West Coast
Gem & Mineral Show

May 19–21, 2017

Santa Ana, CA

80 dealers
wholesale and retail

Holiday Inn/OC Airport
2726 S. Grand Ave.

Fri & Sat 10am – 6pm
Sun 10am – 5pm

Free Admission & Parking

www.mzexpos.com

Grape Agate
from Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Photo: Jeff Scovil

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SDMG Calender of Events

 

MAY 2017 Calendar of Events

May 2017 Calendar

Fri, May 12, 2017 – SDMG Mineral Division, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, May 15, 2017 – SDMG Board Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, May 22, 2017 – SDMG General Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Shows and events held through July 2017 are listed in
The Pegmatite (May 2017)
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On the Go… To a Show & Other Events

Fri, Sat and Sun, May 5–7  YUCAIPA, CA – Yucaipa Valley Gem & Mineral Society 57th Annual Show

Sat and Sun, May 6–7  ANAHEIM, CA – Searchers Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show

Sat and Sun, May 6–7  JACKSON, CA – Amador County Gem & Mineral Society Gem & Craft Fair

Sat and Sun, May 6–7  RENO, NV – 52nd Annual Jackpot of Gems Rock Show

Fri, Sat and Sun, May 19–21  SANTA ANA, CA – West Coast Gem & Mineral Show (Spring)

 

Events on the Horizon

 

Jun 2 thru July 4 – DEL MAR, CA – 2017 San Diego County Fair – "How the West was Fun"

Fri, Sat and Sun, June 2–4  LA HABRA, CA – North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society's Annual Jubilee of Gems & Jewelry

Sat and Sun, June 3–4  ESCONDIDO, CA – Palomar Gem & Mineral Club 2017 Annual Show

Sat & Sun, June 3–4 – GLENDORA, CA – Glendora Invitational Gem & Mineral Show

Fri, Sat and Sun, June 9–11 – VENTURA, CA 77th Annual CFMS-AFMS Show & Convention "Ventura Rocks the Nation!"

Sat and Sun, June 17–18 – CAMBRIA, CA San Luis Obispo Gem & Mineral Club Annual Summer Show

Sat & Sun, July 8–9 – CULVER CITY, CA – 56th Fiesta of Gems

 

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

 

Fri, Sat and Sun, May 5–7  YUCAIPA, CA – 57th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Sponsor:  Yucaipa Valley Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Adams St. & Yucaipa Blvd.
Yucaipa, CA 92399

Hours:  Fri 6–9pm; Sat 11:00am – 10:00pm; Sun noon – 6:00pm

Admission & Parking:  Free.  Public welcome.

Contact:  eurekagloria@gmail.com

Website:  www.yvgms.org

Top quality dealers offering awesome deals on unique and rare gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, and more. Raffle with wonderful Prizes from the society and its members, including $1,000 First Prize! Silent Auction, educational, hands-on activities, and demonstrations.

 

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Sat and Sun, May 6–7  ANAHEIM, CA – Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Sponsor:  Searchers Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Brookhurst Community Center
2271 W. Crescent Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92801

Hours:  Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm; Sun 10:00am – 4:30pm

Admission & Parking:  Free.  Public welcome.

Contact:  Margaret Hogarth, 909-815-3045 Hogarth.m@gmail.com

Website:  www.searchersrocks.org/show

Searchers' annual rock show with fun activities for kids! Free. See rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, rough, slabs, vendors, gold panning, silent auction, hobby supplies, vintage stones, door prizes, gemstones, grab bags, tools, equipment and exhibits. Lapidary supplies.  Demonstrations include lapidary work, stone carving, jewelry making, faceting, wire wrapping and other rock- and jewelry-related skills.

 

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Sat and Sun, May 6–7  JACKSON, CA – Gem & Craft Fair

Sponsor:  Amador County Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Kennedy Mine
12594 Kennedy Mine Rd (off Hwys 49/88)

Hours:  Sat 10:00am–4:00pm

Admission:  Free

Parking:  $2.00

Contact: Gaylene Lichty, 209-245-5388 or mountaingirl@volcano.net

Website:  www.amadorgemandmineral.org; website info may not be current, see: www.visitjacksonca.com

Rocks, Slabs, Hand Crafted jewelry, Beads, Gemstones and other hand crafted items. Tour of historic Kennedy Mine for a small fee.

 

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Sat and Sun, May 6–7  RENO, NV – 52nd Annual Jackpot of Gems Show

Sponsor:  Reno Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center
1350 N. Wells Avenue, NV 89512

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

Admission:  Adults $6; Seniors, Students & Children 6–12 $4; Free to Kids under age 6.

Parking:  Free.

Contact: Daniel Ellis, 775-229-4420 or sailondan55@aol.com

Website:  www.renorockhounds.com

Fifty club member displays; hourly door prizes, and over 25 dealers bringing beautiful gems from all over the world. More than a dozen demonstrations on jewelry making.

 

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Fri, May 12, 2017  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG Mineral Division Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

The Junior Division will host the May meeting to show off the cabochon making and wire working they have been doing in class.  We will be having our stupendous doors prize drawing.  Please bring a treat to share with the group.  The Club will supply coffee, tea, and punch.

 

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Fri, Sat and Sun, May 19–21  SANTA ANA, CA – West Coast Gem & Mineral Show (Spring)

Grape Agate from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Photo: Jeff Scovil.

