THIS IS MY SHOW SCHEDULE!!!
Winter 2013 into early 2014, already!
PLEASE Check the following list to see when and where I am.
People are always asking me, "Do you get these yourself?", The answer is, "Yes, of course, and, no." The detailed answer is,"Yes, of course, I do. They are NOT shipped to me, sight unseen, in barrels with sawdust from the cut-down rainforests. I pick each one. And after 12 years of digging by hand, I have found, before I nearly wore myself out, that it is much easier to buy them than to dig them, and then clean them. Especially, with such a heavy show schedule. Mining is a job in and of itself. Cleaning and processing, besides selling, is a big job and keeps me pretty busy. But, I dig when I can." When you see me with material that "I" dug, there is a good chance that YOU will be the first person to touch it besides me, especially, at the beginning of a new series of shows. When I buy, and also when I dig, I handle them as little as possible and, always, with love, reverence, respect and great care so that you get them as perfect as Our Mother Earth let them come to us.
***In that same vein, and it is unfortunate that I have to even say this, but, as a disclaimer, it is my expectation that when someone is looking at MY crystals in MY booth and handling them, that whomever it is will treat them with the utmost care and respect as I do. Ignorance is NO excuse for bad manners. Remember they are mine until you buy them. Hopefully, one is taught as a small child, this basic show of respect. A big part of my job is to protect the crystals. Anyone found mishandling the crystals will not be scolded. That only leads to problems, arguments and posturing. The offender will simply be asked to leave. Enough said.***
Thanks for looking. And, 'THANK YOU', and GOD BLESS YOU! to all of you have attended a show. To contact me directly, see me in person down at a show, or, email me **EMAIL IS THE BEST WAY AND MY PREFERRED WAY TO CONTACT ME!!**@: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. **EMAIL IS THE BEST WAY AND MY PREFERRED WAY TO CONTACT ME!!**, or, fax 870-867-2077. If you absolutely have to call: 870-490-1029. Hope to see you soon!
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**MY CURRENT SHOW SCHEDULE**- into early 2014
Happy New Year 2013!! I prayed for a wonderful Quartzsite last year, and got it! I thank GOD and give thanks to everyone who made it a success and ask GOD for another prosperous year clean and sober!
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December 20, 2013 to Febuary 24, or so, 2014- Quartzsite, AZ- Desert Gardens, Dealer Space F - 18, PO Box 2818, Quartzsite, AZ 85346-2818. LOOK for the PURPLE TRAILER with the PURPLE FLAGS and PURPLE TABLECLOTHS, near the only utility pole in the venue. (I arrived a couple days before Christmas to go shopping, rockhounding and hot-springing, if I have everything ready, and opening up early). After careful consideration, this year, I will set up the booth differently, so as to allow more of the abundant Arizona sunshine to make the crystals sparkle for you more than ever! And I am sure you will like the new configuration! Less cover, more SUN!! It will look AWESOME! This year I will have time to set up the initial part of my booth in Quartzsite prior to moving to Mesa on Jan 2nd for a weekend to do the show there. While I am in Mesa, my Quartzsite booth will be open. I will, personally, be back, on the 7th, and expand my booth into the FULL Quartzsite set-up.
***Please note*** that I will NOT be at my Quartzsite booth for 5 days (Jan 2nd to Jan 7th)while I participate in the Mesa, AZ show (Phoenix). Thanks.
January 3 - 5, 2014, YES! paid. Mesa, AZ, Flagg Gem and Mineral Show, Mesa Community College, Dobson & Hwy 60, in the SOUTHWEST parking lot of the campus, my spot IS the NW corner of that lot! Fri, Sat & Sun, 9 - 5. I will be featuring some rather large specimens this year(and they are selling WELL!)! Email me, Johnbe, for details, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more info. Hi, Mary Jean!
January 6-7, 2014, I will be grocery shopping in the Phoenix Metro area for supplies for me and my friends, and then I will need a day or so, to get to get back to Quartzsite and get my booth fully set up for the rest of the show in Quartzsite.
