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March-December 2015

5-6ROBSTOWN, TEXAS: Annual show; Gulf coast Gem & Mineral Society, RM Borchard Regional Fairgrounds Bld A; 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5 , Children 12 and under free; There is a grand prize drawing on Sunday and you need not be present to win. Hourly door prizes are drawn both days. We have 28 vendors offering fossils, minerals, rough, slabs, cabs, jewelry, gems, geodes, tools, supplies, and hobby related items. We have a Kid's Wheel, Touch Table, Rock Food Table, mineral and gem identification, hourly silent auction, educational displays and more. This is our only fundraiser that supports our summer Kids Rock Camp and our college upper-classman scholarship program. ; contact Linda Simpson, 1302 Annapolis Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78415, (361)-877-5820; e-mail: rockcamp_speaker@outlook.com; Web site: www.gcgms.org

February 2016

6-7MERRITT ISLAND 32952, FLORIDA: Annual show; Central Brevard Rock and Gem Club, Kiwanis Rec Center; 951 Kiwanis Island Park Rd ; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Children Free under 11 Yrs old; This is our Symphony of Gems, our annual fundraiser for our club. There will be about 26 vendors selling rocks, slabs, minerals & specimens, finished jewelry, handcrafted silver and gold jewelry, used and new equipment, lapidary tools, beads, pearls, findings. There will be a sluice for the kids to pan for varied sized stones. A silent auction, demos for cabbing and faceting will also be available. Hourly door prizes will be given away and chances can be purchased to win a beautiful grand prize handcrafted by one of our members. We will have food trucks on site as well. There is a $1 off coupon on our website as well as in the Florida Today newspaper.; contact Roz Mestre, FL, (321) 431-0159; e-mail: roz.mestre@att.net; Web site: www.centralbrevardgems.org

6-7DULUTH, GEORGIA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show , Gwinnett Center; 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $5 Admission; Looking for a relaxing way to spend the weekend? Then shop the Intergalactic Bead Show! Intergalactic Bead Shows unites beaders, jewelry makers and enthusiasts with some of the world’s finest and rarest beads as well as precious stones, gems and finished jewelry from all over the world. Experience the world of Intergalactic Bead Shows and enjoy the luxury that only earthly treasures can bring. ; contact Shawnna Whitson; e-mail: Info@beadshows.com; Web site: Beadshows.com

12-14PORTLAND , OREGON: Annual show; Oregon Agate and Mineral Society, OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry); 1945 SE Water Avenue; Fri. 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sat. 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sun. 9:30 am-5:30 pm; Admission is Free; contact Ginny Deppa, (503) 232-0970; e-mail: ginnydeppa@gmail.com

12-21INDIO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; San Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society, Riverside County Fairgrounds & National Date Festival; Gem & Mineral Building, 82-503 Hwy 111; Daily 10 am-10 pm; Adults $9.00, Seniors $8.00, Students $7.00, Children 5 & under free; We have 16 dealers in the building featuring jewelry, beads, crystals. precious & semi-precious gemstones, mineral specimens and geodes. There are 108 displays featuring the gem, mineral and fossil collections of guest and member exhibitors. In addition demonstrations of sphere making, rock grinding and polishing, and cutting of geodes. Free polished rocks for the children. Lots of fun for adults & children alike.; contact Bert Grisham, 1029 N. 8th St., Banning, CA 92220, (951) 849-1674; e-mail: bert67@verizon.net

13-14POMPANO BEACH , FLORIDA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show , Emma Lou Olson Civic Center; 1801 N.E. 6th St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $5 Admission; Looking for a relaxing way to spend the weekend? Then shop the Intergalactic Bead Show! Intergalactic Bead Shows unites beaders, jewelry makers and enthusiasts with some of the world’s finest and rarest beads as well as precious stones, gems and finished jewelry from all over the world. Experience the world of Intergalactic Bead Shows and enjoy the luxury that only earthly treasures can bring. ; contact Shawnna Whitson; e-mail: Info@beadshows.com; Web site: Beadshows.com

13-14OAK HARBOR, WASHINGTON: 51st Sweetheart of Gems Show; Whidbey Island Gem Club, Oak Harbor Senior Center; 51 SE Jerome Street; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 9 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; Member exhibits, demonstrations, dealers, jewelry, specimens, beads, rough and finished rock and gems, slabs, a silent auction, door prizes, kid’s corner and food sales.; contact Keith Ludeman, (360) 675 1837; e-mail: rock9@whidbey.net

13-14ALBANY, NEW YORK: Annual show; capital district mineral club, New York State Museum; Empire Plaza, 222 Madison Ave; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is $5.00, Children are free; contact Michael Hawkins, (518) 486-2011; e-mail: michael.hawkins@nysed.gov

19-20CORDOVA, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, Woodland Hills; 10000 Woodland Hills Dr. ; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5; $5 Admission; Looking for a relaxing way to spend the weekend? Then shop the Intergalactic Bead Show! Intergalactic Bead Shows unites beaders, jewelry makers and enthusiasts with some of the world’s finest and rarest beads as well as precious stones, gems and finished jewelry from all over the world. Experience the world of Intergalactic Bead Shows and enjoy the luxury that only earthly treasures can bring. All shows are wholesale/retail. ; contact Shawnna Whitson; e-mail: Info@beadshows.com; Web site: Beadshows.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 Admission, Children under 11 Free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & 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

19-21KIRKWOOD, MISSOURI: Annual show; Cabin Fever Productions, Inc., Kirkwood Community Center; 111 South Geyer Road; Fri. 4-9, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Seniors/Students $2, Children free; Rocks, minerals and fossils for everyone from novice to expert collectors. Finished jewelry, loose gems and beads add sparkle to your cold, dull winter. Unusual and unique finds, including a wide variety of metaphysical items. A great family outing – bring the kids! ; contact Bruce Vick, (618)-973-7222; e-mail: cabinfeverprod@aol.com; Web site: www.cabinfeverprod.com

19-21HAMPTON, VIRGINIA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Hampton Roads Convention Center; 1610 Coliseum Drive; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students 16 and under free; 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry. Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls, books, carvings, gift items Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies Display of rocks and minerals and demonstrations of lapidary arts by the local gem and mineral society. ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

20-21LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Friends of the Museum, NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum; 4100 Dripping Springs; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; $5 Admission, Children under 5 Free ; The admission also includes entrance to all current exhibits and to the grounds of the museum which happens to be a real working farm too. There will be educational displays, jewelry repair, appraisals, children's activities and food vendors selling a nice variety of items for a snack or lunch. The majority of our exhibitors are repeat ones from the previous years. Gems and Minerals from Tasmania, Australia is returning for his second year. He was so impressed with the show and was so well received by the people from the southwest that he is coming back! He will be in the Ventanas Room. We are honored to have vendors come from near and far. Examples are Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Texas, Oregon and of course from all over our great state of New Mexico and our neighbors from Texas too.; contact Diane McMellen, 250 Cotorro Ct., Las Cruces, NM 88011, 575-522-1232; e-mail: diane@lascruceseventplanning.com ; Web site: www.lcmuseumrocks.com

20-21ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Antioch Lapidary Club, Contra Costa County Fairgrounds; 1201 West 10th Street; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults, Seniors + Students $5.00; Children under 12, scouts in uniform and active military with ID cards are admitted free. The show features Jewelry, Gems, Findings, Supplies, Auction, Grab Bags, Exhibits and hands on projects for kids. ; contact Brenda Miguel, P.O. Box 91, Antioch, CA 94509, (925) 301-6957; e-mail: brenda.miguel@yahoo.com

20-21GEORGETOWN, TEXAS: Annual show; Williamson County Gem and Mineral Society, Community Center- San Gabriel Park; 445 East Morrow Street, P O Box 82472; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults + Seniors $3.00, Students/Youth 6-12- $2.00, Children under 6- Free!; Rollin Rock Club Meeting Sunday Feb 21,2016 9 A.M. We will have a food concession the whole shiw; contact Bill Medford, Georgetown, TX 78628, (512) 930-2768; Web site: wcgms.org

20-21MESA, ARIZONA: Show and sale; Apache Junction Rock and Gem Club, Skyline High School Gymnasium; 845 South Crismon Road; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $3 Admission, $1 Students, Children Free; Apache Junction Rock and Gem Club 50th Annual Jewelry, Gem and Rock Show Plenty of free parking in the south parking lot (Cross-streets Southern and Crismon) One mile north of the Route-60 Freeway Exit-192 Activities for kids and Food service Dealers will be selling jewelry, gems, beads, opals, purple jade, cabochons, slabs, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry-making supplies and equipment. Included will be a raffle, a great silent auction, hourly door-prizes, a gem-tree-making activity for all ages, and a free egg-carton rock collection for kids; contact Phil Gadd, 503-705-3933; e-mail: mmpdg16@msn.com; Web site: www.ajrockclub.com

20-21PLAINVIEW, TEXAS: Annual show; Hi Plains Gem & Mineral Society, Ollie Liner Center; Buisness I-27 South; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $3, Student/Children $1; contact Charles Mooney, (806)-292-8359; e-mail: Charlesmooney@gmail.com

26-28GOLDEN, COLORADO: Annual show; Denver Gem and Mineral Guild, Jefferson County Fairgrounds; W 6th & Indiana; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Fine jewelry, wire wrapping, Fossils, gemstones, opal, minerals, lapidary rough, cabochons and more. Educational display cases, mineral grab bags and door prizes. ; contact Joe Payne, (303)-783-0221; e-mail: jgpayne007@outlook.com

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

27-27LLANO, TEXAS: Show; Friends of the Llano Red Top Jail, Llano County Community Center; 2249 Ranch Road 152; Sat. 8-6; Free Admission; This fun, educational and free public event is for Prospectors, Rockhounds, Treasure Hunters, and Metal Detecting enthusiasts to get together, to share ideas and experiences. Gold panning, metal detector and rockhound demo's and lessons.; contact Frank Rowell, 805 Berry St., Llano , TX 78643, 1-325-248-1067; e-mail: frank@enchantedrocksandjewelry.com

27-27LAKELAND, FLORIDA: Annual show; Imperial Bone Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Soc., Inc., First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland; 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr; Sat. 9-4:30; $3 Admission , Students/ Children Free Admission, Free; Door prizes, spin & win mineral wheel, kids' treasure dig, demonstrations, educational displays, silent and Chinese auctions, 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

27-28BOISE, IDAHO: Annual show; Idaho Gem Club, Expo Idaho; 5610 North Glenwood Street; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $4, Children 12 & under free; contact Brent Stewart, (208) 342 1151; e-mail: rocksbybrent@gmail.com

27-28VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society, Solano County Fairgrounds, Mc Cormack Hall; 900 Fairgrounds Drive, ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $5 Admission, Children under 12 free; Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society presents its annual "Spring Bling". Jade, turquoise, amber, fossils, opals, minerals specimens, beads, crystals, silver jewelry, rough rocks, slabs, demonstrations, prize drawings; contact Dan Wolke, VGMS 900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo, CA 94589, 707 334-2950; e-mail: dncwolke@sbcglobal.net; Web site: vjgems.org

27-29SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Fort Mason Center ; 2 Marina Blvd., (at Buchanan); Sat. 10 am-6 pm; Adults$8, Children 12 and under are Free!; There is an amazing event taking place at Fort Mason in San Francisco. It\'s the Great San Francisco Crystal Fair. On the weekend of February 27-28, you\'ll find the Fort Mason Conference Center filled with gems and jewelry and crystals of all shapes and sizes. Each booth, and there are many, will tantalize and tempt you with beautiful shapes and colors. Included among this array, are some very fascinating metaphysical healers. Crystal healers, aura readers, pendulum dowsers, massage practitioners, and other purveyors of arcane arts. Sure to entertain you and help you to see beyond the veil, as it were. Here are the vitals. The 29th Annual San Francisco Crystal Fair February 27-28 Fort Mason Center, Building A 2 Marina Blvd. at Buchanan, San Francisco (415) 383-7837 Website: www.crystalfair.com Hours: Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-4 Admission $8.00 ( Children 12 and under free) Come and enjoy this amazing event. You\'ll be glad you did.; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

March 2016

4-5COLVILLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Panorama Gem and Mineral Club, Stevens County Fairgrounds; Columbia Avenue; Fri. 8:30-6, Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; contact Bill Allen, 509 935 8779 or 509 936 2446; e-mail: sagostore2@plix.com

4-6NEWARK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mineral & Gem Society of Castro Valley, Newark Pavilion; 6430 Thornton Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6, Free Admission for children under 13; 40 Dealers selling jewelry, gemstones, minerals, fossils, beads, faceted stones, books, tools. Visit fluorescent room, exhibits, demonstration room, kids spin Wheel, geode splitting. Participate in live auction, raffle, door prizes. ; contact Elizabeth Milam, 1176 Thiel Road, Hayward, CA 94544-6319, (510)-732-6717; e-mail: solidcedar@comcast.net; Web site: www.MGSCV.org

4-6NEWARK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; MGSCV - Mineral & Gem Society of Castro Valley, Newark Pavilion; 6430 Thornton Ave.; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission $6 /3 day pass, Children under 13 Free, w/adult; Local Irvington District Fossils. Large Fluorescent Mineral display. GIA Gem Identification. No.CA Geological Society Rock ID. 40+ Dealers. 40+ Exhibits. Live Demonstrations. Geode Splitting. Kid\'s Spinning Wheel. Opal Pendant Raffle. Live Auction. Door Prizes. Free Parking. School tours welcome, scheduled on Friday from 9:30am.; contact Cathy Miller, 20948-A Corsair Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545, (510) 305-4196; e-mail: showchair@mgscv.org; Web site: mgscv.org

4-6RICHMOND IN. , INDIANA: Annual show; Eastern Indiana Gem & Geological Society, Wayne co Fairgrouds; 861 N. Salisbury Rd.; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-4:00 pm; $5.00, $3.00, $1.00, under 7 free; Jewelry, Fossils Minerals , Silent Auction, Displays, Demonstrators, Children\'s Activities, Food Available Over 29 Dealers & Demonstrators, Scouts in uniform -free!; contact Judy Burton, 912 Kent Lane, Troy , OH 45373, (937) 339-1966; e-mail: jleeburton@woh.rr.com

4-6DEL 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; $7 Admission, Children under 11 Free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, 503-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

5-6ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Monroia Rockhounds, L.A. Arboretum, Ayres Hall; 301 N. Baldwin Ave; Sat. 9:00 am-4:30 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-4:30 pm; Admission is Free!; Admission FREE with paid admission to the Arboretum. Free tumbled stone for each guest. Over 20 Dealers, Display Cases, Geode Cracking, Kid's Corner, Teacher's Resource Center, Treasure Wheel, Raffle Prizes and our famous $2.00 Grab Bag and we will identify the rocks for you.; contact Jo Anna Ritchey, 224 Oaks Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016, (626) 359-1624; e-mail: joannaritchey@gmail.com; Web site: www.moroks.com

5-6NEWARK, DELAWARE: Annual show; Delaware Mineralogical Society, Delaware Technical & Community College- Stanton; 400 Stanton-Christiana Road ; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $6.00, Seniors $5.00, Students $4.00, Children are Free w. adult; 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 Wayne Urion, (302) 998-0686; e-mail: wurion@aol.com ; Web site: www.delminsociety.org

5-6ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON: Annual show; East KingCo Rock Club, Pickering Barn; 1730-10th Avenue NW; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is free; contact Cindy Smith, PO Box 2203, Redmond, WA 98073; e-mail: cndysmith@gmail.com

