Faceted Gems
The gems beauty is revealed
from a rough stone.  
AUSTRALIAN & WORLDWIDE
CLUB SHOWS AND EVENTS
Malachite
Polished and set into a hand
made silver setting.
Free Form Silver

There are no limits when
designing jewelry.
Opals
Cut and cleaned ready for
shaping into designs.
Ameythst
A piece of rough geode set in
silver.
Amber

This fossilized tree resin is
millions of years old.
Soldering Silver

Making a ring from sterling
silver.
Cabachons

The cabachon design is the
most widely used in jewelry.
Making Jewelry

Combining jewelry and gems
is an age old art.
Gemstones

Once polished they can be
set into jewelry.
Coober Pedy Opal Fields
South Australia.
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the details. Always contact organizers before going to any events overseas to avoid
a wrong date.

                        2014

January 2014

3-5—HILLSBORO, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Washington
County Fairgrounds; 873 NE 34th Ave.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; adults $7,
children (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals,
exhibitors; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web
site: www.gemfaire.com

3-12—QUARTZSITE, ARIZONA: Annual show; Tyson Wells Enterprises Inc.; Tyson Wells
Show Grounds; 100 W. Kuehn St.; Daily 9-5; free admission; dealers from around the
world; contact Kym Scott, PO Box 60, Quartzsite, AZ 85346, (928) 927-6364; e-mail:
tysonwells@tds.net; Web site: www.tysonwells.com

4-5—DURAHM, NORTH CAROLINA: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead
Shows; Durham Covention Center-Jr. Ballrooms; 301 W. Morgan St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-
5; free admission; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver,
findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals,
delicas; contact Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville,
GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.
beadshows.com

4-5—SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA: Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market;
RiverView Hall; 600 Clyde Fant Pkwy.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; vintage,
gemstone, glass, lampwork and polymer beads, silver and gold findings, pearls,
Swarovski crystals, tools, books, jewelry; contact Rebekah Wills, PO Box 494, Gilmer,
TX 75644, (903) 734-3335; e-mail: rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.
thebeadmarket.net

10-12—LARGO, FLORIDA: 38th annual show; Pinellas Geological Society; Largo
Cultural Center; 105 Central Park Dr.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; free admission;
club member sales; contact Leona Sheffield, 2440 S. Shore Dr. SE, St. Petersburg, FL
33705, (727) 709-3236; e-mail: leesheff@verizon.net

10-12—SANTA 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; adults $7,
children (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals,
exhibitors; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web
site: www.gemfaire.com

11—ARLINGTON, TEXAS: Annual Faceting Swap Meet; Arlington Gem & Mineral Club;
AGMC clubhouse; 1408 Gibbons Rd.; Sat. 8-4; free admission; faceting rough,
equipment, cut gems, shop talk, faceting-related items, Texas Facet Guild meeting,
Gemcad lecture; contact Jack Spinks, 209 Overlook Dr., Midlothian, TX 76065, (214)
335-9452; e-mail: jlspinks@sbcglobal.net; Web site: agemclub.com

11-12—NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Show;
Tennessee State Fairgrounds-Banquet Hall; 500 Wedgewood Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-
5; free admission; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver,
findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals,
delicas; contact Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville,
GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.
beadshows.com

17-19—DEL 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; adults $7,
children (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals,
exhibitors; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web
site: www.gemfaire.com

17-26—QUARTZSITE, ARIZONA: Annual show; Tyson Wells Enterprises Inc.; Tyson
Wells Show Grounds; 100 W. Kuehn St.; Daily 9-5; free admission; dealers from
around the world on 25 acres; contact Kym Scott, PO Box 60, Quartzsite, AZ 85346,
(928) 927-6364; e-mail: tysonwells@tds.net; Web site: www.tysonwells.com

18-19—CORDOVA, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show; Woodland
Hills-Grand Ballroom; 10000 Woodland Hills Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission;
precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater
pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas; contact Tonya
Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888) 729-
6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

18-19—DELAND, FLORIDA: 43rd Annual Jewelry, Gem & Fossil Show and Sale; Tomoka
Gem & Mineral Society; Volusia County Fairgrounds; Tommy Lawrence Bldg., State
Road 44, 1/2 mile east of I-4 Exit 118; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, children (under
12) free with adult; "Wonderful World of Quartz": silent auctions, exhibits, door
prizes, faceting, cabochon making, jewelry making demonstrations, dealers,
minerals, fossils, lapidary material, rough, cabochons, fine jewelry and gemstones,
beads, crystals, supplies, free gift to the first 100 visitors each day; contact
Rosemary van Wandelen, 3051 Keyport St., Deltona, FL 32738, (386) 860-5586; e-mail:
rrborzoi@yahoo.com; Web site: tomokagms.org

18-19—EXETER, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Tule Gem & Mineral Society; Exeter
Veterans Memorial Bldg.; 324 N. Kaweah Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission;
kids' Rock Treasure Hunt, Wheel of Fortune, prize drawing, door prizes; contact
Pepper Okada, 5924 W. Iris Court, Visalia, CA 93277, (559) 733-5842; e-mail:
pepperok@clearwire.net; Web site: tulegem.org

18-19—FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS: 45th annual show; Fredericksburg Rockhounds;
Pioneer Pavilion, Lady Bird Johnson Park; Hwy. 16S; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; free
admission; 26 dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, meteorites, jewelry, bulk material,
demonstrations, identification experts; contact Jim Gedeon, 1156 Old Willow Rd.,
Fredericksburg, TX 78624, (830) 685-3342; e-mail: gedeonjim1@gmail.com

18-19—YACHATS, OREGON: 3rd Ever Yachats Agate Festival; Yachats Chamber of
Commerce; Yachats Commons; 4th and Hwy. 101; Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; free admission;
minerals, gems, fossils, special displays, lectures, dealers, demonstrations; contact
George Mazeika, PO Box 818, Yachats, OR 97498; e-mail: georgmaze@charter.net;
Web site: www.coastagates.org/rock-gem-shows

24-26—SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Marin
Center; 10 Avenue of the Flags; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (0-
11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors;
contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.
gemfaire.com

25-26—CINCINNATI, OHIO: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows;
Sharonville Covention Center-West Hall; 11355 Convention Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5;
adults $5, children free; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver,
findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals,
delicas; contact Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville,
GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.
beadshows.com

25-26—PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA: 23rd annual show; Panama City Gem & Mineral
Society; Central Panhandle Fairgrounds; 2230 E. 15th St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free
admission; gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, exhibits, lapidary arts; contact
Steven Shipton, 5113 E. 13th Ct., Panama City, FL 32404, (850) 867-0586; e-mail:
shipton3@comcast.net

January 2014-February 2014

1-28—QUARTZSITE, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Desert Gardens RV Park;
Desert Gardens RV Park; 1064 Kuehn St., I-10 Exit 17; Daily 10-6; free admission;
Arkansas quartz crystals, rough and polished minerals, fossils, jewelry, gifts, lapidary
equipment; contact Sharon (manager), 1055 Kuehn St., Quartzsite, AZ 85346, (928) 927-
6361; e-mail: info@desertgardensrvpark.net; Web site: www.desertgardensrvpark.net

1-28—QUARTZSITE, ARIZONA: Annual show; Desert Gardens Holdings LLC; Desert
Gardens Show Grounds; 1055 Kuehn Rd.; Daily 9-5; free admission; hundreds of
dealers; contact Dennis Kuehl, 1055 Kuehn Rd., PO Box 2818, Quartzsite, AZ 85346,
(623) 606-0053; e-mail: cad53148@yahoo.com; Web site: desertgardensrvpark.net

30-16—TUCSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Eons Expos; Tucson 22nd Street Show;
intersection of I-10 and 22nd Street; Daily 9-6; free admission; minerals, fossils,
dinosaurs, meteorites, gems, jewelry, rough rock; contact Christine Perner, 38 Fox
Ridge Rd., Sparta, NJ 07871, (516) 818-1228; e-mail: Christine@EonsExpos.com; Web
site: www.22ndStreetShow.com

31-2—PROVO, UTAH: Annual show; Gem Faire Inc.; Utah Valley Convention Center;
220 W. Center St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (0-11) free; fine
jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while
you shop, door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.
com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

31-16—TUCSON, ARIZONA: Miners Co-op Rock Show; independent miners; Kino
Sports Complex; 6107 N. Travel Center Dr.; Daily 9:30-5:30; free admission; outdoor
show, dealers, jewelry designers and artists, rocks, gems, minerals, jewelry and
lapidary supplies; contact Bob Scholl, 6675 Old Ridge Rd., Fairview, PA 16415, (307)
714-0160; e-mail: bob@reallyoldrocks.com; Web site: www.
tucsonrockgemmineralshow.com

February 2014

1-2—DULUTH, GEORGIA: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows;
Gwinnett Center-Grand Ballroom; 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults
$5, children free; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver,
findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals,
delicas; contact Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville,
GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.
beadshows.com

1-15—TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC;
Hotel Tucson City Center; 475 N. Granada; Daily 10-6; free admission; 300 dealers,
Gallery of Artists displays; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM
87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

1-15—TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions LLC;
Ramada Ltd.; 665 N. Freeway; Daily 10-6; free admission; fossil dealers and displays;
contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail:
mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

1-15—TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC;
Mineral & Fossil Marketplace; 1333 N. Oracle; Daily 10-6; free admission; contact
Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail:
mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

7-9—ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Placer
County Fairgrounds; 800 All America City Blvd.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults
$7, children (0-11) free; jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals,
exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-
8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

7-10—TUCSON, ARIZONA: Annual Westward Look Show; Fine Mineral Shows;
Westward Look Resort; 245 E. Ina Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6, Mon. 10-5; free
admission; Al and Sue Liebetrau collection display; contact Dave Waisman, Fine
Mineral Shows, PO Box 8543, Spokane, WA 99203, (509) 998-5987; e-mail:
dave@finemineralshow.com; Web site: www.finemineralshow.com

8-9—BEREA, OHIO: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; Cuyahoga
Fairgrounds-Multi-Purpose Bldg. 25; 164 Eastland Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5,
children free; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings,
freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas; contact
Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888)
729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

8-9—MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA: 37th Annual Symphony of Gemstones; Central
Brevard Rock & Gem Club; Kiwanis Island Recreation Center; 951 Kiwanis Island Park
Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 ($1 off coupon on Web site), children (12 and
under) free; minerals, gems, fossils, beads, jewelry, demonstrations, kids' sluice,
door prizes, grand prize, showcase displays; contact Roz Mestre, PO Box 542742,
Merritt Island, FL 32954, (321) 431-0159; Web site: www.centralbrevardgems.org

8-9—OAK HARBOR, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Whidbey Island Gem Club; Oak
Harbor Senior Center; 51 SE Jerome St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; member
exhibits, demonstrations, dealers, rough and finished rock and gems, slabs, silent
auction, door prizes, raffle, spinning wheel; contact Keith Ludemann, (360) 675-1837;
e-mail: rock9@whidbey.net

13-16—TUCSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Tucson Gem & Mineral Society; Tucson
Convention Center; 260 S. Church Ave.; Thu. 10-6, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5;
adults $10, seniors and active military get $2 off on Fri., children (under 14) free;
contact TGMS Staff, PO Box 42588, Tucson, AZ 85733, (520) 322-6031; e-mail:
tgms@tgms.org; Web site: www.tgms.org

14-16—KIRKWOOD, MISSOURI: Annual show; Cabin Fever Productions, Inc.; Kirkwood
Community Center; 111 S. Geyer Rd.; Fri. 4-9, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults (19-61) $3,
seniors (62+) and students (13-18) $2, children (12 & under) free; rocks, minerals,
fossils, jewelry, gems, on-site wire wrapping, daily attendance prizes; contact Bruce
Vick, 1801 Barbary Way, Swansea, IL 62226, (618) 973-7222; e-mail:
cabinfeverprod@aol.com; Web site: www.cabinfeverprod.com

14-16—PORTLAND, OREGON: Annual show; Oregon Agate & Mineral Society; OMSI;
1945 SE Water Ave.; Fri. 9:30-5:30, Sat. 9:30-5:30, Sun. 9:30-5:30; free admission;
contact Sonia Watt, 4821 Grant St., Portland, OR 97215; e-mail: soniawatt@yahoo.com

14-16—QUARTZSITE, ARIZONA: 1st Quartzsite Gold, Treasure and Craft Show;
Quartzsite Improvement Association, Miners Depot, Natures' Nuggets, Quartzsite
Metal Detector Club; QIA Bldg.; 235 E. Ironwood St.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults
$5, children free; dealers, Quartzsite Metal Detector Club hunt, gold panning
contest, speakers, author table, demonstrations, metal detecting and prospecting
equipment Q&A; contact Richard Trusty, PO Box 4051, Quartzsite, AZ 85359-4051,
(928) 927-5479; e-mail: QuartzsiteGoldShow@gmail.com; Web site:
QuartzsiteAZGoldshow.com

14-23—INDIO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; San Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society;
Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival; Gem & Mineral Bldg., Bldg, #1, 46-350
Arabia St.; Daily 10-10; adults $8, seniors $7, children $6; more than 100 display,
lapidary demonstrations, free rocks for kids, dealers; contact Bert Grisham, 1029 N.
8th St., Banning, CA 92220, (951) 849-1674; e-mail: bert67@verizon.net

15-16—ALBANY, NEW YORK: Annual show; Capital District Mineral Club; New York
State Museum; Empire Plaza, 260 Madison Ave.; Daily 10-5; adults $5, children free;
guided museum mineral gallery tours; contact Michael Hawkins, 3140 CEC, Albany, NY
12230, (518) 486-2011; e-mail: mhawkins@mail.nysed.gov