January 7th - February 19, 2013 - Quartzsite, AZ, DESERT GARDENS SPACE #F-18; My FULL booth will be set up following the Mesa show! Bring a trailer. Make room. Get here early for the good stuff. I brought more than ever this year! And SOLD OUT of all the crystals that were on the tables- BEFORE the end of the show! There was a nice selection of large specimens and larger points. Next Year- I WILL HAVE EVEN MORE!!! And probably a good selection of NATURAL AURA quartz(now being called 'SOLARIS QUARTZ'!), of which, I also sold out. I'll be ready for you! Make room! Bring your trailer! GET THERE EARLY ON DURIN THE SHOW, for once it's gone.., it's gone! 9- sundown, most days, I am usually open later than most dealers around me. Then I go to my daily AA meeting. Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or ring 870-490-1029. Snailmail address is: John Beerhalter, c/oDesert Gardens, Dealer Space F - 18, PO Box 2818, Quartzsite, AZ 85346-2818. The PO Box number is VERY IMPORTANT, if you are writing or sending to me.
January, 24 1961 - 2013, is John Be's 52nd Birthday!! OH MY! Life at the top of the hill! Send money, donations, prizes, presents and money! Prayers and well wishers are most welcome and appreciated, too!!!!
Februaury 20 - March 7, 2013 - FREE TIME! After Quartzsite, a welcome period of rest and relaxZation. I am thinking about camping at Stoddard Wells or thereabouts until the show starts, enjoying some peace and quiet while it lasts, and I will go to L.A'n'nat for supplies and stuff!. Heck, it's like summer there already!
March 7 - 11, 2013, Victorville (Stoddard Wells), CA - 35th Annual Tailgate. Victor Valley Gem & Mineral Club; Stoddard Wells Road (graded dirt), 7 miles east of Dale Evans Pkwy (I - 15); Fri. 8-5, Sat. 8-5, Sun. 8-5; free admission; vendors, (I will be setup at the bottom of the venue near the road) lapidary arts, rough material, gems, jewelry, findings, equipment, dry camping, family field trip Sat.; contact VVGMC, (760) 243-2330, or Brett Ward, (760) 954-4323; club website with more info, directions and a MAP: www.vvgmc.org. An amazing rockhounding and tailgate show in the middle of nowhere in the Mohave Desert in CALIFORNIA! A must-do thing!! Especially for a land-lubbin' ex-Pittsburgher(but loyal STEELERS fan) like me) Bring food, water, a wagon and a chair. The weather is variable, so bring an umbrella, windbreaker, shorts, and a heavy coat, as you may use them all in one day!!!
March 12 & 13, 2013- As Usual. I am planning on going to some hot springs in NM to enjoy the therapeutic waters. It happens that sometimes they are snowed in, and I have to hike in!! And, it is really awesome!!!
March 15, 16 & 17, 2013 Albuquerque, NM, Treasures of the Earth, sponsored by the Albuquerque Gem and Mineral Club's 40th Annual Show. NEW LOACTION(same address but much better building) - New Mexico State Fairgrounds in the CAC Building. Fri, Sat - 10 - 6, Sun - 10 - 5. My booth is in the back near the door, so you can load out big specimens(tonnage) easily, if you are new to the program! This is a great club show with an even greater bunch of members. Contact Paul Hlava, 505-255-5478 for more information or go to the club's website: www.AGMC.info.
March 18, 2013 to May 2, 2013, I will be home from my winter Southwest (snowbird) trip and will be cleaning an entirely new batch of crystals for my upcoming group, KS, NV & UT, of shows. At this point, I probably will have time to take people digging... AND, you are most welcome to set an appointment to come and browse my crystal yard. 870-490-1029
This year, I will NOT be going to Oregon for the Medford and Grants Pass shows. Maybe next year I can go again, if the show scheduling permits.
April - the whole month off? Well, not quite...
***NEW SHOW***April 13, 2013 — Little Rock, ARKANSAS- Annual Swap Meet; Central Arkansas Gem Mineral & Geology Society; Burns Park; Elder Johnson Pavillion, Military Dr.; Sat. 9-4; free admission; bring your own tables or tailgate, buy, sell or trade, rocks, minerals, fossils; contact Mike Austen, 14604 Honey Bear Dr., Little Rock, AR 72223, (501) 868-4553; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: centralarrockhound.org Central Arkansas Rockhounds- Sat. 9-5, free parking and admission.
