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Outdoors Calendar for Feb. 21

Meetings

• Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, Lockport Town Hall, 6560 Dysinger Road, 7 p.m. Monday. Call 433-1014.

• WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, American Legion Post No. 1626, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. aquatic biologist Scott Cornett will discuss “Fish Sampling Results for 2015 and Plans for 2016.” Call 684-9523.

• 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.

• Chautauqua County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Big Tree Sportsmen Club, 5106 Waltonian Road, Ashville, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call 640-2776.

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, George Washington Fishing & Camping Club, 2805 Niagara St., 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Call 440-6995.

Archery

• Niagara Region 2016 Winter 3-D League, Allied Sportsmen’s Club of WNY, Alden, sunrise to 1 p.m. Feb. 28. Call Shawn Beal at 998-4030.

• WNY 2016 Winter 3-D League, Glen-Coe Conservation Society, 9869 Foote Road, Glenwood, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 28, call Mike Matala at 337-0126.

Shooting sports

• Ten-X Shooting Club NRA Open Indoor Sectional Tournament, 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster, March 4-6. Email jgerstung@outlook.com or visit tenxshooingclub.com.

Certification classes

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

Pistol

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m. Thursday; and “Utah, Florida & Arizona Multi-State Permit Class,” 5:45-9:45 p.m. Tuesday. Call 903-2558 or visit info@ftwny.com.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6-9 p.m. Tuesday; and “Annual In-Service Class,” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Jim Carr NYS Pistol Permit Class, Cavalry Baptist Church, Batavia, Feb. 29. Call 778-9431 or visit Carrpsc.com.

Shows/seminars

• Cabela’s Free Firearms Safety and Education Course, 2003 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga, “Home Firearms Safety”, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Saturday. Pre-registration not required. For details, call 608-4770 or visit cabelas.com/Cheektowaga.

• Allegheny Sport Travel & Outdoor Show, Monroeville Convention Center, Pittsburgh area, Wednesday-Feb. 21. Call (800) 600-0307 or visit showinfo@expoinc.com.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show: Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Dept., Route 104, Medina, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 28. 65 exhibitor tables, $5 admission. For details, visit nfgshows.com.

Banquets/fundraisers

• Southtowns Chapter of Ducks Unlimited 35th Annual Banquet, Kloc’s Grove, West Seneca, 6 p.m. Saturday. Call 674-3075 or 462-1132.

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Annual Awards Banquet, Father Justin Knights of Columbus Hall, Cheektowaga, 6 p.m. March 5, advance ticket-sales only. Call 941-6159 or visit eriectyfsc.org.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Dunkirk Harbor Birding with Naturalist Tom Kerr,” 10 a.m.-noon Saturday; and “Snowshoeing Through Time – A Walk and Talk,” 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Most events require registration. Call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Wellness Walk, A Healthy Outdoor Trail Walk,” 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday. For all programs and registration, call 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit TIFFT.org.

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Programs: “DIY Rain Barrel Making,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday; and “Amherst Day at Reinstein Woods (Amherst residents free this day),” 1-4 p.m. Feb. 28. Call 683-5959 or visit reinsteinwoods.org/events.

• New York State Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Programs: “Underground Railroad History,” DeVeaux Woods State Park, 2-3:30 p.m.Saturday, call 282-5154; and “Snowshoe Trek to Lake Erie,” Evangola State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, call 549-1050.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Como Lake Park–Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m. Thursday, call 903-9046; and “The Buffalo History Museum – Delaware Park,” 10 a.m. Saturday, call 604-4095. For all events, visit foothillstrailclub.org.

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Program: “Full Moon Snowshoe Hike,” 6 p.m. Tuesday. For details, call 213-0350 or email: pppinfo@pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Penn Dixie exhibit at WNY Home and Garden Expo, Event Center, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, Thursday-Feb. 28. Call 627-4560 or visit penndixie.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Sycamore Trail Trek,” 10 a.m. Thursday; and “Indoor Ed-Venture – Plant Galls and Gall Makers”, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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