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Note: The opening of shotgun deer season on Monday and Thanksgiving on Thursday has canceled or delayed meetings scheduled for this week.

Check with Gander Mountain Lodge (743-2300) for the Pointing Dog Club of Western New York meeting.

Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, 4-H Building, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Niagara County Fairgrounds, Lockport, 7 p.m., Nov. 29.

S&S Archery Pro Shop Indoor 3-D Winter League starts Dec. 1-3 at S & S Taxidermy, Route 219, Springville, featuring classes for youth, women, men and IBO shooters. Call 592-2404.

Shooting sports
Hartland Conservationist Club, Sunday trap shooting, begins Dec. 5. Call 434-7271.

Wyoming Valley Rod & Gun Club Friday Night League begins Jan. 7. Call Brian Usher, 652-9049.

Certification classes

Buffalo Gun Center Pistol Permit Classes, 6-10 p.m., Mondays or Wednesdays or 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays. Call 833-2581.

A Best Pistol Permit Course, 3976 Walden Ave., Lancaster. Classes available Wednesday or Saturday. Call 681-2248.

American Sportsmen Center Pistol Certification Classes, 6-10 p.m. Mondays or noon-4 p.m., Saturdays. Call 743-8575.


USCG Auxiliary Safe Boating Course, Lancaster Municipal Bldg., Saturday. Call Dave Celani (694-2856).

Shows and seminars
Springville Gun Show, Springville Volunteer Fire Department Rec Hall, 405 West Main St., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., today. Call (800) 225-7338, 542-9929 or go to:

Niagara Frontier Collectors Show, Volunteer Fire Dept., Edinboro, Pa., Saturday and next Sunday. Call (800) 225-7338.

Tri-State Collectors Show, Fairgrounds, Lima, Ohio, Dec. 3-4. Call (419) 647-0067.

5th Annual Cystic Fibrosis Parade of Stars Banquet, Rich Renaissance Niagara Atrium, 6-9:30 p.m., Friday. Call 686-9400.

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Sunday Family Walks and Talks, "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle," 3 p.m., today and "The Long Trail Hike," next Sunday. "Volunteer Day at Beaver Meadow," 10 a.m., Wednesday; and "Indian Lore Merit Badge Workshop," 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday. For complete details, call (585) 457-3228, ext. 10, or e-mail:

Tifft Nature Preserve Programs, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd.: "Discovery Field Kit Tours" Thursday-Saturday; "Thursday Wellness Walk," 10 a.m. - noon. For registered programs, call 896-5200, ext. 338. For all other TNP programs, call 825-6397.

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 77 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga. Public guided tours (no reservations needed), 10 a.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays. "Whitetail Watch," 3 p.m., Saturday. For all program information, call 851-7201 or 683-5959.

Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: "Wild Holiday Craft Workshop," Woodlawn Beach State Park, 1-3:30 p.m., Dec. 4. Call 826-8895.

Foothills Trail Club Hikes: "Chestnut Ridge Park," 12:15 p.m., Saturday, call 648-9027.

Buffalo Nordic Ski Club Free Cross Country Skiing Workshop, Daemen College Wick Center, 4380 Main St., Amherst, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., Dec. 1. Presentations include a video for beginners and advanced skiers, a waxing demonstration, equipment displays and door prizes.

Hamburg Natural History Society Program: "Penn Dixie Exhibit at Mineral Show," Erie County Fairgrounds, Friday through next Sunday. Call 627-4560.

Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club event: "Saturday after Thanksgiving Walk at Chestnut Ridge," Saturday; and "Bicycle -- Buffalo Go Round," Saturday. Call 532-5259 or 564-2106.

Heartwood Wilderness Skills Workshop: "Braintan Buckskin," 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Dec. 4 and 5, Kenneglen, East Aurora. Call 655-7662 or e-mail:

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Crepuscular Series -- Fill Moon Over Pond Walk,"; and "Old Growth Forest Visit -- Bishop Woods," 10 a.m. Saturday. Call (585) 493-3625.

Niagara Bruce Trail Hikes: "Merritt Trail," 10 a.m., Wednesday, call (905) 685-9019 and 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, call (905) 684-3248; "Iroquoia," 10 a.m., Saturday, call (905) 374-8436; "Merritt Trail," 10 a.m., Saturday, call (905) 684-3248; and "De Cew House," 2 p.m., next Sunday, call (905) 935-9777.
Send items 15 days in advance to Will Elliott, 648 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 14086, or fax to 685-0420, or e-mail to

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