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March 2015

6-7COLVILLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Panorama Gem and Mineral Club, Colville Fairgrounds Ag Building; 317 West Astor; Fri. 8:30 am-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; contact Bill Allen, (509) 935-8779; e-mail: sago@theofficenet.com

6-8DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

6-8NEWARK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Mineral and Gem Society of Castro Valley, Newark Pavilion; 6430 Thornton Ave.; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission $6.00 3 day pass, Children <13 Free w/adult; 67th Annual Show & Sale. Over 40 dealers selling Jewelry, Gemstones, Minerals, Fossils, Beads, Faceted Stones, Books, Tools. Also Demos, Exhibits, Fluorescent Room, Kids Spinning Wheel, Geode Splitting, Door Prizes, Raffles, Live Auction. Free parking. ; contact Cathy Miller, 20948 A Corsair Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545, (510) 887-9007; e-mail: showchair@mgscv.org; Web site: www.mgscv.org

6-8RICHMOND, INDIANA: Annual show; Eastern Indiana Gem & Geological Society, Wayne County Fairgrounds; 861 N. Salisbury Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; adults $5, seniors $3, students $1, children (under 7) and Scouts and leaders in uniform free; jewelry, minerals, fossils, displays, demonstrators, silent auction, children's activities; contact John LaMont, 1271 Fairfield Ave., Brookville, IN 47012, (765) 647-4894 or (937) 339-1966

6-8LARGO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Suncoast Gem & Mineral Society, Minnreg Hall; 6340 126th Ave. No.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students with ID $4; contact Bill Schmidt, SGAMS, PO Box 13254, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3254, (727) 822-8279; e-mail: SGAMSgemshow@gmail.com; Web site: www.sgams.com

6-8RICHMOND, INDIANA: Annual show; Eastern Indiana Gem & Geological Society, Wayne Co. Fairgrounds; 861 N. Salisbury Rd.; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:0 0am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Seniors $3.00, Students $1.00, Children Under 7 FREE; Raffle-27" Amethyst cathedral; contact Judy Burton, 912 Kent Ln., Troy, OH 45373, (937) 339-1966; e-mail: jleeburton@woh.rr.com; Web site: eiggs.weebly.com

6-9ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Monrovia Rockhounds, Arboretum Botanic Gardens; 201 S. Baldwin Ave.; Sat. 9-4:30, Sun. 9-4:30; Arboretum admission: adults $9, seniors and students $7, children $4; more than 15 dealers, beads, lapidary, jewelry, minerals, rocks, raffle, grab bags, treasure wheel, geodes, silent auction, kids' corner; contact Rudy Lopez, (626) 351-6283; e-mail: rclopez002@verizon.net; Web site: www.moroks.com

7-7BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA: Festival; Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) , BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center; 10503 N. Oak Hills Pkwy.; Sat. 9 am-4 pm; Adulst $5.00, Children $4.00; Rockin’ at the Swamp Join us to explore the exciting world of rocks, minerals, gemstones, and fossils. Add to your rock collection or find some unique gift items at our Rockhound Market. Try your skill scaling our rock climbing wall. Learn to identify different rocks and minerals and make your own take-home identification card on our Treasure Trail. Experience the excitement of the gold rush while hunting for iron pyrite in our "Gold Mine". Make a Pet Rock or paint your own Rock Python or Stone Turtle in our craft corner. Explore ancient life forms in the Fossil Quarry. This is one rockin’ day of fun highlighting geology and earth science. ; contact Claire Coco, (225) 413-5355; e-mail: ccoco@brec.org; Web site: www.brec.org/swamp

7-8NEWARK, DELAWARE: Annual show; Delaware Mineralogical Society, Delaware Technical & Community College- Stanton Campus; 400 Stanton-Christiana Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $6, seniors $5, students (12-16) $4, children (under 12) free with adult; educational exhibits of mineral, lapidary and fossil specimens, regional and university museum displays, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary supplies, door prizes, demonstrations, gem cutting and polishing, children’s table, inexpensive mineral and fossil specimens; contact Gene Hartsteiin, 9 Verbena Dr., Newark, DE 19711; e-mail: gene@fossilnut.com; Web site: www.delminsociety.org

7-8CALDWELL, IDAHO: Annual show; Owyhee Gem & Mineral Society, O'Conner Field House; 2200 Blaine; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children (11 and under) free with adult; dealers, demonstrators, door prizes, grand prize, showcases, black light display, silent auction, Wheel of Gems, sand dig, grab bags; contact Susan Beattie, 104 N. Poplar St., Nampa, ID 83651; Web site: www.owyheerocks.com

7-8VENTURA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Ventura Gem & Mineral Society, Ventura County Fairgrounds; 10 W. Harbor Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; gem, mineral, fossil and lapidary exhibits, 15 dealers, jewelry art demonstrations, silent auctions, raffle, kids' activities, white elephant country store and plant sale; contact Krishna Juarez, PO Box 1573, Ventura, CA 93002, (805) 323-6725; e-mail: info@VGMS.org; Web site: www.vgms.org

7-8PASADENA, TEXAS: Annual show; Clear Lake Gem & Mineral Society, Pasadena Convention Center; 7902 Fairmont Parkway; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $7.00, Students $3.00, Children are Free; This is the 40th annual show! Come see a moon rock and an interactive space walk suit from NASA. We have scouts and children's activities, demonstrations, exhibits and the ever popular Gem Mine for miners of all ages.; contact Sara Chelette, P.O. Box 891533, Houston, TX 77289, (281) 507-1622; e-mail: temp2@mflan.com; Web site: www.clgms.org

7-8ROBSTOWN, TEXAS: Annual show; Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society, Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds; 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd; Sat. 10:OO AM-6:00 PM, Sun. 10:00 AM-5:00 PM; Admission $5.00 for a 2 day pass, Children 12 & under free with adults; Scouts in uniform free: hourly door prizes, grand prize drawing, raffle, touch table, mineral & gem identification, demonstrations, 20 + case exhibits, silent auction, kids wheel of rocks, 25 + dealers, fluorescent case, rocks, minerals, fossils, slabs, cabs, rough, gemstone jewelry, tools equipment, books, geodes. handmade jewelry, amber, agates, petrified wood, and much more. ; contact Linda Simpson, 1302 Annapolis Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78415, (361) 877-5820; e-mail: lsimp@swbell.net; Web site: www.gcgms.org

7-8ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Monrovia Rockhounds, Los Angeles Arboretum Botanic Gardens; 201 S. Baldwin Ave; Sat. 9-4:30, Sun. 9-4:30; Admission $9, Seniors $7, Students $7, Children $4; More than 15 dealers, beads, lapidary, jewelry, minerals, fossils, rocks, raffle, grab bags, treasure wheel, geodes.; contact Jo Anna Ritchey, 224 Oaks Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016, (626) 359-1624; e-mail: joannaritchey@gmail.com; Web site: www.moroks.com

7-8BIG SPRING, TEXAS: Annual show; Big Spring Prospectors Club, Howard County Fair Barn; Big Spring Rodeo Grounds; Sat. 9:00 A.M-5:00 P.M, Sun. 10:00 AM-5:00 P.M; Admission Free; contact Lola Lamb, 2200 Cecilia, Big Spring, TX 79720, (243) 263-3340; e-mail: lolabellelamb@yahoo.com

12-15DEMING, NEW MEXICO: 50th Annual Rockhound Roundup Gem & Mineral Show; Deming Gem & Mineral Society, SWNM State Fairgrounds; 4100 Raymond Reed Blvd.; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; more than 100 dealers, rough rock, slabs, cabs, handcrafted jewelry, rock-related items, lapidary tools, supplies and equipment, educational demonstrations, children's activities, displays, silent auctions, live auction, drawings, Spinning Wheel, guided field trips; contact Marilyn Page, PO Box 1459, Deming, NM 88031, (575) 544-9019; e-mail: thedgms@gmail.com; Web site: www.thedgms.com

13-15KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Annual show; Greater Kansas City Association of Earth Science Clubs, KCI Expo Center; 11730 NW Ambassador Dr; Fri. 9 AM-8 PM, Sat. 10 AM-7 PM, Sun. 10 AM-5 PM; Admission $6, Children 5-12 $3; 0-4 Free; 70+ Retail and wholesale dealers; swap; educational exhibits and lectures; benefit auction. ; contact Bruce Stinemetz, 2706 S Cherokee, Independence, MO 64055, (816) 795-5159; e-mail: kcgsinfo@yahoo.com; ; Web site: www.kcgemshow.org or www.gemshowkc.org.

13-15PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Alameda County Fairgrounds; 4501 Pleasanton Ave; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

13-15VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA: 39th annual ; Victor Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Stoddard Wells Tailgate; I-15 Exit 157, Stoddard Wells Rd., 11 miles NE of I-15; Daily 8-5; free admission; outdoor event, Saturday field trip for tri-colored marble, silent auctions Saturday and Sunday, more than 50 dealers, rough, slabs, cabs, handcrafted jewelry, minerals, fossils; contact Brett Ward, 15555 Main St., #D4, PMB 214, Hesperia, CA 92345, (760) 954-4323; e-mail: bretts88@verizon.net; Web site: vvgmc.org

13-15HILLSBORO, OREGON: Annual show; Tualatin Valley Rock & Gem Club, Hillsboro Fair Plex; 873 NE 34th Avenue; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $1, Children 12 and under Free; contact Walt Butler, PO Box 641, Forest Grove, OR 97116; e-mail: Waltercbutler@comcast.net

13-15TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA: Wholesale and retail show; Blue Sapphire Beads, Hyatt Regency Toronto; 370 King St West, Canada; Fri. 11:30 am-8:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-05:00 pm; Adults $5, Seniors $5, Students $5, Children are Free!; The Gem Expo is Canada's Premier show for Beads, Beading supplies and Tools, Gems & Gemstones, Copper and Sterling Silver Findings, Jewellery, Minerals, Amber, Pearls, Glass and Lampwork artisans The show features handmade jewellery from talented artisans and features a large variety of Precious and Semi-Precious stones such as Diamonds, Rubies, Sapphires, Emeralds, Pearls, and many others. Whether you're looking for strands to make your own jewellery, beautifully faceted stones for setting or wire wrapping, or finished pieces with exquisite gems, exquisite mineral samples or interested in the healing properties of Minerals, The Gem Expo has it all. The Gem Expo is held 3 times a year at the Hyatt Regency on King in beautiful downtown Toronto. The show also supports a local charity through a silent auction at each show. This show’s charity will be supporting Operation Smile. For more details on the show and the next show dates, check out www.thegemexpo.com. ; contact Salim Moorani, 136 Broomlands Dr, Maple, ON, Canada L6A 2K3, (647) 773-9001; e-mail: salim@thegemexpo.com; Web site: http://www.thegemexpo.com

13-15FOREST HILL, TEXAS: Annual show; Exhibit Group International, City of Forest Hill Grand Ball Room; 3219 California Parkway; Fri. 11:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Children Free; Fine Jewelry gold and diamond, fine jade selection, large choice of gem, beads and mineral stone, finding & petwer supplies, beading class, fashion jewe lry and gift more.; contact John su, 13337 South Street #633, cerritos, CA 90703, (714) 494-4546; e-mail: egi168@hotmail.com; Web site: www.egishows.com

14-14SKOKIE, ILLINOIS: 66th Annual Silent Auction; Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society, St. Peter's United Church of Christ gymnasium; 8013 Laramie Ave. (across the street from the public library on Oakton); Sat. 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; Admission is Free; Bring the entire family. Rockhounds of all ages bid on rocks, crystals, minerals, fossils, handmade jewelry, lapidary treasures, books, magazines and more to add to their collections. Doors open to the public at 6 p.m.; first table closes at 6:30 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free admission and parking. ; contact Jeanine N. Mielecki, (773) 774-2054; e-mail: jaynine9@aol.com; Web site: www.chicagorocks.org

14-15FILER, IDAHO: 64th Annual Gem Show; Magic Valley Gem Club, Twin Falls County Fairgrounds; Merchant Bldg. #1, 215 Fair Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, children (under 12) with an adult free; contact Shirley Metts, 550 Main St. S., Kimberly, ID 83341, (208) 423-4827; e-mail: imetts@centurylink.net

14-15SAN MARINO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Pasadena Lapidary Society, San Marino Masonic Center; 3130 Huntington Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; member displays, demonstrations, jewelry making, carving, dealers, minerals, rough material, jewelry, gems, collectibles; contact Marcia Goetz, (626) 260-7239

14-15CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; The North Jersey Mineralogical Society, Pope John II Center; 775 Valley Rd.; Daily 10-5; adults $5, seniors $4, children (under 12) free; more than 25 dealers, minerals, fossils, crystals, lapidary rough, jewelry, free specimens for kids; contact Jeff Wilson, 14 Beach Dr., Montague, NJ 07827, (973) 293-7911; e-mail: buckwood4@yahoo.com; Web site: nojms.webs.com

14-15WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Kettle Moraine Geological Society, Waukesha County Expo Center; 1000 Northview Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (under 12) free; agates, minerals, gems, fossils, cabochons, Native American artifacts, geology and Earth history displays, educational speakers, demonstrations, club sales, mineral and gem dealers, jewelry, lapidary, wire wrapping, fluorescence; contact Richard Rosenberger, 245 Meadowside Court, Pewaukee, WI 53072; e-mail: rosenber.w@sbcglobal.net; Web site: kmgsrocks.com

14-15SPRECKELS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Salinas Valley Rock & Gem, Spreckels Vets Memorial Hall; 5th St. and Llano St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $2.00; contact Teri Beck, (831) 679-2896; Web site: salinasrockandgem.com

14-15MACOMB, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Geodeland Earth Science Clubs Inc., WIU Student Union; 1 University Circle; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission if Free!; Mineral, fossil, gem, jewelry, dealers, geode cracking, live demonstrations, silent auction, spin and win and kid’s activities, on-site fast food, free parking; contact Ed Wagner, (309) 838-7782; e-mail: loesseditor@gmail.com; Web site: www.geodeland.com

14-15SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Annual show; SAN ANTONIO GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY, SAN ANTONIO TEXAS; 8111 MEADOW LEAF DR [CORNER OF I-410 WEST AND MARBACH; Sat. 10AM-6PM, Sun. 10AM-4PM; Admission $5, Seniors $3, Students $2, Children $1; 54TH ANNUAL FIESTA OF GEMS; contact ROBERT BOWIE, (21O) 860 2830; e-mail: krbotx@gvtc.com; Web site: www.swgemandmineral.org

14-15KALISPELL, MONTANA: Annual show; NW Montana Rock Chucks, Flathead County Fairgrounds; 265 North Meridian Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $1.00, Children Free; contact Kathy Fager, PO Box 5541, Kalispell, MT 59903; e-mail: babcockk@montanasky.net

14-15TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mother Lode Mineral Rock & Gem Show, Stanislaus Fairgrounds; 900 N. Broadway; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $6, Under 12 free with adult; 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 HUGE fluorescent display tent. There are over 40 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, CA, (209) 524-3494; e-mail: bud.mcmillin.b7yj@statefarm.com; Web site: www.turlockgemshow.com

14-15COTTONWOOD, ARIZONA: Show and sale; CKM Productions, LLC, Mingus Union High School; 1801 East Fir Street; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 AM-4:00 PM; Adults $3.00; Vendors from around the region will be offering crystals, mineral specimens, jewelry, gemstones, rough rock, fossils, and beads. Food and raffles will be available during the show.; contact Greg Capatch, (928) 554-4615; e-mail: gregcapatch@yahoo.com

14-15TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; The Mother Lode Mineral Society of California, Stanislaus Fairgrounds; 900 N. Broadway; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $6, Children 12 & under free with adults; 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 HUGE fluorescent display tent. There are over 40 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, CA, (209) 368-2797; e-mail: bud.mcmillin.b7yj@statefarm.com; Web site: www.turlockgemshow.com

14-15OLD BETHPAGE, NEW YORK: Annual show; Island Rock Hounds, Old Beyhpage Restoration Village; 1307 Round Swamp Road; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults = $6 two day, or $7 daily, Children 12 & under free; We specialize in children's activities encouraging interest in geology and related sciences.; contact nancy colburn, 9 northcote road, westbury, NY 11590, (516) 334 4398; e-mail: nileda55@yahoo.com; Web site: www.Islandrockhoynds.org

20-22TACOMA, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Tacoma Dome; 2727 E D St; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

20-22ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Mountain Area Gem and Mineral Association, Camp Stephens; Clayton Road; Fri. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission Free; Numerous vendors offering gems, minerals and fossils from North Carolina and around the world. ; contact Richard Jacquot, POB 542, Leicester, NC 28748, (828) 779-4501; e-mail: rick@wncrocks.com; Web site: www.americanrockhound.com

20-22JACKSON, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Michigan Gem & Mineral Society, Jackson County Fairgrounds - American 1 Event Center; 200 W. Ganson; Fri. 11-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $4, seniors $2, students $1, children (under 5) free; kids' activities, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, lapidary supplies, demonstrators, exhibits, displays, silent auctions, door prizes, raffle; contact Sally Hoskin, (517) 522-3396; e-mail: saltoosal2@yahoo.com; Web site: mgmsrockclub.com

20-22ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Abq. Gem & Mineral Club, Expo NM ; 300 San Pedro NE; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am -6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission $3, Children Free under 13; Friday is Dollar Day! 54 dealers, gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils, lapidary, equipment, tools, door prizes, raffles, silent auctions, junior table, live wolf & mineral ID. NM State Fairgrounds, Creative Arts Center, enter Gate 3 at San Pedro and Copper. ; contact Paul Hlava, (505) 265-4178; e-mail: paulhlava@q.com; Web site: agmc.info

