All outdoors events listed in this calendar are open to the public. Phone, FAX or e-mail contacts at the end of each item can supply more detailed information on each event:
The 1999 New York State Camping and Cabin Reservation Guide Brochure is now available. Reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance for cabins and campsites at State Park and Department of Environmental Conservation facilities. For the free brochure, call 278-1785.
Alabama Fire Hall, Route 63 in Alabama, Dec. 5 and 6. Call 948-9358.
Harrisburg, Pa., Gun Show, Farm Show Complex, Route I-81, Dec. 12 and 13. Call (717) 679-2250.
WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Donovan Post, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Forum on steelhead fly tying with Chuck Godfrey, Don Kwiatkowski and Tony Messina.
Niagara County Sportsmen's Association, Bonds Lake Park, 2505 Lower Mountain Road, Ransomville, Dec. 13, 2 p.m. Topic: Election of officers.
Foothills Trail Club Hikes: Conservation Trail (Sweet Home to Goodrich) Saturday, 9 a.m, call 828-0282; Ducks & Gulls Nature Hike, Schoellkopf Museum Parking Lot, Robert Moses Pkwy., Niagara Falls, Saturday, 10 a.m., call 297-5520; Phelps Farm Ski/Hike, next Sunday, 10 a.m., for directions, call 496-7570.
Bruce Trail Club Hikes: Twelve Mile Creek, Wednesday, 10 a.m., (905) 788-3779; South St. Catharines (2 hours), Saturday, 10 a.m., (905) 684-2090; Short Hills Hike, Pelham Road, next Sunday, 2 p.m., (905) 935-4177.
Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: Old Growth Forest Visit, Museum Woods, Saturday, 10 a.m., call 493-3625.
Beaver Meadow Nature Center Sunday Family Programs, Native American Life, today, 3 to 4 p.m.; Signs of Life Walk, next Sunday, 3 to 4 p.m., events held inside during inclement weather. Call 457-3228.
Niagara Region NYS Park Interpretive Programs: Niagara in Winter Show, Niagara Reservation Visitor Center, Dec. 5, 1 to 5 p.m.; Christmas Craft Workshop, Fort Niagara State Park, Dec. 12, 1 to 4 p.m. Call 278-1728.
Send items to Will Elliott, 648 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 14086.