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OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Club meetings

Niagara River Anglers Association, LaSalle Sportsmen's Club, Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls, 7:30 p.m., Monday. Videos of the Chinook salmon pen rearing project and cormorant devastation will be shown during the Annual NRAA Christmas Party.

Niagara Frontier Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation has changed its meeting location to: Lancaster Moose Hall, 5437 Broadway, Lancaster. The next meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 29.

Shooting sports

Sporting Clays League, Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, Hickox Rd., starts today and continues until April The league is open to individuals, two-man or five-man teams. Visit the clubhouse or call 648-2236.

Franklinville Sporting Clays' Winter Skeet and Sporting Clays League starts Jan. 1 at the Franklinville Conservation Club, Elm St. Extension, Franklinville. Call 676-3115 or 353-4461.

Sportsmen's shows

Annual Sportsmen's Show, Hartland Conservationists Club, Orangeport Road, Gasport, Jan. 22-23. For exhibit details, call 772-7109.

WNY Outdoor Sport & Travel EXPO, Erie County Fairgrounds, March 9-12. For exhibitor information, call 1-800-338-3915.

Chicago, Rosemont Convention Center, Jan. 22-30.

Pittsburgh, Feb. 16-20.

Toronto Sportsmen's Show, National Trade Centre at Exhibition Place, March 10-19.

Cleveland, I-X Center, March 11-19.

Hiking/nature

Foothills Trail Club Hikes: No hikes will be held during the holiday week. The next scheduled event will be a Canadice Lake Ski/hike, 10 a.m. Jan. 2. Call 768-6167.

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo: Nature Break: outdoor Trekking and Indoor Fun, an all day program for children age ten and older, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Dec. 28-31. Children may enroll for one or more days to learn about snowshoes, maps and compasses. Call for fees and information about extended care (825-6397).

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Nature Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Sunday Family Programs (3-4 p.m.): Winter Tree ID Walk, today and The Red Fox and Other Mammals, Dec. 26. Full Moon Snowshoe walk, 5:30-6 p.m. Wednesday. Snowshoes can be rented at the center. To register in advance for this event, call 457-3228 or e-mail: buffaloaudubonsoc@wycol.com.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: Full Moon Solstice Stroll -- Crepuscular Series, 3:30 p.m., Wednesday. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper. Call 493-3625.

Niagara Bruce Trail Club Hikes: Short Hill Park, 10 a.m., Wednesday, call (905) 788-3779; Festival of Lights, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, call (905) 354-8695; and Lock 3 Hike, 2 p.m., Dec. 26, call (905) 684-2090.

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

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