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Garden Notes / News of area clubs and events

Springtime in the Country, an artisans' show featuring garden and lawn decor, handcrafted furniture, spring florals and more, opens today from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Event Center in Hamburg. It continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $6 at the door. Children under 12 are free. Next-day $3 return passes available at the show's information booth. Free parking. More information at www.springtimeinthecountry.com.

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Garden Walk Buffalo will hold a Beautification Night at 7 p.m. Monday at the Richmond Summer Senior Center, 337 Summer St. Beautification Award recipients will be announced. Kathy Guest Shadrack and Michael Shadrack, members of the American Hosta Society and British Hosta & Hemerocallis Society, will present a program on hostas. They also will sign copies of their books, which will be available for sale (cash or check). Free and open to the public.

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Ikebana International Chapter 50 will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Buffalo Museum of Science, Cummings Room, 1020 Humboldt Parkway. Jozef Bajus, associate professor in the design department at Buffalo State College, will present a program on the Shibori technique, Japanese tie-dyeing.

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Eden Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Joyce O'Gorman's on Sandrock Road for a planting of lettuce, pansy bowls and townwide baskets. Minimal fee.

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Willow Ridge Garden Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Zion United Church of Christ, Parker Boulevard and Koenig Circle, Town of Tonawanda. The meeting will focus on plans for a May flower show and programs for the upcoming season.

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Williamsville Garden Club will hold its installation luncheon at noon Thursday at Bob Evans Restaurant, 6635 Transit Road, Lancaster.

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Orchard Park Garden Club will meet at noon Thursday at the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park. Following a business meeting, Susan Loughran of the Youngstown Garden Club will present a program on how to dry flowers. Plants suitable for pressing will be discussed for a future workshop.

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