Calendar

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

2016

February

7th — 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.

18th — KGMS Show Committee Meeting starts at 10 am
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..

20th — KGMS Board Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
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.

March

4th — 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)

4-5 —  LIVONIA, MI; Annual Special Auction, Roamin Club, Sat 11 – 6; Sun 12 – 6  Schoolcraft Community College, 18600 Haggerty Rd., Livonia  Contact:  Todd Gass (248) 348-5093Sat 11 – 6; Sun 12 – 6 Schoolcraft Community College, 18600 Haggerty Rd., Livonia  Contact:  TClarence Sterling, c.w.sterling@sbcglobal.net

7th — 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.

17-19 — JACKSON, MI:
The Michigan Gem & Mineral Society annual show at the Jackson County Fairgrounds American One Event Center, 200 W. Ganson St., Jackson, MI, presents, “We Will Rock You”. Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Adults $4, Seniors $2, Students $1, 5 & Under free. Girl/Boy Scouts & Military personnel in uniform free. http://www.mgmsrockclub.com For Information & Questions contact Sally Hoskin at: (517) 522-3396 info@mgmsrockclub.com

20th — KGMS Board Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
Location – to be determined
This meeting is open to all KGMS Members.

April

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.

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

May

2nd — 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.

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!

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.