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2-6--MADRAS, OREGON: Show, "Fourth of July Pow Wow"; All American Rock & Gem Pow Wow Club of America; Jefferson County Fairgrounds; ; camping, daily field trips, dig for agate, jasper, thunder eggs, petrified wood for a fee, bring rockhounding tools, kids' rock toss/scramble, Country Kitchen, guest speakers, music, auction, bingo, door prizes, more than 75 vendors, rough rock, finished jewelry, equipment; contact Rocky McCall, 8330 272nd NW, Stanwood, WA 98292, (360) 629-2515; e-mail: rm711@tgi.net

3-6--SISTERS, OREGON: 12th annual show, "Sisters Round-up of Gems"; Jean Miller; Sisters Elementary School, 611 E. Cascade, off Hwy. 20; Thu. 9-6, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; free admission; donations benefit Oregon National Guard Families Emergency Fund; contact Jean Miller, P.O. Box 136, Molalla, OR 97038, (503) 829-2680; e-mail: shadow92337@netscape.com; Web site: www. ogmshows.com

4-6--FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO: Show, "San Jaun Co. Rock & Gem Show"; San Jaun Gem & Mineral Club; Civic Center, 200 W. Arlington; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; silent auction, free kids' rocks, wheel of fortune, door prizes, raffle, vendors; contact Mickie Calvert, (505) 632-8288; e-mail: Mickie2@earthlink.net; or Ruth Rightmire, 301 S. Johnson, Bloomfield, NM 87413; ruthrightmire@msn.com.

4-6--FISHERSVILLE, VIRGINIA: 21st annual show, "Waynesboro Area Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show" Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; Augusta Expoland, Expoland Rd., I-64 exit 91; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $3, children under 16 free; jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the U.S., gem trees, wire wrap, wire sculpture, pearls, stone beads, stone setting, amber, opal, mineral and fossil dealers, hourly door prizes, classes available; contact Van Wimmer, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

4-6--PASADENA, CALIFORNIA: Show; International Gem & Jewelry Show Inc.; Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $7; contact Laurie Reluzco, 120 Derwood Cir., Rockville, MD 20850, (301) 294-1640; e-mail: laurie@intergem.net; Web site: www.InterGem.com

4-6--RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Show; Frank Cox Productions; State Fairgrounds, Blue Ridge and Hillsborough St.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; contact Frank Cox Productions, 755 S. Palm Ave. #203, Sarasota, FL 34236, (941) 954-0202; e-mail: frankcox@comcast.net; Web site: www.frankcoxproductions.com

4-6--TIMONIUM, MARYLAND: Show; International Gem & Jewelry Show Inc.; Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $7; contact Laurie Reluzco, 120 Derwood Cir., Rockville, MD 20850, (301) 294-1640; e-mail: laurie@intergem.net; Web site: www.InterGem.com

10-13--MENASHA, WISCONSIN: Show, "Wonderful World of Agates"; Weis Earth Science Museum; University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, 1478 Midway Rd.; Thu. 8-9, Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4; adults $4, seniors $3, students and children free; all-agate show, rough agate, jewelry, art, displays, dealers, speakers, authors, museum-benefit auction, registration required for programs and events, cost $75, deadline Mar. 1, 2008; contact Gary Richards, Weis Earth Science Museum, 1478 Midway Rd., Menasha, WI 54952, (920) 832-2925; e-mail: joanne.kluessendorf@uwc.edu; Web site: www.weismuseum.org

11-13--DURANGO, COLORADO: 55th annual show; Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club; La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave.; Fri. 11-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; kids' activities, lapidary demonstrations; gold panning, jewelry, jewelry making tools and equipment, gems, minerals, fossils, beading, free door prizes, educational and fluorescent mineral displays, raffle, silent auction; contact Joanna Baker, Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club, P.O. Box 955, Durango, CO 81302, (970) 563-9908; e-mail: info@durangorocks.org; Web site: www.durangorocks.org

11-13--MARIETTA (ATLANTA), GEORGIA: Show; Frank Cox Productions; Cobb County Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy.; Fri. 1-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; contact Frank Cox Productions, 755 S. Palm Ave. #203, Sarasota, FL 34236, (941) 954-0202; e-mail: frankcox@comcast.net; Web site: www.frankcoxproductions.com

11-13--MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS: Show; International Gem & Jewelry Show Inc.; Royal Plaza Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Rd. W; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $7; contact Laurie Reluzco, 120 Derwood Cir., Rockville, MD 20850, (301) 294-1640; e-mail: laurie@intergem.net; Web site: www.InterGem.com

11-13--PORTLAND, OREGON: Show, "Bead Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; Oregon Convention Center/Exhibit Hall E, 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

11-13--SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA: Show; "My Favorite! Bead Show"; International Gem & Jewelry Show Inc.; San Mateo County Event Center, 2495 S. Delaware St.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $7; free beading classes by Wendy Simpson Conner; contact Laurie Reluzco, 120 Derwood Cir., Rockville, MD 20850, (301) 294-1640; e-mail: laurie@intergem.net; Web site: www.InterGem.com

12-13--BETHEL, MAINE: 47th annual show, "Western Maine Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Festival"; Oxford County Mineral & Gem Association; Telstar Regional High School, Rte. 26; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, children under 12 free; contact Hugh Chapman, (207) 836-2987, or Dennis Brown, (207) 647-2154; e-mail: oxfordcountymineralandgemassoc@gmail.com; Web site: www.oxfordcountymineralandgemassociation.blogspot.com

12-13--ROSEVILLE, MINNESOTA: Summer 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, petrified wood; contact Martha Miss, (651) 459-0343

12-13--SYRACUSE, NEW YORK: Show; ; Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse; Verizon Center of Progress Bldg., New York State Fairgrounds, Rte. 690; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; gems, jewelry, beads, beading supplies, minerals, fossils, educational exhibits, more than 50 retail and wholesale dealers, demonstrations, kids' activities, family fun; contact Cathy Patterson, (315) 638-8817; Web site: www.gmss.us

18-19--KALISPELL, MONTANA: Show; Northwest Montana Rock Chucks; Red Lion Hotel - Center Mall, 20 N. Main; Sat. 10-6, Sun 10-5; Dealers, displays, silent auction, kids' activities, demonstrations, door prizes; contact Sandy Dahl, P.O. Box 5541, Kalispell, MT 59903; e-mail: dahlsl@centurytel.net

18-20--REEDSPORT, OREGON: Show, "Lower Umpqua Gem & Lapidary Show"; Lower Umpqua Gem & Lapidary Society; Reedsport Community Bldg., 415 Winchester Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, demonstrators, silent auction, spin the wheel, door prizes, displays, raffle; contact Bill Hendrickson, 100 Riverbend Rd. #17, Reedsport, OR 97467, (541) 271-6816; e-mail: bamoonman7@msn.com

18-20--BOONE, NORTH CAROLINA: 14th annual show, "High Country Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show"; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; National Guard Armory, 274 Hunting Hills Ln., near the hospital, behind the fire station; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $3 (good all 3 days), children under 16 free; jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the U.S., gem trees, wire wrap, wire sculpture, pearls, stone beads, stone setting, amber, opal, mineral and fossil dealers, hourly door prizes, classes available; contact Van Wimmer, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

18-20--KENNER, LOUISIANA: Show; AKS Gem Shows; Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; admission $5; beading classes, cab demonstrations; contact Kay Schabilion, 4532 Kawanee Ave., Metairie, LA 70006, (504) 455-6101; e-mail: info@aksshow.com; Web site: www.aksshow.com

18-20--SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Gem Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; Marin Center/Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

19-20--ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA: 39th annual show; Gem City Rock & Mineral Society; JMC Ice Arena, 423 W. 38th St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, seniors $2, children under 12 free; celebrate the club's 50th anniversary, dealers, children's activities, displays; contact Bob Gallivan, 427 Colleen Dr., Erie, PA 16505, (814) 454-6770; e-mail: webmaster@gemcityrockclub.org; Web site: www.gemcityrockclub.org/show.htm

19-20--MOOSE LAKE, MINNESOTA: showname: 39th annual show, "Agate Days"; Carlton County Gem & Mineral Club; Moose Lake High School gym & parking lot, 413 Birch Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; dealers, agates, cutting materials, specimens, crystal groups, fossils, gems, jewelry, equipment, rough-rock tailgaters, door prizes, field trip information, Agate Stampede Sat.; contact Allan Hyopponen, 4902 Jean Duluth Rd., Duluth, MN 55804, (218) 525-7766; e-mail: finnspec@charter.net

23-27--FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Show, "Whistle Stop Gemfest"; South East Gemshows; Whistle Stop Antique Mall, 1281 Georgia Rd. (Hwy. 441 N); Wed. 9-7, Thu. 9-7, Fri. 9-7, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 9-6; free admission; faceting and cabbing rough, opal, meteorites, minerals, fossils, gemstones, handcrafted jewelry, equipment, supplies, tools, silversmith and goldsmith doing custom jewelry and repair; contact Mark or Patricia Smith, P.O. Box 298, Montmorenci, SC 29839, (706) 490-4515; e-mail: gemshows@bellsouth.net

24-27--FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: 43rd annual show, "Macon County Gemboree"; Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin; Macon County Community Bldg., U.S. 441 South; Thu. 10-6, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; adults $2, children under 12 free; minerals, beads, handcrafted jewelry, rough and cut stones, lapidary equipment, demonstrations, door prizes, gold and silver jewelry, findings, jewelry repairs and mounting; contact Linda Harbuck, 425 Porter St., Franklin, NC 28734, (800) 336-7829; e-mail: lindah@franklin-chamber.com; Web site: www.franklin-chamber.com

23-27--MANSFIELD, OHIO: Show, "Geodes-Exploring Nature's Beauty Within"; Richland Lithic & Lapidary Society; Kingwood Center, 900 Park Ave. W; Wed. 10-5, Thu. 10-5, Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; exhibits (minerals, gems, jewelry, artifacts), demonstrations (faceting, cabbing, wirewrapping), silent auction and children's auction Sat., club mineral and jewelry sales, no dealers; contact Jay Medici, P.O. Box 56, Sparta, OH 43350, (419) 768-9128; e-mail: jmedici@bright.net

