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Outdoors calendar for Oct. 27


• Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, 4-H Building, Lake Ave., Lockport, 7 p.m., Monday. Email: or go to

• WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, American Legion Post, 3210 Genesee St. Cheektowaga, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 684-9523.

• Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Oatka Fish and Game Club, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 768-6278.

Shooting sports

• Evans Rod & Gun Club Annual Sight-In Day, Cain Road (between Routes 5 and 20), Angola, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. Open to all shooters using deer slugs, rifles, handguns and muzzleloaders on a covered fire line with concrete shooting benches and targets set up at 25, 50, 75 and 100 yards. NRA certified range safety officers offer assistance; shooters pay a $5 fee per gun.

• Niagara County Sportsmen’s Association Juniors Shooting Program, 2506 Lower Mountain Road, Ransomville, 3-6 p.m., Sundays, Oct.-April, open to all youths ages 8-18, club membership not required. For more details, call 773-7162.

Certification classes


• Wellsville Rod & Gun Club, Weidrich Road, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Monday and 8:30 a.m.-done, Saturday. Register one hour before the first class.

• Scio Rod & Gun Club, 3978 Vandermark Road, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Nov. 11 and 9 a.m.-done, Nov. 16. Register one hour before the first class.


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “8-Hour Annual In-Service Class,” 9 a.m., Monday; and “8-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,” 8:30 a.m., Thursday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “Multi-State Permit Classes,” Seneca Allegany Events Center, Salamanca, 5:45-9:45 p.m., Friday or 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 903-2558 or go to

• Jim Carr Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Freeman’s Sport Shop, Akron, 6 p.m., Nov. 7, call 778-9431; and “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., Saturday, call 693-4000.


• Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Sportsmen’s Show, Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, Little Valley, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 3. Cattaraugus and Allegany County pistol permit clerks will be available both days. For exhibitor details and other information, call Jim Miller at 938-6928.

• Tristate Gun Collectors Show, Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, Ohio, Saturday and Nov. 3. Call (419) 647-0067.

• MidState Arms Collectors Show, Holiday Inn, Oneonta, Nov. 3. Call (607) 748-1010.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show: Springville Volunteer Fire Hall, 405 Main St. Nov. 9-10. For details, go to


• “Caring 4 Coral Fundraising Banquet,” Vigilant Fire Hall, 666 Main St., West Seneca, 2-7 p.m., Saturday. For details, call Jessica Schmirl at 207-8749 or go to

• 18th Annual Hamburg Natural History Society/Penn Dixie Fund Raiser, JP’s Pub, 1986 Lake View Road, Lake View, 6-9 p.m., Nov. 7. Call 627-4560.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop-Environmental Science,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday; “Walk at Knox Farm State Park-Skeletons of Winter,” 9 a.m., Saturday; and “Birding at Buckhorn Island State Park with Naturalist Tom Kerr,” 10 a.m., Saturday. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. “Nature’s Circle: 8-Legged Wonders (for ages 2-3),” 10:30-11:15 a.m., Monday; “After School Creepy Crafts (for ages 5 and up),” 4-5:15 p.m., Tuesday; “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; “Tifft Trek,” 2-3:30 p.m., Nov. 2. Registration required. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “After-School Escape (for grades K-5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Day of the Dead Walk,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “The Great Gorge Route,” Niagara Falls State Park, 1-3:30 p.m., Saturday, call 282-5154; and “The Pan-Am Experience,” Evangola State Park,” 2-4 p.m., Saturday, call 549-1050.

• Buffalo Geological Society Event: “44th Annual Gemarama 2013-Shades of Red,” Tuscarora Lapidary Society, School of Church Farm, Exton, Pa. Saturday and Nov. 3. Go to

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Chestnut Ridge Park Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 651-9877; “Hunters Creek Park,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday, call (585) 457-9892 or 652-6190; and “Como Park,” 10 a.m., Nov. 3, call 681-7192.

• Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club Events: For all events and extended weekend outings, visit

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: Penn Dixie Exhibit at GemStreet Gem and Mineral Show, Erie County Fairgrounds, Nov. 8-10. Call 627-4560 or go to

• Forest Lawn and Re-Tree WNY tree planting at Forest Lawn, 1411 Delaware Ave., Friday and Saturday. To volunteer, call Catherine Meyer at 855-1606 (ext. 242) or go to either or

• Earth Spirit Educational Services “Wildlife Survey of the Chaffee Nature Preserve,” 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday; a hike with Earth Spirit naturalists through mature forests and numerous wetlands to collect data on wildlife sightings and signs. Advance registration is required by calling 941-6267 or emailing:

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Event: “Kayak and Canoe Safety Rescue Clinic” starts Nov. 6 with three sessions. For details, call 213-0350 or go to

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Weekday Nature Walk-St. Helena: Ghost Town of the Genesee,” 10 a.m., Thursday; “Finger Lakes Trail, Hike-Mount Morris Canyon Section,” 10 a.m., Saturday; “Big Tree Tour, Part I,” 10 a.m., Nov. 3; and “Indoor Ed-Venture-Fruits, Nuts and Seeds,” 2 p.m., Nov. 3. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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