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March 2010 Newsletter

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

                            Issue: 03/10 March 2010

Web Page Address:

2550 Camino Tassajara

Danville, California 94526

(925) 736-760


March Meetings

Meetings are held in the large upstairs room at the Heather Farm Garden Center, Walnut Creek, and are scheduled on the second Tuesday of the month, from 7:30PM to 9:30PM. 

Tuesday, March 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.




Diablo Bonsai Club Look Ahead Schedule

Tuesday, April 13th Joint Class Meeting
                                         Lecture 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. .

                                         Workshop 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
                                         Refreshments and help with cleanup and close: Courtney Rawitch and Robin Rawitch-Moody.

Events Elsewhere

Saturday and Sunday, March 13-14 - Oakland, California
Bay Area Bonsai Associates: 29th Annual Show, Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue. Hours are Saturday, 4:30PM-10PM, and Sunday, 10AM-4PM. Demonstration and critique illustrating design concepts by Dave DeGroot starts at 6PM, Saturday, followed by a raffle. The plant and pot sale, including related bonsai items (bonsai books, tools, etc.) is continuous both days. Admission is Free. For more information contact or 707-984-8012.

Saturday and Sunday, March 20-21, - Palo Alto, California
Kusamura Bonsai Club will hold its 50th Anniversary Show at Mitchell Park, 3800 Middlefield Road. Admission is free. There will be demonstrations, raffles, and club member tree sales both days. The theme of the show is “Our Oldest Tree” and will celebrate a founding sensei, Tosh Saburomaru and a unique display of legacy trees from our members. Guest demonstrator to be announced. For more information contact Jerry Carpenter at (H) 408-557-0166; (C) 408-823-9525

Saturday and Sunday, March 20-21, - Scotts Valley, California
Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai presents its 21st annual show at the Scotts Valley Community Center, 360 Kings Village Road from 10:30AM-4:30 PM. Demonstration at 2PM on both days by Katsumi Kinoshita. Plant sales, door prizes, demonstration tree raffle and much more. For more information call 831-469-0688.

Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28, - San Jose, California
San Jose Betsuin Bonsai Club: 40th Annual Bonsai Exhibit at the San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church, 640 North 5th Street. Hours are Saturday, 12-4PM, and Sunday, 11AM-4PM. Demonstration at 1PM both days by Harry Hirao, aka “Mr. California Juniper” from Huntington Beach. Plant and vendor sales both days. Free admission. For more information, call Ken Azuma, 408-730-4506.

Diablo Bonsai Club Officers

Byron Nobriga – President               
Secretary - Steve Huskins                   Jim Stalker - Treasurer