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February 2010 Newsletter

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

                            Issue: 02/10 February 2010

Web Page Address:

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-760


February Meetings

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

Tuesday, February 9th Joint Class Meeting
                                         Lecture 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. .

                                         Workshop 8:00 9:30 p.m.
                                         Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Marlene Logue and Jim Merrill.


Saturday, February 13th - 9:30am  Potting Session at Tassajara Nursery.  See Notes section below.



Potting Session - We will hold the third of our annual potting sessions at the Tassajara Nursery on Saturday, February 13th at 9:30am. This time, hover, the general public is invited to join us.  You are welcome to bring any of your friends and acquaintances who might have an interest in bonsai along with you. Along with your friends, bring your trees, tools, and pots; potting medium will be available from the club for a small charge.


Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

Tuesday, March 9th Joint Class Meeting
                                         Lecture 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. .

                                         Workshop 8:00 9:30 p.m.
                                         Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Lois Naye and Byron Nobriga.

Events Elsewhere

Friday - Sunday, February 5-7 - Santa Nella, California
California Shohin Society: Biennial Shohin Seminar 2010 at the Hotel de Oro Conference Center, 13070 Santa Nella Rd. (or 13070 State Highway 33). Hours are, Friday, 10AM-4PM; Saturday: 8AM-5:30PM, and Sunday: 8:30AM-11:30AM. A large number of shohin bonsai will be on exhibit. Critiques of the exhibit will be by Kathy Shaner on Saturday, and Ted Matson on Sunday. On Saturday 24 Workshops will be offered. Demonstrations will be held throughout the day on Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday morning. A large vendor sales area will be availabe, and a Bazaar and Drawings to benefit both GSBF Collections will be held. Donations for the Benefit are requested. For hotel reservations call 209-826-4444. Detailed information is available at: or

Saturday and Sunday, February 27-28  - Oakland, California
GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt: Mammoth Fundraiser, 2010 at the Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue. Saturday (Feb 27): Auction of fabulous bonsai 1PM-4PM with preview at 12 Noon. Sunday (Feb 28): Mammoth Fundraiser and Bazaar, 9AM-4PM. Demonstration at 1:30PM by Collection Curator, Kathy Shaner. Silent auction, vendors, benefit drawings, raffles and a large consignment sale of bonsai and bonsai related items. For general information: or Linda Soliven, 925-776-2342.

Diablo Bonsai Club Officers

Byron Nobriga President               
Secretary - Steve Huskins                   Jim Stalker - Treasurer