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All 70 chapters in North American are listed below alphabetically.

Chapter Programs 2017-2018

Chapter LocationPrograms Fall 2017-Spring 2018Meeting date
AkronNo program information provided3rd Tuesday of the month
Ann ArborSept. 21 - Sogetsu-Leslie Rosinski
Oct. 19 - Sogetsu-Leslie Rosinski
Nov. 16 - Ichiyo - Janet Knowlton
Dec. 14 - Ichiyo - Janet Knowlton
Jan. 18 - Ohara - Chris Rachman
Feb. 15 - Ohara - Chris Rachman
Mar. 15 - Ichiyo - Janet Knowlton
Apr. 19 - Ohara - Ann Morrison
May 17 - Ohara - Ann Morrison
3rd Thursday of the month; September through May
1-2:30 PM Matthei Botanical Garden
AlbuquerqueSeptember 6 - Sangetsu - Demo/Workshop/Feedback by Rebecca Gibrail
October 4, - Ichiyo Demonstration/Workshop/Feedback by Betty Chowning
November 1 - Ichiyo Demonstration/Workshop/Feedback by Mable Orndorff
December 6, 11:30 a.m.
La Vida Llena, 10501 Lagrima de Oro NE
Catered Lunch and “White Elephant” Gift Exchange
$15.00 for lunch
January 3 - New Year Ichiyo Arrangements, Demonstration/Workshop/Feedback by Betty Chowning
February 7 - Finding and Using Interesting and Reasonably Priced Containers, Demo/Workshop/Feedback
by Maple Levine
March 7 - The Art of Omission: Beginning Arrangement with Missing Line - Demonstration/Workshop/Feedback by Agnes Franzak
April 4 - Ichiyo Demonstration/Workshop/Feedback by Sylvia Webb Koehler
May 2 - Origins of Ikenobo, Demo/Workshop/Feedback
by Ellen Morgan
June 6, 2018 -
Tanoan Country Club
Modern and Funky Ikebana—An Introduction Using Unconventional Materials with Living in Artistic Ways, Demonstration and Lunch
by Amira Matsuda, Jonin Somu, Sogetsu School of Ikebana
1st Wednesday of the month, All meetings at Albuquerque Garden Center at 12:30 and have a $10.00 fee unless otherwise noted
AshevilleClick here to see details on the programs offered by this chapter.4th Tuesday of the month
AtlantaSeptember 26: Center for the Puppetry Arts- a tour focusing on the Asian Puppets
October 28: Art in Bloom -an arrangement will be made to accompany a work of art.
January 23: History of Ikebana - Susan Cano will share a timeline of major Ikebana Schools accompanied by a display of arrangements.
February 24: The Wafu School, a review and workshop by Sue Wislar
April 24: Demonstration and workshop using an acrylic kenzan
May 15: Annual meeting and luncheon with a program by Mrs. Fusako Hoyrup from California who will demonstrate arrangements from the Wafu school.
Contact chapter for meeting dates
AugustaSept. 19--Hideko Rainey will demonstrate a beginners and a free style arrangement which will be followed by members doing their own arrangements using these principles.
October 17--A member will demonstrate an arrangement and lead a workshop for members at the Aiken Historical Museum.
Nov. 14--Hideko Rainey will demonstrate and challenge us with a new arrangement from Japan
Dec. 12--Hideko will demonstrate a holiday arrangement for members and Columbia guests. There will be a white elephant sale and a luncheon.
Jan. 16--Members will practice doing arrangements for our participation in the 2 upcoming camellia shows
Feb. 20--1 or 2 members will do demonstrations and there will be plant swap and luncheon
Mar. 20--We use homemade containers to practice for participation in the upcoming Sacred Heart Garden Festival
Apr. 11--members will make arrangements using large array of flowers. Luncheon will follow.
May 15--Restaurant lunch and installation of officers
3rd Tuesday of the month
BaltimoreNo summer meetings;
3rd Friday of the month
Baton RougeSept. 21, 2017 -- Program on Ikebana Bending Techniques at the home of Carolyn Stutts
Oct. 18, 2017 -- Abstract Arrangement with Large Leaves
Nov. 15, 2017 -- Kabari usage in a different way
Jan. 21, 2018 -- Mardi Gras Ikebana Arrangements
Feb. 13, 2018 -- SHOKA Arrangement
March 21, 2018 -- Using Mirrors as a base in Ikebana Arrangements and Ginza Sale
April 19, 2018 -- A visit to Imahara Japanese Gardens in St. Francisville, LA
May 17, 2018 -- Luncheon and Installation of Officers at the home of Larry Jonas
3rd Wednesday of the month, 10AM at Grace Baptist Church unless field trip is planned
BermudaNo program information provided
BostonOct. 11 - Ikenobo program - Details
Oct. 20-22 - Exhibit
Click here for more details on programs offered by this chapter.
3rd Tuesday of the month
CharlotteClick here for details on programs from the Charlotte website.1st Thursday of the month
ChicagoNo program information provided3rd Sunday of the month
Chinook, MontanaThe hostess prepares a lesson, sends out invitations
with the details of the lesson, and demonstrates the lesson at the meeting. Members bring materials and containers to the meeting so
that they may practice the lesson. Our members come from a radius of 200 miles.
60th Anniversary - July 18-19-20, 2017
4th Thursday April through October
ClevelandAug 2 - Karen Napoli Ichiyo , featuring an arrangement using stones/rocks to hold flowers.
Local teachers (Ikenobo, Ohara and Sogetsu ) through February
March - Maryjane Risch - Ichiyo workshop.
We'll be decorating a tree at the Cleveland Botanical Garden for their Holiday Show "GLOW".
1st Wednesday of the month
Colorado SpringsTea Time is at 12:00  • Program is at 12:30
Our chapter meet at The Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 
Click here for program details
3rd Wednesday of the month; September-May
Columbia, SCSept. 20 - Sogetsu Workshop with Norman Churchill
Oct. 18 - Ichiyo Work with Terri Todd
Nov. 15 - Sogetsu Workshop with Susan Cano
Dec. 20 - Holiday Workshop
Jan. 17 - Sogetsu Demonstration with Julie Jensen
Feb. 21 - Exhibit Prep
Mar. 19-21 Exhibit
April 18 - Ikenobo Workshop with Kathy Huang
May 16 - Elections and luncheon
3rd Wednesday of the month
ColumbusClick here for details on the programs offered by this chapter.
February 16th, 2018
Ohara School
Instructor: Joe Rotella
March 16th, 2018
Ikenobo School
Instructor: Dr. Gary Barlow
April 20th, 2018
Sogetsu School
Instructor: Karen Shockey
May 18th 2018
Sogetsu School
Instructor: Carol Hammond

Visiting Professor: Kaye B. Vosburgh Riji
June 15th - June 16th 2018
Sogetsu School
Location and times TBD
3rd Friday of the month; no meetings in January or February. Veridian Room, Franklin Park Conservatory, 9:30-noon. $15 for members and $25 for non members.
DallasSeptember 21 - Oshibana: The Japanese Art of Pressed Plant Material
October 19 - Arranging with Vines. Ginza!
October 22, 2017 2-4:30 - Arranging with Vines at Dianne Constable's home
November 16 - The World of Yasuko
December 17, Sunday 2-4:30 Holiday Celebration!
Using Unique Materials to Arrange Without Containers.
January 18, 2018 - Hanakago- Japanese Baskets for Ikebana
February 15 - Mitate: Everything OLDD is New Again.
February 18, 2018 2-4:30 - Mitate at Patricia O'Reilly's clubhouse
March 15 - Ikebana Arrangements Using Sedum.
April 19 - Kokedama: Mossball Arrangements. AM session at Highlands Christian Church; PM session 2-4:30 at Sudha Ramakrishna's home
May 17 - End of the Year Party!
Art of Making Sushi.
3rd Thursday of the month; no meetings June through August.
