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April-October 2017

13-16DENVER, COLORADO: Annual show; Rocky Mountain Gems and Minerals , Crowne Plaza Dia ; 15500 E 40th Ave; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Wholesale Dealers, Gold Panning Lessons, Free Rocks for Kids, Hourly Mineral Drawings Free Show - Free Parking ; contact Sandra Gonzales, P.O Box 100187, Denver, CO 80250, (720)-425-3908; e-mail: rockygems@comcast.net; Web site: www.coloradomineralandfossilshows.com

February 2018

23-25COSTA 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, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

23-25PORTLAND, OREGON: Annual show; Oregon Agate and Mineral Society, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry; 1945 SE Water Avenue; Fri. 9:30-5:30, Sat. 9:30-5:30, Sun. 9:30-5:30; Free Admission; Oregon Agate & Mineral Society\\\'s Annual Rock Show is a free event with Demonstrations, Exhibits -showcasing lapidary and creativity skills, Jewelry, Kid\\\'s Corner, Rock, Mineral, and Slab Sales, \\\"Rock\\\" Food Table, Touch Table, and much more! ; contact Sonia Watt, 4821 Grant St, Portland, OR 97215; e-mail: sonywatt@yahoo.com

24-24LAKELAND, FLORIDA: Annual show; Bone Valley Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Club, First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland; 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr.; Sat. 9-4:30; Admission $3, Students/Children free; Teachers Raffle, hourly door prizes, Spin & Win Mineral Wheel, Kids Treasure Dig, Earth Sciences educational demonstrations and displays, Silent and Chinese auctions and over 25 dealers of rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, gifts and hobby supplies. Facebook: Bone Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Club ; contact Kim Price; e-mail: kprice1105@gmail.com; Web site: www.bonevalley.net

24-25BOISE, IDAHO: Annual show; Idaho Gem Club, Expo Idaho; 5610 Glenwood ; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4, Children under 12 free; We offer demonstrations, showcases, kid’s games, silent auction, & loads of vendors.; contact Brent Stewart, (208)-342-1151; e-mail: rocksbybrent@gmail.com

24-25VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society, Solano County Fairgrounds, Mc Cormack Hall; 900 Fairgrounds Drive,, Mc Cormack Hall; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Children under 12 free; Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society Proudly Presents it\\\'s annual show \\\"Spring Bling.\\\". Artisan gem & mineral dealers from California, Oregon and Utah who sell jewelry, minerals, gems, fossils, crystals, jade, meteorites, turquoise, beads and rough rock and slabs. Demonstrations, free hourly drawings, silent auction, grab bags and wheel of fortune.; contact Dan Wolke, Benicia, CA 94510, (707)-334-2950; e-mail: dncwolke@sbcglobal.net; Web site: vjgems.org

24-25ALBANY, NEW YORK: Annual show; New York State Museum, New York State Museum; Empire Plaza, 222 Madison Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Children Free; Museum Mineral Gallery Tours; contact Michael Hawkins, 3140 CEC, Albany, NY 12230, (518)-486-2011; e-mail: michael.hawkins@nysed.gov; Web site: www.nysm.nysed.gov

24-25JACKSON , MISSISSIPPI: Annual show; Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society , Mississippi Trade Mart on State Fairgrounds ; 1200 Mississippi Street; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Students $3, Children free 5 and under; Dealers of gems, fossils, minerals, jewelry, lapidary tools, beads, and more Demonstrations of lapidary art including flint knapping, cabochon cutting, and jewelry making Exhibits and educational opportunities by colleges and state organizations ; contact Leslie Lane, MS, (601)-344-8171; e-mail: rock2lanes@gmail.com; Web site: http://missgem.org

24-25PLAINVIEW, TEXAS: Annual show; Hi Plains Gem and Mineral Society, Ollie Liner Center; 2000 S Columbia; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $2, Students $1, Children free; We will have a Kid\\\'s Wheel, Silent Auction, and various dealers selling rocks, minerals and fossils. We will also demonstrate silversmithing, flint knapping, wire wrapping and how spheres are made. We will have a raffle that will benefit the local university geology scholarship fund.; contact Bobby Shipman, 1616, Ennis St., (806)-685-3748

24-25PLAINVIEW, TEXAS: Annual show; Hi Plains Gem and Mineral Society, Ollie Liner Center; South Business I-27; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Asults $2, Students $1, Children free; Dealers will have rocks, minerals, jewelry, fossils for sale. There will be a Kid\\\\\\\'s Wheel, Silent Auction, and snack bar. We will have various demonstrations of silversmithing, wire-wrapping, flint knapping, and various lapidary arts. A grand prize raffle and hourly door prizes add to the fun.; contact Bobby Shipman, 1616 Ennis Street, Plainview, TX 79072, (806)-685-3748; e-mail: bobcat22@suddenlink.net; Web site: n/a

March 2018

2-4ATHENS, GEORGIA: Annual show; Southeastern Mineral Specimens , The Classic Center; 440 Foundry Street, The Pavilion; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $5, Children under 15 and under free; contact Mark Woods, 515 Tallassee Road, Athens, GA 30606, (706)-296-9467; e-mail: darklighter@bellsouth.net; Web site: https://m.facebook.com/SoutheasternMineralSpecimens/

2-4 NEWARK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mineral & Gem Society of Castro Valley , Newark Pavilion; 6430 Thornton Ave. ; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Children free with adult; Smokey Quartz Jubilee! 70th annual show & sale! Family friendly event. Dealers, local & from across the country..., with minerals, rocks, gemstones, fossils, rough & cut stones, crystals, opals, faceted stones, beads, jewelry, lapidary equipment, jewelry making supplies. Over 40 lapidary, mineral, fossil, & jewelry displays. Featuring Special Smokey Quartz displays celebrating our 70th annual show. Local Ice Age Fossils presented by Math Science Nucleus of Fremont. Large display by the Fluorescent Mineral, and fluorescent mineral dealers. ; contact Cathy Miller, (510)-305-4196; e-mail: showchair@mgscv.org; Web site: mgscv.org

2-4DEL 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, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

2-4 NEWARK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mineral & Gem Society of Castro Valley , Newark Pavilion; 6430 Thornton Ave. ; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $10; Smokey Quartz Jubilee! 70th annual show & sale! Family friendly event. $10, 3-day pass; $6, one day; under 13 free with adult. Dealers, local & from across the country..., with minerals, rocks, gemstones, fossils, rough & cut stones, crystals, opals, faceted stones, beads, jewelry, lapidary equipment, jewelry making supplies. Featuring Special Smokey Quartz displays celebrating our 70th annual show. Local Ice Age Fossils presented by Math Science Nucleus of Fremont. Large display by the Fluorescent Mineral, and fluorescent mineral dealers. Lapidary Demonstrations by MGSCV members and guests, and membership info. Spinning wheel. Geode cracking. Door Prizes. ; contact Cathy Miller, CA, (510)-305-4196; e-mail: showchair@mgscv.org; Web site: mgscv.org

2-4RICHMOND, INDIANA: Annual show; Eastern Indiana Gem & Geological Society, 5199 U.S.40 East, Centerville, Ind.; 861 N. Salisbury Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; Adults $5, Seniors $3, Students 7-18 $1, Children under7 free; Our raffle item this year is a 20lb.-11\\\"x7\\\"x4\\\" beautiful labradorite; contact Judy Burton, 912 Kent Ln., Troy, OH 45373, 937-339-1966; e-mail: jleeburton@woh.rr.com

2-4NEWARK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mineral and Gem Society of Castro Valley, Newark Pavilion; 6403 Thornton Avenue; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $6 or $10, $5 or $9, free ; 70th Annual Mineral, Gem & Jewelry Show A Smoky Quartz Jubilee! Every year the Society hosts a Mineral and Gem show at the Newark Pavilion in Newark, California. This year is our 70th anniversary show and we will have over quality jewelry, mineral, gem, bead and fossil dealers displaying their items. Plus special displays of Smoky Quartz to commemorate our “70th Anniversary Smoky Quartz Jubilee!”. Our show is considered by many to be the best show in Northern California - if not the entire west (Tucson excluded). Club members, sister club members and dealers fill the Pavilion\\\'s Halls with many great educational exhibits. For the eighth year running, we will have the largest display of fluorescent minerals in California thanks to the Fluorescent Mineral Society. The large display of these rocks is much better seen in person, but you can click here to view some fluorescent rocks and minerals. There will be onsite security all three days.; contact Jodi Minshall, 21086 Royal Avenue, Hayward, CA 94541, (510)-331-6785; e-mail: jminshal@earthlink.net; Web site: http://www.mgscv.org

3-4APPLETON, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Weis Earth Science Museum, The Grand Meridian; 2621 N. Oneida Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $2, Children free under 12 years; Fox Rocks mineral, fossil & jewelry show. Continuous silent auction, kids\\\' activities, dealers, demonstrations, door prizes.; contact Joanne Kluessendorf, Weis Earth Science Museum, 1478 Midway Road, Menasha, WI 54952, (920)-832-0125; e-mail: joanne.kluessendorf@uwc.edu; Web site: www.weismuseum.org

3-4TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; South Bay Lapidary & Mineral Society, Ken Miller Rec Center; 3341 Torrance Blvd., (entrance on Madrona); Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; \\\"Nature\\\'s Treasures\\\" Artisan\\\'s Gift Shop, fluorescent mineral exhibit, demonstrators, exhibitors, children\\\'s activities, prize drawings, door prizes, slabs, lots of rough rock, used equipment, books magazines, silent auction, and yummy food items. ; contact Nancy Pekarek, Torrance, CA, (310)-257-8152; e-mail: pekareks@hotmail.com; Web site: southbaylapidaryandmineralsociety.com

3-4ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON: Annual show; East KingCo Rock Club Kirkland WA, Pickering Barn; 1730 10th Avenue NW; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free; Stone sculpture exhibit, kid’s activities, silent auction, raffle, What\\\'s My Rock identification and hourly door prizes. ; contact Cindy Smith, (206)-953-3456; e-mail: showchair@eastkingco.org

3-4NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Wholesale and retail show; New York Mineralogical Club, Watson Hotel; 440 W 57 Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Admission $6, Children under 12 free; Retail and wholesale dealers in minerals, fossils, jewelry and gemstones. Hosted by the New York Mineralogical Club, the oldest club in the U.S.. Daily lectures, free rocks for kids, restaurant and parking on premises. ; contact Tony Nikischer, 1885 Seminole Trail, Suite 202, Charlottesville, VA 22901, (434)-964-0875; e-mail: info@excaliburmineral.com; Web site: www.newyorkmineralogicalclub.org

3-4WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: Annual show; Delaware Mineralogical Society, Inc., University of Delaware – Wilmington Campus Arsht Conference Center; 2800 Pennsylvania Ave (Rt-52; Sat. 10-5, Mon. 11-5; Adults $6, Seniors $5, Students $4, Children free underr 12 and scouts in uniform w/ adult; The show features 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, a fossil/mineral symposium, demonstrations of gem cutting and polishing and a children’s table, where youngsters may purchase inexpensive mineral and fossil specimens; contact Elaine Kipp, (410)-392-6826 ; e-mail: Kippekipp@msn.com; Web site: www.delminsociety.net

3-4VENTURA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Ventura Gem & Mineral Society, Ventura County Fairgrounds; 10 W. Harbor Blvd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Exhibits of gems, minerals, fossils & lapidary arts; on-going demos of lapidary arts & jewelry making; raffle & silent auctions; a \\\"Country Store\\\" flea market & plant sale. children\\\\\\\'s activities. A Southern California tradition for over 50 years!; contact Diane Cook, P.O. Box 1573, Ventura, CA 93002, (805)-312-8467; e-mail: info@vgms.org; Web site: www.vgms.org

3-4CALDWELL, IDAHO: Annual show; Owyhee Gem and Mineral Society, O\\\'Connor Field House; 2200 Blaine; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4, Children 11 and under free; We will have dealers, demonstrators, door prizes every half hour, grand prize, show cases, black light display, silent auction, wheel of gems, sand dig, grab bags, make a critter ; contact Darell Ehlers, 1301 Anderson Corner Rd, Parma , ID 83660, (208)-674-1213; e-mail: ddehlers@fmtc.com; Web site: WWW.OwyheeRocks.com

3-4MERIDEN, CONNETICUT: Annual show; Lapidary & Mineral Society of Central Connecticut , Maloney High School; 121 Gravel Street; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults/Seniors $5; The Lapidary & Mineral Society of Central Connecticut will hold our 47th Show & Sale. See the World of Gems, Minerals, Jewelry, Fossils, Meteorites, Crystals, Vendors plus Wholesale Dealer, educational exhibits, beads, lapidary supplies, LIVE gem cutting demonstrations, wire wrapping, free kids games, Door Prize Drawings every HALF HOUR, food & refreshments, and a free mineral and free ticket for Grand Prize Drawing with each paid admission. Free parking. Free admission for Scouts in uniform! ; contact Tom Benedict, LMSCC, P.O. Box 476, Meriden, CT 06450; e-mail: MeridenMineralClub@gmail.com; Web site: www.LMSCC.org

3-4CALDWELL, IDAHO: 64th Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Owyhee Gem and Mineral Society, O\\\'Conner Field House; 2200 Blaine; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4, Children 11 and under free with paid adult; Dealers, demonstrators, door prizes every half hour, grand prize, show cases, black light display, silent auction, Wheel of Gems, sand dig, Make A Critter, and Grab Bags. ; contact Darell Ehlers, (208)-674-1213 ; e-mail: ddehlers@fmtc.com ; Web site: www.OwhyeeRocks.com

3-4ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Monrovia Rockhounds, The Arboretum and Botanical Gardens of Los Angeles; 301 Baldwin Ave; Sat. 9-4:30, Sun. 9-4:30; Adults $9, Seniors/Students $6, Children $4; There will be vendors selling Gems, Jewelry, Minerals, Fossils, Beads, Findings. Monrovia Rockhounds members will crack Geodes, identify rocks in our famous Grab Bags and man Treasure Wheel where everybody wins, let you pick out fossils at our Dino Dig and Fossil Find. ; contact Jo Anna Ritchey, 224 Oaks Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016-2115, (626)-359-1624; e-mail: joannaritchey@gmail.com; Web site: www.moroks.com

3-4ROBSTOWN, TEXAS: Annual show; Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society, RMB Regional Fairgrounds; 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6; 56th Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry show. Rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, jewelry, beads, lapidary materials and equipment, educational resources, displays, exhibits, demonstrations, shopping, and education for everyone. Open to the public. Raffle prizes. Door prizes, silent auction, kid’s wheel, touch table, mineral & gem identification. Grand prize and raffle prizes drawn at end of show, do not need to be present to win. ; contact Russell Wheeler, (361)-944-7877; e-mail: president@gcgms.org; Web site: www.gcgms.org

