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Garden Notes: News of area clubs and events

Western New York Hosta Society (wnyhosta.com) will meet Sunday in the East Aurora Senior Center, King Street and Oakwood Avenue. Doors open at 1 p.m.; program begins at 2 p.m. Mike Shadrack and Jackie Adams will present “Making Your Own Hosta.” The B movie will be “Sex in the Hosta Garden” – romantic and risqué hostas. Free admission, door prizes and refreshments. Visitors welcome.

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Smallwood Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St. at Oakgrove Drive, Williamsville. Carol Ann Harlos, master gardener and garden writer for Forever Young, will present a program on integrated pest management – the process and strategies used to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to the environment. Open to the public.

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Garden Club of the Tonawandas will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the City of Tonawanda City Hall Community Room, 200 Niagara St., Tonawanda. Club member Candy Colligan, master gardener, will present “Tools of the Trade.” All welcome.

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Cinderella Isle Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Ken Brown, owner of Field of Dreams Christmas Tree Farm, will discuss garden fundamentals people should know but possibly do not. Meeting dues will be collected. Call Julie Furminger, 833-3899.

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The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Erie County Master Gardener Program will hold a 2016 Education Day from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 12 at the Classics V Banquet & Conference Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. For the first time, the education day is open to the general public. Featured speakers include Kerry Ann Mendez, who will present “10 Tips for Growing a Beautiful and Sustainable Flower Garden” and “Three Seasons of Outrageous Color from Perennials,” and Don Leopold, who will present “Native Plants for Sustainable Landscapes.” Advanced registration is required. The fee is $30 for Erie County Master Gardeners, $45 for Master Gardeners from outside Erie County and $50 for the general public. Fee includes lunch and snacks. Space is limited. To receive registration information, contact the CCE Master Gardener Program at 652-5400, Ext. 177. Or visit erie.cce.cornell.edu.

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