August 2 – 3, 201, San Francisco, California
San Francisco Suiseki Kai: 33rd Annual Suiseki Exhibit at the Union Bank Community Room, Japan Center, 1675 Post Street. 10 AM – 5 PM both days. Our show coincides with the 41st annual Nihonmachi Street Fair, so come early and enjoy your day in San Francisco’s historic Japan Town! Suiseki and stone sales. For more information, contact email@example.com or visit http://sfsuisekikai.wordpress.com.
August 19, 2014, Ross, California
Marin Bonsai Club: Annual Auction at the Marin Society of Artists building (note new location) at Marin Art and Garden Center. Preview at 7 PM. Auction begins promptly at 7:30 PM. Sales area as well. Join us for this entertaining bonsai acquisition opportunity. More information at marinbonsai.org
August 23 – 24, 2014 Santa Rosa, California
Redwood Empire Bonsai Society (REBS): 31th Annual show at the Santa Rosa Veterans building, 1351 Maple Ave. 10 AM – 5 PM Saturday and 10 AM – 4 PM Sunday with demonstrations both days at 1 PM by club sensei Kathy Shaner. Large exhibit of members’ trees, vendors’ sales room, members’ sales room, raffle and silent auction. Free admission, parking and treats. Contact Bob Shimon @ 707-884-4126 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.