8-11DEMING, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Deming Gem & Mineral Society, SWNM State Fairgrounds; 4200 Raymond Reed Blvd., Deming; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; Rockhound Roundup the 53rd Annual Gem & Mineral Show & Sale. Everything from rough rock to finished jewelry for sale. Equipment sales, demonstrations, silent & live auctions, Mexican & American food, children\\\'s activities, guided field trips, raffle and gift drawings. Something for everyone.; contact Marilyn Page, P.O. Box 1459, Deming, NM 88031, (575)-544-9019; e-mail: theDGMS@gmail.com; Web site: theDGMS.com

9-10COLVILLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Panorama Gem and Mineral Club, Colville Ag Trade Center; NE WA Fairgrounds; Fri. 8:30-6, Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; contact Bill Allen, (509)-936-2446; e-mail: Sago2@hotmail.com

9-11AUGUSTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Aiken and Augusta Gem and Mineral Societies, Julian Smith Casino; 2200 Broad Street; Fri. 10-6; Admission $3 or $5 for a weekend pass, Children under 12 free; Display cases, Ongoing demonstrations of lapidary arts, Treasure dig for children of all ages. All specimens in the grab bags are individually labeled; contact Chris Glass, 7 Knollwood Blvd, North Augusta, SC 29841, (706)-284-9239; e-mail: crismineral@gmail.com

9-11PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Alameda County Fairgrounds; 4501 Pleasanton Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

9-11 KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Annual show; Greater Kansas City Association of Earth Science Clubs, KCI Expo Center; 11730 NW Ambassador Dr; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Children 4 and under free; Multi-day passes available. Retail dealers plus swap area and wholesale area. Lectures, special exhibits, demonstrations. Scholarship benefit auction 7:00 PM Saturday. Silent Auctions Saturday and Sunday. ; contact Bruce Stinemetz, P.O. Box 200 , Independence, MO 64051, (816)-795-5159; e-mail: kcgsinfo@yahoo.com; Web site: www.kcgemshow.org or www.gemshowkc.org

9-11AUGUSTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Aiken Gem, Mineral and Fossil Society & Augusta Gem and Mineral Society, Julian Smith Casino; 2200 Broad St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $3/day $5 weekend pass, Children under 12 free; Diamonds, sapphires, rubies, tanzanite and more in fine jewelry. Gorgeous everyday jewelry, loose gemstones. Fabulous minerals and fossils from around the world. Geode cutting, Kid’s Treasure Dig, Grab Bags of identified minerals and gems. Jewelry and cabochon making demos. Door prizes. Member case displays. Educational resources. Free “Adopt-a-Rock.” ; contact Chris Glass, Show Chair, GA, (706)-284-9239; e-mail: cglassfossil@yahoo.com; Web site: http://agams.club or http://www.aikengmfs.org

9-11VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA: 42nd ; Victor Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Along Stoddard Wells Road; Exit # 157 from I-15, proceed 12 Mi. NE ; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Famous \\\"Tailgate\\\" event is an outdoor/dry-camping venue in Mojave Desert beneath the Verde Antique Marble Quarry. First come-First camp FREE Vendor spaces (no holding of sites for friends). Donations to club accepted. Variety of wholesale and retail vendors of rough materials, slabs, finished jewelry, fossils & minerals, equipment and all lapidary items. Sat 9am-1pm field trip for marble varieties. Youth members host silent auction. Green & yellow \\\"Tailgate\\\" signs mark route on county graded dirt road. PLEASE see MAP & Flier at club web site for details. Rain or shine, we will be there!; contact Brett Ward, 15555 Main St., # D4, Hesperia, CA 92345, (760)-948-1232; e-mail: bretts88@verizon.net; Web site: www.vvgmc.org

9-11HILLSBORO, OREGON: Annual show; Tualatin Valley Gem Club, Washington Co. Fairplex; 873 NE 34th Ave.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $1, Children 12 & under free; There will be vendors, kids activities, door and raffle prizes, displays & demonstration silent auction.; contact Rose Jackson, (503)-349-7418; Web site: www.tvrgc.org

9-11VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc, Virginia Beach Convention Center; 1000 19th Street; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Students 16 and under free; Vendors from across the United States bring their merchandise to you. Their items include 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry. Loose stones, beads and beading supplies, pearls, art jewelry. Crystals, mineral specimens, fossils. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs. Display of Virginia rocks and minerals, lapidary arts demonstrations and geode cutting by the two Gem and Mineral societies of the area. Gemologist available for on-site appraisals. ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.com

10-10FAIRLESS HILLS, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Leidy Microscopical Society, Nothminster Presbyterian; 140 Trenton Rd.; Sat. 9am-3pm; Free Admission; 42nd Annual Micromount Symposium sponsored by the Leidy Microscopical Society. Learn about the world of mineral micromounts.; contact Don McAlarnen, (610)-584-1364; e-mail: don.mcalarnen@hpe.com

10-10SKOKIE, ILLINOIS: 69th Annual Silent Auction; Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society, St. Peter\\\'s United Church of Christ gym; 8013 Laramie Ave (at Oakton); Sat. 6-9; Free Admission; Something for everyone who has rocks on their mind: minerals, fossils, crystals, gemstones, handmade jewelry, rough rock, geodes, books, magazines, and lapidary treasures galore. The variety is amazing. First table closes at 6:30 p.m. Families are welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. Free admission. Free parking. ; contact Jeanine Mielecki, (312)-623-1554; e-mail: jaynine9@aol.com; Web site: www.chicagorocks.org

10-11TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mother Lode Mineral Society, Stanislaus County Fairgrounds; 900 N Broadway; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6, Children 12/under free w/adult; 52nd Annual Rock, Mineral & Jewelry Show! Rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, fluorescents and more! Learn to make beautiful jewelry out of natural rocks and gemstones from our demonstrators. Children\\\'s activities including making your own bracelet, and carving soapstone. We also have a Newly Expanded HUGE fluorescent display room. There are dealers selling rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads & supplies. We have much, much more... We would love to have you visit our show! See our website for more info and pictures! ; contact Bud & Terry McMillin, PO Box 1263, 900 N. Broadway, Modesto, CA 95355, (209)-524-3494; e-mail: bud.mcmillin.b7yj@statefarm.com; Web site: http://www.turlockgemshow.com

10-11SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; North Seattle Lapidary & Mineral Club, Crown Hill Center; 9250 14th Ave NW; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Family fun!  Explore our world of rocks, gems, and fossils.  Many junior activities, demonstrations, club member displays, the best grab bags, Rockosaurus rides, Rockhound Dinner, dealers, door prizes, and more!; contact Susan Gardner, (425)-483-2295; Web site: www.NorthSeattleRockClub.org

10-11SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Annual show; Southwest Gem and Mineral Society, San Antonio Event Center; 8111 Meadow Leaf Dr. , Near corner of Marbach and I-410; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors/Military $3, Students $2 w/ID, Children under 12 $1; 57TH Fiesta of Gems. Rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, gemstones, silent auction, hourly and grand prizes, games, exhibits, make your own cabachon, parking $3; contact Robert Bowie, TX 78133, (830)-387-1766; e-mail: krbotx@gvtc.com; Web site: www.swgemandmineral.org

10-11TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Mother Lode Mineral Society, Stanislaus County Fair Grounds; 900 N. Broadway; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Children 12 & under free with adult admission; New expanded fluorescent room, rocks, minerals, fossils, beads, findings, lapidary supplies, jewelry, 20 continuous demonstrations, gold panning - take home real gold, geode cutting, dealers, exhibits, rock sale, gemstone mining, lots of educational children\\\'s activities. Speakers on dinosaurs, fossils, volcanos, and California history - check website for times.; contact Bud and Terry McMillin, PO Box 1263, Modesto, CA 95353, (209)-484-4416; e-mail: terry.mcmillin@yahoo.com; Web site: www.turlockgemshow.com

10-11FILER, IDAHO: 68th Annual Rock, Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show; Magic Valley Gem Club, Twin Falls County Fairgrounds; 215 Fair Avenue, East of Filer on US Highway 30; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $2, under 12 free when accompanied by an adult; Demonstrations and Displays by: Herrett’s Museum, Hagerman Fossil Beds, Snake River Gold Prospector’s Association. Dealers, 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 Chris Funk, Magic Valley Gem Club, POB 725, Twin Falls, ID 83303, (208)-539-5369; e-mail: rmetts@cableone.net

10-11HADLEY, MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; Connecticut Valley Mineral Club, Hadley Famrs Meeting House; 41 Russell St. (Route9); Sat. 9:30 -5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children 12 and under free with paid adult; Minerals, Jewelry, Fossils, Gems Crystals, Lapidary and Mineral Art. Free rock & mineral identification offered by UMass Geology Dept. Exhibits ; contact Helen Rodak, 31 Huntington Rd., Hadley, MA 01035; e-mail: helenrodak@gmail.com; Web site: www.westernmassmineralshow.com

10-11SPRECKELS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Salinas Valley Rock and Gem, Spreckels Vet\\\'s Hall; 5th and Llano Sts; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $2, free; Displays, snack bar, vendors, jewelry, slabs, fossils, demonstrations, make and take, wheel of fortune, tumbled stone bags, specimens; contact Gary Beck, (831)-679-2896; e-mail: garybeckpca@yahoo.com; Web site: salinasrockandgem.pagecloud.com

10-11SAN MARINO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Pasadena Lapidary Society, San Marino Masonic Center; 3130 Huntington Drive; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Pasadena Lapidary Society’s Annual Tournament of Gems returns with our 60th show ‘Can You Dig It!!’, featuring Exhibits, Demonstrations and Dealers. There will be faceted gems, jewelry, minerals, beads, kids’ games, grab bags, silent auction, free hourly door prize drawing, and raffle prizes! ; contact Ellen Ferrell, CA, (727)-512-0381; e-mail: info@pasadenalapidary.org; Web site: https://pasadenalapidary.org/

10-11KALISPELL, MONTANA: Gold, Gem and Mineral Show; Northwest Montana Rock Chucks, Flathead County Fairgrounds; Expo Building, 265 North Meridian Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Admission $2; Our rock show features a wide variety of items from our vendors; demonstrations and displays by our club members and the local gold prospectors group; silent auctions featuring items from local rockhounds, fossil collectors, and flint knappers. Our kids\\\' corner is one of the most popular attractions giving children an opportunity to hunt for gems and play games for mineral and rock prizes ; contact Lloyd Fager, (608)-436-0780; e-mail: oldgrayelf@sbcglobal.net

10-11KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON: Annual show; Rock and Arrowhead Club, Klamath County Fairgrounds; 3531 South 6th Street; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9:30-4; Admission $2 donation; contact Laura Limb, PO Box 1803, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, (541)-281-8058

10-11HILLSBORO, OREGON: Annual show; Tualatin Valley Gem Club, Washington County Fairplex; 873 NE 34th Ave; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $1, Children 12 & under free; This year marks our 60th Annual Show. Door prizes, silent auction, demonstrations, exhibits, kid\\\'s corner and wide variety of vendors. ; contact Rose Jackson, P.O. Box 732, Forest Grove, OR 97116, (503)-349-7418; e-mail: 1jeweledrose@gmail.com; Web site: www.tvrgc.org

16-18ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Retail show; Abq. Gem & Mineral Club , Expo NM State Fairgrounds; 300 San Pedro NE, 87108; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admisison $3, Children free under 13; Treasures of the Earth Gem, Jewelry, & Mineral Expo. Mar. 16-18, 2018, in Creative Arts Bldg. @ Expo NM State Fairgrounds. Enter Gate 3 at San Pedro & Copper. Friday is DOLLAR DAY. Sat. & Sun. $3, kids under 13 are Free. Door prizes, raffle, silent auctions, display, junior table. 50+ dealers, gemstones, mineral specimens, slabs, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, tools, equipment.; contact Paul Hlava, (505)-265-4178; e-mail: paulhava@q.com; Web site: www.agmc.info

16-18JACKSON, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Michigan Gem and Mineral Society, American One Event Center; 200 W. Ganson St.; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $4, Seniors $2, Students $1, Children 5 & under free; Many activities for kids, over 20 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: info@mgmsrockclub.com; Web site: http://mgmsrockclub.com/annual-show.html

16-18ARDEN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; M.A.G.M.A., Camp Stephens; 263 Clayton Road; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Numerous indoor and outdoor vendors specializing in gems, minerals, fossils, meteorites and artifacts from North Carolina and around the world. ; contact Richard Jacquot, PO Box 542, Leicester, NC 28748, (828)-779-4501; e-mail: rick@wncrocks.com; Web site: www.americanrockhound.com

16-18RENO, 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, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

16-18SPANISH FORK, UTAH: Annual Rock, Gem and Mineral Show - ; Timpanogos Gem and Mineral Society, Spanish Fork Fair Grounds; 475 South Main Street; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Each attendee receives a free polished rock of their choice. The show consists of dealers, display cases (approximately 25), a Wheel of fortune booth, a rock sale booth, a junior booth screening sand for topaz, a grab bag booth (the face of one rock is polished for each bag sold), a rock and bone touch table, a raffle every 1/2 hour, demonstration booths, a membership booth, a concession booth to purchase food, and of course Mr. Bones walking around as a dinosaur.; contact Karl Brough, (435)-660-0032 ; e-mail: jkbrough@gmail.com

16-18RICHMOND, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Richmond Raceway Complex; 600 E Laburnum Ave, PO Box 59; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Children 16 and under free; This show has something for everyone! Vendors from across the United States bring their merchandise to you. Their items include 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry. Loose stones, beads and beading supplies, pearls, art jewelry. Crystals, mineral specimens, fossils. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs. Display of dinosaur bones and Virginia rocks and minerals by the Richmond Gem and Mineral Society ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.com

17-18VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: Annual show; Hastings Centre Rockhounds, Hastings Community Centre; 3096 East Hastings Street, Canada; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Donation; Friendly, educational fun for the whole family. Lapidary demonstrations and arts on display. Special show in regard to Hastings Centre Rockhounds\\\' 70th Anniversary, Vancouver\\\'s longest running mineral club. Dealers\\\' and Members\\\' jewelry, beads, rocks and gems on sale. Soapstone carving workshop, spin & win, door prizes, silent auctions for kids and adults, bargain buckets and grab bags, lapidary/silversmithing studio tours, books, food and more.; contact Sante Gasparin, BC, Canada, (604)-805-0623; e-mail: squintog10@gmail.com

17-18DOTHAN, ALABAMA: Annual show; Dothan Gem and Mineral Club, Houston County Farm Center; 1701 East Cottonwood Road; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; The show is the place to find minerals, gems, fossils, lapidary rough, beads and handcrafted items such as cabachons, jewelry, and knapped knives. There will be hourly door prizes, silent auctions, and grab bags for the kids.; contact Jeff DeRoche, 121 W. Crawford St., Dothan, AL 36301, (334)-673-3554; e-mail: arlambert@comcast.net; Web site: www.wiregrassrockhounds.com

