General meetings are the 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 PM, at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center in McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Click here for a map.


Events and Activities 2017


June 27 - ABAS Monthly Meeting, Hors d'oeuvers, Elections, and Tree Styling

6:00 PM - Doc Ward will give a short talk on pine candle progression after de-candling, followed by a social time with finger food and drinks.
There will be a brief business meeting followed by elections at 7:00 PM. The program will feature John Cota, Timm Johnson, Renee Seely, and Doc Ward each styling a tree for raffle. Dino Pappademos will provide commentary for the event. Members are encouraged to bring a favorite hor d'oeuvers to share and the club will provide snack trays and drinks (wine, beer, soda, water). This will be a program focused on providing members an opportunity to mingle, get to know one another and talk about bonsai.




July 25 - ABAS Monthly Meeting

Pre-meeting 6:00 PM
Regular meeting 7:00 PM. Jerry Braswell on stones and stone display.




August 22 - ABAS Monthly Meeting

Pre-meeting 6:00 PM
Regular meeting 7:00 PM. Member Steve Cozens presents a program on oaks.




August 26, 27 - Redwood Empire Bonsai Society Annual Show, Santa Rosa

Visit their website http://www.rebsbonsai.org/annual%20show.html for details.




September 26 - ABAS Monthly Meeting

Pre-meeting 6:00 PM
Regular meeting 7:00 PM. Member John Cota creates a saikei for raffle.




October 21, 22 - Capital City Bonsai Show





October 24- ABAS Monthly Meeting

Pre-meeting 6:00 PM
Regular meeting 7:00 PM. Member Doc Ward creates a root over rock for raffle.




November 28 - ABAS Monthly Meeting

Pre-meeting 6:00 PM
Regular meeting 7:00 PM. Guest, Ron Anderson, will style a pine or juniper for raffle.




December 21 - Holiday Party

Details to follow





---Links to Regional Events and Activities---

The Golden State Bonsai Federation website has a complete list of clubs and activities throughout the state. This is an excellent resource for bonsai related activities.

Visit the Lotus Bonsai Nursery, Placerville, website for their schedule of workshops and events.