2020 Meeting Calendar and Directions

Our 2020 meetings will be held:

  • January 18 — Edwin Batres
  • February 15 — Julie Haymaker
  • March 21 — Cliff Swain Solomon
  • April 18 –Liisa Turunen
  • May 1 — Kinga Nichols
  • June 21 — Cindy Holsclaw
  • July — No meeting: Dark
  • August 20 — TBD
  • September 19 — Megan Savors
  • October 17 — Nikia Angel
  • November — Potluck and Swap/Sell
  • December — No meeting: Dark

The San Diego Bead Society meets the third Saturday of the month at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center. The refreshments and socializing period of our meetings lasts from 10:00-10:30 A.M., and the meeting is generally from 10:30 A.M. to about 12:00 noon.

Before your first visit to the JCC, please go to the following link and arrange for a Visitor Badge.  The visitor badge is a new thing and will be required by all. Please go to this link and register and when you get to the JCC for the first meeting, you will need to take a photo for the badge. Please come early to have your photo taken.

At each meeting, we host a dynamic program speaker, who presents a lecture and slide show about her or his work.  Past speakers for instance, have included Nancy Cain, Helena Tang-Lim, Kinga Nichols, Amy Katz, Melinda Barta, Nichole Starman Melanie Potter, and Cynthia Rutledge.  For an inside look at who will be speaking each month, please see the Upcoming Programs page, and for details about our past guests, please see the Past Programs and Activities page.  Meeting these talented artists and luminaries of the beading world is one of the highlights of our monthly programs!

Our speakers generally give a presentation on Saturday, and then teach a class for us on Sunday.  For a list of the classes that will be taught, please check our Classes page, which has sign-up information and class details.

We are dark in July and December each year.

Directions to Our Meetings and Information
about the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center:

Please click here for a printable map to the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center.

If you haven’t yet been to a SD Bead Society meeting and don’t know where our meeting room is, please don’t worry, for the staff at the front desk of the JCC can point you in the right direction when you arrive.

Bead Jar:

Are you looking for a mind boggling collection of beading treasures? Each year we have a drawing for the Bead Jar. To be eligible for the drawing, bring beautiful beads left over from a project or that special bead you bought in a moment of insanity that just isn’t your color or style. Drop it in the jar, take a ticket and you may be this year’s lucky winner!