20-22PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc., Washington State Fair Events Center; 110 9th Ave SW; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Classes & demos. Free hourly door prizes. For more info, visit www.gemfaire.com or call (503) 252-8300 or email: info@gemfaire.com.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

20-22ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Albuquerque Gem & Mineral Club, NM State Fairgrounds, Expo NM ; 300 San Pedro NE; Fri. 10 am-6 pm , Sat. 10 am -6 pm, Sun. 10 am -5 pm ; 3.00, Free under 13; 46th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry Expo. Admission $3, Friday is Dollar Day, Kids under 13 are free. Enter gate 3 at 300 San Pedro NE and Copper, Creative Arts Center at the NM State Fairgrounds (Expo NM). 50 dealers, door prizes, raffle, silent auction, junior table, live wolf, display cases, mineral ID, gemstones, minerals, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, tools, equipment. Contact: Paul Hlava, 505-265-4178, Web site: agmc.info; contact Paul Hlava, PO Box 13718, Albuquerque, NM 87192, 505-265-4178; e-mail: paulhlava@q.com; Web site: agmc.info

20-22SPANISH FORK, UTAH: Annual show; Timpanogos Gem & Mineral Society, Spanish Fork, Utah, Fair Grounds in the Indoor Tennis Court ; 475 South Main, Spanish Fork Fair Grounds, Indoor Tennis Court; Fri. 10 am-7 pm, Sat. 10 am-7 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission = Free; 56th "Spring Parade of Gems"; Timpanogos Gem & Mineral Society, Spanish Fork Fair Grounds, 475 S. Main; Free Admission; displays, dealers, jewelry, fossils, equipment, Mr. Bones, door prizes, touch table, rock sales, silent auction, rocks in the rough, minerals, lapidary equipment, Junior Club Booth, kids' grab bags, Wheel of Fortune, instruction on polishing cabochons. Demonstrations, faceting, flint napping, wire wrapping, beading, fluorescent mineral display. Contact Aaron Mcknight timprocks1@gmail.com. Web site: www.timprocks.weebly.com; contact Keith Fackrell, 2295 E 700 S, Springville, UT 84663, (801) 592-0410; e-mail: krfackrell@gmail.com; Web site: www.timprocks.weebly.com

20-22DOSWELL, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Meadow Event Park; 13191 Dawn Blvd.; Fri. 12:00 pm-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $5.00, military free with ID, Children 16 and under free; Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find • 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry • Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls • Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies • Books, carvings and gift items ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

20-22ROME, GEORGIA: Annual show; Rome Georgia Mineral Society, The Forum; 301 Tribune St.; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is FREE; Free Admission! Minerals, Gems, Fossils, Meteorites, Jewelry, and Crystals for Sale. Lapidary rough. Free Mineral and Fossil ID, Door Prizes, and Exhibits! Free registration for grand prize – Amethyst and Calcite from Brazil!; contact Jose Santamaria, 311 E 4TH St., Rome, GA 30161; e-mail: rogams.show@gmail.com; Web site: http://rogams.wordpress.com/gem-and-mineral-show/

21-22WHEATON, ILLINOIS: Annual show; ESCONI, DuPage County Fairgrounds; 2015 Manchester Road, 60187; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission Free; The Esconi 2015 Gem, Mineral and Fossil show will be running on March 21st & 22nd, at the Dupage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester, Wheaton, IL. 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! More information on the show is available at www.esconi.com. ; contact Jeff Lord, (224) 231 7301; e-mail: jlord83@yahoo.com; Web site: www.esconi.org

21-22LEMOORE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Lemoore Gem & Mineral Club, Trinity Hall; 470 Champion St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; contact Keith Olivas, PO Box 455, Lemoore, CA 93245, (559) 622-9440; e-mail: georgersilva@sbcglobal.net

21-22PORT ANGELES, WASHINGTON: Annual show; City of Port Angeles, Vern Burton Community Center; 308 East 4th Street; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission Free, Children Free; Free rocks for the kids while supplies last, over 30 vendors selling rough & polished rocks, gemstones, fossils, beads, slabs, carvings, crystals, mineral, Uruguay amethyst geodes, shells, jewelry, wire wrapping, woodworking, cabochons, equipment, and much more! Free door prize.; contact Cindy Kochanek, 308 East 4th Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362, (360) 417-4550; e-mail: ckochane@cityofpa.us; Web site: www.cityofpa.us

21-22GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND: Annual show; The Gem, Lapidary and Mineral Society of Montgomery County, Maryland, Montgomery Co. Fairgrounds; 16 Chestnut St.; Sat. 10:00am-6:00pm, Sun. 11:00am-5:00pm; Admission $6.00, Children Free; Gem, Lapidary, and Mineral Society of Montgomery County MD., Inc. 51st Annual GLMSMC Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show At the Montgomery County Fairgrounds – Gaithersburg, Maryland March 21 & 22, 2015. More than 20 dealers will have gems, minerals, fossils, meteorites and crystals for sale. Enjoy demonstrations, over 40 exhibits, raffle, door prizes, free workshop, free specimens for kids, and/or get more information about specimens from your own collection. Those under 18 can dig for free specimens in the kid’s mini-mines! ; contact Jim Kostka, 906 North St NE, Leesburg, VA 20176, (202) 207-5437; e-mail: jkostka@juno.com; Web site: http://www.glmsmc.com/show.shtml

21-22SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; North Seattle Lapidary & Mineral Club, Lake City Community Center; 12531 28th Ave. NE; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is FREE; Many junior activities, demonstrations, club member displays, the best grab bags, Rockosaurus rides, Rockhound Dinner, dealers, door prizes, and more! Food trucks will be standing by!; contact Susan Gardner, (425) 483-2295; Web site: www.NorthSeattleRockClub.org

21-22CHAMBERSBURG, PA 17201, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Franklin County Rock and Mineral Club, Inc., Hamilton Heights Elementary School; 1589 Johnson Road ; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission $5.00, Children 12 and under free with paying adult; Jewelry- Gemstones-Minerals-Fossils-Displays-Demonstrations - Door Prizes ; contact Mike Mowen, 5979 Altenwald Rd., Waynesboro,, PA 17268, (717) 264-9024; e-mail: mlmo@innernet.net

21-22MISSOULA, MONTANA: 21st Annual Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show = Gems of Montana; Hellgate Mineral Society, Hilton Garden Inn; 3720 North Reserve Street, 406 532 5300; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; $2.00, under 14 free; contact Bob Riggs, 14 Holiday Lane, Missoula, MT 59801, (406) 543-3667

21-22MISSOULA, MONTANA: Annual show; Hellgate Mineral Society, Missoula Hilton Garden Inn; 3720 North Reserve Street; Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $2.00, Children are Free; contact Bob Riggs, Missoula, MT, (406) 543-3667; e-mail: boblr@bresnan.net; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hellgate-Mineral-Society

27-28ADA, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Ada Gem, Mineral and Fossil Club, Ada, Oklahoma; 1710 N Broadway; Fri. 8am-6pm, Sat. 9am-5pm; Admission is FREE; The show will feature various demonstrations and displays of fluorescent rocks, minerals, fossils, lapidary and jewelry. Silent auctions of materials donated by dealers and members will be held hourly. Special Kids’ Events: Fossil Dig, also The Petting Zoo. Dealers from the surrounding states (Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, & Texas).; contact Ed Vermillion, P.O. Box 782, Purcell, OK 73080, (405) 527-6431; e-mail: okieed42@windstream.net; Web site: http://www.freewebs.com/agmfc/index.htm

27-28ADA, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Ada Gem, Mineral & Fossil Club, Ada, Oklahoma; N.E. corner of intersection of St. Hwy. 99 (U.S. 377) and Richardson Bypass (St. Hwy 1 & 3E); Fri. 8 am-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Admission is FREE; The show will feature various demonstrations and displays of fluorescent rocks, minerals. Silent auctions of materials donated by dealers and club members will be held hourly. Special kids events: Fossil dig and a petting zoo. Dealers from the sounding states (Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Texas). Admission is FREE; contact Ed Vermillion, P.O. Box 782, Purcell, OK 73080, (405) 527-6431; e-mail: okieed42@windstream.net; Web site: http://www.freewebs.com/agmfc/index.htm

27-29SPOKANE, WASHINGTON: 56th Annual Gem, Jewelry & Mineral Show; Rock Rollers Club of Spokane, Spokane County Fair & Expo Center; N. 604 Havana, at Broadway; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, seniors and military $5, children (12 & under) free; the incredible lapidary artistry of Olive Cohour, more than 40 dealers, 60 display cases, fossils, crystals, gemstones, minerals, specimens, handcrafted jewelry, lapidary supplies and demonstrations, hourly door prizes, youth activities, grand prize; contact David Rapp, (509) 891-6533; e-mail: showchair@rockrollers.org

27-29SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, South Towne Expo Center; 9575 S State St; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

