Calendar of Up-coming Events:
October 20-21, 2018 Union City, California
Yamato Bonsai Kai's 47th annual exhibition. To be held at the Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church, 32975 Alvardo-Niles Rd., Union City, CA. Saturday October 20th from 1-7 PM and Sunday October 21st from 9AM to 5 PM. Vendors, plant sales, raffle of bonsai prizes, and Dr. Bonsai is available for plant advice. Demonstration daily by Johnny Uchida. Demonstration tree to be auctioned off daily. Contact Tony Hayworth at: 510-289-5731 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
October 24 - 28, 2018 Sacramento, California
Golden State Bonsai Federation: Convention 41 “Creativity taking Flight” held at the McClellan Conference Center. Registration begins July 1st online at http://www.gsbfconvention.org/ for Convention, Workshops, Seminars, Excursions, etc. GSBF recommended lodging is Lion’s Gate Hotel at McClellan Park. This year's headliners are Yasuo Mitsuya, Suthin Sukosolvisit, and Bjorn Bjorholm. Please join GSBF and Yasuo Mitsuya’s esteemed students in honoring Mitsuya-san for his influence on bonsai in the modern era. Hosting Yasuo Mitsuya’s visit are: Kathy Shaner, Hideko Metaxas, Boon Manakitivipart, Kenji Miyata, Cheryl Manning, David DeGroot, Gordon Deeg.
November 9, 2018 San Francisco, CA
Bonsai Society of San Francisco (BSSF): BSSF invites you to join in this demonstration 7 – 10 PM by (Japan trained) Bjorn Bjorholm at the Hall of Flowers (A.K.A: Strybing Arboretum, the County Fair Building or San Francisco Botanical Garden Society), 10th Avenue and Lincoln Way, on the edge of Golden Gate Park. Enter through the parking lot off Lincoln and walk along the south side of the building. Demo tree will be raffled.
December 1, 2018 Clovis, California
Fresno Bonsai Society and GSBF Clark Bonsai Collection: 10th Annual Bonsai Yard Sale at the Clovis Botanical Garden, 945 North Clovis Avenue, from 8 AM until 2 PM. Free parking and bargains galore on bonsai, pre-bonsai, pots, books,stands, accent plants and all things bonsai. Everyone one is welcome to buy, sell or trade. Come early for the best selection. Contact Dave Soho for more information at 530 722-7132 or Mike Saul at email@example.com.
January 19 - 20, 2019 Arcadia, California
Baikoen Bonsai Kenkyukai: "Winter Silhouette" the 55th Annual Exhibition, founded by Frank Fusaji Nagata, at Ayres Hall of Environmental Education, Arboretum of Los Angeles County. 301 North Baldwin Avenue. Show hours are from 10 AM to 4:30 PM with a demonstration at 1 PM, both days. The reception is open to friends of Baikoen Bonsai Kenkyukai, Saturday night (6:30-9pm), when the Nagata-Komai Award will be presented to Ted Matson, followed by a giant raffle/auction. Sales area: club and vendor plants, pots, tools and more. For more information contact Lindsay Shiba: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ken Teh: email@example.com or visit our website: www.baikoenbonsai.com
February 16 – 17, 2019 Oakland, California
GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt: The Annual Mammoth Auction and Sale Fundraiser will be held at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave., Lake Merritt . Saturday: Auction preview at Noon with Auction starting at 1 p.m.. Sunday: Vendor Sales start at 9 a.m.; Plant Sales start at 10 a.m.; Demonstration start at 1 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to submit their bonsai and bonsai related items for consideration to be included in the Mammoth Auction at the earliest date possible. “Private collections to be featured.” The Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt will be open that weekend 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, and Noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Please find time to visit the Bonsai Garden and observe the many installments under the Garden Revitalization Opportunity (GRO) Project. For more information or to sell bonsai, email firstname.lastname@example.org and visit http://BonsaiLakeMerritt.com.
Feb. 23 – 24, 2019 San Marino, California
Bonsai-A-Thon XXIII at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road. This is the annual fundraiser for the GSBF Collection at The Huntington. Event admission is free with Bonsai-A-Thon “early bird” registration between 8 AM - 9 AM. Event hours are 8 AM - 4:30 PM both days. Pancake breakfast, demonstrations, lunch, bonsai exhibits, large sales area, raffle and auction. For more information visit The GSBF Collection at The Huntington.