Friday, March 5, 2010

This Weekend - Visit Your Local Club Show!

5-7--LARGO, FLORIDA: 40th show and sale; Suncoast Gem & Mineral Society; Minnreg Hall, 6340 126th Ave. N; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students $4, children free; finished and unfinished gems and minerals, jewelry, beads, equipment, tools, raffle, member displays, grab bags, magazine back issues, lapidary demonstrations; contact Bill Schmidt, P.O. Box 13254, St. Petersburg, FL 33733, (727) 657-0098; e-mail:; Web site:

5-7--NEWARK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Mineral & Gem Society of Castro Valley; Newark Pavilion, 6430 Thornton Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6 ($1 off flier on Web site), children under 12 free with adult; large, rare ice age fossils, fluorescent rock display, 60 display cases, 35 dealers, eight lapidary demonstrations, benefit auction; contact Larry Ham, P.O. Box 2145, Castro Valley, CA 94546, (510)887-9007; e-mail:; Web site:

5-7--RICHMOND, INDIANA: Show; Eastern Indiana Gem & Geological Society; Wayne Co. Fairgrounds, 861 N. Salisbury Rd.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; adults $4, seniors $3, students $1, children 6 and under free; contact John LaMont, 14158 St. Rd. 1, Brookville, IN 47012, (765) 647-4503; e-mail:

6--CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS: Show, "Earth Rocks!: A Family Festival"; Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge Trust Company; 26 Oxford St.; Sat. 9-5; adults $9, seniors $7, ages 3-18 $6; hands-on activities, rock identification, meet Harvard scientists, special programs (deep sea volcanoes, Antarctic glaciers, Boston Rocks: How the City Was Formed); contact Mary Blue Magruder, Director of Communications, Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138, (617) 496-0049; e-mail:; Web site:

6-7--ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA: Show; Monrovia Rockhounds; LA County Arboretum, 301 S Baldwin Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; adults $7, students and seniors $5, children $2.50; more than 15 vendors, rocks, gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, wire wrapping, findings, beads, grab bags, Treasure Wheel, Fossil Find; contact Jo Anna Ritchey, 224 Oaks Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016, (626) 359-1624; e-mail:; Web site:

6-7--BIG SPRING, TEXAS: 41st annual show; Big Spring Prospectors Club; Howard County Fair Barn; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; dealers, demonstrators; contact Jerald Wilson, 707 Tulane, Big Spring, TX 79720, (432) 263-4662 or (432) 263-3340

6-7--CALDWELL, IDAHO: Show, "Collecting Gems for 2010"; Owyhee Gem & Mineral Society; O'Conner Field House, 2200 Blaine; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; contact Carolyn Roberts, (208) 466-6191; e-mail:

6-7--ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON: Annual show; East KingCo Rock Club; Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. NW; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; contact Norma Kikkert, c/o EKCRC, P.O. Box 2203, Redmond, WA 98073, (206) 612-3113; e-mail:

6-7--KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON: Annual show, "Thundereggs"; Rock & Arrowhead Club; Klamath County Fairgrounds, 3531 S. 6th St.; contacts Garwin Carlson, (541) 882-8276, or Marv Stump, (541) 882-8341

6-7--ROBSTOWN, TEXAS: Show; Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society; Richard Borchard Regional Fairgrounds, 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5, student group rates, Scouts in uniform and children 12 and under free; demonstrations, exhibits; contact Jerrold Simpson, 1302 Annapolis Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78415, (361) 851-8788; e-mail:; Web site:

6-7--STANTON, DELAWARE: 47th annual Earth Science Gem & Mineral Show and Annual EFMLS Convention; Delaware Mineralogical Society; Delaware Technical & Community College, I-95 Exit 4B, Churchmans Rd. (Rte. 58); Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $6, seniors $5, juniors $4, children under 12 free with adult; exhibits, displays, dealers, minerals, gems, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary supplies, door prizes, lapidary demonstrations, children's booth, grab bags; contact Wayne Urion, (302) 998-0686; e-mail:; Web site:

6-7--VENTURA, CALIFORNIA: 48th annual show, "The Ventura Gem Show"; Ventura Gem & Mineral Society; Seaside Park (Ventura County Fairgrounds), 10 W. Harbor Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, displays, gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary art, demonstrations of lapidary arts and jewelry making, door prizes, silent auctions, "Country Store", children's activities; contact Andy Anderson, (805) 987-0043; e-mail:; or Kathryn Davis; e-mail:; Web site:

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Photo: Chrysocolla from Unconventional Lapidarist