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Nashville/Franklin1-2—EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Worthen Earth Searchers; Rock Island County Fairgrounds, 4200 Archer Drive; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Admission $1, Children under 12 Free; Silent Auctions, Rocks, Fossils, Jewelry and more! Geode Cracking, Wire Wrapping; contact Mike Shumate, (217) 219-2315; Email: [email protected]; Website: worthenearthsearchers.orgMarch

11-13—KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Annual show; Greater Kansas City Association of Earth Science Clubs; KCI Expo Center, 11730 NW Ambassador Drive; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; Adults $6, (2-day pass $10, 3-day pass $14) Age 5-12 $3, Age 4 and under free. Cash only at the gate; 60+ retail dealers, wholesale area, swap area. Free parking, special exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, scholarship benefit auction ; contact Bruce Stinemetz, PO Box 1101, Independence, MO 64051, (816) 795-5159; Email: [email protected]; Website: or

18-20—JACKSON, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Michigan Gem and Mineral Society; Keeley Park American 1 Credit Union Event Center, 200 W. Ganson St., 200 W. Ganson St.; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $4, Seniors $2, Students $1, 5 & under free; Kids area, gems, minerals and fossils; contact Sally Hoskin, MI, (517) 522-3396; Email: [email protected]; Website:

26-27—CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA: Annual show; Cedar Valley Rocks and Minerals Society; Hawkeye Downs Expo Center, 4400 6th Street SW; Sat. 8:30-6, Sun. 9:30-4; Adults $3.00, Students (12-18) $1.00, children under 12 Free, Youth Groups with adult-Free; Multiple vendors, exhibitions, demonstrations, lots of various kid activities, gem sluice, pebble pit, bring your interesting rock and get identified, silent auction, displays, hot food available, lots of photo ops, Theme of the show is meteorites. Masks are required; contact Marv Houg, 1820 30th St.,, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403, (319) 350-9435; Email: [email protected]; Website:


7-9 WYOMING, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Indian Mounds Rock & Mineral Club, Rogers Plaza Town Center; 972 28th St. SW; Thu. 9:30-9, Fri. 9:30-9, Sat. 9:30-7; free admission; dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, beads, rough, equipment, books, displays, demonstrations, children's table; contact Don Van Dyke, 4296 Oakview, Wyoming, MI 49519, (616) 669-6932; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: 

23-24—EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Eau Claire County Expo Center, 5530 Lorch Avenue; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free; 58th Annual Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society Show & Sale. Featuring gemstones, minerals, agates, geodes, fossils, petrified wood, rock art, beads, supplies, copper, silver, and rough rock. Activities for children. Demonstrations; contact Paul Tubbs, 619 Van Buren Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703-6061, (715) 834-5747; Email: [email protected]

 April May

28-1 Kalamazoo Michigan: Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society Show and Sale. Kalamazoo Expo Center. Kids Day Fri 9am to 2pm Show hours 4pm to 8pm

Sat 10am to 6pm Sun 10am to 5pm. beads, pearls, gemstones, gem trees, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths and goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes,


7-8—BRAINERD, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Cuyuna Rock, Gem & Mineral Society; Crow Wing County Fairgrounds, 2000 13th St. S.E.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults - $2.00, Kids under 12- $1.00, Moms Free on Sunday (Mother's Day).; Agates, Minerals, Fossils, Gems, Crystals, & Handcrafted Jewelry. Exhibits, Rock Cutting/Geode Cracking, Kid's Corner, Sluicing, Door Prizes, ATM, Concessions; contact Sharon Smith, [email protected]; Website:


10-12 Springs Mineralogical Society, Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center; 3650 N. Nevada Avenue; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children 12 and under free; Join us for the 54th Annual Pikes Peak Gem and Mineral Show sponsored by the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society. This year's show will highlight pyrite and feature several exhibits, auctions, and door prizes! We expect over 50 vendors specializing in Colorado gems and minerals, as well as gems and minerals from the US and around the world, sculptures, fossils, meteorites, crystals, jewelry and more! Come see us as we kick off the Colorado mineral show season!; contact Lisa Kinder, 1060 Marlstone Pl, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, (719)-351-4018; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site:


15-16—MINOCQUA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Lakeland Gem Club, Lakeland Union High School; 9573 State Highway 70, Minocqua, WI 54548 WI – Hwy. 70 West; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; Lakeland Gem & Mineral Club 50 Golden Years of Rocks and Minerals in the Northwoods. The Northwoods Wildlife Center will present wildlife education Geodes - Choose Your Own – We Break Them While You Watch! Minerals, fossils, gemstones, specimens jewelry, handmade with mother earth’s colors! Demonstrations, Fluorescent mineral display! Exciting silent auctions! Door prizes! ; contact Pattie Hartmann, (715)-477-2519; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site:

