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You can verify dates and times for each Mineral Show and obtain directions to the show by going to the Club’s website.


2018


June


1-3 ---  Wauseon, OH.  The State Line Gem & Mineral Society 52nd annual Jewelry, Rock, Gem and Mineral Show, Fulton County Fairgrounds, Junior Fair Building, 8514 SR 108, Wauseon, Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; Adults $4, Seniors/Students $3, Children under 12 free; contact Glenda Gafner, 3720 Britton Hwy, Britton, MI 49229, (517)-403-6310; e-mail: ggafner@frontier.com; Web site: www.statelinegms.com


9 --- WYOMING, MI  Indian Mounds Rock & Mineral Club Annual Tailgate Sale. Wesley Park United Methodist Church parking lot 1150 32nd St. SW Wyoming MI, Saturday; 9-noon. Contact: Gordon Spalenka, (616) 249-0513; gnspalenk@sbcglobal.net  www.indianmoundsrockclub.com


JULY



AUGUST


? --- Holland, MI, Annual Tulip City Tailgate Swap & Sell. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location:  Sam's Club Parking Lot, 2190 N. Park Dr. (next to US-31) Holland  Any club member of a west Michigan club can set up, including juniors; No charge or fees to participate Provide your own folding tables & chairs, small tents    http://www.tulipcity.org


11 ---  CLIO, MI,  Flint Rock & Gem Club Rock Swap.  9 am - 4 pm.  Flint Rock & Gem Club, 11350 N. Saginaw Rd., Clio.  Contact Bill Wendling, (810) 638-5796; bwrockbarn@centurytel.net http://www.flintrockandgem.org/rock-swap


17-19 ---  SOUTH BEND, IN  Michiana Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show.  Fri noon - 7 pm; Sat 10 am - 6 pm; Sun 11 am - 5 pm. St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds, 5117 S Ironwood Rd., South Bend.  Contact:  John Davis, (574) 232-8823; www.michianagms.org  Flyer - http://www.michianagms.org/documents/2017%20MGMS%20Show%20Flyer%20-%201%20per%20page.pdf



SEPTEMBER


? --- HOLLAND, MICHIGAN: annual show and sale, Tulip City Gem & Mineral Club; Holland; The Soccer Stop, 5 River Hills Dr., Holland.  Times to be determined.  Contact Sue Goedert, sonbeams2000@yahoo.com; www.tulipcity.org


? --- HOWELL, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Livingston Gem & Mineral Society; Hartland Educational Support Service Center; 9525 Highland Rd.; Sat. 10-6 Sun 10-4; Contact Ed Oller, (810) 241-8801; edleatherandcraft@gmail.com


22 -- KALAMAZOO, MI; Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society annual Tailgate Sale, parking lot of St. Michael Lutheran Church, 7211 Oakland Drive, Portage, Mi - 1.5 Mile South of 1-94.  Open from 9am to 1pm. Contact - Terry Buder, 269 271 0285. - KGMS Tailgate page note- when last checked everything is correct on this page but the 2018 date has not been updated - the Tailgate  is on September 22, 2018.


?--  TRAVERSE CITY, MI.  Grand Traverse Area Rock & Mineral Club Annual Show,    Sat 9 am - 5 pm; Sun 10 am - 4 pm.  Heritage Center, 322 Sixth St., Traverse City.  Contact Pierre LaFoille, (586) 907-3512; pals0210@gmail.com


29-30 ---- BELLEVILLE, MICHIGAN: Midwest Mineralogical & Lapidary Society Rock Swap.  Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Sun 10 am - 4 pm.  Wayne County Fairgrounds, 10871 Quirk Rd., Belleville Contact . wbarr@umich.edu; Website: www.mmls.us website - http://www.mmls.us/upcoming-events.html


OCTOBER




12-14 --- Warren, MICHIGAN: Michigan Mineralogical Society Annual Show.  Fri 9 am - 6 pm; Sat 10 am - 7 pm; Sun 11 am - 5 pm. South Macomb Community College Expo Center, Building P located in the southeast section of the campus (14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088) and is best reached off of Hayes Road. 60+ dealers. Contact: Wilbur Pfromm at  wpdog-mms@yahoo.com  website: http://www.michmin.org


20-21 --- CLIO, MI  Flint Rock & Gem Club Annual Show.  Sat & Sun 9 am - 5 pm.  Carter Middle School, 300 Rogers Lodge Dr., Clio. Admissions - $3 Adults, Children (6-18) $1.50. Contact Bill Wendling, (810) 638-5796; bwrockbarn@centurytel.net