25-27--GRESHAM, ORGEON: 2nd annual show, "Gresham Gem, Mineral, Jewelry Show"; Jean Miller; Mount Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark, enter off Kane Rd., parking lot A; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; ugly jewelry contest, donations requested for Oregon National Guards families Emergency Fund; contact Jean Miller, P.O. Box 136, Molalla, OR 97038, (503) 829-2680; e-mail: shadow92337@netscape.com; Web site: www.ogmshows.com

25-27--SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Gem Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

26-27--FREDERIC, WISCONSIN: 41st annual show; Indianhead Rock & Mineral Society; Frederic High School; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; contact Roy Wickman, (715) 357-3223, or Vernon Peterson, (715) 349-2241, or Dan Beal, (715) 472-8809

26-27--MATTITUCK, NEW YORK: 27th annual show; Long Island Mineral & Geology Society; Mattituck High School, Main Rd. (Rte. 25E); Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, children under 12 free with adult; gems, fossils, minerals, meteorites, lapidary rough, vendors, precious and semiprecious beads, pearls, amber, opals, crystals, jewelry makers, original finished jewelry, wire-wrap, antique jewelry, lapidary demonstrations, Crack-a-Geode, grand door prize; contact Julie Schwahl, 10 Whiting Rd., East Quogue, NY 11942, (631) 594-1843; e-mail: adcom1a@msn.com; Web site: www.limineralandgeology.com

26-27--SOUTH BURLINGTON, VERMONT: 29th annual Champlain Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show; Burlington Gem & Mineral Club; Tuttle Middle School, 500 Dorset St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, seniors and students 6-16 $2, children under 6 free with adult; dealers, exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, children's activities, silent auction, door prizes; contact Kathy Howe, (802) 656-4118; Web site: www.burlingtongemandmineralclub.org

26-27--TENINO, WASHINGTON: 14th annual show, "Rock and Gem Rendez-Vous"; Washington Agate & Mineral Society, Tenino Rock Cruisers; Parkside Elementary School, Stage St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-5; free admission; during the Tenino Oregon Trail Days, dealers, demonstrations, door prizes, spinning the wheel, displays; contact Daniel De Boer, (360) 866-3940; e-mail: keylock@comcast.net

27--BANCROFT, ONTARIO, CANADA: 12th annual show; Bancroft Gem & Mineral Club; Bancroft Legion Hall, Station St.; Sun. 10-4; adults $2, under 18 free; silent and live auctions; contact Frank Melanson, Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0, (613) 332-1032; e-mail: alrocks16@yahoo.ca

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31-3--SPRUCE PINE, NORTH CAROLINA: 51st annual show, "North Carolina Mineral and Gem Festival"; Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce; Pinebridge Coliseum, 97 Pinebridge Ave.; Thu. 10-6, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12:30-5; adults $3, seniors $1, children under 5 free; retail and wholesale vendors, exhibits, mine tours; contact Patti Jensen, P.O. Box 858, Spruce Pine, NC 28777, (828) 765-9033; e-mail: pjensen@mitchell-county.com; Web site: www.mitchell-county.com

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AUGUST 2008:

1-3--EUGENE, OREGON: Show, "Gem Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; Lane County Events Center/Exhibit Hall, 796 W. 13th Ave.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

1-3--NIPOMO, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Rainbow of Gems"; Wes Lingerfelt; St. Joseph's Church; 298 S. Thompson Ave.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; raffles, prizes; contact Wes Lingerfelt, 110 W. Bennentt St., Nipomo, CA 93444, (805) 929-3788; e-mail: Rocks4u@prodigy.net; website: Web site: www.omsinc.org

1-3--PRESCOTT, ARIZONA: Show and sale; Prescott Gem & Mineral Club; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Activity Center, 3700 Willow Creek Rd.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; adults $2, children 12 and under free with paid adult; dealers, fine jewelry, beading components, mineral specimens, tools, lapidary equipment and rough, door prizes; contact Larry Jackson, P.O. Box 3923, Chino Valley, AZ 86323, (928) 636-9188; e-mail: lpjack65@cableone.net; Web site: www.prescottgemmineral.org

1-3--SAVANNAH, GEORGIA: Show; AKS Gem Shows; Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, One International Dr.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; admission $5; beading classes, cab demonstrations, Savannah Lapidary Club and SCAD promo booths; contact Kay Schabilion, 4532 Kawanee Ave., Metairie, LA 70006, (504) 455-6101; e-mail: info@aksshow.com; Web site: www.aksshow.com

2--ISHPEMING, MICHIGAN: 33rd annual show; Ishpeming Rock & Mineral Club; Ishpeming Elks Club, 597 Lake Shore Dr.; Sat. 9:30-4:30; free admission; mineral displays, dealers, kids' area, silent auction, hourly prizes, raffle, mineral demonstrations, field trips Fri. and Sun., Cracker Barrel session Sat., auction, raffle, program; contact Ernest Johnson, 1962 W. Fair, Marquette, MI 49855, (906) 228-9422; e-mail: ejohnson@nmu.edu

2-3--BETHESDA, MARYLAND: 59th annual show; Gem, Lapidary & Mineral Society of Washington, DC; Stone Ridge School, 9101 Rockville Pike; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, seniors $5, students $3, children free; more than 40 dealers, gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, unique displays, fun and educational activities, walk-through crystal cave; contact Matt Charsky, 2430 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22207, (703) 522-7415; e-mail: charsky.matthew@epa.gov; Web site: www.glmsdc.com

2-3--NORTH BEND, OREGON: Show; Farwest Lapidary & Gem Society; North Bend Community Center, 2222 Broadway; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; displays, jewelry, demonstrations, kids' activities, exhibits, silent auction, raffle, hourly door prizes, dealers, faceted and rough gems, minerals, gold, silver, crystals, beads, mountings, tools, jewelry; contact Don Innes, 54416 Arago-Fishtrap Rd., Myrtle Point, OR 97458, (541) 396-5722

2-3--SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: 54th annual show, "Golden Gateway to Gems"; San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society; San Francisco County Fair Bldg., 9th Ave. at Lincoln Way; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, seniors and students $5, children under 12 free; displays, demonstrations, gems, jewelry, minerals, lapidary rough, fossils, lectures; contact Ellen Nott, (415) 564-4230

2-3--WATERVILLE, MAINE: 38th annual show; Wateroak Gem & Mineral Society; Mount Merici School, 152 Western Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; gems, minerals, fossils, beads, demonstrations, lapidary arts, jewelry, specimens, books, magazines, educational displays, fluorescent minerals, dealers; contact Ellery Borrow, P.O. Box 47, Waterville, ME 04903-0047, (207) 547-3154

7-10--BUENA VISTA, COLORADO: 25th anniversary show, "Contin-tail"; Contin-tail LLC; Rodeo Grounds, Gregory Dr. and Rodeo Rd.; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; outdoor show, more than 100 dealers, rocks, minerals, gems, beads, jewelry, lapidary items, demonstrations, fluorescent mineral display Fri. and Sat. evenings, close to mineral collecting locations, in conjunction with Buena Vista Gold Rush Days; contact Carolyn Tunnicliff, 1130 Francis #7010, Longmont, CO 80501, (303) 833-2939; e-mail: ctunnicliff@comcast.net; Web site: www. coloradorocks.org

8-10--COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Gem Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; OC Fair & Event Center/Bldg. 10, 88 Fair Dr.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

8-10--DALTON, GEORGIA: 17th annual show, "North Georgia Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show"; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Rd., I-75 exit 333; Fri. 2-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $3, children under 16 free; jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the U.S., gem trees, wire wrap, wire sculpture, pearls, stone beads, stone setting, amber, opal, mineral and fossil dealers, hourly door prizes, classes available; contact Van Wimmer, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

8-10--WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: East Coast show; Martin Zinn Expositions; Better Living Center, Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Dr.; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, 12 and under free with adult; parking $5, more than 200 U.S. and foreign dealers, door prizes, guest speakers, museum-quality exhibits, gold panning, large wholesale section, air-conditioned hall, Herb and Monika Obodda collection; contact Regina Aumente, Martin Zinn Expositions, P.O. Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mz0955@aol.com

9-10--BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA: Annual show; Baton Rouge Gem & Mineral Society; Fraternal Order of Police Baton Rouge Lodge Number One, 10777 Greenwell Springs Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children $2; contact Paul Broussard, (225) 687-3864 or (225) 939-3293 cell; e-mail: Paul_Broussard@msn.com

9-10--LAKEVIEW, OREGON: Show, "Tallman Rock Round-up"; Tallman Rockchippers; Lake County Fairgrounds, N. 4th St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4:30; field trips (Oregon sunstone, etc.), dealers, demonstrations, children's activities, silent auction; contact Johanne Diedrich, Hi Desert Craft Rock Shop, (541) 947-3237, or LeRoy Johnson, 39 N. L St., Lakeview, OR 97630, (541) 947-4267; e-mail: lostmymarblesoregon@yahoo.com

9-10--MELBOURNE, FLORIDA: Show; Lane Enterprise Foundation; Melbourne Auditorium, 325 E. Hibiscus Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $4 weekend pass, children under 12 free with parents/guardian; 30 retail dealers, fine gold and silver jewelry, gemstones, wire wrapping, beads, pearls, findings, minerals, fossils, tools; contact Anita Lane, (321) 723-0742

9-10--WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Show, "The Great Contra Costa Crystal Fair"; Pacific Crystal Guild; Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Dr., at Broadway; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children under 12 free; gems, jewelry, crystals, beads, psychics; contact Jerry Tomlinson, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: sfxtl@earthlink.net; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

15-16--TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA: Show and sale; Tahlequah Rock & Mineral Society; Tahlequah Community Bldg., First St. and College Ave.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5; free admission; special exhibits, children's booths, lapidary demonstrations, live auction, contact Sara Brasel, 14236 Cross Timbers Rd., Tahlequah, OK 74464, (918) 458-0801; e-mail: crosstimbersrd@earthlink.net

15-17--CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA: Southeast wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions; Holiday Inn-Cartersville, I-75 and 411 NE; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; minerals, fossils, gems, 90 vendors, wholesale and retail, public welcome, in cooperation with the Tellus Museum (formerly Weinman Mineral Museum); contact Laura Delano, P.O. Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (941) 408-0362; e-mail: mz0955@aol.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

