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

• Niagara Musky Association, The Eldridge Club, 17 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 225-3816.

• Central and WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 652-9460.

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Bison City Rod & Gun Club, Ohio St., 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Chris Jacobs, Erie County Clerk, will discuss “The Handgun Registration Process in Erie County.” Call 440-6995.

• Buffalo Geological Society, Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew and Wallace Sts., 7:30 p.m., Friday. Pot Luck Dinner Meeting and Silent Auction. Call 656-8475.

Shooting sports

• Ten-X Shooting Club, 853 Ransom Rd., Lancaster, holds indoor-range shoots on Thursdays starting at 7 p.m. and members compete in two ongoing leagues. Call 316-6199.

• North Forest Rod & Gun Club Ladies “Bring a Buddy, Shoot ‘N Hoot Day,” 6257 Old Niagara Rd., Lockport, 1 p.m., Saturday. All ammo supplied, register by Wednesday. For complete details, call 439-1464 or email

Certification classes


• LaSalle Sportsmen’s Club, 2445 Tuscarora Rd., Niagara Falls, 6 p.m., Jan. 2 and 6-10:30, Jan. 3, 9 and 10. Call 297-0410 after 4 p.m.


• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; Northtown Center, Amherst, 6-9 p.m., Thursday; and Quality Inn, Hamburg, 1-4 p.m., Saturday. “Utah, Florida & Arizona Conceal Carry Classes,” Monroe Ambulance Service, Rochester, 6-10 p.m., Monday and Quality Inn, Hamburg, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 903-2558 or go to

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, “8-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,” 8:30 a.m., Friday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• S&S Taxidermy and Archery Pro Shop, Springville, Pistol Permit Class, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday. Pre-registration required. Call 592-2404.

• Jim Carr Utah/Arizona/Florida Pistol Permit Class, Calvary Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Rd., Batavia, 9 a.m., Saturday. A range will be available for the required live-fire portion of instruction. Call 778-9431.


• Randolph Fire Co., 70 Main St. Tuesday. Call 358-6727.

• Eden VFW, 2551 March Rd., Saturday. Call 481-2629.

• Shawnee Fire Hall, Sanborn, Saturday. Call 731-2174.

• Stafford Fire Hall, 6153 Main Rd. (Route 5), Saturday. Call (585) 548-9951.


• Niagara Frontier Gun Show: Harborcreek Fire Dept. Social Hall, Route 20, Harborcreek, Pa., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 15 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Dec. 16. 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 Marvin Winter (984-2773), Mark Mann (655-1784) or Robert Keicher (668-1332 ext. 311).

• New York State Conservation Council Fundraiser, Southtowns Walleye Association Clubhouse, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Dec. 15. For donations or ticket information, call Zen Olow, (640-2776), Joe Fischer (684-5826), Larry Becker (585-493-3057), or Dan Tone (655-0975).


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java. Events: “Buffalo Audubon – The Year in Research, a hike with Naturalist Mark Carra around the Arboretum,” 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday; “Junior Audubon Club (for Middle and High School Students),” 10 a.m.–noon, Saturday. For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: “Novice Adult Nature Journaling (for ages 18 and older),” 2-3:30 p.m., Wednesday; “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday; and “Nature’s Circle: Cones and Needles (for ages 2-3),” 10:30-11:15 a.m., Dec. 10. For all TNP programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (RWNP), 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “After School Escape (for grades K to 5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Friends of Reinstein Holiday Party, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, new members welcome. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “Deck the Halls – Holiday Crafts for Children,” New York Power Authority, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, call 286-6661.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve – Hike, Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Thursday, call 208-6319; “11th Annual Friday Night Christmas Hike - From Niagara Falls NY to Niagara Falls, Canada,” for meeting time and location, call 694-4346; “Bruce Trail, Queenston Heights, Canada,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call (905) 357-2597; and “Franklin Gulf Country Park,” 9 a.m., Dec. 9, call 839-4321.

• Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club Event: For all club events and extended weekend outings, visit

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Indoor Ed-Venture – Evergreens,” 2 p.m., today in the Visitor Center Conference Room; and “Old Growth Forest Visit – Cabin Bank Woods,” 10 a.m., Saturday. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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