May 31- June 1—Palomar Gem & Mineral Club Annual Show

California Center for the Arts; 340 N. Escondido Blvd.

Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4

Adults $3, children free

Dealers, rough rock, finished stones, jewelry, beads, free gem identification, lapidary and jewelry demonstrations, educational displays

Contact Michael Bagstad, (760) 489-0809; e-mail:; Web site:

June 6-8—North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show

Sonora High School; Upper & Lower Commons, 401 S. Palm St.

Fri. 4-8, Sat. 8-8:30, Sun. 9-6

Admission $1

La Habra Community Fair: dealers, geode cutting, Route 66 Gold Panners, demonstrations, kids' area, craft fair, AKC Dog Show, Car Shows, FFA animal auction; contact Nancy Bird, 1001 W. Lambert Rd., Spc. 18, La Habra, CA 90631-1378, (562) 697-0636; e-mail:; Web site:


Field Trips

Our next field trip will be to the Gemological Institute of America. Website:

DATE: June 5, 2014 (Thursday).
TIME: 9:00am-12:00noon. Plan this trip to last 3-4 hours.
MEET: In the parking lot across the street from the FGMS museum or make arrangements with Angela Hicks to meet at GIA.
RSVP: Field Trip Chairperson, Angela Hicks (760) 468-4900 or email:

NO COST FOR THIS FIELD TRIP-wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. You MUST RSVP in advance for this field trip and bring a picture ID with you. If you would like to join us for lunch after the tour, at a local eatery, bring money with you. If you carpool you may want to give your driver a few dollars for gas.

Address: We will carpool to GIA, 5345 Armada Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008.

GIA is the world's foremost authority in gemology. The diamond industry's most trusted name in diamond grading and identification. GIA's education is regarded as the pinnacle of training and professional development in gems and jewelry. We will be given a docent tour of GIA including the exhibit of Gem and Gemology Magazine covers with the original minerals, finished pieces and jewelry. This is a must see exhibit!




Vista Gem and Mineral Society, 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA 92083
or P.O. Box 1641, Vista, CA 92085