15-17--ELMHURST, ILLINOIS: Midwest Faceters annual seminar; West Suburban Lapidary Club; Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Ave., Wilder Park, across from the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Arts; Fri. 4-8:30; Sat. 8:30-5:30, Sun. 8:30-5:30; adults $95; classes from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., all levels of faceting skill; contact John Zaborowski, (440) 949-8242; e-mail: jjzabor@roadrunner.com; www.westsuburbanlapidaryclub.com

15-17--LAKE GEORGE, COLORADO: Annual show; Lake George Gem & Mineral Club; Hwy. 24, just west of Starkey's General Store; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; 30+ dealers, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary, local amazonite, smoky quartz, and topaz, agate clocks, tumbled stone, petrified wood, carvings, lapidary equipment and supplies, crystals, meteorites, tektites, fulgurites, cabs, beads, jade, Australian opal; contact Rebecca Blair, (719) 748-3030; e-mail: blairra@hotmail.com; Web site: www.lggmclub.org

15-17--LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: 11th annual show and sale, "Gem Miner's Jubilee"; Mid-Atlantic Gem & Mineral Association; Lebanon Expo Center, Rt. 72 and Rocherty Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, children under 12 free; gems, jewelry, minerals, beads; contact MAGMA, (301) 565-0487; Web site: www.gem-show.com

15-17--SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Gem Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

15-17--SEASIDE, OREGON: 12th annual show, "Seaside Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show"; The Millers; Seaside Convention Center, 415 1st Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; ugly jewelry contest, donations collected for Oregon National Guards families Emergency Fund; contact Jean Miller, P.O. Box 136, Molalla, OR 97038, (503) 829-2680; e-mail: shadow92337@netscape.com; Web site: www.ogmshows.com

15-17--TEHACHAPI, CALIFORNIA: 4th annual show, "Tehachapi Gem & Mineral Show"; Eonic Endeavor; Tehachapi Academy of Performing Arts, 48771 Valley Blvd., Fri. 8-7:30, Sat. 8-7:30, Sun. 8-5:30; free admission; geode cutting booth, Tehachapi Valley Gem & Mineral Society booth, polishing and crafting display and instruction; contact Chuck Overall, 26860 Columbia Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561, (661) 821-4650; e-mail: Luckydog5433@aol.com

15-17--VERO BEACH, FLORIDA: Show; Lane Enterprise Foundation; Vero Beach Community Center, corner of 14th Ave. and 23rd St.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $4 weekend pass, children under 12 free with parents/guardian; 30 retail dealers, jewelry, gemstones, wire wrapping, beads, pearls, minerals, fossils, tools; contact Anita Lane, (321) 723-0742

15-17--WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI: 16th annual show; Greater St. Louis Association of Earth Science Clubs; Machinist Hall Auditorium, 12365 St. Charles Rock Rd.; Fri. 4-9, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; exhibits, working demonstrations, dealers; contact Robert Morse, (636) 462-4423, or Willis Smith, (314) 521-8896

16-17--BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA: Show; Ark-La-Tex Gem & Mineral Society; Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children under 12 free; hourly door prizes, live demonstrations, youth activities; contact C.W. Johns, 9314 Overlook Dr., Shreveport, LA 71118, (318) 687-4929; e-mail: cwsejohns@bellsouth.net; Web site: http://larockclub.com

16-17--RICE LAKE, WISCONSIN: 12th annual show; Northwest Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society; University of Wisconsin Barron County; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; contact Roy Wickman, (715) 357-3223, or Neil Sitenga, (715) 234-7684

16-17--YELM, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Nisqually Valley Rockhound Society; Yelm Middle School, Hwy. 510; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; contact Mike Smith, (360) 458-8747; e-mail: msmith2012@ywave.com

22-24--HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS: Show; AKS Gem Shows; Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Blvd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; admission $5; beading classes; contact Kay Schabilion, 4532 Kawanee Ave., Metairie, LA 7006, (504) 455-6101; e-mail: info@aksshow.com; Web site: www.aksshow.com

22-24--SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Gem Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; Scottish Rite Center, 1895 Camino del Rio S; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

22-24--SARASOTA, FLORIDA: 183rd show; Frank Cox Productions; 801 N. Tamiami Tr. (Hwy. 41); Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; contact Frank Cox Productions, 755 S. Palm Ave. #203, Sarasota, FL 34236, (941) 954-0202; e-mail: frankcox@comcast.net; Web site: www.frankcoxproductions.com

22-24--SOUTH BEND, INDIANA: Michiana Gem & Mineral Society; 45th annual show and sale; St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds, 5177 S. Ironwood Rd., Ironwood and Jackson Rd.; Fri. 2-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $2.50, children 6-12 $1, under 6 free; gem, fossil, mineral and jewelry dealers, demonstrations, exhibits, Kids' Korner, silent auction; contact Marie Crull, (574) 272-7209; e-mail: crullb2@sbcglobal.net; or Kathy Miller, (574) 291-0332

23-24--CANTON, NEW YORK: Show; St. Lawrence Co. Rock & Mineral Club; Canton Sportsman's Club, Nickerson Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; field trips, raffle, auctions, kids' sluice, fluorescent mineral hunt; contact William deLorraine, 1 Indian Head Trail, Gouverneur, NY 13642, (315) 287-4652; e-mail: wdellie@northnet.org; Web site: www.stlawrenceco.com

23-24--FREEPORT, NEW YORK: Show, "Freeport Gem & Mineral Show"; Village of Freeport; Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children under 12 free; dealers, gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils, beads; contact Ralph Gose, P.O. Box 1418, Melville, NY 11747, (631) 271-8411; e-mail: kaleidoscopegemshows@yahoo.com

23-24--JASPER, TEXAS: 14th annual show; Pine Country Gem & Mineral Society; VFW Bldg., FM 2799 and FM 1747, 7 miles west of Jasper; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, students and children free; rocks, fossils, minerals, gemstones, jewels; contact Lonnie Stalsby, (409) 382-5314; e-mail: rducote@cmaacess.com

23-24--PEORIA, ILLINOIS: Show; Peoria Academy of Science Geology Section; Itoo Hall Banquet Hall, 4909 W. Farmington Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; kids' area, fluorescent mineral display, panning sluice, IGS mineral identification, demonstrators, silent auction; contact James Travis, (309) 645-3609; e-mail: boatnick@aol.com; Web site: www.pasgeology.com

29-31--SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Gem Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; Earl Warren Showgrounds/Exhibit Hall, 3400 Calle Real; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

30-31--ARLINGTON, TEXAS: Show, "Nature's Kaleidoscope"; Arlington Gem & Mineral Club; Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, children $3; jewelry, beads, gems, minerals, fossils, rock food table, demonstrations, Kids' Korner, silent auction, door prizes; contact Karen Cessna(817) 903-5980; e-mail: cessnak@ont.com; Web site: www.agemclub.org

30-31--AUGUSTA, MAINE: 18th annual Show; Kennebec Rocks & Minerals Club; National Guard Armory, Western Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; door prizes, grand prize, cabbing and lapidary demonstrations, dealers, minerals, jewelry, gems, fossils, geode slicing, kids' mineral mine and games, "Rocky" the rockhound dog, free minerals for kids; contact Ron LePage, (207) 873-6270

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AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2008:

29-1--CRAWFORD, NEBRASKA: Rock swap; NW Nebraska Rock Club; Crawford City Park, Main St.; Fri. 8-6, Sat. 8-6, Sun. 8-6, Mon. 8-12; free admission; agate-collecting field trips, rock swap; contact Wade Beins, P.O. Box 569, Chadron, NE 69337, (308) 430-1399; e-mail: agates@bbc.net

29-1--FORT BRAGG, CALIFORNIA: 46th annual show; Mendocino Coast Gem & Mineral Society; Town Hall, Main and Laurel; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6, Mon. 10-4; free admission; contact Don McDonell, 643 N. McPherson, Fort Bragg, CA 95437, (707) 964-3116

29-1-–HENDERSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: 27th annual show, "Gem & Mineral Spectacular and Sale"; Henderson County Gem & Mineral Society; Whitmire's Activity Bldg., Lily Pond Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6, Mon. 10-5; adults $3, children 12 and under free with adult; gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary equipment and supplies, demonstrations, exhibits, programs, hourly door prizes, grand prizes; contact Margaret L. Johnson, P.O. Box 6391, Hendersonville, NC 28793-6391, (828) 692-1249

30-1--CANBY, OREGON: 26th annual show, "Willamette Valley Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show"; The Millers; Clackamas County Fairgrounds, 694 N.E. 4th Ave., off Hwy. 99 E; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-6, Mon. 9-4; more than 100 dealers, donations taken for Oregon National Guards Emergency Fund; contact Jean Miller, P.O. Box 136, Molalla, OR 97038, (503) 829-2680; e-mail: shadow92337@netscape.com; Web site: www.ogmshows.com

30-1--SILVER CITY, NEW MEXICO: 25th annual show; Grant County Rolling Stones Society; Silver City Recreation Center, 11th St. and Gold St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5, Mon. 10-4; free admission; more than 50 dealers, free daily field trips, Silent Auction, Wheel of Fortune, Rolling Sphere Fountain raffle; contact Judy Allen, 16 McKinley St., Silver Spring, NM 88061, (575) 388-4054; e-mail: show08@stockmanfamily.net

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SEPTEMBER 2008:

5-7--FAIRFIELD, IOWA: 13th annual show, "Treasures of Southeast Iowa"; Sac & Fox Lapidary Club; Arts & Convention Center, Main St. and Briggs Ave.; Fri. 6-10, Sat. 9-8, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, children up to 18 25 cents; contact Betty Morris, (319) 385-9584; e-mail: emorris@lisco.com

5-7--FERNDALE, CALIFORNIA: 4th annual show, "Wildcat Gem Fest"; Wildcat Gem Society; Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 5th St.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; more than 40 vendors, club displays, classes, gemstones, jewelry, minerals, beads, fossils, opals, jade, handcrafted jewelry and art, jewelry boxes; contact Mike Martin, P.O. Box 189, Miranda, CA 95553, (707) 943-1575; e-mail: mnmartin@saber.net

5-7--GREENFIELD, INDIANA: Show; 500 Earth Sciences; Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds, 620 N. Apple St.; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 10-4; free admission; kids' activities, demonstrations, educational displays, silent auctions, Children's Museum of Indianapolis fossil exhibit, Friends of Mineralogy and Indiana Society of Paleontology meetings Sat.; contact Don Mahoney, 17914 Juniper Rd., Argos, IN 46501, (574) 892-5264; e-mail: DLMCNACLU@aol.com; Web site: www.geology.iupui.edu/Outreach/500%5FEarth%5FSciences/

