"California's Gem & Mineral Bounty" Coming to Fairplex May 30-June 1

Pasadena Lapidary Society Hosts Annual State Show on Behalf of the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies

POMONA, Calif., May 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Round up the kids, get in the SUV and head over to Los Angeles County's Fairplex, Building 5, in Pomona, Friday, May 30th through Sunday, June 1st, for the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies' (CFMS) annual gem and mineral show, hosted this year by the Pasadena Lapidary Society. Featuring gemstone, mineral and lapidary art exhibits, many assembled from CFMS members' collecting and lapidary talents, earth science enthusiasts attend this annual show from all over California and nearby states. Past shows have been in different venues around the state.

Rockhounds will demonstrate lapidary techniques and various speakers will discuss topics including dinosaurs, minerals, the California desert, fossils and stone tool making. Vendors will be abundant, selling and trading all manner of rock-related materials and tools, beads and fine custom jewelry, among other items. A silent auction will be held hourly each day throughout the show, and raffle tickets will be for sale to win a variety of prizes.

The Kids Corner will offer a great opportunity for youngsters to be introduced to the world of rock, gem and fossil collecting, mineral identification and learn about transforming a 'pretty rock' into a work of art.

California's Gem and Mineral Bounty will run Friday and Saturday, May 30-31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets: Adults $5, 3-day pass $12; Seniors 60+ & Military $4, 3-day pass $10; Juniors (13-17) $3, 3-day pass $7; Kids 12 & Under Free with paid Adult. Fairplex, Building 5, 1101 McKinley Ave., Pomona 91768.

Visit www.cfms2014show.com for more information or call (626) 260-7239.

About PLS: The Pasadena Lapidary Society serves to educate its members and the community in mineralogy, earth sciences and training in the lapidary and jewelry arts – while promoting sound mineral resource stewardship based on environmental awareness and ethical behavior. The Society fulfills its mission year-round which may include field trips, lapidary workshops, outreach presentations, public mineral displays, an annual club show and monthly informational meetings open to the public. Individuals interested in becoming members of PLS are welcome to attend the monthly meeting, which is open to the public and held the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Donald Wright Auditorium wing of the Pasadena Central Library at 285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, Calif. 91101.

Visit our website at www.pasadenalapidarysociety.org, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pasadenalapidarysociety and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PasaLapidary.

About CFMS: The California Federation of Mineralogical Societies (CFMS) (www.cfmsinc.org) was organized in 1936 to bring about a closer association of Clubs and Societies devoted to the study of Earth Sciences and the practice of Lapidary Arts and Crafts in the Western part of the United States. The CFMS is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS).


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