17-18SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Clara Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds; 344 Tully Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6, Children 12 and under free; Vendors of minerals and jewelry, educational exhibits, rocks that glow in the dark, how to make arrowheads, etc.; contact Sonia Dyer, (408)-629-5735; e-mail: sonia.dyer@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.scvgms.org

17-18MISSOULA, MONTANA: Missoula MT annual rock and gem show; Hellgate Mineral Society, Hilton Garden Inn; 3720 North Reserve St; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $2, Children under 14 free with paid adult; We will have vendors selling all aspects of the lapidary trade. We will be demonstrating cab making, faceting, wire wrapping & flint knapping. We have one table especially for the kids, where they dig through the gravel and pick out gemstones. We also have a club table, selling grab bags, mineral cards, rock pencils, mineral coloring books, and other items for kids. We will have a florescent mineral tent, and about 20 display cases. The hotel will have a kiosk selling wrap sandwiches, drinks, and goodies. ; contact Bob Riggs, (406)-543-3667 ; e-mail: robert.riggs3@gmail.com

17-18LEMOORE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Lemoore Gem and Mineral Club, Lemoore Trinity Hall; 470 Champion Street ; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Gems, minerals, rocks, jewelry, beads, lapidary rough and supplies. Kids activities, demonstrations, free parking. ; contact Christopher Wertenberger, (559)-309-3433; e-mail: kim-morrell@hotmail.com; Web site: Lemoore Gem And Mineral on Facebook

23-25LOVELAND, COLORADO: Annual show; Fort Collins Rockhounds, McKee Building, The Ranch; Larimer County Fairgrounds, 5280 Arena Circle; Fri. 4-8, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $4, Students 12-18 yrs $1, Children under 12 free; This year’s club exhibits feature Fluorite and Fossils. Metro State University will host a hands-on rock identification educational experience. Door prizes, mineral specimen grab bag sales, children\\\'s activity table, demonstrations and the silent auction are ongoing. Gem and mineral dealers sell everything from ore-grade specimens to fine jewelry and stone beads. ; contact Nancy Howerter, PO Box 272777, Fort Collins, CO 80527, (970)-218-2356; e-mail: fcrockhounds@yahoo.com; Web site: fortcollinsrockhounds.org

23-25SPOKANE , WASHINGTON: 59th Annual Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show; Rock Rollers Club of Spokane, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center; N. 404 Havana; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, Seniors $5, Children 12 and under free; Fossils, crystals, minerals, specimens, handcrafted jewelry, lapidary supplies, demonstrations, hourly door prizes, youth activities, and a grand prize. ; contact Mike Shaw, (509)-251-1574; e-mail: showchair@rockrollers.org

23-25MARIETTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Damian w/ Bellpoint Promotions, Cobb County Civic Center ; 548 S. Marietta Pkwy; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Children under 16 free; Please join us for a great event featuring amazing gem, mineral, fossil, jewelry, bead & metaphysical dealers selling their beautiful finds from all over the globe. ; contact Damian Belgali, GA, (678)-852-8273; e-mail: mbellpoint@gmail.com; Web site: www.bellpointpromotions.com

23-25EUGENE, 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, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

23-25HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Club, INC, Hickory Metro Convention Center; 1960 13th Ave. Drive SE; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Children 12 & under free; Chaperoned school, boy or girl scouts, 4 H, church youth, day care, retirement home groups, law enforcement officers and military in uniform will be admitted free anytime during this 3 day event. The 2018 show theme, “Treasures in Our Back Yard, Gems and Minerals of the Catawba Valley” will be highlighted with displayed discoveries of several club members and other well-known collectors in the Catawba Valley area. Focal displays will include emeralds, rutile, hiddenite, quartz, amethyst, etc. Plans also call for presentations about gem and mineral collecting in the area by well-known rock hounds and experts in the field on Saturday, March 24. ; contact Dean Russell, 5254 Olde School Drive, Hickory, NC 28602, (828)-303-1448; e-mail: cvgmcsecretary@aol.com; Web site: cvgmc.com

23-25HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA: Retail show; Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Inc., Hickory Metro Convention Centeer; 1960 13th Ave., SE; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; $5.00 good for all 3 days, Children 12 & under free; The Catawba Valley Gem and Mineral Club will hold their forty-eighth annual gem, mineral, fossil, and jewelry show at the Hickory Metro Convention Center. Chaperoned school, boy or girl scouts, 4 H, church youth, day care, retirement home groups, law enforcement officers and military in uniform will be admitted free anytime during this 3 day event. Admission is $5.00 which is good for all three days. Children 12 and under are admitted free.; contact Dean Russell, 5254 Olde School Drive, Hickory, NC 28602, (828)-303-1448; e-mail: cvgmcsecretary@aol.com; Web site: cvgmc

24-25PLYMOUTH MEETING, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; The Philadelphia Mineralogical Society and the Delaware Valley Paleontological Society, Lu Lu Temple; 5140 Butler Pike; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults/Seniors $5, Children $1; Scouts in uniform admitted free. Fossils, minerals, gems speakers, and exhibits. learning activities include a fossil dig and a kid\\\'s mineral corner. Also Scouting Merit Badge information available. Food and Door Prizes throughout both days.; contact Douglas Klieger, (610)-644-2492; e-mail: dklieger@verizon.net; Web site: www.philamineralsociety.org

24-25ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Roseville Rock Rollers Gem and Mineral Society, Placer County Fairgrounds ; 800 All America City Blvd., off Washington; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, Seniors $5, Children 12 and under Free; 56th Roseville Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, and Fossil Show - Northern California’s BIG Gem and Mineral Show!!! A fun family event, with educational activities, vendors, and many exhibits, throughout the fairgrounds. Hosted by the Roseville Rock Rollers Gem and Mineral Society, a nonprofit organization. Vendors, 4 buildings, plus outside grounds ~ full of activities, special exhibits, vendors inside and outside, bringing treasures from all over the world. Featuring: Crystals, Fossils, Minerals, Brilliant Ethiopian Opal, Beads, Gemstones, Gold Panning - take home real gold! Meteorites, and for Kids - “Education Station\\\\\\\". Also; World Class Mineral Specimens, Gold Nuggets and Nugget Jewelry, Prospecting equipment, detectors and supplies, Hand crafted jewelry, Petrified Wood, Tourmaline, Polished Stones, Jade, and Stone carvings. Watch Demonstrations in the Lapidary Arts & bid on Silent Auctions. Also, a full menu cafeteria to meet your needs for drink and food. ; contact Gloria Marie, (916)-216-1114; Web site: http://www.rockrollers.com/show.html

24-25LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Blue Grass Gem And Mineral Club, Clarion Hotel; 1950 Newtown Pike; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $2, Children $1; Lexington Rock Gem and Jewelry Show. Show includes minerals, jewelry, equipment dealers, exhibits, KY Agate, fluorescent display, club sales, prizes and auctions. Scouts in uniform free admission.; contact Allen Ferrell, Lexington, KY 40504, (859)-277-2469; e-mail: kyrock2010kentucky@yahoo.com; Web site: www.bggamc.homestead.com

24-25ANGELS CAMP, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Calaveras Gem and Mineral Society, Calaveras County Fairgrounds; 101 Frogtown Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children under 12 free with adult; 42th Anniversary Gem Show The Annual Calaveras Gem and Mineral Show. Amazing displays, vendors and Super Raffle! Free demonstrations, silent auction, Fun and interesting activities for children. Door Prizes! Raffle! Food on site. Great Fun! ; contact Robin Williams, CA, (209)-728-8277; e-mail: robinski@yahoo.com; Web site: calaverasgemandmineralsociety.org

24-25ANTHEM, ARIZONA: Annual show; Daisy Mountain Rock & Mineral Club, Boulder Creek High Schjool; 40404 North Gavilan PeakPkwy; Fri. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Seniors/Students $2, Children under 5 free; Gems, minerals, Jewelry, geodes, wire wrapping, kids events, fluorescent rocks, raffle, ; contact Ed Winbourne, 1717 west Medinah Court, Anthem, AZ 85086, (978)-460-21528; e-mail: ewinbourne@gmail.com; Web site: Daisy Mountain Rock and Mineral Club

24-25CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA: Annual show; Cedar Valley Rock And Minerals Club, Hawkeye Downs Expo Center; 4400 6th St. SW; Sat. 8:30-6, Sun. 9:30-5; Adults $3, Students $1, Chilren under 12 free; Crinoids featured,Iowa’s fossil. Exhibits,programs,demos,dealers, educational programs. Food on site. Various children’s activities. Gem sluice,pebble pit plus more. Silent auction,door prizes, raffles. ; contact Marv Houg, 1820 30th St. Dr., Cedar Rapids, IA 52403, (319)-364-2868; e-mail: M_houg@yahoo.com; Web site: Cedarvalleyrockclub.org

24-25CHAMBERSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Franklin County Rock and Mineral Club-Chambersburg, PA, Hamilton Heights Elementary School; 1589 Johnson Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children under12 free with adult; There will be jewelry, gemstones, minerals, fossils, demonstrations, displays, and door prizes ; contact Matt Eldon, 120 East 2nd St., Waynesboro, PA 17268, (717)-765-9770; e-mail: fcrmc1978@gmail.com; Web site: Facebook-Franklin County Rock and Mineral Club

24-25ANTHEM, ARIZONA: Show and sale; Daisy Mountain Rock & Mineral Club, Boulder Creek High School; 40405 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Seniors/Students $2, Children 12 and under free; Kids events, jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, fluorescents, beads, wire wrapping, geodes, raffles,; contact Ed Winbourne, (978)-460-1528; e-mail: ewinbourne@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.dmrmc.com/

24-25ANTHEM, ARIZONA: Annual show; Daisy Mountain Rock and Mineral Club, Boulder Creek High SchoolBoulder Creek High School; 40404 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Seniors/Students $2, Children under 12 free; It\\\'s a fun day for the whole family. The best part is the Children\\\'s educational and game corner where students can purchase 12 labeled keepsake samples and play inexpensive games to win special rock prizes. Vendors will show their wares of Authentic Jewelry, Beads, Meteorites, Fossils, Lapidary Equipment, Cabochons, Faceted and Polished Gems, Rock and Mineral Specimens, Rock Art, Wire Wrapped and Beaded Jewelry, Lab Generated Gems and much more. An amazing \\\"Glow in the Dark\\\" display of Fluorescent Rocks will be featured. Don\\\'t miss it! There will be hourly drawings for door prizes and a Silent Auction with collector quality gems and specimens. Admission is $3 for Adults; $2 for Students and Seniors; Children under 12 are free. Proceeds help fund a scholarship to a graduating student from Boulder Creek High School who will be pursuing studies in science. Find more information on our website www.dmrmc.com, Meet Up and Facebook, or call Ed Winbourne at (978) 460-1528. email : ewinbourne@gmail.com ; contact Ed Winbourne, (978)-460-1528; e-mail: ewinbourne@gmail.com; Web site: www.dmrmc.com

24-25JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Badger Lapidary & Geological Society, 48th Annual, Rock, Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show, Rock County Fairgrounds, Craig Center Bldg.; 1301 Craig Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Badger Lapidary & Geological Society, 48th Annual, Rock, Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show. Dealers, excellent speakers, many beautiful club displays, lapidary demonstrations, club sales table, hourly door prizes, and educational films. Activities for kids: Fishpond, spinner game, scavenger hunt, quarry quest, educational craft projects, and roving rock wizard. Food: Full Menu. ; contact Deb Wehinger, 708 W 2nd Ave, , Brodhead, WI 53520; e-mail: jdrules3@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.badgerrockclub.org/

March 2018-April 2018

30-1SANDY, 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, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

30-1ALPINE, TEXAS: Show and sale; Chihuahuan Desert Gem & Mineral Club, Alpine Civiv Center; 801 W. Holland Ave., (W. Hwy 90); Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Inside and outside vendors. Exhibits (non-competitive).; contact Judith Brueske, PO Box 195, Alpine, TX 79831, (432)-244-9503; e-mail: ocoent895@gmail.com

31-1SWEET HOME, OREGON: 70th Annual Gem and Mineral Show ; Sweet Home Rock and Mineral Society, Sweet Home High School Gym; 1641 Long Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $.50, Children 12 and under free with paid adult; Once again we will have displays by skillful artisans and devoted hobbyists. We will feature demonstrations by dedicated lapidary artists, such as cabochon creation, wirewrapping, flint knapping, and geode preparation. Vendors offer a wide variety of gem, mineral, fossil, slabs and one of a kind home décor and collectibles. Activities for adults include silent auction, raffles, door prizes and expert rock identification. Children can participate in art activities, silent auctions, raffle and door prizes.; contact Ed Anderson, (541)-451-1577 ; e-mail: ela4rocks@gmail.com

April 2018

5-7WYOMING, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Indian Mounds Rock and Mineral Club, Rogers Plaza Town Center; 972 28th St SW; Thu. 9:30-9, Fri. 9:30-9, Sat. 9:30-7; Free Admission; Mineral specimens, micromounts, crystals, fossils, beads, polished rocks & equipment, carved stone figures, jewelry, lapidary supplies, books, and more! Demonstrations, member sales, rock and mineral identification, displays and exhibits, children’s table featuring mini-collections and grab bags.; contact Kreigh Tomaszewski, 653 Burton St. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49507, (616)-243-5851; e-mail: kreigh@gmail.com; Web site: indianmoundsrockclub.com

6-8PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Washington State Fair Events Center; 110 9th Ave SW; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

6-8RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Tar Heel Gem & Mineral Club, Raleigh, NC; NC State Fairgrounds, Blue Ridge Rd, Kerr Scott Building; Fri. 3-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; National Show - Host of American & Eastern Federation Meetings. Club areas of Demonstration of jewelry making, gem trees, faceting, cabbing, Hospitality with grab bags, t-shirts, door prize tickets, membership, Geode area with sales and cutting of purchased geodes, Silent Auction area for children and adults with minerals and jewelry.; contact Cyndy Hummel, 10609 Chelsea Dr, Raleigh, NC 27603, (919)-779-6220; e-mail: mchummel@mindspring.com; Web site: tarheelclub.org

6-8ORLANDO, 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; Adults $5, Students $2, Children Free; Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society’s Annual Fall Gem, Mineral, and Bead and Fossil Show. Go to www.cfmgs.org for $1 off coupon. There will be demonstrations, 30 minute auctions, kids table, sluice mining for gems, and hourly door prizes. See and buy gems, minerals, beads, metaphysical stones, fossils and much more from all over the world. Demos include cutting cabochons, wire wrapping. Adults $5.00, Grade school students $2.00, Scouts free. ; contact Salvatore Sansone, 6728 Oman Court, Orlando, FL 32809, (321)-278-9294; e-mail: ssfossilhunter@aol.com; Web site: www.cfmgs.ord

