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Bonsai Picnic/Auction In The Park 2015

Bonsai Picnic/Auction In The Park 2015

The Bonsai Society of Brevard will be hosting a multi-club picnic luncheon/auction with Central Florida Bonsai Club, Kawa Bonsai Society, and Treasure Coast Bonsai Society on October 31  at the F. Burton Smith Regional County Park. All bonsai enthusiast are welcome!  The park is located about 4 miles west of I-95 at 7575 Hwy.520. The event will be held in the large Karberg Pavilion.  It is a beautiful park with lakes, playground, volleyball court and a wildlife nature trail and fishing allowed. There is plenty of close parking and very large clean restroom facility. The pavilion is very large in case of rain. This will be a great time to enjoy a picnic with all of our close bonsai friends who have the same passion for the Art of Bonsai and a chance to pick up a great deal on bonsai trees and items.

BSOB will be providing hamburgers and hot dogs for the picnic. They will also be providing dinnerware, cups, ice and drinks.  Please bring your favorite covered dish or desert to share.

A bonsai auction consisting of any bonsai related item you may choose to bring will be held following lunch. The auction will include a live auction as well as a silent auction. The method of payment will be by check or cash only. We ask that members be limited to 10 items each in the bidding auction for the sake of time, but no limit of items will be placed on the silent auction. A 10% donation will be asked for all items auctioned to help cover the cost of the event. There will be no charge for the event itself.

A youth bring your own tree workshop featuring Mike Rogers and Jim Van Landingham will be held during the auction.  This is a great chance to take your favorite tree from home to the next level! The participant shall bring their own tools and tree for the workshop.   BSOB will provide wire for the workshop. If an individual youth has an interest in bonsai and does not have a tree, contact Donnie at bonsaidonnie@yahoo.com  before October 15 and Bonsai Society of Brevard will provide a beginner’s tree at no charge .

Schedule of events:

·         10:00-11:00   – arrival

·         10:00 – 12:00 – set-up volunteers are welcome, fun in the park, playground for children,  nature trail hikes, fishing, volleyball court

·         10:00-12:00 –  please bring items to be auctioned so the auction can begin immediately after  lunch,the earlier the better, this will give people a chance to check out items.

·         12:00-1:30 –     lunch

·         1:35-?         –     silent auction, live auction

·         1:45-3:00   –     The YOUTH  bring your own tree refinement workshop with Mike Rogers and Jim Van Landingham