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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SDMG Calender of Events

 

MARCH 2017 Calendar of Events

March 2017 Calendar

Mon, March 20, 2017 – SDMG Board Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Fri, March 10, 2017 – SDMG Mineral Division, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

March 2017 – No SDMG General Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, April 24, 2017 – SDMG General Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Shows and events held through the end of April 2017 are listed in
The Pegmatite (March 2017)
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On the Go… To a Show & Other Events

Sat & Sun, March 4–5, 2017  ARCADIA, CA – Monrovia Rockhounds 57th Annual Gem & Mineral Show

Sat & Sun, March 4–5, 2017  VENTURA, CA –Ventura Mineral & Gem Society 55th Annual Show

Fri, Sat & Sun, March 10–12, 2017  VICTORVILLE, CA – 41st Annual Stoddard Wells Rock Hound Tailgate

Sat & Sun, March 11–12, 2017  SAN MARINO, CA – 62nd Annual Pasadena Lapidary Show

Sat, March 18, 2017 – SDMG's 83rd Annual Banquet

Sat, March 25, 2017  SANTA ANA, CA – BSOC Lecture: Update on Pearl Types, Qualities, Sources, Treatments and Jewelry Styles by Renee Newman

Fri, Sat & Sun, April 7–9, 2017 – Vista Gem & Mineral Tailgate

Sat, April 8, 2017 – Fourteenth Annual Sinkankas Symposium – Sapphire

Sat, April 29, 2017 – SDMG's 56th Annual Barbeque

 

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

 

Sat & Sun, March 4–5, 2017  ARCADIA, CA – Monrovia Rockhounds 56th Annual Gem & Mineral Show

Venue:  Los Angeles County Arboretum (Ayers Hall)
301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91017; 1 block south of I-210, Foothill Fwy

Hours:  Sat 9:00am – 4:30pm.

Admission:  included in Arboretum Entrance Fee. Adults $9.00; Seniors and Students $6.00; Children 5-12 $4.00. Parking is $5.00.

Contact:  Joann Ritchie, joannaritchey@gmail.com.

Website:  www.moroks.com

Vendors selling gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, beads, findings. Club members will crack geodes, identify rocks in our famous Grab Bags and operate the Treasure Wheel, where everybody wins.  Visitors can pick out fossils at the Dino Dig and Fossil Find.  Grand Prize Raffle on Sunday. FREE hourly drawings for prizes.

 

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Sat & Sun, March 4–5, 2017  VENTURA, CA – Ventura Mineral & Gem Society 55th Annual Show

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

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

Admission:  Free. Parking is $5.00.

Contact:  Show Chair at info@VGMS.org or 805-312-8467.

Website:  www.vgms.org

Exhibits of minerals, fossils and lapidary arts; on-going demos of lapidary arts and jewelry making; raffle and silent auctions; a "Country Store" white elephant sale and plant sale; kids' activities. A Southern California tradition for 55 years!.

 

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Fri, March 10, 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.

Kesler Randall, Fossil Vertebrates Collection Manager San Diego Natural History Museum, will be our speaker this month. Mr. Randall began his professional career at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in 1994. He has worked at the SDNHM since 1998.  He has presented and published several papers on paleontology including Pleistocene mammals.  Mr. Randall will speaking on the paleontology of San Diego.  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, March 10–12, 2017  VICTORVILLE, CA – 41st Annual Stoddard Wells Rock Hound Tailgate

Sponsor:  Victor Valley Gem and Mineral Club

Address:  Stoddard Wells Rd. near I15  Get Directions »

Hours:  9:00am – 5:00pm daily.

Admission:  Free.  Public welcome.

Contact:  760-243-2330.

Website:  vvgmc.org/tailgate.html

Dealers:  All Vendor spaces are FREE on a first come basis.

Saturday FAMILY Field Trip: Tri-Colored Marble  9:00am – 1:00pm
Contact: Jim Fosse, Wagon Master, info@vvgmc.org.

Handcrafted and Faceted Jewelry, Slabs and Cabs, Findings and Equipment, Minerals and Fossils and TONS of Rough Material.  Restrooms, drycamping, food, snacks and drinks, prizes and Rocks, Rocks and More Rocks.

 

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Sat & Sun, March 11–12, 2017  SAN MARINO, CA – 2017 Pasadena Lapidary Show

Venue:  San Marino Masonic Hall
3130 Huntington Drive, San Marino CA 91108

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

Admission:  included in Arboretum Entrance Fee. Adults $9.00; Seniors and Students $7.00; Children 5-12 $4.00. Parking is $5.00.

Contact:  Marcia Goetz at joenmar1@verizon.net or 626-260-7239.

Website:  www.pasadenalapidarysociety.org/Annual_Show.html

62nd Annual Tournament of Gems will feature exhibits, demonstrations, and dealers. There will be faceted gems, jewelry, minerals, beads, kids' games; grab bags, silent auction, free hourly door prize drawing, and raffle prizes.

 

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Saturday, March 18, 2017  SAN DIEGO, CA – 83rd Annual Banquet

Venue:  Soledad Club
5050 Soledad Rd, San Diego, CA 92109

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The venue for our anniversary dinner banquet overlooks beautiful Mission Bay. It promises to be a glittering evening – literally – with Dona and Wayne Leicht, proprietors of Kristalle, set to be our honored guest speakers. The Leichts are world-renowned purveyors of fine minerals and gold specimens, so we are delighted that they will make a presentation showcasing some of the extraordinary crystallized Gold specimens from the collection (past and present) at Kristalle.

 

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Sat, March 25, 2017  SANTA ANA, CA – Lecture: Update on Pearl Types, Qualities, Sources, Treatments and Jewelry Styles
   by Renee Newman

Co-sponsored by:  Bead Society of Orange County

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

Hours:  11:00 am to noon

Admission:  Free lecture.

Website:  Bowers Museumand www.beadsocietyoc.org/

Many new types of pearls have been introduced to the market in the past fifteen years. Besides discussing and illustrating these pearls, Renee will also provide basic tips on detecting imitations and different pearl treatment.

 

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Fri, Sat and Sun, April 7–9  VISTA, CA – Vista Gem & Mineral Society 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:  Ray Pearce, raysrocks@cox.net or 760-726‐7570.

Website:  www.vistarocks.org

This tailgate is quickly becoming one of the largest rockhound events in Southern California.  More than 50 dealers in rough, slabs, cabochons, gems and finished jewelry.  Raffle, speakers and other activities.

 

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April 8, 2017  CARLSBAD, CA – Fourteenth Annual Sinkankas Symposium – Sapphire

Venue:  GIA World Headquarters and The Robert Mouawad Campus
5345 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Registration :  Open to ALL now.

Registration Fee:  $95.00/person thru March 21; $105.00 from March 22 through April 2 or until tickets are sold out.  Includes box lunch and one copy of the printed proceeedings, no on-site registration.

Online Registration:  14th Annual Sinkankas Symposium at EventBrite (online registration only)

Website:  www.sinkankassymposium.net

The 14th Annual Sinkankas Symposium will feature 12 presentations on Sapphire.  Robert Weldon will emcee the event.

Visit the official website for updates: www.sinkankassymposium.net

 

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Mon, April 24, 2017  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG General Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

Program TBA.

Please bring treats to share.  The Club will supply coffee, tea, and punch. 

 

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