5-7--MARIETTA (ATLANTA), GEORGIA: Show; Frank Cox Productions; Cobb County Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy.; Fri. 1-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; contact Frank Cox Productions, 755 S. Palm Ave. #203, Sarasota, FL 34236, (941) 954-0202; e-mail: frankcox@comcast.net; Web site: www.frankcoxproductions.com

5-7--ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Gem Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; Ontario Convention Center/Exhibit Hall B, 2000 Convention Center Way; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

5-7--TOLEDO, OHIO: 36th annual show; Toledo Gem & Rockhound Club; Stranahan Theater Complex, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd.; Fri. 2-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $4, students and seniors (55+) $3, children under 12 free with adult, Scouts and soldiers in uniform free; gems, jewelry, beads, precious metals, fossils, minerals, exhibits, meteorites, artifacts, tools, equipment, demonstrations, mini classes, Touch & Feel display, silent auction, club sales, kids' mineral kits, kids' games; contact Jerri Heer, (419) 531-8124; e-mail: jheerx6@aol.com; Web site: www.toledogemandrockhoundclub.com

5-7--WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA: 37th annual show; Forsyth Gem & Mineral Club; Education Bldg., Dixie Classic Fairgrounds, gate #9 from 27th St.; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 12-5; contact W.A. Marion, 1163 Bear Creek Church Rd., Mocksville, NC 27028; e-mail: MarionA1@yadtel.net

6-7--NEW MILFORD, CONNECTICUT: 58th annual show; Danbury Mineralogical Society; New Milford High School, Danbury Rd.; Sat. 10-5:30, Sun. 10-4:30; adults $4.50, seniors and full-time students with ID $3, kids under 12 and scouts in uniform free; dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, gold panning, exhibits, grab bags; contact Pat Hackett, (860) 355-9799; e-mail: prhackett@charter.net; Web site: www.danburymineralogicalsociety.org

6-7--POWNALL, VERMONT: Annual show; Northern Berkshire Mineral Club; American Legion Post #90, Rte. 7; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, children under 12 accompanied by adult free, group rates; gems, minerals, jewelry, carvings, jewel boxes, beginner specimens, door prizes, chidren's fish pond; contact Cindy Hancock, 45 Spring St. Apt. 103, North Adams, MA 01247, (413) 664-4115

6-7--ROSEBURG, OREGON: Show, "Rocks Under Foot"; Umpqua Gem & Mineral Club; Douglas County Fairgrounds, I-5 Exit 123; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4:30; free admission; dealers, rough, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, tools, equipment, books, displays, demonstrators, silent auction, wheel of fortune, geode cutting, raffles, door prizes, gold panning, kids' rock hunt; contact Dave Snyder, (541) 679-7553; e-mail: dwilliams@mcsi.net

6-7--SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; San Diego Lapidary Society; Bernardo Winery, 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte; Sat. 10-4, Sun 10-4; free admission; 40+ vendors, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry; contact Marty Roks, (858) 717-0121; e-mail: info@sandiegolapidarysociety.org; Web site: www.sandiegolapidarysociety.org

10-14--DENVER, COLORADO: Fall show; Martin Zinn Expositions; Holiday Inn - Denver Central, 4849 Bannock St., at the intersection of I-25 and I-70; free admission; 200 wholesale and retail dealers from all over the world, free shuttle bus to shows at the Merchandise Mart; Wed. 10-6, Thu. 10-6, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; contact Regina Aumente, Martin Zinn Expositions, P.O. Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mz0955@aol.com

11-14--DENVER, COLORADO: Show, "Bead Renaissance Show"; J&J Promotions LLC; Holiday Inn, DIA, 15500 E. 40th Ave., I-70 and Chambers Rd.; Thu. 10-6, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; contact J&J Promotions LLC, P.O. Box 420, Williamsburg, NM 87942, (575) 894-1293; e-mail: info@beadshow.com; Web site: www.beadshow.com

12-14--DENVER, COLORADO: Show, "Colorado Fossil Expo"; Martin Zinn Expositions; Denver Merchandise Mart Plaza Annex, 451 E. 58th Ave.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, seniors and teens $4; 50 dealers, fossils, meteorites, petrified wood, amber, paleontological exhibits, ticket includes Denver Gem & Mineral Show; contact Regina Aumente, Martin Zinn Expositions, P.O. Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mz0955@aol.com

12-14--DENVER, COLORADO: 41st annual show, "Minerals of Colorado"; Greater Denver Area Gem & Mineral Council; Denver Merchandise Mart Expo Hall, 451 E. 58th Ave., I-25 exit 215; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, seniors and teens $4.50, children 12 and under free; dealers, minerals, fossils, meteorites, gems, beads, unusual jewelry, gift items, books, lapidary equipment, exhibits, demonstrations, fluorescent room, kids' corner (treasure hunt, gold panning), admission includes Colorado Fossil Expo; contact Denver Area Gem & Mineral Council, P.O. Box 621444, Littleton, CO 80162, (303) 233-2516; e-mail: info@denvermineralshow.com; Web site: www.denvermineralshow.com

12-14--HOLLAND, MICHIGAN: Show, "What's Inside: Discovering Earth's Treasures"; Tulip City Gem & Mineral Club; Holland Civic Center, 8th St. and Pine; Fri. 9-8, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 11-5; adults $2, students 50 cents; fluorescent mineral display, interactive touch rock display, lapidary skills demonstrations, silent auction, Petosky stone polishing, children's games and silent auction, club sales, gold panning, door prizes, member, dealer and guest displays, eight dealers, fossils, minerals, lapidary equipment; contact R. Cistaro, 1162 Wintergreen Dr., Holland, MI 49424; e-mail: r4squares@charter.net

13-14--DOWNEY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Delvers Gem & Mineral Society; Woman's Club of Downey, 9813 Paramount Blvd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; vendors, demonstrations, exhibits, grab bags, boutique, rocks, minerals, gold panning; contact Guynell Miller, 7315 Cloverlawn Dr., South Gate, CA 90280, (562) 633-0614; e-mail: delversrockclub@sbcglobal.net

13-14--MECHANICSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: 43rd annual/50th anniversary show; Central Pennsylvania Rock & Mineral Club; Eagle View Middle School, 6746 Carlisle Pike; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children 12 and under free; educational displays and talks, Cub and Girl Scout activity pins and badges, BSA merit badge counselor on site.; contact Maxine Nicholas, CPRMC, P.O. Box 6271, Harrisburg, PA 17112; e-mail: webmaster@rockandmineral.org; Web site: www.rockandmineral.org

13-14--SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS: Annual show, swap and auction; Northwest Arkansas Gem & Mineral Society; Hwy. 43N, just north of Siloam Springs; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; rock and mineral auction Sat., silent auction, flint knapping, wire wrapping, beading demonstrations, kids' gem panning; contact Dave Leininger, 14029 White Oak Ln., Bentonville, AR 72712, (479) 263-1424; e-mail: Hulagrub@aol.com

13-14--TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA: 40th annual show, "Wonders of the Earth"; Gem & Mineral Club of Scarborough; Mid Scarborough Community Centre, 2467 Eglinton Ave. E; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; contact GMCS, (416) 282-5319; Web site: www.scarbgemclub.ca

13-14--WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON: 39th annual show; Marcus Whitman Gem & Mineral Society; Walla Walla County Fairgrounds, Community Center Bldg., 9th St. and Orchard; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; contact Warren Rood, (509) 525-0101, ext. 578; e-mail: wrood@coffeycomm.com

19-21--COOS BAY, OREGON: Show, "South Coast Rock & Gem Fest 2008"; Far West Lapidary & Gem Society; 4th St. parking lot, across from Outdoor-In Family Restaurant, downtown; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; dealers, rockhound sales, jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, rough and finished rocks, tumbled rock, geodes, faceted stones, cabochons, thunder eggs, during the Bay Area Fun Festival; contact Don Innes, (541) 396-5722

19-21--ENID, OKLAHOMA: Show; Enid Gem & Mineral Society; Garfield County Fair Grounds, Hoover Bldg.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; contact Billy E. Wood, (580) 234-5344

19-21--LINCOLN, MISSOURI: 48th annual show; Mozarkite Society of Lincoln; Lincoln City Park; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-6; free admission; displays, silent auction, dig your own mozarkite for $1 per pound; contact Linville Harms, (660) 827-4143

19-21--SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Gem Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; Marin Center/Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

20--ALBANY, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Show; Saco Valley Gem & Mineral Club; Tin Mountain Center, Bald Hill Rd.; dealers, micromounters, auction, show prize, silent auctions, club-sponsored field trip Sun.; contact Jonathon Herndon, P.O. Box 520, Center Ossipee, NH 03814-0520

20--TWO HARBORS, MINNESOTA: Annual show, "Agate City Rock Show"; 721 7th Ave. (Hwy. 61 at 8th St.), 20 miles north of Duluth; Sat. 9-5; free admission; Lake Superior agate, agate, thomsonite, fossils, crystals, rough and polished rocks, flint knapping, marbles, spheres, rock-related merchandise, dealers and collectors buy, sell and trade; contact Bob Lynch, 721 7th Ave., Two Harbors, MN 55616, (218) 834-2304; e-mail: bob@agatecity.com

20-21--CASTLE ROCK, WASHINGTON: 43rd annual show; Southern Washington Mineralogical Society; Castle Rock Fair, 110 A St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, door prizes, gem dig, demonstrators, spin table, Country Store, silent rock auction, voice rock auction; contact Diann Thurston, 76254 Delena Mayger, Rainier, OR 97048, (503) 728-6449; e-mail: fwolff@comcast.net

20-21--COOS BAY, OREGON: Show, "South Coast Rock & Gem Fest 2008"; Farwest Lapidary & Gem Society; 4th St. parking lot, across from Outdoor-In Family Restaurant; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; dealers, tailgaters, jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, rough and finished rocks, tumbled rock, geodes, faceted stones, cabochons, thunder eggs, during the Bay Area Fun Festival; contact Don Innes, 54416 Arago-Fishtrap Rd., Myrtle Point, OR 97458, (541) 396-5722

