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The African Violet and Gesneriad Society of Western New York will present its 2013 judged show and sale, “Decorating with Violets and Gesneriads,” from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga. For information, call Judy Niemira, 636-0934, or email: judith.niemira@gmail.com.

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Lancaster and Bowmansville garden clubs will meet jointly at 7 p.m. Monday in Bowmansville Fire Hall, 36 Main St. Mike Shadrack will present a program on the Chelsea Flower Show.

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Hamburg Garden Club will meet at noon Wednesday in the Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave. Docent Bob Snyder will present “Architectural History of Our Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens.”

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Amana Garden Club of West Seneca will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca, for a coffee social, brief business meeting and spring auction of plants, containers and garden treasures. Members will each present a blooming spring branch. Bring brown bag lunch; desserts provided. All welcome. For information, call 875-5563.

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Western New York Herb Study Group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. Janet Pope Schumer will speak on ancient Roman herb and vegetable gardens.

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Alden Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Alden Community Center, 13116 Main St. Francis Evans will discuss “Front Yard Gardening: Curb Appeal.” Guests welcome. The club’s annual plant auction will take place at the Community Center at 6 p.m. May 22. This event is open to the public; entrance fee is one item for the Alden Food Pantry. For more information, call 937-7055.

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Youngstown Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church St., Youngstown. Demonstration workshops on making terrariums and sugar scrubs will be presented. All welcome. Check out the club’s Facebook page for further information.

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Williamsville Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday in Emeritus at Bassett Manor, 245 Bassett Road, Amherst. Members will assist residents in making centerpieces for their dining room tables.

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Town & Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Transit Middle School, 8730 Transit Road, East Amherst, for a presentation on creating a tipping pot display. Pound auction to follow. Guests welcome.

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South Town Gardeners will meet at 9:30 a.m. next Friday in the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca, for a presentation on composting. New members welcome; no gardening experience necessary. For information, call 668-0209.

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