5-6MERIDEN, CONNETICUT: Annual show; Lapidary & Mineral Society of Central Connecticut, Maloney High School; 121 Gravel Street; Sat. 9:30-5:, Sun. 10-4; $5 Admission, Children under 12 free; Our 45th Annual Show & Sale features minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, meteorites, crystals, 17 Vendors plus Wholesale Dealer, educational exhibits, beads, lapidary supplies, lapidary demonstrations, wire wrapping, free kids games and activities, hourly door prize drawings, food & refreshments available, and a free mineral and free ticket for Grand Prize Drawing with each paid admission. Free admission for Scouts in uniform! ; contact Rich Kupisz, LMSCC, P.O. Box 476, Meriden, CT 06450; e-mail: MeridenMineralClub@gmail.com; Web site: www.LMSCC.org

5-6VENTURA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Ventura Gem & Mineral Society, Ventura County Fairgrounds; 10 W Harbor Blvd; Sat. 10-5; Free Admission ; Over 50 exhibits of gems, minerals, fossils & lapidary arts; on-going demos of jewelry-making & lapidary; door prizes & silent auctions; flea market & plant sale; 16 dealers; children's activities. A So-Cal family tradition for 54 years!; contact Diane Cook, P.O. Box 1573, Ventura, CA 93002, 8053128467; e-mail: info@VGMS.org; Web site: www.vgms.org

5-6ROBSTOWN, TEXAS: Annual show; Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society, Richard M Borchard Regional Fairgrounds; 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd., Exhibit Hall A; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5 , Free Admission for children under 12 and uniformed scouts and leaders; 54th annual show. Free parking. Enjoy hourly door prize drawings, raffle, grand Prize drawing, touch table, mineral & gem identification, silent auction, kids wheel of rocks, educational displays, fluorescent rocks, and the rock food table. Visit vendors of rocks, minerals, slabs, cabochons, fossils, rough, gemstones, jewelry, tools, geodes, books, amber, petrified wood, agates, and much more. ; contact Linda Simpson, 1302 Annapolis Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78415, 361-877-5820; e-mail: rockcamp_speaker@outlook.com; Web site: www.gcgms.org

5-6CALDWELL , IDAHO: Annual show; Owyhee Gem & Mineral Society, O'Conner Fieldhouse; 2200 Blaine ; Sat. 10 -6, Sun. 10 -5 ; $4 Admisison, Children under 11 free admission ; The Show will have dealers, demonstrators, door prizes, show cases, black light display, silent auction, with a sand dig, and grab bags for the kids.; contact Darell Ehlers, 1301 Anderson Corner Rd, Parma, ID 83660; e-mail: ddehlers@fmtc.com; Web site: owyheerocks.com

5-6DEPERE, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Weis Earth Science Museum, The Marq; 3177 French Road; Sat. 10 -5 , Sun. 10 -4 ; Admission $2, Children under 12 free; Dealers, demonstrations, displays, door prizes, kid's activities & continuous silent auction.; contact Joanne Kluessendorf, 1478 Midway Rd., Menasha, WI 54952, (920)-832-0125; e-mail: joanne.kluessendorf@uwc.edu; Web site: www.weismuseum.org

5-6CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, Cabarrus Arena & Events Center; 4751 NC- 49; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4-$5, Children free; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. ; contact Shawnna Whitson , (888)-729-6904; Web site: http://beadshows.com

5-6WHEATON, ILLINOIS: Annual show; ESCONI (Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois, DuPage County Fairgrounds Annex Building; 2015 Manchester Rd.; Sat. 10 -5 ; Free Admission; Dealers in gems, minerals, agates, crystals, fossils, jewelry and more, live and silent auctions, demonstrations, museum and member exhibits, book sale, juniors booth, kids corner, geode splitting, and door prizes. ; contact Jeff Lord, (224)-231-7301; e-mail: jlord83@yahoo.com; Web site: www.esconi.org

10-13DEMING, NEW MEXICO: Show and sale; Deming Gem & Mineral Society, Inc., SWNM Fairgrounds, Deming; 4200 Raymond Reed Blvd.; Thu. 9 -5 , Fri. 9 -5 , Sat. 9 -5 , Sun. 9-5 ; Free Admission; 51st Annual Rockhound Roundup Gem & Mineral Show and sale. Rock related items and jewelry, guided field trips, displays, demonstrations, spinning wheel, geode cutting, children's corner, silent and live auctions, door prizes, cash raffle: contact Carol Duncan; contact Carol Duncan, P.O. Box 1459, Deming, NM 88031, 575-956-5144; e-mail: thedgms@gmail.com; Web site: thedgms.com

11-13SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Annual show; Exhibit Group International, Embassy Suite Hotel; 7750 Briaridge Drive; Fri. 11-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $3 Admission ; Large gem stone beads, jade jewelry, fine jewelry, sterling silver jewelry, beads supply, pewter finding, accessory gift a lot more, beads class available.; contact john su, 13337 SOUTH ST#633, cerritos, CA 90703, 2146631740; e-mail: egi168@hotmail.com; Web site: www.egishows.com

11-13VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Victor Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Stoddard Wells Tailgate; 12 miles NE of I-15 along Stoddard Wells Rd.(maintained dirt road)., 7 miles NE of Dale Evans Pkwy.(follow green ; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission ; 40th Annual Rockhound Tailgate held below the Verde Antique Marble quarry mountain. DRYcamping Vendor spaces are FREE, first come basis (NO holding of spaces for others or competing with Club's fundraising food and drink booth).40-60 vendors of rough, slabbed, cabbed and finished handcrafted jewelry, to mineral and fossil specimens,findings,equipment and more! Great outdoor event for families. Field Trip on Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm for various local marble varieties and silent auctions mid day Sat and Sun. Porta-potties on site by 11am on Thurs. 3/10. Club bake, snack and drink booth together with vendor donations support this annual event. For more info visit club website: www.vvgmc.org for map, area pics and 2016 flier to circulate. Or call clubhouse at (760) 243-2330 1-5pm W,Th,St.Sun. Rain or shine (wind or snow) we'll BE there! ; contact Brett Ward, CA 92345, (760) 954-4323; e-mail: bretts88@verizon.net; Web site: www.vvgmc.org

11-13PLEASANTON , CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Alameda County Fairgrounds; 4501 Pleasanton Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 Admission, Children under 11 Free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, 503-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

11-13AUGUSTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Aiken Gem, Mineral & Fossil Society and Augusta Gem and Mineral Society, Julian Smith Casino; 2200 Broad St. ; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; $3 Admission, Children under 12 free; 28th Annual Aiken-Augusta Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show - Vendors that offer a wife variety of jewelry, rare fossils and mineral specimens, gems of all colors shapes & sizes, lapidary and much more. Club Member Show Cases, Lapidary Demonstrations, Educational Resources, Membership booth where you can talk about becoming a club member, Grab Bags, Treasure Dig, Geode Cutting and Mineral Panning. Hourly Door Prizes and a Grand Prize that will be awarded at the end of the Show on Sunday. ; contact Chris Glass, GA, 706-284-9239; Web site: www.agams.club and www.aikengmfs.org

11-13SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Annual show; Exhibit Group International Inc, Embassy Suite Hotel; 7750 Briaridge drive; Fri. 11-06, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $3 Admission; Large selection gem stone beads, sterling silver Jewelry, fine jade, fine diamond, fine jewelry, pewter finding, jewelry making supply, bead's jewelry making class etc.; contact John So, 13337 South street #633, cerritos, CA 90703, 2146631740; e-mail: egi168@hotmail.com; Web site: www.egishows.com

11-13HILLSBORO, OREGON: Annual show; Tualatin Valley Rock & Gem Club, Washington County Fair Complex; 873 NE 34th Ave ; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $1, Children under 12 free; Dealers, raffle prizes, door prizes, silent auction, kids corner, Demonstrations, display cases and hands-on table.; contact Rose Jackson, (503)-349-7418; e-mail: 1jeweledrose@gmail.com; Web site: tvrgc.org

11-13KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Annual show; Shows of Integrity, KCI Expo; 11730 Ambassador DR; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Children ages 5-12 $3; contact Terry James, 18362 S Hwy 78, Leonard, TX 75452, (903)-815-5957; e-mail: t_james78@hotmail.com; Web site: www.kcgemshow.org

12-12SKOKIE, ILLINOIS: 67th Annual Silent Auction of Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, and Lapidary Treasures; Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society, St. Peter's United Church of Christ gymnasium; 8013 Laramie (across the street from the public library at Oakton); Sat. 6 -9 ; Free Admission; Fun for the entire family! Bid on rocks, minerals, fossils, geodes, handmade jewelry, slabs, cabochons, books, magazines and more. First table closes at 6:30 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Jeanine N. Mielecki, (312) 623-1554 ; contact Jeanine N. Mielecki, (773)-774-2054; e-mail: jaynine9@aol.com; Web site: www.chicagorocks.org

12-13ANTHEM , ARIZONA: Annual show; Daisy Mountain Rock and Mineral Club, Boulder Creek High School; 40404 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Admission $3, Students/Seniors $2, Free Admission for children; Gems, minerals, beads, jewelry, fossils, fluorescent, wire-wrapping, geodes, raffles, kids events; contact Ed Winbourne, 1717 West Medinah Court, Anthem, AZ 85086, (978)-460-1528; e-mail: ewinbourne@gmail.com

12-13FILER, IDAHO: Annual show; Magic Valley Gem Club, Twin Falls County Fairgrounds; 215 Fair Avenue; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $2, Children under 12 free if accompanied by an adult; Demonstrations and Displays by: Herrett’s Museum, Hagerman Fossil Beds, Snake River Gold Prospector’s Association and Kemmerer Wyoming Fossil Society. 10 dealers, silent auctions, door prizes, lapidary demonstrations, 56 display cases, hands-on mineral table, educational exhibits, black light room, sand dig for gems, dollar wheel of fortune, wheel of fortune, grand prize drawing. ; contact Shirley Metts, (208) 423 4827; e-mail: rmetts@magicvalleygemclub.org

12-13SPRECKELS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Salinas Valley Rock and Gem Club, Spreckels Vets Hall; 5th and Llano Streets; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $2.00, Children are free w/adult!; silent auction, demonstrators, gems, crystals, jewelry, minerals, fossils, dealers, craft supplies, beads, fluorescent and member displays, snack bar and free hourly door prizes; contact Gary Beck; e-mail: garybeckpca@yahoo.com; Web site: salinasrockandgem.com

12-13WEST BEND, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Kettle Moraine Geological Society, Washington County Fair Park & Convention Center; 3000 Hwy. PV; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Children under 12 Free; Come and see geological and earth science displays, demonstrations, minerals, fossils, Native American artifacts, and our fluorescent rock and mineral display. There are special speakers ,club sales, as well as rock and mineral dealer\'s sales. Fun and activities for the entire family. Visit, KMGSrocks.com; contact Richard Rosenberger, 245 Meadowside Ct. , Pewaukee, WI 53072, (262) 691-3130; e-mail: rosenber.w@sbcglobal.net; Web site: KMGSrocks.com

12-13KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON: Annual show; Rock and Arrowhead Club , Klamath County Fairgrounds; 3531 South 6th Street; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $2 Admission, 12 and under free; contact Marvin Stump, POB 1803, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, 541 882 8341

12-13TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mother Lode Mineral Society, Stanislaus Fairgrounds; 900 N Broadway, ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $6 Admission, Free Admission for children; 50th Anniversary! 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.; contact Bud & Terry McMillin, 1717 Oakdale Rd Ste O, Modesto, CA 95350, 209-524-3494; e-mail: bud.mcmillin.b7yj@statefarm.com; Web site: www.turlockgemshow.com

12-13CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; North Jersey Mineralogical Society, Pope John II Center; 775 Valley Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $5 Admission, Seniors $4; Our 27th Annual Show! All Indoors. Free Parking. Over 25 dealers featuring Rocks, Minerals, Gemstones, Crystals, Fossils, Polished/Lapidary Products, Jewelry, and Much More!!! One of the most anticipated and finest shows in the NorthEast!; contact Jeff Wilson, 14 Beach Drive, Montague, NJ 07827, 973-293-7911 (Do Not Publish); e-mail: buckwood4@yahoo.com; Web site: www.nojms.webs.com

12-13KALISPELL, MONTANA: Annual show; Northwest Montana Rock Chucks, Flathead County Fairgrounds; Grandstand Building, 265 North Meridian Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $1 Admission , Free Admission for children ; contact Lloyd Fager, (608)-436-0780; e-mail: oldgrayelf@sbcglobal.net

12-13SAN 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 under 6 free; 55th Annual Fiesta of Gems. 28 dealers with minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, club exhibits, silent auction, children's games, hourly and grand prize.; contact Robert Bowie, 1324 kings point drive, canyon lake, TX 78133, (210)-860 2830; e-mail: krbotx@gvtc.com; Web site: www.swgemandmineral.org

12-13WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, West Palm Beach Event Hall; 2223 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4-$5, Free Admission; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. ; contact Shawnna Whitson, (888)-729-6904; Web site: http://beadshows.com

12-13WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; S.E.W.G.S, Waukesha Expo; 1000 Northview Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4; Admissio $3, Free Admission for children; Free Meteorites to all kids 12 and under. You will find Rough rock, Minerals, Jewelry and much more. Cabochon cutting demonstrations and door prizes.; contact Damon Essig, 1243 Thrush Ln, Waukesha , WI 53189, (262)-349-6233; e-mail: Damonessig@yahoo.com

12-13SAN MARINO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Pasadena Lapidary Society, San Marino Masonic Center; 3130 Huntington Drive; Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 10 -5 ; Free Admission; Pasadena Lapidary Society’s 58th annual Tournament of Gems show features gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry displays, vendors, silent auction, raffle prizes, demonstrations, fun education for kids.; contact Marcia Goetz, CA, (626)-260-7239; e-mail: joenmar1@verizon.net; Web site: www.pasadenalapidarysociety.org

12-13MACOMB, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Geodeland Earth Science Clubs, Inc, Western Illinois University Student Union; Murray Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Gem, mineral, fossil, and jewelry dealers, lapidary & jewelry demonstrations, silent auction, activities for kids. Featuring Calcite from private and dealer collections.; contact J.C. Moore, (309)-231-1952; e-mail: jcmoore3rd@gmail.com; Web site: www.geodeland.com/

12-13OLD BETHPAGE, NEW YORK: Annual show; Island Rockhounds, Inc., Old Bethpage Village Restoration Exhibition Hall; 1303 Round Swamp Road ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6, Children free; Our show will include vendors selling a variety of gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry and other rock related items. We also feature demonstrations, local museum displays and discussions, rock identification, childrens games, a scavenger hunt, geode cracking, do it yourself mini fossil dig and more. ; contact Janice Kowalski, (516)-319-8883; e-mail: islandrockhounds@hotmail.com; Web site: islandrockhounds.org

18-19JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, UNF University Center; 12000 Alumni Drive; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5; Adults $4-$5, Children free; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. ; contact Shawnna Whitson, (888)-729-6904; Web site: http://beadshows.com

18-20ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; M.A.G.M.A., Camp Stephens; Camp Stephens , 28806; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Numerous indoor vendors with a wide selection of gems, minerals and fossils from North Carolina and around the world. The best show in North Carolina! There are also numerous vendors set up outdoors as well, weather permitting. See you there!; contact Richard Jacquot, PO Box 542, Leicester, NC 28748, (828)-779-4501; e-mail: rick@wncrocks.com; Web site: www.americanrockhound.com

