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CALENDAR <br> EVENTS IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Meetings

Niagara Musky Association, Knights of Columbus, 55 Main St., City of Tonawanda, 7 p.m., Monday. Call 731-2964.

New York Walleye Association, American Legion Niagara Frontier Post No. 1041, 533 Amherst St., 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 897-1522.

Pioneer Conservation Club of Niagara County, Wilson Conservation Club, 9:30 a.m., Wednesday. Call 434-8432.

Niagara Frontier Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation, Lancaster Moose Hall, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 839-2269.

Western and Central New York Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael's Banquet, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 675-9171.

WNY Snowmobile Club of Boston, AmVets Post, Route 391, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 941-6076.

Archery

S&S Archery Pro Shop Indoor 3-D Winter League, S&S Taxidermy, Route 219, Springville, begins Dec. 1-3, 40-yard range with Rhinehart targets. Call 592-2404.

Shooting sports

Wyoming Valley (Java) Rod & Gun Club Fall Trap League shoots 7-9 p.m. on Wednesdays and 7-10 p.m. on Fridays. Call 652-9049.

West Falls Conservation Society Weekly Wednesday Trapshooting, 55 Bridge St., 7 p.m., all shooters welcome. Call 652-4650.

Allied Sportsmen's Club Fall Trap League shoots at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Call 688-1367.

Evans Rod & Gun Club Annual Sight-In Days, 864 Cain Road, Town of Evans, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 6 and 7. Call 947-5251 or 549-0333.

Banquets/dinners

East Aurora Chapter of Ducks Unlimited 20th Annual Fundraising Dinner, Hampton Inn, 49 Olean St., 6 p.m., Thursday. Call 652-0423 or 652-1420.

Hamburg Natural History Society/Penn Dixie Fundraiser, Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant, Thursday. Call 627-4560 or go to: www.penndixie.org.

Shows/seminars

"Crossbow Seminar, Demo and Hands-On Shooting," Ron Barvian, Horton pro staffer, will discuss crossbow dynamics. Gander Mountain Lodge, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Friday. Call 743-2300.

Little Valley Volunteer Fire Department Sportsmen's Show, Cattaraugus County Fair Grounds, 101 Third St., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., next Sunday. Admission $4, kids under 12 free. Call Jim Miller 938-6928.

"Handgun Hunting for Deer Seminar," Jim Carr, certified NRA instructor, will discuss gun bores and strategies. Gander Mountain Lodge, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 743-2300.

Wrights Corners Fire Company Gun Show, 4043 Lake Ave., (Route 78) Nov. 13 and 14. For exhibitor details, call 434-0289 or 863-2274.

Springville Gun Show, Springville Volunteer Fire Department Rec Hall, 405 West Main St., Nov. 20 and 21. Call (800) 225-7338, 542-9929 or go to: www.nfcshows.com.

Certification classes

Hunting

Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, Mullet Street, Dunkirk, 5-10 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday. Register at first class.

Franklinville Conservation Club, Elm Street, 6-10 p.m., Nov. 12 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Nov. 13. Call 444-7177 or 676-5630.

Holland Rod & Gun Club, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 23 and 30. Call 692-7660.

Pistol

Jim Carr Pistol Certification Class, Gander Mountain Lodge, 2-6 p.m., Saturday. Call 743-2300.

American Sportsmen Center Pistol Certification Classes, 6-10 p.m. Mondays or noon-4 p.m., Saturdays. Call 743-8575.

Buffalo Gun Center Pistol Permit Classes, 6-10 p.m., Mondays or Wednesdays or 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays. Call 833-2581.

A Best Pistol Permit Course, 3976 Walden Ave., Lancaster. Classes Wednesday or Saturday. Call 681-2248.

Boating

USCG Boating Safely Course, Gander Mountain, Saturday. Call Dave Celani (694-2856).

USCG Boating Safely Course, Olcott Fire Hall, Route 78, Lockport-Olcott Road, 8:30 registration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., class, Saturday. Call 743-5816 or 772-7218.

Snowmobiling

Boston Town Hall, Route 391, 1-5 p.m., next Sunday and Nov. 14. Must attend both classes. Call 941-3366.

Hiking/nature

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Sunday Family Walks and Talks: "Halloween Stories of Nature," 3 p.m., today. "Niagara Focus Program -- Feeding the Birds," Lockport United Church of Christ, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call (585) 457-3228, ext. 10, or e-mail: info@buffaloaudubon.org.

Tifft Nature Preserve Programs, 1200 Fuhrman Blvd.: "Discovery Field Kit Tours" Thursday-Saturday; "Thursday Wellness Walk," 10 a.m.-noon. For registered programs, call 896-5200, ext. 338. For all other TNP programs, call 825-6397.

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 77 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga. Public guided tours (no reservations needed), 10 a.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays. "Backyard Birds," 1 p.m., Saturday. For all program information, call 851-7201 or 683-5959.

Foothills Trail Club Hikes: "Knox Farm State Park," next Sunday. For time and place, call 684-4449.

Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: "Gorge at Low Water," Whirlpool State Park, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturday and Nov. 13, call 745-7848.

Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club events: "Niagara Gorge Hike," Saturday; and "New Section of the Outer Harbor Trail," next Sunday. Call 532-5259 or 564-2106.

Heartwood Wilderness Skills Workshop: "Autumn Survival," Kenneglenn, East Aurora, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. Call 655-7622 or e-mail: deaheartwood@aol.com.

Buffalo Orienteering Club Meet: "Chestnut Ridge Park," Saturday, three courses. Call 875-4550.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Old Growth Forest Visit -- Trestle Woods," 10 a.m., Thursday; "Big Tree Tour -- Part II," 10 a.m., Saturday; "Indoor Ed-Venture -- Fruits, Nuts and Seeds," 2 p.m., Saturday; and "Finger Lakes Trail Hike -- Gardeau Section," 10 a.m., next Sunday. Call (585) 493-3625.

Niagara Bruce Trail Hikes: "Louth Conservation," 10 a.m., Wednesday, call (905) 935-4177; "Green Ribbon Trail," 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, call (905) 687-6581; "Balls Falls to Kingsmen Park,"10 a.m., Saturday, call (905) 563-7687; "Rockway Loop," 10 a.m., Saturday, call (905) 684-3248; "Port Colborne," 2 p.m., next Sunday, call (905) 894-4613; and "Kids, Parents and Grandparents Hike -- Grimbsy Lions Pool," 3 p.m., next Sunday, call (905) 945-7984.

Send items to Will Elliott, 648 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 14086, or e-mail to wille@pce.net.

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