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• Niagara Musky Association, the Eldredge Club, 17 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 225-3816.

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

• WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call 565-1980.

• New York Revolution: Genesee County Meet and Greet, 56 Harvester Ave., Batavia, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call (585) 705-97345.


• Niagara Frontier 2014 Summer 3-D League, 3-F Club, registrations 2:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call Jim Hoffman (799-9719).

Shooting sports

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Spring/Summer Informal Air Pistol League, 12 County Line Road, begins Tuesday; first relay at 7:15 p.m., second at 8:30 p.m. For more details, call 656-0350.

• WNY Outdoor Pistol League matches begin May 11, shooting 9 a.m.-noon Sundays at club sites around Western New York. Niagara County Sportsmen’s Club in Lewiston hosts the first match. For details, call Bob Guyder at 695-1725.

• WNY Practical Pistol League Match Results: Open, Pat Harrison; Production Derek Zymozynski; Single Stack, Chuck Kelkenberg; and Revolver, Mike Nadig. The next match is May 25. For details, go to

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for certification classes, go to


• Wolcottsville Sportsman Club, Ditch Road, Akron, 6-9:30 p.m., May 13 and 14. Register online or at first class. For details, call Dave Lavery at 735-3343 evenings.


• Hartland Conservation Club, Orangeport Road, Gasport, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Pre-register on the Internet.

• Holland Rod & Gun Club, Route 16, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday and May 17. Call 692-7660.


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: 8-Hour Annual In-Service Class, 9 a.m., Monday; NYS Pistol Permit Class, 6 p.m., Tuesday; and 8-Hour Pre-Assignment Class, Thursday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: NYS Pistol Permit Classes, American Legion Cadille Post, Dunkirk, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday and Northtown Center, Amherst, 6-9 p.m., Thursday. “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Classes”, J.D. McDonald Sports Complex, Cortland, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., May 10 and Northtown Center, Amherst, 5:45-9:45 p.m., May 13. Call 903-2558 or email

• Jim Carr Class: “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., Saturday. Call 693-4000.


• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 “About Boating Safety Course,” Dunkirk area, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. Call 366-0899 or go to


• Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today. Allegany County, Erie County and Cattaraugus County pistol permit departments will be in attendance today. Go to

• Orvis Buffalo Fly Fishing 101 classes, Eastern Hills Mall, Clarence; free Saturday lessons on fly fishing gear and techniques. For registration details, call 276-7200.

• Gun Owner Campaign Workshop, Maplewood Inn, Liverpool, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., May 17. Call Robert Amakis at (703) 247-2000.


• David Depietro Sportsmen’s Fundraiser, North Java Fire Hall, 878 Route 20A, Strykersville, 1-5 p.m., Monday. Call 866-1398.

• Southtowns Walleye Association BW’s Chicken Barbecue Fundraiser, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg; eat in or take-out, 4-7 p.m., Saturday. Call 649-8202.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Volunteer Tour Leader Training-Insect Study,” 1-3 p.m., Wednesday; and “Iroquois Observation Saturday Programs: Spring Wildflower Walk” at 10 a.m. and “Focus on: Native Plants in the City” at 2 p.m. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (Ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Events: “Wellness Walk (all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; “International Migratory Bird Day Walk,” 8-10 a.m., Saturday; and “Trek Tifft,” 2-3:30 p.m., May 11. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (Ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Programs: “After School Escape (for students in grades K-5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Watchable Wildlife: Birds,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Woodland Wildflower Walk,” Wilson Tuscarora State Park, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, call 285-0516; “International Bird Migration Day” will be celebrated on Saturday at two parks: Lake Erie State Park at 10-11 a.m. and at Evangola State Park at 1-2 p.m., call 549-1050; “Gorge Hike Series/Artpark Gorge Trail,” Artpark State Park, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, call 285-0516.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Stiglmeier Park Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 873-0913; “Ellicott Creek Trailway (Amherst Bike Path),” 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, 835-9728; “Conservation Trail-Matteson Corner Road to Savage Road,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 675-3989; and “Amherst State Park,” 1:30 p.m., May 11, call 439-0062.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: “Geology Merit Badge Day at Penn Dixie,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. Call 627-4560 or go to

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Morning Bird Walk-Chestnut Lawn,” 8 a.m., Thursday; “Wildflower Walk-Upper and Middle Falls Area,” 1 p.m., Thursday; “Wildflower Walk-Lower Canyon Woods,” 1:30 p.m., Saturday; “Crepuscular Walk-Owl Prowl,” 7:30 p.m., Saturday; “Mother Earth Native American Stories Walk,” 10 a.m., May 11 and “Indoor Ed-Venture-Waves of Warblers,” 2 p.m., May 11. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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