18-20JACKSON, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Michigan Gem and Mineral Society, Jackson County Fairgrounds American One Event Center; 200 W. Ganson St.; Fri. 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $4, Seniors $2, Students $1, Children under 5 are free ; The Michigan Gem & Mineral Society annual show at the Jackson County Fairgrounds American One Event Center, 200 W. Ganson St., Jackson, MI, presents, \"May the Quartz Be With You\" on March 18th, 19th, & 20th 2016. Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Adults $4, Seniors $2, Students $1, Under 5 free. http://www.mgmsrockclub.com Many activities for kids, over 20 dealers and demonstrators. Gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, raffle, exhibits, displays, lapidary supplies, door prize drawings, and 3 days of silent auctions. School groups and organizations are welcome to attend. For Information & Questions Contact Sally Hoskin at: (517) 522-3396 info@mgmsrockclub.com ; contact Sally Hoskin, P.O. Box 633, Michigan Center, MI 49254, (517) 522-3396; e-mail: info@mgmsrockclub.com; Web site: http://www.mgmsrockclub.com/

18-20SPANISH FORK, UTAH: Annual Rock and Gem Show ; Timpanogos Gem and Mineral Society, Spanish Fork Fair Grounds; 475 South Main Street; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; free; contact Karl Powell, 801 319 6115; e-mail: timpanogosrock@gmail.com

18-20ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Alb. Gem & Mineral Club, Expo NM State Fairgrounds; 300 San Pedro NE; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $3 Admission, Children under 13 Free; 47th Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral, Jewelry Expo held at Creative Arts Center at NM Expo State Fairgrounds. Enter Gate 3 at San Pedro & Copper. Friday is DOLLAR DAY. Door prizes, raffle prizes, silent auctions, junior table, mineral displays, 53 dealers, gems, minerals, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, tools. ; contact Paul Hlava, PO Box 13718, Albuquerque, NM 87192, 505-265-4178; e-mail: paulhlava@q.com; Web site: www.agmc.info

18-20ROME, GEORGIA: Annual show; Rome Georgia Mineral Society, The Forum; 301 Tribune St, 311 E 4th St; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Free Admission; Minerals, gems, fossils, meteorites, jewelry, and Crystals for sale. Lapidary rough. Free mineral and fossil ID, door prizes, and exhibits! Free registration for grand prize – Celestine geode from Madagascar! ; contact Jose Santamaria, 311 E 4th St, Rome, GA 30161, (678)-488-9560; e-mail: rogams.show@gmail.com; Web site: http://rogams.wordpress.com/gem-and-mineral-show/

18-20RICHMOND, VIRGINIA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Richmond Raceway Complex; 600 E Laburnum Avenue; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students 16 and under free; Vendors from across the United States bring a variety of merchandise. Their items include 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry. Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls, mineral specimens, rocks, crystals. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs on site. Display of Virginia rocks and minerals and of dinosaur bones by the Richmond Gem and Mineral Society. ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

19-19MIDDLEBORO, MASSACHUSETTS: Auction; Southeastern Mass Mineral Club, Mitchell Memorial Club Inc; 29 Elm ST, 29 Elm ST; Sat. 10-3:30; Free Admission; 50/50 Raffle , Free Food , Silent Auction Tables , Free Gift Bag for Kids !; contact Alan Holmes, 72 Spring ST, 72 Spring ST, Hanson, MA 02341, 781-447-1174; e-mail: Maverick323839@comcast.net; Web site: SEMMC

19-19BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA: Festival; Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC), BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center; 10503 N. Oak Hills Pkwy.; Sat. 9 -4 ; Adults $5, Children $4; Rockin' at the Swamp - connecting people to nature... from the ground up! Join us for our 7th annual Rockin' at the Swamp, a day-long, family-fun celebration of rocks, minerals, gemstones, and fossils. Event components: Rockhound Market - vendors selling rock & mineral specimens, cabs, gemstone jewelry; Rockin' Info Booths - learn about Louisiana geology, stone tools, minerals in our everyday lives, and more; Treasure Trail - take a nature walk while collecting samples of 16 gemstones on a special collectors card; "Gold" Mine - hunt for the perfect pyrite specimen; Rock Climbing Wall - climb to new heights!; Stone Crafts - make & take pet rocks and pebble critters; Geode Cutting Station - take a chance with a pre-cut geode or pick your own to be cut right before your eyes; facepainting; Rock Wall of Fame - learn about the world's most famous rocks; Rock Records display - see examples of the world's rock record holders (oldest, hardest, most common, etc.); food vendors; facepainting; and more! ; contact Claire Coco, 10503 N. Oak Hills Pkwy., Baton Rouge, LA 70810, (225)-757-8905; e-mail: ccoco@brec.org; Web site: www.brec.org/swamp

19-20COTTONWOOD, ARIZONA: Annual show; CKM Productions, LLC, Mingus Union High School; 1801 East Fir Street ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $3, Children under 12 free admission ; The Annual Cottonwood Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show and Sale. Vendors from across the region will be offering unique and interesting mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, findings, beads, fossils, and cutting material at competitive prices. Many of our artisans have created original jewelry designs, and our gem and mineral vendors will have specimens on display in both the rough and cut-and-polished states. Food will be provided throughout the show by the Mingus Union High School Theatre Club. This is a fun and educational event the entire family will enjoy. ; contact Greg Capatch, 106 Vista Bonita Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336, (928)-554-4615; e-mail: gregcapatch@yahoo.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/CKMProductionsLLC/

19-20SAYRE, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club Inc., Athens Twp. Volunteer Fire Co. Hall; 211 Herrick Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $3.00, $1.00, under 8 free; 47th Annual Show. Club members exhibits, museum exhibits, lapidary demonstrations, door prizes. Kids scavenger hunt. Kids mini mine. Fluorescent show. Geode cutting. Dealers selling minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary. ; contact Bob McGuire, PA, 570-928-9238; e-mail: uvbob@epix.net; Web site: www.chehannarocks.com

19-20MISSOULA, MONTANA: Annual Rock and Gem Show - Gem Stones of Montana; Hellgate Mineral Society, Hilton Garden Inn; 2730 North Reserve Street; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; $2 Admission, Children under 14 Free ; Dealers, Silent Auction Raffle, etc; contact Bob Riggs, 406 543 3667; e-mail: robert.riggs3@gmail.com

19-20LEMOORE , CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Lemoore Gem and Mineral Club, Trinity Hall; 470 Champion St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission ; Annual Show for the Lemoore Gem and Mineral Club. The Show will feature Gem and Minerals from around the world. There will be vendors with rock rough, slabs, polished cabs, fossils, tools, jewelry, beads and gems. There will be demonstrations of rock cutting and wire wrapping. We will have club displays and kids activities. Door prizes every hour, Raffle prizes available. ; contact Chris Wertenberger, P.O. Box 443 , Lemoore, CA 93245, (559)309-3433; e-mail: kim-morrell@hotmail.com; Web site: Lemoore Gem and Mineral Club on Facebook

19-20NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; Connecticut Valley Mineral Club, Clarion Hotel and Conference Center; 1 Atwood Drive; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $5 Admission ; Free mineral specimen for children ; contact Lee Champigny, 413-320-9741; e-mail: pullg4fun@gmail.com; Web site: www.westernmassmineralshow.com

19-20DOTHAN, ALABAMA: Annual show; Dothan Gem and Mineral Club, Houston County Farm Center; 1701 East Cottonwood Road; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission ; Minerals, gems, fossils, lapidary rough, beads, and handcrafted items such as jewelry and knapped knives. Door prizes, silent auction, kid grab bags. ; contact Jeff DeRoche, 121 W. Crawford St., Dothan, AL 36301, (334)-673-3554; e-mail: arlambert@comcast.net; Web site: www.wiregrassrockhounds.com

19-20CHAMBERSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Franklin County Rock and Mineral Club, Hamilton Heights Elementary School; 1589 Johnson Road ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children under 12 free; Jewelry, gemstones, minerals, fossils, displays demonstrations, and door prizes. ; contact Matt Elden, (717)-331-0526; e-mail: fcrmc1978@gmail.com

19-20SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; North Seattle Lapidary & Mineral Club, Lake City Community Center; 12531 28th Ave. NE; Sat. 10 -5 , Sun. 10 -5 ; Free Admission; Featuring WA state gemstone, petrified wood. Huge activities table for juniors.; contact Susan Gardner, 15428 62nd Ave. NE, Kenmore, WA 98028, (425)-483-2295; e-mail: sgardner3@mindspring.com; Web site: www.NorthSeattleRockClub.org

25-27SPOKANE, WASHINGTON: 57th Annual Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show - Honoring our Armed Forces; Rock Rollers of Spokane Washington, Spokane County Fair & Expo Center; n.604 Havana ; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm , Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, Seniors $5, Children 12 and under free; Over 40 dealers, 60 display cases, fossils, crystals, gemstones, minerals, handcrafted jewelry, lapidary supplies and demonstrations, hourly door prizes, youth activities, grand prize. ; contact Vonnie Dillon, (509) 951-8173; e-mail: showchair@rockrollers.org

25-27SANDY, 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 Admission, Children under 11 Free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, 503-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

26-27ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Roseville Rock Rollers Gem and Mineral Society, Roseville (Placer County) Fairgrounds; 800 All America City Blvd ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $6 Admission, Seniors $5 Admission, Children under 12; This is a very large Gem and Mineral Show, rain or shine!!! A fantastic educational family event!! Something intriguing for everyone! Over 55+ vendors featuring: Minerals, Crystals, Gemstones, Metal Detectors, Mining Equipment and Supplies, Locally mined Gold, Fine quality Nugget Jewelry, Gold Panning – take home REAL GOLD, Fossils, Meteorites, Polished Stones, Brilliant Ethiopian Opal, World Class Mineral Specimens, Fluorescent Minerals, Handcrafted Jewelry, Lapidary Equipment and Supplies, Tourmaline, Gold, Sunstones. "Kids Education Station" a special interactive educational kids area. Lapidary demonstrations - Silent Auctions. Also, we bring the Museum to you!! - with over 35 Unique Exhibits - Raffle Prizes - Hourly Door Prizes - Fabulous Food!! Open House in our Lapidary shop on the Fairgrounds – A full day of fun - event goes on Rain or Shine! The Roseville Rock Rollers Gem and Mineral Society is a nonprofit 501C, all proceeds support our year-round education center on the fairgrounds. A full day of fun!; 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

26-27BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON: 54th Anuall Rock and Gem Show; Mt. Baker Rock and Gem Club, Bloedel Donovan Community Center; 2214 Electric Avenue; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Features will include fine jewelry, rocks, minerals, fossils, gems, numerous educational and entertaining exhibits, club sales of club members' rock finds, fluorescent light show, gold panning and other rock related exhibits, dealers, door prizes, scholastic raffle, on-going silent auctions, food service, lapidary in the club's on-site shop, special activities for kids, and more.; contact Lori Nettles, 360 961 7873; e-mail: lorinhardy@yahoo.com; Web site: www.mtbakerrockclub.org

26-27SWEET HOME, OREGON: 68th Annual Gem and Mineral Show - Picture Rock; Sweet Home Rock and Mineral Society, Sweet Home High School Gym; 1641 Long Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission 50 cents; contact Ed Anderson, 541 944 2124; e-mail: ela4rocks@gmail.com

26-27SWEET HOME, OREGON: 68th Annual Gem and Mineral Show - Picture Rock; Sweet Home Rock and Mineral Society, Sweet Home High School Gym; 1641 Long Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission 50 cents; contact Ed Anderson, 541 944 2124; e-mail: ela4rocks@gmail.com

26-27ANGELS CAMP, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Calaveras Gem & Mineral Society, Calaveras County Fairgrounds; 101 Frogtown Rd., Off Hwy 49; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Children under 12 free; Calaveras Gem & Jewelry 40th Anniversay Show. Amazing displays, vendors and super raffle! Free demonstrations, silent auctions, treasure hunt, kids area. Great fun!; contact Lynn Becker, PO Box 151, Twain Harte, CA 95383, (209)-586-2144; e-mail: beckerbk@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.calaverasgemandmineral.org

April 2016

1-2ADA, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Ada Gem, Mineral & Fossil Club, Ada, Oklahoma; Pontotoc County Agri-Plex, Main Building 1- N.E. Corner of St. Hiwy 99 & Richardson Bypass; Fri. 8 -6 , Sat. 9 -5 ; Free Admission; The Show will feature various demonstrations; displays of fluorescent rocks, minerals and fossils; lapidary and jewelry. Silent auctions of materials , donated by dealers and club members, will be held hourly. Special kids' events; the fossil dig, the petting zoo, the spinning wheel and grab bags.; contact Ed Vermillion, P.O. Box 782, Purcell, OK 73080, 405-527-6431; e-mail: okieed42@windstream.net; Web site: www.freewebs.com/agmfc/index.htm

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

1-3HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA: 46th annual show; Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Hickory Metro Convention Center; 1960 13th Ave Dr, Interstate 40-exit 125; Fri. 9 -6 , Sat. 9 -6 , Sun. 10 -5 ; Adults/Seniors $5, Students/Children free admission; Club exhibits, feature exhibit NC emeralds, hourly door prizes, kiddie corner, mini mine. Grand door prize. ; contact Baxter Leonard, 2510 Rolling Ridge Dr, Hickory, NC 28602, (828)-320-4028; e-mail: gailandbaxter@aol.com

1-3RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Tar Heel Gem & Mineral Club, Kerr Scott bldg, NC Fairgrounds; Blue Ridge Road; Fri. 3-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Club sponsored - Silent Auction. Rocks, fossils, gems, jewelry), Geode, Demonstration, Hospitality. Grab bags, rock candy, door prize tickets, club info, t-shirt sales. Interested in becoming a dealer at this show? Please email the chairperson for more information.; contact Cyndy Hummel, (919)-779-6220; e-mail: mchummel@mindspring.com; Web site: tarheelclub.org

1-3PUYALLUP, 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; $7 Admission, Children under 11 Free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & 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

1-3LOVELAND, COLORADO: Annual show; Fort Collins Rockhounds, The Ranch; Larimer County Fairgrounds, McKee Building; Fri. 4-8, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $4 Admission/ $7 3 day Admission , Students 12-18 with ID $1, Children under 12 free; This year’s exhibits feature Jade and Jasper. Metro State University will host a hands-on rock identification educational experience. Door prizes, mineral specimen grab bag sales, children's activity table, demonstrations and the silent auction are ongoing. Gem and mineral dealers sell everything from rockhounding equipment and ore-grade specimens to fine jewelry and stone beads. ; contact Dee Spaulding, 2506 Pear Court, Fort Collins, CO 80521, (970)-493-6168; e-mail: fcrockhounds@yahoo.com; Web site: www.fortcollinsrockhounds.org

1-3SALISBURY, MARYLAND: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Shows, Wicomico Youth & Civic Center; 500 Glen Avenue; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Students 16 and under free; Vendors from across the United States bring a variety of merchandise. Their items include 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry. Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls, mineral specimens, rocks, crystals. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs on site. ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

2-3PLYMOUTH MEETING, PENNSYLVANIA: Show and sale; Philadelphia Mineralogical Society and Delaware Valley Paleontological Society, LuLu Temple; 5140 Butler Pike; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $5 Admission, Admision $1.00 children 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, PA 19087, 6106442492; e-mail: dklieger@verizon.net; Web site: www.philamineralsociety.org

2-3COLUMBUS, OHIO: Annual show; Columbus Rock and Mineral Society and Licking County Rock and Mineral Society, Northland Performing Arts Center; 4411 Tamarack Blvd., 628 Sanbridge Circle E; Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 11 -5 ; Adults $7, Seniors $6, Students $3, Children under 6 free; The 2016 show theme is Rockhounds, Pebble Pups- Make It a Family Affair. Special exhibits include an Education area containing exhibits on rocks, minerals, and metals. We have hourly silent auctions for adults and children. 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/

