Meetings, Events & Workshops
Meetings are held monthly, and we try to meet in different locations convenient to our growing membership.
Meetings are generally held on the 4th Sunday of every month from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. The business meeting is followed by
an informational presentation or a workshop.
Voting for Officers was conducted at the August 23, 2020 meeting.
Elected Officers are:
President- Wayne Warren
Vice President- Dennis Hollidayoke
Secretary- Gail Walker
Treasurer- Karen Singer
Member-at-large- Barry Figard
Note: Contact Wayne Warren if you have any requests for subjects you would like to have considered for program discussions.
Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020- Meeting and workshop will be at:
Time- 12:00 noon- 4:00 pm.
Bob Mahler will conduct a presentation and workshop for the club members.
Bob will also conduct a small group workshop beginning at 9:00 am. Anyone interested or would like more information, please contact Betty Lou at BettyLou1313@yahoo.com. The cost for the small group workshop is $ 65.00.
Note- MARC requires a waiver. On Sunday, when you arrive, go to the BACO safe AP at https://bacosafe.org, then answer the (3) questions, then Check in. Show the Check-in note on the site to to Betty Lou for the 9:00 am workshop before entering the building.
All other members and guests will also have to comply with the waiver and someone will be available for this simple checkin.
Some basic info: Masks must be worn in the building and maintain 6' distancing.
Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020- Workshops will be held at:
Times- Session One- 9:00 am- 12:30 pm and Session Two- 12:30 pm- 4:00 pm.
Sean Smith will conduct (2) workshops . One workshop will focus on Suiseki and Daiza. Participants of the second session will carve a Redwood Root Stand . The workshops are definitely hands on instruction and you will be astonished at how fabulous your Daiza and/or Root Stand turns out.
The Workshop Includes: Diaza blank 5.5”, stone, sandpaper, pencils, and other materials.
You will need to provide these tools: Electric Dremel, Dremel burr bit ¼” 1/8” SHAFT, ½” Dremel sanding drum
Openings are still available, but filling fast. If you are interested in participating in one or both of these unique workshops please contact Betty Lou at
Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020- Meeting and presentation will be held at:
Time- 12:00 Noon- 4:00 pm.
Note: Suiseki are small, naturally formed stones admired for their beauty and for their power.
Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020- Meeting and presentation will be held at:
Time- 12:00 Noon- 4:00 pm.
There will be a general club meeting and will be followed by a presentation with (3) demonstrations by Young Choe . She has presented workshops, lectures and demonstrations about Kusamono throughout the United States, as well as internationally.
This will be an interesting and informative presentation that you do not want to miss.
Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020- Club Christmas Party will be at Tony's Hibachi and Japanese and Sushi Grill, located at:
1213 Liberty Rd, Sykesville, MD 21784.
Time: 12:00 Noon- Until !
Note- We will have our annual Dirty Santa Gift Exchange Adventure. Anyone interested should bring a gift valued around $ 30.00.
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020- Community Workshop will be conduced at: Himmel's Landscape and Garden Center located at:
Time: 11:00 am- 2:00 pm.
The workshop will work with Himmel's customers who are interested in Bonsai. If you have the time and would like to help, please
contact Wayne Warren for more information. Help is always appreciated at these events.