Coming events

Coming events

NOTICE TO CLUBS–Listing of all shows is a free service provided by ROCKS & MINERALS. Information on upcoming shows must be received at least four months before date of publication. Include date, place, sponsoring club, and name and address of show chairman. Send all notices to: Coming Events, ROCKS & MINERALS, 1319 Eighteenth St., NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802.

February 28-March 10–Orlando, FL. Central Florida Fair. Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Dr. (S.R. 50). Info.–Ellen Gordon, 407/295-3247; fax: 407/295-2082; e-mail:; Web site:

March 2-3–Arcadia, CA. Monrovia Rockhounds, Inc. 43d Annual Monrovia Rockhounds Gem and Mineral Show. The Arboretum, Ayers Hall, 301 N. Baldwin Ave. Info.–Kris MacFarland, 626/337-8596.

March 2-3–Claymont, DE. Delaware Mineralogical Society. 39th Annual Earth Science Gem and Mineral Show. Brandywine Terrace, 3416 Philadelphia Pike. Info.–Gene Hartstein, 302/234-4488; e-mail: fossil

March 2-3–Klamath Falls, OR. Rock & Arrowhead Club. Annual Gem and Mineral Show. Klamath County Fairgrounds, 3531 S. 6th St. Info.–Garwin Carlson, 2108 Carlson Dr., Klamath Falls, OR 97603; 541/882-8276.

March 2-3–New York, NY. New York Mineralogical Club and Excalibur Mineral Co. New York City Gem and Mineral Show. Holiday Inn-Midtown, 440 W. 57 St. Info.–Excalibur, 1000 N. Division St., Peekskill, NY 10566.

March 2-3–Ventura, CA. Ventura Gem & Mineral Society. 40th Annual “Artistry from Nature” Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show. Seaside Park, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura County Fairgrounds. Info.–Jim and Nancy Brace-Thompson, 805/659-3577; e-mail:

March 8-10–Augusta, GA. Aiken and Augusta Gem and Mineral Societies. Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show. Julian Smith Casino, 2205 Broad St. Info.–Ray Ireland, 803/867-3726.

March 8-10–Kansas City, MO. Association of Earth Science Clubs of Kansas City. 41st Annual Gem and Mineral Show. KCI Expo Center, 11730 N. Ambassador Dr. Info.–Kim Brown, 913/722-1519; e-mail: Gem

March 8-10–Richmond, IN. Eastern Indiana Gem & Geological Society. Gem and Mineral Show. Wayne County Fairgrounds, N. Salisbury Rd. Info.–Gene Clark, 436 S. 16th St., Richmond, IN 47374; 765/935-5144.

March 8-10–Spokane, WA. Rock Rollers Club. 43d Annual Gem, Jewelry & Mineral Fair–Petrified Woods of the World. Spokane Fair & Expo Grounds, Broadway and Havana. Info.–Dee Schwendiman, P.O. Box 307, Valley Ford, WA 99036; 509/892-1621.

March 9-10–Macomb, IL. Geodeland Earth Science Clubs. 22d Annual Gem and Mineral Show. Western Illinois University, Student Union Ballroom, Murray St. Info.–Merlin Tobias, 217/743-6259.

March 9-10–Twin Falls, ID. Magic Valley Gem Club. Annual Gem Show. National Guard Armory, Frontier Rd., east of C.S.I. Info.–Harold Waggoner, 3439 N. 3300 E, Kimberly, ID 83341; 208/423-9668.

March 16-17–Canton, OH. Stark County Ohio Gem & Mineral Club. 35th Annual Show. Canton Memorial Civic Center, McKinley Room, 1101 Market Ave. N. Info.–Margaret Humenik, 330/477-5898.

March 16-17–Cedar Rapids, IA. Cedar Valley Rocks and Minerals Society. 38th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show. Teamsters Union Hall, 5000 J St. SW. Info.–Leslie Blin, 505 5th Ave., Marion, IA 52302; 319/377-3339.

