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Garden Notes for Oct. 16-19

Cheektowaga Garden Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Cleveland Hill faculty dining room on Mapleview Road, Cheektowaga. Use the playground entrance. Mark Carra, of Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, will present “Hummingbirds – Their Behavior and How to Attract Them.” Guests and new members welcome.

Smallwood Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St., Williamsville. Scott Russo will present “Miniature Forests – the Art of Bonsai.”

The African Violet and Gesneriads Society of Western New York will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Greenfield Health and Rehabilitation Center. Contact Judy O’Neil at for directions.

Western New York Rose Society will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 in St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. Ron Callea, horticulture instructor at McKinley High School, will present “Winterizing Your Garden and Preparing for Next Year.”

Judges Council of Eighth District of Federated Garden Clubs of New York State will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 19 in Brighton Community Church, 1225 Brighton Road, Town of Tonawanda. Plans will be discussed by members who will be presenting new floral designs in a program at the Eighth District fall meeting and luncheon on Oct. 26.

Garden Club of the Tonawandas will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Tonawanda City Hall community room, 200 Niagara St. Nancy Kalieta, president of the Hamburg House and Garden Club and second assistant director for District Eight, will present “The Victorian Language of Flowers.” Public welcome.

Cinderella Isle Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Nell Gardner will discuss the historical gardens at the Darwin Martin House. Guests welcome. Call Julie Furminger, 833-3899.

Forest Stream Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Presbyterian Village on North Forest Road, Williamsville. Carole Melnik, florist and owner of A Snail’s Place, will present “Fun With Fruit,” a demonstration on how to design centerpieces using fruit, vegetables and flowers. All welcome.

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