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Events Calendar

Liliana Ortiz

Our guest speaker is part of California Bonsai Society's Visiting Artists program.  Don't miss this opportunity to meeting and learn from one of their international guest artists. 
We will be meeting at the church at our regular time. See our newsletter for details.

See our calendar below for future meeting dates. 


Kofu Kai Events and Club Meetings:

August 17, 2024 Kofu Kai's second Auction of the year.  At our auction in June, members                                   were able to obtain some beautiful trees and pots at fire sale prices.  Don't                               miss this second opportunity to support your club, to pickup some pots and                               maybe some trees at good prices.  Please feel free to donate pots, trees,                                 tools and other bonsai related material to the auction.  We are also looking                               for volunteers to help set up and assist during the auction.  Payments can                                 be made by cash, check or credit card.  

July 20, 2023      Liliana Ortiz will be our CBS visiting artist this month.  This meeting will be                               at the regular time and location.


June 15, 2024     Kofu Kai's Auction and Fundraiser.  This is a great opportunity to donate                                    bonsai trees, and pre-bonsai material.  You can bring items for the auction                                starting at 5:00 pm.  The auction will begin at 6:30 pm. You can also obtain                                some new material often at great prices.  Purchases can be made                                              with cash, checks and cards.  Volunteers are needed for this event.

May 18, 2024      Kaya Mooney will be CBS's guest artist this month.  Kaya will be critiquing                                member trees.  If you would like to bring a tree to be critiqued, please                                        contact David Melitz to get on the list. Our meeting will be at the church at                                the regular time.

April 20, 2024      Friendship through Bonsai event at Shisei-en.  David Nguy will be the                                        demonstrator.  See our April newsletter for details (we will not be meeting                                  at the church in April).  David Nguy's demonstration will be from 12:30 -                                    3:00pm, the event will be from 9:00am to 5:00pm.


March 16, 2024     Mel Ikeda and Kelly Lui will demonstrate how to add drama and interest to                                what otherwise might be boring bonsai material.


February 17, 2024 Michael Ryan Bell will be our guest speaker.  Don't miss this opportunity                                   to learn about bonsai pots, the artists that made them and their chops                                       (signatures).  Ryan created one of the largest, if not the largest, database                                 of chops in English.  He has spoken at hundreds of bonsai clubs across                                     the United States and in the United Kingdom. If you bring a pot with a                                       chop, he will try to identify the artist, and may even be able to assess it's                                   value.

January 20, 2024   Kofu Kai will have a meeting in January.  See our newsletter for details, it                                   will not be at our usual location or time.  To receive the newsletter, you                                       must have paid your membership dues.  If you haven't paid your 2024                                       membership, please bring a check payable to Kofu Bonsai Kai to the                                         meeting or mail it to Carol Upston. Her address is on our Membership                                       webpage. 


Other Events:

February, 24-25, 2024     Bonsai-A-Thon at The Huntington Library

January 13-14, 2024       Baikoen's 60th Winter Silhouettes Show, Los Angeles Arboretum, Ayres Hall                                                  10:00am to 4:30pm


November 4, 2023           California Bonsai Society Show at The Huntington Library

October 20-22, 2023       GSBF Rendezvous, Santa Nella, CA.  10:00am-4:00pm,

                                        Headliner: Bjorn Bjorholm

September 23, 2023       San Diego Bonsai Club Fall Show

September 22-24           Kofu Kai's Bonsai exhibition at the Bowers Museum, 10:00am-4:00pm.

                                       Jason Chan demonstration on Saturday, September 23rd at 1:00pm.

                                       Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706

                                       Setup will be on September 21st from 2:00pm to 6:00pm

August 19, 2023             Eastern Leaf is normally not open on the weekends, but they will be open on                                                 Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 10:30am until 4:00pm, 3826 Riverside Dr., Chino,                                         CA 91710

August 12-20, 2023        Nisei Week in Little Tokyo, 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles CA

February, 25-26, 2023    Bonsai-A-Thon, 11:00am to 4:00pm at The Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Rd.                                             San Marino, CA 91108.  Club members wishing to enter at no cost, must                                                         preregister for a specific day (check your email for our February newsletter and                                             further instructions on how to preregister.  There are a limited number of free                                                  entrance slots.  If you are unable to preregister, you may still be able to attend this                                         event by paying The Huntington Library's entrance fee.  

January, 21-22, 2023      Baikoen Bonsai Kenkyukai 59th Winter Silhouette Show and Sale.  Temple City                                              Live Oak park Community Center, Live Oak room, 10144 Bogue St., Temple City,                                          CA 91780.  10:00am to 4:30pm.  This is a temporary new location for this show.                                            Sales and demonstrations on both days.  Demonstrations at 1:00pm

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