GSBF Upcoming Events





2017




April 29 – 30, 2017, San Diego, California

San Diego Bonsai Club: Spring Bonsai Exhibition at the Casa Del Prado, Room 101, Balboa Park. Show hours are 10 AM – 5 PM both days with demonstrations at 11 AM and 1 PM. Free admission. Bonsai pots and trees for sale, as well as other bonsai-related items. For more information visit www.sandiegobonsaiclub.com or contact Janice Hale.


April 29 – 30, 2017, Chico, California

Chico Bonsai Society: Bonsai Exhibit at the C.A.R.D. Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave. Show hours are Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM. Free admission and parking. Plants, tools, and Bonsai materials will be offered for sale. For more information visit www.chicobonsaisociety.com



April 30, 2017 Watsonville, California

Watsonville Bonsai Club: 44th Annual Bonsai Exhibit held at the Watsonville Buddhist Temple, 423 Bridge St. Show hours are 10 AM - 4 PM, with a demonstration by award winning Bonsai Master Katsumi Kinoshita at 1:30 PM. Over 50 outstanding bonsai, large and small, young and old, will be on display. A raffle of bonsai items, plants and the demo tree will follow. Tea & cookies will be served. Plenty of parking for vehicles of all sizes; even for group outings. A vendor will be available to sate your plant appetite for bonsai or otherwise. For more information contact Michael Anderson at (831)247-9028 or margiesmemories@aol.com.


May 6 - 7 Gardena, California

Dai Ichi Bonsai Kai: Annual Exhibit “Serenity Through Bonsai” at the Ken Nakaoka Community Center, 1670 W. 162nd St. Hours are 10 AM – 4 PM, both days. Beginner’s hands-on workshop at 10:30 AM Saturday followed by a 1 PM round-robin demonstration; on Sunday at 1 PM a Saikei demonstration by Mr. Frank Goya will be held. The demonstration items will be in the benefit drawing, which follows each demonstration. Novice to master bonsai exhibited. For more details about our club and show visit our website daiichibonsaikai.com or contact Doyle Saito at (310) 539-9265.


May 6 - 7, 2017 Sacramento, California
Sacramento Bonsai Club
: 71st Annual Bonsai & Suiseki Show at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento, 2401 Riverside Blvd. Show hours are Noon - 5 PM on Saturday and 10 AM - 4 PM on Sunday with demonstration at 2 PM each day. Demonstration by Sam Adina, followed by the demo raffle and more prizes. Free Admission. For more information contact Lucy Sakaishi-Judd at juddbonsai@att.net or visit sacramentobonsaiclub.com


May 20 - 21, 2017 Sacramento, California
Satsuki Aikokai of Sacramento: Annual Bonsai Show will be held at the Shepard Garden Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Hours are Saturday 10 AM – 5PM, and 10 AM – 4PM, with demonstrations at 1 PM on both days by Yuzo Maruyama. Class “Create your own flowering azalea bonsai” at 11 AM daily with class fee $20. Satsuki information booth, vendors, raffles, etc. For more information contact Ronn Pigram at (916) 428-8505 or satsukiaikokaisac@sbcglobal.net.


May 20 - 21, 2017 Palo Alto, California
Akebono Bonsai Club and Kashu Suiseki Kai: 55th and 51st Annual Show held at the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, 2751 Louis Rd. Show hours are Noon to 5 PM each day with demonstration at 2 PM, followed by demo raffle and door prizes. Free Admission. For more information contact AkebonoBonsai@gmail.com


May 20-21, 2017 Santa Barbara, California
Bonsai Club of Santa Barbara: Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road. Hours are Saturday 11 AM - 4 PM and Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM with demonstrations at 1 PM both days. Plant sale by the Club. Native plants suitable for bonsai in the Botanic Garden's nursery. Books and other gifts in the Garden Shop. For more information, contact Joe Olson 805-964-0869, email joeyuccaseed@verizon.net, or visit www.santabarbarabonsai.org.


May 20 - 21, 2017 Oakland, California

Bay Area Satsuki Aikokai (BASA): 22nd Annual Satsuki Azalea Bonsai Show at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, Lake Merritt, 666 Bellevue Avenue. Show hours are 10 AM - 5 PM Saturday and 10 AM - 4 PM Sunday. Featuring Bonsai Satsuki Azaleas in full flower bloom! Expert demonstration on styling, educational forums all day, member sales with beginner & Japan imported material, Vendors, Silent auctions, free admission, and public parking available. For more information, contact George Haas at gwhaas@comcast.net or visit our website http://satsukiazaleabonsai.org/.


June 3 - 4, 2017 San Mateo, California
Sei Boku Bonsai Kai: 34th 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 by Matt Reel from 1 – 3 PM on Saturday (tree will be raffled off at the conclusion of his demo). On Sunday Matt will lead an open view workshop from Noon – 3 PM (one of the workshop trees raffled at conclusion). 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 eclectic.gardener@yahoo.com.


June 3 - 4, 2017 Van Nuys, California
Sansui Kai of Southern California: Annual Bonsai Show and Sale, Japanese Garden, Tillman Water Reclamation Center, 6100 Woodley Ave. Hours are 10 AM - 4 PM with demonstrations on both days. There will be bonsai trees for sale as well as bonsai related things (pots, stones etc.). For more information contact Jack Reynolds, 805-368-0110.


June 4, 2017 Seaside, California
Monterey Bonsai Club: 54th Annual Exhibition at the Monterey Buddhist Temple, 1150 Noche Buena Street. Show hours are 11 AM - 4 PM. Demonstration at 1:30 PM by Katsumi Kinoshita. Silent auction area will include bonsai, pots and plants. For more information: email Rich Guillen at richguillen@sbcglobal.net or Drew Tucker at dtucker1286@gmail.com.


June 10 – 11, 2017 La Canada-Flintridge, California

Descanso Bonsai Society: 48th Annual Bonsai Show at Van De Kamp Hall, Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive. Show hours are 9AM - 4 PM both days with demonstrations at 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM. Trees from novice to master exhibitors will be on display. A large selection of trees, pots, plants and bonsai related items will be for sale. All events are free with Garden admission. For more information visit our web site, descansobonsai.com.


June 17 & 18, 2017    Livermore, California
Valley Bonsai Society: 9th 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. Admission is free. For additional information contact Charles Harder at bonsainut@comcast.net


June 24 – 25, 2017 Palo Alto, California
Kusamura Bonsai Club: 57th Annual Show will be held at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road. Hours are Saturday, Noon – 5 PM, and Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM with demonstrations at 1:30 PM each day. Saturday demonstration provided by Jonas Dupuich of Bonsai Tonight. Sunday demonstration provided by club members. Free admission. Bonsai trees, pots, and other bonsai-related items will be for sale. For more information contact Charlene Fischer at charlenerae@mac.com or www.kusamurabonsai.org.

June 24, 2017     Thousand Oaks, California

Conejo Valley Bonsai Society: Bonsai exhibition at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, - Conejo Recreation & Park District, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive in the HCFA Community Room. This will be a one day exhibition in conjunction with an Art exhibition from 9 AM to 6 PM. We will have hands-on discussions and demonstrations through-out the day. Free Admission. For information, call Marj Branson at 805-373-1330 or visit our web site at www.cvbs-bonsai.org

August 30 - September 3, 2017         Santa Ana, CA

Kofu Bonsai Kai: 2017 Bonsai Fest at the Bowers Museum - 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 noted speakers. Final speaker and presentation schedules will be posted on the Bowers Museum Website: http://www.bowers.org/ and Kofu Bonsai Kai: http://www.kofukai.org/. Free to Bowers Museum members or with paid museum admission. Questions? Call the museum at (714) 567-3695 or email Michael Walsh at michaeljwalsh@outlook.com.



September 23 - 24, 2017    San Diego, California
San Diego Bonsai Club: Fall Bonsai Exhibition at the Casa Del Prado, Room 101, Balboa Park. Show hours are 10 AM – 5 PM both days with demonstrations at 11 AM and 1 PM. Free admission. Bonsai pots and trees for sale, as well as other bonsai-related items. For more information visit www.sandiegobonsaiclub.com or contact Janice Hale.

October 7th, 2017    Cupertino, California
Midori Bonsai Club: 56th Annual Bonsai Show at the Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Road, from 10 AM – 5 PM with a bonsai demonstration by Juan Cruz at 1:30 PM. The demonstration tree will be raffled off at the end of the demonstration. There will be a Beginners Workshop for those new to bonsai at 10 AM for a nominal fee. A tree will be provided along with basic instruction. Members will be available to take a look, and advise you, on any bonsai you’d like to bring in. There will be several bonsai vendors to supply you with plant material, tools, pots, etc, and a club member’s plant sale. Admission is free with plenty of parking available.

October 7 - 8, 2017     Thousand Oaks, California
Conejo Valley Bonsai Society: 14th Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the Resource Center at the Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oak Blvd; Hours are 9 AM – 4 PM both days with Demonstrations in the Bandstand at 2 PM. Free Admission. No sales of bonsai related items. For information, call Marj Branson at 805-373-1330 or visit our web site at www.cvbs-bonsai.orgThe October event will be in the Summer & Winter issue of GS's Calendar of Events.

October 25 - 29, 2017            Riverside, California

Golden State Bonsai Federation (GSBF): 2017 Convention 40 "Bonsai New Horizon" at the Riverside Convention Center, 3637 Fifth Street near Main. Headliners: Kunio Kobayashi, David Nguy, Boon Manakitivipart. Guest Artists: Ted Matson, Tak Shimazu, and more. Demonstrations, seminars, critiques, work-shops, benefit drawings, vendors, etc.  For more information, please visit gsbfconvention.org.

February 17 - 18, 2017             Oakland, California

GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt: The Annual Mammoth Auction and Sale Fund Raiser will be held at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave., Lake Merritt. Saturday: Auction preview at Noon with Auction starting at 1 PM. Sunday: Vendor Sales start at 9 AM; Plant Sales start at 10 AM; Demonstrations start at 1 PM. Everyone is encouraged to submit their bonsai and bonsai related items for consideration to be included in the Mammoth Auction at the earliest date possible. The Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt will be open that weekend 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, and Noon to 4 PM on Sunday. Please visit the Garden and observe the many installments under the Garden Revitalization Opportunity (GRO) project. For more information or to sell bonsai, email bonsailakemerritt@gmail.com and visit http://gsbf-lakemerritt.org.