2-3JOHNSON CITY, NEW YORK: Annual show; New York Southern Tier Geology Club, Johnson City Senior Center; 30 Brocton St.; Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $3.00, Children 12 and under are free; Annual club show \"47 th. Museum of Gems\" Exhibit\'s - Ultra Violet Display - Flint Knapping demonstration - Beads and Supplies -Minerals and Fossils - Door prizes - Food and drinks for sale. Mineral and Gemstone Identification. Lots to do. Come early and stay late.; contact Thomas Ogden, 96 West Main St., Bainbridge, NY 13733, (607) 967-8552; e-mail: stonecuttertom@yahoo.com

2-3LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Blue Grass Gem and Mineral Club, Clarion Hotel; 1950 Newtown Pike; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 11-5; $2 Admission , Children $1 Admission ; Lexington Rock Gem and Jewelry Show sponsored by Blue Grass Gem and Mineral Club (BGGMC). Show includes minerals, jewelry, equipment dealers, exhibits, KY Agate, fluorescent display, prizes, and auctions.; contact Allen Ferrell, 859-277-2469; e-mail: kyrock2010kentucky@yahoo.com; Web site: www.bggamc.homestead.com

2-3ORANGE, CONNETICUT: Annual show; New Haven Mineral Club , Amity Middle School; Sheffield Road; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 9:30-5; $5 Admission, Children under 12 Free; Exhibits- Dealers- Door Prizes- Lectures- Demonstrations; contact Arthur Doyle, 21 Crofut Rd, Orange, CT 06477; e-mail: president@newhavenmineralclub.org; Web site: newhavenmineralckib.org

2-3ORANGE, CONNETICUT: Annual show; New Haven Mineral Club, Amity Middle School; 100 Ohman Ave; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4:30; $5 Admission ; Minerals, Gems, Jewelry & Fossils; contact Art Doyle, 21 Crofut Rd, Orange, CT 06477, 203 795 4527; e-mail: adoyle@crofut.com; Web site: newhavenminerlclub.org

2-3TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; South Bay Lapidary & Mineral Society, Torrance; Ken Miller Rec Center, 3341 Torrance Blvd., entrance on Madrona Avenue; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; South Bay Lapidary & Mineral Society’s 67th Annual Show; Show "Nature's Treasures". Free admission, Artisan's Gift Shop, fluorescent mineral exhibit, demonstrations, children's activities, prize drawings, door prizes, slabs, lots of rough rock, used equipment, books, magazines, silent auction, and visit Kay's Kitchen for the best chili and desserts in town. Hope to see you there! ; contact Leslie Neff, Torrance, CA, (310) 318-2170; Web site: www.palosverdes.com/sblap

2-3CENTRAL POINT, OREGON: Annual show; Roxy Ann Gem & Mineral Society, Inc., The Expo ; Aslrud Arena, 1 Penninger Rd.; Sat. 9 -5 ; Adults $5, Seniors $3, Students $2, Children under 6 free; Florescent rock display, kids activies, Saturday 6pm Crater Rock Museum Auction Jewelry Demonstrations; contact Jami Walkins, 316 S Peach St, Medford, OR 97501, 541-646-5782; e-mail: orrockgirl58gmail.com; Web site: craterrock.com

2-3CINCINNATI, OHIO: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, Sharonville Convention Center; 11355 Chester Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4-$5, Children free; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. ; contact Shawnna Whitson, (888)-729-6904; Web site: http://beadshows.com

2-3LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Lincoln Gem and Mineral Club, Inc., Lancaster Event Center; 84th aand Havelock Street; Sat. 9 -5 , Sun. 10 -5 ; Adults $5, Children under 11 free; 58th Annual Gem and Mineral Show "Nature's Glorious Wonders". 16 Dealers, displays, demonstrations, educational items, black light display,free Nebraska Gem Hunt Pile.; contact James Marburger, P.O. Box 64, Hickman, NE 68372, (402)-430-6703; e-mail: jm24122@windstream.net; Web site: http://lincolngemmineralclub.org/

2-3CANTON, OHIO: Annual show; Stark County Gem & Mineral Club, Stark County Fairgrounds; 305 Wertz Avenue ; Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 10 -5 ; Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $1, Children under 6 free; There will be national dealers, jewelry, silent auction, lapidary supplies, rock craft items, demonstrations, displays, mineral and rocks specimens, and kids games.; contact Elise Dougan, OH; e-mail: Donelisedougan@gmail.com

7-9WYOMING, 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 41st Annual Show holds treasures for everyone: the beginner to the seasoned hobbyist to the professional collector! Displays, exhibits, demonstrations, and rock/mineral identification. More than 10 dealers offering fossils, rocks, minerals, gems, rough, jewelry and supplies, lapidary, cabs, polished rocks, micromounts, and more. ; contact Kreigh Tomaszewski , 653 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507, (616)-243-5851; e-mail: kreigh@gmail.com; Web site: www.indianmoundsrockclub.com

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

8-10OGDEN, UTAH: Annual show; Golden Spike Gem and Mineral Society, Golden Spike Event Center; Weber County Fairgrounds, 1000 N 1200 W; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Students (12-18) $2 , Children under 12 free; contact Deborah Blake, 385 205 9187; e-mail: gemshow@goldenspikegem.org; Web site: goldenspikegem.org

8-10HILLSBORO, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Washington County Fairgrounds; 873 NE 34th Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 Admission, Children under 11 Free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & 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

9-10SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Nortwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Society, Community Building; Mt. Olive Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $3.00, Free admission for children; Demonstrations, displays, silent auctions, dealers and gem wash.; contact Dave Leininger, 14029 White Oak Lane, Bentonville, AR 72712, (479)-721-1579; e-mail: hulagrub@aol.com; Web site: www.nwarockhounds.org

9-10MARION, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Southern Illinois Earth Science Club, Pavilion of the City of Marion; 1602 Sioux Drive; Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 10 -5 ; Adults/Seniors $2, Students/Children Free Admission; Exhibits: Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Lapidary and Artifacts. Special exhibits from Clement Mineral Museum and the Middle Tenn. Earth Science Museum. Fluorescent light shows, silent auctions, raffle and more. ; contact Michael Chontofalsky, (618)-532-0455; e-mail: chontofalsky@att.nbet; Web site: siesclub.org

9-10IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO: 52nd Annual Idaho Falls Gem and Mineral Show; Idaho Falls Gem and Mineral Society, Idaho Falls Recreation Center; 520 Memorial Dr. ; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $3 Admission, Children under 12 free; contact Kevin Landon, PO Box 2362, Idaho Falls, ID 83403, 208 357 3847

9-10MARION, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Southern Illinois Earth Science Club, Inc., Pavilion of the City of Marion; 1602 Sioux Drive; Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 10 -5 ; $2 Admission ; Gems, minerals, fossils, and artifacts. Silent auctions, raffle, door prizes. fluorescent light shows. Special exhibits courtesy of Clement Mineral Museum and the Middle Tenn. Earth Science Museum.; contact Michael Chontofalsky; e-mail: chontofalsky@att.net; Web site: siesclub.org

9-10HELENA, MONTANA: Annual show; Helena Mineral Society, Inc, Helena Civic Center; Corner Neil and Park Aves; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; $2 Admission, Children under 12 free ; Helena Mineral Society's 70th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. 22 plus dealers. Gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, equipment and much, much more. Displays. Fluorescent mineral displays. Children's activities include grab bags, ball toss for minerals and garnet hunt. Concessions available. Free parking.; contact Gary Parisi, PO Box 736, Helena, MT 59624, 406-442-1226; e-mail: gjparisi72@yahoo.com; Web site: helenamineralsociety.org

9-10MARIPOSA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mariposa Gem & Mineral Club, Mariposa County Fairgrounds; 5005 Fairgrounds Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $3 Admission, Children under 15 free admission; The annual Mariposa Mineral & Gem show will be, at the Mariposa Co. Fairgrounds on Hwy. 49, just 2 miles south of Mariposa. The show will feature vendors of fine mineral specimens, jewelry and lapidary arts, as well as mineral exhibits, children’s activities, guest speakers, food & music. The Mariposa Gem & Mineral Club has lots of fine raffle items at their booth and will be cutting geodes throughout the show. The State Mining & Mineral Museum, which houses California’s spectacular mineral collection, is also at the Fairgrounds. Come in and see breathtaking specimens of rare crystallized gold and minerals. Visit our mine tunnel and have the kids complete our scavenger hunt for a free prize. Pan for gold at our 49er gold camp and see the tools and equipment needed to find gold and survive in the days of the gold rush.; contact Meredith Meehan, P.O.Box 753, Mariposa, CA 95338, (559)-868-3535; e-mail: mgmc@sti.net

9-10DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Southeastern New Hampshire Mineral Club, Dover Veterans Community Center; 156 Back River Road; Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; $3 Admission , Children under 12 free; 12th Annual Earl & Melvina Packard Rock, Gem & Mineral Show sponsored by the Southeastern New Hampshire Mineral Club. 20 Tables of Gems, Minerals, Jewelry, and more. Door prize drawing every hour. Diamond saws running to open your geode purchases.; contact Brian Smith, (207)-710-6254; e-mail: cshore108@yahoo.com

9-10DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Des Plaines Valley Geological Society, Des Plaines Park District Leisure Center; 2222 Birch St; Sat. 9:30 -5:, Sun. 10-4:; Adults $3, Seniors $2, Students $1, CHildren under 12 free; 51st Annual Rock Gem Jewelry Fossil show. Fine gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry dealers. Kid's room, live demonstrations, educational exhibits, raffles, silent auction and Gold panning. For dealer info call: Karen Schuster 773 791-9653 kschuster921@aol.com; contact Lois Zima, (847)-298-4653

9-10RICHMOND, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, Richmond Raceway Complex; 600 E. Laburum Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4-$5, Children free; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. ; contact Shawnna Whitson, (888)-729-6904; Web site: http://beadshows.com

9-10MONROE, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Badger Lapidary & Geological Society, Inc., Monroe Senior High School; 1600 26th St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Excellent speakers, many beautiful club displays, lapidary demonstrations, club sales table, hourly door prizes, and educational films. Activities for kids: Fishpond, spinner game, scavenger hunt, quarry quest, rock polishing, and roving rock wizard. Food: Full Menu. ; contact Deb Wehinger, 708 W 2nd Ave, Brodhead, WI 53520; e-mail: jdrules3@gmail.com; Web site: www.badgerrockclub.org

15-17EUGENE, 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; $7 Admisison , Children under 11 free ; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & 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

15-17ALPINE, TEXAS: Show and sale; Chihuahuan Desert Gem and Mineral Club, Alpine Civic Center; 801 W. Holland (Hwy. 90); Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6; Free Admission; contact Paul Graybeal, PO Box 1111, Alpine, TX 79831, (432)-729-4526; e-mail: paulgraybeal@sbcglobal.net

15-17RICKREALL, OREGON: Annual show; Willamette Agate and Mineral Society, Polk County Fairgrounds; 520 South Pacific Hwy; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $2, Children under 12 free; contact Etheleen Flippo, (503)-623 4241; e-mail: reflippoo@hotmail.com

15-17DENVER, COLORADO: Show; Rocky Mountain Gems & Minerals, Inc., Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center & Hotel; 15500 E 40th Ave, Convention Center D; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; The show theme will be “How Mining has influenced my life”.; contact Sandra Gonzales, (720)-425-3908; e-mail: rockygems@comcast.net; Web site: www.rockygems.com

16-16SEVERNA PARK, MARYLAND: Annual show; Patuxent Lapdary Guild, Inc., Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Hall; 161 Ritchie Highway; Sat. 10-5; $2 Admission, Children under 10 free; Fossils, minerals, jewelry, cabochons and a children's corner with many activities! Door Prizes and Food supporting local boy scouts! ; contact Donna Madej, 410-215-1774; e-mail: littlewings@mdonline.net; Web site: www.patuxentlapidary.org

16-17KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Lakeside Gem and Mineral Club, Benton County Fairgrounds; 1500 South Oak Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $5 Admission, Children 12 and under free; contact Mary Lou Omstead, PO Box 6652 , Kennewick, WA 99336, 509 783 2798; Web site: www.lakesidegemandmineralclub.com

16-17SAN JOSE , CALIFORNIA: 61st Annual Gem and Mineral Festival; Santa Clara Valley Gem and Mineral Society , Santa Clara County Fairgrounds ; 344 Tully Rd.; Sat. 10 -5 , Sun. 10 -5 ; $6 Admission, Free Admission for children under 12; Kids area, geode cutting, gold panning, flint knapping, demonstrations, displays, fluorescent mineral tent, petrified wood display by Walt Wright, Richard Wade presentations on dinosaurs and volcanoes, 50+ dealers, scholarship booth, special programs for scouts, door prizes. ; contact June Harris, (408) 265-1422; e-mail: info@scvgms.org ; Web site: www.scvgms.org

16-17HADLEY, MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; Connecticut Valley Mineral Club, Hadley Farms Meeting House; 41 Russell Street , Route 9 Hampton Village Barn Shops; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; $5 Admission, Free Admission for children; Free prizes, free displays ; contact Lee Champigny, 413-320-9741; e-mail: pullg4fun@gmail.com; Web site: www.westernmassmineralshow.com

16-17DULUTH, GEORGIA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, Gwinnett Center; 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4-$5, Children free; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality.; contact Shawnna Whitson, (888)-729-6904; Web site: http://beadshows.com

16-17DECATUR, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Central Illinois Gem & Mineral Club, Lester Building, Progress City; One College Park; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors $3, Students/Children free ; Merchants will showcase jewelry, gemstones, lapidary, beads, fossils, and mineral specimens from all over the world. Demonstrators will show silver-smithing, fused glass, wire wrap, lamp work and making cabochons. Special 4H Day on Saturday. Hourly and Grand Door Prizes will be awarded! ; contact Tony Kapta, 1483 E Wood St, Decatur, IL 62521, (309)-830-6516; e-mail: cigmc#comcast.net; Web site: http://cigmc.earthinsync.com/

16-17CEDAR RAPIDSS, IOWA: Annual show; Cedar Valley Rocks and Mineral Society, Cedar Rapids,Iowa; Hawkeye Downs Expo Center, 4400 6th Street SW; Sat. 8:30-6, Sun. 9:30-5; Adults $3.00, Students $1, Chldren under 12 free; 52nd annual show featuring petrified wood and fossil plants. Family and education oriented show with multiple vendors, displays and programs. Demonstrations include tumbling techniques,glass bead making,cabbing,silversmithing,flint knapping,geode cracking plus many other areas of interest. Pebble pit for the kids, sluice, bone dig. Silent auction,door prizes,raffles. Profits go to scholarship fund. Food on site.; contact Marvin Houg, 1820 30th St Dr., Cedar Rapids, IA 52403, (319)-364-2868; e-mail: m_houg@yahoo.com; Web site: Cedarvalleyrockclub.org

16-17THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Conejo Gem & Mineral Club, Borchard Park Community Center; 190 Reino Road at Borchard Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; There will be gems, lapidary, minerals and fossil exhibits from members and other local clubs. Dealers selling beads, geodes, jewelry, books, crystals, fossils, and tools. Demonstrations such as fossil cleaning, sphere making, lampwork beads, silversmithing, wire wrapping, metal work, art clay, lapidary cabochon making and the California Oil Museum. Youth activities such as spinning wheel and grab bags & a free pebble pup challenge. There will also be plants sales and a snack bar.; contact Robert Sankovich, 1961 Havenwood Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, (805)-494-7734; e-mail: rmsorca@roadrunner.com; Web site: www.cgamc.org

