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April 2017

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

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

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

28-30SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Sonoma County Fairgrounds; 1350 Bennett Valley Rd; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission: $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 2017

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

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

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

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

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

6-6WATERLOO, ONTARIO, ONTARIO, CANADA: Annual show; Kitchener Waterloo Gem and Mineral Club, Waterloo Community Arts Centre; 25 Regina Street North, Canada; Sat. 10-4; Free Admission; The Kitchener Waterloo Gem and Mineral Club invites everyone to their annual show and sale. You will find rocks, minerals, fossils, gemstones, jewelry, beads, displays, children's activities and more.; contact Donna Hollander, 98 Julia Crescent, Kitchener, ON, Canada N2E 3M7, (519)-571-1418; e-mail: dhollander@rogers.com; Web site: www.calaverite.com/kwgmc/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6-7ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Searchers Gem & Mineral Society, Brookhurst Community Center; 2271 W. Crescent Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4:30; Free Admission; This is one of the best rock shows in Southern California. Many fun activities for kids! See rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, rough, slabs, vendors, gold panning, silent auction, hobby supplies, vintage stones, door prizes, gemstones, grab bags, tools, equipment and exhibits. Lapidary supplies. Stone carving, faceting, intarsia, wire wrapping and cabochon making demonstrations. Lunch, snacks and drinks are available. ; contact Debra Tanner, CA, (714)-329-0290; e-mail: Debra.Tanner@rockwellcollins.com

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

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

11-14FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Damian Belghali, Echo Valley Show Place (across fr GLW); 6456 Sylva Rd ; Thu. 9-5; Free Admission; Wholesale and retail dealers from around the world; variety of minerals, rough rock, fossil and gemstones; open to the public; contact Damian Belgali, IL, (678)-852-8273; e-mail: mbellpoint@gmail.com

12-14COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission: $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

12-14SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 6151 H St; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

12-14MARIETTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Georgia Mineral Society, Cobb Civic Center; 548 South Marietta Pkwy., SE; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; Free Admission; The Georgia Mineral Society's 49th Annual Mother's Day Weekend Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, and Fossil Show. Exciting auction Saturday at 1 pm. Door Prizes! Special Door Prize for Students! Win a Great Prize for Yourself and for Your School! ; contact Kathy Wiggins, (770)-375-5907; e-mail: showads@gamineral.org; Web site: www.gamineral.org

12-14HONOLULU, HAWAII: Annual show; Rock and Mineral Society of Hawaii, Honolulu Museum of Art School; Linekona Building 2nd floor, 1111 Victoria Street; Fri. 5-8, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Hawai‘i Gem and Mineral Show Spring 2017. The show is on the second floor of the building in two rooms. ; contact Markus Faigle, PO Box 23020, Honolulu, HI 96823; e-mail: hui.pohaku@gmail.com; Web site: http://pohakugalore.net/Hui_pohaku/Hawaii-Gem-and-Mineral-Spring-Show-2017.html

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

13-13ENID, OKLAHOMA: Annual Rock Swap; Enid Gem & Mineral Society, Meadowlake Park; 1220 West Rupe Street, south entrance, big pavilion; Sat. 9-4; Free Admission; Head to Enid Gem & Mineral Society's annual Rock Swap for a great day with other rock and gem enthusiasts. You can buy, sell or trade gemstones, rocks, minerals and fossils. This is a great way to add to your collection or to change it up a bit. Shop and swap for a large variety of lapidary items including gemstone jewelry, tools, cabs, slabs and beads. Rough and petrified wood will also be available. For the kids, there will be a Spin and Win and Grab Bags. Come enjoy the day in a nice shady pavilion in a beautiful park setting. ; contact Sue Ogden, Enid, OK 73703, (580)-242-7288; e-mail: stormyrocks@suddenlink.net; Web site: enidgemandmineral.org

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

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

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

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

19-21SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Earl Warren Showgrounds; 3400 Calle Real; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

