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October 2010 Newsletter

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

                            Issue: 10/10 October 2010

Web Page Address:

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-760


October Meetings

Tuesday, October 12th Joint Class Meeting


Lecture 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Workshop 8:00 9:30 p.m.

Refreshments and help with cleanup and close:  Steve Huskins and Marlene Louge.


Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

Tuesday, November 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

Saturday - Sunday, October 9-10 - Oakland, California
East Bay Bonsai Society: 49th Annual Bonsai Show at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave. Hours are Saturday, 10AM-5PM, and Sunday, 11AM-4PM. Demonstration on Sunday at 1PM by Dave DeGroot, followed by a raffle of bonsai and related items. Large selection of bonsai and related materials on sale throughout the show. For more information contact Janice Dilbeck, 925-458-3845.

Saturday - Sunday, October 16-17 - Union City, California
Yamato Bonsai Kai: 39th Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church, 32975 Alvarado-Niles Road. Admission of $5.00 includes exhibit & sales areas, demonstration and a raffle ticket for the demonstration tree. Saturday hours are 2PM-9PM. For a small fee of $5.00 dinner will be available on Saturday evening from 5PM-6:30PM, followed by our first ever, evening demonstration at 7PM. Sunday hours are 10AM-4:00 with an afternoon demonstration at 1:30PM. Both demonstrations will feature Bonsai Master Johnny Uchida. For additional information contact Tony Hayworth, 510-289-5731

Saturday - Sunday, October 23-24 - Sacramento, California
Capitol City Bonsai Association: 11th 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. Demonstration both days at 1:30PM by sponsor clubs with special bonsai raffle drawings to follow. Vendor and club member sales areas. Contact is Gary Judd, 916-630-1340.

Thursday - Sunday, October 28-31 - Santa Clara, California
Golden State Bonsai Federation Convention XXXIII: New Face of Bonsai. The New Faces will shape the Art of Bonsai for years to come with the guidance and vision of these new teachers, and the GSBF 2010 will be the able to receive the new visions of bonsai and participate in the future of Bonsai. The July/Aug issue of Golden Statements will contain convention registration information. For more information visit



Diablo Bonsai Club Officers

Byron Nobriga President                Jim Stalker - Treasurer
Steve Huskins - Secretary                 Jeff Heffel - Publicity