• Niagara River Anglers Association, Jetport Restaurant, 7100 Porter Rd., Niagara Falls, 7 p.m., Monday. Call 998-8910.

• 3-f Club, 904 Swann Rd., Lewiston, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 791-3809.

• Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Cattaraugus County, Little Valley Legion,

7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 532-5082.

• Siberian Husky Club of the Niagara Frontier, Nike Base Park, Grand Island, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Visit

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

• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Timothy Thomas will discuss “The NYS Ice Pro-Am Tournament Series.” Call 649-8202.

• Lake Erie Chapter of Federation of Fly Fishers, American Legion Post No. 735, 35 Legion Pkwy, West Seneca, 6 p.m., fly tying, 7 p.m., meeting and annual Christmas party, Thursday. Call 675-4766 or email:


• WNY Field Archers and Bowhunters Indoor Shoot, Allied Sportsmen of WNY, Alden, 8 and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., today. For details on all shoots, call Creekside Archery (585-392-2030).

Shooting sports

• 18th Annual Smugglers’ Notch Primitive Biathlon, Sterling Ridge Inn and Log Cabins grounds, Jeffersonville, Vt., Jan. 26 and 27. Single-barrel traditional muzzleloaders and wood snowshoes. For details, email:

Certification classes


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


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., Tuesday; and “8-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,” 8:30 a.m., Friday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Thursday. Call 903-2558 or go to


• Portville Fire Dept., Main St., Dec. 29. Call 378-1718.


• Empire State Arms Collectors Original Rochester Gun Show, (new location) Rochester Tech Park, 789 Elmgrove Rd., Bldg. No. 4, Jan. 5-6. For exhibitor and show information, call (585) 226-6211.


• Southtowns Walleye Association Fundraiser and Banquet: “Used Fishing & Hunting Equipment,” 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Jan. 19, reserve tables by Jan. 17; “Annual Installation and Awards Dinner,” Lucarelli’s, Lackawanna, Feb. 11. For set-up and reservation details, call 649-8202.

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Annual Banquet and Awards Dinner, Father Justin Knights of Columbus Hall, Cheektowaga, March 3. Call 655-0975 or 949-9483.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java. Events: “A Walk with Director Loren Smith,” 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday; and “Annual Christmas Bird County (for all birding enthusiasts),” 7:30 a.m., Saturday. All programs are by pre-registration unless noted. Call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; and “Winter Solstice Walk (for adults),” 7-8:30 p.m., Friday. 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 to 5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Cross Country Ski Tour,” 1:30 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “Ski More Knox!,” Knox Farm State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, call 549-1050.

• Buffalo Ornithological Society Christmas Bird Count Site: Beaver Meadow, 7:30 a.m., Saturday, call Chuck Bartlett (754-7414) or Beaver Meadow (585-457-3228).

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Ice Skating by the Christmas Tree,” 6 p.m., Wednesday, call 675-3989; “Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, Hike, Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Thursday, call 208-6319; “Williamsville Escarpment Holiday Lights Walk,” 6:30 p.m., Friday, call 866-1233; and “Sloan Rails to Trails,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 316-4388; and “Buckhorn State Park,” 10 a.m., Dec. 23, call 297-4557.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing or Nature Walk at Penn Dixie Site,” 10 a.m., Dec. 29. Call 627-4560 or visit

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

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Program: “Crepuscular Series – Equinox Sunset,” 3:30 p.m., Friday. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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