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June 6–7

Glendora
Invitational Gem
& Mineral Show
Glendora, CA
Goddard Middle School Gym
859 E. Sierra Madre

Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 10am – 4pm

July 23–25

Franklin
Faceters' Frolic
Franklin, NC
The Factory
1024 Georgia Rd. (US 441)

Thu – Sat 10am – 5pm

July 30 – August 2

NC Mineral & Gem Festival
Spruce Pine, NC
12121 S. 226 Hwy.

Thu – Sat 10am – 6pm
Sun 12:30am – 5pm

Facet Rough
Cabbing Rough
Jewelry
Mineral Specimens

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SDMG Calender of Events

 

JUNE 2015 Calendar

June 2015 Calendar

JUNE 2015 MEETINGS & EVENTS

Fri, June 12, 7:00pm  SDMG General Meeting 

Mon, June 15, 7:00pm  SDMG Board Meeting, SDMG Building

Fri, June 19, 7:00pm  SDMG Mineral Division Meeting 

School News

Sat, June 27  Last Class.

Mon, June 29 – Sat, July 4  School closed.

Mon, July 6 – August  Some Summer Classes in session. (Contact your instructor about availabilty.)

Mon, September 14  Fall Classes start.

 

 

On the Go… To a Show

 

June 5 thru July 5  DEL MAR, CA – 2015 San Diego County Fair – "A Fair to Remember"

Sat & Sun, June 6–7 – GLENDORA, CA   Glendora Invitational Gem & Mineral Show

Fri, Sat and Sun, June 12–14  LODI, CA – 76th Annual CFMS Show & Convention, Lodi, CA

Sat, June 27  SANTA ANA, CA – Lecture: Jade, The Ancient Stone of Heaven
   by Catherine Jensen

Sat, June 27  SANTA ANA, CA – Jewelry Workshop: Hammered Ribbon Cuff

Sat & Sun, June 27–28 – 54th Fiesta of Gems, Culver City, CA

Sat & Sun, June 27–28 – Julian Gold Rush Days, Julian, CA

Shows and events held thru the summer 2015 are listed in
The Pocket Pegmatite
download a membership application » to receive the bulletin

Sept 12–20  – 2015 Denver Coliseum Gem Show

Sept 18–20  – 48th Annual Denver Gem & Mineral Show

Sat and Sun, Sept 26–27 – Delvers Gem & Mineral Society, Downey, CA

 

What's On …
Meetings, Shows, Field Trips & Events

 

Fri, June 12  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG General Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

Speaker TBD. 

 

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June 5 thru July 5, 2015  DEL MAR, CA – 2015 San Diego County Fair – "A Fair to Remember"

Venue:  San Diego County Fair (Gems, Minerals & Jewelry Dept.)
   2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014

More details (important dates):  sandiegofair.sdmg.org

Contact:  Fair Coordinator at sdfair@sdmg.org

General Fair Info:  www.sdfair.com

Projected calendar through opening day

· Delivery of exhibits:  Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31, 9am to 6pm.

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Sat and Sun, June 6–7, GLENDORA, CA – Glendora Invitational Gem and Mineral Show

Sponsor:  Glendora Gems & Mineral Society

Venue:  Goddard Middle School Gymnasium
859 E. Sierra Madre, Glendora, CA 91741

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

Admission:  Free.

Contact:  Bonnie Bidwell, 626-963-4638 or Ybidwell@aol.com

 

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Fri, Sat and Sun, June 12–14  LODI, CA
76th Annual CFMS Show & Convention

Sponsor:  California Federation of Mineralogical Societies

Venue:  Lodi Grape Festival & Harvest Grounds
   413 East Lockeford Street Lodi, CA 95240

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

Admission:  Adults $6.00/day; Seniors (60+) & Active Military $5.00/day; Juniors (12–17) $3.00/day; or get 3-day passes and save; Kids 11 and under Free with paid Adult admission.

