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CALENDAR

Club meetings

SCOPE Meet the Candidates Night, Elma Conservation Club, 100 Creek Rd. (between Jamison and Stolle Rds.), Elma, 7-9 p.m., Tuesday.

WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Donovan American Legion Post, 3210 Genesee St. Cheektowaga, Niagara Frontier Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Twin Village Post # 463, Litchfield Ave., Depew, call 634-8188.

Archery

Blasdell Rod & Gun Club, Preseason Tuneup, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday. Call 824-0837 or 824-6379.

Collins Conservation Club 3-D Archery Final Tuneup Shoot, Conger Rd., Collins. Registration from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. next Sunday. All shooters can participate. Call 824-1040 or 532-3966.

Double T Archery Club, WNY Field Archers & Bowhunters 3-D Championship, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., next Sunday. Call 668-0438.

Shooting sports

WNY Outdoor Pistol League holds its final shoot starting at 9 a.m. today at Ten-X Shooting Club. For details on future league activity, call Mike Besch (632-3026).

Hartland Conservation Club 22 Matches, Orangeport Rd., Gasport, 9 a. m., Saturday. Call 778-5467.

Gun shows

Niagara Frontier Collectors Gun and Military Collectors Show, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. next Sunday, AgriCenter, Erie County Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg. The show features 700 tables; bring in old guns and war souvenirs for a free appraisal or sales. Call 1-800-225-7338 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. or 542-9929.

Gowanda Gun Show, Gowanda Moose Club, Aldrich St., Gowanda, Saturday and next Sunday. Call 532-9502.

Iroquois Arms Club, AMVETS Post # 26, 600 Ward Rd., North Tonawanda, Oct. 24.

Hunter education classes

Archery
Franklinville Conservation Club, Elm St. Franklinville, Oct. 9 and 10. To preregister, call 968-2774.

Ripley Rod & Gun Club, 6-10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Call 7364386.

Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, Hickox Rd., Hamburg, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6 p.m. until completion on Oct. 7. Register at the first class.

Wilson Conservation Club, Oct. 6 and 9. Call 751-9050.

Gun
Orchard Park Town Hall, 4295 South Buffalo St., Orchard Park, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Oct. 2 and 9, call 627-9861.

Iroquois Middle School, Girdle Rd., Elma, 6-9:30 p.m., Oct. 4,5 and 6. Call 652-300, ext. 3404.

Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, Mullett St., Dunkirk, 5-10 p.m., Oct. 6 and 7. Register at the first class.

Lime Lake Sportsman, Oct. 8, 9 and 10. Call 353-8581 or 676-3346.

Allied Sportsmen's Club, Oct. 15 and 16. Call 627-9861.

Olean Middle School, Wayne St., Olean, 6-9:30 p.m., Oct. 18, 19 and 21. Preregister at either the Olean Middle or High School office.

VFW Post # 7545, 110 Elgin St., Tonawanda, 6-10:30 p.m., Oct. 19, 20 & 21, call 627-9861.

Trapping
Cornell Cooperative Extension, Parkside Dr., Ellicottville, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday. Call 557-2523.

West Falls Conservation Club, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 941-6199.

Scio Rod & Gun Club, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 10, call 268-5620 or 593-5377.

Orleans County Fairgrounds Log Cabin, Rt. 31, Knowlesville, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 798-0848.

Genesee Valley Trappers Association, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Oct. 9. Call 394-4110 ext. 11.

Fall banquet

The SCOPE Annual Banquet, at Best Western Inn in Lockport, begins at 6 p.m. Saturday. For last minute reservations, call Herb Berry (825-4174).

Hiking/nature

Foothills Trail Club Hikes: Tuesday Trail Walk, Niagara Falls Blvd. to Transit, 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 778-8360; Work Party, Humphries and Vermont Hill Rds., 9:30 a.m., Saturday, call 828-0282; Letchworth State Park, meet at Genesee Falls Inn, 10 a.m., next Sunday, call 828-0282; and Boston Forest, Rice Hill Rd., 10 a.m. next Sunday, call 649-1262.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Program: Dawn Walk, 7:30 a.m. Saturday; Fall Foliage Mountain Bike Hike - Cruise the Canal at Panama Rocks, 9:30 a.m., Saturday; and A Walk on the Wild Side - Big Bend Area, 1 p.m., next Sunday, call 493-3625.

Niagara Frontier State Parks Programs: Aquarium of Niagara's Sea & Do Festival, Niagara Falls, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday. Call 278-1728.

Buffalo and Rochester Orienteering Clubs, Letchworth State Park (east side), registration 12:30-1 p.m., Saturday. Call 377-5650.

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Nature Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, The Enchanted Forest program, a nocturnal trip around the meadows, Oct. 8-10. Call 457-3228.

Second Annual Earth Science Day, Hamburg Natural History Society, Penn Dixie site, Hamburg, 9 a.m., Oct. 16. Call 627-4560.

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Ridgewalk & Run, Riverwalk Plaza, Wellsville, Oct. 17. Varying difficult levels along 6, 9 and 14 mile trails. Call 593-5080 or see website: www.ridgewalk.com.

Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Pkwy, Buffalo, Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Douglas W. Larson, 7:30 p.m. Friday, "Life on the Rocks' and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, "Life in the Rocks". Both lectures are free and open to all. Call 896-5200 or visit the website: www.sciencebuff.org.

Send items 15 days in advance to Will Elliott, 648 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 14086, or fax to 685-0420.

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