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 2014

October 28, ABAS Monthly Meeting

The Board has decided to change the format for this meeting to a triple tree demonstration put on by John, Dino and Doc. John Cota will style a mature cypress tree, Dino Pappademos will style a large juniper into a windswept style, and Doc Ward will create a maple rock planting. The trees will be raffled after the demonstration. The trees previously selected by members at the August Meeting for John's workshop will be brought in for Show and Tell.
In addition, members who are helping with the GSBF Convention 37 will have time for last minute organizing.




October 30 - November 2, GSBF Convention 37

Golden State Bonsai Federation (GSBF) Convention 37, “Bonsai Visions of the West” is here in Sacramento at the DoubleTree Hotel and Event Center, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA, 95815, located just off Business 80 near Arden Fair Mall . Headliners are Kathy Shaner, Peter Tea, and David DeGroot. Visit the convention website for more details..




November 25, ABAS Monthly Meeting

Fall is pine maintenance time! Roger Steel will lead this program on pine fall maintenance. This is one of the most important times of the year to work on pines, so members, bring your pines for pruning, needle pulling, wiring, and restyling! Experienced members will be available to assist.
Dino will style a black pine for the primary raffle prize.




December 10th, Holiday Party

Details to follow!






Events and Activities 2015

January 27, ABAS Monthly Meeting

Peter Tea presents the program. Details to follow.




February 24, ABAS Monthly Meeting

Dino Pappademos styles a maple.




March 24, ABAS Monthly Meeting

Bob Shimon presents the program. Details to follow.




April 11 and 12 - ABAS Spring Show

Details to follow.




April 28, ABAS Monthly Meeting

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 2014 schedule of workshops and events.