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double feature in Upstate New York

Two shows by clubs in Syracuse & Albany regions -

BONSAI CLUB OF CENTRAL NY
Annual Bonsai Show & Sale.
Sep 10-11 at the Liverpool Public Library. Free and open to the public. Sales area, demonstrations and raffle. Bring in your tree for advice.


MOHAWK HUDSON BONSAI SOCIETY
Annual Bonsai & Ikebana Show.
Sep 17-18 at the Saratoga Springs Arts Center - on Broadway. Enjoy a festival of Japanese Arts. Vendors and demonstrations both days. Free and open to the public. Bring your bonsai in for advice.

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'BONSAI BOON' workshop and demonstration

Mohawk Hudson Bonsai Society will host California bonsai artist Boon Manakitivipart Sunday Sep 25 at PFM Bonsai Studio in West Charlton, NY.

9AM-12 'bring-your-own-tree' workshop Fee is $50 limited to 8.
Registration by email - pauline@pfmbonsai.com
Silent observers welcome at this workshop.

After lunch Boon will offer a demonstration on a club provided tree introducing us to the first steps in bonsai design. The demo tree will be raffled "members only", but new people are welcome to attend.

Learn more at https://us.mg5.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.rand=5llgq3rdb7el2

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CAROLINA BONSAI EXPO 2011

Carolina Bonsai Expo 2011 - a unique bonsai event in the USA
October 8-9 at the North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, NC.

16 clubs from 6 states will put on a display of bonsai. Guest artist Walter Pall.
10 vendors, several workshops/lectures, critique available.

Additional info here -
https://www.ncarboretum.org/plan-a-visit/events/carolina-bonsai-expo

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GOLDEN STATE BONSAI FEDERATION CONVENTION XXXIV

Oct 27-30
Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 3400 Market Street, Riverside, CA.
Headliners - Kathy Shaner, Ryan Neal, Roy Nagatoshi, Pedro Morales
Demonstrations, seminars, critiques, workshops, benefit drawings, vendors and more.

Registration form at - https://www.gsbfconvention.org/Reg_PDF/2011Registrationpage3.pdf

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CAPITOL CITY BONSAI SHOW
Oct 22-23 at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center
3330 McKinley Blvd. Sacramento, Ca.
Sponsored by 4 area bonsai clubs. Demos at 1:30 both days followed by special bonsai raffles.
Vendor and club sales areas.
For more info contact Gary Judd juddbonsai@att.net or call 916/622-8048

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HAMILTON COLLEGE 1812-2012

HAMILTON COLLEGE, Clinton, NY Bicentennial Year Events

Feb 18, 2012 10 AM - Noon in the Kennedy Auditorium / Taylor Science Center.

Hamilton's Arboretum Association "Third Saturday Winter/Spring Series" will host William Valavanis founder of the International Bonsai Arboretum and the quarterly magazine of the same name based in Rochester, NY. His lecture will be based on the art of bonsai as it applies to the novice as well as the experienced bonsai artist.

This program is free and open to the public. For space requirements we ask you to please call your seating reservations - 315/859-4657.

Clinton is easily accessed by the New York State Thruway (I-90) exit 32 and Route 233 from Westmoreland, NY
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More info at -
https://www.hamilton.edu/arboretum/workshops-and-events
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C'mon everyone - it's getting lonely here. I know that some of you are into the club scene, bonsai clubs of course. :lol:

Why not share your club notices with your buddies here; shows, exhibits, special programs, whatever is going on in your community.

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2012

Kicking off the New Year in Bunnell Florida - along the Palm Coast region

JOY OF BONSAI 2012
Jan 13-15
Flagler County Extension Office
150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell, FL 32113
KAWA BONSAI SOCIETY

Workshops with Suthin Sukosolvisit (Sageretia theezans - Chinese Sweet Plum shohin bonsai)
and more with Robb Addonizo, Mike Cartrett, and Mike Rogers

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Sorry Tom.
Glad you pointed out the problem - though I get in every time and stay permanently logged in.
Here's the direct link to the local bonsai society -
https://kawabonsai.com/

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FREE CLINIC FOR NEW BONSAI OWNERS

FREE CLINIC FOR NEW BONSAI OWNERS

Bonsai Club of Central New York will conduct their annual clinic Wed. January 11, 7:30 PM at the Pitcher Hill Community Church, 605 Bailey Road, North Syracuse, NY.