16-17STANDISH, MAINE: Annual show; Maine Mineralogical & Geological Society, Saint Joseph's College; 278 Whites Bridge Road, Alfond Center; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $4, Seniors $3, Students $3, Free Admission for children ; Maine Mineralogical and Geological Society. Our 33rd Show! Breathtaking, one-of-a-kind mineral specimens, fossils, beads, and jewelry from renowned local and international dealers. Hourly door prizes and four exquisite Grand Prizes! Special features for the kids, including fun educational programs, the Mini-Mine, and our Spin Wheel. Live gold-panning and stone-cutting demonstrations. Delicious concession stand food as well! ; contact Steve Bridge, 278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish, ME 04084, (207)-893-7953; e-mail: sbridge@sjcme.edu; Web site: mainemineralclub.org

16-17LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; North Museum of Science and Nature, Farm amd Home Center; 1383 Arcadia Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Children $2; The show is called "North Rocks" and is a gem, mineral, fossil, and jewelry show. Show includes children's activities, educational demonstrations, guest speakers, identification table, and commercial vendors. ; contact Dale Chadwick, 855 S Pearl St, Lancaster, PA 17603, (717)-239-1524; e-mail: rdchdwck@gmail.com; Web site: northmuseum.org

19-21IRVINE, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Mountain Mushroom Festival, Estell County Schools Central Office; 253 Main Street; Tue. 9-4, Wed. 9-4, Thu. 9-4; $10 Admission; Annual all day Kentucky Agate Hunt. Easy or rough-terrain trips each day. ; contact Francine Bonny, Irvine City Hall, 101 Chestnut Street, Irvine, KY 40336, (606)-723-1233; e-mail: mushroomfestival@irvineonline.com; Web site: www.mountainmushroomfestival.com

22-24PORTLAND, OREGON: 59th Annual Rock and Gem Show; Mt. Hood Rock Club, Jackson Armory; 6255 NE Cornfoot Rd. ; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; One free rock to each child 25+ Vendors selling: minerals, rocks, beads, jewelry, fossils, tools and more. Activities will include: Kid’s corner with games and activities, Door prizes, Raffle prizes, Demonstrations in lapidary & wire wrapping, Silent Auction bargains, Many Displays & Exhibits, Oral Auction Sunday @ 1pm. ; contact Wayne King, (503)-284-7195; e-mail: mhrcshow@gmail.com; Web site: www.mthoodrockclub.com

22-24IRVINE, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Mountain Mushroom Festival, Estell County School's Central Office Gym; 253 Main Street; Fri. 9 -6 , Sat. 9 -6 , Sun. 10 -5 ; Free Admission; Agates, gems, rocks, fossils, minerals, demonstrations, dealers.; contact Francine Bonny, Irvine City Hall, 101 Chestnut Street, Irvine, KY 40336, (606) 723-1233; e-mail: mushroomfestival@irvineonline.com; Web site: www.mountainmushroomfestival.og

22-24WICHITA, KANSAS: Annual show; Wichita Gem & Mineral Society, Cessna Activity Center; 2744 George Washington Blvd.; Fri. 9 -6 , Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 10 -5 ; Adults $5 , Ages 12-17 $1, Children under 12 free ; Hosting the Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies; Education Day program on mineral identifcation Friday 9 am to 3 pm; program for scouts Saturday; vendor showing gemstones, minerals, fossils, meteorites, beads, jewelry, lapidary supplies; displays and demonstrations; gem hunt; silent auction Saturday and Sunday; for children -- grab bags, junior rock pile, gem wheel. ; contact Gene Maggard, 8318 SE Highway 77, LEON, KS 67074, 316 742-3746; e-mail: gandpmaggard@gmail.com; Web site: www.wgmsks.org

22-24SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino del Rio S; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 Admission, Children under 11 free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & 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

22-24WICHITA, , KANSAS: Annual show; Wichita Gem & Mineral Society, Cessna Activity Center; 2744 George Washington Blvd; Fri. 9 -6 ; $5 Admission, $5, $1 ages 12-17, Children under 12 free ; Hosting Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies Annual Convention. Education Day program on mineral identification for school children Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Scouts meet with geologist Saturday morning. Gemstones, crystals, beads, agates, polished stones jewelry minerals, meteorites and fossils. Demonstrations, dealers, exhibits. Silent auction Friday and Saturday. Children activities include junior rock pile, grab bags, gem hunt and gemstone wheel.; contact Gene Maggard, 8318 SE Hiway 77, Leon, KS 67074, 316 742 3746; e-mail: gandpmaggard@gmail.com; Web site: www.wgmsks.org

22-24IRVINE, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Mountain Mushroom Festival, Estell County School's Central Offic Gym; 253 Main Street; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Annual Agate, Gem & Mineral Show. Agates, gems, rocks, minerals, demonstrations, dealers. ; contact Francine Bonny, 101 Chestnut Street, City Hall, Irvne, KY 40336, 606-723-1233; e-mail: mushroomfestival@irvineonline.com; Web site: www.mountainmushroomfestival.com

22-24HOUSTON, TEXAS: Annual show; Fine Mineral Show, Embassy Suites Hotel; 2911 Sage Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; contact Dave Waisman; e-mail: info@finemineralshow.com; Web site: FineMineraloShow.com

22-24RD.GRANTS PASS, OREGON: Annual show; Rogue Gem & Geology Club, Grants Pass Fairgrounds; 12451 Fairgrounds Rd.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $2, Seniors/Students $1, Children under 11 free; Will have dealers with precious stones, rough and finished rocks, minerals, jewelry, gold panning and a lot more. We also will have Display cases, Demonstors, Silent Auction table, Kids Activities, Door Prizes every hour, Raffle prizes ( Quilt, bench, lamp, $100.00 and a lot more great prizes) and Black Light Display.; contact Janet Fields, 378 Dexter Way, Grants Pass, OR 97527, (541)-415-1720; e-mail: jfields123@outlook.com ; Web site: www.roguegemandgeology.org

23-24PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Lucia Rockhounds, Mid State Fairgrounds; Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $3, Free Admission for children; contact Mike Judy, 805 238-4469; e-mail: mrhaludy@gmail.com; Web site: www.slrockhounds.org

23-24WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Pacific Crystal Guild, Civic Park Community Center; 1375 Civic Drive; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $10, Children 12 and under are free; Get ready for the April 23-24 SPRING CONTRA COSTA CRYSTAL FAIR which includes a magical mix of crystals, minerals, beads, and jewelry. Whether it’s stone beads from Nepal, amethyst geodes from Madagascar, jade from China, or jewelry from northern California artisans –you’ll find it at the Crystal Fair at below market prices. You’ll also find an aura camera, tarot reader, sound healer, massage therapist, reiki master and many others – 30 booths in all. The exact location is the Civic Park Community Center at 1375 Civic Drive at Broadway in Walnut Creek. The hours are 10am to 6pm on Saturday, April 23; and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, April 24. Admission is $6 (under 12 free). There is plenty of free parking and the downtown Walnut Creek BART station is only 4 blocks away. ; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

23-24TROY, OHIO: Annual show; Brukner Gem & Mineral Club, Miami County Fairgrounds; Duke Lundgard Building, County Road 25-A; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $2 Admission, Children Free; contact Judy Burton, 912 Kent Ln., Troy, OH 45373, 9373391966; e-mail: jleeburton@woh.rr.com

23-24ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Palomar Gem and Mineral Club, California Center for the Arts; 340 N. Escondido Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors $3; The Palomar Gem & Mineral Club will hold its 61st annual Gem & Mineral show. The show will be held in the museum at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. Parking is free. There will be dealers selling rock rough, finished stones, jewelry, beads, and other rock related products. Free gem identification, and lapidary and jewelry demonstrations will also be available as well as educational displays. The proceeds from this show support club activities and enable us to maintain a lapidary shop for member use. Membership is open to the public.; contact Gayle Hamilton; e-mail: gemshow@palomargem.org; Web site: www.palomargem.org

23-24TROY, OHIO: Annual show; Brukner Gem and Mineral Club, Miami County Fairgrounds; 650 N. County Rd. 25 A; Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 10 -6 ; Adults $2, Seniors $2; Dealers with Gemstones, jewelry, minerals, fossils, mineral 7 crystal paintings, wire wrapped jewelry, meteorites,& beads ; demonstrations on gold panning, sphere making, & rock polishing; geode cracking, gem sluice,& silent auction. ; contact Judy Burton, 912 Kent Lane, Troy, OH 45373, (937) 339-1966; e-mail: jleeburton@woh.rr.com; Web site: Brukner Gem and Mineral Club

23-24EAU 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; Kids' Activities & Crafts - Demonstrations - Shopping - Silent Auction - Fluorescent Mineral Displays - Rocks Collections - Rock Spheres Demonstration - Wire Wrap Jewelry - Rock Cutting & Cabbing - Jewelry & Gemstones - Mineral Specimens - Agates & Geodes - Fossils & Petrified Wood - Rock Art & Carvings - Beads & Supplies - Copper & Silver Finds - Crystal & Amethyst - Books & Rough Rock.; contact Paul Tubbs, 619 Van Buren Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703-6061, (715)-834-5747; e-mail: bizpam1@charter.net

23-24SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: 50th Anniversary RocK and Gem Show ; West Seattle Rock Club, Alki Masonic Temple; 4736 40th Avenue SW; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; contact Diane Christensen, 206 439 3606 ; e-mail: diane@purms.org; Web site: www.westseattlerockclub.org

23-24FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; N.J. Earth Science Association, Franklin School; 50 Washington Avenue; Sat. 9 -5:30 , Sun. 10 -5 ; Adults $6.00, Children under 14 free; Outdoor Swap begins on Saturday at 8 AM and ends at 5 pm. Outdoor Swap on Sunday begins at 9 am and ends at 5 pm. A collaborative effort of these non-profit organizations: N.J. Earth Science Association, Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society, and the Sterling Hill Mining Museum; contact Russell Brarens, 515 Lincoln Boulevard, Middlesex, NJ 08846-2442, (908) 421-1045; e-mail: RNB515@aol.com; Web site: www.facebook.com/NewJerseyEarthScience

23-24MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society , Memphis International Agricenter; 7777 Walnut Grove Rrd; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Children over 12 $2, Chldren 12 & under free; Rockzone a Kids Area with a gem and fossil dig, “Rocks around the Clock” and Geode Bowling . Grand Door prizes and hourly prizes. ; contact WC McDaniel, 2038 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104, (901)-274-7706; e-mail: w.c.mcd@att.net; Web site: www.The EarthWideOpen.com

23-24MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OHIO: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, Cuyahoga Fairgrounds; 19201 East Bagley Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4-$5; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. Shop Intergalactic Bead Shows. Visit www.beadshows.com for more information. ; contact Shawnna Whtson; e-mail: Info@beadshows.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

23-24CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO: Show and sale; Summit Lapidary Club and Akron Mineral Society, Emilio & Sons Expo Center; 48 East Bath Rd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $4, Children $1; 40th Year Celebration.; contact Sandy Shorter, 8510 Grouse Ridge Dr, Chardon, OH 44024, (440)-479-0069; e-mail: Gymboree@outlook.com

24-24WATERLOO, IOWA: Annual show; Black Hawk Gem & Mineral Society, Waterloo Center for the Arts; 225 Commercial St; Sun. 12-5; Admission free will donation; Many vendors, demonstrations, and exhibits. Fun and activities for the whole family. The show also includes a silent auction and door prize drawings.; contact David Malm, IA, (319)-266-6433

April 2016-May 2016

29-1KALAMAZOO, , MICHIGAN: Annual show; Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society, Kalamazoo County Expo Center; 2900 Lake Street; Fri. 4 -8 , Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 10 -5 ; $3 Admission, Children under 12 free; At Kalamazoo Rock, Gem, Jewelry, Fossil and Mineral Show! See a full size replica skull of the largest T-Rex ever discovered Occupying almost 20,000 sq. ft. of show space the show is a fun filled event for the whole family. At the show explore and discover the world of rocks, minerals, meteorites and fossils. Pick a gem and select a setting, or select a polish stone and have it wired rapped to take home a unique piece of jewelry unlike any other in town. Pan for gold, learn about silver smithing, play a game, polish a Petoskey stone, crack open a geode, build a mineral collection, search out fossils, buy some beads; all this and more can be done at the Show. Learn about geology through the many KGMS members' displays; hands on educational activities provided by Western Michigan University. Hourly door prizes and a grand prize drawing. KGMS is a 501(c)3 not for profit, educational organization; all show proceeds support geological education including scholarships to Western Michigan University. ; contact Jerry VanNocker, 13101 East Armour Lane, Battle Creek, MI 49014, 269 979 3348; e-mail: show@KalamazooRockClub.org; Web site: KalamazooRockClub.org

29-1SANTA 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; $7 Admission, Children under 11 free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, 503-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

29-1VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Shows, Virginia Beach Convention Center; 1000 19th Street; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students 16 and under free; Vendors from across the United States bring a variety of merchandise. Their items include 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry. Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls, mineral specimens, rocks, crystals, lapidary supplies. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs on site. Display of rocks and minerals and demonstrations of lapidary arts by the two Gem and Mineral Societies of the area. ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

30-1RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: Annual show; Richmond Gem & Mineral Society, Richmond Arts & Cultural Centre; 7700 Minoru Gate, Canada; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is a Donation; 55th Annual Gem & Mineral Show \"55 SHADES OF TURQUOISE\". Vendors featuring handcrafted jewelry, gems, rocks and slabs. Member displays. Mini seminars. Silent auction. Kid\'s activities. Demonstrations. Door prizes--And much, much more. Admission by donation. Free parking.; contact Lisa Kew; e-mail: lisakew@shaw.ca; Web site: richmondbclapidary.wordpress.com

30-1WACO, TEXAS: Annual show; Waco Gem and Mineral Club, Extraco Event Center; 4601 Bosque Blvd; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; $5 Admission, Children $1.00; Scouts in uniform get in free to our 56th annual show.; contact J. Bennett, 1238 Kirkland Hill Rd., Axtell, TX 76624, 2545486839; e-mail: showchair@wacogemandmineral.org; Web site: www.wacogemandmineral.org

30-1WACO, TEXAS: Annual show; Waco Gem and Mineral Club, Extraco Events Center; 4601 Bosque Blvd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; $5 Admission, Children $1; Scouts in Uniform get in Free. Tickets are good for both Show days. ; contact Jennifer Bennett, TX; e-mail: bennettje70@gmail.com; Web site: www.wacogemandmineral.org

30-1EVERETT, WASHINGTON: 63rd 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; Dealers, demonstrations, door prizes, raffle drawing, kids’ activities, silent auction, exhibits and displays, food.; contact Fritz Mack, 425 232 0809; e-mail: rockngemmack1@gmail.com; Web site: www.everettrockclub.com

30-1MARSHFIELD, 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; 42nd annual show featuring dealers, displays, speakers, kid's activities, continuous silent auctions, door prizes. Free admission, donations accepted for scholarships; contact Cynthia Kelman, 1403 N Broadway Ave, Marshfield, WI 54449, (715)-387-8782; e-mail: kelman@tznet.com

30-1YORK, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, York Expo Center; 334 Carlisle Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4-$5; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. Shop Intergalactic Bead Shows. ; contact Shawnna Whitson; e-mail: Info@beadshows.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

30-1PINECFREST, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild, Evelyn Greer Park; 8200 SW 124 Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4, Free Admission for children under 12; The Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild (MMLG) is 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

30-1FORT DODGE, IOWA: Annual show; River Valley Rockhounrd Inc, ICCC East Campus; 2031 Quail Avenue; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 11-4; Admission $1, Children free; There will be displays, door prizes, and free specimens for children. ; contact Robert Wolf, 3521 10th Ave. North, Fort Dodge, IA 50501, (515)-955-2818; e-mail: midnightwriter@frontiernet.net

