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

June 2017

3: Macungie, PA - Spring Mineralfest Show sponsored by the Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association. 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Macungie Memorial Park, Macungie, PA. A family-oriented event - younger attendees encouraged. •  Adult admission only $2.00, •  Free admission and mineral specimens for children under twelve, •  Multiple door prizes awarded hourly, •  Gold panning and sluicing demonstrations are favorites with kids . Flyer via

3-4: Mc Calla, AL - 43rd Annual Tannehill Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show sponsored by the Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society of Birmingham, AL. at the Tannehill Ironworks State Park 12632 Confederate Parkway Mc Calla, AL. 35111 Contact: Cathy Kellogg <>

3-4: Monroe, NY - Orange County Mineral Society Gem and Mineral Show 1010 Route 17M Monroe NY 10950, 10 AM to 4 PM rain or shine. Adults $5, Seniors and kids $3, Scouts in uniform and kids under 6 free. New fluorescent mineral display, Mastodon building with county collection.

3-4: Canandaigua, NY - GemFest 2017, 24th 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, free crafts with admission, soapstone carving, wire wrapping, sluice, UVBob fluorescent mineral program, scavenger hunt for kids of ALL ages, geode cutting.  Fun for the whole family.  Info- Fred Haynes (,   WCGMC is:  Always Looking For Places to Dig.

17: Chelmsford, MA - Gene Bearss Annual Micromounters Symposium sponsored by the Micromounters of New England.  Trinity Lutheran  Church,  170 Old Westford Rd; Chelmsford, MA.  Info: or Scott Dion 603-670-8999.

17: La Plata, MD – Southern Maryland Rock and Mineral Club ( will host the 2017 EFMLS Region IV POTLUCK PICNIC AND ROCK SWAP/SALE on Saturday June 17th at Gilbert Run Recreational Park located at 13140 Charles Street, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622 which is 8.8 miles east of La Plata, MD.  All Eastern Federation (EFMLS) clubs and their families/friends are invited.  In addition to minerals, fossils and lapidary for swap/sale, each attendee family is asked to bring a potluck dish to share and one (1) labeled specimen donation for an auction after lunch to help defray costs.  Ample parking for tailgate swapping/selling as well as 33 picnic tables under adjacent covered pavilion.  Onsite restrooms and handicap access.  A “Treasure Box” (donations welcome) of excess rocks and related tools for free for anyone to take.  SMRMC will provide plates/cups/plasticware/sodas/bottled water (no alcohol).  $5 per carload Park Entry Fee for all vehicles.  Park has a 60 acre lake and many recreational facilities (playgrounds, boat rentals, trails, etc.) for kids and adults. for further details.

July 2017

29-30: Burlington, VT - 38th Annual Champlain Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show sponsored by the Burlington Gem & Mineral Club.  Tuttle Middle School, 500 Dorset St; So. Burlington, VT.  Contact:  Peg Powers at 802-462-3548 or

29-30: Mattituck, NY - Long Island Mineral & Geology Society Annual Show. 15125 Main Rd; Mattituck, NY 11952.  Info: Eugene Genova at ligeo@aol.comth

August 2017

5: Morristown, NJ - 22nd Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Sale sponsored by the Morris Museum Mineralogical Society.  Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd; Morristown, NJ.  Info:

21: Newton, MA - Annual Mineral Auction sponsored by the Boston Mineral Club.  American Legion Post 440, 295 California St; Newton, MA.  Contact:  <> or <>.

26-27: Canton, NY - St. Lawrence County Rock & Mineral Club's 51st Annual Show August 26th & 27th, Canton, NY @ the Pavilion 90 Lincoln St., Canton, NY - FREE ADMISSION - Sat. 9-4:30   Sunday 9-3:00, Friday night at dusk, 25th we hold a fluorescent mineral hunt for kids, lights provided. Contact William deLorraine, President 315-287-4652. visit us @

September 2017

16:17: Harrisburg, PA - Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show sponsored by the Central PA Rock & Mineral Club.  Zembo Shrine, Third & Division Sts; Harrisburg, PA.  Contact: Betsy Oberheim

16-17: Poughkeepsie, NY - 49th Annual Gem & Mineral Show & Sale sponsored by the Mid-Hudson Valley Gem & Mineral Society. Gold's Gym and Family Sports Center, 258 Titusville Rd; Poughkeepsie, NY.  Info:  Carolyn Reynard

22-23: West Friendship, MD -53rd Annual Atlantic Coast Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show hosted by the Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore. Howard Co. Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD. Info:

 October 2017

21-22:  45th Annual Gem & Mineral Show and EFMLS Annual Convention hosted by the Bristol Gem & Mineral Club.  Location and details to be announced shortly. EFMLS meeting, Friday, October 20.

November 2017

4-5: Plant City, FL - Annual Show: Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club. Dates:   November 4-5, 2017 Time:    10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days. Location:  Plant City Strawberry Festival Expo Center, Address:  303 N. Lemon Street, Plant City, FL. Contact:  Jerri Heer, Dealer Chair – – (Phone) 419-344-9999. Admission:  Adults $5; Military $4 with ID; Youth & Students $4; under 12 free (with parent) Visit our web site at for a discount admission or check the Tampa Bay Times for the advertisement. Vendors will exhibit and sell rough stones, slabs, mineral specimens, gemstones and finished jewelry. Club members will showcase their talents selling handcrafted, one-of-a-kind jewelry, gem trees, opals and cabochons. There will be live demonstrations including cabochon and opal cutting, wire wrapping, gem trees, chainmaille and more. Bid for bargains at our silent auction and win door prizes throughout the day. Kids can explore the touch table and prospect for treasure at our sluice box. The perfect opportunity shop for that special gift for the holidays.

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.