November 10, 2018 Midwest Marble Club Meeting

The next Midwest Marble Club Meeting is scheduled for November 10, 2018 at the Southdale Library. The Ridgedale Library was still unavailable. The focuses of the meeting will be the Silent Auction; Marble Games, Books and Paraphernalia; and New Member Appreciation. The Public as well as Club Members, are welcome to attend. Members are asked to bring their favorite JABO and Vacor marbles to show and sell.

September 15, 2018 Midwest Marble Club Show

The 2018 Midwest Marble Show  September 15, 2018 held at Centerstone Plaza in Rochester, MN, was  great success. My thanks to everyone who attended and especially thank those collectors who allowed others to buy, sell and trade their precious marbles. I know how tough it can be selling off those precious gems from your collections.

I would also like to thank Jeff Loven for organizing the Midwest Marble Show and all the others that helped us along the way.

April 28, 2018 Rum River Art Center Marble Show and Member Meeting

The Midwest Marble Club’s Rum River Art Center Member Marble Show and Meeting on April 28, 2018 was a success.  We had about 75 people walk through the show. Most where from the general public, however several were members, some of whom had not made a Club Meeting in years. Show tables were only $10/table, most of which was then donated to the Rum River Art Center. Feedback from the member/vendors was very positive, leading us to look at doing a one-day member show again next year – 2019.

Midwest Marble Club Member Picnic – July 28th

The Midwest Marble Club Member Picnic on July 28th was great success. The 25 – 30 members who attended had a lot of fun. The weather was perfect for a picnic. Midwest Club Member – James Henke, did a contemporary marble making demonstration that everyone enjoyed watching. There was plenty of food for all. There were many displays of  non-glass marbles, including stone, mineral, clay, Benningtons and porcelain marbles by members. Photos have been posted. If anyone who attended the picnic has any additional photos, please send them to Alan Rupp and they will be added to the mix. Feedback from the members was very positive, leading us to look at doing it again at North River Hills Park next year – 2019.

Marble Show & Event Calendar

Brought to you by courtesy of Bob Block.

This is a listing of upcoming marble shows. There’s been a pretty large attrition in marble shows over the past couple of years. If you would like your show added to the list, please email me at


Upcoming Shows & Events


  • August 4, 2018. Indiana Marble Club Show. Don’s Guest House, Ft. Wayne IN, 260-489-2524. Kim Winningham, 765-717-0488.
  • August 4, 2018. Northeast Arkansas Marble Show. Days Inn, Pocohantos AR, 870-892-9500. Contact Gary Gregory 870-647-1034.
  • Sep 15, 2018. Midwest Marble Club Marble Show. Centerstone Plaza Hotel, Rochester MN 507-288-2677. Contact Jeff Loven 320-420-0150.
  • October 6, 2018. 39th Northeast Marble MeetMarble Show and Marble Auction. Radisson Hotel Cromwell CT, 860-635-2000. Contact Bob Block 203-209-7076.
  • October 12-13, 2018. Badger Marble Show. Howard Johnson Plaza, Madison WI, 608-244-2481. Contact Bill Bass 608-723-6138.