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Outdoors calendar for week of Dec. 20

Meetings

• Niagara River Anglers Association, Sanborn Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road (Route 31), Sanborn, 7 p.m., Monday. Holiday party and an In-Fisherman video. Call 998-8910.

• Dorie Miller Rifle and Pistol Club, Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., 5:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call 771-0138 or visit maxi7.com.

Archery

• Evans Rod & Gun Club 15-Target Archery Shoot, 864 Cain Road, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jan. 3; adults $10, kids under 12 free. Breakfast and lunch served. For details, call 866-5072.

Shooting sports

• North Forest Rod & Gun Club “Home for the Holidays Sporting Clays Shoot,” 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport; registrations start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. For entry info, call Bryan Meahl at 628-6238.

• Evans Rod & Gun Club Trap League, 864 Cain Road, begins Jan. 2, shooting at 10 a.m. Saturdays and 7 p.m. Tuesdays. All shooters welcome, kitchen open, refreshments available. For more details, call 549-0333.

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for certification class dates and for classes nearest your location, go to dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7860.

Pistol

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m. Jan. 6. Call 903-2558 or visit info@ftwny.com.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class: “8-Hour Annual In-Service Class,” 9 a.m. Tuesday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

Snowmobile

• NYS Snowmobile Safety Course, Darien Fire Hall, Route 77, 7-9 p.m., Jan. 6 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 9. To preregister, call (585) 599-6431 after 5:30 p.m.

Shows/seminars

• Erie County Trappers Association Fur Handling Seminar, Collins Conservation Club, 2636 Conger Road, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 2; talks and exhibits, many activities for kids and Hoot’s trapping supplies and finished fur items. For more details, call Rick or Patti Wattengel at 337-2556.

Banquets/fundraisers

• Cavalry Sportsmen’s Association 26th annual Sportsmen’s Night, 3515 Galloway Road, Batavia. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Jan. 9. Free, open to all, reservations required at 474-1534 or (585) 344-1898.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: Center will be closed Thursday and Friday; “The History of Beaver Meadow Hike with Mark Carra,” 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday; and “Family Bird Watching Walk at Losson Nature Trails at Stiglmeier Park,” 10-11:30 a.m., Saturday. Most BAS events require registrations. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (Ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Hot Chocolate Hike (for families),” 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 27. For all TNP programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (Ext. 338) or visit Tifft.org.

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Program: “After the Holiday Blues Winter Walk – Walk or Snowshoe,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Reinstein Woods Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 208-6319; and “Amherst State Park – Hike or Snowshoe,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 866-1233. For all Foothills events, visit foothillstrailclub.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Crepuscular Series – Equinox Sunset,” 3:30 p.m. Monday; and “Crepuscular Walk – Approaching Full Moon over the Pond,” 4 p.m. Wednesday. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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