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August 2016

26-28COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

27-28PEORIA,, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Geology section of Peoria Academy of Science, Travel Lodge; 4400 N. Brandywine Drive; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; 53rd Annual Show. There will be displays, demonstrations, bead making, flint knapping, fossil preparation, fluorescent display, lapidary, gemstones, minerals, fossils, jewelry, slabs, fluorescents, carving, wire wrapping, beading, silent auction, door prizes, games, special interest area for children, and much more. ; contact Jim Travis, 2812 N. Peoria Ave., Peoria,, IL 61603, (309)-645-3609; e-mail: boatnick@aol.com; Web site: pasgeology.com

27-28CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Capital Mineral Club, Everett Arena, Concord NH; Everett Arena, 15 Loudon Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children under 12 free; Gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, carvings, displays, faceting demonstration ; contact Chris Nye, (603)-493-5411; e-mail: chris@srpowdercoating.com; Web site: www.capitalmineralclub.org

27-28JASPER, TEXAS: Annual show; Pine Country Gem & Mineral Society, The Event Center; 6258 Highway 190 West; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10 -5; Adults/Seniors $3.00, Students/Children free; Lapidary demonstrations, exhibits, door prizes, silent auction, grand prize raffle and spinning wheel featured. Vendors from across the country will offer rough rock, lapidary equipment and finished jewelry for sale.; 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

27-28CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Capital Mineral Club, Everett Arena; 15 Loudon Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children under 12 free; Gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, carvings, displays, and more.; contact Steffen Hermanns, (603)-783-4121; e-mail: steffenh@comcast.net; Web site: www.capitalmineralclub.org

27-28ASHLAND, OREGON: Annual show; Scott Blair, First United Methodist Church; 175 N. Main St. ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5; Admission $2, Children free; Quality crystals, minerals, beads, hand crafted gemstone jewelry, fossils, precious opals, and much more. Silent auction. Free field trip on Monday, Aug. 29, after the show. ; contact Scott Blair, 1009 Talent Ave., Talent, OR 97540, (541)-621-2558; e-mail: scottsrocks@scottsrocks.com; Web site: www.scottsrocks.com

September 2016

2-4HILLSBORO, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Washington County Fairgrounds; 873 NE 34th Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

2-5RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Shows, North Carolina State Fairgrounds; 1025 Blue Ridge Road; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5, Mon. 10-4; Adults $5, Students 16 and under free; Vendors from across the United States bring a variety of merchandise. Their items include 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry. Wide selection of custom faceted gemstones. Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls. Mineral specimens, rocks, fossils, crystals, lapidary supplies. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs on site. ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

2-5HENDERSONVILLLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Henderson County Gem & Mineral Society, Whitmire Center; 301 Lily Pond Rd; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6, Mon. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $4, Children under 12 free; There will be displays, demonstrations, vendors, exhibits, refreshments,and hourly drawings.; contact Diane Lapp, (828)-776-8098; Web site: HCGMS.com

3-4HANFORD , CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Diggins Productions, Hanford Civic Auditorium ; 400 N Douty; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; Admission $3, Children free; Museum quality fossil display, gold panning demonstration, faceting demonstration, free Prize drawing ; contact Kathy Corbett, 341 cedar st., Hanford, CA 93230, (559)-904-4795 / (559)-924-4052; e-mail: Corbett1@sbaglobal.ner

3-5CANBY, OREGON: Annual show; Jean Miller, Clackamas County Fairgrounds; 694 NE 4th Ave.; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 9 am-6 pm, Mon. 9 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; Canby Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, & Fossil Show -Gems, Minerals, Jewelry, Fossils, Petrified Wood, Jade, Carvings, Beads, Crystals, Enhydros, Rough & Polished Stones, Slabs, Opals, Sunstones, Native American Jewelry, Turquoise, Singing Bowls, and More!!! Free Admission, Wheelchair Acessable, Raffle Prizes, Fun for the whole family! FREE STRAND OF PEARLS TO THE FIRST 75 WOMEN THROUGH THE GATE EACH DAY! Free tumbled stone to each child through the gate. For more information or vending opportunities please contact Jean Miller 971-219-0323 or email shadow92337@molalla.net or Jenny Macias 619-261-8765 or email karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com; contact Jennifer Macias, 1839 Ryan Court, Prescott, AZ 86301, (619) 261-8765; e-mail: karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com

3-5SILVER CITY, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society, Western New Mexico University Intramural Gym; 1000 West College Avenue; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5, Mon. 10-4; Free Admission; A great family event! Large assortment of vendors, Wheel of Fortune, silent auction, daily field trips for collecting & for geology and mining history with educational displays. ; contact Jeannine Weiner, 10 Alegre St., Silver City, NM 88022, (575)-654-4424; e-mail: jweiner2011@hotmail.com; Web site: www.rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com

9-11TOLEDO, OHIO: Annual show; Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club, Stranahan Great Hall; 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd; Fri. 2-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $4.50, Children under 12 free; 45th Annual Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Show hosted by the Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club. The show offers something for the entire family. Offering finished jewelry, beads, gem trees, faceted stones, mineral specimens, fossils, cabochons, tools, carvings, and more. The club will be demonstrating various lapidary techniques such as faceting, beading, and lapidary skills like making a cabochon. The kids will enjoy the children’s area featuring games, activities, and free mineral specimens. Members proudly exhibit their craft and collections along with special exhibits from local universities. A selection of rock and mineral specimens will be for sale along with other items. ; contact Stephen Shimatzki, 4295 County Rd 16, Woodville, OH 43469, (419)-861-0147; e-mail: sjs132@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.rockyreader.com

9-11WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA: Show and sale; Forsyth Gem and Mineral Club, Educational Building, Fairgrounds; Gate 9 from 27th St.; Fri. 10 -7 , Sat. 10 -7 , Sun. 12-5 ; Adults/Seniors $3, Students grade K - 12th free with adult, Children free with adult; 45th annual show & sale featuring dealers specializing in fine jewelry, gems, fossils, minerals, beads, cutting materials, equipment and supplies. Over 30 educational exhibits. Visit the club corner for geode sales & cutting, grab bags, demonstrations and techniques of mineral identification. Hourly door prize drawings, food and refreshment stand on site. ; contact William Marion, 1163 Bear Creek Church Rd., Mocksville, NC 27028; e-mail: mariona1@yadtel.net; Web site: www.forsythgemclub.com

9-11GREENFIELD, INDIANA: Annual show; 500 Earth Sciences Club, Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds; 620 N. Apple Street; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Dealers and swappers in fossils, minerals, gems and jewelry and lapidary equipment plus silent auctions, door prizes and much more. Kids activities, demonstrations, educational displays and programs for all.; contact Cheryl Hamilton, 3507 Luewan Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46235, (317)-897-3369; e-mail: clhamilton1951@gmail.com

9-11RENO, NEVADA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Reno Sparks Livestock Events Center; 1350 N Wells Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

10-11PORT ANGELES, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Clallam County Gem and Mineral Association, Vern Burton Community Center; 308 East 4th Street; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; contact Jennie Bourassa, PO Box 98, Sequim, WA 98382, (360)-681-0372

10-11WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Marcus Whitman Gem and Mineral Society - Walla Walla WA, Walla Walla County Fairgrounds; 363 Orchard Street, Community Center; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $3, Free admission for children; contact Keith Bacus, 1829 Howard St., Walla Walla, WA 99362, (509)-529-1248

10-11SILOAM SPRINGS , ARKANSAS: Tailgate swap; Northwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Society , Northwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Society Clubhouse; Hwy 43 No.and Lawliss Rd; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10am-4pm; Free Admission; Gem wash, grab bags, and auction 1pm on Saturday; contact Dave Leininger , 14029 White Oak Ln, Bentonville, AR 72712, (479)-721-1579; e-mail: hulagrub@aol.com; Web site: nwarockhounds.org

