Monday, February 8, 2010

Locate a Rock, Gem or Mineral Show Near You...

12-14--PORTLAND, OREGON: Show, "We Rock"; Oregon Agate & Mineral Society; OMSI, 1945 S.E. Water Ave.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; contact Richard Hall, (360) 751-0699 or (360) 263-2599; e-mail:

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; e-mail:

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:

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; e-mail:

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, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton, MD 20735, (301) 297-4575; e-mail:; 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, 701 Zephyr, Plainview, TX 79072, (806) 293-3476; e-mail:

26-27--NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA: Show, "GEMboree"; Del Air Rockhounds Club; United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd.; Fri. 3-9:30, Sat. 10-5; free admission, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult; gems, jewelry, beads, Girl and Boy Scout merit badges; contact Julia Marin, 18220 Marilla St., Northridge, CA 91325, (818) 886-7190; e-mail:; Web site:

27--BARTOW, FLORIDA: 6th annual show; Imperial Bone Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Society; Stuart Center, Polk County Extension Service Bldg., 1702 US Hwy. 17 S; Sat. 9-5; free admission; silent auction, door prizes, children's sand pit, demonstrations, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry; contact Jim Reed, 5740 Hebron Ln., Lakeland, FL 33812, (863) 644-6665; e-mail:; Web site:

27-28--BOISE, IDAHO: Annual show; Idaho Gem Club; Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood; Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; contact Charlie Smith, (208) 628-4002

27-28--EVERETT, WASHINGTON: 57th annual show; Everett Rock & Gem Club; Washington National Guard Armory, 2730 Oakes Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; contact Fritz Mack, P.O. Box 1615, Everett, WA 98206, (425) 232-0809

27-28--JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: 51st annual show; Mississippi Gem & Mineral Society; Mississippi State Fair Grounds/Trade Mart Bldg., 1207 Mississippi St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students $3; free demonstrations, door prizes, educational and hands-on booths, 24 dealers; contact Keith Peacock, 114 Quail Ridge Rd., Braxton, MS 39044, (601) 863-6535; e-mail:; Web site:

27-28--ROSEVILLE, MINNESOTA: Show; Anoka County Gem & Mineral Club; Har Mar Mall, 2100 Snelling Ave; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; free admission; gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils, agates, collectibles; contact Martha Miss, 8445 Grange Blvd., Cottage Grove, MN 55016;

26-7--IMPERIAL, CALIFORNIA: California Midwinter Fair & Fiesta; Imperial Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Fairgrounds, Gem & Mineral Bldg.; Fri. 12-10, Sat. 12-10, Sun. 12-10, Mon. 4-10, Tue. 4-10, Wed. 4-10, Thu. 4-10, Fri. 4-10, Sat. 12-10, Sun. 12-10; adults (13-59) $8, seniors (59+) $6, ages 6-12 $5, children 1-5 free; displays, fluorescent rocks, gold panning, children's games, dealers, geodes, jewelry, fossils, rocks, gems; contact Joe Rodriguez, (760) 353-1965