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GARDEN CLUB NOTES

The African Violet Society will be selling a variety of violet plants from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Eastern Hills Mall.

The Bowmansville Garden Club will meet at 7:15 p.m. Monday at the Bowmansville Fire Hall. Elaine Bialecki, owner of Elaine's Flower Shoppe, will present a program on holiday floral designs.

The Willow Ridge Garden Club of Amherst will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Zion United Church of Christ, Koenig and Parker boulevards, Tonawanda. Beverly Drake and Helene Motyka will lead a demonstration on "angel crafting," and Hazel Cornell and Barb Joslin will design a Thanksgiving arrangement.

The Lancaster Garden Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Lancaster Municipal Building. Kathie Hoffman, master gardener and National Council student judge, will show slides and present a clinic on "saving your houseplants."

The Williamsville Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bassett Manor Adult Residence. Victoria Crehan will create an arrangement of dried flowers that will be donated to Bassett Manor.

The Orchard Park Garden Club will meet at noon Thursday at the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church. Garden items donated by members will be raffled off.

A winter garden show will be held as part of the 75th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Thursday to Nov. 15 at Exhibition Place in Toronto. The garden show, whose theme is "Growing Back to the Future," will feature seven theme gardens, including Garden in Space, Garden of Alternative Health and the Food Garden.

A symposium on holiday decorations in the Colonial Williamsburg style will be presented from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Genesee Country Museum in Mumford by Libbey Hodges Oliver, author of "Colonial Williamsburg Decorates for Christmas," and Gordon W. Chappell, director of landscape and facilities at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Drawing inspiration from the 18th century gardens and heirloom plants at Colonial Williamsburg, the symposium will include demonstrations of colonial-style holiday decorations that use live seasonal plant material, as well as information on Williamsburg's gardens and native and imported plants used by colonial gardeners.

The symposium fee is $45; call 538-6822 to register.

News of upcoming garden club meetings and events must be received by Wednesday noon for Friday publication. Send information to Joyce Ware, Garden Editor, Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240.

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