6-8INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Indiana Stare Fairgrounds - Agriculture/Horticulture Building; 1202 E 38th Street; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Admission $5 (Good all three days), Children under age 16 Free; Annual Show. Jewelry makers, goldsmiths & silversmiths from all over the U.S, who can recontruct, repair, design or make original jewelry from customer selected gems, stones, opals and crystals. Wire wrapk wire sculpture, stone beads, pearls, stone setting, amber, opal,mineral meteroite southwestern jewelry 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, 5273 Bradshaw Rd, Salem, VA 24153, (540)-384-6047; e-mail: vanwimmer@comcast.net; Web site: www.toteshows.com

6-8VISTA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vista Gem and Mineral Society, Vista Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum; 2040 N Santa Fe Ave; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; This is Southern California largest outdoor gem, mineral and Jewelry show with free parking and free admission. We will have everything from very rare and hard to find material to common rough, slabs, cut and finished, mineral specimens, crystals, fossils, cabochons, completed jewelry and jewelry-making supplies, tools, machines and lots of other goodies. Our raffle grand prize this year will be a Cathedral Amethysts Split along with approximately 50 plus other raffle prizes. ; contact Kelly Hickman, 2040 N. Santa Fe, Vista, CA 92083, (760)-622-6501; e-mail: kellyahickman@hotmail.com; Web site: http://www.vistarocks.org/

7-7MADISON, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Middle Tennessee Rockhounds, Amqui Station; 303 Madison Street; Sat. 10-4; Free Admission; 4th Annual \\\"Dig It\\\" Nashville Rock, Mineral & Fossil Festival. There are educational courses for both children and adults, activities for all, regional and local rock, mineral and Fossil vendors. Parking FREE; contact Mark Klockner, 111 Merrimac Drive, Hendersonville, TN 37075, (615)-265-8064; e-mail: mark@retailinfusion.com; Web site: www.rockhound.org/swap

7-8SILOAM SPRINGS , ARKANSAS: Annual show; Northwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Society , Siloam Springs Community Building; Mt Olive Street; Fri. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3; Demonstrations, displays, silent auctions, door prizes. ; contact Dave Leininger, 14029 White Oak Lane, Bentonville, AR 72712, (479)-721-1579; e-mail: hulagrub@aol.com; Web site: www.nwarockhounds.org

7-8EUGENE, OREGON: 61st Annual Rock and Mineral Show; Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club, Goshen Grange; 85628 Dillard Access Road; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-3; Free Admission; Children get a free rock, snack bar, kid’s corner, demonstrations, free parking, craft items, jewelry, rocks, minerals, local sellers, silent auction, door prizes. Proceeds go toward a $500 scholarship for a Springfield student.; contact Trish Adams, (541)-517-3617; e-mail: cadnshac2@comcast.net

7-8MARIPOSA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mariposa Gem and Mineral Club, Mariposa County Fairgrounds; 5007 Fairgrounds Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $3, Children free; Vendors will have beautiful mineral specimens, rough for cutting, cut and finished pieces, completed jewelry and jewelry-making supplies, and lots of other goodies. We have speakers/presentations both days as well. This is a nice little show in a beautiful part of California.; contact Meredith Meehan, CA, (559)-868-3535; e-mail: jimmiemeehan@yahoo.com; Web site: Mariposagemclub.org

7-8JOHNSON CITY, NEW YORK: Annual show; New York Southern Tier Geology Club, Johnson City Senior Center; 30 Brocton St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults/Seniors $4, Students under 12 free, Children under 12 free; 49 th. Annual New York Southern Tier Geology Clubs Show \\\" Museum of Gems\\\' Featuring Exhibits, Ultra Violet Display and show. Beads and supplies, Minerals, Fossils, Jewelry, Gemstones. Flintknapping Display, Hourly Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Food and Drinks for sale. ; contact Thomas Ogden, 96 West Main St., Bainbridge, NY 13733, (607)-967-8552; e-mail: stonecuttertom@yahoo.com

7-8POCATELLO, IDAHO: 62nd Annual Rock and Gem Show; South East Idaho Gem and Mineral Society, North Bannock County Fairgrounds; 10588 Fairground; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $2, Children under 12 free with adult; Vendors, silent auction, gem dig, hourly door prizes and much more.; contact Joe Rodriquez, PO Box 3089 West Neeley Loop, American Falls, ID 83211; e-mail: joe.rodriquez@itd.idaho.gov.

7-8HELLERTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Saucon Valley Lions, Saucon Valley High School; Walnut and Constitution Ave; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6; Annual Lions\\\' Club blood drive, free admission with blood donation.; contact Amy Musser, 157 Northampton St, Hellertown, PA 18055, (484)-554-6299; e-mail: angelblessings999@gmail.com; Web site: www.sauconvalleylions.org

7-8ORANGE, CONNETICUT: Annual show; NEW HAVEN MINERAL CLUB, Amity Middle School; 100 Ohman Ave; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4:30; Admission $6, Children free when accompanied by adult; Exhibits, dealers, door prizes, lectures, demonstrations; contact Arthur Doyle, (203)-530-4554; e-mail: president@newhavenmineralclub.org; Web site: www.newhavenmineralclub.org

7-8LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Lincoln Gem and Mineral Club, Inc., Lancaster Event Center; 84th and Havelock Ave.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $6, Children free; 60th annual gem and Mineral Show Diamond Festival youth group, dealers, displays, gem dig; contact James Marburger, box 64, Hickman, NE 68372, (402)-430-6703; e-mail: james.marburger@outlook.com; Web site: https://www.lincolngemmineralclub.org/

13-15HILLSBORO, 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, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

13-15OGDEN, UTAH: 67th Gemstone Junction Rock, Gem and Mineral Show; Golden Spike Gem and Mineral Society, Golden Spike Event Center; Weber County Fairgrounds, 1000 N 1200 W; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Students $2, Children under 12 free with adult; Golden Spike Gem & Mineral Society invites you to attend the 67th Gemstone Junction. Activities include rock id, touch & see area, gem search, grab bags, lapidary demonstrations, exhibits, and over dealers for all things rock related. The club will be conducting a silent auction with materials provided by club members, and Mr. Bones will be on hand with his famous dinosaur puppets. ; contact Deborah Blake, (385)-205-9187 ; e-mail: gemshow@goldenspikegem.org; Web site: goldenspikegem.org

13-15RICKREALL, OREGON: Annual show; Willamette Agate and Mineral Society, Polk County Fairgrounds; 520 S Pacific Hwy W; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4:30; Adults/Seniors $2; contact Mimi Surgeon, 209 DeAnn Dr, Independence, OR 97351, (503)-602-9405; e-mail: wams.riverofgems@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.wamsi.net/

13-15RICKREALL, OREGON: 64th Annual Rock and Gem Show - River of Gems; Willamette Agate and Mineral Society, Polk County Fairgrounds; 520 S Pacific Hwy W; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4:30; Adults $2, Children under 11 free with paid adult; Willamette Agate and Mineral Society, a non-profit educational organization, presents the 64nd annual rock and gem show. This event includes - multiple dealers, demonstrators, kid area games, silent auction, oral auction, kid’s treasure hunt, education opportunities and incredible display cases.; contact Mimi Surgeon, PO Box 13041 , Salem, OR 97309; e-mail: wams.riverofgems@gmail.com ; Web site: www.WAMSI.net

14-15STANDISH, MAINE: Annual show; Maine Mineralogical and Geological Society, Saint Joseph\\\'s College ; 278 Whites Bridge Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $4, Seniors/Students $3, Children Free; Our 35th Annual Show! Thousands of breathtaking, one-of-a-kind mineral specimens, fossils, beads, meteorites, rock art, and jewelry items from renowned local and international dealers. Door prizes every half hour and four exquisite Grand Prizes! Special features for the kids, including educational programs, the Mini-Mine, and our Spin Wheel. Live gold-panning and stone-cutting demonstrations.; contact Steve Bridge, 278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish, ME 04084, (207)-893-7953; e-mail: sbridge@sjcme.edu; Web site: mainemineralclub.org

14-15MIDLAND PARK, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; The North Jersey Mineralogical Society, Midland Park High School; 250 Prospect Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students under 12 free, Children free; One of the TOP shows in the NorthEast! Featuring an array of dealers displaying Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Gemstones, Crystals, Jewelry, and MORE! Free specimen for all kids. Door Prizes and Grand Prize Drawing.; contact Jeff Wilson, 14 Beach Drive, Montague, NJ 07827; e-mail: buckwood4@yahoo.com; Web site: www.nojms.webs.com

14-15EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: April Rock and Gem Sale; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club, Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse; 8802 196th ST SW ; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; contact Mary Ann Collins, (206)-714-3922; e-mail: collma1@comcast.net

14-15MARION, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Southern Illinois Earth Science Club, Pavilion of the City of Marion; 1602 Sioux Drive; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $2, Students/Children 18 and under free; Rare rocks, minerals, jewelry, lapidary, fluorescent light shows, door prizes, silent auctions, displays and more; contact Mike chontofalsky, (618)-532-0455; e-mail: chontofalsky@att.net; Web site: siesclub.org

14-15ABILENE, TEXAS: Annual show; Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society, Abilene Convention Center; N 6th & Pine; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Admission $3, Children 6-12, $1.50; under under 6 & Scouts and Military in uniform free; Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society. Exhibits, Wheel of Fortune, dealers, fossils, rare minerals, cut and uncut gems, fluorescent display, lapidary supplies and rough, jewelry making equipment, beads, Crack your own Geode, Silent Auction, door prizes, grand prize drawing; proceeds benefit scholarship program. ; contact Kay McDaniel, 3118 Woodglenn Cove, Abilene, TX 79606, (325)-668-8558; e-mail: kmcdaniel23@suddenlink.net; Web site: www.new.calichetimes.com

14-15DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Southeastern New Hampshire Mineral Club, Cover Veteran\\\'s Community Center; 156 Back River Road; Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Children under 12 free; Tables of Gems, Minerals, Jewelry and more. Silent auction every ½ hour and door prize drawing every hour. Rock saws running to open your geode treasures and cabbing demonstrations both days.; contact Brian Smith, (207)-710-6254; e-mail: Cshore108@yahoo.com; Web site: senhmc.org

14-15PINECREST, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild, Evelyn Greer Park; 8200 SW 124 Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6, Children free; The Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild(MMLG) is holding a Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, and Fossil Show. There will be exhibits, displays, demonstrations, raffles, and vendors showcasing mineral & fossil specimens, gemstones, fine jewelry, and artisan-crafted collectibles. Children’s activities include jewelry-making sessions, surprise grab-bags, gem prospecting, and geode splitting. ; contact John Speier, FL, (305)-460-2244; e-mail: webguy@mmlg-inc.org; Web site: www.miamigemandmineral.com

14-15DECATUR, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Central Illinois Gem & Mineral club, Progress City; 4140 E. 2nd Progress St, Progress City, Progress City; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $3, Children free; Join us for 2 days of family fun! With a focus on kids and earth sciences, the Gem & Mineral Show features club exhibits, demonstrations, kids activities, door prizes and silent auctions! Exhibitors will showcase meteorites, opals, jade, crystals galore, carvings, jewelry, gemstones, lapidary arts, beads, fossils, and mineral specimens from all over the world. Demonstrations during the show will give visitors an up-close look at lapidary artists pursuing their skills in-person, including a silver-smith making crowns and tiaras, wire-wrapping, Bonsai trees in wire, beading, sand art, stone turning on a lathe and other arts. There will be a Kids Corner where each child under 15 will get a free ticket for the fossil dig, and have the chance to win in the treasure hunt and kids’ door prizes plus a silent auction just for kids. Silent Auctions for jewelry, minerals, fossils and gift items will be running all weekend. ; contact regina kapta, 1483 e wood st, Decatur, IL 62521, (309)-830-6516; e-mail: rmkapta@comcast.net; Web site: rmkapta.wix.com/cigmc

15-15WATERLOO, IOWA: Show and sale; Black Hawk Gem & Mineral Society, Waterloo Center for the Arts; 225 Commercial St.; Sun. 12-5; Free Admission; \\\"Iowa Rock Clubs--something for everybody\\\" Children activities, demonstrations, presentations, silent auction, rocks for sale and jewelry.; contact Dave Malm, IA, (319)-266-6433

20-22SAN 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, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

20-22WICHITA, KANSAS: Annual show; Wichita Gem and Mineral Society, Cessna Activity Center; 2744 George Washington Blvd; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students ages 12-17 $1, Children under 12 free with adult admission; contact Jerry Honas, PO Box 1464 , Wichita, KS 67201-1464; e-mail: ghonas@sbcglobal.net

20-22SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH: Annual show; Wasatch Gem Society, Salt Lake County Equestrian Park and Events Center; 2100 West 11400 South; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $2, Children 12 and Under Free; Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Gemstones, Beads, Jewelry, Wood, Lapidary, Faceting, Flint Knapping, Science Demonstrations, Door Prizes, Raffles, Wheel of Fortune, Kids\\\' Zone, Silent Auction, Showcase Displays and Educational Tables.; contact Roberta Chase, (801)-966-0639; e-mail: roberta.chase@outlook.com; Web site: wasatchgemsociety.com

21-22KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Lakeside Gem and Mineral, Benton County Fairgrounds; 1500 South Oak; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $5 (discount coupon available), 12 and under free with paid adult; Collectors’ exhibits; Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Dealers; demonstrations including cabochon fashioning, gemstone faceting, gem trees, sphere making, silversmithing, wire wrapping and jewelry fabrication; silent auction; junior activities; door prizes; raffle; Fluorescent displays; Geode cracking; Tailgating on Sunday morning; contact Mary Lou Omstead, PO Box 6652, Kennewick, WA 99336, (509)-783-2798

21-22EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Eau Claire County Exposition Center; 5530 Fairview Drive; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; 55th Annual Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society Show & Sale - kids\\\' activities and crafts, demonstrations, shopping, silent auction, fluorescent mineral displays, rock collections, rock spheres demonstration, wire wrap jewelry, rock cutting and cabbing, jewelry and gemstones, mineral specimens, agates and geodes, fossils and petrified wood, beads and supplies, copper and silver finds, crystal and amethyst, books and rough rock.; contact Paul Tubbs, 619 Van Buren Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703-6061, (715)-834-5747; e-mail: bizpam1@charter.net

21-22NEWBURY PARK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Conejo Gem & Mineral Club, Borchard Park Community Center; 190 Reino Rd at Borchard Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Fun for all ages! Gems, Jewelry, Minerals, Fossils, Exhibits, Dealers. Youth Activities, Demonstrations, Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Plant Sales and Snack Bar. ; contact Chuck Borchart, CA, (805)-551-9946; e-mail: borchartcme@gmail.com; Web site: www.cgamc.org