DaytonSept. 6 - Georgia Johnson, Freestyle - Ohara
Sept. 16 - Workshop at Knollwood Garden Center
Oct. 4- Nilda Perez, Sogetsu Lesson
Nov. 1 Beth Klaine - Ohara Lesson
Dec. 6 - Christmas Luncheon
Mar. 7 - Lynne Hamilton - Ohara Lesson
April 4 - Keiko Hergesheimer -Sogetsu Lesson
May 2 - Beth Klain - Ohara Lesson
June 6 - Keiko Hawkins - Sogetsu Lesson
July 11 - Tia Huston - Sogetsu Lesson
August 1 - Planning Meeting
1st Wednesday of the month
District of ColumbiaNo summer meetings;
June 20 Sogetsu Riji Luncheon and Demo;
Click here for details
Click here to register
Differs by geographic area of D.C. See website for details
DenverClick here for chapter program details
Oct. 14 - Invitation to Ikebana
Oct. 6-8 - Flower Show
Nov. 11 - Invitation to Ikebana
Dec. 2 - Invitation to Ikebana
2nd Saturday of the month
DetroitMarch 14 - Ichiyo lesson and Dolls program
April 11 - Ikenobo lesson and Spring Moon basket arrangement
May 10 - Annual Public Event
June 13 - Sogetsu lesson and Vegetable garnishes program
July 11 - Sogetsu lesson and Free Style accented with Origami program
August 8 - Ikenobo lesson and Art interpretation through Ikebana program
September 12 - Sogetsu lesson and Celebration Morimono program
Oct. 10 - Ichiyo lesson and Harvest Moon Basket Arrangement program
Nov. 14 - Ichiyo lesson and Thanksgiving Morimono program
December 12 - Sogetsu lesson and Holiday Arrangement with Fan program
2nd Wednesday of the month
FayettevilleSept. 22 - Ikenobo Workshop by Sensei Muriel Scrivner
Oct. 26-27 - Ohara Workshop by Sensei Jose Salcedo
January 18-19 - Ikenobo Demo with Mary Lee Hawse and Maria Williams
March 1 - Floral Focus on Camellias - preparation for exhibit
March 3-4 - 72nd Annual Fayetteville Camellia Show
April 26 - 7 leaf Aspidistra Demo by Jeanette Confer - Ikenobo
May 24 - Annual luncheon and Installation of Officers
4th Thursday of the month
Fort WorthSeptember 8 - Silver Anniversary Celebration—25 Years -All-Member Ikebana Exhibition
October 13 - Kiku Matsuri—Chrysanthemum Festival; Demonstration and Workshop,
*Saturday & Sunday, October 28 & 29 - Aki Matsuri—Japanese Fall Festival in the Fort Worth Japanese Garden
November 10 - Silver Anniversary Special Event—Ikenobo with Nanako
Nanako Tingleaf, Ikenobo Professor, Houston Chapter
December 8 at 11 AM - Holiday Party, Potluck Lunch
January 12 - Hana Tsutsumi—Japanese Flower Wrapping; Making Washi Paper Containers Workshop
February 9 - Composition using Unconventional Materials; Demonstration and Workshop
March 9 - Using Spring Bulbs; Demonstration and Workshop
April 13 - Emphasizing a Sculptural Element in Arrangement; Demonstration and Workshop
*Saturday & Sunday, April 21 & 22 - Haru Matsuri—Japanese Spring Festival in the Fort Worth Japanese Garden
May 11 - Silver Anniversary End of Year Luncheon/Installation of Officers
Pot Luck Luncheon and Social
*Sunday thru Sunday, June 16– July 8 Tao Arts/Ikebana Exhibit at Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX
Display of Ikebana and Sumi-e Paintings
2nd Friday of the month; no summer meetings
HarrisburgClick here for program details1st Wednesday of the month except during July and August
All meetings at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; Fellowship Hall
9:30 Set up for Workshops
10 programs
HonoluluClick here for program details from the Honolulu website
1st Sunday of the month
HoustonClick here to be directed to the programs offered by this chapter.1st Tuesday of the month, no meetings June, July, August
Jefferson County, ALSept 20 - Birmingham Botanical Garden
3rd Wednesday of the month
LansingOct. 19 - Workshop for haiku-inspired autumnal arrangements for annual Homecoming display
Oct. 20-22 - Annual Homecoming Display at University Club of Michigan State University
Oct. 22 - Public talk and demonstration
Nov. 18 - Workshop, holiday season arrangement, instructor: Pat Kaplan
March 10 - Workshop, guest instructor to be arranged
May - field trip to be arranged
June - annual meeting luncheon and election of officers.
2nd Saturday of the month
Los AngelesClick here for chapter program details.3rd Sunday of the month except during summer months. Meetings at Johrei Fellowship unless otherwise noted.
