Thursday, October 18, 2012

October Meeting

Well gang it's time for our October meeting this thursday Oct. 18, 7:00 PM at the Community Reformed Church 1421 W. Galena Ave. Freeport.
We need to work on getting ready for the show starting with filling kids bags, so if you have stuff for the kids bags please bring it to the meeting. 
  All the sign up sheets will be passed around but we need help with friday afternoon setup, friday evening pot luck, the front table, club table, We will especially need help with the kids area and then sunday evening tear down and clean up.
  There are display cases for anyone wanting to do a display for the show. 
  Hope to see ya thursday.

Monday, October 8, 2012

NWIL Rock Club Annual Rock, Mineral and Fossil Sale

It's that time of year again!  Get ready for the annual Rock, Mineral and Fossil Show at Highland Community College.
There will be lapidary demonstrations, a fun-filled children's fish pond, games, speakers, displays, and much more

PSA for Gem, Jewelry, Fossil and Mineral Show and Sale
“Northwest Illinois Rock Club will hold its annual Holiday Gem, Jewelry, Fossil and Mineral show and sale, November 10th &11th, at Highland Community College Student/Conference Center in Freeport, IL. Vendors from the Midwest will offer an array of fossils, minerals, gem stones, beads, jewelry, and gift items perfect for holiday gifts. Also featured are displays, lapidary demonstrations, a fun-filled children’s area, and geode opening.
Speakers slated for the event include:
                                                 Saturday, Nov 10 (in H127)
10:30 a. m.  Mars Science Laboratory: The Biggest, Best, and Newest Robot Geologists on Mars. What we are learning about the environment of the Red Planet.
Steve Simpson, HCC Geology Instructor
1:30 p.m.    Metamorphism of the Maroon Formation near Cathedral Lake, Colorado
Aaron Laurent, HCC Alumnus and Beloit College student
3:30 p.m.  The Little Museum That Does: Burpee Museum’s New Decade of Paleo-Discoveries
Scott Williams, Collections Manager, Burpee Museum of Natural History, Rockford, IL   
                                                Sunday, Nov. 11 (in H127)
 11:00 a.m. Geochemistry and Petrification Processes of Petrified Wood from Southeast Utah
Nate White, HCC alumnus and Augustana College Geology student  
2:00 p.m.  Astronomical Disasters/Catastrophes: What did we know and when did we know it?
Fred Mrozak, Astronomer and telescope craftsman  
Show hours are from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Saturday and 10-4 p.m. Sunday in the Student/Conference Center. For more information call Brian Green at 815-745-2228.

Here are the list of venders:

Craig Heinze
Starlite Art and Framing
Brushy Creek Gems & Minerals
Betty J. or Gerald L. Navone
Wrap-N-Rock Gems
Rock Biz
Julie Whitlatch
Jack L. Hoxie/Mystic Moraine
Craig Moore

Our clubs own stone crafters:
Art Dawson from Art's Art, Cindy Green from Rock-N-Jewelry, Ann White from Terp Studio, and Barb from Branching Out will be among some of the happy rockhounds you'll be seeing at the show.

Donations appreciated.

November 10th and 11th
9am-5pm Saturday  10am-4pm Sunday
Student/Conference Center Highland Community College
2998 W. Pearl City Rd Freeport
These vendors are from Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota.
                        SEE YOU THERE!