19-21SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; LLD Productions, Inc., Holiday Inn OCA; 2726 S Grand Ave; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Dealers selling minerals, fossils, rough and cut gems, jewelry, meteorites, crystals, metaphysical materials, lapidary supplies, home decor and more. Wholesale section for qualified buyers, international and local dealers. Items in all price ranges, for all interest levels.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505)-867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.mzexpos.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

26-28SALEM, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Salem Civic Center; 1001 Boulevard; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $5 (Good all 3 days), Children Free Under age 16; Jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the U.S. who can reconstruct, repair, design or make original jewelry from customer-selected gems, stones, opals and crystals. Wire wrap, wire sculpture, stone beads, pearls, stone setting, amber, opal, mineral and fossil dealers. Hourly door prizes including a Ring with a precious stone that will be given as a Grand Prize.; contact Van Wimmer - Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153, (540)-384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.net

26-28CLOVERDALE , CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Karmic Beads and Gems , Cloverdale History Center ; 215 North Cloverdale Blvd. ; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Karmic Beads and Gems is proud to be your host for the Spring Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show at the Cloverdale History Center. Treasures from around the world include; Native American and contemporary jewelry, crystals, metaphysical items, jade, turquoise, bismuth, ammolite, opal, rubies, beads, singing bowls, "Old Stock" rough and finished rock and more. Free identification of rock and jewelry items. Fun for the whole family, where you can find treasures from $1 up to $$$. ; contact Charlie Macias , (619)-920-0464; e-mail: karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 2017

2-3PRICE, UTAH: Annual show; Castle Country Rock Fossil and Mineral Show, Carbon County Event Center; 310 South Fairgrounds Road; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7; Free Admission; Come and enjoy the 11th Annual Castle Country Rock, Fossil and Mineral Show. Rocks, fossils, minerals, jewelry, crystals, metaphysical, beads, and More. Something for the whole family. ; contact Patrick Braun, (435)-381-5192; e-mail: Pbraunrocks@hotmail.com

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

2-4TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Expo Square; 4145 E 21st St; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

2-4COLORADO SPRINGS , COLORADO: Annual show; Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society, Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center; 3650 N. Nevada Avenue; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children 12 and under free; Join us for the 54th Annual Pikes Peak Gem and Mineral Show sponsored by the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society. This year's show will highlight pyrite and feature several exhibits, auctions, and door prizes! We expect over 50 vendors specializing in Colorado gems and minerals, as well as gems and minerals from the US and around the world, sculptures, fossils, meteorites, crystals, jewelry and more! Come see us as we kick off the Colorado mineral show season!; contact Lisa Kinder, 1060 Marlstone Pl, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, (719)-351-4018; e-mail: lisa@terraminerals.net; Web site: csms1936.com

2-4BONNEY LAKE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Puyallup Valley Gem and Mineral Club, Swiss Park; 9205 198th Avenue East; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; There will be beautiful displays, fossils, rare minerals, healing stones, lapidary demonstrations, club sales, silent auctions, kids activities, local & out of town vendors, raffle, drawing on Sunday, hourly door prizes. Hands on activities - Gold panning, metal detecting Free gem identification Saturday & Sunday Admission is free.; contact Nancy LeMay, (253)-347-0794 (leave a message) ; e-mail: bees2knees@att.net

2-4LA HABRA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; North Orange County Gem and Mineral, La Habra Senior Center ; 101 W La Habra Blvd; Fri. 5-8, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission ; Exibits, raffle prizes. Unique gems/rocks/jewelry, supplies & tools. Geode cutting. Food and grab bags. Supporting the Youth Committee and Scholarship Program.; contact Armando Pedroza , (909)-455-6800; e-mail: foresrandsun@yahoo.com

2-4WAUSEON, OHIO: Annual show; State Line Gem & Mineral Society, Fulton County Fairgrounds; 8514SR108; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; Adults $4, Seniors/Students $3, Children under 12 free; Come join us at the Fulton County Fairgrounds Junior Fair Building for our 56th Annual Show. We are proud of our show boasting in demonstrations, silent auction, door prizes, mine safety class by Joel Vicary, soap stone carving class by Sandy Cline. We will be giving demonstrations on cutting and shaping cabochons, wire wrapping, scrimshaw by Don Baker, flint knapping, kids activities, and geode cracking with geodes from Indiana, Morocco, and Mexico. There will be rough material for those who start from scratch, cabs and beads for those who just put there personal touch on their art, and finished pieces for those who just appreciate the finished pieces of jewelry.; contact Glenda Gafner, (517)-403-6310; e-mail: ggafner@frontier.com; Web site: statelinegms.com

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

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

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

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

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

3-4COEUR D’ALENE , IDAHO: Rock, Mineral, Gem, and Jewelry Show; North Idaho Mineral Club, Kootenai County Fairgrounds; 4056 North Government Way; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission$3, Children 12 and under free with adult; Vendors, displays, demonstrations, kid’s activities, and lots more.; contact Dean Hutchinson, (208)-664-2712; e-mail: daleruperd@gmail.com

3-4VIROQUA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Coulee Rock Club of La Crosse Wisconsin, Viroqua Middle School; 100 Blackhawk Drive; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Coulee Rock Club, Annual Rock & Gem Show; Fossils, agates, crystals, minerals, jewelry, silent auction, door prizes, something for everyone. See us on Facebook. ; contact Allison Conrad, 33435 Burns Valley Road, La Crescent, MN 55947, (507)-895-8109; e-mail: rockinbabe@acegroup.cc; Web site: See us on Facebook

3-4MARION, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum, Fohs Hall; 201 North Walker St; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Donations; The show will feature vendors, hourly door prizes, silent auctions, Indian Artifact Display, Children's Activities sponsored by Farmer's Bank & Trust of Marion, and for a fee there will be museum tours and mineral digs.; contact Tina Walker, P.O Box 391, Marion 42064, (270)-965-4263; e-mail: beclement@att.net; Web site: www.clementmineralmuseum.org

3-4ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Palomar Gem and Mineral Club, California Center for the Arts, Escondido; 340 N. Escondido Blvd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5; Demonstrators will be showing their skills to attendees and giving them the opportunity to learn about some of the lapidary arts promoted through our club including faceting, silversmithing and other arts. There will also be Gem Identification. Find out what gem is in the ring your grandmother gave you. There will even be a rock treasure dig for kids. Beautiful mineral specimens, cut gems, gem rough, fossils and eye catching jewelry made from gems and minerals may be purchased.; contact Dawn Vickers; e-mail: 2017pgmcshow@palomargem.org; Web site: http://palomargem.org/Documents/GemShow2017.pdf

3-4SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI: Annual show; Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society, Missouri Institute of Natural Science; 2327 W Farm Road 190; Sat. 9-5:30, Sun. 10-4:30; Free Admission; This is our outdoor show with vendors selling rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, unique jewelry, used lapidary equipment, etc. set up on the Missouri Institute of Natural Science grounds. ; contact Vicki Lindsay, c/o OMGMS, Box #35, 2131 West Republic Road, Springfield, MO 65807, (417)-350-1070; e-mail: omgms.57@gmail.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/179028122579546/

3-4MANSFIELD, OHIO: Annual show; Richland Lithic and Lapidary Society, Richland Country Fairgrounds; Art & Crafts Building, 750 N. Home Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children 6-16yrs $3; GEODES: It's What's Inside That Counts. The Richland Lithic and Lapidary Society, Mansfield's own mineral and fossil club, will have their annual show. The show will have quality dealers selling beads, jewelry, minerals and fossils. Silent auctions run hourly both days. We will offer geode breaking, hourly door prizes, and demonstrations. The show will be held in the Arts and Crafts building at the Richland County Fairgrounds.; contact Tom Kottyan, (419)-562-1152; e-mail: themineralhouse@netzero.net; Web site: http://rlls.webs.com/

