The 48th Annual Galaxy of Gems Expo is Sat/Sun, November 18-19, 2017 at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. Hours are 10am to 5pm Sat and 10am to 4pm Sun. Free admission, parking and hourly door prizes! www.oxnardgem.com
Great event to bring the kids to, with numerous displays and activities geared towards educating students about earth sciences.
Event features gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, demonstrations, exhibits, dealers, silent auctions and kids' activities.
The following special guests will be featured this year:
• Bill Depue, President of Diamond Pacific Tool Corporation – take the opportunity to learn from a true master in the field of cutting and polishing rocks. Bill will be answering questions and demonstrating lapidary techniques at the Show.
• Santa Paula Oil Museum - will bring items from their extensive collection “hands-on” devices demonstrating the earth’s activities.
• We will host about 70 display cases that will showcase the talents and artistic skills of members and guest exhibitors. Some of the displays and activities are directed towards teaching students about the earth sciences.
The Show also offers:
• Each child will receive a free polished rock.
• “Pebble Pub”, a fun quiz for the kids to fill out, is based on our displays.
• Dino Discovery - Collect 36 different free Dinosaur Trading Cards. Games and crafts for kids.
• Teachers with their Teacher ID will receive Earth Science Posters and material to display in their classrooms.
Teachers with their Teacher ID will receive Earth Science Posters and material to display in their classrooms. By the way, teachers come early, we only have limited quantizes.
Activities throughout both days will include demonstrations of lapidary techniques, glass-bead making and wire wrapping. A silent auction will offer rock and mineral treasures.
On hand will be a select group of dealers with gems, minerals, fossils, stone beads, Idaho opals, silver craft, finished jewelry, tools, lapidary supplies and books about earth science and more.
To have something for everyone in the family, we will also have Book and Plant Sales. It's a great opportunity to do some early Holiday shopping. We really do have some excellent prices on jewelry and mineral curiosities from around the globe. Most of all, it is a great opportunity to have some fun! Find us on Facebook or for more information visit: www.oxnardgem.com