MBS Newsletter

July & August 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS

July General Meeting:
Happy 4th of July everyone! Some of you may be taking the week and heading out of town, if so, we wish you safe travels. If by chance, you’re taking a staycation, consider attending our July 2nd meeting. We’ve made special arrangement with Ryan Neil of Bonsai Mirai to broadcast a Mirai Live episode as our meeting topic. The Mirai Live library contains some of the most comprehensive information for Bonsai design, technique and horticulture available on the web. Ryan has also generously offered members a discounted subscription for a limited time. Please access the link for the subscription details (click here for code). Dale and Sue Krueger will lead a discussion, provide a hands-on activity and answer questions after the broadcast.

2019 Member Tour and Picnic:
Locations have been finalized! Registration is now available online. Stops this year will be:

1. Carol Novak – St. Paul*
2. David & Melinda Weiss – Woodbury*
3. Celina Blandford & Jeff Johnson – Minneapolis*
4. Jeff & Meghan Smith – Brooklyn Park*
5. Final Picnic Location (2pm): Curt & Bette Fenton – Hopkins*


MEMBER MEETINGS & CLASSES

General Meetings
Tuesday, July 2 – 7pm – The July meeting will feature a video provided by Ryan Neil @ Bonsai Mirai. Please join us Tuesday, July 2nd, at Gloria Dei in St. Paul’s Highland Park.

Please note that the June, July, August and September General Meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall room at the Gloria DEI church. This Gloria DEI church is located 3 miles south of the Hamline Church on Snelling.

Gloria DEI (Click for directions >>)
Room: Fellowship Hall
700 Snelling Avenue South
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55116

Cost: Free for Members! (No signup needed)
Skill Level: Beginner, All Levels

Bonsai Basics Class: These classes are a perfect way for new members with less experience to learn the basics of bonsai and work on their trees. Each class covers different topics from potting and wiring to wintering your trees. Come and join the fun and learn bonsai. Attendance is voluntary and free for members; pick and choose the classes of interest to you, no sign-up required. Please contact Van Jensen with any questions. Please contact Van Jensen with any questions. (Click to Read More…) 

Cost: Free for Members! (No signup needed)
Skill Level: Beginner, All Levels
When: Tuesday, July 16 – 7pm
Location: St. Christopher’s Church in Roseville. (Directions)

NEW Bonsai Concepts Class: This class for all skill levels will be held on Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the year and will dive deeper into specific topics to further develop your skills as a bonsai artist. You will benefit from the ability to study a topic in-depth and have a chance to work on your trees in a group setting. Please contact Van Jensen (Thursday Classes) or Dale Krueger (Saturday Classes) with any questions. (Click to Read More)

Cost: Free for Members! (No signup needed)
Skill Level: Beginner, All Levels
When: Thursday, June 18 – 7pm
Location: St. Christopher’s Church in Roseville. (Directions)


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

July
July 02 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – General Meeting @ Gloria DEI location – 
July 13 –  China Friendship Garden Grand Opening | Phalen-Keller Regional Park
July 13, 14 – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM – Introduction to Bonsai Workshops
July 16 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Bonsai Basics Class (Tropicals)
July 18 – Thursday, 7:00 PM – Bonsai Concepts Class (Tropicals)
July 23 – Tuesday, 6:00 PM – 6-8pm Board Meeting White Bear Lake Library
July 27 – Saturday, 10:00 – 3:00 Annual Members’ Tour and Picnic

August
August 06 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – General Meeting Gloria DEI location
August 10 – Saturday 12-4pm – Bonsai Concepts Class* (Fall Preparation)
August 20 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Bonsai Basics Class* (State Fair Preparation)
August 27 – Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Board Meeting (Shoreview Public Library – Community Program Room)
August 29 – Thursday, 10:00 PM – State Fair Setup
August 30 & 31 – Friday & Saturday Minnesota State Fair Show (Guest Judge: Tyler Sherrod)

 

 

 

 

 

MBS CLASSIFIEDS

NEW! CHECK OUT OUR NEW CLASSIFIEDS SECTION
Looking for help with watering during a vacation? Looking for bonsai trees, stands, pots, stones or other bonsai-related items? Have a service to advertise or want to form a study group? Post a classified Ad.
Post a classified ad here >>

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

SIGN-UP TODAY!
Minnesota Bonsai Society is a volunteer organization, and member participation is what has made us one of the biggest and best clubs in the country. View sign-up sheets >>

MBS BOOK & DVD LIBRARY

THE SOCIETY HAS AN EXTENSIVE LIBARY OF BOOKS, DVDS AND MAGAZINES.
Materials are available to check-out during the monthly general membership meetings. Be sure to check them out and take advantage of this membership benefit.
View Online Library Here >>

BONSAI SOIL

AKADAMA, PUMICE & LAVA
MBS purchases large pallets of soil for members to keep costs low. Purchase before the upcoming potting season! (While quantities last, pickup only) Lava sold out SOLD OUT FOR 2019