21-22IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO: 54th Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Idaho Falls Gem and Mineral Society, Idaho Falls Recreation Center; Corner of Memorial Drive and B Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $3, Children 12 and under free with paid adult; Vendors selling everything from rough rock and mineral specimens to finished jewelry, several kids\' activities (a sand dig, thunder egg hunt, wheel of fortune, etc.), demonstrations by several club members, and the show cases filled by our members, most vendors, and the club itself. Food available in front of the venue.; contact Randy Okopny, (208)-529-8195; e-mail: ifrockhounds@gmail.com; Web site: http//ifrockhounds.com

24-26IRVINE, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Mountain Mushroom Festival, Estell County School\\\'s Cental Office; 253 Main Street, (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 Street, Irvine, KY 40336, (606)-723-1233; e-mail: mushroomfestival@irvineonline.com; Web site: www.mountainmushroomfestival.org

27-28ADA, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Ada Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Club, Pontotoc County Agriplex; 1710 N Broadway Ave; Fri. 8-6, Sat. 9-5; Free Admission ; contact Bobby Freeman, 1111 East Central Blvd, Ada, OK 74820, (580)-235-5946; e-mail: bobby.freeman@chickasaw.net

27-29PORTLANRD, OREGON: Annual show; Mt. Hood Rock Club, Jackson Armory; 6255 NE Cornfoot Rd, (Take NE Alderwood Rd. from NE Columbia Blvd (just south of PDX); Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Vendors selling: minerals, rocks, beads, jewelry, fossils, tools and more. Activities will include: Kid’s corner with games and activities, Raffle prizes, door prizes and hourly prizes, Demonstrations in lapidary & wire wrapping, Exhibits of fossils, gems and minerals, lapidary, etc; silent auction all day, every day. ; contact Wayne King, (503)-284-7915; e-mail: WFKClassicWoods@aol.com / mhrcdc@gmail.com; Web site: www.mthoodrockclub.com

27-29IRVINE, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Mountain Mushroom Festival, Estell County School\'s Central Office - Gym; 253 Main Street; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Agates, gems, rocks, fossils, minerals, wire wrap, wire scupture, tool dealers & demonstrations.; contact Francine Bonny, Irvine City Hall, 101 Chestnut Street, Irvine, KY 40336, (606)-723-1233; e-mail: mushroomfestival@irvineonline.com; Web site: www.mountainmushroomfestival.org

27-29YAKIMA, WASHINGTON: Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies\\\' 80th Anniversary Show and Convention; Yakima Rock and Mineral Club, Central Washington State Fair Park; Modern Living Building and Pioneer Hall, 1301 South Fair Avenue; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $4, Students $2, Children 14 & under free; Featuring: Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals, North American Research Group, Ginkgo Petrified Forest Interpretive Center, Amethyst Scepters of Montana and Jewelry Dealers, Children’s Activities, Rock, Mineral & Fossil Dealers, Grab Bags, Wheel of Fortune, NFMS Display Competitions, Fossil Preparation Demos, Door Prizes, $1 Raffle Tickets, Silent Auctions, Stone Knapping & Gold Prospecting Demos, Wire Tree Classes, Metal Smith Classes (reserve in advance), Special Speakers, Food Concession, Free Parking Gate 5 ; contact Ronna Watkins, PO Box 326, Yakima, WA 98907, (509)-433-7841; e-mail: yakima_rockhounds12@yahoo.com; Web site: www.yakimarockclub.com

27-29SANTA 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, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

28-28CORNVILLE, ARIZONA: Show and sale; Verde River Rockhounds, Windmill Park; Cornville Road; Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; Vendors will be selling rocks and minerals, jewelry, crystals, slabs, geodes, rock art, cabochons, decorative yard rock, lapidary equipment, spheres, loose gems, petrified wood, and much more. Admission and parking are free. Come rock with us.; contact Jan Avery; e-mail: jaelav334@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.verderiverrockhounds.com

28-29TROY, OHIO: Annual show; Miami County Gem and Mineral Club(Formely Brukner Gem and Mineral Club), Miami County Fairgrounds, Duke Lundgard Building; 650 North Couty Road 25-A ; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $2, Seniors $2, Students/Children free admission; Mineral identification, dealers, specimens, fossils, jewelry, gems, silent auctions, demonstrations, gold panning, sluicing, geode cracking, children\\\'s activities, door prizes.; contact Dewey Buck, 100 Windmere Drive, Troy, OH 45373, (937)-335-4375; e-mail: manningsrockshop@gmail.com; Web site: Miami County Gem and Mineral Club

28-29CUYAHOGA FALLS,, OHIO: Show and sale; Akron Mineral Society and Summit Lapidary Cluby, Emidio & Sons Expo Center; 48 E Bath Rd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $4, Children $1; Vendors, Silent Auction, demonstrations, gemstone ID, Fluorescent Minerals, Geode Cracking, Gem mine and crafts for children, Many displays, some are by our\\\" GeoJunior\\\" students, door prizes. handicap accessible and free parking.; contact Evelyn Tryon, Dealer Chair, 2028 Tallmadge Rd, Kent, , OH 44240, (330)-673-9664; e-mail: gemboree76@gmail.com; Web site: gemboree.org

28-29RENO , NEVADA: Annual show; Reno Gem and Mineral Society, Inc. , Reno Livestock Event Center; 1350 N. Wells Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, Seniors/Students $4, Children free; 53rd annual JACKPOT OF GEMS! Gem and mineral displays; silent auctions; raffles with hourly drawings for prizes including a $500 grand prize! Demonstrations of lapidary, wire wrap, beading, carving, gold panning, and more...; contact Steve Norman, (775) 358-7322; e-mail: snorm11@hotmail.com; Web site: www.renorockhounds.com

28-29SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; West Seattle Rock Club, Alki Masonic Temple; 4736 40th Avenue SW; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free; Fun activities for kids, displays, demonstrations, dealers and good food.; contact Diane Christensen, (206)-582-2267; e-mail: dchristensen59@gmail.com; Web site: www.westseattlerockclub.org

28-29ELMA, WASHINGTON: 50th annual rock and gem show ; Grays Harbor gem and mineral club, Elma County Fair and Event Center; 43 Elma-McCleary Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4:30; Free Admission; contact Gary Emberley, (360)-533-6196; e-mail: Melissa624@hotmail.com

28-29MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Memphis Archealpgical &Geological Society. , Mmephis,TN; 7777 Walnut Grove Rd; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Children $2; Largest show in the Mid-south with over 50 Dealers and Exhibitors, Kids Areas with gem and fossil dig, geode bowling and Rocks around the Clock. Includes \\\"Rock Banquet\\\" a full table display of rocks that look like real food.; contact WC McDaniel, 2038 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN, TN 38104, (901)-490-3575; e-mail: info@theearthwideopen.com.; Web site: www.theearthwideopen.com

28-29RENO, NEVADA: Annual show; The Reno Gem and Mineral Society, Inc., Reno Livestock Event Center; 1350 N. Wells Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $6, Seniors/Students $4, Children free; Join us for the 53rd annual Jackpot of Gems! There will be over 50 gem and mineral displays; a busy silent auction; Wheel of Fortune; demonstrations of lapidary, carving, beading, and wire wrap; gold panning; hourly drawings for prizes with a grand prize of $500, and vendors galore!; contact Steve Norman, 1653 Topeka Circle, Sparks, NV 89434, (775)-358-7322; e-mail: snorm11@hotmail.com; Web site: www.renorockhounds.com

28-29FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; NJESA, Robert E. Littell Center; 12 Munsonhurst Road; Sat. 9 -5:30; Admission $6, Children under 14 free with paying adult; Outdoor Swap both days; contact Russell Brarens, 515 Lincoln Boulevard, Middlesex, NJ 08846-2442, (732)-469-1047; e-mail: RNB515@aol.com

May 2018

4-6KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society, Kalamazoo County Expo Center; 2900 Lake Street; Fri. 4-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4, Children 12 and above free with paying adult; The 2018 show theme is Michigan Mineral Masterpieces, with programs and displays from the A.E. Seaman Museum, and other area Museums. A fun filled event for the whole family. Select a polished stone and have it wired rapped to take home a unique piece of jewelry unlike any other in town. Pan for gold, learn about silver smithing, play a game, polish a Petoskey stone, crack open a geode, build a mineral collection, search out fossils, buy some beads; all this and more can be done at the Show. Learn about geology through the many KGMS members\\\' displays; hands on educational activities provided by Western Michigan University. Hourly door prizes and a grand prize drawing.; contact Jerry VanNocker, (269)-979-3348; e-mail: show@kalamazoorockclub.org; Web site: www.KalamazooRockClub.org

4-6SACRAMENTO, 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, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

4-6MCPHERSON, KANSAS: Annual show; McPherson Gem and Mineral Club, 4-H Fairgrounds; 710 W. Woodside; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10:30-3; Free Admission; Kids Spin-n-Win, hourly door prizes, free Rock ID; contact Alan Hedrich, KS, (620)-747-2265

4-6YUCAIPA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Yucaipa Gem and Mineral Society, Yucaipa CA; Yucaipa Blvd and Adams St; Fri. 6pm -10pm, Sat. 12-10, Sun. 12-7; Free Admission; There will be dealers with great rock, gem and jewelry items, including our nationally recognized flint knapper, activities for kids, a fantastic raffle, and geode cracker. Our show is held in conjunction with the city wide Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival. This festival will feature recognized musicians, , other artists and vendors and a beer garden. http://yucaipa.org/recreation/city-events-festivals/city-festivals/yucaipa-music-arts-festival/; contact Lee Peterson, PO Box 494, Yucaipa, CA 92399, (909)-794-0731; e-mail: res09ayd@verizon.net; Web site: http://www.yvgms.org/wiki/

5-6BOULDER CITY, NEVADA: Annual show; Southern Nevada Gem &Mineral Society, Boulder City Parks & Rec Building; 900 Arizona Street; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; contact Sheri Johnson, PO Box 230071, Boulder City Spring Jamboree, Las Vegas, NV 89105, (702)-525-0256; e-mail: SherisRocks89121@gmail.com; Web site: www.SNVGMS.org

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

5-6ROSEBURG, OREGON: ; Umpqua Gem and Mineral Club, Douglas County Fairgronds; I-5 Exit 123; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; contact Jim Barber, P.O. Box 1264, Roseburg, OR, (541)-378-8264; Web site: www.facebook.com/Umpquagem

5-6LUBBOCK, TEXAS: Show and sale; Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center; 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Sat. 10-06, Sun. 10-05; Adults $4, Seniors $3, Students $2, Children Free; 60th Anniversary show; This year the Lubbock Gem & Mineral Society is Hosting the South Central Federation Convention (SCFMS). Vendors with Jewelry, Loose Stones, Rough, Cabs, Slabs, Geodes, Beads, Gemstones, Mineral Specimens, Crystals, Fossils, Spheres, and Lapidary Tools. Hourly door prizes. Drawings for two grand prizes, one for Kids and one for Adults. Numerous display cases and large rocks in our “rocks you can touch” area! Our kid’s area will have games and grab bags, and we will feature our new fluorescent tent with rocks that “glow in the dark”. Proceeds support the LGMS (501(c)(3) organization), and scholarships in the Earth Sciences at Texas Tech.; contact Walt Beneze, PO Box 6371, Lubbock, TX 79493; e-mail: walt@lubbockgemandmineral.org; Web site: www.lubbockgemandmineral.org

5-6EVERETT, WASHINGTON: 65th Annual Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show; Everett Rock and Gem Club, Everett Community College; Walt Price Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Dealers, crystals & geodes, tools and equipment, demonstrations, books and maps, club sales table, hourly door prizes, kids’ activities, silent auction, special exhibits and displays, food. ; contact John Peterson, PO Box 1615, Everett, WA 98206, (425)-402-9227; Web site: everettrockclub.com

5-6KINGMAN, , ARIZONA: Annual show; Mohave County Gemstoners, Kingman Academy of Learning, high school gym; 3420 N. Burbank; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Kids activities, silent auctions, Educational displays, rock and mineral dealers and displays, Jewelry and Gemstones for sale, along with mineral specimens, petrified wood and fossils, cabachons, slabs, cuttable stones, rock art and carvings, door prizes, food and fun. Play stump the geologist.; contact Ed Huskinson, 4804 Steinke Dr., Kingman, AZ 86409, (928)-757-8228; e-mail: huskye86401@gmail.com; Web site: www.gemstoners.org

10-12LOGAN, UTAH: Show and sale; Cache Rock and Gem Club, Bridgerland Technical College, West Campus; 1000 West 1400 North; Thu. 10-8, Fri. 10-8, Sat. 9-6; Free Admission; Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Jewelry, Displays, Educational exhibits, Hands-on demos, Supplies, Vendors and Door prizes. Activities for the kids: Wheel of Fortune, Mystery Bags, and Treasure Hunt. Snack bar available.; contact LuAnn Willmore, UT, (435)-770-2420; e-mail: momouse@gmail.com; Web site: cacherockgemclub.weebly.com

10-13FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Bellpoint Promotions , Echo Valley Showplace ; 6456 Sylva Rd. (across fr GLW); Thu. 9-6, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; Wholesale & Retail dealers from all over the world selling minerals, fossils, gem, rough rock & beads; open to the public; across the street from GLW show. ; contact Damian Belgali, (678)-852-8273; e-mail: mbellpoint@gmail.com; Web site: bellpointpromotions.com

11-13SANTA 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, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

11-13COLUMBIA, MISSOURI: Annual show; Central Missouri Rock and Lapidary Club, Knights of Columbus Hall; 2525 N. Stadium Blvd (Route E); Fri. 12-7, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $6, Seniors (60+) $3, Students (12-18) $3, Children 11 and under free; Prices are good for 1, 2 or 3 day pass. \\\\\\\"Kidz Mine\\\\\\\" featuring free specimens, Dealers from the Midwest, Door Prizes, Silent Auctions every day, agates, fossils, geode cracking, spheres, crystals, cabochons, slabs, beaded jewelry gemstones, petrified wood, much, much more. ; contact Mary Wozny, 404 W. Leslie Lane, Columbia, MO 65202-1476, 573-999-3058; e-mail: lmwoz@msn.com; Web site: cmrlc.org

11-13FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Retail show; The Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin, NC, Robert C. Carpenter Building; 1288 Georgia Rd. (US441); Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Rocks, gems, minerals, fossils and finished jewelry, and demonstrations by club members.; contact Norm Holbert, Club - 25 Phillips St., Franklin, NC 28734, (828)-634-0350; e-mail: normholbert@comcast.netClub

12-12BIGLERVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Show and sale; Central Penn and Franklin County Rock & Mineral Clubs, South Mountain Fairgrounds; 615 Narrows Road; Sat. 8-3; Adults/Seniors $1, Students/Children free; 33rd annual event for viewing, buying, trading and conversation of all things rocks. Held in rustic pavilion under trees. Food stand available. ; contact Tom Smith; e-mail: tsmith1012@comcast.net

