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Outdoors calendar for Sept. 27


• Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, 7 p.m. Monday. Call 434-7176.

• WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, American Legion Post 1626, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Jim Markham, aquatic biologist, will discuss “Recent Steelhead Research and Angler Survey Data.” Call 684-9523.

• Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Sportsman Coonhunters Association, Batavia, 7:30 p.m.,Tuesday. Call (585) 472-1343.

• Buffalo Geological Society, Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew and Wallace streets, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Jerry Bastedo, Penn Dixie executive director, will discuss “Penn Dixie Programs.” Call 834-8935.

Shooting sports

• Evans Rod & Gun Club Sight-In Day, 864 Cain Road (between Routes 5 & 20), 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Ranges set for sighting all models of hunting long guns.

• Ten-X Shooting Club, Niagara Frontier Rifle League competition starts Oct. 7, shooting small-bore on 3- or 4-position courses Wednesdays to April 6. Visit

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for certification classes, go to


• Jim Carr Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Genesee County SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Call 778-9431. For all classes, visit

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “New York State Pistol Permit Class,” American Legion Cadille Post No. 1614, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Oct. 7. Call 903-2558 or visit


• Orvis Buffalo Steelhead Saturday Events, Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Clarence, all day Saturday with manager Adam Schroeder: “Fly Fishing 101 for Steelhead,” 8 a.m.-noon; “Fly Fishing Lake Erie and Lake Ontario,” 1 p.m.; and “Advanced Steelheading Tactics – On Stream Clinic.” Sessions are free; to register, call 276-7200.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Alexander Firemen’s Rec Hall, 10708 Alexander Road (Route 78), 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 4, 100 tables, $5 admission. Visit

• Southern Tier Outdoor Recreation and Sportsman Show, Wilkins Recreation Vehicles, State Route 415, Bath, 9 a.m., Oct. 10-11. Visit

• Mid State Arms Collector Show, Lisle Fire Co., Endicott, Oct. 11. Call (607) 748-1010.


• Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum Fly Fishing Hall of Fame dinner and ceremony, Livingston Manor, 3 p.m., Oct. 10. Call (845) 439-4810 or email:

• Hamburg Natural History Society 20th annual Fundraiser for the Penn Dixie Site, LaGalleria Restaurant, Orchard Park, 6 p.m. Nov. 5. Call 627-4560 or visit


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Buckhorn Island Birding with Naturalist Tom Kerr,” 9 a.m. Saturday; and “Iroquois Observations Canoe Trek-Oak Orchard Creek,” 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Call (585) 457-3228 (Ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Events: “Full Harvest Moon Hike (for ages 18 and older),” 7:30-9 p.m., today; and “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday. Call 825-6397 (Ext. 338) or visit

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “After-School Escape (for grades K-5),” 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday; and “Fall Harvest-Foods Animals Gather for Winter,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday. For all programs, call 683-5959.

• New York State Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Program: “Take A Gorgeous Bicycle Ride,” Niagara Falls State Park, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 10. Call 282-5154.

• Buffalo Geological Society Field Trip to Aecon Quarry, Marmora, Ont., 8:30 a.m., Saturday. Call 438-3794.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Walton Wood Saunter,” 10 a.m. Tuesday, call 633-5203: and “Wednesday Night Mini Hike – Erie Basin Marina,” 6 p.m., Wednesday, call 866-1233. Visit

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “18th annual WNY Earth Science Day at Penn Dixie,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 10. Call 626-4560 or visit

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Mushroom Walk-Starting at Highbridge Parking Lot,” 10 a.m., Wednesday. Call (585) 493-3625.

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