Thursday, September 29, 2022

Del Air Rockhounds October 2022 Calendar of Events

Saturday October 1: Malibou Lake Centennial Event                                                                                        Tuesday October 4: Yom Kippur - Begins at sundown.                                                                              Thursday October 6: General Meeting - 7:30 pm at Northridge United Methodist Church                            Thursday October 20: Board Meeting - 7:30 pm at TBD                                                                      Saturday October 22: Granada Hills Street Faire                                                                                    Monday October 31: Halloween - Spooky Spooky Spooky

October’s Special People: Happy Birthday:
03   Dennis Miller                                                                                                                             04   Bernadette Friedman                                                                                                                                    06   Chris Ward                                                                                                                                  07   Dan Farber                                                                                                                                                09   Michael Tschacher                                                                                                                                      20   Steven Koch                                                                                                                                                20   Louise Ratliff


Del Air Rockhound’s 2022 Annual Silent Auction Thursday Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm
Come join us for our annual Silent Auction. We will have several auctions, all lasting about 10 to 15 minutes each. Most minimums will start at $1.00 with a maximum increase of $1.00. We will also have an extended auction table that will be the last auction called for the evening. Please bring small change as it is quite difficult to make change for twenty dollar bills on a $1.00 purchase. Bring a bag or box to take your treasures home in.

The Rockhound Dennis Miller Show:
This month Dennis will fill us in on October’s birthstone, the Opal. As well as a report on the Jewel Tunnel field trip on Monday September 12.


Education Outreach
Saturday October 1, 2022 - Malibou Lake Centennial Celebration
Set-up is at 8:00 am and the event runs from 10 am to 7 pm. Parking is at Paramount Ranch and costs $15 and needs to be made online in advance at There are shuttles that run back and forth from Paramount Ranch parking to the event site. There is no on-site parking. We will be allowed to drive in to unload at 8:00 am but all cars will need to be off-site no later than 9:30 am. Malibou Lake is on Lakeview Drive near Malibu Creek State Park about one mile from Kanan Rd where it crosses Mulholland Dr. We will be running our booth with two 10 x 10 pop-ups with a free educational game for the kids, touch and feel, spin-a-wheel, grab bags and selling our boutique items such as jewelry, fossils, mineral and crystal specimens. Maxine & Chris will be giving a talk on the Geology of the Santa Monica Mountains in the clubhouse at 12 noon. 


News of Upcoming Club Shows:

October 8-9, 2022 – Redwood City, CA
Peninsula Gem and Geology Society AND Sequoia Gem and Mineral Society
Redwood City  Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City 940612
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
Contacts: 650 575-3144, 650 743-7447
Websites:  or–mineral-show.html

October 8-9, 2022 – Grass Valley, CA
Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society
Earth’s Treasurers Show 2022
Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley, CA 95945
Hours: Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
General admission $3 person. Children, age twelve and under free with a paid adult.
 Military with I.D. free. Free Parking!
Contact: Website:

October 9, 2022 – Fallbrook, CA
Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society-Fall Festival of Gems & Minerals
123 W. Alvarado Street, Fallbrook CA 92028
Hours: 9 AM-4 PM
Contact: (760) 728-1130,  Website:

October 15, 2022 – West Hills, CA
Woodland Hills Rock Chippers
First Methodist Church, 22770 Sherman Way, West Hills, CA 91204
Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM
A variety of vendors selling slabs, findings, displays, minerals, beads, craft tables, carvings, diamond tools for foredoms and dremels, raffle, gold panning and more.

October 15-16, 2022 – Santa Rosa, CA
Santa Rosa Mineral & Gem Society - 45th Annual Mineral and Gem Show
Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial, 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa, CA
Hours: Saturday 10 AM -6 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
Minerals, gems, rough rock, slabs, jewelry, beads from 30 vendors. Kids activities, gold panning, raffle, door prizes and Silent Auction. Displays, demonstrations, scavenger hunt and fluorescent minerals.
Kids under 12 are free with paid parent and there’s Free Parking.
Contact: (707) 849-9551,  Website:


Granada Hills Street Faire
Saturday October 22nd, 2022 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Del Air Rockhounds will once again have our booth at the Granada Hills Street Faire. Set-up will begin at 8:00 am. We will be having two (2) 10 x 10 pop-ups at this event and we will be hosting our Spin-a-Wheel, Grab Bags, our Boutique of Jewelry, Fossils and Minerals. We will also host our free educational game for the kids (and adults too) as well as our Touch and Feel Specimens. This is a great event that allows us to interact with the general public and talk about rockhounding and the earth sciences. We will be needing volunteers, as usual, and ask that you please contact Chris Ward or the Dearborns to advise when you can help out.


Del Air Rockhounds Pull Top Honors at the 2022 Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival
Del Air Club members Kai Kalma and Chris Ward both earned First Place, Best in Division and Best in Show awards for their displays at the 2022 Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival. Kai in the Junior Division for his self collected Coprolite Display and Chris in the Adult division for his Cultured Pearl Display. Chris also earned the coveted Committee's Choice award. It was a great year for the Del Air Rockhounds. Here’s hoping we can get even more members to participate in next year's fair.