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May 2010 Newsletter

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

                            Issue: 05/10 May 2010

Web Page Address:

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-760


May 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, May 11th Joint Class Meeting
                                         Lecture 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. .

                                         Workshop 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
                                         Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Sylvia Roemer and Jim Stalker.



Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

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

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

Events Elsewhere

Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16 - Sacramento, California
Satsuki Aikokai of Sacramento: 40th Annual Show at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Show hours are Saturday, 10AM-5PM and Sunday, 10AM-4PM. Demonstration at 1:30PM both days, followed by benefit drawings. Member and vendor sales. Free admission. For more information contact or Ron Pigram, 916-428-8505.

Saturday and Sunday, May 22-23 - Sacramento, California
American Bonsai Association: 51st Annual Show and Sale. Hours are 10AM-4:30PM, at the Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Boulevard. Hands-on workshops for all levels from novice to advanced enthusiasts; large member and vendor sales areas; raffles and door prizes. Demonstration daily at 1:30PM by Ryan Neil, who recently returned from an apprenticeship in Japan with Bonsai Master Masahiko Kimura. Free admission. For further information contact Greg McDonald, 530-642-2521, or

Saturday and Sunday, May 22-23 - Oakland, California
Bay Area Satsuki Aikokai: 16th Annual Satsuki Bonsai Show at the Lakeside Park Garden Center at Lake Merritt, 666 Bellevue Avenue. Hours are Saturday, 10AM-5PM and Sunday,10AM-4PM. Fabulous blossoms and bonsai display. Demonstration both days at 1:30PM using mature bonsai material. Rick Garcia will be featured on Saturday and Bonsai Master Johnny Uchida on Sunday. Large selection of bonsai trees and other bonsai-related materials available for purchase. For further information, please contact Ron Reid, 925-831-2500.

Sunday, May 23 - San Francisco, California
Bonsai Society of San Francisco: 50th Anniversary Party & Show at the Hall of Flowers, County Fair Building, Ninth Avenue & Lincoln Way. Hours are 10AM-4PM. The show will feature a grand exhibition of the club’s best bonsai in numerous tokonoma and bonsai displays, bonsai demonstrations, a bonsai clinic, and a giant club sales area, all open to the public. At 6PM, Saturday, May 22, there will be an invitation-only buffet dinner and demonstration by Kathy Shaner, curator of the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt. For more information visit our website ( or contact the show Co-chairpersons, John Edwards, 415-621-0935 or Debra Bleemer, 415-797-2480.

Diablo Bonsai Club Officers

Byron Nobriga – President               
Secretary - Steve Huskins                   Jim Stalker - Treasurer