10-11NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; Northern Berkshire Mineral Club, Eagles Hall #310; 515 Curran Highway; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4, Children free; The event will include gems, minerals, crystals, fossil, gifts, door prizes, refreshments, and activities for children.; contact Larry Michon, 385 W. Main St., North Adams , MA 01247, (413)-446-1893; e-mail: lmichon@rcn.com

10-11NEW MILFORD, CONNETICUT: Annual show; Danbury Mineralogical Society, New Milford High School; Route 7 & Larson Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $4, Children under 12 free; Jewelry, gems and minerals, grand door prize, hourly door prizes, mineral displays, specimen identification. ; contact Debbie P., CT, (203)-727-4520; e-mail: beebalm28@gmail.com; Web site: www.http://danburymineralogicalsociety.weebly.com/

10-18DENVER, COLORADO: Annual show; Eons Expos, LLLP, Denver Coliseum; 4600 Humboldt Street; Daily 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 9 am-5 pm, Daily 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 9 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; Open 9 am-6 pm every day except Sunday, 9 am-5 pm. Admission is Free; Parking is Free; Come see 250 dealers on both levels of the Denver Coliseum plus in 100 tent spaces outside. It's all here: fine minerals, fossils, meteorites, gems, artisan jewelry, gold, silver, lapidary, beads and rough — split evenly between wholesale and retail. Running from Sept 10 - 18, this is Denver's only weekend-to-weekend show and attracts 18,000 visitors over those nine days. With 2,000 tables covered with earth treasures and free parking for 1,500 cars on the 33 acre complex, this is America's largest mineral, fossil, gem & jewelry show. The low booth fee and aggressive advertising ensures that the show continues to grow 20% annually -- which makes it interesting to visit every year. Meet the cast of the TV show 'Prospectors' who will be at the show selling their finds. Peruse the dinosaurs on display. Ogle museum-quality sculptures in solid blocks of clear quartz. Take home a piece of the Moon. Select specimens found in only one place on Earth, being offered by the mine owner herself. Prices range from just $1 to $1 million; Contact Heather Grana, 235 First Avenue, Keyport, NJ 07735, (973) 903-3256; e-mail: Heather@EonsExpos.com; Web site: http://www.ColiseumShow.com; contact Lowell Carhart, (804) 291-6357; e-mail: LowellCarhart@yahoo.com; Web site: www.Eons-Expos.com

11-18DENVER, COLORADO: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, L.L.C., Ramada Plaza Denver Central; 4849 Bannock St; Daily 10 -6 , Sun. 10 -5 ; Free Admission; 175 Dealers selling minerals, fossils, meteorites, gems, lapidary products, decorator items, and more. Denver's longest-running satellite show - over 30 years in the same location!; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, 505-867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

14-17GOLDEN, COLORADO: Annual show; Fine Mineral Show, Denver Marriott; W. 1717 Denver W. Blvd.; Wed. 10-6, Thu. 10-6, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-5; Free Admission; contact Dave Waisman, (509)-458-2331; e-mail: info@finemineralshow.com

16-18RICHMOND, VIRGINIA: Show and sale; Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Shows, Richmond Raceway Complex; 600 E Laburnum Avenue; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students 16 and under free; Vendors from across the United States bring a variety of merchandise. Their items include 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry. Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls, mineral specimens, rocks, crystals. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs on site. Display of Virginia rocks and minerals and of dinosaur bones by the Richmond Gem and Mineral Society. ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

16-18PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; 77th Annual California Federation of Mineralogical Societies Show & Convention Hosted by the El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society, El Dorado County Fairgrounds; 100 Placerville Dr; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $7, Seniors $6, Children under 12 free; Special prize drawings, minerals, exhibits & demonstrations, gems, jewelry, gold, slabs, tools, meteorites, displays, fossils, kids activities, geode cutting, fluorescent tent, silent auction and club bargain table, gold related lectures, gold panning and kids gem search.; contact Barbara Terrill, 3721 Larksput Lane, Cameron Park, CA 95682, (530)-676-2472; e-mail: info@eldoradomineralandgem.org; Web site: www.cfms2016show.com

16-18HOLLAND, MICHIGAN: Show and sale; Tulip City Gem & Mineral Club, Soccer Spot Sportsplex; 5 River Hills Drive; Fri. 9-8, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 11-5; Adults/Seniors $3, Students/Children free admission; Make our 47th Annual Show a September destination. Check out some common, strange, different and precious things we have found: Dealers, fossils, minerals, exhibits, jewelry, gems, rocks, beads, club sales, artisan market, silent auction, kid's games, sluice, petoskey polish, fluorescent tent, and lapidary demonstrations.; contact Linda Winkelmann, 340 East 24th Street, Holland, MI 49423, (616)-834-6651; e-mail: lindawinkelmann@att.net; Web site: www.tulipcity.org

16-18DENVER, COLORADO: Annual show; Denver Gem and Mineral Council, Denver Mart Expo Hall; 451 E. 58th Avenue; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Students/Seniors $4, Children under 12 free; Show has minerals, fossils, meteorites, gemstones, cutting material, decorator items, beads, and more. There are about 100 show cases both competitive and non-competitive, plus educational booths. Featured presentations. Free gold panning for the kids.; contact Lesley Sebol; e-mail: info@denvermineralshow.com; Web site: www.denvermineralshow.com

16-18SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Marin Center; 10 Avenue of the Flags; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

16-18LINCOLN, MISSOURI: Annual show; Mozarkite Society of Lincoln, Inc., Lincoln City Park; N. West Ave; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; Free Admission; Digs for Mozarkite during show. Silent auctions.; contact Kelly Blum, (816)-835-2044; e-mail: mozarkiterocks@gmail.com; Web site: Mozarkite.com

16-18SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Wholesale and retail show; Event Show Management, San Antonio Event Center; 8111 Meadow Leaf Drive; Fri. 11-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $20; If you are a wholesaler or manufacturer of jewelry, gifts or accessories, then this show is for you! It is your chance to sell in a professional, cash and carry, trade-only marketplace. Space is limited, ensuring greater return on your booth investment with an excellent buyer-to-exhibitor ratio. This event sells out every year and we are anticipating explosive attendance in 2016. So, if you are serious about retail success, then make this golden opportunity an important part of your selling strategy. ; contact Ellen Andrus, 1826 N Loop 1604 W Suite 100, Studio 54, San Antonio, TX 78248; e-mail: info@eventshowmanagement.com; Web site: www.parkertradeshow.com

16-18ARDEN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; M.A.G.M.A., Camp Stephens; Camp Stephens Boyscout Camp, Clayton Road; Fri. 9-6; Free Admission; 5th Bi-Annual Asheville, North Carolina Gem, Mineral and Fossil show. Sponsored by Mountain Area Gem and Mineral Association. Numerous indoor and outdoor vendors with a top selection of gems, minerals and fossils from the USA and around the world. ; contact Richard Jacquot, PO Box 542, Leicester, NC, (828)-779-4501; e-mail: rick@wncrocks.com; Web site: www.americanrockhound.com

17-17TWO HARBORS, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Agate City Rock Shop, Agate City Grounds; 721 7th Ave; Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; Collectors, buy, sell, trade. Lake Superior agate, Thomsonite, fossils, crystals, rough and polished rocks, flint knapping, marbles, spheres. ; contact Robert Lynch, 721 7th Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616, (218)-834-2304; e-mail: bob@agatecity.com; Web site: www.agatecity.com

17-18MAYS LANDING, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Cape-Atlantic Rockhounds, Cape-Atlantic Rockhounds Clubhouse; 2641 Cologne Ave; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; Food on premise. ; contact Billie Brockhum, (609)-879-1179; Web site: http://www.capeatlanticrockhounds.com/

