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December 2016

9-10RIALTO 92376, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; OrangeBelt Mineralogical Society, Across street from Rialto City Hall; 105 S. Palm Ave.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6; Free Admission; Rocks, minerals, jewelry, gems, fossils, and more. ; contact Jessica Pearson, (909)-887-5507; e-mail: jpearson1915@gmail.com; Web site: OBMSRocks.yolasite.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 2016-January 2017

30-1HILLSBORO, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Washington County Fairgrounds; 873 NE 34th Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission: $7 weekend pass, CHildren free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

January 2017-September 2016

21-22DELAND, FLORIDA: Annual show; Tomoka Gem and MIneral Society, Volusia County Fairgrounds; 3150 E. New York Ave; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4, Children under 12 free; 46th Annual Tomoka Gem and Mineral Show, Jewelry, gems and minerals, children's table.; contact Susan Morris, 5193 Rogers Ave, Port Orange, FL 32127, (386)-843-0152; e-mail: tgmsshow@gmail.com; Web site: tomokagms.org

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

6-8SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Sonoma County Fairgrounds; 1350 Bennett Valley Rd; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission: $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

13-15SARASOTA, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Frank Cox Productions, Sarasota Municipal Auditorium; 801 N. Tamiami (U.S. 41); Daily 10-5; Admission $5, Under 16 free; Entry is $3 with this listing.; contact Frank Cox, 755 S. Palm Ave. #203, Sarasota, FL 34236, (941)-954-0202; e-mail: frankcox@comcast.net; Web site: frankcoxproductions.com

13-15DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission: $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

14-15YACHATS, OREGON: Annual show; Yachats Chamber of Commerce, Yachats Commons; 4th & Hwy 101; Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; 6th Ever Yachats Agate Festival. Gemstones, Fossils, Minerals, Jewelry.; contact Donna Hirschman, PO Box 550, Yachats, OR 97498; e-mail: iamhrisch@yahoo.com; Web site: www.yachatsagatefestival.com

20-22ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Frank Cox Productions, The Coliseum; 525 Fourth Ave. N.; Daily 10-5; Admission $5, Under 16 Free; Gems, Jewelry, Crystals, Minerals, Fossils, Beads. $3 entry with this listing.; contact Frank Cox, 755 S. Palm Ave. #203, Sarasota, FL 34236, (941)-954-0202; e-mail: frankcox@comcast.net; Web site: frankcoxproductions.com

20-22SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Marin Center; 10 Avenue of the Flags; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

21-22DELAND, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Tomoka Gem & Mineral Society,Inc., Volusia County Fairgrounds; 3150 E. New York Ave; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4; The Tomoka Gem And Mineral Society presents our 46th Annual Jewelry, Gem and Mineral, Fossils Show and Sale Volusia County Fairgrounds, Tommy Lawrence Building, State Route 44, Deland, FL (1/2 Mile East of I-4, Exit 118) ; contact Susan Morris, (386)-843-0152; e-mail: smorris961@aol.com; Web site: wwwtomokagms.org

27-29TYLER, TEXAS: Annual show; East Texas Gem and Mineral Society, Rose Garden Center; 420 Rose Park Dr; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $3, Students $1; Grand Prize drawing for both Adults and Students, Hourly Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Wheel of Fortune, Show Cases. We have Outstanding Dealers offering Gemstones, Jewelry, Fossils, Minerals, Geodes, and lapidary arts demonstrations. The Nationally Recognized Rock Food Table will be on Display the entire show.; contact Keith Harmon, TX, (903)-316-2967; e-mail: keithharmon19@yahoo.com; Web site: etgms.com

