Saturday, February 20, 2010

Go to a GemShow this weekend!

12-21--INDIO, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival"; San Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society; Gem & Mineral Bldg., Bldg. #1, 46-350 Arabia St.; 10-10 daily; adults $8, seniors $7, children $6; contact Bert Grisham, (951) 849-1674

13-14--OAK HARBOR, WASHINGTON: 45th annual show, "Sweetheart of Gems"; Whidbey Island Gem Club; Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 S.E. Jerome St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; contact Keith Ludemann, (360) 675-1837; e-mail:

19-21--SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Gem Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; Earl Warren Showgrounds/Exhibit Hall, 3400 Calle Real; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail:; Web site:

20--PHOENIX, ARIZONA: Annual show, "Family Fun Day at the Museum"; Maricopa Lapidary Society; 1502 W Washington St.; Sat. 10-4; free admission; dealers, demonstrations, kids' activities, gold panning, metal detecting; contact Laurette Kennedy, (602) 771-1611 or (602) 738-2552

20--UPPER MARLBORO, MARYLAND: Show; Southern Maryland Rock & Mineral Club; The Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave.; Sat. 10-4; ages 7 and up $3, 6 and under free; vendors, exhibitors, minerals, fossils, gems, original jewelry designs, demonstrations, faceting, bead stringing, wire wrapping, gold panning, children's crafts, door prizes; contact Michael Patterson, (301) 297-4575; Web site:

20-21--ALBANY, NEW YORK: 17th annual James Campbell Memorial Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show and Sale; New York State Academy of Mineralogy, Capital District Mineral Club; Museum, Empire State Plaza, Madison Ave., 4th floor; admission $6 (includes flower show); Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; more than 20 mineral and fossil dealers, guided museum tours, mineral and fossil identification; contact Michael Hawkins, (518) 486 2011; e mail:

20-21--ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA: 51st annual show, "Treasures of the Earth 2010"; Antioch Lapidary Club; Contra Costa County Fairgrounds; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, active military with ID and spouse, Scouts in uniform, and kids 12 and under free; lapidary demonstrations, dealers, faceted stones, lapidary tools, findings, handmade jewelry, rocks, beads, supplies, opals, fossils, minerals; contact Ellen Bauer, (925) 458-2539; e-mail:; Web site:

20-21--PLAINVIEW, TEXAS: 48th annual show; Hi Plains Gem & Mineral Society; Ollie Liner Center, south I-27; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, students $1; dealers, demonstrators, grand prizes, silent auction, kids' wheel; contact Mildred Matlock, (806) 293-3476

20-21--GEORGETOWN, TEXAS: Williamson County Gemboree; Community Center at San Gabriel Park; Sat. 10am - 6pm and Sunday 10am - 5pm (info from Magpie Gemstones at )

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