17-18CASTLE ROCK, WASHINGTON: 51st Annual Rock and Gem Show; The Southern Washington Mineralogical Society, Castle Rock Fairgrounds; SW Corner of Highway 411 and Cowlitz River; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Black light, display cases, food, country store, door prizes, gem dig, demonstrators, spin table, silent auction and kids scavenger hunt. ; contact Nicole Doiron, (360)-785-4417; e-mail: raknad@q.com

17-18POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK: Show and sale; Mid-Hudson Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Inc., Gold's Gym & Family Sports Center; 258 Titusville Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $2, Children under 12 free; Sale of Minerals, Fossils, Jewelry, Gems, Beads, Meteorites. Show Theme is "The World of Agates and Jaspers". Sluice for gemstones. Fluorescent mineral display, lapidary demos, sale of lapidary rough. Mineral displays of agates and jaspers by: The New York State Museum, Vassar College Museum, Gunnison Mineral Museum Pawling, NY and MHV Gem & Mineral Society Members; Fifth Annual. Photography Exhibit of Earth Science Subjects.; contact Carolyn Reynard, 110 Collage Ave., Poughkeepsie,, NY 12603, (845)-471-1224; e-mail: sunstone33@verizon.net; Web site: www.mhvgms.org

17-18HOWELL, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Livingston Gem and Mineral Society, Hartland Education Support Service Center; 9525 Highland Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults/Seniors $3, Students $1, Children under 12 free; There will be demonstrators, displays and youth activities.; contact Paul D McEwen; e-mail: sampdm@chartermi.net; Web site: livingstongemandmineralsociety.com

17-18CHICO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Feather River Lapadary & Mineral Society Inc., Silver Dollar Fair Grounds; 2357 Fair St.; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 9:30-4; Admission $3, Children under 16 free; Opals, rough rock, crystals, fossils, minerals, jewelry, beads. Demonstrators in wire wrapping jewelry making, geode cutting, cabbing, faceting. display cases. Kids game wheel of fortune, treasure hunt, grab bags also first 250 kids though the doors both days receive a wire wrapped arrowhead necklace.; contact John Scott, 1288 Glenwood ave, Chico, CA 95926, (530)-321-6331; e-mail: jweazel@sbcglobal.net; Web site: featherriverrocks.org

17-18OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Oshkosh Earth Science Club, Sunnyview Expo Center; 500 E County Rd Y; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $2, Students $1 w/ID, Children under 12 free; 45th Annual Gem and Mineral Show. There will be member displays, rocks, minerals, fossils, door prizes, exhibits, kid's events, lapidary arts and jewelry. ; contact Wanda Timm, 656 Boyd Street , 656, Oshkosh, WI 54901, (920)-573-2968; e-mail: wijit656@msn.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/Oshkosh-Earth-Science-Club-202088083155987/

23-25JOPLIN, MISSOURI: Annual show; Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society, Joplin Museum; 504 Schifferdecker Ave.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; Free Admission; 18th annual Fall Rock Show. Door Prizes. Held at the Joplin Museum in Historic Schifferdecker Park. Located at the intersection of 7th street and Schifferdecker Ave. For more information please email, I am deaf.; contact Chris Wiseman; e-mail: jmc-cwiseman@sbcglobal.net

23-25OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Shows, Ocean City Convention Center; 4001 Coastal Highway; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Children 16 and under free; Vendors from across the United States bring a variety of merchandise. Their items include 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry. Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls, mineral specimens, rocks, crystals. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs on site. ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

23-25SANDY, 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; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

23-25FISHERSVILLE, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Shenandoah Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Augusta Expo; 277 Expo Road; Fri. 2-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $3, Seniors/Students $2, Children Free; contact Scott Gregory, 73 Berkeley Drive, Waynesboro, VA 22980, (727)-542-9723; e-mail: sgregory357@hotmail.com; Web site: www.shenandoahvalleyrockclub.org

24-25LODI, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Stockton Lapidary & Mineral Club, Lodi Grape Festival & Harvest Fairgrounds ; 413 E. Lockeford Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6, Children free; Earth's Treasures gem and mineral show. There will be exhibits, demonstrators, dealers, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, crystals, fluorescents displays, finished jewelry, jewelry making supplies, tools, gold panning, student and children activities, rock identification, super raffle, snack bar, and more.; contact Jerold Kyle, 327 Del Mont Street, Lodi, CA 95242, (209)-368-9411; e-mail: jeroldkyle@yahoo.com; Web site: www.stocktonlapidary.com

24-25SOUTH SIOUX CITY , NEBRASKA: Annual show; Siouxland gem and mineral society, South Sioux City Senior Citizens Center; 1501 W 29th St.; Sat. 9-4, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; There will be exhibits, gems, agates, rough and polished specimens, beads, geodes, minerals, superb faceted jewelry, fossils, door prizes, spin the wheel, and a silent auction. ; contact Bob Powell, Box 278, Kingsley, IA 51028, (712)-378 2775; e-mail: bobphyl.powell@gmail.com

24-25MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Monterey Fairgrounds; 2004 Fairgrounds Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4, Children free; 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. This is a family event with plenty of great activities for the kids. This event supports the Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society's educational outreach for Monterey schools. ; contact Janis Rovetti, 1047 Roosevelt Street, Monterey, CA 93940, (831)-372-1311; e-mail: janis12@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.cvgms.rocks

24-25WEST FRIENDSHIP, MARYLAND: Annual show; Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore, Howard County Fair Ground; 2210 Fairgrounds Rd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $6, Children/Students 12 and under free; Wishing well grab bag for minerals, fossils and gems. Find gems in the Gem Mine!; contact Bernie Emery, 3600 Clipper Mill Rd, Suite 116, Baltimore, MD 21211, (410)-467-9838; e-mail: info@gemcuttersguild.com; Web site: www.gemcuttersguild.com

24-25SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Rosa Mineral & Gem Society, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts; 50 Mark West Springs Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6, Children 12 and under free; Something for everyone, dealers, gold-panning and info booth, rock ID (bring your mystery rock), lapidary demonstrations, games, door prizes, Raffle Madness at 4 each day, wire-wrapping classes, sculpture display, Silent Auction, exhibit cases, and lots of friendly club members to talk to about rockhounding and club activities. ; contact Jolene Coon, CA, (707)-849-9551; e-mail: coons@sonic.net; Web site: SRMGS.org

24-25REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Sequoia Gem and Mineral Society, Community Activities Bldg. ; 1400 Roosevelt Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $3; contact Val Concello, (650)-954-6020; Web site: SequoiaGemandMineralSociety.org

24-25FRANKLIN , NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Franklin Mineral Museum, Franklin School; 50 Washington Ave; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $7, Children $4; This show attracts people from all over the world. The dealers are well known and reputable. Some of them have been attending since inception. The attendance draws over 2000 citizens throughout the weekend. A great family outing with many stops for the day. Visit the show, museums, and digs that are happening all weekend long in beautiful Sussex County. ; contact Robyn Seger, 22 Palomino Trail, Vernon, NJ 07462; Web site: http://spmom3.wix.com/franklin-gem-mineral

September 2016-October 2016

28-2JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; The Hi-Desert Rockhounds and the Sportsman's Club of Joshua Tree, Sportsman's Club of Joshua Tree; 6225 Sunburst Street; Daily 9-6; Free Admission; 41th Annual Joshua Tree Gem, Mineral and Craft Show. The Hi-Desert Rockhounds and the Sportsman's Club of Joshua Tree present their Annual Gem, Mineral and Craft Show. There will be rocks, minerals, jewelry, gold panning and more. Something for everyone. ; contact Wayne Hamilton, 6225 Sunburst Street, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, (760)-366-2915; e-mail: jtsportsmans@ymail.com; Web site: http://www.jtsportsmansclub.com/gem.html

30-1NASHVILLE, INDIANA: Show; Brown County Rock & Mineral Club, Brown County Historical Society; 90 E. Gould Street; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6; Free Admission; Brown County Rock Show & Swap Meet at the History Center in historic downtown Nashville, Indiana; contact Rhonda Dunn, P O Box 2023, Nashville, IN 47448; e-mail: radunn1953@aol.com; Web site: http://browncountyrocks.webs.com/

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

30-2ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Jay Penn, NM Expo State Fairgrounds; 300 San Pedro NE; Fri. 9 -5 , Sat. 9 -5 , Sun. 9-5 ; Free Admission; Abq. Fall Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show in Creative Arts Bldg at Expo NM State Fairgrounds. Enter Gate 3 @ San Pedro & Copper. 60+ dealers, gemstones, mineral specimens, rough, slabs, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, tools. ; contact Jay Penn, (505)-883-4195; e-mail: jaypenn246@gmail.com; Web site: abqfallshow.wix.com/abq-fall-show

30-2CAMP VERDE , ARIZONA: Annual show; Mingus Gem & Mineral Club. Inc, Cliff Castle Casino Hotel and Conference Center; 555 W. Middle Verde Rd. Camp Verde, AZ; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Admission $3, Children under 12 free; Children's special events room, variety in wire wrapping, rocks, gems and minerals, variety of dining experiences, and shuttle service to the casino. ; contact Donald Strong, 1930 Peregrine Ln, Clarkdale, AZ 86324, (928)-649-3935; e-mail: d.strong42@yahoo.com; Web site: mingusgemandmineralclub@gmail.com

30-2DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

October 2016

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

1-2JEFFERSON, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Rock River Valley Geological Society, Jefferson County Fair Park; Jackson & Peurner RD; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Rock River Valley Geological Society 44th Annual Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show. Demonstrations of faceting & cabochon cutting and wire wrapping. Gem, mineral & fossil dealers. ; contact Steven Streich, Steven's Rocks & Gift, 134 E. Main St., Marshall, WI 53559, (608)-655-1011; e-mail: srockshop@gmail.com; Web site: www.StevensRockShop.com

1-2SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society, Orr Building; Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 E. Sangamon Ave; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $2, Seniors $1, Children free admission; Gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry dealers. Demonstrations include lapidary, jewelry, glass fusion and silversmith. Special exhibit and club member exhibits. Kids activities include kids-only specimen table, spin and win, fossil dig, touch-and-feel collection. Concessions available, silent auction and hourly door prizes.; contact Ed Wagner, PO Box 2272, Springfield, IL 61705, (309)-838-7782; e-mail: loesseditor@gmail.com; Web site: www.loess.org

1-2MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON: 42nd Annual Rocktoberfest 2016; Marysville Rock and Gem Club, Totem Middle School; Gymnasium, 7th Street and State Avenue; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; The 42nd Annual show has rocks from all over the world. There will be more dealers with rock rough, slabs, and polished cabs to gem quality faceting rough, minerals, fossils, tools, and lapidary equipment, jewelry, beads, gems and books. There will be more demonstrators, jewelry artists, club displays, and more fun and games for the kids. Door prizes every half hour, silent auctions, raffle prizes and food service. ; contact Dottie Haage, (425)-330-7865; e-mail: gdhaage@gmail.com

1-2JACKSONVILLE, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Greater Little Rock Area Mineral, Fossil & Gem Show, Jacksonville Community Center; 5 Municipal Center Drive; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; 44th Annual Show. There will be bargains to high end minerals. Kids activities and demonstrations. Lots of Jewelry available, as well.; contact Tom Sharp, 14705 Chambery Drive, Little Rock, AR 72211-5528, (501)-379-8653; e-mail: thom61847@yahoo.com; Web site: centralarrockhound.org

1-2OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Nebraska Mineral and Gem Club, Westside Middle School; 8601 Arbor st; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $3, Children 12 and under free; Dealers and demonstrations, special displays and exhibits, activities for all ages especially the kids. Check out the gemstones and custom jewelry, collectibles and specimens, custom artwork, rock paintings and carvings. See a flint knapper in action.; contact Tammy Jeanneret, 7287 N Rd, Nebraska City, NE 68410, (402)-873-6515; e-mail: Tjeanneret@hughes.net; Web site: Nerockgem.org

1-2VISTA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vista Gem and Mineral Soc., Antique Gas Steam Engine Museum; 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave. ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Indoor and outdoor dealers rough rock, slabs, jewelery and much more. Held in conjunction with fiber arts fair.; contact Ray Pearce, 753 Abbywood Dr., Oceanside, CA 92057, (760)-535-5524; e-mail: raysrocks@cox.net

1-2BELLEVILLE, MICHIGAN: SuperSwap; Midwest Mineralogical & Lapidary Society of Michigan, Wayne County Fairgrounds; 10871 Quirk Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Swap/Sell/Buy Public Invited Free Parking Activities include: Mineral kits for kids, demonstrations, mineral ID. Indoor event. Camping available. Minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary materials, beads, equipment, supplies, books.; contact Tom Morris Bill Barr, (313)-278-5063; e-mail: wbarr@umich.edu; Web site: www.mmls.us

7-8MOUNT IDA, ARKANSAS: Annual Amateur World Championship Quartz Crystal Digging Contest; Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Fairgrounds; Fairgrounds Rd; Fri. 9-4, Sat. 9-4; Admission $75/$100; Annual Amateur Quartz Crystal Digging Contest. Keep all you find, meet other miners; maybe even win a prize!; contact Sherrie Ellison, Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce, Mount Ida, AR 71957, (870)-867-2723; e-mail: director@mountidachamber.com; Web site: www.mountidachamer.com

7-9HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA: Annual show; Huntsville Gem & Mineral Society, Jaycee Community Center; 2180 Airport Road; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; Adults $3, Students $2, Children under 5 free; National dealers showing gems of all types and prices, minerals, rocks, fossils, beads, carvings, and lapidary supplies. Children's activities include mining flume, gem dig, fluorescent room, geode cracking, and special events. Hourly drawings.; contact Lowell Zoller, 3027 Flint Mill Run, Hampton Cove, AL 35763, (256)-534-8803; e-mail: Lzol@comcast.net; Web site: www.huntsvillegms.org

7-9MOUNT IDA, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Fairgrounds; Fairgrounds Rd; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Annual Quartz, Quiltz and Craftz Festival. Inside and outside dealers. Held in conjunction with the Annual Amateur World Championship Quartz Crystal Digging Contest. ; contact Sherrie Ellison, Mount Ida Chamber of Commerce, Hwy 270 West, Mount Ida, AR 71957, (870)-867-2723; e-mail: director@mtidachamber.com; Web site: www.mtidachamber.com

7-9HILLSBORO, OREGON: Annual show; Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show, Washington County Fair Complex; 873 NE 34th Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $5 Admission, Free Admission for children; More than 40 rock, mineral, gem, fossil, jewelry, bead, and tool dealers. Kids corner with lots of activities. 100 educational exhibits. Speakers presentations and book signings. Dozens of jewelry and gem cutting demonstrations. Door prizes and a silent auction.; contact Julian Gray, 6034 NE Maidstone Street, Hillsboro, OR 97124, 503-647-2418; e-mail: juliangrocks@gmail.com; Web site: www.portlandregionalgemandmineral.com

7-9MOAB , UTAH: Annual show; Moab Points and Pebbles Club, Old Spanish Trail Arena; 3641 S. Highway 191; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Rock, gem mineral and lapidary arts vendors. Equipment, supplies displays, demos. Spin wheel, Door prizes. Food concession on premise. ; contact Jerry Hansen, P. O. Box 1459, Moab, UT 84532; e-mail: moabrockclub@live.com

7-9BUCKEYE, ARIZONA: Annual show; West Valley Rock & Mineral Club, Helzapoppin' Arena; 802 North 1st Street (Miller Road); Fri. 9-4, Sat. 9-4, Sun. 9-4; Admission $3, Free Admission for Children; Open air event, rocks, gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, beads, slabs, cabochons, rock scavenger hunt and demonstrations. Snacks and beverages available.; contact Lara Serbin, 423 Monroe Ave, Buckeye, AZ 85326, (602)-405-2926; e-mail: lara@serbinstudio.com; Web site: http://www.westvalleyrockandmineralclub.com/

7-9SACRAMENTO , CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 6151 H St; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

7-9SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH: Annual show; Mineral Collectors of Utah, Trolley Square; 600 South entrance & 700 East; Fri. 12-9, Sat. 10-9, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Exhibit showcases, wheel of fortune, grab bags, identifications, membership applications. Grand prize drawing at 4pm Sunday. Hourly drawings. Great family fun and educational in the earth sciences. ; contact Curt & Carol Forrester, Salt Lake City, UT; e-mail: fossilmin@gmail.com

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

8-9TEMPLE, TEXAS: Annual show; Tri-City Gem and Mineral Society, Mayborn Center; 3303 North 3rd; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Children $2; Treasure wheel, silent auction, grab bags, and demonstrations.; contact Chip Burnette, 2630 Polk St, Killeen, TX 76543; e-mail: burnette@aceweb.com

8-9GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Nevada County Gem & Mineral Society, Nevada County Fairgrounds; Main Exhibit Hall, 11228 McCourtney Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $2, Students free with ID, Children under 13 free; There will be rock and mineral exhibits, demonstrations, silent auctions, Mineral identification, children's games, jewelry sales, mineral & fossil sales, lapidary equipment sales. ; contact Todd Lawson, 12621 Digger Pine Circle, Grass Valley, CA 95949-7617, (530)-305-9212; e-mail: webmaste@ncgms.org; Web site: ncgms.org

8-9SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Huachuca Mineral and Gem Club, Cochise College; 901 N. Colombo Ave; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; 42nd Annual gem, mineral, and jewelry show. There will be vendors inside and outside. Largest selection of geodes around. Free gem stone identification by certified gemologist. Raw and finished minerals, jewelry, jewelry/lapidary supplies. Hourly raffles.; contact Maudie Bailey, 5036 S. San Carlos, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650, (520)-378-6291 / (520)-249-1541; e-mail: gmbailey@msn.com

8-9TRONA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society, Show and Lapidary Building of SLG&MS; 13337 Main St.; Sat. 7:30-5, Sun. 7:30-4; Free Admission; Three large mineral collecting field trip to Searles Dry Lake. Collect rare and beautiful saline mineral specimens including the beautiful Searles lake pink halite.; contact Bonnie Fairchild, (760)-372-5356; e-mail: slgms@iwvisp.com; Web site: www1.iwvisp.com/tronagemclub/

8-9TEMPLE, TEXAS: Annual show; Tri-City Gem and Mineral Society, Mayborn Convention Center; 3303 North 3rd Street; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Children $2; Vendors, fine jewelry, children's activities, hourly door prizes, demos of wire wrapping, cabochon making, grand prizes, silent auctions, touch table, member displays.; contact Leslie Russell, 5 Fir Court, Belton, TX 76513, (254)-493-7244; e-mail: trinity4112@me.com

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

14-16VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Shows, Virginia Beach Convention Center; 1000 19th Street; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students 16 and under free; Vendors from across the United States bring a variety of merchandise. Their items include 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry. Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls, mineral specimens, rocks, crystals, lapidary supplies. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs on site. Display of rocks and minerals and demonstrations of lapidary arts by the two Gem and Mineral Societies of the area. ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

14-16PAHRUMP, NEVADA: Annual show; Pahrump Valley Rock Hounds, Petrack Park; 150 NV-160 & Basin Ave; Fri. 11-9, Sat. 9-9, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Renowned national and international gold, gem, and mineral vendors. International gold, gem, and mineral specimen display. Rock wheel of fortune, lapidary cutting, polishing, wire wrapping, and knapping demonstrations. Hourly raffle of gem and mineral themed items. Gold ore processing and panning demonstrations. Rock collection field trips. Specialty food vendor court. Hospitality tent at international food court. Gem, mineral, gold, arts & crafts display & competition. 50/50 Cash Drawing for Scholarship. Western Gunfighter show. Arts and crafts display.; contact Bill Wertz, PO Box# 3409, Pahrump, NV 89041; e-mail: info@pahrumpROCKS.com; Web site: PahrumpROCKS.com

14-16FORT WAYNE, INDIANA: Annual show; Three Rivers Gem and Mineral Society, Allen County Fairgrounds; 2726 Carroll Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $5, Seniors $3, Students $1, Children free; Gem, fossil, mineral and jewelry dealers, lapidary arts demonstrations. Viking Knit classes, geode cracker, gem sluice, kid's games, door prizes, silent auction, fluorescent room and more.; contact Russell Greim, (260)-403-0450; e-mail: 3riversshow@gmail.com; Web site: bit.do/3rivers-show

14-16FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Show and sale; Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin, NC, Robert C. Carpenter Community Building; 1288 Georgia Road; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; Adults/Seniors $2, Students $1, Children under 12 free; There will be door prizes, demonstrations, and benchwork on site. Finished jewelry (gold & silver), rough & cut gemstones, specimens, beads, minerals, and tools. ; contact Linda Harbuck, 425 Porter Street, Franklin, NC 28734, (800)-336-7829; e-mail: lindah@franklin-chamber.com; Web site: www.visitfranklinnc.com

14-16KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society , Kerbela Temple; 315 Mimosa Ave; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $5.00, Children under 12 free; The Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show will have many vendors that offer great products including a wide variety of jewelry, rare fossil and mineral specimens, meteorites, gems of all colors shapes & sizes, lapidary & jewelry equipment. There will be kids activities and demonstrations.; contact Teresa Polly, PO Box 51554, Knoxville, TN 37950-1554, (865)-258-0795; e-mail: teresapolly@bellsouth.net; Web site: www.knoxrocks.org

14-16COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admissio $7 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

14-16WARREN, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Michigan Mineralogical Society, Macomb Community College South Campus Expo Center; South Campus Expo Center, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; Adults $8, Seniors $5, Children ages 5-12 $4; World class museums and universities bring their dazzling collections for you to see on display. Authorities in the world of geology, paleontology, mineralogy, lapidary demonstrate and present exciting finds in the world of gems, minerals, and fossils. This year we have a skull of a Teratophoneus dinosaur as part of your photo opportunities. Family friendly with may children activities. Dealers have specimens, supplies, equipment, for the novice to the experienced. ; contact Patti Graves-Wesolosky, 1151 Yule Rd, Leonard, MI 48367, (586)-531-1680; e-mail: www.michmin.org (contacts); Web site: www.michmin.org

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

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

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

15-16PLANT CITY, FLORIDA: Annual show; Tampa Bay Mineral & Science Club, Plant City Strawberry Festival Expo Hall; 2301 W. Oak Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $5, Students $4 , Chidlren under 12 free; Live demonstrations including cabochon cutting, wire wrapping, flint napping, gem trees, chainmaille and more. Bid for bargains at our silent auction and win door prizes throughout the day. Kids can explore the touch table and prospect for treasure at our sluice box. Perfect opportunity to shop for that special gift for the holidays. ; contact Norma Jackson, 6036 Golf and Sea Blvd. , Apollo Beach, FL 33572, (813)-641-7897; e-mail: fireweedarts@gmail.com; Web site: www.tampabayrockclub.com

15-16CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA: Annual show; Kanawha Rock & Gem Club, So. Charleston, Community Center; 601 Jefferson Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $3.50, Children under 12 free; Annual,Gem & Mineral Fossil, & Jewelry Show & Sale. A well selected group of dealers with some great stuff you just won't see any where else in town.We got plenty of free parking live demo's , food in the house & plenty of door prizes. ; contact Franko Franko, Po. Box 252, Farmington, WV 26571, (304)-657-7089

15-16COTTAGE GROVE, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Minnesota Mineral Club, National Guard Training and Community Center; 8180 Belden Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $2, Children $1; There will be exhibits, "kids' corner," tailgate sales, speakers, and demonstrations. ; contact Maureen Scaglia, (612)-798-0485; e-mail: mascaglia@concast.net; Web site: www.minnesotamineralclub.org

