Speakers Turlock Rock and Gem Show
March 10th & 11th, 2018
Turlock Fairgrounds 900 N Broadway
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Come see an energy packed, informative programs for kids of all ages!

Saturday Times
11:00am Meet and Greet Rocky the T-Rex
1:00pm California Gold Rush History by Hardluck Lin
3:00pm Dinosaurs! by Richard Wade
Sunday Times
12:30pm California Gold Rush History by Hardluck Lin
2:00pm Dinosaurs! by Richard Wade

Speaker: Richard Wade

About Our Speaker:

Richard Wade

Richard Wade, M.A. creator of www.sciencetalks.com leads an interactive and fun demonstration of how the dinosaurs lived and died. Children will discover how a fossil is created. Richard will explain the geologic time scale from periods to eras to eons. His presentation includes a full-scale model of a T-Rex skull, as well as a 7 foot model of a brachiosaurus leg bone! Don't let your child miss out on this exciting visual and learning experience that brings the Earth's ancient history to life!


Speaker: Linda Teigland Clark "Hardluck Lin"

About Our Speaker:

Linda Teigland Clark

It's all in the hat...

When Linda puts on the hat and appears decked out in male miner's trousers and gear, Hardluck Lin emerges full of life, animated with brogue and personality.* Among the many hats Linda Clark has worn: native Minnesotan, California transplant, wife, mother, teacher, and Deputy Sheriff, her current is that of her living-history persona "Hardluck Lin", who today edu-tains, young and old alike, with authentic tales of the California gold rush and the westward movement throughout Northern California.

Linda will be giving a talk and you'll also find her at her booth this year where you can pick up a copy of her book.

THE SMALL WINDOW is a work of historic fiction appealing to both young adult and mature adult readers. Come share the more than 500 page adventure as Laurin struggles for "arrival survival" for herself and the young'uns and seeks her El Dorado.

Illustrations are by Lorna Scazighini of Twain Harte, California and Brian Boyle of Chula Vista, California.

In THE SMALL WINDOW: The Story of Hardluck's Beginnings, Clark brings to life the reality of the Westward Movement, the people and times of the California Gold Rush, and one young woman's valiant saga.

Speaker: Meet and Greet Rocky the T-Rex

About Our Speaker:

Rocky the T-Rex

Meet and Greet Rocky the T-Rex. Great picture opportunity. If you miss Rocky in the speaker's area on Saturday morning, he will randomly be walking around outside between the buildings and in the Food Court on Saturday and Sunday.