May 3, 4, 5,***NEW SHOW*** MCPHERSON, KANSAS- Annual show; McPherson Gem & Mineral Club; 4-H Fairgrounds; 710 W. Woodside; I will be outside under the pavillion, so you can drive right up and load up! Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10:30-3; free admission; dealers, gems, minerals, fossils, meteorites, jewelry, hourly door prizes, fluorescent mineral display, free rock identification, kids'-spin-and-win; contact Kim Vasper, (620) 241-7732; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://sites.google.com/site/mcphersongemandmineralclub/home
May 11 and 12, 2013, Reno, NV- Reno Gem and Mineral Society 'Jackpot of Gems', annual show at the Reno Livestock and Events Center. This is a great show. And the club that sponsors it is one of the best! They have a nice clubhouse and they truly make me feel welcome. Truly a good 'old school' rock club!! Silent auctions, competitive member sponsored display cases, demonstrations and even a field trip. Just a great all-round good ol' fashioned rock show!!
May 13 - 15, 2013, I am probably renting a car and going to San Francisco and Oakland for supplies and stuff. It is so much cheaper than driving the van!
May 17, 18 & 19, 2013, ***NEW SHOW***South Jordan/ Salt Lake City, UT - Wasatch Gem Society and the Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies are pleased to announce our combined Annual Show and Convention for 2013 at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park and Events Center, 2100 West 11400 South,- South Jordan, Utah 84095; FRIDAY - 10 TO 6, sAT- 10 TO 6, sUN- 10 TO 5. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please contact:April Robinson 801-599-6587 or Kim Blanton 801-604-1263
May 25 - 26, 2013 - WHEATON, ILLINOIS, Wholesale and retail show; Chicagoand Gems & Minerals Assn.; Dupage County Fairgrounds; 2015 W. Manchester Rd.; I WILL BE in the WHOLESALE SECTION, near a door so you can carry out the big stuff easily! Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors and students $3, children free; national dealers, beads, books, equipment, findings, fossils, gemstones, handcrafted jewelry, minerals, supplies, tools, demonstrations, faceting, fossil preparation, gem trees, glass fusing, jewelry making, micro mounts, scrimshaw, silver, opal cutting, wire wrapping, exhibits, silent auctions, door prizes, children’s activities; contact Rich Dillon, PO Box 360, Wasco, IL 60183-0360, (630) 377-0197; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.chicagolandgemshow.org
June 1 & 2, 2013, Tannehill State Park, MC CALLA, ALABAMA: Annual show; Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society; Tannehill Historical Ironworks State Park; 12632 Conferderate Pkwy.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; adults (12 and up) $3, seniors (62 and up) $2, children (6-11) $1, under 5 free; dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, beads, slabs, faceted jewelry, specimens, jewelry, club demonstrations, kids' area; contact Gene Blackerby, (205) 807-6777; e-mail: GeneBlackerby@lapidaryclub.com; Web site: www.lapidaryclub.com
June 14 - 16, 2013, Park Hills, MO, Missouri Mines Rock Swap @ the Missouri Mines State Historic Site, south side of Hwy 32, 1.5mi west of Hwy 67, I'll be in spaces B-12 & 13, You can drive right up to my booth and we load it all in. Piece of cake! Fri-Sat, 9-6, Sun 9-5, Call me @870-490-1029 or email: email@example.com. This is a wonderful show.
June 21, 2013, I will now have 10 years clean and sober! Only by the Grace of GOD. Praying for 11 in 2013.
****CANCELLED for this year ONLY due to change in show dates and place****June 20 -23, 2013, Bloomington, IN, Lawrence County Rock Club, 47th Annual Show, Monroe County 4-H Fairgrounds, I'll be in my usual spot in the NW corner of the Big Barn, close to the door for easy loading! Fri - Sat, 10 - 6, Sun 10 - 5, call David Treffinger, 812-279-5830. One of my longest running shows. Thank you and God Bless You for your support!
June 24 - July 3, 2013, I should be home cleaing crystals. It is going to be very hot and humid here this time of year. However, if you want to come and dig or browse thru my yard, I am open.