January 2017-February 2017

26-12TUCSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Eons Expos, Corner of I-10 and 22nd Street; 600 West 22nd Street; Daily 9-6, Fri. -, Sat. -, Sun. -; Free Admission; Public welcome; Located on the Green shuttle route; the 7th Annual 22nd Street Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show is in a colossal 250-yard heated tent and features dinosaur exhibits as well as minerals, fossils, meteorites, jewelry, cabochons, beads, carvings, silver, gold, coins, findings, lapidary, related art, tools, equipment, rough, displays, books, and more. Retail and wholesale. ; contact Heather Grana, 235 1st Street, Keyport, NJ 07735; e-mail: Heather@EonsExpos.com; Web site: www.22ndStreet.Show

February 2017

3-5ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Placer County Fairgrounds; 800 All America City Blvd; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission: $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

9-12TUCSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, Inc., Tucson Convention Center; 260 S. Church Avenue ; Thu. 10-6, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $13 , Children 14 and under free with a paying adult; 63rd Annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® features: Exhibits from private collections and museums from around the world. Lecture series based on the theme of the Show "Mineral Treasures of the Midwest." Jr. Ed. Area that provides children with a wealth of mineral and earth science information. Sat. Night Program includes a silent auction, voice auction, slide competition, awards ceremony, and buffet. This is an event that has something for everyone, from the serious collector to the novice; minerals, jewelry, fossils, equipment, books, and more! The non-profit Tucson Gem and Mineral Society uses the proceeds from the Show to further their mission; To encourage interest and study in geology, mineralogy, lapidary, and allied earth sciences.; contact TGMS Office, P.O. Box 42588, Tucson, AZ 85733, (520)-322-5773; e-mail: tgms@tgms.org; Web site: www.tgms.org

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

10-12MELBOURNE, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Frank Cox Productions, Melbourne Auditorium; 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd.; Daily 10-5; Admission $5, Under 16 Free; Gems, Jewelry, Crystals, Minerals, Fossils, Beads. $3 entry with this listing.; contact Frank Cox, 755 S. Palm Ave. #203, Sarasota, FL 34236, (941)-954-0202; e-mail: frankcox@comcast.net; Web site: frankcoxproductions.com

11-12OAK HARBOR, WASHINGTON: 52nd annual ; Whidbey Island Gem Club, Oak Harbor Senior Center; 51 SE Jerome; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free; We are honored to be hosting local artist's rare and one of a kind jewelry. Also dealers with spectacular earth made gem's and precious mineral specimens as well as pre-cut slabs to make your own masterpiece at home. There is also a silent auction for rough material's and a spinning wheel for the kids. Watch live demonstrations and view club members exhibits. All visitor's get a free raffle ticket for door prizes. These consist of all hand made jewelry donated by club members. ; contact Keith Ludemann, (360)-675-1837; e-mail: rock9@whidbey.net

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

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

17-19SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Earl Warren Showgrounds; 3400 Calle Real; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission: $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

18-19ALBANY, NEW YORK: Annual show; New York State Museum, New York State Museum; 222 Madison Ave; Sat. 10-5; Admission $5, Children free; contact Michael Hawkins, 3140 CEC, Albany, NY 12230, (518)-486-2011; e-mail: michael.hawkins@nysed.gov; Web site: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/

24-26COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission: $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

24-26PORTLAND, OREGON: Annual show; Oregon Agate and Mineral Society, OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry); 1945 SE Water Avenue; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; Oregon Agate & Mineral Society's Annual Rock Show is a free event with Demonstrations, Displays-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, 2372 SE 46th Avenue, Portland, OR 97215; e-mail: justonemorerock@yahoo.com

25-25LAKELAND, FLORIDA: Annual show; Bone Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Society, Inc., First Presbyterian Church; 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr; Sat. 9-4:30; Adults $3, Students/Children free; adults $3, students, children and teachers free; door prizes, Spin & Win Mineral Wheel, kids' Treasure Dig, demonstrations, educational displays, silent and Chinese auctions, more than 30 dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, gifts, hobby supplies, lapidary demonstrations, wire wrapping, cabochon making.; contact Kim Price, (863)-412-9156; e-mail: IBVGMFS@gmail.com; Web site: www.bonevalley.net

