CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

NOVEMBER 2014 Calendar

NOVEMBER 2014 MEETINGS & EVENTS

SDMG Gem Diego Show  Sat & Sun, November 1–2,  San Diego, CA

GSSD General Meeting  Monday, November 3, 2014, 7:00pm, SDMG Building

SDMG General Meeting  Friday, November 14, 2014, 7:00pm

SDMG Board Meeting  Monday, November 17, 2014, 7:00pm

 

 

 

On the Go… To a Show

Sat and Sun, November 1–2  Ridgecrest, CA – Indian Wells Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show

Sat, November 1, Santa Ana, CA – Lecture: Behind the Scenes with Metalsmith Angelina Ciulik

Sat, November 1, Santa Ana, CA – BSOC Workshop: Day of the Dead commemorative necklace

Sat & Sun, November 1–2  Oxnard, CA – Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society 45th Annual Galaxy of Gems Expo – Quartz

Fri, Sat & Sun, November 7–9  Santa Ana, CA – Martin Zinn Expositions' (Fall) West Coast Gem & Mineral Show

Sat & Sun, November 8–9  Anaheim, CA – American Opal Society 47th Annual Opal, Gem & Jewelry Show

Sat & Sun, November 15–16  Apple Valley, CA – Victor Valley Gem & Mineral Club's Gem & Mineral Show

Shows and events held in October and November 2014 are listed in
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Fri & Sat, December 5–6  Balboa Park, CA – December Nights: Christmas on the Prado

Sat & Sun, December 6–7  Lakeside, CA – El Cajon Valley Gem & Mineral Society Rock and Gem Round-up

Thu thru Sun, December 11–14  San Bernardino, CA – OBMS Tailgate & Craft Show

Fri, Sat & Sun, December 12–14  Costa Mesa, CA – Gem Faire

Fri, Sat & Sun, December 19–21  San Diego, CA – Gem Faire

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

 

Sat & Sun, November 1–2  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG Annual Gem Diego Show

Sponsor:  San Diego Mineral & Gem Society

Venue:  Al Bahr Shrine Center
5440 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego, CA

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

Admission and Parking:  Free

Contact:  Bob Hancock, gemdiego@sdmg.org

More details:  http://gemdiego.sdmg.org

Two floors featuring more than 40 exhibits, demonstrations, Club book and selling booths (don't forget the Juniors, who will have a selling booth, too), raffle and door prizes, and 14 Gem and Mineral Dealers offering gems, minerals, jewelry, lapidary equipment and supplies for sale.

Volunteers still needed for show set-up on Friday, Oct 31, during the show on Saturday and Sunday, and de-install on Sunday afternoon.  Contact Bob Hancock or add your name to the sign-up sheet in the SDMG classroom.

 

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Mon, November 3, SAN DIEGO, CA – GSSD Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

Jade Festival veteran Roger Merk will make a presentation on the 23rd annual event held in October in Big Sur.  His talk will be followed by a presentation from Larry Shute, who attended the event for the first time this year.  Professional gemologist and jeweler Mark Kaufman will share his experiences and observations on buying and selling rare gemstones, which is his specialty.  He will also report on the Annual InterGem Fair held in early October in Idar-Oberstein.  Discussion will continue on Opal, which is the gemstone theme of the Thirteenth Annual Sinkankas Symposium (scheduled for April 18, 2015 at GIA).  Participants are encouraged to bring in some opals to show and discuss.

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Sat & Sun, November 1–2, OXNARD, CA – 45th Annual Galaxy of Gems Expo – Quartz

Sponsor:  Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society

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

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

Admission & Parking:  Free

Contact:  Jo Martinez, 805-447-4153 or ogmpublicity@gmail.com

Website:  www.oxnardgem.com/html/gem_show.html

Seventy displays, NPS Paleontologist Junior Ranch Program (ages 5–12), school-age activities, Scout leader and schoolteacher resources, dealers, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, findings, Idaho opals, silver craft, finished jewelry, tools, lapidary supplies, books, lapidary demonstrations, glass-bead making, wire wrapping, rock polishing, silent auction, hourly door prizes.

 

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Sat, November 1, SANTA ANA, CA – Lecture: Behind the Scenes with Metalsmith Angelina Ciulik

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

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

Hours:  11:00 – noon

Admission:  Free

Website:  www.bowers.org

Meet Angelina Ciulik, production designer at Michael Schmidt Studios, a Los Angeles-born artist who specializes in small, intricate sculpture, boxes and jewelry.

 

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Sat, November 1, SANTA ANA, CA – Workshop: Day of the Dead Workshop: Make a commemorative 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:  1:00–4:00pm

Registration:  $15 BSOC Members; $20 Non-BSOC members & Bowers Members.
    Reservations required; fee payable in advance to workshop instructor.

Materials kit:  $17.

Instructor:  Barbara Bastrup

Contact/Reservations:  bastrupmail@roadrunner.com

Website:  www.bowers.org

Make a fun and colorful skull, flower, and crystal necklace to commemorate the Day of the Dead celebration at the Bowers Museum.  Work with beading wire, clasps, jump rings, crimps, beads, and create a pendant.  Participants should bring two flat or chain-nose pliers; one round nose pliers for bending head pin; wire cutter; any extra beads for personalizing your necklace.  Contact instructor about other details and registration.

