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Outdoors Calender for Oct. 26

Meetings

• Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, 4-H Bldg., 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, 7 p.m. Monday. Call 434-7176.

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

• WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, American Legion Post No. 1626, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call 684-9523.

Shooting sports

• North Forest Rod & Gun Club Ladies Shoot N-Hoot “Partner Shoot/Halloween Party”, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. For details, call 439-1464.

• Evans Rod & Gun Club Annual Sight-In Day, Cain Road, Town of Evans, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 1. Open to all shooters of deer slugs, rifles, handguns and muzzleloaders. NRA certified range officers assist all shooters; refreshments available.

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for certification classes, go to dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7860.

Hunter/gun

• Little Ridge Archery, 8862 Ridge Road, Gasport, 6-10 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Call Roy or Nancy Alvord at 772-7598 (1-8 p.m.).

Pistol

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna. Classes: “8-Hour In-Service Class,” 9 a.m., Monday; and “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m. Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

•Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, and “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class”, Northtown Center, 5:54-9:45 p.m. Nov. 13. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

•Jim Carr Class: “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class”, Genesee County SCOPE, Batavia, Saturday. Call 778-9431.

Shows/seminars

• Niagara Frontier Gun Shows: JW Jones Hall, 354 Leicester St., Caledonia, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today; and Springville Volunteer Fire Hall, Nov. 8-9. For details, visit nfgshows.com.

• Sportsmen’s Show, Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept., Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, Route 353, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 2. Cattaraugus and Allegany County pistol permit clerks available both days of the show. For more details, check with Jim Miller at 938-6928.

Banquets/fundraisers

• Second Amendment and Sportsman Fall Fundraiser, Legion Post No. 880, 2912 Legion Dr., Eden, noon-5 p.m. Saturday.

• 19th Annual Hamburg Natural History Society/Penn Dixie Fundraiser, LaGalleria Restaurant, Orchard Park, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 6. For reservations, call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow-Guided Walk with Naturalists,” 2 p.m., today; and “Walk at Knox Farm State Park-Skeletons of Winter,” 9 a.m. Saturday. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “After School Creepy Crafts (for families, ages 5 and older),” 4-5:30 p.m., Thursday. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew. Programs: “After-School Escape (for grades K-5),” 4:30 p.m. Thursday; “Day of the Dead,” 10:30 p.m. Saturday; and “Nature’s Gathering: An Evening of Art, Wine and Cheese,” held at Knights of Columbus Hall, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga, 5-8 p.m. Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Falls Gorge Loop Hike,” Artpark State Park, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, call 282-5154; and “Falls Gorge Loop Hike,” Devil’s Hole State Park, 2-4 p.m. Nov. 2, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Tifft Nature Preserve Saunter,” 10 a.m. Tuesday, call 208-6319; “Houghton Park/Buffalo,” 10 a.m. Thursday, call 826-1939; “Youngstown,” 10 a.m. Saturday, call 523-4333; and “Delaware Park/Forest Lawn Cemetery,” 10 a.m., Nov. 1, call 852-3090.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: “Penn Dixie Exhibit at Erie Gem and Mineral Show, Erie, Pa.,” Nov. 7-9. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

• Earth Spirit “Rustic Campsite Outdoor Workshop”, Chaffee Wildlife Preserve, Hard Road, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. To register in advance, call 941- 6267 or visit programming@earthspirit.edu.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Weekday Nature Walk-St. Helena, Ghost Town of the Genesee (2 hours, 1 mile),” 10 a.m. Thursday; “Big Tree Tour-Part I,” 10 a.m. Nov. 2; and “Indoor Ed-Venture-Fruits, Nuts and Seeds,” 2 p.m., Nov. 2. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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