PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES 2018-2019


Information current as of 8.30.18. All programs and activities are open to members and guests. All programs held at the Shepard Garden & Arts Center are free and open to the public without charge.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018                 TREASURED JAPANESE BASKETS AND IKEBANA

Noon                              Shepard Garden & Arts Center


Potluck Luncheon and program


JoAnn Fujikawa, from the San Francisco Bay Area, teams up with Sacramento I.I.’s Helen Tashima. JoAnn’s appreciation and knowledge of Japanese baskets and Helen’s Sogetsu artistry promise an informative program and beautiful arrangements.


OCTOBER 5-7, 2018                                  FALL CELEBRATION


Shepard Garden & Arts Center semi-annual plant, art, and craft sale and Chapter fundraiser is open to the public from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday.


Ikebana will set up our display on Friday, October 5, beginning at 11:00 am. Members help sell donated plant and garden related items at the booth each day and cleanup after the sale on Sunday. 


MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2018                                                CREATIVE ADVENTURES WTH NEW TEACHERS: MIDOLLINO, CHICKEN WIRE, RIBBONS, AND/OR GLUE GUNS?

Noon                                                                       Shepard Garden & Arts Center


Sacramento I.I.’s Victoria Croft and Yasmin Spiegel will inspire us to “push the envelope” with their demonstration of the use of non-traditional materials in ikebana arrangements.


MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019                           THE CREATION OF IKEBANA CONTAINERS

Noon                              Shepard Garden & Arts Center


Potter Roy Lizama will demonstrate his technique for making earthy vases that are well suited to ikebana.



MONDAY, FEBRARY 18, 2019                           TAIKO PRESENTATION

Noon                                                               Shepard Garden & Arts Center


Unknown to most, Taiko is the Japanese word for drums of any origin. Kristy Oshiro is a professional taiko artist associated with multiple groups in the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay areas. She has performed and given taiko workshops across the U.S. and in Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Australia, and New Zealand.

MARCH 15-17, 2019                                            SPRING CELEBRATION


Shepard Garden & Arts Center semi-annual plant, art and crafts sale and Chapter fundraiser is open to the public from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday.


Ikebana will set up its booth on Friday, March 15, beginning at 11:00 am. Members help sell donated plant and garden related items at the booth each day and cleanup after the sale on Sunday. 


SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019                           SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA I.I. FLOWER SHOW


Ikebana International San Francisco Bay Area Chapter #31 exhibition. Bus trip to the biennial flower show at the County Fair Building, 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Check the Sacramento I.I. newsletter for details.


MONDAY MAY 20, 2019                        COLORS OF SPRING (HARU NO IRO)

Potluck luncheon and program                    Shepard Garden & Arts Center


Sahshah Middleton, Sogetsu floral designer who is active in the Sacramento and San Francisco I.I. chapters, will guide our last meeting of this ikebana year. She has managed the San Francisco County Fair’s flower show, participates in several garden clubs, and is noted for her stimulating presentations.