20-21--FARMERS BRANCH, TEXAS: Show, "2008 Fall Festival of Gems and Minerals"; Pleasant Oaks Gem & Mineral Club; EMGI Bldg., Brookhaven College, 3939 Valley View Ln.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students $1, children 6 and under free; hourly door prizes, Grand Prize Sun., kids' mine, Scouting activites; contact Don Shurtz, (972) 509-2821; e-mail: don.shurtz@gmail.com; Web site: www.pogmc.org

20-21--JACKSON, CALIFORNIA: 8th annual Tailgate Gemboree; Fossils For Fun Society; Kennedy Gold Mine, 12954 Kennedy Mine Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; parking $2, indoor exhibits, outdoor dealers, rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, live auction Sat., surface mine tours; contact Keith Lindholm, P.O. Box 2484, Fair Oaks, CA 95628; e-mail: fossilsforfun@hotmail.com; www.geocities.com/fossilsforfunsociety/index.html

20-21--MISSOULA, MONTANA: 14th annual show, "Rockhounding In The Rockies"; Hellgate Mineral Society; Ruby's Inn & Convention Center, 4825 N. Reserve; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; contact Bob Riggs, 14 Holiday Ln., Missoula, MT 59801, (406) 543-3667

20-21--PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA: 17th annual show, "Rockhound Roundup"; Santa Lucia Rockhounds; Pioneer Park and Museum, 2010 Riverside Dr., south of the Mid-State Fairgrounds; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; dealers, exhibits, raffle prizes, youth activities, silent auction, demonstrations; contact Mike Doherty, (805) 466-4061; e-mail: mdoherty@tcsn.net

20-21--RHINEBECK, NEW YORK: 39th annual show and sale, "The Earth's Bounty"; Mid-Hudson Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rte. 9; Sat. 10–5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors $4, students $2, children 12 and under free with adult, discount flier on Web site; more than 30 dealers, lapidary demonstrations, minerals, gems, jewelry, free rocks for kids, fossils, beads, tools, books, fluorescent minerals, exhibits, lapidary rough, wire wrapped gems, wholesaler, Earth Science Scavenger Hunt for Hudson Valley High School students, special exhibits by New York State Museum and Vassar College Museum of Geology; contact Carolyn Reynard, (845) 471-1224; Web site: www.geocities.com/nyrockhounds

20-21--SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Show, "The Great San Francisco Crystal Fair"; Pacific Crystal Guild; Fort Mason Center, Bldg. A, Laguna and Marina Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, children under 12 free; gems, jewelry, crystals, beads, psychics; contact Jerry Tomlinson, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: sfxtl@earthlink.net; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

25-28--SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA: Annual tailgate, "Lyle 'Pappy' Strayer Memorial Tailgate"; Orange Belt Mineralogical Society; Western Regional Little League Park, 6707 Little League Dr.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; rocks, gems, jewelry; contact Emma, (951) 288-6182, or Al (951) 961-5988

26-27-–FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY: 52nd annual show; Franklin Mineral Museum; Franklin School, Washington Ave.; contact Lee Lowell, (973) 827-6671

26-28--JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA: 20th annual show; Jacksonville Gem & Mineral Society; Morocco Temple, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Rd.; Fri. 1-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3/day $5/weekend; demonstrations, door prizes, lectures, JGMS lapidary exhibits, fluorescent display; contact Tom Frame, 3133 Chapelwood Ln., Jacksonville, FL 32216, (904) 400-3818; e-mail: jgms_show@hotmail.com

26-28--JOPLIN, MISSOURI: 10th annual show, "Rock-A-Thon"; Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society; Joplin's Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-3; free admission; dealers, demonstrations, door prizes, Rock Auction; contact Chris Wiseman, c/o Joplin Museum Complex, 504 Schifferdecker Ave., Joplin, MO 64801, (417) 623-1180; e-mail: jmc-cwiseman@sbcglobal.net

26-28--SANDY (SALT LAKE CITY), UTAH: Show, "Gem Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; South Towne Exposition Center/Exhibit Hall 5, 9575 S. State St.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

26-28--TOOELE, UTAH: Annual show; Tooele Gem & Mineral Society; Tooele City Recreation Complex, 350 West 400 North; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-8, Sun. 10-5; free admission; demonstrations, displays, dealers, silent auction, door prizes, kids' area; contact Linda Rasmussen, (801) 829-4157

27-28--CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE: 45th annual show; Capital Mineral Club; Everett Arena, 15 Loudon Rd., east of I-93 exit 14; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, children 12 and under free with parent; retail and wholesale dealers, minerals, crystals, lapidary, faceted gems, books, magazines, fossils, jewelry, carvings, displays, raffles, free kids' mineral; contact Scott P. Higgins, (207) 439-1107; Web site: www.capitalmineralclub.org

27-28--HIDDENITE, NORTH CAROLINA: 20th annual show; Western Piedmont Mineral & Gem Society; Hiddenite Center, Sulpher Springs Rd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 12:30-6; adults $2, children under 13 free with adult; more than 40 exhibits of state and local minerals; contact Patty Arnold, (828) 465-2769, or Roger Grinnell, (828) 284-1521 or (828) 675-9281

27-28--LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY: Show and sale; Rockhounds of Central Kentucky; Kentucky National Guard Armory, Airport Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; adults $1, students 6-12 50 cents, families $3 max., Scouts in uniform free; dealers, minerals, jewelry, equipment, club sales, demonstrations, exhibits, silent auctions, hourly door prizes, kids' quarry, blacklight display; contact Kay Fisher, 1905 Port Royal Ct., Lexington, KY 40504, (859) 537-1776; e-mail: kkay19@aol.com; Web site: www.lexingtonrockclub.com

27-28--MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: 49th annual show; Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Monterey Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3.50, children free with adult; more than 50 displays, guest and member exhibitors, 15 dealers, jewelry, gemstones, beads, crystals, rough rock, minerals, fossils, equipment, demonstrations (jewelry making, sphere making, rock cutting, grinding, polishing), silent auction, kids' activities; contact Janis Rovetti, 1047 Roosevelt St., Monterey, CA 93940, (831) 657-1933; e-mail: janis12@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.cvgms.org

27-28--SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NEBRASKA: 43rd annual show; Siouxland Gem & Mineral Society; South Sioux City Senior Center, 1501 W. 29th St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $1.50, students 12 and older 50 cents, children under 12 free; exhibits, three dealers, door prizes, spin the wheel, silent auction, fossil displays, Siouxland Dino Hunters exhibit and educational program, videos; contact Bob Hopp, (712) 258-3645

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30-5--IDABEL, OKLAHOMA: Annual show and sale; McCurtain Gem & Mineral Club; County Fairgrounds, 9th St. NW, off Hwy. 70; Tue. 9-5, Wed. 9-5, Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; appointments for group appointments, call (580) 286-3616; contact Doris Perkins, 405 SE Ave. G, Idabel, OK 74745, (580) 286-3133; e-mail: rperkins8236@sbcglobal.net

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OCTOBER 2008:

3-5--COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Gem Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; OC Fair & Event Center/Bldg. 10, 88 Fair Dr.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

3-5--INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: 10th annual show, "Fall Indianapolis Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show"; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; Indiana State Fairgrounds, Northwest Pavilion, 1202 E. 38th St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $3 (good all 3 days), children under 16 free; jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the U.S., gem trees, wire wrap, wire sculpture, pearls, stone beads, stone setting, amber, opal, mineral and fossil dealers, hourly door prizes, classes available; contact Van Wimmer, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

3-5--SARASOTA, FLORIDA: 184th show; Frank Cox Productions; 801 N. Tamiami Tr. (Hwy. 41); Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; contact Frank Cox Productions, 755 S. Palm Ave. #203, Sarasota, FL 34236, (941) 954-0202; e-mail: frankcox@comcast.net; Web site: www.frankcoxproductions.com

3-5--SEQUIM, WASHINGTON: Show, "Earth's Treasures"; Clallam County Gem & Mineral Society; Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-2; free admission; more than 40 dealers, tools, gems, jewelry, diamond tools, opals, crystals, gem trees, wire wrap, wire sculpture, pearls, stone beads, stone setting, amber, opal, mineral fossil, rare meteorites, rare gemstones, silent auction, door prizes, kids' corner, demonstrations, jewelry making, faceting, goldsmithing, silversmithing, flint knapping; contact Thomas Ellison, 100 W. Deytona St., Sequim, WA 98382, (360) 460-1333; e-mail: tellison60@yahoo.com; Web site: www.olympicrocks.com

4--MACUNGIE, PENNSYLVANIA: 51st semi-annual show, "Mineralfest"; Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association; Macungie Memorial Park, Poplar St.; Sat. 8:30-3; minerals, fossils, gems; contact Vince Olsovsky, (610) 439-2337; e-mail: mineralfest@verizon.net; Web site: www.mineralfest.com

4-5--JACKSONVILLE, ARKANSAS: 36th annual show; Central Arkansas Gem, Mineral & Geology Society; Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Dr.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; grand prize drawing, door prizes, demonstrations, kids' dig, exhibits, more than 100 tables of minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, lapidary materials; contact Pat Kissire, 4900 Sparks Rd., Little Rock, AR 72210, (501) 821-2346; e-mail: pkissire@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.centralarrockhound.org

4-5--JEFFERSON, WISCONSIN: 36th annual show; Rock River Valley Geological Society; Jefferson County Fair Park, Jackson and Peurner Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; demonstrations, wire wrapping, faceting, cabochon cutting, dealers, gems, minerals, fossils; contact Don Behling, (920) 568-8689

4-5--OMAHA, NEBRASKA: 53rd annual show; Nebraska Gem & Mineral Club; Westside Community Center, 3534 S. 108th St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, students and seniors $2, children under 12 free with paying adult; silent auction, dealers from six states, stone polishing and arrowhead knapping demonstrations, children's fossil and gem dig; contact Tim Kautsch, 8487 Frederick St., Omaha, NE 68124, (402) 397-9606; e-mail: customgemsomaha@hotmail.com; Web site: www.nerockgem.org

4-5--SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Show; Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society; Illinois State Fairgrounds, Illinois Bldg., 9th St. and N. Grand; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, seniors $1, children free; special exhibits, demonstrators, club member exhibits, dealers, kids' activities, silent auction; contact Judith Washburn, 107 Deer Creek Rd., Rochester, IL 62563, (217) 498-7713; e-mail: jrwashburn1@msn.com; Web site: www.loess1.org

