47th Annual Bonsai Society show at Tucson Botanical Gardens on April 12 to 14

Info: http://tucsonbonsai.org/

47th Annual Living Art Exhibition of Tucson Bonsai Society.

“Located in The Pavilion at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way.

Exhibit hours: 9 AM – 4:30 PM daily with demonstrations at 11 AM and 2 PM.

Exhibiting 30 specimen trees and 30 beginner’s trees. Vendor tent has bonsai trees for sale, raffle prizes, and locally made pots.
Register for Bonsai Basics Classes beginning late April.

Garden admission $15 adults, $13 students, seniors, military, $8 children 4-17, Members free. 
Admission includes all garden exhibits such as the butterfly greenhouse and Zen garden).”

Japanese kyudo (archery) demo at Yume Japanese Gardens on March 31

“Shooting the Japanese bamboo bow was once a battlefield skill of samurai. Today kyudō, “the Way of the Bow,” is a character-building art, a form of self-development that teaches the archer to cultivate technical precision, a clear mind, and freedom from distractions and fear.

Members of Tucson’s Arizona Kyudo Kai will draw their nearly eight-foot-long bows at Yume and let shafts fly from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on March 31. They’ll also explain the ceremonial etiquette, traditional dress, and shooting procedures and stances that make Japanese archery a discipline for both body and mind, simultaneously competitive and meditative.

As an arrow feels the pull of the earth, you’ll feel the pull of kyudō at this exceptional event. Admission to the demonstration is $15 for adults and $5 for children ages three to 15, and includes Gardens entry. Free for Yume members.”

www.yumegardens.org, 2130 N. Alvernon Way. Tucson