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Meetings

. Lake Ontario Visioning Workshop Meetings: Lyndonville Fire Dept., 148 N. Main St., 5-7 p.m., Monday; Town of York Office, 2668 Main St., Piffard, 6-8 p.m., Tuesday; and Liberty Lodge, 850 Maple St., Webster, 5-7 p.m., Wednesday.

. WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. DEC biologist James Markham will discuss "Lake Erie Cold-Water Fisheries Issues." Call 695-1003.

. Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, Batavia Rod & Gun Club, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 472-1343.

Archery

. Tri-County Kingdom Archers Fall 3-D Shoot, Delevan/Arcade, Saturday, open to all ages and skill levels, courses for compound, traditional and others. Call Ben Heckathorn (474-5703).

Shooting sports

. WNY Outdoor Pistol League, Clarence Club at Ten-X Shooting Club, 853 Ransom Rd., Lancaster, 8 a.m., Sept. 30. Call Bob Guyder (695-1725).

. Boston Valley Conservation Society 10-Week Pistol League, Zimmerman Rd., begins Thursday, with shooting rounds at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Call 337-3555.

. North Forest Rod & Gun Club Ladies Hoot 'N Hoot Third Annual Women Conquering Outdoor Adventures, 6257 Old Niagara Rd., Lockport, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday. For more information and details, call 439-1464.

Certification classes

Hunter

. Niagara Gun Range, 3355 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda 6-10 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Call 693-4000.

. Canaseraga Conservation Club, American Legion, 83 Main St., 6:30-9:30 p.m., Monday and Oct. 1 and 3, and 9 a.m.-noon, Oct. 6. Call (607) 545-8948 or (607) 545-8664 evenings.

. Portville Conservation Club, Butternut Brook Rd., 6-9:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. Call 307-7222 (noon-5 p.m.).

. East Aurora Fish & Game Club, 9 a.m.-done, Saturday and Sept. 30. Call 652-0229.

. North Forest Rod & Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Rd., Lockport, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Oct. 8, 10 and 11. Call 778-9935 or 433-4189 (5-9 p.m.).

. Allied Sportsmen's Club Home Study Course, 12847 Clinton St., Alden, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 13. For study material, call 474-0460 (Monday-Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.).

Archery

. Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, Hickox Rd., 6-10 p.m., Monday and Tuesday. Register at first class.

. Wheatfield Community Center, 2790 Church St., 5:30-9:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday. Call 694-9414 (10 a.m.-10 p.m.)

. Evans Rod & Gun Club, Cain Rd., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday or 8 a.m.-done, Oct. 6. Register at the Evans Town Hall at 549-8787 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.).

. Scio Rod & Gun Club, 3978 Vandermark Rd., 5:40-9:15 p.m., Oct. 1 and 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Oct. 6. Call (585) 268-7322.

Trapper

. Falconer Rod & Gun Club, Buffalo St. extension, 6-10 p.m., Wednesday and Friday. Register at first class.

. Westfield Fish and Game Club, Ogden Rd., 6-10 p.m., Oct. 5 and 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oct. 6. Register at first class.

. Wood & Brook Sportsmen's Club, Route 33, Alden, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Oct. 6. Call 683-0419.

Pistol

. Jim Carr Classes: "NYS Pistol Permit Class," K&K Guns, Varysburg, 5:30 p.m., Monday, call (585) 535-0248; and "Utah/Florida/Arizona Pistol Permit Class," Calvary Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Rd. Batavia, 9 a.m., Oct. 6, call 778-9431.

. Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, Class: "8-Hour Pre-Assignment Class," 9 a.m., Friday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

. Firearms Training of WNY Class: "NYS Pistol Permit Class," VFW Post No. 1419, 2985 Lakeview Rd., 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. Call 903-2558 for more information.

Waterfowl identification

. Franklinville Conservation Club, Elm St., 6-10 p.m., Monday and Tuesday. Call 676-3115 (noon-9 p.m.)

. Sweet Home Middle School, 4150 Maple Rd., Amherst, 6-10 p.m., Tuesday. Register at class. Before class, study the booklet "Ducks at a Distance," available at: npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/birds/ducksdist/index.html.

. Wyoming Valley Rod & Gun Club, Java Village, 9 a.m.-done, Oct. 6. Call (585) 537-2464.

Shows/seminars

. Salamanca Professional Firefighters 2012 Sportsmen's Show, Green Gable Village, Route 219 (between Salamanca and Great Valley), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 30. Call Jim Miller (938-6928).

. Niagara Frontier Collectors Show: Knights of Columbus Hall, 2735 Union Rd. Cheektowaga, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 30. Call 542-9929 or go to nfcshows.com.

. Orvis Buffalo Fly Fishing Seminar, Eastern Hills Mall, Williamsville, "Steelheading 101,"; noon, Oct. 6. Free but pre-registration suggested. Call 276-7200 for more information.

Fundraisers/banquets

. Allegany County Pheasant Program Fundraiser, Wellsville VFW, 1-5 p.m., Oct. 6, $25 admits two for food, beverages and a five-gun raffle. Call 725-7752 or (585)968-6326.

Hiking/nature

. Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java. Event: "Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop-for Wilderness Survival," 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday; and "The Enchanted Forest,"; Oct. 5-7. All programs are by pre-registration unless noted. For all Audubon programs, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

. Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: "Our Place in Space," Erie Canal Harbor Canalside (for all ages), 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday and Wednesday; "Wellness Walk,"; 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; "Nature's Circle: Weather Wonders (for ages 2-3)," 10:30-11:15 a.m., Friday; and "Trek Tifft," 2-4 p.m., Aug. 26. For all T\ifft 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 "Fall Bird Walk,"; 9 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

. Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: "Full Moon Adventure,"; Wilson Tuscarora State Park, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Friday, call 282-5154; and "Friday Night Lights," Evangola State Park, 7-9 p.m., Friday, call 549-1050. Both events require pre-registration.

. Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper River Tour: "Sunset Paddle on Scajaquada Creek at Broderick Park,"; 5-8 p.m., Tuesday. Call 852-7483 (ext. 19).

. Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club event: For all extended weekend outings, upcoming gatherings, and all club and outings info, visit adk-nfc.org.

. Foothills Trail Club Events: "Amherst Canalway Saunter," 10 a.m. Tuesday, call 832-1921; "Stiglmeier Park Hike,"; 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, call 675-3989; and "Evening Riverwalk," 6:30 p.m., Friday, call 833-3851.

. Hamburg Natural History Society Event: "Astronomy Night at Penn Dixie," 6 p.m., Oct. 6. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

. Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Fiddler's Elbow Hike,"; 10 a.m., Thursday; "Mushroom Foray,"; 10 a.m., Saturday; and "Nature Walk-Genesee Valley Canal Trail," 1 p.m., Sept. 30.

For all Letchworth State Part programs, call (585) 493-3625.?

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