Events

2014


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.


December 6, 2014    Fresno, California
Fresno Bonsai Society: Seventh Annual Bonsai Yard Sale at 736 West Browning. Set up begins at 8 AM. Everyone is welcome to buy, sell or trade. Sales include pre-bonsai, finished trees, pots, supplies, stands, books, suiseki and accent plants. Lunch will be available. Great bargains and great fun! If you need a table or more information, contact Ralph Schroeder at ralsch@sbcglobal.net or Peter Schaffert at peteschaffert@gmail.com.


Dec. 26, 2014 – January 2, 2015    San Marino, Ca.
California Aiseki Kai: 25th Anniversary Exhibition of Viewing Stones Show at the Botanical Center of the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road. Hours are 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM each day (Closed New Year’s Day). Free parking. For more information see our website: www.aisekikai.com and/or contact hutch@aisekikai.com


2015

January  24-25   Oakland, California
Bay Island Bonsai Annual Bonsai Exhibit at the Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave. Hours: 10AM-4PM, Saturday and Sunday.  Auction on Saturday, preview at noon and auction at 1pm.  Bonsai demonstration by Boon Manakitivipart on Sunday at 1 PM.  Guided tours of the exhibit both Saturday and Sunday.  Vendor sales, Club sales, Educational bonsai material for sale,  A special pots sales this year.   Entry to Exhibit is free, donations accepted.  For more information (510) 919-5042 or go to
http://bayislandbonsai.com/bib-annual-exhibit/ 


February 21 – 22, 2015     Oakland, CA
GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt: The annual Mammoth Fund Raiser will be held at 666 Bellevue Ave. (Garden Center Building). Saturday: Auction preview at noon with Auction starting at 1 PM. Sunday: Vendor Sales start at 9 AM, Plant Sales start at 10 AM, and Demonstrations at 1 PM. Also on Sunday help us celebrate our 15th Anniversary! The Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt will celebrate the many bonsai clubs who have created and supported the Garden by inviting Bonsai Clubs from all over Northern California to showcase their best trees. Bonsai Garden will be open 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday and Noon to 4 PM on Sunday. For more information or to sell trees, email bonsailakemerritt@gmail.com and visit www.gsbf-lakemerritt.org.


February 28 – March 1, 2015 San Marino, California
Bonsai-A-Thon XIX at The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road. This is the annual fundraiser for the GSBF Collection at The Huntington. 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. Pancake breakfast, tour hosted by Jim Folsom (Director of the Garden), demonstrations, lunch, bonsai exhibits, large sales area, raffle, and auction. Sunday only: “Bring-Your-Own-Tree Bonsai Consulting Clinic.” For more information, contact Marge Blasingame, (626) 579-0420 margeblasingame@att.net.