15-16CHICAGO HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS: Annual show; South Suburban Earth Science Club, Prairie State College; 202 S. Halsted St; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; South Suburban Earth Science Club. The South Suburban Earth Science Club is eager to share their experience and knowledge of Earth’s treasures with you! The weekend show, held in the Prairie Room Gym area, will have displays of minerals, fossils, artifacts, and jewelry making to name just a few. Come and enjoy the demonstrations on various aspects of the hobby. Purchase items, such as handmade jewelry, crystals, fossils, geodes, etc., from our dealers. There will be something of interest for all age groups including a children’s activity area.; contact Helen Funk, 174 Westwood Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466, (708)-747-3536; e-mail: ssescus@yahoo.com

15-16TOPEKA, KANSAS: Annual show; Topeka Gem & Mineral Society, Inc., Agricultural Hall @ Kansas Expocentre; 17th & Topeka Boulevard; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students ages 13-17 $1, Children under 13 free; This is our: Diamond Jubilee has many Facets, 60th celebration. Featuring the 6.20 carat Stockton Diamond, found at Crater of Diamonds, Ark., in the early 1980's. Seminars daily. Also, gem, mineral and fossil specimens and jewelry dealers. Lapidary demonstrations, wire wrapping, children's activities including pebble pile and grab bag.; contact Donna Stockton, 1934 SW 30th St., Topeka, KS 66611-1934, (913)-645-7677; e-mail: Rock2plate@aol.com; Web site: topekagemandmineral.org

15-16DES MOINES, IOWA: Annual show; Des Moines Lapidary Society, Paul Knapp Animal Learning Center; Iowa State Fair Grounds; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children under 12 free; Gemstones, beads, jewelry, silver, crystals, cabachons, slabs, rough, mineral specimens, fossils, tools, findings, displays demonstrations, children's activities, silent auctions, door prizes, speakers.; contact Karen Liebold; e-mail: leibolddsm@mchsi.com

15-16WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Whittier Gem & Mineral Society, Whittier Community Center; 7630 Washington Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Pictures in Rock, Whittier Whittier Gem & Mineral Society’s annual show Features gems, mineral, and jewelry displays, lapidary and jewelry demonstrations, vendors, children’s activities, snack bar, silent auction, raffle with hourly drawings. ; contact Frank Winn, (626)-239-5457; e-mail: RKhndFW@gmail.com; Web site: wgmsca.com

15-16LEWISTON, IDAHO: Annual show; Hells Canyon Gem Club, Nezperce County Fair Building; 1229 Burrell Avenue; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $3, Children 12 and under free; There will be kid's corner, demonstrators, silent auction, raffle, plenty of vendors, and lots of showcases.; contact Linn Enger, (208)-746-4957; e-mail: engerocks@yahoo.com

15-16BRISTOL, CONNETICUT: Annual show; Bristol Gem and Mineral Club, Beals Community Center; 240 Stafford Ave; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children under 12 free ; Gems, jewelry, fossils, and crystals, educational exhibits, children’s games, hands-on demonstrations, food and refreshments.; contact Deb Potter, (203)-727-4520; e-mail: BristolGem@hotmail.com; Web site: www.bristolgem.org

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

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

21-23HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Rockingham County Fairgrounds; 4808 S Valley Road; Fri. 10 -6 , Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 11 -5; $4 Admission, Children under 16 free; Annual show. Jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the U.S. who can reconstruct, repair, design or make original jewelry from customer-selected gems, stones, opals and crystals. Wire wrap, wire sculpture, stone beads, pearls, stone setting, amber, opal, mineral and fossil dealers. Hourly door prizes including a Ring with a precious stone that will be given as a Grand Prize. ; contact Van Wimmer - Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153, 540-384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

21-23WEST JORDAN, UTAH: Annual show; Rockhounders Outreach for Community Knowledge (R.O.C.K.), Viridian Library and Event Center; 8030 South 1825 West; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; Admission $2, Children under 12 free; There will be fossils, minerals, gems and  jewelry on display and for sale. Hands-on activities for everyone. Come build your own rock collection. Door prizes and a Silent Auction will be going on daily. ; contact Angela McMahon, (801)-634-5167; e-mail: utahninnj@aol.com; Web site: http://www.rockhoundersock.com/

21-23SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Sonoma County Fairgrounds; 1350 Bennett Valley Rd; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

21-23AUSTIN, TEXAS: Annual show; Austin Gem and Mineral Society, Palmer Events Center; 900 Barton Springs Rd; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $8, Seniors $7, Children ages 13-18 $2 / 12 and under free; Gem & mineral show vendors of jewelry, beads, gemstones, minerals, crystals, fossils & spheres. Exhibits like the touch table of rocks and fossils and member collections. Demos in faceting, cabbing, fossil cleaning, and polymer clay. Fri "Youth Education Day" w/field trips. For $1 each Gem Mine, Wheel of Fortune, Jewelry Making, or Illumination Station. Hourly door prizes Sat and Sun. Grand Prize Sun Fluorite specimen from Bingham, NM.; contact Chip Burnette, 6719 Burnet Ln, Austin, TX 78757, (512)-458-9546; e-mail: showchairman@austingemandmineral.org; Web site: www.gemcapers.com

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

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

22-23CANBY, OREGON: Annual show; Clackamette Mineral and Gem Club, Clackamas County Fairgrounds; 694 NE 4th Avenue; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Free admission; Kid’s corner, silent auction, rock slab sales, bargain rock by the bucket or the large piece, fluorescent show, demonstrations, raffle and door prizes along with our wonderful dealers.; contact Beth Heesacker, 4145 NW Heesacker Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116; e-mail: heesacker@coho.net

22-23BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Bellevue Rock Club, Vasa Park; 3560 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; contact Bruce Himko, PO Box 1851, Bellevue, WA 98009-1851; e-mail: bellevuerockclub@comcast.net

22-23CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO: Show and sale; Summit Lapidary Club and Akron Mineral Society, Emidio and Sons Expo Center; 48 East Bath Rd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students/Seniors $4, Children $1; 40th Anniversary Celebration. Children Activities - make a gem tree, visit our gem mine and look through the giant kaleidoscope. And back by popular demand our Children’s Treasure Hunt. Magnificent Ohio flint displays, Members work displays, demos all day, Geo Junior displays, Gem ID, geode cracking, polishing and faceting and much more. 30 Dealers with gemstones, beads and findings, minerals, rocks / slabs, fossils, lapidary equipment, silver work, wire wrap, gold findings.; contact Sandy Shorter, 244 Chestnut Blvd, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221, (330)-929-3798; e-mail: gemboree@outlook.com; Web site: lapidaryclubofohio.org

22-23LOS ALTOS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Peninsula Gem and Geology Society, Los Altos Youth Center; 1 North San Antonio Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Children under 12 free; contact Steve Jobe, P.O.Box 4062, Los Altos, CA 94024, (408)-834-5384; e-mail: steve_jobe@sbcglobal.net; Web site: pggs.org

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

28-30BOISE, IDAHO: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Expo Idaho; 5610 Glenwood; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

29-30OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Oklahoma Mineral and Gem Society, Modern Living Building; 3001 General Pershng Blvd, Oklahoma State Fairgrounds; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; Admission $6, Children under 12 free with adult; On-going demonstrations of wire waving, stone cabochon making, rock tumbling, wire wrapping, beading, engraving, sphere making, and more.; contact Teresa Gabrish, P.O. Box 54973, Oklahoma City, OK 73154; e-mail: tgabrish@gmail.com; Web site: www.OMGS.Org

