Events

Week of Tuesday, September 24

This week at Goodman’s

In stock this week are home grown pie pumpkins; Gala, MacIntosh, Cortland & Honeycrisp apples; Concord & Niagara grapes, and more. Goodman’s Farm Market is located at 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY.

 

Now through Sunday, October 6

Succulent Show

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Succulent Show, a visitor favorite, will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. This show will feature many different types of cacti and succulents, including Echeverias, Aeoniums and Euphorbias, displayed in unique ways. New designs this year will include some whimsical surprises. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors & students, $5 for children ages 3-12 and free for Botanical Gardens members & children under 3.

 

Now through Sunday, October 13

Exhibit in the Arcangel Gallery at Botanical Gardens: Doug Hansgate

Doug Hansgate will display his photography in the Arcangel Gallery at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The exhibit is included in the price of admission. Hansgate says: “Showcasing the deliciously intricate and artistically thought provoking wonder called succulents and orchids in a true art media form. This exhibit will explore the black and white form of photography so often overlooked. Without color our mind is drawn to the more sublime. I would hope that through my imagery you would find as much peace and respect, as I have for the makeup of this earth and all that nature has provided.”

 

Monday, September 23 and 30

Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes: Series WCA

8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Adult Watercolor Classes will be held every Monday in September at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need a smock or a beret, both novice and veteran artists are welcome! Taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class. Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more info or call 827-1584 ext. 291.

 

Tuesday, September 24

Cornell Cooperative Extension gardening classes

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Gardening classes will be held at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 21 South Grove Street, East Aurora.  On Sept. 24 Marty Yagle will speak on “Planning Now for Your 2014 Garden.” The cost is $15 per class. Send a check made out to MG of Erie County to CUCE Erie County, ATTN: Carol Ann Harlos, 21 South Grove St., East Aurora NY 14052.

 

Wednesday, September 25

Amherst Garden Club meeting

10 a.m.

The Amherst Garden Club will meet at St. John Lutheran Church, 6540 Main Street, Williamsville. A business meeting will take place at 10 a.m. followed by two presentations titled “Success with African Violets” and “Wintering Over Geraniums.” Guests and prospective members invited.

 

Wednesday, September 25

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes: Series DA

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Adult drawing classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. All skill levels are welcome! For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Wednesday, September 25

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194, email crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go to the Botanical Gardens website.

 

Thursday, September 26

Town and Country Garden Club: Fall, Flowers and Fun

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Town and Country Garden Club will hold a fundraiser called Fall, Flowers and Fun at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Snyder. Tim Walter of Flowers by Johnny will create designs having an autumn theme. The event will include theme baskets, a flower boutique, door prizes and refreshments. Tickets are $8 presale or $9 at the door. For more information, contact Judy Tucholski-Zon at 836-2573.

 

Friday, September 27

Gala at the Gardens

6:30 p.m.

Join the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, for an evening of gratitude and friendship surrounded by the beauty of the Botanical Gardens. The cocktail reception with live music by Babik will include both silent and basket auctions as well as a complimentary open bar. Sit-down dinner to follow. Individual tickets are $150 with group pricing also available. You can buy tickets online.

 

Friday and Saturday, September 27 and 28

Spooky fairy garden classes at Mischler’s

Make a spooky indoor fairy garden with a Halloween theme in a class at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. Classes will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days. The fee is $20 and you get a 12-inch bowl, soil, a variety of plants, mulch to dress the top and a fairy. Participants also get a 10 percent discount off items in the Fairy Nook. You can also bring your own decorations. Classes are limited to 15 participants each. To register, call Mischler’s at 632-1290. The classes are being held in conjunction with Oktoberfest sponsored by the Williamsville Business Association.

 

Saturday, September 28

Western New York Environmental Summit

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Food for Thought: Safe and Green for the Future” is the theme for the Western New York Environmental Summit to be held in the Wick Student Center of Daemen College, 4380 Main Street, Amherst. The event is free and will include presentations, vendors, exhibits, tours of LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) energy efficient buildings on campus. You can also drop off your old electronics to be recycled.

 

Saturday, September 28

Spooky fairy garden classes at Mischler’s

10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Make a spooky indoor fairy garden with a Halloween theme in a class at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. Classes will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The fee is $20 and you get a 12-inch bowl, soil, a variety of plants, mulch to dress the top and a fairy. Participants also get a 10 percent discount off items in the Fairy Nook. You can also bring your own decorations. Classes are limited to 15 participants each. To register, call Mischler’s at 632-1290. The classes are being held in conjunction with Oktoberfest sponsored by the Williamsville Business Association.

