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October 2012 Newsletter

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

                            Issue: 10/12 October 2012

Web Page Address:

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-760


Please note the special October meeting time and place!

October Meeting

Saturday, October 13th, 9:30 AM Workshop and Organizational Meeting - Home of Byron Nobriga, Danville.

Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

Our November meeting is not yet scheduled.



Meeting Place - This month we will meet at the home of Byron Nobriga (see above).  If you need directions, please call Byron, Jim or Steve.

Events Elsewhere

Saturday - Sunday, October 13 - 14, 2012 - Oakland, California
East Bay Bonsai Society: Annual Exhibition and Demonstration. Show opens 10 AM both days. On Saturday at 1 PM, a member's workshop with John Thompson will be held to which silent observers are welcome. On Sunday at 1 PM, a demonstration by John Thompson will occur, which is open to the public without charge. The demonstration tree will be raffled. Vendors and bonsai related sales will be available on the premises. All day parking is $5.00 on Bellevue Ave. For information, contact John Nackley at 510- 693-2420 or For more information and directions see website:

Saturday - Sunday, October 20 - 21, 2012  - Union City, California
Yamato Bonsai Kai: 41st Annual Bonsai Exhibition and Demonstration featuring Johnny Uchida with Mike Baker and Tony Hayworth, Location: Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church, 32975 Alvarado-Niles Road. Admission of $5.00 includes entry to the exhibit and sales area, viewing of the demonstration and a raffle entry for the demo tree. Saturday hours: 1 PM - 9 PM with demonstration at 6:30 PM. Yamato members will serve dinner from 5 - 6 PM; donations accepted. Sunday hours: 10 AM to 4 PM with demonstration at 1 PM. Visit for club information.

Diablo Bonsai Club Officers

Byron Nobriga President                Jim Stalker - Treasurer
Steve Huskins - Secretary