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January
January 13, 14, 15 2017

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 20 - 21, 2018

Tomoka Gem & Mineral Society
47th Annual Jewelry,Gem Minerals & Fossil Show & Sale

 Saturday 10am-6pm / Sunday 10am-5pm

Volusia County Fairgrounds (Tommy Lawrence Arena)
3150 E. New York Ave
Deland, FL 32724
mile east of I-4 at Exit 118A, Rt. 44
 
Hourly Drawings, Silent Auction, Grand Prize Drawing, Coquina Kid’s Table, Demonstrations. Slabs, beads, tools, jewelry, specimens, fossils by 40+ vendors. Free Parking.
 
$4.00 Adult, 12 and under free, $1 off coupon on website.
 
Contact Show Chair: Mary DeJan 386-871-6221 or
Vendor Chair: Cathi Haroldson 386-290-0653
Website: www.tomokagms.org

January 20 - 21, 2018
Panama City, Florida
Annual Panama City Gem and Mineral Show
Panama City Gem & Mineral Society
Central Panhandle Fairgrounds 2230 E. 15th St.

Saturday, January 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FREE Admission and Parking


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 are donated by the club and show vendors.

For details please contact Steve Shipton our show chairman at 850-867-0586 or e-mail; shipton3[]comcast.net

February
Feb. 6- 7, 2016
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 16 - 17, 2019
Vero Beach, FL

43rd Annual 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

Contact show chair: Ann Metz 772 538-6222

February 24 – 25th  2018
Jackson Mississippi

 
59th Gem Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show
Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society
 
Saturday, February 24  from 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday, February 25 from 10 am to 5 pm
 
Mississippi Trade Mart  on the State Fairgrounds
1200 Mississippi Street
Jackson MS 39202
  
Admission:
 
Adults $6    Students $3
Scouts & Leaders in Uniform $2
Children 5 & under—Free
 
Other details :
 
★   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 own collections or lapidary work
★   Hourly door prizes, and a “GRAND PRIZE” drawing.

Additional information:  izzie1259[]aol.com

Club website: www.missgems.org

FEBRUARY 24, 2018
Lakeland, Florida

Annual Show and Sale -
last Saturday in February

Bone Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Society

Saturday 9:00am ‐ 4:30pm
175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr., Lakeland, FL 33801
Hourly door prizes, Spin & Win Mineral Wheel, Kids Treasure Dig, demonstrations and educational displays, Silent and Chinese auctions and over 25 dealers of rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, gifts and hobby supplies.

Contact Kim Price, Show chair, at (863) 412‐9156, or email kprice1105[]gmail.com.
Facebook: Bone Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Club.
Website: 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 3-4-5, 2017 St. Petersburg, FL
47th 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 Hall
6340 126th Ave. N., Largo, FL 33773
GRAND DRAWING AT END OF SHOW!
$1.50 GRAB BAGS, FREE PARKING
 12+ Dealers
Planned demonstration 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
Website: http://www.sgams.com/Shows/show.htm



March 9–11, 2018
30th Annual Aiken-Augusta
Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
 
Fri & Sat 10–6  /  Sun 10–5

Kids under 12 FREE with one Adult admission: $3/day or $5 weekend pass

50-off admission coupon on our websites

Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St. Augusta, GA
 
Diamonds, sapphires, tanzanites, emeralds and other fine jewelry. Gorgeous everyday jewelry, mineral lamps, art objects, and beads. Fabulous fossils and minerals from around the world. Jewelry making and cabochon cutting demos. Kid’s Treasure Dig, Grab Bags, Geode cutting, Member case displays, Educational resources. FREE “Adopt-a-Rock” to every child

Sponsored by the nonprofit organizations:

Aiken Gem, Mineral & Fossil Society http://www.aikengmfs.org

Augusta Gem and Mineral Society http://agams.club

Concessions benefit Relay for Life

Show Chair: Chris Glass 706-284-9239


March 16 - 17, 2019
Dothan, AL


DOTHAN GEM AND MINERAL SHOW
Show is held annually the 3rd weekend in March

Hosted by the Dothan Gem and Mineral Club

Sat: 9 am to 5 pm; Sun 10 am to 4 pm

Houston County Farm Center
1701 East Cottonwood Road, Dothan, AL

The show is the place to find minerals, gems, fossils, lapidary rough, beads, and handcrafted items such as cabochons, jewelry and knapped knives.  There will be hourly door prizes, silent auctions, and grab bags for the kids.  Admission is free.

Show contact:  Jeff DeRoche, show chair, 334-673-3554

Check us out at www.wiregrassrockhounds.com

March 23, 24 & 25, 2018

Hickory, NC

48th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Jewelry Show

Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Inc.


Fri: 9 AM to 6 PM; Sat: 9 AM to 6 PM; Sun: 10 AM to 5PM

Hickory Metro Convention Center
1960 13th Ave. Drive SE, Hickory, NC 28602 off of I-40, Exit 125

Admission is $5.00 which is good for all three days. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Chaperoned school, boy or girl scouts, 4H, church youth, day care, retirement home groups, law enforcement officers and military in uniform will be admitted free anytime during this 3day event.

The 2018 show theme, “Treasures in Our Back Yard, Gems and Minerals of the Catawba Valley” will be highlighted with displayed discoveries of several club members and other well-known collectors in the Catawba Valley area. Focal displays will include emeralds, rutile, hiddenite, quartz, amethyst, etc. Plans also call for presentations about gem and mineral collecting in the area by well-known rock hounds and experts in the field on Saturday, March 24. The show is being dedicated to deceased club members, Jake Canipe, Ken Arnold, Roger Campbell and Danny Jones. 

Many other educational displays and presentations will be in operation during regular show hours. Some of the areas will include fossils, Indian artifacts, wire-wrapping, cabochoning, faceting, and other lapidary arts. In addition to the focal Catawba Valley gem and mineral displays, other glass-enclosed displays will feature high quality specimens from many United States locations and other countries.

Drawings for regular door prizes will be held every hour. A grand door prize of a Pearl Necklace, appraised at $750.00 will be given away at the end of the show. Special door prizes will be given school and youth groups. The club will be selling grab bags containing minerals and fossils for $1.00 each. Geodes will also be available.


Show contact: Dean Russell, Show Chairperson, (828) 303-1448

Email contact: cvgmcsecretary[]aol.com

http://www.cvgmc.com/SpecialEvents.html


 

March 24-25, 2018
Lexington Rock Gem & Jewelry Show (Annual Show)

Lexington, KY - Sponsored by Blue Grass Gem & Mineral Club

Clarion Hotel, 1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY.
Near Exit 115 off I-75/I-64.

Hours:Sat March 24, 9AM-6PM
           Sun March 25, 11AM-5PM.

Show includes minerals, jewelry, equipment dealers, exhibits, KY Agate, fluorescent displays, hourly prizes, silent auction.

Admission: $2 Adults, $1 Children, $5 Max Family. Scouts in uniform free.

Info
Jane Volk - lexgemshow[]outlook.com
Allen Ferrell - kyrock2010kentucky[]yahoo.com, or www.bggamc.homestead.com

 
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