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Meetings

• Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 4635, 38 North Platt St., Albion, 7 p.m., Monday. Call (585) 765-9122.

• Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 7 p.m., Monday. Call (585) 457-3883.

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

• Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 356-4992.

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

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club of WNY, 12846 Clinton St., Marilla, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 937-3615.

• Erie County Bassmasters, Nowak’s Bar, 1458 Lovejoy, Sloan, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Email: fichtman98@aol.com.

• Dorie Miller Rifle and Pistol Club, Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., at East Utica St., 6 p.m., Wednesday. Call 771-0138.

• Buffalo Ornithological Society, Buffalo Museum of Science, Cummings Room, 7 p.m., Wednesday.

• Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association, 4-H Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 636-0519.

• Wyoming County Chapter of SCOPE, Warsaw Baptist Church, 65 South Main St., 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 866-1398.

Shooting sports

• Allied Sportsmen Club of WNY, Winter Trap League, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, running every other Sunday starting Jan. 5 and ending on March 16, the day of the league banquet. Shooting times noon to 3 p.m. in any weather conditions. Call 937-3615.

Certification classes

Hunter

• Perry area, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Dec. 26, 27 and 28. To register and for site details, call (585) 237-2345, 7-9 p.m.

Pistol

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., Tuesday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. “Multi-State Permit Class,” Northtown Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Dr., Amherst, 5:45-9:45 p.m., Tuesday. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

Shows/seminars

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show: Events Building, 11177 Main St. Clarence 9 a.m.-3 p.m., today. The Knights of Columbus show in Cheektowaga previously set for Dec. 28-29 has been rescheduled to March 8-9, 2014. Go to nfgshows.com.

• Genesee County Soil and Water Conservation District “Soil Health Workshop,” Generation Center, 15 Center St., Batavia, 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday. 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 Feast, Michael’s Banquet Facility, Hamburg, 4 p.m., Friday. Call either 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: “Invasion Nation – Creatures that Move Into Our Homes and Why they Do It,” 10-11 a.m., Tuesday; and “Volunteer Pot Luck Party,” noon, Saturday. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday and “Friday the 13th Night Walk,” 7-8:30 p.m., Friday. Registration required. For registration and details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, “After School Escape (for students in K-grade 5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; “Friday the 13th Myth-Busting Hike,” 6:30 p.m., Friday; and “Christmas Bird Count,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday, a guided walk through the woods to participate in the National Audubon Society’s annual bird count. For registration details and all 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., Friday, call 549-1950.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Walton Woods Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 691-6750; “Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve-Hike, Snowshoe, or Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Thursday, call 208-6319; “Erie County Forest, Genesee Road-Hike/Snowshoe to Middle Road,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 254-4285; “Ellicott Creek Park Hike or Snowshoes,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 691-6750, and “Franklin Gulf County Park”, 9:30 a.m., Dec. 15, call 646-5034.

• 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.

• Buffalo Nordic Ski Club Cross Country Skiing Workshop, Daemen College Wick Center, 4380 Main St., Amherst, 7:30-10 p.m., Wednesday, free and open to all, cross country skiing video, gear demos, BNSC events info and more.

• Buffalo Ornithological Society Christmas Bird Count sites: “Wilson-Lake Plains,” Saturday, call Garner Light (491-4408); “St. Catharines, Ont.”, Saturday, call Marcie Jacklin, (905) 871-2577; and “Jamestown”, Dec. 15, call Bill Seleen (664-4204).

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

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing or Nature Walk at the Penn Dixie Site,” 10 a.m., Dec. 28. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Crepuscular Walk-Approaching Full Moon over the River,” meet in Front of the Lower Falls Restaurant, 4 p.m., Friday; and “39th Annual Letchworth/Silver Lake Christmas Bird Count,” all day, Saturday. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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