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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
NOVEMBER 2018

November 2018 Calendar

I. SDMG & GSSD Meetings & Events

Mon, Nov 5, 2018 – GSSD General Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, Nov 19, 2018 – SDMG Board Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, Nov 26, 2018 – SDMG General Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Fri & Sat, Dec 7–8, 2018 – SDMG Open House at December Nights in Balboa Park

Shows and events held through December 2018 appear in
The Pegmatite (November 2018)
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II. On the Go… To a Show & Other Events

Fri – Sun, November 9–11  Costa Mesa, CA – West Coast Gem & Mineral Show – Fall

Opening Nov 10, 2018  San Diego, CA – San Diego Natural History Museum: "The Nat" [exhibition]
Hidden Gems

Sat & Sun, November 18–19  Lakeside, CA – El Cajon Valley Gem & Mineral Society Rock and Gem Round-up

Sat & Sun, November 17–18  Oxnard, CA – Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society 49th Annual Galaxy of Gems Expo – Calcite

Sat & Sun, December 1–2, 2018  Barstow, CA – 44th Annual Mojave Desert Gem and Mineral Show

 

I. and II. All Meetings, Events & Shows

 

Mon, November 5, 2018  SAN DIEGO, CA – GSSD General Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

Time:  7:00pm.  Free Admission and ample Parking.  Public Welcome.

Steve Dente will show how an Electron Spectrometer works. (Other topic to be announced.)

Please bring treats to share.  The Club will supply coffee, tea, and punch. 

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November 9–11, 2018  West Coast Gem & Mineral Show

Sponsor:  LLD Productions Inc

New Venue:  Hilton Orange County / Costa Mesa
3050 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Hours:  Fri & Sat 10:00am – 6:00pm; Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Admission & Parking:  Admission is Free, open to the public; Parking is $5.00 per day.

Website:  www.mzexpos.com/west-coast-fall

75 vendors dealers, wholesale and retail featuring gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, meteorites, decorator items, lapidary, and more. (Resale certificate needed for admission to wholesale.)

 

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Opening November 10, 2018  SAN DIEGO, CA– Hidden Gems [exhibition]

San Diego Natural History Museum
Balboa Park
1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Admission:  Members FREE; Adults $19.95, Seniors (62+)/Military (ID)/Students $16.95, Children 3– 17 $11.95, Kids 2 and under Free.

Hours:  10am – 5pm daily. (CLosed Thanksgiving and Christmas day.)

Website:  www.sdnhm.org/exhibitions/hidden-gems/

The Nat shows some extra sparkle with an exhibition featuring 100 gem-mineral treasures from the permanent collection. Dr. Terri Ottoway, who is the museum curator for the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), in Carlsbad, provided curatorial guidance on the selection of items. The unique vertical exhibit was designed by the Nat's in-house Exhibits team and is arranged across all five floors of the Museum's northwest corner. Access to the exhibition is included with admission and free for members.

 

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Sat & Sun, November 17–18  LAKESIDE, CA – Rock and Gem Round-up

Presented by:  El Cajon Valley Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Lakeside Rodeo Grounds
12584 Mapleview St., Lakeside, CA 92040

Hours:  Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm; Sun 10:00am – 4:00pm

Admission & Parking:  Free

Contact:  Mary Ness at 619-449-0759 or ecvgms@gmail.com

Website:  www.ecvgms.org

Inside and outside vendors featuring rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, slabs, beads, jewelry, lapidary supplies and crafts, and also kids' activities, raffle.

 

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Sat & Sun, November 17–18, OXNARD, CA – 49th Annual Galaxy of Gems Expo – Calcite

Sponsor:  Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Oxnard Performing Arts Center
800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA 93030

Hours:  Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm; Sun 10:00am – 4:00pm

Admission & Parking:  Free

Contact:  Stephanie Hagiwara, 805-394-8002 or webmaster@oxnardgem.com

Website:  www.oxnardgem.com

Fifty display cases showcasing the talents and artistic skills of members and guest exhibitors. Some of the displays and activities are directed towards teaching students about the earth sciences. Take the pebble pup quiz, collect 36 dino discovery trading cards, participate in a dino dig, bean bag toss, and kids get a free polished rock. Free hourly door prizes.

 

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Mon, November 26, 2018  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG General Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

Time:  7:00pm.  Free Admission and ample Parking.  Public Welcome.

Jim Parrish will share a high quality professionally produced video titled "What's Hot in SAINTE-MARIE aux-MINES." The Sainte-Marie-Aux-Mines show has grown to be the second largest in Europe. Dealers from throughout the world fill venues all over town featuring minerals, fossils, gemstones and jewellery. The video of the 2018 show, produced by Blue Cap Productions, features highlights of the show and the picturesque Alsace setting, interspersed with a who's who of interviews.

There will be great door prizes, and after the presentation, we'll have some great snacks. Please bring treats to share.  The Club will supply coffee, tea, and punch. 

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Sat & Sun, December 1–2, 2018  BARSTOW, CA – 44th Annual Mojave Desert Gem & Mineral Society Show

Presented by:  Mojave Desert Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Cora Harper Community Center
841 S. Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311 (I-15 north of Barstow Road)

Hours:  Sat and Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm

Admission & Parking:  Free

Contact:  Danny Watts, 760-373-1309

Website:  www.mdgms.net/gem-show-information---vendor-application.html

Demonstrations, 40+ displays, educational exhibits, great food, gem amd mineral dealers, gifts for all ages, jewelry galore, kids' activities include grab bags and spin-the-wheel, lapidary arts and crafts, Silent Auction and Raffles. Proceeds go to local Scholarship.

 

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Fri & Sat, December 7–8, 2018  BALBOA PARK, SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG Open House at December Nights

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

Time:  Friday 4 to 11pm, Saturday noon to 11pm.  Free Admission.  Public Welcome.

Tis the season. Come to Balboa Park and celebrate the holiday spirit at the the largest free community festival in San Diego. Participating museums are open free of charge from 5 to 9pm. There will be exhibits, live entertainment and international foods. In Spanish Village, the artists' ateliers will be open. SDMG will host its annual Open House on both days. We'll have tours of the workshop and selling tables with unique gifts at bargain prices – it's a great opportunity to have fun shopping for the holidays. It's also a great opportunity for SDMG to educate visitors about rocks and introduce new enthusiasts to the Society.

Get into the holiday spirit – visit Balboa Park and enjoy all the festivities, and be sure to take part in YOUR club's annual Open House. If you can volunteer and help out with giving workshop or classroom tours or staffing the selling tables, please contact Jim Parrish. 

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