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January
January 8, 9, 10, 2016

Pinellas Geological Society
40th Annual  Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show & Sale

Friday/Saturday 10-5pm
Sunday noon-5pm

Largo Cultural Center/Parkview Room
105 Central Park Dr., Largo FL

FREE Admission

Presenting beautifully crafted jewelry, gem trees, mineral eggs & spheres, crystals, mineral specimens, slabs, artifacts, cut gems, Indian & Western jewlery, exhibits and library.

Silent auction, drawing donation $1.50 every hour to benefit college scholarships, lapidary training and publications.
INFO: Lee Sheffield 727-709-3236 or Walt Staats 727-415-7867
January 16-17, 2016

Tomoka Gem & Mineral Society
45th Annual Jewelry,Gem Minerals & Fossil Show & Sale
Martin Luther King Day Weekend Show


 Saturday 10am-6pm / Sunday 10am-5pm

Volusia County Fairgrounds - Tommy Lawrence Building 
3150 E. New York Ave. Deland,FL 32724 

Over 50 Vendors 
Free Crystal or Sharks Tooth to Early Birds Both Days 
Classes & Demos Both Days 
Free Daily Drawings 
Free parking 
Print to get $1 off admission $4 
Demos & Classes in Faceting, Lapidary, Wire Wraping & Weaving,Basic Jewelry Making, Using a Jewelers Saw, Making Glass Dome Jewelry, & Basic Wire Bracelet with 3 Bead Crystal Rings,Kumihimo & lot's more. 
Don't forget to stop by the Coquina Kids Table for great Demos for the Kids.

Show contact Rosemary van Wandelen 
386-479-1509 rrborzoi[]yahoo.com 
www.tomokagms.org 
www.tomokafacetersguild.org 
January 23 – 24, 2016
Panama City, Florida
Annual Panama City Gem and Mineral Show
Panama City Gem & Mineral Society
Central Panhandle Fairgrounds 2230 E. 15th St. 

Saturday, January 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The show will feature exhibits, minerals, fossils, cabochons, gems, crystals, wire wrapping, lapidary arts, jewelry, beads, silent auction and more. One Grand Prize and several additional door prizes donated by the show vendors. Admission and Parking is Free.

For details please contact Steve Shipton our show chairman at 850-867-0586 or e-mail; shipton3[]comcast.net
February
Feb. 6- 7, 20156
Merritt Island, Florida

39th Annual Symphony of Gemstones Show and Sale

Sponsored by Central Brevard Rock and Gem Club

Kiwanis Island Recreation Center
951 Kiwanis Island Park Rd. off SR 520 Exit on I95 going East, entrance is just east of the Merritt Island Mall, turn at the sign

Sat./Sun 10AM - 5 PM  adults $5 ($1 discount coupon on Website and in local papers) children  under 12 are free when accompanied by adult

We will have over 20 vendors offering both finished and handmade fine jewelry, beads, pearls, rocks, slabs, minerals, specimens, tools, silent auction, sluice and children activities. There will be demonstrations by club members.

Demonstrations, hourly prizes, grand prize, children's activities and silent auction.

Flyers for $1 off admission can be found on our website: centralbrevardgems.org and local newspapers.

Contact information: Roz Mestre
email: roz.mestre[]att.net, (321) 431-0159. 


club website: www.centralbrevardgems.org
February 20-21, 2016

Vero Beach, FL

Gem and Jewelry Show

Treasure Coast Rock & Gem Society

Saturday 10AM to 5PM, Sunday 10AM to 4PM

Vero Beach Community Center

2266 14th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960

$5 Donation at the door, 20 vendors, hourly door prizes

Email contact  Treasurecoastrockandgem[]gmail.com
February 27-28, 2016
Jackson, Mississippi

Annual Gem, Mineral Fossil and Jewelry Show
Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society (MGMS).


Saturday, February 27 (9 am to 6 pm)  and  Sunday, February 28 (10 am to 5 pm)

Mississippi Trade Mart on the State Fairgrounds, Jackson, Mississippi
Admission:  Adults - $6;  Students - $3;  Scouts & Leaders in Uniform - $2;  Children 5 and under - Free

* Special Exhibit:  The Rock Food Table
* Over 25 dealers of gems, fossils, minerals, jewelry, lapidary tools, beads, and more
* Demonstrations of lapidary art including flint knapping, cabochon cutting, and jewelry making
* Exhibits and educational opportunities by colleges and state organizations
* Children's activities (adults are welcomed too)
* Touch and See Table
* Displays by MGMS members of their some of their own collections or lapidary work
* Hourly door prizes, and a grand prize drawing.

