April 2012 Newsletter

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

                            Issue: 04/12 April 2012

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

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-760


April Meeting

Tuesday, April 10th Joint Class Meeting


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

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

Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

Tuesday, May 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: Carol Campbell and Marcia Cozens.

Events Elsewhere

Saturday - Sunday, April 14-15, 2012 - Sacramento, California
American Bonsai Association, Sacramento: 53rd Annual Spring Show
at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Ave, Sacramento, CA. Show hours are Saturday 10:00 AM -5:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Demonstration each day at 1:30 PM by John Thompson followed by a raffle of bonsai (includes the demonstration tree) and bonsai related material.  There is a large vendor area with club member trees, pots, etc. For information contact Greg McDonald at Gregandleeanne@comcast.net, by phone at 530-642-2521, or visit our website at http://abasbonsai.org/.

Saturday - Sunday,  April 21-22, 2012 - Palo Alto, CA
Kusamura Bonsai Club
: 52nd Annual Show at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road. Admission is free. Show hours are Saturday: 12 Noon - 5PM, and Sunday: 11AM - 5PM. There will be demonstrations, raffles, and club member tree sales both days. Guest demonstrator: Tim Kong. For more information, contact Rita Curbow at 408-732-4957 or kusamura@gsbf-bonsai.org. For more information please locate us on the web at: http://www.gsbf-bonsai.org/kusamura/index.htm

Saturday - Sunday,  April 21 - 22, 2012 - San Jose, California
San Jose Betsuin Bonsai Club: 42nd Anniversary Exhibition
at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 N. 5th Street, San Jose. Hours are Saturday, Noon - 5 PM, and Sunday 11 AM - 4 PM. Demonstrations featuring Harry Hirao, "Mr. California Juniper" will be held at 1 PM on both days. At the conclusion of each demonstration the tree will be raffled off. Plants and bonsai materials will be available for sale. Free admission. For more information, contact Ken Azuma, 408-730-4506 or kennethazuma@sbcglobal.net.


Diablo Bonsai Club Officers

Byron Nobriga President                Jim Stalker - Treasurer
Steve Huskins - Secretary