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

November 2016

4-5HURRICANE, UTAH: Annual show; 3rd Annual Southern Utah Rock and Gem Show, Washington County Regional Park; 5500 West 700 South; Fri. 10 -7 , Sat. 10 -7 ; Free Admission; Come and enjoy this event and see what our vendors have for you. Rocks, fossils, minerals, opals, Septarian nodules, petrified wood, jewelry, slabs, equipment, demonstrations, black light room, cabs, and so much more. Something for everyone from kids on up. Silent Auction to raise money for the Children of Hope Academy. ; contact Eric Funk, UT, (435)-609-0136; e-mail: eric_funk@yahoo.com

4-6KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Annual show; Shows of Integrity, KCI Expo Center; 11730 NW Ambassador Dr; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6, Children ages 5 to 12 $3; contact Terry James, 18362 S Hwy 78, Leonard, TX 75452, (903)-815-5957; e-mail: t_james78@hotmail.com; Web site: www.showsofintegrity.com

4-6BLACK CANYON CITY, ARIZONA: Annual show; High Desert Helpers, High Desert Park in Black Canyon City, AZ; 19001 E. Jacie Lane ; Daily 9-4; Free Admission; The 40th Annual Rock-A-Rama Gem & Mineral Show. Food & Beverages Available for Purchase. Door Prizes & Raffle ; contact Darlynn Donohue, PO Box 1042, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324, (719)-229-7396; e-mail: darlynndd@q.com; Web site: http://www.highdeserthelpers.org/

4-6EUGENE, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Lane County Events Center; 796 W 13th Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 weekend pass, Chiildren 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

5-6ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; American Opal Society, Business Expo Center; 1960 S. Anaheim Way; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $5, Students free with ID, Children under 15 free; Rough & cut Opals; other gemstones, jewelry tools & supplies, books, prize drawing. Free demonstrations - gemstone identification, gem cutting, jewelry making, gem carving, wire wrapping, inlay, faceting, cabbing.; contact Veronica Purpura, American Opal Society, PO Box 4875, Garden Grove, CA 92842, (714)-501-9959; e-mail: info@opalsociety.org; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanOpalSociety/

5-6BREWER, MAINE: Annual show; Penobscot Mineral & Lapidary Club, Brewer Auditorium; 318 Wilson St; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $2, Children under 12 free; The Penobscot Mineral & Library Club will hold its 12th Annual Rock & Gem Show at the Brewer Auditorium in Brewer. There will be vendors selling rocks, mineral specimens, fossils, gemstones, beads, gold and silver jewelry and other related products. Some of the vendors feature special and unique Maine minerals, jewelry and products. The show also has a silent auction hourly. Door prizes are also announced periodically. Food and refreshments will be available throughout each day.; contact James White, 54 Gilbert St., Orono, ME 04473, (207)-866-2546; e-mail: jameshwhite@myfairpoint.net

5-6SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; San Diego Mineral and Gem Society, Al Bahr Shrine Center; 5440 Kearney Mesa Blvd; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; The San Diego Mineral and Gem Society (sdmg.org) is having our annual The GemDiego Show. Featuring: High quality gem and minerals, rough, gemstones, minerals, beads, jewelry, fossils. Demonstrations include: wire wrapping, faceting, lost wax casting, silver chain making, intarsia, sphere making, see display cases of mineral specimens, lapidary and jewelry work done by our members and learn more about our club and hobby.; contact Bob Hancock, San Diego Mineral & Gem Society, 1770 Village Pl, San Diego, CA 92101, (619)889-6886; e-mail: rtourmaline2@aol.com; Web site: www.sdmg.org

5-6OAKS, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Tuscarora Lapidary Society, Greater Phila. EXPO Center at Oaks, PA; 100 Station Avenue, Hall D; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Children $1; Lapidary and jewelry arts exhibits at Gemarama 2016 will feature stones found throughout the USA. In addition, dealers will offer treasures from all over the world, including precious and semiprecious gemstones, beads, and minerals. There will be continuous demonstrations in lapidary and jewelry arts, and special activities for children. ; contact Amy Karash, 1322 Heyward Road, Chesterbrook, PA 19087, (484)-431-2757; e-mail: amy.karash@gmail.com; Web site: www.Lapidary.org/GEMARAMA/Gemarama.html

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

11-13SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; LLD Productions, Inc., Holiday Inn-Orange County Airport; 2726 S Grand Ave; Fri. 10 -6 , Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 10 -5 ; Free Admission ; 80 Dealers selling minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, beads, supplies, and decorator items. Wholesale section for qualified buyers.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, 505-867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

11-13PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Washington State Fair Event Center; 110 9th Ave SW; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

12-13SEDRO WOOLLEY, WASHINGTON: ; Skagit Rock and Gem Club, Sedro Woolley Community Center; 703 Pacific St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Beautiful displays, kid's activities, silent auction, rock slab sales, lapidary demonstrations, raffle and door prizes. ; contact Debbie Frank, PO Box 244, Mount Vernon, WA 98273; e-mail: skagitrockandgem@gmail.com

12-13EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: Annual Fall Show; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club, Maplewood Club House; 8802 196th Street SW; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; an additional contact:: Cindy Wright cindykw1@hotmail.com ; contact Beverly Ryder, (425)-338-4184; e-mail: famryd@aol.com; Web site: www.Maplewoodrockclub.com

12-13MELBOURNE, FL, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Canaveral Mineral & Gem Society, Melbiurne Auditorium; 625 East Hibiscus Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5; Jewelry, gems, minerals, crystals, fossils, tools and rocks.; contact Don McLamb, 570 Seabreeze Drive, Indialantic, FL 32903, (321)-723-2592; e-mail: fdjmc@aol.com; Web site: http://www.canaveral-mgs.com

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

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

18-20LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY: Annual show; KYANA Geological Society, Camp Crestwood ; 7206 Clore Lane; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; Free Admission; 44th Annual Mineral, Gem & Fossil Show sponsored by KYANA Geological Society. Beautiful custom jewelry, jewelry supplies, beads, gemstones, genuine Australian opals, crystals, minerals and fossils. Door Prizes, children's Activities.; contact Rick Hunter, P.O. Box 32561, Louisville, KY 40232, (502)-298-8871; e-mail: kyanageoshowchair@gmail.com; Web site: www.kyanageo.org

18-20COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA: Annual show; The Columbia, SC Gem & Mineral Society , Jamil Temple; 206 Jamil Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; Admission $5, Children under 16 free; Jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, & tools for sale Geodes sold & cut. Club member’s rock collections on exhibit & lapidary demonstrations. South Carolina amethyst on display ; contact Sue Shrader, PO Box 6333, Columbia, SC 29260, (803)-736-9317; e-mail: ashrader@mindspring.com; Web site: www.cgams.org

18-20PORTLAND, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Oregon Convention Center; 777 NE MLK Jr Blvd; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

18-20SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Annual show; Event Show Management, San Antonio Event Center; 8111 Meadow Leaf Drive; Fri. 11-6; Admission $20; If you are a wholesaler or manufacturer of jewelry, gifts or accessories, then this show is for you! It is your chance to sell in a professional, cash and carry, trade-only marketplace. Space is limited, ensuring greater return on your booth investment with an excellent buyer-to-exhibitor ratio. This event sells out every year and we are anticipating explosive attendance in 2016. So, if you are serious about retail success, then make this golden opportunity an important part of your selling strategy. ; contact Ellen Andrus, 1826 N Loop 1604 W Suite 100, Studio 54, San Antonio, TX 78248; e-mail: info@eventshowmanagement.com; Web site: www.parkertradeshow.com

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

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

19-20MESQUITE, TEXAS: Annual show; Dallas Gem & Mineral Society, Rodeo Center Exhibit Hall; 1800 Rodeo Drive, (I-635 & Military Parkway); Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $8, Seniors $8, Students $8, Children $3; 59th Annual Dallas Gem & Mineral Show. There will be be fluorescent displays, silent auctions, door prizes and much more.; contact Diana Case, PO Box 742033, Dallas, TX 75374, (214)-349-2022; Web site: dallasgemandmineral.org

