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Calendar / Events in the great outdoors

> Meetings

Fin, Feather, and Fur Conservation Society (3-F Club), 904 Swann Road, Lewiston, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 791-3809.

Federated Sportsmen's Clubs of Cattaraugus County, Little Valley Fairgrounds, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call Craig Sibley (532-5082).

Siberian Husky Club of the Niagara Frontier, Nike Base Park, Grand Island, 7 p.m., Tuesday. E-mail:

Chautauqua County Federation of Conservation Clubs, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. For meeting location, call Floyd Prine, 483-3002.

Erie County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, Glen Coe Conservation Club, 9869 Foote Road, Glenwood, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call Chuck Godfrey, 440-6995.

> Archery

Niagara Frontier 2011 3-D Traveling League, Wilson Conservation Club, Wilson-Cambria Road, sign-ups, 3-7 p.m., Tuesday. Call Shawn Galyen, 698-3396.

Niagara Region 2011 Sunday Summer League, Erie County Conservation Society, Chaffee, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., June 26. Call Greg Gattie, 560-9613.

> Shooting sports

WNY Outdoor Pistol League, Polaris Club at Tonawandas Sportsmen's Club, Pendleton, 9 a.m., June 26. Call Bob Guyder, 695-1725).

Tonawandas Sportsmen's Club Twilight League, Friday night matches begin at 7 p.m., 5657 Killian Road, North Tonawanda. Call 695-1725.

> Certification classes


Grand Island Rod & Gun Club, 1083 Whitehaven Road, 6-9:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 9 a.m.-done, Saturday. Register at the club.


Busti Trap Club, Southwestern Drive, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. Register at start of class.

LaSalle Sportsmen's Club, 2445 Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls, 6:30-8:30 p.m., June 29 and July 6, and 7-10 a.m., July 9. Call 735-3343 or 735-7414 evenings.


Jim Carr Pistol Permit Class, Middleport Rod & Gun Club, 6 p.m., Tuesday. Call 778-9431.

Security Weapons and Training Institute Class, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: "Pistol Permit Class," 6 p.m. Tuesday. Call 822-1043 or go to

Firearms Training of WNY "Utah/Florida Pistol Permit Classes," Old Sarge's Drop Zone, 400-402 Central Ave., Dunkirk, 10 a.m., Saturday. Call James Emmick, 903-2558 or go to


USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 3-1 "About Boating Safety" class, Fort Niagara State Park, Officer's Club, 1 Scott Ave., Youngstown, Registration, 8:30 a.m., class, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. This course meets the state standards for New York's mandatory requirement for personal water craft/jet ski operators. Call Rich Acer (795-3670) or Stephen Bailey (745-3341).

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 33 "ABS Boating Class," St. Patrick's Episcopal Church Hall, 1395 George Urban Blvd., Cheektowaga, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. Call Dan Massing (799-7182).

> Shows/Seminars

Niagara Frontier Collectors Show, Alexander Charity Gun Show, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Go to

Orvis Buffalo Fly Fishing Classes: "Fly Fishing 101," free sessions open to all, Saturday; next available "Fly Fishing School" at The Zoar in Springville, July 17. For details on all class offerings, call Adam Cook (276-7200).

U.S. Power Squadron "Using VHF and VHF DSC Marine Radio" Seminar at Smith Boys, 280 Michigan St., Tonawanda Island, 9-11 a.m., Saturday. Call Tom Shuell (283-0457).

> Hiking/nature

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: "Visit to Jamestown Audubon," 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday; "Zoar Valley Walk," 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday; and "Sunday Family Walks," 2 p.m., June 26. For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or e-mail:

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: "Summer Solstice Sunset Stroll," 7:45-9:15, Tuesday; "Wellness Walk," 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; "Insectival" 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday; and "Trek Tifft," 2-3:30, June 26. For all TNP programs, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (RWNP), 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: "Summer Solstice Twilight Walk," 8 p.m., Tuesday; and "Family Fun Fest: Alien Invaders!" 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. For all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: "Free Fishing Day," Buckhorn Island State Park, 8-11 a.m., Saturday, call 549-1050.

Foothills Trail Club Events: "Emery Park Saunter," 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 445-3179; "Stiglmeier Park," 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, call 675-3989; "Chestnut Ridge Park," 6:30 p.m., Thursday, call 646-5034; "Evening Riverwalk Across from Mississippi Mudds," 6:30 p.m., Friday, call 833-3851; "Clarence -- Salt Road Parking Lot," 10 a.m., June 26, call 735-7302.

Hamburg Natural History Society Events: "Seventh Annual Big Toys, Trucks, and Bikes Event," Penn Dixie Site, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., June 26; "Penn Dixie Science Adventure Day Camps (for ages 8-12)," sessions: July 11-15, Aug. 1-5, and Aug. 15-19. Call 627-4560 or go to

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Brooks and Brambles -- Five Corners to DeGolyer Road," 10 a.m., Wednesday; "Rock and Roll into Summer," 2 p.m., Saturday; and "Indoor Ed-Venture-Butterfly Beauties," 2 p.m., June 26. 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 e-mail

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