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Meetings

• Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Lockport, 7 p.m., Monday. Call 434-7176 or go to outdoorsniagara.com.

• Dorie Miller Rifle and Pistol Club, Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., 6 p.m., Tuesday. Open to all interested in club activities. Call 771-0138.

• WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Donovan American Legion Post No. 1626, 3210 Genesee St. Cheektowaga, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 684-9523.

• Genesee County Chapter Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Godfrey’s Pond, Stafford, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 768-6278.

Shooting sports

• North Forest Rod & Gun Club Ladies Shoot ‘N Hoot Day, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport, 1:30 p.m., Dec. 14. Registration and payment due Dec. 7. For details, call 628-9023 or email: Cghummingbird7@gmail.com.

Certification classes

Pistol

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “8-Hour Annual In-Service Class,” 9 a.m., Monday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Dec. 4. “Multi-State Permit Class,” Toad Harbor Rod & Gun Club, Hastings, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Dec. 7. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

• Jim Carr Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Calvary Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Road, Batavia, 6 p.m., Thursday, call 778-9431.

Shows/seminars

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show: Events Building, 11177 Main St. Clarence, Dec. 7 and 8, 100 tables available. For exhibitor information, go to nfgshows.com.

• Genesee County Soil and Water Conservation District “Soil Health Workshop,” Generation Center, 15 Center St., Batavia, 9 a.m.-noon, Dec. 10. Free and open to all. For registration details, call (585) 343-2362).

Banquets/fundraisers

• Western & Central New York Chapter of Safari Club International 19th Annual Game Dinner, Michael’s Banquet Facility, Hamburg, 4 p.m., Dec. 13. Call 984-2773, 668-1353 (Ext. 311), 510-4585 or 655-1784.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: Center closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving; “Introduction to Birding Technology with Naturalist Tom Kerr,” 9 a.m. Saturday. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.com.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Dec. 5. Registration required for TNP events. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Programs: “Turkey Stroll: A Guided Nature Walk for Wild Turkeys and Their Signs,” 10 a.m., Friday; and “Creative Composting-Composting Indoors for Next Spring’s Garden,” 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 Program: “Go and Catch a Falling Star!: Geminid Meteor Shower,” Knox Farm State Park, 7-9 p.m., Dec. 13, call 549-1950.

• Buffalo Ornithological Society Event: “Niagara River joint trip with Rochester Birding Association, for gulls and waterfowl at Fort Niagara State Park,” 9 a.m., Dec. 1. Bring a passport, passport card, Nexus, or enhanced driver’s license. Call 284-5569 or email: tmodonnell@roadrunner.com.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Conservation Trail – Roszyk Hill to Beech Tree Road,” 9 a.m., Saturday, call 826-1939; and “Lancaster – A Walk Through the Village,” 11 a.m., Dec. 1, call 860-5809.

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Program: “Tuesday Evening Hike,” 1000 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda, 5:55 p.m.-9 p.m. Call 213-0350 or go to pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club Events: For all club events and extended weekend outings, visit adk-nfc.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Old Growth Forest Visit – Beech Woods and Dark Woods (Visitor Center Area),” 11 a.m., Dec. 1; and “Indoor Ed-Venture-Evergreens (Visitor Center Conference Room),” 2 p.m., Dec. 1. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

Send items 15 days in advance to Will Elliott, 9777 Bernd Rd., Pavilion, N.Y. 14525 or email odrswill@gmail.com.