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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SDMG Calender of Events

 

NOVEMBER 2016 Calendar of Events

November 2016 Calendar

Sat, November 12, 2016  Visalia, CA – CMFS Fall Business Mtg

Mon, November 21, 2016  – Gem Diego Wrap Meeting, 6pm, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, November 21, 2016  – SDMG Board Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, November 28, 2016 – SDMG General Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Shows and events held through the summer months are listed in
The Pocket Pegmatite (next issue due Nov 1, 2016)
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On the Go… To a Show & Other Events

Fri, Sat & Sun, November 11–13  Santa Ana, CA – LLD Productions Inc. (Fall) West Coast Gem & Mineral Show

Sat & Sun, November 19–20  Oxnard, CA – Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society 47th Annual Galaxy of Gems Expo – Feldspar

Fri & Sat, December 2–3  Balboa Park, CA – December Nights: Christmas on the Prado

Sat & Sun, December 3–4  Barstow, CA – 42nd Annual Mojave Desert Gem & Mineral Society Show

Sat & Sun, December 3–4  Lakeside, CA – El Cajon Valley Gem & Mineral Society Rock and Gem Round-up

Sat & Sun, December 9–10  Rialto, CA – OBMS Tailgate & Craft Show

 

Events on the Horizon

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

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

 

 

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

 

Fri, Sat & Sun, November 11–13  SANTA ANA, CA – LLD Productions Inc. West Coast Gem & Mineral Show

Venue:  Holiday Inn-Orange County Airport
2726 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705 (Exit 8 from the 55 Freeway, at the intersection of Grand and Dyer)

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

Admission and Parking:  Free. Open to the public.

Website:  www.mzexpos.com

80 dealers, wholesale and retail.

 

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Sat & Sun, November 19–20, OXNARD, CA – 47th Annual Galaxy of Gems Expo – Feldspar

Sponsor:  Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Oxnard Performing Arts Center
800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA 93030

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

Admission & Parking:  Free

Contact:  Diane Cook, 805-647-8517 or johndianedaisy@yahoo.com

Website:  www.oxnardgem.com/html/gem_show.html

Seventy display cases and educational exhibits. Activities will include demonstrations, a silent auction, books and plants for sale. Dealers will have gems, minerals, fossils, stone beads, Idaho opals, silver craft, finished jewelry, tools, lapidary supplies, and books. Each child will receive a free polished rock and there will be activities for Kids, including Natl Park Service Paleontologist Junior Ranch Program (Ages 5-12), games and crafts. Teachers with Teacher ID will receive Earth Science Posters and material while supplies last.

 

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Mon, November 28, 2016  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG General Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

The Guest speaker for the November meeting will be SDMG president Shirley Leeson. She will make a presentation on the AFMS-NFMS joint show held in Albany, Oregon, in September. She has photos of the exhibits at the show courtesy of John Martin, and she will bring specimens to share, as well. If you have specimens from collecting localities from the West Coast (Washington, Oregon, and Northern California) to Montana and Utah, bring them to the meeting for this Autumn Show and Tell.

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

 

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Sat & Sun, December 3–4  BARSTOW, CA – 42nd Annual Mojave Desert Gem & Mineral Society Show

Presented by:  Mojave Desert Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Cora Harper Community Center
841 S. Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311 (I-15 north of Barstow Road)

Hours:  Sat and Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm

Admission & Parking:  Free

Contact:  Danny Watts 760-373-1309

Website:  www.mdgms.net

Demonstrations, displays, educational exhibits, great food, gem amd mineral dealers, gifts for all ages, jewelry galore, kids' activities include grab bags and spin-the-wheel, lapidary arts and crafts, Silent Auction and Raffles. Proceeds go to local Scholarship.

 

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Sat & Sun, December 3–4  LAKESIDE, CA – Rock and Gem Round-up

Presented by:  El Cajon Valley Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Lakeside Rodeo Grounds
12584 Mapleview St., Lakeside, CA 92040

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

Admission & Parking:  Free

Contact:  Mary Ness at 619-449-0759 or ecvgms@gmail.com

Website:  www.ecvgms.org/annual-show.html

Inside and outside vendors featuring rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, slabs, beads, jewelry, lapidary supplies and crafts, and also kids' activities, raffle.

 

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Sat & Sun, December 9–10  RIALTO, CA – OBMS Tailgate & Craft Show

Sponsor:  Orange Belt Mineralogical Society (OBMS)

Venue:  105 S. Palm Avenue, Rialto CA 92376
Across the street from Rialto City Hall.   Corner of 1st St. and Palm Ave.

Hours:  9:00am to dusk

Admission:  Free

Contact:  Jessica Pearson at 909-887-5507 or jpearson1915@gmail.com

Website:  OBMSRocks.yolasite.com

Beautiful gemstones and handcrafted jewelry. Fossils, rocks and minerals for collecting.

 

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EVENTS ON THE HORIZON…

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

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

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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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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