Saturday, February 4, 2012

SJG 2012 season starts Sunday, February 12

by aleks
The text below is a copy of email from SJG events coordinator, Rachel, who sent it today to all Garden volunteers.  I will soon enter all the events onto the calendar page, but here is the information, in case you would like to have it in a single post.  


Photo taken 11/1/11 - on one of my last 2011 visits to the SJG
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The Garden reopens on Sunday, February 12, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A Shinto blessing of the Garden by Reverend Koichi Barrish of the Tsubaki Grand Shrine will begin at noon. Meito Shodo Kai will provide a drop-in calligraphy workshop from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Admission for this event is $10 for adults 18-64, $5 for Youths 6–17, Senior Adults 65+, College students with ID, & Disabled.

The Garden will open with regular hours beginning on Tuesday, February 14, 2012.

2012 Japanese Garden Operation Schedule:

Tuesday, February 14 to Sunday, April 1                             10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, April 3 to Sunday, May 6                                       10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, May 7 to Sunday, September 16                            10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday, September 17 to Monday, October 29                  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, October 30 to Sunday, November 11                    10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

*The garden will open at noon on the second Monday of the month from June to October: 6/11, 7/9, 8/13, 9/10 and 10/8. These closures will allow for additional garden upkeep and operational work.

** The garden will be closed on the following four Saturdays during May-August when booked for private ceremonies: 5/12, 6/16, 7/14, and 8/11.

2012 Japanese Garden Event Schedule:

1)            First Viewing                                        Sunday, February 12
2)            Bonsai Show                                         Sunday, May 20
3)            Children’s Day                                      Monday, May 28
4)            Tanabata Festival                                   Saturday, July 7
5)            Garden Party                                          Friday, July 20
6)            Wandering & Wondering                       Saturday, August 4
7)            Moon Viewing                                       Saturday, September 1
8)            Respect for Elders                                  Monday, September 17
9)            Maple Viewing                                      Sunday, October 14


Chado, the Way of Tea 2012 Presentation and Demonstration Schedule:

Shoseikai will host Chado demonstrations on the following 3rd Saturdays at 1 and 2 p.m.:
4/ 21, 5/ 19, 6/16, 7/ 21, 8/18, 9/15, & 10/20.

Tankokai will host Chado presentations on the following dates at 1 and 2 p.m.:
4/29, 5/13 (Mother’s Day), 6/ 10, 7/7 (Tanabata), 8/26, 9/1(Moon Viewing), 9/17 (Respect for Elders), 9/ 30, 10/28.
SJG • 10/27/11

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