15-16—ANTIOCH, CONNECTICUT: Annual show; Antioch Lapidary Club; CC County
Fairgrounds; 1201 W. 10th St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, children (12 and under),
active military with ID, and Scouts in uniform free; jewelry, gems, findings, supplies,
silent auction, exhibits, hands-on projects for kids; contact Brenda Miguel, 800
Bluerock Dr., Antioch, CA 94509, (925) 301-6957; e-mail: brenda.miguel@yahoo.com;
Web site: www.antiochlapidaryclub.com

15-16—NILES, ILLINOIS: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; White
Eagle Banquets-Allison Room; 6839 N. Milwaukee Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sat. 10-5; adults $5,
children free; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings,
freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas; contact
Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888)
729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

15-16—PLAINVIEW, TEXAS: Annual show; Hi Plains Gem & Mineral Society; Ollie Liner
Center; Business I-27S; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children $1; silent auction,
kids' wheel, hourly door prizes, grand prize, beads, rocks of all kinds, geode cutting,
silversmithing, demonstrations, wire wrapping, sphere shaping, faceting; contact
Josephine Macha, 2298 FM 788, Plainview, TX 79072, (806) 293-8572; e-mail:
josefcmacha@aol.com

21-23—INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Retail show; Indiana State Museum; Indiana State
Museum; 650 W. Washington St.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4; adults $10, seniors $9,
children $5.50; dealers, adult and kids' activities; contact Peggy Fisherkeller, 650 W.
Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, (317) 232-7172; e-mail:
pfisherkeller@indianamuseum.org; Web site: www.indianamuseum.org

21-23—SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Earl
Warren Showgrounds; 3400 Calle Real; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7,
children (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals,
exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-
8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

21-23—VERO BEACH, FLORIDA: Annual show; Treasure Coast Rock & Gem Society;
Vero Beach Community Center; 2266 14th Ave.; Fri. 12-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults
$3 ($1 off with this notice), children (under 12) free; faceted gems, cabochons, gold
and silver jewelry, rough slabs, faceting material, beads, craft supplies, hourly
drawing; contact David Wayment, PO Box 531, Vero Beach, FL 32961-0531

22—LAKELAND, FLORIDA: Annual show; Imperial Bone Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil
Society; First Presbyterian Church; 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr.; Sat. 9-4:30; adults $3,
students, children and teachers free; door prizes, Spin & Win Mineral Wheel, kids'
Treasure Dig, demonstrations, educational displays, silent and Chinese auctions,
more than 30 dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, gifts, hobby supplies, lapidary
demonstrations, wire wrapping, cabochon making; contact Kim Price, PO Box 2054,
Auburndale, FL 33823, (863) 412-9156; e-mail: IBVGMFS@gmail.com; Web site: www.
bonevalley.net

22-23—BOISE, IDAHO: Annual show; Idaho Gem Club; Expo Idaho; 5610 Glenwood;
Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children (12 and under) free; contact Brent Smith, (208)
342-1151; e-mail: rocksbybrent@gmail.com

22-23—JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: Annual show; Mississippi Gem & Mineral Society;
Mississippi Trade Mart; State Fairgrounds; Sat. 9-6; adults $5, students $3; dealers,
gems, fossils, minerals, beads, jewelry, demonstrators, faceting, flint knapping, wire
wrapping; contact Keith Peacock, 176 Tazan Ave., Florence, MS 39073, (601) 863-6535

22-23—MESA, ARIZONA: 48th Annual Jewelry, Gem and Rock Show; Apache Junction
Rock & Gem Club; Skyline High School; 845 S. Crismon Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults
$3, students $1, children free; dealers, jewelry, gems, cabochons, beads, rocks,
specimens, slabs, fossils, lapidary equipment and supplies, door prizes, silent
auction, gem tree-making activity, wheel-of-rocks, raffle; contact Katy Tunnicliff, (918)
440-9152; e-mail: katydidnt2007@gmail.com; Web site: www.ajrockclub.com

22-23—MESA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Apache Junction Rock & Gem Club; Skyline
High School; 845 S. Crismon Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students $1, children
free; dealers, handmade jewelry, gems, beads, opals, cabochons, fossils, slabs,
rocks, lapidary equipment and supplies, hourly door prizes, silent auction, gem tree-
making, Wheel-of-Rocks, raffle; contact Katy Tunnicliff, (918) 440-9152; e-mail:
katydidnt2007@gmail.com; Web site: www.ajrockclub.com

22-23—PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead
Shows; David L. Lawrence Convention Center-Hall D; 1000 Fort Dusquesne Blvd.; Sat.
10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children free; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads,
sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads,
crystals, delicas; contact Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107,
Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web
site: www.beadshows.com

23-24—LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Friends of the NM Farm & Ranch
Heritage Museum; New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum; 4100 Dripping
Springs Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children (under 2) free; gems, jewels, raw
stones, finished stones; contact Diane McMellen, PO Box 15150, Las Cruces, NM
88004, (575) 522-1232; e-mail: diane@helpinghandsevents.com; Web site: www.
lcmuseumrocks.com

February 2014-March 2014

28-2—COSTA 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; adults $7, children (0-11)
free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry
repair while you shop, door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail:
info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

March 2014

1-2—ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Monrovia Rockhounds; LA County
Arboretum; 301 S. Baldwin Ave.; Sat. 9-4:30, Sun. 9-4:30; adults $8, seniors and
students $6, children $3; more than 14 vendors, raffle, games, grab bags, geodes;
contact Jo Anna Ritchey, 224 Oaks Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016, (626) 359-1624; e-mail:
joannaritchey@gmail.com; Web site: www.moroks.com

1-2—CALDWELL, IDAHO: Annual show; Owyhee Gem & Mineral Society; O'Conner
Field House; 2200 Blaine; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children (under 11) free with
adult; dealers, demos, door prizes, show cases, silent auction, wheel of gems, sand
dig, grab bags, black light display; contact Susan Beattie, (208) 466-6184; e-mail:
susan71061@aol.com

1-2—ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON: Annual show; East KingCo Rock Club; Pickering Barn;
1730 - 10th Ave. NW, across from Costco; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission;
dealers, gems, jewelry, minerals, lapidary demonstrations, exhibits, silent auction,
raffle, door prizes, hands-on activities; contact Robin Feiner, PO Box 2203, Redmond,
WA 98073, (206) 579-8448; e-mail: rfeiner@rocketmail.com; Web site: www.eastkingco.
org/

1-2—OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market;
Oklahoma State Fairgrounds; Expo Hall 3, 3212 Wichita Walk; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free
admission; vintage, gemstone, glass, lampwork, and polymer beads, silver and gold
findings, pearls, Swarovski crystals, tools, books, jewelry; contact Rebekah Wills,
(903) 734-3335; e-mail: rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.thebeadmarket.
net

1-2—POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead
Shows; Emma Lou Olson Civic Center; 1801 N.E. 6th St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free
admission; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings,
freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas; contact
Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888)
729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

1-2—ROBSTOWN, TEXAS: 52nd Annual Show; Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society;
Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds; 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun.
10-5; adults $5, children (12 and under) free with adult, Scouts in uniform free; silent
auction, kids' wheel, mineral identification, exhibits, famous Rock Food Table, class
information, door prizes, grand prize, dealers, beads, jewelry, fine jewelry, geodes,
minerals, fossils, meteorites; contact Jerrold Simpson, 1302 Annapolis Dr., Corpus
Christi, TX 78415; Web site: www.gcgms.org

1-2—STANTON (NEWARK), DELAWARE: Annual show; Delaware Mineralogical Society;
Delaware Technical & Community College-Stanton Campus; 400 Stanton-Christiana
Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $6, seniors $5, students $4, children (under 12) free
with adult; educational exhibits, museum displays, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems,
jewelry, lapidary supplies, door prizes, demonstrations, gem cutting, fossil
preparation, gem polishing, children’s table; contact Gene Hartstein, 9 Verbena Dr.,
Newark, DE 19711; e-mail: fossilnut@yahoo.com; Web site: www.delminsociety.net

1-2—VENTURA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Ventura Gem & Mineral Society; Ventura
County Fairgrounds; 10 W. Harbor Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; gems,
minerals, fossils, lapidary art, more than 50 exhibits, more than 15 dealers,
demonstrators, kids' activities, silent auctions, raffles, Country Store and Plant Sale;
contact Krishna Juarez, PO Box 1573, Ventura, CA 93002, (805) 323-6725; e-mail:
abaris2007@gmail.com; Web site: www.vgms.org

6-9—DEMING, NEW MEXICO: Retail show; Deming Gem & Mineral Society; SWNM
State Fairgrounds; Raymond Reed Blvd.; Daily 9-5; free admission; contact Shirley
Krasinski, PO Box 1459, Deming, NM 88031, (575) 494-5971; e-mail: nmbound@gmail.
com; Web site: DGMS.bravehost.com

7-9—AUGUSTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Aiken & Augusta Gem Mineral & Fossil
Society; Julian Smith Casino; 2200 Broad St.; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; adults $3,
children (under 12) free; dealers, geode sales and cutting, Treasure Dig, hourly door
prizes, grab bags, demonstrators, gem ore by the bucket, grand door prize; contact
Chris Glass, (706) 284-9239

7-9—FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market; Cendera
Center; 3600 Benbrook Hwy.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; vintage,
gemstone, glass, lampwork and polymer beads, silver and gold findings, pearls,
Swarovski Elements, crystals, tools, books, jewelry; contact Rebekah Wills, (903) 734-
3335; e-mail: rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.thebeadmarket.net

7-9—HILLSBORO, OREGON: Annual show; Tualatin Valley Rock & Gem Club;
Washington Co. Fairplex; 873 NE 34th Ave.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $1,
children (12 and under) free; contact Mitch Metcalf, (503) 726-9168; e-mail:
president@tvrgc.com; Web site: www.tvrgc.org

7-9—KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Annual show; Association of Earth Science Clubs of
Greater Kansas City; KCI Expo Center; 11730 NW Ambassador Dr., near Cookingham
Dr. and I-435; Fri. 9-8, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, children (5-12) $3; more than 70
retail and wholesale dealers, educational exhibits and lectures, benefit auction Sat.;
contact Mark Sherwood, (816) 690-8226; e-mail: kcgsinfo@yahoo.com; Web site: www.
kcgemshow.org

7-9—LARGO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Suncoast Gem & Mineral Society; Minnreg Bldg.;
6340 126th Ave. N.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students with ID $4,
children (under 6) free; dealers, club sales, finished and un-finished gems, minerals,
jewelry, equipment and tools, hourly drawings, grand drawing, displays, grab bags,
back issues of magazines, member display cases, lapidary demonstrations; contact
Bill Schmidt, PO Box 13254, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3254, (727) 657-0998; e-mail:
sgamsgemshow@gmail.com; Web site: www.sgams.com

7-9—NORTH APPLE VALLEY (COUNTY), CALIFORNIA: 38th Annual Outdoor Tailgate;
Victor Valley Gem & Mineral Club; Stoddard Wells Rd.; northeast of Victorville, I-15
Exit 157, drive 12 miles northeast (graded dirt last 7 mi.); Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5;
free admission; rough materials, handcrafted and faceted jewelry, findings,
equipment, minerals, fossils, collecting at the Verde Antique marble quarry, tri-color
marble field trip Sat., map on Web site; contact Brett Ward, 15056 B 7th St.,
Victorville, CA 92392, (760) 243-2330; Web site: www.vvgmc.org

7-9—PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Alameda
County Fairgrounds; 4501 Pleasanton Ave.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7,
children (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals,
exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-
8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

7-9—RICHMOND, INDIANA: Annual show; Eastern Indiana Gem & Geological Society;
Wayne County Fairgrounds; 861 N. Salisbury Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; adults
$5, seniors $3, students $1, children (under 7) free; dinosaur exhibit, gold panning,
displays, silent auction, jewelry, minerals, crystals; contact Dave Straw, Richmond, IN
47374, (765) 966-4249; e-mail: char@etz.zone

8—SKOKIE, ILLINOIS: 65th Annual Silent Auction; Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society;
St. Peter's United Church of Christ gymnasium; 8013 Laramie (across from the public
library on Oakton); Sat. 6-9; free admission, children must be accompanied by an
adult; rocks, minerals, fossils, crystals, handmade jewelry, cabs, slabs, lapidary
treasures, books, magazines, bargain table of specimens, kids' table; contact
Jeanine N. Mielecki, (773) 774-2054; e-mail: jaynine9@aol.com; Web site: www.
chicagorocks.org

8—UPPER MARLBORO, MARYLAND: Annual show; Southern Maryland Rock & Mineral
Club; The Show Place Arena; 14900 Pennsylvania Ave.; Sat. 10-5; adults $3, children
(12 and under) and Scouts in uniform free; fossil, mineral and geode displays,
exhibitors, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, crystals, meteorites, jewelry
findings, tools, free demonstrations, bead stringing, wire wrapping, gold panning,
fluorescent rock display, kids' mini-mine, Scout geology achievement, door prizes;
contact Michael Patterson, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton, MD 20735, (301) 297-4575; e-mail:
michael.patterson@pgparks.com; Web site: www.smrmc.org

8-9—CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; North Jersey Mineralogical Society; The
Pope John II Center; 775 Valley Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors $4,
children free; rocks, minerals, fossils, gemstones, lapidary rough, jewelry,
rockhounding supplies, free mineral for kids, door prizes; contact Jeff Wilson, 14
Beach Dr., Montague, NJ 07827, (973) 293-7911; e-mail: buckwood4@yahoo.com; Web
site: www.nojms.webs.com

