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Mother Lode Bonsai Club’s Third Annual Show & Exhibit

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/23/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
San Andreas Public Library

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Mother Lode Bonsai Club will host its third annual show and exhibit on Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show will be held at the San Andreas Central Library, 1299 Gold Hunter Road (off Mountain Ranch Road) in San Andreas. Everyone is invited to attend and there is no admission fee.

“Plans are underway and our club’s September 16 member meeting – one week before the show – will be dedicated to preparing for the visual presentation of our bonsai trees, use of top soil dressing and selection of exhibiting stands, along with practical tips on container polishing,” said Richard McKinstry, club vice president.

Along with dozens of member trees on exhibit, a bonsai demonstration on styling technique will take place at 1:30 p.m. In addition, a club teaching expert, or sensei will be available throughout the day as the “bonsai doctor” to answer any questions about care and maintenance of these dwarf trees. A raffle for the demonstration trees will also be conducted.

“This is our club’s biggest event of the year and we hope that anyone with an interest in this ancient art form will come and see our beautiful creations,” said McKinstry. “The essential goal of bonsai is the transformation of a growing specimen into a miniature living sculpture, aged by natural elements. It takes a love of nature, knowledge, skill and dedication. You just can’t miss the opportunity to see these trees.”

Club members represent all levels of experience and come from Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties, as well as the Central Valley. For more information, contact Bob Dean at (209) 754-5887 or go online to www.motherlodebonsai.org.