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Garden Notes / News of area clubs and events

Buffalo in Bloom, the volunteer organization that promotes gardening throughout the city of Buffalo, is holding an orientation meeting for volunteer scouts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday (registration at 9 a.m.) at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave. at West Ferry Street.

Those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend. Scouts working in teams of two to four will canvas streets in a selected area during July and recognize front gardens with a garden stake. They will also photograph the gardens for the Buffalo in Bloom website.

Learn more at the website,, where a volunteer application is available. Or send an email to:

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The annual herb and plant sale sponsored by Friends of Kenan Herb Clubwill be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the Kenan Center grounds, 433 Locust St., Lockport. Free admission. Expect an extensive variety of common and unusual herbs and other plants, free samplings of herbal recipes and garden-related items. Members who are master gardeners will answer questions, including inquiries about plant samples. The sale coincides with the Kenan Center's 42nd annual 100 American Craftsmen weekend ( for show details).

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B.G. Flickinger will present a slide lecture, "Flowers and Plants of the Bible: Their Meaning and Their Symbolism," following a 6 p.m. dinner Monday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 5448 Broadway, Lancaster. For information and reservations, call the Rev. Karen Gough at 683-1111.

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Williamsville Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Clearfield Library, 770 Hopkins Road, Amherst, to decorate a display case using area trees as a theme. The club will meet again at 10 a.m. Thursday to tour the Amherst Veterans Memorial at Amherst State Park, off Mill Street.

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Willow Ridge Garden Clubwill meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Zion United Church of Christ, Parker Boulevard and Koenig Circle, Town of Tonawanda. Anne Brierley will present instructions for constructing a hypertufa.

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Orchard Park Garden Club will meet at noon Thursday at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St. Following a business meeting, Alisa Harrison, the Marion Wilhelm Scholarship winner, will speak.

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