Club website: www.missgems.org
FEBRUARY 27, 2016
Lakeland, Florida

Annual Show and Sale

Imperial Bone Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Society

Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm

175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr., Lakeland, FL 33801

Door Prizes
Spin & Win Mineral Wheel
Kids' Treasure Dig
Demonstrations on Wire Wrapping, Cabochon Making and Lapidary
Educational Displays
Silent and Chinese Auctions
Gem Flume with genuine NC gemstones
Featuring more than 30 dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, gifts, hobby supplies

Show Contact: Kim Price, (863) 412-9156
e-mail: IBVGMFS[]gmail.com
Web site: http://www.bonevalley.net
February 28, 2016
Sunday: 10AM to 4 PM

The Villages Gem & Mineral Society
4th Annual Show
The Villages, FL

Sea Breeze Regional Recreation Center
2374 Buena Vista Blvd
The Villages, FL  32162
Latitude 28.875029         Longitude 81.992828

Admission is FREE 
FREE parking
Almost 100 tables featured so there is something for everyone.
Rough, slabs, fossils, minerals of all kinds for sale.
Gemologist, Faceters, Silver smith, jewelry creations made to order,
Jewelry craft suppliers, findings, loose beads and chains of all kind
sold by the foot.
Hourly door prize drawings
Additional show artisans include: handmade glass bead, glass fusion, hand carved wood sculptures, basket weavers and much more.
Club display and exhibit table
Show contact:  Christine Courtwright, Show Chair, 352-753-6139
e-mail address:  number1cc[]gmail.com
Society website: http://thevillagesgemandmineralsociety.com/
March
First FULL weekend in March
March 6-7-8, 2015
 St. Petersburg,  FL
45th Annual Gem, Jewelry & Mineral Show and Sale
THE SUNCOAST GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
Fri: 10 AM to 6PM; Sat: 10AM-6PM; Sun: 10am-5PM

The Minnreg Building  
6340  126th Ave. N., Largo,  FL  33773

HOURLY DOOR PRIZES! GRAND DRAWING AT END OF SHOW!
$1.50 GRAB BAGS, FREE PARKING  12+ Dealers
Planned demonstration exhibits on Beading, Wire Wrapping, Cabbing, Faceting, Metal Work.
Silent auctions all day long. Gem Mining Flume inside.
Club display cases and exhibits.
Refreshments available.
Show contact:  Bill Schmidt, Show Chair, 727  822-8279

Email contact:   SGAMSgemshow@gmail.com http://www.sgams.com/Shows/show.htm


March 11-13, 2016 Augusta, GA
28th Annual Aiken-Augusta Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
Always Held: 2nd Weekend in March


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, HourlyDoor Prizes and a Grand Prize that will be awarded at the end of the show on Sunday.

Show Contact: Chris Glass 706-284-9239

Sponsoring Clubs: Aiken Gem, Mineral and Fossil Society and Augusta Gem and Mineral Society

www.aikengmfs.org

www.agam.club

Fri & Sat 10AM-7PM / 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

Co-Chair: Richard McNutt and Chris Glass
March 19 -20, 2016

Dothan, Alabama


Annual Dothan Gem & Mineral Show
Sponsored by Dothan Gem & Mineral Club


Houston County Farm Center
1701 East Cottonwood Road
Dothan, AL

Saturday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Free admission and parking.

The show will feature gemstones, mineral specimens, fossils, slabs, jewelry, beads, cabochons and wire wrapping. There will be educational exhibits and a grand prize drawing, along with hourly silent auctions and door prizes.

Club website: www.wiregrassrockhounds.com

Show Chairman: Jeff DeRoche (334-673-3554)
The 37th Annual
Valley and Ridge Gem and Mineral Show
Sponsored by the Rome Georgia Mineral Society

March 18, 19, and 20, 2016

Friday and Saturday – 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

The Forum
301 Forum St.
Rome GA 30161
(706) 291-5281
 
FREE ADMISSION!
 
Free Admission! Minerals, Gems, Fossils, Meteorites, Jewelry, and Crystals for Sale. Lapidary rough.  Free Mineral and Fossil ID, Door Prizes, and Exhibits! Free registration for grand prize – Celestine geode from Madagascar! Gem, mineral, jewelry and fossil dealers from all over the country come to Rome to show and sell their Earth Treasures. This is one of the premier events for mineral and fossil collectors, for those wanting to buy unique gifts, and for families looking for a fun and educational family outing. Admission is free and the show is sponsored by the Rome Mineral Society, and non-profit educational organization. Club members will offer free Mineral and Fossil ID, Door Prizes, and Exhibits! Grand prize for one lucky attendee will be a beautiful specimen of Celestine geode from Madagascar!
 

Show Information:
Jose Santamaria, Show Chair
678.488.9560
rogams.show[]gmail.com
 
Dealer Information:
Jeff Deere, Dealer Chair
770.655.2298
Jeff.Deere[]brownind.com
 
Web Site:
http://rogams.wordpress.com/gem-and-mineral-show/
 
1st Annual
Lexington Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show (NEW Show)

Sponsored by the Blue Grass Gem & Mineral Club (BGGMC)
in conjunction with the Rockhounds of Central Kentucky (ROCK)


March 28-29, 2015
Saturday, March 28 10AM - 6PM, Sunday March 29 11AM - 5PM
Clarion Hotel, 1950 Newton Pike, Lexington KY
near Exit 115 onI-75/I-64

ADMISSION: $2 Adults, $1 Children, $5 maximum per family
Scouts in uniform FREE


Show includes minerals, jewelry, equipment dealers, exhibits, KY agate, Fluorescent display, hourly prizes.

For more information: Jane Volk  lexgemshow[]outlook.com or www.bggamc.homestead.com

 
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