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2018 Bonsai Events

June 2 - 3, 2018
San Mateo, CA
Sei Boku Bonsai Kai: 35th Annual Show
35th Annual Show at the San Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parkside Way (next to Beresford Park). Show hours are 10 AM - 4 PM both days with demonstration by Jonas Dupuich from 1 – 3 PM Saturday and Noon – 3 PM Sunday a workshop led by Jonas. Demo tree will be raffled off and one of the workshop trees will be raffled at the conclusion. Large club member plant sale, vendors, door prizes and our always popular raffles. Admission is free. Dr. Bonsai will be available to offer styling and care tips. For more information contact Marsha Mekisich at eclectic.gardener@yahoo.com.

June 2, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Bonsai Society: Annual Spring Awakenings Bonsai Show
Las Vegas Bonsai Society: Annual Spring Awakenings Bonsai Show at the West Charleston Library, 6301 West Charleston Boulevard. Show hours are 10 AM - 4PM with an "Introduction to Bonsai in Las Vegas" lecture at 11 AM and demonstration by Mel Ikeda at 2 PM. For information call Ira Sisson (206) 852-6510.

June 3, 2018
Seaside, CA
Monterey Bonsai Club: 55th Annual Exhibition
Monterey Bonsai Club: 55th Annual Exhibition at the Monterey Buddhist Temple, 1150 Noche Buena Street. Show hours are from 11 AM - 4 PM. Demonstration is at 1:30 PM by Katsumi Kinoshita. Bonsai door prizes and bonsai trees will be available. Silent auction area will include bonsai, pots, plants and books. For more information: email Rich Guillen at richguillen@sbcglobal.net or Drew Tucker at dtucker128@gmail.com.

June 16 - 17, 2018
Livermore, CA
Valley Bonsai Society: 10th Annual Show
Valley Bonsai Society: 10th annual show at Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM with a demonstration at 1PM on both days. The finished tree will be raffled off at the end of the demonstrations. Bonsai pots, soil, etc. available for purchase. Admission is free.

August 25 - 26, 2018
Santa Rosa, CA
Redwood Empire Bonsai Society (REBS): 35th Annual Show
Redwood Empire Bonsai Society (REBS): 35th Annual show at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Avenue. Show hours are 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and 10 AM to 4 PM on Sunday with demonstration by Bonsai Master Artist Kathy Shaner from 1 to 3 PM both days. Demo trees will be raffled. See the largest bonsai exhibition. Large bonsai vendor and member sales. Exciting silent auctions or “buy it now”. Free refreshments by the Bonsai café. Free admission and parking. For more information visit our website www.rebsbonsai.org or contact Bob Shimon at (707) 884-4126 or shimon@mcn.org.

September 22, 2018
San Andreas, CA
Mother Lode Bonsai Club: 4th Annual Bonsai Exhibition
Mother Lode Bonsai Club: 4th Annual Bonsai Exhibition at the San Andreas Public Library, 1299 Gold Hunter Road (off Mt. Ranch Rd.). Show hours are 10 AM - 4 PM with demonstration by bonsai artist Joan Scroggs at 1 PM and benefit prize drawing immediately following. Vendor and member bonsai-related items will be available for sale. Open to the public with free admission and parking. For more info, contact Richard McKinstry (209) 288-2330 or email richardwandr@aol.com. Visit club website at www.motherlodebonsai.org.

October 24 - 28, 2018
Sacramento, CA
Golden State Bonsai Federation: Convention 41 “Creativity taking Flight”
Golden State Bonsai Federation: Convention 41 “Creativity taking Flight” held at the McClellan Conference Center. Registration begins July 1st online at http://www.gsbfconvention.org/ for Convention, Workshops, Seminars, Excursions, etc. GSBF recommended lodging is Lion’s Gate Hotel at McClellan Park. This year's headliners are Yasuo Mitsuya, Suthin Sukosolvisit, and Bjorn Bjorholm. Please join GSBF and Yasuo Mitsuya’s esteemed students in honoring Mitsuya-san for his influence on bonsai in the modern era. Hosting Yasuo Mitsuya’s visit are: Kathy Shaner, Hideko Metaxas, Boon Manakitivipart, Kenji Miyata, Cheryl Manning, David DeGroot, Gordon Deeg.