MadisonJune 13 - Leaf manipulations in arrangements--Lynn Laufenberg
Jul. 11 - Using bottles as containers for arrangements
Aug. 1 - Using storm window screen material to create containers
Sept. 12 -Stands, platforms, and runners under arrangements
Oct. 10 -to be announced
Oct. 16 - -visit to Anderson Japanese Gardens, Rockford, Illinois
2nd Wednesday of the month; May through October; except August which is August 1
Melbourne, FLClick here for details on the programs offered by this chapter.2nd Tuesday of the month; September through May
Memphis BambooSeptember 7, 2017 -
Preview of the year’s workshop designs
October 5, 2017 - Iron stands with driftwood, lotus leaves and pods
November 2, 2017 - Three Rocks and cup holder Ikebana design
December 2, 2017, 2-5pm
Christmas Party with guests
January 2018 No general meeting
February 1, 2018 - Using Glass Containers
March 1, 2018 at 10:30
Painting of Painting of Silk, Wood or Paper Screen Backgrounds for Designs
April 5, 2018 at 10:30
Horizontal Designs Using Bamboo Containers
May 3, 2018 at 10:30
Play Day! Chiko School – Sand Kits and Black Base
1st Friday of every month. Times are 1pm for beginners and 2 pm for advanced students. Classes are held in the Rick Pudwell Horticulture Center at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117. Space is limited, registration required, and fees apply.
Mexico CityOctober 20-Workshop by Sensei Renee Niño de Rivera
November 17-Visit to El Humedal a project financed and directed by philantropist Enrique Alvarez
December 8-Christmas Diner
January 19-Workshop at Masako Kasuga's home
February 26,27,28 Annual Exhibit at Navy Club
March-Worshop by Sensei Berenice Montes Angeles
April 20-Workshop by Sensei Lillan Ito
May 18-Workshop Toshio Kashiwagi de Kano
June 15-Swearing in of new Board
3rd Friday of the month
MiamiSeptember 19 program - canceled due to Hurricane
October 17 - "Tea Ceremony" presented by members of the Urasenke Ichimira-Kai
Workshop - Nageire - basic and advanced
November 21 - "Kimono with Four Seasons: traditional manners and customs in life of Japan" by Yoko Messersmith Workshop: Holiday Centerpieces
December No meeting
January 16 - "Japanese Calligraphy" by Mieko Kubota
Workshop: Shoka with bamboo
February 20 - "Haiku" by Dorothy Downs
Workshop: Iris and landscape - basic and advanced
March 20 - "Hina Matsuri" - Doll Festival by Susan Garcia
Workshop: Ohara with Marjorie Davidson
April 17 - "Hat Decoration" by Ines Mander
Workshop: Using flowering branches - basic and advanced
3rd Tuesday of the month, except June, July, August & December
Middle GeorgiaSept. 21 - An Ikebana challenge
Oct. 19 - Branches, Sticks and Bamboo
Nov. 16 - Field Trip to Atlanta
Jan. 18 - Tea Ceremony film and Chabana
Feb. 15 - Ichiyo Flowing Form
March 16-25 - Cherry Blossom Festival Exhibit
April 19 - Origami
3rd Thursday of the month
No meetings in June, July or August
MilwaukeeClick here for details on programs offered by this chapter.2nd Wednesday of the month
Minneapolis -St. PaulClick here to see details on programs offered by this chapter.Most often Friday mornings. See website for specifics
MobileClick here to be directed to the Mobile Chapter Facebook page1st Friday of the month
Monterey BaySeptember 19, 2017 – Installation of Officers; Report on the 11th Ikebana Int’l World Convention
October 17, 2017 - Demonstration
November 21, 2017 - Demonstration
December 12, 2017 – Demonstration
January 16, 2018 - Demonstration
February 14, 2018 - Valentine’s Day School Outreach Workshop
February 20, 2018 - Demonstration
March 20, 2018 - Demonstration
April 17, 2018 – Chapter Anniversary Luncheon – venue to be announced
May 11, 2018 – Mother’s Day School Outreach Workshop
May 15, 2017 – Demonstration
May 2017 – Chapter Joint Board Meeting – Date and Location TBD
3rd Tuesday of the months of September through May
Montreal Canada
Click here for information
September 26 - Presentation of four ikebana schools in Montreal
Ikenobo (Carol Morin), Ohara (Helen Palazy),Sogetsu (Nilofar Husain), Koryu Shoutoukai (Cam Ly Le)
October 31 - Mini demonstration and workshop presented by Mrs. Nilofar Husain of Sogetsu school
November 28 - Mini demonstration and workshop presented by Mrs. Lynn Williams and Mrs. Adrienne Doedel of Ohara school
January 30 -
Mini demonstration and workshop presented by Ms. Josiane Girard of Koryu Shoutoukai school
February 27 - Mini demonstration and workshop presented by Mr. Raynald Donais of Ikenobo school
March 27 - Demonstration by Mrs. Helen Westington, invited professor of Ohara school in Ottawa.
April 24 - Piano concert and mini ikebana demonstration at Piano Esmonde White
May 19 and 20 -
Annual Exhibition at the Japanese Pavilion of the Montreal Botanical Garden
June 19 - General Assembly, elections and end of season lunch
4th Tuesday - no meetings July or August.
NaplesClick here for details on programs offered by this chapter.1st Wednesday of the months of October through May
New OrleansNo program information provided2nd Friday of the month; 10AM at Longue Due Plantation - Sept. - May
New YorkClick here for details on programs offered by this chapter.Dates vary; see website for detail.
North CantonJuly 26 - Mieko Fujimoto - Cultural program
Aug 23 - Maggie Lin - Ikenobo - Free Style an Karen Yee Ikenobo from Pittsburgh Chapter
Sept. 27 - Isa Ranganathan - Ohara
Oct. 25 - Atsumi Sewell - Sogetsu - Holiday Arrangements
Dec. 6 - Alliance Country Club - Holiday lunch and Installation of Officers
4th Wednesday of the week; No programs January-March
OmahaSeptember 20, Autumn Arrangements
Demonstration by Carla Imray
6:30 Norm's Door Service
October 6-8, Japanese Ambience Festival at Lauritzen Gardens
Members participating in our annual fall flower show
November 15, Thanksgiving arrangement with fruits and vegetables
Workshop by Pat Kindelon
6:30 p.m. Norm's Door Service
December 6, Holiday Get-Together
Visiting a Christmas village at a local library and later enjoying a sushi
January, 2018
Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu!
No meeting
February 21, Demonstrations by our represented schools of Ikebana: Ichiyo, Koryu and OHara. 6:30 p.m.
Norms's Door Service
March 21, Crafting origami eggs with members, Anna Hutchinson and
Lianne Stevens
6:30 p.m. Norm's Door Service
April 18, Workshop by Marilyn Hoskins, Master, Ichiyo School
630 p.m. Norm's Door Service
May 4-6 Spring Flower Show
Lauritzen Gardens
June 30, Tea at Loess Hills Lavender Farm in Missouri Valley, Iowa
Initiation of officers
July 3
Picnic Potluck hosted by members: Jim and Susan Kelley
Dinner and fireworks
6:30 p.m.
3rd Wednesday of the month; No meeting in January or August
Orlando Winter ParkSeptember 14 - Workshop by Irene Gomulka, Group Arrangement.
October 12 - Workshop by Irene Gomulka & Faye Conti, Exhibiting Ikebana Arrangements.
October 14 & 15 - Fall Exhibit at Leu Gardens, Ikebana: Orlando Chapter’s 50th Golden Anniversary.
November 9 - Workshop by Irene Gomulka, Morimono Basket Arrangements.
December 14 - Holiday Luncheon at Sushi Lola’s Japanese & Korean Restaurant
January 11, 2018 - Workshop by Betty Strandberg, Dried Materials.
February 8 - Bonsai Workshop by Adam Lavigne
March 8 - Workshop by Yoko Cappiello, Fun With Origami
March 23 - Classical Ikebana Workshop by Minh Haeusler: 10 am – noon. 50th Golden Anniversary Event
March 23 - Ikebana Demonstration & Book Signing by Minh
March 24 - Ikebana Workshops by Minh Haeusler
April 12 - Workshop by Pinky Ormond, Leu Gardens Staff, Small Container Gardening.
May 10 - Installation of Officers & Annual Potluck Luncheon
2nd Thursday of the months of September through May.
OttawaClick here for details on programs offered by this chapterLast Wednesday of the month; except December. No meetings June,July, August.
PanamaJULY 22 Within Japanese Festivals of the stars... TANABATA, Ikebana Panama Chapter celebrates in July 22nd a collective exhibition of flowers and table setting designs, with tables set for coffee/Tea for two!

JULY 22 IKEBANA PANAMA CHAPTER will be signing an Aliance with the Association of Engineers and Architects of Panama (S.P.I.A.) and CIMIP (Circle of Intellectual Women of Panama: Researchers in Science, Economy, Communications, etc.) to work on a special project created by our chapter, of free workshops to empower elementary school children with a complete experience on "Culture (including Ikebana) and Science".