27-29INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Agriculture/Horticulture Bldg.; 1202 E. 38th St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5 for 3 days, children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones, gem trees, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths and goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes, classes available, Western jewelry; contact Van Wimmer Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

27-29HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA: 45th Annual Unifour Show and 2015 Eastern Federation Convention; Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Hickory Metro Convention Center; 1960 13th Ave. Dr. SE, I-40, Exit 125; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, students and children free; dealers, exhibits, hourly door prizes, hands-on children's activities, cabbing, faceting and wire wrapping demonstrations, "Somewhere in the Rainbow" exhibit; contact Baxter Leonard, 2510 Rolling Ridge Dr., Hickory, NC 28602, (828) 320-4028; e-mail: gailandbaxter@aol.com; Web site: cvgmc.org/

27-29HAMPTON, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc, Hampton Roads Convention Center; 1610 Coliseum Dr; Fri. 12 pm/Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 PM, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5.00, military free with ID, Children 16 and under free; Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find • 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry • Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls • Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies • Books, carvings and gift items Displays and demonstrations by local rock & gem societies; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

27-29LOVELAND, COLORADO: Annual show; Fort Collins Rockhounds, The Ranch; Larimer County Fairgrounds, Thomas M. McKee Building; Fri. 4:00 pm-8:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission $4/day, $7/3-day, Students12-18 w/id $1, Children Free with adult; This year’s exhibits feature Colorado Minerals. 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, 2506 Pear Court, Fort Collins, CO 80521, (970) 493-6168; e-mail: fcrockhounds@yahoo.com; Web site: www.fortcollinsrockhounds.org

28-28MIDDLEBORO, MASSACHUSETTS: auction; Southeastern Massachusetts Mineral Club, Inc., Mitchell Memorial Club; 29 Elm St., corner Elm St. & Rt. 44; Sat. 10:30 AM-3:30 PM; Admission Free; Auction is Saturday, March 28, 2015; contact Jim Gaudet, 67 Benson St., Middleboro, MA 02346, (508) 946-0558; e-mail: rocks2gems@verizon.net; Web site: SEMMC.com

28-29PLYMOUTH MEETING, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Philadelphia Mineralogical Society, The Philadelphia Paleontological Society, LuLu Temple; 5140 Butler Pike; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children (under 12) $1; special exhibits by the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Leidy Microscopical Society, fossils, minerals, gems, speakers, exhibits, fossil dig, Kids' Mineral Corner, door prizes, Scouting Merit Badge information; contact Karenne Snow, (609) 353-4101; Web site: www.philamineralsociety.org

28-29CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA: Annual show; Cedar Valley Rocks & Minerals Society, Hawkeye Downs; 400 6th St. SW; Sat. 8:30-6, Sun. 9:30-5; adults $3, students $1, children and groups with adult leader free; educational programs, silent auctions, demonstrations, displays, door prizes, kids' activities, gem sluice, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, tools, equipment, lapidary supplies; contact Marv Houg, (319) 364-2868; e-mail: m_houg@yahoo.com; Web site: www.cedarvalleyrockclub.org

28-29ANTHEM, ARIZONA: Annual show; Daisy Mountain Rock and Mineral Club, Diamond Canyon School; 40004 N. Liberty Bell Way; Sat. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sun. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM; Admission $3.00, Seniors $2.00, Students $2.00, Children under 12 free; 30 dealers; gems, minerals, fossils, fluorescents, jewelry,beads, wire trapping, geodes, raffles, kids events; contact Ed Winbourne, (623) 444 4634; e-mail: ewinbourne@gmail.com

28-29SAYRE, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club, Athens Twp. Fire Hall; 211 Herrick Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students $1, children (under 8) free; museum displays, kids' activities, geode cutting, UV program, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, lapidary, jewelry; contact Bob McGuire, 224 Church St., Lopez, PA 19628, (570) 928-9238; e-mail: uvbob@epix.net; Web site: www.chehannarocks.com

28-29ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: 53rd Annual Show; Roseville Rock Rollers Gem & Mineral Society, Roseville (Placer County) Fairgrounds; 800 All America City Blvd. (off Washington), four buildings, plus outside grounds; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $6 (discount coupon on Web site), seniors $5, children (12 and under) free with adult; educational activities, kids' "Education Station", exhibits, more than 50 dealers, crystals, fossils, minerals, beads, gemstones, gold panning, mining equipment, meteorites, polished stones, jade, opal, world-class mineral specimens, tourmaline, gold, petrified wood, lapidary demonstrations, silent auctions, free mineral and gem ID, raffle prizes, door prizes, lapidary shop open house, rain or shine; contact Gloria Marie, PO Box 452, Roseville, CA 95661, (916) 216-1114; e-mail: gloriarosevillerockrollers@gmail.com; Web site: www.rockrollers.com

28-29SWEET HOME, OREGON: 67th Annual Gem and Mineral show ; Sweet Home Rock and Mineral Society, Sweet Home High School Gym; 1641 Long Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission .50 ¢; contact Joe Cota, PO Box 2279, Sweet Home, OR 97355, (541) 451 2740

28-29NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS: Western Mass Mineral, Jewelry, and Fossil Show; Connecticut Valley Mineral Club, Clarion Hotel & Conference Center; 1 Atwood Dr.; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children (12 and under) free with adult, Scouts in uniform free; more than 19 dealers, minerals, crystals, jewelry, gems, lapidary, free exhibits, free mineral specimen for children; contact Lee Champigny, (413) 320-9741; Web site: www.westernmassmineralshow.com or www.cvmineralclub.org

28-29DOTHAN, ALABAMA: Annual show; Dothan Gem and Mineral Club, Houston County Farm Center; 1701 Cottonwood Road; Sat. 9:00-5:00, Sun. 10:00-4:00; Admission is Free; Minerals, rocks, fossils, jewelry. Kids' activities. Door Prizes. Silent Auction. Fun for the whole family. Free admission and free parking. ; contact Jeff DeRoche, 121 W. Crawford St., Dothan, AL 36301, (334) 673-3554; e-mail: arlambert@comcast.net; Web site: www.wiregrassrockhounds.com

28-29BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON: 54th Annual Rock & Gem Show; Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club, Bloedel Donovan Community Center; 2214 Electric Avenue; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission is Free; Show includes gold panning and lapidary demonstrations, fluorescent show, rocks, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, club sales and dealers. Also door prizes, scholarship raffle, silent auction, exhibits, food service, special activities for kids, and more; contact Tracy Jackson, (360) 366-0576; e-mail: tracyljackson@comcast.net; Web site: www.mtbakerrockclub.org

28-29DOTHAN , ALABAMA: Annual show; Dothan Gem and Mineral Club, Houston County Farm Center; 1701 East Cottonwood Road; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is Free; Rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry. Kids' activities. Silent Auction. Door Prizes. Free Admission. Free Parking.; contact Jeff DeRoche, 121 W. Crawford St., Dothan, AL 36301, (334) 673-3554; e-mail: arlambert@comcast.com; Web site: www.wiregrassrockhounds.com

28-29PORTLAND, OREGON: Retail show; SW WA Gold Prospectors, Portland EXPO Center; 2060 North Marine Drive; Sat. 8 am-4 pm, Sun. 8 am-4 pm; Admission is $10, Children are free; GPAA GOLD AND TREASURE SHOW! The only Gold and Treasure Show in the Pacific Northwest for 2015. Fun for the Whole Family! Meet and Talk to Guest Celebrity Prospectors from Alaska! Thousands of Dollars in Prizes including a drawing each day for a free prospecting trip to Alaska, Learn! Explore! Shop! Seminars daily! Learn to Pan!; contact Randy Harper, (503) 849-5109; e-mail: rh82065@hotmail.com; Web site: www.SWWGoldProspectors.org

28-29MONROE , WISCONSIN: Annual show; Badger Lapidary & Geological Society, Inc., Monroe Senior High School; 1600 26th Street; Sat. 9 AM-5 PM, Sun. 9 AM-5 PM; Admission is Free; Badger Lapidary & Geological Society, 45th Annual, Rock, Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show. Ten dealers, excellent speakers, many beautiful club displays, fluorescent mineral tent, lapidary demonstrations, club sales table, hourly door prizes, educational films. Activities for kids: Fishpond, spinner game, scavenger hunt, quarry quest, rock polishing, and roving rock wizard. Food: Full Menu. Free Show - Free-will donation and free parking. ; contact Teri Marche, 5415 Lost Woods Ct., Oregon, WI 53575, (608) 835-2653; e-mail: tmarche555@gmail.com; Web site: www.badgerrockclub.org