4-5--WAYNESBORO, VIRGINIA: Shenandoah Valley Gem & Mineral Show; Shenandoah Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Kate Collins School, 1625 Ivy St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $1, children 50 cents; vendors, loose gemstones, finished jewelry, fossils, lapidary products; contact Paul Johnson, 442 Florence Ave., Waynesboro, VA 22980; e-mail: pauljohnsoniii@hotmail.com

5--FALLBROOK, CALIFORNIA: 51st annual show, "Fall Festival of Gems"; Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society; Sun. 10-4; free admission; contact Mary Fong-Walker, (760) 728-1130; e-mail: 1konMining@gmail.com

9-11--MOUNT IDA, ARKANSAS: World Championship Quartz Crystals Digging Contest; Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce; Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd.; Thu. 9-3, Fri. 9-3, Sat. 9-3; free admission; keep all you find, meet other miners, maybe even win a prize; contact Maureen Walther, Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce, Mount Ida, AK 71957, (870) 867-2723; e-mail: director@mountidachamber.com; Web site: www.mountidachamber.com

10-12--BILLINGS, MONTANA: Show; Billings Gem & Mineral Club; Billings Hotel and Convention Center, 1223 Mullowney Ln.; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; contact Vern Watson, 2511 Olson Dr., Billings, MT 59102, (406) 652-5958

10-12--HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA: 40th annual show; Huntsville Gem & Mineral Society; von Braun Center, 700 Monroe St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; admission $2; 30 national vendors, fine and costume jewelry, lapidary material, specimens, equipment, demonstrations, displays, "rock food table," fluorescent rock display, children's activities; contact Lowell Zoller, 3027 Flint Mill Run, Hampton Cove, AL 35763, (256) 534-8803; e-mail: Lzol@comcast.net; Web site: www.huntsvillegms.org

10-12--LIVE OAK (SAN ANTONIO), TEXAS: Show, "Bead Renaissance Show"; J&J Promotions LLC; Live Oak Civic Center, 8101 Pat Booker Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; contact J&J Promotions LLC, P.O. Box 420, Williamsburg, NM 87942, (575) 894-1293; e-mail: info@beadshow.com; Web site: www.beadshow.com

10-12--MOAB, UTAH: 49th annual show; Moab Points & Pebbles Club; Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S. Hwy. 191; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-4; free admission; demonstrations, field trips; contact Jerry Hansen, P.O. Box 186, Moab, UT 84532, (435) 259-3393; e-mail: boondocker@frontiernet.net

10-12--MOUNT IDA, ARKANSAS: Show, "Quartz, Quiltz and Craftz Festival"; Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce; Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; children's dig; contact Maureen Walther, Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce, Mount Ida, AR 71957, (870) 867-2723; e-mail: director@mountidachamber.com; Web site: www.mountidachamber.com

10-12--SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Gem Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

10-12--SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Gem Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; Sonoma County Fairgrounds/Grace Pavilion, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

10-12--WARREN, MICHIGAN: 64th annual show; Michigan Mineralogical Society; Macomb Community College Expo Center, Bldg. P, South Campus, 14500 E. 12 Mile Rd.; Fri. 9-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; adults $7, seniors (62+) $4, children (5-17) $3, Scouts in uniform $2, 3-day pass $10; exhibits from museums and universities (Smithsonian Institution, Royal Ontario Museum, etc.), displays from private collectors, more than 50 dealers, minerals, gems, jewelry, carvings, beads, fossils, demonstrations, lectures, silent auctions, dinosaur fossils; contact Carol Werner, (248) 887-3906; e-mail: briarhillwerner@comcast.net; Web site: www.michmin.org

10-12--WAUSAU, WISCONSIN: Show, "Wausau Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show & Sale"; Jennifer Damrow; Marathon Park, East Gate Hall, 1201 Stewart Ave.; Fri. 12-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; unique jewelry, dinosaur fossils, unique and rare mineral specimens, cut gemstones, pearls, shells, literature, materials for your own creations, metal detecting, displays; contact Jennifer Damrow, 1105 S. 14th Ave., Wausau, WI 54401, (715) 212-7080; e-mail: jennifer@exclusiveinspirations.com; Web site: www.exclusiveinspirations.com

11-12--ORLANDO, FLORIDA: 17th annual show, "Fossil Fair"; Florida Fossil Hunters; Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Dr.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, children $1; fossils, rocks, minerals, gems, artifacts, silent auctions, raffles, children's dig pit, books, supplies; contact Valerie First, 223 Ringwood Dr., Winter Springs, FL 32708, (407) 699-9274; e-mail: vjfirst@aol.com; Web site: www.floridafossilhunters.com

11-12--PAYSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Payson Rimstones Rock Club; Tonto Apache Res. Recreation Center, BIA 101/Hwy. 87N, south end of town, behind Sonic; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; admission $3, children under 12 free; dealers, gems, minerals, fossils, rough material, lapidary equipment, jewelry findings, silent auctions, Spinning Wheel, Education Corner, fluorescent light display; contact Barry Jones, (928) 476-3513; e-mail: froggie1048@msn.com

11-12--ROSEVILLE, MINNESOTA: Fall 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, petrified wood; contact Martha Miss, (651) 459-0343

11-12--SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA: 34th annual show, "Rock Rustlers Dream"; Huachuca Mineral & Gem Club; Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Ln., on Wilcox Ave., 1 block east of Buffalo Soldier Trail; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; free admission; live demonstrations, educational displays, gems, jewelry, fossils, equipment, lapidary supplies; contact Ingrid Baillie, P.O. Box 1596, Sierra Vista, AZ 85636, (520) 459-3718; e-mail: ibaillie@cox.net

11-12--TEMPLE, TEXAS: 39th show; Tri-City Gem & Mineral Society; Mayborn Civic & Convention Center, 3303 N. 3rd St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; contact Les Connally, (254) 939-7015; e-mail: loconn@aol.com

11-12--TRONA, CALIFORNIA: 67th annual show, "Gem-O-Rama"; Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society; SLG&MS Lapidary and Show Bldg., 13337 Main St., at Trona Rd.; Sat. 7:30-5, Sun. 7:30-4; free admission; 20 dealers, wholesale pink halite, 50 exhibits, geode cutting and sales, demonstrations, gem dig, door prizes, field trips to Searles Dry Lake; contact Jim or Bonnie Fairchild, (760) 372-5356; Web site: www1.iwvisp.com/tronagemclub/

11-12--VISTA, CALIFORNIA: Show; Vista Gem & Mineral Society; Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; 13 dealers, faceting and silversmithing supplies, minerals, gems, fossils, slabs, rough material, books, specimens, handmade beads, equipment, gold and silver jewelry, gem identification, country store, displays, wheel of fortune, raffle, five demonstrators; contact Cherie Wilson, (760) 726-6961, or Lois M. Harr, (760) 724-0395

11-12--WORTHINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA: Show; Kit-Han-Ne Rock & Gem Club; West Franklin Firehall, corner of Cherry and Linton St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; six vendors, silent auction, displays, Gem Mine for young and old, Plinko for kids; contact Albert Zabinski, (724) 567-7067; e-mail: zabinski@facetersco-op.com; Web site: www.facetersco-op.com/zabinski/gemshow.htm

17-18--ANDERSON, CALIFORNIA: Shasta Gem & Mineral Society; Shasta District Fairgrounds; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; contact Bill Seward, (530) 365-8641

17-19--DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Gem Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; Del Mar Fairgrounds/Exhibit Hall, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

17-19--FORT WAYNE, INDIANA: 47th annual show and sale, "Fossils of Indiana"; Three Rivers Gem & Mineral Society; Allen County Fairgrounds, 2727 Carroll Rd.; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, seniors $2, students $1, children under 12 and Scouts in uniform free; displays, working exhibits, silent auction, door prizes, fluorescent room, grab bags, kids' games, 13 dealers, school visits Fri. by appointment only; contact Michele Yamanaka, 4336 Charter Ln., Fort Wayne, IN 46815; e-mail: yamanakam@cs.com

17-19--FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: 19th annual show, "Leaf Lookers Gemboree"; Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin; Macon County Community Bldg., U.S. 441 South; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $2, children under 12 free; minerals, beads, handcrafted jewelry, rough and cut stones, lapidary equipment, demonstrations, door prizes, gold and silver jewelry, findings, jewelry repairs and mounting; contact Linda Harbuck, 425 Porter St., Franklin, NC 28734, (800) 336-7829; e-mail: lindah@franklin-chamber.com; Web site: www.franklin-chamber.com

17-19--KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE: Show; Knoxville Gem & Mineral Society; Kerbela Temple, 315 Mimosa Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $3, children under 12 free; contact Jim D. McCutcheon, 1519 W. Woodshire Dr., Knoxville, TN 37922, (865) 966-5468; e-mail: jdmccut@aol.com

17-19--VICTORIA, TEXAS: Show; Victoria Gem & Mineral Society; Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North St.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, children under 12 free; silent auction, wheel of fortune, working display, jewelry, rocks, minerals, fossils; contact Ken Lemke, (361) 575-5350; e-mail: klemke@vctx.org

18-19--BRISTOL, CONNECTICUT: 36th annual show; Bristol Gem & Mineral Club; Beals Community Center, 240 Stafford Ave.; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, seniors $3, children under 12 free; gems, jewelry, mineral specimens, crystals, hands-on educational exhibits, raffle, free children's games and activities; contact Dave Korzendorfer, (860) 651-9980; e-mail: bristolgem@hotmail.com; Web site: www.bristolgem.org

18-19--COTTAGE GROVE, MINNESOTA: Show, "Great Lakes, Great Rocks 2008"; Minnesota Mineral Club; National Guard Training and Community Center, 8180 Belden Blvd., U.S. Hwy. 61, Grange Blvd. exit; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, children $1, families $5; exhibits, dealers, tailgate sales, kids' corner, programs, demonstrations; contact Alan Olson, (612) 729-8331, or Sandy Fuller; e-mail: rockbiz8@cs.com

18-19--JOHNSTOWN, NEW YORK: Show and sale; Fulton County Mineral Club; Johnstown Moose Lodge, Rte. 30A and Rte. 67; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, students $1, children under 12 free; kids' mineral dig, door prizes; contact Chamber of Commerce, (800) 676-3858; e-mail: pllenroc@frontiernet.net

