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Outdoors calendar for July 5

Meetings

• New York Walleye Association, American Legion Niagara Frontier 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. Call 225-3816.

• Lake Ontario Trout & Salmon Association, 4497 Lake Ave., Route 78, Lockport, 7 p.m., Thursday, “Lake Erie Walleye Techniques,” a roundtable discussion led by Capt. Pete Kelly. Call 636-0519.

• Erie County Chapter of Bassmasters, Doc Sullivan’s Bar, 474 Abbott Road, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Email: fichtman98@aol.com.

• Wyoming County Chapter of SCOPE, Social Services Bldg., 5324 Doody St., Warsaw, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 866-1398.

Archery

• Niagara Frontier 3-D League Shoot, LaSalle Sportsmen’s Club, Niagara Falls, signups, 3-6 p.m., Tuesday. Call Mike Martin at 583-2561.

Shooting Sports

• East Aurora Fish & Game Club NRA Youth Sportsfest Camp, Luther Road clubhouse and grounds, July 25, for youths ages 12-18. For details and registration information, call 652-0229.

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for certification classes, go to dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7860.

Pistol

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class”, VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. Call 903-2558 or visit info@ftwny.com.

• Jim Carr Class: “Utah, Arizona, Florida Multi-State Concealed Carry Pistol Permit Class,” Niagara Gun Range, 3355 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., July 18. To register, call 693-4000 or visit niagaragunrange.com. For all Carr classes, call 778-943 or visit carrpsc.com.

Boating

• Maryvale Community Education “Personal Water Craft Safety Course,” 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. To register, call 635-4666.

Shows/seminars

• Free Orvis Fly Fishing 101 Classes, Orvis Buffalo, Eastern Hills Mall, 8-10 a.m., Saturday and July 18. For all dates and reservations, call 276-7200 or visit Orvis.com/buffalo.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Event: “Volunteer Day at Beaver Meadow,” 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday. For programs and registration, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve), 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Programs: “Senior Stroll,” 10:30 a.m., Wednesday; and “Dragons in Your Backyard,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For registration details call 683-5959.

• New York State Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Program: “Goat Island Adventure Walk,” Niagara Falls State Park, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Friday. To register, call 282-5154.

• Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Event: “Biking Tour of LaSalle Waterfront Park (Niagara Falls),” 5:45-8 p.m., Wednesday. To register, visit bnriverkeeper.org/rivertours.

• Becoming an Outdoors-Woman “Kayaking with Seabirds” beginner class, Sunset Bay, Irving, class time changed to 6-8 p.m., Wednesday. Call 392-2708; or visit seabirds.com.

• Foothills Trail Club Event: “Canalside at Erie Basin Marina,” 10:30 a.m., July 12, call 655-0699.

Earth Spirit Spring 2015 Living Naturally Series Event: “Old Forest and Creek Adventures-West Falls Park,” 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 941-6267 or visit programming@earthspiritedu.org.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Penn Dixie Science Adventure Day Camp,” for girls and boys ages 8-12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 626-4560 or visit penndixie.org.

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Event: “Introduction to Kayaking Class,” Ellicott Creek, 9 a.m.-noon, July 19. Call 213-0350 or visit pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Oakmoss Education Summer 2015 Nature Program: West Falls Park Twilight Trek, 7-9 p.m., Saturday. Details at oakmossed.com/programreg.php.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Program: “Genesee Valley Greenway Historic Hike – Mt. Morris to Genesee River,” 10 a.m., Saturday. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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