 

Saturday, September 28

Build your own scarecrow at Mischler’s– free!

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Take an old shirt and pair of pants and Mischler’s will provide the other materials and the help you need to build your own scarecrow at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville.  This free event is being held in conjunction with Oktoberfest in the Village.

 

Saturday, September 28

Soil testing

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Master Gardeners will test soil and answer questions at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Soil testing will be done while you wait. For a fee of $5, you may bring up to three different samples. Soil remediation strategies will be suggested based on the findings. Proceeds from the soil testing benefit the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Erie County. Please call 827-1584, ext. 291 for information on how to take your soil samples.

 

Saturday, September 28

Wegmans Family Garden: Leaf prints

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be leaf prints. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, September 28

Leaf Printing Workshop

A leaf printing workshop will be held at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown. Participants will use leaves collected in Audubon’s Ted Grisez Arboretum to make two monoprints: a wall hanging on paper and a scarf. The fee is $35 for the public and $30 for Friends of the Nature Center. Reservations with payment are required by Friday, September 20. Call (716) 569-2345 or register online.

 

Saturday, September 28

Grassroots Gardens Bulb Workshop

3 p.m.

Join Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo and the Urban Roots Community Garden Center Cooperative, 428 Rhode Island Street, Buffalo, for their 2013 Fall Workshop Series. This week’s Bulb Workshop will be presented by David Clark. Workshops are free to participants, however registration is required. To register, please call 783-9653 or e-mail programs@grassrootsgardens.org. Visit http://www.grassrootsgardens.org for more information.

 

Saturday, September 28

Horticulture I Certificate Series: Basic Botany and Plant Environment

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join horticulturist David Clark for entertaining garden education in the Administration Building at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. David has a wealth of knowledge and is able to convey his subject with infectious enthusiasm. These classes are for those who just want to know more than garden basics. Series cost is $105 for Botanical Garden members and $130 for non-members; individual classes are $20 for Botanical Garden members and $25 for non-members. Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more info or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, September 28

13th Annual Fall Festival

10 a.m to 4 p.m.

Kick off the fall season by spending a day in the woods at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Enjoy crafts for kids, live animals, hands-on activities, food, live music by Mama Earth and more! Visit their website for more information. No registration required for this event.

 

Monday, September 30

Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes: Series WCA

8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Adult Watercolor Classes will be held every Monday in September at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need a smock or a beret, both novice and veteran artists are welcome! Taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class. Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more info or call 827-1584 ext. 291.

 

Tuesday, October 1

Putting Your Garden To Bed Work(ing)shop

5 p.m.

Join Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo and the Urban Roots Community Garden Center Cooperative at the Pelion Community Garden, 206 Best Street, Buffalo, for their 2013 Fall Workshop Series. This week’s Putting Your Garden to Bed Workshop will be presented by Caesandra Seawell. Workshops are free to participants, however registration is required. To register, please call 783-9653 or e-mail programs@grassrootsgardens.org. Visit http://www.grassrootsgardens.org for more information.

 

Wednesday, October 2

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194, email crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go to the Botanical Gardens website.

 

Wednesday, October 2, 9, 16 and 23

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes: Series DB

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Adult drawing classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. All skill levels are welcome! For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Wednesday, October 2

Willow Ridge Garden Club: Importance of insects

7 p.m.

Gerri Hens of Hens Honeybee Farm will present information on the importance of insects in our environment at the meeting of Willow Ridge Garden Club at Zion United Church of Christ, 15 Koenig Circle at the corner of Parker, Tonawanda. Guests are welcome.

 

Thursday, October 3

Orchard Park Garden Club

11:30 a.m.

The Orchard Park Garden Club will hold its regular membership meeting at the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church,4369 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park. Sign-ins will be at 11:30 a.m.; refreshments, noon, and the program and business meeting at 12:30 p.m. The program is a gardening and designing “Treasurers” auction — Your junk is our treasure– with Janet Schram, auctioneer.