****CANCELLED due to schedule confilct*** July 12-14, 2013, Durango, CO, Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club, Annual Show @ the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave; Fri:11am to 6pm, Sat 10 am to 6pm, Sun: 10 am to 5pm, and, since I am an outside dealer, I can open a few minutes earlier, and stay open a few minutes later! And it also makes my booth a 'crystal drive thru'. Just back up and we load the big ones in, and go. How easy is THAT? Please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call for details, 870-490-1029
July 13 and 14, 2013, Tulsa, OK, Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society; Central Hall Bldg at EXPO Square, Tulsa State Fairgrounds. Saturday 9am - 6pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm. The Tulsa Club members are wonderful! This club puts on a very nice show. This is a very clean building with GREAT AIR CONDITIONING!! One of the best buildings I have ever been in for a show. Since my booth has clear access to a side door, I will be featuring some RATHER LARGE SPECIMENS, so bring a truck! I will also have room for extra large and 'special orders', since this show is relatively close to home for me. Contact me: JohnBe @870-490-1029 to arrange for a special order or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
July 26 to August 3, 2013, Spruce Pine, NC - 24th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show. Parkway Fire Dept., Hwy 226 S., 10am - 6pm daily. 828-766-6136. Always a good time, with lots of friends! This year, we may again be graced with the presence of the Amazing RINA, from Rina's Rocks in Philadelphia. But she dunno yet...
August 6 - 14, 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA, I will be available for private appointments while visiting friends and family. I will also be entering the Annual World Championship pinball contest! 870-490-1029.
August 15 -18, 2013, Lebanon, PA, MAGMA Gem Miner's Jubilee @ Lebanon Fairgrounds Expo Center, outside, straight out the back door in the tailgaters section, by the concession stand; just drive up and we can load the big ones right into your car, if you haven't already done it. There are a LOT of people on the drive-up program!! Fri & Sat: 10 - 6, Sun: 10 - 4, 717-838-8870. ALWAYS a GREAT show, with lots of wonderful people and friends!
I will be home Labor Day weekend, as usual, getting ready for shows. It is blisteringly hot here in Arkansas then. and I will be unavailable to take anyone digging. My crystal yard will open by appointment, though.
September 6 - 8, 2013, Greenfield, IN, 500 Earth Sciences Club, Greater Indianapolis Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show, Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds, I will be set-up outside under the Pavillion on the East side, in my usual spot. Thank you to all of you who requested me to come back! Fri: 9:30-8pm; Sat: 9-7; Sun: 10-4, Don Mahoney 574-892-5264.
September 14- 15, 2013 - One OPEN WEEKEND! in SEPTEMBER??? Hopefully this is only temporary! If RINA actually READ my website and show schedule, instead of sitting around and doing nothing, then she would know that I plan on taking her to OCEAN CITY, MD, during the time we go to the ORIOLES/YANKEES games- daaa. SO THERE!!
September 21 & 22, 2013 - Morgantown, WV - 1st Annual Gem and Mineral Show. Mylan Park Community Center. This will be my closest show to Pittsburgh. Please check back for more details. Thank you.
September 28 & 29, 2013, West Friendship, MD, Gem Cutters Guild @ the Howard County Fairgrounds, Sat: 10 - 6, Sun: 10 - 5. This year I will have a full-sized booth and I am now by the door where you can drive up to load in the BIG ones! WOW! Is that nice! Oh, my! That means twice as many crystals! Bernie Emery, 410-462-0492.
September 23 thru October 9, 2013, I plan to be at home, so I will be available during this period.
October 11 & 12, 2013, Mount Ida, AR- Annual Quartz Crystal Digging Contest, sponsored by the mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd, Mount Ida, AR. 10 - 3 fri and sat. Prizes to be awarded on Sunday. Call 870-867-2723 or email: email@example.com for more details.
