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Outdoors calendar (Week of May 29)

Meetings

• WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Donovan American Legion Post, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sandy Smith of Nichols School will discuss “TU’s Trout in the Classroom Program.” Call 654-9523.

• Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Depew Rod & Gun Club, 6067 Fisher Road, Oakfield, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call (585) 472-1343.

Archery

• Niagara Frontier 3-D League begins at North Forest Rod & Gun Club June 7, with signups 3:30-6 p.m. Tuesdays. Contacts for league details and club sites: North Forest, Charlie Burt, 417-2544; LaSalle Sportsmen’s Club, Mike Martin, 583-2561; Wilson Conservation Club, Mike Hertel, 583-4145; and 3-F Club, Jim Hoffmann, 799-9719.

Shooting sports

• Allied Sportsmen Club Chicken Bar-B-Que and Trap Shoot, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, 12 noon June 5, four classes. Call 867-1458 or visit alliedsportsmen.com.

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

• Jim Carr Class, Genesee County SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 6 p.m. Tuesday. To preregister, call 778-9431 or visit carrpsc.com.

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit,” American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. Call 903-2558 or visit info@ftwny.com.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class: “8-Hour Pre-assignment Class,” 9 a.m. Thursday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

Boating

• Maryvale Community Education “Personal Watercraft Boating Safety Course,” 1050 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. Call 635-4666.

Shows/seminars

• Genesee County Master Gardner Free Lunchtime Series “Introduction to Beneficial Insects”, 420 East Main St., Batavia, 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. June 7. Call (5854) 343-3040.

Banquets/fundraisers

• Second Annual “Smoke at the Sticks” golf tournament to benefit Excaliber Leisure Skills Center, Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course, 4560 Creek Road, Lewiston, registrations/sign-ins begin at 10:30 June 20. Call 831-3188.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Evening Birding at Delaware Park,” 6-8 p.m. Tuesday; and “Observatory at Beaver Meadow,” dusk Saturday. 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. Call 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit TIFFT.org.

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Programs: “Senior Stroll,” 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; and “Woods Walk, Birds (no registration required),” 10 a.m. Saturday. Call 683-5959 or visit reinsteinwoods.org/events.

• NYS Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Program: “National Trails Day-Length of Gorge Hike,” Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, to register, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Lancaster Heritage Trail Saunter,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, call 684 4449; and “National Trails Day – Erie County Forest, Sardinia,” 9:30 a.m. Saturday, call 866-1233. For all events, visit foothillstrailclub.org.

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Program: “Thursday Evening Stress Reducer Paddle,” Wilson Tuscarora State Park. For

details, call 213-0350 or email: pppinfo@pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Penn Dixie Event: “Children’s Day at Penn Dixie Site,” 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Call 627-4560 or visit penndixie.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Geology Walk,” 10 a.m. Monday; and “Springtime Walk – Birch Trail,” 1 p.m. June 5. 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.