Contact:  Margaret Kolaczyk, markolaczyk@gmail.com

Website:  www.cfmsinc.org/2015show/2015Show.html

This year's theme is "Rocks & Vines."  Dealers, demonstrations, exhibits kids' activities, speakers.

 

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Fri, June 19, SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG Mineral Division Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

Bob Sanger, owner of BKW Opals (www.bkwopals.com), will give a talk on Australian Opal.  Bring in some of your mineral specimens to share and discuss.  Bring a treat to share.

 

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Sat, June 27, 2015 SANTA ANA, CA – Lecture: Jade, The Ancient Stone of Heaven, by Catherine Jensen

Co-sponsored by:  Bead Society of Orange County

Venue:  Bowers Museum, Kershaw Auditorium
2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

Hours:  11:00am – noon

Admission:  Free

Website:  www.bowers.org and www.beadsocietyoc.org

Catherine Jensen, Graduate Gemologist (GIA) and CFO of Michael Jensen Designs, discusses the various aspects of jade, including its history.

 

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Sat, June 27, 2015 SANTA ANA, CA – Jewelry Workshop: Hammered Ribbon Cuff

Presented by:  Bead Society of Orange County (BSOC) at the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

Venue:  Bowers Museum, John M. Lee Court
2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

Hours:  1:00–4:00pm

Registration:  $15 BSOC Members; $25 Bowers Members & guests.
    Reservations required; fee payable in advance to workshop instructor.

Copper kit fee:  $10.

Silver-filled kit fee:  $15.

Instructor:  Kat Clark

Contact/Reservations:  kat@katdesignsusa.com

Website:  www.bowers.org and www.beadsocietyoc.org

Learn how to chase and texture heavy gauge wire into a simple, elegant cuff.  Various patina options will be discussed.  See website for a list of tools required.

 

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Sat and Sun, June 27–28  CULVER CITY, CA – 54th Fiesta of Gems

Sponsor:  Culver City Rock & Mineral Club

Venue:  Culver City Veterans Memorial Auditorium
4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230

Hours:  Sat, 10:00am–6:00pm; Sun, 10:00am–5:00pm

Admission:  $7.00 (weekend pass); children under 12 free; parking is free.

Contact:  Janice Metz at janicemtz@yahoo.com

Website:  www.culvercityrocks.org

Club displays and exhibits, Kid Zone, craft demonstrations, more than 30 dealers, gems, minerals, fossils, rough, slabs, jewelry, tools, beads, silver castings, wire-wrap, carvings, glass work, polished cabs, jewelry displays, free hourly door prizes, grand prize raffle.

 

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EVENTS ON THE HORIZON…

September 12–20  DENVER, CO – 2015 Denver Coliseum Gem Show

Venue: Denver Coliseum
4600 Humboldt Street, Denver, CO

Hours:  9:00am – 6:00pm, Sundays until 5:00pm

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Website:  www.coliseumshow.com/

See 250 booths inside the coliseum (both levels) and 100 tents outside.  Meet the cast of the hit TV show "Prospectors."

 

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Fri, Sat & Sun, September 18–20  DENVER, CO – 48th Annual Denver Gem & Mineral Show

Venue:  Denver Mart Expo Hall
451 E. 58th Avenue (I-25 at Exit 215)

Hours:  Fri 9:00am – 6:00pm; Sat 10:00am – 6:00pm; Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm

Admission and Parking:  Adults $6.00; Teens and Seniors (65+) $4.00; Kids under 12 free w/ Adult.

Website:  www.denvermineralshow.com

This year's theme is Minerals of the American Southwest.  Special exhibits with over 140 dealers, featured presentations, competitive cases and non-competitive cases, plus scheduled events.

 

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September 26–27  DOWNEY, CA – Delvers Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Elks Lodge
11233 Woodruff Ave., Downey, CA 90241

Hours:  Sat, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Sun, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Contact:  Dale Hardwood 310-217-0551, or Nancy Bird at nancyjbird@verizon.net

 

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