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

9-11SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, South Towne Expo Center; 9575 S State St; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass, $7 pass, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16-18CARLSBAD, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Carlsbad Gem and Mineral Society, Living Desert State Park; 1504 Miehls RD; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; Free Admission; Regular rates apply for attendance to zoo and gardens. Gems, minerals, rocks, fossils, meteorites, beads, handcrafted jewelry, silver work, including southwestern, silent auction, wheel of prizes, door prizes, fun for the whole family. ; contact Jack Sewell; Web site: www.carlsbadgms.org

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

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

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

23-25SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino del Rio S; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

23-25ELDON, MISSOURI: Annual show; Osage Rock and Mineral Club, Eldon Community Center; 309 E. Second Street; Fri. 2-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-3; Free Admission; Presenting our 16th Annual Gem, Jewelry, Rock, Mineral & Fossil Show. Featuring: gemstones, fine jewelry, fossils, minerals, quarts crystals, custom jewelry, cabochons, gift items, geode booth, demonstrations, displays, games and prizes. Our Special Fluorescent Mineral Exhibit will be back this year with new material. ; contact Cheryl Hudson, 411 Eastland Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101, (573)-635-7728; e-mail: ormc2017show@centurylink.net

24-25RIVERTON, WYOMING: Annual show; Riverton Mineral and Gem Society, Fremont County Fairgrounds; 1010 Fairground Road; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-3; Admission $1; This is the Wyoming State Mineral & Gem Society Show hosted by the Riverton Mineral and Gem Society ; contact Kimberly Brown, 159 Buckhorn Flats Road, Riverton, WY 82501, (859)-227-7826; e-mail: kbrown@thehomesteadinc.com; Web site: www.RivertonMGS.com

June 2017-July 2017

30-4SISTERS, OREGON: Show and sale; Sisters Round Up of Gems, Creekside Park; 504 S. Locust St.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5, Mon. 9-5; Free Admission; Sisters, Oregon Round UP of Gems. Treasures from around the world including Gems, Minerals, Beads, Crystals, Fossils, Petrified Wood, Silver, Gold, Opal, Lapidary Equipment, Metaphysical Items and much more.. Fun for the whole family. ; contact Charlie Macias, (619)-920-0464; e-mail: cmacias185.gmail.com

July 2017

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

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

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

8-9CULVER CITY , CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Culver City Rock and Mineral Club, Veterans Memorial Auditorium; 4117 Overland Ave.; Sat. 10-6; Free Admission; Our Fiesta of Gems Show offers over 35 gem and mineral dealers from California, New Mexico, and Arizona who will sell minerals, gems, slabs, cabochons, beads, and jewelry findings. The Culver City Rock and Mineral Club members will exhibit gem and mineral works of art, jewelry pieces, and private collections of gems and minerals. There will be classes throughout the weekend introducing various techniques of jewelry making.; contact Janice Metz, 4117 Overland Blvd.,, Culver City, CA 90230, (310)-850-4398; e-mail: janicemtz@yahoo.com; Web site: http://www.culvercityrocks.org/fiesta.htm

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

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

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

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

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

21-23TENINO, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Washington Agate and Mineral Society, Parkside Elementary School; 301 Central Avenue E; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; Rock and Gem Show held during Oregon Trail Days in Tenino WA, also, Mountain Man Camp and Blackpowder Shoot, Rock Quarry Swimming Pool, Kid Activities, Saturday Morning Parade, Lots of Great Food, City wide garage sales, Farmers Market, Live Music Concert in the Park Friday and Saturday Nights. ; contact Daniel De Boer, 5107 Brenner Road NW , Olympia, WA 98502; e-mail: keylock1@live.com; Web site: wamsolympia.wordpress.com

