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Meetings

• Canandaigua Lake Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Canandaigua American Legion, 454 North Main St., 7:30 p.m., Monday. Guide Jesse Hollenbeck will discuss “Fishing Oatka Creek and Spring Brook.” Call (585) 360-1812 or go to canandaigualaketu.org.

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

• Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Cattaraugus County, American Legion Post No. 531, Little Valley, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 532-5082.

• Siberian Husky Club of the Niagara Frontier, Nike Base Community Center, Grand Island, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Go to shcnf.com.

• Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 8113, “The Chicken Coop”, 299 Lydecker Road, West Seneca, a “NY SAFE Act Education Forum,” open to all members and visitors, begins at 6:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 825-4174 or 685-4387.

• Niagara County Chapter of SCOPE, American Legion Post No. 830, Ransomville, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 791-4628 or (585) 733-5968.

• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd. (Route 20), Hamburg, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. DEC Lake Erie Unit Leader Don Einhouse will discuss “Updates to the Lake Erie Fishery.” Call 649-8202 or go to southtownswalleye.org.

• 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 p.m., Thursday. Call 675-4766.

Archery

• Double T Archery Club 10th Annual Cabin Fever Shoot, 1120 North French Road, Amherst, Saturday and Feb. 23. Saturday is traditional archery gear; Sunday is open to all bow types (compound, traditional, etc.) Free overnight camping available; 8 a.m. registrations both days. For more details, go to TTArchery.org.

• Niagara Region 2014 3-D Winter League, Active Bowhunters of WNY, Route 16, Holland, register sunrise to 1 p.m., call John Peters at (585) 496-5819.

• WNY 2014 3-D Winter League, Glen Coe Conservation Society, 9869 Foote Road, Glenwood, starting at 7 a.m., call Dave Procknal (337-0733).

Shooting sports

• WNY Practical Pistol League Indoor Match, Tonawanda Sportsmen’s Club, Feb. 23. For match information, go to wnyppl.net.

Certification classes

Hunter/archery

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for hunter and archery certification classes, go to register-ed.com/programs/new...york.

Pistol

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., Tuesday; and “Eight-Hour Annual In-Service Class,” 9 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center at Amherst, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; and “Utah-Florida-Arizona Pistol Permit Class,” Seneca Allegany Events Center, Salamanca, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday or Feb. 23. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

• Jim Carr Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” hosted by Genesee County SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 6 p.m., March 1. Call 778-9431.

Boating

• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-3 “About Boating (and Jet-Skiing) Safely Course,” St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church Hall, 1395 George Urban Blvd., Cheektowaga, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. To register, call 901-0722 (9 a.m.-8 p.m.) or email: Flotilla33Education@hotmail.com.

• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 “Eight-Hour Safe Boating & Jet Ski Class,” McKinley Mall, Community Room, West Seneca, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., March 8. Call 366-0899 or go to wnyboatsafe.org.

Shows/seminars

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show: Clarence Event Building, 11177 Main St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., today; Springville Volunteer Fire Hall, 405 Main St. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 23. For exhibitor information, go to nfgshows.com.

• Orvis Buffalo Free Fly Tying 101 Classes, Eastern Hills Mall, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday. To register, call 276-7200.

• York Penn Show: Sportsmen’s Show, Seneca Allegany Casino, Salamanca, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 23. Go to yorkpennshows.com.

• Third Annual Fishermen’s Flea Market, Alexander Firemen’s Recreation Hall, 10708 Route 98, Alexander, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., March 29. For exhibitor/table information, call Joe Kugel (440-0004) or Jim Thompson (585) 591-0168.

Banquets/fundraisers

• Southtowns Walleye Association Gun Raffle Fundraiser, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, noon-5 p.m., Saturday. For ticket information, call 649-8202.

• Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE Chicken Barbeque Fundraiser, Clors Meat Market, Routes 5 and 63, Batavia, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. Call (585) 356-4992.

• Wyoming/Genesee County Chapter No. 843 of Pheasants Forever Annual Banquet, Alexander Fire Dept. Recreation Hall, 1055 Main St. 5:30 p.m., March 1. For reservations, call Tom Kelsey at (585) 933-6120) or email tkelsey@zahmandmatso.com.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “School Holiday Nature Day,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday; and “Boy Scout Indian Lore Merit Badge Workshop,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Winter Scene Investigation Walk,” 10-11:30 a.m., Tuesday; and “Wellness Walk (all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday. Registration required unless noted as open. For details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Winter Wildlife Snowshoe Walk,” 10:30 a.m., Tuesday; “Scoop on Poop,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “After School Escape (for students in K-grade 5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; “Learn to Cross Country Ski,” 10:30 a.m., Thursday; “Hungry Game-Wildlife Survival,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday; and “Birding 101-Class 2,” 2 p.m., Saturday. For registration details and programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Birding on the River,” Beaver Island and Buckhorn Island State Parks, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, call 285-0516; and “Niagara River Wildlife Ski,” Buckhorn Island State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, call 549-1050.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Lancaster Heritage Trail-Hike or Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Monday, call 601-7535 and 11 a.m., Feb. 23, call 866-1233; “Bassett Park-Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 691-6750; and “West Seneca Soccer Complex,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 675-3989.

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

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Event: “CPR American Red Cross Adult and Child Class,” 1000 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda, 6-10 p.m., Feb. 26. Call 213-0350 or go to pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Earth Spirit Winter Snowshoe Hike Series: Yates Park, Orchard Park, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday. To register, go to earthspiritedu.org/events.

• Penn Dixie Exhibit at WNY Home and Garden Expo, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, Thursday, Feb. 23. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Nearby Excursion to Silver Lake State Park,” 9:30 a.m., Saturday; and “Dishmill Creek Trek,” 10 a.m., Saturday. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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