Visit a Show in Your Area
If you are an EFMLS member club and would like to have your show or swap listed in the calendar, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
22-23: Fairfax, VA - Annual show; Northern Virginia Mineral Club; George Mason University, The HUB Ballroom; 4400 University Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, seniors $3, students (13-17) $3. FREE into Ballroom = Children (12 and under), Scouts in uniform and GMU Students with ID. More than 20 dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, meteorites, crystals, demonstrations, exhibits, door prizes, kids' mini-mines, learning activities, Cub Scout activities, silent auction on Sunday; Web site: www.novamineralclub.org Click for dollar off coupon and flyer
22-23: West Palm Beach FL - Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches 48th annual gem, mineral, jewelry, bead and fossil show. South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center East, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach Florida 33411. Admission $7, children under 12 free. Visit website for $1 off coupon. www.gemandmineral.cc. ; Saturday (Nov. 22nd) 9am-6pm, Sunday (Nov. 23rd) 10am-5pm. Free Parking, door prizes, hourly prize drawings, Scholarship fund raffle, Fossil Dig, Gem Mining, Geode Cracking, Displays, Demonstrations. For further information contact show chairman, Jeff Slutzky, 561-585-2080, email@example.com
14: Upper Marlboro, MD 25th Annual Mineral, Jewelry, & Fossil Show sponsored by the Southern Maryland Rock and Mineral Club. The Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro, MD. Sat 10am-5pm. Admission $5 (senior citizens and students $4; children 12 and under and scouts in uniform get in for free). Door prizes, demonstrations, fluorescent minerals, free mini mine, fossil making, and scout activities for kids. Food for sale. Visit www.smrmc.org for directions, coupon, and more information or contact Michael Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
20-22: Indianapolis, IN - GeoFest, the 13th Annual Indiana State Museum Fossil, Gem and Mineral Show. February 20, 21 and 22 2015. Friday and Saturday 10-5, and Sunday 114. Retail show will include dealers, regional clubs, and adult and kid's activities in a beautiful museum building. Contact Peggy Fisherkeller, 650 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204; 317-232-7172; email@example.com; Website: www.indianamuseum.org GeoFest is included with museum admission: $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, and $7.00 for children. Group rates are available.
7-8: Newark, DE - The Delaware Mineralogical Society, Inc. will hold its 52nd Annual Earth Science Gem and Mineral Show @ Delaware Technical and Community College 400 Stanton-Christiana Road; Newark, Delaware 19713 (@ I-95 Exit 4B).. Hours Saturday are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. The show features educational exhibits of mineral, lapidary and fossil specimens, displays from regional and university museums, a roster of fine dealers of minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry and lapidary supplies, door prizes, demonstrations of gem cutting and polishing and a childrens table, where youngsters may purchase inexpensive mineral and fossil specimens. Admission is $6.00, $5.00 for seniors, $4.00 for youngsters between 12 and 16, and free for children under 12 accompanied by an adult. The Delaware Mineralogical Society is a non-profit organization, affiliated with the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, and dedicated to learning and teaching about the earth sciences, rocks, minerals, fossils and the lapidary arts. Membership is open to all who are interested in these areas. Info and Coupons at www.delminsociety.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call Wayne Urion (302) 998-0686.
21-22: Gaithersburg, MD - Gem Lapidary, and Mineral Society of Montgomery County MD., Inc.m 51st Annual GLMSMC Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show At the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Gaithersburg, Maryland. March 21 & 22, 2015. Montgomery County Fairgrounds - 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877. Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., Sunday 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00, ages 12 and older. Admission is Free for Children (11 and under), Free for Scouts in Uniform. To get a $1 off coupon please go to the club website: http://www.glmsmc.com/show.shtml Plenty of Free parking for the show. More than 20 dealers will have gems, minerals, fossils, meteorites and crystals for sale. Enjoy demonstrations, over 40 exhibits, raffle, door prizes, free workshop, free specimens for kids, and/or get more information about specimens from your own collection. Those under 18 can dig for free specimens in the kids mini-mines!
28: Middleboro, MA - 5th Annual SEMMC Auction Sponsored by the Southeastern Massachusetts Mineral Club. Mitchell Memorial Club, 29 Elm St; Middleboro, MA
28-29: Sayre, PA - The 46th Annual Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club show will be held on March 28th (9-5) and March 29th (10-4). The location is the Athens Twp. Vol. Fire Hall, 211 Herrick Ave, Sayre, PA Contact Bob McGuire 570-928-9238 email@example.com Visit the club website www.chehannarocks.co.
