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Outdoors calendar for March 2


• Ten-X Shooting Club, 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 6 p.m. Monday. Go to tenxshootingclub.com.

• New York Walleye Association, American Legion Post No. 1041, 533 Amherst St., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call 875-8148.

• Niagara Musky Association, The Eldredge Club, 17 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Tim DePriest, DEC Niagara River Habitat Improvement Specialist, will discuss “The Strawberry Island Restoration Project and the Frog Island Rebuild Project.” Call 225-3816.

• WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Scott Jordan will discuss Cuba-Rushford youth programs. Call 565-1980.

• Buffalo Geological Society, Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew and Wallace streets, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Jeff Over of Geneseo State will discuss “Conodonts.” Call 656-8475.


• Niagara Region 2014 3-D Winter League, Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson Cambria Road, register sunrise to 1 p.m., call Shawn Galyen at 698-3396.

• WNY 2014 3-D Winter League, Collins Conservation Club, Conger Road, starting at 7 a.m., call Ike Loretto at 803-9096.

Shooting sports

• WNY Practical Pistol League February Match results: Production: Rich Diehl; Single Stack: Casey Parsons; and Open: Jamie McDonough. Next match is March 30. For details, go to wnyppl.net.

• North Forest Rod & Gun Club Ladies Shoot n’ Hoot “St. Patrick’s Road Trip,” at Valenti’s Archery, 7699 Chestnut Ridge Road, Lockport, 1-4 p.m., March 15. Register by March 12. For details, call Colleen Gaskill at 628-9023.

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for hunter and archery certification classes, go to register-ed.com/programs/new...york.


• Lake Shore Firemen Exempt, 4591 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg, 6-10 p.m. March 11 and 13 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 5. Call 432-3049.

• West Falls Conservation Society, 55 Bridge St., 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 15 and 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 6. Call 662-5657.

• Hunter Home Study Course, Tonawanda Sportsmen’s Club, 5557 Killian Road, Pendleton, March 17 and 31 and April 1. Call 692-2161 or go to tonsportsclub.com.


• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, 6-9 p.m., Tuesday; and American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. “Utah-Florida-Arizona Pistol Permit Class,” T&C Gunsmithing, Newark, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 15. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

• Jim Carr Classes: “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m. Saturday, call 693-4000; and K&K Guns Varysburg, 8 a.m. March 15, call (585) 535-0248.

• Mike Repko NRA NYS Pistol Permit Class, Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Call 652-0374.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “Eight-Hour Annual Class,” 9 a.m. Wednesday; and “16-Hour On the Job Training Permit Class,” begins 9 a.m. Thursday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.


• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-3 “About Boating Safely class,” St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church Hall, Cheektowaga, 6-10 p.m. Tuesday and March 11. Call 901-0722 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 “Eight-Hour Safe Boating & Jet Ski Class,” McKinley Mall, Community Room, Blasdell, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Call 366-0899 or go to wnyboatsafe.org.

• Buffalo Power Squadron “Public Safe Boating Course with Jet Ski Certification,” Daemen College, Duns Scotus Hall, Room 227, 4380 Main St., Amherst, a five-week course, 6:45-9 p.m. starting March 27. Call 675-6288 or email: kenanneny@verizon.net.


• WNY Sport and Travel Expo, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, begins at noon Thursday to March 9. Free Parking, children under age 10 free. Go to sportandtravelexpo.com/WNY.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Shows: Erie County Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today; and Knights of Columbus, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 9. For exhibitor and show information, go to nfgshows.com.

• “NY SAFE Act Educational Forum,” A-On-Do-Wa Duh Sportsmen Club, 4716 River Road, Leicester, 1-3 p.m., Saturday. Free and open to all. Call 539-9092.

• York Penn Show: Frewsburg Volunteer Fire Department, Recreation Hall, 25 Hazzard St., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 9. Go to yorkpennshows.com.

• Capt. Tony Buffa “Lowrance HDS Gen 2 Touch Fish Finding and GPS Seminar,” Bass Pro Shops, 1579 Clark Street Road, Auburn, l1 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday. Call (315) 258-2700.


• Wyoming/Genesee County Chapter No. 843 of Pheasants Forever Annual Banquet, Alexander Fire Dept. Recreation Hall, 1055 Main St. 5:30 p.m. Saturday. For reservations, call Tom Kelsey at (585) 933-6120 or email: tkelsey@zahmandmatso.com.

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Annual Banquet and Awards Dinner, Father Justin Knights of Columbus Hall, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga, 6 p.m. March 15. Call Paula Wharton at 941-6159 or Dave Smyczynski at 949-9483.

• Safari Club International 22nd Annual Banquet, Michael’s Banquet Facility, Hamburg, 5:30 p.m. March 22. Call 570-8275.

• Niagara Frontier Friends of NRA 19th Annual Banquet, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew, 5 p.m. March 22. Call 866-7656.

• Ninth Annual Niagara River Anglers Association John Long Sr. Memorial Outdoorsmen Raffle and Dinner Feast, St. Vincent DePaul, 2748 Military Road, Town of Niagara, 2-6 p.m. March 23. Call 628-1460, 998-8910 or 531-3430.

• WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited Banquet and Fundraiser, Lucarelli’s Banquet Facility, Lackawanna, 6 p.m. March 29. Call Len Bigaj at 826-4178.

• Niagara Musky Association Twentieth Anniversary Awards Banquet, Pearl Street Grill and Brewery, 76 Pearl St., 6-11 p.m. April 5. Call Scott McKee at 225-3816.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Event: “Walk at Knox Farm State Park-Trees Speak,” 9 a.m. Saturday. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228, ext. 10 or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Homeschool Nature Series: Senses of Spring (for ages 5-8),” 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays in March; and “Wellness Walk (all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday. Registration required unless noted as open. For details, call 825-6397, ext. 338.

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “After School Escape (for students in K-5),” 4:30 p.m. Thursday; and “Knee-High Naturalists (for ages 3-5),” 10:30 a.m. Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Ice Bridge of Niagara,” Niagara Falls State Park, 1-4 p.m. Saturday; and “Put Some Spring Into Your Step,” Niagara Falls State Park, 2-4 p.m. March 9. For both events, call 285-0516.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Houghton Park/Buffalo River,” 4 p.m. Thursday, call 826-1939; “Ellicott Creek Trailways (Amherst Bike Path),” 10 a.m. Saturday; and “Sloan Rails to Trails,” 1:30 p.m. March 9. Call 675-3989.

• Buffalo Ornithological Society Event: “Hamburg Hawk Watch” begins Saturday at Lakeside Memorial Park in Hamburg off Camp Road, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily to May 15. Call Jim Landau at 941-3869.

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

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Event: “Touring and Whitewater Rolls Class,” Williamsville South High School Pool, four-week class held March 10, 17, 24 and 31. Call 213-0350 or go to pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Volunteer Training Program,” Gateway Executive Office, 3556 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell, 8:30 a.m. March 15. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Bear Hollow Trail Trek,” 10 a.m. Thursday; “Genesee Valley Greenway Hike-Piffard to York Landing,” 10 a.m. Saturday; “Search for Hidden Creatures,” 10 a.m. March 9; and “Indoor Ed-Venture-Overwintering Mushrooms,” 2:30 p.m. March 9. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

Send items 15 days in advance to Will Elliott, 9777 Bernd Road, Pavilion, NY, 14525 or email odrswill@gmail.com.

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