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Garden Notes / News of area clubs and events

Federated Holland Garden Club, in conjunction with the Holland Tulip Festival, will present a Standard Flower Show from 7 to 9 tonight and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Brink Memorial Community Center, Legion Drive. This year's theme is "Weather or Not." All welcome.

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Countryside Garden Club of Elma will hold its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the corner of Bowen and Rice roads.

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Evans Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale and auction from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Evans Center Fire Hall on Route 5, Angola.

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Southtowns Rose and Garden Society will hold a plant sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Orchard Park Antique Mall, 3025 Orchard Park Road (at Michael Road), Orchard Park. Master gardeners will answer gardening questions.

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Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club will present a free program at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 32 Main St., Silver Creek. Sally McCarthy, of McCarthy's Horse and Buggy Quilt Co., will discuss Amish culture, customs and crafts. For more information, call 934-7608.

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Cheektowaga Garden Club will hold its installation dinner at 7 p.m. Monday in Milos Restaurant, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Members should RSVP to 839-3592.

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East Aurora Garden Club will meet at noon Monday at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 374 Main St., East Aurora. Sally Cunningham will present "Great Garden Companions." All welcome.

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The African Violet & Gesneriad Society of Western New York will hold a membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lancaster Village Ambulance Corps building, 40 Embry Place, Lancaster. Mike Kotarski will present a program on the genus Petrocosmea. Bring plants for assessment. A leaf exchange, blossom display board and 5 0/5 0 split drawing will be available. All welcome. For information, call Paul Kroll at 652-8658.

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Western New York Rose Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in St. Stephen's-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive, Amherst, in the lower hall. All welcome.

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The National Garden Clubs Inc. 2012 Convention will take place May 18 and 19 at the Adam's Mark Hotel downtown, following several days of preconvention activities. Registered for this annual convention are 825 garden club members and guests. A National Standard Flower Show will be featured with designers from the United States, South America, Central America and Mexico. Horticulture entries will be primarily from New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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The Garden Friends of Clarence will hold its perennial plant sale and auction Wednesday at the Clarence Town Park Large Pavilion, 10405 Main St., Clarence. Plant sale runs from noon to 6 p.m.; auction at 6:30 p.m. Soil testing by master gardeners until 6 p.m. Public welcome. Email for more information: gardenfriendsofclarence@hotmail.com.

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Cinderella Isle Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, for a plant exchange and auction meeting. For club information, call Mary Barabasz at 998-1186.

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B.G. Flickinger will present "Flowers and Plants of the Bible: Their Meaning and Symbolism" at 2 p.m. Thursday in Batavia First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Road, Batavia. Slide lecture and women's tea. For reservations, call Dorothy S. Taylor at (585) 343-6907.

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