Thursday, November 4, 2010

Local Gem Shows...This Weekend!

5-7--ANCHORAGE, ALASKA: 9th annual show; Chugach Gem & Mineral Society, Alaska Miners Association; Sheraton Anchorage Hotel, 2nd Floor, 401 E. 6th Ave.; Fri. 5-9, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4; free admission; displays, demonstrations, vendors, rocks, minerals, jewelry, books, kids' activities; contact Anita Williams, (907) 345-2541; e-mail:

5-7--BLACK CANYON CITY, ARIZONA: Annual show, "Rock-A-Rama"; Braggin' Rock Club; High Desert Park, Jacie St.; free admission; minerals, lapidary supplies, displays, fossils, rough slabs, crystals, beads, tailgaters welcome; contact Phyllis, (623) 374-5451

5-7--EUREKA, CALIFORNIA: 56th annual show; Humboldt Gem & Mineral Society; Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris St.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; dealers, gems, minerals, fossils, kids' games, live demonstrations (lapidary, jewelry making, lampwork beads, flint knapping); contact Steven V. Johnson, (707) 476-8393; e-mail:

6--TUCSON, ARIZONA: 9th annual silent auction; Old Pueblo Lapidary Club; 3118 N. Dale; Sat. 9-2; free admission; contact Danny V. Harmsen, (520) 323-9154

6-7--AMARILLO, TEXAS: Annual show; Golden Spread Gem & Mineral Society; Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; admission $2; jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, metal detectors, working demonstrations; contact Roy or Wanda Finley, 9170 FM 1151, Claude, TX 79019, (806) 944-5464; e-mail:

6-7--ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA: 43rd annual show; American Opal Society; White House/West Wing Event Center, Hobby City, 1238 S. Beach Blvd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children under 15 free; opal and gem dealers from the USA and Australia, rough and cut opals, gemstones, jewelry, supplies, raffle, free seminars, free gem cutting and jewelry making demonstrations; contact Pete Goetz, (714) 530-3530, e-mail:; Web site:

6-7--BREWER, MAINE: Show; Penobscot Mineral & Lapidary Club; Brewer Auditorium, Wilson St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $1, children free; silent auctions, door prizes, demonstrations, children's activities; contact Lance Shope, 38 Sunset Strip, Brewer, ME 04412, (207) 989-3342: e-mail:

6-7--CONCORD, CALIFORNIA: 51st anniversary show; Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society; Centre Concord, Clayton Fair Shopping Center, 5298 Clayton Rd. (near Ygnacio Valley Rd.); Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, 20 percent discount at Web site, under 16 and Scouts in uniform free with adult; fluorescent room displays, 21 vendors, minerals, fossils, gems, crystals, jewelry, books, tools, equipment, lapidary supplies, 60 exhibitors, 12 demonstrators, beading, wire-wrapping, faceting, stone carving, youth activities, silent auction, prizes, raffle, woolly mammoth skull, giant jade, giant cave bear, giant auction; contact Harry Nichandros, P.O. Box 4667, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, (925) 289-0454; e-mail:; Web site:

6-7--EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: Annual fall show; Maplewood Rock & Gem Club; Maplewood Clubhouse, 8802 196th St. SW; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; raffles, displays, demonstrators, sales; contact Bev Ryder, 4625 Strumme Rd., Bothell, WA 98012, (425) 338-4184; e-mail:; Web site:

6-7--EXTON, PENNSYLVANIA: Show, "Gemarama 2010"; Tuscarora Lapidary Society; School at Church Farm, Bus. Rte. 30 and Rte. 202; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults and students $6, seniors $5, children $1, see Web site for discount; dealers, finished jewelry, cut and uncut stones, fossils, beads, tools, lapidary supplies, demonstrations of jewelry and lapidary arts, exhibits, children's activities, door prizes, silent auction; contact Jim Johnston, (215) 542-7753; e-mail:; Web site:

6-7--GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT: Annual show; Stamford Mineralogical Society; Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd.; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4:30; adults $6, children under 12 $1; gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils, mini-mine, displays, geode cracking; contact Edward Mattson, 11 Soudview St., Port Chester, NY 10573, (914) 935-8893; e-mail:

6-7--LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Rock 'N' Gem Roundup"; Palmdale Gem & Mineral Club; Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 W. Ave. H; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; petrified wood seminars by Walt Wright, dinosaur programs by Richard Wade; children's area with interactive games, silent auction, Country Store, more than 25 vendors, more than 30 lapidary displays; contact Susan Chaisson-Walblom, 42122 52nd St. W, Quartz Hill, CA 93536, (661) 406-0143; e-mail:; Web site:

6-7--MELBOURNE, FLORIDA: Show, "Parade of Gems"; Canaveral Mineral & Gem Society; Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $4; contact Don McLamb, (321) 723-2592; email:; Web site:

6-7--MIDLAND, MICHIGAN: Show and sale; Mid Michigan Gemcraft & Mineral Society; Midland Resort Hotel Convention Center, 1500 W. Wackerly St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, Scout patches, photo op. with T. rex skull, demonstrations, presentations; contact Deb Acord, 55 Star Rd., Sanford, MI 48657, (989) 430-4471; e-mail:; Web site:

6-7--MIDLAND, TEXAS: 48th annual show; Midland Gem & Mineral Society; Midland Center, 105 N. Main St., corner of Wall and Main; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, students (6-18) $1, children 5 and under free; dealers, demonstrations, exhibits, silent auction, kids' corner, geode cutting, fluorescent mineral room; contact Craig Tellinghuisen, (432) 697-7668; e-mail:

6-7--RIDGECREST, CALIFORNIA: 55th annual show; Indian Wells Gem & Mineral Society; Desert Empire Fairgrounds, 520 S. Richmond Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; contact John DeRosa, (760) 375-7905

6-7--SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Show, "The GemDiego Show"; San Diego Mineral & Gem Society; The Al Bahr Shrine, 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, gems, minerals, beads, jewelry, lapidary equipment and supplies, demonstrations, wire wrapping, faceting, lost wax casting, silver chainmaking, intarsia, spheremaking, gemstone identification, Junior Booth, Club Booth; contact Bob Hancock, (619) 889-6886; e-mail: