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Outdoors calendar for Nov. 29


• New York Walleye Association, Niagara Frontier Post No. 1041, 533 Amherst St., 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Annual Christmas Party. Call 875-5792.

• Niagara Musky Association, The Eldredge Club, 17 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Christmas Party meeting. Call 225-3816 or visit

• WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Charlie Hohman will discuss “Trapping in New York State.” Call 570-8275.

• Buffalo Geological Society, Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew and Wallace streets., 7:30 p.m., Friday, Annual Holiday Pot Luck Dinner and Silent Auction meeting. Call 834-8935.

Shooting sports

• Wood & Brook Sportsman’s Club, Route 33 just east of Crittenden Road, Alden, offers open trap shooting during league shoots 6-10:30 p.m.. Tuesdays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. Call Bob Cox (542-2652) or Harry McAlpine (892-0410).

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for certification class dates and for classes nearest your location, go to


• Jim Carr Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Freeman’s Sport Shop, Newstead Community Room, Akron, 6 p.m., Tuesday. Call 778-9431. For all classes, visit

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; and “Utah, Florida, Arizona Multi-State Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 903-2558 or visit

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class: “NYS P8stol Permit Class,”10 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Edward Kwietniewski NRA First Steps Pistol Safety Class for a NYS Pistol Permit, Harvey D. Morin Post, Center Road, West Seneca, 2-5 p.m., Dec. 6. Call 440-1605.

Shows/seminars • Niagara Frontier Gun Show: Event Building, 11177 Main St., Clarence, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Dec. 6. Visit

• Canandaigua Lake Chapter of Trout Unlimited Fly Tying School, Canandaigua Library, eight sessions held 7-9 p.m. starting Jan. 20. Call (585) 381-9404 or visit


• WNY Chapter of Safari Club International Annual Game Dinner, Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, doors open at 4 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., Dec. 11. Call 570-8275, 998-1353, 984-2773 or 804-7523.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Breakfast with Santa,” 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday; and “Walk at Knox Farm State Park – Knox Winter Stroll.” Most events require registration. Call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Wildlife of Erie County (for ages 8 and older),” 6-8 p.m., Tuesday. Call 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Program: “Playing with Books Workshop (for adults and youths ages 10 and older),” 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 683-5959.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Como Park Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 651-9877; and “14th Annual Friday Night Christmas Hike – Niagara Falls, NY to Niagara Falls, Canada,” 6:30 p.m., Friday, call 694-4346 by noon Thursday. For all events, visit

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Old Growth Forest Visit - Bishop Woods and Dark Woods,” 10 a.m., Saturday; and “Indoor Ed-Venture - Evergreens,” 2 p.m., Dec. 6. Call (585) 493-3625.

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