CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SDMG Calender of Events

 

SUMMER 2015

Mon, July 6 – August  Some Summer Classes in session. (Contact your instructor about availabilty.)

Mon, September 14  Fall Classes start.

 

 

On the Go… To a Show & Other Events

 

August 19 or 20  SIERRA NEVEDA COUNTIES, CA – Gold Field Trip (non-SDMG FT), led by Richard Mueller

Sat, August 22  SANTA ANA, CA – Lecture – Guatemalan Jewelry Traditions: From Pre-Columbian to Contemporary, by Janet Seward

Sat, August 22  SANTA ANA, CA – Jewelry Workshop – Wire-Wrapped Fossil Pendant

Fri, Sat & Sun, August 21–23 – SAN DIEGO, CA Gem Faire

Fri, Sat & Sun, August 21–23   DALLAS, TX – Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium

Shows and events held thru the summer 2015 are listed in
The Pocket Pegmatite
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Sept 12–20  – 2015 Denver Coliseum Gem Show

Sept 13–20  – Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show

Sept 18–20  – 48th Annual Denver Gem & Mineral Show

Sat and Sun, Sept 26–27 – Delvers Gem & Mineral Society, Downey, CA

 

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

 

 

Sat, August 22, 2015 SANTA ANA, CA – Lecture– Guatemalan Jewelry Traditions:
   From Pre-Columbian to Contemporary, by Janet Seward

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

Janet Seward is an artist, educator, and long-time collector.  In this lecture, she explores the jewelry of Guatemala, from Pre-Columbian and silversmithing traditions to using antique beads in contemporary indigenous necklaces.

 

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Sat, August 22, 2015 SANTA ANA, CA – Jewelry Workshop – Wire-Wrapped Fossil Pendant

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:  Advanced registration required, contact instructor for detail.

Instructor:  Cheri Browning

Contact/Reservations:  cbrowning@socal.rr.com

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

Learn wire-wrapping techniques to make a stunning "fossil pendant."  You will learn skills of measuring wire, binding, bail making, and embellishing a beautiful Orthoceras fossil.

 

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Fri, Sat & Sun, August 21–23  SAN DIEGO, CA – Gem Faire

Venue:  Scottish Rite Event Center
1895 Camino del Rio S., San Diego, CA 92108

Hours:  Fri noon – 6:00pm, Sat 10:00am – 6:00pm, Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Admission:  Adults $7.00, children under 12 free. Parking is free.

Contact:  info@gemfaire.com

Website:  www.gemfaire.com

100 exhibitors.  No classes at this venue.

 

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Fri, Sat and Sun, August 21–23, DALLAS, TX – Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium

Presented by: 

Venue:  Eisemann Performing Arts Center
2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, Texas 75082

Hours:  1:00–4:00pm

Registration:  $150 – The Complete Experience includes Friday evening welcome party at The Arkenstone; Saturday lectures and lunch, Saturday evening banquet and benefit auction (Mineralogical Record, TGMS, and Rocks & Minerals); Sunday morning open house at The Arkenstone; gift bag with treats from sponsors.
   $50 – Social Ticket includes Friday evening welcome party at The Arkenstone; Saturday evening banquet and benefit auction (Mineralogical Record, TGMS, and Rocks & Minerals; Sunday morning open house at The Arkenstone.
    $35 – Student/Educator Ticket includes Saturday lectures and lunch. To qualify, this ticket requires edu e-mail address and student/educator ID number in the comments section. Make a note in the comments section, if you do not have an edu email address. Evening events and gift bags not included; cannot be combined with a social ticket. Students/educators who wish to attend the evening events should purchase the complete experience package.

Register online:  www.dallassymposium.org/2015-symposium-registration/

Website:  http://www.dallassymposium.org/

The Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium is an international educational event for mineral dealers, collectors, and enthusiasts.  World-renowned speakers provide new and useful information for serious collectors and mineral lovers.  Speakers and topics include: Brice Gobin, Tanzanite: From Mine to Market; Dr. Robert Bowell, Tsumeb: A Mineralogical Paradise; Dr. Federico Pezzotta, Adventures in Madagascar; Tom Gressman, Mineralogical Record: History and Significance; Dr. Bruce Cairncross, The Kalahari Manganese Field: discovery, development and divine minerals; Tomasz Praszkier, Adventures in Morocco; Dr. Bruce Caircross, Darkest Copper: Classica and Contemporary Copper; Dr. Robert Bowell, Minerals of Note from Africa.

 

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EVENTS ON THE HORIZON…

September 12–20  DENVER, CO – 2015 Denver Coliseum Gem Show

Venue: Denver Coliseum
4600 Humboldt Street, Denver, CO

Hours:  9:00am – 6:00pm, Sundays until 5:00pm

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Website:  www.coliseumshow.com/

See 250 booths inside the coliseum (both levels) and 100 tents outside.  Meet the cast of the hit TV show "Prospectors."

 

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September 13–20  DENVER, CO – Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show (Fall)

Venue:  Ramada Plaza Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn - Central Denver)
4849 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80216-1813

Hours:  10:00am – 6:00pm Sunday thru Saturday, 10:am – 5:00pm Sunday

Admission and Parking:  Free admission and parking.  Free shuttle bus to shows at the Denver Mart.

Website:  www.mzexpos.com

200 dealers from around the world.

 

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Fri, Sat & Sun, September 18–20  DENVER, CO – 48th Annual Denver Gem & Mineral Show

Venue:  Denver Mart Expo Hall
451 E. 58th Avenue (I-25 at Exit 215)

Hours:  Fri 9:00am – 6:00pm; Sat 10:00am – 6:00pm; Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm

Admission and Parking:  Adults $6.00; Teens and Seniors (65+) $4.00; Kids under 12 free w/ Adult.

Website:  www.denvermineralshow.com

This year's theme is Minerals of the American Southwest.  Special exhibits with over 140 dealers, featured presentations, competitive cases and non-competitive cases, plus scheduled events.

 

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September 26–27  DOWNEY, CA – Delvers Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Elks Lodge
11233 Woodruff Ave., Downey, CA 90241

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

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Contact:  Dale Hardwood 310-217-0551, or Nancy Bird at nancyjbird@verizon.net

 

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