LANCASTER – Family entertainment, unique shopping and a great learning experience are what attendees can expect at a free Gem and Mineral Show in Lancaster this weekend, according to organizers.
Presented by the Antelope Valley Gem and Mineral Club, the 47th annual show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26, at Lancaster High School, located at 44701 32nd Street West.
A variety of vendors will be offering rocks, gems, minerals, jewelry, beads, fossils, jewelry-making supplies and books. Attendees can also learn about lapidary arts, glass bead making and jewelry making through a range of demonstrations. Plus, attendees will find one-of-a-kind hand-crafted jewelry, just in time for Mother’s Day, according to organizers.
Children’s activities will include a scavenger hunt, a spin wheel and a touch table focusing on earth sciences. A special dinosaur program designed to entertain and educate will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday.
AV Gem and Mineral Club members will lead a field trip to collect agate and jasper on Sunday, April 26. Sign-ups for the field trip will start at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, and the group will be leaving at 8 a.m. sharp for the Kramer Junction area.
Organizers said a four-wheel drive is not necessary for the field trip – just bring a bucket or bag and a hammer. Everyone is welcome on the field trip, which is a great way to get outdoors and experience something new with your family, according to organizers.
The 47th annual Gem and Mineral Show will also include a silent auction featuring material donated by club members and a raffle with prizes donated by generous vendors. Food and baked goods will be available at the event.
Admission to the event and parking are free. For more information, questions, or to learn more about the Antelope Valley Gem and Mineral Club, visit avgem.weebly.com or email AV_Gem@yahoo.com.
[Information via news release from the Antelope Valley Gem and Mineral Club.]