GemShowlogoIndividuals interested in rocks, minerals and jewelry making will enjoy attending the 56th Annual Gem, Jewelry and Lapidary Arts Show sponsored by the Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club on Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1 from 10 a.m.- p.m. The show will be held at the Strawberry Festival Expo Building located at 2301 W. Oak Ave. in Plant City.

Admission to the show is $5 for adults, $4 for children ages 12 to 16 as well as students with ID, children under 12 accompanied by an adult are free.

Club members will showcase their talents selling hand crafted, one of a kind jewelry, gem trees, opals and cabochons. There will be live demonstrations including cabochon and opal cutting, wire wrapping, flint napping and more. Guests can bid on bargains in the silent auction, and for children there will be a touch table and the chance to prospect for treasure in the sluice box. Attendees will also have the opportunity to win door prizes throughout the two days of the show.

Publicity and Co-Chair for the show Norma Jackson said, “The show is a great experience for rock hounds and jewelry crafters of all ages. This is a perfect opportunity to shop for that special gift for the holidays.”

The Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club is a non-profit for the charitable and educational purposes of associating people who are interested in natural science to work together as an organization in the gathering, displaying and studying of rocks, shells, jewelry arts and any kind of scientific objects of interest to the individual. The organization strives to promote community interest in these subjects. Members come from all walks of life and unite in their love of rocks, gems and jewelry.

The Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at its clubhouse located at 10207 Fisher Ave. in Tampa. Classes are taught at the club on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For more information on the club and the upcoming show, visit, call 831-1944 or email

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