CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SDMG Calender of Events

 

APRIL 2016 Calendar of Events

April 2016 Calendar

Fri, April 15, 2016 SDMG Mineral Division, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, April 18, 2016  – SDMG Board Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, April 25, 2016  SDMG General Meeting, 7:00 pm, SDMG Bldg.

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

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

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

Fri, Sat & Sun, April 16–17  THOUSAND OAKS, CA – Conejo Gem & Mineral Club Pageant of a Thousand Gems

Sat and Sun, April 23–24  ESCONDIDO, CA – Palomar Gem & Mineral Club 2016 Annual Show

Sat, April 23  SANTA ANA, CA – 22nd Annual Art of Adorning Bead Bazaar

Sat and Sun, April 23–24  LANCASTER, CA – Antelope Valley Gem & Mineral Society Spring Show

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

 

Fri, April 15  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG Mineral Division Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

Jim Parrish will make a presentation on Sulfur.  The name for this soft mineral (Mohs hardness of 2) derives from the Latin, literally "burning stone," because it occurs in volcanic environments and burns easily.  Bring any mineral specimens that you would like to discuss.  Petra Winnwalker, our William Tirk Scholarship winner, will present a very short introduction of her work at the April Mineral meeting.  She will also be presented with her Scholarship check and Club Membership.  Please bring treats to share, the Club will supply coffee, tea, and punch. 

 

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Sat and Sun, April 16–17  THOUSAND OAKS, CA – CGMC Pageant of a Thousand Gems

Sponsor:  Conejo Gem & Mineral Club

Venue:  Borchard Park Community Center
   190 Reino Road at Borchard Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320

Hours:  Fri and Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Admission:  Free.  Public welcome.

Website:  www.cgamc.org

Contact:  Robert Sankovich, 805-494-77342 or rmsorca@roadrunner.

Gems, lapidary, minerals and fossil exhibits from members and other local clubs.  Dealers selling beads, geodes, jewelry, books, crystals, fossils, and tools.  Demonstrations include fossil cleaning, sphere making, lampwork beads, silversmithing, wire wrapping, metal work, art clay, lapidary cabochon making, and the California Oil Museum.  Youth activities include spinning wheel and grab bags and a free pebble pup challenge.  There will also be plants for sale and a snack bar.

 

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Sat, April 23, 2016 SANTA ANA, CA – 22nd Annual Art of Adorning Bead Bazaar

Co-sponsored by:  Bead Society of Orange County

Venue:  Bowers Museum, Key Courtyard
2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

Hours:  10:00am – 4:00pm

Admission:  Free

Website:  Bowers Museumand www.beadsocietyoc.org/

With 75+ premier artisan vendors, there will be a wide selection of handcrafted jewelry, beads and bead related items for sale.

 

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Sat and Sun, April 23–24  LANCASTER, CA – 2016 Spring Show

Sponsor:  Antelope Valley Gem & Mineral Club

Venue:  Lancaster High School
   44701 32nd Street West (at Ave J and 32nd Street West)

Hours:  Fri and Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Admission & Parking:  Free.  Public welcome.

Website:  avgem.weebly.com/gem--mineral-show.html

Contact:  CJ Quitoriano, 661-209-9092 or cjq_62@yahoo.com.

Demonstrations, children's activities and lots of vendors selling rocks, gems, minerals, beads, jewelry, books, fossils, polished stones and food.  Silent auction, raffles and a field trip.

 

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Mon, April 25  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG General Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

Speaker and topic TBA.  Please bring treats to share at the General Meetings; the Club will supply coffee, tea, and punch. 

 

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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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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

Online entry registration only

· Online entries begins:  Sometime in mid-February.

· Online Registration: www.sdfair.com/entry beginning in mid-February.

· Paper brochure:  Available in Casting Room in early February.

· Online entries deadline:  Friday, April 26, 2016, 11:59pm. (Please enter by Thursday to avoid web delays!)

· 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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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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