28-29LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY: Show and sale; Blue Grass Gem and Mineral Club, Clarion Hotel; 1950 Newton Pike; Sat. 10:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sun. 11:00 AM-5:00 PM; Admission $2, Children $1; Lexington Rock Gem and Jewelry Show Sponsored by Blue Grass Gem and Mineral Club in conjunction with Rockhounds of Central Kentucky March 28-29, 2015 Clarion Hotel, Lexington, KY located near Exit 115 off I-75/64 at 1950 Newton Pike Show includes minerals, jewelry, equipment dealers, exhibits, KY Agate, fluorescent display, prizes, and auctions. Admission: $2 Adults, $1 Children, $5 Max for Family, Scouts in uniform free.; contact Allen Ferrell, (859) 277-2469; e-mail: kyrock2010kentucky@yahoo.com; Web site: www.bggamc.homestead.com

28-29ANGELS CAMP, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Calaveras Gem and Mineral Society, Calaveras County Fairgrounds; 101 Frogtown Rd; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission $4.00, Children 12 & under Free with paying adult; CALAVERAS GEM & MINERAL SHOW 2015 Calaveras Gem and Jewelry Show, Calaveras County Fairgrounds (Frogtown) Sat. March 28, 2015,1Oam – 5 pm & Sun. March 29, 2015, 1Oam - 4pm. Admission is $4 for adults; kids 12 & under are free,if accompanied by a paying adult. There will be numerous exhibits featuring jewelry, carvings, faceted gemstones and polished rocks. There will be demonstrators in disciplines such as faceting gemstones, wire wrapping, chain fabrication, flint knapping and hard rock carving. KIDS AREA has activities and hands on projects. Dealers will be there who sell jewelry­ making supplies, tools, beads, minerals, gemstones, handcrafted jewelry, meteorites, fossils, books, etc. Snack Bar on site. Free parking and a shuttle service from fairground gate up to the show building. For more information, visit www.calaverasgemandmineral.org, or contact Robin Williams 209-728-8277 or e-mail amy95247@yahoo.com. Submitted by: Anna Christiansen achrist361@sbcglobal.net ; contact Robin Williams, PO Box 1135, Murphys, CA 95247, 209-728-8277; e-mail: amy95247@yahoo.com; Web site: calaverasgemandmineral.org

28-29TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; South Bay Lapidary & Mineral Society, Ken Miller Recreation Center; 3341 Torrance Blvd. (enter on Madrona Avenue); Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm; Admission is FREE; 66th Annual Show; South Bay Lapidary & Mineral Society Show "Nature's Treasures'". Free admission; 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 Kay's Kitchen for the best chili and desserts in town. Show Chairs: Richard Egger and Andrea Fabian. Contact Richard at (310) 291-9855 if you have a question. Hope to see you there!; contact Kathy Polliard, (310) 533-4931; e-mail: kjpolliard@yahoo.com

28-29DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Des Plaines Valley Geological Society, Des Plaines Park District Leisure Center; 2222 Birch Street; Sat. 9:30 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Seniors $2.00, Students $1.00 with ID, Children under 12 free; Kids room, live demonstrations, educational exhibits, food, raffles, silent auction, fine gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry dealers, Gold panning For information or directions call Frank Lavin 815 298-9178; contact Lois Zima, (847) 298-4653

28-29CENTRAL POINT, OREGON: Annual show; Roxy Ann Gem & Mineral Show, Jackson County Expo; 1 Peninger Road; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission $5.00, Seniors $3.00, Students $2.00, Children under 6 Free; Demonstrations, Dealers and De-accessioned Museum Auction Saturday only after show 5:30 pm; contact Jami Walkins, 316 S Peach St, 74, Medford, OR 97501, (541) 646-5782; e-mail: orrockgirl58gmail.com; Web site: www.craterrock.com

28-29ANTHEM, ARIZONA: Annual show; Daisy Mountain Rock & Mineral Club , Diamond Canyon School; 40004 N. Liberty Bell Way; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Adults $3, Seniors $2, Students $2, Children are FREE; Gems, minerals, fossils, fluorescents, jewelry, beads, wire wrapping, geodes, raffles and kids activities. Show will feature many of the gems and minerals found in Arizona. A portion of this year's ticket sales will be awarded to a local high school student who plans to pursue further study in the sciences.; contact Ed Winbourne, (978) 460-1528; e-mail: ewinbourne@gmail.com

April 2015

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

4-5CHICO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Paradise Gem & Mineral Club, Silver Dollar Fair Grounds; 2335 Fair St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (under 16) free; "Petrified Wood": 48 display cases, free specimens for the first 200 children; contact Manuel Garcia, 5659 Foster Rd., Paradise, CA 95969, (530) 877-7324; e-mail: mmpg@att.net

4-5POCATELLO , IDAHO: Annual show; South East Idaho Gem and Mineral Society (SEIGMS), Bannock County Fairgrounds; 10588 Fairground Drive; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $2.00, Children 12 and under free with adult; contact Larry Manhart, (208) 406-3990; e-mail: Luv2huntrocks@gmail.com

4-5LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Lincoln Gem and Minerals Club, Inc., Lancaster Event Center; 84th and Havelock Ave, Lincoln Room; Sat. 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sun. 10:00 AM-5:00 PM; Admission = $5.00, Children 11 and under free with adult; Adult 2 day PASS $9.00. Dealer Space FULL. Educational Programs daily. Gem Digs Discover the Beauty of Rock. ; contact James Marburger, 334 Locust, Box 64, Hickman, NE 68372, (402) 430-6703; e-mail: jm24122@windstream.net; Web site: www.lincolngemmineralclub.org

9-11WYOMING, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Indian Mounds Rock & Mineral Club, Rogers Plaza Town Center; 972 28th St. SW; Thu. 9:30-9, Fri. 9:30-9, Sat. 9:30-7; free admission; dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, beads, rough, equipment, books, displays, demonstrations, children's table; contact Don Van Dyke, 4296 Oakview, Wyoming, MI 49519, (616) 669-6932; e-mail: donvandyke@tm.net; Web site: www.indianmoundsrockclub.com

10-12ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Annual Spring Gem, Mineral and Bead Show; Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society, National Guard Armory; 2809 S. Fern Creek Ave.; Fri. 1-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 ($1 off coupon on Web site), students $2, Scouts free; demonstrations, cabochon cutting, faceting, wire wrapping, flint knapping, metal work, 30-minute auctions, kids' table, sluice mining for gems, hourly door prizes, gems, minerals, beads, metaphysical stones, fossils, Scout merit badges; contact Paul Hayes, 1400 Sawyerwood Ave., Orlando, FL 32809, (407) 816-1229; e-mail: phayes3@cfl.rr.com; Web site: www.cfmgs.org

10-12HILLSBORO, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Washington County Fairgrounds; 873 NE 34th Ave; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

10-12ABBOTSFORD, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: Annual show; British Columbia Lapidary Society, Ag. Rec. Center; 32470 Haida Dr., Canada; Fri. 10 am-8 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-6 pm; Admission $ 6, Students $ 2, Children under 6 free; club displays, demos, 25,000 sq. ft., new tailgate sale; contact Cam Bacon, (604) 854-1711; e-mail: showchaircam@yahoo.com

10-12VISTA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vista Gem and Mineral, Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum; 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave.; Fri. 10 am.-5 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am -5 pm; Admission is Free; Free Parking and admission to museum during show; contact Ray Pearce, (760) 535-5524; e-mail: raysrocks@cox.net

10-12EDISON, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Eons Expos, LLLP, NJ Convention & Expo Center; 97 Sunfield Avenue; Fri. 12 pm-p pm; Admission $10.00, Students $5.00, Children Free; Mindat.org Lecture Series, huge UV Mineral Exhibit in the Junior Ballroom, Viewing Stone exhibit, sluicing for the kids, regional club displays, demonstrations, and more activities & exhibits added closer to show time. ; contact Lowell Carhart, 80 Roslyn Forest Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22901, (804) 291-6357; e-mail: LowellCarhart@yahoo.com; Web site: www.NY-NJ-Show.com

10-12OGDEN, UTAH: Annual show; Golden Spike Gem & Mineral Society and NFMS, Golden Spike Event Center, Weber County Fairground; 1000 N 1200 W, GPS: 1181 N Fairground Dr ; Fri. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission $3.00 Donation, Students $1.50 Donation, Children 12 and under and Scouts Free with an Adult; 63rd Gemstone Junction; Golden Spike Gem & Mineral Society; Donations: $3.00 Adults, Children 12 and under Free with an Adult, Student $1.50, and Scouts in uniform Free with their Leader. Over 25 Dealers, Displays, Exhibits (competitive and hobbyist), Demonstrations, Geode splitting, Door Prizes, Silent auction. Rocks, Minerals, Jewelry, Beads, Gemstones, Equipment, Supplies, Fossils, Wood, Findings, Gold panning, Knapping, and more. For the Young at Heart: Mr. Bones and his Walking Dinosaurs, Grab Bags, Wheel of Fortune, Sapphire screening, and more. Free Parking. ; contact Marie or Les Tryon, (801) 782-5664 or (801) 528-8998