AUGUST 12 & 26 IKEBANA WORKSHOPS open to the public at Hotel Continental

SEPTEMBER 9 & 16 IKEBANA WORKSHOPS open to general public at Hotel Continental

SEPTEMBER 28 IKEBANA WORKSHOP/DEMONSTRATION at the terrace of a restaurante at Multiplaza Mall for free viewing of workshop
2nd Tuesday of the month
PhiladelphiaSept. 28 - Luncheon & Demonstration
Click here for details on other programs offered by this chapter
4th Thursday of the month
Phoenix/Sun CitiesNo program information provided3rd Wednesday of the month
PittsburghSeptember 14, 2017 - Founder's Day Anniversary Tea - All Members will display their work including an object to compliment their design.
October 12, 2017 - Keika-Kazan School Workshop
November 9, 2017 - Sogetsu School Workshop
March 8, 2018 - Ichiyo School Workshop - A collaborative effort to assist the National Ceramic Education Council with 5000-7000 anticipated participants
April 12, 2018 - Field Trip to see cherry blossoms planted by Sakura Project in Pittsburgh and supported by Chapter #25 with an annual donation.
May 10, 2018 - Ohara School Workshop
June 14, 2018 - Ikenobo School Workshop; Election and installation of officers service
2nd Thursday of the month
PortlandSeptember 25 - Presentation of the 2017 II World Convention in Okinawa, Japan on DVD
December 4 - Holiday Luncheon. with Miniature Ikebana
March 26 - Demonstration by Carolyn Alter, Ohara School
June 4 - Installation of Officers
4th Mondays of Sept., Oct., Mar., May and June
Sarah P Duke
September 20 – Ackland Art Museum tour of Japanese prints with docent
October 18 – Ohara workshop all day with Karen Chevrotee
November 15 – Practice arrangements learned in October workshop
December 13 – Make holiday arrangements at member’s home
February 21 – Learn Chinese Brush Stroke Painting with Alice Zhau
March 21 – Ohara workshop all day with Karen Chevrotee
April 21 – Practice floral arrangement at member’s home
May 16 – Luncheon and annual business meeting
4th Wednesday of the month; except January.
Rochester July 20 - Demo & workshop (Gail Newman, Ichiyo)
August 17 - Demo & workshop (Ann Nash, Ichiyo School)
October 19 - Demo & workshop (David Williams, Ichiyo), Gail Newman gives How to Info for Ikebana photography/photo editing
November 16 - Demo & workshop (Saskia Eller, Ohara), Sandra Weber presents tips for photographing Asian Garden Scenes
January 18 - Luncheon Social at Sakura Home Restaurant 11:00 a.m.
April 19 - Demo & workshop (Jerome Cushman, Hijiri Ikenobo), Fresh Flower Jewelry Making with Fauzia Jamshed
May 17 - Demo & workshop (Yasuko Spence, Hijiri Ikenobo), Luba Morsch offers Fun Ways With Herbs: borage, lovage, sweet woodruff
June 21 - Garden Tour (gardens of Ann & Robert Nash in Webster, NY)
3rd Thursday of the month;except January and February.
SacramentoClick here to be directed to programs offered by this chapter3rd Monday of the month usually. See dates on left.
No meetings June - August
San AntonioSept. 14 - Mingei Art - Display of Tea Bowls used for Tea Ceremony
Oct. 8 - Exhibit
Nov. 9 Getting Familiar with Japanese Snacks - Yokan - Sogetsu School demo and Workshop
Dec. 14 - Getting Familiar with Japanese Snacks - Onigiri and Spam Musubi; also Calligraphy paintings and Kimono Dressing
Jan. 11 - Ikenobo demo and workshop
Feb. 8 - Getting familiar with Japanese Snacks - Yaki Soba and Sogetsu Demo and Workshop
Mar. 8 - Ohara School Demo and Workshop
April 13 - Japanese snacks - Odango; Ichiyo demo and workshop
May 10 - Luncheon and Installation of Officers
2nd Thursday of the month
No summer meetings
San DiegoClick here to be directed to programs offered by this chapter.
Anniversary - March 24-25
4th Wednesday of the month, except Nov & Dec when it is the 3rd Wed.
