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Eden Garden Study Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Eden Junior Senior High School faculty room. Danielle Gabel will lead a workshop on building birdhouses from a kit. Members wishing to participate should bring $7 for the kit and a hammer. Flower arranger is Nancy Mantione. To reserve a kit or for more information, call Gabel at 480-0177.If you have a submission for…

Alden Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Alden Community Center, 13116 Main St. Carrie Barnard, owner of Country Crossroads Florists of Marilla, will present “Silk Flower: Arrangements and Displaying Tips,” creating five Easter arrangements to be auctioned. Guests welcome.If you have a submission for Garden Notes, please send it to Susan Martin, Garden Notes,…

Western New York Herb Study Group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. Julie Emerling, from Lockwood’s Greenhouses, will talk on herb germination and maintenance.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…

Garden expert and author Mike Shadrack will present “Behind the Scenes at the Chelsea Flower Show” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the historic Village Meeting House, 5658 Main St., Williamsville. Tickets are $5; seating is limited. Hosted by the Village of Williamsville Beautification Committee; proceeds will benefit the restoration of the Meeting House gardens. Tickets are availab…

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“Ugly jar” is just one of the names for an antique memory jar - and it often is an accurate description. But a homemade memory jar is of interest because it tells a story. The jars can be any shape, but the most popular with collectors today are jars made from 19th-century jugs or bottles. The jug or bottle was covered with a sticky material. It could be plaster, clay, put…

Ikebana International Buffalo Chapter 50 will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Buffalo Museum of Science. Following the business meeting, Judy Tucholski-Zon, regional vice president of the American Iris Society for New York state and the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, will give a slide presentation on “The World of Iris.” Prospective members and guests welcome. For furt…

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LOS ANGELES – We cherish things and accumulate them. We move them from shelf to shelf, and from home to home. The federal government estimates that a quarter of Americans with two-car garages don’t use them for automobiles. Even those without a permanent home carry their stuff around with them.We like to shop, own, trade or give away. Things matter to us, for reasons pract…

LOCKPORT – Yes, spring really started this past week. Get ready with three spring gardening classes at the Cornell Cooperative Education Center, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport. The classes are open to the public. The cost is $10 per class, which includes supplies. Classes will be taught by John Farfaglia, horticulturist at Cornell Cooperative Education Center – Niagara County.He…

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Getting out in the garden sounds pretty good right about now. Socializing with friends out there sounds even better.Soon, both can happen. In the meantime, Plantasia – the annual garden and landscape show – is underway today through Sunday at the Fairgrounds Event Center and Artisan Hall in Hamburg.This year’s theme: A Party in the Garden.This is the place to see blooming …

Hamburg House and Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Hamburg United Methodist Church, 118 Union St., Hamburg. Brockport resident Chet Fery will present “Bread Time Stories and More.” A business meeting will follow. For club information, call Carolyn Sheehy at 337-3742.If you have a submission for Garden Notes, please send it to Susan Martin, Garden Notes, Features …

Amherst Garden Club will hold its installation of officers at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Brookfield Country Club, 5120 Shimerville Road., Clarence.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: smartin@buffnews.com. All items must be received…

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Lexi and Nick Schneider, 8-year-old twins, are used to doing chores around their Grand Forks home – they’ve been doing them for half of their lives.Nick takes out the trash and recycling, and Lexi helps with laundry, said their mom, Kristine Schneider. They both vacuum.“They don’t always readily do their chores,” she said, “but they know it has to be do…

Western New York Bonsai Club will meet at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Red Dragon School of Martial Arts, inside McKinley Mall. Guest Alan Adair will give a program on Larch. Fee for nonmembers, $5....Cheektowaga Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Cleveland Hill High School faculty lunch room, Mapleview Road. Enter through the playground entrance. The election of offi…

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The Oscars may be over, but Hollywood lives on at this year’s Buffalo Home Show, which opens today. Visitors to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center this weekend and next can take a peek inside Monica’s apartment, Marilyn Monroe’s bathroom, Madonna’s bedroom, the Rat Pack’s lounge, a classical Hollywood bedroom and, on the heels of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ fir…

Orchard Park Garden Club will hold its regular membership meeting Thursday in Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St. Sign-ups begin at 11:30 a.m.; refreshments at noon. Travis Schmitt will present a program on bonsai. Business meeting to follow.If you have a submission for Garden Notes, please send it to Susan Martin, Garden Notes, Features Department, The B…