Gardena Sister City Association
Did you know that the City of Gardena has two Sister Cities? Well, we do! Huatabampo, Mexico and Ichikawa, Japan both share Sister City status with us. The Gardena Sister City Association meets at the Nakaoka Community Center at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month. Join others in promoting our City while exploring others.

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Gardena Bonsai Society

The Gardena Bonsai Society meets regularly at the Nakaoka Community Center on the first Friday of the month at 7 p.m. The Society is a group for the novice and the experienced bonsai artist, with each meeting being highlighted by demonstrations and lectures. Lessons are also available on Wednesday nights. The Annual Bonsai Show is held on the first weekend of May.

Gardena Valley Camera Club
Are you interested in taking pictures and learning more about cameras? Then the Gardena Valley Camera Club is for you! Meetings are held the first and second Tuesday night at the Nakaoka Community Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. Live model shoots for Club members are held on the first Tuesday. Business/Program meetings are held on the second Tuesday. The Club sponsors the oldest, continuous Photo Day in Southern California. Photo Day to be announced.

Gardena Cymbidium Club
Cymbidium Orchids are the interest of those in the Gardena Cymbidium Club. Meetings are held every third Tuesday of the month at the Nakaoka Community Center at 6:30 p.m. The Club offers lectures, competitions, demonstrations and shows. The Club hosts their annual show in March.

Gardena Kawai Sumi-e Club
The Kawai Sumi-e Club meets every Tuesday evening from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Nakaoka Community Center. Sumi-e is the Japanese art of black and white painting.

Visit each club meeting for more information.