Events

Our monthly meetings, typically at 7 p.m. on the 4th Monday of each month, are usually held in the Community room or activity room of St. Mary’s Woods, 1257 Marywood Ln., Richmond, VA, 23229. Please check the individual event listings on the calendar for changes,updates and details.

We are happy to announce that the RBS web page now has the ability to accept online payments for paid workshops, activities, and MEMBERSHIP. You can use any credit or dept card or a Paypal account now via the Membership, Event Registration, and Purchases Page.

 

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Mar
26
Mon
March Meeting: Frank Mahalic Demo @ St. Mary's Woods Living Facility
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Frank Mahalic will be here to do a styling demonstration. Afterwards, the tree that he styles will be raffled off to a club member!

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Apr
23
Mon
April Meeting: repotting workshop @ St. Mary's Woods Assisted Living Center Community Room
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our regular April meeting will be a re-potting workshop. Members should bring their own materials and tools, as well as soil to re-pot trees as needed. Experienced members will be around to assist as needed.

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Apr
28
Sat
RBS at Maymont’s Herbs Galore & More @ Maymont Park
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

In an effort to attract new members, RBS will be had a display table and will selling starter trees at Maymont’s Herbs, Galore & More event. Entry into the event is $5. Please stop by if you are interested in bonsai or have questions. RBS members will be needed as volunteers throughout the day.

Herbs Galore & More

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May
15
Tue
Intermediate/Advanced Workshop with Mauro Stemberger @ The Great Big Green House
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced BYOT Workshop with Mauro Stenmberger. May 15, 9am-4pm, at the Great Big Green House. This workshop is for intermediate and advanced practitioners. Beginners are welcome to watch for free, but should no register as a participant. Registration cost in $85 and is via our Membership, Event Registration, and Purchases Page.

Mauro’s Stemberger’s Web site is http://www.italianbonsaidream.com/ and FB page is https://www.facebook.com/Mauro-Stemberger-Italian-Bonsai-Dream-305593162806954/

 

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May
20
Sun
RBS Annual Picnic and Auction @ Byrd Park
May 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

You are cordially invited to the Annual RBS Picnic and Auction, Sunday, May 20, 2-5 p.m. This event will take place at the Carillon Shelter at Byrd Park in Richmond.

This event is a great way to socialize with the club members and find bonsai plants, pots, tools, and other supplies for a great price. RBS will supply the main dish (BBQ Sandwiches), ice, drinks, paper goods, and utensils. Members should bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Auction items should arrive from 2-3 pm, we’ll eat at 3 pm, and the auction will begin about 3:30. You must be a current RBS or PBA member to sell or bid on items at the auction (but you can join that day).  A minimum 20% from each sale is donated automatically to the club, but you keep the rest of the sales. Typically, members bring 3-5 items each to sell. If you have more than that, consider grouping them into lots. Also, please limit items to bonsai related plants, tools, pots, books, etc… Members with items to sell must arrive early (2 pm) to fill out the required form.

In addition, we will be electing officers for the 2018-2020 term. Anyone interested in running should contact Ron or Randi. Also, this event will serve as our regular meeting for the month of May. There will be no meeting on May 28.

The Carillon Shelter is near Barker Field and the Toll Booth. The closest searchable address is for the Carillon, (1300 Blanton Ave, Richmond, VA 23221) which is nearby. There is another shelter closer to Maymont’s Nature Center, so do not get them confused. Watch for “RBS” signs marking the path to  teh shelter.

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Jun
20
Wed
RBS & RVA Maker’s Forum Beginner’s Workshop with Indoor Bonsai @ St. Mary's Woods, Community room
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

RBS & RVA Maker’s Forum Joint Beginner’s Workshop with Indoor/ Tropical Bonsai

RBS will host RVA Maker’s Forum for a Beginner’s Bonsai Workshop with Tropical (Indoor) Bonsai
The event will include an introduction to bonsai, viewing some of the RBS member’s trees,  and a for those who register, making their very own indoor/tropical bonsai.

Members will instruct and assist workshop participants to prepare a container, re-pot, and style a starter tree.  Everyone is welcome to view the workshop, but to  create your own bonsai, you must register in advance and space is limited. The cost for the workshop is $35. Register for the workshop here.

This event will take place in our regular meeting place, the Community room of St. Mary’s Woods, 1257 Marywood Ln
Richmond, Virginia 23229.

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Jun
25
Mon
Regular June Meeting @ St. Mary's Woods
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

More Details coming soon.

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Jul
23
Mon
Regular July Meeting
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Richmond Bonsai Society will have it’s regularly scheduled July meeting on Monday, July 23rd at 7 pm in the community room of St. Mary’s Woods, at 1257 Marywood Ln, Richmond, VA 23229.

The meeting will be about tropical tree bonsai. Members are encouraged to bring tropical bonsai for “show and tell”, any they need advice or have questions about, or any that they want to style or work on. If you intend to style your tree, please bring appropriate tools, wire, and other supplies as needed.

See you Monday!

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Aug
27
Mon
Aug. 27          Regular Meeting on Displaying bonsai with Jim Ford @ St. Mary's Woods
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

RBS member Jim Ford will be discuss how to prep your tree for display, how to prepare your pot for display, and how to select the proper stand. In addition, Jim will also discuss the importance of scrolls and other objects that are critical to a successful formal bonsai display or Tokonoma.  If you want to boost your knowledge on bonsai display, there are quite a few articles on the internet and here’s a link of interest:  https://www.bonsaiempire.com/blog/tokonoma-displays

In addition, we will be making preparations for the Fall Show. 

This meeting will take place in the Community Room of St. Mary’s Woods at 7 pm. If you have trees that you want help or advice on, please come about 6:00.

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Sep
15
Sat
Annual Fall Bonsai Show @ The Great Big Green House
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm

RBS’s bonsai show will be held at the Great Big Greenhouse on September 15 & 16. RBS Members will display trees, do demonstrations, answer questions, and help customers with bonsai needs.

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