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Club meetings

Niagara Frontier Botanical Society, Harlem Road Community Center, Harlem and Lincoln Street, Snyder, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Bruce Kershner will discuss Old Growth Forests in WNY. Call 652-6049.


Rendezvous in the Hills 3-D Target Shoot, Three Valley Resort, Route 16, 1 1/2 miles south of Holland Village, Saturday and next Sunday, 30 targets, a poker shoot, trophies, door prizes and food each day. Adults $8, kids 12 and under free with an adult. Call 892-4606.

Sportsmen's Coonhunters Association, 40-target 3-D Archery Shoot, register 8 a.m. till 1 p.m., next Sunday Call 762-8229, 762-8919 or 560-4677.

Springville Field & Stream, 25-target 3-D Shoot, Register 8 a.m. till 1 p.m., next Sunday, rain or shine. Call 592-8924.

Shooting sports

WNY Practical Pistol League Match, Sept. 26. August winners: Overall, Mike Auger, Pat Harrison, Neil Mooney, Enzo Ianno i and Larry Dumond; Limited, Mike Auger, Jeff Curts, Dan Bedell, Doug Titus and David Todd. Call 627-3762 or e-mail:

Allied Sportsmen's Club, Third Annual Sportsmen's Challenge, next Sunday. Pistol, rifle, trap, archery and casting. Call 439-0482.

WNY Outdoor Pistol League, Tonawanda Sportsmen's Club, 8 a.m. next Sunday. Call 632-3026.

The following clubs offer trap shooting leagues: Alden, 937-7632; Allied, 937-7632; Attica, 937-3615; Batavia, 343-7759; Boston Valley, 941-5035; Buffalo, 632-3310; Coon Hunters, 762-8031; East Aurora, 652-5354; Elma, 655-4665; Evans, 549-0333; Grand Island, 773-3529; Hamburg, 648-2236; Holland, 537-9650; Sheridan Transit, 773-2622; Tonawanda, 692-2161, West Falls, 652-4650; and Wood & Brook, 937-4061.

Fall banquets

Annual SCOPE Banquet, Best Western Inn, Transit Road, Lockport, 6 p.m., Oct. 2. Call 825-4174.

Alden Rod & Gun Fall League Banquet, 3:30 p.m. fun shoot, 6:30 p.m. dinner. Call 937-7632.

Hunter education classes

Seven Clan Bowmen, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Sept. 20-21. Call 297-4860.

Little Ridge Archery Shop, 6-9:30 p.m., Sept. 20, 22, 25. Call 434-8683.

West Seneca Adult Ed, 6-9:30 p.m., Sept. 20-22. Call 672-3513.

Evans R & G, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 25. To register, call 549-8787 after Wednesday.

Active Bowhunters, Three Valley Resort, Holland, 8 a.m. until completed, Sept. 26. Call 892-4606.

Iroquois High School, Sept. 27-29. Call 652-300, ext. 3403, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Friendship R & G, Sept. 30 and Oct. 2. Call 968-2130 or 968-2033.

Waterfowl identification, 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at Fort Niagara State Park Officers Club. Call 278-1766.

Mohawk Rifle & Pistol Club, 851 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 18 and 25. Call 627-9861.

VFW Frontiersman Post 7545, 110 Elgin St., Tonawanda, 6-10:30 p.m. Sept, 21-23. Call 627-9861.

Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, Hickox Rd. Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Sept. 20, 21, 23. To register in advance, call 648-2236.

Rapids Fire Hall, Sept. 20-22. Call 542-3922 or 434-9483.

Newfane Senior High, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Sept. 20, 22, 23. Call 433-8273.

Ellery R & G, Pancake Hill Rd., Bemus Point, 6-10 p.m. Sept. 24 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 25. Register at first class.

Olean Middle School, Sept. 27, 28, 30. Register at Olean High School office.

Canaseraga American Legion, West Main Street, Canaseraga, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 6 and 9. Register at first session.

Wyoming Conservation Club, Sept. 30 and Oct. 2. Call 495-6525.

Whitetail Scents, 1255 Cain Road, Brant, Oct. 1-2. Call 627-9861.

Eden Continuing Education, 6-9:30 p.m., Oct. 5, 7 and 12. Call 992-3613.


Foothills Trail Club Hikes: Reinstein Preserve Saunter, 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 892-6650; Presque Isle Bike Ride (bike 15 miles; hike 6 miles), 10 a.m., Saturday, call 736-2390; and Ellicott Creek Park (Audubon and Renaissance Bridge), Tonawanda, 10 a.m., next Sunday.

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Nature Center, 1610 Welch Road, Java: Sunday Family Walks and Talks, every Sunday, 3-4 p.m. Next Sunday: Cold Blooded Critters.

The second annual Homestead Festival, featuring exhibits of 18th and 19th century life, offers events for the entire family on Saturday. Call 457-3228.

Niagara Region Park Interpretive Program: History of the "Historic Colonial District," a look at significant sites at Artpark and Fort Niagara, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Participants must register in advance. Call 278-1728.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: Upper St. Helena hike, 10 a.m., Saturday; and Nature Walk (Genesee Valley Canal Trail), 10 a.m., next Sunday. Call 493-3625.

Recumbenteers Bike Ride: Amherst Bike Path, North Forest Road, 2 p.m., Saturday. Call 636-9660.

Buffalo Orienteering Club Meet: Erie County Forest, Genesee Road, Sardinia, next Sunday, registration at 10:30 a.m. for 11 a.m. start. Call Jon Sundquist (655-5130).

Hamburg Natural History Society fossil collection field trip, Penn Dixie Site, 1 p.m., next Sunday. Call 627-4560.
Send items 15 days in advance to Will Elliott, 648 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 14086, or fax to 685-0420.

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