April 6, 2022 Update
The Shop will reopen on Monday, February 7, 2022 to current members of either the Peninsula Gem & Geology Society or the Sequoia Gem & Mineral Society.
Here are the current requirements:
We can only have a limited number of people in the shop at any given time. Initially this will include 1 shop instructor and up to 3 current members. These restrictions are intended to protect our members. With these restrictions, there are some new rules that you will need to follow, so please make sure you read and understand the new Protocols Form. If you have any questions, please use the new Lapidary Shop email (pslapidaryshop @ gmail . com remove the spaces.)
As we see how many people are interested in the Shop, and how the Covid-19 epidemic evolves, we may be able to loosen our restrictions.
To schedule a spot and join us in the Shop you will need to follow this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4aa8a728a7fdc07-lapidary. It will take you to the scheduling service that we are currently using. Once the page has loaded, you will find a list of dates and times. Click the white box on the yellow signup icon next to the days/times you want. After all your selections are made, click on the "Submit & Sign Up" button at the bottom of the screen.
At this time, in order for a guest to use the Shop, they must become a member of either PGGS or SGMS, in addition to paying the Shop fees.
The page that follows is where you will review the days/times you have selected, and where you will put both your email and phone number. When you are ready, click on the "Sign Up Now" button at the bottom of your screen.
Both your email and your phone number are required to sign up. We ask for both, so that in the event a snafu occurs, you can be contacted quickly. By providing your email, the scheduling service will send you an email reminder of your upcoming appointment.
A word of warning: like much of the internet, web pages have ads. This free service contains ads. If you get an ad, or a pop-up in the middle of your screen, please navigate to the top right-hand corner of the ad and click on the X to close it. If you have finished signing up, and there is no X, feel free to close the window.
When you have finished signing up, check to verify that you have been sent an email detailing your scheduled days/times. If you believe you are not signed up correctly, or if you have any questions, feel free to send the Shop an email at (pslapidaryshop @ gmail . com remove the spaces,) and we'll see what we can do.
The PGGS lapidary shop is in the basement of the Garden House at Shoup Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos, CA, 94022. Our shop location is leased from the City of Los Altos and is to be used for recreation and education, not for profit. Please do not ask to pay our club or other users to do projects for you. For more information, call Steve at 408-834-5384.
Shop fees per visit: $10/member of PGGS or SGMS.
Our schedule is made possible by the following volunteer instructors: Steve, Stan, Jennifer, Kathy, Bob, Marty, Larry, Jaymie, Paul and Sonja.
Here is a map to Shoup Park, you can click on it to get directions: