September 23 – 28, 2014, Santa Ana, California
Kofu Bonsai Kai: 2014 Bonsai Fest at the Bowers Museum “The Bonsai Tradition: Cultural Arts of Japan” – John M. Lee Court, 2002 N. Main St., Daily 10 AM – 4 PM, Featuring bonsai trees of the members of Kofu Bonsai Kai and special presentations by two noted speakers: Dr. Thomas Elias “Viewing Stones of North America” (27th at 1:30 PM) and Dr. Kendall Brown “Japanese Art Deco” (28th at 2:00 PM). Free to members or paid museum admission. $8 for non-members unless otherwise noted. Questions? Call the Museum at (714) 567-3695 or email Michael Walsh at email@example.com.
September 27 – 28, 2014 San Diego, California
San Diego Bonsai Club: Fall Show at Casa Del Prado, Room 101, Balboa Park. Free admission. Show hours are 10 AM – 5 PM with demonstrations at 11 AM and 1 PM both days. There will be Bonsai plants and trees for sale, as well as other bonsai-related items. For more information visit www.sandiegobonsaiclub.com, or contact Janice Hale.
October 4, 2014, San Jose, California
Midori Bonsai Club: 53rd annual show at the Northside Community Center, 488 6th St. Hours are 10 AM – 5 PM with demonstration at 1 PM by Juan Cruz (tree will be raffled off). Beginner’s workshop from 10 AM – 1 PM. Advice from Dr. Bonsai for trees brought in. Large plant sale by club members along with many vendors with bonsai supplies and trees. Free admission and parking. For more information contact John Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 4 – 5, 2014, Thousand Oaks, California
Conejo Valley Bonsai Society: 11th Annual Bonsai Exhibition held at Gardens of the World’s Resource Center, 2001 Thousand Oak Blvd. Hours are 9 AM – 4 PM with demonstrations in the Bandstand at 11 AM and 2 PM (both days). Free Admission. Note: No sales of bonsai related items. For information, call Marj Branson at 805-373-1330 or visit our website at www.cvbs-bonsai.org.
October 12, 2014, Salinas, California
The Salinas Bonsai Club is presenting an Exhibit of Bonsai from 10am to 4pm at the Salinas Buddhist Temple located at 14 California Street in Salinas. Admission is free. Stop by for the free Bonsai Clinic from 10-1 and watch a demonstration by renowned bonsai artist, Katsumi Kinoshita at 1:30. Tea and cookies will be served and a raffle will be held. If you bring your “tired or overgrown” bonsai with you, event organizers will help you restore it.
October 18 – 19, 2014, Union City, California
Yamato Bonsai Kai: 43rd Annual Bonsai Exhibition at Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church, 32975 Alvarado-Niles Road. Hours: Noon – 6 PM Saturday & 10 AM – 5 PM Sunday. Demonstration each day at 2 PM featuring Johnny Uchida working with advanced Black Pine material to create bonsai. Don’t miss this special event. Benefit raffle drawing each day after the demo; raffle includes the demo tree. Large vendor and plant sales area; free admission and parking. Doctor Bonsai support will be available. For more information call Tony Hayworth at 510-289-5731 or email@example.com or visit our club website www.yamatobonsai.org.
October 30 – November 2, 2014 Sacramento, California
GSBF-37: Golden State Bonsai Federation and American Bonsai Society presents 2014 Convention XXXVII “Bonsai Visions of the West” at the Double Tree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way. Reservations for hotel 916-929-8855. Headliners include Peter Tea, Kathy Shaner and David De Groot, ABS Learning Seminars with Ted Matson and Jack Sustic, Joshua Roth New Talent Bonsai Competition, and Special Tribute to John Naka – 100 years (b. August 16, 1914). Demonstrations, seminars, critiques, workshops, excursions, benefit drawings, vendors, and much more. More information available at www.gsbfconvention.org.