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Outdoors calendar for Jan. 5


• New York Walleye Association, American Legion Post No. 1041, 533 Amherst St., 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 875-8148.

• Niagara Musky Association, The Eldredge Club, 17 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 225-3816.

• WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 565-1980.

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club, 12846 Clinton St., Marilla, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 937-3615.

• Erie County Bassmasters, Nowak’s Bar, 1458 Lovejoy, Sloan, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. email: fichtman98@aol.com.

• Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association, 4-H Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport (Route 78) 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 636-0519.

• WNY Environmental Federation, Hoak’s Restaurant, 4100 Lake Shore Rd. (Route 5), Hamburg, 1 p.m., Jan. 12. Call 640-2776.


• WNY 2014 3-D Winter League, Collins Conservation Club, 7 a.m., call 337-0126.

• Niagara Region 2014 3-D Winter League, Double T Archery Club, 1110 North French Road, Amherst, register sunrise to 1 p.m., call 834-4707.

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Indoor Archery League, 12 County Line Road, Jan. 12 to March 23, shooting every other week. Practice shooters welcome. Sign up time is 11:00 a.m.-3 p.m. For details, call Phil Williams (553-4775).

• Doc’s Archery League, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda (in the Wurlitzer Bldg.): - TechnoHunt Indoor Virtual Bowhunting League, three-man teams, 12 weeks, 90 percent handicapping, starts this week, shooting today to Saturday. For details, call 693-2703.

Shooting sports

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Winter Trap League, 12 County Line Road, Jan. 12 to March 23, shooting every other week, sign-ups from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 50-bird scratch league, practice shooters welcome. For details, call Tom Ess (937-6612).

Certification classes


• LaSalle Sportsmen’s Club, 2445 Tuscarora Rd. (off Porter Rd.), Niagara Falls, registration at 6 p.m., Wednesday, classes Thursday and Jan. 15 and 16. For details, call the club at 297-0410 or Dave Faccini at 297-9316.


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna:

“8-Hour In -Service Class,” 9 a.m., Monday; “8-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,” Thursday; and “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Jim Carr Utah-Arizona-Florida Pistol Permit Class: Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., Saturday, call 693-4000.

• Creekside Outdoors Pistol Permit Class, 10111 Creek Road, Forestville, 10 a.m., Saturday, for Chautauqua County residents. For reservations, call 965-2112.

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Dr., Amherst, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.


• Barre Fire Hall, 4709 Oak Orchard Road, Albion, Jan. 12, Saturday, lunch provided. To pre-register, call Karl Driesel at (585) 509-6546.


• Niagara Frontier Gun Shows: Newstead Fire Hall, 5691 Cummings Road, Akron, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 12; and J.W. Jones Hall, 354 Leicester St., Caledonia, Jan. 18-19. Go to nfgshows.com.

• Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoors, Conference and Events Center, Jan. 24-26. Go to niagarafishingexpo.com.

• Greater Olean Area Outdoor and Rec Sport Show, Good Times of Olean Events Center, Jan. 25-26. Go to oleanny.com/SportsShow.


• Ray “Marks” Markiewicz Fundraiser, American Legion Post No. 880, 2912 Legion Dr., Eden, 1-6 p.m., Saturday. Special raffle and drawing prizes added. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under age 10. Ticket purchases at the door or mailed to: Friends of Ray Markiewicz, 51 Centennial Court, West Seneca, N.Y. 14224. For info, call either 649-9714 or 675-4766.

• Calvary Sportsmen’s Association 25th Annual Sportsmen’s Night, Calvary Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Road, Batavia, doors open at 5 p.m., Saturday. Reservation must be made by Monday. Call (585) 474-1534.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Junior Audubon Club (For middle and high school students),” 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, a free program; and “Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop-Photography,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Events: “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; and “Little Tykes Winter Investigation Stroll (for ages 2-5),” 10-11 a.m., Jan. 13. Registration required. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Programs: “After School Escape (for students in K-grade 5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Growing Up WILD Workshop (for Early Childhood Educators of Ages 3-7),” 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Winter Trails Day,” Knox Farm State Park, 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday, call 549-1050; and “Niagara’s Nature,” Reservoir State Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, call 285-0516.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Lancaster Heritage Trail-Hike or Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Monday, call 601-7535; “Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve-Hike, Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Thursday, call 208-6319; “Fridays In the Park- Hike, Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe at Clarence Town Park,” 10 a.m., Friday, call 759-6442; “Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge” Hike or Snowshoe, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, call 433-4546, and “Royalton Ravine County Park and Lockport Nature Trail-Hike or Snowshoe” 10 a.m., Jan. 12, call 434-2969.

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Program: “Winter Feels Good/Winter Trails (Free Snowshoe Demo),” 1000 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. Call 213-0350 or go to pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Buffalo Ornithological Society Event: ”January Waterfowl Count and Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Survey” for Jan. 18-26. For details, call Jim Landau (941-3869).

• Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club Events: For all club events and extended weekend outings, visit adk-nfc.org.

• Genesee County Park & Forest Interpretive Nature Center, 11095 Bethany Center Road, East Bethany, Program: “Snowshoe Workshop,” 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m., Saturday. Pre-registration required. Call (585) 344-1122.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “St. Helena Valley-East Trek,” 10 a.m., Thursday; “Moonlit Nature Ski Hike,” 6 p.m., Friday; “Novice Nature Ski Hike,” 1 p.m., Saturday; “Winter Wonder Walk,” 2:30 p.m., Saturday; “Family Nature Walk-Letchworth Arboretum,” 10 a.m., Sunday; “Novice Nature Ski Hike,” 1 p.m., Sunday; and “Intermediate Nature Ski Hike,” 2:30 p.m., Sunday. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

Send items 15 days in advance to Will Elliott, 9777 Bernd Road, Pavilion, N.Y., 14525 or email odrswill@gmail.com.

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