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Outdoors calendar (Aug. 26)

Meetings

• Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Alabama Hunt Club, 1854 Lewiston Road, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 472-1343.

• WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael’s Banquet Facility, Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Sept. 7. Sherry Bender with Affiniton Co. will discuss “Lyme’s Disease and Test Kits.” Call 570-8225 or visit wnysafari.com.

Archery

• Niagara Frontier 2016 3-D League, North Forest Rod & Gun Club, Lockport, sign-ups 3:30-6 p.m., Tuesday. For details, call 417-2544.

• Pennsylvania Bowhunters Annual Festival, Forksville County, Sullivan County, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 11. Events include a Steel Boar Challenge, team, individual and youth shooting competitions, live music, kid’s fun shooting line, and many more activities. Call (570) 924-3025 or visit pabowhunters.com.

Shooting sports

• Allied Sportsmen Club Shoots, 12846 Clinton St., Alden: The ATA Car Shoot, has been changed to an ATA shoot, registrations begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 4. For details, call (585) 547-3646.

• North Forest Rod & Gun Club Ladies Shoot & Hoot and seventh annual Women Conquering Outdoor Adventures, 9 a.m., Sept. 10. Call 438-2009.

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 registering students can post details of those classes with an email to: odrswill@gmail.com.

Pistol

• Jim Carr Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Call 778-9431 or visit carrpsc.com.

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

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

Boating

• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-3 “8-Hour Boating & Jet Ski Safety Class,” McKinley Mall Community Room, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 10. Call 725-9669 or email: reiner7@verizon.net.

Shows/seminars

• Wolcottsville Volunteer Fire Co. 11th. Annual Gun Bonanza, 6337 Wolcottsville Road, Akron, 1-6 p.m. Sept. 10. Call 957-2115 or 628-4015.

Banquets/fundraisers

• Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Saving Scajaquada Creek, A Celebration to Restore the Creek, Delaware Park Marcy Casino, 6-9 p.m., Thursday, free beer and heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music and more, $35 per guest. For details, visit bnriverkeeper.org.

• Genesee County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited 40th Annual Banquet & Fundraiser, Terry Hills Banquet Facility, Batavia, 6 p.m. Sept. 21. Call (585) 409-7514 or visit GeneseeDU@gmail.com.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Orienteering – A Compass-Guided Treasure Hunt with Naturalist Tom Kerr,” 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday; and “Sweepin’ for Bugs Walk at Knox Farm State Park,” 9 a.m. Saturday. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Full Harvest Moon Hike (adults only),” 7:30-9 p.m., Sept. 16. For all programs and registration, call 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit TIFFT.org.

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Birdwatching Walk – A Guided Walk for Seasonal Birds,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; and “Stories in the Woods (for ages 3-7),” 10 a.m. Saturday. For all programs, call 683-5959 or visit reinsteinwoods.org/events.

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

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Tifft Nature Preserve,” 10 a.m. Monday, call 866-4335; and “Allegany State Park,” 8:30 a.m., Sept.4, call (585) 365-5807. For all Foothills events, visit foothillstrailclub.org.

• Hamburg Nature History Society Penn Dixie Site Program: “Mars, Saturn and Scorpius Telescoping,” 6 p.m. Sept. 10. Call 627-4560 or visit penndixie.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Shelf Island Hike-Scenic Loop Series,” 10 a.m., Thursday; and “Summer Farewell Festival 3-9:30 p.m. Sept. 4. For all programs, call (585) 493-3600.

Submissions for the Outdoors Calendar should be emailed to outdoors@buffnews.com at least 15 days in advance of the event.

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