10-12EDISON, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Eons Expos, LLP, NJ Convention & Exposition Center; 97 Sunfield Avenue; Fri. 12 pm-9 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-6 pm; Adults $10, Students $5, Children are Free; 400 vendor booths and 14,000 visitors makes this the largest Mineral, Fossil, and Gem Show east of the Mississippi River. The 'Mindat.org Speaker Series' will feature presenters from around the world. A huge display of glowing UV minerals from all major sites on Earth will be featured in our darkened Junior Ballroom (presented by the Franklin Mineral Museum and Sterling Hill Mining Museums). Activities for the kids include sluicing, and every child over 5 will receive a UV rock upon entry -- so they will want to rush to the UV room to see in which color that it glows. A 2,000 sq foot section in the middle of the show will highlight large specimens of dinosaurs and other fossilized life. For business-to-business transactions, there will be a separate 20,000 sq. ft. 'Wholesale Only' section. Entry is $10 for those over 12 years old, just $5 for kids between 5 and 12, and under 5 are free. Parking is free. The full-service cafeteria can seat 100 people at a time. ; contact Hetaher Grana, 235 First Avenue, Keyport, NJ 07735, (973) 903-3256; e-mail: Heather@EonsExpos.com; Web site: http://www.NY-NJ-GemShow.com

11-12MARIPOSA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; CA State Mineral Museum and Mariposa Club, Mariposa Fairgrounds; Highway 49 and Fairgrounds Rd.; Sat. 10.00-5.00, Sun. 10.00-4.00; Adults $3, Seniors = Free, Students = $2, Children = Free; Includes full access at no extra charge to California State Mining & Mineral Museum on the same property. See the giant Fricot gold nugget back on display this year.; contact Martin Foden, (209) 742-4036; e-mail: martin@safarigold.com; Web site: http://www.camineralmuseum.com

11-12YAKIMA, WASHINGTON: 54th Parade of Gems; Yakima Rock & Mineral Club, Central Washington State Fair Grounds; Modern Living Building, 1301 S. Fair Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3.50, seniors and students $2, children (under 12) free with adult; displays, dealers, rough rock, finished jewelry, specimens, lapidary equipment, demonstrations, cabbing, wire wrapping, silent auction, door prizes, raffle, spin the wheel, grab bags, gold panning; contact Marti Sondgeroth, 2013 S. 41st Ave., Yakima, WA 98903, (509) 248-6401; e-mail: marthams@q.com

11-12MARION, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Southern Illinois Earth Science Club, Pavilion of the City of Marion; 1602 Sioux Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, children (18 and under) free; gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary, fluorescent light shows, door prizes, silent auctions; contact Mike Chontofalsky, 1019 E. Broadway, Centralia, IL 62801, (618) 532-0455; e-mail: chontofalsky@att.net; Web site: siesclub.org

11-12ABILENE, TEXAS: Show and sale; Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society, Abilene Civic Center; N. 6th and Pine; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students (6-12) $1.50, children (under 6) and Scouts in uniform 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; contact Kay H. McDaniel, 3118 Woodglen Cove, Abilene, TX 79606, (325) 668-8558; e-mail: kmcdaniel23@suddenlink.net; Web site: rockclub.txol.net

11-12JOHNSON CITY, NEW YORK: Annual show; New York Southern Tier Geology Club, Johnson City Senior Citizens Center; 30 Brockton St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (under 12) free; club exhibits, silent auctions, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, lapidary, jewelry; contact Tom Ogden, 96 Main St., Bainbridge, NY 13733, (607) 967-8552; e-mail: tandjogden@stny.rr.com

11-12ORANGE, CONNETICUT: Annual show; New Haven Mineral Club, Amity Middle School; 100 Ohman Ave., off Rte.34; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children free with adult; minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, exhibits, dealers, door prizes, lectures, demonstrations; contact Art Doyle; e-mail: president@newhavenmineralclub.org; Web site: newhavenminerlclub.org

11-12CANTON, OHIO: Annual show; Stark County Gem & Mineral Club, Stark County Fairgrounds; 305 Wertz Avenue NW; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission = Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $1, Children under 6 free; Silent Auctions every 15 minutes, displays, lapidary supplies, kids games, fluorescent mineral display, demonstrations, rock and mineral specimens, jewelry makers, national dealers, gemstones, etc.; contact Elise Dougan; e-mail: donelisedougan@gmail.com

11-12DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Southeastern New Hampshire Mineral Club, Veteran's Community Center; 156 Backwater Road; Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $3.00, Children under 12 Free if accompanied by an adult; ; contact LARRY HEATH, 20 Ash Drive, Kingston, NH 03848, (603) 642-8601; e-mail: heathlg@comcast.net; Web site: www.senhmc.org

11-12COLUMBUS, OHIO: Annual show; Columbus Rock and Mineral Society, Licking County Rock and Mineral Society, Northland Performing Arts Center; 4411 Tamarack Blvd.; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $7.00, Seniors $6.00, Students $3.00, Children under 6 Free; 2015 theme: Frozen: Ohio's Ice Age. Scouts in Uniform and Teachers with a school ID are free. Large children's area with dozens of educational exhibits, children's games and educational activities. Special speakers at 1:00 and 3:00 Pm Saturday and 2:00 Pm Sunday. Free specimen ID booth, demonstrations, hourly and grand door prize, case exhibits, silent auction and large dealer variety. ; contact Craig Kramer, 628 Sanbridge Circle E., Columbus, OH 43085, (614) 436-4511; e-mail: craig.kramer@wowway.com; Web site: www.columbusrockandmineralsociety.org

11-12SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Northwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Society, Community Building of Siloam Springs Arkansas; 115 S Mount Olive; Sat. 9:00am-5:00pm, Sun. 10:00am-4:00pm; Adults $3, Seniors $3, Students $2, Children Free under 8; Like us on Facebook; contact Dave Leininger, 14029 White Oak Lane, Bentonville, AR 72712, (479) 721-1579; e-mail: hulagrub@aol.com; Web site: www.nwarockhounds.org

17-19SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino del Rio S.; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Adults $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

17-19RICKREALL, OREGON: Show, ; Willamette Agate & Mineral Society, Polk County Fairgrounds; 520 S. Pacific Hwy. West; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4:30; adults $2, children (under 12) free; contact Etheleen Flippo, (503) 623-4241; e-mail: reflippoo@hotmail.com

17-19ALPINE, TEXAS: Show and sale; Chihuahuan Desert Gem & Mineral Club, Alpine Civic Center; 801 W.Holland Ave. (Hwy.90); Fri. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; FREE Admission!; contact Judith Brueske, PO Box 1111`, Alpine, TX 79831, (432) 244-9503; e-mail: jbrueske@sbcglobal.net

18-18SEVERNA PARK, MARYLAND: Annual show; Patuxent Lapidary Guild, Earleigh Heights VCF Fire Hall; 161 Ritchie Hwy.; Sat. 10-5; adults $1, children (under 10) free; "Kids' Corner", dealers, fossils, minerals, cabochons, rough rock and slabs, jewelry; contact Donna Madej, 181 Chelsea Rd., Pasadena, MD 21122, (410) 215-1774; e-mail: littlewings@mdonline.net; Web site: www.patuxentlapidary.org

18-18STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA: Rock swap; Oklahoma State Council of Mineralogical Societies, Couch Park pavillion; 12th Ave & Perkins Road; Sat. 10:00am-4:00pm; Admission is Free; Like us on Facebook; contact Dave Leininger, 14029 Whiye Oak Lane, Bentonville, AR 72712, (479) 721-1579; e-mail: hulagrub@aol.com; Web site: www.oklahomamineralsocieties.org

18-19STANDISH, MAINE: Annual show; Maine Mineralogical and Geological Society, Saint Joseph's College; 278 Whites Bridge Road; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $4, Seniors $3, Students $3, Children are free; Our 32nd Show! Breathtaking, one-of-a-kind mineral specimens, fossils, beads, and jewelry from renowned local and international dealers. Hourly door prizes and four exquisite Grand Prizes! Special features for the kids, including educational programs (Magic Rocks, Dinosaurs & Fossils, Amazing Crystals, and Buried Treasures of New England), the Mini-Mine, and our Spin Wheel. Live gold-panning and stone-cutting demonstrations. Delicious concession stand food as well! This is the biggest show of its type in the State--definitely a must-do event! See our website for more information, including discounts on admission. ; contact Steve Bridge, (207) 893-7953; e-mail: sbridge@sjcme.edu; Web site: mainemineralclub.org

18-19PINECREST , FLORIDA: Show and sale; Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild, Evelyn Greer Park; 8200 SW 124 Street; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-6:00 pm; Adults $4.00, Seniors $4.00, Students $4.00, Children Free; MMLG Spring GEM, MINERAL, FOSSIL, AND JEWELRY Show at Evelyn Greer Park - just half-a-block off US 1 in Pinecrest - with plenty of free parking. There will be exhibits, demonstrations, displays, raffles, and vendors - as well as educational activities for both children and adults: jewelry-making, grab-bags, gem mining, geode splitting.; contact Sandy Mielke, 2434 Swanson Avenue, Miami, FL 33133, (305) 858.6967; e-mail: webguy@mmlg-inc.org; Web site: www.miamirockandgem.com

