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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

March 4–5—Meriden, CT. The Lapidary & Mineral Society of Central CT's 46th Annual Show & Sale, Maloney High School, 121 Gravel St. Info.—Tom Benedict,, or

March 4–5—Appleton, WI. Weis Earth Science Museum's Fox Rocks Annual Show, Grand Meridian, 2621 N. Oneida St. Info.—Joanne Kluessen dorf, 920/832-2925, or, or

March 4–5—Caldwell, ID. Owyhee Gem & Mineral Society's 63st Annual Gem & Mineral Show, O'Conner Field House, 2200 Blaine St. Info.—Darell Ehlers, 208/674-1213, or

March 4–5—Ventura, CA. Ventura Gem & Mineral Society's 55th Annual Gem, Mineral, Lapidary & Fossil Show, Ventura Cnty. Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd. Info.—Diane Cook, 805/312-8467, or, or

March 4–5—Wilmington, DE. Delaware Mineralogical Society's 54th Annual Earth Science Gem and Mineral Show, University of Delaware, Arsht Conference Cntr., 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. Info.—Elaine Kipp,, or

March 10–12—Kansas City, MO. Association of Earth Science Clubs of Greater Kansas City's 56th Annual Gem and Mineral Show, KCI Expo Cntr., 11730 NW Ambassador Dr. Info.—Bruce Stinemetz, 816/795-5159, or

March 11—Fairless Hills, PA. Leidy Microscopical Society's 41st Annual Micromount Symposium, Northminster Presbyterian Church, 140 Trenton Rd. Info.—Don McAlarnen, 610/584-1364, or

March 11—Skokie, IL. Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society's 68th Annual Silent Auction of Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, and Lapidary Treasures, St. Peter's United Church of Christ gymnasium, 8013 Laramie Ave. Info.—Jeanine N. Mielecki, 312/623-1554, or, or

March 11—Oxford, OH. Midwest Chapter of Friends of Mineralogy's 5th Annual Symposium, Miami University, Shideler Hall, Spring St. and Patterson Ave. Info.—John Rakovan, 513/529-3245, or, or

March 11–12—Filer, ID. Magic Valley Gem Club's Annual Gem Show, Twin Falls Cnty. Fairgrounds, 215 Fair Ave. Info.—Shirley or Rocky Metts, 208/423-4827, or

March 11–12—Kalispell, MT. NW MT RockChucks's Rock, Gem, and Mineral Show, Northwest MT Fairgrounds, 265 N. Meridian Rd. Info.—Lloyd Fager, 608/436-0780 or

March 11–12—Turlock, CA. Mother Lode Mineral Society's 51st Annual Rock, Mineral & Jewelry Show, Stanislaus Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway. Info.—Bud and Terry McMillin, 209/524-3494, or, or

March 11–12—West Bend, WI. Kettle Moraine Geological Society's 55th Annual Show, Washington Cnty. Fair Park & Convention Cntr. Pavilion, 3000 Hwy. PV. Info.—Janet Schmitt, 661/240-8555, or

March 17–18—Colville, WA. Panorama Gem and Mineral Club's Annual Rock Show, Colville Fairground, Colville Ag and Trade Cntr., 317 W. Astor. Info.—Bill Allen, 509/936-2446, or

March 17–19—Jackson, MI. Michigan Gem & Mineral Society's Annual Show, Jackson Cnty. Fairgrounds American One Event Cntr., 200 W. Ganson St. Info.—Sally Hoskin, 517/522-3396, or, or

March 18–19—Gaithersburg, MD. Gem, Lapidary, and Mineral Society of Montgomery Cnty., MD's 53rd Annual GLMSMC Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show, Montgomery Cnty. Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St. Info.—Doug Baum, 240/888-7485, or

March 18–19—Missoula, MT. Hellgate Mineral Society's Missoula MT Gem and Mineral Show, Hilton Garden Inn, 3720 N. Reserve St. Info.—Bob Riggs, 406/543-3667, or

March 24–26—Spokane, WA. Rock Rollers Club of Spokane's 58th Annual Gem, Jewelry & Mineral Show, Spokane Cnty. Fair & Expo. Cntr., N. 604 Havana. Info.—Vonnie Dillon, 509/951-8173, or

March 25–26—Bellingham, WA. Mt. Baker Rock and Gem Club's 55th Annual Rock and Gem Show, Bloedel Donovan Community Cntr., 2214 Electric Ave. Info.—Lori Nettles, 360/961-7873, or, or

March 25–26—Hadley, MA. CT Valley Mineral Club's Western Mass Mineral, Jewelry, and Fossil Show, Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell St. Info.—Lee Champigny, 413/320-9741, or, or Robert Colby, 413/527-4017, or, or