This is not our regular club meeting. It is open to anyone who received a bonsai as a holiday gift, or otherwise is new to bonsai, and does not know where to begin. Bring your trees in for advice. Tropicals (indoor bonsai) can be carried in picnic coolers for protection. Hardy trees can be brought inside for the clinic and returned to their cold storage and dormancy.

BCCNY members and prospective members are also invited. Additional info at
https://sites.google.com/site/cnybonsai/

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OK - got to kickstart 2012!

Locally we have the bonsai program up on the hill - Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, with William Valavanis - coming up Feb 18th. It was discussed earlier.

Next up is -

Mohawk Valley Bonsai Club (Utica) meets Mar 10th 12 Noon at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Higby Road. David Alexander will give a BONSAI Q&A while he re-wires a larch. We will also be placing orders from the Spring Seedling & Pre-bonsai sales sheets from Mr. Valavanis's International Bonsai.

More about our club at https://www.mvbonsai.com/

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FEBRUARY PROGRAMS AT PFM BONSAI - 7 Western Ave, West Charlton, NY www.pfmbonsai.com ph. 315/882-1039 Pauline Muth

Sun Feb 12 Free open workshop. Bring trees in to work on in the company of other bonsai lovers - or purchase trees to work on. New pottery to check out!

Sat Feb 18 Select a tree from the greenhouse and work on it with Pauline's help. Cost is $40 plus your tree. Leave it in the greenhouse until Spring. Pre-register please.
Sun Feb 19 Free open workshop - same as above (Feb 12)

Sat Feb 25 ROR Workshop - root-over-rock. $75 all supplies included.
Sun Feb 26 Join Mohawk Hudson Bonsai Society and learn all about azaleas with bonsai master David Knittle.

INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT WOOD CARVING ON YOUR BONSAI? We have a few openings left in our special 2-day seminar on carving with hand and power tools with David Knittle March 3-4th at the studio. Call or email for details. Pauline@pfmbonsai.com

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STYLING CLASS WITH RYAN NEAL
Thursday March 8, 2012 9:30am-5pm at Nature's Way Nursery Harrisburg, PA
Jim Doyle brings Ryan Neal to Nature's Way.
Limited space available - for cost & details see -
https://www.natureswaybonsai.com/
Observer positions are offered - preregister please.

Hope to see you there!

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One of our club members put up a slide show of the Bill Valavanis bonsai lecture & demonstration that we had last month at Hamilton College.

Click on each individual image -
https://www.hamilton.edu/arboretum/the-art-of-bonsai

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Here's our March 10 club meeting photos. Our young President leads the program - wiring one of his larch trees, a rather unusual triple-trunk.

Also on the demo table is a boxwood and a hornbeam that we took turns defoliating. Dave encouraged us to participate and get a little hands-on experience with both the wiring and snipping last year's leaves (as hornbeam leaves tend to remain on through the Winter months).

https://www.mvbonsai.com/index.php?page=Photos

Questions and comments welcome. This sticky is for EVERYONE.
Please, if you have any announcements concerning bonsai club activities, programs, exhibits, etc. we want you to share them with your friends here. Get the word out. The bonsai community is open to all.

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I've been flipping back through this sticky. Started it about one year ago. 45 replies and over 7,500 views but it has not achieved its goal. It's all me and that was not the intent. This should not be about me and my clubs.

I could continue to tell you what we are doing at the April meeting, what's coming up at the National Exhibition in June or next September at the American Bonsai Society conference in Saratoga Springs. BUT I'm a lone voice here. Is no one else participating in bonsai club activities? Don't want to talk about it? Share?
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Here's the link to the Four Seasons Bonsai Club in Michigan -
https://www.fourseasonsbonsai.com/
Check their activities calendar for current programs.

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OK - next meeting of Mohawk Valley Bonsai Club, Utica, NY is this Saturday April 14. See https://www.mvbonsai.com/ for time/location details. It will be a re-potting session with club president Dave. Pots, bonsai soil, wire and plastic mesh will be available.

