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The popular fly-fishing classes of Ray “Marks” Markiewicz are on the climb.

Marks has presented class and on-the-water instruction during past sessions. Now his program will be mountain bound with a Fly Fishing School and Retreat set for Oct. 18-20 at Allegany Mountain Resort in East Otto.

He will serve as lead instructor, with Federation of Fly Fishers master fly caster Garr Kell instructing on Sunday. The school covers casting, fly tying, reading waters and more during 25 hours of instruction.

A cost of $350 includes all meals, lodging and equipment, but students can opt for lodging elsewhere. For details and registration information, check with Marks at 549-1977.

He also will hold his Lake Shore Community Education Six-Week Fly Fishing Class starting Sept. 25; classes go from 6 to 9 p.m. To register, call 926-2270.

Cruise, lighthouse shine

The 21st Annual Penn Dixie Nature Cruise and Buffalo Lighthouse Tour highlight the Buffalo waterfront, its structures and ecology.

Passengers board the Miss Buffalo at Erie Basin Marina at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday for a three-hour cruise, followed with an informative tour of the harbor’s lighthouse. Informative guides point out interesting features along the water and harbor front.

For more details and reservations, call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

Ladies’ shoot

A few reservations remain open for the Ladies Shoot ‘N Hoot 4th Annual Women Conquering Outdoor Adventure held at North Forest Rod & Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Road in Lockport.

Events go from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday; women of all ages and shooting skill levels are welcome. For more information and registration information, call Colleen Gaskill (439-1464) or Kathy Kristy (696-2434).

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