 

Saturday, October 5

Horticulture II Certificate Series: Soil Science

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join horticulturist David Clark for entertaining garden education in the Administration Building at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. David has a wealth of knowledge and is able to convey his subject with infectious enthusiasm. These classes are for those who just want to know more than garden basics. Series cost is $105 for Botanical Garden members and $130 for non-members; individual classes are $20 for Botanical Garden members and $25 for non-members. Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more info or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, October 5, 19 and November 2

Saturday Art Classes for Kids: Series KAA

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Art classes for kids will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. What better way for a child to express him or herself than through artistic creation!  These multi-medium classes are for kids ages 5 to 15.  An art work will be completed at each class. All supplies are provided. The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. For Botanical Gardens members and non-members, the cost is $30 per series or $11 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Monday, October 7, 21, 28 and November 4

Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes: Series WCB

8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Adult watercolor classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need a smock or a beret, both novice and veteran artists are welcome! The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Tuesday, October 8

Kenmore Garden Club: A Tree Grows in Ken-Ton

10 a.m.

The Kenmore Garden Club will meet in the Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Rd. corner of Delaware Rd., Kenmore. Town forester Jack Schifferli will give a presentation titled “A Tree Grows in Ken-Ton.”

 

Wednesday, October 9

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194, email crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go to the Botanical Gardens website.

 

Wednesday, October 9, 16 and 23

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes: Series DB

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Adult drawing classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. All skill levels are welcome! For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, October 12

Carolina Snowflakes

2 p.m.

Bonnie Matteson will demonstrate Carolina snowflakes at the meeting of the Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club at the First Baptist Church, 32 Main St., Silver Creek. The fee is $5 per person. RSVP to 934-7608.

 

Saturday, October 12

Native Plants Workshop

2 p.m.

Join Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo and the Urban Roots Community Garden Center Cooperative at the Grassroots Gardens office at Tri-Main, Suite 408, 2495 Main Street, Buffalo, for their 2013 Fall Workshop Series. This week’s Native Plants Workshop will be presented by Beaufort Willbern. Workshops are free to participants, however registration is required. To register, please call 783-9653 or e-mail programs@grassrootsgardens.org. Visit http://www.grassrootsgardens.org for more information.

 

Wednesday, October 16

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194, email crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go to the Botanical Gardens website.

 

Wednesday, October 16 and 23

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes: Series DB

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Adult drawing classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. All skill levels are welcome! For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Wednesday, October 16

Western New York Rose Society meeting

7 p.m.

The Western New York Rose Society will meet at St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive near Union Road, Williamsville. The topic will be winterizing your rose garden.

 

Saturday, October 19

Composting Workshop

10 a.m.

Join Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo and the Urban Roots Community Garden Center Cooperative at the Grassroots Gardens office at Tri-Main, Suite 408, 2495 Main Street, Buffalo, for their 2013 Fall Workshop Series. This week’s Composting Workshop will be presented by Nicole Dionne. Workshops are free to participants, however registration is required. To register, please call 783-9653 or e-mail programs@grassrootsgardens.org. Visit http://www.grassrootsgardens.org for more information.

 

Saturday, October 19

Horticulture I Certificate Series: Basic Propagation

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join horticulturist David Clark for entertaining garden education in the Administration Building at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. David has a wealth of knowledge and is able to convey his subject with infectious enthusiasm. These classes are for those who just want to know more than garden basics. Series cost is $105 for Botanical Garden members and $130 for non-members; individual classes are $20 for Botanical Garden members and $25 for non-members. Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more info or call 827.1584 ext. 291.

 

Saturday, October 19 and November 2

Saturday Art Classes for Kids: Series KAA

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Art classes for kids will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. What better way for a child to express him or herself than through artistic creation!  These multi-medium classes are for kids ages 5 to 15.  An art work will be completed at each class. All supplies are provided. The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. For Botanical Gardens members and non-members, the cost is $30 per series or $11 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Monday, October 21, 28 and November 4

Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes: Series WCB

8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Adult watercolor classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need a smock or a beret, both novice and veteran artists are welcome! The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Wednesday, October 23

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes: Series DB

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Adult drawing classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. All skill levels are welcome! For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Wednesday, October 23

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194, email crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go to the Botanical Gardens website.

 

Saturday, October 26

Horticulture II Certificate Series: Advanced Propagation

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join horticulturist David Clark for entertaining garden education in the Administration Building at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. David has a wealth of knowledge and is able to convey his subject with infectious enthusiasm. These classes are for those who just want to know more than garden basics. Series cost is $105 for Botanical Garden members and $130 for non-members; individual classes are $20 for Botanical Garden members and $25 for non-members. Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more info or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Monday, October 28

Hands-on Seminar: Pumpkin flower arrangement

6:30 p.m.

