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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.
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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.

:shock:

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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/

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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
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Indianapolis, Indiana

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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
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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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WNY bonsai club it is a relativly new club started in march with a small group but with knowlegable teachers...meetings are the 2nd saturday of the month at 6pm in the RED DRAGON SCHOOL in the mckinley mall.

next meeting is AUG 11th and will be an "open to the public" auction of trees, tools, pots ect...

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Reminder: the next meeting of the Indianapolis Bonsai Club is this Wednesday, August 1. The meeting is held in the Garfield Park Conservatory and begins at 7 p.m. Topic for the evening will be "Preparing your tree(s) for Exhibition and Judging at The Indiana State Fair." Remember, the State Fair Exhibit and Sale is August 3 - 11. Information and exhibit forms were sent last week, and hard copies will be available at the meeting.

Garfield Park Conservatory
2450 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, Indiana

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Don't miss the bonsai show at the Indiana State Fair! It starts Friday, August 3rd and runs through Saturday August 11th. The show is in the Ball State Ag/Hort. building next to the midway. You will see some of the best trees from all over the state. We hope to see you there!

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IBA autumn sale 20% off this sat and sunday sept.1-2

https://www.internationalbonsai.com/page/433107646

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Tom: great idea! I'm in ME & there's little traction in regards to bonsai. It seems Ma or NH are my only options :(

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Mohawk Valley Bonsai Club meets Sunday Aug 11th, 2 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Utica, 10 Higby Road. Open Bonsai Workshop, free and open to the Public. Bring a tree to work on, get advice for, or simply observe other hobbiests and 'experts'.
Find us at www.mvbonsai.com and on Facebook

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There will be a bonsai display (and possible sales) at the Nevada county Home, Garden and Show in Grass Valley California Saturday April 26& 27. Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-4.

I would post a link but I'm on my phone now. If u want to verify information, home and garden show grass valley ca, if you look on the bottom right you'll see the Nevada county bonsai club will be there. I'm going.

Anyone else?

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Welcome North Cali Garden! :)

Thanks for letting us know about the garden & bonsai show. I fixed your link so our members can see the information. ;)

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