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Outdoors calendar (for week of May 1)

Meetings

• Ten-X Shooting Club Indoor Range, 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 7:30 p.m. Monday. Call 316-6119.

• Niagara Musky Association, the Eldredge Club, 17 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Call 223-3816.

• New York Walleye Association, George Washington Fishing & Camping Club, 2805 Niagara 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 570-8275.

• Legal Defense Fund Public Meeting with SCOPE Legal Consultant Paloma Capanna, Alexander Firemen’s Hall, 10708 Alexander Road, 6 p.m. Saturday. Call (585) 322-3144.

Archery

• Sportsman’s Coonhunter Association, 8776 Hopkins Road, Batavia, will host a Reinhart 100 Archery Shoot June 11, primitive camping and crossbows welcome. For details, call (585) 356-2163 or (585) 727-4389.

Shooting Sports

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Trap League, 12 County Line Road, shooting on Fridays and Wednesdays starting this Wednesday, noon-2 p.m. For more details, call 937-6612.

• Franklinville Conservation Club “Clam Bake and Civil War Skirmish,” 3040 Bakerstand Road, 1-4 p.m., Saturday. For event details, call 767-3115; for skirmish info, visit N-SSA.org.

• North Forest Rod & Gun Club Ladies Shoot ‘N Hoot, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport, 1 p.m. May 14; a lesson on how to read trap and skeet targets and other activities for ladies and teens, followed with a pot luck picnic. Registrations by May 11. For all event details, call 628-9023.

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for certification class dates and nearest location, go to dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7860. Area certification instructors registering students for instruction can post details of those classes with an email to: odrswill@gmail.com.

Pistol

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday; and American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. Call 903-2558 or visit info@ftwny.com.

• Jim Carr Class, “Utah, Arizona & Florida Multi-State Concealed Carry Class,” K&K Guns, 2720 Almeter Road, Varysburg, 8 a.m. Saturday. To pre-register, call 778-9431 or visit carrpsc.com.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” 6 p.m., Tuesday and 10 a.m. Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

Boating

• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 “Boating and Jet Ski Safety Class,” Community Room, McKinley Mall, West Seneca, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 14. Call 725-9669 or email: reiner7@verizon.com. For additional classes, visit wnyboatsafe.org.

Shows/seminars

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Event Center, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, 300 tables, Erie County Pistol Permit Clerk personnel on site. Visit nfgshows.com.

Banquets/fundraisers

• 107th annual Buffalo Audubon Society Dinner & Business Meeting, Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java, 4:30 p.m.,Saturday. Call (585) 457-3228.

• Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum Annual Meeting and Banquet, 1031 Old Route 17, Livingston Manor, May 28. Call (845) 439-4810, email: flyfish@catskill.net, or visit catskillflyfishing.org.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Walk at Knox Farm State Park – Spring Ephemerals,” 9 am. Saturday; and “First Family walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m. May 8. Most events require registration. Call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Wellness Walk” (for all ages), 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit TIFFT.org.

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew. Programs: “Junior Sprouts, Gardening Program for Children Ages 5 and Older,” 4:30 Wednesday and each Wednesday in May; and “Earth Day in May: Cache In, Trash Out,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Call 683-5959 or visit reinsteinwoods.org/events.

• NYS Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Program: “Woodland Wildflower Walk,” Wilson Tuscarora State Park, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday. Call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Saunter,” 10 a.m. Tuesday, call 651-9877; and “Akron Falls County Park,” 10 a.m. Saturday, call 439-0062. For all events, visit foothillstrailclub.org.

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Program: “Annual Tuesday Evening Stress Reducer Paddles,” 1000 Ellicott Creek Road, Town of Tonawanda, 6 p.m., free with your own paddleboat. Held each Tuesday to Oct. 5. Call 213-0350 or email: pppinfo@pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Wild Spirit Education Public Program: “Nature Movie Night – Cowspiracy,” Hope Lutheran Church, 2 E. Main St., Arcade, 7 p.m. May 9. To sign up, visit meetup.com/Nature-in-WNY.

• Genesee County Master Gardeners Free Lunchtime Gardening Series, 420 E. Main St., Batavia, “Growing Herbs in Containers,” 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday. Call (585) 343-3040 (ext. 101).

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Morning Bird Walk – Chestnut Lawn,” 8 a.m. Thursday; and “I Love My Park Day,” beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday. 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.