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Calendar / Events in the great outdoors

> Meetings

Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, Bergen Rod & Gun Club, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 768-6278.

> Archery

Seven Nations 3-D Archery League Open Shoot, Genesee Conservation Club, 1570 Old Penfield Road, Tuesday. A 3-D League began Wednesday and continues to Oct. 9. For details on the open shoot and league, call Joe Rau, (585) 899-6821.

Hawkeye Bowman Labor Day Open Shoot, 13300 Clinton St., Alden, 7 a.m.-noon, Sept. 5. Call 998-4857.

> Shooting sports

WNY Outdoor Pistol League, No match Labor Day weekend. Next match, Ten-X Shooting Club, Lancaster, 8 a.m., Sept. 11. Call Bob Guyder (695-1725).

> Certification classes

Hunting

3-F Conservation Club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston, 6-10 p.m., Tuesday and Sept. 6 and 13. Call 791-3809 or 282-0625.

Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, Mullett Street, Dunkirk, 6-8 p.m., Thursday, and 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. Call 366-3397 or 595-3917.

Millgrove Sportsmen's Club at Alden Rod & Gun Club, County Line Road, 7-10 p.m., Sept. 6 and 8 a.m.-done, Sept. 7. Call (585) 937-9536 or (585) 599-6431 after 5:30 p.m.

West Falls Conservation Society, Bridge Street, 6:30-10 p.m., Sept. 9, and 9 a.m.-done, Sept. 11. Call 662-5657.

Clymer Conservation Club, Route 474, 6-9 p.m., Sept. 9, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 10. Register in person at the club, 9-10 a.m., Saturday.

Ellery Rod & Gun Club, Pancake Hill Road, Bemus Point, 6-10 p.m., Sept. 9, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 10. Register in person at the club, 10 a.m., Saturday.

Erie County Conservation Society, Miller Ave., Chaffee, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 10, and 8 a.m.-done, Sept. 11. Call 627-9861 or 655-2342.

Holland Rod & Gun Club, Route 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 10 and 17. Call 692-7660.

Richburg Rod & Gun Club, Route 275, 5-9 p.m., Sept. 16, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 17. Call (585) 928-1261 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.), or (585) 928-2230 (4-9 p.m.).

Archery

Wheatfield Community Center, 2800 Church St. (Route 429), 5:30-9:30 p.m., Monday, and Tuesday. Call 694-9414 (10 a.m.-10 p.m.).

Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, Mullett Street, Dunkirk, 6-8 p.m., Thursday, and 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 10. Call 366-3397 or 585-3917.

Allied Sportsmen's Club Home Study Course, 12847 Clinton St., Alden, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 10. Call 474-0460.

Waterfowl Identification

Lake Plains Waterfowl Association, 1000 Island Cottage Road, Greece, two separate classes: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Monday or Sept. 6. Register with the Greece Town Clerk, 1 Vince Toffany Blvd.

> Shows/Seminars

Niagara Frontier Collectors Gun Show, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept 10, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 11. Call 542-9929 or go to nfcshows.com.

> Banquets

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

> Hiking/nature

Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: "Walk at Knox Farm State Park-Flippin Rocks," 9 a.m., Saturday; and "Sunday Family Walks," 2 p.m., Sept. 4; and "Homestead Festival," 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 10. For all BAS programs, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or email: info@buffaloaudubon.org.

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: "Wellness Walk," 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; and "Trek Tifft," 2-3:30 p.m., Sept. 4. For all TNP programs, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: "After School Escape (for grades K-5)," 4:30 p.m., Thursday; "Fall Fruits and Flowers," 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, ends today; "A Hooting Good Night at River Lea-Night Owls Stroll," 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sept. 10.

Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club events: For all extended weekend outings, upcoming gatherings, and all club and outings info, visit adk-nfc.org.

Foothills Trail Club Events: "Margaret Louise Park Saunter," 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 691-6750; "Stiglmeier Park," 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, call 675-3989; "Williamsville Escarpment to Glen Park Mini-Hike," 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, call 691-6750; "Finger Lakes Trail-Route 242," 9 a.m., Saturday, call 543-7591; and "Becker's Pond in Holland," noon, Sept. 4, call 675-3989.

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

Hamburg Natural History Society Events: "Nature Cruise and Buffalo Lighthouse Cruise," 8:30 a.m., Sept. 10. Call 627-4560 or go to penndixie.org.

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

Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: "Tributary Trek-Silver Lake Outlet, 10 a.m., Wednesday; "Shelf Island Hike," 10 a.m., Thursday; "Nature Walk-St. Helena Trail," 10 a.m., Saturday; and "Summer Farewell Festival," 1 p.m., Sept 4. For all LSP programs, call 585-493-3625.

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