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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 wnyppl.net.

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for certification classes, go to register-ed.com/programs/new_york.


• 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 swatstore.com.

• 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 info@ftwny.com.

• 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 wnyboatsafe.org.


• 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 nfgshows.com.

• 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 buffaloaudubon.org.

• 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 penndixie.org.

• 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.

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

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