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CALENDAR

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:

Trapshooting league

Sportsmen's Coonhunters Association begins a trapshooting league Dec. 6. The 50-bird league runs 16 weeks. Shooting goes from 9 a.m. until noon on Sundays. Arrive early to register at club grounds on Hopkins Road, between Routes 5 and 33 west of Batavia.

Gun shows

Alabama Fire Hall, Route 63 in Alabama, Dec. 5-6. Call 948-9358.

Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Grange Hall, Erie County Fairgrounds, featuring all types of guns including antique, collectible and military guns, call 1-800-225-7338.

Harrisburg, Pa. Gun Show, Farm Show Complex, Route I-81, Dec. 12-13. Call 717-679-2250.

Club meetings

New York Walleye Association, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, American Legion Post 1040, 533 Amherst St., Buffalo, to hold a Christmas Party for members, guests and mainly children.

Western and Central New York Safari Club International, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Michael's Banquet, 4885 Southwestern Blvd. in Hamburg, to compare trophy whitetails taken during the season.

Pheasants Forever 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Eagle House, 5578 Main St. in Williamsville, to plan for shows and other club events in 1999.

Club elections

Bison City Rod & Gun Club elected the following officers for 1999: President, Joseph W. Fisher; first vice president, Stanley Balko; second vice president, Ken Skinner; treasurer, Gerald Baldwin; financial secretary, Loretta Nowicki; recording secretary, Linda Kollar; corresponding secretary, Carol Parot; and board of directors (3-year terms): Ed Armstrong Jr., Dave Szeluga and Ray Wagner.

Hiking/nature

Foothills Trail Club Hikes: Ellicott Creek Hike, 10 a.m., Saturday, call 875-2537 and Amherst Canal Bikeway, 10 a.m. next Sunday, call 433-4546.

Bruce Trail Club Hikes: Short Hills Hike, 2 p.m. today, call (905) 935-4177. Louise Libera leads casual hikes each Wednesday morning. For the weekly meeting site, call (905) 568-0789.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: Full Moon Walk -- Crepuscular Series, 5 p.m., Friday; Old Growth Forest Visit -- Dehgayasoh Valley Woods, 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 493-3625.

Beaver Meadow Nature Center: Christmas in the Country, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Dec. 12, including sleigh rides, snowshoe walks, a birdfeeder workshop, puppet shows, a Santa visit, homemade foods and a craft sale. For details, call 457-3228.

Niagara Region NYS Park Interpretive Programs: Niagara in the Winter Show, 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Christmas Craft Workshop, 1 p.m. Dec. 12. Call 278-1728.

Send items to Will Elliott, 648 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 14086.

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