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Garden Notes: News of area clubs and events

Willow Ridge Garden Club will present “Celebrations,” a small standard flower show, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Zion United Church of Christ, Parker Boulevard and Koenig Circle, Town of Tonawanda. Open to the public. Members will design flower arrangements for the following categories: “Happy 50th Anniversary,” “Breakfast for Mom,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Happiness Is” and five horticulture categories. The club is celebrating 50 years of gardening.

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East Aurora Garden Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday in Nativity Lutheran Church, 970 E. Main St., East Aurora. Ample parking in rear of church. Members are asked to bring a place setting and eating utensils. The program, “Designer Challenge,” will involve three teams competing to make a floral design with provided materials. Chris Hartmann will explain and discuss the standard flower show, “Seasons,” scheduled for Aug. 12-13. Guests welcome. Call 980-3202 or 652-4985.

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Cheektowaga Garden Club will hold a workshop for members at 6 p.m. Monday in the home of Joe Babulski, who will guide the club in making a unique style of hypertufas. Supplies needed are listed in monthly postcard. For club information, call 839-1965.

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Kenmore Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road. Rebecca Watts, master gardener and garden consultant for Lockwood’s Garden Center, will present “Tinkerbell’s Garden,” a program on constructing fairy gardens. Members will exchange baskets of perennial plants from their gardens. Guests welcome.

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Eden Garden Study Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the teachers’ lounge at Eden Junior-Senior High School, 3150 Schoolview Road. Guest speakers from the Potting Shed will present a program on growing and maintaining flowers and shrubs for Wanaka Country Club. Members will participate in the annual plant exchange of perennials. Members also are scheduled to clean up the Eden Chamber Park at 6 p.m. Thursday; rain date is May 16. For club information, call 992-3349.

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Ken-Sheriton Garden Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 576 Delaware Road, Kenmore. Danielle Pecoraro, co-owner of Wild Birds Unlimited, will present “Spring and Summer Backyard Birds.” Guests welcome. Business meeting to follow.

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The Western New York Land Conservancy will present award-winning author Doug Tallamy at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts in Amherst. His presentation is “Rebuilding Nature’s Relationships at Home” – the critical importance of native plants for the region. Tickets are $20 and available online through tickets.com or at the UB box office. A 6 p.m. reception is open to the public.

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Amana Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center for its annual plant and container auction.

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Hamburg Garden Club will meet at noon Wednesday in the Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave. Lee Schreiner, District 8 horticulture chairwoman, master gardener and member of Smallwood Garden Club, will present “Let’s Talk Herbs.” Hamburg Garden Club members only.

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Countryside Garden Club of Elma will meet Wednesday at Rick’s On Main for a luncheon to celebrate its 50th anniversary as members of the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, District 8.

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Lancaster Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in St. John’s Lutheran Church Hall, 55 Pleasant Ave., Lancaster. Jen Weber of Mike Weber Greenhouses will present “Plants, Plants and More Plants.” Members can pick up herbs ordered in April.

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Alden Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Alden Community Center. Terry Skura, former National Flower Show judge, will present “The Lore of Herbs: Their Uses and Historical Symbolism.” All welcome. Call (585) 937-7932.

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Western New York Herb Study Group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. David O’Donnell from the Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm in Clarence will speak.

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