Lubbock Gem & Mineral Society

May 5-6, 2018 — LUBBOCK, TEXAS: Show and sale; Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center; 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Sat. 10-06, Sun. 10-05; Adults $4, Seniors $3, Students $2, Children Free; 60th Anniversary show; This year the Lubbock Gem & Mineral Society is Hosting the South Central Federation Convention (SCFMS). Vendors with Jewelry, Loose Stones, Rough, Cabs, Slabs, Geodes, Beads, Gemstones, Mineral Specimens, Crystals, Fossils, Spheres, and Lapidary Tools. Hourly door prizes. Drawings for two grand prizes, one for Kids and one for Adults. Numerous display cases and large rocks in our “rocks you can touch” area! Our kid’s area will have games and grab bags, and we will feature our new fluorescent tent with rocks that “glow in the dark”. Proceeds support the LGMS (501(c)(3) organization), and scholarships in the Earth Sciences at Texas Tech. Contact Walt Beneze, PO Box 6371, Lubbock, TX 79493; e-mail:; Web site:

May 2018 Fredericksburg Rockhounds Meeting

May 7, 2018 — FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS: This meeting will take place at 7pm on Monday, May 7th, at the Golden Hub Senior Center located at 1009 N Lincoln, Fredericksburg, Texas.

  • The program for this meeting will be a lesson on tumblers by Keith King. This is an easy way to polish rocks, so it should be good for both beginners and old hands.
    —Patti Felts

Fort Worth Gem & Mineral Club Annual Show

May 26-27, 2018 — FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Annual show; Fort Worth Gem and Mineral Club, Will Rogers Memorial Center; 3401 West Lancaster; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $4, Children 16 and under free; Gem, mineral, fossil, bead & jewelry shop. Contact Janice Craddock, PO Box 123975, Fort Worth, TX 76116; e-mail:; Web site:

Arlington Gem & Mineral Club Annual Show

June 30-July 1, 2018 — GRAPEVINE, TEXAS: Annual show; Arlington Gem & Mineral Club; Grapevine Convention Center (10 min. from DFW Airport) 1209 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; General Admission $6, Seniors (60+) and Children Under 12 $5, Scouts in Uniform and Military ID get in free; Arlington Gem and Mineral Club’s 61st Annual Show will feature 25+ Vendors selling Artisan and Fine Jewelry, Gemstones, Geodes, Fossils, Minerals, Rough- Cut- Polished Rocks, Tumbled Stones, Paleontological Books, Metaphysical Crystals, Petrified Wood, Tools, Glass Creations, SteamPunk Designs, Beads and much more. Members will be demonstrating jewelry designs, teaching on-site jewelry classes, Identifying Gemstones, hosting a Silent Auction every hour, and offering activities to Juniors. Contact Nadira Charaniya or Andre Meyer at (469)751-2944; email:; Web site:

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