We will also begin preparing for our upcoming Spring Bonsai Show at the Kirkland Art Center in Clinton, NY.

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BONSAI EXHIBIT BY THE BONSAI SOCIETY OF PORTLAND (Oregon)
May 19-20 at the Portland Japanese Garden
10 AM-6 PM in the Garden Pavilion.
https://www.portlandbonsai.org/

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well i guess i can help a little.there is a show and plant sale at the buffalo erie botanical gardens may 19-20 it is a small show and plant sale mostly garden plants tho.there is also the 2012 national exabition at the fair and expo center 2695 east henrietta rd. rochester,ny june 9-10 can't wait for this one !!!
the reason i don't share much is that after sitting in on a few demos in the buffalo chapter and being snubnosed by the old farts that run the show i decided to go at it on my own.i have delt with the rochester branch on a few occations and they are a great bunch of guys i had a great conversation with bill valavanis last time and he showed me all of his spectacualar suiseki stones,but its a 2 hour drive to rochester which makes it hard to make meetings.im going to see this year if my chapter is a little more welcoming at the show in may,but only time will tell

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Hey Man - thanks for posting your activities in Buffalo.
FYI - there is also this other group, don't know if you are aware -
https://bonsaiinbuffalo.com/

In any case there are a lot of activities coming up in May throughout Upstate NY, including a club show in Rochester - home club for Bill Valavanis, a good friend and mentor for our club in Utica. I'll list them in separate posts, and of course, the U.S. NATIONAL Bonsai Exhibition will be covered. BTW - a two hour drive is well worth the time for this level of quality bonsai.

Thanks again.

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MOHAWK HUDSON BONSAI SOCIETY 44th Annual Bonsai Show at the Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY - Broadway at Congress Park. May 5-6, Sat 10-5 and Sun 10-4, free admission and open to the public. Demos and sales tables.

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BONSAI SOCIETY OF UPSTATE NEW YORK, 39th Bonsai Exposition and Sale, May 19-20, 10 AM-5 PM at Monroe Community Hospital, East Henrietta & Westfall Roads, Rochester, NY. Admission $5, Seniors $3, and free for children under 12. Ikebana display by IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL.
Info at www.internationalbonsai.com

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MOHAWK VALLEY BONSAI CLUB - Utica 5th Annual Spring Bonsai Show May 19-20, 10 -4, at the Kirkland Art Center, 9 1/2 East Park Row, Clinton, NY. Demonstrations at noon on Saturday & 1 PM Sunday by David Alexander. Demo tree(s) will be raffled. Sales tables. Free and open to the public.
Info at www.mvbonsai.com
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Bonsai Shows

Deep Cut Bonsai Society Will Be Part Of The Deep Cut Gardens Monmouth County Park System Open House In Middletown N.J. On Sunday June 10 From 10 AM To 3 PM. We Will Be Working On Our Own Trees As An On Going Demostration Plus The Parks Bonsai . There Will Be Other Regular Activities By The Park System And Other Clubs And Volunteers.www.deepcutbonsaiclub.org

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Thank you GRUMPA in NJ. Glad to hear about the activities at Deep Cut in Middletown AND happy to have another solid bonsai club supporter.

Now it's time to promote THE NATIONAL - hope you'll be there grumpa.

3rd U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition June 9-10, 2012 Rochester, NY
9 AM-5 PM at the Fair & Expo Center, 2695 East Henrietta Road. Widely acclaimed bonsai exhibit judged by Yasuo Mitsuya (Japan), Marc Noelanders (Belgium), and Pedro Morales (Puerto Rico).
Distinctive and refined displays, vast vending area, food concession, free parking, numerous nearby restaurants and accommodations. Admission is $15. Cameras are not allowed.
For more info see - www.internationalbonsai.com

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OK - just checking,

Is anyone here going to 'THE NATIONAL' in Rochester?
Which day - Saturday or Sunday?

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my father ,oldest daughter(she's10) and i are going saturday.
i found out from bill v. that there will be a auction for trees and raffel for tool sets n stuff during the banquet .he had some of the trees at his home and they were amazing. i don't know if there are still tickets for it but they are 35$ if i remember correctly

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Thanks Man for posting this and I hope you can attend the banquet & auction. I can not stay into the evening hours this time. In previous symposiums (also sponsored by Bill V.) the banquets/auctions were the real highlights of the weekend events and I cherish the items won at auction. The dinner hour is usually fun-filled with speakers of diverse backgrounds and good humor.