Venue:  Holiday Inn, Orange County Airport
2726 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705

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

Admission & Parking:  Free.  Public welcome.

Dealer List:  www.mzexpos.com/dealer-list

More info:  www.mzexpos.com/west-coast-spring/

80 dealers, wholesale and retail. Minerals, Fossils, Gems, Jewelry, Beads, Crystals, Meteorites, Lapidary, Decorator Items and Gifts.

 

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Mon, May 22, 2017  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG General Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

Anthony Ferrari is a member of the Vista Gem & Mineral Society. He will talk about the youth program for school children and scouts, as well as field trips to Black Rock Desert, in northern Nevada, and to Quartzsite, Arizona. Please bring treats to share.  The Club will supply coffee, tea, and punch. 

 

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EVENTS ON THE HORIZON…

June 2 thru July 4, 2017  DEL MAR, CA – 2017 San Diego County Fair – "How the West was Fun"

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

More details (important dates):  www.sdmg.org/sdmg-public/events/2017/san-diego-county-fair

Contact:  Anne Schafer, Fair Coordinator  sdfair@sdmg.org

General Fair Info:  www.sdfair.com

Projected calendar through opening day

· Paper brochure:  Available in Casting Room.

· Online entry: sdiego.fairmanager.com (deadline is 4/28, 11:50pm)

· Delivery of exhibits:  Sat, May 27, and Sun, May 28, 9am to 6pm

· Opening Day:  Fri, June 2, 4 to 11pm

· Exhibitor Appreciation:  Wed, June 7, 6 to 9pm

· Closing Day:  Tue, July 4

· Exhibitor Pick-up:  Thu, July 6, 9am to 8pm

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Fri, Sat and Sun, June 2–4  LA HABRA, CA – NOC 2017 Show: Game of Stones

Sponsor:  North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  La Habra Comunity Center
101 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra, CA 90631

Hours:  Fri 5:00–8:00pm; Sat and Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Admission:  Free.  Public welcome.

Contact:  Armando Perdoza, 909-455-6800 or forestandson@yahoo.com

Website:  www.nocgms.com/show/show.html

Displays, dealers, spinning wheel, children's activities, geode cutting and demonstrations of wire Wrapping lapidary, faceting and carving.  Hourly drawings and Grand Prize on Sunday at 3:30pm.

 

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Sat and Sun, June 3–4  ESCONDIDO, CA – 63rd Annual Show

Sponsor:  Palomar Gem & Mineral Club

Address:  California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025

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

Admission:  Adults $5.00; children 12 and under Free accompanied by Adult.

Parking:  Free.

Contact:  Dawn Vickers  2017pgmcshow@palomargem.org

Website:  www.palomargem.org

Dealers selling precious and semi-precious gems, rock rough, finished stones, jewelry, jewelry findings and supplies, beads and other rock related products.  Free gem identification and lapidary and jewelry demonstrations will also be available, as well as educational displays.  Proceeds from this show support club activities and enable us to maintain a lapidary shop for member use.  Membership is open to the public.

 

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Sat and Sun, June 3–4, 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 9–11  VENTURA, CA
77th Annual CFMS-AFMS Show & Convention

Hosted by:  Ventura Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Ventura Fairgrounds
   10 Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001

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

Admission/registration:  Adults $7/1-Day Pass; Seniors (60+) & Active Military $6.00/day; Juniors (13–17) $4.00/day; or get 2- or 3-day passes and save; Kids 12 and under Free with paid Adult admission.

Registration:  whoscoming.com/2017cfms-afms/show.html (visit sign-up page for a complete fee schedule of activities and deals on admission)

Reservation & Cancellation Deadline:  April 30, 2017

Fairgrounds Parking:  $5.00/car

Contact:  Diane Cook, show chair, 805-312-VGMS info@vgms.org

Website:  2017CFMS-AFMSShow.com

Show Schedule:  2017cfms-afmsshow.com/schedule.php

This year's theme is "Ventura Rocks the Nation!" (Think Surf City, USA, The Beach Boys and California Dreamin'.)  More than 60 dealers featuring gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, and more. There will be demonstrations, Kids' activities, exhibits, speakers on a range of topics, a Raffle and continuous hourly Silent Auctions running throughout the show.

 

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Sat and Sun, June 17–18  CAMBRIA, CA – Annual Summer Gem & Mineral Show

Sponsor:  San Luis Obispo Gem & Mineral Club

Venue:  Cambria Vets Hall
   1000 Main Street, Cambria, CA 93428

Hours:  Fri and Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm daily

Admission & Parking:  Free

Contact:  Kim Noyes, 805-610-0603 or kim@slogem.org

Website:  www.slogem.org

Dealers selling gems, minerals, fossils, carvings, jewelry, beads, jade, crystals, meteorites, lapidary and metaphysical items. Jewelry-making demonstration, free door prizes and free drawing at the end of the show on Sunday. Reasonably-priced, incredibly-tasty Santa Maria-style barbecue outside on the patio in back..

 

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Sat and Sun, July 8–9  CULVER CITY, CA – 56th 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 and Parking:  Free

Contact:  info@culvercityrocks.org

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, food truck, free hourly door prizes, grand prize raffle.

 

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