March 16-17–Gaithersburg, MD. Gem, Lapidary, and Mineral Society of Montgomery County, MD. 38th Gem and Mineral Show. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St. Info.–Stephanie Hald, 301/831-0196; e-mail:

March 16-17–San Jose, CA. Santa Clara Valley Gem & Mineral Society. 47th Annual Show–Gemstones of Green. Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Rd. Info.–Ruth Bailey, 408/248-6195; e-mail:; Web site:

March 16-17–Seattle, WA. North Seattle Lapidary & Mineral Club. 48th Annual Show. Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. NE. Info.–Lewis Wilburn, 9532 1st Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98117; 206/782-2643.

March 16-17–Toronto, Ont. Willowdale Gem & Mineral Club. Annual Show. Armour Heights Community Center, Avenue Rd. at Wilson Ave. Info.–Ed McCabe, 134 Betty Ann Dr., Willowdale, Ont. M2N 1X4; 416/221-9583; e-mail:

March 16-17–Walnut Creek, CA. Pacific Crystal Guild. Great Contra Costa Crystal Fair. Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Dr. at Broadway. Info.–Jerry Tomlinson, P.O. Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966; 415/383-7837; e-mail:; Web site:

March 22-24–Fort Collins, CO. Ft. Collins Rockhounds. 41st Annual Show–Petrified Wood and Jade. Lincoln Center, 419 W. Magnolia St. Info.–James Kasal, P.O. Box 482, Ft. Collins, CO 80522; 970/484-6752.

March 23-24–Athens, PA. Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club. 33d Annual Gem and Mineral Show. Athens Twp. Volunteer Fire Department Hall, Herrick Ave. Info.–Joy Bourne, RRI, Box 159, Towanda, PA 18848; 570/265-2726; e-mail:

March 23-24–Boron, CA. Mojave Mineralogical Society. Boron Rock Bonanza. Boron High School Multi-Purpose Room. Info.–Roy Eyre, 27163 Anderson St., Boron, CA 93516.

March 23-24–Chambersburg, PA. Franklin County Rock and Mineral Club. 25th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show. Franklin County Career and Technology Center, 2463 Loop Rd. Info.–Chris or John Long, 717/762-6671.

March 23-24–Des Plaines, IL. Des Plaines Valley Geological Society. Annual Gem and Mineral Show. Des Plaines Park District Leisure Center, 2222 Birch St. Info.–Paul Okolowicz, 37 Le Jardin Ct., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089; 847/215-7345.

March 23-24–East Windsor, CT. Connecticut Valley Mineral Club. Gem and Mineral Show. Best Western Colonial Inn, exit 45 off I-91. Info.–Laura Delano, 413/783-4259.

March 23-24–Hamburg, NY. Buffalo Geological Society. 34th Annual Buffalo Gem Mineral Fossil Show-Thundering Niagara. Erie County Fairgrounds, South Park Ave. Info.–Bob Hoffman, 716/681-6875; e-mail:

March 23-24–Medford, OR. Roxy Ann Gem & Mineral Society. 47th Annual Gem & Mineral Show–Gems of Peace. Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway. Info.–Barbara Jacobsen, P.O. Box 1579, Shady Cove, OR 97539; 541/878-1445.

March 23-24–Wheaton, IL. Geodon Gem Show. Annex Building, 2015 W. Manchester Rd. Info.430/668-6636.

April 5-7–McLean, VA. Micromineralogists of the National Capital Area. 30th Annual Atlantic Micromounters’ Conference. Tyson’s West Park Hotel. Info.–Steve Weinberger, P.O. Box 302, Glyndon, MD 21071; 410/833-7926; e-mail:

April 6-7–Angels Camp, CA. Calaveras Gem & Mineral Society. 26th Annual Show–Exhibits of Natures Wonders. Calaveras County Fairgrounds. Info.–Earl Klein, 510/632-9373.

April 6-7–Columbus, OH. Columbus and Licking County Rock and Mineral Societies. Central Ohio Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show. Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad St. Info.–Dan Hall, 56 S. Columbia Ave., Columbus, OH 43209; 614/252-0781 x192; email:

April 6-7–Galveston, TX. Galveston County Gem and Mineral Society. Annual “Treasure Island” Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show. Galveston Convention Center at Moody Gardens. Info.–Patrick D. Kreuzberger, 8718 Rosharon Rd. Est. Dr., Rosharon, TX 77583; 281/369-2334.

