CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SDMG Calender of Events

 

JUNE 2016 Calendar of Events

JUNE 2016 Calendar

Fri, June 3, 2016  – SD Fair opening day, 4 to 11pm, Del Mar Fairgrounds

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

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

Mon, June 20, 2016  – SDMG Board Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, June 27, 2016  – SDMG General Meeting, 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

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, 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

· 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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Mon, June 27  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG General Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

The June meeting is the last one for SDMG president Paul Williams.  He will give a short presentation on "The Secrets of Sphere Making" with assistance from John Kruzel, one of his sphere class students.  The election of a new slate of officers and directors 2016–2018 will be held.  Please bring treats to share.  The Club will supply coffee, tea, and punch. 

 

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EVENTS ON THE HORIZON…

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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