CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

APRIL 2014

 

SDMG Board Meeting  Monday, April 21, 2014, 7:00pm.

San Diego County Fair: Gems & Minerals Dept. deadline for entries – 11:59pm, Fri, April 25

 

MAY 2014

 

GSSD Meeting  Monday, May 5, 2014, 7:00pm, SDMG Building.

SDMG General Meeting  Friday, May 9, 2014, 7:00pm.

SDMG Board Meeting  Monday, May 19, 2014, 7:00pm.

 

On the Go… To a Show

APRIL 2014 – SHOWS & EVENTS

Fri, Sat and Sun, April 25–27 – Gem Faire Inc. Wholesale and Retail Show, San Diego, CA

Sat, April 26 – 20th Annual Art of Adorning Bead Bazaar, Santa Ana, CA

MAY 2014 – SHOWS & EVENTS

Sat and Sun, May 3 – 4 – Searchers Gem & Mineral Society – 55th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show, Anaheim, CA

Sat and Sun, May 3–4 – 23rd Annual Rockhound Round-Up: Rock, Gem & Mineral Show – Dinomania, Paso Robles, CA

Sat and Sun, May 3–4 – 54th Annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show, Yucaipa, CA

Sat, May 10, 2014 – San Diego Archaeological Center Cast Making Workshop (archaeological artifacts), Escondido, CA

Sat and Sun, May 10 – 11 – Antelope Valley Gem & Mineral Club & 2014 Spring Show

Sat and Sun, May 10–11 – Jackpot of Gems Rock Show, Reno, NV

Sat, May 17 – 53rd Annual Spring Barbeque, Balboa Park, CA

Fri, Sat and Sun, May 16–18  West Coast Gem & Mineral Show (Spring), Santa Ana, CA

Sat, May 24  BSOC Jewelry Workshop: Filigree Ribbons Necklace, Santa Ana, CA

Fri, Sat and Sun, May 30 – June 1 – 2014 California Federation Show, Pomona, CA

Sat and Sun, May 31 – June 1 – Palomar Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show, Escondido, CA

Sat and Sun, May 31 – June 1 – Gold Rush Days, Julian, CA

Shows and events held in April, May and June 2014 are listed in
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Fri, Sat & Sun, June 6–8 – North Orange County Gem Show: Jubilee of Gems, La Habra, CA

Sat & Sun, June 7–8 – Glendora Gems & Mineral Society , Glendora, CA

Fri, Sat & Sun, June 27–29 – Gem Faire Inc. Wholesale and Retail Show, San Diego, CA

Sat, June 28  BSOC Jewelry Workshop: Shell Pearl Ring, Santa Ana, CA

Sat & Sun, June 28–29 – 53rd Fiesta of Gems, Culver City, CA

 

 

Fri, Sat and Sun, April 25–27  SAN DIEGO, CA – Gem Faire Inc. Wholesale and Retail Show

Venue:  Scottish Rite Center
1895 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108

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.

Contact:  info@gemfaire.com

Website:  www.gemfaire.com

Jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, more than 100 exhibitors, bead classes with Donna Palmer.  Dealer list available on April 24th.

 

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Sat, April 26  SANTA ANA, CA – 20th Annual Art of Adorning Bead Bazaar

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

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

Hours:  10:00am – 4:00pm

Admission:  free.

Contact:  714-567-3600

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

Over 65 exhibitors of one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry created by local artisans using handcrafted ethnic beads, finished jewelry and embellished fashion designs.  This event highlights creators, importers and distributors of historic and contemporary beads along with hand made adornment, fabrics, buttons and artifacts.  Member preview begins at 9:00am.

 

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Sat and Sun, May 3–4  ANAHEIM, CA – 55th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Sponsor:  Searchers Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Brookhurst Community Center
2271 W. Crescent Avenue, Anaheim, CA 93446

Hours:  Sat, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Sun, 10:00am – 4:30pm

Admission & Parking:  Free.  Public welcome.

Contact:  Robert and Sharon Burson, 562-860-5938, mobile 562-706-2054 or bursonrocks@verizon.net

Website:  www.searchersrocks.org

Books, jewelry, gemstones, vintage stones, hobby supplies, exhibits, door prizes, silent auction, demonstrations, jewelry making for kids.

 

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Sat and Sun, May 3–4  PASO ROBLES, CA – 23rd Annual Rockhound Round-Up: Rock, Gem & Mineral Show – Dinomania

Sponsor:  Santa Lucia Rockhounds

Venue:  Pioneer Museum, 2010 Riverside Avenue

Hours:  9:00am – 5:00pm daily.

Admission and Parking:  Free.  Public welcome.

Contact:  Show Chairman, Kim Noyes 805-610-0603 or kimnoyes@gmail.com

Dealers' Contact:  Dealer Chairman, Dale Conrad, 805-226-0719 or dale_conrad@att.net

Website:  www.slrockhounds.org

Dealers, exhibits, demonstrations, drawing prizes, silent auction, gifts, fossils, kids' activities, shark teeth, crack your own geodes, jewelry, food and fun; special exhibit by dinosaur and fossil dealer Aaron Miller and dinosaur presentation by Richard Wade on May 3rd, 1:00–3:00pm.

