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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. Albert Gilwicz, a civil engineer and environmental consultant, will speak on how the home gardener can take action to reduce carbon emissions. Guests welcome. Business meeting to follow....If you have a submission for Garden Notes, please send it to Susan Mart…

Kenmore Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road, Kenmore. Melissa Marcus, National Garden Clubs accredited flower show judge, will demonstrate setting a table for two using color, design and proportion and preparing tables for exhibition. Guests welcome.If you have a submission for Garden Notes, please send it to Susan M…

Garden Friends of Clarence will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Clarence Town Park Clubhouse, 10405 Main St., Clarence. New members welcome....If you have a submission for Garden Notes, please send it to Susan Martin, Garden Notes, Features Department, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240. Fax: 849-3445. email: smartin@buffnews.com. All items must be receiv…

East Aurora Garden Club will meet at noon Monday in St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 374 Main St., East Aurora. Ken Brown, owner of Field of Dreams Christmas tree farm, will present “Things Gardeners Should Know – but Don’t!” New members welcome.If you have a submission for Garden Notes, please send it to Susan Martin, Garden Notes, Features Department, The Buffalo News, P.O…

...Cheektowaga Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Cleveland Hill High School faculty lunch room, Mapleview Road, Cheektowaga. Enter through the rear playground entrance. Club member Chet Okonczak will present “Composting 101.” A cake celebration for the club’s 67th anniversary with follow. New members welcome. For more information, call 832-8966.If you have a su…

Evans Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Angola Public Library. Maryann Jumper, of the Eighth District Federal Garden Clubs of New York State, will speak on gardening styles. For more information, call 549-0598....If you have a submission for Garden Notes, please send it to Susan Martin, Garden Notes, Features Department, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo…

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