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March 15–17—Jackson, MI. Michigan Gem and Mineral Society's Gems of Green in 2013, American One Event Cntr., Jackson Fairgrounds, 200 W. Ganson, Info.–Sally Hoskin, 517/522-3396, or, or

March 15–17—Kansas City, MI. Kansas City Association of Earth Science Clubs Annual Gem and Mineral Show, KCI Expo Center, 11730 NW Ambassador Dr. Info.—Mark Sherwood, 816/690-8226, or, or

March 15–17—Rome, GA. Rome Georgia Mineral Society's 34th Annual Valley and Ridge Gem and Mineral Show, The Forum, 301 Tribune St. Info.—Jose Santamaria, 678/488-9560, email

March 15–17—Spanish Fork, UT. Timpanogos Gem & Mineral Society's 54th Spring Parade of Gems Show, Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, Indoor Tennis Court, 475 S. Main. Info.—Keith Fackrell, 801/592-0410, or, or htpp://

March 16–17—Gaithersburg, MD. Gem, Lapidary, and Mineral Society of Montgomery Cnty. Maryland's 49th Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, Montgomery Cnty. Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St. Info.—Mark Dahlman, show, or

March 16–17—Seattle, WA. North Seattle Lapidary & Mineral Club's 59th Annual Rock and Gem Show, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. Info.—Susan Gardner,, or

March 16–17—Wheaton, IL. Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois Show, Dupage Cnty. Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Rd. Info.—John Good,

March 22–24—Portland, OR. Mt Hood Rock Club, Kliever National Guard Armory, 10000 NE 33rd Dr. Info.—L. Smith, 503/646-1932, or

March 23–24—Angels Camp, CA. Calaveras Gem & Mineral Society Gem and Jewelry Show and Rock Sale, Calaveras County “Frogtown” Fairgrounds. Info.—Robin Williams, 209/728-8277, or, or www.calaveras

March 23–24—Hamburg, NY. Buffalo Geological Society, Inc.'s 45th Annual Gem Mineral Fossil Show “Fossils: Images of the Past,” “The Fairgrounds” Market and Grange Buildings. Info.—, or

March 23–24—Northampton, MA. Connecticut Valley Mineral Club Western Mass.'s Mineral Jewelry & Fossil Show, Clarion Hotel & Conference Cntr., Exit 18 off I-91. Info.—Kathy Mashiak, 860/749-0839, or

March 23–24—Sayre, PA. Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club's 44th Annual Show, Athens Twp., Vol. Fire Hall. Info.—Inga Wells,, or

March 29–30—Colville, WA. Panorama Gem & Mineral Club, Ag Trade Cntr., NE Washington Fairgrounds, 317 W. Astor Ave. Info.—Bill Allen, 509/936-5847, or

March 30–31—Bellingham, WA. Mt. Baker Rock & Gem 52nd Rock & Gem Show, Bloedel Donovan Community Cntr., 2214 Electric Ave. Info.—Lori Nettles, 360/961-7873, or, or

March 30–31—Sweet Home, OR. Sweet Home Rock & Mineral Society's 65th Annual Rock & Gem Show, High School Gym, 1641 Long St. Info.—Joe Cota, 541/451-2740.

April 5–7—Raleigh, NC. Tar Heel Gem & Mineral Club, Inc. 37th Annual Club Show, Fairgrounds, Kerr Scott Bldg., Blue Ridge Rd. Info.—Cyndy Hummel, 919/779-6220, or

April 6–7—Pocatello, ID. Southeast Idaho Gem & Mineral Society 56th Annual Rock Show, Bannock Cnty. Fairgrounds, 10558 Ifft Rd. Info.—Anna Capell, 208/221 9458.

April 12–14—Edison, NJ. NY/NJ Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show, New Jersey Exposition Cntr., 97 Sunfield Ave. Info.—, or

April 13–14—Abilene, TX. Central Texas Gem and Mineral Society Annual Show, Abilene Civic Cntr., N. 6th and Pine. Info.—Kay McDaniel, 325/698-3596, or, or Linda Walker, 325/537-4557, or

April 13–14—Marion, IL. Southern Illinois Earth Science Club, Inc.'s Gem & Mineral Show, The Pavilion of the City of Marion, 1602 Sioux Dr. Info.—Mike Chontofalsky, 618/532-0455,

April 19–21—Decatur, IL. 61st Annual Mineral, Gem & Jewelry Show, Macon Cnty. Fairgrounds, 3700 Westlawn Ave. Info.—Tony Kapta, 217/233-1164, or, or

April 19–21—Denver, CO. Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show, Ramada Plaza Denver Central, 4849 Bannock St. Info.—

April 19–21—Rickreall, OR. Willamette Agate and Mineral Society's Annual Show, Polk Cnty. Fairgrounds, 520 South Pacific Hwy. Info.—Etheleen Flippo, 503/623-4247, or

April 20–21—Kennewick, WA. Lakeside Gem and Mineral Club Show, Benton Franklin Cnty. Fairgrounds, 1500 South Oak. Info.—Mary Lou Omstead, 509/783 2798, or

April 20–21—Yakima, WA. Yakima Rock & Mineral Club's 52nd Annual Parade of Gems, Washington National Guard Amory, 2501 Airport Ln. Info.—Marti Sondgeroth, 509/248-6401, or

April 26–28—Wichita, KS. Treasures of the Earth Show, Cessna Activity Cntr., 2744 George Washington Blvd., Info.—Gene Maggard, 316/07452-3746, or

April 27–28—Dothan, AL. Dothan Gem & Mineral Club 6th Annual Show, Westgate Park Recreation Cntr. Gym, 501 Recreation Rd. Info.—Arnie Lambert, 334/792-7116, or, or

April 27–28—Seattle, WA. West Seattle Rock Club, Alki Masonic Temple, 4736 40th Ave. Info.—Lyle & Audrey Vogelpohl, 206/932-3292, or, or

May 3–5—Spokane, WA. Rock Rollers Club of Spokane 54th Annual Gem Jewelry, Rock & Mineral Show, Spokane Cnty. Fair & Expo Cntr., N. 604 Havana at Broadway, Info.—Mike Shaw, 509/251-1574, or, or

May 4–5—Cincinnati, OH. Cincinnati Mineral Society and the Cincinnati Dry Dredgers: Geofair 2013, 48th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show. Cincinnati Gardens, 2250 Seymour Ave. Info.—Terry Huizing, 513/574-7142, or, or

May 4–5—Marshfield, WI. The Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society 40th Annual Show, 1401 E. Becker Rd. Info.—Cynthia Kelman, 715/387-8782, or

May 5–8—Toronto, Ontario. Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Convention, Metro Toronto Convention Cntr., 255 Front St. W. Info.—

May 11–12—Bozeman, MT. Bozeman Gem and Mineral Club Show, Gallatin Cnty. Fairgrounds, 901 N. Black. Info.—Dan Carter or Jerry Hancock, 406/599-6063.

May 17–19—Santa Ana, CA. West Coast Gem & Mineral Show—Spring, Holiday Inn–Orange Cnty. Airport, 2726 S. Grand Ave. Info.—

May 18–19—Wauwatosa, WI. Wisconsin Geological Society's 56th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show, Muellner Bldg., 72nd and W. State St. Info.—Paul Schmidt, 414/771-8668, or

June 1–2—Coeur d'Alene, ID. North Idaho Mineral Club Show, Kootenai Cnty. Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way. Info.—Bev Bockman, 208/773-5384, or

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