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JUNE 2019

June 2019 Calendar

I. SDMG & GSSD Meetings & Events

Mon, June 17, 2019 – SDMG Board Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, June 24, 2019 – SDMG General Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg

Ongoing thru July 4, 2019  Del Mar, CA – San Diego County Fair, Del Mar Fairgrounds

Shows and events held through June 2019 appear in
The Pegmatite (June 2019)
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II. On the Go… To a Show & Other Events

Ongoing  San Diego, CA – San Diego Natural History Museum: "The Nat" [exhibition]
Hidden Gems

Fri, Sat and Sun, June 7–9, 2019  LA HABRA, CA – North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society's Annual Jubilee of Gems & Jewelry

Sat & Sun, June 8–9, 2019 – GLENDORA, CA – Glendora Invitational Gem & Mineral Show

Sat & Sun, June 29–30, 2019 – CULVER CITY, CA – 58th Fiesta of Gems

Sat and Sun, June 29–30, 2019  ESCONDIDO, CA – Palomar Gem & Mineral Club 65th Annual Show



I. and II. All Meetings, Events & Shows


Ongoing  SAN DIEGO, CA– Hidden Gems [exhibition]

San Diego Natural History Museum
Balboa Park
1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Admission:  Members FREE; Adults $19.95, Seniors (62+)/Military (ID)/Students $16.95, Children 3– 17 $11.95, Kids 2 and under Free.

Hours:  10am – 5pm daily. (CLosed Thanksgiving and Christmas day.)


The Nat shows some extra sparkle with an exhibition featuring 100 gem-mineral treasures from the permanent collection. Dr. Terri Ottoway, who is the museum curator for the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), in Carlsbad, provided curatorial guidance on the selection of items. The unique vertical exhibit was designed by the Nat's in-house Exhibits team and is arranged across all five floors of the Museum's northwest corner. Access to the exhibition is included with admission and free for members.


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Fri, Sat and Sun, June 7–9, 2019  LA HABRA, CA – NOC 2018 Show: Game of Stones

Sponsor:  North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  La Habra Comunity Center
101 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra, CA 90631

Hours:  Fri 5:00–8:00pm; Sat and Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Admission:  Free.  Public welcome.

Contact:  Armando Perdoza,


Exhibits, prizes, unique rocks, gems, jewelry. Tools, geode cutting, Kids' grab bags.


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Sat and Sun, June 9–10, 2019, GLENDORA, CA – Glendora Invitational Gem and Mineral Show

Sponsor:  Glendora Gems & Mineral Society

Venue:  Goddard Middle School Gymnasium
859 E. Sierra Madre, Glendora, CA 91741

Hours:  Sat, 10:00am–5:00pm; Sun, 10:00am–4:00pm

Admission:  Free.

Contact:  Bonnie Bidwell, 626-963-4638 or


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Sat and Sun, June 29–30, 2019  CULVER CITY, CA – 58th Fiesta of Gems – Jade is the featured gem

Sponsor:  Culver City Rock & Mineral Club

Venue:  Culver City Veterans Memorial Auditorium
4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230

Hours:  Sat, 10:00am–6:00pm; Sun, 10:00am–5:00pm

Admission and Parking:  Free

Contact:  Janice Metz, 310-850-4398


Club displays and exhibits, Kid Zone, craft demonstrations, book sales, tool dealers, 30+ gem and jewelry dealers, free hourly door prizes, grand prize raffle.


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Sat and Sun, June 29–30, 2019  ESCONDIDO, CA – 65th Annual Show

Sponsor:  Palomar Gem & Mineral Club

Address:  California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025

Hours:  Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm; Sun 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Admission:  Adults $5.00; children 12 and under Free accompanied by Adult.

Parking:  Free.



Dealers selling gems, rock rough, finished stones, jewelry, findings and supplies, beads, other rock related products.  Free gem identification, lapidary and jewelry demonstrations, educational displays.


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Mon, June 24, 2019  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG General Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

Time:  7:00pm.

Admission and Parking:  Free.  Public Welcome.

SDMG President Jim Parrish presides over "Social Night," the last meeting of the fiscal year before summer hiatus. The program is billed as "Death by Chocolate" that will feature a much ballyhooed Silent Auction. You'll be able to bid while snacking on items made of chocolate. We've never done this one before! So, you all need to bring a favorite item made of chocolate. This is a challenge to all of you. Bite size is good. That way we'll be able to try more than one or two.

The club will supply coffee, tea, and punch. 


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