8-9—FILER, IDAHO: Annual show; Magic Valley Gem Club; Twin Falls County
Fairgrounds; 215 Fair Ave., east of Filer on US Hwy. 30; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; adults $2,
children (under 12) free with adult; rocks, gems, minerals, jewelry, demonstrations
and displays by Herrett’s Museum, Hagerman Fossil Beds, and Snake River Gold
Prospector’s Association, 10 dealers, silent auctions, door prizes, grand prize, wheel
of fortune, 50 display cases, hands-on mineral table, educational exhibits, black light
room, sand dig for gems; contact Jon Cromer, PO Box 725, Twin Falls, ID 83303, (208)
308-3364; e-mail: rmetts@magicvalleygemclub.org

8-9—MENASHA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Weis Earth Science Museum; University of
Wisconsin-Fox Valley; 1478 Midway Rd.; Sat. 10-5; free admission; dealers,
demonstrations, displays, raffles, silent auction, kids' activities; contact Joanne
Kluessendorf, (920) 832-2925; Web site: www.weismuseum.org

8-9—PASADENA, TEXAS: Annual show; Clear Lake Gem & Mineral Society; Pasadena
Convention Center; 7902 Fairmont Pkwy.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, students (6th-
12th grade) $3, children (under 12) free; 32 dealers, lapidary equipment, rocks,
minerals, gems, jewelry, rockhound equipment, books, swap area, lapidary and
jewelry making demonstrations, Scout merit badge workshops, fossil exhibits,
children's gem mine and hands-on workshops; contact Sara Chelette, CLGMS, PO
Box 58072, Houston, TX 77258; e-mail: sara_chelette@sbcglobalnet.com; Web site:
www.clgms.org

8-9—RICHMOND, VIRGINIA: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows;
Richmond Raceway Complex-Colonial Bldg.; 600 E. Laburnum Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-
5; adults $5, children free; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling
silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals,
delicas; contact Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville,
GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.
beadshows.com

8-9—SAN MARINO, CALIFORNIA: 56th Annual Gem & Mineral Show; Pasadena Lapidary
Society; San Marino Masonic Center; 3130 Huntington Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free
admission; "Nature's Palette of Gems and Minerals": dealers, gems, minerals, beads,
jewelry, fossils, displays, kids' games, silent auction, raffle, lapidary demonstrations;
contact Marcia Goetz, (626) 260-7239; Web site: www.pasadenalapidarysociety.org

8-9—SPRECKELS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Salinas Valley Rock & Gem Club;
Spreckels Vets Hall; 5th St. and Llano St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; door
prizes, raffle, dealers, rough rock, slabs, finished jewelry, fossils, gems, beads,
findings, cab making demonstration, bug beads, silent auction, wheel of fortune,
tumbled stone bags, case displays; contact Karin Salomon, CA, (831) 375-5233; e-mail:
kl.salomon72@yahoo.com; Web site: salinasrockandgem.com

8-9—TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mother Lode Mineral Society; Stanislaus
County Fairgrounds; 900 N. Broadway; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, children (under
12) free with adult; more than 40 dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads,
supplies, fluorescents, jewelry-making demonstrations, fluorescent display tent,
children's activities, bracelet making, soapstone carving; contact Bud or Terry
McMillin, (209) 524-3494; Web site: www.turlockgemshow.com

8-9—WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Kettle Moraine Geological Society;
Waukesha County Expo Center; North and South Halls, 1000 Northview Rd.; Sat. 10-5,
Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children $1; dealers, agates, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary,
wire wrapping, cabbing, flint knapping, fluorescence, speakers, demonstrations,
displays, club sales, silent auction; contact Richard Rosenberger, 245 Meadowside
Court, Pewaukee, WI 53072, (262) 691-3130; e-mail: rosenber.w@sbcglobal.net; Web
site: kmgsrocks.com

14-16—ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: 45th Annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Expo;
Jay Penn; Expo NM State Fairgrounds; Creative Arts Bldg., 300 San Pedro NE; Fri. 10-
6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3 ($1 on Fri.), children (under 13) free; Treasures of the
Earth: 40 dealers, gemstones, mineral specimens, jewelry, beads, cabochons,
carvings, fossils, meteorites, books, raffles, door prizes, silent auctions, mineral ID,
displays; contact Paul Hlava, (505) 265-4178; e-mail: paulhlava@q.com; Web site: www.
agmc.info

14-16—DEL 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; adults $7,
children (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals,
exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-
8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

14-16—JACKSON, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Michigan Gem & Mineral Society; Jackson
County Fairgrounds, American One Event Center; 200 W. Ganson; Fri. 11-7, Sat. 10-7,
Sun. 11-5; adults $4, seniors $2, students $1, children (under 5) free; youth activities,
more than 20 dealers and demonstrators, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry,
lapidary supplies, exhibits, displays, silent auctions, door prizes, raffle; contact Sally
Hoskin, 10990 Phal Rd., Grass Lake, MI 49240, (517) 522-3396; e-mail:
saltoosal2@yahoo.com; Web site: www.mgmsrockclub.com

14-16—ROME, GEORGIA: Annual show; Rome Georgia Mineral Society; The Forum;
301 Tribune St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; free admission; minerals, gems, fossils,
jewelry, crystals, free mineral and fossil ID, door prizes, exhibits, grand prize; contact
Jose Santamaria, (678) 488-9560; e-mail: rogams.show@gmail.com; Web site: http:
//rogams.wordpress.com/gem-and-mineral-show/

14-16—SPANISH FORK, UTAH: Annual show; Timpanogos Gem & Mineral Society;
Spanish Fork Fair Grounds; 475 S. Main St., indoor tennis court; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7,
Sun. 10-5; free admission; "Spring Parade of Gems": Mr. Bones, junior club booth,
display cases, handmade jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary supplies, dealers,
demonstrators, grab bags, black light display, educational displays, silent auction,
rough rock, Spinning Wheel; contact Keith Fackrell, 2295 E. 700 S., Springville, UT
84663, (801) 592-0410; e-mail: timprocks@gmail.com; Web site: www.timprocks.weebly.
com

15-16—BETHPAGE, NEW YORK: Annual show; Island RockHounds; Old Bethpage
Restoration Village; 1307 Round Swamp Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children
(under 12) free; contact Joan Murray, 41 Coe Place, Hicksville, NY 11801, (516) 931-
2548; e-mail: jmmcoepl@yahoo.com; Web site: www.islandrockhounds.org

15-16—CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA: 50th show anniversary; Cedar Valley Rock & Minerals
Society; Hawkey Downs; 4400 6th SW; Sat. 8:30-6, Sun. 9:30-5; adults $2, students (12-
18) $1, children and youth groups with leader free; "All That Glitters": gold mining
and history, exhibits, demonstrations, dealers, programs, children's activities,
dinosaur footprint casts, pebble pit, fossil hunting; contact Marv Houg, 1820 30th St.,
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403, (319) 364-2868; e-mail: M_Houg@yahoo.com; Web site: www.
Cedarvalleyrockclub.org

15-16—CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead
Shows; Metrolina Tradeshow Expo-Bldg. B; 7100 Statesville Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5;
adults $5, children free; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver,
findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals,
delicas; contact Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville,
GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.
beadshows.com

15-16—COTTONWOOD, ARIZONA: Show and sale; CKM Productions, LLC; Mingus High
School; 1801 E. Fir St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; adults $3, children (under 12) free; dealers,
jewelry, gems, minerals, raffles; contact Gayle Macklin, PO Box 21222, Sedona, AZ
86341, (520) 921-0100; e-mail: gayleis@gmail.com

15-16—GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND: Annual show; Gem, Lapidary & Mineral Society
of Montgomery Co.; Montgomery County Fairgrounds; 16 Chestnut St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun.
11-5; adults $6, children (11 and under) free; more than 45 exhibits, door prizes,
demonstrations, free workshop, free kids' specimens, Mini-Mine, fluorescent mineral
tent, raffle, 20 dealers, discount flier on Web site; contact George Durland, 8600
Bunnell Dr., Potomac, MD 20854; e-mail: GDurland1@verizon.net; Web site: www.
glmsmc.com

15-16—KALISPELL, MONTANA: 7th Annual Rock and Mineral Show; Northwest
Montana Rock Chucks; Flathead County Fairgrounds; Grandstand Bldg., 265 N.
Meridian Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $1; children’s activities and demonstrations,
beads, rock slabs, specimen rocks, jewelry, gold; contact Joe Berg, PO Box 5541,
Kalispell, MT 59903, (406) 844-3560

15-16—LEMOORE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Lemoore Gem & Mineral Club; Trinity
Hall; 470 Champion St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; rocks, lapidary rough and
suypplies, gems, minerals, beads, fossils, jewelry, reference books, rock-cutting
demonstrations; contact Ghris Wertenberger, PO Box 455, Lemoore, CA 93245, (559)
309-3433; e-mail: georgersilva@sbcglobal.net

15-16—SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Annual show; Southwest Gem & Mineral Society; San
Antonio Events Center; 8111 Meadow Leaf Dr., northeast corner of Loop 410 and
Marbach; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors $3, students $2, children $1;
minerals, fine jewelry, fossils, lapidary, silver craft, books, exhibits, demonstrations,
silent auction; contact Robert Bowie, (210) 860-2830; e-mail: krbotx@gvtc.com; Web
site: www.swgemandmineral.org

15-16—TAMPA, FLORIDA: Annual show; Tampa Bay Fossil Club; Florida State
Fairgrounds; 4800 US Hwy. 301; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, children free; dealers,
displays, lectures, children's activities; contact Barbara Fite, PO Box 1766, Lutz, FL
33548-1766, (813) 977-0892; e-mail: bfite1@tampabay.rr.com; Web site:
tampabayfossilclub.com

15-16—TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market; Tulsa
Fairgrounds; Ford Truck Hall, 4145 E. 21st St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission;
vintage, gemstone, glass, lampwork and polymer beads, silver and gold findings,
Swarovski Elements, crystals, pearls, jewelry, tools, books; contact Rebekah Wills,
(903) 734-3335; e-mail: rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.thebeadmarket.
net

15-16—VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society; Solano
County Fairgrounds, Mc Cormack Hall; 900 Fairgrounds Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5;
adults $5, children (under 12) free with adult; "Spring Bling": jewelry, beads,
necklaces, turquoise, jade, minerals, fossils, crystals, demonstrators, kids' activities;
contact Dan Wolke, (707) 334-2950; e-mail: dncwolke@sbcglobal.net; Web site:
vjgems.org

15-16—WHEATON, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois;
DuPage County Fairgrounds; 2015 Manchester Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free
admission; dealers, gems, jewelry, fossils, minerals, live and silent auctions,
exhibits, craft demonstrations, book sales, kids' corner, geode cracking, free geode
for kids (under 16); contact Jeff Lord, 1327 Churchill Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60195, (847)
387-9136; e-mail: jlord83@yahoo.com; Web site: www.esconi.com

21-23—BRIDGETON (ST. LOUIS), MISSOURI: Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry
Show; Rock Hobby Club of Greater St. Louis; Machinists Hall Auditorium; 12365 St.
Charles Rock Rd.; Fri. 4-9, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; adults $3.50, students (12-18) $2,
children (under 12) $1 or free with adult, Boy and Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and
Brownies in uniform free; dealers, exhibits, demonstrations, gems, minerals, fossils,
jewelry, crystals, meteorites, beads, door prize drawings; contact Roy Hurlburt, 2942
Piney Pointe Dr., St. Louis, MO 63129, (314) 846-0711; e-mail: hurlburtr@juno.com;
Web site: rockhobby.stlearthsci.org

21-23—INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: 16th Annual Spring Show; Treasures Of The Earth
Gem & Jewelry Shows; Indiana State Fairgrounds; Agriculture/Horticulture Bldg.,
1202 E. 38th St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5, children (under 16) free;
beads, pearls, gemstones, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths, goldsmiths,
custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes, classes; contact Van Wimmer,
5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com;
Web site: www.toteshows.com

21-23—RICHARDSON, TEXAS: Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market; The
Richardson Civic Center; 411 W. Arapaho; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free
admission; vintage, gemstone, glass, lampwork and polymer beads, silver and gold
findings, pearls, Swarovski Elements, crystals, tools, books and jewelry; contact
Rebekah Wills, (903) 734-3335; e-mail: rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.
thebeadmarket.net

22-23—ANGELS CAMP, CALIFORNIA: Annual Calaveras Gem and Jewelry Show;
Calaveras Gem & Mineral Club; Calaveras County Fairgrounds; 101 Frogtown Rd.;
Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, and students (13 over), children (12 and under) free
with adult; exhibits, jewelry, carvings, faceted gemstones, polished rocks,
demonstrators, faceting, wire wrapping, chain fabrication, flint knapping, hard rock
carving, dealers, jewelry-making supplies and tools, beads, minerals, gemstones,
handcrafted jewelry, meteorites, fossils; contact Anna Christiansen, 245 N. 6th Ave.,
Oakdale, CA 95361, (209) 847-1173; e-mail: achrist361@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.
calaverasgemandmineral.org

22-23—CHAMBERSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Franklin County Rock &
Mineral Club; Hamilton Heights Elementary School; 1589 Johnson Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun.
10-4; adults $5, children (under 12) free with adult; minerals, fossils, jewelry,
gemstones, displays, demonstrations, door prizes; contact Mike Mowen, 5979
Altenwald Rd., Waynesboro, PA 17268, (717) 264-9024; e-mail: mlmo@innernet.net

22-23—DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS: 49th annual show; Des Plaines Valley Geological
Society; Des Plaines Park District Leisure Center; 2222 Birch St., just west of River
Rd., off Touhy Ave.; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, seniors $2, students $1, children
(under 12) free with adult; dealers, jewelry, gems, minerals, crystals, fossils,
fluorescents, beads, lapidary art, educational exhibits, demonstrators, Kids' Korner,
silent auction, door prizes, raffles; contact Jeanine Mielecki, (773) 774-2054; e-mail:
jaynine9@aol.com; Web site: www.desplainesgeologyclub.org

22-23—HAMBURG, NEW YORK: Annual show; Buffalo Geological Society; The
Farigrounds; South Park Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children free; Lapidary,
The Art of Cut Stones: 25 dealers, educational display, members' private exhibit,
children's corner; contact Robert Hoffman, (716) 818-3904; e-mail:
buffalogeological@gmail.com; Web site: www.BGSNY.org

22-23—PORT ANGELES, WASHINGTON: 4th Annual Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show; Port
Angeles Parks & Recreation; Vern Burton Community Center; 308 E. 4th St.; Sat. 9-6,
Sun. 10-5; free admission; rough and polished rocks, thunder eggs, carvings, beads,
fused glass, faceted gemstones, crystals, fossils, minerals, woodworking; contact
Cindy Kochanek, PO Box 1150, Port Angeles, WA 98362; e-mail: ckochanek@cityofpa.
us

22-23—ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: 52nd Annual Show; Roseville Gem & Mineral Society;
Roseville (Placer County) Fairgrounds; 800 All America City Blvd., off Washington;
Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, seniors $5, children (12 & under) free; inside and
outside, more than 50 dealers, crystals, beads, minerals, gemstones, meteorites,
jewelry, fossils, activities, more than 35 exhibits, gold panning, kids' “Education
Station", Scout activities, polished stones, jade, opal, world-class mineral
specimens, tourmaline, gold, petrified wood, demonstrations, silent auctions, metal
detecting, free gem and mineral ID, raffle, door prizes, lapidary shop open house;
contact Gloria Marie, PO Box 1547, Foresthill, CA 95631, (916) 216-1114; e-mail:
gloriarosevillerockrollers@gmail.com; Web site: www.rockrollers.com

22-23—SAYRE, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club;
Athens Twp. Volunteer Fire Hall; 211 Herrick Ave.; Sat. 9-5; adults $3, students $1,
children (under 8) free; museum displays, kids' activities, geode cutting, UV program,
dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry; contact Bob McGuire, 224 Church St.,
Lopez, PA 19628, (570) 928-9238; e-mail: uvbob@epix.net; Web site: www.
chehannarocks.com

22-23—YORK, PENNSYLVANIA: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows;
York Expo Center-Horticultural Hall; 334 Carlisle Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free
admission; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings,
freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas; contact
Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888)
729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

28-29—ADA, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Ada Gem, Mineral & Fossil Club; Pontotoc
County Agri-Plex; NE corner of St. Hwy. 99/U.S. 377 and St. Hwy. 1/3E intersection; Fri.
8-6, Sat. 9-5; free admission; demonstrations, fluorescent rock and mineral display,
lapidary, jewelry, silent auctions, kids' fossil dig and petting zoo; contact Ed
Vermillion, PO Box 782, Purcell, OK 73080, (405) 527-6431; e-mail:
okieed42@windstream.net; Web site: www.freewebs.com/agmfc/index.htm

28-30—HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral
Club; Hickory Metro Convention Center; I-40, Exit 125, 1960 13th Ave. Dr. SE; Fri. 9-6,
Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, students and children free; children's screening,
demonstrations, faceting, cabbing, exhibits, dealers, minerals, jewelry, fossils,
beads; contact Baxter Leonard, 2510 Rolling Ridge Dr., Hickory, NC 28602, (828) 320-
4028; e-mail: gailandbaxter@aol.com; Web site: cvgmc.org/

28-30—LOVELAND, COLORADO: Annual show; Fort Collins Rockhounds; The Ranch,
Larimer County Fairgrounds; 5280 Arena Circle, McKee Bldg.; Fri. 4-8, Sat. 9-6, Sun.
10-5; adults $4 (3 days $7), students (12-18) with ID $1, children (under 12) free with
adult; exhibits, Feldspar, Petrified Wood, Metro State University hands-on rock ID,
door prizes, grab bag sales, demonstrations, silent auction, dealers, gems, minerals,
rockhounding equipment, ore-grade specimens, fine jewelry, stone beads; contact
Dave Halliburton, 2506 Pear Court, Fort Collins, CO 80521, (970) 493-6168; e-mail:
fcrockhounds@yahoo.com; Web site: www.fortcollinsrockhounds.org

28-30—RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Tar Heel Gem & Mineral Club; Kerr
Scott Bldg., State Fairgrounds; Blue Ridge Rd.; Fri. 3-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free
admission; club member demonstrations, cabbing, faceting, jewelry making, gem
trees, silent auction, minerals, jewelry, geode cutting, grab bags, rock candy, door
prizes, raffle tickets, dealers, mineral specimens, fossils, ring sizing, finished
jewelry, findings, loose gems, gem and cab rough, mineral identification; contact
Cyndy Hummel, 10609 Chelsea Dr., Raleigh, NC 27603, (919) 779-6220; e-mail:
mchummel@mindspring.com

28-30—SANDY, 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; adults $7, children (0-11) free;
fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair
while you shop, door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail:
info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

28-30—SPOKANE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Rock Rollers of Spokane; Spokane
County Fair & Expo Center; N.604 Havana; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $6,
seniors $5, children (12 and under) free; more than 40 dealers, 60 display cases,
fossils, crystals, minerals, specimens, handcrafted jewelry, lapidary supplies,
demonstrations, hourly door prizes, youth activities, grand prize; contact David
Rapp, (509) 891-6533; e-mail: showchair@rockrollers.org

29-30—BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club;
Bloedel Donovan Community Center; 2214 Electric Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free
admission; gold panning, lapidary demonstrations, fluorescent show, rocks,
minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, club sales, dealers, door prizes, scholarship raffle,
silent auction, exhibits, kids' activities; contact Sheri Clark, (360) 510-6483; e-mail:
mamacat0849@gmail.com; Web site: www.mtbakerrockclub.org

29-30—MONROE, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Badger Lapidary & Geological Society;
Monroe Senior High School; 1600 26th St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; 10
dealers, speakers, club displays, fluorescent mineral tent, lapidary demonstrations,
club sales table, door prizes, "Rock Wizard", educational films, kids' Fishpond,
spinner game, scavenger hunt, quarry quest, fossil casting; contact Teri Marche,
5415 Lost Woods Ct., Oregon, WI 53575, (608) 835-2653; e-mail: tmarche@usnetizen.
com; Web site: www.badgerrockclub.org

29-30—NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS: Western Mass Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil
Show; Connecticut Valley Mineral Club; Clarion Hotel & Conference Center; 1 Atwood
Dr.; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children (12 and under) and Scouts in uniform
free with adult; minerals, gemstones, jewelry, crystals, beads, fossils, lapidary and
mineral art, demonstrations, exhibits; contact Jeff Kontoff, (413) 594-2336; e-mail:
info@westernmassmineralshow.com; Web site: www.westernmassmineralshow.com

29-30—PLYMOUTH MEETING, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual Show and EFMLS Annual
Convention; Philadelphia Mineralogical Society, Delaware Paleontological Society;
LuLu Temple; 5140 Butler Pike; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children (under 12) $1;
field trips, auction, special exhibit by the Academy of Natural Sciences of
Philadelphia, fossils, minerals, gems, speakers, exhibits, learning activities, fossil
dig, Kids' Mineral Corner, door prizes, Scouting merit badge information; contact
Karenne Snow, (609) 353-4101; Web site: www.philamineralsociety.org

29-30—SWEET HOME, OREGON: Annual show; Sweet Home Rock & Mineral Society;
Sweet Home High School Activity Gym; 1641 Long St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults 50
cents, children (12 and under) free with adult; raffle, displays, dealers, door prizes,
demonstrations; contact Joe Cota, PO Box 2279, Lebanon, OR 97355, (541) 451-2740

29-30—TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA: 65th annual ; South Bay Lapidary & Mineral Society;
Ken Miller Recreation Center; 3341 Torrance Blvd., entrance on Madrona Ave.; Sat.
10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; door prizes, special guest exhibitors and
demonstrators, fluorescent mineral exhibit, petrified forest display, polished stones,
rough rock and slabs, Artisans Store featuring handmade jewelry, silent auction;
contact Craig Polliard, (310) 533-4931; e-mail: CraigPolliard@yahoo.com; Web site:
www.palosverdes.com/sblap

April 2014

4-6—ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society;
National Guard Armory; 2809 Fern Creek Dr.; Fri. 1-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 ($1
off coupon on Web site), students $2, Scouts free; demonstrations, 30-minute
auctions, kids' table, sluice mining for gems, hourly door prizes, gems, minerals,
beads, metaphysical stones, fossils, Scout merit badge help, demonstrations, cutting
cabochons, faceting gems, wire wrapping, flint knapping, metal work; contact Gordon
Oakley, 5032 Lido St., Orlando, FL 32807, (407) 592-4358; e-mail: cfmgsociety@gmail.
com; Web site: www.cfmgs.org

4-6—TACOMA, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Tacoma
Dome; 2727 E. D St.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; weekend pass $7, children (0-11)
free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry
repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-
mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

5-6—COLUMBUS, OHIO: Annual show; Columbus Rock & Mineral Society; Northland
Performing Arts Center; 4411 Tamarack Blvd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $7, seniors
$6, children $3; new location, exhibits, dealers, speakers, demonstrations, free
specimen ID, silent auctions, door prizes, children's games and activities, free kids'
specimen; contact Craig Kramer, 628 Sanbridge Circle E., Worthington, OH 43085,
(614) 436-4511; e-mail: craig.kramer@wowway.com; Web site:
ColumbusRockandMineralSociety.com

5-6—DOTHAN, ALABAMA: Annual show; Dothan Gem & Mineral Club; Houstan County
Farm Center; 1701 E. Cottonwood Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; lapidary,
minerals, fossils, jewelry, exhibits, demonstration, flint knapping, silent auction, door
prizes, kids' activities; contact Arnie Lambert, 920 Yorktown Rd., Dothan, AL 36301,
(334) 792-7116; e-mail: arlambert@comcast.net; Web site: www.wiregrassrockhound.
com

5-6—FREEPORT, NEW YORK: Show and sale; Kaleidoscope Gem Shows; Freeport
Recreation Center; 130 E. Merrick Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5.50, children (12
and under) free; dealers, minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, beads, goldsmith and
silversmith; contact Ralph Gose, PO Box 1418, Melville, NY 11747, (631) 271-8411; e-
mail: ralph_gose@kaleidosccopegemshows.com; Web site: www.
kaleidoscopegemshows.com

5-6—HELOTES, TEXAS: Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market; Pedrotti's Event
Center; 13715 FM 1560 N; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; gemstones, glass and
lampwork beads, pearls, Swarovski Elements, crystals, silver and gold findings,
books, tools, jewelry; contact Rebekah Wills, (903) 734-3335; e-mail:
rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.thebeadmarket.net

5-6—JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows;
University of North Florida University Center-Grand Banquet Hall; 12000 Alumni Dr.;
Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children free; precious and semiprecious gemstone
beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage
beads, crystals, delicas; contact Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107,
Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web
site: www.beadshows.com

5-6—JOHNSON CITY, NEW YORK: Annual show; New York Southern Tier Geology
Club; Johnson City Senior Citizens Center; 30 Brocton St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults
$3, children (under 12) free; club exhibits, silent auctions, dealers, minerals, fossils,
gems, jewelry, beads; contact Al Conklin, 187 Forest Hill Rd., Apalachin, NY 13732,
(607) 625-4140; e-mail: allanconklin@aol.com

5-6—LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Lincoln Gem & Mineral Club; Lancaster
Event Center; 84th and Havelock Ave.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 (2-day pass $9, $1-
off coupon on Web site), children (11 and under) free with adult; nonperishable food
donations for the Lincoln Food Bank accepted; contact James Marburger, Box 64,
Hickman, NE 68372; e-mail: jm24122@windstream.net; Web site: www.
lincolngemmineralclub.org

5-6—MARION, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Southern Illinois Earth Science Club; The
Pavilion of the City of Marion; 1602 Sioux Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, youth (18
and under) free; gems, minerals, fossils, shells, lapidary, artifacts, Spin-n-Win, door
prizes, silent auctions, fluorescent light shows; contact Mike Chontofalsky, 1019 E.
Broadway, Centralia, IL 62801, (618) 532-0455; e-mail: chontofalsky@att.net; Web site:
www.siesclub.org

5-6—ORANGE, CONNECTICUT: Annual show; New Haven Mineral Club; Amity Reg.
Middle School; Sheffield Rd., off Rte. 34; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 9:30-5; adults $4, children
free with adult; exhibits, dealers, door prizes, lectures, demonstrations; contact
Arthur Doyle, 21 Crofut Rd., Orange, CT 06477, (203) 795-4527; e-mail: adoyle@crofut.
com; Web site: www.newhavenmineralclub.org

5-6—POCATELLO, IDAHO: 58th Annual Gem and Mineral Show; South East Idaho Gem
& Mineral Society; Bannock County Fairgrounds; 10558 Ifft Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5;
adults $2, children (12 and under) free; contact Anna Capell, 12540 S. Robin Rd.,
Arimo, ID 83214, (208) 221-9458; e-mail: gazecape62@hotmail.com