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

22-23FRANKFORT, NEW YORK: Annual show; Herkimer Diamond Gem Show & Festival, Herkimer County Fairgrounds; 135 Cemetary St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $5, Children under 10 free; contact Billie Jo Muller, 301 Davis Rd., Little Falls , NY 13365, (315)-717-4664; e-mail: mullerbilliejo@gmail.com; Web site: www.herkgemshow.com

26-30FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Damian Belgali, Echo Valley Show Place (across fr GLW); 6456 Sylva Rd (across fr GLW); Wed. 9-5, Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; wholesale and retail dealers from all around the world; a variety of minerals, rough rock, fossil and gemstones; open to the public ; contact damian belgali, (678)-852-8273; e-mail: mbellpoint@gmail.com

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

29-30MATTITUCK , NEW YORK: Annual show; L.I. Mineral & Geology Society, Mattituck High School; 15125 Main Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6, Children free; Vendors displaying minerals, gemstones, bead jewelry, fine jewelry, fossils, meteorites and more from around the world. Also: gemstone wire wrapping, jewelry repair, geode cracking, geology displays, and a geology scavenger hunt. ; contact Karen Lotito, PO Box 209, Aquebogue, NY 11931; e-mail: klotito@estee.com

July 2017-August 2017

30-6SPRUCE PINE, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Parkway Fire and Rescue, Parkway Fire and Rescue new gem show field; 136 Majestic View; Daily 10-6; Free Admission; Worldwide vendors with gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, and much more; contact Donna Collis, 136 Majestic View, Spruce Pine, NC 28777, (828)-765-5519; e-mail: collisdonna@yahoo.com; Web site: http://www.grassycreekgemshow.org

30-6SPRUCE PINE, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Parkway Fire and Rescue, Parkway Fire and Rescue show lot; 136 Majestic View; Daily 10-6; Free Admission; 33rd annual gem show put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise funds for new equipment. Worldwide vendors with gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, and much more. ; contact Donna Collis, 136 Majestic View, Spruce Pine, NC 28777, (828)-765-5519; e-mail: collisdonna@yahoo.com; Web site: http://www.grassycreekgemshow.org

August 2017

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

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

5-5ISHPEMING, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club , Ishpeming Elks Club; 597 Lkae Shore Dr.; Sat. 9:30-4:30; Free Admission; Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Clubs 42th Annual Gem and Mineral Show. There will be a kids' area, silent auction, hourly prizes, raffle, demonstrations. Cracker Barrel session Saturday evening at 7pm; live mineral auction, raffle, program. ; contact Ernest Johnson, 1962 W. Fair, Marquette, MI 49855, (906)-228-9422; e-mail: ejohnson@nmu.edu; Web site: www.ishpemingrocks.org

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

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

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

11-13WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: Wholesale and retail show; LLD Productions, Inc., Eastern States Exposition; 1305 Memorial Dr, Better Living Center; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $8, Children Free; The East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil show. A large wholesale section for qualified buyers. The 2017 show features the collection of Les & Paula Presmyk, with more than 50 display cases of their outstanding minerals. Show visitors will enjoy free speakers, free minerals for kids, and free mineral identification, as well as gem and fossil panning for a fee, and geode cracking. The great assortment of dealers and merchandise makes this show enjoyable for all ages and experience levels.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505)-867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.mzexpos.com

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

12-13SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Show; Peppers Gems, Crystal Mystic; 4703 Shavano Oak, Ste.100; Sat. 11-6, Sun. 12-5; Free Admission; The Amateur Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show is put on by local people. There will be minerals, fossils, meteorites, gems, jewelry, lapidary instructions and metaphysical stones. ; contact Sam Rogers, 14835 Willow Moss Street, San Antonio, TX 78232, (210)-240-7721; e-mail: jspeck2@att.net

