To see information on any North & Central American Ikebana chapter activities
- Find the city
- Click on the city name to be directed to the chapter website or a contact email
- Make note of when the chapter meets
- Ikebana members are welcome to any chapter meeting, though an email advising them of your attendance is appreciated as many programs require advance registration.
- Guests are often welcome, simply inquire via an email.
All 70 chapters in North & Central American Region are listed below alphabetically.
Chapter Programs 2018-19
|Chapter Location||Programs Fall 2018 to Spring 2019||Meeting date|
|Akron||No program information available at this time.||3rd Tuesday of the month|
|Ann Arbor||No program information available at this time.||3rd Thursday of the month; September through May
1-2:30 PM Matthei Botanical Garden
|Albuquerque||No program information available at this time.||1st Wednesday of the month, All meetings at Albuquerque Garden Center at 12:30 and have a $10.00 fee unless otherwise noted|
|Asheville||Click here to see details on the programs offered by this chapter.||4th Tuesday of the month|
|Atlanta||Dec. 4 - Holiday Luncheon and Atlanta Artist Gallery Tour|
Jan 8 - Japanese Cultural Program
Feb. 26 One Material Floral Focus workshop
Mar 26 - Exhibit Prep workshop
April 7 and 28 - Installation of arrangements in Atlanta Artist Gallery
|Contact chapter for meeting dates|
|Augusta||No program information available at this time.||3rd Tuesday of the month|
|Baltimore||Oct. 19 Friendship Tea with Sogetsu Demonstration by Keith Stanley||3rd Friday of the month|
|Baton Rouge||Wednesday, OCTOBER 17, 2018|
Program: Arrangements using Sugarcane
Presented by: Diane Saye and Sylvia Blanchard Provided: Sugarcane only
Supplies needed: nageire container, flowers to compliment, shears, gloves.
November 21, 2018 Happy Thanksgiving!
*Fourth Wednesday of the Month
Wednesday, NOVEMBER 28, 2018
Program: Arrangements with Cotton
Presented by: Madeline Breidenbach
Review Ikebana International Book – Volume 62: Issue 2: Page 26 (see cotton arrangements)
Provided: Cotton only
Supplies needed: container, kenzan, shears, small flowers or berries, leaves or grasses that will compliment your arrangement.
DECEMBER 2018 - Happy Holidays!!!
Wednesday, JANUARY 16, 2019
Program: Preparation for Exhibit
Presented by: Diane Saye, Sylvia Blanchard
Friday - Sunday, JANUARY 18-20, 2019
9200 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 7081
Wednesday, FEBRUARY 20, 2019
Program: Arrangement in a Basket
Presented by: Terri Lamb
Review Ikebana International Book – Volume 62: Issue 2: Page 52, article on Japanese Baskets. Also same book see page 11 for arrangements
Supplies needed: Basket, container for both basket and water, shears, line material with a bend, flowers to compliment. (kenzan if needed)
March 5, 2019 Mardi Gras
Wednesday, MARCH 20, 2019
Program: Okinawa Blue Zone, Okinawa Japan, the culture, the people and everyday life
Presented by: Beth Moore, guest speaker
Diane Saye will make arrangements using Okinawa
Also if anyone else has containers or anything from Okinawa Japan, please bring.
MARCH 28-31, 2019 – Art & Bloom – NOMA
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Program: Large Outdoor Arrangements
Presented by: Diana Saye, Terri Lamb
Will work in groups using large containers or baskets. Will bring several pictures for show and tell before the program.
Place: Terri Lamb’s Home (if weather permits). If weather does not permit will move indoors – to Grace Baptist Church.
Hostesses: Out to eat for lunch somewhere locally.
APRIL 21, 2019 - EASTER
Wednesday, MAY 15, 2019
Place: Ruth Pace’s home 11:30am
3920 Floyd Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
|3rd Wednesday of the month, 10AM at Grace Baptist Church unless field trip is planned|
|Bermuda||No program information available at this time.|
|Boston||Click here for program details in Boston.||3rd Tuesday of the month|
|Charlotte||Click here for details on programs by the Charlotte chapter.||1st Thursday of the month|
|Chicago||Click here for information on this chapter's activities and meetings.||3rd Sunday of the month|
|Cleveland||No program information available at this time.||1st Wednesday of the month|
|Colorado Springs||Tea 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||Click here for details on this chapter's meetings and activities||3rd Wednesday of the month|
|Columbus||Click here for details on the programs offered by this chapter. ||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.|
|Dallas||Click here for details on this chapter's programs and events.||3rd Thursday of the month; no meetings June through August.|
|Dayton||No program information available at this time.||1st Wednesday of the month|
|District of Columbia||Click here for details on this chapter's programs and events. |
Click here for info on special event on Oct. 10, 2018
|Differs by geographic area of D.C. See website for details|
|Denver||Click here for chapter program details||2nd Saturday of the month|
|Detroit||Click here for details on this chapter's programs and events.||2nd Wednesday of the month|
|Fayetteville||No program information available at this time.||4th Thursday of the month|
|Fort Worth||Click here for details on this chapter's programs and events.||2nd Friday of the month; no summer meetings|
|Harrisburg||Click here for program details||1st Wednesday of the month except during July and August
All meetings at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; Fellowship Hall
9:30 Set up for Workshops
|Honolulu||Click here for program details from the Honolulu website||1st Sunday of the month|
|Houston||Click here to be directed to the programs offered by this chapter.||1st Tuesday of the month, no meetings June, July, August|
|Jefferson County||No program information available at this time.||3rd Wednesday of the month|
|Lansing||No program information available at this time.||2nd Saturday of the month|
|Los Angeles||Click here for chapter program details.||3rd Sunday of the month except during summer months. Meetings at Johrei Fellowship unless otherwise noted.|
|Madison||Upcoming meetings will be on|
All these meetings are at the Olbrich Botanic Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin.
|2nd Wednesday of the month; May through October; except August which is August 1|
|Melbourne, FL||Click here for details on the programs offered by this chapter.||2nd Tuesday of the month; September through May|
|Memphis Bamboo||No program information available at this time.||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 City||No program information available at this time||3rd Friday of the month|
|Miami||Click here to see this chapter's programs and events.||3rd Tuesday of the month, except June, July, August & December|
|Middle Georgia||20 Sept 2018 - Using Metal Grids - Jho Tu |
18 Oct 2018 - Wabi Sabi- Yuko Hancock
16 Nov 2018 - Morimono Maria Muniz and Peggy DeFore
13 Dec 2018 Luncheon at O Charlie’s Restaurant in Warner Robins, GA at 11:30 AM
17 Jan 2019 - New Year’s Arrangements - Dee Boren
21 Feb 2019 - Tea Ceremony and Chabana Donna Scott
21 Mar 2019- Using Dried Materials - Lucy Hicks
18 Apr 2019 - Lines and Spaces in Ikebana - Chong Ae Faber
16 May 2019 Annual Meeting and Installation of new Board; home of Meei Hill in Warner Robins at 1:00 PM
|3rd Thursday of the month - Flint Energies Bldg, 900 GA Hwy 96, Warner Robins, GA at 2PM
No meetings in June, July or August
|Milwaukee||Click here for details on programs offered by this chapter.||2nd Wednesday of the month|
|Minneapolis -St. Paul||Click here to see details on programs offered by this chapter.||Most often Friday mornings. See website for specifics|
|Mobile||Click here to be directed to the Mobile Chapter Facebook page||1st Friday of the month|
|Monterey Bay||Click here to see this chapter's programs and events.||3rd Tuesday of the months of September through May|
|Montreal Canada||Click here for information||4th Tuesday - no meetings July or August.|
|Naples||Click here to see this chapter's programs and events.||1st Wednesday of the months of October through May|
|New Orleans||No program information provided at this time||2nd Friday of the month; 10AM at Longue Due Plantation - Sept. - May|
|New York||Click here for details on programs offered by this chapter.||Dates vary; see website for detail.|
|North Canton||No program information provided at this time||4th Wednesday of the week; No programs January-March|
|Omaha||No program information provided at this time.||3rd Wednesday of the month; No meeting in January or August|
|Orlando Winter Park||Click here to see this chapter's programs and events.||2nd Thursday of the months of September through May.|
|Ottawa||Click here for details on programs offered by this chapter||Last Wednesday of the month; except December. No meetings June,July, August.|
|Panama||Click here to see information on this chapter's programs and events.||2nd Tuesday of the month|
|Philadelphia||Click here to see information on this chapter's programs and events.||4th Thursday of the month|
|Pittsburgh||Click here for information on this chapter's programs and events.||2nd Thursday of the month|
|Portland||Click here for information on this chapter's programs and events.||4th Mondays of Sept., Oct., Mar., May and June|
Sarah P Duke
|January 23, '18 Miniature arrangements|
February 27, '19 Brush Stroke Painting with Alice Zhao
March 27, '19 Ohara workshop with Karen Chevrotee
April 24, '19 Members do arrangements
May 22, '19 Business meeting and luncheon
|4th Wednesday of the month; except January.|
|Rochester||Click here for information on this chapter's programs and events.||3rd Thursday of the month;except January and February.|
|Sacramento||Click here to be directed to programs offered by this chapter||3rd Monday of the month usually. See dates on left.
