July 27, 2019 – Midwest Marble Club Summer Picnic – North River Hills Park, Burnsville, MN.
The Midwest Marble Club has scheduled its annual Summer Picnic and Club Meeting for July 27, 2019 at the North River Hills Park (1/4 mile south of 19th Avenue and River Hills Drive) in Burnsville, MN, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Same place and time as last year. Watch for signs. All Club Members are urged to attend and have a great time. The Club will provide meat, buns, condiments, bottled water and tableware. Club Members are asked to bring their favorite, side dishes, deserts and snacks. Please help pay for the food with a $5 or more donation. The focus of the Club Meeting will be on the upcoming Midwest Marble Club Show in September at the La Quinta Hotel off of the 494 Bloomington Strip and Normandale/Highway 100. Club Members are also asked to bring their favorite contemporary marbles to show and sell at the picnic.
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 4) to make room reservations. The hotel address is 5151 American Boulevard West. The Marble Club’s room rate is $82/night. There are hotel shuttles to both the nearby Mall of America and the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.