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
April 22 - ABAS Annual Bus Trip to the Second Annual Fundraising Event for the Clark Bonsai Collection at Shinzen Gardens, Fresno
12 hour bus trip departing the Sacramento Garden and Arts Center at McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd, at 8:00 AM and returning at 8:00 PM.
Rendezvous point for Stockton/Modesto people is the 'Park & Ride" just north of JC Penny at the Vintage Fair Mall.
Destination is the 2nd Annual Koen Nai No Bonsai Fundraiser at the Clark Collection at Shinzen Friendship Park, Fresno. Trip highlights:
visit the Clark Bonsai Collection, the first Central California Regional Bonsai Exhibit, 9:00am - 12:00pm Shohin workshops, 9:30am - 5:30pm bonsai and bonsai material sales,
10:30am - 1:30pm David Nguy demonstration (tree auctioned at 1:30pm), 12:00pm - 1:30pm Shohin round robin demonstrations (demo trees auctioned at 1:30pm),
1:30pm - 4:00pm live auction of Ray Thieme collection and other selected bonsai from local and statewide artists.
Cost is $48.00 per person. Visit the event website at http://www.clarkbonsaicollection.com/koen-nai-no-bonsai.html We have met the 40 person minimum! There are 6 seats remaining. For reservations mail check made out to ABAS to: Patti Fletcher, 3901 Don River Ln., Sacramento, CA 95834. For more information contact Renee Seely (916) 929-2106 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 22, 23 - Second Annual Fundraising Event for the Clark Bonsai Collection at Shinzen Gardens
At the Shinzen Gardens in Woodward Park, Fresno, CA. Activities include demonstrations by David Nguy
and Peter Tea, Toko-Kazari Display Competition, huge bonsai auction, large vendor sales, shohin workshops, and the first Central Valley Regional Bonsai Exhibit.
For more information contact Bob Hilvers at email@example.com.
April 25, ABAS Monthly Meeting
Pre-meeting: 6:00 - 7:00 PM, Bonsai Study Course.
Regular meeting 7:00 - 9:00 PM: Timm Johnson on satsuki azaleas.
Show and Tell: Bring an azalea or or other flowering tree(s).
May 6,7 - Sacramento Bonsai Club Annual Show
At the Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Hours Saturday 12:00 - 5:00,
Sunday 11:00 - 4:00. Demonstration at 2:00 PM both days.
May 20, 21 - Satsuki Aikokai Annual Show
At theSacramento Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA. Hours Saturday 10:00 - 5:00,
Sunday 10:00 - 4:00. Demonstration at 1:00 PM both days.
May 23 - ABAS Annual Auction
Members, here is one of our yearly opportunities to trim down collections, pass on quality trees to others,
and help the club raise funds for activities and events.
Sellers should deliver trees to the Garden and arts Center at 5:30 PM, buyer viewing begins at 6:00 PM, and auction begins at 6:30 PM.
Volunteers are needed: 2 recorders, 6 runners, 3 cashiers, and 3 back room tree holding area. Sign up sheets will be available at the April meeting.
Sellers, download information and forms by clicking the following links:
Auction Seller Instructions
Auction Seller Payment and Inventory Sheet
No Pre-meeting tonight.
June 10 - ABAS Annual Garden Tour
Details to follow.
June 27 - ABAS Monthly Meeting
Luau reformatted, election, 'Power Of One' new rules.
July 25 - ABAS Monthly Meeting
Jerry Braswell on stones and stone display.
August 22 - ABAS Monthly Meeting
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
September 26 - ABAS Monthly Meeting
Member John Cota creates a saikei for raffle.
October 21, 22 - Capital City Bonsai Show
October 24- ABAS Monthly Meeting
Member Doc Ward creates a root over rock for raffle.
November 28 - ABAS Monthly Meeting
Guest, Ron Anderson, will style a pine or juniper for raffle.
December - Holiday Party
Details to follow