Description: The Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club will host its 42nd Annual Jewelry, Gem, and Mineral Show on September 6-8, 2012 at the Stranahan Theater Complex, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, OH.
Show hours are:
Friday 2PM – 8PM — Saturday 10AM – 6PM — Sunday 11AM – 5PM
Donation is $4 for adults and $3.00 for students and seniors over 55 with ID. Children under 12 with an adult, scouts in uniform, and Military ID is free.
The site is air conditioned, and parking is free. The show offers something for the entire family. Dealers from around the country offer finished jewelry, beads, gem trees, faceted stones, mineral specimens, fossils, cabochons, tools, carvings, and more.
The club will be demonstrating various lapidary techniques such as faceting, beading, making a cabochon, and metalsmithing. The kids will enjoy the children’s area featuring games, activities, and free mineral specimens. Members will proudly exhibit their craft and collections along with special exhibits from local universities.
A selection of rock and mineral specimens will be for sale along with other items. The club also sponsors a scholarship raffle that supports UT & BGSU geology students.
About the Toledo Gem & Rockhound Club (TG&RC):
The TG&RC strives to educate the public in the fields of Mineralogy, Geology and the Lapidary Arts · The TG&RC is affiliated with the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies, the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, and is a Resident Organization at the Toledo Botanical Garden. · Monthly meetings (third Wednesday each month at 7pm at the Toledo Botanical Garden’s Conference Center) are free and open to the public. The club provides speakers on topics in geology, paleontology, archeology, lapidary, metalcrafts, jewelry and other areas. · Members participate in specialized crafts that include gemcrafting, metalsmithing, beading, and faceting. Juniors participate in their own monthly hands-on learning sessions · The TG&RC organizes field trips to local collecting sites and extended events. The annual Jewelry, Gem and Mineral show is a highlight of the year for the club that helps to keep cost of membership affordable, as well as educate the public to the many facets of the rockhound hobby.