Show Info at http://www.flintrockandgem.org


19-21 --- MASON, MICHIGAN: Central Michigan Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Lapidary & Jewelry Show  Fri 6pm-9pm; Sat 10-6; Sun 11-5. Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St., Mason.  Contact - Roger Laylin, (517) 349-3249; l.r.laylin@gmail.com  www.michrocks.org


NOVEMBER


?--- TAYLOR, MI; Annual Auction, Midwest Mineralogical & Lapidary Society, Democratic Club of Taylor,  23400 Wick Rd, 6-7 pm; auction starts at 7pm.  Contact Dan Gumina, (313)776-8944. www.mmls.us


??? ---  MIDLAND, MI  Mid Michigan Rock Club Show, Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Sun 10 am - 4 pm.  Chippewa Nature Center, 400 S. Badour Rd., Midland.  Contact Debra Young, debiyoung50@yahoo.com    http://www.midmichrockclub.com/?Page=14



2019


MARCH


?--  LIVONIA, MI; Annual Special Auction, Roamin Club, Sat 11 - 6; Sun 12 - 6  Schoolcraft Community College, 18600 Haggerty Rd., Livonia  Contact:  Todd Gass (248) 348-5093Sat 11 - 6; Sun 12 - 6 Schoolcraft Community College, 18600 Haggerty Rd., Livonia  Contact:  TClarence Sterling, c.w.sterling@sbcglobal.net


?? --- JACKSON, MI: The Michigan Gem & Mineral Society annual show at the Jackson County Fairgrounds American One Event Center, 200 W. Ganson St., Jackson, MI, presents, "It's All About the Geodes". Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Adults $4, Seniors $2, Students $1, 5 & Under free.. http://www.mgmsrockclub.com For Information & Questions contact Sally Hoskin at: (517) 522-3396 info@mgmsrockclub.com


?-- TAYLOR, MI Annual Metro Rock Swap. Hosted by the Midwest Mineralogical and Lapidary Society.  13115 Telegraph Rd., Taylor, MI  Contact: (734) 837-8920; ; Free Admission. Swap-Sell-Buy website: www.mmls.us


April


?---  Wyoming, MI: Annual show; Indian Mounds Rock & Mineral Club , Rogers Plaza Town Center ; 972 28th Street SW; Thu. 9:30-9, Fri. 9:30 -9, Sat. 9:30-7; Free Admission;42nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show features more than 10 dealers, demonstrations, member sales, rock and mineral identification, displays and exhibits. Contact:  Kreigh Tomaszewski , 653 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507, (616)-243-5851 e-mail: kreigh@gmail.com info: www.indianmoundsrockclub.com  


May


May 3-5 ---  KALAMAZOO, MI.  Kalamazoo Geological & Mineral Society (KGMS) 58th Annual Gem & Mineral Show. Adding more vendors in 2018! Location -  Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake Street, Fri 4-8, Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5. At 28,000 square feet of show space the KGMS show is one of the largest and best attended shows in Michigan. More vendors and presenters in 2018! Get, or make your mother day gift here. An event for the whole family.  CONTACT: KalamazooRockClub.org or Dealer Liaison, show@KalamazooRockClub.org


?  --- St. Joseph, MI   The Blossomland Gem and Mineral Society - Sat. 9 - 6 Sun 12 - 6. Lake Michigan Catholic Elementary School, 3165 Washington Ave. Contact: Pam Kriegsmann, Stevensville, MI, (630)-779-8258; e-mail: kriegsmann@sbcglobal.net


June

SOUTHERN MICHIGAN ROCK, GEM AND MNINERAL SHOWS

2018

tools at the Kalamazoo rock show - second room
malachite

Join me May 3 -5, 2019 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.


The KGMS Rock, Gem, Fossil and Mineral Show a great event for the whole family!


Now, with over 28,000 sq ft of show space spread between two rooms, and a third presentation room , the KGMS  Show  qualifies as a major midwest rock and mineral show. It is one of the best attended and largest shows in Michigan.


The Kalamazoo Geological & Mineral Society  (KGMS) annual Show is held at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI


The Show always takes place the weekend before Mother’s  Day (Either the last weekend of April or the first weekend in May)


Vendor contact show@KalamazooRockClub.org

website - www.kalamazoorockclub.org

one of the rooms at the Kalamazoo Rock and mineral Show
rings at the kalamazoo Rock and Mineral Show
large copper specimens
polished stones
double terminated calcite
bryles and tourmalines
jewlelry at the Kalamazoo Rock and Mineral Show
nice mineral specimens
raptor statue from the 2016 Kalamazoo Rock and Mineral Show

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