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 email@example.com.
11-13: Orlando, FL - Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society, a not-for-profit educational organization, is hosting a Rock, Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show on September 11th, 12th and 13th, 2015 at Florida National Guard Armory, 2809 South Fern Creek Ave., Orlando, FL 32806. Show time: Fri. 1 pm to 6 pm, Sat. 10am to 6pm and Sun. 10am to 5pm. Vendors offering beads, minerals, rocks, gemstones, custom jewelry, fossils, artifacts, metaphysical stones, etc. Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Demonstrations and Family Activities. Admission: Adults $5, Students $2. Website: www.cfmgs.org.
12-13: Curran Hwy, MA -The 52nd annual Gem, mineral and fossil show, sponsored by the Northern Berkshire Mineral Club in North Adams, MA will be held Saturday, September 12th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, September 13th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #310, 515 Curran Highway, MA. This is one mile north of Walmart on Route 8. The show will feature choice minerals, gems, jewelry, gifts, activities for children, door prizes and refreshments. Admission is $4.00 and children 15 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. For more details contact Larry Michon, Show Chairman at P.O. Box 297, North Adams, MA 01247. Phone 413-663-8430.
19-20: Mays Landing, NJ - Cape-Atlantic Rock Hounds Annual Fall Gem, Jewelry, Rock, Mineral and Fossil Show. Located at 2641 Cologne Ave. Mays Landing, NJ 08330. Free Parking & Admission, with food onsite. Saturday and Sunday show hours are from 9am to 5pm (rain or shine). For more information or to become a dealer please visit our website at : capeatlanticrockhoundsclub or call Billie Brockhum (Show Chair & VP) at (609)879-1179.
26-27: West Friendship, MD - 51st Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show hosted by the Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore. Howard Co. Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD.
26-27: Franklin, NJ - Franklin Mineral Museum sponsers this show as their only large fundraising event that helps pay for the operations of the Mineral Museum. The Museum is a non-profit organization that provides educational trips, information and a great museum that explains the history of mininig. 59th Annual Franklin-Sterling Gem & Mineral Indoor Show and Outdoor Show, Sponsored by the Franklin Mineral Museum. When: Saturday, September 26th & Sunday, September, 27th 2015. Times: Indoor show: Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. and Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Outdoor Swap: Saturday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Daily Admission: Adults $7.00/ Children $4.00. Where: Franklin School, 50 Washington Ave., Franklin, NJ 07416. Admission: $7.00 Adult, $4.00 child (6-16) Our Links: http://spmom3.wix.com/franklin-gem-mineral http://www.franklinmineralmuseum.com/aboutus.htm We are always looking for Indoor and Outdoor Vendors please contact us today to reserve your spot!
24: Fairless Hills, PA - The Rock and Mineral Club of Lower Bucks County, PA presents our Annual ULTRAVIOLATION an all Fluorescent Mineral Show, at the First United Methodist Church, 840 Trenton Road, Fairless Hills, PA., 9:00 AM 5:00 PM, Cost $2.00 Donation, Children 12 years old and younger FREE, Information contact Chuck OLoughlin, 130 Maple Terrace, Merchantville, NJ 08109, Phone: 856-663-1383, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
24: Albany, NY - Gem, mineral & jewelry festival & auction, October 24, 2015, 9am to 5 pm, albany town hall, Albany, NH. auction @ 1 pm, silent auction, local dealers, displays of gems & minerals. sponsored by the Saco Valley Gem & Mineral Club. Contact email@example.com
7-8: Oaks, PA - The Tuscarora Lapidary Society will host their 46th annual fine gem, jewelry and mineral show, Gemarama 2015: Rocks in the USA. Hours: Sat. 10-6; Sun. 10-5. at HALL C at the Greater Philadelphia EXPO Center at Oaks, PA. Dealers of finished jewelry, cut and uncut stones, fossils, beads and tools. Demonstrations of jewelry artistry by members of TLS. Exhibits, childrens activities and door prizes. Food available and free parking. More information and discount tickets are available at www.lapidary.org.
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21-22: West Palm Beach, FL - Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches 49th annual gem, mineral, jewelry, bead and fossil show. South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center East, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach Florida 33411. Admission $9, children under 12 free. Visit website for $2 off coupon. www.gemandmineral.cc. ; Saturday (Nov. 21st) 9am-6pm, Sunday (Nov. 22nd) 10am-5pm. Free Parking, door prizes, hourly prize drawings, Scholarship fund raffle, Fossil Dig, Gem Mining, Geode Cracking, Displays, Demonstrations, Speakers, over 80 dealers. For further information contact show chairman, Jeff Slutzky, 561-585-2080, firstname.lastname@example.org
27-29: Salem, VA - 36th Annual Roanoke Valley Mineral & Gem Society Show, Friday, Nov 27, 2015 - 2pm to 7pm, Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 - 10am to 6pm, Sunday, Nov 29, 2015 - Noon to 5pm. Salem Civic Center, 1001 Boulevard, Salem, VA 24153, Free Parking. Hobby related exhibitors, Fluorescent Mineral Display, Geode Cutting. Admission $4, ticket good for all three days. Children under age 16 free. Door prizes drawn hourly. Grand Prize drawn 4:30pm Sunday. For further information, CKWLT@aol.com
5-6: Miami, FL - The Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild is holding its semi-annual Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, and Fossil Show on Dec 5 & 6, 2015, from 10 AM to 5 PM at EVELYN GREER PARK, 8200 SW 124 Street in the Village of Pinecrest just one block off US 1 - with free parking. Admission is $4 children under 12 admitted free (with paid adult admission). There will be exhibits, displays, demonstrations, raffles, and vendors showcasing mineral & fossil specimens, gemstones, fine jewelry, and artisan-crafted collectibles. Childrens activities include jewelry-making sessions, surprise grab-bags, gem prospecting, and geode splitting. Were looking forward to a really great show! For complete information, a map, travel directions, and a half-price admission coupon, go to www.miamigemandmineral.com
19-21: Indianapolis, IN - GeoFest, the 14th Annual Indiana State Museum Fossil, Gem and Mineral Show. February 19, 20 and 21 2016. Friday and Saturday 10 - 5, and Sunday 11 - 4. 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: $13.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors, and $8.50 for children. Group rates are available.
5-6: Newark, DE - The Delaware Mineralogical Society, Inc. will hold its 53rd 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.
19-20: Sayre, PA - The 47th Annual Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club show will be held on March 19th (9-5) and 20th (10-4), 2016 . It will be held in the Athens Twp. Volunteer Fire Hall, 211 Herrick Ave., Sayre, PA. Contact Bob McGuire at 570-928-9238 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.