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April 2005 Newsletter

Web Page Address:                            Issue: 04/05 April 2005

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-7600

Sensei: Kunitoshi Akabane (925) 736-7600,

April Meetings:

Club meetings are in the Rotary Room of the Heather Farms Garden Center,Walnut Creek, on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, from 7:30PM to 9:30PM. The Rotary Room is on the lower level of the Garden Center. A ramp leading to the lower level is to the left of the Main Building Entrance off the parking lot. We are able to provide vehicular access to the lower level for a few members who may be disabled or have very large trees to carry in to the meetings.

Meetings will start promptly at 7:30PM with a brief business meeting, and will end at 9:30PM. Please be ready to meet at 7:30PM.

Bring plant material appropriate to the class topic for the workshop. Working on the tree in the style discussed aids in understanding the lecture and the style.

Wednesday - April 13th - Basic Class Meeting. 7:30PM - 7:30 - 8:00PM -Basic Class Lecture Topic: Kengai (cascade style). 8:00 - 9:30PM Workshop, Trees in the Cascade Style to work on. Refreshments: Marty Arrequin.

Tuesday - April 19th, 7:30PM - Board Meeting, Charlotte Wood School, Danville.

Wednesday - April 20th - Intermediate Class Meeting. 7:30PM - 7:30 - 8:00PM -Intermediate Class Lecture Topic: Branch Development II. 8:00 - 9:30PM Workshop. Refreshments: Rebecca Harris.

From the President

Thanks to all for your hard work to produce a successful Bonsai exhibition.

Now it is time to return to K's request that we search the nurseries for good material for a new formal upright and informal upright tree in one gallon size for the Workshops at each meeting.

Jim Stalker

At the close of each meeting please help with the clean up and storing of the Club materials. Be sure that Lois Naye is not left to close alone after the Basic class meetings.

Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

Wednesday May 11th - Basic Class Meeting 7:30PM - Lecture 7:30-8:00PM - Yoseue (group planting).
Workshop - Bring group planting trees to work on. Refreshments: Carol Lynn Bassett.

Wednesday May 18th - Intermediate Class Meeting 7:30PM - Lecture 7:30-8:00PM - Balance of trees in the bonsai pot. 8:00PM-9:30PM - Workshop - Refreshments: Dimitri Ko0vshinoff.

Events Elsewhere

Sacramento - April 9th & 10th. American Bonsai Association of Sacramento. Annual Spring Bonsai Show at the Sacramento Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Show hours are 10AM - 5PM both days. Demonstrations at 2PM. For information check the webpage

Cupertino - April 23rd & 24th. Kusamura Bonsai Club 45th Annual Bonsai Show at the Campus Cente, De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. (Across the street from the Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival). Show hours are Saturday 12noon - 5PM, Sunday 11AM - 5PM. Demonstrations both days at 1:30PM.

San Francisco - April 23rd & 24th, Cherry Blossom Festival 2005 Bonsai and Suiseki Exhibition at the Sakura Room of the Radisson Miyako Hotel, Japan Town, Laguna & Post Streets. 10AM - 5PM both days. Demonstration at 1:30PM on Saturday. Suiseki presentation at 3:30PM Saturday. Benefit drawings at 4PM.

Editor: Don Meeker,