October 2009 Newsletter

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

                            Issue: 10/09 October 2009

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

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-760

 

October Meetings

Meetings are held in the large upstairs room at the Heather Farm Garden Center, Walnut Creek, and are scheduled on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 7:00PM to 9:30PM. 

Tuesday, October 6th Basic I Class Meeting
                                         Lecture 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Branch development of second year's training tree.

                                         Workshop 8:00 9:30 p.m.
                                         Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Casey Campbell

Tuesday, October 13th - Basic II Class Meeting

                                        Lecture 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Discussion of bonsai and nature.

                                        Workshop 8:00 9:30 p.m.
                                         Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Norm Wanek

Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

Tuesday, November 3rd Basic I Class Meeting
                                         Lecture 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Review this year's projects.

                                         Workshop 8:00 9:30 p.m.
                                         Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Carol Campbell

Tuesday, November 10th - Basic II Class Meeting

                                        Lecture 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Restyling; Workshop.

                                        Workshop 8:00 9:30 p.m.
                                         Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Blanche Weston

 Notes

September Meetings - Beginning in September, the club will hold separate meetings for the Basic I and Basic II classes.  The Basic I class will meet on the first Tuesday of the month, and the Basic II will meet on the second Tuesday.

Events Elsewhere

Saturday, October 3 - Salinas, California
Salinas Bonsai Club: Annual bonsai show at the Lincoln Avenue Presbyterian Church, 536 Lincoln Ave. Show hours 11AM-4PM. Demonstration at 1:30PM by Katsumi Kinoshita. A raffle of the demonstration tree and other items will follow the demonstration. Tea and cookies will be served and there is plenty of parking. For more information please contact Don White, 831-724-9283; whiteslib@aol.com or Maggie Brubaker, 831-663-5044; maggee36@aol.com

Saturday and Sunday, October 10-11 - Oakland, California
East Bay Bonsai Society's 48th Annual Show. Location: the Lakeside Garden Center at 666 Bellevue in Oakland, CA (off Grand from I-580). 10-5 Saturday, 11-4:30 Sunday. The Saturday afternoon workshop is open to silent observers. John Thompson Demo is set for Sunday at 1:00 PM.

Saturday and Sunday, October 17-18 - Union City, California
Yamato Bonsai Kai: 38th Annual Bonsai Exhibition at (new location) South Alameda County Buddhist Church, 32975 Alvarado-Niles Road. Hours are Saturday, 10 AM-5PM and Sunday, 10 AM-4PM. Demonstrations both days at 1:00 by Johnny Uchida. Admission of $5.00 includes exhibit & sales area, demonstration , and a raffle ticket for the demonstration tree. Additional information at www.yamatobonsaikai.org.

Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25 - Sacramento, California
Capitol City Bonsai Association: 10th Anniversary Show to support the GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt and the Sacramento bonsai clubs. Location is the Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. in McKinley Park. Show hours are Saturday, 10AM-5PM and Sunday, 10AM-4PM. Demonstrations both days at 1PM by sponsor clubs with special bonsai raffle drawings to follow. Vendor and club member sales are. Contact is: Gary Judd at 916-630-1340

 

 

Diablo Bonsai Club Officers

Steve Huskins President                  Byron Nobriga - First Vice President
Secretary - Open                               Jim Stalker - Treasurer
Lois Naye - Club Historian                 Helen Salmon - Newsletter Editor & Webmaster
Eddie Ballesteros - Publicity