12-13GONZALES, LOUISIANA: Annual show; Baton Rouge Gem & Mineral Society , Lamar Dixon Expo Center Trademart Building; 9039 S St. Landry Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Children $3; Demonstrations: Cabbing, Faceting, Wire wrapping, and more… Door Prizes all day Silent auctions going on both days Scouts and educational groups are welcome. ; contact Wanda Gawarecki, LA; e-mail: mercymom3@gmail.com; Web site: www.brgemandmineral.org

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

18-20SOUTH BEND, INDIANA: Annual show; Michiana Gem and Mineral Society, St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds; 5117 South Ironwood Rd., Esther Singer Building; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $3, Students ages 6-12 $3, Children under 6 free; Michiana Gem & Mineral Society 54rd Annual Jewelry, Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show and Sale. Gem, fossil, mineral and jewelry dealers, lapidary arts demonstrations, exhibits, Kid's Korner, and silent auction; contact John Davis, (574)-232-8823; e-mail: sumu95@hotmail.com; Web site: www.michianagms.org

18-20LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Mid Atlantic Gem and Mineral Association, Lebanon Co Fairgrounds Expo; 80 Rocherty Road; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, Children Free; Gem Miners Jubilee in it's 20th year is an exhibit of gems, jewelry, beads, minerals, and fossils with both indoor and outdoor vendors. Wholesale section available.; contact Jill Feder, P.O. Box 266, Sellersville, PA 18960, (908)-720-1774; e-mail: jillfeder.jf@gmail.com; Web site: www.gem-show.com

19-19SHELTON, WASHINGTON: Show and sale; Shelton Rock and Mineral Society, Mason County Recreation Area; 2100 E Johns Prairie Road; Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; 8th Annual Tailgate Rock Sale and Swap. Shoppers and browsers free admission and free parking. Rocks, minerals, fossils, rock crafts, and equipment. Food concessions, raffle, door prize, display and rest rooms. Vendors $40 per tailgate space. Send check or money order to Shelton Rock and Mineral Society, PO Box 242, Shelton, WA 98584 with name, address, phone or email address and club affiliation if applicable. ; contact Susan Perault, Shelton, WA 98584, (360)-275-9432; e-mail: srms242@yahoo.com; Web site: http://sheltonrockclub.weebly.com

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

19-20SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society, SF County Fair Building; 9th Avenue & Lincoln Way; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $10, Students/Seniors $8, Children under 12 Free with paid adult; 63rd Annual Show, this year honoring the fabulous gems and minerals of the Far East. Demonstrations by club members, activities for kids, food cart in the courtyard. There is a parking garage right across 9th Avenue, and easy transit access via several bus lines along Lincoln Way and the N-Judah light rail just one block away on Irving Street. Discount coupon for adult admission on our website.; contact Ellen Nott, 4134 Judah Street, San Francisco, CA 94122; e-mail: ellen_nott@yahoo.com; Web site: www.sfgemshow.org

19-20SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society, San Francisco County Fair Building; 9th Avenue & Lincoln Way; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students $8, Children under 12 free with paid adult; 63rd Annual Show, this year featuring gems and minerals of the Far East. There will be demonstrations, kids' activities, club information, food cart. Easy access by bus on Lincoln Ave and MUNI train on Irving Blvd; parking garage across the street. ; contact Ellen Nott, SFGMS, 4134 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122; e-mail: ellen_nott@yahoo.com; Web site: www.sfgemshow.org

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

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

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

26-27ASHLAND , OREGON: Annual show; Scott Blair, First United Methodist Church; 175 North Main Street, Wesley Hall; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5; Admission $2, Children free; Crystals, minerals, beads, gemstone jewelry, opals, fossils. Free rock for children. Silent auction. ; contact Scott Blair, 1009 Talent Ave. , Talent, OR 97540, (541)-621-2558; e-mail: scottsrocks@scottsrocks.com; Web site: www.scottsrocks.com

