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Calendar / Events in the outdoors

>Meetings

3-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 791-3809.

Siberian Husky Club of the Niagara Frontier, Nike Base, Grand Island, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Tuesday. Visit: www.schnf.com.

Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, Gander Mountain Lodge, Town of Tonawanda, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 825-4174, 655-4665 or 826-6310.

Niagara County Chapter of SCOPE, B. Leo Dolan American Legion Post No. 410, 42 Niagara St., Lockport, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 772-2261.

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>Certification courses

*Pistol

Security Weapons and Training Institute eight-hour annual in-service class ($55), 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, 10 a.m. Nov. 26. Call 822-1043 or visit: www.swatstore.com.

S&S Taxidermy and Archery Pro Shop, Route 219, Springville, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Nov. 28, $55. Call 592-2404 or e-mail: sstaxidermy@msn.com.

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>Shooting sports

WNY Practical Pistol League November Match, Tonawanda Sportsmen's Club, Pendleton, 9 a.m., next Sunday. For entry details, e-mail: wnyppl@wnyppl.org.

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>Hiking/nature

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: "Babes in the Woods," 10-11:30 a.m., Wednesday; center closed Thursday for Thanksgiving; and "Sunday Family Walks and Talks," 2 p.m. For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228, ext. 10, or e-mail: info@buffaloaudubon.org.

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. events: "Tails and Trails -- Free Outing," 2 p.m. every Sunday; hiking trails open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays; "Guided Wellness Walks," 10 a.m.-noon, Thursdays. For all TNP programs, call 825-6397.

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (RWNP), 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Programs: "Full Moon Stroll," 6:30 p.m., Saturday. Registration required for all programs; no reservations needed for public guided tours at 10 a.m. Saturdays and for self-guided trails (Lily Pond Loop and State Symbols), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Environmental Education Center hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday and 1-4:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 683-5959.

Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: "Gobble Walk," Woodlawn Beach State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Friday, call 826-8895.

Foothills Trail Club Hikes: "Stiglmeier Park," 10 a.m. Tuesday, call 691-6750; "Fifth Annual 'After Thanksgiving' Chestnut Ridge Park Hike," 1 p.m., Friday, call 648-9027; "West River Road on Grand Island to Fix Road," 9 a.m., Saturday, call 685-2183; "Ellicott Creek Trailway," 10 a.m. next Sunday, call 836-4270.

Buffalo Ornithological Society Event: "Niagara River Field Trip: Fort Erie to Niagara-on-the-Lake," 8 a.m., Saturday. For trip details, call Jim Pawlicki 289-2204; e-mail: jmpawli88@aol.com.

Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club event: "West River Road to Fix Road on Grand Island," Saturday, call 685-2183.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Old Growth Forest Visit-Bishop Woods and Dark Woods (3 hours, 1-2 miles)," 10 a.m. Thursday. Bring a lunch, will car pool; and "Crepuscular Walk -- Full Moon over the River," 4:30 p.m., Saturday. For all fall programs, call (585) 493-3625.

Send items 15 days in advance to Will Elliott, 9777 Bernd Road, Pavilion, NY 14525, or e-mail to willodrs@gmail.com

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