28-28: Plymouth Meeting PA - 15th MINERAL TREASURES + FOSSIL FAIR 2015 ANNUAL SHOW - The Philadelphia Mineralogical Society and the Delaware Valley Paleontological Society present a joint show and sale at the LuLu Temple, 5140 Butler Pike in Plymouth Meeting PA. Just 2 miles from the Norristown exit - of the PA Turnpike. Saturday, March 28; 10am to 5pm. Sunday, March 29; 10am to 4pm. Special Exhibits by the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Leidy Microscopical Society. Fossils, Minerals, Gems, Speakers and Exhibits. Learning Activities include a Fossil Dig and a Kid's Mineral Corner. Also: Food, Door Prizes throughout the days and Scouting Merit Badge information. $5.00 admission; $1.00 kids under 12. All uniformed Scouts are free. Show Chair: Karenne Snow. Information at: www.philamineralsociety.org
28-29: Hickory, NC - 65th Annual EFMLS Convention and Show hosted by the Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Club. Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC. EFMLS Annual Meeting, Friday evening, March 27.
28-29: Sayre. PA - 46th Annual Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Show hosted by the Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club. Athens Twp. Volunteer Fire Hall, 211, Herrick Ave; Sayre. PA.
10-11: Alexandria, VA - Annual Atlantic Micromounters Conference sponsored by the Micromineralogists of the National Capital Area. Springhill Suites Alexandria Marriott, 6065 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA. Registration at <www.dcmicrominerals.org/>
11-12: Johnson City, NY - The Annual New York Southern Tier Geology Club show will be held at the Johnson City Senior Citizens Center, 30 Brocton Ave., Johnson City, NY. The dates are April 11th (9-5) and April 12th (10-4). Contact Tom Ogden . 607-967-8552 firstname.lastname@example.org
11-12: Orange, CT - The New Haven Mineral Club - 42st Annual Show 2015. Minerals, Gems, Jewelry & Fossils. Exhibits- Dealers- Door Prizes- Lectures- Demonstrations. April 11th-12th Sat. 9:30-5:00 Sun. 9:30-5:00. Amity Regional Middle School, Sheffield Rd (off Rt 34), Orange, CT 06477. Donation $5.00 Children under 12 Free when accompanied by an adult. contact presidentnewhavenmineralclub.org. For more info visit newhavenmineralclub.org
18: Severna Park, MD - Patuxent Lapidary Guild, Inc. will be holding their Annual Jewelry Gem and Mineral show on April 18th, 2015 form 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. located at Earleigh Heights VFC on Rte 2 in Severna Park, MD 21146. We will be featuring many vendors with fossils, minerals, Jewelry, cabochons and more. We will also have a children's corner with many activities for all ages. Admission is $1.00 for ages over 10, under 10 is free. Come join us for a great family day!
In recent months Ive had several inquiries from Eastern Federation clubs asking for a list of hobby related publications that have a calendar of events that can be used to publicize club shows and swaps.
Heres the list which I have. Remember, most of these publications have a 3 - 4 month lead time so youll have to get your information in to them early enough to meet their deadline.
Rock & Gem
Rock & Gem Magazine has been sold & Moved to Dallas
Dear Newsletter Editors & Rockhounds, You may have heard about the sale of Rock & Gem to Beckett Media LLC at the beginning of May. It is important to note that we are no longer at the Maple Street address in Ventura. Please do not send any mail to that address, as it will not be forwarded.
I am in the process of setting up a mailing address for Rock & Gem editorial. I will get that information to you as soon as possible.
Any mail related to Rock & Gem advertising and print or digital subscriptions should be sent to Rock & Gem, Beckett Media LLC, 4635, McEwen Rd., Dallas, TX 75244.
E-mail subscription address changes to email@example.com.
Back issues may be ordered from www.beckettmedia.com for the cover price, plus shipping.
The new Rock & Gem phone number is (972) 448-4626.
This information will not appear in the magazine until the July issue, so I would appreciate it if you could help spread the word through your newsletters. I'd like to minimize the confusion on the part of our readers.
Include date, place, sponsoring club, name and address of show chair or contact for info. Some also allow space for listing of speakers, admission and show times.