Programs 2023-24

Events 2023-2024

Programs run from September through May on the 3rd Monday of the month.
Email us at [email protected] to be advised of the meeting location

The meeting location for April Program Meeting is
Knights of Columbus Hall,
7177 58th Street North, Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Programs begin at 10 am followed by bring-your-own lunch . Workshops typically are provided in the afternoon.

The March Luncheon and January Exhibition are special events.

Together Again
Back to Basics
September 18

The five schools of ikebana represented in the Chapter (Ikenobo, Ohara, Sogetsu, Ichiyo and Banmi Shofu) demonstrate a beginner’s arrangement using the ever-important guiding principles within that school. Afternoon workshops by school.

October 16

Demonstrations using the many parts of palms to create beautiful ikebana arrangements. Afternoon group workshop using palms. Some palm materials provided.

November 13

Demonstrations featuring leaf manipulation techniques to enhance the diversity, creativity and interest of arrangements. Afternoon classes by school.

Homage To
Notable Members
December 11

Sogetsu school members demonstrate favorite lessons from Sensei Barbara Goss while sharing stories. Potluck lunch. No afternoon workshops. Remembering Dale Leifeste.

Dream It
To Build It
January 8

Ikebana Mechanics: Iemoto Ricardo Carrasco and Sensei Laurel Fooks of Banmi Shofu demonstrate ways to get the arrangement you are dreaming of using mechanics. Prep-for-exhibition workshops.

January 19-21

Treasure Island Community Center. The public is welcome so come one, come all.


Using Paper
In Arrangements
February 12

Demonstrations incorporating beautiful papers as part of the arrangement's design, background or container. Afternoon group workshop are cancelled

Janet Knowlton
Ichiyo Master
March 13-14

Demonstration by special guest sensei , Ichiyo Master Janet Knowlton followed by lunch at St. Petersburg Yacht Club on 3/13. Workshops at Garden Club on 3/14. Workshops are for members only. The public are welcome to attend the luncheon. Click on the photo to register online.

Art In Bloom
Ikebana Style
April 15

Demonstrations interpreting art works through floral design. Afternoon group workshop interpreting your favorite work of art. Meeting at Knights of Columbus Hall, 7177 58th Street North, Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Installation of Officers
May 20

Business meeting with installation of officers followed by luncheon at a location to be determined

Recent Programs

Together Again - Back to Basics September 2023
Everything Palms - October, 2023
Tampa Garden Club Demo by Mary Sharrow
Leaf Manipulation - November 2023
Homage to Notable Members - December 2023
Dream It To Build It - January 2024
Using Paper In Arrangements - February 2024
Art in Bloom, Ikebana Style - April 2024