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Calendar / Events in the great outdoors

> Meetings

Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, 4-H Building, Lockport, 7 p.m., Monday. Call 434-7176.

WNY Chapter of Bassmasters, Gander Mountain Lodge, 880 Young St., Town of Tonawanda, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call 695-8717 or 743-2300.

Chautauqua County Federation of Conservation Clubs, Little Valley Legion, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Call 483-3002.

> Archery

Seven Nations 3-D Archery League, Flying Arrow Club, Ladue Rd., Brockport, Aug. 28. Call Bill MacGovern, (585) 750-3383.

Wilson Conservation Club Sunday Morning Open Shoot, Route 425, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 28. Go to

> Shooting sports

WNY Outdoor Pistol League, League Shoot at Niagara County Club, 8 a.m., Aug. 28. Call Bob Guyder (695-1725).

North Forest Rod & Gun Club Ladies Shoot 'N Hoot and NRA Women On Target Second Annual "Women Conquering Outdoor Adventures" program, 6257 Old Niagara Rd., Lockport, Sept. 17. Women choose four activities from 12 seminar options. Call Colleen Gaskill (439-1464) or Kathy Kristy (696-2434).

> Certification classes


A-On-Do-Wa-Nuh Sportsmen's Club, 4832 River Rd., Leicester, 6-10 p.m., Thurs., and 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. Call (585) 382-3231.

Jamestown Rifle Club, Busti-Stillwater Rd., Busti, 6-10 p.m., Aug. 26, and 8-8 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 27. Register at the first class.


Getzville Fire Hall, 640 Dodge Rd., Amherst, 6-10 p.m., Tues., and 6 p.m.-done, Thurs. Register at first class.

Batavia Rod & Gun Club, 10509 West Bethany Rd., East Bethany, 6-10 p.m., Tues., and 6 p.m.-done, Thurs. Register at first class.

Allied Sportsmen's Club Home Study Course, 12847 Clinton St., Alden, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. For course materials, call 474-0460.

Ellery Rod & Gun Club, Pancake Hill Rd., Bemus Point, 6-

10 p.m., Sept. 2, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 3. Pre-register at the club, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday.


Jim Carr "Utah/Florida Concealed Carry Class," Middleport Rod & Gun Club, Middleport, 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 778-9431.


Maryvale Community Education "Personal Water Craft Boating Class," Maryvale High School, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. Call 635-4666.

Waterfowl Identification

Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, Hickox Rd., 6 p.m.-done, Thursday. Call 648-2236.

Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Rd., 6 p.m.-done, Thursday. Call 681-5690.

> Shows/Seminars

Wyoming County Gobblers Jakes Event, Oatka Fish and Game Club, 8660 Wilcox Rd., Saturday. Call Wally Urf, (585) 584-3773.

Memorial Library of Little Valley 2011 Sportsman's Show, Green Gables Village, Route 219, between Salamanca and Great Valley, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 28. Call Jim Miller (938-6926).

Bog Trotters Rifle and Pistol Club Annual Show, American Legion Post No. 880, Route 62 and Legion Dr., Eden, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 28. Call 257-3510.

> Banquets

Honeoye Fish and Game Club Fundraiser, Saturday. Call (585) 229-4420.

Tonawandas Sportsmen's Club Fall Sportsmen's Raffle, 5657 Killian Rd., Pendleton, 1-4 p.m., Sept. 11. Call Duane Manth (863-1062) or Shawn Schott (583-3037).

SCOPE Annual Banquet, Lucarelli's Banquet Center, 1830 Abbott Rd., Lackawanna, Oct. 7. Call Mary Jo Picone (931-9780).

> Hiking/nature

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java Events: "Monarch Caterpillar Hunt-Join Gale Harvey on this Hunt," 2 p.m., Today; and "Sunday Family Walks," 2 p.m., Aug. 28 For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or email:

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: "Wellness Walk," 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; "New Moon Walk and International Bat Night," 8-10 p.m., Saturday; and "Trek Tifft," 2-3:30 p.m., Aug. 28. For all TNP programs, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: "Insects of the Night," 7:30 p.m., Wednesday; "Senior Stroll," 9:30 a.m., Saturday; and "Soak up the Sun-Explore Solar Energy," 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: "9th Annual Tomato Fest," Evangola State Park, Friday-Sunday, call 549-1802; Interpretive Centers and Programs at Beaver Island, Fort Niagara, and Four Mile Creek remain open to Sept. 4.

Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club events: For all extended weekend outings, upcoming gatherings, and all club and outings information, visit

Foothills Trail Club Events: "Evening City Walk," 6 p.m., Monday, call 852-3090; "Birdsong Sanctuary Saunter," 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 681-3719; "Stiglmeier Park," 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, call 675-3989; "Buckhorn State Park, Grand Island Mini-Hike," 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, call 693-2274; "Times Beach," 9 a.m., Thursday, call 852-3090; "Chestnut Ridge Park," 6:30 p.m., Thursday, call 646-5034; "Evening Riverwalk-Across From Mississippi Mudds on River Road," 6:30 p.m., Friday, call 833-3851; "Amherst Canalway Trail," 9:30 a.m., Aug. 28, call 832-1921; and "Grand Island-Two Hikes," 9 a.m., Aug. 28, call 826-1939.

Buffalo Ornithological Society event: "Canadian Shoreline of Lake Erie for Shore Birds," Aug. 28. Call Doug Happ (649-1297).

Hamburg Natural History Society Events: "Triple Trek Summer Day Camp (for ages 8-12)," at the Penn Dixie Site, Evangola State Park, and Tifft Nature Preserve, Monday-Friday. Call 627-4560 or go to

Paths, Peaks, and Paddles Event: "Annual Thousand Islands Kayak Adventure," Sept. 16-18. Sept. 16-18. Call 213-0350 or go to

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Learn About Letchworth Series -- The Walls of Letchworth," 7 p.m., Tuesday; "Stone Tool Craftsman Show," 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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