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

November 2015

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,

December 2015

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.  Children’s activities include jewelry-making sessions, surprise grab-bags, gem prospecting, and geode splitting. We’re looking forward to a really great show! For complete information, a map, travel directions, and a half-price admission coupon, go to

February 2016

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;; Website:   GeoFest is included with museum admission: $13.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors, and $8.50 for children. Group rates are available.

March 2016

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 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  or contact  Or call Wayne Urion (302) 998-0686.

11-13: Augusta, GA - 28th annual Aiken-Augusta Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, March 11 -13, 2016 - Fri & Sat 10am - 7pm and Sun 11am - 5pm, Julian Smith Casino - 2200 Broad St., Augusta GA. Admission: $3 per Adult or $5 Weekend Pass - Children under 12 Free with an Adult . Vendors that offer a wide variety of jewelry, rare fossils and mineral specimens, gems of all colors shapes & sizes, lapidary and much more. Member Show Cases, Lapidary Demonstrations, Educational Resources, Grab Bags, Treasure Dig, Geode Cutting, Mineral Panning, Hourly. Door Prizes and a Grand Prize that will be awarded at the end of the show on Sunday. Show Contact: Chris Glass 706-284-9239. Sponsored by the Aiken Gem, Mineral and Fossil Society and the Augusta Gem and mineral Society - www

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

April 2016

2-3: Orange, CT - The New Haven Mineral Club, 43rd Annual Show 2016, Minerals, Gems, Jewelry & Fossils, Exhibits- Dealers- Door Prizes- Lectures- Demonstrations. April 2 & 3  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. For more info visit

16: Severna Park MD - Patuxent Lapidary Guild, Inc. will be holding their Annual Jewelry Gem and Mineral show on April 16th, 2016 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 $2.00 for ages over 10, under 10 is free. Come join us for a great family day!

22-24: Orlando, FL - Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society, a not-for-profit educational organization, is hosting a Rock, Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show on April 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2016 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, gemstones, custom jewelry, fossils, artifacts, metaphysical stones, etc. Silent Auction and Door Prizes. Demonstrations: faceting stones, cabochons and wire wrapping. Family Activities. Admission: Adults $5, Students $2. 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

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.