26-27PEORIA, ILLINOIS: Show and sale; Peoria Academy of Science Geology Section, Travel Lodge; 4400 N. Brandywine Dr.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; 54th Annual Show Displays. Demonstrations of bead making, flint knapping, cabochon cutting and polishing, fossil preparation, fluorescent display, kid's area, grab bags, silent auctions Dealers in gems, minerals, cabochons and faceted stones, fossils, specimens, jewelry, geodes and much more. Fun for the whole family.; contact Jim Travis, 2812 N. Peoria Ave., Peoria, IL 61603, (309)-645-3609; e-mail: boatnick@aol.com; Web site: www.pasgeology.com

26-27CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Capital Mineral Club, Everett Arena; 15 Loudon Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; 5, 5, Under 12 Free; Minerals, crystals, lapidary and faceting , fossils, jewelry, carvings and displays.; contact Steffen Hermans, NH, (603)-783-4121; e-mail: steffenh@comcoast.net; Web site: www.capitalmineralclub.org

26-27JASPER, TEXAS: Annual show; Pine Country Gem & Mineral Society, The Event Center; 6258 Highway 190 West; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $3, Students/Children free; Exhibits, door prizes, silent auction, grand prize raffle, spinning wheel, lapidary demonstrations, ; contact Jonetta Nash, 737 FM 254 South, Jasper, TX 75951, (409)-384-3974; e-mail: jonetta.nash@yahoo.com; Web site: www.pinecountry-gms.org

September 2017

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

1-4CANBY, OREGON: Show and sale; Sari Trevarthen, Clackamas County Event Center; 694 NE 4th Ave. ; Daily 9-5; Free Admission; Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show and Sale. Treasures from around the world including; gems, minerals, beads, finished jewelry, crystals, turquoise, meteorites, fossils, petrified wood, rough rock, polished rock, slabs, \\\"Old Stock\\\" collections, silver, gold, opal, metaphysical items, lapidary equipment and much more. Fun for the whole family. ; contact Sari Trevarthen, (503)-705-1520; e-mail: sarisuztreasures@yahoo.com

1-4CANBY, OREGON: Show and sale; Sari Trevarthen, Clackamas County Event Center; 694 NE 4th Ave. ; Daily 9-5; Free Admission; Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show and Sale. Treasures from around the world including gems, minerals, beads, finished jewelry, crystals, turquoise, meteorites, fossils, petrified wood, rough rock, polished rock, slabs, "Old Stock" collections, silver, gold, opal, metaphysical items, lapidary equipment and much more. Fun for the whole family. ; contact Sari Trevarthen, (503)-705-1520; e-mail: sarisuztreasures@yahoo.com

2-4SILVER CITY, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society, Grant County Veterans’ Memorial Conference Center ; 3031 HWY 180 E; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5, Mon. 10-4; Free Admission; Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society will hold their 34 Annual Gem & Mineral Show Labor Day weekend. A great family event ! Large assortment of vendors, Wheel of Fortune, Silent Auction, and Daily Field trips for Collecting & for Geology - Educational Displays. Special displays - New Mexico State University Zuhl Collection of Petrified Wood and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.; contact Jeannine Weiner, P.O. Box 1555, Silver City, NM 88062, (575)-654-4424; e-mail: jweiner2011@hotmail.com; Web site: www.rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com

8-10WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA: Show and sale; Forsyth Gem and Mineral Club, Educational Building, ; Fairgrounds, Gate 9 from 27th. Street ; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 12-5; Adults/Seniors $3, Students thru 12th grade free with adult, Children free with adult; Dealers offer great values on top gems, minerals, fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones beads, fossils, Mineral Specimens lapidary material, equipment, and supplies, Lapidary Tools. Hourly door prizes drawing for $20.00 gift certificate. Demonstrators of wire wrapping, cabochon cutting, stone setting. Visit the Club corner for grab bags, and geodes from Mexico. ; contact William Marion, 1163 Bear Creek Church Road, Mocksville, NC 27028; e-mail: mariona1@yadtel.net; Web site: www.forsythgemclub.com

