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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 lapidry@aol.com.

August 2014

23-24: Madrid, NY - 47th Annual Rock & Mineral Show sponsored by the St. Lawrence Co. Rock & Mineral Club. Madrid Community Center, 1835 St Hwy 345; Madrid, NY

30-31: Augusta, ME - 25th Annual Rockhounders Gem & Mineral Show sponsored by the Kennebec Rocks & Minerals Club. National Guard Armory, Western Ave; Augusta, ME

September 2014

6–7: New Milford, CT – Annual Jewelry, Gem & Mineral Show of the Danbury Mineralogical Society. 10 – 5 Saturday, 10 – 4 Sunday. New Milford High School Cafeteria, Route 7. Plenty of free parking. Handicapped accessible. Admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors/students w/ID, 12 and under FREE as are Scouts in uniform.

13-14: North Adams, MA - The 51st annual Gem, mineral and fossil show, sponsored by the Northern Berkshire Mineral Club in North Adams, MA will be held Saturday, September 13th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, September 14th 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.

27-28: West Friendship, MD - 50th Atlantic Coast Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show hosted by the Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore. Howard Co. Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road; West Friendship, MD 21794 (MD 32 just off I-70).

October 2014

3-5: Dallas, NC - 36th Annual Gaston Gem & Mineral Show Hours: Fri & Sat, 9am - 6pm - Sunday 9am - 5pm. Gaston County Park, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy, Dallas NC. 28034 (HWY 279) or GPS 120 Leisure Lane, Dallas, NC 28034. From North, 321 south, exit at Dallas and turn right, it is on the left. From South, 321 north and take the 2nd exit to "Cherryville". Go over 321 and drive 1/2 mile on left. FREE ADMITTANCE and FREE PARKING. Minerals and Fossils from around the world. Cutting material, Quality Gemstones, Wire wrapping, settings, Geodes, Jewelry, etc. SLUICE - A real working sluice, $3 & $5 sand buckets; perfect for children and adults. Amethyst, Quartz Crystals, Faceted Stones mixed at random in buckets; you must might get that special stone or treasure! Hourly Raffles for Prizes, not just a jewelry show, FUN FOR ALL. Additional information on the show can be directed toward this years Show Chairman, Rick Perkins, at 704-825-9456. Also, we have set up a website page online at http://gastongemclub.weebly.com/our-show.html where you may be able to get more information or answers to any questions you may have.

18-19 2014 - Ogdensburg, NJ. The North Jersey Mineralogical Society’s Annual Fall Outdoor Rock Swap & Sale at The Sterling Hill Mining Museum; 30 Plant St, Ogdensburg, NJ 07439; 9 AM - 5 PM; FREE ADMISSION to the show; Browse through rock, mineral, fossil, and crystal specimens from right here in NJ and around the world! Something for every Rockhound and Mineral Collector at “Rock Swap” prices!; Visit www.nojms.webs.com for more information.

18-19: Charleston, WV - 41st Annual Jewelry, Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show sponsored by the Kanawha Rock & Gem Club. So. Charleston Community Center, So.. Charleston, WV

25: 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 O’Loughlin, 130 Maple Terrace, Merchantville, NJ 08109, Phone: 856-663-1383, Email: ultraviolation@yahoo.com

25-26: Rochester, NY - 45th Annual Rochester Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show sponsored by the Rochester Lapidary Society. 2014 will be at the same location as 2013: The Main Street Armory, 900 East Main Street, Rochester, NY. Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm. Web site: http://www.rochesterlapidary.org/ Click here for show flyer, including directions.

November 2014

1–2: Exton, PA - 45th Annual Gemarama 2014 sponsored by the Tuscarora Lapidary Society. School at Church Farm, 1001 E Lincoln Highway, Exton, PA 19341

1-2: Plant City, FL - The Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club will be hosting our annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry show on November 1 & 2, at the Strawberry Festival Expo Center in Plant City, Florida. Our show is great for all ages!  There will be over 40 vendors selling rough material, slabs, mineral specimens and finished jewelry.  Club members will host several tables of handcrafted jewelry and lapidary items for sale.  See live demonstrations; enjoy our silent auctions; explore the touch table; and win door prizes every hour. Hours:  Saturday, November 1 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 2 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission:  Adults $5; Youth and students $4; under 12 free (with parent). For directions, please visit our website at www.tampabayrockclub.com

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

February 2015

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 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; pfisherkeller@indianamuseum.org; 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.

March 2015

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 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 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 gene@fossilnut.com.  Or call Wayne Urion (302) 998-0686.

ADVERTISING YOUR SHOW
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

EFMLS News
Send to: Matt Charsky 
2430 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22207
 matt2430@comcast.net

EFMLS Website
Dan Imel
lapidry@aol.com

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 subscriptions@beckett.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.

Thank you,
Lynn Varon
Managing Editor
Rock & Gem magazine

Rocks & Minerals
E-mail only: advertisingmaterials@taylorandfrancis.com

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.