October 11 thru 13, 2013 Mount Ida, ARK, 29th Annual Quartz, Quiltz and Craftz Show at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, I'll be outside, in my usual spot- I have the purple flags!. Come BIG or don't come at all, they say. So I will. BRING YOUR TRAILER THIS TIME!!! Shipping costs way too much, however, I now have access to, literally, hundreds of large and CHEAP landscaping rocks with crystals on them, right here in the Mount Ida area. WE have a BIG loader. You just need to have one when you get 'em home. 11th-show set-up. Starts at 7am till 4pm or so,Thu: 7am to 5pm(set-up day, but still open!), the 12th to 14th is the show. Fri: 9 - 6; Sat: 10 - 6, Sun: 11-5 www.mtidachamber.com, 870-867-2723
October 19 & 20, 2013, SOUTH CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA: 39th annual show and sale; Kanawha Rock & Gem Club, South Charleston Lions Club; South Charleston Community Center; 601 Jefferson Rd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults 3.50, children free; dealers, crystals, minerals, lapidary, kids' corner, door prizes, live demonstrations; contact Franko Wirewrapping, PO Box 252, Farmington, WV 26571, (304) 657-7089; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 26 & 27, 2013, Cuyahoga Falls(Akron), OH, Summit Lapidary Club and Akron Mineral Society Gemboree. Sat 10 - 6, Sun 10 - 5. My booth is facing the east wall, near the door. This is a GREAT club, one of the best! if you are thinking about joining a club! Emidio & Sons Expo Center, 48 Bath Rd, contact Evelyn Tryon, 2028 Tallmadge Rd., Kent, OH 44240, (330) 673-9664; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.LapidaryClubofOhio.org
November 1 - 3, 2013 Kansas City, MO - Shows of Integrity. MCC BTC Exhibit Hall, 1775 Universal Ave., I-435 at Front St. Fri and Sat 10am to 7pm. www.kcgemshow.org, 972-542-7370
November 6, 2012 - Little Rock, AR - I took my Annual Arkansas Surface Quartz Miner refresher course at MSHA.
November 16 & 17, 2013 Lebanon, PA - MAGMA Gem Miner's Jubilee @ Lebanon Fairgrounds Expo Center. Marvin or Theresa 717-838-8870. ALWAYS a GREAT show, with lots of wonderful people and friends!
November 29, 30 and December 1, 2013 - Salem, VA - 32nd Annual show; Roanoke Valley Mineral & Gem Society; Salem Civic Center, 1001 Boulevard; Fri. 2–7, Sat. 10–6, Sun. 12–5; adults $3 for three days, children under 16 free; my space is by the back door, so loading out BIG specimens is EASY! Contact Roanoke Valley Mineral & Gem Society, PO Box 203, Boones Mill, VA 24065, (540) 204-7505
November 26 - December 6th, 2013, HOME for a brief stay. Getting more ready for Arizona and the Franklin (formerly Nashville) show. Come and visit!!
December 7 & 8, 2013, Franklin, TN, Annual show; Mid-Tennessee Gem & Mineral Society. This is a great club which puts on a great show! Williamson County AgExpoPark, 4215 Long Ln., I-65 exit 61; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4 (2-day pass $6), students (13-18) $1, children under 12 free with adult; demonstrations, exhibits, silent auction, door prizes, grand prize, more than 30 dealers, beads, crystals, geodes, rough, cabochons, gemstones, finished jewelry, tools, supplies, minerals, fossils, stone carvings; contact John Stanley, 2828 Donna Hill Dr., Nashville, TN 37214, (615) 885-5704; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.MTGMS.org
CURRENTLY HERE!!! But not for long...
FROM DECEMBER 10, 2013 TO December 14th, 2013(or so), I WILL BE AT HOME!!!! YES!! On the 12/12/12, I WAS at a crystal mine, and we performed a small prayer ceremony!!! Happy Holidays!! Cleaning crystals, probably not digging and getting ready for my annual trip to Mesa and Quartzsite, AZ, and parts unknown. Great weather, usually. A MOST EXCELLENT TIME TO COME AND DIG and look around my crystal yard and buy crystals from me!(I simply cannot take everything, tho I try...) I have some RATHER LARGE specimens now. ***Bring your trailer!*** If you miss me here in Arkansas, you gotta wait until late March 2013!! Have a Happy, Joyous and Safe Holiday Season!
12/12/12- We went to the private crystal mine I help at for the 12/12/12 and had a short prayer ceremony.
As always, there are minor, but, good, changes for 2013. 2014 is already shaping up. Please check back often for more details.
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