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Calendar / Events in the great outdoors?

>Meetings

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

. Federated Sportsmens Clubs of Cattaraugus County, Little Valley Fairgrounds, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call 532-5082.

. Allied Sportsman's Club, 12846 Clinton St., Marilla, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call 937-3615.

. Siberian Husky Club of the Niagara Frontier, Nike Base Community Center, Grand Island, 7 p.m. Tuesday, annual end of year party and silent auction. Go to shcnf.com.

. Niagara County Chapter of SCOPE, B. Leo Dolan American Legion Post No. 410, Lockport, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call (585) 733-5968.

. Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, Southgate Plaza, Community Meeting Room, West Seneca, 7 p.m. Thursday. Call 825-4174, 655-4665, or 846-5448.

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Archery

. Niagara Frontier 2012 3-D Traveling League, Wilson Conservation Club, 3:30-7 p.m. Tuesday. Call Shawn Galyen at 698-3396.

. Niagara Region 2012 Sunday Summer League, Allied Sportsmens Club of WNY, Marilla, 12846 Clinton St., Alden. Call Mike Kurtowski at 983-8544.

. Tri-County Kingdom Archers Youth Camp, Delevan, July 13-14. Free for ages 11-16. Call 474-5703.

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>Shooting sports

. WNY Outdoor Pistol League, Ten-X Shooting Club, 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 8 a.m. June 24. Call Bob Guyder at 695-1725).

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Certification classes

*Hunting

. Hornell Sportsman's Club, 6924 Dennis Avenue Extension, 6-9:30 p.m. June 26 and 28 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 30. Call (607) 324-0963 or (607) 698-2394.

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*Archery

. LaSalle Sportsmen's Club, 2445 Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and June 27 and 7 a.m. June 30. Call 297-0410 after 4 p.m.

. Attica Rod & Gun Club, Route 98, Varysburg, 5-9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. Call (585) 535-7053.

. Erie County Conservation Society, Miller Avenue, Chaffee, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 24. Call 680-2519.

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*Pistol

. Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class: "New York State Pistol Permit Class," 6 p.m. Tuesday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

. Firearms Training of WNY "NYS Pistol Class" (for Residents of Erie, Niagara, Orleans and Genesee counties): Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m. Thursday. "Utah/Florida/Arizona Concealed Carry Class," Fayetteville Manlius Rod & Gun Club, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 30. Call 903-2558 or go to
info@ftwny.com.

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

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*Boating

. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 32 "About Boating Safety" safe boating and jet ski class, McKinley Mall Community Room, Hamburg, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Call 655-1659 or email: evenick5@verizon.net. For other class dates, go to wnyboatsafe.org.

. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Divison 3 Buffalo "About Boating Safely Class," St. Patrick's Episcopal Church Hall, 1395 George Urban Blvd., Cheektowaga, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 30. Call Don Hassenfratz at 684-5336 or email: dahazz_2@earthlink.net.

. Maryvale Community Education "Personal Water Craft Boating Class," 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 30. Call 635-4666.

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>Shows/Seminars

. Alexander Charity Gun Show, Alexander Fireman's Rec Hall, Route 98 (one mile south of Route 20), 8 a.m.-3 p.m. today. For details, directions and future show dates, call 542-9929 or go to nfcshows.com.

. Orvis Buffalo Fly Fishing 101 Classes, Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville, 8 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. June 24. Call 276-7200.

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>Hiking/nature

. Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: "Birding at Joseph Davis State Park," 8:30 a.m. Saturday; "Walk at Knox Farm State Park," 9 a.m. Saturday; "Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop-Archaeology," 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; and "Sunday Family Walk," 2 p.m. June 17. All programs are by pre-registration unless noted. For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228, ext. 10, or email: info@buffaloaudubon.org.

. Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: "Happy Herbs (for ages 6-8)," 4-5 p.m. Wednesday; "Wellness Walk," 10 a.m.-noon Thursday; and "Tifft History Tour," 2-4 p.m. June 17. For all TNP programs and registration details, call 825-6397, ext. 338.

. Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Program: "Summer Solstice Stroll," 8 p.m. Wednesday; "Stroller Strut (for kids ages 3 and younger)," 10:30 a.m. Thursday; "After School Escape (for grades K-5)," 4:30 p.m. Thursday; and "Secrets of the Hidden Pond," 10 a.m. June 30. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

. Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: "Free Fishing Day!" Long Point State Park, 8-11 a.m. Saturday. For information and registration, call 549-1050.

. Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Event: "First Eco Tour: Paddling at Strawberry Island," Saturday. Call 852-7483 or go to bnriverkeeper.org.

. Buffalo Riverkeeper Event: "Basic Kayak and Canoe Skills and Rescue Clinics," (three sessions), Beaver Island State Park, North Marina shelter, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23 and 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., June 24. For registration details, call 852-7483 or go to bnriverkeeper.org.

. Erie County Senior Services University Express free "Birding 101" class, Amherst Senior Center, 12:45 p.m. June 18. Call 636-3059.

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

. Foothills Trail Club Events: "Chestnut Ridge Park Saunter," 10 a.m. Tuesday, call 651-9877; "Wednesday Night Mini - Chestnut Ridge Park," 6:30 p.m. Call 823-2568. "Ellicott Creek Bike Path," 11 a.m. June 24, call 866-1233.

. Hamburg Natural History Event: "Penn Dixie 8th Annual Big Toys, Trucks and Bikes Event," 11 a.m.-4 p.m., July 1. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

. Paths, Peaks and Paddles Event: "Monday Evening Paddle on the Buffalo River," 6 p.m. June 25.
Call 213-0350 or go to pathspeakspaddles.com.

. Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Brooks and Brambles - Five Corners to DeGolyer Road," 10 a.m. Wednesday; "Rock and Roll into Summer," 2 p.m. Saturday; and "Native American Stories Walk," 1 p.m. June 24. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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