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58th Gem, Jewelry & Mineral Show

When: Fri., March 24, Sat., March 25 and Sun., March 26 2017

When I was little, the “rock show,” as we called it, was an annual family outing my siblings and I eagerly anticipated. My late paternal grandparents were self-proclaimed “rock hounds” who amassed an impressive collection of geological specimens, and participated in the “rock show” each year as members of the local Rock Rollers Club for hobbyists in mineralogy, geology and lapidary arts; the cutting, polishing or carving of minerals into decorative objects. Decades later, the yearly Rock Rollers show still holds wide appeal, with stunning display cases of fossils, crystals, minerals and more, and loads of handcrafted semi-precious and precious jewelry to suit all tastes and budgets.

Fri-Sun: March 24-25 from 10 am-6 pm; March 26 from 10 am-4 pm • $5-$6/weekend admission (kids under 12 free) • Spokane County Fair & Expo Center • 404 N. Havana • rockrollers.org

Chey Scott

Price: $5-$6