10-12—WYOMING, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Indian Mounds Rock & Mineral Club;
Rogers Plaza Town Center; 972 28th St. SW; Thu. 9:30-9, Fri. 9:30-9, Sat. 9:30-8; free
admission; dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, beads, rough, equipment,
books, displays, demonstrations, children's table; contact Don Van Dyke, 4296
Oakview, Hudsonville, MI 49426, (616) 669-6932; e-mail: donvandyke@tm.net; Web
site: www.indianmoundsrockclub.com

11-13—ABBOTSFORD, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: Annual show; B.C. Lapidary
Society; Ag-Rec Bldg., CFV Fairgrounds; 32470 Haida Dr., Canada; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-6,
Sun. 10-5; adults $6, students $2, children (under 6) free; "Petrified: Locked in Time":
displays of petrified animals, fossils, more than 40 dealers, educational and club
cases, demonstrations, children's games, workshop, gold panning, hourly
presentations; contact Jennifer Moore, 2613 Birch St., Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S
4J1, (604) 328-9766; e-mail: jenmac02@telus.net; Web site: www.lapidary.bc.ca

11-13—EDISON, NEW JERSEY: Wholesale and retail show; Eons Expos; NJ
Convention & Expo Center; 97 Sunfield Ave.; Daily 10-6; adults $8, students $3; 350
dealers, minerals, fossils, dinosaurs, meteorites, gems, antique and artisan jewelry,
gold, opals, special exhibit: 50 cases of minerals from the American Northeast,
ultraviolet mineral room, fine mineral gallery, Devonian Bundenbach fossil
collection, archaeopteryx, nanotyrannus skull, fossil shark, entelodont skeleton,
native gold exhibit, tourmaline exhibit, separate wholesale section; contact Christine
Perner, 38 Fox Ridge Rd., Sparta, NJ 07871, (516) 818-1228; e-mail:
Christine@EonsExpos.com; Web site: www.NY-NJ-Show.com

11-13—EUREKA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Crafty Cat Events; Redwood Acres
Fairgrounds; 7250 Harris St.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, seniors and
students $2, children (12 and under) free; contact Johnita Wemken, CA, (916) 212-
1647; e-mail: info@craftycatevents.com; Web site: www.craftycatevents.com

11-13—HILLSBORO, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Washington
County Fairgrounds; 873 NE 34th Ave.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; weekend pass
$7, children (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals,
exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson,
(503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

11-13—OGDEN, UTAH: 63rd Annual Gem & Mineral Show; Golden Spike Gem & Mineral
Society; Golden Spike Event Center, Weber County Fairgrounds; 1000 N 1200 W; Fri.
9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, Same, students $1.50 , children (12 and under) free
with adult, Boy and Girl Scouts free; "Gemstone Junction": more than 20 dealers, 60
display cases, geodes, faceted stones, dinosaur bones, fossils, minerals, beads,
jewelry, crystals, petrified wood, lapidary, gold panning, knapping, tools, equipment,
demonstrations, rock bags, Wheel of Fortune, rock painting, door prizes, silent
auction, Mr. Bones; contact Richard Gabel, PO Box 12835, Ogden, UT 84412-2835,
(385) 205-9187; e-mail: club@goldenspikegem.org; Web site: www.goldenspikegem.
org

11-13—PORTLAND, OREGON: 57th Rock, Mineral & Gem Show; Mt. Hood Rock Club;
National Guard Armory; 10000 NE 33rd Dr., off Marine Dr.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-
4; free admission; contact L.F. Smith, 15523 NE 215th Ave., Brush Prairie, WA 98606; e-
mail: mhrcshow@gmail.com

12—NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Central Arkansas Gem, Mineral &
Geology Society; Elder Johnson Pavilion, Burns Park; Military Dr.; Sat. 9-4; free
admission; buy, sell or trade rocks, minerals or fossils; contact Mike Austen, PO Box
241656, Little Rock, AR 72223, (501) 868-4553; e-mail: steelpony@aol.com; Web site:
www.centralarrockhound.org

12-13—ABILENE, TEXAS: Annual show; Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society; Abilene
Civic Center; N. 6th and Pine St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students (6-12) $1.50,
children (under 6) and Scouts in uniform free; Wheel of Fortune, dealers, fossils,
rare minerals, cut and uncut gems, fluorescent display, lapidary supplies and rough,
jewelry-making equipment, beads, Crack your own Geode, silent auction, door
prizes, grand prize; contact Kay McDaniel, 3118 Woodglen Cove, Abilene, TX 79606,
(325) 668-8558; e-mail: kmcdaniel23@suddenlink.net; Web site: rockclub.txol.net

12-13—ANTHEM, ARIZONA: Annual show; Daisy Mountain Rock & Mineral Club;
Anthem School; 41020 N. Freedom Way; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, seniors and
students $2, children free; gems, minerals, fossils, fluorescence, jewelry, beads,
wire wrapping, geodes, raffles, kids' events; contact Ed Winbourne, 1717 W. Medinah
Court, Anthem, AZ 85086, (978) 460-1528; e-mail: ewinbourne@gmail.com

12-13—DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Southeastern New Hampshire
Mineral Club; Dover Vetrans Community Center; 156 Back Rover Rd.; Sat. 10-4, Sun.
10-4; adults $3, children (under 12) free; minerals, gems, jewelry, silent auctions,
door prizes, grand prize, raffle, geode cutting; contact Kenneth Creed, PO Box 1718,
Wells, ME 04090-1718, (207) 646-5054; e-mail: kcreed@maine.rr.com

12-13—EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN: 51st Annual Show; Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral
Society; Eau Claire Expo Center; Lorch Ave., near the corner of Hwy. 93 and I-94; Sat.
9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; kids' activity tables, silent auction, fluorescent mineral
room, demonstrations, sphere making, wire wrapping, rock cutting, silversmithing,
rock identification, jewelry, gemstones, mineral specimens, fossils, rocks, geodes,
rock carvings, metal detectors, beads, supplies, books; contact Paul Tubbs, 619 Van
Buren, Eau Claire, WI 54703-6061, (715) 834-5747; e-mail: bizpam1@charter.net

12-13—IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO: Golden Anniversary Show; Idaho Falls Gem & Mineral
Society; Idaho Falls Recreation Center; B Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; adults $2,
children (under 12) free; gem identification, talks, children’s thunder egg hunt;
contact Gary Hayes, PO Box 2362, Idaho Falls, ID 83403, (208) 754-0403

12-13—PARADISE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Paradise Gem & Mineral Club; Elks
Lodge; 6309 Clark Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, students and children free;
contact Manuel Garcia, 5659 Foster Rd., Paradise, CA 95969; Web site: paradisegem.
org

12-13—ROSEVILLE, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Macomb County Mt. Clemens Gem &
Lapidary Society; Roseville Recreation Center; 18185 Sycamore; Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5;
adults $3 (free with flier), seniors $1, students and children free; dealers, lectures on
meteorites and fossils, club displays and demonstrators, tin can auction, raffle;
contact Jacqueline Swain, 44314 Macomb Industrial Dr., Clinton Township, MI 48036,
(313) 469-7868; e-mail: jacswain018@aol.com; Web site: www.mcgls.org

12-13—SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: 58th Annual Show; Santa Clara Valley Gem & Mineral
Society; Santa Clara County Fairgrounds; 344 Tully Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $6
($1 off coupon on Web site), children (under 12) free; kids' area, gold panning,
flintknapping, demonstrations, displays, fluorescent mineral display, 50 dealers,
scholarship booth, special programs, door prizes; contact Frank Mullaney, (408) 265-
1422; e-mail: info@scvgms.org; Web site: www.scvgms.org

12-13—SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Northwest Arkansas Gem &
Mineral Society; Community Bldg.; 110 N. Mt. Olive St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3,
children (under 12) free; dealers, door prizes, silent auction, grab bags, gem wash,
club member displays, demonstrations, flintknapping, wirewrapping, cabbing, sphere
making; contact Dave Leininger, (479) 787-5619; e-mail: hulagrub@aol.com; Web site:
www.nwarockhounds.org

12-13—YAKIMA, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Yakima Rock & Mineral Club;
Washington National Guard Amory; 2501 Airport Ln.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3.50,
students $2, children (12 and under) free with adult; dealers, demonstrations, food,
gold panning, silent auction, Junior activities, grab bags, door prizes, raffle, spin a
wheel; contact Marti Sondgeroth, 2013 S. 41st Ave., Yakima, WA 98903, (509) 248-6401
evenings; e-mail: Marthams@q.com

18-19—LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; North Museum of Natural History &
Science; Farm and Home Center; 1383 Arcadia Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6; admission $5;
door prizes, free rock, mineral and fossil identification, U-dig-It for children; contact
Alison Mallin, North Museum of Natural History & Science, 400 College Ave.,
Lancaster, PA 17602, (717) 358-7188; e-mail: amallin@northmuseum.org; Web site:
www.northmuseum.org/rockshow

18-20—ALPINE, TEXAS: 25th Annual Show; Chihuahuan Desert Gem & Mineral Club;
Alpine Civic Center; 801 W. Holland Ave., between 12th St. and 13th St.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-
6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; indoor and outdoor dealers, rough and finished rock,
fossils, mineral specimens, beads, jewelry, demonstrations, special displays, kids'
activities, silent auction, door prizes, grand prize; contact Paul Graybeal, PO Box
1111, Alpine, TX 79831, (432) 729-4526; e-mail: paulgraybeal@moonlightgemstones.
com

18-20—DENVER, COLORADO: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions,
LLC; Ramada Plaza Denver Central (formerly Holiday Inn); 4849 Bannock St.; Fri. 10-6,
Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; 75 retail and wholesale dealers; contact Regina
Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.
com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

18-20—EUGENE, 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; weekend pass $7,
children (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals,
exhibitors, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail:
info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

18-20—RICKREALL, OREGON: 59th Annual River of Gems Show; Willamette Agate &
Mineral Society; Polk County Fairgrounds; 520 S. Pacific Hwy. W; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6,
Sun. 10-4:30; adults $2, children (under 12) free; Agates; contact Etheleen Flippo,
(503) 623-4247; e-mail: reflippoo@hotmail.com

19-20—MARIPOSA, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; California Mineral & Mining Museum,
Mariposa Gem Club; Mariposa Fairgrounds; 5005 Fairgrounds Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-
5; adults $3; contact Martin Foden, 5008 Highway 140, Suite A-295, Mariposa, CA
95338, (209) 742-4036; e-mail: martin@safarigold.com; Web site: www.
camineralmuseum.com

25-27—HOUSTON, TEXAS: Annual show; Fine Mineral Shows; Embassy Suites Hotel;
2911 Sage Rd., near The Galleria-Houston; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free
admission; more than 50 dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry; contact David
Waisman, PO Box 8543, Spokane, WA 99203, (509) 998-5987; e-mail:
dave@finemineralshow.com; Web site: www.FineMineralShow.com

25-27—SAN 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; weekend pass $7,
children (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals,
exhibitors, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail:
info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

26-27—CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO: Show and sale; Summit Lapidary Club, Akron Mineral
Society; Emidio & Sons Expo Center; 48 E. Bath Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5,
seniors $4, students (15 and over) $4, youth (7-14) $1, Scouts in uniform and children
under 6 free; lapidary art displays and demonstrations, 30 dealers, minerals, rocks,
gemstones, beads, jewelry, silent auction, children's activities, "GeoJuniors"
displays, gemstone ID, geode cracking; contact Evelyn Tryon, 2028 Tallmadge Rd.,
Kent, OH 44240, (330) 673-9664; e-mail: Gemboree76@yahoo.com; Web site: www.
LapidaryClubofOhio.org

26-27—DULUTH, GEORGIA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; Gwinnett Center-
Hall C; 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children free; precious
and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-
blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delica; contact Tonya Nicholson, 3865
Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.
beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

26-27—ELMA, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Grays Harbor Geology & Gem Society;
Grays Harbor Fair Gounds; 43 Elma-McCleary Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission;
contact Gary Emberley, 624 Fairmont Place, Aberdeen, WA 98520, (360) 533-6196; e-
mail: melissa624@hotmail.com

26-27—FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; New Jersey Earth Science Assn.;
Franklin School; 50 Washington Ave.; Sat. 9-5:30, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children (under
14) free with adult; outdoor swap Sat. (8 a.m.), Sun. (9 a.m.); contact Russell Brarens,
515 Lincoln Blvd., Middlesex, NJ 08846-2442, (732) 469-1047; e-mail: RNB515@aol.com

26-27—KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Lakeside Gem & Mineral Society;
Benton County Fairgrounds; 1500 S. Oak St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children
(12 and under) free with adult; displays, demonstrations, dealers, silent auction, door
prizes; contact Mary Lou Omstead, PO Box 6652, Kennewick, WA 99336, (509) 783-2798

26-27—LUBBOCK, TEXAS: 56th Annual Show and Sale; Lubbock Gem & Mineral
Society; Lubbock Memorial Civic Center; 1501 Mac Davis Ln.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5;
adults $4, seniors $3, students $2, children free; dealers, rocks, gems, minerals,
jewelry, rough, slabs, beads, novelties, lapidary and jewelry-making demonstrations,
Kids' Corner, Spin to Win, silent auction, member exhibits, visiting exhibits, door
prizes, junior and adult grand prizes; contact Walt Beneze, PO Box 6371, Lubbock, TX
79493, (806) 797-5832; e-mail: walt@lubbockgemandmineral.org; Web site: www.
lubbockgemandmineral.org

26-27—MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Memphis Archaeological & Geological
Society; Memphis International Agricenter; 7777 Walnut Grove Rd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5;
adults $5 (1 day) or $8 (2 days), children (12 and under) $2; more than 40 dealers,
exhibits, demonstrations, door prizes, grand prize, kids' Gem Dig, Geode Bowling,
Rocks Around the Clock; contact W.C. McDaniel, 2038 Central Ave., Memphis, TN
38104, (901) 274-7706; e-mail: w.c.mcd@att.net; Web site: www.The EarthWideOpen.
com

26-27—SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Cruz Mineral & Gem Society;
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium; corner of Church St. and Center St.; Daily 10-5; adults
$5, children (under 12) free; fluorescent room, Treasure Wheel, exhibits, lectures,
gold panning, dealers, minerals, fossils, gemstones, jewelry, tools, guidebooks,
display specimens, kids' activities; contact Dean Welder, (408) 353-2675; Web site:
www.scmgs.org

26-27—SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; West Seattle Rock Club; Alki Masonic
Temple; 4736 40th Ave. SW; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; contact Lyle
Vogelpohl, PO Box 16145, Seattle, WA 98116, (206) 932-3292; Web site: www.
westseattlerockclub.org

26-27—TROY, OHIO: Annual show; Brukner Gem & Mineral Club; Miami County
Fairgrounds; 650 N. County Road 25-A; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $1, students and
children free; "Agates": minerals, specimens, gems, jewelry, rough stone, fossils,
demonstrations, displays, silent auction, mineral identification, door prizes, free rock
to each child, wheel of fortune, grab bags, gem sluice, geode cracking; contact Gene
Davis, Box 64, 201 S. Hyatt St., Tipp City, OH 45371, (937) 667-4160; e-mail:
Manningsrockshop@live.com

27—WATERLOO, IOWA: Annual show; Black Hawk Gem & Mineral Society; Waterloo
Center for the Arts; 225 Commercial St.; Sun. 11-5; free admission; "Rockhounding
101": exhibits, demonstrations, dealers, programs, children's activities, fossil casts,
pebble pit; contact Dave Malm, (319) 266-6433; e-mail: davidmalm@cfu.net

May 2014

1-4—FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: 2nd annual wholesale and retail show; T & D Gem
Shows; corner of Lake Emory Road and Rte. 441; next to Franklin Ford; Thu. 9-8, Fri. 9-
8, Sat. 9-8, Sun. 9-8; free admission; contact Henry Stelline, 212 Mi Mountain Rd.,
Franklin, NC 28734, (828) 371-2954; e-mail: gemshowman@outlook.com

2-4—BISHOP, CALIFORNIA: Retail show; Lone Pine Gem & Mineral Society; Bishop
Fairgrounds-Robinson Bldg.; Sierra St.; Fri. 5-10, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 10-3; free admission;
demonstrators, displays, games and free rocks for children, field trip Sun., dealers,
door prizes, drawing, information on rocks; contact Steve Mobley, PO Box 977, Lone
Pine, CA 93545, (760) 793-6025

2-4—KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Kalamazoo Geological & Mineral Society;
Kalamazoo Expo Center; 2900 Lake St.; Fri. 4-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3,
children (12 and under) free; “Rock and Minerals - A World of Color”: gold panning,
silver smithing, games, meteorite education, Petoskey stone polishing, geode
cracking, minerals, fossils, beads, demonstrators, dealers, displays, solar viewing,
door prizes, grand prize; contact Jerry VanNocker, 13101 E. Armour Ln., Battle Creek,
MI 49014; e-mail: jerry@travelinginspain.com; Web site: http://kalamazoorockclub.
org/annual-show/

2-4—SANTA 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; weekend
pass $7, children (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks,
minerals, exhibitors, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail:
info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

3-4—ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA: 55th Annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show; Searchers
Gem & Mineral Society; Brookhurst Community Center; 2271 W. Crescent Ave.; Sat.
10-5; free admission; kids' jewelry making, dealers, exhibits, demonstrations, gold
panning, silent auction; contact Sharon Burson, 11326 Candor St., Cerritos, CA 90703,
(562) 706-2054; e-mail: bursonrocks@verizon.net

3-4—BRAINERD, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Cuyuna Rock, Gem & Mineral Society;
Crow Wing County Fairgrounds; 2000 SE 13th St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $1,
children free; indoor and outdoor dealers, exhibits, demonstrations, Kids' Corner,
door prizes, art, jewelry, crafts, lapidary materials and supplies, Wizard of Rocks;
contact Sharon Smith, 2630 Beauty Lake Rd. SW, Nisswa, MN 56468, (218) 343-7037; e-
mail: sharon@agatesrock.com; Web site: www.cuyunarockclub.org

3-4—CINCINNATI, OHIO: Annual show; Cincinnati Mineral Society, Cincinnati Dry
Dredgers; Cincinnati Gardens; 2250 E. Seymour Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $9,
children $3; contact Terry Huizing, 5341 Thrasher Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45247, (513) 574-
7142; e-mail: tehuizing@fuse.net; Web site: www.geofair.com

3-4—EVERETT, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Everett Rock & Gem Club; Everett
Community College Student Fitness Center; 2206 Tower St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free
admission; contact Fritz Mack, PO Box 1615, Everett, WA 98206, (425) 232-0809

3-4—MARSHFIELD, WISCONSIN: 41st Annual Show; Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral
Society; Marshfield High School Fieldhouse; 1401 E Becker Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4;
free admission; dealers, demonstrations, displays, speakers, kids' activities, silent
auctions; contact Cynthia Kelman, 1403 N. Broadway Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449, (715)
387-8782; e-mail: kelman@tznet.com; Web site: www.fromtherockroom.com

3-4—NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA: Wholesale and retail show;
Intergalactic Bead Shows; North Charleston Convention Center-Hall C; 5001
Coliseum Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children free; precious and
semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-
blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas; contact Tonya Nicholson, 3865
Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.
beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

3-4—PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Lucia Rockhounds; Pioneer
Park & Museum; 2010 Riverside Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; dealers, kids'
activities, demonstrators; contact Kim Noyes, (805) 610-0603; e-mail: kimnoyes@gmail.
com; Web site: www.slrockhounds.org

3-4—ROSEBURG, OREGON: 44th Annual Show; Umpqua Gem & Mineral Club; Douglas
County Fairgrounds; I-5 Exit 123; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; kids' rock hunts,
silent auction, demonstrations, dealers; contact Janet Stringfellow, PO Box 1264,
Roseburg, OR 97470; e-mail: soldbyjanets@yahoo.com

3-4—TOPSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: Wholesale and retail show; North Shore Rock &
Mineral Club; Topsfield Fairgrounds; Route 1 N; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors
$3, children (under 12) free; dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, mineral displays,
mineral and fossil identification, door prizes, demonstrations, kids' gold panning,
mineral sifting, geode cracking; contact Joe Weisberg, (781) 861-6653; e-mail:
nsrmc@erizon.net; Web site: www.northshorerock.org

3-4—WASHINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA: Show and sale; F M Minerals; Washington County
Fairgrounds; 2151 N. Main St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children (12 and under)
and veterans free; dealers, gems, minerals, beads, jewelry, wirewrapping; contact F
M Minerals, PO Box 252, Farmington, WV 26571, (304) 657-7089; e-mail:
frankowirewrapping@gmail.com

3-4—YUCAIPA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Yucaipa Valley Gem & Mineral Society;
Scherer Senior Center; 12202 First St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; more than
15 dealers, raffle, silent auction, kids' activities, in conjunction with the Yucaipa
Music and Arts Festival; contact Lee Peterson, (909) 794-0731; e-mail:
res09ayd@verizon.net; Web site: www.yvgms.org

9-11—COLUMBIA, MISSOURI: Show and sale; Central Missouri Rock & Lapidary Club;
Central Missouri Events Center; 5212 N. Oakland Gravel Rd.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 9-5, Sun.
10-4; adults $5, seniors and students $3, children (11 and under) free; live
demonstrations, jewelry and mineral displays, kids' activities; contact Robert
McConnell, 1601 N. Earthland Rd., Columbia, MO 65202, (573) 445-5415; e-mail:
bobmc@socket.net

9-11—COSTA 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; weekend pass $7, children
(0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors,
hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com;
Web site: www.gemfaire.com

9-11—FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; The Gem & Mineral Society of
Franklin; Macon County Community Center; 1288 Georgia Rd. (US 441); Fri. 10-4, Sat.
10-4, Sun. 10-4; free admission; rough, supplies, minerals, fossils, finished jewelry,
crafts; contact Norm Holbert, (828) 634-0350; e-mail: normholbert@comcast.net

9-11—MARIETTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Georgia Mineral Society; Cobb County Civic
Center; 548 S. Marietta Pkwy.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; free admission; door
prizes, demonstrations, exhibits, auction Sat.; contact Shelly Stubbs, (404) 329-9052;
e-mail: mayshow@gamineral.org; Web site: www.gamineral.org

10—BIGLERVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Swap and Sale; Franklin County Rock and Mineral
Club, Central Pennsylvania Rock and Mineral Club; outdoor pavilion; South Mountain
Fairgrounds, 615 Narrows Rd.; Sat. 8-3; adults $1, students and children free; contact
Tom Smith, 10 Roger Ave., Shippensburg, PA 17257, (717) 532-7204; e-mail:
tsmith1012@comcast.net

10-11—BOZEMAN, MONTANA: Annual show; Bozeman Gem & Mineral Club; Gallatin
County Fair Grounds; 901 N. Black, Bldg. #1; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3 (both
days), children (12 and under) free; more than 15 dealers, gems, minerals, jewelry,
beads, member displays, silent auction, grab bags, raffles; contact Jerry Hancock, PO
Box 1101, Bozeman, MT 59715; e-mail: jaegers@bresnan.net; Web site: www.
bozemangemandmineral.com

10-11—RENO, NEVADA: Annual show; Reno Gem & Mineral Society; Reno Livestock
Event Center; 1350 N. Wells Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, seniors and students
$4, children free; contact Steve Norman, 1653 Topeka Circle, Sparks, NV 89434, (775)
358-7322; e-mail: snorm11@hotmail.com; Web site: www.renorockhounds.com

11—VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: Show and sale; Creative Jewellers
Guild of BC; VanDusen Botanical Gardens; 5251 Oak St., Canada; Sun. 10-3:30; free
admission; contact Silvia McIntosh Creative Jewellers Guild, c/o Richmond Cultural
Centre, 7700 - Minoru Gate, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6Y 1R9; e-mail:
info@creativejewellersguild.com; Web site: www.creativejewellersguild.com

16-18—MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA: 24th Annual Fall Show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem
& Jewelry Shows; National Guard Armory; 315 Commonwealth Blvd. W; Fri. 10-6, Sat.
10-6, Sun. 11-5; free admission; beads, pearls, gemstones, wire wrapping, wire
sculpture, silversmiths, goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door
prizes; contact Van Wimmer, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-
mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

16-18—SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.;
Scottish Rite Center; 6151 H St.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; weekend pass $7,
children (0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals,
exhibitors, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail:
info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

16-18—SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions,
LLC; Holiday Inn-Orange County Airport; 2726 S. Grand Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun.
10-5; free admission; 80 retail and wholesale dealers, minerals, fossils, gems,
jewelry, lapidary supplies, decorator items; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665,
Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.
mzexpos.com

16-18—WEST JORDAN, UTAH: Annual show; Wasatch Gem Society; Salt Lake County
Equestrian Park & Events Center; 2100 West 11400 South; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-
5; adults $2, children (12 and under) free; door prizes, Wheel of Fortune, rock grab
bags, silent auctions, kids-only tables, displays, lapidary demonstrations, wire
wrapping, Show & Tell tables; contact April Robinson, (801) 599-6587; e-mail:
april@thrivepress.com; Web site: www.wasatchgemsociety.com

17-18—LAKEVIEW, OREGON: Annual show; Tall Man Rock Chippers; Lake County Fair
Grounds; 1900 N. 4th; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, field trips, Oregon
sunstone, children's activities, silent auction; contact LeRoy Johnson, 39 N. L St.,
Lakeview, OR 97630, (541) 947-4267; e-mail: lostmymarblesor@yahoo.com

17-18—LEESPORT, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Berks Mineralogical Society;
Leesport Farmers Market; 312 Gernants Church Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $3; contact
James Woodeshick, 611 Mohrsville Rd., Shoemakersville, PA 19555, (484) 338-6768; e-
mail: brwoodpile@yahoo.com; Web site: www.berksmineralsociety.org

17-18—WAUWATOSA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Wisconsin Geological Society;
Muellner Bldg., Hart Park; 72nd and State St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3 (one
person) or $5 (two people), students and children free; more than 20 dealers,
lapidary supplies, tools, books, rough material, slabs, finished specimens,
cabochons, jewelry, carvings, fossils, informative displays, children's activities;
contact Paul Schmidt, 8213 Red Arrow Ct., Wauwatosa, WI 53213, (414) 771-8668; e-
mail: pvs@wi.rr.com; Web site: www.wisgeologicalsociety.com

23-25—GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI: Annual show; Harrison County Gem & Mineral
Society; Courtyard Marriott; 1600 E. Beach Blvd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults
$5, children (10 and under) free with adult; demonstrations, displays, Stump the
Expert, hourly door prizes; contact Karen Johnston, 9037 Fricke Rd., Bay St. Louis,
MS 39520, (228) 467-5465; e-mail: johnstonkaren@bellsouth.net

23-25—SALEM, VIRGINIA: 23rd Annual Show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry
Shows; Salem Civic Center; 1001 Boulevard; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5
(good all 3 days), children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones, wire wrapping,
wire sculpture, silversmiths, goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait,
door prizes, classes; contact Van Wimmer, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540)
384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

