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Meetings

• Niagara River Anglers Association, Sanborn Farm Museum Meeting Hall, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road, (Route 31) Sanborn, 7 p.m. Monday. Joe Montgomery of St. Catharines, Ont. will discuss “Basic and Advanced Ice Fishing Techniques.” Call Paul Jackson (998-8910).

• Chautauqua County Federation of Sportsmen’s Club, Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association, dinner and meeting, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call Zen Olow (640-2776).

Shooting sports

• WNY Practical Pistol League Match, Tonawanda Sportsman’s Club, Killian Road, Pendleton NY. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., Oct. 27. Jacketed ammo is okay. For a slot or more information, contact WNYPPL Group on Facebook.

• Evans Rod & Gun Club Annual Sight-In Day, Cain Road, (between Routes 5 and 20), Angola, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 2. Open to all shooters using deer slugs, rifles, handguns and muleloaders, a $5 fee per gun.

Certification classes

Hunter

• Niagara Gun Range, 3355 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, 6-10 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Call 693-4000.

• Olean Rod & Gun Club, 2023 Wayman Branch Road, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Nov. 4 and 9 a.m.-done, Nov. 9. Register one hour before the first class.

Pistol

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Thursday and Michael’s Banquet Facility, Hamburg, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Oct. 27. “Multi-State Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 5:45-9:45 p.m., Tuesday and Michael’s Banquet Facility, Hamburg 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oct. 27. Call 903-2558.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Jim Carr Class: Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class, Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, Saturday, 9 a.m., Nov. 2, call 693-4000.

Shows/seminars

• Niagara Frontier Gun Shows: Newstead Fire Hall, 5691 Cummings Road, Akron, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., today; and J.W. Jones Hall, 354 Leicester St., Caledonia, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 27. Go to nfgshows.com.

Banquets/fundraisers

• Niagara River Anglers Association First Annual Haunted Hayrides, 1134 Balmer Road, Youngstown, Friday evening and noon-5 p.m., Saturday, Costume Contests for ages 0-8 and 9-15. Call 531-3430.

• “Caring 4 Coral Fundraising Banquet,” Vigilant Fire Hall, 666 Main St., West Seneca, 2-7 p.m., Nov. 2, in support of 2½-year old Coral, daughter of Susan Gallivan and Chris Eagen with pervasive developmental disorder. To donate items before Oct. 27 and to buy tickets, call Jessica Schmirl at 207-8749 or go to facebook.com/caring4coral.

• 18th Annual Hamburg Natural History Society/Penn Dixie Fund Raiser, JP’s Pub, 1986 Lake View Road, Lake View, 6-9 p.m., Nov. 7. Call 627-4560.

Honor roll

During the Annual SCOPE Banquet at Lucarelli’s Banquet Center on Oct. 11, awards were presented to Carl Paladino, Bill Nojay, Sheriff Tim Howard, broadcaster Tom Bauerle, and John Krull, and a Leadership Award to Genesee County Chairman Bill Fox.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Bird Seed Sale at Beaver Meadow,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday; “Attracting Birds to Your Yard,” 11 a.m., Saturday; “Owl Prowl at North Tonawanda Audubon Preserve,” 7 p.m., Saturday; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m., Oct. 27. Most events require registration. 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., Oct. 27; and “Nature’s Circle: Eight-Legged Wonders (for ages 2-3),” 10:30-11:15 a.m., Oct. 28. Registration required. 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-5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; “Owl Prowl,” 6:30 p.m., Friday; and “Creepy Crawlies,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “The Great Gorge Route,” Niagara Falls State Park, 1-3:30 p.m., Saturday, call 282-5154; and “The Pan-Am Experience,” Evangola State Park, 2-4 p.m., Saturday, call 549-1050.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Outer Harbor – Union Ship Canal commons – Gallagher Beach Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 882-3488; “Deer Lick Nature Sanctuary,” 9:30 a.m., Saturday, call 433-4546; “Allegany State Park,” 9 a.m., Oct. 27, call (585) 365-5807; and “Akron Falls State Park,” 1:30 p.m., Oct. 27, call 439-0062.

• Forest Lawn and Re-Tree WNY planting at Forest Lawn, 1411 Delaware Ave., Friday and Saturday. To volunteer, call Catherine Meyer at 855-1606 (ext. 242) or go to either forest-lawn.com or re-treewny.org.

• Buffalo Ornithological Society Event: “Lake Ontario Plain Field Trip,” 8 a.m., Saturday. Call 751-3637.

• Buffalo Geological Society Event: “41st Annual 2013 Rochester Gem Mineral Jewelry and Fossil Show,” Main Street Armory, 900 East Main St., Rochester, Saturday and Oct. 27. Go to rochesterlapidary.org/show.

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

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Event: “Fall Hike in Zoar Valley,” 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 213-0350 or go to pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Genesee County Park & Forest Interpretive Center “Mysterious World of Bats Presentation,” 11095 Bethany Center Road, East Bethany, 10-11 a.m., Saturday. To pre-register, call (585) 344-1122.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Weekday Nature Walk-Old Woods of the Upper Canyon,” 10 a.m., Thursday; “Finger Lakes Trail

Hike-Gardeau Section,” 10 a.m., Saturday; “Nearby Excursion to Vacation Creek,” 9 a.m., Oct. 27; and “Indoor Ed-Venture-Tree Leaves,” 2 p.m., Oct. 27. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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