The Ripple Rock Gem and Mineral Club hosts its 27th annual rock show June 11 and 12 at Timberline.

Rock on at the gem and mineral show

The Ripple Rock Gem and Mineral Club is holding its 27th version of the annual Rock Show.

Along with a host of vendors selling their rock and gem related wares, there are many activities for the young.

Among these activities is gold panning and soapstone carving – a favourite event with expert carvers on hand to assist.

Also offered is the crowd pleasing “spin and win.”

Increasingly popular for the kids is the making of a wire gem tree. Gem trees come in all different sizes, from small to very large.

Children get to add gems to a twisted wire tree which is glued to a rock base.

Every creation builds the child’s self esteem.

The club hopes that these activities, as well as the more educational presentations, will encourage youngsters to pursue rocks as a lifelong activity.

The Gem and Mineral Club looks forward to seeing the community June 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days in the Timberline school gym.