May 2014-June 2014

30-1—POMONA, CALIFORNIA: California Federation of Mineralogical Societies Annual
Statewide Show & Convention; Pasadena Lapidary Society; Fairplex, Bldg. 5; 1101 W.
McKinley Ave.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5 (3-day pass $12), seniors and
military $4 (3-day pass $10), students (13-17) $3 (3-day pass $7), children (12 and
under) free with adult; "California's Gem & Mineral Bounty": displays, gems, minerals,
beads, lapidary arts, fossils, competition exhibits, speakers, raffles, silent auctions,
50 dealers, children's activities, demonstrations; contact Marcia Goetz, (626) 260-
7239; Web site: www.cfms2014show.com

30-1—TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Expo Square;
4145 E. 21st; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; weekend pass $7, children (0-11) free; fine
jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors, hourly door prizes;
contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.
gemfaire.com

31-1—ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Palomar Gem & Mineral Club;
California Center for the Arts; 340 N. Escondido Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3,
children free; dealers, rough rock, finished stones, jewelry, beads, free gem
identification, lapidary and jewelry demonstrations, educational displays; contact
Michael Bagstad, (760) 489-0809; e-mail: gemshow@palomargem.org; Web site: www.
palomargem.org

31-1—WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead
Shows; Expo Center at South Florida Fair Grounds-Bldg. 10; 9067 Southern Blvd.; Sat.
10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children free; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads,
sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads,
crystals, delicas; contact Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107,
Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web
site: www.beadshows.com

June 2014

6-8—BONNEY LAKE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Puyallup Valley Gem & Mineral Club;
Swiss Park; 9205 198th Ave. E; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; contact
Nancy LeMay, PVGMC c/o Club Show, PO Box 134, Puyallup, WA 98371, (253) 952-6216;
e-mail: bees2knees@att.net

6-8—FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA: Annual show; Coconino Lapidary Club; Silver Saddle
Outdoor Market; corner of Rte. 89N and Silver Saddle Rd.; Daily 9-4; free admission;
rough, finished, jewelry, fossils, raffles; contact Becky Cox, 6666 Snowflake Dr.,
Flagstaff, AZ 86004, (928) 380-6657; e-mail: bcox@fusd1.org

7—DELTA, COLORADO: Annual show; Delta County Rock Wranglers; Heddles
Recreation Center; 530 Gunnison River Dr.; Sat. 9-5; free admission; dealers,
exhibits, door prizes, family activities; contact Harry Masinton, 24662 Sorrento Ln.,
Cedaredge, CO 81413, (970) 856-3861; e-mail: masinton@tds.net

7—KENT, CONNECTICUT: Annual show; Danbury Mineralogical Society; Connecticut
Museum of Mining & Mineral Science; 31 Kent-Cornwall Rd.; Sat. 9-4; free admission;
contact John Pawloski, 42 Squash Hollow Rd., New Milford, CT 06776, (860) 354-0296;
e-mail: j.a.pawloski@att.net; Web site: www.ctamachinery.com

7-8—BEREA, OHIO: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; Cuyahoga
Fairgrounds, Multi-Purpose Bldg. 25; 164 Eastland Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5,
children free; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings,
freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas; contact
Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888)
729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

7-8—MCCALLA, ALABAMA: Annual show; Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society;
Tannehill Historical Ironworks State Park; 12632 Confederate Pkwy.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5;
park admission $3; contact Gene Blackerby, (205) 807-6777; e-mail: black2200@att.
net; Web site: www.lapidaryclub.com

7-8—MONROE, NEW YORK: Annual show; Orange County Mineral Society; Museum
Village; 1010 Rte. 17M ; Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors and students $3,
children free; Mastodon display, local mineral collection, new fluorescent mineral
display; contact George Gardianos, PO Box 173, Westtown, NY 10998, (845) 683-1167;
e-mail: gggard@optonline.net; Web site: orangecountymineralsocietynewyork.com

7-8—STAFFORD, TEXAS: Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market; The Stafford
Centre; 10505 Cash Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; vintage, gemstone,
glass, lampwork and polymer beads, silver and gold findings, pearls, Swarovski
Elements, crystals, tools, books, jewelry; contact Rebekah Wills, (903) 734-3335; e-
mail: rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.thebeadmarket.net

13-15—PARK HILLS, MISSOURI: Outdoor Rock Swap/Show; Missouri Department of
Natural Resources, Mineral Area Gem & Mineral Society, Greater St. Louis
Association of Earth Science Clubs; Missouri Mines Historic Site; 4000 State Hwy. 32,
1.5 miles west of US Hwy. 67; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; dealers,
rocks, minerals, fossils, rock jewelry and crafts, demonstrations, Historic Site Mining
& Mineral Museum, auctions; contact Boneta Hensley, PO Box 758, Park Hills, MO
63601, (573) 760-0488 or (573) 431-6226; e-mail: mojellybean63@yahoo.com; Web site:
www.facebook.com/events/249573655204794/

14-15—CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA: 24th RockFest; Tellus Science Museum; Tellus
Science Museum; 100 Tells Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $14, seniors $12, students
and children $10; indoor and outdoor show, nearly 30 dealers, gems, minerals,
fossils, jewelry, mineral and fossil identification, rock bingo, kids' activities, free for
museum members; contact Mary Vinson, (770) 606-5700 ext. 402; e-mail:
maryv@tellusmuseum.org; Web site: www.tellusmuseum.org

14-15—DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead
Shows; Durham Convention Center-Jr. Ballrooms; 301 W. Morgan St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun.
10-5; free admission; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver,
findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals,
delicas; contact Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville,
GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.
beadshows.com

19-22—PRINEVILLE, OREGON: Annual show; Prineville Rockhound Club; Crook County
Fairgrounds; S. Main St.; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; field
trips, dealers inside and outside; contact Rebecca Buss, (541) 968-2156

20-22—BOONE, NORTH CAROLINA: 20th Annual Show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem &
Jewelry Shows; National Guard Armory; 274 Hunting Hills Ln.; Sun. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Fri.
11-5; adults $3 (good all 3 days), children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones,
wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths, goldsmiths, custom work and repairs
while you wait, door prizes; contact Van Wimmer, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA
24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

20-22—SANDY, 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; weekend pass $7, children (0-
11) free; fFine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors,
hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com;
Web site: www.gemfaire.com

21-22—NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; Tennessee
State Fairgrounds-Banquet Hall; 500 Wedgewood Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free
admission; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings,
freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas; contact
Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888)
729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

27-29—BEDFORD, INDIANA: 49th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show; Lawrence
County Rock Club; Lawrence County Fairgrounds; southwest of Bedford; Fri. 10-6:30,
Sat. 9-6:30, Sun. 10-4; free admission; gems, jewelry, beads, minerals, fossils, rocks,
lapidary equipment and supplies, rockhounding and prospecting supplies, 4-H
project and science project materials, free demonstrations; contact Gary Fuquay,
6102 W. US Hwy. 50, Medora, IN 47260, (812) 498-4062; Web site: www.
lawrencecountyrockclub.org

27-29—FISHERSVILLE, VIRGINIA: 27th Annual Show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem &
Jewelry Shows; Augusta Expoland; 277 Expo Rd., I-64 Exit 91; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun.
11-5; adults $4 (good all 3 days), children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones,
wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths, goldsmiths, custom work and repairs
while you wait, door prizes; contact Van Wimmer, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA
24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

27-29—SAN 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; weekend pass $7,
children free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors,
hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com;
Web site: www.gemfaire.com

28-29—POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; Emma
Lou Olson Civic Center; 1801 N.E. 6th St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission;
precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater
pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas; contact Tonya
Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888) 729-
6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

July 2014

11-13—TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Tulsa Rock & Mineral Society, American
Federation Mineralogical Societies, Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical
Societies; Tulsa Fairgrounds, Central Park Hall; 4800 E. 15th St. S; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6,
Sun. 10-5; adults $6 (3-day pass $10), Scouts, firemen and police in uniform free,
children (under 12) free; “Rocks and Gems of the Indian Territory”: rocks, fossils,
minerals, gems; contact Liz Thomas, 13896 S. 293rd E Ave., Coweta, OK 74429, (918)
486-3788; e-mail: bthomas630@cox.net; Web site: www.ttownrockhound.org

12-13—BETHEL, MAINE: Annual show; Oxford County Mineral & Gem Assn.; Telstar
High School; Rte. 26; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students $2, children (under 12)
free; field trips, gold panning demonstration, mineral dealers, jewelry, fossils;
contact Dennis Gross, 178 N. Main St., Bryant Pond, ME 04219, (207) 665-2759; e-mail:
Mincoll@megalink.net; Web site: www.oxfordcountymineralandgemassociation.
blogspot.com

19-20—MOOSE LAKE, MINNESOTA: 45th Annual Show; Carlton County Gem & Mineral
Club, Moose Lake Chamber of Commerce; Moose Lake High School; 413 Birch Ave.;
Sat. 9-5; free admission; dealers, Lake Superior agates, cutting materials, specimens,
crystal groups, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary equipment, books, rough rock
tailgaters, door prizes, field info, Agate Stampede; contact Gary Pitoscia, 815 N. 13th
Ave. E, Duluth, MN 55805, (218) 724-1894; e-mail: pitosciajg@charter.net

25-27—FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market; Cendera
Center; 3600 Benbrook Hwy.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission;
gemstones, vintage, glass and lampwork beads, pearls, Swarovski Elements,
crystals, silver and gold findings, books, tools, jewelry; contact Rebekah Wills, (903)
734-3335; e-mail: rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.thebeadmarket.net

26-27—FREDERIC, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Indianhead Gem & Mineral Society;
Frederic High School; off Hwy. 35; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; cutting
material, equipment, specimens, jewelry, kids' agate pile, demonstrations; contact
Roy Wickman, (715) 357-3223

26-27—MATTITUCK, NEW YORK: Annual show; Long Island Mineral & Geological
Society; Mattituck High School; 15125 Main Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $6,
children (under 12) free; door prize, more than 30 dealers, minerals, gemstones,
bead jewelry, fine jewelry, fossils, meteorites, gemstone wire wrapping, jewelry
repair, geode cracking, geology displays, geology scavenger hunt; contact Karen
Lotito, PO Box 209, Aquebogue, NY 11931; e-mail: klotito@estee.com; Web site: www.
limineralandgeology.com

July 27th to August 3rd, 2014   The 30th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show
is put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise funds for new equipment. It
features 60 dealers from all over the world with gem stones, mineral specimens,
fossils, jewelry, beads and lots more. If it is made of stone, you should be able to find
it here.There will be a BBQ on Saturday to raise the funds for new equipment. It is
really good food. Come help out the fire department.
Address: 12966 South Hwy 226 in Spruce Pine, NC 28777. Hours: 10 to 6 daily.
Admission and parking are FREE.  Contact: Donna Collis at 828-765-5519
collisdonna@bellsouth.net or Roger Frye at 828-766-6136
Web site: http://sites.google.com/grassycreekgemshow
Directions from US19E: Take US19E from the north or south to Spruce Pine, NC and
turn south on Hwy 226 toward the Blue Ridge Parkway. Go approximately 3 miles to
12966 South Hwy 226 at the Parkway Fire and Rescue fire station on the right.
Directions from Hwy 226: From Marion, NC, follow Hwy 226 north to the Blue Ridge
Parkway. Go under the Parkway and go approximately 2 miles to 12966 South Hwy 226
at the Parkway Fire and Rescue fire station on the left. From Bakersville, NC, follow
Hwy 226 south and cross US19E and go 3 miles south on Hwy 226 to the Parkway Fire
and Rescue station at 12966 South Hwy 226 on the left.


