Friday, February 26, 2010

This Weekend - Visit Your Local Club Gem Show!


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: jomarin@dslextreme.com; Web site: http://delairrockhounds.blogspot.com

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: rocks57@tampabay.rr.com; Web site: www.bonevalley.net

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: kpcoc@aol.com; Web site: missgems.org

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; e-mail:rockbiz@cs.com

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