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Calendar / Events in the great outdoors


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

Siberian Husky Club of the Niagara Frontier, Nike Base, Grand Island, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday.

Niagara County Chapter of SCOPE, B. Leo Dolan American Legion Post No. 410, 42 Niagara St., Lockport, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 722-2261.

Southtowns Walleye Association, Armor Fire Hall, 4932 Clark St., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 649-8202.



Evans Rod & Gun Club 3-D 15-Target Course open to the public Thursdays, shooting 4 p.m.-dark. Call 549-0333.

Niagara Region 2007 Summer Archery League, LaSalle Sportsmen's Club, Niagara Falls, next Sunday. Call Al Lewis (418-2340).

West Falls Conservation Society 3-D Travel League Shoot, 55 Bridge St., 7 a.m.-2 p.m., next Sunday. Call 655-5030.

Allied Sportsmen's Club 3-D League begins at 7 p.m., Aug. 2. Call Dale Hoffman (668-0174).


>Shooting sports

WNY Outdoor Pistol League, Pinecrest Club, 9 a.m., next Sunday. Call Bob Guyder (695-1725).


>Certification courses


Erie County Conservation Society, Miller Avenue, Chaffee/Holland, 8 a.m., July 28-29. Call 826-1489.

Wilson Conservation Club, Route 425, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday and Friday, and 9 a.m.-done, Saturday. Call 751-9848 evenings.



Getzville Fire Hall, 640 Dodge Road and Campbell Blvd., Amherst, 6-10 p.m., Aug. 7, and 6 p.m., Aug. 9. Call 879-7081.



Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, 6-10 p.m., Wednesday and 7 a.m.-done, Saturday. Call 681-5690.


*Waterfowl identification

Gander Mountain Lodge, 880 Youngs Road, Town of Tonawanda, 1-4 p.m., Aug. 11. Register in person at store.



Gander Mountain Outdoor Education Series: "Serious Smallmouth Fishing on Lake Erie and the Niagara River," Elite Pro Staffer Bradley Stringer, 7 p.m., Tuesday; and "Firearms Hunter Safety Course," (pre-registration required), 5 p.m., Friday and 9 a.m., Saturday. Call 743-2300 or go to:



Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: "Babes in the Woods-Flying Rainbows-Butterflies," 10-11:30 a.m., Wednesday (for ages 3-5); "Walk at Knox Farm State Park," 9 a.m., Saturday; "Observatory Public Viewing Night, dusk-?, Saturday; "Birding in Letchworth State Park," next Sunday; and Sunday Family Walks and Talks, 2 p.m. For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228, ext. 10, or e-mail:

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. events: "Tails and Trails-Free Outing," 2 p.m., every Sunday; hiking trails open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays; "Guided Wellness Walks," 10 a.m.-noon, Thursdays. For all TNP programs, call 825-6397.

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (RWNP), 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: "Bug-Nanza!," 7 p.m., Tuesday; and "Summer Wildflowers -- Learn their uses and folklore," 10:30 a.m., Saturday. Registration required for all programs; no reservations needed for Public Guided Tours at 10 a.m. Saturdays and Self-Guided Trails, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Environmental Education Center hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday and 1-4:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 683-5959.

Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: "Habitat Hike," Joseph Davis State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, call 745-7848.

Foothills Trail Club Hikes: "Como Park Saunter," 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 681-3719; "Tuesday Evening Hike -- Como Park," 6:30 p.m., call 681-0489; "Wednesday Evening Mini-Hike-Ellicott Creek Trailway," 6:30 a.m., call 633-7697; "Friday Evening Riverwalk," 6:30 p.m., call 833-3851; "End-to-End-Elkdale Country Club, 8:45 a.m., Saturday, call 648-9027; and "Hoyt Lake and Forest Lawn," 10 a.m., next Sunday, call 852-3090.

Hamburg Natural History Society Penn Dixie Program: "Special Event to Collect Fossils and View Sunspots and Solar Flares," 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday; a joint program of Penn Dixie Site and the Past & Present Rock Shop. To register, call 627-4560, ext. 338 or go to:

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Event: "Paddle Black Rock Canal," 9 a.m., Saturday; and "Hike the Urban Wilderness," 10 a.m., next Sunday. Call 852-7482 or visit:

Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, 5067 Town Line Road, Delevan, open Sundays, 2-5 p.m. in June and July. Call 942-6835 or go to:

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Learn about Letchworth Series-Painting the Wyoming County Landscape," 7 p.m., Tuesday; "Tributary Trek-Upper Wolf Creek," 10 a.m., Thursday; "Nature Walk-Big Flats," 10 a.m., Saturday; "Fibers to Fabric-Silk and Wool Spinning," 10 a.m., Saturday; "Nature Walk-Kisil Point Trail," 10 a.m., next Sunday; and "Indoor Ed-Venture-Ferns," 2 p.m., next Sunday. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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