EXCURSIONS

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016
EXCURSION #1

DEBBI VIRGA - Gekkeikan Sake Factory ($45, Limited to 12 participants)

MEET 9:30 HOTEL LOBBY
First, there will be a short visit to hobbyist Kathleen O’Donnell’s bonsai collection. Then on to Gekkeikan Sake Factory (in Folsom) for a guided tour followed by Sake tasting, along with a light fare of sushi and chicken teriyaki. Next, proceed into Old Town Folsom, where participants can roam around on their own or with the group. On the way back to Sacramento, there will be a stop to tour Tina Joy Yates’ creative yard where wine and crackers will be served. Expected arrival back at the hotel is 4:00p.m.

EXCURSION #2

CLARENCE SMITH - Stone Gathering at Cache Creek ($50, Limited to 15 participants)

MEET 8:30 HOTEL LOBBY
Clarence began working with bonsai as a member of the American Bonsai Association in Sacramento in 1972. He has served as the club President and has been collecting stones for over 40 years. He has been to Cache Creek many times and will be a very knowledgeable guide on this excursion. The location has many beautiful Jasper stones and occupies a large, dry river bed. Wear long pants, good shoes or boots, and you will also need a stick, bar or small digging tool for moving stones, and a bucket or pack to carry them. It is not far from the place where you park to the gathering area.