12-12FAIRLESS HILLS, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; The Rock & Mineral Club of Lower Bucks County, Inc., Christ United Methodist Church; 501 Wistar Road; Sat. 9-3; Admission $2, Children free; The Earth Science Show & Sale, Presented by The Rock & Mineral Club of Lower Bucks County, PA. located at the Christ United Methodist Church, 501 Wistar Road, Fairless Hills, PA; 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM; Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Lapidary Arts, Jewelry & All Things Related to the Earth Sciences.; contact Brian Schwab, 539 Sycamore Ave., Croydon, PA 19021, (215)-788-3993; e-mail: holschw2@aol.com; Web site: rockandmineralclub.wix.com/lowerbuckscountypa

12-13GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO: Annual show; The Grand Junction Gem and Mineral Club, Two Rivers Convention Center; First Street and Main Street; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-5; Admission $5, Seniors $4, Children free; Our 71st Annual Gem and Mineral Show! Children 12 and under are free. Seniors and Vets are $3.00.; contact Jim Schultz, 686 Long Rifle Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81507, (970)-242-0428; e-mail: js@jimschultz.net; Web site: grandjunctionrockclub.org

12-13BOZEMAN, MONTANA: Annual Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, Bead, and Fossil Show; Bozeman Gem and Mineral Club, Gallatin County Fairgrounds; Building #1, 901 North Black ; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Admission $3, Children under 12 free; Mother’s Day Special: $1.00 off admission on Sunday. Gem and mineral display cases. Many \\\"Best of Montana\\\" minerals. Raffle of a spectacular specimen, silent auctions, vendors, garnet sorting table. Free polished rocks for the kids. Information on joining the rock club. A great opportunity to buy unique graduation, birthday and Christmas gifts. ; contact Brad Somers, (406)-548-1776 ; e-mail: bgmcmt@gmail.com

18-20SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; LLD Productions, Inc., Holiday Inn-Orange County Airport; 2726 S Grande Ave; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Local, national, and international dealers selling minerals, fossils. meteorites, gems, jewelry, beads, gift items and metaphysical supplies. Wholesale area for qualified buyers; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87043, (505)-867-0425; e-mail: MineralShowsLLD@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.MineralShowsLLL.com

18-20COSTA 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, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

18-20JOPLIN, MISSOURI: Annual show; Tri-State Gem & Mineral, Joplin Museum; 504 Schifferdecker Ave; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; Free Admission; Twelfth Annual Spring Rock Show. Inside Joplin Museum. ; contact Chris Wiseman, 504 Schifferdecker Ave, Joplin, MO 64801, (417)-623-1180; e-mail: jmc-cwiseman@sbcglobal.net

19-20SAINT JOSEPH, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Blossomland Gem & Mineral Society, Lake Michigan Catholic Elementary School; 3165 Washington Ave.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 12-6; Free Admission; Non profit annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, multiple vendors will have items for sale, including custom made jewelry, fossils, crystals, beading, rock & mineral specimens. Club members will do demonstrations such as: rock cutting, polishing, silversmithing and more.; contact Pam Kriegsmann, (630)-779-8258; e-mail: blossomlandrockclub@gmail.com

19-20HAMILTON, MONTANA: Annual show; Bitterroot Gem and Mineral Society, Ravalli County Fairground; 100 Old Corvallis Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $2, Children 11 and under free; We began a Junior Club Program this year and they will be having their own individual display cases at the show. Speakers and demonstrations; contact Deb Strickland, (406)-363-3194; e-mail: mtpiper@gci.net

19-20BENNINGTON, VERMONT: Annual show; southwestern vermont mineral & gem club, Inc., Grace Christian School; Kocher Drive, , PO Box 235; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-3; Adults $5, Children free; Gold panning demonstration & gem sluice for kids.; contact JOSEPH COTROFELD, PO Box 235, East Arlington, VT 05252, (802)-375-6782; e-mail: cotrofeldauto@comcast.net

19-20NORTH OLMSTED, OHIO: Show and sale; Parma Lapidary Club, Soccer Sportsplex; 31515 Lorain Ave.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6; We are celebrating our 50th Show! As usual, there will be a variety of vendors with beautiful slabs, gems, minerals, jewelry and much more. The Geode Crackers will be back as will the Fossil Club who will identify your fossils for FREE. We will have demonstrations, a kids\\\' corner, silent/Chinese auctions, and exhibits. ; contact Holly Zewalk, (440)-779-6543; Web site: parmalapidary.org

19-20LEEPORT , PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Berks Mineralogical Society, Leesport Farmer\\\'s Market; 312 Gernant\\\'s Church Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $3; 50th!! Anniversary Show Gems, Minerals, Fossils, and jewelry. From reference to investment. Visit our website for more info.; contact Jim Woodeshick, (484)-338-6738; e-mail: brwoodpile@yahoo.com; Web site: http://www.berksmineralsociety.com

25-27SALEM, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Salem Civic Center; 1001 Boulevard; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Admission $5 (Good all three days), Children under age 16 Free; Annual Show. Jewelry makers, goldsmiths & silversmiths from all over the U.S, who can recontruct, 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 meteroite southwestern jewelry 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 Rd, Salem, VA 24153, (540)-384-6047; e-mail: vanwimmer@comcast.net; Web site: www.toteshows.com

26-27FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Annual show; Fort Worth Gem and Mineral Club, Will Rogers Memorial Center; 3401 West Lancaster; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $4, Children 16 and under free; Gem, mineral, fossil, bead & jewelry shop ; contact Janice Craddock, PO Box 123975, Fort Worth, TX 76116; e-mail: fwgmc.info@gmail.com; Web site: www.fortworthgemandmineralclub.org

26-27ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS: Annual show; CGMA (Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association, Kane County Fairgrounds; 525 S. Randall Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Students/Seniors $3, Children under 13 free; Galaxy of Gems: CGMA (Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association) 42nd Annual Show. Dealers, special exhibits, demonstrations, kids korner, door prizes, and more. Two-day passes available. Active service personnel with ID, scouts in uniform free. Cash only.; contact Marge Dobrofsky, 6148 Elm St., Morton Grove, IL 60053, (847)-334-4482; e-mail: adams9104@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.cgma.rocks

26-27NEWPORT, OREGON: Annual show; Oregon Coast Agate Club, National Guard Armory; 541 SW Coast Hwy, Hwy 101; Sat. 10-5:30, Sun. 10-4; Adults$2, Children free; 55th Annual Show presented by the Oregon Coast Agate Club of Newport Oregon. Dealers, displays, door prizes, raffle, kids zone, silent auction, family friendly, free Parking; contact George Mazeika, PO Box 818, Yachats, OR 97498, 5451-991-0311; e-mail: georgemaze58@gmail.com; Web site: www.coastagates.org

June 2018

1-3TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Expo Square; 4145 E 21st St; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

1-3BONNEY LAKE, WASHINGTON: Annual Show ; Puyallup Valley Gem and Mineral Club, Swiss Park; 9205 198th Avenue East; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Something for everyone! Energy stones, crystals, fossils, rare minerals & landscape treasures. Books, displays, club sales & silent auctions. Local vendors, raffle drawing on Sunday, lapidary demonstrations all weekend. Gold panning, rock carving/sculptures, metal detecting, kids crafts Free parking, handicap parking, wheelchair access into main hall ; contact Nancy LeMay, PVGMC, PO Box 134, Puyallup, WA 98371; e-mail: beesknees369@gmail.com; Web site: info@puyallupgemclub.org

1-3FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA: Annual show; Coconino Lapidary Club, Silver Saddle Outdoor Market; 9001 US-89 N, Hwy. 89 N and Silver Saddle Road; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; We have a large kids zone, with lots of things to do. Raffle drawings and rocks, minerals, fossil, gems, jewelry and other items for sale.; contact Wayne Scott, Flagstaff, AZ, (928)-607-3185; e-mail: coconinolapidaryclub@gmail.com; Web site: flagstaffmineralandrock.org

1-3COLORADO SPRINGS , COLORADO: Annual show; Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society, Norris-Penrose Event Center; 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5 per day or $8 for all 3 days, Children 12 and under free; Join us for the 55th Annual Pikes Peak Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show sponsored by the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society. This year\'s show will highlight fluorite and feature several exhibits, auctions, kid\'s activities, and door prizes! We expect vendors specializing in Colorado gems and minerals, as well as gems and minerals from the US and around the world, sculptures, fossils, meteorites, crystals, jewelry and more! ; contact Lisa Kinder, 1060 Marlstone Pl, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, (719)-351-4018; e-mail: ppgmjshow@gmail.com; Web site: www.csms1936.com

2-2MACUNGIE, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; PESA, Macungie Memorial Park; 50 Poplar St. ; Sat. 8:30-3; Admission $2; Welcome to the PESA Autumn Mineralfest! Held at Macungie Memorial Park from 830 AM to 3 PM, there will be two levels of gem, mineral, fossil, lapidary, and rock dealers (with related items) as well as outside tailgating - weather permitting. Parking is free and admission is $2 for guests over 12 with young\'uns getting a free sample when they enter - and be sure you keep your entry ticket because we have hourly door prizes! Our club table also has other goodies such as information on the club and our scouting programs as well as club merchandise. Restaurant facilities are available and there are free gold panning sign ups for the kids. For information visit us on Facebook at \'Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association / PESA Mineralfest - and clubs.; contact Mandy Apgar; e-mail: mineralfest@verizon.net

2-2DELTA, COLORADO: Annual show; Delta County Rock Wranglers, Heddles Recreation Center; 530 Gunnison River Drive; Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; Delta County Rock Wranglers presents the Rock, Gem and Mineral Show with lots of dealers, exhibits, door prizes and family activities.; contact Harry Masinton, 24662 Sorrento Lane, Cedaredge, CO 81413, (970)-856-3861; e-mail: mnasinton@tds.net

2-2COLFAX, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Greensboro Gem & Mineral Club of NC, Piedmont Triad Farmers Market; 2914 Sandy Ridge Rd; Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; Numerous vendors of gems and minerals, hand crafted jewelry and items of interest to rockhounds. Demonstrations and geode cutting available. Free small geode to first 100 children under 12. Hourly door prizes and Grand Prize offered. Free parking and food vendors available.; contact Gary Parker, 6601 Lismore Dr, Browns Summit, NC 27214, (336)-402-5252; e-mail: redrutile@bellsouth.com; Web site: www.ggmc-rockhounds.com

2-3COEUR D’ALENE , IDAHO: Annual show; North Idaho Mineral Club, Kootenai County Fairgrounds; 4060 North Government Way; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $3, Children under 12 free with paid adult; Vendors, displays, demonstrations, kid’s activities, and lots more.; contact Mike Rose, PO Box 1643, Hayden, ID 83835; e-mail: Showchair2018@gmail.com

2-3SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI: Annual show; Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society, Missouri Institute of Natural Science ; 2327 W Farm Road 190; Sat. 10-5:30, Sun. 10-4:30; Free Admission; This is our annual outdoor show. Vendors selling rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, unique jewelry, used lapidary equipment, etc. will be set up outdoors on the Missouri Institute of Natural Science grounds. There will be a public auction of donated rock, gem and mineral related items on Saturday, June 2 after 6:00 pm with the proceeds going to local non-profit organizations. ; contact Vicki Lindsay, (417)-350-1070; e-mail: omgms.57@gmail.com; Web site: www.omgms.rocks

2-3CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK: Annual show; Wayne County Gem and Mineral Club, Greater Canandaigua Civic Center; 250 N. Bloomfiled Rd., ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Children under 12 free; Educational exhibits, free crafts with admission, craft demonstrations, soapstone carving, wire wrapping, sluice, UVBob fluorescent mineral program, scavenger hunt for kids of ALL ages, geode cutting. Fun for the whole family. ; contact Fred Haynes, 10 Country Club Drive, Rochester, NY 14618, ; e-mail: fredmhaynes55@gmail.com; Web site: www.wcgmc.org

2-3MC CALLA, ALABAMA: Annual show; Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society, Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park; 12632 Confederate Parkway; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Admission $5; The show is free with paid admission to the park.; contact Cathy Kellogg; e-mail: tannehillgemshow@gmail.com; Web site: www.alabama.lapidaryclub.com

2-3MC CALLA, ALABAMA: Annual show; Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society, Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park; 12632 Confederate Parkway; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Adults $5; Free admission to the show with paid admission to the park.; contact Cathy Kellogg; e-mail: tannehillgemshow@gmail.com

7-10FAIRPLAY, COLORADO: Annual show; Jay Penn, Fairplay, CO; 1/2 mile south of US 285 & Rt. 9, Platte Dr., near Fairplay Beach ; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Fairplay Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show, June 7-10, 2018, Dealers, gems, minerals, slabs, rough, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, equipment. From the intersection of US 285 and Rt. 9, go south 1/2 mile. Turn west onto Platte Dr. Show is near the Fairplay Beach. ; contact Jay Penn, 2324 Alvarado NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, (505)-883-4195; e-mail: jaypenn246@gmail.com; Web site: http://abqfallshow.wixsite.com/fairplay

8-10CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA: Annual show; Damian w/ Bellpoint Promotions, Clarence Brown Conference Center; 5450 State Route 20 ; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Children under 16 free; Please join us for a great event featuring amazing gem, mineral, jewelry, fossil, bead and metaphysical dealers selling their spectacular finds from all over the globe ; contact Damian Belgali, (770)-386-1608; e-mail: mbellpoint@gmail.com; Web site: www.bellpointpromotions.com

8-10PARK HILLS, MISSOURI: Annual show; Mineral Area Gem Mineral Society, Missouri Mines Historic Site, Park Hills, MO; 4000 State Hwy 32, Park Hills MO 63601; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Missouri Mines Historic site and Museum will be open and free to the Public for this event. Free Parking, Food concession stand, Music, Demonstrations, Silent Auctions.; contact Boneta Hensley, 411 Allen Street, Farmington, MO 63640, (573)-760-0488; e-mail: mojellybean63@yahoo.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1249800061698210/

8-10LA HABRA, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; North Orange County Gem & Mineral, LaHabra Community Center; 101 West La Habra Blvd; Fri. 5-8, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Exhibits, lectures, grab bags and opportunity drawings. Unique gem/rock/jewelry supplies and tools. Food sales support the Youth Committee and Scholarship Program. ; contact Armando Pderdoza, (909)-455-6800; e-mail: forestandsun@yahoo.com; Web site: www.nocgms.com

9-9KENT, CONNETICUT: Annual show; Connecticut Museum of Mining and Mineral Science, Connecticut Museum of Mining andMineral Science; 31 Kent-Cornwall Road (RTE 7); Sat. 9-4; Free Admission; 16th Annual Swap and Sale. New vendors welcome; contact John Pawloski, PO Box 425, 31 Kent-Cornwall Road, Kent, CT 06757, (860)-927-0050; e-mail: j.a.pawloski@att.net; Web site: www.ctamachinery.com

