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If you are an EFMLS member club and would like to have your show or swap listed in the calendar, please contact me at Please include "EFMLS" in your subject line.

March 2019

2-3: Wilmington, DE - The Delaware Mineralogical Society, Inc. will hold its 56th Annual Earth Science Gem and Mineral Show at a New Show Location -- DoubleTree by Hilton; 4727 Concord Pike (Rt-202); Wilmington, Delaware 19803. Hours Saturday are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 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 children's 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 and scouts in uniform when 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  or contact or Elaine Kipp (show Chair)  410-392-6826

23-24: Wysox, PA - The 50th Annual Rock and Mineral Show will be presented by the Cha-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club. Dates are March 23 (9-5) and March 24 (10-4). The event will be  held in the Wysox Volunteer Fire Co. social hall, 111 Lake Rd., Wysox, PA. Contact Bob McGuire at 570-920-9238 or Check the club website for more details.

22-24: HICKORY, NC - Annual show; Catawba Valley Gem and Mineral Club, Hickory Metro Convention Center, 1960 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory NC 28602; Fri. 9-6; Sat. 9-6,  Sun. 10-5;   Admission is $5.00, which good for all three days; Children under 12 free; Also free - Boy & Girl Scouts in uniform,  law enforcement officers & military with ID, and approved school & youth groups; Hourly door prizes and a grand prize drawn at the end of the show, 29 vendors with gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry; Theme “Gems, Minerals and Fossils from the Mountains to the Coast.” ; Focal display and presentations  including;  hands-on displays; mini-mine; faceting, cabochon cutting, specimen identification by geologists;  Contact: Dean Russell, show chm, (828) 303-1448 or  Complete show info on web page:

30-31: Plymouth Meeting, Pa. - The Philadelphia Mineralogical Society and The Delaware Valley Paleontological Society present "Mineral Treasures and Fossil Fair" a joint show and sale at the Lu Lu Temple, 5140 Butler Pike.  Saturday hours: 10 am to 5 pm.  Sunday hours 10 am to 4 pm.  The show will feature fossils, minerals, gems, speakers, and exhibits.  Learning activities include a Fossil Dig and a Kid's Mineral Corner.  Also-Scouting Merit Badge information available.  Food and Door Prizes through out both days.  Admission:  $5.00 for all adults, $1.00 for kids under 12.  All uniformed scouts are free.  Information:  Show Chair: Karenne Snow. Email contact person:

30-31: Midland Park, NJ - 30th Annual North Jersey Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show. Sponsored by the North Jersey Mineralogical Society, March 30 & 31, 2018 at the Midland Park High School, 250 Prospect Street, Midland Park, NJ. Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4, Over 20 dealers. All Indoors. Free Parking. Door Prizes. Admission $5 adult, $4 Seniors, Under 12 FREE. Please visit our website for more details!! <>

May 2019

4-5: Topsfield, MA - The North Shore Rock and Mineral Club will be hosting the 56th NEW ENGLAND GEM & MINERAL SHOW: Saturday May 4, 2019 (9 am-5 pm), and Sunday May 5 (10 am-4 pm) at the Topsfield Fairgrounds, Coolidge Hall, on Route 1 in Topsfield, MA. Retail and wholesale dealers, minerals, fossils, beads, gem stones, jewelry, lapidary, exhibits and mineral and fossil identification. Families will enjoy gold panning, "Spin-a-Gem," mineral sifting and geode cracking. General admission $6.00 ($5.00 with coupon), seniors $4.00, children under 12 free and FREE PARKING.,

June 2019

1-2: Canandaigua, NY: - GemFest 2019, 26th annual mineral, gem, fossil and jewelry show sponsored by the Wayne County Gem and Mineral Club. Location- Greater Canandaigua Civic Center, 250 N. Bloomfield Rd., Canandaigua,  Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4, Adults $3, Children under 12 are free. 20 vendors, exhibits, hourly door prizes, free crafts with admission, soapstone carving, wire wrapping, rock painting, sluice, UVBob fluorescent mineral program, scavenger hunt for kids of ALL ages, velociraptor and fossil corner, geode cutting. Fun for the whole family. Info- Fred Haynes (, WCGMC is: Always Looking For Places to Dig.

October 2019

26-27: East Rochester, NY - Saturday October 26, 2018 from 10a to 6p, Sunday October 27, 2019 from 10a to 5p 2018 Rochester Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show & Sale, Total Sports Experience, 435 West Commercial Street, East Rochester, NY 14445. Kids Activities, Educational Displays, Demonstrations, Raffle, Beads, Crystals, Fossils, Minerals, Jewelry, Carvings, Spheres, Straw Draw, Hourly Door Prizes, & Much More! Admission $6 for Adults, Kids 12 & Under free with an Adult. Students receive a half price daily admission with valid student ID. There is also a 2-day pass available for $9.00. Tickets sold at the door only. Visit our Facebook page ( for more updates as they become available!!

26-27: West Friendship, MD - 55th Annual Atlantic Coast Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show hosted by the Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore. Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD.  Info:

November 2019

2-3: Oaks, PA - Annual show; Tuscarora Lapidary Society; Greater Philadelphia EXPO Center, 100 Station Avenue, Hall D; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $6, two-day ticket $9, children under 12 $1, free admission for scouts in uniform when accompanied by scoutmaster ; 50th anniversary show: Gemarama 2019 - All That Glitters, featuring 27 vendors, demonstrations, exhibits, silent auction, and activities for children; contact Linda Green, Tuscarora Lapidary Society, 24 Upland Road, Brookhaven, PA 19015, (610) 490-5252; Email:; Website:

from Carolyn Weinberger, Editor, EFMLS Newsletter
From EFMLS Newsletter, 10/04

In recent months I’ve 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.

Here’s the list which I have. Remember, most of these publications have a 3 - 4 month “lead time” so you’ll have to get your information in to them early enough to meet their deadline.

Mineral News
Send to: The Editor, Mineral News
1885 Seminole Trail
Charlottesville, VA 22901-1160

Send to: Matt Charsky 
2430 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22207

EFMLS Website
Dan Imel
Please include "EFMLS" in your subject line

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

Back issues may be ordered from 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.

Thank you,
Lynn Varon
Managing Editor
Rock & Gem magazine

Rocks & Minerals
E-mail only:

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.