CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SDMG Calender of Events

 

MAY 2016 Calendar of Events

May 2016 Calendar

Sat, May 14, 2016  No Juniors Class – we'll be at the Barbeque

Sat, May 14, 2016  10:00am – 4:00pm  SDMG 55th Annual Barbeque, Balboa Park

Mon, May 16, 2016  – SDMG Board Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Fri, May 20, 2016  SDMG General Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Fri, May 20, 2016  DAC Field Tour, Lavic

Sat, May 21, 2016  DAC Bus Meeting, 8am to 5pm, Barstow

Sat & Sun, May 28-29, 2016  Deliver Fair entries, 9am to 6pm, Del Mar Fairgrounds

Mon, June 6, 2016  GSSD General Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Fri, June 17, 2016 SDMG Mineral Division, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Shows and events held thru June 2016 are listed in
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On the Go… To a Show & Other Events

Sat and Sun, May 7–8  ANAHEIM, CA – Searchers Gem & Mineral Society – Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Fri, Sat and Sun, May 13–15  SANTA ANA, CA – West Coast Gem & Mineral Show (Spring)

Fri, Sat and Sun, June 3–5  LA HABRA, CA – North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society's 32nd Annual Jubilee of Gems & Jewelry

Jun 3 thru July 4 – 2016 San Diego County Fair – "Mad About the Fair"

Sat & Sun, June 4–5 – GLENDORA, CA – Glendora Invitational Gem & Mineral Show

Sat & Sun, June 25–26 – CULVER CITY, CA – 55th Fiesta of Gems

 

Fri, Sat and Sun, Sept 16–18 – PLACERVILLE, CA 77th Annual CFMS Show & Convention "Strike Gold!"

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

 

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

 

Sat and Sun, May 7–8  ANAHEIM, CA – 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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Fri, Sat and Sun, May 13–15  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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Fri, May 20  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG General Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

It's going to be a Great Meeting with the Junior Division hosting.  The Great Speaker will be Garry Cannon, who will make a presentation on how to identify meteorites. Garry is a consulting geological engineer in San Diego.  He is also an instructor and past president of the Gemological Society San Diego, as well as past president of SDMG. Currently, he is vice president of SDMG.  There will be Great Door Prizes and Great Refreshments. 

 

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EVENTS ON THE HORIZON…

Fri, Sat and Sun, June 3–5  LA HABRA, CA – NOC 32nd Annual Jubilee of Gems & Jewelry

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 10:00am – 6:00pm; and Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Admission & Parking:  Free.

Contact:  Don Warthen, 626-330-8974 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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Jun 3 thru July 4, 2016  DEL MAR, CA – 2016 San Diego County Fair – "Mad About the Fair"

Venue:  San Diego County Fair (Gems, Minerals & Jewelry Dept.)
   2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014

Contact:  Fair Coordinator at sdfair@sdmg.org.

General Info:  www.sdfair.com

Projected calendar through opening day

· Delivery of exhibits:  Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29, 9am to 6pm.

· Opening Day:  Friday, June 3  Hours: 4pm to 11pm.

More Info:  sandiegofair.sdmg.org

 

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Sat and Sun, June 4–5, 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

Website:  www.facebook.com/pages/Glendora-Gems-Lapidary-and-Jewelry-Club-Workshop/187430211309854

 

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Mon, June 6  SAN DIEGO, CA – GSSD Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

Graduation celebration, Installation of New Officers, PotLuck and Silent Auction. 

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Fri, June 17  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG Mineral Division Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

The June Mineral meeting welcomes Bill and Sharon Griswold, who just returned from Queensland, Australia.  They will share their experiences while there, including a visit to the Opal mines in the Lightning Ridge area.  Please bring your Opals for discussion and treats to share, the Club will supply coffee, tea, and punch. 

 

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Sat and Sun, June 25–26  CULVER CITY, CA – 55th 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 and Parking:  Free.

Contact:  info@culvercityrocks.org

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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Fri, Sat and Sun, September 16–18  PLACERVILLE, CA
77th Annual CFMS Show & Convention

Sponsor:  California Federation of Mineralogical Societies

Venue:  El Dorado County Fairgrounds
   100 Placerville Dr., CA 95667

Hours:  10:00am – 5:00pm daily.

Admission:  Adults $7.00/day; Seniors (60+) & Active Military $6.00/day; or get 3-day passes and save; Kids under 12 Free with paid Adult admission.

Contact:  Barbara Terrill, 530-676-2375

Website:  eldoradomineralandgem.org

This year's theme is "Strike Gold!"  Discover over 50 dealers featuring a wide variety of gems, minerals, jewelry, beads, rough and finished stones, fossils, petrified wood, fluorescents, gold, opal, amber, spheres, cabs, slabs and other lapidary, supplies, equipment, books and kits.

 

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

Website:  www.sinkankassymposium.net

The 14th Annual Sinkankas Symposium, originally scheduled for April 9, 2016, has been postponed due to the untimely passing last November of the event organizer, Roger Merk. It has been re-scheduled for April 8, 2017, and will convene at the GIA worldwide headquarters and Robert Mouawad Campus in Carlsbad, California, which has been the venue for the previous thirteen events. The gem theme for 2017 will be Sapphire.

Stay tuned to the official website for updates in the coming months at: www.sinkankassymposium.net

 

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