Free demonstratons, variety of gems, jewlery, minerals, fossils, beads, rocks, lapidary, rockhound and prospecting supplies. 4-H and science project materials. ; contact Michael Tweedale, (812)-675-6034; e-mail: imettweedy@yahoo.com; Web site: www.lawrencecountyrockclub.org

July 2017

1-2GRAPEVINE, TEXAS: Annual show; AGMC, Grapevine Convention Center; 1209 South Main Street; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Seniors/Children $4; 2017 AGMC Jubilee Show. Jewelry, Gems, Minerals & Fossils. Vendors, classes, food, fellowship. Rockhounds, geologists, gemologists, jewelry artisans featuring custom designs, designer fine jewelry, stone identification, faceted gemstones, druzy, cabochons, special shaped stones, tons of rough stones, rocks, slabs, rare minerals, fossils, beads, metaphysical stones, arrowheads, carvings, sculptures, skulls, antlers, bones, petrified wood, glass fusion, enameled jewelry, crystals, himalayan salt lamps, rock/mineral home decor, steampunk designs, butterflies and mine from a mobile mine. ; contact Nadira Charaniya, (469)-751-2944; e-mail: show@agemclub.org; Web site: www.agemclub.org

8-9TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society, Tulsa County Fairgrounds-Exchange Center; 4145 E. 21st Street ; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $6, Children free under 12; Includes gems, beads, fossils, jewelry, crystals, working exhibits, free kid's zone and demonstrations. ; contact Martha Rongey, 612 W. 120th St. S. , Jenks, OK 74037, (918)-230-1094; e-mail: m_rongey@sbcglobal.net

8-9BETHEL, MAINE: Annual show; Oxford County Mineral & Gem Assoc, Telstar High School; Route 26, Bethel, Maine; Sat. 9-4, Sun. 9-4; Adults $3, Children under 12 free; contact Dennis Gross, 178 N. Main Street, Bryant Pond, ME 04219, (207)-665-2759; e-mail: mincoll@megalink.net

8-9CULVER CITY , CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Culver City Rock and Mineral Club, Veterans Memorial Auditorium; 4117 Overland Ave.; Sat. 10-6; Free Admission; Our 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, 4117 Overland Blvd.,, Culver City, CA 90230, (310)-850-4398; e-mail: janicemtz@yahoo.com; Web site: http://www.culvercityrocks.org/fiesta.htm

8-9CASPER , WYOMING: Annual show; Natrona County Rockhounds, Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center; 200 N Popular, ; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Adults $3, Students/Children under 12 free; This year will be our 70th annual Show. We will have a Raffle of numerous items, a couple being an amethyst cathedral and a yellow calcite cathedral, Tickets $1 each or 6 for $5; Silent auction of wonderful Wyoming rocks and minerals; vendors selling rock jewelry & gifts; rough and finished gem and mineral and samples. We will have demonstrators of hand faceting and flint-napping with a display of rock hand tools.; contact Jennifer Flowers, PO Box123 , Mills, WY 82644; e-mail: jlflowers@xmc.com

14-15MINOCQUA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Lakeland Gem Club, Lakeland Union High School ; 9573 State Highway 70; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; Rock your world with blue! The Northwoods Wildlife Center will present wildlife education Geodes! Choose Your Own – We Break Them While You Watch! Minerals, Fossils, Gemstones, Specimens Jewelry – Handmade with Mother Earth’s Colors! Demonstrations Fluorescent Mineral Display! Exciting Silent Auctions! Door Prizes! Model U.N. Students of Lakeland Union High School, will provide the food refreshments. The proceeds will be used for their class trip. ; contact Pattie Hartmann, 24012 Oneco Rd, Calumet, MI 49913, (715)-477-2519; e-mail: gypsy1120@coslink.net; Web site: www.lakelandgemclub.com

14-16VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Virginia Beach Convention Center; 1000 19th Street; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students 16 and under free; Vendors from across the US bring a variety of merchandise, including jewelry of all types, gemstones, beads, crystals, minerals, and fossils. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs on site will be present. There will be displays of rocks and minerals and demonstrations of lapidary arts by the two Gem and Mineral Societies of the area.; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.com

15-16SYRACUSE, NEW YORK: Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse, NY, SRC Arena @ Onondaga community College; 4585 West Seneca Turnpike; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Admission $7; Our 51st Annual Show. Theme: Treasures From the Earth, Retail dealers and wholesale dealers. Separate room for the Metaphysical Center. Youth activities area. Several demonstrators explaining their craft. Lectures on both days involving subjects related to our hobby. ; contact Dick Lyons, (315)-672-5328; e-mail: rchlyns@aol.com; Web site: GMSS.us

15-16MOOSE LAKE, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Carlton County Gem and Mineral Club and Moose Lake Chamber of Commerce, Moose Lake, MN; Moose Lake High School, 413 Birch Ave; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; There will be Lake Superior agates, cutting materials, specimens, crystal groups, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary equipment, books, rough rock tailgaters, door prizes, field information.; contact Gary Pitoscia, 815 N 13th Ave E., Duluth, MN 55805, (218)-724-1894; e-mail: pitosciajg@charter.net

22-23RAPID CITY , SOUTH DAKOTA: Annual show; Western Dakota Gem & Mineral Society, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center; 444 Mt. Rushmore Road; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; $4 Admission, Children under 12 free; Hourly door prizes, information programs, silent auction demonstrations, exhibits/fluorescent minerals, children's activities, field trip information, dealers offering agates, minerals, jewelry, souvenirs, and gift items. ; contact Truman Goddard, 12009 Crook City Road, Whitewood , SD 57793, (605)-269-2015; e-mail: trumangoddard@gmail.com; Web site: www. WDG&MS.org

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

August 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 2017-October 2017

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

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

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

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

October 2017-January 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 2017

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

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

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

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

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

December 2017

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