No meetings June - August
|San Antonio||Click here for information on this chapter's programs and events.||2nd Thursday of the month
No summer meetings
|San Diego||Click here for information on this chapter's programs and events||4th Wednesday of the month, except Nov & Dec when it is the 3rd Wed.|
|San Francisco||Click here for details from the San Francisco chapter website.||3rd Friday of the month; September - May. No summer meetings|
|Sarasota||Click here for details on programs offered by this chapter.||4th Monday of the months of September through May|
|Seattle||Click here for information on this chapter's programs and events.||3rd Thursday of the months of September through May.
All meetings at UM church on Mercer Island unless otherwise specified
|Jamaica -St. Andrews,||Sept. 17 - Annual Meeting|
Oct. 20 - Ichiyo Evening
Nov. 17 - Christmas Arrangement
Dec. 9 - Holiday Luncheon
Jan. 19, 2019 - Guest Speaker - Betty Ashley - Sogetsu
Feb. 16 - Sogetsu Evening
March 16 - Birthday Celebration - Picnic in the Mountain
April 20-27 Workshop
May 18 - Ohara Evening
June 1-2 - Exhibition
June 15 - Business Meeting
July 21 - Japan Art/Craft
|No August meeting|
|St. Louis||Click here for information on this chapter's programs and events.||3rd Wednesday of the month; No meetings July or August|
|St. Petersburg||Click here for details on programs offered by this chapter. ||3rd Monday of the months of September through May.|
|Sun City/Arizona||Click here for information on this chapter's programs and events.||3rd Wednesday of the month|
|Spokane||No program information available at this time||1st Sunday of the month; no meeting in January. 1:30 at Manito Park meeting room|
|Tacoma-Olympia||September 26, 2018. Ichiyo School Demo Demonstration and Workshop with Jules Hoffmeister using dahlias.|
9:30 social, 10:00 business meeting and workshop
Asia Pacific Cultural Center,
October 24, 2019. Sogetsu Demonstration and Workshop with Megumi Schacher. 9:30 social, 10:00 business meeting and workshop
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
November - no meeting
December 6,2018 (Thursday). Holiday Luncheon and raffle. Demonstrator : Senke School with Dean Ishiki.
11:30 a.m.Tacoma Golf and Country Club.
Jan. 23, 2019 - Seika arrangements with aspidistra; Jean Kawaoka demo and workshop. Gloria Del Lutheran Church; 10AM
Feb. 27 - Origami with Misako Plant. White Elephant plant sale; Asia Pacific Culture Center; 10AM
Mar 27 - Art and Haiku; Gloria Del Lutheran Church; 10AM
April 24 - Kofu School Demo and Workshop with Sybil Hunter. Asia Pacific Cultural Center; 10AM
May 3-4 - May Fest at Lakewood Gardens
May 22 - Bus Tour; Saga Goryu Workshop with David Komeiji, Henjyaji Temple, time TBD
June 26 - Annual Meeting; Home of Clara Ladd
|4th Wednesday of the month|
|Toronto||Click here for information on this chapter's programs and events.||Varies - Wed PM and Sat PM; see website for details|
|Traverse City||January--no meeting|
February--Book discussion on Return to Japan.
March--Forcing branches,such as forsythia, into bloom. Tool sharpening demo.
April--Containers. Discussion of various types and uses. Presentation by Brent Heerspink, a potter.
May--Workshop with Level 3 Ohara instructor, Pat Kaplan.
June--Moribana instruction and construction.
July--Continue progression from June.
August--Continue with Ohara; Nageire cascading.
September--Bonsai or traditional landscape of Ohara.
October--Founders' Luncheon and program (TBD).
November--Morimono demo and construction.
December--Christmas luncheon--just for fun!
|1st Wednesday of the month|
|Wilmington||Click here for program details from the Wilmington website||Dates vary - see website for details|
|Winston Salem||No program information available at this time.||1st Tuesday of the month; except July and August|