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Meetings

• Ten-X Shooting Club, 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 8 p.m., Monday. Call 316-6119.

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

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

• WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 565-1980.

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 440-6995.

• Buffalo Geological Society, Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew and Wallace Sts., 7:30 p.m., Friday. Kathy Michaels will discuss “Learning about the Earth from Space.” Call 656-8475.

Shooting sports

• Allied Sportsmen Club of WNY Trap Shooting, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, club shoots on Tuesdays open to the public, all shooters welcome to use the new voice-command trap machine, 6-9:45 p.m. Call 937-3615.

• North Forest Rod & Gun Club Ladies Shoot & Hoot Day, 6257 Old Niagara Rd., Lockport, 1:30 p.m., Saturday. Registrations due Thursday. For details, call Colleen Gaskill (628-9023).

Certification classes

Hunter

• Scio Rod & Gun Club, 3978 Vandermark Rd., 5:30-9:30 p.m., Nov. 11 and 9 a.m.-done, Nov. 16. Register one hour before the first class.

Pistol

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna: “8-Hour Annual In-Service Class,” 9 a.m., Monday; “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” 6 p.m., Tuesday and 10 a.m., Saturday; and “8-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,” 8:30 a.m., Thursday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes: American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday and Northtown Center, Amherst, 6-9 p.m., Thursday. “Multi-State Permit Class,” Holiday Inn, 308 North Comrie Ave., Johnstown, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 10. Call 903-2558.

• Jim Carr Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Freeman’s Sport Shop, Akron, 6 p.m., Thursday, call 778-9431.

• S&S Taxidermy and Archery Pro Shop NYS Pistol Class, 455 S. Cascade Dr., Springville, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, cost is $55, no need to preregister. For details, call 592-2404.

Shows/seminars

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show: Springville Volunteer Fire Hall, 405 Main St. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 10. For details, go to nfgshows.com.

• Lake Erie Seaway Trail 2013 Speaker Series, 4968 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg, 7 p.m., Nov. 14. Helen Domske with New York Sea Grant will present the last in the 2013 series, a free presentation, on “Invasive Species of Lake Erie.” For details, call 627-2773 or go to lakeerieseawaytrail.org.

Banquets/fundraisers

• 18th Annual Hamburg Natural History Society/Penn Dixie Fund Raiser, JP’s Pub, 1986 Lake View Rd., Lake View, 6-9 p.m., Thursday. Call 627-4560.

• Friends of Reinstein Nature Preserve “Nature’s Gathering: An Evening of Art, Wine and Cheese” at Father Justin Knights of Columbus Hall, 2735 Union Rd., Cheektowaga, 5-8 p.m., Nov. 16. For advance sale tickets, call 683-5959 or search “Nature’s Gathering” at dec.ny.gov.

• Wilson Conservation Club “Vintage and Newer Fishing Tackle Raffle,” winners of lots will be drawn at club meetings in January, February and March. For detail, call Chris Schotz at 731-1641 or go to wilsonconservationclub.com and scroll to “Fishing Tackle Raffle” under “Recent Posts.”

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java Events: “Volunteer Day,” 9 a.m., Wednesday; “Joseph Davis State Park Habitat Restoration Project,” 8:30-9:30 a.m., Saturday; “Know Your Little Brown Birds with Naturalist Tom Kerr,” noon-2 p.m., Saturday; “Junior Audubon Club Owl Prowl (for middle and high school students),” 7-9 p.m., Saturday; and “Cold-Blooded Critters-How Beaver Meadow’s Live Reptiles and Amphibians Live,” 2-3 p.m., Nov. 10. 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; “Tifft Trek,” 2-3:30 p.m., Nov. 10; and “Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp: Deer Discovery (for ages 3-5),” 9:30-11:30 a.m., Nov. 11. Registration required. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Programs: “After-School Escape (for grades K-5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; “The Scoop on Poop: Identifying Scat from Different Animals,” 10 a.m., Saturday; and “Axe in Hand: An Introductory Discussion of Aldo Leopold’s “Land Ethic — led by host Ben Carpenter,” 1 p.m., Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “Gorge at Low Water,” Whirlpool State Park, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturday, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Creation Walk Nature Trail Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 681-7192 or 598-0696; “Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve — Hike, Snowshoe, or Cross Country Ski,” 10 a.m., Thursday, call 208-6319; “Conservation Trail,” Saturday, call 735-7302; and “Explore Buffalo!,” 1:30 p.m., Nov. 10, call 882-3488.

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

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: Penn Dixie Exhibit at GemStreet Gem and Mineral Show, Erie County Fairgrounds, Friday to Nov. 10. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Events: “Kayak and Canoe Safety Rescue Clinic” starts Wednesday with three sessions; and “Thanksgiving Hike and Dinner,” Bond Lake, 11 a.m., Nov. 10. For details, call 213-0350 or go to pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “A Walk on the Wild Side-Dishmill Creek Area,” 10 a.m., Thursday; “Old Growth Forest Visit-Trestle Woods,” 10 a.m., Thursday; and “Big Tree Tour-Part II,” 10 a.m., Nov. 10. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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