August 2014

7-10—BUENA VISTA, COLORADO: Annual show; Contin-Tail LLC; Rodeo Grounds;
Gregg Dr. and Rodeo Rd.; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; more
than 100 dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, cabochons, beads, jewelry, findings,
collectibles, lapidary items, free rocks for kids; contact Carolyn Tunnicliff, 1130
Francis #7010, Longmont, CO 80501, (720) 938-4194; e-mail: ctunnicliff@gmail.com;
Web site: www.coloradorocks.org

8-10—DALTON, GEORGIA: 23rd Annual Show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry
Shows; Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center; 2211 Dug Gap Battle Rd., I-75
Exit 333; Fri. 2-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; $4 (good all 3 days), children (under 16) free;
beads, pearls, gemstones, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths, goldsmiths,
custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes; contact Van Wimmer, 5273
Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web
site: www.toteshows.com

8-10—NORTH BEND, OREGON: 52nd Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Far West
Lapidary & Gem Society; North Bend Community Center; 2222 N. Broadway; Fri. 10-4,
Sat. 10-4, 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

15-17—HERMISTON, OREGON: 2014 NFMS Show and Conference; Hatrockhounds
Gem & Mineral Society; Hermiston Conference Center; 415 S. Hwy. 395; Fri. 10-6, Sat.
10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3.50 ($9 for 3 days), children (under 12) free with adult;
"Biggest Little Show in Town": dealers, displays, demonstrations, speakers, silent
auction; contact Judi Allison, (541) 720-4950; e-mail: jall@eotnet.net; Web site: www.
hatrockhounds.org

23-24—MADRID, NEW YORK: Annual show; St. Lawrence Rock & Mineral Club; Madrid
Community Center; 1835 State Hwy. 35; Sat. 9-4:30, Sun. 9-3; free admission;
outdoor/indoor show, fluorescent mineral hunt for children; contact William
deLorraine, 1 Indian Head Trail, Gouverneur, NY 13642, (315) 287-4652; e-mail:
wdellie@gmail.com; Web site: www.stlawrencecountyminearlclub.org

23-24—MOUNTAIN HOME, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Ozark Earth Science, Gem,
Mineral & Fossil Club; Van Matre Senior Center; 1101 Spring St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4;
adults $1, children (12 and under) free; gems, minerals, fossils, rock-related gifts,
crafts, jewelry, door prizes, grand prize, kids' Spin and Win, state geologist to answer
questions; contact Edward Hakesley, 821 Alexis Circle, Mountain Home, AR 72653,
(870) 424-0956; e-mail: edscamp3@kyahoo.com; Web site: www.ozarkearthscience.org

23-24—PEORIA, ILLINOIS: 51st annual show; Geology Section of the Peoria Academy
of Science; The Grand Hotel; 44oo N. Brandywine Dr.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free
admission; silent auctions, kids' area, fluorescent display, panning flume; contact Jim
Travis, (309) 645-3609; e-mail: boatnik@aol.com; Web site: http://pasgeology.com

23-24—TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market; Tulsa
Fairgrounds; Cental Park Hall, 4145 E. 21st St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission;
gemstones, vintage, glass and lampwork beads, pearls, Swarovski Elements,
crystals, gold and silver findings, books, tools, jewelry; contact Rebekah Wills, (903)
734-3335; e-mail: rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.thebeadmarket.net

September 2014

13-14—PORT ANGELES, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Clallam County Gem & Mineral
Association; Vern Burton Community Hall; 308 E. 4th St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; free
admission; contact Jennie Bourassa, PO Box 98, Sequim, WA 98382, (360) 681-0372;
Web site: www.sequimrocks.com

20-21—AUSTIN, TEXAS: Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market; Travis County
Expo Center; 7311 Decker Ln.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; beads,
gemstones, vintage, glass and lampwork, pearls, Swarovski Elements, crystals, gold
and silver findings, books, tools, jewelry; contact Rebekah Wills, (903) 734-3335; e-
mail: rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.thebeadmarket.net

20-21—CASTLE ROCK, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Southern Washington
Mineralogical Society; Castle Rock Fairgrounds; 120 Fair Ln., southwest corner of
Hwy. 411 and Cowlitz River; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; contact Diann
Thurston, PO Box 704, Longview, WA 98632, (503) 728-4274

26-28—RICHARDSON, TEXAS: Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market;
Richardson Civic Center; 411 W. Arapaho; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free
admission; gemstones, vintage, glass and lampwork beads, pearls, Swarovski
Elements, crystals, gold and silver findings, books, tools, jewelry; contact Rebekah
Wills, (903) 734-3335; e-mail: rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.
thebeadmarket.net

October 2014

3-5—ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Albuquerque Gem & Mineral Fall Show; Jay Penn;
Expo NM State Fairgrounds; Creative Arts Bldg., 300 San Pedro NE; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6,
Sun. 9-5; free admission; 65 dealers, gemstones, mineral specimens, jewelry, beads,
cabochons, carvings, fossils, meteorites, books, equipment, tools; contact Jay Penn,
(505) 883-4195; e-mail: agmcfallshow@gmail.com

3-5—INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: 16th Annual Fall Show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem &
Jewelry Shows; Indiana State Fairgrounds; Agriculture/Horticulture Bldg., 1202 E.
38th St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5 (3 days), children (under 16) free;
beads, pearls, gemstones, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths and
goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes, classes available;
contact Van Wimmer, Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-
6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

4-5—JACKSONVILLE, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Central Arkansas Gem Mineral and
Geology Society; Jacksonville Community Center; 5 Municipal Dr.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5;
free admission; 25 dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, lapidary material, jewelry, beads,
displays, demonstrations, kids' dig, door prizes; contact Tom Sharp, 14705 Chambery
Dr., Little Rock, AR 72211, (501) 379-8653; e-mail: thom61847@yahoo.com; Web site:
www.centralarrockhound.org

4-5—JEFFERSON, WISCONSIN: 42nd Annual Mineral, Fossil, Gem and Jewelry Show;
Rock River Valley Geological Society; Jefferson County Fair Park; Jackson Rd. and
Peurner Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; donations accepted; "Wisconsin Rocks":
demonstrations, faceting, cabochon cutting, wire wrapping, dealers, gems, minerals,
fossils; contact Robert Schweitzer, W4240 US Hwy. 18, Jefferson, WI 53549, (920) 674-
2544; e-mail: rwses@idcnet.com

4-5—STAFFORD, TEXAS: Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market; Stafford
Centre; 10505 Cash Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; gemstones, vintage,
glass and lampwork beads, pearls, Swarovski Elements, crystals, gold and silver
findings, books, tools, jewelry; contact Rebekah Wills, (903) 734-3335; e-mail:
rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.thebeadmarket.net

10-12—MOUNT IDA, ARKANSAS: Annual World Championship Quartz Crystal Digging
Contest; Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce; Montgomery County Fairgrounds;
Fairgrounds Rd.; Fri. 7-3, Sat. 9-3, Sun. 2-3; adults $85; dig quartz crystals, keep all
you find, win a prize; contact Sherrie Ellison, Hwy. 270W, Mount Ida, AR 71957, (870)
867-2723; e-mail: director@mtidachamber.com; Web site: www.mtidachamber.com

10-12—MOUNT IDA, ARKANSAS: 30th Annual Quartz, Quiltz and Craftz Show; Mount Ida
Area Chamber of Commerce; Montgomery County Fairgrounds; Fairgrounds Rd.; Fri.
9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; dealers, quartz crystals, minerals, jewelry,
quilts, crafts; contact Sherrie Ellison, Hwy. 270W, Mount Ida, AR 71957, (870) 867-2723;
e-mail: director@mtidachamber.com; Web site: www.mtidachamber.com

24-26—HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA: 12th Annual Show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem &
Jewelry Shows; Rockingham County Fairgrounds; Commercial Exhibits Bldg., 4808 S.
Valley Pike; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $4 (all 3 days), children (under 16)
free; beads, pearls, gemstones, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths and
goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes, classes available;
contact Van Wimmer, Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-
6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

25-26—CANBY, OREGON: 50th Annual Show; Clackamette Mineral & Gem Club;
Clackamas County Fairgrounds; 694 NE 4th Ave.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission;
Kids' Corner, silent auction, magazine and rock slab sales, bargain rock, fluorescent
show, demonstrations, raffle, door prizes, dealers; contact Beth Heesacker, 4145 NW
Heesacker Rd., Forest Grove, OR 97116; e-mail: heesacker@coho.net

25-26—JACKSONVILLE, ARKANSAS: Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market;
Jacksonvile Community Center; 5 Municipal Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission;
gemstones, vintage, glass and lampwork beads, pearls, Swarovski Elements,
crystals, gold and silver findings, books, tools, jewelry; contact Rebekah Wills, (903)
734-3335; e-mail: rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.thebeadmarket.net

November 2014

14-16—FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market; Cendera
Center; 3600 Benbrook Hwy.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission;
gemstones, vintage, glass and lampwork beads, pearls, Swarovski Elements,
crystals, gold and silver findings, books, tools, jewelry; contact Rebekah Wills, (903)
734-3335; e-mail: rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.thebeadmarket.net
Quartz Crystals
A nice cluster of crystals.
Minerals formed by nature
have a beauty of their own.
Agate still contained in lava
rock from Agate Creek in Qld.
85.77 ct Blue Topaz from Africa.
140.80 ct Imperial Topaz
from Brazil.
Minerals Natural Beauty
Vanadinite.
Mibladen, Morocco
Sulphur with Aragonite
Province, Sicily, Italy
Quartz Crystals
Brazil
Beryl var.
Aquamarine
Halite, Brazil
Schorl on Feldspar
matrix
Brazil
Beryl Var. Aquamarine
Araçuaí, Minas
Gerais, Brazil
Amethyst, Anhydrite
Pseudomorphs and
Celadonite.
Iraí, Rio Grande Do Sul,
Brazil
Petrified Wood, QLD
Fossils
Tourmaline
Rhodonite
Petrified Wood, QLD
Gypsum
Gypsum
Opalite
Aragonite
Crystals
Garnet
Limestone
Stalactite
Quartz Crystals
Malachite
January
February
MARCH 2014

North Brisbane Lapidary Club Inc.
The first weekend in March heralds the North Brisbane Lapidary Club’s  30th Annual  
Gem & Jewellery  Show at  AVIATION HIGH  School (formerly Hendra State High
School or Hendra Secondary College) Assembly Hall  in WIDDOP STREET HENDRA:  
SATURDAY 1st  MARCH  ( 8.30 am to 4.30pm)  &  SUNDAY 2nd MARCH (8.30am to
3pm).
The dealers will have just stepped off the plane from Tucson with new gem & mineral
& fossil stock for the first gem & jewellery show for the 2014 South East Queensland
season .
On show and show and for sale will be a large collection of mineral specimens,
cabochons, faceted gemstones, silver smithing, wire wrapping, fossils, jewellery and
beadwork. Books on lapidary and jewellery making, and lapidary equipment, beading
supplies and jewellery making supplies and other wares will be for sale. There will be
demonstrations of faceting, rock cutting and jewellery making by members of North
Brisbane Lapidary Club will be running continuously both days of the festival. Visitors
will be able to fossick for their own semi precious gems.
The club’s 2014 theme is “Blue” so sapphire, lapis lazuli, turquoise, blue lace agate
and other blue stones are expected to dominate displays and gem sellers stock.
There will be hot and cold refreshments available throughout this two-day event and
a large variety of tailgaters. Admission is $4 per adult, $1 per Child or $8 per Family.
For more information contact the show’s convenor, Graham, on 0417 770841 or visit
www.nblc.com.au or email info@nblc.com

The Canberra Lapidary Club - Rock Swap
21-22 March 2015   Wagtail Way, EPIC
www.canberralapidary.org.au  Phone: 02 6281 3312

Sat 15th March & Sun 16th March
The Hobart Gem Mineral & Fossil Show 2014
'Tasmania's  Hidden  Treasures'  
presented by The Lapidary Club of Tasmania Inc,
supported by The Mineralogical Society of Tasmania Inc,
at the Grandstand Hall, Hobart Showground, Glenorchy, Tasmania.
Sat 15th March & Sun 16th March.  9 am to 4 pm
For further information
Ph. Rosemary Aheimer (03) 6249 1408
or  email  kaheimer@bigpond.net.au


Sat 22nd March & Sun 23rd March 2014 -  East Devonport, Tasmania
East Devonport Jewellery Gem & Mineral Fair  
organised by the Devonport Lapidary Club Inc,
at the East Devonport Primary School, Thomas Street, East Devonport. Tas
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March, 2014. 9am to 4pm  
For further information
Collene Donaghy ph 0407165005
or email  nekloc@gmail.com
April

The Canberra Lapidary Club - Rock Swap
5-6 April 2014          Wagtail Way, EPIC
www.canberralapidary.org.au  Phone: 02 6281 3312
May

The Canberra Lapidary Club - Winter Gemcraft & Mineral Show
31 May-1 June 2014  Mallee Pavilion, EPIC
30-31 May 2015          Mallee Pavilion, EPIC
www.canberralapidary.org.au  Phone: 02 6281 3312
June

The Canberra Lapidary Club - Winter Gemcraft & Mineral Show
31 May-1 June 2014  Mallee Pavilion, EPIC
www.canberralapidary.org.au  Phone: 02 6281 3312
July

Hervey Bay Gem & Mineral Club Inc. At their Annual Gem Show at the Star of the
Sea Catholic School, 39 Hughes Road, Hervey Bay.
Contact and details through: http://www.herveybay.lapidaryclub.com.au
August

20th KYBONG ROCK & MINERAL FEST 2014
John and Cecile from Cooloola Rocks & Minerals invite you and friends to our 20th
very popular Rock Fest to be held on 1st, 2nd and 3rd August, 2014.
Add this date to your calendar, please, for three days of rockhounding fun.

As usual we advise people to book their sites early for the best spaces but last
minute entries can be accommodated. For the general public who find it is a
wonderland of Gems, Opals, Minerals, Crystals , Fossils and Rocks of all sorts,
natural and polished.  They come to find out where to fossick and how to cut and
polish rocks to create a lovely piece of jewellery or add a treasure to their collection.

Bring the younger generation for fun activities like Gold Panning for real gold, Gem
Sieving, a Treasure Hunt, Lucky Dips, Demonstrations, a huge Cent Auction, or just
to take part in fun activities. Food, cold drinks and a Coffee Van are available all
week-end. For stallholders and campers there are necessary facilities like hot water,
showers and toilets.  Full details can be accessed on
www.coolrocks.com.au under 'Rock Fest'      info@coolrocks.com.au or
Phone  (07) 5483 5252 for bookings.
September
October
November

2nd CESSNOCK GEM & MINERAL CLUB
Annual Rock Auction - Fossils, Minerals, Crystals etc
Full details on their website here:
http://www.lapidaryworld.com/cessnock_gem_club










Sat 8  &  Sun 9 Nov 2014  -  West Coast Tasmania
Zeehan Gem & Mineral Show 2014
held at the Basketball Stadium, Zeehan Primary School,
Belstead St. Zeehan, Tasmania.
Contact Kim Dunstan Ph 03 6471 6553,  
Email: kimdunstan@activ8.net.au













Canberra Lapidary Club - Spring Gemcraft & Mineral Show
15-16 November 2014  Mallee Pavilion, EPIC
7-8 November 2015       Mallee Pavilion, EPIC
www.canberralapidary.org.au  Phone: 02 6281 3312

15th and 16th of November - Gem & Mineral show in Launceston
Price: $5 dollars for adults children free
Website: www.gemshow.au.pe
Email: gem@au.pe
December
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