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Outdoors Calendar (July 17): Events in the great outdoors

Meetings

• 3-F Club, 90 Swann Road, Lewiston, 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 19. Call 791-3809.

• Siberian Husky Club of the Niagara Frontier, Nike Base Community Center, Grand Island, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 19. Visit shcnf.com.

• Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Cattaraugus County, Little Valley Fairgrounds, 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 19. Call 532-5082.

• Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 8113, “The Chicken Coop,” 299 Lydecker Road, West Seneca, 7 p.m., Thursday, July 21. Call 825-4174 or 685-4387.

• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 21. Call 649-8202.

• Lake Erie Chapter of Federation of Fly Fishers, American Legion Post No. 735, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 21. Dr. James Budney will discuss “Brown and Black Bears on the Streams.” Call 675-4766.

Archery

• Niagara Frontier 2016 3-D League, Wilson Conservation Club, Wilson Cambria Road, sign-ups 3:30-6 p.m., Tuesday, July 18. For details, call 583-4145.

Shooting sports

• Scholastic Trap Shooting Team Exhibit, Clayton Gun Show, Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 East Line Road, Saturday, Aug. 20 and Sunday, Aug. 21. Orange Crush team from Belleville Henderson Central School, a Rotary Club sponsorship, provides youth shooting opportunities. For details, visit claytonnyrotary.com.

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for certification class dates and for classes nearest your 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.

Archery

• Doc’s Archery, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, pre-registration by Wednesday, July 20 by phone or at the range for homework assignment prior to class. Classes at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3 and 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 6. Call 693-2703.

Pistol

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m., Saturday, July 23. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Jim Carr Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE, Cavalry Baptist Church, Batavia, 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 26. Call 778-9431 or visit carrpsc.com.

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 2. Call 903-2558 or visit info@ftwny.com.

Shows/seminars

• County Fair dates and contacts: Niagara County Fair Aug. 3-7; visit cceniagaracounty.org; Wyoming County Fair, Aug. 13-20, visit wyomingcountyfair.org; Erie County Fair, Aug. 10-21, visit ecfair.org.

• Cornell Cooperative Extension/Erie County Soil & Water Conservation District East Aurora “Soils-Beginning Farmer Discussion Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, the first of three sessions, open to all soil managers. For more details, call 652-5400 (ext. 138).

• Franklinville Furbearers Trapping Rendezvous, Franklinville Conservation Club, 3040 Bakerstand Road, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 5-7. Call 353-2781 or visit franklinvilleconservationclub.com.

• 34th Annual Cattaraugus County Trappers Association Annual Sportsmen Rendezvous, Little Valley Fairgrounds, 501 Erie St., Aug. 12-14. Seminars on Friday and Saturday. Call 938-9146 or 557-2523.

Banquets/fundraisers

• Surviving Life with Lyme Disease Benefit for Sister & Brother Kelsey & Collin Voss, American Legion Post No. 362, East Aurora, noon – 5 p.m., Sunday, July 24, music by Rocket 88, Chinese auction, food, bar and more, tickets $20 presale and $25 at the door. For reservation details, call 548-6804 or 652-2256.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Great Lakes Place-Based Education Workshop for Teachers of Grades 4-10,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday, July 19; and “Under the Starry Sky Movie Night at Beaver Meadow,” 8:30-10 p.m., Friday, July 22. Most BAS events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Summer Discovery Camps at Tifft: “Five-Day Wild Things Camp (for ages 3-5, must have completed Kindergarten),” July 26-28; and “Five-Day Wild Things Camp (for ages 5-8, must have completed Kindergarten),” July 25-29. For all TNP programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit TIFFT.org.

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Programs: “Stroller Strut (For ages 3 and younger),” 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 19; and “Volunteer Pond Life and Frog ID Program (adults only),” 10 a.m., Saturday, July 23. For this and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959 or visit reinsteinwoods.org/events.

• NYS Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Program: “The Beaver – Our State Mammal,” Golden Hill State Park, 1:30-3 p.m., Saturday, July 23, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Amherst Canalway Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 5, call 882-3488; and “Clarence,” 9 a.m., Saturday, July 9, call 759-2628. For all Foothills events, visit foothillstrailclub.org.

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Programs: “Senior Paddle,” 6 p.m. until about 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 20; and “Full ‘Thunder’ Moon Wine & Cheese Lake Ontario Paddle,” Wilson Tuscarora State Park, 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 22. For details, call 213-0350 or email: pppinfo@pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Wild Spirit Education Program: “Birds of Prey at the Hornell Library,” 64 Genesee St., Hornell, 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 20. To sign up, visit metup.com/Nature-in-WNY.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Penn Dixie Program: “Member Appreciation Cookout,” 4-9 p.m., Saturday, July 30, open to members and all, RSVP by Friday, July 22. To register, call 627-4560 or visit penndixie.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Crepuscular Walk – Full Moon over the Canyon,” 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 19; and “Tributary Trek – Silver Lake Outlet,” 10 a.m., Sunday, July 24. For all LSP 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.

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