18-19KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Lakeside Gem & Mineral Club, Benton County Fairgrounds; 1500 South Oak; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children (12 and under) free; dealers, demonstrations, silent auction, junior activities, door prizes, displays; contact Mary Lou Omstead, PO Box 6652, Kennewick, WA 99336, (509) 783-2798

18-19DECATUR, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Central Illinois Gem & Mineral Club, Progress City - Lester Building; One College Park; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5, Seniors $3, Students under 15 are free , Children are free; The 64th Annual Mineral, Gem & Jewelry Show will be April 18-19th at a new location this year! The show will be at the Lester Building in Progress City, north of the campus of Richland Community College, in Decatur, from 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. Merchants will showcase jewelry, gemstones, beads, fossils and mineral specimens, along with demonstrations and exhibits. Free activities for kids include a fossil dig and silent auctions will run all weekend. Admission is $5.00, and is good both days. Seniors 59 and up are $3.00 Children under 15 are FREE and military persons in uniform are free. Parking is FREE. For information call 217-233-1164 or cigmc@comcast.net ; contact Tony Kapta, 1483 E Wood St, Decatur, IL 62521, (217) 233-1164; e-mail: cigmc@comcast.net; Web site: www.cigmc.earthinsync.com

18-19LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; North Museum of Nature and Science, The Farm and Home Center; 1383 Arcadia Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults (12 and over) $5; door prizes, educational demonstrations and lectures, children's activities; contact Alison Mallin, 400 College Ave., Lancaster, PA 17602, (717) 358-7188; e-mail: amallin@northmuseum.org

18-19EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Eau Claire County Expo Center; 5530 Fairview Drive; Sat. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sun. 10:00 AM-4:00 PM; Admission is FREE, Free, Free, Free; Kids' Activities & Crafts - Demonstrations - Shopping - Silent Auction - Fluorescent Mineral Displays - Rock Collections - Rock Spheres Demonstration - Wire Wrap Jewelry - Rock Cutting & Cabbing - Jewelry & Gemstones - Mineral Specimens - Agates & Geodes - Fossils & Petrified Wood - Rock Art & Carvings - Beads & Supplies - Copper & Silver Finds - Crystal & Amethyst - Books & Rough Rock - (Near the corner of I-94 & Highway 93); contact Paul Tubbs, 619 Van Buren Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703-6061, (715) 834-5747; e-mail: bizpam1@charter.net

18-19IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO: 51st Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Idaho Falls Gem and Mineral Society, Idaho Falls Recreation Center; B Street; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission = $3.00, Children under 12 free; contact Tom Strong, PO Box 2362, Idaho Falls, ID 83403, (337) 384 6820

18-19SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Clara Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds; 344 Tully Road; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $6.00, Children Under 12 Free; 60th Annual Show and Festival. 50 dealers, Jewelry, Fossils, Beads, Jade, Petrified Wood, Polished Agate, Kids Area, Demonstrations, Displays, Fluorescent Mineral Tent, Flintknapper, Door Prizes, Diamond Raffle, Gold Panning and much more. $1 off coupon on the website.; contact Frank Mullaney, (408) 265-1422; e-mail: info@scvgms.org; Web site: www.scvgms.org

18-19WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Civic Park Community Center; 1375 Civic Drive; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $8, Children Free; We're at it again! This fall season, we're bringing over 35 vendors to Walnut Creek. The Civic Park Community Center in downtown Walnut Creek will be filled with crystals, minerals, beads, jewelry – plus massage, psychic readings, aura photos, and much more. Lots of minerals and fossils for the kids to look at while the parents get a massage and an aura photo. Some will come for a few hours while others will spend the whole weekend. Something for everyone!!; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

18-19THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Conejo Gem & Mineral Club, Borchard Park Community Center; 190 Reino Road at Borchard Road; Sat. 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sun. 10:00 AM-5:00 PM; Admission is FREE; 41st Annual Pageant of a Thousand Gems: Fun for all ages with exhibits and sales of gems, jewelry, rocks, minerals and fossils, Special youth activities. Lapidary & Jewelry making demonstrations. Silent auction, door prizes, plant sale and snack bar. FREE admission and parking.; contact Robert Sankovich, 1961 Havenwood Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, (805) 494-7734; e-mail: rmsorca@roadrunner.com; Web site: www.cgamc.org

21-23IRVINE, KENTUCKY: Annual Kentucky Agate Hunt; Mountain Mushroom Festival, Estell County School's Central Office Gym; 253 Main St.; Tue. 9-4, Wed. 9-4, Thu. 9-4; $10 per day; 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

24-26IRVINE, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Mountain Mushroom Festival, Agate, Gem & Mineral Show, 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, demonstrations, dealers; 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

24-26GRANTS PASS, OREGON: Annual show; Rogue Gem and Geology Club, Josephine County Fairground Pavillion; 1451 Fairground Rd; Fri. 9:00-5:00, Sat. 9:00-5:00, Sun. 10:00-4:00; Admission is $1.00, Children 11 and under free; Rock, fossils, gems, jewelry, dealers, door prizes, club sale, silent auction, raffle, demonstrations, exhibits, kid's games and family fun. Friday Admission is FREE Contact: Mary 541-862-2989 or Janet 541-415-1720; contact Janet Fields, 378 Dexter Way, Grants Pass, OR 97527, (541) 415-1720; e-mail: jmfields88@yahoo.com; Web site: www.roguemandgeology.org

24-26VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Virgnia Beach Convention Center; 1000 19th St; Fri. 12 noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5.00, military free with ID, Children 16 and under free; Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find • 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry • Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls • Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies • Books, carvings and gift items Displays and demonstrations by the two Gem & Mineral Societies in the area Appraisals available on site; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Bo 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

24-26SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Sonoma County Fairgrounds; 1350 Bennett Valley Rd.; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children are FREE (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

24-26WICHITA, KANSAS: Annual show; Wichita Gem & Mineral Society, Cessna Activity Center; 2744 George Washington Blvd.; Fri. 9-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students $1, children free; "Earth's Hidden Treasures": gemstone jewelry, crystals, beads, agates, polished stones, fossils, rocks, minerals, special children'sprograms and events; contact Gene Maggard, 8318 SE Highway 77, Leon, KS 67074, (316) 742-3746; e-mail: gandpmaggard@gmail.com

24-26PORTLAND, OREGON: 58th Annual Rock and Gem Show; Mt. Hood Rock Club, Kliever Memorial National Guard Armory; 10000 NE 33rd Drive, (just west of the PDX airport between NE Marine Dr. & NE Columbia Blvd.); Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; FREE - Donations appreciated!; one free rock for each child. 25 Vendors will be selling: minerals, rocks, beads, jewelry, fossils, crafts, equipment, tools and more. Activities will include: Kid’s corner with games, Door prizes, Raffle prizes, Demonstrations in lapidary & wire wrapping, Silent auction bargains, Oral auction on Sunday at 1pm. Many Displays and Exhibits. ; contact L. Smith, 503 760 1825; e-mail: mhrcshow@gmail.com; Web site: www.Mthoodrockclub.com

24-26DENVER, COLORADO: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC, Ramada Plaza-Denver Central; 4849 Bannock St.; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

25-26TROY, OHIO: Annual show; Brukner Gem & Mineral Club, Miami County Fairgrounds; 650 N. Co. Road 25A; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, students and children free; dealers, grab bags, demonstrations, gold panning demonstrations, gem sluice, crystals, jewelry, rocks, fossils, silent auction; contact Judy Burton, 912 Kent Lane, Troy, OH 45373, (937) 339-1966; e-mail: jleeburton@woh.rr.com; Web site: www.bruknergemandmineralclub.com

25-26ELMA, WASHINGTON: 47th annual Earth's Treasures Rock and Gem Show; Grays Harbor Gem and Geology Society, Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds; 43 Elma-McCleary Road; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is FREE!; contact Gary Emberley, 624 Fairmont Place, Aberdeen, WA 98520, (360) 533 6196; e-mail: melissa624@hotmail.com

25-26SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: 49th annual show Earth's Treasures; West Seattle Rock Club, Alki Masonic Temple; 4736 40th Avenue SW; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; contact Leroy Christensen, (206) 582 2267; e-mail: soundviewathome@comcast.net

25-26CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO: Semi-annual show; Akron Mineral Society, Summit Lapidary Club, Emidio & Sons Expo Center; 48 E. Bath Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors and students $4, children (under 6) and Scouts in uniform free; 30 dealers, geodes, minerals, jewelry, beads, findings, slab material, lapidary equipment, silversmith work, gold findings, children’s activities, gem tree making, gem mine, kaleidoscope, treasure hunt, demonstrations, gem ID, wire wrapping, cutting and polishing stones, faceting, displays, Ohio flint, member projects, Geo Juniors displays, silent auction, door prizes; contact Joyce Kish, 3014 Clarkmill Rd., Norton, OH 44203, (330) 753-7081; e-mail: gemboree@outlook.com

