• Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, Platt St. VFW, Albion, 7 p.m., Monday. Call (585) 765-9122.

• Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 7 p.m., Monday. Call (585) 547-3883.

• New York Walleye Association, American Legion Niagara Frontier Post No. 1041, 533 Amherst St., 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 875-8148.

• Erie County Trappers Association, Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call 337-2556.

• Wyoming/Genesee County Chapter of Pheasants Forever, Louie’s Lounge, Attica, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 591-0339.

• Niagara County Chapter of SCOPE, B. Leo Dolan American Legion Post No. 410, Lockport, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call (585) 733-5968.

• Buffalo Ornithological Society, Buffalo Museum of Science, Cummings Room, 1020 Humboldt Pkwy., 7 p.m., Wednesday. Holley Sweeny will discuss “Results of the April Count and an Ethiopian Birding Trip.”

• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 649-8202.

• Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, Southgate Plaza, Community Meeting Room, West Seneca, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 825-4174, 655-4665 or 846-5448.

• Lake Erie Chapter of Federation of Fly Fishers, American Legion Post No. 735, 35 Legion Pkwy., West Seneca, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 675-4766 or 549-1977.

Shooting sports

• North Forest Rod & Gun Club Ladies Shoot ‘N Hoot, Lockport, 1 p.m., Saturday. James Emmick will discuss “Protecting Yourself, Your Family and Your Home.” Events also include shooting and dinner. Registration deadline is Wednesday, for more details, call 439-1464.

Certification classes


• Scio Rod & Gun Club, 3978 Vandermark Rd., 5:40-9:15 p.m., Monday and Thursday, and 8:30-11:30 a.m., Saturday. Call (585) 268-7322 evenings or email:


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, Pistol Permit Classes 6 p.m., Tuesday and 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” North Forest Rod & Gun Club, Lockport, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Friday; and Quality Inn, Hamburg, 1-4 p.m., Saturday; and “Utah, Florida & Arizona Conceal Carry Classes,” Quality Inn, Hamburg, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 903-2558 or go to


• Niagara Frontier Collectors Clarence Show: The Events Building, Main St., Clarence, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 1 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Dec. 2. Call 542-9929 or go to


• 18th Annual Safari Club International Game Dinner, Michael’s Banquet Facility, Hamburg, 6:30 p.m., Dec. 14. For reservations, call 652-9460, 565-1980 or 998-1353.

• New York State Conservation Council Fundraiser, Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Dec. 15. For ticket information, call 655-0975 or 640-2776.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java Events: “Where Do Pond Creatures Go? With Naturalist Mark Carra,” 10 a.m. - noon, Wednesday; “Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop - Art,” 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday; “Walk at Knox Farm State Park - Prepare for the Worst” 9 a.m., Saturday; and “Junior Audubon Club Meeting in Buffalo,” 10 a.m. - noon, Saturday. All programs are by pre-registration unless noted. For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: “Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp: Turkey Tales (for ages 3-5), 9:30-11:30 a.m., Monday; “Autumn Look! Look Again,” 2-3:30 p.m., Monday; “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday; and “Native Americans: Teachers of the Natural World. A Friends of Tifft Event,” 2-4 p.m., Nov. 18. 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 “Ready, Set, Sleep! (how trees and animals prepare for winter),” 10:30 a.m., Saturday.

For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Gorge at Low Water,” Whirlpool State Park, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturday; call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Lakeside Cemetery Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 649-7638; “Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve Hike,” 10 a.m., Thursday, call 208-6319; “Pre-Turkey Trot Hike Downtown,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday, call 254-4285; and “Chestnut Ridge Park,” 10 a.m., Nov. 18, call 759-2628.

• Buffalo Ornithological Society Event: “Niagara River Joint Trip with the Rochester Birding Association,” Fort Niagara State Park, 9 a.m., Nov. 18. Call 284-5569 or (585) 671-5690.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: The Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center offers extended hours, open today, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Monday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. for the public to collect fossils. Call 627-4560 or go to

• Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club Event: “Annual ADK/Queen City Contra Dance,” Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Hwy., Amherst, dinner at 6:30 p.m., dance, 8-11 p.m., Tuesday. For dinner and dance details, call 553-4335. For all club events, visit

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Old Growth Forest Visit - Trestle Woods,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; and Old Growth Forest Visit - Dehgayasoh Valley Woods,” 10 a.m., Saturday.

For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

Send items 15 days in advance to Will Elliott, 9777 Bernd Road, Pavilion, N.Y. 14525 or email