23-24 Liberty Grove Historical Society Art Fair


13-14 Rice Lake Wi

19-21—SOUTH BEND, INDIANA: Show and sale; Michiana Gem & Mineral Society, St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds, Ester Singer Building; 5117 South Ironwood Rd.; Fri. 12-7 , Sat. 10-6 , Sun. 10-5 ; Admission $3.00, Children 6-12 $1.00; Michiana Gem & Mineral Society 53rd Annual Jewelry, Gem & Mineral Show and Sale and 76th Midwest Federation of Mineralogical & Geological Societies Convention. Attractions include gem, fossil, mineral and jewelry dealers, lapidary arts demonstrations, exhibits, Kid's Korner, and silent auction.; contact John Davis, (574)-232-8823; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site:


9-11 GREENFIELD, INDIANA: ; 500 Earth Sciences Club Annual show and sale; Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds; 620 N. Apple; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, swappers, fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry and lapidary equipment, silent auctions, door prizes, kids' activities, demonstrations, educational displays, programs; contact Cheryl Hamilton, 3507 Luewan Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46235-2217, (310) 897-6639; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site:

16-18 HOLLAND, MICHIGAN: 44th Annual Rock, Gem, Fossil and Jewelry Show; Tulip City Gem & Mineral Club; Holland Civic Center; 150 W. Eighth St.; Fri. 9-8, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 11-5; adults $3, 3-day family pass $8, students free with adult, military or Scouts in uniform free; "Made in Michigan": dealers, crystals, fossils, geodes, agates, special exhibits, kids' games, demonstrations, silent auction, club sales; contact Christine Silich, 416 W. Mae Rose, Holland, MI 49424, (616) 786-2480; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site:


1-2—EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Worthen Earth Searchers; Rock Island County Fairgrounds, 4200 Archer Drive; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Admission $1, Children under 12 Free; Silent Auctions, Rocks, Fossils, Jewelry and more! Geode Cracking, Wire Wrapping; contact Mike Shumate, (217) 219-2315; Email: [email protected]; Website:

15-16 DES MOINES, IOWA: Annual show; Des Moines Lapidary Society; Iowa State Fairgrounds; Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center, E. University Ave. Gate; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children free; dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, crystals, beads, jewelry, books, tools, equipment, lapidary supplies, silent auction, demonstrations, displays, door prizes, kids' activities; contact Attn: Steven Cunningham Des Moines Lapidary Society, PO Box 562, Johnston, IA 50131-0562; e-mail: [email protected]

22-23—CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO: Show and sale; Akron Mineral Society and Summit Lapidary Club; Emidios Expo Center, 48 E Bath Rd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Seniors (55+) $4, Children (7-14) $1, Under 7 and Scouts in uniform Free; Fluorescent Mineral Display, Lapidary Arts Displays, Geode Cracking, Gem Mine, Childrens Activities, Demonstrations, Door Prizes, Silent Auction. Our Future Rockhounds of America Chapter makes displays. Handicap Accessible. Free Parking; contact Evelyn Tryon, (330) 673-9664; Email: [email protected]


12-14 FREEPORT, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Northwest Illinois Rock Club; Highland Community College; 2998 W. Pearl City Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; donations accepted; speakers; contact Brian Green, PO Box 396, Warren, IL 61087, (815) 745-2228; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site:

11-13 KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Annual show; Greater Kansas City Association of Earth Science Clubs, KCI Expo Center; 11730 NW Ambassador Dr; Fri. 9 AM-8 PM, Sat. 10 AM-7 PM, Sun. 10 AM-5 PM; Admission $6, Children 5-12 $3; 0-4 Free; 70+ Retail and wholesale dealers; swap; educational exhibits and lectures; benefit auction. ; Contact Bruce Stinemetz, 2706 S Cherokee, Independence, MO 64055, (816) 795-5159; e-mail: [email protected]; ; Web site: or

19-21 MADISON, WISCONSIN: Pending Show, "Rockin' Madison 50 Years"; Madison Gem & Mineral Club; Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children free; flint knapping and rock carving demonstrations, panning for gold and sapphires; contact Nevin Franke, Burnie's Rock Shop, 901 E. Johnson St.,


9-11 Nashville/Franklin MORE INFO COMING