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February 2019 Calendar

I. SDMG & GSSD Meetings & Events

Mon, March 18, 2019 – SDMG Board Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, April 15, 2019 – SDMG Board Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, April 22, 2019 – SDMG General Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg

Shows and events held through March 2019 appear in
The Pegmatite (February 2019)
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II. On the Go… To a Show & Other Events

Ongoing  San Diego, CA – San Diego Natural History Museum: "The Nat" [exhibition]
Hidden Gems

Sat & Sun, March 30–31, 2019  TORRANCE, CA – South Bay Lapidary & Mineral Society Annual Show – "Nature's Treasures"

Fri, Sat & Sun, April 5–7, 2019  VISTA, CA – Vista Gem & Mineral Tailgate

Sat, April 27, 2019  Carlsbad, CA – Sixteenth Annual Sinkankas Symposium



I. and II. All Meetings, Events & Shows


Ongoing  SAN DIEGO, CA– Hidden Gems [exhibition]

San Diego Natural History Museum
Balboa Park
1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Admission:  Members FREE; Adults $19.95, Seniors (62+)/Military (ID)/Students $16.95, Children 3– 17 $11.95, Kids 2 and under Free.

Hours:  10am – 5pm daily. (CLosed Thanksgiving and Christmas day.)


The Nat shows some extra sparkle with an exhibition featuring 100 gem-mineral treasures from the permanent collection. Dr. Terri Ottoway, who is the museum curator for the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), in Carlsbad, provided curatorial guidance on the selection of items. The unique vertical exhibit was designed by the Nat's in-house Exhibits team and is arranged across all five floors of the Museum's northwest corner. Access to the exhibition is included with admission and free for members.


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Sat and Sun, March 30–31, 2019  TORRANCE, CA
Annual Gem & Mineral Show – "Nature's Treasures"

Sponsor:  South Bay Lapidary & Mineral Society

Venue:  Ken Miller Recreation Center
3341 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA (entrance on Madrona)1

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

Admission and Parking:  FREE.

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Guest artisan demonstrators, silent auctions, raffle tickets, slabs, rough and polished stones, children's rock crafts, books and food. Club members exhibit includes their latest lapidary work, mineral specimens, jewelry and collections. The show also features a fluorescent mineral display and gold panning outside on the patio.


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Fri, Sat and Sun, April 5–7, 2019  VISTA, CA – Vista Gem & Mineral Society Annual Tailgate

Venue:  Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
   2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA

Hours:  Fri and Sat 9:00am – 5:00pm daily

Admission & Parking:  Free.

Contact:  Vendor spaces at; Kurt Kluey at or 760-917-5781.


This is Southern California largest outdoor gem, mineral and jewelry show with free parking and free admission. Up to 80 sellers, jewelry, slabs, cabs, and rough stones of all kinds. Other items for sale include tools, equipment, and other lapidary related things. There will be a Huge Raffle.


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Mon, April 22, 2019  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG General Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

Jim Parrish presides. The guest speaker is SDMG's editor and public lands representative, Lisbet Thoresen, who will make a presentation on "Preserving Rockhound Habitat on Public Lands." She will focus on collecting areas in the Mojave Desert, primarily within the boundaries of the Mojave Trails National Monument.

There will be great door prizes, and after the presentation, we'll have some great snacks. Please bring treats to share.  The Club will supply coffee, tea, and punch. 

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Sat, April 27, 2019  CARLSBAD, CA – Sixteenth Annual Sinkankas Symposium – Pearl


The Sixteenth Annual Sinkankas Symposium, celebrates Pearl. The all day event will convene at the GIA worldwide headquarters and Robert Mouawad Campus in Carlsbad, California, which has been the venue for the previous 15 events.

Online Registration:


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