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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

September 5–7—Orlando, FL. Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society's Rock, Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show, Florida National Guard Armory, 2809 S. Fern Creek Ave. Info.—Betty Sumner, 407/816-1229, 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—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 3–5—Salt Lake City, UT. Mineral Collectors of Utah's 2014 Annual Club Show, Trolley Square, 600 S. 700 E. Info.—Curt Forrester, 801/789-6325, or

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 6Des Moines, IL. Des Moines Lapidary Society’s Annual 2014 Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show, Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Cntr., Iowa State Fairgrounds. Info.—Steven Cunningham, 515/262-4578, or, 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—Portland, ME. Maine Mineralogical and Geological Society's Annual Fine Mineral Auction, University of Southern Maine, Payson Smith Hall, Falmouth St. Info.—Ed Clopton,, 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—Bristol, CT. Bristol Gem & Min-eral Club's 42nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show, Beals Community Cntr., 240 Stafford Ave. Info.—David Korzendorfer, 860/490-4370, 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 18–19—S. Charleston, WV. Kanawha Rock & Gem Club and S. Charleston Lions Club's 2014 Annual Kanawha Rock & Gem Show and Sale, S. Charleston Community Cntr., 1601 Jefferson Rd. Info.—Frank Franko, 304/657-7089, or

October 18–19—Ogdensburg, NJ. North Jersey Mineralogical Society’s Annual Fall Outdoor Rock Swap and Sale, Sterling Hill Mining Museum, 30 Plant St. Info.—

October 25—Fairless Hills, PA. Rock and Mineral Club of Lower Bucks County's Annual Fluorescent Mineral-only Show, First United Methodist Church, 840 Trenton Rd. Info.—Chuck O'Loughlin, 856/663-1383, or

October 25–26—Bellevue, WA. Bellevue Rock Club's Annual Rock and Gem Show, Vasa Park, 3560 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE. Info.—Don Wilcox, 206/226-1868, 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—Cleveland, OH. Micromineral Society of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History's Annual Micromineral Symposium, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval. Info.—Dick Green, 330/929-2395, or

November 7–9—Erie, PA. The Erie Rock, Gem, and Jewelry Show, Erie Bayfront Convention Cntr., 1 Sassafrass Pier. Info.—Tom Shearer, 814/790-5079, or, 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.—

November 8–9—Edmonds, WA. Maplewood Rock and Gem Club's Annual Fall Show, Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse, 8802 196th St SW. Info.—Don Wilcox, 206/226-1868, or

November 8–9—Sedro Woolley, WA. Skagit Rock & Gem Club's Annual Rock and Gem Show, Sedro Woolley Community Cntr., 700 Pacific St. Info.—Linda Keltz, 360/424-6525, or

November 15–16—Lebanon, PA. Mid-Atlantic Gem and Mineral Association's 7th Annual Gem Miner's Holiday Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show, Lebanon Cnty. Fairgrounds, 80 Rocherty Rd. Info.—Teresa Schwab, 301/565-0487, or, or

November 22–23—Fairfax, VA. Northern Virginia Mineral Club's annual show, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr. Info.—Jim Kostka, 202/207-5437, or Tom Taafe, 703/281-3767, or

November 22–23—W. Palm Beach, FL. Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches 48th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead, and Fossil Show, S. Florida Fairgrounds Expo. Cntr. E., 9067 Southern Blvd. Info.—Barbara Ringhiser, 561/588-5458, or, or

December 6–7—Round Rock, TX. Paleontological Society of Austin's 24th Annual Show, Old Settlers Assn., 3300 Palm Valley Blvd. Info.—, or

December 13–14—Franklin, TN. Mid-Tennessee Gem & Mineral Society's Annual Show. Williamson Cnty. Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Ln. Info.—John Stanley, 615/885-8704, or, or


February 21–22—Las Cruces, NM. The Museum ROCKS! Gem & Mineral Show, the NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd. Info.—Dawn Starostka, 575, 522-1232, or, or

January 31–February 14—Tucson, AZ. Martin Zinn Expositions' Arizona Mineral and Fossil Show, Hotel Tucson City Center, 475 N. Granada. Info.—505/867-0425, or, or

January 31–February 14—Tucson, AZ. Martin Zinn Expositions' Arizona Mineral and Fossil Show, Ramada Ltd., 665 N. Freeway. Info.—505/867-0425, or, or

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