Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

October Midwest Bonsai Society Meeting

7:00PM - Bonsai 101 - Winter Prep for Trees
7:30PM - White Elephant Sale - The General Meeting October 1st will be our pseudo-annual White Elephant swap meet / sale.  Everyone who’s been in the hobby for a while has a few pots, stands, plants, etc.. that they don’t really need or use.  One mans’ trash is another’s treasure, bring your unwanted items for giveaway, sale or trade and enjoy some cookies and coffee as a Halloween treat.

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Aug
19
1:00 PM13:00

Children's Bonsai Workshop #2 with Wildwood Gardens

Frank Mihalic, Bonsai artist will help kids in a Children’s Workshop.  Each child will leave with a small potted Bonsai tree.  Total workshop fee is $10.00
Skill Level: Beginner, ages 4 to 18.
Limit: 30 participants
Material Fee: none
Location: Bernstein room, Regenstein Center
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Hinoki Cypress Bonsai Workshop with DaSu Bonsai
Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

Hinoki Cypress Bonsai Workshop with DaSu Bonsai

Dave Lowman will do a workshop with Chamaecyparis Obtusa torulosa in 3 gallon nursery stock.  It is a tangled shrub form of Hinoki Cypress with twisted branches and twigs often ending in cockscombs.
Skill Level: Beginner to advanced
Limit: 8 participants
Material Fee: $75.00
Location: TBD
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Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

Dinner and Auction

Dinner and Auction.  Drinks, complimentary wine and beer and soft drinks start at 6:30 p.m.  The dinner is informal and will consist of ordered-in food including salads, chicken, Italian dishes and pizza. An amazing silent auction and raffle will be held during the dinner. The Center is just minutes from the Garden..  The raffle will be for the tree styled by Guest Judge Naoki Maeoka of Japan in the afternoon demonstration.  The Silent Auction will be for items donated by our fabulous vendors and club members. Cost is $15.00 per person.
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Collected Black Hills Spruce Bonsai Workshop with Golden Arrow Bonsai
Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

Collected Black Hills Spruce Bonsai Workshop with Golden Arrow Bonsai

Andy Smith will work with you on creating Literati/Bunjin style Bonsai trees with his Collected Black Hills Spruce from South Dakota and Idaho.
Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced
Limit: 8 participants
Material Fee: $75.00 to $350.00
Location: TBD
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Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

Children's Bonsai Workshop #1 with Wildwood Gardens

Frank Mihalic, Bonsai artist will help kids in a Children’s Workshop.  Each child will leave with a small potted Bonsai tree.  Total workshop fee is $10.00
Skill Level: Beginner, ages 4 to 18.
Limit: 30 participants
Material Fee: none
Location: Bernstein room, Regenstein Center
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Chinese Quince Bonsai Workshop with International Bonsai
Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

Chinese Quince Bonsai Workshop with International Bonsai

Bill Valavanis will assist you in designing Chinese Quince.  The trees are in 1 gallon pots and were grown from seed. The presentation will begin with a short presentation on the “Beauty, Training & Growing of Chinese Quince Bonsai.”

Skill Level: Beginner to advanced
Limit: 15 participants
Material Fee: $65.00
Location: TBD
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May
13
1:00 PM13:00

Children's Workshop #2

What: Experts from Wildwood Gardens will work with children to create their own Bonsai. Each child leaves with a styled Shimpaku Juniper in a Bonsai pot.  Pot, wire and soil are included.  Register at the Exhibit or on-line now
Skill Level: Beginner
Where: Regenstein Center, Courtyard Gallery
Cost: $10
Materials Cost: None, included in the registration price.
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May
13
1:00 PM13:00

Bring your own Tree Workshop #2 with Ivan Watters

What: Ivan Watters, the previous Curator of the Bonsai Collection at the Chicago Botanic Garden, will work with you on your own trees during this workshop.
Skill Level: Beginner to advanced
Limit: 8 participants
Where: Regenstein Center, Linnaeus Room
Cost: $50
Materials Cost: None
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Itowigawa Shimpaku Juniper Bonsai Workshop with Cass Bonsai
May
13
9:00 AM09:00

Itowigawa Shimpaku Juniper Bonsai Workshop with Cass Bonsai

What: Work with Brian of Cass Bonsai to Style these beautiful Itowigawa Shimpaku Juniper pre-bonsai trees into a Moyogi style (informal upright).  An excellent opportunity for beginners and new students.
Skill Level: Beginner to intermediate
Limit: 8 participants
Where: Regenstein Center, Linnaeus Room
Cost: $50
Materials Cost: $35 , payable at time of workshop to vendor
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May
12
1:00 PM13:00

Bring your own Tree Workshop #1 with Ivan Watters

What: Ivan Watters, the previous Curator of the Bonsai Collection at the Chicago Botanic Garden, will work with you on your own trees during this workshop.
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Limit: 8 participants
Where: Learning Campus, Classroom 6
Cost: $50
Materials Cost: None
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May
12
1:00 PM13:00

Children's Workshop #1

What: Experts from Wildwood Gardens will work with children to create their own Bonsai. Each child leaves with a styled Shimpaku Juniper in a Bonsai pot.  Pot, wire and soil are included.  Register at the Exhibit or on-line now
Skill Level: Beginner
Where: Regenstein Center, Bernstein Hall
Cost: $10
Materials Cost: None, included in the registration price.
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