March 2008 Newsletter

     Sensei: Kunitoshi "K" Akabane (925) 736-7600

                            Issue: 03/08 March 2008

Web Page Address: www.angelfire.com/ca2/diablobonsai

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-7600

March Meetings

Meetings are held in the large upstairs room at the Heather Farm Garden Center, Walnut Creek, and are scheduled on the 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the month, from 7:30PM to 9:30PM.  Meetings start at 7:30PM with a brief business meeting, and end at 9:30PM.
Please be ready to meet at 7:30PM.

Tuesday - March 4th - Board Meeting, Conference Room, Alamo Safeway. 7:30PM.

Saturday, March 8th - 9:00am.  Potting Session at Tassajara Nursery.

Wednesday, March 19th - 7:30pm. Basic Class Meeting.
                                          Lecture 7:30-8:00pm - Fukinagashi (windswept style)
                                          Workshop 8:00 - 9:30.  Please bring Fukinagashi material for the workshop.
                                          Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Astrid Eiland.

Wednesday, March 26th - 7:30pm. Intermediate Class Meeting.
                                          Lecture 7:30-8:00pm - Branch Development I.
                                          Workshop 8:00 - 9:30.
                                          Refreshments and help with cleanup and close:  Blanche Weston.



 Notes

Potting Session - March 8th:  The club will hold the last of this year's potting sessions at the Tassajara Nursery on Saturday, March 8th. We are starting at 9:00 AM this time; please try to be prompt!  The session will wrap up by 11:00 AM.

Cherry Blossom Festival - San Francisco, April 18th - 20th:  We are planning to participate in the Bonsai Exhibition at the San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival this April.  We will need club members to help with setup for the event, staffing the exhibition during the weekend, and tear-down afterwards.  The club will be asking for members to make donations of plants, pots, etc. to be sold or raffled during the exhibit, and we will also need members to sell some of the Festival raffle tickets. Let us know how you can help out; this is a great chance for our club to get some public visibility.

2008 Show - Due to the construction at the Walnut Creek Library, along with other factors, our 2008 show has been postponed until Fall.  We are currently looking for a new site to hold the show during the last 2 weeks of October. Let us know if you have any ideas.  Thanks to those who volunteered for the show; we will need your help in October!

Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 - 7:30pm.  Basic Class Meeting.
                                            Lecture 7:30-8:00pm - Kengai (cascade style).
                                            Workshop 8:00 - 9:30.
                                            Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Jim Green

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 - 7:30pm.  Intermediate Class Meeting.
                                            Lecture 7:30-8:00pm - Branch Development II.
                                            Workshop 8:00 - 9:30.
                                            Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Bob Brown

 

Events Elsewhere

Wednesday - Sunday March 12-16   San Francisco, California
Bonsai Society of San Francisco
:  Exhibit at the annual San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, Cow Palace.  Hours are 9AM-8PM on Wednesday through Saturday, and 9AM-6PM on Sunday.  For information, call Eric Schrader (415) 786-1349, or visit www.bssf.org.
                                                    
Saturday March 15  Fresno, California
Akatsuki Bonsai Club
: Annual Spring Bonsai Show at the Fresno Buddhist Church annex at Kern and E Streets just off Highway 99.  Doors open at 11AM.  Demonstration by Katsumi Kinoshita at 2PM.  Raffle to follow. Must be present to win.  Display, raffle, and plant sale.  Free parking and free admission.
                                           
Wednesday - Sunday March 12-16  Santa Cruz, California
Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai
: 19th Annual Bonsai Show at the Elk’s Lodge, 150 Jewel St.  Hours are 10:30AM-4:30PM.  Demonstration at 1:30PM by Katsumi Kinoshita.  Plant sales, door prizes, raffle of the demo tree and much more.

Diablo Bonsai Club March 2008 Newsletter