CRESTVIEW — Area residents interested in learning about gardening may attend the first meeting of the year for the Dogwood Garden Club of Crestview.

The meetings begin with refreshments and socializing. Then old and new business is discussed and a gardening program is presented.

The meeting is 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Crestview Public Library's multipurpose room, 1447 Commerce Drive.

Following meetings continue at 10:30 a.m. first Mondays in members' homes.

The Dogwood Garden Club of Crestview's objective is to encourage interest and knowledge in horticultural practices, civic beauty, and the conservation of natural resources, and by example of good stewardship in the protection of our environment, beautification of our homes and community.