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Coming Events: November/December 2009

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November 6–8—Anchorage, AK.  Chugach Gem & Mineral Society and Alaska Miners Association. 8th Annual Rock & Mineral Show and CGMS’s 50th Anniversary. Sheraton Anchorage Hotel, 401 E. 6th Ave. Info.—Anita Williams, awilliam@alaska.net, or Sharon Cox, 907/563-9229.
November 6–8—Cleveland, OH. Annual Micromineral Symposium. Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval, University Circle. Info.—Dick Green, 330/929-2395, or jgreen@neo.rr.com.
November 7–8—Anaheim, CA. American Opal Society. 41st Annual Show. White House, 1238 S. Beach Blvd. Info.—Gene LeVan, 562/208-7494, or fineblackopal@sprynet.com.
November 7–8—Exton, PA. Tuscarora Lapidary Society. 49th Annual Show. The School at Church Farm, N. Side of Business Rte. 30. Info.—Nancy Marks, 570/342-1355, or www.lapidary.org.
November 7–8—Ridgecrest, CA. Indian Wells Gem and Mineral Society. 54th Annual Show. 520 S. Richmond Rd. Info.—John DeRosa, 760/375-7905, or schiller@ridgecrest.ca.us.
November 13–15—Costa Mesa, CA. Martin Zinn Expositions. West Coast Gem & Mineral Show (Spring). Holiday Inn–Bristol Plaza, 3131 S. Bristol. Info.—mz0955@aol.com, or www.mzexpos.com.
November 13–15—Puyallup, WA. Northwest Opal Association and Boeing Employees’ Mineralogical Society. 5th Annual South Sound Gem, Opal, and Mineral Show. Puyallup Fairgrounds, Meridian St. S. and 9th Ave. SW. Info.—Char and Lyle Jorgensen, 425/483-0557
November 13–15—Humble, TX. Houston Gem and Mineral Society. 56th Annual Gem and Mineral Show. Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy.
November 13–15—Louisville, KY. KYANA Geological Society. Annual KYANA Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Rock Show. Resurrection Lutheran Church Gym, 4205 Gardiner View Ave. Info.—www.kyanageo.org.
November 14–15—Sedro Woolley, WA. Skagit Rock & Gem Club. Annual Show. Sedro Woolley Cmmty. Cntr., 720 State St. Info.—Lois Stone, 360/856-1190.
November 20–22. Marietta, GA. Cobb Cty. Gem & Mineral Society. 24th Annual Show. Cobb Cty. Civic Cntr. 548 S. Marietta Pkwy. Info.—Mary Ingram, 770/427-1108, or maryingram@comcast.net.
November 21–22—Bremerton, WA. Kitsap Mineral and Gem Society Show. Kitsap Cty. Fairgrounds, President’s Hall, 1200 NW Fairgrounds Rd. Info.— Gerry Alexander, 360/876-4543.
November 21–22—West Palm Beach, FL. Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches. 43rd Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, and Fossil Show. Americraft Expo Ctr., 9067 Southern Blvd. Info.—Barbara Ringhiser, 561/588-5458, or bar5678@aol.com, or Ellen Jean, 931/372-8236, or ellenjean24@aol.com, or www.gemandmineral.cc.
November 21–22—Fairfax, VA. Northern Virginia Mineral Club. 18th Annual Show. George Mason Student Union, Rte. 123 & Braddock Rd. Info.— Tom Taafe, 703/281-3767, or rockcllctr@aol.com, or www.mineralclub.org.
November 27–29—Mobile, AL. Mobile Rock and Gem Society. 15th Annual Show. Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds, Cody Rd. and Zeigler Blvd. Info.—Jerry Shirey, 251/786-4777, or rockhoundjs@aol.com.
November 28–29—Plymouth Meeting, PA. Holiday Gem and Mineral Show. Lu Lu Shrine, 5140 Butler Pk. Info.—Nicholas Scogna, 484/269-0406, or info@gemshowexpo.com.
November 28–29—San Francisco, CA. The Great San Francisco Crystal Fair. Fort Mason Cntr., Building A, Laguna & Marina Blvd. Info.—Jerry Tomilson, 415/383-7837, or sfxtl@earthlink.net, or www.crystalfair.com.
