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Garden Notes: News of area clubs and events for March 3-10, 2017

Western New York Iris Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Lancaster Public Library, 5466 Broadway, Lancaster. Neil Houghton, vice president of the Greater Rochester Iris Society, will present a garden photography workshop focusing on basic techniques that apply to any photos, especially Irises, from any camera, click and shoot, cell phone or high-end digital SLR. Call Carolyn Schaffner, 837-2285.

Lancaster Garden Club will hold its installation of officers and awards presentation at 6:30 p.m. Monday in St. John’s Lutheran Church Hall, 55 Pleasant Ave. Bring a favorite dish to pass and a place setting. There will also be judging of a separate place setting with small arrangement for those who wish to enter. All welcome.

Countryside Garden Club of Elma will hold a business meeting and installation of  officers followed by lunch at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the home of member Shirley Richard. Dorothy Julius will present  “Think Green, Think Spring."

Amana Garden Club will hold its installation of officers followed by a pot-luck luncheon at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., West Seneca.

Hamburg Garden Club will meet at noon Wednesday in the Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave., Hamburg. Barb Henry, owner of Henry’s Gardens, will unveil new plants for 2017 and give a presentation on how to integrate them into your garden. Guests welcome. Contact for information or a reservation.

Garden Friends of Clarence will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Clarence Town Park Clubhouse, 10405 Main St., Clarence. Members will decorate clay pots.

South Town Gardeners will meet at 11:30 a.m. March 10 in the Fireside Restaurant, Concord. After a brief meeting and installation of the new board, the club will have a tea and luncheon.

The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Erie County Master Gardener Program will hold a 2017 Education Day from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 18 at the Classics V Banquet & Conference Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst. It’s open to the public. Advanced registration is required. Call the CCE Master Gardener Program at 652-5400, Ext. 177 or online at

Orchard Park Garden Club is offering two $1,000 college scholarships to graduating seniors planning to major in conservation, forestry, horticulture, environmental science, landscaping or other related fields. Applicants must be residents of the Orchard Park School District. Apply online by using the Universal Application available on the high school website. Or call Dennis Stoklosa at 941-6653 or email: Deadline is 3 p.m. March 30.

 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, NY 14240. Fax: 849-3445. email: All items must be received in writing two weeks prior to publication.

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