I'll be attending on Saturday also with a small group from our local club(s). One week away and I'm sooo excited.

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nope im not going to make it for the banquet maybe next year sice i know obout it earlier . maybe see ya there ...and no i don't look like yoda :lol:

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Damn! I was really looking forward to the 'yoda search' - figured it would be a no brainer!

I'll definitely be at the Marc Noelanders demo at 1 PM. Black glasses, black bonsai shirt.

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LOL ill be around i guess look for a tall guy with a yankees hat and his young daughter thats dressed like a boy . my names keith by the way

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The next meeting of the Indianapolis Bonsai Club is Wednesday, June 6, 2012. BYOT Critique - Members bring in trees from their collections for review and constructive critique.
See you at Garfield Park Conservatory, 7:00 p.m.

Meetings held at:
Garfield Park Conservatory
2450 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, Indiana

https://www.indybonsai.org/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Indianapolis-Bonsai-Club/135877993124194

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Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Garden Bonsai Show

Saturday and Sunday, June 9 & 10 Regular Operating Hours

Join the Indianapolis Bonsai Club as they showcase their unique bonsai specimens. Club members will be available to answer your questions, and vendors will have plants and supplies available for sale. Special Show Admission: $3 per person or $8 per family (2 adults max.)

Garfield Park Conservatory
2450 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, Indiana

https://www.indybonsai.org/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Indianapolis-Bonsai-Club/135877993124194

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The 3rd National Bonsai Exhibition is now history. "Beyond Awesome". Perhaps the finest gathering of bonsai ever in America, and also a sales/vending area to satisfy all your needs. A huge thank you to Bill Valavanis and his army of helpers and sponsors. I regret that I was not able to stay the full two days.

I trust that the events in Indianapolis were a success as well. So glad that Manix 5 posted here and 'got the word out'.

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Mohawk Valley Bonsai Club will exhibit on June 30-July 1 at the Munson-Williams-Proctor-Arts Institute Summer Arts Festival in downtown Utica, NY.

If you will be in the Central NY/Mohawk Valley region stop and say hello. All of the MWP festival events through July 4 are free and open to the public.

Additional info here - https://www.mwpai.org/arts-festival/arts-festival-events/
and about the club at www.mvbonsai.com

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Tom - I think we had 3 members of the Indianapolis Bonsai Club display trees at the National Bonsai Exhibition this past weekend. I haven't heard how they did yet. The Show in Indianapolis was very nice. I have posted a link if anyone cares to view the photos.
Regards,
Brad

https://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y216/Manix5/IBC%20Garfield%20Park/

Garfield Park Conservatory
2450 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, Indiana

https://www.indybonsai.org/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Indianapolis-Bonsai-Club/135877993124194

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Here's a link to a 10 minute video of the 3rd US National Bonsai Exhibition in Rochester - produced by BONSAI IN BUFFALO - use your speakers and enjoy
https://bonsaiinbuffalo.com/

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We don't often get follow-ups with any photos from the events posted in this thread - and I don't take ANY pictures personally. But thank to our unofficial club photographer we do have these pics from the weekend show in Utica. Click on the bright red bougainvillea to see the gallery - and keep in mind that this is in upstate New York - https://www.mvbonsai.com/

Forgive me for posting this in 2 different threads! I'm just so proud.

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It is our club's 7th birthday - we always celebrate in July.

The annual picnic & silent auction is Saturday July 14 at the Ilion (NY) marina pavilion along the canal on Route 51 on the north side of the village.

The club provides the cold drinks and asks that everyone bring a 'dish to share', and to please donate some bonsai related items for the auction. Typically there will be a very large assortment of starter trees, pots, tools and wire, along with some higher level bonsai surprises and some general garden supplies. This is our club's main fundraiser for the year and it is a fun-filled family affair. Always plenty of good food and friendly socializing.

All are welcome - especially anyone from outside the club who may have seen our recent exhibits and is considering joining and those who are having difficulty finding sources of inexpensive bonsai material.

See www.mvbonsai.com for more info.

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