SDMG Calender of Events


JUNE 2017 Calendar of Events

June 2017 Calendar

Mon, June 19, 2017 – SDMG Board Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, June 26, 2017 – SDMG General Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Shows and events held through July 2017 are listed in
The Pegmatite (June 2017)
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On the Go… To a Show & Other Events

Fri, Sat and Sun, June 9–11 – VENTURA, CA 77th Annual CFMS-AFMS Show & Convention "Ventura Rocks the Nation!"

Sat and Sun, June 17–18 – CAMBRIA, CA San Luis Obispo Gem & Mineral Club Annual Summer Show

Sat & Sun, July 8–9 – CULVER CITY, CA – 56th Fiesta of Gems




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


June 2 thru July 4, 2017  DEL MAR, CA – 2017 San Diego County Fair – "How the West was Fun"

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

More details (important dates):

Contact:  Anne Schafer, Fair Coordinator

General Fair Info:

Projected calendar through opening day

· Paper brochure:  Available in Casting Room.

· Online entry: (deadline is 4/28, 11:50pm)

· Delivery of exhibits:  Sat, May 27, and Sun, May 28, 9am to 6pm

· Opening Day:  Fri, June 2, 4 to 11pm

· Exhibitor Appreciation:  Wed, June 7, 6 to 9pm

· Closing Day:  Tue, July 4

· Exhibitor Pick-up:  Thu, July 6, 9am to 8pm

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Fri, Sat and Sun, June 9–11  VENTURA, CA
77th Annual CFMS-AFMS Show & Convention

Hosted by:  Ventura Gem & Mineral Society

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

Exhibit and Dealers' Hours:  Fri and Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm; Sun 10:00am – 4:00pm

Admission/registration:  Adults $7/1-Day Pass; Seniors (60+) & Active Military $6.00/day; Juniors (13–17) $4.00/day; or get 2- or 3-day passes and save; Kids 12 and under Free with paid Adult admission.

Registration: (visit sign-up page for a complete fee schedule of activities and deals on admission)

Reservation & Cancellation Deadline:  April 30, 2017

Fairgrounds Parking:  $5.00/car

Contact:  Diane Cook, show chair, 805-312-VGMS


Show Schedule:

This year's theme is "Ventura Rocks the Nation!" (Think Surf City, USA, The Beach Boys and California Dreamin'.)  More than 60 dealers featuring gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, and more. There will be demonstrations, Kids' activities, exhibits, speakers on a range of topics, a Raffle and continuous hourly Silent Auctions running throughout the show.


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Sat and Sun, June 17–18  CAMBRIA, CA – Annual Summer Gem & Mineral Show

Sponsor:  San Luis Obispo Gem & Mineral Club

Venue:  Cambria Vets Hall
   1000 Main Street, Cambria, CA 93428

Hours:  Fri and Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm daily

Admission & Parking:  Free

Contact:  Kim Noyes, 805-610-0603 or


Dealers selling gems, minerals, fossils, carvings, jewelry, beads, jade, crystals, meteorites, lapidary and metaphysical items. Jewelry-making demonstration, free door prizes and free drawing at the end of the show on Sunday. Reasonably-priced, incredibly-tasty Santa Maria-style barbecue outside on the patio in back..


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Sat and Sun, July 8–9  CULVER CITY, CA – 56th 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



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, food truck, free hourly door prizes, grand prize raffle.

Mon, June 26, 2017  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG General Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

The General/Business meeting in June rounds out our business year. We will have several end-of-year business reports, then we'll move on to the fun agenda. So, as an entertaining way to end the year, we will have "ROCK BINGO" for your pleasure. Bingo cards will be $5. each and the winning prizes will be selected from our usual outstanding door prizes (no tickets this month). Please bring treats to share.  The Club will supply coffee, tea, and punch. 


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