Thursday, November 19, 2009

Annual Shows This Weekend!

20-22--MARIETTA, GEORGIA: 24th annual show; Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society; Cobb County Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; door prizes; displays, live lapidary demonstrations; contact Mary Ingram, (770) 427-1108; e-mail:; Web site:

21-22--BREMERTON, WASHINGTON: Show, "Fall Festival of Gems"; Kitsap Mineral & Gem Society; Kitsap County Fairgrounds, President's Hall, 1200 NW Fairgrounds Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; contact Gerry Alexander, (360) 876-4543

21-22--FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: 18th annual show; Northern Virginia Mineral Club; George Mason University, Student Union II Bldg., Braddock Rd. and Rte. 123; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, seniors and students (13-17) $3, children 12 and under and Scouts in uniform free; more than 20 dealers, minerals, crystals, fossils, gems, jewelry, meteorites, silent auction Sun., demonstrations, exhibits, door prizes, kids' activity area, mini-mines, fossil dig; contact Tom Taaffe, (703) 281-3767; e-mail:

21-22--HOPKINS, MINNESOTA: Eisenhower Gem & Mineral Show; Anoka County Gem & Mineral Club; Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Hwy. 7 (1/2 mile west of Hwy. 169); Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; free admission; gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils, agates, collectibles; contact Martha Miss, 8445 Grange Blvd., Cottage Grove, MN 55016, e-mail:

21-22--LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: 2nd annual show and sale, "Gem Miner's Holiday Festival"; Mid-Atlantic Gem & Mineral Association; Lebanon Expo Center, Rte. 72 and Rocherty Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4; adults $5, children under 12 free; gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, beads; contact MAGMA, (301) 565-0487; Web site:

21-22--MADISON, WISCONSIN: Show; Madison Gem & Mineral Club; Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3; contact Nevin Franke, (608) 251-2601; e-mail:; Web site:

21-22--OXNARD, CALIFORNIA: 40th annual show, "Galaxy of Gems Expo"; Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society; Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; 70 display cases, kids' games, "Pebble Pup" quiz, lapidary demonstrations, silent auction, gems, minerals, American opals, fossils, stone beads, silver craft, finished jewelry, tools, lapidary supplies, books; contact Norb Kinsler, (805) 644-6450; e-mail:; Web site:

21-22--WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: 43rd annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches; Americraft Expo Center, South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children under 12 free; gem mining, fossil dig, exhibits, demonstrations, door prizes, Chinese auction; contact Barbara Ringhiser, (561) 588-5458; e-mail:; or Ellen Jean, (931) 372-8236; e-mail:; Web site: