Events

September 7, 2019 – Midwest Marble Club – Fall Marble Show

The Midwest Marble Club’s Fall Marble Show will be held at the La Quinta Inn & Suites – West, Bloomington, MN; Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Room trading will begin Wednesday, September 4th through Friday the 6th. Call La Quinta Inns  & Suites at 952-830-1300 (option 5) to make room reservations. The hotel address is 5151 American Boulevard West. Mention the Midwest Marble Club to get the group rate of $82/night. There are hotel shuttles to both the nearby Mall of America and the MSP Airport. To make show table reservations, or if you have any questions, please contact the Midwest Marble Club’s Treasurer – Jeff Loven, at 320-420-0150 or by email at jloven@embarqmail.com.

July 27, 2019 – Midwest Marble Club Summer Picnic – North River Hills Park, Burnsville, MN.

The Midwest Marble Club’s Summer Picnic and Club Meeting was held on July 27, 2019 at the North River Hills Park. About 20 people attended. A couple of visitors also showed up with their marble collections, which several members were more than happy to evaluate. The weather that Saturday was nearly perfect in the high 70’s and low 80’s with sunny skies and a light breeze.  The Club provided meat, buns, condiments, bottled water and tableware.  Club Members brought their favorite, side dishes, deserts and snacks. Club Members also brought their favorite contemporary marbles as well as other marbles to show and sell at the picnic. The Club would to thank all who attended and especially those who donated funds to help pay for the park facility.

April 27, 2019 – Midwest Marble Club – Spring Marble Show at the Burnsville Center

The Midwest Marble Club Marble Show at the Burnsville Center on April 27th was a success. We had close to 200 people attend. James Henke’s marble making demonstrations were well attended as well. It was a great opportunity to have the general public learn about marble collecting and about the Midwest Marble Club. A number of people signed up for Club memberships. The most exciting part of the show was the high number of people who brought their marble collections in for evaluation. At least 10 different collections were evaluated. More than half of them were sold to vendors at the show. A polling of vendors who attended indicated that we should do this again next year. It was felt that getting the public more involved will help the Midwest Marble Club continue to grow.