March 25–26—Lexington, KY. Blue Grass Gem & Mineral Club's Annual Show, Clarion Hotel, 1950 Newtown Pk. Info.—Jane Volk,, or Allen Ferrell,, or

March 31–April 2—Raleigh, NC. Tar Heel Gem & Mineral Club's 41st Annual Show, NC State Fairgrounds, Kerr Scott Bldg., Blue Ridge Rd. Info.—Cyndy Hummel, 919/779-6220, or

April 1–2—Chico, CA. Paradise Gem and Mineral Club's Annual Show, Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St. Info.—Kevin Wright, 530/990-0211, or

April 1–2—Midland Park, NJ. North Jersey Mineralogical Society's 28th Annual North Jersey Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, Midland Park High School, 250 Prospect St. Info.—

April 1–2—Orange, CT. New Haven Mineral Club's 44th Annual Show, Amity Regional Middle School, Sheffield Rd. Info.—

April 1–2—Sweet Home, OR. Sweet Home Rock and Mineral Society's 69th Annual Gem and Mineral Show, Sweet Home High School Gym, 1641 Long St. Info.—Joe Cota, 541/451-2740, or Ed Anderson, 541/944-2124, or

April 7–9—Edison, NJ. Eons Expos' NY and NJ Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, NJ Convention & Expo Cntr., 97 Sunfield Ave. Info.—Heather Grana,, or www.NYNJ.Show.

April 7–9—Ogden, UT. Golden Spike Gem and Mineral Society's 66th Gemstone Junction, Golden Spike Event Cntr., Weber County Fairgrounds, 1000 N. 1200 W. Info.—Deborah Blake, 385/205-9187, or

April 8–9—Abilene, TX. Central TX Gem & Mineral Society's Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show, Abilene Civic Cntr., N. 6th and Pine Sts. Info.—Kay McDaniel, 325/668-8558, or, or

April 8–9—Dover, NH. Southeastern NH Mineral Club's 13th Annual Earl & Malvina Packard Rock, Gem & Mineral Show, Dover Veterans Community Cntr., 156 Back River Rd. Info.—Brian, 207/710-6254, or

April 8–9—Edmonds, WA. Maplewood Rock and Gem Club's April Sale, Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse, 8802 196th St. SW. Info.—Mary Ann Collins, 206/714-3922, or

April 8–9—Marion, IL. Southern IL Earth Science Club's Annual Gem & Mineral Show, Pavilion of the City of Marion, 1602 Sioux Dr. Info.—Mike Chontofalsky, 618/532-0455, or, or

April 8–9—Pocatello, ID. South East ID Gem and Mineral Society's Annual Rock and Gem Show, N. Bannock Cnty. Fairgrounds, 10588 Fairground Dr. Info.—Larry Manhart, 208/705-7273.

April 22–23—Idaho Falls, ID. Idaho Falls Gem and Mineral Society's Annual Gem and Mineral Show Idaho Falls Recreation Cntr., Memorial Dr. and B St. Info.—Nicole Strong, 208/768-7953, or, or Gerry Gibeault, 208/589-0736.

April 22–23—Kennewick, WA. Lakeside Gem and Mineral Club's Annual Rock, Gem, and Mineral Show, Benton Cnty. Fairgrounds, 1500 S. Oak. Info.—Mary Lou Omstead, 509/783-2798.

April 22–23—Yakima, WA. Yakima Rock and Mineral Club's 57th Parade of Gems, Central Washington State Fairgrounds, Modern Living Bldg., 1301 S. Fair Ave. Info.—Marti Sondgeroth,

April 23–24—Franklin, NJ. 44th Annual NJ Earth Science Association's Gem and Mineral Show, Franklin School, 50 Washington Ave. Info.—Russ Brarens, 732/469-1047, or

April 28–30—Orlando, FL. Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society's Rock, Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show, FL National Guard Armory, 2809 S. Fern Creek Ave. Info.—, or

April 28–30—Portland, OR. Mt. Hood Rock Club's Rock, Mineral, and Gem Show, Jackson Armory, 6255 NE Cornfoot Rd. Info.—Wayne King, 503/284-7195, or, or

April 29–30—Elma, WA. Grays Harbor Gem and Geology Society's Annual Gem and Geology Show, Grays Harbor Fairgrounds, 43 Elma-McCleary Rd. Info.—Gary Emberley, 360/533-6196, or

April 29–30—Franklin, NJ. 45th Annual NJ Earth Science Association's Gem and Mineral Show with Outdoor Swap, Franklin School, 50 Washington Ave. Info.—Russ Brarens, 908/421-1045, or 732/469-1047, or

April 29–30—Seattle, WA. West Seattle Rock Club's Show, Alki Masonic Temple, 4736 40th Ave. SW. Info.—Diane Christensen, 206/582-2267, or, or

May 5–7—Kalamazoo, MI. Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society's Rock, Gem, Fossil, and Mineral Show, Kalamazoo Cnty. Expo. Cntr., 2900 Lake St. Info.—269/979-3348, or, or

May 5–7—McPherson, KS. McPherson Gem & Mineral Club's 25th Annual Sale & Swap, 4-H Bldg. and Grounds, 710 W. Woodside. Info.—620/755-5415, or 620/241-7600, or

May 6–7—Billings, MT. Billings Gem and Mineral Club's Annual Rock Show, Al Bedoo Shrine Auditorium, 1125 Broadwater Ave. Info.—Doug True, 406/670-0506, or

May 6–7—Cincinnati, OH. Cincinnati Mineral Society and Cincinnati Dry Dredgers' GeoFair 2017, 52nd Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Jewelry Show, Sharonville Convention Cntr., 11355 Chester Rd. Info.—Terry Huizing, 513/574-7142, or, or

May 6–7—Everett, WA. Everett Rock and Gem Club's 64nd Annual Gem, Jewelry & Mineral Show, Everett Community College, Walt Price Student Fitness Cntr., 2206 Tower St. Info.—Fritz Mack, 425/232-0809, or

May 6–7—Marshfield, WI. Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society's 44th Annual Show, Marshfield High School field house, 1401 Becker Rd. Info.—Cynthia Kelman, 715/387-8782, or, or

May 6–7—North Charleston, SC. Lowcountry Gem and Mineral Society's Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, and Fossil Show and Sale, Charleston Area Convention Cntr., 5000 Coliseum Dr. Info.—, or

May 6–7—Roseburg, OR. Umpqua Gem & Mineral Club's 47th Annual Show, Douglas Cnty. Fairgrounds, I-5 Exit 123. Info.—Sue Woodman, 541/672-3486, or

May 6–7—Topsfield, MA. North Shore Rock & Mineral Club's New England Gem & Mineral Show, Topsfield Fairgrounds, Fair Trade Building and Coolidge Hall, Rte. 1 N. Info.—Michele Weisberg,, or

May 13–14—Bozeman, MT. Bozeman Gem and Mineral Club's Annual Gem and Mineral Show and Sale, Gallatin Cnty. Fairgrounds, Bldg. #1, 901 N. Black. Info.—Jerry Hancock,

May 13–14—Hermiston, OR. Hatrockhounds Gem and Mineral Society's Annual Gem and Mineral Show, Hermiston Conference Cntr., 415 Hwy. 395 S. Info.—Mike Filarski, 541/571-2593, or

May 19–21—Hamilton, MT. Bitterroot Gem and Mineral Society's 79th Annual Gem and Mineral Show and 2017 NFMS Show, First Interstate Cntr., Ravalli Cnty. Fairgrounds, 100 Old Corvallis Rd. Info.—Steve Vieth, 406/381-7597, or

May 19–21—Santa Ana, CA. Martin Zinn Expositions' West Coast Gem & Mineral Show, Holiday Inn-Orange Co. Airport, 2726 S. Grand Ave. Info.—505/867-0425, or, or

May 20–21—Saint Joseph, MI. Blossomland Gem and Mineral Society's Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, Lake Michigan Catholic Elementary School, 3165 Washington Ave. Info.—Pam Kriegsmann,

May 20–21—Wauwatosa, WI. Wisconsin Geological Society's 60th Annual Wisconsin Geological Society Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show, Muellner Bldg. at Hart Park, 72nd and W. State Sts. Info.—Paul Schmidt, 414/771-8668, or

May 27–28—St. Charles, IL. Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association's 41st Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, and Fossil Show, Kane Cnty. Fairgrounds, 525 Randall Rd. Info.—, or

June 17—Chelmsford, MA. Micromounters of New England's 2017 Gene Bearss Annual Symposium, Trinity Lutheran Church, 170 Old Westford Rd. Info.—Scott Dion, 603/670-8999, or

September 9–17—Denver, CO. Eons Expos' Denver Coliseum Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, Denver Coliseum + National Western Complex, 4600 Humboldt St. Info.—Heather Grana,, or www.Coliseum.Show.

October 13–15—Hillsboro, OR. Portland Regional Gem & Mineral Show Association's Annual Portland Regional Rock and Mineral Show, Washington Cnty. Fair Complex, 873 NE 34th Ave. Info.—Linda Harvey,, or






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