May 2016

5-7LOGAN, UTAH: Annual show; Cache Rock and Gem Club, Bridgerland Applied Tech. Center; 1000 West 1400 North; Thu. 10-8, Fri. 10-8, Sat. 9-6; Free Admission; Rocks, minerals, fossils, displays, educational exhibits, hands-on demos, supplies, vendors & door prizes. Many activities for kids. Snacks available.; contact Craig Stewart, 583 Harmony Place, Brigham City, UT 84302, (435)-730-5556; e-mail: candmstewart@msn.com; Web site: cacherockclub.weebly.com

6-8FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin, NC, Carpenter Building; 1288 Georgia Rd.(US441); Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Finished gold and silver jewelry, silver and gold findings, minerals, fossils, cab & facet rough, demonstrations, and much more.; contact Norman Holbert, 180 Camelot Estates Road, Franklin, NC 28734, 828 634-0350; e-mail: normholbert@comcast.net; Web site: www.fgmm.org

6-8MCPHERSON, KANSAS: Show and sale; 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 24th Annual Show and Sale. Vendors from across the US featuring precious and semi-precious gems, minerals, fossils, petrified wood, handcrafted jewelry, lapidary work, slabs, cabs and much, much more. Hourly door prizes and a kids spin all three days. Auction Saturday at 7:15 PM. ; contact Kim Vasper, 1489 Janasu Road, McPherson, KS 67460, 620755415; e-mail: kimvasper@yahoo.com; Web site: www.wedigrocks.org

6-8COSTA 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; $7 Admission, Children under 11 free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & 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

6-8HALLSVILLE, MISSOURI: Show and sale; Central Missouri Rock and Lapidary Club, Bob LeMone Building; 500 Route OO; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adultd $6, 60+ and youth 12-18 $3.00, Seniors/Children 12-18 $3, Chlidren 11 and under free; Demonstrations and mineral exhibits and rock ID. Special childrens' activities and kidz mine. Many dealers from the Midwest. Fossils, gemstones rare and precious, stones for cabbing and rough along with findings and jewelry ready to wear. Geode cutting is available at time of purchase. Silent auctions will be held every day along with door prizes and a snack bar with hot food is available. GPS will bring you right to the front door. Only 15 minutes north of Columbia.; contact Esta Helms, Columbia, MO, (573)-567-0237; Web site: http://cmrlc.org

6-8MARIETTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Georgia Mineral Society, Cobb County Civic Center ; 548 South Marietta Pkwy SE; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; Free Admission; The Georgia Mineral Society's 48th Annual Mother's Day Weekend Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, and Fossil Show. Door Prizes! Special door prize for students! Win a great prize for yourself and for your school! ; contact Shelley Stubbs, (678)-612-7293; e-mail: mayshow@gamineral.org; Web site: www.gamineral.org

7-8ROSEBURG, OREGON: 46th Annual Show ; Umpqua Gem and Mineral Club, Douglas County Fairgrounds; I-5 Exit 123; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is free!; dealers, demonstrators, silent auction, raffle, & kids activities; contact Sue Woodman, (541) 672-3486; e-mail: rocksandhorses3@gmail.com

7-8BILLINGS, MONTANA: Annual show; Billings Gem and Mineral Club, Al Bedoo Shrine Auditorium; 1125 Broadwater Avenue; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $3 Admission, Children under 12 free; $1 discount coupon in Billings Gazette newspaper; contact Doug True, 406 670 0506; e-mail: dtruefossils12@yahoo.com

7-8RENO, NEVADA: Annual show; Reno Gem and Mineral Society, Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center; 1350 N. Wells Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, Seniors/Students $4, Children free; This is the 51st Annual Jackpot of Gems Show featuring over 50 club member displays. There are hourly door prizes, and over 25 dealers bringing beautiful gems from all over the world. There are over a dozen demonstrations on how to make beautiful jewelry. ; contact Steve Norman, 1653 Topeka Circle, Sparks, NV 89434, 775-358-7322; e-mail: snorm11@hotmail.com; Web site: www.renorockhounds.com

7-8LUBBOCK, TEXAS: Annual show; Lubbock Gem & Mineral Society, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center; 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Sat. 10-06, Sun. 10-05; Adults $4, Seniors $3, Students $2, Children free; 58th Annual show and Sale; This year the Lubbock Gem & Mineral Society is Hosting the South Central Federation Convention (SCFMS), at the 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.Our kid’s area will have games and grab bags, and we will feature displays by our youth. Proceeds support the LGMS (501(c)(3) organization), and scholarships in the Earth Sciences at Texas Tech.; contact Walter Beneze, 4204 45th Street, Lubbock, TX 79413, 806-797-5832; e-mail: walt@lubbockgemandmineral.org; Web site: www.lubbockgemandmineral.org

7-8ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Searchers Gem & Mineral Club, Brookhurst Community Center; 2271 W. Crescent Ave ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4:30 ; Free Admission; Searchers 57th Annual Gem & Mineral Show Door Prizes, gemstones, minerals, jewelry, demonstrations, silent auctions, exhibits, gold panning, dealers, free and low cost children's activities, raffles.; contact Debra Tanner, 1148 E Sycamore Ave, Orange, CA 92866, (714)-329-0290; e-mail: Debra.Tanner@rockwellcollins.com; Web site: www.searchersrocks.org

7-8BRAINERD, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Cuyuna Rock, Gem, & Mineral Society, Crow Wing County Fairgrounds; 2000 S.E. 13th St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults/Seniors $1 Admission, Students/Children Free Admission; 14th Annual. Exhibits, crafts, art, jewelry, demonstrations, displays, flint knappers, ask the Wizard of Rocks, kids' korner activities, free prizes for kids, door prizes, rock cutting, great concessions. All people in uniform and disabled free.; contact Sharon Smith, 2630 Beauty Lake Rd. S.W., Nisswa, MN 56468, (218)-829-4992; e-mail: sharon@agatesrock.com; Web site: www.cuyunarockclub.org

7-8BOZEMAN, MONTANA: Annual show; Bozeman Gem and Mineral Club, Gallatin County Fairgrounds; 901 North Black Avenue at Tamerack St; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $3, 12 & under free; Over 15 dealers, gem, mineral, jewelry, fossils and beads. Member & dealer displays, silent auction, grab bags, garnet tables and raffles. Including a separate raffle of a large museum-quality mineral specimen. $1. off Mother's Day (Sunday) coupons in Bozeman Chronicle.; contact Jerry Hancock, PO Box 11001, Bozeman, MT 59719; e-mail: jaegers@bresnan.net

7-8BOULDER, NEVADA: Annual show; Southern Nevada Gem & Mineral Society, Boulder City, NV; Parks and Recreation Building; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; contact Sheri Johnson, (702)-525-0256; e-mail: sngms2013@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.snvgms.org/showpage.htm

7-8GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO: Annual show; Grand Junction, Two Rivers Convention Center; 159 Main Street, corner of 1st and Main; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; Adults/Seniors $3, Students $1, Children under 11 free; Our 69th Annual show has dealers featuring rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads and more, demonstrators, special exhibits, silent auction, grab bags, door prizes, kids corner, faceting competition and a black light display of minerals sponsored by the Math and Science Center.; contact Chuck Duncan, (970)-270-8068; e-mail: dchuck3111@yahoo.com

7-8KINGMAN , ARIZONA: Annual show; Mohave County Gemstoners Club, Kingman Academy of Learning; 3420 N. Burbank; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; We will have an educational room and a kid's play area with diggings for rocks and fossils. ; contact Robert Pedersen, 3760 N. Steel Ave. , Kingman, AZ 86409, (928)-692-8910; Web site: www.gemstoners.org

13-15SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; LLD Productions, Holiday Inn-Orange County Airport; 2726 S Grand Ave; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; 80 vendors selling minerals, fossils, gemstones, lapidary materials, decorator items, jewelry, beads and more.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, 505-867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

13-15SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 6151 H St; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 Admission, Children under 11 free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & 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

13-15SOUTH JORDAN , UTAH: Annual show; Wasatch Gem Society, Salt Lake County Equestrian Park and Events Center; 2100 West 11400 South; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $2 Admission, Children under 12 free; Come see thousands of rocks, minerals and fossils. Lots of great dealers and large selection of club tables for kids and adults. Beautiful showcases displaying the wonders of the rock and mineral world.; contact Roberta Chase, PO Box 1397, Sandy, UT 84091, 801-966-0639; e-mail: chase12@comcast.net; Web site: www.wasatchgemsociety.com

13-15YUCAIPA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Yucaipa Valley Gem and Mineral SOciety, Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival; Yucaipa Boulevard; Fri. 6 -9 , Sat. 11 -10 , Sun. 12-6 ; Free Admission; Highlights of the show include 20 top quality dealers with awesome deals on unique and rare gems, rough rock, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, and more; educational and hands-on activities and demonstrations; kids activities; raffle with wonderful prizes, including cash, lapidary, and many other prizes from local merchants and dealers ; contact Lee Peterson, 31059 Nice ave., Mentone, CA 92359, (909)-794-0731; e-mail: res09ayd@verizon.net; Web site: http://yvgms.org

13-15JOPLIN, MISSOURI: Annual show; Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society, Joplin Museum; 504 Schifferdecker Ave; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; Free Admission; 10th Annual Spring Rock Swap. Show will be held inside Joplin Museum this year. Located in historic Schifferdecker Park at the intersection of 7th street and Schifferdecker Ave. Joplin MO 64801. For information please email, I am deaf.; contact Chris Wiseman; e-mail: jmc-cwiseman@sbcglobal.net

14-14BIGLERVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Swap & Sale; Franklin County & Cen Penn R & M Clubs, South Mountain Fairgrounds; 615 Narrows Road; Sat. 8-3; Adults/Seniors $1, Students/Children free; Located in outdoor covered Pavilion with electric and food stand.; contact Tom Smith, 10 Roger Ave, Shippensburg, PA 17257, (717)-552-6554; e-mail: tsmith1012@comcast.net

14-15WAUWATOSA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Wisconsin Geological Society, Muellner Bldg - Hart Park; 72nd and W. State St ; Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $3.00 or 2/5.00, Children are Free; The show features 20+ dealers from all over the Midwest who sell lapidary supplies, tools, books, rough material, slabs, finished specimens, cabochons, jewelry, carvings, fossils, and more. Children’s activities, exhibits, displays and presentations round out the show. The show will be held indoors at the Muellner Building at Hart Park in Wauwatosa, WI. The Park Entrance is at 72nd and W. State St. Wauwatosa WI. (about 6 miles west of downtown Milwaukee and 1 mile north of I94). Admission $3.00, 2 for $5.00, accompanied children under 16 Free. Parking is Free. ; contact Paul Schmidt, 8213 Red Arrow Ct., Wauwatosa, WI 53213, (414) 771-8668; e-mail: pvs@wi.rr.com; Web site: www.wisgeologicalsociety.com

14-15HERMISTON, OREGON: Annual show; Hatrockhounds Gem and Mineral Society, Hermiston Conference Center; 415 Highway 395 South; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Children 12 and under free with adult; contact Mike Filarski, (541)-571-2593; e-mail: stonemorlin1@netscape.net

14-15N. CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, College Center @ Trident Technical College; 7000 Rivers Ave; Sat. 10-5, Fri. 10-5; Admission $4-$5; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. Shop Intergalactic Bead Shows. Visit www.beadshows.com for more information. ; contact Shawnna Whitson; e-mail: Info@beadshows.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

14-15MAYS LANDING, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Cape-Atlantic Rockhounds , Cape-Atlantic Rockhounds Clubhouse; 2641 Cologne Ave. ; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; Rain or shine! Food on premise. ; contact Billie Brockhum, (609)-879-1179; Web site: http://www.capeatlanticrockhounds.com/

14-15NORTH OLMSTED, OHIO: Annual show; Parma Lapidary, Soccer Sportsplex; 31515 Lorain Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6; Join us as the Parma Lapidary Club hosts it 48th Annual Cleveland Gems and Jewelry Show! Tickets are good for both Saturday and Sunday. The show will include jewelry arts, gems, minerals, fossils, geodes, custom & handmade jewelry, and beads available for purchase. There will also be exhibits, live demo’s, kid’s corner, silent auctions and much more. On Sunday (1p to 3p) an expert in vintage jewelry will identify and give you a verbal est. of value for your jewelry pieces for free!; contact Karl Creed, 273 Finchfield Circle, Macedonia, OH 44056, (330)-840-9422; e-mail: cjm101@hotmail.com; Web site: www.parmalapidary.com

14-15ST. JOSEPH , MICHIGAN: Show and sale; Blossomland Gem & Mineral Society, Lake Michigan Catholic Elementary School; 3165 Washington Ave.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 12-6; Free Admission; contact Nancy Wolfe, (269)-983-4900

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

21-22HAMILTON, MONTANA: Annual show; Bitterroot Gem and Mineral , Ravalli County Fairgrounds; First Interstate Center, 100 Old Corvallis Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $2 Admission, Children under 12 free; $5 per family; contact Steve Vieth, (406)-381-7597; e-mail: viethsteve88@gmail.com

21-22SHOW LOW, ARIZONA: Annual show; White Mountain Gem & Mineral Club, Elks Club; 805 E. Whipple; Sat. 12-7, Sun. 12-5; Adults $2, Seniros 70+ free, Children 18 & under free; Door Prizes hourly, raffle, silent auction, egg carton collection for children, field trip on Saturday, local & professional vendors, daily demonstrations, display cases, fossils, gems, minerals and fluorescents.; contact Rick Olson, (928)-251-0949; e-mail: walkaround@earthlink.net; Web site: whitemountain-azrockclub.org

21-22TAMPA, FLORIDA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, FL State Fairgrounds ; 4800 US - 301 ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4-$5; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. Shop Intergalactic Bead Shows. ; contact Shawnna Whitson; e-mail: Info@beadshows.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

21-22BENNINGTON, VERMONT: Annual show; Southwestern Vermont Mineral Club, Grace Christian School; 104 Kocher Drive; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-3; Admission $5; Gem sluice for kids. Door prizes.; contact William Cotrofeld , PO Box 235, East Arlington, VT 05252, (802)-375-6782; e-mail: cotrofeldauto@comcast.net

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

28-29WHEATON, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association (CGMA), DuPage County Fairgrounds; 2015 Manchester Rd.; Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 10 -5 ; Adults $5, Seniors $3, Students $3, Children under 13 free; Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association (CGMA) 40th Anniversary Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show. Our Ruby Jubilee! Over 30 retail and wholesale dealers, special exhibits, gold panning, silent auction, door prizes, Kids Korner, demonstrations of jewelry making, silversmithing, wire-wrapping, cabochon-making, opal cutting, gem trees, faceting, and more. Air-conditioned. Food available. Special block of hotel rooms at discounted rates through May 6.; contact Jeanine Mielecki, (312)-623-1554; e-mail: jaynine9@aol.com or cgma@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.cgma.squarespace.com

28-29FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Annual show; Fort Worth Gem and Mineral Club, AmonG. Carter Exhibit Building, Will Rogers Memorial Center; 3401 W. Lancaster; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $4, Children under 16 free; 65th annual Gem, Jewelry, Bead, Fossil and Mineral Show and Sale. Exhibits, kid's games. Hourly door prizes, silent auction and grand prize raffle.; contact Steve Hiliard, PO Box 418, Decatur, TX 76234, (817)-925-5760; e-mail: fwgmc@embarqmail.com; Web site: fortworthgemandmineralclub.org