9-10BUTTE, MONTANA: Annual show; Butte Mineral and Gem Club, Butte Civic Center Annex; 1340 Harrison Avenue; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $3, under 12 free with paid adult; There will be dealers in fossils, minerals, gems, cutting rough, jewelry, and unusual treasures you won’t find anywhere else, 20 + top class exhibits, a silent auction and a games area for children.; contact Pete Knudsen, PO Box 4492, Butte, MT 59702, (406)-490-5828

9-10GLENDORA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Glendora Gems, Goddard Middle School; 859 E. Sierra Madre, 1010 E. Mountain View; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Displays, dealers, silent auction, demonstrations, food.; contact Bonnie Bidwell, 1010 E. Mountain View, Glendora, CA 91741, (626)-963-4638; e-mail: ybidwell2@aol.com

9-10ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Palomar Gem and Mineral Club, Escondido, CA; 340 N. Escondido Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $3; contact Dawn Vickers; e-mail: pgmcshow@palomargem.org; Web site: www.palomargem.org/annual-gem-mineral-and-jewelry-show/

15-16QUARRYVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Lancaster County Fossil and Mineral Club, Solanco Fairgrounds, Hoffman Building; 172 South Lime Street; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-4; Adults/Children $3; The show features rock, mineral and jewelry vendors as well as a working tinsmith and Native American craft items. Speakers for the 2018 show are yet to be determined.; contact Eric Miller, (717)-339-9338; e-mail: admin@millersmineralmine.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/LancasterFossilandMineralClub

15-17MARBLETON, WYOMING: Annual show; Sublette County Rock Hounds, Sublette County Fairgrounds, Events Center; 10937 Hwy 189; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Admission $2, Children free under 12; This is the Wyoming State Mineral and Gem Society annual show presented by the Sublette County Rock Hounds to include fluorescent mineral display, \\\"Spike\\\" the walking fossil fish, door prizes, field trips, demonstrations, knapping, exhibits, kids\\\' activities, wheel of fortune, rough rock, slabs, jewelry, supplies, and food concessions.; contact Jim Gray, PO Box 1351, Big Piney, WY 83113, (307)-260-6442; e-mail: jimgray@wyoming.com

15-17SANDY, 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, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

15-17REEDSPORT, OREGON: Annual show; Lower Umpqua Gem and Lapidary Society, Reedsport Community Building; 451 Winchester Avenue; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Saturday is Kids Day! The highlight being a Kids Treasure Hunt. Great family event. Fun and educational. This is a Show and a Sale. Raffles, door prizes, displays, vendors, lapidary demonstrations. thundereggs, fossils, gems, agates, rough rock, jewelry, gold mining equipment, petrified wood, and more. Free gift to the first 75 people through the door each day! The show will be held on Father’s Day Weekend, concurrent with the Chainsaw Carving Event and the Downtown Artwalk ; contact Bill Hendrickson, (541)-271-6816 ; e-mail: AgateLicker44@outlook.com ; Web site: ReedsportRockandGemShow.com

22-24SAN 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, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

23-24NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Wholesale and retail show; New York Mineralogical Club, Watson Hotel; 440 W 57 Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Admission $6, Children under 12 free; Dealers offering minerals, fossils, jewelry and gemstones, hosted by the New York Mineralogical Club, the oldest club in the U.S. Daily lectures, free rocks for kids, restaurant and parking on premises.; contact Tony Niksicher, 1885 Seminoel Trail, Suite 202, Charlottesville, VA 22901, (434)-964-0875; e-mail: info@excaliburmineral.com; Web site: www.newyorkmineralogicalclub.org

23-24CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Culver City Rock and Mineral Club, Veterans Memorial Auditorium; 4117 Overland Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; The Culver City Rock and Mineral Club will present its 57th Annual Fiesta of Gems Show. This year the featured gemstone is Jade. The Fiesta of Gems is a free educational event for the community which provides fossils, gems and mineral exhibits, demonstrations, and children’s programs. We also offer jewelry making classes, gem, mineral dealers, tools, and books sales. This event helps several community programs in Culver City and helps to educate and inspire elementary students in Earth Science activities. It also enables the Club to provide donations to the El Rincon School, to the Culver City Boy Scouts, Troop 113, and the Culver City Senior Center. ; contact Janice Metz, CA 90230, (310)-850-4398; e-mail: janicemtz@yahoo.com; Web site: http://www.culvercityrocks.org/

23-24CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Culver City Rock and Mineral Club, Veterans Memorial Auditorium; 4117 Overland Ave., ; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission ; The Culver City Rock and Mineral Club will present its 57th Annual Fiesta of Gems Show. This year the featured gemstone is Jade. Admission and parking are free. The Fiesta of Gems is a free educational event for the community which provides fossils, gems and mineral exhibits, demonstrations, and children’s programs. We also offer jewelry making classes, gem, mineral dealers, tools, and books sales. This event helps several community programs in Culver City and helps to educate and inspire elementary students in Earth Science activities. It also enables the Club to provide donations to the El Rincon School, to the Culver City Boy Scouts, Troop 113, and the Culver City Senior Center. Fiesta of Gems Show offers gem and mineral dealers from California, New Mexico, and Arizona who will sell minerals, gems, slabs, cabochons, beads, and jewelry findings. The Culver City Rock and Mineral Club members will exhibit gem and mineral works of art, jewelry pieces, and private collections of gems and minerals. There will be classes throughout the weekend introducing various techniques of jewelry making. ; contact Janice Metz, 4117 Overland Ave., Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Culver City , CA 90232, (310)-850-4398; e-mail: janicemtz@yahoo.com; Web site: http://www.culvercityrocks.org/fiesta.htm

June 2018-July 2018

29-1FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; San Juan County Gem & Mineral Society, McGee Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds; 41 Rd 5568; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Specimens, Rough material, slab, cabs, jewelry and more! Silent auction, door prizes, raffle drawings, kids activities, and demonstrations.; contact Tory Bonner, NM, (505)-716-2847; e-mail: torycbonner@gmail.com

July 2018

7-8PINETOP, ARIZONA: Annual show; White Mountain Gem & Mineral Club, Hon-Dah Casino & Resort; 777 Highway 260; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Admission $2; 21st Gem and Mineral Show in an indoor facility. Included will be vendors, displays, raffles, kids activities, jewelry, minerals, and fossils. ; contact Gary Alves, PO Box 3504, Show Low, AZ 85902, (575)-495-0242; e-mail: garyalves.chairman@gmail.com; Web site: www.whitemountain-azrockclub.org

14-15MOOSE LAKE, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Carlton County Gem and Mineral Club, Riverside Arena; 20 Earl Ellens Drive, (Google Maps); Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; 49th Annual Agate Days. New Location and time: Riverside Arena, 20 Earl Ellens Drive (Google Maps) Agate and $ Stampede 3 pm Sat. 500 lbs agates, $400 quarters and halves. There will be Lake Superior agates, cutting materials, specimens, crystal groups, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary equipment, books, rough rock tailgaters, door prizes, field information.; contact Dan or Lynn Svercl, 5559 Taft Road, Duluth, MN 55803, (218)-721-2679; e-mail: danlynnsunrisefarm@yahoo.com

20-21MINOCQUA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Lakeland Gem Club, Lakeland Union High School; 9573 State Highway 70, Minocqua, WI 54548 WI – Hwy. 70 West; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; Lakeland Gem & Mineral Club 50 Golden Years of Rocks and Minerals in the Northwoods. The Northwoods Wildlife Center will present wildlife education Geodes - Choose Your Own – We Break Them While You Watch! Minerals, fossils, gemstones, specimens jewelry, handmade with mother earth’s colors! Demonstrations, Fluorescent mineral display! Exciting silent auctions! Door prizes! ; contact Pattie Hartmann, (715)-477-2519; e-mail: gypsy1120@coslink.net; Web site: www.lakelandgemclub.com

20-22VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc, Virginia Beach Convention Center; 1000 19th Street; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Students 16 and under free; This show has something for everyone! Vendors from across the United States bring their merchandise to you. Their items include 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry. Loose stones, beads and beading supplies, pearls, art jewelry. Crystals, mineral specimens, fossils. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs. Display of Virginia rocks and minerals, lapidary arts demonstrations and geode cutting by the two Gem and Mineral societies of the area. Gemologist available for on-site appraisals. ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.com

21-22BETHEL, MAINE: Annual show; OCM&G Assoc., Telstar High School Gym; Rt 26; Sat. 9-4, Sun. 9-4; Admission $3, Children under 12 free; contact Dennis Gross, 178 N Main St., Bryant Pond, ME 04219, 1-(207)-665-2759; e-mail: mincoll@megalink.net

21-22FRANKFORT, NEW YORK: Annual show; Herkimer Diamond Gem Show & Festival, Herkimer County Fairgrounds; 135 Cemetary Rd., P.O. Box 52; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Children 12 & under free; Indoor Mineral Dealers, Outdoor Festival booths, interactive kid activities, psychic fair, food trucks and more!; contact Billie Jo Muller, P.O. Box 52, Little Falls, NY 13365; e-mail: mullerbilliejo@gmail.com; Web site: www.herkgemshow.com

25-29FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Bellpoint Promotions , Echo Valley Showplace; 6456 Sylva Rd (across from GLW); Wed. 9-6, Thu. 9-6, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6; Free Admission; Wholesale & retail dealers from all over the world selling minerals, fossils, gems, rough rock & beads.; open to the public; across the street from GLW show *Sunday hours 9am-5pm ; contact Damian Belgali, (678)-852-8273; e-mail: mbellpoint@gmail.com; Web site: www.bellpointpromotions.com

28-29SOUTH BURLINGTON, VERMONT: Annual show; Burlington Gem and Mineral Club, Tuttle Middle School; 500 Dorset Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4, Seniors $3, Children free; Dealers, exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, children\\\'s activities, silent auctions, door prizes, refreshments, free parking.; contact Arden Fendrich, (802)-785-9821; e-mail: bob.arden.f@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.burlingtongemandmineralclub.org/show.html

August 2018

3-5NORTH BEND, OREGON: Annual show; Far West Lapidary, North KBend Community Center; 2222 Broadway; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $1, Children free under 12; Silent auction, door prizes, displays, jewelry, rough and polished rock; contact Don Innes, 54416 Arago-Fishtrap Rd, Myrtle , Point, OR 97458, (541)-294-0490; e-mail: doninnes.innes20@gmail.com; Web site: Farwestlapidary

3-5PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA: Show and sale; Prescott Gem & Mineral Club, Prescott Valley Event Center; 1301 Main St; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $4, Children under 12 free w/ paid adult; 15th Annual Prescott Gem & Mineral Show/Sale Vendors with a large variety of Gem & Mineral related products. Vendors will feature fine mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, beads, fossils, meteorites, lapidary equipment, tools, findings and much more. Demonstrations on wire wrapping, Genie equipment, geode splitting, gold panning and more. Junior rock hound area will exhibit their collection of minerals. Also a spinning wheel to win samples of minerals they have collected. Raffle ticket will be given for each paid admission to win valuable prizes. Fluorescent Rock & Mineral tent where you can see what a plain looking rock looks like under black light. Exhibit cases from our members will be available for viewing. The Event Center is located on the corner of Glassford Hill Rd. & Florentine. Free Parking.; contact Melanie Capps, 7485 E. Horizon Way, Prescott Valley, AZ 86315, (208)-818-2363; e-mail: melaniecapps123@gmail.com; Web site: www.prescottgemmineral.org

4-5DARRINGTON, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Darrington Rock and Gem Club, Mansford Grange; 28806 463rd Avenue NE; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Collecting Field Trip – Saturday 12:00 to Rocks Bars and Sweetwater Travertine. Hourly door prizes – Kids create their own rock kritters – Free rocks for kids - Vendors ; contact Troy Lehman, (360)-391-1153 ; e-mail: littleexplorers@juno.com

9-12BUENA VISTA , COLORADO: Annual show; Greg Tunnicliff, Rodeo Grounds in Buena Vista, CO ; 343 US 24, 81211; Thu. 9-5; Free Admission, ; Dealers, gemstones, mineral specimens, rough, slabs, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, tools, petrified wood. In Buena Vista at the Rodeo Grounds, near Rodeo Dr. and Gregg Dr. ; contact Greg Tunnicliff, 1130 Francis St, #7010, Longmont, CO 80501, (720)-491-0689 ; e-mail: gregtunnicliff@yahoo.com; Web site: http://abqfallshow.wix.com/contin-tail

10-12WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: Wholesale and retail show; LLD Productions, Inc., Eastern States Exposition; 1305 Memorial Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $8, Children free; Largest gem and mineral show in the East, with wholesale and retail dealers. Special exhibit of the Dave & Karen DeBruin Collection. Lectures, free mineral ID, free mineral specimens for children, gem and fossil panning for a fee.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505)-867-0425; e-mail: MineralShowsLLD@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.MineralShowsLLL.com

10-12DALTON, GEORGIA: Annual show; Dalton Gem and Mineral Jewelry Show, Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center; 2211 Dug Gap Battle Rd; Fri. 2-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Admission $4, Children free Under 17 w/Adult; There will be concessions available. If you bring your mailer in or show us you have liked our page on Facebook, you will get $1.00 off admission. ; contact Mohammad Tahir, PO Box 4046, Dalton, GA 30719, (706)-537-8960; e-mail: tahir1269@yahoo.com; Web site: https://daltongemandminera.wixsite.com/mysite

10-12HOUGHTON, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Copper Country Rock and Mineral Club, Portage Township Elementary School; corner of bridge street and jacker ave; Fri. 1-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-3; Free Admission; Dealers offering fine US and world-wide gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary, mining certificates, jewelry and many more items. Three days of Silent auction of a wide spread of rocks, minerals and assorted other items. Kids can hunt for copper at the show, door prizes, and displays of minerals and artifacts. We have organized digs on August 7,8,9, and no safety training is required. During the week there will be a mining presentation, buffet and silent auctions, and open house at local stores. ; contact norm gruber, 1850 clark street, Marquette 49855-1566, (906)-228-6764; e-mail: show@ccrmc.info; Web site: http://www.ccrmc.info/

10-12PORT TOWNSEDN , WASHINGTON: Annual show; Port Townsend Rock Club, Jefferson County Fairgrounds ; 4907 Landis St. ; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-8, Sun. 10-6; Adults $8, Seniors/Students $6, Children $2; contact Joan Zimmerman, 40 Combs St. , Port Townsend, WA 98368, (907)-230-6836; e-mail: jzim@gci.net; Web site: facebook

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

11-12GONZALES, LOUISIANA: Annual show; Baton Rouge Gem & Mineral Society, Lamar Dixon Expo Center-Trademart Building; 9039 S St Landry Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Children ages 5-12 $3 ; Demonstrations, door Prizes all day, silent auctions going on both days. Scouts and educational groups are welcome. Vendors will be selling rock specimens, fossils, minerals, tools & jewelry ; contact Wanda Gawarecki, LA, (225)-603-9234; e-mail: mercymom3@gmail.com; Web site: www.brgemandmineral.org

