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2009 Calendar                         

Check back often for updates.  Unless otherwise noted,  all events are free and open to the public with a wide variety of titles available for sale.  If you are looking for a particular title, however, please e-mail carolyn@heritagesource.com at least one week in advance of event to ensure availability.

Unable to join us for an author event?  We are happy to have our guest artist sign a copy for you.  To order a signed (personalized, if desired) copy of any books mentioned below, please e-mail carolyn@heritagesource.com

JAN / FEB / MAR / APR / MAY / JUN / JUL / AUG / SEP / OCT / NOV / DEC / 2009

J A N U A R Y

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YEAR-END SALE !!!

Most* in-stock items available with 20% discount!

(*exceptions:  Usagi Yojimbo Hardcover editions)

F E B R U A R Y

21 & 22

sorry - we are unable to participate this year!

Matsuri:  A Festival of Japan

Sat. & Sun., 10:30am - 4:30 pm

M A R C H

21

 

Fresno Betsuin Buddhist Women's Association* Craft Fair

Sat., 10:00am - 3:00pm

Fresno Buddhist Church - 1340 Kern St., Fresno CA

29

Krafty Delites

Sun., 10:00am - 4:00 pm

Carson Community Center - 801 E. Carson St., Carson CA  90745

A P R I L

5

 

Beary Best Friends Boutique

Sun., 10:00am-3:00pm

Holiday Inn Buena Park - 7000 Beach Blvd., Buena Park CA  90620

TBA

 

So-Phi's* Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser

Sat., 9:30am - 4:00pm

Anaheim Hilton & Towers Hotel - 777 Convention Way, Anaheim CA  92802

Entrance to the boutique is free and open to the public.  If you wish to attend the luncheon and fashion show, please contact Linda Honda (714) 639-2113, for ticket information.

25 & 26

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Sat., 10:00am - 6:00pm; 

Sun., 10:00am - 5:00pm

UCLA Campus - Dickson Plaza (Booth #415)

BOOK SIGNINGS

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Willie Ito and Shig Yabu

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Hello Maggie!

Sat., 10am - 2pm; 4 - 6pm

Sun., 10am - 5pm 

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Narumi Ogawa

signs

Mr. Funky's Super Crochet Wonderful

Sat., 12 - 1:30pm

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Naomi Hirahara

signs

1001 Cranes

Sat., 2 - 4pm

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Kaori Tanegashima

signs

Daughter of a Gun

Sat., 2 - 4pm

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Dale Sato

signs

Japanese Americans of the South Bay

Sun., 10:00am - 12:00pm

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Catherine Irwin

signs

Twice Orphaned:  Voices from the Children's Village of Manzanar

Sun., 3 - 5pm

M A Y

28

Raytheon Asian Pacific Association Heritage Event 

Thurs., 11:30am - 1pm

Raytheon - 2000 El Segundo Blvd., El Segundo CA 

J U N E

TBA

sorry - we are unable to participate this year!

35th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival (sponsored by Tri-state Denver Buddhist Temple)

Sat., 11am - 7:30pm; Sun., 11am - 4pm

Sakura Square (between 19th & 20th Streets and Lawrence & Larimer Streets), downtown Denver CO

J U L Y

2 & 3

Nakayoshi Gakko* & Culmination

Thurs. & Fri. (culmination)

Mountain View Buddhist Temple - 575 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View CA  94043

9

Suzume No Gakko* & Open House

Thurs. 11am - 12:30pm; 5:30 - 8pm

Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall - 566 N. Fifth, San Jose CA

10

Medaka No Gakko* Culmination

Fri., 6-8pm

Palo Alto Buddhist Temple - 2751 Louis Road, Palo Alto CA  94303

TBA

Monterey Buddhist Temple* Obon Festival

Sun., 12noon - 6:00pm

Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple - 1155 Noche Buena St., Seaside CA

17

JanKenPo Gakko* Culmination

Fri., 5:30pm

Sacramento Japanese Methodist Church - 6929 Franklin Boulevard , Sacramento CA  95823

18 & 19

Pasadena Buddhist Church Obon Festival

Sat. & Sun., 5:00 - 8:30pm

Pasadena Buddhist Church - 1993 Glen Avenue, Pasadena CA  91103 - tel (626) 798-4781

BOOK SIGNINGS

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Stan Sakai

signs

Usagi Yojimbo Book #22

Tomoe's Story

(selected by the American Library Association as a 2009 Great Graphic Novel for Teens)

AND NEW RELEASE

Usagi Yojimbo Book #23

Bridge of Tears

Sat., 5 - 7pm

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Dale Ann Sato

signs

Japanese Americans of the South Bay

Sat., 5-7pm

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Naomi Hirahara

signs

1001 Cranes

Sun., 5 - 7pm

A U G U S T

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San Luis Obispo Obon

Sat., 1:00 - 8:00pm

San Luis Obispo Veteran's Building - 801 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo CA  93401

BOOK SIGNINGS

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Dale Ann Sato

signs

Japanese Americans of the South Bay

5-7pm

7

 

Kodomo No Gakko Author & Illustrator Visit

Gardena CA

PRESENTATION & BOOK SIGNING

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Sunny Seki

signs

The Tale of the Lucky Cat

7

Kodomo No Gakko* Culmination 

Fri., 5-7pm

186th Street School - 1581 W. 186th St.,, Gardena CA  90248

22

Torrance Public Library Presents a Meet the Author Event (sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library and presented by City of Torrance Community Services Department)

Sat., 2pm

Katy Geissert Civic Center Library - 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance CA  90503

Join us for an afternoon with author Kiyo Sato.  Ms. Sato will discuss her award-winning memoir which chronicles the tribulations her family endured in America through the Great Depression and WWII. 

