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Past Events

  • Annual Family Picnic - September 9, 2023 The annual Family Picnic will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023 from noon-5pm at the North Forest Pavilion, North Forest Road, Williamsville, NY 14221. The park is behind the TOPS store on Main Street in the Village.

  • 18 Mile Creek Collecting & Cookout - July 26, 2023 RESCHEDULED to August 30, 2023

  • Continuing Education - June 28, 2023 The speakers for Wednesday June 28, 2023 will be Marilyn Broad and Bill Broad respective;ly discussing how to do wire-wrapping for jewelry and how to do cabochons. Demonstrations will be done. Breakfast will be served at or near 845am. Marilyn has all of the requisite supplies to help you in doing wire-wrapping and Bill has some nice slabs he will work with in making some cabochons. Information regarding materials that will be available will be sent out to the members who are interested.

  • June Auction - June 24, 2023 June 24 at the Masonic Lodge at 641 Sweet Home Rd., Amherst, NY. Viewing begins at noon, auction starts at 1:00. The minerals are from the collection of a serviceman who served in WWII and Korea and was stationed all over the world after his time in Korea. Many specimens are from his time in South Africa. He lived the majority of his life in the Spokane, WA area but was also located on the US East Coast.

  • Annual Banquet - May 5, 2023 BGS Annual Banquet Payment due April 25th. Click here for more information. The annual Banquet will be on Friday, May 5, 2023 at the Classics V Restaurant, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, NY 14228  in the Terrace Room. Guest speaker, Dr. Lisa Amati, the State Paleontologist at the New York State Museum will be presenting the talk, "New York's Finest Fossils."

  • Continuing Education - April  26, 2023 8:35am at Sweet Home Masonic Hall, 641 Sweet Home Road Amherst NY 14226. Will be discussing February 6th earthquakes in Turkey, Buffalo and elsewhere. Mark Castner, retired senior seismologist at Canisius College will give a talk starting at 9:45am.

  • West Elementary School's Science Fair - April 21, 2023 The BGS will be at the West Elementary School's Science Fair on April 21, 2023 from 6pm -8pm. Anyone wishing to assist , please contact C. Posmantur at 7168348935

  • WNY Grand Island Welcome Center - April 22, 2023 the BGS will have a table at the WNY Welcome Centre on Grand Island from 11am-2pm. as before, contact C. Posmantur at 7168348935

  • Monthly Meeting - Friday, April 7, 2023 April's monthly meeting will be held at 7:30pm at 100 Lee Street with guest speaker, Dr. Jonathan Hendricks, who is the Associate Director of Science Communication at the Paleontological Research Institution. He will be presenting on the PRI exhibit, “Year of the Devonian." 

  • Continuing Education - March 29, 2023 Glen LaPlaca of Past & Present Science and Nature Store will be giving a presentation on the acquisition of the dinosaur models for this year's Annual Show together with tales of his excavations last summer and the set-ups of the respective displays at various shows.

  • Friday, March 3, 2023 General Meeting/Annual Auction POSTPONED to Friday March 10, 2023

  • Annual BGS Picnic - September 10, 2022 This year’s club picnic will be held on September 10, 2022 at the Harlem Road Community Center (4255 Harlem Rd, Snyder, NY), starting at noon and running for a few hours (until people cannot eat any more!). We have reserved the Center’s Pavilion, complete with plenty of tables, a grill and indoor facilities. The club will provide soft drinks, water, Italian sausage, hamburgers and hot dogs. Please bring a dish to share, your own table service (cups, plates, silverware, etc.), and any rocks and/or stories that you would like to share!  Restrooms are in the building, but the building closes at 4 PM. Visitors are welcome, just bring a dish to pass. Enjoy a good time, good food and good friends.
  • 52nd Gem Mineral Fossil Show - March 23-24, 2019 
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