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October 2008 Newsletter

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

                            Issue: 10/08 October 2008

Web Page Address:

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-7600

October Meeting

Meetings are held in the large upstairs room at the Heather Farm Garden Center, Walnut Creek, and are scheduled on the 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the month, from 7:30PM to 9:30PM.  Meetings start at 7:30PM with a brief business meeting, and end at 9:30PM.
Please be ready to meet at 7:30PM.

No Board Meeting this month.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 - 7:30pm.  Joint Meeting.
                                            Lecture 7:30 - 8:00pm: Ikadabuki: Raft Style
                                            Workshop 8:10 - 9:30pm. Please bring items relating to the lecture topic.  See 'Notes" below.
                                            Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Nate Shapiro and Byron Nobriga.


Upcoming Changes - Thank you to all the members who attended or sent in ideas for our 'brainstorming' meeting last month.  'K' and the board have gone through the suggestions and have come up with a few ideas that we can implement, either right away, or over the course of the next few months:

Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 - 7:30pm.  Joint Class Meeting.
                                            Lecture 7:30-8:00pm - To Be Determined
                                            Workshop 8:00 - 9:30.
                                            Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Kathy Souther and Jim Stalker.

Events Elsewhere

Saturday October 4, Salinas, California
Salinas Bonsai Club
: Annual Bonsai Show at the Lincoln Avenue Presbyterian Church, 536 Lincoln Avenue. Show hours are 11AM-4PM with a demonstration by Katsumi Kinoshita at 1:30PM. A raffle of the demonstration tree and other items will follow the demonstration. Plenty of parking available. For more information please contact Don White(831) 724-9283, email: or Maggie Brubaker (831) 663-5044

Saturday - Sunday October 11-12, Oakland, California
East Bay Bonsai Society:
47th Annual Bonsai Show at the Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue (off Grand Avenue from I-580, near Fairyland); Saturday 10AM-5PM and Sunday 11AM-4PM.  Demonstration Sunday at 1PM by Dave DeGroot, Curator of the Weyerhauser Bonsai Collection in Federal Way, Washington.  Saturday afternoon workshop open to silent observers.  Free admission, ample parking, raffle, sales of plants and bonsai related items.  For further information phone (925) 935-1914.

Saturday - Sunday October 18-19, Hayward, California
Yamato Bonsai Kai:
37th Annual Bonsai Exhibition at Centennial Hall, 22292 Foothill Blvd. at City Center Drive. Show hours are Saturday, 10AM-5PM and Sunday, 10AM-4PM Demonstration by Johnny Uchida at 1:30PM both days. Exhibit/Demonstration admission is $5, which includes one raffle ticket for the demonstration tree. Vendors, door prizes and plant sales.

Saturday - Sunday October 25-26, Sacramento, California
Capitol City Bonsai Association:
9th Annual Show for support of the GSBF Bonsai Collection-North and the Clubs of Sacramento at the Sacramento Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., in McKinley Park.  Show hours are Saturday 10AM-5PM and Sunday 10AM-4PM. Demonstrations both days at 1PM by individual clubs with special bonsai raffle drawings to follow.  Come to visit exhibits and vendor bazaar. For more information, contact Gary Judd at (916) 630-1340.

Thursday - Sunday October 30-November 2, Modesto, California

Golden State Bonsai Federation: Convention XXXI at the Doubletree Hotel, Modesto and the Modesto Centre Plaza, 1150 Ninth Street.  Featured headliners are Boon Manakitivipart, Martin Schmalenberg, and Tak Shimazu. Enjoy Exhibits, Demonstrations, Workshops, Vendors, Field Trips, a Design Contest, Critiques, Raffles, Auctions and Banquets.



Diablo Bonsai Club October 2008 Newsletter