CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SDMG Calender of Events

 

APRIL 2015 Calendar

April 2015 Calendar

APRIL and MAY 2015 MEETINGS & EVENTS

Mon, April 20, 6:00pm  Gem Diego Committee Meeting, SDMG Building

Mon, April 20, 7:00pm  SDMG Board Meeting, SDMG Building

Fri, May 8, 7:00pm  SDMG General Meeting 

Sat, May 16, 10:00am – 4:00pm  SDMG 54th Annual Spring Barbeque, Balboa Park

 

 

On the Go… To a Show

 

Sat & Sun, April 18–19 KELSO, CA – Course: Geology of the Mojave National Preserve (camping on-site, hiking)

Fri, Sat & Sun, April 24–26  DENVER, CO – Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show (Spring)

Sat, April 25– FGMS-YVGMS Field Trip: Omya Mine Tour

Sat & Sun, April 25–26 – Afton Canyon Field Trip

Sat, April 25  SANTA ANA, CA – 2015 Art of Adorning / Annual Bead Bazaar

Sat and Sun, April 25–26  LANCASTER, CA – Antelope Valley Gem & Mineral Club & 2015 Spring Show

Shows and events held thru early June 2015 are listed in
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Fri, Sat and Sun, May 1–3  LA HABRA, CA – NOC 2015 Show: Ancient Fossils from La Habra

Sat and Sun, May 2–3  ANAHEIM, CA – Searchers Gem & Mineral Society – 56th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Fri, Sat and Sun, May 8–10  COSTA MESA, CA – Gem Faire Inc. Wholesale and Retail Show

Sat and Sun, May 9–10  ESCONDIDO, CA – Palomar Gem & Mineral Club 2015 Annual Show

Fri, Sat and Sun, May 15–17  SANTA ANA, CA – West Coast Gem & Mineral Show (Spring)

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

Fri, Sat and Sun, June 12–14  ESCONDIDO, CA – Palomar Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

 

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

 

Sat, March 28, 2015 SANTA ANA, CA – Lecture: Mayan Beading and Weaving – History, Hope, and Opportunity, by Sandi Escalle, founder of Guatemala Charities Fund Raisers

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

Ms. Escalle discusses the female artisans of Guatemala and their crafts, culture and lives.

 

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Sat, March 28, 2015 SANTA ANA, CA – Jewelry Workshop: Karen Nan's Groovy Heart – Wire Wrapping

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.

Materials kit:  $18./small, $24./large.

Instructor:  Karen Nan Varela, Karen Nan Designs

Contact/Reservations:  karennan@karennan.com

Website:  www.bowers.org

Karen Nan Varela demonstrates how to wire wrap a grooved dichroic glass heart and create accents.  All skill levels welcome.

 

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Sat and Sun, April 18–19 KELSO, CA – Geology of the Mojave National Preserve

Sponsored by:  Joshua Tree National Park Association

Meeting place:  Hole in the Wall Campground, Mojave National Preserve. Sat 9:00am – 5:00pm; Sun 9:00am – 4:00pm

Instructor:  Ted Reeves, Instructor, University of the Pacific.

Fees:  $110. for members; $120. for non-members + camping fees.

Campground:  Hole-In-The-Wall campground (no reservations – first-come, first-served; limited number of spaces).  Other campgrounds (some require reservations).

Website:  www.joshuatree.org/desert-institute/field-classes/geology-of-the-mojave-national-preserve/

Explore and learn about the geology of the vast Mojave National Preserve on this two night camping excursion.  Bring your own camping equipment, food and drinks, as facilities are limited in this national preserve.  Be prepared for cold weather, moderate hiking.

 

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Fri, Sat and Sun, April 24–26  DENVER, CO – Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show

Venue:  Ramada Plaza Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn – Central Denver)
   4849 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80216-1813

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

Admission & Parking:  Free.  Public welcome.

Display case rental:  www.dynamiceventsdenver.com

Dealer List:  www.mzexpos.com/colorado_spring_dealer_list.html

More info:  www.mzexpos.com/colorado_spring.html

Retail and wholesale dealers selling minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry and lapidary materials.

 

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Sat, April 25 SANTA ANA, CA – BSOC Art of Adorning / Annual Bead Bazaar

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

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

Hours:  10:00am – 4:00pm

Admission:  Bazaar is Free to the general public.

Website:  www.beadsocietyoc.org

This annual event highlights creators, importers and distributors of historic and contemporary beads, along with hand-made adornment, fabrics, buttons and artifacts.

 

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Sat and Sun, April 25–26  LANCASTER, CA – 2015 Spring Show

Sponsor:  Antelope Valley Gem & Mineral Club

Venue:  Lancaster High School
   44701 32nd Street West (at Ave J and 32nd Street West)

Hours:  Fri and Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Admission & Parking:  Free.  Public welcome.

Website:  http://avgem.weebly.com/gem--mineral-show.html

Contact:  CJ Quitoriano, 661-209-9092.

Demonstrations, an auction table and lots of vendors selling rocks, gems, minerals, beads, jewelry, books, fossils, polished stones and food.

 

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Fri, Sat and Sun, May 1–3  LA HABRA, CA – NOC 2015 Show: Ancient Fossils from La Habra

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.

Contact:  Don Warthen, 562-330-8974 or odwarthen@verizon.net

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, May 2–3  ANAHEIM, CA – 56th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Sponsor:  Searchers Gem & Mineral Society

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

Hours:  Sat 9:00am – 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

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 stone carving, faceting, intarsia, wire wrapping and cabochon-making. Lunch, snacks and drinks are available.

 

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Fri, May 8  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG General Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

SDMG's Junior Division will host the May meeting.&bnsp; Join us for this special annual event.  We'll have club news and our world-famous door prize raffle.  Don't forget to bring a snack to share.  The club will provide punch, coffee, and tea.

 

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Fri, Sat and Sun, May 8–10  SAN DIEGO, CA – Gem Faire Inc. Wholesale and Retail Show

Venue:  OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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

Admission:  Adults $7 (3 days), children (11 and under) free; parking is free.

Website:  www.gemfaire.com (two-for-one coupon)

Over 200 exhibitors.  Bead weaving with Misti Cleveland.

 

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Sat and Sun, May 9–10  ESCONDIDO, CA – 2015 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 under 12 Free accompanied by Adult.

Parking:  Free.

Contact:  Gayle Hamilton, 760-743-0809 or gemshow@palomargem.org.

Website:  www.palomargem.org

Dealers selling rock rough, finished stones, jewelry, 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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Fri, Sat and Sun, May 15–17  SANTA ANA, CA – West Coast Gem & Mineral Show (Spring)

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/west_coast_spring_dealer_list.html

More info:  www.mzexpos.com/west_coast_spring.html

80 dealers, wholesale and retail.

 

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EVENTS ON THE HORIZON…

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

· Online Brochure: Available at www.sdfair.com

· Paper brochure:  Available in Casting Room.

Online entry registration only – first time ever!

· Online entries deadline:  Friday, April 24, 2015, 11:59pm.

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

 

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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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