25-25LAKELAND, FLORIDA: Annual show; Bone Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Soc., First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland; 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr; Sat. 9-4:30; Adults $3; Hourly Door Prizes, Spin & Win Mineral Wheel, Kids Treasure Dig, Demonstrations, Educational Displays, Silent and Chinese Auctions. Come by the club table and enter to win a special prize for you and your school. ; contact Kim Price, P.O. Box 90631, Lakeland, FL 33804, (863)-412-9156; e-mail: kprice1105@gmail.com; Web site: www.bonevalley.net

25-26JACKSON , MISSISSIPPI: Annual show; Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society , Mississippi Fairgrounds ; Trade Mart Building ; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Students $3; Gems, minerals, fossils, beads and jewelry. Educational display, free demonstration, jewelry and cabochon making, wire wrapping , Flynt Knapping, kids activities, Grand prize raffle and hourly door prizes ; contact Leslie Lane, (601)-344-8171; e-mail: rock2lanes@gmail.com; Web site: http://missgem.org

25-26VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society, Solano County Fairgrounds, Mc Cormack Hall; 900 Fairgrounds Dr.,; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $5, Children under 12 free; Artisan Dealers, over 90 tables of gems, Minerals, Crystals, jade, turquoise, amber, fossils, meteorites, beads, amber, fossils, rough rock and slabs. Silent auction, grab bags, drawing prizes. ; contact Dan Wolke, 255 Essex Way, Benicia, CA 94510, (707)-334-2950; e-mail: dncwolke@sbcglobal.net; Web site: vjgems.org

25-26PASADENA, TEXAS: Annual show; Clear Lake Gem & Mineral Society, Pasadena Convention Center; 7902 Fairmont Parkway; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $7, Students $3, Children: free; Come see and learn about rare fossils, rocks, and exquisite gems! Watch demonstrations of lapidary – the art of cutting, polishing, and engraving precious stones. Enjoy shopping with over 30 vendors who will be offering a variety including books, tools, mineral and fossil specimens, jewelry, and so much more! Kids can rock-out in our hands-on, interactive area where children of all ages can learn about geology, fossils, dinosaurs, and more! Explore, shop, and learn at the Clear Lake Gem and Mineral Society Annual Show! ; contact Sara Chelette, Houston, TX; e-mail: temp3@mflan.com; Web site: www.clgms.org

25-26PLAINVIEW, TEXAS: Annual show; Hi-Plains Gem and Mineral Society, Ollie Liner Center; 2000 S Columbia; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $3; Slabs, fossils, beads, jewelry, geode cutting, silversmith, demonstrations, silent auctions, kids wheel, snack bar; contact Bobby Shipman, 1616 Ennis St., Plainview, TX 79072, (806)-685-3748; e-mail: bobcat22@suddenlink.net

25-26SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Fort Mason Center; 2 Marina Blvd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Admission $12, Children free; Get ready for the 30th Anniversary of the San Francisco Crystal Fair. Fort Mason Center is hosting this crystal and gem extravaganza.Vendors from Asia, Europe, and Africa (as well as California artisans) will have awe-inspiring products. Minerals, gems, beads, jewelry -an amazing array of merchandise, plus for your delight and entertainment, you can meet up with healers, psychics, aura readers, and get a good massage ; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415)-383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

March 2017

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

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

3-5DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, 503-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17-19RENO, NEVADA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Reno Sparks Livestock Events Center; 1350 N Wells Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

24-26SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, South Towne Expo Center; 9575 S State St; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 1-5; Admission: $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 2017-April 2017

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

31-2PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Washington State Fair Events Center; 110 9th Ave SW; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission: $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7-9HILLSBORO, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Washington County Fairgrounds; 873 NE 34th Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission: $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14-16EUGENE, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Lane County Events Center; 796 W 13th Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission: $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

21-23SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino del Rio S; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission: $7 weekend pass, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 2017

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

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

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

August 2017

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

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

September 2017

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

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

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

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

September 2017-October 2017

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

October 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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