17-19LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Mid-Atlantic Gem & Mineral Association, Lebanon Valley Expo Center; 80 Rocherty Road; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, Children free under 12; The Gem Miner\\\'s Jubilee is an annual gem, jewelry, bead, fossil, and mineral show with both indoor and outdoor vendors. Retail and wholesale exhibitors. Free parking. Handicap accessible.; contact Jill Feder, (907)-720-1774; e-mail: jillfeder.jf@gmail.com; Web site: www.gem-show.com

18-19BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA: Annual show; Arklatex Gem & mineral Society, Bossier City Civic center; 620 Benton Rd, 2009 Chelsy Dr; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Admission $4., Students free w/ I.D., Children free under 6 yrs; 44th annual show. Custom and unique Jewelry, Beads, Gems and Minerals, Fossils,demonstrations on how to convert a rough mineral into a piece of wearable or displayable jewelry or art; making cabochons from rough slabs; a step-by-step guide to the process of faceting; how-to instruction on the use of equipment; presentations on “knapping,” the ancient art of arrow-head making, and more. There will be a kids’ scavenger hunt on Saturday with prizes for the first 60 participants. Door prizes will be awarded hourly throughout the event. Educational exhibits, Free parking and refreshments will be available for purchase. ; contact Del Glasner, P.O. Box 6633, Bossier City, LA 71171-6633, 318-517-7372; e-mail: larockclub@gmail.com; Web site: larockclub.com

23-26MT. MORRIS, NEW YORK: Annual show; Genesee Valley Flint Knappers Association, Inc., Letchworth State Park - Highbanks; Park Road - Mt. Morris Entrance, Highbanks Recreation Area; Thu. 12-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-2; Free Admission; This will be our 29th year. Visit us at www.gvknappers.tripod.com for information about camping and vending. We have lots of rock! We would love to have rock, gem, lapidary and related vendors come to our event. Please contact us if you need more information.; contact John Cappellini, 1 East Main Street, PO Box 105, Cuba, NY 14727, (585)-307-0382; e-mail: johncappellini@verizon.net; Web site: www.gvknappers.tripod.com

25-26CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Capital Mineral Club, Everett Arena Concord; 15 Loudon Rd. ; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children under 12 free; Capital Mineral Club is having it\\\'s 55th Annual Mineral, Gem, Fossil, and Jewlery show in Concord NH. Educational table for kids, Grand Prize for one lucky person. Amazing displays of local and worldwide Minerals and Gems. ; contact steffen hermans, NH, (603)-783-4121; e-mail: steffenh@comcast.net; Web site: www.capitalmineralclub.org

25-26EAST PEORIA, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Geology Section of the Peoria Academy of Science , East Side Center; #1 East Side Drive; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; 54th Annual Show. Dealers, demonstrations, bead making, flint knapping, fossil preparation, fluorescent display, kid\\\'s area, silent auctions, and much more.; contact Jim Travis, 2812 N. Peoria Ave., Peoria, IL 61603, (309) 645-3609; e-mail: boatnik @aol.com; Web site: pasgeology.com

25-26EAST PEORIA, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Geology Section of the Peoria Academy of Science , East Side Center; #1 East Side Drive; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; 54th Annual Show. Dealers, demonstrations, bead making, flint knapping, fossil preparation, fluorescent display, kid\\\\\\\'s area, silent auctions, and much more.; contact Jim Travis, 2812 N. Peoria Ave., Peoria, IL 61603, (309) 645-3609; e-mail: boatnik @aol.com; Web site: pasgeology.com

September 2018

7-9WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Forsyth Gem and Mineral Club, Education Bldg. Fairgrounds; Gate 9, from 27th Street; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 12-5; Adults/Seniors $3, Students through 12grade free with adult, Children under 6 free; 47 Annual Jewelry, Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. Dealers featuring minerals, fossils, jewelry, supplies, beads, decorator items, cutting materials and gem mining. Hourly door prize drawings. Watch demonstrations of wirewrapping, cabochon cutting and geode cutting (not breaking).View over 35 displays. ; contact William A. Marion, 1163 Bear Creek Church Rd, Mocksville, NC 27028, (336)-416-9001; e-mail: mariona1@yadtel.net; Web site: www.forsythgemclub.com

8-9PORT ANGELES, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Clallam County Gem and Mineral Association, Vern Burton Community Center; 308 East 4th Street; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; There will be a Raffle, featured speakers both days, a Rock Alley for kids, great vendors, and on-going cab making and faceting demos. We have display boxes; contact Kathy Schreiner, PO Box 98, Sequim, WA 98382, (360)-681-3811

8-9WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON: 49th Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Marcus Whitman Gem and Mineral Society, Walla Walla Fairgrounds; Community Center, 363 Orchard Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $3, Children under 12 free with paid adult; Rocks, minerals, fossils, demonstrators, exhibits, silent auction, children activities, retail dealers; contact Jack Edwards, (509)-520-1182; e-mail: jcedwards1475@hotmail.com

14-16RICHMOND, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Richmond Raceway Complex; 600 E Laburnum Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Children 16 and under free; This show has something for everyone! Vendors from across the United States bring their merchandise to you. Their items include. 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry. Loose stones, beads and beading supplies, pearls, art jewelry. Crystals, mineral specimens, fossils. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs. Display of dinosaur bones and Virginia rocks and minerals by the Richmond Gem and Mineral Society. ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.com

21-23MARIETTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Damian w/ Bellpoint Promotions, Cobb County Civic Center ; 548 S. Marietta Pkwy; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $5, under 16 free; Please join us for an exciting event featuring amazing gem, mineral, jewelry, fossil, bead and metaphysical dealers selling their beautiful finds from all over the globe. ; contact Damian Belgali, (678)-852-8273; e-mail: mbellpoint@gmail.com; Web site: www.bellpointpromotions.com

22-23AUBURN, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Cascade Mineralogical Society, Kent, WA, Green River College; Student Union Building, 12401 SE 320th St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; An indoor show plus several sheltered outdoor vendors. Beautiful, state-of-the-art, new venue. You will find minerals, gemstones, cabs, fossils, geodes, tools and equipment. Everything from rough rock, supplies, finished jewelry and more. Hourly door prizes plus end of show Grande Prize Raffle. Hands on demonstrations, knapping, faceting, wire wrapping and cabbing. Continuous silent auction. Case displays. Many activities for the kids. A great family event!; contact Mark Hohn, 32009 199th Ave. SE, Kent, WA 98042, (253)-332-3736; e-mail: showchair@cascademineralogical society.org; Web site: www.cascademineralogicalsociety.org

22-23WEST FRIENDSHIP, MARYLAND: Annual show; Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore, Howard County Fairgrounds; 2210 Fairgrounds Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Free Admission for children under 12; contact Anita Meyers, 3600 Clipper Mill Road Suite 116, Baltimore, MD 21211; e-mail: marketing@gemcuttersguild.com; Web site: www.gemcuttersguild.com

28-30INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual show; Treasusres Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Indiana State Fairgrounds - Agriculture/Horticulture Building; 1202 E 38th Street; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Admission $5.00 (Good all three days), Children under age 16 Free; Annual Show. Jewelry makers, goldsmiths & silversmiths from all over the U.S, who can recontruct, repair, design or make original jewelry from customer selected gems, stones, opals and crystals. Wire wrapk wire sculpture, stone beads, pearls, stone setting, amber, opal,mineral meteroite southwestern jewelry 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 Rd, Salem, VA 24153, (540)-384-6047; e-mail: vanwimmer@comcast.net; Web site: www.toteshows.com

October 2018

5-7ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Jay Penn , Expo NM St. Fairgrounds; 300 San Pedro NE, 87108; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9 -5; Free Admission; Abq. Fall Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show 2018, Open daily 9am -5pm in the Creative Arts Bldg. @ Expo NM State Fairgrounds, 300 San Pedro NE, 87108. Enter Gate 3 @ San Pedro & Copper. Dealers, gemstones, mineral specimens, rough, slabs, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, tools, equipment. ; contact Jay Penn, (505)-883-4195; e-mail: jaypenn246@gmail.com; Web site: http://abqfallshow.wix.com/abq-fall-show

6-7JEFFERSON, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Rock River Valley Geological Society, Jefferson County Fair Grounds; Jackson & Peurner RD; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Rock River Valley Geological Society 46th Annual Mineral,Fossil,Gem & Jewelry Show. Demonstrations of Faceting, Rock Cutting and Wire wrapping. Educational programs and activities for children.; contact Steven Streich, Steven\\\'s Rocks & Gifts Shop, 134 E. Main Street, Marshall, WI 53559, (608)-655-1011; e-mail: srockshop@gmail.com; Web site: www.StevensRockShop.com

12-13MOUNT IDA, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Fairgrounds; Fairgrounds Rd; Fri. 7-4, Sat. 8-4; Admission $100; Join us for the 31st Annual Amateur World Championship Quartz Crystal Digging Contest October 12 and 13! Compete against other miners and maybe even win a cash and a trophy. Keep all you find!Competitors assemble in the Assay Office at the fairgrounds for orientation and registration Friday morning at 7am. Banquet and awards ceremony on Saturday night after the contest. Mount Ida Chamber Director, 870-867-2723; email - director@mountidachamber.com, website: mountidachamber.com. PLEASE CALL ME, John Beerhalter 870-490-1029 as the office is closed for 2 weeeks; contact Chamber Director, call ME at, 870-490-1029, Mouont Ida, AR 71957, 870-867-2723; 870-490-1029; e-mail: director@mountidachamber.com; Web site: mountidachamber.com

12-14HILLSBORO, OREGON: 38th Annual Show of Gems, Minerals, and Fossils; Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Association, Washington County Fairplex; 873 NE 34th Avenue; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Children 12 and under free with paid adult; Vendors with fossils, rocks, gems, minerals, beads, tools, jewelry, Kid’s Activity Corner with games & prizes. 100 exhibits of fossils, lapidary arts, and minerals. Demonstrations, presentations, silent auction ; contact Linda Harvey, (503)-310-3036; e-mail: lindaharvey2010@gmail.com ; Web site: www.PortlandRegionalGemandMineral.com

12-14VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Virginia Beach Convention Center; 1000 19th Street; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5; Admission $5, Students 16 and under free; This show has something for everyone! Vendors from across the United States bring their merchandise to you. Their items include 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry. Loose stones, beads and beading supplies, pearls, art jewelry. Crystals, mineral specimens, fossils. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs. Display of Virginia rocks and minerals, lapidary arts demonstrations and geode cutting by the two Gem and Mineral societies of the area. Gemologist available for on-site appraisals. ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.com

13-14SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Huachuca Mineral and Gem Club, Cochise College; 901 N. Colombo Ave; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Geode cutting/sales, free gem stone identification, family friendly, all handicapped accessible, free parking; contact Maudie Bailey, 5036 S. San Carlos Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650, (520)-249-1541; e-mail: gmbailey@msn.com; Web site: huachucamineralandgemclub.info

19-21FORT WAYNE, INDIANA: Annual show; Three Rivers Gem & Mineral Society, Allen County Fairgrounds; 2726 Carroll Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5, Seniors $3, Students $1, Children 12 and under free; Gem, fossil, mineral and jewelry dealers, lapidary arts demonstrations, Viking Knit classes, exhibits, geode cracker, gem sluice, kid\\\'s games, door prizes, silent auction, fluorescent room, touch \\\'n feel tables.; contact Russell Greim, 7619 CR 68, Spencerville, IN 46788; e-mail: rotaryracer@comcast.net

20-21DES MOINES, IOWA: Annual show; Des Moines Lapidary Society, Iowa State Fairgrounds Elwell Family Food Center; 3000 E Grand Ave; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children 12 & under free; Gemstones, jewelry, minerals, fossils, beads, silver, crystals, cabochons, slabs, rough, specimen, tools, findings, children\\\'s activities, demonstrations, displays, and speakers.; contact Show Committee, P.O. Box 470, Des Moines, IA 50302; e-mail: DMLS.2018@DMLapidary.org; Web site: www.DMLapidary.org/OurShow

26-28HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Rockingham County Fairgrounds - Commercial Exhibits Building; 4808 S Valley Pike; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; AdultAdmission $5 (Good all three days), Children under age 16 Free; Annual Show. Jewelry makers, goldsmiths & 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 meteroite southwestern jewelry 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 Rd, Salem, VA 24153, (540)-384-6047; e-mail: vanwimmer@comcast.net; Web site: www.toteshows.com

27-28CANBY, OREGON: Rock and Mineral Show; Clackamette Mineral and Gem Society, Clackamas County Fairgrounds; 694 NE 4th Avenue; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; free; Door prizes, raffle, special meteorite exhibit, gem tree making, demos, silent auction, slab and bargain lapidary rock sales.; contact Beth Heesacker, 4145 NW Heesacker Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116; e-mail: heesacker@coho.net

27-28BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Bellevue Rock Club, Vasa Park; 3560 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE,; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; \\\"Octoberfest of Gems\\\" Club-Retail Show - FREE Admission, 20 dealers in minerals, fossils, tools, equipment, slabs, faceting rough, finished stones, etc. Children’s activity, Door prizes and Silent Auction. Please visit our web site for additional information. ; contact Bruce Himko, PO Box 1851, bellevue, WA 98009; e-mail: bellevuerockclub@comcast.net; Web site: http://www.bellevuerockclub.org/

November 2018

9-11SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; LLD Productions, Inc., Holiday Inn-Orange County Airport; 2726 S. Grande Ave; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Fossils, gems, jewelry, meteorites, beads, gift items and metaphysical supplies. Local, national, and international vendors include many miners and artisans.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505)-867-0425; e-mail: MineralShowsLLD@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.MineralShowsLLL.com

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

10-11FREEPORT, ILLINOIS: Annual show; North West Illinois Rock Club, Highland Community College; 2998 W. Pearl City Road, , Student Conference Center / Parking Lot A; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Donations; contact Brian Green, (815)-745-2228; e-mail: bgreen57@hotmail.com; Web site: nwilrockclubfrpt.blogspot.com

17-18LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Mid-Atlantic Gem and Mineral Association, Lebanon Valley Expo Center; 80 Rocherty Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4; Admission $5, Children under 12 free; Gem Miner\\\'s Holiday is an exhibit of vendors with gems, jewelry, beads, minerals and fossils. Gift and craft related items. Wholesale section available. Hourly door prizes and a grand prize drawing. Handicap accessible.; contact Jill Feder, (908)-720-1774; e-mail: jillfeder.jf@gmail.com; Web site: www.gem-show.com

December 2018

8-9EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: 7th Annual Winter Rock and Mineral Sale; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club, Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse; 8802 196th ST SW ; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; contact Mary Ann Collins, (206)-714-3922 ; e-mail: collma1@comcast.net