With Halloween just around the corner, bring home a fresh pumpkin filled with an arrangement of fresh and dried flowers that you make in this hands-on workshop at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd. (between Sy and Witmer Roads) in Wheatfield. The class fee of $25 includes step-by-step instructions and all materials. No experience is necessary. Groups are welcome. RSVP by Oct. 24 by purchasing online or calling 504-2617, ext. 244. Proceeds from all floral sales, classes and events benefit the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, which offers training and horticulture therapy to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Sorry, no refunds.

 

Monday, October 28 and November 4

Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes: Series WCB

8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Adult watercolor classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need a smock or a beret, both novice and veteran artists are welcome! The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Wednesday, October 30

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194, email crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go to the Botanical Gardens website.

 

Wednesday, October 30, November 6, 13 and 20

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes: Series DC

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Adult drawing classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. All skill levels are welcome! For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, November 2

Horticulture I Certificate Series: Pest Management and Disease

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join horticulturist David Clark for entertaining garden education in the Administration Building at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. David has a wealth of knowledge and is able to convey his subject with infectious enthusiasm. These classes are for those who just want to know more than garden basics. Series cost is $105 for Botanical Garden members and $130 for non-members; individual classes are $20 for Botanical Garden members and $25 for non-members. Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more info or call 827-1584 ext. 291.

 

Saturday, November 2

Saturday Art Classes for Kids: Series KAA

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Art classes for kids will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. What better way for a child to express him or herself than through artistic creation!  These multi-medium classes are for kids ages 5 to 15.  An art work will be completed at each class. All supplies are provided. The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. For Botanical Gardens members and non-members, the cost is $30 per series or $11 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Monday, November 4

Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes: Series WCB

8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Adult watercolor classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need a smock or a beret, both novice and veteran artists are welcome! The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Wednesday, November 6, 13 and 20

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes: Series DC

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Adult drawing classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. All skill levels are welcome! For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Wednesday, November 6

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194, email crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go to the Botanical Gardens website.

 

Saturday, November 9

Horticulture II Certificate Series: Practical Principles of Pruning

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join horticulturist David Clark for entertaining garden education in the Administration Building at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. David has a wealth of knowledge and is able to convey his subject with infectious enthusiasm. These classes are for those who just want to know more than garden basics. Series cost is $105 for Botanical Garden members and $130 for non-members; individual classes are $20 for Botanical Garden members and $25 for non-members. Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more info or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, November 9, 16, and 30

Saturday Art Classes for Kids: Series KAB

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Art classes for kids will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. What better way for a child to express him or herself than through artistic creation!  These multi-medium classes are for kids ages 5 to 15.  An art work will be completed at each class. All supplies are provided. The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. For Botanical Gardens members and non-members, the cost is $30 per series or $11 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Tuesday, November 12

Thanksgiving Floral Sale

Pre-orders are due for the Thanksgiving Floral Sale held by Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara. Pick-up will be on Nov. 27 at 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd. (between Witmer and Sy Roads), Wheatfield, or at 107 Heath Street, (just inside the city limits off of Route 31), Lockport. Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards are now accepted. Order online or call 504-2617, ext. 244. Call 297-6400 for a brochure.The sale supports Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, a full-service horticulture therapy and vocational training program for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

 

Tuesday, November 12

Kenmore Garden Club: Ready, Set, Decorate

10 a.m.

The Kenmore Garden Club will meet in the Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Rd., corner of Delaware Rd., Kenmore. Susan Loughran, an accredited flower show judge, will show holiday designs in her presentation “Ready, Set, Decorate.”

 

Wednesday, November 13 and 20

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes: Series DC

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Adult drawing classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. All skill levels are welcome! For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Wednesday, November 13

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194, email crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go to the Botanical Gardens website.

 

Thursday, November 14

Holiday poinsettia and wreath sale

Pre-orders are due for the sale of holiday poinsettias, wreaths and more held by Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara. Pick-up will be on Dec. 6 and 7 at 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd. (between Witmer and Sy Roads), Wheatfield, or Dec. 6 at 107 Heath Street, (just inside the city limits off of Route 31), Lockport. Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards are now accepted. Order online or call 504-2617, ext. 244. Call 297-6400 for a brochure.The sale supports Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, a full-service horticulture therapy and vocational training program for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

 

Saturday, November 16

Horticulture I Certificate Series: Shrubs and Trees

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join horticulturist David Clark for entertaining garden education in the Administration Building at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. David has a wealth of knowledge and is able to convey his subject with infectious enthusiasm. These classes are for those who just want to know more than garden basics. Series cost is $105 for Botanical Garden members and $130 for non-members; individual classes are $20 for Botanical Garden members and $25 for non-members. Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more info or call 827-1584 ext. 291.

