Calendar

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

2016

April

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 — The Rocks, Coffee and Donuts group will be going to the beach in May. Please look in your inbox for details. If you have not received an e-mail outing on this outing you may contact jervannocker@comcast.net to get the information.

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
3 — Rocks, Donuts and Coffee Group 9:00 am. Location – 47 W. Michigan Ave., Galesburg; We will meet in the class area of the bee shop. Bring a rock and 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. The focus of this group is primarily social.

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