Events


2018 Calendar of Events

Note: Dates and event schedules do change periodically throughout the year. So check back often for updates, and be certain to watch the newsletter for the most up to date information about events for that month. Please click event (in green) for more information.

January
January – No General Meeting this month
January – No Bonsai Basics this month
January – No Intermediate Class this month
January 23 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Board Meeting (Maplewood Public Library)

February
February 06 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – General Meeting (Topic: Water Quality)
February 10 – Saturday, 1:30 PM – Winter Banquet
February 15 – Thursday, 7:00 PM – Intermediates (Planning Agenda for upcoming year)
February 20 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Bonsai Basics Class (Overview of upcoming year)
February 27 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Board Meeting (Maplewood Public Library)

March
March 06 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – General Meeting 
March 15 – Thursday, 7:00 PM – Intermediates (Record Keeping with Van, Jerry and Kirk)
March 20 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Bonsai Basics Class (Transplanting & Pot Selection)
March 27 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Board Meeting

April
April 03 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – General Meeting 
April 17 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Bonsai Basics (Wiring & Shaping Techniques)
April 19 – Thursday, 7:00 PM – Intermediates (Novice Workshop Assistant Training with Tim)
April 19-22 – ABS Gateway To Bonsai Convention, Saint Louis MO
April 24 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Board Meeting

May
May 1 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM –General Meeting 
May 5 & 6 – Fundamentals Class with Matt Reel
May 12-13 – Saturday, Sunday – Mother’s Day Bonsai Show at Como Conservatory
May 15 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Bonsai Basics
May 17 – Thursday, 7:00 PM – Intermediates (Jerry & Van will teach Jins & Shari)
May 19 – Saturday, 10am – Bonsai Basics nursery tour with Lionel Flood
May 19, 20 – 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM – Introduction to Bonsai Workshops
May 22 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Board Meeting
May 25-27 – Brussel’s Rendezvous 2018 Convention

June
June 5 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM –General Meeting 
June 9 – Saturday, 10am – Spring Auction – open to the public
June 19 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Bonsai Basics
June 21 – Thursday, 7:00 PM – Intermediates (Boxwood Workshop – Order your tree from Van prior to May 25th) Please your own bring pot, wire, soil and supplies.
June 26 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Board Meeting

July
July 03 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – General Meeting 
July 14, 15 – 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM – Introduction to Bonsai Workshops
July 17 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Bonsai Basics (Tropical Transplanting)
July 19 – Thursday, 7:00 PM – Intermediates (Collecting trees discussion with Kirk)
July 24 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Board Meeting
July 28 – Saturday, 10:00 – 3:00 Annual Members’ Tour and Picnic

August
August 07 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – General Meeting 
August 16 – Thursday, 7:00 PM – Intermediates (State Fair preparations)
August 21 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Bonsai Basics (State Fair Preparation)
August 25 – Saturday – Fundamentals Meet-up (Time and location to come)
August 28 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Board Meeting
August 31 – Friday – Minnesota State Fair Show

September
September 01 – Saturday – Minnesota State Fair Show
September 02, 03 – Sunday, Monday (Labor Day) – Ted Matson Styling Workshops
September 04 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – General Meeting 
September 14-16 – Portland NW Bonsai Rendezvous 2018 Convention
September 15,16 – 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM Introduction to Bonsai Workshops
September 18 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Bonsai Basics (Fall Care & Watering)
September 20 – Thursday, 7:00 PM – Intermediates (American style vs. Japanese style discussion with Kirk Mona)
September 22 & 23 – Fundamentals Class with Matt Reel
September 22 – Normandale Japanese Garden Festival Saturday, 11am – 5:30pm
September 25 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Board Meeting

October
October 02 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM –General Meeting 
October 16 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Bonsai Basics (Wintering)
October 18 – Thursday, 7:00 PM – Intermediates
October 20 – Saturday, 10:00 AM – Fall Bonsai Auction – Open to the public
October 23 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Board Meeting

November
November 06 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – General Meeting 
November 20 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Bonsai Basics (Tool Maintenance & Records)
November 27 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Board Meeting
Note: There is no Intermediate meeting in November.

December
December 04 – Tuesday 7:00 PM – General Meeting  Holiday Party & Board Election
December 18 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Board Meeting
Note: There is no Bonsai Basics or Intermediates in December.

Note: There is no Bonsai Basics Class or Intermediate Class for either December or January