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Meetings

• Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No 4635, 38 N. 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.

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

• Wyoming County Chapter of SCOPE, Warsaw Baptist Church, 65 South Main St., 7 p.m., Thursday. Larry Becker will discuss “The Wyoming County Federation Functions.” Call Mike Kehl (866-1398.

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

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

• Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 8113, “The Chicken Coop,” 299 Lydecker Road, West Seneca, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 825-4174, 655-4665 or 846-5448.

• 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.

• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd. (Route 20), Hamburg, 7 p.m., Thursday. Tom Owczarczak will discuss “Arctic Char Fishing in Nome Alaska.” Call 649-8202.

Shooting sports

• North Forest Rod & Gun Club Ladies Shoot ‘N Hoot, Lockport, 2 p.m., Saturday. Registrations and payments due Thursday. For details, call 628-9023 or email: cghummingbird7@gmail.com.

• Niagara County Sportsmen’s Association Juniors Shooting Program, 2506 Lower Mountain Road, Ransomville, 3-6 p.m., Sundays, Oct.-April, open to youths ages 8-18, membership not required. Call 773-7162.

Certification classes

Hunter

• Little Ridge Archery (Alvord’s), 8862 Ridge Road, Gasport, 6-10 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call 772-7598 (1-8 p.m.).

• Wellsville Rod & Gun Club, Weidrich Road, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Monday and 8:30 a.m.-done, Saturday. Register one hour before the start of the first class.

• Niagara Gun Range, 3355 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, 6-10 p.m., Oct. 21, 22 and 24. Call 693-4000 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.).

Trapping

• Bear Lake Rod & Gun Club, Cassadaga-Stockton Rd. (Route 310) Stockton, 6-10 p.m., Thursday and Friday. Call 595-3418 (5-11 p.m.)

Pistol

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “8-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,” 8:30 a.m., Thursday; and “8-Hour Annual In-Service Class,” 9 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Oct. 23. “Multi-State Permit Class,” Holiday Inn, Johnstown-Gloversville, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 20. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

• Jim Carr Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Genesee County SCOPE, Batavia, 6 p.m., Thursday. Call 778-9431.

Shows/seminars

• Niagara Frontier Gun Shows: Newstead Fire Hall, 5691 Cummings Road, Akron, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 20; and J.W. Jones Hall, 354 Leicester St., Caledonia, Oct. 26-27. For details, go to nfgshows.com.

Banquets/fundraisers

• American Legion Post No 409 “Celebration for our Veterans”, 100 Legion Dr., Gowanda, dinner 5-7 p.m., music 7-10 p.m., $10 admission, veterans free. Call Mike Wesley (532-2839).

• 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.

• Safari Club International, Central and WNY Chapter, 19th Annual Game Dinner, Michael’s Banquet Facility, Hamburg, Dec. 13. Call 984-2773, 668-1353 (ext. 331), 510-4585 or 655-1784 or go to wnysafari.com.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “White-Nose Syndrome in Bats Discussion by Christopher McKinney,” 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday; “Walk at Knox Farm State Park – Moving Migrations,” 9 a.m., Saturday; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m., Oct. 20. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. “Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp (for ages 3-5),” 9:30-11:30 a.m., Monday; “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; “Full Spooky Moon Stroll,” (families, ages 6 and older),” 6:30-8 p.m., Friday; and “Tifft Trek,” 2-3:30 p.m., Oct. 20. Registration required. For all programs, 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; “Family Full Moon Walk,” 7:30 p.m., Friday; and “Leafy Leftovers (for kids ages 8 and older,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

• Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Pkwy., “Bug Works” exhibit opens to the public Monday, with studio and special family activities. Go to sciencebuff.org.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Autumn Air Gorge Hike,” Whirlpool State Park, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, call 282-5154; “Nature and Art Hike,” Evangola State Park, 2-4 p.m., Saturday, call 549-1050.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Ellicott Creek Island Park Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 548-8039; “Akron Falls State Park,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 439-0062; and “Zoar Valley,” 9:30 a.m., Oct. 20, call 254-4285.

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

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Annual HNHS/Penn Dixie Fundraiser” JP’s Pub,” Nov. 7. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

• Braddock Bay Raptor Research “Feathers in the Fall — Photography Session”, 199 East Manitou Road, Greece, sessions at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Oct. 13. Call (585) BOP-LIVE (367-5483) or go to bbrr.org.

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Event: “Tuesday Evening Hikes”, starts this Tuesday from the facility to destinations. Hikes start at 5:55 p.m. and go to about 9 p.m. Call 213-0350 or go to pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Buffalo Orienteering Club Event: “Orienteering Meet in the Sardinia County Forest,” register at 11-11:45 a.m., for a noon start, Saturday. Call 942-3948 or go to buffalo-orienteering.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Heart of the Park Nature Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Monday; “Nature Information Stand,” 1-5 p.m., Monday; “Weekday Nature Walk-Lower Gorge,” 10 a.m., Thursday; “Crepuscular Walk-Nearly Full Moon over the Pond,” 6 p.m., Thursday; and “Finger Lakes Trail Hike–St. Helena Section,” 10 a.m., Saturday. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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