 

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Sat & Sun, November 1–2  RIDGECREST, CA – Indian Wells Gem & Mineral Show

Sponsor:   Indian Wells Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Desert Empire Fairgrounds
520 South Richmond Road, Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Hours:  9:00am – 5:00pm daily

Admission and Parking:  Free

Contact:  John DeRosa, 760-375-7905

Fabulous displays, door prizes, incredible raffle prizes, and a field trip to the club's Rainbow Ledge claim on Sunday.

 

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Fri, Sat & Sun, November 7–9  SANTA ANA, CA – Martin Zinn Expositions' West Coast Gem & Mineral Show

Venue:  Holiday Inn-Orange County Airport
2726 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705 (Exit 8 from the 55 Freeway, at the intersection of Grand and Dyer)

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

Admission and Parking:  Free. Open to the public.

Website:  www.mzexpos.com

80 dealers, wholesale and retail.

 

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Sat & Sun, November 8–9  SANTA ANA, CA – 47th Annual Opal, Gem & Jewelry Show

Sponsor:  American Opal Society

Venue:  The Phoenix Club
1340 S. Sanderson Ave., Anaheim CA 92806

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

Admission:  Adults $3.00; Children under 15 Free. Parking is FREE.

Website:  www.opalsociety.org

Opal, Gem and Jewelry Dealers from the USA and Australia; raffle with many prizes of gemstones and jewelry; seminars on gemstone and jewelry topics; demonstrations on jewelry making, gemstone cutting.

 

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Fri, October 14, SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG General Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

Guest speaker Dr. Steve Hardinger will make a presentation on "Gypsum: Not Just Wallboard Ore."  He has been a mineral collector since 1976, and his discussion will surprise and delight the audience with extraordinary facts and remarkable examples of this under-appreciated mineral.  A mineral dealer since 2003, Steve is the owner of Dragon Minerals (www.dragon-minerals.com), and his is also senior lecturer in the UCLA Department of Chemistry.

As usual please remember to bring a treat to share with the group.  SDMG will provide coffee, tea and punch.  We'll have club news and our world-famous door prize raffle.

 

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Sat & Sun, November 15–16, APPLE VALLEY, CA – Gem & Mineral Show

Presented by:  Victor Valley Gem & Mineral Club

Venue:  Victor Valley Museum
11873 Apple Valley Rd., Apple Valley, CA 92308; between Town Center Dr. and Bear Valley Rd.

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

Admission:  Free to show and museum

Contact:  Cyndy Mandell at 760-508-1080 or cynmandell@me.com, OR 760-243-2330 or vp-shows@vvgmc.org

Website:  www.vvgmc.org/gem-show

Vendors selling jewelry, rocks, slabs, beads, etc.  Display cases will be set up in the museum, raffle tickets, silent auction, spin the wheel and grab bags.

 

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EVENTS ON THE HORIZON…

Fri & Sat, December 5–6  BALBOA PARK, SAN DIEGO, CA – December Nights:  Christmas on the Prado

Times:   Fri 3:00–11:00pm and Sat, Dec. 7, noon – 11:00pm

Venue:  Balboa Park

Admission and Parking:  Free

Website:  www.balboapark.org/decembernights

This annual holiday celebration is the largest free community festival in San Diego.  Participating museums open their doors free of charge between 5:00 and 9:00pm.  Activities include live musical and dance performances, the annual Santa Lucia Procession at the Plaza de California, gift shopping at the museum stores and artisan studios of Spanish Village, foods from around the world under the banner of the International Christmas Festival at the House of Pacific Relations Cottages.  SDMG will be open to the public for people to walk in and have a look around.  For the members who volunteer, it's an opportunity for free class time, and we have our own potluck dinner and snack area where we share goodies among the volunteers.  SDMG has exhibit cases, demonstrations, plus it's a great time to educate visitors about rocks and introduce new enthusiasts to the Society.

 

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Sat & Sun, December 6–7  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 9:00am – 5:00pm; Sun 9:00am – 4:00pm

Admission & Parking:  Free

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

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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Fri thru Sun, December 12–14  SAN BERNARDINO, CA – OBMS Tailgate & Craft Show

Sponsor:  Orange Belt Mineralogical Society (OBMS)

Venue:  105 S. Palm Avenue, Rialto CA 92376
Across the street from Rialto City Hall.   Corner of 1st St. and Palm Ave.

Contact:  Ken Gard at 909-381-0089 kengard@roadrunner.com

Website:  obmsrocks.yolasite.com/tailgate-show.php

Fossils, gemstones, minerals, jewelry, beads, crafts, petrified wood, agates, opals and more.

 

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Fri, Sat & Sun, December 12–14  COSTA MESA, CA – Gem Faire

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 and Parking:  Adults and Students (12 and up) $7.00; Kids under 12 Free; Parking Free. 

Contact:  Yooy Nelson at 503-252-8300 or info@gemfaire.com

Website:  www.gemfaire.com

Two for One Internet Coupon

Wholesale and retail show featuring fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors, on-site jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes.

 

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Fri, Sat & Sun, December 19–21  SAN DIEGO, CA – Gem Faire

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 and Parking:  Adults and Students (12 and up) $7.00; Kids under 12 Free; Parking Free. 

Contact:  Yooy Nelson at 503-252-8300 or info@gemfaire.com

Website:  www.gemfaire.com

Two for One Internet Coupon

Wholesale and retail show featuring fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors, on-site jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes.

 

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