San FranciscoClick here for details from the San Francisco chapter website.3rd Friday of the month; September - May. No summer meetings
SarasotaClick here for details on programs offered by this chapter.4th Monday of the months of September through May
Seattle1/27 - New Year celebration and chapter meeting at Glendale Country Club
Feb 7-11 Northwest Flower & Garden Show (Wed-Sun) Washington State Trade & Convention Center
Mar 15 Chapter Meeting
(Thu) Presentation by Lynn Miyauchi , The Fabulous Furoshiki: A New Twist
Mar 25-26 26th Annual exhibition by Sogetsu Mercer Island Branch
(Sat- Sun) Community Center at Mercer View
Apr 19 Chapter Meeting
(Thu)Presentation by Linda Suyama, Azuma Gallery
Japanese Art Inspiration for Ikebana
Apr 20-22 Cherry Blossom Festival (Fri-Sun) Seattle Center
May 26-27 Annual Chapter 19 Exhibition (Sat-Sun) Seattle Art Museum
May 31 Chapter Meeting
(Thu )Ikebana Challenge & catered lunch
3rd Thursday of the months of September through May.
All meetings at UM church on Mercer Island unless otherwise specified
Jamaica -St. Andrews, No program information providedNo August meeting
St. LouisOctober: Tour of the Japanese Garden with a Docent/Guide
November: Ohara School demonstration and hands-on workshop
December: Holiday lunch and workshop with Ikenobo Ikebana Society, St. Louis Chapter
January: Fundraising luncheon; visit to St. Louis Art Museum Exhibit of Japanese Prints
February: Hands-on workshop featuring alstroemeria in all black containers
March: Lesson in Tia Chi
April: Cooking lesson on edible flowers
May: Celebration of Children's Day, May 5
June: Hands-on Leaf Manipulation Workshop
September: Annual Japanese Festival at Missouri Botanical Garden
3rd Wednesday of the month; No meetings July or August
St. PetersburgClick here for details on programs offered by this chapter.
3rd Monday of the months of September through May.
SpokaneWorkshops: August 6, September 3, October 1, Nov 5, Dec 3
In 2018 workshops on March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3
1st Sunday of the month; no meeting in January. 1:30 at Manito Park meeting room
Tacoma-OlympiaSeptember 2017: demo and workshop by Dean Ishiki, Senke Ikebana
October: Chigirie workshop by Misako Plant; white elephant sale.
December: Christmas luncheon at Olympia Golf and Country Club, demo by Yoshi Erickson, Ikenobo Ikebana; raffles.
January 2018: Portraits in Petals, workshop
February: Calendar Bags workshop by Marcia Mahaffey
March: Talk and Power Point on "Pine and the Cherry: Japanese Americans in Washington " by Mayumi Tsutakawa.
April: Demo and workshop either Ohara or Saga Goryu (to be determined); white elephant sale.
May: Tour to Seattle to the sculpture studio and home of Gerard Tsutakawa (former home of Gerard's father, well known sculptor, George Tsutakawa); lunch at a restaurant; trip to Seattle's Kubota Garden.
June: Annual meeting, installation of new officers, potluck, live auction.
4th Wednesday of the month
TorontoSept. 6 - Pre show discussion and demonstration for arrangement ideas
Nov. 8 - Japanese Calligraphy
Dec. 2 - Festive Workshop
Feb. 24 - Japanese tea brewing
May 12 - Orchid Seminar
Early Summer - Early summer tour
June 9 - Annual General Meeting wit Potluck
Varies - Wed PM and Sat PM; see website for details
Traverse City45th Anniversary Celebration October 4,20171st Wednesday of the month
WilmingtonClick here for program details from the Wilmington websiteDates vary - see website for details
Winston SalemSeptember 5, 2017 "Techniques for Preserving Materials" by Joyce Adams .
November 7, 2017 "Workshop" presented by Rita Guyes and Elaine Wells in Greensboro
February 7, 2018 " Sogetsu Workshop" at the home of Merle Tedder in Winston-Salem
March 6, 2018 "Ohara Workshop" presented by Marcia Wright in Greensboro
April 3, 2018 "Open Meeting" to be held at the Forsyth Country Club, Winston-Salem - Presenter will be Kay Storck who will demonstrate Sumie and include participation by the members.
May 1, 2018 Luncheon at the Forsyth Country Club, Winston- Salem
June 5, 2018 Planning Meeting at Forsyth Country Club, Winston-Salem
1st Tuesday of the month; except July and August