June 2016

3-4PRICE, UTAH: Annual show; Patrick Braun, Carbon County Event Center; 310 South Fairgrounds Road; Daily 10-7, Daily 10-7; Free Admission; 10th Annual Castle Country Rock, Fossil and Mineral Show. Please join us for this free family event. Fossils, minerals, gemstones, beads, jewelry, petrified wood, lapidary equipment, demonstrations and much, much more. ; contact Patrick Braun, (435)-381-5192; e-mail: Braunlapidary@hotmail.com

3-5CLOVERDALE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Jenny Macias, Cloverdale History Museum; 215 N. Cloverdale Blvd.; Fri. 9 am-5 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 9 am-4 pm; Admission is Free; Karmic Beads & Gems presents our annual gem show in Cloverdale, CA featuring gems, minerals, beads, crystals, fossils, jewelry, rough & polished stone, turquoise, Native American silver jewelry, nepalese singing bowls, carvings and more. Free Admission and Fun for the whole family! For more info, please contact Jenny Macias 619-261-8765 or email karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com; contact Jennifer Macias, 1839 Ryan Court, Prescott, AZ 86301, (619) 261-8765; e-mail: karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com

3-5BONNEY LAKE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Puyallup Valley Gem and Mineral Club, Swiss Park; 9205 198th Avenue East; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission ; A Rockhound's dream come true! Beautiful displays, fossils, rare minerals, healing stones, lapidary demonstrations, club sales, silent auctions, kids activities, local & out of town vendors, raffle, drawing on Sunday, hourly door prizes. ; contact Nancy LeMay, PVGMC Club Show, PO Box 134, Puyallup, WA 98371, (253)-985-5784 ; e-mail: bees2knees@att.net; Web site: puyallupgemclub.org

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

3-5FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA: Annual show; Coconino Lapidary Club, Outdoor Market at Silver Saddle; Highway 89N & Silver Saddle Rd.; Fri. 9-7, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 9-4; Free Adnission; Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show. There will be an education zone for kids of all ages along with raffle drawings.; contact Wayne Scott, Flagstaff, AZ, (928)-607-3185; e-mail: 4nsgsrocks@gmail.com

3-5BIG BEAR LAKE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Gems of the West, The Big Bear Lake Convention Centre; 42900 Big Bear Blvd; Fri. 9 -5 , Sat. 9-5 , Sun. 9 -4 ; Adults daily admission $8/ Weekend pass $15, Seniors Free Admission, Students daily $4/ Weekend pass $7, Children under 5 free; "Minerals in the Mountains" is an opportunity to attend a high quality Gem Mineral & Fossil Show in the surrounding of Beautiful Big Bear Lake in Southern California. Dealers selling a wide variety of minerals, jewelry, faceted stones, gemstones, fossils, copper splash, meteorites, crystals, rough rocks, slabs, lapidary supplies and much more. Rockhounds selling their own specimens. Hourly door prize throughout the weekend. Saturday features a kids show with prizes for display and knowledge of minerals. Kids tables available throughout the show where young visitors may purchase inexpensive mineral and fossil specimens. ; contact Janet Roberts, 2129 First Lane, Big Bear City, CA 92314, (909)-547-0010; e-mail: mineralshow@gemsofthewest.co; Web site: www.gemsofthewest.co

3-5WAUSEON, OHIO: Annual show; State Line Gem & Mineral Society, Fulton County Fair Jr Fair Bldg; 1814 SR 108, Exit 34 off Oh Turnpike; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; Adults $4, Seniors $3, Students $3, Children 12 & under free; Come join us at the Fulton County Fairgrounds Junior Fair Building in Wauseon, OH for our 55th Annual Show. We are proud of our show boasting with demonstrations, silent auction, door prizes, mine safety class by Joel Vicary, soap stone carving class by Sandy Cline, and homemade food available at reasonable prices. We will be giving demonstrations on cutting and shaping cabochons, wire wrapping, kids activities, and geode cracking with geodes from Indiana and Mexico. There will be rough material for those who start from scratch, cabs and beads who just put there personal touch on their art, and finished pieces for those who just appreciate the finished pieces of jewelry.; contact Glenda Gafner, 3720 Britton Hwy, Britton, MI 49229, (517)-403-6310; e-mail: ggafner@frontier.com; Web site: www.statelinegms.com

4-4DELTA, COLORADO: Annual show; Delta County Rock Wranglers, Heddles Recreation Center; 530 Gunnison River Drive; Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; Delta County Rock Wranglers presents the Rock, Gem & Mineral Show with lots of dealers, exhibits, door prizes and family activities.; contact Harry Masinton, 24662 Sorrento Lane, Cedaredge, CO 81413, (970) 856-3861; e-mail: masinton@tds.net

4-5COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO: Annual show; North Idaho Mineral Club, Kootenai County Fairgrounds; Kathleen & Gov't Way; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Children under 12 free with adult ; contact Dean Hutchinson, PO Box 1643, Hayden, ID 83835, (208)-686-9156

4-5MCCALLA, ALABAMA: Annual show; Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society, Tannehille Ironworks State Park; 12632 Confederate Parkway; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; This is a fun, family, outdoor show at the lovely Tannehill State Park. There will be several vendors with all types of gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry and more. We will have door prizes, children's games, and demonstration classes for all to enjoy. ; contact Cathy Kellogg, 526 Fairway Dr SW, Jacksonville, AL 36265, (256)-283-4407; e-mail: tannehillgemshow@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.lapidaryclub.com/

4-5SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI: Annual show; Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society, Missouri Institute of Natural Science Grounds; 2327 W Farm Road 190; Sat. 9-5:30, Sun. 10-4:30; Free Admission; The Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society is proud to present our annual Rock & Gem Fair for 2016. We'll have 2 days of vendors, exhibits, information & activities for all ages. Rocks, gems, fossils, geodes, minerals, jewelry, used equipment, etc will be available. ; contact Mike Hackeson, 2131 West Republic Road, Box #35, Springfield, MO 65807; e-mail: omgms.57@gmail.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/SGFGemFair

4-5GLENDORA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Glendora Gems, Goddard Middle School; 859 E. Sierra Madre; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; There will be displays, food, silent auction, and demonstrations.; contact Yvonne Bidwell, (626)-963-4638; e-mail: ybidwell2@aol.com

9-12FAIRPLAY, 80440, COLORADO: Annual show; Greg Tunnicliff, MiddleFork RV Resort; Junction 255 & US Hwy. 285; Thu. 9-6, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-6; Free Admission; Dealers with gems, minerals, jewelry, beads, fossils, tools. Look for the Fairplay Show tab on the web site; contact Greg Tunnicliff, (720)-491-0689; e-mail: gregtunnicliff@yahoo.com; Web site: http://www.abqfallshow.wix.com/contin-tail

10-12PARK HILLS , MISSOURI: Annual show; Mineral Area Gem & Mineral Society, Missouri Mines Historic Site at St. Joe State Park; 4000 State Highway 32, Park Hills, MO 63601; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; 19th Annual Rock Swap. Fun for entire family, visit Historic site Mining, Mineral Museum, auctions of minerals and rock jewelry to benefit museum. Co-Sponsored Missouri State Parks, Mineral Area Gem Mineral Society & Greater St. Louis Association of Earth Science Clubs.; contact Boneta Hensley, P.O. Box 758, Park Hills, MO 63601, (573)-760-0488; e-mail: mojellybean63@yahoo.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/1639945622947249/

11-11KENT, CONNETICUT: Annual show; Connecticut Museum of Mining and Mineral Science, Connecticut Museum of Mining and Mineral Science; 31 Kent-Cornwall Road (RTE7); Sat. 9-4; Free Admission; contact John Pawloski, P.O. Box 425, Kent, CT 06757, (860)-927-0050; e-mail: j.a.pawloski@att.net; Web site: www.ctamachinery.com

11-12SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Fort Mason Center; 2 Marina Blvd., at Buchanan; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; adults $10, Children 12 and under are free; There is an amazing event taking place at Fort Mason in San Francisco. It\\\'s the Great San Francisco Crystal Fair. On the weekend of February 27-28, you\\\'ll find the Fort Mason Conference Center filled with gems and jewelry and crystals of all shapes and sizes. Each booth, and there are many, will tantalize and tempt you with beautiful shapes and colors. Included among this array, are some very fascinating metaphysical healers. Crystal healers, aura readers, pendulum dowsers, massage practitioners, and other purveyors of arcane arts. Sure to entertain you and help you to see beyond the veil, as it were. Here are the vitals. The 29th Annual San Francisco Crystal Fair February 27-28 Fort Mason Center, Building A 2 Marina Blvd. at Buchanan, San Francisco (415) 383-7837 Website: www.crystalfair.com Hours: Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-4 Admission $8.00 ( Children 12 and under free) Come and enjoy this amazing event. You\\\'ll be glad you did.; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

11-12DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, Durham Convention Center; 301 W. Morgan St; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $4-$5; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. Shop Intergalactic Bead Shows. Visit www.beadshows.com for more information. ; contact Shawnna Whitson; e-mail: Info@beadshows.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

11-12BUTTE, MONTANA: Annual show; Butter Mineral and Gem Club, Butte Civic Center Annex; 1340 Harrison Avenue; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admisision $3, Children under 12 free; There will be fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry, etc, 20+ exhibits, a silent auction, and a children’s games area. ; contact Pete Knudsen, PO Box 4492, Butte, MT 59702, (406)-496-4395

17-18QUARRYVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Retail show; Lancaster County Fossil and Mineral Club, Solanco Fairgrounds; 172 South Lime St.; Fri. 12-8, Sat. 9-4; Adults $3, Children under 12 free; contact Eric Miller, (717)-339-9338; e-mail: admin@millersmineralmine.com

17-19BOONE, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Slhows, Boone National Guard Armoy; 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

17-19VICTOR, COLORADO: Annual show; Southern Teller County FOcus Group, Victor, CO; 300 N. Third St; Fri. 9 am-5 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; The fourth annual Gem & Mineral Show sponsored by the Southern Teller County Focus Group (STCFG) in Victor, Colorado. The event will be held in downtown historic Victor and is open and free to the public. The show will include vendors from across the state selling Colorado dug minerals, gems, hand-crafted jewelry, mining antiques, rough slabs, specimens, cabochons, hand-crafted furniture with mineral inlays, Cripple Creek & Victor Mining District gold ore specimens, as well as gold and gem panning for the kids at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. ; contact Ruth Zalewski, POB 328, Victor, CO 80860, (719) 689-2675; e-mail: stcfg@victorcolorado.com; Web site: http://victorcolorado.com

17-19SANDY, 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 Admission, Children under 11 free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & 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

17-19ELDON, MISSOURI: Annual show; Osage Rock and Mineral Club, The Eldon Community Center; 309 E 2nd Street; Fri. 2-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-3; Free Admission; Plan to attend our 15th Annual Gem, Jewelry, Rock, Mineral and Fossil Show. Show features: gem stones, jewelry, fossils, minerals, quartz crystals, geodes, cabochons, custom jewelry, gift items, displays, demonstrations, kids games and prizes; as well as Special Fluorescent Mineral Displays and our popular 'pick your own' Geode booth. ; contact Cheryl Hudson, 411 Eastland Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101, (573)-644-2722; e-mail: cherylhudson@mediacombb.net; Web site: ormc2016show@centurylink.net

18-19FREDERIC, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Indianhead Rock and Mineral Club, Frederic High School; 1437 Clam Falls Drive; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; contact Roy Wickman, 1127 7th Street, Almena, WI 54805-, (715)-357-3223; e-mail: rktswick@chibardun.net

18-19NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, TN State Fairgrounds; 500 Wedgewood Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4-$5; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. Shop Intergalactic Bead Shows. ; contact Shawnna Whitson; e-mail: Info@beadshows.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

24-26FISHERSVILLE, 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 Directr, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153, 540-384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

24-26SAN 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 Admission, Children under 11 free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & 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

24-26FISHERSVILLE, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Augusta Expo; 277 Expo Road, (I-64 Exit 91); Fri. 10 -6 , Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 11 -5 ; $4 Admission, Children under 16 free; Annual show. Jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the U.S. who can reconstruct, repair, design or make original jewelry from customer-selected gems, stones, opals and crystals. Wire wrap, wire sculpture, stone beads, pearls, stone setting, amber, opal, mineral and fossil dealers. Hourly door prizes including a Ring with a precious stone that will be given as a Grand Prize. Free Parking.; contact Van Wimmer - Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153, 540-384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

24-26BEDFORD, INDIANA: Annual show; Lawrence County Rock Club, Lawrence County Fairground; US Highway50; Fri. 10-6:30, Sat. 9-6:30, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; 51st Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. Sponsored by the Lawrence County Rock Club, Inc. There will be wide variety of gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, rocks, lapidary equipment & supplies, rockhound & prospecting supplies, 4-H project material, science project material. ; contact Dave Treffinger, 13101 E 250 N, Loogootee, IN 47553, (812)-295-3463; e-mail: djt5766jkft@msn.com; Web site: www.lawrencecountyrockclub.org

24-26KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Annual show; Shows of Integrity, KCI Expo Center; 11730 NW Ambassador DR; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more. Exhibitors from around the world will be selling everything from costume jewelry to fine jewelry. Don't Miss this show for all your jewelry business needs.; contact Terry James, 18362 S Hwy 78, Leonard, TX 75452, (903)-815-5957; e-mail: t_james78@hotmail.com; Web site: www.showsofintegrity.com

25-26CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Culver City Rock and Mineral Club, Veterans Memorial Auditorium; 4117 Overland Blvd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; The Fiesta of Gems is a free educational event for the community which provides fossils, gems and mineral exhibits, demonstrations, and children’s programs. We also offer jewelry making classes, gem, mineral dealers, tools, and books sales. Fiesta of Gems Show offers over 35 gem and mineral dealers from California, New Mexico ,and Arizona who will sell minerals, gems, slabs, cabochons, beads, and jewelry findings. The Culver City Rock and Mineral Club members will exhibit gem and mineral works of art, jewelry pieces, and private collections of gems and minerals. ; contact Janice Metz, 4117 Overland Blvd.,, Culver City, CA 90230, (310)-850-4398; e-mail: janicemtz@yahoo.com; Web site: http://www.culvercityrocks.org/fiesta.htm

25-26POMPANO BEACH , FLORIDA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, Emma Lou Olson Civic Center; 1801 N.E. 6th St; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4-$5; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. Shop Intergalactic Bead Shows. ; contact Shawnna Whitson; e-mail: Info@beadshows.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

25-26GILSUM, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Gilsum Recreational Committee, Gilsum Elementary School; 640 Route 10; Sat. 8-6, Sun. 8-4; Free Admission; The 52nd annual Gilsum Rock Swap & Mineral Show features more than 65 rock and gem dealers, swappers,and collectors from around the world offering beryl, quartz crystals, fossils, meteorites, semi-precious stones, gemstone and wire-wrap jewelry, and rocks and minerals of all sorts. Displays range from newly found specimens in the rough to fossils, prized collector’s pieces and hand crafted jewelry. This family event includes panning for minerals, a chicken barbeque, ham and bean dinner with homemade pies and more.; contact Robert Mitchell, Gilsum, NH 03448, (603)-357-9636; e-mail: gilsumrocks@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.gilsum.org/rockswap

July 2016

1-4SISTERS, OREGON: Annual show; Jean Miller, Sisters Elementary School; 611 E. Cascade , (off Hwy. 20); Fri. 9 am-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 9 am-6 pm, Mon. 9 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; Sisters Round Up of Gems Annual Show featuring Gems, Minerals, Beads, Spheres, Crystals, Petrified Wood, Lapidary Tools, Jade, Jewelry, Sunstone, Native American Jewelry, Carvings and much, much more! Free admission. Fun for the whole family! For more information or questions on vending please contact Jean Miller 971-219-0323 or email shadow92337@molalla.net or Jenny Macias 619-261-8765 or email karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com ; contact Jennifer Macias, 1839 Ryan Court, Prescott, AZ 86301, (619) 261-8765; e-mail: karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com