 

Saturday, November 16

Glitz n’ Glitter Luncheon, Fashion Show & Floral Show Club Competition

11 a.m.

The District 8 Federated Garden Club of NYS will hold a Glitz n’ Glitter Luncheon, Fashion Show & Floral Show Club Competition at Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. The event will include a gift basket raffle & basket of cheer. Fashions will be by the Jacqueline Shoppe, Williamsville. The donation is $25 and tickets are prepay only. For tickets please call Alice at 662-6997 or Mary Fran at 983-3764.

 

Saturday, November 16, and 30

Saturday Art Classes for Kids: Series KAB

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Art classes for kids will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. What better way for a child to express him or herself than through artistic creation!  These multi-medium classes are for kids ages 5 to 15.  An art work will be completed at each class. All supplies are provided. The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. For Botanical Gardens members and non-members, the cost is $30 per series or $11 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Monday, November 18, 25, December 2 and 9

Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes: Series WCC

8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Adult watercolor classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need a smock or a beret, both novice and veteran artists are welcome! The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, November 19

Topiary demonstration

2 p.m.

Deanna Borello will demonstrate how to make a topiary at the meeting of the Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club at First Baptist Church, 32 Main St., Silver Creek. The event is free for members and $10 for non-members. RSVP to 934-7608.

 

Wednesday, November 20

Western New York Rose Society meeting

7 p.m.

The Western New York Rose Society will meet at St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive near Union Road, Williamsville. The topic will be preparing for next year.

 

Wednesday, November 20

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes: Series DC

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Adult drawing classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. All skill levels are welcome! For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, November 23

Horticulture II Certificate Series: Hydroponics

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join horticulturist David Clark for entertaining garden education in the Administration Building at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. David has a wealth of knowledge and is able to convey his subject with infectious enthusiasm. These classes are for those who just want to know more than garden basics. Series cost is $105 for Botanical Garden members and $130 for non-members; individual classes are $20 for Botanical Garden members and $25 for non-members. Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more info or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Monday, November 25, December 2 and 9

Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes: Series WCC

8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Adult watercolor classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need a smock or a beret, both novice and veteran artists are welcome! The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, November 30

Saturday Art Classes for Kids: Series KAB

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Art classes for kids will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. What better way for a child to express him or herself than through artistic creation!  These multi-medium classes are for kids ages 5 to 15.  An art work will be completed at each class. All supplies are provided. The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. For Botanical Gardens members and non-members, the cost is $30 per series or $11 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Monday, December 2 and 9

Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes: Series WCC

8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Adult watercolor classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need a smock or a beret, both novice and veteran artists are welcome! The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, December 7, 14, and 21

Saturday Art Classes for Kids: Series KAC

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Art classes for kids will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. What better way for a child to express him or herself than through artistic creation!  These multi-medium classes are for kids ages 5 to 15.  An art work will be completed at each class. All supplies are provided. The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. For Botanical Gardens members and non-members, the cost is $30 per series or $11 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Monday, December 9

Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes: Series WCC

8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Adult watercolor classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need a smock or a beret, both novice and veteran artists are welcome! The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Tuesday, December 10

Kenmore Garden Club “A Holiday Celebration”

11:30 a.m.

The Kenmore Garden Club’s Christmas luncheon will take place at Rizotto Ristorante, 930 Maple Rd, Amherst. Reservations are due by December 2. For more information call Norine at 876-0742.

 

Wednesday, December 11

Western New York Rose Society meeting

7 p.m.

The Western New York Rose Society will meet at St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive near Union Road, Williamsville. The group will hold a holiday party.

 

Saturday, December 14 and 21

Saturday Art Classes for Kids: Series KAC

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Art classes for kids will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. What better way for a child to express him or herself than through artistic creation!  These multi-medium classes are for kids ages 5 to 15.  An art work will be completed at each class. All supplies are provided. The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. For Botanical Gardens members and non-members, the cost is $30 per series or $11 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Tuesday, December 17

Hands-on Seminar: Fresh table top tree

6:30 p.m.

