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Local Gem Shows

The following list of upcoming local gem, mineral and jewelry shows has been compiled by CCM&GS from various sources and is updated periodically. For references to additional events and shows, see the links page. For gem & mineral shows throughout the USA, check show dates at Rock & Gem Magazine.

Although this list is updated about every month, your best bet for up to date information is to check the CCM&GS Club Calendar which is typically updated within 12 hours of notice of a new event or an event change.

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March 2014

8-9—TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mother Lode Mineral Society; Stanislaus County Fairgrounds; 900 N. Broadway; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, children (under 12) free with adult; more than 40 dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, supplies, fluorescents, jewelry-making demonstrations, fluorescent display tent, children's activities, bracelet making, soapstone carving; contact Bud or Terry McMillin, (209) 524-3494; Web site: www.turlockgemshow.com

15-16—VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society; Solano County Fairgrounds, Mc Cormack Hall; 900 Fairgrounds Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children (under 12) free with adult; "Spring Bling": jewelry, beads, necklaces, turquoise, jade, minerals, fossils, crystals, demonstrators, kids' activities; contact Dan Wolke, (707) 334-2950; e-mail: dncwolke@sbcglobal.net; Web site: vjgems.org

22-23—ANGELS CAMP, CALIFORNIA: Annual Calaveras Gem and Jewelry Show; Calaveras Gem & Mineral Club; Calaveras County Fairgrounds; 101 Frogtown Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, and students (13 over), children (12 and under) free with adult; exhibits, jewelry, carvings, faceted gemstones, polished rocks, demonstrators, faceting, wire wrapping, chain fabrication, flint knapping, hard rock carving, dealers, jewelry-making supplies and tools, beads, minerals, gemstones, handcrafted jewelry, meteorites, fossils; contact Anna Christiansen, 245 N. 6th Ave., Oakdale, CA 95361, (209) 847-1173; e-mail: achrist361@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.calaverasgemandmineral.org

22-23—ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: 52nd Annual Show; Roseville Gem & Mineral Society; Roseville (Placer County) Fairgrounds; 800 All America City Blvd., off Washington; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, seniors $5, children (12 & under) free; inside and outside, more than 50 dealers, crystals, beads, minerals, gemstones, meteorites, jewelry, fossils, activities, more than 35 exhibits, gold panning, kids' “Education Station", Scout activities, polished stones, jade, opal, world-class mineral specimens, tourmaline, gold, petrified wood, demonstrations, silent auctions, metal detecting, free gem and mineral ID, raffle, door prizes, lapidary shop open house; contact Gloria Marie, PO Box 1547, Foresthill, CA 95631, (916) 216-1114; e-mail: gloriarosevillerockrollers@gmail.com; Web site: www.rockrollers.com

April 2014

11-13—EUREKA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Crafty Cat Events; Redwood Acres Fairgrounds; 7250 Harris St.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, seniors and students $2, children (12 and under) free; contact Johnita Wemken, CA, (916) 212-1647; e-mail: info@craftycatevents.com; Web site: www.craftycatevents.com

12-13—PARADISE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Paradise Gem & Mineral Club; Elks Lodge; 6309 Clark Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, students and children free; contact Manuel Garcia, 5659 Foster Rd., Paradise, CA 95969; Web site: paradisegem.org

12-13—SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: 58th Annual Show; Santa Clara Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Santa Clara County Fairgrounds; 344 Tully Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $6 ($1 off coupon on Web site), children (under 12) free; kids' area, gold panning, flintknapping, demonstrations, displays, fluorescent mineral display, 50 dealers, scholarship booth, special programs, door prizes; contact Frank Mullaney, (408) 265-1422; e-mail: info@scvgms.org; Web site: www.scvgms.org

19-20—MARIPOSA, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; California Mineral & Mining Museum, Mariposa Gem Club; Mariposa Fairgrounds; 5005 Fairgrounds Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $3; contact Martin Foden, 5008 Highway 140, Suite A-295, Mariposa, CA 95338, (209) 742-4036; e-mail: martin@safarigold.com; Web site: www.camineralmuseum.com

26-27—SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Cruz Mineral & Gem Society; Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium; corner of Church St. and Center St.; Daily 10-5; adults $5, children (under 12) free; fluorescent room, Treasure Wheel, exhibits, lectures, gold panning, dealers, minerals, fossils, gemstones, jewelry, tools, guidebooks, display specimens, kids' activities; contact Dean Welder, (408) 353-2675; Web site: www.scmgs.org

May 2014

3-4—PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Lucia Rockhounds; Pioneer Park & Museum; 2010 Riverside Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; dealers, kids' activities, demonstrators; contact Kim Noyes, (805) 610-0603; e-mail: kimnoyes@gmail.com; Web site: www.slrockhounds.org

May - June 2014

May 30-Jun 1—PAMONA, CALIFORNIA: Annual CFMS Show & Convention; hosted by Pasadena Lapidary Society, www.cfms2014show.com

September 2014

27-28—LODI CALIFORNIA: Stockton Lapidary & Mineral Club Show www.stocktonlapidary.com

October 2014

3-5—VALLEY SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA: Valley Springs Pow Wow, www.valleyspringspowwow.com

11-12—GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA: Nevada County Gem & Mineral Society Show, http://ncgms.org

18-19—PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA: El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society Show, Placcerville www.rockandgemshow.org

November 2014

8-9—SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Sacramento Gem & Mineral Society Show, www.sacramentomineralsociety.org

1-2—CONCORD, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society; Centre Concord; 5298 Clayton Rd., near Ygnacio Valley Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $6 admission; gems, minerals; contact Harry Nichandros, (925) 289-0454; e-mail: show-r@ccmgs.org; Web site: ccmgs.org/gem_show/

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