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Junior Rockhounds Kids Meeting
Summer Hours Now In Effect!
From June 22nd to September 29th the SMS lapidary shop will be open
from 10am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday to help beat the heat.
We have educational meetings that are held at the Sacramento County Cooperative building on the THIRD Thursday of every month at 7pm.
The meetings are open to the general public and members alike, if you are in the area, please feel free to stop by and see what a meeting is like.
Our Junior Rockhound/Pebble pup Meetings are on the same evening, and they start at 6pm!
We hope to get more children involved in the earth sciences and rockhounding and geological-minded pursuits, and so we encourage all children to get involved in this amazing hobby.
There will be some kind of an activity that they will be able to do followed by a Kids Potluck - so we ask that parents all bring a snack or beverage to share.
The Kids have their own little potluck because the big potluck won't be opened until after the main presentation and having a bunch of yummy things just sitting right over there for 30-60 minutes that they can't touch is just too hard! lol ) Here are some pictures from past Kids Meetings: As of June 2018, we also have a fun badge program to help engage children in this wonderful hobby!
The address for the Sacramento County Cooperative is:
4145 Branch Center Rd.
Sacramento, CA 95827
(map shown below)
After the Kids Meeting - the Educational Meeting begins at 7pm! Kids are MORE than welcome to stay for that meeting as well.
What goes on at our Educational Meetings?
Well, we start off with a presentation that runs anywhere from a half hour to an hour.
After the presentation we have a potluck - where our members bring something nice to eat!
While we socialize and enjoy the goodies everyone has brought, members also buy prize drawing tickets and check out what's up on the auction table and pick up a bidding paddle from the auctioneer table.
We also have a Monthly Challenge every month, where members bring in their entries and every person that has an entry is placed into a drawing to win 3 free shop hours! It's quite fun to see what the members come up with and it changes every month! :)
The prize drawing is simple, you purchase tickets ($2 for 5 tickets) and then put your tickets into the container that has the number matching the item that you'd wish to win. If your number is called, then you win that item. 12 items are set out every meeting. All non-winning tickets for each of the 12 items are placed into a drawing for 2 additional consolation prizes at the end of the prize drawing. All proceeds go towards the club to help with our monthly overhead costs.
The auction is a live auction (as opposed to a silent auction) and members often donate or sell items to be auctioned off as a monthly fundraiser for the club.
For the live auction, all proceeds for donated items and a small part of the proceeds for selling items goes as a donation towards the club to help with our monthly overhead costs.
Map to the Sacramento County Cooperative: