The Ark-La-Tex Gem and Mineral Society Show will be held at the Bossier Civic Center in Bossier City.
9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18
Vendors at the show will be selling custom and unique jewelry, gems and minerals including amethysts, emeralds, jade, pearls, fossils and more. Educational programs will include exhibits by society members; demonstrations on how to convert a rough mineral into a piece of wearable or displayable jewelry or art; making cabochons from rough slabs; a step-by-step guide to the process of faceting; how-to instruction on the use of equipment; presentations on “knapping,” the ancient art of arrow-head making, and more. There will be a kids’ scavenger hunt on Saturday with prizes for the first 60 participants. Door prizes will be awarded hourly throughout the event. For more information, visit the Ark-La-Tex Gem and Mineral Society website at www.larockclub.com or call Del Glasner, show chairman, at (318) 517-7372.