19-20HESPERIA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mining Supplies and Rock Shop, Mining Supplies and Rock Shop; 9565 C Avenue, Suite K; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Mining Supplies and Rock Shop is hosting a gem, rock, gold, and jade show. The store and warehouse feature slabs, rough, specimens, fossils, metaphysical, minerals, and specimens; contact Cyndy Mandell, 9565 , Hesperia, CA 92345, (760)-244-9642; e-mail: cynmandell@me.com; Web site: www.miningsuppliesandrockshop.com

19-20LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: Wholesale and retail show; Mid-Atlantic Gem and Mineral Association, Lebanon Co Fairgrounds and Expo; 80 Rocherty Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4; Adults $5, Children free; The Gem Miner's Holiday is the Mid-Atlantic's premier Gem, Jewelry, Bead, Mineral, Gift and Craft Show. There is a wholesale Trade section.; contact Teresa Schwab, PO Box 352, Monrovia, MD 21770, (301)-807-9745; e-mail: beadware@rcn.com; Web site: www.gem-show.com

19-20FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Northern Virginia Mineral Club Inc, George Mason University; The Hub Ballroom; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, Seniors $4, Students ages 13-17 $3, Children 12 and under free; 25th Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show. Event is co-sponsored by Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences at GMU. Event features over dealers with gems, minerals, fossils, meteorites, jewelry and more. Also demonstrations, exhibits and door prizes. There will be kid's activities, mini-mines and a fossil dig for children to get free fossils and minerals.; contact Tom Taaffe, (703)-281-3767; e-mail: rockcllctr@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.novamineralclub.org

19-20PAYSON , ARIZONA: Annual show; Payson Rimstones Rock Club, Inc, Payson High School Longhorn Gym; 301 S. Mclane Rd; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $2, Children free; This is Payson Rimstone's 19th Annual Gem & Mineral Show; a fun family event! We will have gems, minerals, slabs, rough, jewelry, findings, fossils, lapidary equipment, gold prospecting equipment, books and educational materials available for purchase. The club sponsors an educational center for all ages which includes a spinning wheel where each spin wins a beautiful rock, a geologist to answer your questions, sandstone drawing materials for all ages, a magnificent fluorescent display, and a silent auction. ; contact Margaret Jones, P O Box 884, Pine, AZ 85544, (928)-970-0857; e-mail: margieaberry@gmail.com

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

19-20MESA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Apache Junction Rock and Gem Club, Skyline High School; 845 South Crismon Road ; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Students $1; The Mesa Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Show and Sale will be held at the Skyline High School. Our planet has many amazing treasures that are hidden, in many cases, just beneath our feet. Almost every country in the world has been able to unearth unique specimens specific to their locale, and the earth’s bounty from much of the world will be on display and available for sale at the show. From across the region will be offering unique and interesting mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, beads, fossils, findings, lapidary equipment and cutting material at competitive prices. Many of our artisans have created original jewelry designs, and our gem and mineral vendors will have specimens on display in both the rough and cut-and-polished states. ; contact Phil Gadd, (503)-705-3933; Web site: apachejrgc@ajrockclub.com

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

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

26-27SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Fort Mason Center; 2 Marina Blvd, at Buchanan; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $10, Children 12 and under are free; There is an amazing event taking place at Fort Mason in San Francisco. It\'s the Great San Francisco Crystal Fair. On the weekend of February 27-28, you\'ll find the Fort Mason Conference Center filled with gems and jewelry and crystals of all shapes and sizes. Each booth, and there are many, will tantalize and tempt you with beautiful shapes and colors. Included among this array, are some very fascinating metaphysical healers. Crystal healers, aura readers, pendulum dowsers, massage practitioners, and other purveyors of arcane arts. Sure to entertain you and help you to see beyond the veil, as it were. Here are the vitals. The 29th Annual San Francisco Crystal Fair February 27-28 Fort Mason Center, Building A 2 Marina Blvd. at Buchanan, San Francisco (415) 383-7837 Website: www.crystalfair.com Hours: Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-4 Admission $8.00 ( Children 12 and under free) Come and enjoy this amazing event. You\'ll be glad you did.; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

26-27MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Monterey County Fairgrounds; 2004 Fairground Rd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

December 2016

2-4MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA: Annual show; Montgomery Gem and Mineral Society, Garrett Coliseum; 1555 Federal Drive; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $2.00, Students/Children free admission; Door prize ticket with each paid adult admission. Dealers will have beads, crystals, geodes, rough, cabochons, gem stones, finished jewelry, tools, supplies and mineral & fossil specimens. Club members will display their individual collections and will give demonstrations on gem and rock cutting, faceting, cabochon making, and knapping.; contact Terry Fetzer, P.O. Box 3273, Montgomery, AL 36109-0273; e-mail: GemShow@MontgomeryGemAndMineralSociety.com; Web site: www.montgomerygemandmineralsociety.com/#!annual-gem-show

2-4EL PASO , TEXAS: Annual show; El Paso Mineral and Gem Society, Inc., El Maida Shriners Hall; 6331 Alabama; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; contact Louie Provencio, 4233 Canterbury Dr., El Paso, TX 79902, (915)-54-2717; e-mail: L1155@yahoo.com; Web site: www.epmgs.com

2-4SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Earl Warren Showgrounds; 3400 Calle Real; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

3-4BARSTOW, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mojave Desert Gem & Mineral Society, Cora Harper Fitness & Community Center; 841 S. Barstow Rd; Sat. 10-5; Free Admission; 42nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show - Lapidary arts & crafts, displays, a special petrified wood display by Walt Wright, silent auctions both days, demos, raffle prizes, gem, mineral & bead dealers, jewelry galore & gifts for all ages, our famous grab bags, wheel of fortune, snack bar. ; contact Danny Watts, (760)-284-2625; Web site: www.mdgms.net

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

9-11COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free ; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

9-11LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA: Annual show; Mammoth Rock Shows LLC, North Atlanta Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show; Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $5, Children/Students 16 and under free; North Atlanta Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Jewelry Show 2016. 23rd year of annual event. Offering minerals, gemstones, beads, jewelry, fossils and related items in a large indoor show with easy entrance.; contact Richard Hightower, 78 Emerald Hill, Franklin, NC 28734, (800)-720-9624; e-mail: staff@mammothrock.com; Web site: www.mammothrock.com

10-11FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Mid-Tennessee Gem & Mineral Society (MTGMS), Williamson County AgExpoPark (Nashville area); 4215 Long Lane ; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4, Students $1, Children free; This show features items that will fascinate and please every age group. From crystals, geodes, and sharks teeth for the kids to artisan & native American jewelry, to mineral and fossil wonders that the discriminating will love. Plus hourly door prizes, silent auction, exhibits, and demonstrations such as silversmithing, stone cutting, and faceting. ; contact Mardy Smith, TN 37214, (615)-417-1416; e-mail: show@mtgms.org; Web site: http://www.mtgms.org/

10-11EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: 5th Annual Winter Bazaar; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club, Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse; 8802 196th St. SW; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-6; Free Admission; contact MaryAnne Collins, (650)-383-7625; e-mail: info@maplewoodrockclub.com

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

16-18SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire inc, Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino del Rio S; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children 11 and under free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

January 2017

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

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

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

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

February 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 2017-April 2017

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

April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 2017

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

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

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

July 2017

21-23BOONE, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Slhows, Boone National Guard Armory; 274 Hunting Hills Lane; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; $3 Admission, Free Admission for children under 16; Annual show. Jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the U.S. who can reconstruct, repair, design or make original jewelry from customer-selected gems, stones, opals and crystals. Wire wrap, wire sculpture, stone beads, pearls, stone setting, amber, opal, mineral and fossil dealers. Hourly door prizes including a Ring with a precious stone that will be given as a Grand Prize. ; contact Van Wimmer - Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153, 540-384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

September 2017-October 2017

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

October 2017

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