18-19--LEWISTON, IDAHO: Annual show; Hells Canyon Gem Club; Nez Pearce County Fair Grounds; Sat.10-6, Sun. 10-5; contact Jack Edwards, (509) 529-3673; e-mail: edwardsj@wwics.com

18-19--PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA: 25th annual show; El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society; El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Dr., Hwy. 50 exit 44B; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children 12 and under free; free kids' activities and rocks, lapidary demonstrations, special fluorescent exhibit, 40 case displays, more than 40 dealers, bargain rocks, auction, geode cutting, grab bags, raffle, door prizes; contact Jackie Cerrato, P.O. Box 950, Placerville, CA 95667, (530) 676-2472; e-mail: info@rockandgemshow.org; Web site: www.rockandgemshow.org

18-19--SEDONA, ARIZONA: 7th annual show; Sedona Gem & Mineral Club; Sedona Red Rock High School, Hwy. 89A and Upper Red Rock Loop Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; 35 dealers, exhibits, demonstrators, Arizona State University meteorite display, rock identification, raffles, Kids' Korner (rock painting, games, free specimens); contact Linda Yee, 320 Canyon Dr., Sedona, AZ 86336, (928) 203-9476; e-mail: LindaFYee@hotmail.com; Web site: www.sedonagemandmineral.org

24-26--AUSTIN, TEXAS: Show, "Gem Capers 2008"; Austin Gem & Mineral Society; Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-6; Sun. 10-5; adults $5 (3-day pass $9), seniors $4 (3-day pass $7), ages 12-18 $1, ages 6-12 50 cents, children under 5 free; contact Susan Postlethwait, 6719 Burnet Ln., Austin, TX 78757, (512) 458-9546; e-mail: gemcapers@austin.rr.com; Web site: www. gemcapers.org

24-26--HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA: 6th annual show, "Harrisonburg Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show"; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Commercial Exhibits Bldg., 4808 S. Valley Pike (U.S. 11), between I-81 exit 240 and 243; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $3, children under 16 free; jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the U.S., gem trees, wire wrap, wire sculpture, pearls, stone beads, stone setting, amber, opal, mineral and fossil dealers, hourly door prizes, classes available; contact Van Wimmer, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

24-26--INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: 7th annual show, "GeoFest"; Indiana State Museum; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 11-4; dealers, regional clubs, and kids' activities; contact Peggy Fisherkeller, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, (317) 232-7172; e-mail: pfisherkeller@dnr.in.gov; Web site: www.indianamuseum.org

24-26--MASON (LANSING), MICHIGAN: 43rd annual show; Central Michigan Lapidary & Mineral Society; Main Arena, Ingham County Fairgrounds; Fri. 6-9, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; contact Alan Hukill, (517) 641-6125; e-mail: facetman60@yahoo.com; Web site: www.michrocks.org

24-26--PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Gem Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

25--FAIRLESS HILLS, PENNSYLVANIA: Fluorescent mineral show, "Ultraviolation 2008"; Rock & Mineral Club of Lower Bucks County, PA; First United Methodist Church, 840 Trenton Rd.; Sat. 9–4; contact Chuck O'Loughlin, (856) 663-1383; e-mail: ultraviolation@yahoo.com

25-26--BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON: Show; Bellevue Rock Club; Vasa Park, 3560 W. Lake Sammamish Blvd. SE; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; contact Marjorie McKinley, P.O. Box 1851, Bellevue, WA 98009-1851; e-mail: bellevuerockclub@comcast.net

25-26--CANBY, OREGON: Show, "Earth's Hidden Treasures 2008"; Clackamette Mineral & Gem Club; Clackamas County Fairgrounds, 694 N.E. 4th Ave.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; door prizes, demonstrations, silent auction, fluorescent show; contact Rick Mauer, 9878 S.W. Alsea Dr., Tualatin, OR 97062, (509) 691-6395; e-mail: tallerricardo@juno.com

25-26--CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO: Show, "Gemboree"; Summit Lapidary Club, Akron Mineral Society; Emidio & Sons Expo Center, 48 E. Bath Rd.; Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-6; minerals, rocks, gems, jewelry; contact Warren Salchak, (330) 929-3798, or Carl Miller, (330) 633-4250; Web site: www.LapidaryClubofOhio.org

25-26--EVANSVILLE, INDIANA: 42nd annual show; Evansville Lapidary Society; Washington Square Mall, Green River Rd. and Washington Ave.; Sat. 10-9, Sun. 12-5; free admission; gems, jewelry, minerals, geodes, silent auction; contact Ruth Reisinger, (812) 424-7618

25-26--LOS ALTOS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Peninsula Gem & Geology Society; Los Altos Youth Center, 1 San Antonio Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; adults $3, Juniors (12-18) $2, children under 12 free; dealers, lapidary, gems, minerals, fossils, exhibits; contact Stan Bogosian, (408) 568-2489; e-mail: sbogosian@aol.com; or Dave Muster, (408) 245-2180; e-mail: mustersgems@yahoo.com

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31-2--EUGENE, OREGON: 51st annual show; Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club; Oakway Center, 112 Coburg Rd., off Hwy. 126; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-4; free admission; dealers, demonstrators, door prizes, raffle; contact Jim Nelson, (541) 687-8100

31-2--KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: 28th annual retail and wholesale show; Shows of Integrity; MCC/BTC Exhibit Hall, 1775 Universal Ave., I-435 at Front St.; contact Judi Tripp, Shows of Integrity, 504 N. College St., McKinney, TX 75069, (972) 542-7370

31-2--MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA: 1st annual show, "Fall Martinsville Mineral & Jewelry Show"; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; National Guard Armory, 315 Commonwealth Blvd., across from Liberty Fair Mall; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; free admission; jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the U.S., gem trees, wire wrap, wire sculpture, pearls, stone beads, stone setting, amber, opal, mineral and fossil dealers, hourly door prizes, classes available; contact Van Wimmer, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com


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NOVEMBER 2008:

1--TUCSON, ARIZONA: 7th annual silent auction; Old Pueblo Lapidary Club; 3118 N. Dale; Sat. 9-2; free admission; contact Danny Harmsen, (520) 323-9154

1-2--BREWER, MAINE: 4th annual show; Penobscot Mineral & Lapidary Club; Brewer Auditorium, State St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $1, children free; 22 dealers, lapidary demonstrations, silent auctions, hourly door prizes, raffles, dealers, Maine minerals; contact Lance Shope, 38 Sunset Strip, Brewer, ME 04412, (207)989-3342; e-mail: lshope67@yahoo.com; Web site: www.pmlcrockclub.com

1-2--CONCORD, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Earth's Treasures--Large & Small"; Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society; Clayton Fair Shopping Center, 5298 Clayton Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5; door prizes, silent auction, youth activities, 18 vendors, 12 demonstrators, 60 exhibits, 65 million-year-old Ice Age fossils, fluorescent display, Scout program, Diablo Dan Cafe, $1-off coupons on Web site; contact Sam Woolsey, (925) 837-3287; e-mail: sdwools@earthlink.net; Web site: www.ccmgs.org

1-2--EXTON, PENNSYLVANIA: 39th annual show, "Gemarama 2008"; "Gemstones of South America". Hours: Tuscarora Lapidary Society; CFS, The School at Church Farm, north side of Bus. Rte. 30, off Rte. 202, 0.5 mile west of Frazer; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; dealers, finished jewelry, cut and uncut stones, fossils, beads, tools, demonstrations, jewelry artistry, exhibits, children's activities, door prizes; contact Nancy Marks, (610) 331-2327; Web site: www.lapidary.org

1-2--RIDGECREST, CALIFORNIA: 53rd 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

1-2--STUART, FLORIDA: Show, St. Lucie County Rock & Gem Club; Martin County Fairgrounds; 2616 S.E. Dixie Hwy.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, children under 12 free, admission coupon on Web site; finished jewelry, findings, beads, rough, gemstones, displays, demonstrations; contact Norm Holbert, 455 S.W. Balfour Ave., Port St. Lucie, FL 34953, (772) 973-0787; e-mail: normholbert@bellsouth.net; Web site: www.slcrockandgem.org

7-9--EUGENE, OREGON: Show, "Gem Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; Lane County Events Center/Exhibit Hall, 796 W. 13th Ave.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

7-9--OVERLAND PARK (KANSAS CITY), KANSAS: Show, "Bead Renaissance Show"; J&J Promotions LLC; Kansas City Market Center, Atrium, 6800 W. 115th; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 1-5; contact J&J Promotions LLC, P.O. Box 420, Williamsburg, NM 87942, (575) 894-1293; e-mail: info@beadshow.com; Web site: www.beadshow.com

7-9--TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Rocky Mountain Federation show; Tulsa Rock & Mineral Society; Tulsa County Fairgrounds, 21st and Yale; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 daily, $10 whole show, children under 12 free; dealers, competitive exhibits, working exhibits, special exhibits, programs, educational kids' area, door prizes, silent auction, grab bags, games, Editors' Breakfast and Awards Banquet Sat., Rollin' Rock Club meeting Sun., RMFMS Executive Committee meeting Fri., RMFMS Delegates meeting Sat., Oklahoma State Council meeting Sat.; contact Richard Jaeger, 3515 E. 88th St., Tulsa, OK 74137, (918) 481-0249; e-mail: RjgrSci@aol.com; Web site: www.TTownRockhound.org

8-9--LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Rock'N'Gem Roundup"; Palmdale Gem & Mineral Club; Antelope Valley Fair Grounds, 2551 W. Ave. H, Hwy. 14 and Ave. H; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; lapidary displays, kids' activities, lapidary demonstrations, more than 25 vendors; contact Susan Chaisson-Walblom, 42122 52nd St. W, Quartz Hill, CA 93536, (661) 943-1861; e-mail: slchaisson@yahoo.com

8-9--ROUND ROCK, TEXAS: Show, "Fossil Fest 2008"; Paleontological Society of Austin; Old Settler's Park, Hwy. 79, 3.3 miles east of IH 35, next to the Dell Diamond; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; adults $2, students $1, children under 6 free; displays, demonstrations, fossil dig, spinning wheel, fossil identification, free teachers' kits, dealers, door prizes; contact Linda J. McCall, (512) 422-2322; Web site: www.texaspaleo.com