PRESENTATION & BOOK SIGNING

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Kiyo Sato

signs

Kiyo's Story:  A Japanese-American Family's Quest for the American Dream

2008 William Saryon award winner for non-fiction

2008 NCPA's overall book

 

(NOTE: featured author book ONLY will be available for sale at this event)

S E P T E M B E R

13

Children's Cultural Day - sponsored by the San Fernando Valley JACL*

Sun., 1-3pm

San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center - 12953 Branford St., Pacoima CA  91331

19

United Japanese Christian Church* Asian Crafts & Food Faire

Sat., 10:00am - 4:00pm

UJCC - 136 N. Villa Ave., Clovis CA  93612

PRESENTATION & BOOK SIGNING

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Kiyo Sato

signs

Kiyo's Story:  A Japanese-American Family's Quest for the American Dream

2008 William Saryon award winner for non-fiction; 2008 NCPA's overall book

11am - 1pm

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Jan Ken Po Gakko* Arts & Crafts Fair

Sat., 9:00am - 3:30pm

Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation (SASF) Facility - 9040 High Tech Ct., Elk Grove CA  95758

BOOK SIGNING

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Kiyo Sato

signs

Kiyo's Story:  A Japanese-American Family's Quest for the American Dream

2008 William Saryon award winner for non-fiction; 2008 NCPA's overall book

10am -1pm

O C T O B E R

3

East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center* Akimatsuri Fall Festival

Sat., 12noon - 8pm

ESGVJCC - 1203 W. Puente Ave., W. Covina CA  91790

PRESENTATION & BOOK SIGNING

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Sunny Seki

signs

The Tale of the Lucky Cat

4:30 - 6:30pm

10

 

Southeast Japanese School and Community Center* Annual Holiday Boutique and Pancake Breakfast

Sat., 8:00am-2:30pm

SEJSCC - 14615 Gridley Road, Norwalk CA  90650

BOOK SIGNINGS

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Dale Ann Sato

signs

Japanese Americans of the South Bay

9-11am

TBA

15th Annual Japanese Culture Day (sponsored by Ventura County JACL*)

Sun., 1:00-4:00pm 

Camarillo Community Center - 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo CA

entrance fee:  FREE for VCJACL members; otherwise $7/adult; $5/ youth (5-17yrs); $5/ senior (age 62+); $5/ student (with current ID); $15/ family (2 adult/2 youth)

for information, tel (805) 677-4517 or email vcjacl@hotmail.comwww.vcjacl.org 

24

Friends of Little Tokyo Branch Library Author Luncheon

Sat., 11:30am

203 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles CA  90012

For tickets call Kiku Matsumura at (310) 397-8118.

NOTE:  Bento lunch followed by author presentation and Q&A; reservations for bento required ($12 members, $15 nonmembers); to reserve bento lunch, send check made out to Friends of Little Tokyo Branch Library c/o Kiku Matsumura - 3637 Greenwood Ave., Los Angeles CA  90066.

BOOK TALK & SIGNING

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Kaori Tanegashima

signs

Daughter of a Gun

25

Krafty Delites

Sun., 10:00am - 4:00pm

Carson Center - 801 E. Carson St., Carson CA  90745

N O V E M B E R

TBA

Kazoku No Hi:  Family Day (presented by Project Kokoro*)

Sun., 12noon - 3pm

Orange County Buddhist Church Gym - 909 S. Dale St., Anaheim CA  

$10/person for Bento Lunch, crafts, & admission.  All ages and generations welcome.  

RSVP and payment due by 10/26/08 to Kathy Ito - 9112 McFadden Ave., Westminster CA  92683 

22

Beary Best Friends Christmas Boutique

Sun., 9:00am-3:00pm

Holiday Inn Buena Park - 7000 Beach Blvd., Buena Park CA  90620

D E C E M B E R

6

Krafty Delites

Sun., 10:00am - 4:00pm

Carson Center - 801 E. Carson St., Carson CA  90745

BOOK SIGNINGS

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Dale Ann Sato

signs

Japanese Americans of the South Bay

11am-1pm

TBA

A Time For Sharing Holiday Boutique

Sun., 10:00am - 3:30pm

Gardena Elks Lodge #1919 - 1735 W. 162nd St., Gardena CA  90247

* - fundraiser for this nonprofit organization