Create one of the traditional beauties of the holiday season — a unique table top tree with fresh greens and holiday trim in this hands-on workshop at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd. (between Sy and Witmer Roads) in Wheatfield. The class fee of $30 includes step-by-step instructions and all materials. No experience is necessary. Groups are welcome. RSVP by Dec. 3 by purchasing online or calling 504-2617, ext. 244. Proceeds from all floral sales, classes and events benefit the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, which offers training and horticulture therapy to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Sorry, no refunds.

 

Saturday, December 21

Saturday Art Classes for Kids: Series KAC

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Art classes for kids will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. What better way for a child to express him or herself than through artistic creation!  These multi-medium classes are for kids ages 5 to 15.  An art work will be completed at each class. All supplies are provided. The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. For Botanical Gardens members and non-members, the cost is $30 per series or $11 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Tuesday, December 31

Deadline for digital photo contest at Botanical Gardens

The deadline is Dec. 31 for entries for the digital photo contest being held by the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Find more information and the entry form here.

 

2014

 

Saturday, January 4

Horticulture I Certificate Series: Annuals and Perennials

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join horticulturist David Clark for entertaining garden education in the Administration Building at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. David has a wealth of knowledge and is able to convey his subject with infectious enthusiasm. These classes are for those who just want to know more than garden basics. Series cost is $105 for Botanical Garden members and $130 for non-members, individual classes are $20 for Botanical Garden members and $25 for non-members. Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more info or call 827-1584 ext. 291.

 

Saturday, January 11

Horticulture II Certificate Series: Water Gardening

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join horticulturist David Clark for entertaining garden education in the Administration Building at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. David has a wealth of knowledge and is able to convey his subject with infectious enthusiasm. These classes are for those who just want to know more than garden basics. Series cost is $105 for Botanical Garden members and $130 for non-members; individual classes are $20 for Botanical Garden members and $25 for non-members. Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more info or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Tuesday, January 14

Kenmore Garden Club: Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

10 a.m.

The Kenmore Garden Club will meet in the Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Rd., corner of Delaware Rd., Kenmore. Garden club member Maryann Jumper will give a PowerPoint presentation on the Buchard Gardens of Victoria, British Columbia.

 

Saturday, January 18

Horticulture I Certificate Series: Garden Design

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join horticulturist David Clark for entertaining garden education in the Administration Building at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. David has a wealth of knowledge and is able to convey his subject with infectious enthusiasm. These classes are for those who just want to know more than garden basics. Series cost is $105 for Botanical Garden members and $130 for non-members; individual classes are $20 for Botanical Garden members and $25 for non-members. Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more info or cal 827-1584 ext. 291.

 

Saturday, January 25

Horticulture II Certificate Series: Landscape Design 2

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join horticulturist David Clark for entertaining garden education in the Administration Building at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. David has a wealth of knowledge and is able to convey his subject with infectious enthusiasm. These classes are for those who just want to know more than garden basics. Series cost is $105 for Botanical Garden members and $130 for non-members; individual classes are $20 for Botanical Garden members and $25 for non-members. Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more info or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Tuesday, February 11

Kenmore Garden Club: Hearts and Flowers

10 a.m.

The Kenmore Garden Club will meet in the Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Rd., corner of Delaware Rd., Kenmore. Accredited flower show judge Melissa Marcus will discuss table designs in her presentation called “Hearts and Flowers.”

 

Wednesday through Sunday, March 19 through 23, 2014

Plantasia

Plantasia, Western New York’s Premier garden and landscape show, will begin with a preview night on Wednesday, March 19, and continue through Sunday, March 23, 2014 at the at the Fairgrounds Event Center and Expo Hall, 5820 South Park Avenue, Hamburg. We’ll share more details as they become available.

 

Tuesday, April 8

Kenmore Garden Club: 5 Steps to Better Gardening

10 a.m.

The Kenmore Garden Club will meet in the Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Rd., corner of Delaware Rd., Kenmore. Master Gardener Lyn Chimera will give a presentation called “5 Steps to Better Gardening.”

 

April 25 through May 4

2014 First Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

A Cherry Blossom Festival will take place in the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park, Buffalo. You can get to the Japanese Garden from the parking lot at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, Elmwood Avenue and Nottingham Terrace, Buffalo. There’s always plenty of parking and parking is free. Events will include music, photography, entertainment, puppets and a Cherry blossom Ball. Ann MacClellan, an internationally known expert and author on Cherry Blossoms, has been invited to be the keynote speaker. More details to come.

 

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