Takako Michii, a master instructor of three schools of Ikebana, will speak on "Concept of Flower Arrangement -- East and West" after a Buffalo Federation of Women's Clubs luncheon at 12:15 p.m. Oct. 23 in Fanny's Restaurant. Arun K. Jain, professor of marketing research and chairman of the department of marketing in University at Buffalo, will give a talk, "It's a Small World," during the morning session. Kathleen Feliciano is program chairwoman. Hostesses will be Roberta Gardner and Ursula Pfeiffer of Buffalo Regional Doll Club and Dorothy Haremski and June Polanski of Neumann Guild at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Town of Tonawanda.
Edna Gracie will be installed president of Democratic Women's Club of Erie County at a dinner Monday at 6 p.m. in Holiday Inn Downtown. Other officers and directors to be installed by City Judge Thomas P. Franczyk are first vice president, Irene F. Myers; second vice president, Carm Trippi; recording secretary, Marie Sadaro; corresponding secretary, Angeline Navarro; treasurer, Sandra Ulinski; financial secretary, Mary Sterner; sergeant at arms, Toni Pandolfino; auditor, Marie Santiago; parliamentarian Bertha Constantino; board members, Josephine Bumbalo, Rose Forti, Mary Licata, Shirley Panaro, Rose Santiago.
Frederick Wong of New York City, a graphic designer, calligrapher and author, will demonstrate his transparent watercolor techniques at a meeting of Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society today at 7:30 p.m. in Christ United Methodist Church, Amherst. More than 60 artists will exhibit in the society's fall show which opens Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Kenan Center, Lockport. The show will continue through Nov. 15.
Joseph Mecozzi, commodore of Inner Harbor Yacht Club, and Mrs. Mecozzi will be honored at the club's Commodore's Ball Saturday at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse. Richard LoCicero will be master of ceremonies. Cocktails will precede dinner and dancing. Vice Commodore and Mrs. Gerald Jackson are chairmen.
Amherst Symphony Orchestra Women's Committee will have a concert preview before a luncheon Monday in the Buffalo Marriott. Sonia Jun, violinist with the Toronto Symphony who will be soloist with the orchestra's Oct. 26 concert, will perform. She is a graduate of Williamsville East High School and the 1989 winner of the women's committee music scholarship. The orchestra's new conductor, Steven Thomas, also will speak at the luncheon.
Accordionist Tony DeCorse, Buffalo's strolling troubadour, will entertain when Samaritan Society of the United Church Home celebrates its 90th anniversary at a noon luncheon Tuesday in the home on Amherst Street.
"Cornucopia of Fashion," a dinner and fashion show, will be sponsored by Zonta Club of Amherst Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Buffalo Marriott. Judy Bewick and Mary Wik are chairwomen. Alice Russ is in charge of tickets. Rose Ann Zorbo is chairwoman of a raffle to benefit the Amherst Domestic Violence Task Force. Fashions will be from Mabel Danahy.
Representatives of M&T Bank, a member firm of Buffalo Chapter of Executive Women International, will give a program on financial planning at a dinner for the chapter Wednesday in Lockport Town & Country Club. The 7 p.m. dinner will be preceded by cocktails at 6.
Pianist Carrie Beth Wicks, an Orchard Park High School senior, will perform at a coffee for Women's Committee of Orchard Park Symphony Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. in Orchard Park Presbyterian Church.
Army National Guard Col. Paul C. Duttge III will be the speaker at the national defense meeting of Abigail Fillmore Chapter of National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Chapel on North Forest Road. He is commander of the third brigade, 42nd infantry division. Dessert luncheon hostesses will be Karen Sadovsky and Margaret Wrench.
Women of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church will have a card party and Chinese auction Oct. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the church hall, 3275 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore.