West Coast
Mineral & Fossil Show

May 15–17, 2015

Santa Ana, CA

80 dealers
wholesale and retail

Holiday Inn/OC Airport
2726 S. Grand Ave.

Fri & Sat 10am – 6pm
Sun 10am – 5pm

Free Admission & Parking

www.mzexpos.com

Cobaltian calcite
from Morocco.
Photo: Joe Budd

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May 2–3

Searchers
Gem & Mineral Society
56th Annual Gem Show
Anaheim, CA
Brookhurst
Community Center
2271 W. Crescent Ave.

Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 10:00am – 4:30pm

May 15–17

West Coast Gem,
Mineral & Fossil Show
Santa Ana, CA
Holiday Inn
2726 S. Grand Ave.

Fri & Sat 10am – 6pm
Sun 10am – 5pm

Facet Rough
Cabbing Rough
Jewelry
Mineral Specimens

www.johngarsow.com

 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SDMG Calender of Events

 

MAY 2015 Calendar

May 2015 Calendar

MAY 2015 MEETINGS & EVENTS

Mon, May 4, 7:00pm  GSSD General Meeting  SDMG Building

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

Sat, May 16  No Juniors Class – we'll be at the Barbeque

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

Mon, May 18, 7:00pm  SDMG Board Meeting, SDMG Building

 

 

On the Go… To a Show

 

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)

Sat, May 23  SANTA ANA, CA – Lecture: Photographing Your Beads and Jewelry
   by Stan Sholik

Sat, May 23  SANTA ANA, CA – Jewelry Workshop: Kumihimo Necklace
   with Various Shaped Beads

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

Sat & Sun, June 6–7 – GLENDORA, CA   Glendora Invitational Gem & Mineral Show

Fri, Sat and Sun, June 12–14  LODI, CA – 76th Annual CFMS Show & Convention

Shows and events held thru early June 2015 are listed in
The Pocket Pegmatite
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What's On …
Meetings, Shows, Field Trips & Events

 

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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Mon, May 4, SAN DIEGO, CA – GSSD Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

The gem topic will be Hydrogrossular Garnet and Massive Idocrase.  Often intergrown, these attractive green-colored gem minerals are used as substitutes for Nephrite Jade.  New GSSD Board of Directors candidates is on the agenda for discussion.  Also, the recent Sinkankas Symposium on Opal will be reviewed, with plans commencing for the next one scheduled for April 9, 2016.

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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.  Join us for this special annual event.  Gerry Alvarado will be the guest speaker.  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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Sat, May 23, 2015 SANTA ANA, CA – Lecture: Photographing Your Beads and Jewelry, by Stan Sholik

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

Photographer Stan Sholik discusses his approach to photographing beads and jewelry and how to adapt his techniques to hone your own photography skills.

 

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Sat, May 23, 2015 SANTA ANA, CA – Jewelry Workshop: Kumihimo Necklace with Various Shaped Beads

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:  $30.

Instructor:  Naomi Sakuma

Contact/Reservations:  Sandy, rhefnider@hotmail.com

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

Naomi Sakuma demonstrates how to make a "Leaves on a Vine" necklace using the Japanese braiding method of Kumihimo.  This technique is easy for anyone to learn and is very fast and fun.

 

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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.

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

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Sat and Sun, June 6–7, 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 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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