2-3GRAPEVINE, TEXAS: Annual show; Arlington Gem and Mineral Club, Grapevine Convention Center; 1209 S. Main St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, Seniors $3, Students/Children $3; 49th Annual Show, “Jewelry, Stones, Sticks and Bones”. Spend your Holiday weekend with us during the day before setting out in the evening to view the fireworks in a gem of a city, Grapevine! Vendors, classes, food, fellowship. Tons of rough stones, rocks, slabs, rare minerals, fossils, beads, metaphysical stones, arrowheads, carvings, sculptures, skulls, antlers, bones, petrified wood, glass fusion, enameled jewelry, CRYSTALS, himalayan salt lamps, rock/mineral home decor, steampunk designs and butterflies will be available, as well as mining at a mobile mine. ; contact Dr. Nadira Charaniya, Arlington, TX, (469)-751-2944; e-mail: show@agemclub.org; Web site: www.agemclub.org

9-10SYRACUSE, NEW YORK: Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse, NY, Onondaga Community College SRC Aren; 4585 W Seneca Turnpike ; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $7; This will be our 50th anniversary show.; contact Dick Lyons; e-mail: show@gmss.us; Web site: GMSS.us

9-10BETHEL, MAINE: Annual show; Oxford County Gem & Mineral Assoc., Telstar High School; Rt 26; Sat. 9-4, Sun. 9-4; Adults $3; There will be displays of local mineral specimens!; contact Dennis Gross, 178 N. Main Street, Bryant Pond, ME 04219, 1-(207)-665-2759; e-mail: mincoll@megalink.net

15-16MINOCQUA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Lakeland Gem Club, Lakeland Union Highschool; 9573 State Highway 70; Fri. 10-6 , Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; The Amazing World of Jaspers and Agates. The Northwoods Wildlife Center will present wildlife education on: Geodes! Choose your own, we break them while you watch! Minerals, fossils, gemstones, SpecimensJewelry – Handmade with mother earth’s colors! Demonstrations, fluorescent mineral display! Exciting silent auctions! Door prizes! Model U.N. Students of Lakeland Union High School, will provide the food refreshments. The proceeds will be used for their trip to New York. ; contact Pattie Hartmann, (715)-477-2519; e-mail: gypsy1120@coslink.net; Web site: www.lakelandgemclub.com

15-17VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Shows, Virginia Beach Convention Center; 1000 19th Street; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students 16 and under free; Vendors from across the United States bring a variety of merchandise. Their items include 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry. Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls, mineral specimens, rocks, crystals, lapidary supplies. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs on site. Display of rocks and minerals and demonstrations of lapidary arts by the two Gem and Mineral Societies of the area. ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

15-17REEDSPORT, OREGON: Annual show; Lower Umpqua Gem & Mineral Society, Community Building; 451 Winchester Avenue; Fri. 10-5; Admission- Donations; Gems, minerals, roughs, displays, local lapidary artisans, raffle, door prizes, jewelry, new vendors. Saturday is Kids Day - games and searches for sapphires and agates.; contact Bill Hendrickson, 100 Riverbend, #17, Reedsport, OR 97467, (541)-271-6816; e-mail: irlindabarr@hotmail.com

16-17HERKIMER, NEW YORK: Annual show; Herkimer Business Association, Herkimer High School; 801 W. German St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $4, Children under 6 free; This is Herkimer's Diamond Festival & Gem Show! We will have music late into the night and over 40 Festival Vendors, selling their crafts, homemade items, food trucks, etc. Come enjoy a great Gem Show and Festival!; contact Billie Jo Muller, 301 Davis Rd., Little Falls, NY 13365, (315)-717-4664; e-mail: mullerbilliejo@gmail.com; Web site: www.herkimergemshow.com

16-17MOOSE LAKE, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Carlton County Gem and Mineral Club and Moosse Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Moose Lake High School; 413 Birch Avenue; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; 47th Annual Agate Days; Carlton County Gem and Mineral Club and Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Agate Stampede 2 pm Saturday on Elm Ave, 400 pounds of agates and $400 in quarters; Kids Dig for ages 8 and under Sat & Sun in front of high school. There will be Lake Superior agates, cutting materials, specimens, crystal groups, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary equipment, books, rough rock tailgaters, door prizes, field information.; contact Ted Chura, 570 Marshall Street, Duluth, MN 55803-1981, (218)-728-1082 Cell (218)-341-3899; e-mail: tedcgo@yahoo.com

28-30FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; United States Faceters Guild, The Factory; 1024 Georia Rd. (US441); Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-8, Sat. 9-4; Free Admission ; 9th Annual Franklin Faceters Frolic. Gem cad classes, faceting supplies and rough, speakers & demonstrations; contact Norman Holbert, 180 Camelot Estates Road, Franklin, NC 28734, (828)-634-0350; e-mail: normholbert@comcast.net; Web site: www.franklinfacetersfrolic.com

28-31FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin NC, Robert C. Carpenter Community Building; 1288 Georgia Road ; Thu. 10-6, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults/Seniors $2, Students $1, Children under 12 free; There will be demonstrations, door prizes, rough & cut gemstones, finished jewelry (gold & silver), beads, specimens, minerals, jewelry repair and construction on site. ; contact Linda Harbuck, 425 Porter Street, Franklin, NC 28734, (800)-336-7829; e-mail: lindah@franklin-chamber.com; Web site: www.visitfranklinnc.com

29-31ALBANY, OREGON: 2015 AFMS/NFMS meeting - Treasurers of the Northwest; Willamette Agate and Mineralogical Society, Linn County Fair and Expo Building; 3700 Knox Butte Road; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is $4 per day/$10 for a 3 day pass , 12 and under free; AFMS meeting is July 28, 2016; contact Janice Van Cura, (541) 753-2401; e-mail: jvancura@peak.org; Web site: www.wamsi.org

30-31FARMERS BRANCH, TEXAS: Annual show; Cowtown Gem, Mineral, Glass, Jewelry & Art Show, Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute, Building H; 3939 Valley View Lane; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Freee Admission; contact Steve Shearin, 860 Stafford Station Dr. , Saginaw, TX 76131, (817)-777-1997; e-mail: steve.l.shearin@lmco.com; Web site: http://cera-fw.org/gem-mineral-glass/

30-31SOUTH BURLINGTON, VERMONT: Annual show; Burlington Gem and Mineral Club, Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School; 500 Dorset Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4, Seniors $3, Children under 16 free; Vermontʼs largest gem, mineral, and fossil show returns for its 37th year! Thousands of beautiful natural specimens and jewelry are available at affordable prices. Exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, silent auctions, door prizes, and activities for kids. ; contact Jeff Higgins, (802)-849-6076; e-mail: jhiggins@surfglobal.net; Web site: www.burlingtongemandmineralclub.org

July 2016-August 2016

30-7SPRUCE PINE, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Parkway Fire & Rescue, Parkway Fire & Rescue; PO Box 188 Hwy.226 South; Daily 10:00 am-6:00 pm; Admissiojn is Free; Open 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Daily; contact Roger Frye, NC, (828) 385-2884; e-mail: refrye@bellsouth.net

August 2016

5-7NORTH BEND, OREGON: Annual show; Far West Lapidary Club, North Bend Community Center; 2222 Broadway; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $1, Children under 12 free; Silent auctions, door prizes, displays, jewelry, gemstones, rough and polished rocks. ; contact Don Innes, (541)-396-5722; e-mail: doninnes.innes20@gmail.com

6-7WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Civic Park Community Center; 1375 Civic Drive, at Broadway; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $10, Children 12 and under are free; Get ready for the August 6-7 SPRING CONTRA COSTA CRYSTAL FAIR which includes a magical mix of crystals, minerals, beads, and jewelry. Whether it’s stone beads from Nepal, amethyst geodes from Madagascar, jade from China, or jewelry from northern California artisans –you’ll find it at the Crystal Fair at below market prices. You’ll also find an aura camera, tarot reader, sound healer, massage therapist, reiki master and many others – 30 booths in all. The exact location is the Civic Park Community Center at 1375 Civic Drive at Broadway in Walnut Creek. The hours are 10am to 6pm on Saturday, August 6; and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, August 7. Admission is $6 (under 12 free). There is plenty of free parking and the downtown Walnut Creek BART station is only 4 blocks away. ; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

11-14BUENA VISTA, COLORADO: Annual show; Greg Tunnicliff, Buena Vista, CO; Rodeo Grounds; Thu. 9 -5 , Fri. 9 -5 , Sat. 9 -5 , Sun. 9 -5 ; Free Admission; Over 100 dealers with gems, mineral specimens, beads, jewelry, cabochons, fossils, petrified wood, slabs, rough, tools, equipment. Buena Vista, CO Rodeo Grounds at Rodeo Drive and Gregg Drive. ; contact Greg Tunnicliff, (720)-491-0689; e-mail: gregtunnicliff@yahoo.com; Web site: http://abqfallshow.wix.com/contin-tail

12-14SEASIDE, OREGON: Annual show; Jean Miller, Seaside Convention Center; 415 1st Ave.; Fri. 9 am-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 9 am-4 pm; Admission is Free; Seaside Gem, Jewelry, & Fossil Show Free Admission, Wheelchair Accessible, Raffle Prizes, and Fun for the Whole Family. FREE STRAND OF PEARLS TO THE FIRST 75 WOMEN THROUGH THE DOOR EACH MORNING! FREE tumbled stone for each child through the door! Great times to be had shopping for and experiencing a wide variety of gems, minerals, crystals, enhydros, beads, petrified wood, slabs, rough and polished rock, sunstones, lapidary tools and equipment, stone carvings, opals and more. Treasures from all over the world. For questions or vending opportunities please contact Jean Miller 971-219-0323 or email shadow92337@molalla.net or Jenny Macias 619-261-8765 or email karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com Thank you and see you there! ; contact Jennifer Macias, 1839 Ryan Court, Prescott, AZ 86301, (619) 261-8765; e-mail: karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com

12-14WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, L.L.C., Eastern States Exposition, Better Living Center; 1305 Memorial Dr; Fri. 10 -6 , Sat. 10 -6 , Sat. 10 -5 ; $8 Admission, Children free; 200 Wholesale and Retail Vendors. Speakers, free door prize drawings, mineral identification, free mineral specimens for children. 2016 Special Exhibit: Minerales Mexicanos...The Peter Megaw Collection; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, 505-867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

12-14PORT TOWNSEND, WASHINGTON: annual show in conjunction with the Jefferson County Fair; Port Townsend Rock Club, Jefferson County Fair; 4907 Landers Street; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-8, Sun. 10-6; Adults $8, Seniors $6, Students $6, children ages 6-12 $2 / Children 5 and under free; contact Marge Roark, PO Box 1383, Port Townsend, WA 98368; e-mail: margejroark@gmail.com

13-14RICE LAKE, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Northwest Wisconsin Gem and Mineral Society, Youth Expo Building, Barron County Fairgrounds; Hwy 48 N.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission ; contact Roy Wickman, 1127 7th st, Almena, WI 54805, (715)-357-3223; e-mail: rktswick@chibardun.net

19-20TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Tahlequah Rock & Mineral Society, Tahlequah Community Buidling; 300 W. First St.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-5; Adults $3, Seniors $3, Students under 18 free, Children free; This year's Show features vendors with rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry and lapidary equipment. There are children's activities and special educational exhibits. Snack Bar provided.; contact Sara Brasel, P. O. Box 932, Tahlequah, OK 74465, (918)-284-5770; e-mail: rockhoundsally@aol.com; Web site: tramsok.webs.com

19-21LAKE GEORGE, COLORADO: Annual show; Lake George Gem & Mineral Club, Field next to Lake George Post Office; 37380 US Hwy 24; Fri. 9 -5 , Sat. 9 -5 , Sun. 9 -5 ; Free Admission; Good selection local Pikes Peak Region minerals from local miners including Club Member Rich Fretterd and others. Vendors have mineral specimens, fossils and jewelry items. Dealer Contact: Becky Blair blairra@hotmail.com; contact Steve Woje, P.O. Box 171, Lake Geroge, CO 80827, (719)-258-8293; e-mail: stevengwoje@gmail.com; Web site: LGGMClub.org

19-21SOUTH BEND, INDIANA: Show and sale; Michiana Gem & Mineral Society, St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds, Ester Singer Building; 5117 South Ironwood Rd.; Fri. 12-7 , Sat. 10-6 , Sun. 10-5 ; Admission $3.00, Children 6-12 $1.00; Michiana Gem & Mineral Society 53rd Annual Jewelry, Gem & Mineral Show and Sale and 76th Midwest Federation of Mineralogical & Geological Societies Convention. Attractions include gem, fossil, mineral and jewelry dealers, lapidary arts demonstrations, exhibits, Kid's Korner, and silent auction.; contact John Davis, (574)-232-8823; e-mail: sumu95@hotmail.com; Web site: www.michianagms.org

20-20SHELTON, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Shelton Rock and Mineral Society, MCRA Park; 2100 E Johns Prairie Road; Daily 9 -5 ; Free Admission; 7th Annual Tailgate Rock Sale and Swap. All rock hounds and vendors are invited to participate and bring rocks, minerals, fossils, rock crafts and equipment to sell and swap. Raffle, door prizes, and displays.; contact Susan Perrault, WA, (360)-272-9432; e-mail: srms242@ yahoo.com; Web site: sheltonrockclub.weebly.com

20-21BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA: Annual show; Arklatex Gem & Mineral Society, Bossier City Civic Center; Old Benton Rd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4; 40th annual show, Ark-La-Tex Gem & Mineral Society. Custom and unique jewelry, gems and minerals, fossils, educational exhibits and demonstrations/speakers, and door prizes. ; contact Del Glasner; e-mail: larockclub@gmail.com; Web site: larockclub.com

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

September 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 2016-October 2016

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

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

October 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19-21IRVINE, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Mountain Mushroom Festival, Estell County School's Central Office Gym; 253 Main Street; Tue. 9 -4 , Wed. 9 -4 , Thu. 9 -4 ; $10 Admission; All day Kentucky Agate hunt, easy or rough terrain trips each day.; contact Francine Bonny, City Hall, 101 Chestnut Street, Irvine, KY 40336, (606) 723-1233; e-mail: mushroomfestival@irvineonline.com; Web site: www.moutainmushroomfestival.org

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

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

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

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

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

November 2016

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

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

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

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

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

December 2016

2-4EDISON, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Eons Expos, LLLP, NJ Convention & Expo Center; 97 Sunfield Avenue; Fri. 5 pm-9 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-6 pm; Admission is $5, ; Free parking. Come see 120 dealer booths just in time for holiday gift giving. It's all here: fine minerals, fossils, meteorites, gems, amber, opal, artisan jewelry, gold, silver, beads, dinosaur teeth, moon rocks, and more! With the success of our April Show in this location, we've added this show in December so you can get out of the cold. Prices range from just $1 to $1 million. Contact Heather Grana, 235 First Avenue, Keyport, NJ 07735, (973) 903-3256; e-mail: Heather@EonsExpos.com; Web site: Eons-Expos.com; contact Lowell Carhart, (804) 291-6357; e-mail: LowellCarhart@yahoo.com; Web site: www.Eons-Expos.com

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

March 2017-April 2017

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

April 2017

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/

May 2017

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

June 2017

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

July 2017

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

September 2017-October 2017

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

October 2017

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