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Outdoor calendar for June 1


• Niagara Musky Association, The Eldridge 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 Int., Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 565-1980.

• Buffalo Geological Society Annual Live Auction Meeting, Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew and Wallace Sts. 6 p.m., Friday. Call 834-8935.

• Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Alabama Hunt Club, 1854 Lewiston Road, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 768-6278.


• Niagara Frontier 2014 Summer 3-D League, 3-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston, registrations 2:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call Jim Hoffman at 799-9719.

Shooting sports

• Tonawandas Sportsman’s Club Summer .410 Skeet League, 5657 Killian Road, North Tonawanda, begins Wednesday, all shooters welcome. For more details and to register for the league, call Terry Schultz at 693-3237 or Fred Rexford at 440-5097.

• Boston Valley Conservation Society Six-Week, 300-bird Doubles League and 300- Bird Handicap League, 9624 Zimmerman Road, Boston, starts Thursday, shooting sign-up times 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, open shooting available. Call Ernie Miller at 649-4651.

• WNY Practical Pistol League May match results: Overall, Pat Harrison; Open, Pat Harrison; Limited, Jeff Hennard; and Production, Rich Diehl. For details on the league, go to wnyppl.org.

Certification classes

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


• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday. Call 627-0147.


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

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” American Legion Cadille Post, Dunkirk, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 5:45-9:45 p.m., June 10. Call 903-2558 or go to info@ftwny.com.

• Jim Carr Class: “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., June 14. Call 693-4000 or 778-9431 or email: jdcarrsc@verizon.net.


• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 “About Boating Safety Course,” McKinley Mall Community Room, Blasdell, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., June 21. Call 481-3900 or go to .wnyBoatSafe.org.


• East Aurora Fish & Game Club Teach-Me-To-Fish event, 1016 Luther Road, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Call Dave Barus at 652-2256 or 597-4081.

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

• Lake Lane Fishing and Hunting Getaway Outdoor Show and Fishing Derbies, 1339 Windfall Road, Olean, adult and youth contests, exhibits, and other outdoors events, June 8-9. Call 373-2080 or go to lakelanefishingandcampinggetaway.com.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Alexander Fireman’s Rec Hall, 10708 Route 98, June 15. For exhibitor information, go to nfcshows.com.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Marsh Birds on the Beaver Meadow Pond with Naturalist Tom Kerr,” 8 a.m., Saturday; “Birding Buffalo! At River Fest Park,” 9-11 a.m., Saturday; “Walk at Knox Farm State Park-Grassland Birds Abound,” 9 a.m., Saturday; “What the Heck is a Hellbender?” 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday; “Observatory at Beaver Meadow,” dusk, Saturday; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow-Guided Walk with Naturalists,” 2 p.m., June 8. Most BAS 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; and “Trek Tifft,” 2-3:30 p.m., June 8. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Trail Tuesdays” 6:30-7:30 p.m. (every Tuesday through August); “Birding 101: Class No. 4,” 6:30 p.m., Wednesday; and “After School Escape (for students in K-grade 5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “National Trails Day-Length of the Gorge Hike,” Artpark State Park, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, call 285-0516; and “Bobolinks of Knox Farm,” 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, call 549-1050.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Birdsong Sanctuary Saunter (Orchard Park),” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 601-7535 or 560-1852; “Stiglmeier Park,” 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, call 873-0913 or 439-0062; “Tillman Nature Preserve Wednesday Night Mini-Hike,” 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, call 759-6345; “National Trails Day-Stiglmeier Park,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday, call (585) 457-9892 or 652-6190; and “Clarence,” 9 a.m., June 8, call 759-2628.

• Buffalo Orienteering Club Event: “Three Orienteering Courses-Beginner to Advanced,” Emery Park, register 10:30-11:45 a.m., June 8, for all experience levels, walkers or runners. For details, visit buffalo-orienteering.org.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: “20th Annual Penn Dixie Nature Cruise and Buffalo Lighthouse Tour,” 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., June 8. To pre-register, call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Brooks and Brambles-Griffith Road to Pennycock,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “Warbler Walk-Uncommon Species,” 7 a.m., Thursday; “National Trails Day Celebration-Canal Walk,” 10 a.m., Saturday; and “Springtime Walk-Gorge Trail,” 1 p.m., June 8. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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

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