GSBF Upcoming Events

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May 4 - 5, 2019 Sacramento, California
Sacramento Bonsai Club: Annual Spring Show at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento, 2401 Riverside Rd. Show hours are 10 AM – 4 PM, with a Sam Adina demonstration at 1:30 PM, both days. Large member sales and vendor areas, free admission and plenty of parking. The benefit drawings both days will include the demonstration tree and many bonsai and bonsai related items. For additional information visit our website: or contact Lucy Sakaishi-Judd at (916) 300-8103 or e-mail

May 18-19, 2019 Santa Barbara, California
Bonsai Club of Santa Barbara: Annual Bonsai Exhibition and plant sale in Fellowship Hall at Trinity Lutheran Church, 909 N. La Cumbre (Corner of Foothill Rd.). Show hours are 11 AM - 4 PM Saturday and Noon - 4 PM Sunday with demonstrations at 1 PM on both days. Free admission. For more information, contact Joe Olson 805-964-0869, email, or visit

May 18 – 19, 2019 Sacramento, California
Satsuki Aikokai Association of Sacramento: 41st Annual showing of beautiful blooming Satsuki azalea bonsai at Shepard Art and Garden Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Show hours are Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM with demonstrations at 1:30 PM both days. “Create your own azalea bonsai” workshop both days at 11 AM (Fee: $20). Raffle, vendors, Satsuki information booth, free parking and entrance.

May 18 - 19, 2019 Palo Alto, California
Akebono Bonsai Club and Kashu Suiskei Kai: Annual Show held at the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, 2751 Louis Road. Show hours are Noon - 5 PM with a demonstration on each day at 2 PM. Free Admission. Bonsai trees and other bonsai related items will be for sale. Raffle drawings for door prizes and demonstration trees immediately following each demonstration. Must be present to win. For more information call Gary at 650-703-1587.

May 18 – 19, 2019 Oakland, California
Bay Area Satsuki Aikokai: 24th Annual Satsuki Bonsai Spring Show "Flowers Abound" at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave., Lake Merritt. Show hours are Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM. Featuring Satsuki Azalea Bonsai in full flower bloom. Expert demonstration on styling, educational forums all day, member sales with beginner and Japan imported materials, vendors, silent auctions. Free admission and public parking available. For further information contact George Haas at or visit club website

May 19, 2019 Van Nuys, California
Sansui Kai: Annual Bonsai Show at the beautiful Japanese Garden, 6100 Woodley Ave. Show hours are 10 AM - 4 PM with a demonstration at 1 PM. Come view member trees, members sale table, Bonsai demonstration and tour the beautiful Japanese Garden. For more information contact: Steve Riley at

June 1- 2, 2019 San Mateo, California
Sei Boku Bonsai Kai: 36th Annual Show at the San Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parkside Way (next to Beresford Park). Show hours are 10 AM - 4 PM both days with demonstration from 1 – 3 PM. Demo tree will be raffled. Large club member plant sale, vendors, door prizes and our always popular raffles. Admission is free. Dr. Bonsai will be available to offer styling and care tips. For more information contact Marsha Mekisich at

June 1, 2019 Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas Bonsai Society: Annual bonsai show, "Bonsai in the Desert" at the West Charleston Library, 6301 West Charleston Boulevard. Show hours are 10 AM – 4 PM. Headliner is Todd Schlafer of First Branch Bonsai. He will be conducting a lecture at 11 AM followed by a demonstration at 1 PM. For more information please contact Ira Sisson (206) 852-6510 or

June 2, 2019 Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas Bonsai Society:On Sunday, June 2, 2019 Todd Schlafer of First Branch Bonsai will be holding workshops by pre-registration only. For more information please contact Ira Sisson (206) 852-6510 or

June 2, 2019 Seaside, California
Monterey Bonsai Club: 56th Annual Exhibition at the Monterey Buddhist Temple, 1150 Noche Buena Street. Show hours are from 11 AM - 4 PM. Demonstration is at 1:30 PM by Katsumi Kinoshita. Bonsai door prizes and bonsai trees will be available. Silent auction area will include bonsai, pots, plants and books. For more information: email Rich Guillen at or Drew Tucker at

June 15 - 16, 2019 Livermore, California
Valley Bonsai Society: 11th annual show at Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM with a demonstration at 1PM on both days. The finished tree will be raffled off at the end of the demonstrations. Bonsai pots, soil, etc. available for purchase. Admission is free.

June 29 - 30, 2019 Oakland, California
San Francisco Suiseki Kai, California Suiseki Society, Bay Area Shohin Society, and California Shohin Society: Inaugural Bay Area Suiseki and Shohin Show at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave. Show hours are 11 AM to 5 PM Saturday and 11 AM to 4 PM Sunday. Suiseki Presentation on Sunday at 1 PM. Large vendor area. Members of all Bay Area Bonsai and Suiseki Clubs are invited to exhibit. Clubs can purchase vendor tables for club sales. If you would like to exhibit or be a vendor, please contact Lisa Harper at, or call (510) 220-3339.

July 10, 2019 Oakland, California
East Bay Bonsai Society (EBBS): Annual Auction will be held at Lakeside Garden Center, located at 666 Bellevue Ave. Auction starts 7:30pm (preview opens at 7:00pm) to get your hands on bonsai trees, pots, tools, and accessories.

August 24 - 25, 2019 Santa Rosa, California

Redwood Empire Bonsai Society (REBS): 36th Annual Bonsai Show, at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building, 1351 Maple Ave. Featuring Bonsai Master Kathy Shaner. Bonsai demonstrations both days, 1- 3 PM. Demonstration tree to be raffled. Largest bonsai and suiseki stone exhibition. Large bonsai vendor and plant sales. Exciting silent auctions. Free admission and parking. Relax with the Bonsai Cafe. Contact Bob Shimon at 707-884-4126 or Visit our website

September 21, 2019 San Andreas, California
Mother Lode Bonsai Club: Fifth Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the San Andreas Public Library, 1299 Gold Hunter Road (off Mt. Ranch Rd.), San Andreas. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. with prize drawings immediately following. Vendor and member bonsai-related items will be available for sale. Open to the public with free admission and free parking. For more info, contact Richard McKinstry (209) 288-2330 or email Visit club website at

October 5 – 6, 2019 Thousand Oaks, California

Conejo Valley Bonsai Society: 16th Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the Resource Center at the Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oak Blvd. Show hours are 9 AM – 4 PM with demonstrations in the Bandstand at 1 PM both days. Free Admission. No sales of bonsai related items. For information, call Marj Branson at 805-373-1330 or visit our web site at

Magazine Submission Deadlines

Winter issue deadline is 20 November
Spring issue deadline is 20 February
Summer issue deadline is 20 May
Fall issue deadline is 20 August

It is recommended that an event be submitted early enough to run in 2 issues.