Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society, Chicago, IL
Chicago Rocks and Minerals Society
Chicago Rocks and Minerals Society
Chicago Rocks and Minerals Society
Chicago Rocks and Minerals Society
Chicago Rocks and Minerals Society

Calendar of Events
Club events are highlighted in yellow.
Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. on the second Saturday
of the month (except July & August)

(Just click on the green "+" sign to see the month's events.)
Last Updated: 9/27/2018


OpenSeptember 2018
September 8, 2018
(Sa)

CRMS Meeting at 7:30 PM!

Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD

Welcome back!! It is that time of year again for us to get together and discuss what we did on our summer vacations. Write your "What I Did Over Summer Vacation" paper and have Rachele publish it in the newsletter.

Geo Juniors Meeting at 6:15pm!

St. Peter's United Church of Christ
8013 Laramie Ave., Skokie, IL.
(At Laramie and Oakton - across from the Skokie Public Library)

OpenOctober 2018
October 13, 2018
(Sa)

CRMS Meeting at 7:30 PM!

Speaker: Tyler Keillor
Topic: Our speaker is paleoartist and reconstructionist Tyler Keillor, manager of Paleontologist Paul Sereno's lab at the University of Chicago. Tyler will tell us what's new in his world where dinosaurs come to life.

Geo Juniors Meeting at 6:15pm!

St. Peter's United Church of Christ
8013 Laramie Ave., Skokie, IL.
(At Laramie and Oakton - across from the Skokie Public Library)

OpenNovember 2018
November 10, 2018
(Sa)

CRMS Meeting at 7:30 PM!

Speaker: Joel Knapper
Topic: NASA Solar Ambassador

Geo Juniors Meeting at 6:15pm!

St. Peter's United Church of Christ
8013 Laramie Ave., Skokie, IL.
(At Laramie and Oakton - across from the Skokie Public Library)

November 17-18, 2018
(Sa-Su)

Wayne Dawson Studio Art Show
Sa: 11am-8pm, Su: 11am-8pm
Wayne has a newly created inventory from around the world! Experience and procure original art, tableware and jewelry hand crafted from natural crystals, coral, stone, fossils, and petrified wood.

Wayne Dawson Studio Art Show, 18640 Laramie Lane, Country Club Hills, IL 60478

Info: Contact Wayne Dawson (708) 704-0979.

November 23-25, 2018
(Fr-Su)

Wayne Dawson Studio Art Show
Fr: 11am-8pm, Sa: 11am-8pm, Su: 11am-8pm
Wayne has a newly created inventory from around the world! Experience and procure original art, tableware and jewelry hand crafted from natural crystals, coral, stone, fossils, and petrified wood.

Wayne Dawson Studio Art Show, 18640 Laramie Lane, Country Club Hills, IL 60478

Info: Contact Wayne Dawson (708) 704-0979.

OpenDecember 2018
December 7-9, 2018
(Fr-Su)

International Gem and Jewelry Show
Fr: 12pm-6pm, Sa: 10am-6pm, Su: 11am-5pm — $8 admission or free with prepaid admissions card with club membership. Active military FREE with current ID (offer includes immediate family). No children under 9 or strollers allowed.

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd., Rosemont,IL.

Info: Visit their website at: https://www.intergem.com/shows/upcoming-shows/chicago-il-december-8-10

Click here to get your freepass to the International Gem & Jewelry Show.

December 8, 2018
(Sa)

CRMS Meeting at 7:30 PM! It's a Party!!
We're celebrating the Holidays! It's our annual Holiday Potluck Dinner! Bring your appetite & a dish to pass.

Speaker: Ben Chorn
Topic: The CRMS field trip to the Dorris family's topaz, amazonite and smoky quartz claims and other points of interest in Colorado.

Geo Juniors Meeting at 6:15pm!

St. Peter's United Church of Christ
8013 Laramie Ave., Skokie, IL.
(At Laramie and Oakton - across from the Skokie Public Library)

OpenJanuary 2019
January 12, 2019
(Sa)

CRMS Meeting at 7:30 PM!

Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD

Geo Juniors Meeting at 6:15pm!

St. Peter's United Church of Christ
8013 Laramie Ave., Skokie, IL.
(At Laramie and Oakton - across from the Skokie Public Library)

OpenFebruary 2019
February 9, 2019
(Sa)

CRMS Meeting at 7:30 PM!
Come celebrate our 71st Birthday!!

Speakers: TBD
Topic: TBD

Geo Juniors Meeting at 6:15pm!

St. Peter's United Church of Christ
8013 Laramie Ave., Skokie, IL.
(At Laramie and Oakton - across from the Skokie Public Library)

OpenMarch 2019
March 9, 2019
(Sa)

CRMS 70th Annual Silent Auction, 6 to 9 PM!
First table closes at 6:30 PM. Free admission and parking.
Bid on rocks, crystals, minerals, fossils, geodes, handmade jewelry, lapidary materials, books, magazines and much more! Special selection just for kids. Families welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments available.

No Geo Juniors Meeting due to the auction.

St. Peter's United Church of Christ — Gymnasium
8013 Laramie Ave., Skokie, IL.
(At Laramie and Oakton, across from the Skokie Public Library).

Info: Visit our Auction page

OpenApril 2019
April 13, 2019
(Sa)

CRMS Meeting at 7:30 PM!

Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD

This is also the night of our Spring Pot Luck So bring your appetitie & a dish to pass!

Geo Juniors Meeting at 6:15pm!

St. Peter's United Church of Christ
8013 Laramie Ave., Skokie, IL.
(At Laramie and Oakton - across from the Skokie Public Library)

OpenMay 2019
May 11, 2019
(Sa)

CRMS Meeting at 7:30 PM!

Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD

Geo Juniors Meeting at 6:15pm!

St. Peter's United Church of Christ
8013 Laramie Ave., Skokie, IL.
(At Laramie and Oakton - across from the Skokie Public Library)

May 25-26, 2019
(Sa-Su)

Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association (CGMA) 43rd Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show
Sa: 10-6, Su: 10-5.
Adults - $5.00, seniors - $3.00, students (13-17) - $3.00. Active service personnel with ID, scouts in uniform, and children under 13 free.
2-day passes also available.
Free parking. Camping Available - Call (630) 377-0197.
Over 30 retail and wholesale dealers of gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, books, and much more. Special exhibits by museums and private collectors, gold panning, Kids Korner, silent auction, and door prizes. Live demonstrations of jewelry making, opal cutting, metalsmithing, glass fusing, gem tree creation, and wire-wrapping. Air-conditioned. Food available. Wholesale room requires state tax ID and trade credentials.

The clubs that make up CGMA are Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society (Skokie), West Suburban Lapidary Club (Elmhurst), Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois (ESCONI, Glen Ellyn), South Suburban Earth Science Club (Park Forest), Des Plaines Valley Geological Society (Des Plaines), Elgin Rock Club (Elgin), and Northeast Illinois Gold Prospectors (Mokena).

Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, IL 60174

Info: Visit Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association website at: http://www.cgma.rocks/. Or, contact them at (630) 377-0197 or e-mail cgma41@gmail.com.

OpenJune 2019
June 8, 2019
(Sa)

CRMS Meeting at 7:30 PM! Potluck dinner so bring your appetite and a dish to pass.

CRMS Officer Elections will be taking place at this meeting.

Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD

Geo Juniors Meeting at 6:15pm!

St. Peter's United Church of Christ
8013 Laramie Ave., Skokie, IL.
(At Laramie and Oakton - across from the Skokie Public Library)

OpenJuly 2019
OpenAugust 2019


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