Schedule

2018 Calendar of Events

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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25th

First Meeting of the Year!

Meeting held at Bordine’s Nursery in Rochester Hills @ 1:00 – 4:00

Introduction to the years events and schedule. Welcome to bonsai for new members & beginners. Michael Corbeille update on club status and plans for 2018. Calendar confirmation. BYOB (bring in your own bonsai) hands on advice and styling.

 

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SUNDAY MARCH 25th BONSAI CIRCUS

Simultaneous Workshops for Experts and Beginners

Meeting held at Bordines Nursery in Rochester Hills @ 1:00 – 4:00

New to bonsai or just looking to hone your skills, donʼt miss this meeting! Multiple members will hold simultaneous workshops and demos on a variety bonsai related topics geared toward beginners through expert level bonsai artists. A must attend!

 

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SUNDAY APRIL 29th

Beginner Workshop & Dan Bennett Stands

Meeting held at Bordines Nursery in Rochester Hills @ 1:00 – 4:00

Club member and master craftsman, Dan Bennett, will discuss building and displaying stands. He will have stands for sale. We are also holding a private workshop area for new members to bring in a tree and learn how to start their first tree. Experienced members will share wiring and styling techniques.

 

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SUNDAY MAY 20th

John Wall – Show Preparations

Meeting held at Bordines Nursery in Rochester Hills @ 12:00 – 4:00

John Wall, our show judge from last year, is back
by popular demand. John will share his experience in preparing bonsai for shows. Popular subjects of
stands, wiring, moss and properly displaying your bonsai will all be addressed. Bring in your trees

 

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SUNDAY JUNE 24th

Jennifer Price Carving Techniques

Meeting held at Bordines Nursery in Rochester Hills @ 1:00 – 4:00

Jennifer Price will conduct a live demo on advanced carving techniques and share stories on her time spent studying and working with bonsai legend, Walter Pall. She is coming in from Chicago just for our meeting. We are starting an hour early.

 

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SUNDAY JULY 22nd

Kurt Smith & Large tree styling demo

Meeting held at Bordines Nursery in Rochester Hills @ 12:00 – 4:00

Kurt Smith, the owner of the Flower Market, is back with another presentation. Plus, experienced club members will be styling a large tree in front of the entire club. Wiring, carving and proper techniques in large branch bending. This tree will be entered in our annual show raffle. BYOB is encouraged.

 

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SATURDAY AUGUST 11th – SUNDAY AUGUST 12th

45th Four Seasons Annual Bonsai Show

Show is held at Bordines Nursery in Rochester Hills Saturday 9 – 7, Sunday 9 – 4. ( Show prep is Friday Aug 10th @10am )

Come see incredible bonsai trees on display, live demos, workshops and bonsai trees for sale. We are excited to have the former curator of the National Bonsai Museum, Jack Sustic, as our judge. Live demos and beginner workshops, raffles and more Jack Sustic will be conducting a special workshop and critique of all the trees.

 


SUNDAY SEPT 24th

Bonsai Auction

Meeting held at Bordines Nursery in Rochester Hills @ 11:00 – 4:00

A massive collection of bonsai trees and bonsai related items will be auctioned to club members. A must attend for all levels of bonsai artists. Members are asked to come early and register
their items. We will be sending entry forms and sales information prior to the auction. This event
will start earlier than previous meetings and will be a catered event.

 

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MONDAY OCTOBER 8th – TUESDAY OCTOBER 9th

Walter Pall Special Event (times TBD)

Meeting held at Bordines Nursery in Rochester Hills @ 12:00 – 4:00

We have bonsai legend Walter Pall for two days!! Monday will be paid workshops and Tuesday Walter will deliver his bonsai inspiration open to club members. Be sure to sign up early, bring in a tree to have evaluated. Spots will fill immediately.

 

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SUNDAY OCT 21st

Bonsai for Kids and Beginners

Meeting held at Bordines Nursery in Rochester Hills @ 1:00 – 4:00

A new idea we are going to try. Bring your kids to the club day. Our chance to get new faces and the opportunity to develop new bonsai artists.

 

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SUNDAY NOV 18th

Vance Wood Styling Demo – Club Elections for 2018

Meeting held at Bordines Nursery in Rochester Hills @ 1:00 – 4:00

We will discuss how to prepare your trees for the brutal Michigan winters. Building cold frames to setting up grow lights indoors for tropical trees.

 

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SATURDAY DEC 8th

Holiday Dinner at Cafe Sushi @ 6:00 – 8:00

All club members and family are invited! We celebrate our 48th year in bonsai.

 

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Meeting Location

Meetings are usually held at Bordine’s Nursery in Rochester Hills, (any exceptions will be noted in the schedule above)
1835 Rochester Road South, Rochester Hills, MI 48307.
Bordine’s phone: 248-651-9000.
Website: bordines.com.