8-9--SEDRO WOOLLEY, WASHINGTON: Annual show, "Treasures of the Earth"; Skagit Rock & Gem Club; Sedro Woolley Community Center, 720 State St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission, dealers, children's activities, silent auction, raffle prizes, door prizes, displays; contact Tina Anderson, (360) 299-8224

14-16--CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA: 7th annual show, "Fall Charlottesville Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show"; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; National Guard Armory, 1640 Avon St. Extended, take I-64 exit 121 south, follow the signs; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $3 (good all 3 days), children under 16 free; jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the U.S., gem trees, wire wrap, wire sculpture, pearls, stone beads, stone setting, amber, opal, mineral and fossil dealers, hourly door prizes, classes available; contact Van Wimmer, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

14-16--MORGANTON, NORTH CAROLINA: 4th annual holiday show; Morganton Parks and Recreation Dept.; Collett Street Recreation Center, 300 Collett St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; adults $2, children $1; dealers, rocks, gems, minerals, school groups Fri., door prizes; contact Gary W. Leonhardt, P.O. Box 3448, Morganton, NC 28680, (828) 439-1866; e-mail: gleonhardt@ci.morganton.nc.us

14-16--TACOMA, WASHINGTON: Show, "Gem Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; Tacoma Dome/Exhibition Hall, 2727 E. "D" St.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

14-16--TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Show, "Bead Renaissance Show"; J&J Promotions LLC; Expo Square, Trade Center, 4145 S. 21st St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 1-5; contact J&J Promotions LLC, P.O. Box 420, Williamsburg, NM 87942, (575) 894-1293; e-mail: info@beadshow.com; Web site: www.beadshow.com

21-23--PORTLAND, OREGON: Show, "Gem Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; Oregon Convention Center/Exhibit Hall E, 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

21-23--ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Show, "Bead Renaissance Show"; J&J Promotions LLC; New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 300 San Pedro; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 1-5; contact J&J Promotions LLC, P.O. Box 420, Williamsburg, NM 87942, (575) 894-1293; e-mail: info@beadshow.com; Web site: www.beadshow.com

21-23--MARIETTA, GEORGIA: 23rd annual show; Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society; Cobb County Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; contact Jim Haege, P.O. Box 680812, Marietta, GA 30068, (770) 689-9376; e-mail: jhaege@granquartz.com; Web site: www.cobbcountymineral.org

21-23--SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Bead Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

22-23--BREMERTON, WASHINGTON: Show, "Fall Festival of Gems"; Kitsap Gem & Mineral Society; The President's Hall, Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 Fairgrounds Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; contact Gerry Alexander, (360) 876-4543

22-23--FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: 17th annual show; Northern Virginia Mineral Club; George Mason University, Student Union Bldg. II, Rte. 123 and Braddock Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, seniors (65+) and students (13-17) $3, children (12 and under) and Scouts in uniform free; 20 dealers, minerals, fossils, crystals, gems, jewelry, meteorites, demonstrations, exhibits, door prizes, kids' mini-mine, fossil dig, silent auction Sun.; contact Tom Taaffe, (703) 281-3767; e-mail: rockcllctr@aol.com; Web site: www.mineralclub.org

22-23--FAIRFIELD, OHIO: Show; LaMonts & Char Enterprises; Tori's Station, 75 Donald Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-6; adults $4, children $1; contact LaMonts & Char Enterprises, (765) 647-4894 or (765) 647-4503; Midwestchar@peoplepc.com

22-23--OXNARD, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Garnets: A Gem For Everyone"; Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society; Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; displays, demonstrations, kids' activities, door prizes, raffle, silent auction, vendors, gems, minerals, beads, fossils, opals, petrified wood, precious stones; contact Miriam Tetreault, 1134 Sunnycrest Ave., Ventura, CA 93003, (805) 642-5779; e-mail: show@oxnardgem.com; Web site: www.oxnardgem.com

29-30--MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Gem Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

29-30--SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Show, "The Great San Francisco Crystal Fair"; Pacific Crystal Guild; Fort Mason Center, Bldg. A, Laguna and Marina Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, children under 12 free; gems, jewelry, crystals, beads, psychics; contact Jerry Tomlinson, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: sfxtl@earthlink.net; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

29-30--WICKENBURG, ARIZONA: 8th annual Wickenburg Gem & Art Fair; Wickenburg Gem & Mineral Society; Wickenburg Community Center, 160 N. Valentine St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; more than 30 vendors, gems, minerals, jewelry, local artists, photo exhibit, door prizes, grab bags, Spinning Wheel; contact Lucille Burroughs, P.O. Box 20375, Wickenburg, AZ 85358, (928) 684-0099; e-mail: gnlu@q.com

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DECEMBER 2008:

5-7--EL PASO, TEXAS: Show; El Paso Mineral & Gem Society; El Maida Auditorium, 6331 Alabama; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults and students $3, seniors $2, children under 12 free with adult; gems, minerals, fossils, beads, silver jewelry, tools and equipment, geode cutting, silent auction, demonstrations, door prizes; contact Jeannette Carrillo, 4100 Alameda Ave., El Paso, TX 79905, (915) 533-7153; e-mail: gemcenter@aol.com

12-14--COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Gem Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; OC Fair & Event Center/Bldg. 10, 88 Fair Dr.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

12-14--LONGMONT, COLORADO: Annual show; Flatirons Mineral Club; Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Bldg., 9595 Nelson Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children free with paid adult; 15 dealers, gems, rocks, minerals, jewelry, lapidary equipment, exhibits, demonstrations, speakers, classes in wire-wrap, bead-stringing, silversmithing, kids' gold panning, scavenger hunt, mineral identification game, and dig site; in conjunction with the Boulder Model Railroad Club Annual Show Dec. 13-14; contact John Hurst, 2863 Nebrina Pl., Boulder, CO 80301, (303) 443-7885; e-mail: john.hurst2@comcast.net; Web site: http://bcn.boulder.co.us/community/fmc/

13-14--NORCROSS, GEORGIA: Show, "North Atlanta Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show"; Mammoth Rock Shows LLC; North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Ct.; Sat. 9-7, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, under 16 free; more than 45 dealers, grand drawing Sun., fossils, gemstones, jewelry, beads, rough rock, lapidary tools, mineral specimens; contact Richard & Janice Hightower, 7334 Quail Run Rd., Lizella, GA 31052, (478) 935-9345; e-mail: staff@mammothrock.com; Web site: www.mammothrock.com

19-21--SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Show, "Gem Faire"; Gem Faire Inc.; Scottish Rite Center, 1895 Camino del Rio S; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; $5 weekend pass; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

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JANUARY 2009:

9-11--MESA, ARIZONA: Show, "Flagg Gem & Mineral Show"; Arizona Mineral and Mining Museum Foundation; Mesa Community College, northeast corner of US 60 and Dobson Rd.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; free activities and samples for children and teachers, more than 80 dealers, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, special displays, including the famous Peralta Stones; contact Ray Grant, (480) 814-9086; e-mail: raycyn@cox.net

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FEBRUARY 2009:

2-9--TUCSON, ARIZONA: Show, "Bead Renaissance Show"; J&J Promotions LLC; 3340 E. Michigan, next to the Holidome and Gem Mall; Mon. 10-6, Tue. 10-6, Wed. 10-6, Thu. 10-9, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6; contact J&J Promotions LLC, P.O. Box 420, Williamsburg, NM 87942, (575) 894-1293; e-mail: info@beadshow.com; Web site: www.beadshow.com

13-15-–MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA: 32nd annual show, "Symphony of Gemstones"; Central Brevard Rock & Gem Club; Kiwanis Island Park, 950 Kiwanis Park Rd.; Fri. 1–6, Sat. 105, Sun. 10-5; admission $3; rough and cut gems, minerals, fine jewelry, equipment, supplies, books, beads, exhibits, demonstrations; contact LaVerne Dewey, 2175 Heron Dr., Merritt Island, FL 32952, (321) 453-5594; e-mail: bdewey@cfl.rr.com

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MARCH 2009:

6-8--RICHMOND, INDIANA: 36th annual show; Eastern Indiana Gem & Geological Society; Wayne County Fairgrounds, 861 N. Salisbury Rd.; gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; contact John LaMont, (765) 647-4894 or (765) 647-4503

14-15--SPRECKELS, CALIFORNIA: 63rd annual show; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5: Spreckels Veterans Hall, 5th St. and Llano St.; displays, beads, finished jewelry, rough rock, fluorescent display, kids' activities, demonstrations, free hourly door prize, raffle, dealers, silent auction, minerals, fossils, lapidary; contact Ernie deFever, (831) 422-3422, or Karin Salomon; e-mail: kcbakes27@sbcglobal.net; Web site: Salinasrockandgem.com

28-29--HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS: Show, "Western Mass Mineral & Jewlery Show"; Connecticut Valley Mineral Club; Holiday Inn at Ingleside, 245 Whiting Farms Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, children under 12 free; minerals, gemstones, jewelry, crystals, fossils, lapidary, live demonstrations, free exhibits; contact Helen Rodak, (413) 586-6691; e-mail: info@cvmineralclub.org; Web site: www.cvmineralclub.org

28-29--LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: Show, "Gembalaya"; Lincoln Gem & Mineral Club; Pershing Center, 226 Centennial Mall S.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children under 12 free with adult; rocks, gemstones, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, exhibits, displays, demonstrations, programs, dealers, youth activities; Charles Wooldridge, Lincoln Gem & Mineral Club, P.O. Box 5342, Lincoln, NE 68505, (402) 416-3233; e-mail: mamamar@windstream.net; Web site: www.lincolngemmineralclub.org

28-29--TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA: 60th annual show, "Nature's Treasures"; Torrance Recreational Center, 3341 Torrance Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; exhibits, demonstrations, children's workshops, slabs, rough, tumbled stones, jewelry, lapidary items; contact Larry Hoskinson or Leslie Neff, (310) 318-2170; Web site: www.palosverdes.com/sblap/

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JULY-AUGUST 2009:

30-2--BILLINGS, MONTANA: Federation show; Billings Gem & Mineral Club; Montana Trade Center, Holliday Inn-Grand Montana, 5500 Midland Rd.; Thu. 10-5, Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; contact Doug True, (406) 670-0506; e-mail: dtruefossils@yahoo.com

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