Meetings & Events

We meet at Juanita Community Club: 13027 - 100th Ave. NE, Kirkland, WA 98034

Our meetings are held the 3rd Friday of the month except July and August. 

We start at 7:00 p.m. with a program for the young members of the club. At about 7:30 p.m. the adults start their program. We discuss club events, current projects, and share news and topics of interest. January through June there is usually a program relating to the science or art of rocks.  September through December we hold various rock themed fun events including Bingo and a holiday gift exchange. Following the program, we have time for show and tell, raffle off cool stuff and hold a door prize drawing.

Oct 20 2023, Beryl

Join us at 7:00pm for the kids program. Topic TBD 

The regular meeting will start at 7:30pm

Kim will give an overview of the beryl mineral family and bring in a number of specimans to show off!  The beryl mineral family includes the gemstones aquamarine, morganite, emerald, red beryl, heliodor and goshenite. 

Not a member yet? Feel free to come to a meeting to see what the club is like. Then fill out a membership application and provide your membership fee on your second meeting.

Save the Date!  Mar 1-3, 2024
East KingCo Rock & Gem Show

Your help is needed to make this event a success!

Setup is Friday afternoon Mar 1 and the show runs Mar 2-3. 

Past Events

Sep 15 2023  Bingo Night

Join us at 7:30pm for a lot of fun with Bingo Bingo Bingo! Lots of prizes, but you have to move fast before the next person hits Bingo and chooses the rock prize you had your eye on!

No kids program or door prizes / raffle this week since everyone can take part in bingo and receive great rock prizes that way.


June 16 2023, Finding Art in Minerals

Bruce Kelley will join us to present: Finding Art in Minerals: How an interest in color and form ignited my passion for minerals.

Join us at 7:00pm for the kids program. Moh's scale of hardness

The regular meeting will start at 7:30pm

May 19 2023, Name that rock!

Come test your rock knowledge by guessing the names of a number of specimens. Win rock prizes based on how many you get right!

Join us at 7:00pm for the kids program. Make your own leaf "fossil"

The regular meeting will start at 7:30pm

April 21 2023, Swap and Sell

Join us at 7:00pm for the kids program. Topic: Kathy will bring in beach rocks to examin and discuss.

The regular meeting will start at 7:30pm. Topic: Swap and Sell. Bring rocks you want to trade or sell to other club members. 

Mar 17 2023, Quartz Crystals

Join us at 7:00pm for the kids program. Breaking handmade "geodes"

The regular meeting will start at 7:30pm. "Quartz of all kinds"


Mar 4-5 2023
East KingCo Rock & Gem Show

Your help is needed to make this event a success! 

Feb 17 2023, Rock Show Prep

Join us at 7:00pm for the kids program. Topic to be announced

The regular meeting will start at 7:30pm. This meeing will be a working party to prepare for the upcoming Show on Mar 4-5. You can also signup to volunteer to work at the show. 


Jan 20 2023 All About Amber

Join us at 7:00pm for the kids program. Rock bingo with prizes!

The regular meeting will start at 7:30pm focused on Amber.  We'll also have door prizes, a silent auction and time for show and tell.  Looking forward to seeing you there!


Dec 15  2022 Holiday Gift Exchange

Join us at 7:30pm for our annual holiday gift exchange!

Please bring a wrapped rock themed gift valued at approximately $10. If it is gender specific label it, or if it is strictly kids then label as such - otherwise no labels are needed. Be sure you wrap it! 

We'll have fun exchanging and stealing gifts until everyone who brought a gift has something fun to take home!

There will not be a kids meeting separately since the kids participate with the main meeting, but come early if you want to socialize before the meeting it is always a fun time.

This event is for members only, but you can join / renew at the party!

Nov 18 2022  Charity Auction

Join us at 7:30pm for our annual charity auction. This year we'll be donating money to King County search and rescue. A variety of exciting items will be up for auction. You are also encouraged to bring rock themed items to donate to the auction! 

Calling all kids! Kids will get the chance to show off the items for auction to the club members. A super fun way to support our hobby!


Oct 21 2022  Cab cutting Demo

Join us at 7:00pm for the kids program, an introduction to Rock Polishing

The regular meeting will start at 7:30pm where a demo of cab cutting will be given.  We'll also have door prizes, a silent auction and time for show and tell.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Dues renewal and election of officers takes place at the October meeting.