April 13-14–Bellingham, WA. Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club. 41st Annual Show & Sale. Bloedel-Donovan Park Community Center, 2214 Electric Ave. Info.–Robert Deurbrouck, 251 Sudden Valley, Bellingham, WA 98226; 340/647-3416.

April 13-14–Pocatello, ID. Southeast Idaho Gem & Mineral Society. 46th Annual Show. Bannock County Fairgrounds Commercial Bldgs., Chubbuck St. at Pocatello Rd. Info.–Donald Walton, 468 Grant St., Blackfoot, ID 83221; 208/785-2125.

April 20-21–Cincinnati, OH. Cincinnati Mineral Society and Cincinnati Dry Dredgers. 38th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Jewelry Show & Sale. Cincinnati Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. Info.–John and Regina Fischer, 2437 Dorian Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45215; 513/733-3612; e-mail:; Web site: or

April 20-21–Idaho Falls, ID. Idaho Falls Gem & Mineral Society. 35th Annual Show. Idaho Falls Recreation Center, 520 Memorial Dr. Info.–Terry R. Hayes, P.O. Box 423, Rifle, ID 83443; 208/538-5644.

April 27-28–Antwerpen, Belgium. Mineralogische Kring Antwerpen. 27th International Fair for Minerals and Fossils–MINERANT2002. Handelsbeurs (Meir), Twaalfmaandenstraat. Info.–A. C. Vercammen, Palmanshoevestraat 21, B-2610 Antwerpen, Belgium; phone/fax: 32 3 827 32 11; e-mail: secretariaat@miner; Web site: ant.html.

April 27-28–Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Summit Lapidary Club and Akron Mineral Society. Rock, Mineral, Gem & Jewelry Show. Emidio & Sons Expo Center, 48 E. Bath Rd. Info.–Warren Salchak, 242 Monroe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223; 330/928-0181.

April 27-28–Fort Dodge, IA. River Valley Rockhounds. Annual Rock, Mineral, and Fossil Show. Opera House, Fort Museum, west on Business Highway 20. Info.–Robert Wolf, 3521 10th Ave. N, Fort Dodge, IA 50501; 515/955-2818.

April 27-28–Franklin, NJ. New Jersey Earth Science Association. 30th Annual Gem & Mineral Show and Outdoor Swap & Sell. Robert E. Littell Center and Hardyston Township School. Info.–Sterling Hill Mining Museum, 30 Plant St., Ogdensburg, NJ 07439; 973/209-7212.

April 27-28–Santa Cruz, CA. Santa Cruz Mineral & Gem Society. 50th Annual Show. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Info.–Eleanor and Hubert Drake, 521 Cuesta Dr., Aptos, CA 95003; 831/688-8086; e-mail:

April 27-28–Troy, OH. Bmkner Center Gem and Mineral Club. Annual Show. Miami County Fair Grounds, Junior Fair Bldg., County Rd., 25A-N. Info.–Neil Reeder, 638 E. Statler Rd., Piqua, OH 45356; 937/773-0545.

May 4-5–Anaheim, CA. Searchers Gem and Mineral Society. 43d Annual Gem and Mineral Show–America’s Treasures. Brookhurst Community Center, 2271 W. Crescent Ave. Info.–Betty Nelson, 714/530-1365; e-mail:; Web site:

May 4-5–Bakersfield, CA. Kern County Mineral Society. The Earth, the Moon, and Beyond. Kern County Fairgrounds, Ming Ave. and S. P St. Info.–Herm Rogers, 1918 Willow Brooks St., Bakersfield, CA 93312; 661/589-3348.

May 4-5–Eugene, OR. Eugene Mineral Club. 51st Annual Show. Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave. Info.–Betty Axtell, 2075 Tabor St., Eugene, OR 97403; 541/344-6842.

May 4-5–Fort Worth, TX. Fort Worth Gem and Mineral Club. 51st Annual Gem & Mineral Craft Show–Texas Rocks! Will Rogers Memorial Center, Central Texas Room. 1nfo.–817/246-1403; Web site:

May 10-12–Franklin, NC. AKS Gem & Jewelry Show Productions. Country Inn Town Motel, 277 E. Main St. (Hwy. 441 Bus.). Info.–Kay Schabilion, 504/455-6101; e-mail:; Web site: www.aks

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