Another great family-friendly event is taking place this weekend — The 44th annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show. My family has attended the last few years and it’s really a fun event.
Just looking at all the rocks, gems and fossils is quite the experience. They also have fun merchandise to buy as well as interesting activities for the kids. Last year my son was able to do a dig for fossils in a big sandbox and our whole family enjoyed picking out a geode and watching them break it open to display the beauty inside. Local jewelry makers are also on hand displaying their craft.
There is a small fee to attend.
March 15–16—Cedar Rapids, IA.
Cedar Rapids Rocks & Minerals Society
44th Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
Teamsters Union Hall, 5000 J St. S.W.
Info.—Leslie Blin, 319/377-3339.