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Calendar / Events in the great outdoors

>Meetings

Central and WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 741-9098 or 465-7815.

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>Archery

Niagara Region 2007 Summer Archery League, Active Bowhunters, Holland, Today. For entry and competition format info, call John Peters (585) 496-5819.

West Falls Conservation Society 15 Target 3-D Archery Shoot begins 4 p.m.-dusk on Thursdays to Oct. 4. Call 655-5030.

Allied Sportsmen 3-D Indoor League begins Thursday at 7 p.m., shooting for eight weeks. Call Dale Hoffman (668-0174).

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>Shooting sports

Holland Rod & Gun Club Prime Rib Trap League begins on Monday, sign-ups 6-9 p.m. Teams and individual shooters welcome, shoot 300 birds over 11 weeks. Practice shooting available. Call Bruce Meyers (695-5969).

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

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>Certification courses

*Hunting

Sheridan Park Volunteer Fire Dept., 738 Sheridan Drive, 6-10:30 p.m., Aug. 7, 8 and 9. Call Butch White (627-9861).

Whitesville Rod & Gun Club, Route 248, 6-9 p.m., Aug. 10 and 9 a.m.-done, Aug. 11. Call (607) 356-3431 or (607) 356-3682.

Cattaraugus Rod & Gun Club, Route 353 ( 1/4 mile North of Cattaraugus), 6-9 p.m., Aug. 9 and 10 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 11.

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*Archery

Collins Conservation Club, Conger Road, 9 a.m.-done Aug. 11. Call Glen Gawron (992-2002).

3-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston, 6-10 p.m., Aug. 6 and 7. Call 754-7097.

Wilson Conservation Club, Route 425, 6-8 p.m., Aug. 6, 6-9 p.m., Aug. 7 and 9 a.m.-done, Aug. 11. Call Randy Galyen (751-9050).

Springville Field and Stream, Chase Road (off White Street), 7-10 p.m., Aug. 2 and Aug. 11. 7 a.m.-done. Register at Springville Town Hall.

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*Waterfowl identification

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, 1101 Casey Road, Alabama. Two separate classes: 7-11 p.m. Aug. 7 and 9. Each class limited to 65 persons. To preregister, call (585) 948-5445.

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

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>Shows/seminars

Gander Mountain Outdoor Education Series: "Coast Guard Safe Boating Certification Course," 8:30 a.m., Saturday. Preregistration and fee required. Call 743-2300 or go to: www.gandermountain.com.

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>Hiking/nature

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: "Volunteer Day," 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday; "Advanced Tour Leader Training," noon-2 p.m., Thursday; "Walk at Knox Farm State Park," 9 a.m., Saturday; "Observatory Pubic Viewing Night, dusk-?, Saturday; "Birding in Hunters Creek Park," 8 a.m., next Sunday; and "Sunday Family Walks and Talks," 2 p.m. For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228, ext. 10, or e-mail: info@buffaloaudubon.org.

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: "Full Moon Walk," 8 p.m., Monday; "Solar Power Play," 1 p.m., Tuesday; "New Volunteer Open House," 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; and "Fairy Houses-Using Natural Materials to Build Houses in the Woods," 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: "Lighthouses of the Seaway Trail and Atlantic Coast Lighthouses," Fort Niagara State Park, 7-9 p.m., Friday, call 745-7848.

Foothills Trail Club Hikes: "Ellicott Creek Saunter," 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 693-2274; "Tuesday Evening Hike-Como Park," 6:30 p.m., call 681-0489; "Wednesday Evening Mini-Hike-Como Park," 6:30 p.m., call 684-8875; "Friday Evening Riverwalk," 6:30 p.m., call 833-3851; "Black Creek Park," 9 a.m., Saturday, call 759-6345; and "Creeker Sneaker in Zoar Valley," 10 a.m., next Sunday, call 532-2645.

Hamburg Natural History Society Penn Dixie Programs: "Science Adventure Day Camp at Penn Dixie," Aug. 6-10. For details on all camps, call 627-4560, ext. 338, or go to: www.penndixie.org.

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Event: "Miss Buffalo Cruise on the Buffalo River," 10 a.m., Saturday. For reservations, call 852-7483 or visit: www.bnriverkeeper.org.

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Learn about Letchworth Series-Jim Kimball, Musician," 7 p.m., Tuesday; "Fern Walk," 10 a.m., Thursday; "Nature Walk," 1 p.m., Saturday; and "Nature Walk-Trout Pond Trail," 1 p.m., next Sunday. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

Send items 15 days in advance to Will Elliott, 9777 Bernd Road, Pavilion, NY, 14525, or e-mail to willodrs@gmail.com.

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