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Outdoors calendar for the week of Feb. 28

Meetings

• Niagara Musky Association, The Eldredge Club, 17 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Call 223-3816.

• New York Walleye Association, George Washington Fishing & Camping Club, 2805 Niagara St., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call 875-8148.

• WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 570-8275.

•The State of Lake Ontario fisheries, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Cornell Cooperative Extension Bldg., 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport.

• Buffalo Geological Society, Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew & Wallace streets, 7:30 p.m., Friday.

Archery

• Niagara Region 2016 Winter 3-D League, Alden Rod & Gun Club, 12 County Line Road, sunrise to 1 p.m., March 6. Call Joe Attardo at 912-4227.

• WNY 2016 Winter 3-D League, West Falls Conservation Society, 55 Bridge St., 7 a.m.-2 p.m., March 6, breakfasts served starting at 7 a.m. Call Ray Zylinski Jr. at 866-5072.

Shooting sports

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club of WNY, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, hosts the Polaris club on March 7 in a handicap league shoot that welcomes beginner competitors. For details, visit alliedsportsmen.com.

Certification classes

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

Pistol

• Jim Carr Pistol Permit Class, Cavalry Baptist Church, Batavia, Monday. Call 778-9431 or visit carrpsc.com.

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. 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 “Pre-Assignment Class,” 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

Shows/seminars

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show: Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Dept., Route 104, Medina, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., today; and Springville Volunteer Fire Hall, 405 Main St., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., March 7, 60 exhibitor tables, $5 admission. For more show details, visit nfgshows.com.

Banquets/fundraisers

• WNY Deer Camp Annual Banquet, Carousel Banquet Facility, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, 5 p.m., March 12. Call (607) 426-8292 or visit whitetailsunlimited.com.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/ Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Event: “Maple Primer – the Whole Process of Making Maple Syrup,” 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday. Most events require registration. Call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Events: “Wellness Walk, A Healthy Outdoor Trail Walk,” 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday; and “Green & Clean Workshop (for ages 18 and older)”. Ccall 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit TIFFT.org.

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Programs: “Senior Stroll (for adults only),” 10:30 a.m., Wednesday; and “Snowbird Walk,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday. Visit reinsteinwoods.org/events or call 683-5959.

• New York State Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Program: “Niagara’s Nature – Learn about the Wildlife Found in the Niagara Region,” a drop-by event at Reservoir State Park, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., March 13, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Conservation Trail–Holland Willows,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday, c all 675-3989; and “Tifft Nature Preserve and Times Beach,” 10 a.m., March 6, call 852-3090. For all events, visit foothillstrailclub.org.

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Program: “Wilderness & Remote First Aid Course,” three Monday evenings, 6-10 p.m. starting March 7, and an outdoor session on April 14. Cost is $167. For more course details, call 213-0350 or email: pppinfo@pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Cornell Cooperative Extension Genesee County Master Gardener Program: “Free Lunchtime Gardening Series – Spring Bulbs,” CCE Office, 420 E. Main St., Batavia, 12:15-12:45 p.m., Tuesday. No registration required. For more information, call (585) 343-3040 (ext. 101).

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Penn Dixie Site Volunteer Training Program,” Gateway Executive Office, 3556 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell, 8:30 a.m., Saturday. For details, call 627-4560 or visit penndixie.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Portage Canyon Trek,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; and “Indoor Ed–Venture – Overwintering Mushrooms”, 2:30 p.m., March 6. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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