 

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Sat and Sun, May 3–4  YUCAIPA, CA – 54th Annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show

Sponsor:  Yucaipa Valley Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Scherer Senior Center
12202 First Street at Avenue B, Yucaipa, CA 92399

Hours:  Sat, 10:00am–6:00pm; Sun, 10:00am–4:00pm

Contact (dealer booths):  Lee Peterson at DealerInfo@yvgms.org

Website:  yvgms.org/wiki/GemAndMineralShow

The show will be held with The City of Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival.  Top quality dealers, inside and outside raffle with wonderful prizes, including $200 First Prize and $100 Second Prize, silent auction with clean desirable rocks, fossils and shells.  Highlights include educational and hands-on activities and demonstrations; awesome deals on unique and rare gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, and more.

 

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Sat and Sun, May 10–11  LANCASTER, CA – 2014 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

Beads, rocks, gems, minerals, jewelry and fossils, with demonstrators, vendors, children's touch table and a scavanger hunt.  Auction table and a raffle with two grand prizes: an amethyst cathedral and a crisp $100 bill.

 

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Sat and Sun, May 10–11  RENO, NV – 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; Children 6–12 $4; Free to Kids under age 6.

Contact:  Steve Norman, 775-358-7322, mobile 775-560-4782 or snorm11@hotmail.com

Website:  www.renorockhounds.com

20+ dealers, demonstrations, 60+ exhibits, minerals, fossils, gems, beads, geodes, books, raffles and more.

 

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Sat, May 10  ESCONDIDO, CA – Cast Making Workshop (archaeological artifacts)

Venue:  San Diego Archaeological Center
   16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027

Hours:  10:00am – noon

Tuition:  $25.00 advance registration required due to space limitations.

Contact:  Cara Ratner, 760-291-0370 or cratner@sandiegoarchaeology.org

Website:  www.sandiegoarchaeology.org

Juliana Gay will lead a workshop on the process of making casts, with a selection of fantastic archaeological artifacts to choose from.  Each participant will be able to create and keep two casts.  Refreshments will be provided.

 

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— KOKOPELLI OPALS – NEW FEE DIGGING SITE —

 

Fri, Sat and Sun, May 16–18  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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Sat, May 24  SANTA ANA, CA – Jewelry Workshop: Filigree Ribbons Necklace

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:  10:00am – 4:00pm

Fee:  $15 for BSOC members; $25 for general guests (payable in advance to workshop instructor). A $15 materials kit will be offered.

Bring:  Scissors, bead mat, and clasp (not available in kit for purchase).

Instructor:  Judy Walker.

Contact/Reservations:  judywalker@pobox.com

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

Learn a simple new stitch to create a V-shaped necklace that is beautiful on its own or ideal for holding a large central bead.

 

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Fri, Sat and Sun, May 30 – June 1, 2013  POMONA, CA
2014 California Federation Show

Sponsors:  Pasadena Lapidary Society and California Federation of Mineralogical Societies

Venue:  L.A. County Fairplex
   1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768

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

Website:  www.cfms2014show.com

 

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Sat and Sun, May 31 – June 1  ESCONDIDO, CA – Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Sponsor:  Palomar Gem & Mineral Club

Venue:  The California Center for the Arts in Escondido
   340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025

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

Admission & Parking:  Adults $3.00; Children under 12 Free with Adult.

Website:  www.palomargem.org/10.html

Dealers selling rough rock, finished stones, jewelry, beads and other rock-related products.  Free gem identification, lapidary and jewelry demonstrations, as well as educational displays.

 

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EVENTS ON THE HORIZON…

Fri, Sat and Sun, June 6–8  LA HABRA, CA – North Orange County Gem Show: Jubilee of Gems

Sponsor:  North Orange County Gem and Mineral Society

Venue:  Sonora High School
401 S. Palm St., La Habra, CA 90631

Hours:  Fri 4:00–8:00pm; Sat 8:00am – 8:00pm; Sun 9:00am – 6:00pm.

Contact:  President, Nancy Bird, 562-697-0636 or nancyjbird@verizon.net

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

Held in conjunction with the La Habra Valley Community Fair, featuring rocks, gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, beads, and slabs, with Zuni fetish carvers, speakers, raffles, silent auction, plants, geodes, kid's area and demonstrations.

 

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Sat and Sun, June 7–8  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 27–29  SAN DIEGO, CA – Gem Faire Inc. Wholesale and Retail Show

Venue:  Scottish Rite Center
1895 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108

Hours:  Fri, noon–6:00pm; Sa., 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

Over 100 exhibitors.

 

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Sat, June 28  SANTA ANA, CA – Jewelry Workshop: Shell Pearl Ring

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:  10:00am – 4:00pm

Fee:  $15 for BSOC members; $25 for general guests (payable in advance to workshop instructor).
A $15 materials kit will be offered that includes all materials for the ring, including a 14mm pearl and sterling silver wire.

Instructor:  Kat Clark.

Contact/Reservations:  kat@katdesignsusa.com

Website:  www.bowers.org

Learn to work sterling silver wire into a beautiful shell pearl ring.  Shell pearls are made from giant clam shells, with the pearl's "core" drilled from the shell and then coated with layers of lacquer to simulate the beautiful "nacre" that is found in natural pearls.

 

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Sat and Sun, June 28–29  CULVER CITY, CA – 53rd 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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