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CALENDAR

Club meetings

New York Walleye Association, Niagara Frontier Post No. 1041, 533 Amherst St., 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Mike Wilkinson, Department of Environmental Conservation Senior Aquatic Biologist, will discuss area fishery concerns.

Niagara Musky Association, Knights of Columbus, 55 Main St., City of Tonawanda, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Club members and interested guests will discuss Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources efforts to lengthen the musky season on the Niagara River.

Safari Club International, Central and WNY Chapter, Michael's Banquet Facility, S4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Bill Culligan, DEC Lake Erie Unit Leader will discuss Lake Erie fisheries issues.

Hamburg Snowmobile Club, Boston West End Inn, 8 p.m., Wednesday. Call 627-9614 or e-mail: snowbeeler@aol.com.

Archery

2001 WNY Traveling 3-D League, Allied Sportsmen's Club, Feb. 11. Call 941-9042.

WNY Field Archers & Bowhunters Indoor Archery Tournament Winter League, Evans at Bison Archery Range, 2459 Seneca St., Feb. 11. Call 826-1102.

Niagara Region 2001 Winter Bow Hunting League, Collins Conservation Club, Feb. 11. Call 532-0251.

Outdoors banquets

Southtowns Walleye Association's Harry A. Smith Installation and Awards Banquet, Michael's Banquet Facility, S4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, Feb. 17. For reservations, call 825-7619 or 822-8599.

Safari Club International, Central & WNY Chapter, 10th Annual Fund Raiser Banquet, Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Rd., Depew, Feb. 24 and Annual Outfitters and Artists Day, Feb. 25. Call 668-1353, 679-1884 or 648-6265.

Erie County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, Inc. Annual Banquet, March 3, Father Justin Hall, Knights of Columbus, 2735 Union Rd., Cheektowaga. Call 684-2727 or 655-4056.

Niagara-Orleans Friends of NRA Sixth Annual Fund Raiser, Best Western, Lockport, 5:30 p.m., March 10. Ticket reservations must be made by March 1. Call Robert and Anne Clark (589-5239).

Niagara Musky Association, St. Johnsburg Fire Hall, Town of Wheatfield, March 17. Call 731-2964 or 283-5957.

Fur seminar

Erie County Trappers, Collins Conservation Club, Conger Rd., Collins, 10 a.m., Feb. 25. Call Patti Wattengel (337-2556).

Hiking/nature

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd.: Wellness Walk, every Thursday, 9:30-11:30 p.m. Snowshoe rentals, weather permitting. Knee-Hi Naturalists: Winter Insects (for ages 4-7), 10-11:30 a.m., Saturday. Call 825-6397 or e-mail: pbecht@sciencebuff.org.

Foothills Trail Club Hikes: Ellicott Creek Park, 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 833-5903 or 688-9311; Arkwright Hills Ski or Hike, 10 a.m., Saturday, call 672-8975; and Bush Hill State Forest, 9:30 a.m., Feb. 11, call 838-5550.

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Nature Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java. Sunday Family Walks and Talks, 3-4 p.m. - today, A Silent Walk; Feb. 11, Animals You Live to Hate. Call 457-3228 or e-mail: buffaloaudubonsoc@wycol.com.

Niagara Regional Park Interpretive Programs: Ice Volcanoes, Woodlawn Beach State Park, 1-3 p.m., Saturday. Prior registration required. Call 278-1728.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: Silver Lake Outlet Valley Trek, 10 a.m., Wednesday; Moonlight Nature Ski Hike, 6 p.m., Friday; Family Nature Walk (Three Sisters Waterfalls), 10 a.m., Saturday; Novice Nature Ski Hike (Trailside Lodge), 1 p.m., Feb. 11; and Winter Wonder Walk (Trailside Lodge), 2:30 p.m., Feb. 11. Call 493-3625.

Erie County Legislature Winter Carnival Youth Casting Program: Como Park Lake, today, noon-4 p.m.; Chestnut Ridge Park, Saturday (noon-6 p.m.) and Feb. 11 (noon-4 p.m.)

Earth Spirit Educational Services Snowshoe Adventure, 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Woodlands Environmental Education Center, Sardinia. Call 941-6267 or see the Web site: www.earthspiritedu.org.

Bond Lake Nature Center, 2353 Lower Mountain Road, Ransomville. Open daily from dawn to dusk. The Nature Center features exhibits and videos on nature themes from noon to 4 p.m. every Sunday.

Niagara Bruce Trail Club Hikes: Shorthills (Wiley Road parking), 10 a.m., Wednesday, call (905) 935-4177; Thorold Loop Hike, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, call (905) 735-4959; Fonthill/North Pelham Loop, 10 a.m., Saturday, call (905) 892-3812; Bruce/Heritage and Parkway, 10 a.m., Saturday, call (905) 935-3025; and Canals Past and Present, 2 p.m., Feb. 11, call (905) 684-2090.
Send items 15 days in advance to Will Elliott, 648 Ransom Rd., Lancaster, 14086, or fax to 685-0420.

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