GEM & MINERAL SHOWS + EVENTS OF INTEREST

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Our next meeting is.

June 21, 2017

7:00 pm

Dittus Hall, Redwood Terrace, 710 West 13th Avenue, Escondido

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Native American Toolbox

Flint Knapping Demonstration

James Bowden

 

Learn how the Native Americans made their own tools!

 

Follow the journey of a stone tool created before your eyes to its many connections to the local Native American material culture.

 

https://flintknappers.com/images/products/14415560171-dscn5403.jpgJames Bowden has been flintknapping for 33 years, passionately creating images of the past. At first he was largely self-taught. Later, he studied with other knappers in Southern California to advance his skills and knowledge. Early on, sizable stone was unavailable, which directly affected his style of flintknapping.

Today James works with a wide variety of materials to flake many different types of stone implements. The tools and methods he uses closely follow traditional ones. His forté continues to be intricately flaked eccentrics, and small delicate gem points with long, drawn-out ears. This work fills a special niche in the world of modern flintknapping.

 

James also teaches flintknapping. His list of students includes Mike Rowe whom he taught on his Dirty Jobs series!

 

So grab your friends and come join us for an exciting talk and some great refreshments!

See ya there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gem & Mineral Shows in the So Cal area

 

2017

JUNE

June 2 - 4: LA HABRA, CA
North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society
La Habra Community Center
101 W. La Habra Blvd.
Hours: Fri 5 - 8; Sat & Sun 10 - 5
Contact: Armando Perdoza, (909) 455-6800
Email: forestandson@yahoo.com
Website: www.nocgms.com

June 3 - 4: ESCONDIDO, CA
Palomar Gem & Mineral Club
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Dawn Vickers
Email: dawnjvickers@gmail.com
Website: www.palomargem.org        Show Page

June 3 - 4, 2017: GLENDORA, CA
Glendora Gems
Goddard Middle School
859 E. Sierra Madre Avenue
Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Bonnie Bidwell, (626) 963-4638
Email: ybidwell2@aol.com

 

June 9, 10 & 11, 2017: VENTURA, CA

VENTURA ROCKS THE NATION!

2017 CFMS-AFMS Show & Convention

Hosted by Ventura County Gem & Mineral Society

Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 West Harbor Boulevard

Hours: Fri & Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4

Contact: Diane Cook, (805) 312-8467
Email:      info@vgms.org

Website: 2017CFMS-AFMSShow.com

 

June 17 - 18: CAMBRIA, CA
San Luis Obispo Gem & Mineral Club
Cambria Vets Hall
1000 Main Street
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Kim Noyes, (805) 610-0603
Email: kim@slogem.org
Website: www.slogem.org       Show Page

 

JULY

July 8 - 9: CULVER CITY, CA
Culver City Rock & Mineral Club
Veterans Memorial Auditorium
4117 Overland Blvd
Hours: Sat 10 - 6; Sun 10 - 5
Contact: Janice Metz, (310) 850-4398
Email: janicemtz@yahoo.com
Website: www.culvercityrocks.org


AUGUST

August 4 - 6: NIPOMO, CA
Orcutt Mineral Society
Nipomo High School
525 Thompson Avenue
Hours: Fri-Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4
Contact: Wayne Mills, (805) 481-3495
Email: wwmills50@hotmail.com
Website: www.omsinc.org

August 19 - 20: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society
San Francisco County Fair Building
9th Avenue & Lincoln Way
Hours: Sat. 10 - 6; Sun. 10 - 5
Contact: Ellen Nott
Email: ellen_nott@yahoo.com
Website: www.sfgemshow.org      Show Page


SEPTEMBER

September 23 - 24: LODI, CA
Stockton Lapidary & Mineral Club
Lodi Grape Festival Grounds
413 East Lockford Street
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Jerold Kyle, (209) 368-9411
Email: jeroldkyle@yahoo.com
Website: www.stocktonlapidary.com

September 23 - 24: MONTEREY, CA
Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society
Monterey Fairgrounds
2004 Fairgrounds Road
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Janis Rovetti, (831) 372-1311
Email: janis12@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.cvgms.org

September 23 - 24: REDWOOD CITY, CA
Sequoia Gem & Mineral Society
Community Activities Building
1400 Roosevelt Avenue
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: William Spence, (408) 398-7502
Email: bill.spence777@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.sequoiagemandmineralsociety.org     Show Page