December 4–6—Spring Hill, FL. Withalocoochee 35th Annual Club Gem Show. 13383 Cty. Line Rd. Info.— Ralph Barbar, 8043 Montrose Ave., Brooksville, FL 34613.
December 12–13— Nashville, TN. Mid-Tennessee Gem & Mineral Society. Jewelry, Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Show & Sale. 2828 Donna Hill Dr. Info.—John Stanley, 615/371-8776 ext. 2227, or jstanley@picagroup.com.
January 30–February 13—Tucson, AZ. Martin Zinn Expositions. Four locations: InnSuites, 475 N. Granada; Ramada, 665 N. Freeway; Quality Inn, 1025 E. Benson Hwy.; Mineral & Fossil Marketplace, 1333 N. Oracle. Info.—Martin Zinn Expositions, POB 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, or mzexpos@aol.com, or www.mzexpos.com.
February 5–8—Tucson, AZ. David Waisman. 9th Annual Westward Look Show. Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Rd. Info.—www.westwardminerals.com.
February 11–14—Tucson, AZ. Tucson Gem & Mineral Society. 56th Annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. Info—www.tgms.org.
February 13–14—Oak Harbor, WA. Whidbey Island Gem Club 45th Annual Sweetheart of Gems Show. Oak Harbor Snr. Ctr., 51 S. E. Jerome St. Info.—Keith Ludemann, 360/675-1837, or rock9@whidbey.net.
February 27–28—San Francisco, CA. The Great San Francisco Crystal Fair. Fort Mason Cntr., Bldg. A, Laguna & Marina Blvd. Info.—Jerry Tomilson, 415/383-7837, or sfxtl@earthlink.net, or www. crystalfair.com.
February 27–28—Boise, ID. Idaho Gem Club Annual Show. Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood. Info.—Charlie Smith, 208/628-4002.
Mar. 5–7—Richmond, IN. Eastern Indiana Gem & Geological Society. Gem & Mineral Show. Wayne Cty. Fairgrounds, 801 N. Salisbury Rd. Info.—John LaMont, 765/647-4503, or 765/647-4894.
April 9–11—Raleigh, NC. Tar Heel Gem & Mineral Club. 34th Annual Capital Area Gem & Mineral Show. Kerr Scott Bldg., NC State Fairgrounds, Blue Ridge Rd. Info.—Kenny Gay, 919/604-2376, or kenny.gay@ncdenr.gov.
April 17–18—Walnut Creek, CA. The Great Contra Costa Crystal Fair. Civic Park Community Cntr., 1375 Civic Dr. Info.—Jerry Tomilson, 415/383-7837, or sfxtl@earthlink.net, or www.crystalfair.com.
April 30–May 2—Houston, TX. David Waisman. Fine Mineral Show. Embassy Suites, near The Galleria. Info.—www.finemineralshow.com.
May 1–2—Cincinnati, OH. Cincinnati Mineral Society and Dry Dredgers. GeoFair 2010: 45th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show & Sale. Cincinnati Gardens, 2250 Seymour Ave. Info—Terry Huizing, 513/574-7142, or tehuizing@fuse.net, or www.geofair.com.
June 12–13—Cartersville, GA. 20th Annual Rockfest. Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum, 100 Tellus Dr. Info—Joe Schulman, 770/606-5714, or info@tellusmuseum.org.
June 12–13—San Francisco, CA. The Great San Francisco Crystal Fair. Fort Mason Cntr., Bldg. A, Laguna & Ma rina Blvd. Info.—Jerry Tomilson, 415/383-7837, or sfxtl@earthlink.net, orwww.crystal fair.com.
July 9–11—San Rafael, CA. David Waisman. Fine Mineral Show. Embassy Suites, 101 McInnis Pkwy. Info.— www.finemineralshow.com.
July 10–12—Syracuse, NY. Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse. Annual show. Center of Progress Bldg., NY State Fairgrounds. Info.—Cathy Patterson, 315/638- 8817, or cathypatterson@gmss.us, or www.gmss.us.             

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