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Garden notes / News from area clubs and other events

The Niagara Frontier Orchid Society will hold its annual show and sale at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The event is free with regular gardens admission. Orchid display by members; sale by vendors. Orchid potting demonstration at noon and 3 p.m. each day. For more information, call 827-1584 ext. 204 or visit www.buffalogardens.com.

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The Cheektowaga Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Cleveland Hill High School faculty cafeteria. David McQuade, of the New York State Parks Interpretation Program, will present a slide show on "Wildflowers of the Niagara Parks." Refreshments will follow. Guests and new members welcome.

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The Evans Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Rosemarie Gallert's home. Members are asked to bring the herb container they planted in June to see what they did right or wrong. The theme for the meeting is "Wine, Wine, Wine!" Members may coordinate a table for two to four or bring a single setting and wine for tasting. The committee will provide tables, silverware and food. Members are asked to provide table arrangements with a wine or grape theme. For reservations or information, call 947-4050.

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The Tri-Town Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at a new location -- St. Paul's Church, Campbell Boulevard and Tonawanda Creek Road. The monthly speaker will discuss "Closing Up the Garden for Winter." New members welcome.

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The African Violet & Gesneriad Society of Western New York will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Depew High School Cafeteria. Guests welcome.

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The Holland Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Brink Memorial Community Center on Legion Drive, Holland. After the business meeting and luncheon, Chris Hartmann, member of the East Aurora Garden Club, Master Gardener and Accredited Judge, will present a program, "Gardening with Heirloom Plants."

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The Clarence Garden Club is holding an open house at 7 p.m. Wednesday for members, families and visitors featuring a silent auction, door prizes and refreshments. Bruce Kershner, ecologist, naturalist and author of "Secret Places of Western New York," will speak at 8 p.m. A book-signing will follow. Public welcome.

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District 8 FGCNYS Judges Council will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Brighton Community Church, 1225 Brighton Road, Town of Tonawanda. The club project, "Herb Plants," and cut annual specimens of any type will be judged. Judge Emeritus Mildred Lewis will present a program focusing on effective mechanics in floral design.

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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, N.Y. 14240. Fax: 849-3445. E-mail: smartin@buffnews.com All items must be received in writing two weeks prior to publication.

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