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NOTICE TO CLUBS—Listing of all shows is a free service provided by ROCKS & MINERALS. Information on upcoming shows must be received at least four months before date of publication. Include date, place, sponsoring club, contact person, phone number, and email and/or website. Send all notices to

June 27–29—Bedford, IN. Lawrence Cnty. Rock Club, Inc.'s 49th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show, Lawrence Cnty. Fairgrounds. Info.—Gary Fuquay, 812/498-4062, or

June 28–29—Culver City, CA. Culver City Rock and Mineral Club's 53rd Annual Fiesta of Gems Show, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Blvd. Info.—Janice Metz, 310/850-4398, or, or

July 11–13—Tulsa, OK. Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society, the American Federation Mineralogical Societies, and the Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies' Annual Show for Rocks, Fossils, Minerals, and Gems, Central Park Hall, Tulsa State Fairgrounds, 4800 E. 15th St. S. Info.—Finis Riggs, 918/587-4400, or, or Ben Thomas, 918/486-3788, or, or

July 12–13—Bethel, ME. Oxford Cnty. Gem and Mineral Association's 53rd Annual Gem and Mineral Show, Telstar High School, Rt. 26. Info.—Dennis Gross, 207/665-2759, or

July 18–20—Reedsport, OR. Lower Umpqua Gem & Lapidary Society's Treasures from the Earth Rock and Gem Show, Reedsport Community Bldg., 415 Winchester Ave. Info.—Susan Baughman,

July 25–27—Tenino, WA. Washington Agate and Mineral Society’s Rock and Gem Show, Parkside Elementary School, 301 Central Ave. E. Info.—Daniel De Boer,

July 26–27—South Burlington, VT. Burlington Gem and Mineral Club's 35th Annual Champlain Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, Tuttle Middle School, 500 Dorset St. Info.—Jeff Higgins, 802/849-6076, or

July 27–August 3—Spruce Pine, NC. 30th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show, 12966 S. Hwy. 226. Info.—Donna Collis, 828/765-5519, or, or Roger Frye, 828/766-6136, or

August 2—Ishpeming, MI. Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club's 39th Annual Gem and Mineral Show, Ishpeming Elks Club, 597 Lake Shore Dr. Info.—Ernest Johnson, 906/228-9422, or

August 8–10—North Bend, OR. Far West Lapidary & Gem Society's 52nd Annual Gem and Mineral Show, North Bend Community Cntr., 2222 N. Broadway. Info.—Don Innes, 541/396-5722, or

August 8–10—Port Townsend, WA. Port Townsend Rock Club's Annual Rock, Gem & Mineral Show, Jefferson Cnty. Fairgrounds, 4907 Landers St. Info.—Garnett Brooks, 360/379-5531.

August 8–10—West Springfield, MA. Martin Zinn Expositions' East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, Better Living Cntr., Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Dr. Info.—

August 15–17—Hermiston, OR. Hatrockhounds Gem and Mineral Society's 2014 Show, Hermiston Conference Cntr., 415 S. Hwy. 395. Info.—Judi Allison, 541/720-4950, or, or Mike Filarski, 541/571-2593, or

August 15–17—Lebanon, PA. Mid-Atlantic Gem and Mineral Association's 17th Annual Gem Miner's Jubilee Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show, Lebanon Cnty. Fairgrounds, 80 Rocherty Rd. Info.—Teresa Schwab, 301/565-0487, or, or

August 22–24—South Bend, IN. Michiana Gem and Mineral Society's 51st Annual Jewelry, Gem & Mineral Show and Sale, St. Joseph Cnty. 4-H Fairgrounds, 5177 S. Ironwood Rd. Info.—Marie Crull, 574/272-7209, or, or

August 30–31—Silver City, NM. 31st Annual Grant Cnty. Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Show, Grant Cnty. Business and Conference Cntr., 3031 US Hwy. 180. Info.—Lee Stockman,, or

September 6–9—Denver, CO. The First Annual Denver Fine Mineral Show, Denver Marriott West, 1717 Denver W. Blvd. Info.—, or

September 10–14—Denver, CO. Martin Zinn Expositions' Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show, Ramada Plaza Denver Central, 4849 Bannock St. Info.—

September 13–14—North Adams, MA. Northern Berkshire Mineral Club's 51st Annual Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #310, 515 Curran Hwy. Info.—Larry Michon, 413/663-8430, or

September 13–14—Port Angeles, WA. Clallam County Gem and Mineral Association's Annual Rock Show, Vern Burton Community Hall, 308 E. 4th St. Info.—Jennie Bourassa, 360/681-0372, or Kathy Schreiner, 360/681-3811, or

September 13–14—Toronto, ON. Gem and Mineral Club of Scarborough's 45th Annual Wonders of the Earth Show, Don Montgomery Community Cntr., 2467 Ellington Ave. E. Info.—Jenifer Campbell, 416/282-5319, or

September 13–14—Walla Walla, ID. Marcus Whitman Gem and Mineral Society's Annual Gem and Mineral Show, Walla Walla Cnty. Fairgrounds, Community Center Bldg., 363 Orchard St. Info.—Lisa Stearns, 509/386-0584, or

September 20–21—Castle Rock, WA. Southern Washington Mineralogical Society's Annual Show, Castle Rock Fairgrounds, 120 Fair Ln. Info.—Diann Thurston, 503/728-4274.

September 20–21—Poughkeepsie, NY. Mid-Hudson Valley Gem & Mineral Society's 45th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil Show & Sale, Gold's Gym & Family Sports Complex, 258 Titusville Rd. Info.—Carolyn Reynard, 845/471-1224, or, or

September 27–28—Billings, MT. Billings Gem and Mineral Club's Annual Rock Show, Billings Hotel and Convention Cntr., 1223 Mullowney Ln. Info.—Doug True, 406/670-0506, or

September 27–28—Franklin, NJ. 57th Franklin-Sterling Gem & Mineral Show, Franklin School, 50 Washington Ave. Info.—Pat Seger, 973/827-3481, or

September 27–28—Lexington, KY. Rockhounds of Central Kentucky's 24th Annual Show, KY National Guard Armory, 4301 Airport Rd. Info.—Allen Ferrell,, or

September 27–28—Monterey, CA. Carmel Valley Gem and Mineral Society's 55th Gem & Mineral Show, Monterey Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd. Info.—Susie Harlow,, or Janis Rovetti,, or 831/372-1311, or 831/657-1933.

October 3–5—Austin, TX. Austin Gem and Mineral Society's Gem Capers 2014, Palmer Events Cntr., 900 Barton Springs Rd. Info.—Susan Postlethwait,, or 512/458-9546.

October 4–5—Jefferson, WI. Rock River Valley Geological Society's 42nd Annual Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show. Jefferson Cnty. Fair Park, Jackson & Peurner Rds. Info.—Robert Schweitzer, 920/674-2544.

October 4–5—Missoula, MT. Hellgate Mineral Society's Gem and Mineral Show, Hilton Garden Inn, 2730 N. Reserve St. Info.—Bob Riggs, 406/543-3667, or

October 4–5—Springfield, OR. Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club's Annual Rock and Gem Show, Guy Lee Elementary School, 755 Harlow Rd. Info.—Mark Denoyer, 541/337-3433, or

October 10–12—Hillsboro, OR. Portland Regional Gem & Mineral Show Association's 34th Annual Portland Regional Rock and Mineral Show, Washington Cnty. Fair Complex, 873 NE 34th Ave. Info.—L. Smith,

October 10–12—Metairie, LA. Gem & Mineral Society of Louisiana's 44th Annual New Orleans Gem & Mineral Show, Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave. Info.—Levette Carlos, 504/214-3205, or

October 11–12—Marysville, WA. Marysville Rock and Gem Club's 40th Annual “Rocktoberfest”, Totem Middle School Cafeteria, 7th St. and State Ave. Info.—Brian Murril, 425/346-9313, or

October 11–12—Trona, CA. Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society's 73rd Annual Gem and Mineral Show, Lapidary and Show Bldg., 13337 Main St. Info.—Bonnie Fairchild, 760/372-5356, or

October 16–19—Spruce Pine, NC. 1st Annual Grassy Creek Fall Mineral and Gem Show, 12966 S. Hwy. 226. Info.—Donna Collis, 828/765-5519, or, or Roger Frye, 828/766-6136, or

October 17–19—Fort Wayne, IN. Three Rivers Gem and Mineral Society's 53rd Annual Rock, Mineral, Fossil, Jewelry, and Lapidary Show and Sale, Allen Cnty. Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Rd. Info.—Michele Yamanaka, 260/427-2196, or, or

October 18–19—Lewiston, ID. Hells Canyon Gem Club's 48th Annual Show, Nez Perce Cnty. Fair Bldg., 1229 Burrell Ave. Info.—Linn Enger, 208/746-4957, or

October 25–26—Canby, OR. Clackamette Mineral and Gem Club's 50th Annual Show, Clackamas Cnty. Fairgrounds, 694 NE. 4th Ave. Info.—Beth Heesacker,

November 1–2—Exton, PA. Tuscarora Lapidary Society's 45th Annual Fine Gem, Jewelry, and Mineral Show, The School at Church Farm, 1001 E. Lincoln Hwy. Info.—Lisa Roman, 610/490-5252,, or

November 7–9—Santa Ana, CA. Martin Zinn Expositions' West Coast Gem & Mineral Show, Holiday Inn, Orange County Airport, 2726 S. Grand Ave. Info.—

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