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Garden Notes / News of area clubs and events

"Preparing for the Invasion," a free public symposium on the imminent invasion of the emerald ash borer and what can be done to protect the ash trees it threatens, will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Mary Seaton Room, Kleinhans Music Hall.

Also on Saturday, a party to benefit Re-TreeWNYbegins at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1 Symphony Circle. Cost: $30 includes music, food and drink. Visit www.retreewny. org


Cheektowaga Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Cleveland Hill High School faculty cafeteria, Mapleview Road, Cheektowaga. Corky DeLand will give a presentation on bees, their habitat and their importance to the ecosystem. Honey will be sold.


Smallwood Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Forest Elementary School, 250 N. Forest Road, Williamsville. Martha Johnson, owner of Ancestral Acres, will present a program on growing, drying and arranging dry flowers. Dried flower sale to follow. The public is welcome.


African Violet and Gesneriad Society of Western NewYork will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Depew High School cafeteria, 5201 S. Transit Road, Depew. Scheduled is a program on the "Basics of Episcia" and a demonstration, "Trailing African Violets." Everyone welcome. For information, call Paul Kroll at 652-8658.


The Eighth District Federated Garden Clubs of New York State will hold an annual fall meeting and luncheon Thursday at Brookfield Country Club, Clarence. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with meeting and lunch to follow. Lauren Naramore of Mendon Flowers, Mendon, will present the afternoon program, "Fall into Festivities." For reservations, call Arlene Leising at 837-4014.


Lewiston Garden Club will host a talk by Sally Cunningham on "Harmony with Nature in the Yard and Garden" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Barton Hill Hotel, 100 Center St., Lewiston. Free and open to the public.

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