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

• Siberian Husky Club of the Niagara Frontier, Nike Base Community Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Go to

• Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Cattaraugus County, Little Valley Fairgrounds, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call 532-5082.

• Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 8113, 299 Lydecker Road, West Seneca, 7 p.m. Thursday. Call 825-4174 or 685-4387.

• Lake Erie Chapter of Federation of Fly Fishers, American Legion Post No. 735, Legion Drive, West Seneca, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday. Tyler Orlogg, 16, will report on his Big Horn Youth Adventure. Meeting open to all. Call 675-4766.

• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Don Ashworth, retail marketing manager, will discuss the new Cabela’s store opening in Cheektowaga Aug. 7. Call 649-8202.


• Niagara Frontier 2014 Summer 3-D League, North Forest Rod & Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport, registration 2:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call Charles Burt at 417-2544.

Shooting sports

• WNY Outdoor Pistol League, Pinecrest Club at Tonawandas Sportsmen’s Club, Pendleton, 9 a.m.-noon July 20, walk-on shooters always welcome. Call Bob Guyder at 695-1725.

• Scholastic Clay Target Program continues in Orleans County; the Clay Crushers team (for boys and girls ages 14 to senior in high school) shoots Sunday afternoons at Barre Sportsmen’s Club. For details, call coach Chris Rice at (585) 590-6282.

Certification classes

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


• Southtowns Walleye, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., July 26. Call 627-0147.

• Middleport Rod & Gun Club Home Study Course, Freeman and Mountain Road, 9 a.m.-noon, July 26 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 16. Call Dave Lavery evenings, 735-3433.

• Nick’s Sporting Goods, 1211 Kenmore Ave., Kenmore, 6-10 p.m., July 29 and 6 p.m.-done, July 30. Call 875-9218.


• Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson-Cambria Road, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday and Friday and 9 a.m.-done, Saturday. Call 751-9848 after 5 p.m.

Waterfowl identification

• Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 6-11 p.m., July 26. Call 655-2328 or 807-511.

• Beaver Island State Park, Casino/Beach House, Grand Island, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug., 2. Call 773-3271 (Ext. 224).


• Middleport Rod & Gun Club, Freeman and Mountain Roads, 8 a.m.-done, July 26 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 16. Call Kevin Teeter (evenings) or Aaron Davis at 863-8416.


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “16-Hour OJT Classes,” 9 a.m. Thursday (day one); and “8-Hour In-Service Class,” 9 a.m. Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to

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

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Amherst, 6-9 p.m., July 23; and “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Amherst, 5:45-9:45 p.m., July 24. Call 903-2558 or go to


• Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum Summerfest/Anglers Market/Hardy Cup/Canvas Art Show, 1031 Old Route 17, Livingston Manor, 8:30 a.m., Aug. 2-3. Call (845) 439-4810 or go to


• NY Crossbow Coalition First Annual Banquet, Ramada Inn, 1305 Buckley Road, Syracuse, 6 p.m., July 26. Early Bird Special to July 19. For details, go to

• “Clays for Heroes” Third Annual Fundraising Shoot, Rochester Brooks International Skeet & Trap Club, Rush, Aug. 9. For details on entry and sponsorship options, check with Ashley Butcher at 698-5892.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Walk at Knox Farm State Park-Knox Pond Dipping,” 9 a.m. Saturday; “Junior Audubon Club-Grassland Birds (for middle and high school students),” 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday; “Hike at Rushing Stream Audubon Nature Center,” 10 a.m. Saturday; “Geothermal Renewable Energy Talk,” 10-11 a.m. Saturday; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow-Guided Walk with Naturalists,” 2 p.m. July 20. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (Ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Wildflower Walk, 2-3:30 p.m. July 20. For all programs and details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Program: “Pond Life for Kids (for all ages),” 10:30 a.m. Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Happy Birthday, Niagara Falls,” celebrating the 129th anniversary of the park, Niagara Falls State Park, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, call 285-0516; And “Art in the Park,” Evangola State Park, 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 20, call 549-1050.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Sturgeon Point Saunter,” 10 a.m. Tuesday, call 627-3878; “Stiglmeier Park,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, call 873-0913 or 439-0062; “Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Erie Basin Marina,” 6:30 p.m., call 627-3878; Houghton Park/Buffalo River,” 4:30 a.m. Thursday, call 826-1939; “Eastside Overland Trail, Chautauqua,” 8:30 a.m. Saturday, call 866-1233; and “Eastside Overland Trail, Cassadaga,” 8:30 a.m. July 20, call 866-1233.

• Buffalo Geological Orienteering Club Event: “5.1-Mile Trail Run,” Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park, register 5:30-6:15 p.m., Thursday, just running, $10 registration. Call 652-8727 or go to

• Buffalo Geological Society Event: “Family Fossil Hunting-Behind Newton-Abbott Fire Hall, Orchard Park,” 9:30 a.m., Saturday. Free but registration required. Call Jon Nickerson at 633-5247.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: “Dinosaurs, Fossils Nature Summer Day Camp,” Monday-Friday, for boys and girls ages 8-12,” For registration forms and details, call 627-4560 or go to; and “Penn Dixie Exhibit at Burgerfest in Hamburg,” 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday.

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles event: “Introduction to Kayaking,” 1000 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda, 9 a.m.-noon, July 20. Call 213-0350 or email:

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Learn About Letchworth Series-Letchworth Nature Center by Peter Humphrey,” 7 p.m., Tuesday; “Nature Walk-Kisil Point Trail,” 10 a.m., Saturday; “Nature Walk-Big Flats and Smokey Hollow Trails,” 10 a.m., Saturday; “Blues Music and Barbeque,” 2 p.m., Saturday; “Animal Walk–Creek Critters, 10 a.m., July 20; and “Indoor Ed-Venture-Dragonflies,” July 20. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

Send items 15 days to advance to Will Elliott, 9777 Bernd Road, Pavilion, N.Y., 14525 or email

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