December 7, 2013, Fresno, California
Fresno Bonsai Society: 5th Annual Bonsai Yard Sale, 736 West Browning Avenue. Hours: 9 AM – 2 PM. Pre-bonsai, bonsai, pots, accent plants, stones, books and all things bonsai. Anyone is welcome to buy or sell. Contact Ralph Schroeder for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 18 – 19, 2014, Oakland, California
Bay Island Bonsai: 15th anniversary show “Born in the USA!”, Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave. Hours: 10AM – 4PM Auction Saturday, at 1 PM, preview Noon auction. Only trees started in the US displayed. Bonsai demonstration by Boon on Sunday at 1PM. Guided tours of the exhibit Saturday and Sunday. Vendor, Club, and Educational bonsai material for sale. Entry to exhibit is free, donations accepted. For more information: (510) 919-5042 or www.bayislandbonsai.com
January 31-February2, 2014, Santa Nella, California
California Shohin Seminar at the Hotel Mission de Oro, Santa Nella California.
Friday (Jan 31): Registration, Demonstrations, and Exhibit and Vendor areas Set Up.
Everyone is invited to share their treasured Shohin Bonsai in the Exhibit
Saturday (Feb 1): Exhibit Opens for Viewing, Vendor Sales Critiques, Workshops, Bazaar & Benefit Drawing Sunday (Feb 2): Exhibit Open 10:30-Noon. Critique and Demonstration, Business Meeting Registration Forms available on the website on November 1st 2013
For general information email: email@example.com, website: http://www.calshohin.org/ or phone: Randi Keppeler 650-598-0127
February 22-23, 2014, Oakland, California
GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt: Mammoth Fundraiser – 2014 at the Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue. Saturday (Feb 22): Auction of fabulous bonsai 1PM-4PM with preview at 12 Noon. Sunday (Feb 23): Mammoth Plant Sale and a huge gathering of Vendors, 9AM-4PM. Round Robin Demonstrations noon to 3PM by Collection Curator, Kathy Shaner and Team. For general information email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.gsbf-bonsai.org/lake-merritt/NewHome.htm or phone:
Randi Keppeler 650-598-0127
February 22 & 23, 2014, San Marino, California
Bonsai-A-Thon XVIII at The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino; annual fundraiser for the GSBF Collection at The Huntington Botanical Gardens. Admission to the event is free with Bonsai-A-Thon “early bird” registration between 8 AM – 9:30 AM. Event hours are 8 AM – 4:30 PM both days. Sunday morning: bring-your-own-tree workshop led by Ted Matson – limit 10 people (for details contact Ted, email@example.com). Pancake breakfast, tour hosted by Jim Folsom (Director of the Garden), demonstrations, lunch, bonsai exhibits, large sales area, raffle, and auction. For more information, contact Marge Blasingame, (626) 579-0420 firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 25th, 2014, Sacramento, California
American Bonsai Association Sacramento (ABAS): Bjorn Bjorholm will be featured speaker at ABAS’ monthly meeting. Bjorn has been studying under contemporary Japanese master Keiichi Fujikawa in Osaka, Japan since 2008 and he is also the co-founder and co-instructor of the Fujikawa International School of Bonsai. ABAS welcomes the public to attend this event free of charge on Tues, Feb 25th, at 7 PM at Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Bjorn’s visit is made possible in part through a GSBF grant.
April 26 – 27, 2014, Palo Alto, California
Kusamura Bonsai Club: 54th Annual Show. Location is Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301. Show hours are Saturday, Noon-5PM and Sunday, 11AM-5PM. Demonstration each day at 1:00PM, with special guest demonstrator Saturday. Club member sales available. For more information contact Mark O’Brien at 650.327.0450, email@example.com. Please see www.kusamurabonsai.org for more details.