25-26FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; NJESA;Sterling Mine, Franklin School; 50 Washington Avenue; Sat. 9 am-5:30 pm, Sun. 10 am- 5 pm; Adults $6, Children under 14 free; Outdoor Swap Saturday: 8 am-5pm Sunday 9 am-5 pm Fluorescent and White-Light exhibits Fluorescent mineral dealers; contact Russell Brarens, (973) 421-1045

25-26MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society , Memphis International Agricenter, ; 7777 Walnut Grove Rd.; Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 p.m; Adults $5.00, Children $2.00; Dealers, Exhibits, Demonstrations, Grand and Hourly door prizes. Kids Area with Rockzone featuring Gem Dig, Geode Bowling, and Rocks Around the Clock. Scouts in uniform Free; contact WC McDaniel, 2-38 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104, (901) 274-7706; e-mail: info@theearthwideopen.com; Web site: www.The EarthWideOpen.com,

25-26SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Cruz Mineral & Gem Society, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium; Corner Church St. & Center St.; Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $5, under 12 free; This 64th annual show features a variety of gift items, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary supplies, tools, and MORE! There will also be Fun and Educational activities for kids as well as adults. Also included, a fluorescent mineral display, treasure wheel, rock painting, silent auction, demonstrations, lectures, and more! Doors open at 10 am. Admission is $5. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult as well as Scouts in uniform. Please visit www.scmgs.org for more information.; contact Show Chair, PO BOX 343, Santa Cruz, CA 95061; Web site: www.scmgs.org

25-26FORT DODGE, IOWA: Annual show; River Valley Rockhounds Inc, Iowa Central Community College East Campus; 2031 Quail Ave., east edge of Fort Dodge; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 11 am-4 pm; Adults $1, $2 family; displays, dealers, door prizes, free samples for kids; contact Robert Wolf, 3521 10th Ave. North, Fort Dodge, IA 50501, (515) 955-2818; e-mail: midnightwriter@frontiernet.net

25-26LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Antelope Valley Gem and Mineral Club, Lancaster High School; 44701 32nd St West; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; Free parking, unique shopping, children's activities & silent auction; contact C.J. Quitoriano, (661) 209-9092; Web site: http://avgem.weebly.com/

May 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16-17LAKEVIEW, OREGON: Annual show; Tallman Rock Chippers, Lakeview; 244 North M Street; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is Free; Field trips daily, breakfast on Sunday, silent Auction, childrens treasure hunt; contact Mark Deidrich, 307 North V Street, Lakeview, OR 97630, (541) 880-8787; e-mail: mark878762@hotmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 2015-August 2015

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

August 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 2015

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

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

11-13ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society, FL National Guard Armory; 2809 Fern Creek Ave.; Fri. 1 pm-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $5, Students $2; Annual Fall gem, mineral, and bead show will be at the Florida National Guard Armory, 2809 South Fern Creek Ave. Orlando, Fl 32806. Show will be on Friday September 11, 1pm to 6pm, Saturday September 12, 10am to 6pm, and Sunday September 13, 10am to 5pm. Go to www.cfmgs.org for $1 off coupon. There will be demonstrations, 30 minute auctions, kids table, sluice mining for gems, and hourly door prizes. See and buy gems, minerals, beads, metaphysical stones, fossils and much more from all over the world. Scouts can earn merit badges from a mineral gemologist to assist with identification and requirements. Demos include cutting cabochons, faceting gems, wire wrapping, flint knapping and metal work. Adults $5.00, Students $2.00, Scouts free. Free Parking. ; contact Paul Hayes, 1400 Sawyerwood Ave, Orlando, FL 32809, (407) 816-1229; e-mail: phayes3@cfl.rr.com; Web site: www.cfmgs.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

9-11MOUNT IDA, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Fairgrounds; Fairgrounds Rd; Fri. 9 am-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is FREE; Annual Quartz, Quiltz and Craftz Festival. Inside and outside dealers. Held in conjunction with the Annual Amateur World Championship Quartz Crystal Digging Contest Hi Lynn, JohnBe the Crystal Guy here! Yes, we are having the show and Dig again this year. The hours at the Chamber are shortened during the winter, so there may not be anyone there to answer if you call. That is why I am giving you the heads up! We would like to get this listed online as soon as possible, so people can start making plans now.; contact Sherrie Ellison, Mount Ida Chamber of Commerce, Hwy 270 West, Mount Ida, AR 71957, (870) 867-2723; e-mail: director@mtidachamber.com; Web site: www.mtidachamber.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17-18 CHICAGO HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS: Annual show; South Suburban Earth Science Club, Prairie State College; 202 S. Halsted St.; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free; The South Suburban Earth Science Club is eager to share their experience and knowledge of Earth’s treasures with you! The weekend show, held in the Prairie Room Gym area, will have displays of minerals, fossils, artifacts, and jewelry making to name just a few. Come and enjoy the demonstrations on various aspects of the hobby. Purchase items, such as handmade jewelry, crystals, fossils, geodes, etc., from our dealers. There will be something of interest for all age groups including a children’s activity area. ; contact Peggy Keating-Bolm, 20 Charles Ct., Crete, IL 60417, (708) 822-0361; e-mail: peggyjanekb@comcast.net

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

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

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

24-25CANBY, OREGON: 50th Annual Rock and Gem Show; Clackamette Mineral and Gem club, Clackamas County Fairgrounds; 694 NE 4th Avenue; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; Kid’s corner, silent auction, magazine and rock slab sales, bargain rock by the bucket or the large piece, fluorescent show, demonstrations, raffle and door prizes along with our wonderful dealers.; contact Beth Heesacker, 4145 NW Heesacker Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116; e-mail: heesacker@coho.net

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

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

October 2015-November 2015

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

November 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 2015

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

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

April 2016

1-3INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Indiana State Fairgrounds - Agriculture/Horticulture Buiding; 1202 East 38th Street; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $5.00 (Good all 3 days), Children under age 16 Free; Jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the U.S. who can reconstruct, repair, design or make original jewelry from customer-selected gems, stones, opals and crystals. Wire wrap, wire sculpture, stone beads, pearls, stone setting, amber, opal, mineral and fossil dealers. Hourly door prizes including a Ring with a precious stone that will be given as a Grand Prize.; contact Van Wimmer - Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153, (650) 384-6047; e-mail: vawimmer@verizon.net; Web site: www.toteshows.com

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

May 2016

27-29SALEM, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Salem Civiv Center; 1001 Boulevard; Fri. 10:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $5 (Good all 3 days), Free under age 16; Jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the U.S. who can reconstruct, repair, design or make original jewelry from customer-selected gems, stones, opals and crystals. Wire wrap, wire sculpture, stone beads, pearls, stone setting, amber, opal, mineral and fossil dealers. Hourly door prizes including a Ring with a precious stone that will be given as a Grand Prize.; contact Van Wimmer - Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: vawimmer@verizon.net; Web site: www.toteshows.net

September 2016

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

September 2016-October 2016

30-2INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Indiana State Fairgrounds - Ag/Hoticulture Bldg; 1202 East 38th Street; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 11 am-5 pm; Adults $5 (Good all 3 days), Children Under age 16 free when accompanied by an adult; Jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the U.S. who can reconstruct, repair, design or make original jewelry from customer-selected gems, stones, opals and crystals. Wire wrap, wire sculpture, stone beads, pearls, stone setting, amber, opal, mineral and fossil dealers. Hourly door prizes including a Ring with a precious stone that will be given as a Grand Prize. Note the Fairgrounds charges $5 per day for parking.; contact Van Wimmer, Sr. - Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

March 2017-April 2017

31-2INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Indiana State Fairgrounds - Agriculture/Horticulture Building; 1202 East 38th Street; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $5 (Good all 3 days), Children Free under age 16; Jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the U.S. who can reconstruct, repair, design or make original jewelry from customer-selected gems, stones, opals and crystals. Wire wrap, wire sculpture, stone beads, pearls, stone setting, amber, opal, mineral and fossil dealers. Hourly door prizes including a Ring with a precious stone that will be given as a Grand Prize.; contact Van Wimmer - Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: vawimmer@verizon.net; Web site: www.toteshows.com

May 2017

25-28SALEM, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Salem Civic Center; 1001 Boulevard; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $5 (Good all 3 days), Children Free Under age 16; Jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the U.S. who can reconstruct, repair, design or make original jewelry from customer-selected gems, stones, opals and crystals. Wire wrap, wire sculpture, stone beads, pearls, stone setting, amber, opal, mineral and fossil dealers. Hourly door prizes including a Ring with a precious stone that will be given as a Grand Prize.; contact Van Wimmer - Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: vawimmer@verizon.net; Web site: www.toteshows.net

September 2017-October 2017

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