Calendar

Go to Field Trips for the schedule of field trip events.

2016

April

1st — Rocks, Coffee and Donuts starts at 9:00 a.m. (Saturday Morning)
Location – 47 W. Michigan Ave., Galesburg; We will meet in the class area of the bee shop. This meeting is open to all KGMS Members.The focus of this group is primarily social. Bring a rock, share something about the rock or/and ask a question about the rock. Get to know your fellow KGMS members, while sharing a little knowledge. (this is a restart of the Rock and Mineral study group, with more focus on social) There will be three microscopes at this meeting to study your specimens. Do not bring anything thicker than 2 inches. Items with small crystal structures are ideal.

4th — KGMS General Meeting starts 6:30 p.m. Social Hour, 7:00 Meeting
Location – Portage Senior Center, 320 Library Lane, Portage, MI 49002
This meeting is open to the public.

6-8—Wyoming, MI: Annual show; Indian Mounds Rock & Mineral Club , Rogers Plaza Town Center ; 972 28th Street SW; Thu. 9:30-9, Fri. 9:30 -9, Sat. 9:30-7; Free Admission;42nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show features more than 10 dealers, demonstrations, member sales, rock and mineral identification, displays and exhibits.

15th — Show Committee Meeting, 10am Location – 47 W. Michigan Ave., Galesburg; We will meet in the class area of the bee shop. This meeting is open to all KGMS Members.

17th — KGMS Board Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
Location – 47 W. Michigan Ave, Galesburg.
This meeting is open to all KGMS Members.

May

2nd — KGMS General Meeting Social Hour starts 6:30 p.m., 7:00 Meeting
Location – Portage Senior Center, 320 Library Lane, Portage, MI 49002
This meeting is open to the public.

May 5th – 7th —  KALAMAZOO, MI.  Kalamazoo Geological & Mineral Society 57th Annual Gem & Mineral Show, Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake Street, Fri 4-8, Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5. Adults $4, Children 12 and under free; Occupying 20,000 sq. ft. of show space the show is a fun filled event for the whole family. Explore and discover the world of rocks, minerals, meteorites and fossils; pan for gold, learn about silver smithing, lapidary, faceting, play a game, polish a Petoskey stone, crack open a geode; all this and more can be done at the Show. Learn about geology through the many KGMS members’ displays; hands on educational activities provided by Western Michigan University. This year’s theme, GemStones A-Z. Breakaway from the stereotypes and discover just what types of “gemstones” tickle your fancy! More info on the 2017 KGMS Show page.

15th — KGMS Board Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
Location – to be determined
This meeting is open to all KGMS Members.

20-21 — St. Joseph, MI   The Blossomland Gem and Mineral Society – Sat. 9 – 6 Sun 12 – 6. Lake Michigan Catholic Elementary School, 3165 Washington Ave. Free Admission.

June

2-3 — Wauseon, OH. The State Line Gem & Mineral Society 52nd annual Jewelry, Rock, Gem and Mineral Show, Fulton County Fairgrounds, Junior Fair Building, 8514 SR 108, Wauseon, Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; Adults $4, Seniors/Students $3, Children under 12 free; contact Glenda Gafner, 3720 Britton Hwy, Britton, MI 49229, (517)-403-6310; e-mail: ggafner@frontier.com; Web site: www.statelinegms.com

6th — KGMS General Meeting starts 6:30 p.m. Social Hour, 7:00 Meeting
Location – Portage Senior Center, 320 Library Lane, Portage, MI 49002
This meeting is open to the public.

19th — KGMS Board Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
Location – to be determined
This meeting is open to all KGMS Members.

July

There is no General Meeting in July

17th — KGMS Board Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
Location – to be determined
This meeting is open to all KGMS Members.

August

There is no General Meeting in August

18-20 — SOUTH BEND, IN Michiana Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show. Fri noon – 7 pm; Sat 10 am – 6 pm; Sun 11 am – 5 pm. St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds, 5117 S Ironwood Rd., South Bend. www.michianagms.org Flyer – http://www.michianagms.org/documents/2017%20MGMS%20Show%20Flyer%20-%201%20per%20page.pdf

September

5th — KGMS General Meeting Social Hour starts 6:30 p.m., 7:00 Meeting
Location – Portage Senior Center, 320 Library Lane, Portage, MI 49002
This meeting is open to the public.

18th — KGMS Board Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
Location – to be determined
This meeting is open to all KGMS Members.

23— KALAMAZOO, MI; Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society annual Tailgate Sale, parking lot of St. Michael Lutheran Church, 7211 Oakland Drive, Portage, Mi – 1.5 Mile South of 1-94. Open from 9am to 1pm. Contact – Terry Buder, 269 271 0285. KGMS Tailgate information page