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

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

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

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

15-17HOLLAND, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Tulip City Gem & Mineral Club, Soccer Stop Sportsplex; 5 River Hills Drive; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; Adults/Seniors $3, Students/Children free; 48th Annual Show: “Geodes – Hidden Treasure”. Crack your own geode! Collect special rocks, fossils, jewelry and beads by visiting dealers, artisan market, silent auction and club sales. View special displays by Seaman Mineral Museum and area colleges. Enjoy Kids Games, Sluice, Fluorescent Tent and club members’ personal displays. Interact with the Lapidary Arts demonstrators. You will find common, strange and precious treasures to take home! ; contact Sue Goedert, PO Box 2082, Holland, MI 49422, (616)-452-7843; e-mail: sonbeams2000@yahoo.com; Web site: www.tulipcity.org

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

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

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

23-24MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Monterey County Fairgrounds; 2004 Fairgrounds Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4, Children free with adult; We have dealers at the show featuring jewelry, cut and uncut gemstones, beads, crystals, rough and polished rocks, mineral specimens, and fossils. This annual event also has over 50 displays featuring the gem, mineral, and fossil collections of guest and member exhibitors. In addition, there will also be demonstrations of jewelry making, sphere making, rock grinding and polishing. A silent auction will run continuously for people to bid on. This is a family event with plenty of great activities for the kids. ; contact Janis Rovetti, 1047 Roosevelt Street, Monterey, CA 93940, (831)-372-1311; e-mail: janis12@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.cvgms.rocks

September 2017-October 2017

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

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

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

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

30-1OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Nebraska Mineral and Gem Club, Westside Middle School; 8601 Arbor St; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students/Seniors $3, Children under 12 free with adult; Dealers from several states with fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry and unique gift and collectible items. Demonstrators showing how to make wire wrap jewelry, silversmithing, rock painting, carving and arrowhead making. Displays of lapidary art, jewelry, fossil and mineral collections. Special activities including gem and fossil digs for the kids, rock racing, rock pile, and silent auctions. Show proceeds go to geology scholarships and related activities.; contact Allan or Tammy Jeanneret, 7287 N Rd, Nebraska City, NE 68410, (402)-873-6515; e-mail: tjeanneret@hughes.net; Web site: www.nerockgem.org

October 2017-January 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 2017

3-5BLACK CANYON CITY, ARIZONA: Annual show; High Desert Helpers, High Desert Park; 19001 E. Jacie Ln; Fri. 9-4, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; 41st Annual Rock-a-Rama Gem & Mineral show, vendors and dealers offering high end jewelry to rough cut slabs, minerals, faceted stones, fossils, crystals, tools, lapidary supplies, beads. ; contact Darlynn Donohue, PO Box 212, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324, (719)-229-7396; e-mail: darlynndd@q.com; Web site: http://www.highdeserthelpers.org/?tribe_events=rock-a-rama-5

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

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

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

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

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

18-19HESPERIA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mining Supplies and Rock Shop, Mining Supplies and Rock Shop; 9565 C Ave; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Jewelry, rocks, slabs, beads, jade, gold panning and more.; contact Cyndy Mandell, 9565 C Ave, Hesperia, CA 92345, (760)-244-9642; e-mail: cynmandell@me.com; Web site: www.miningsuppliesandrockshop.com

December 2017

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

January 2018-February 2018

27-10TUCSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC, Hotel Tucson City Center; 475 N. Granada; Daily 10-6, Sat. 10-5; Free Admission; Dealers from around the world sell minerals, fossils, meteorites, rough and cut gems, lapidary supplies, home decor and so much more. From a single shark's tooth to an entire dinosaur, from micro-minerals to 10-ft high geodes, cutting rough to custom cut gems, the Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show has it all! Don't miss the Artists' Gallery of stone delights, Fossil Hall, and the large dinosaur sculptures playing in the courtyard. Allow plenty of time to see it all.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505)-867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.mzexpos.com