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Outdoors Calendar for June 2


• Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE special meeting, Cavalry Baptist Church, Batavia, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Planning the June 11 bus trip to the Albany Rally. For reservations on the Batavia bus, call (585) 297-7440; for the LeRoy bus, call (585) 201-2009.

• New York Walleye Association, American Legion Niagara Frontier Post No. 1041, 533 Amherst St., 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 875-8148.

• Niagara Musky Association, The Eldridge Club, 17 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 225-3816.

• Central and WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Scholarship winners will be presented. Call 652-9460.

• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Sign-ups and preparation for the club’s Annual Walleye Tournament that starts Saturday. Call 649-8202.


• Tri-County Kingdom Archery Sixth Annual Youth Archer Camp, July 13-14, free to youths ages 11-16. Call Ben Heckathorn (474-5703).

Shooting sports

• Boston Valley Conservation Society Doubles and Handicap League begins Thursday, sign-up times 6-8 p.m., all shooters welcome for open shooting. For details, call Ernie Miller (649-4651).

• WNY Outdoor Pistol League Match: Tonawandas Sportsmen’s Club at Ten-X, Lancaster, 8:30 a.m., June 9. Call Bob Guyder (695-1725).

Certification classes


• Creekwood Archery, 451 Lawrence Rd., Brockport, 6-9 p.m., June 14, 1-4 p.m., June 15, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 16. Call (585) 392-2030 (4-9 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays).

• Attica Rod & Gun Club, Varysburg, 5-9 p.m., June 21 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m., June 22. Call (585) 535-7053 after 3:30 p.m.

• Erie County Conservation Society, Miller Avenue, Chaffee, 8 a.m.-done, June 23. To preregister, call (585) 680-2519 (5-9 p.m.)


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, “8-Hour Annual In-Service Class,” 9 a.m., Monday; “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., Tuesday; and “8-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,” 8:30 a.m., Wednesday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Tuesday; American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday; and Northtown Center, Williamsville, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Call 903-2558 or go to

• Jim Carr Class: “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., June 15. Call 693-4000.


• Maryvale Community Education “Personal Water Craft Boating Safety Course,” Maryvale High School, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. For registration details, call 635-4666.

• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 “Safe Boating & Jet Ski Class,” McKinley Mall, Community Room, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., June 15. To register, call 366-0899 or email


• Orvis Buffalo Free Fly Fishing 101 Classes, Eastern Hills Mall, Williamsville, 8 a.m., Saturday and 10 a.m., June 9. To pre-register, call 276-7200.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show: Alexander Fireman’s Hall, Route 98, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., June 16. For exhibitor rules agreements and set-up details, go to


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java, events: “Weird Weather – Doug Duggan-Haus will talk about climate change,” 1 p.m. Wednesday; “Junior Audubon Club (Middle and High School Students),” 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m., June 9. All programs are by preregistration unless noted.

For all program details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: “Science of our City at Canalside,” 3-6 p.m., Tuesday; “Wellness Walk (all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; and “DEC and Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Free Family Fishing Clinic,” 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday (call 851-7010 to register a family). Registration required for all events. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Trail Tuesdays” 6:30 p.m.; “After School Escape (for grades K-5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Growing Garden Summer Series for Kids – Taking Care of Our Veggies (Part 1 of 3, for ages 6-8), 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “Fairy House Festival,” Earl W. Bridges State Park, noon-4:30 p.m., June 9, call 754-4375. Preregistration is required.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve,” 8 a.m., Monday, call 548-8039; “Hunters Creek Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 445-3179; “Stiglmeier Park,” 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, call 873-0913 or 439-0062; “Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Broderick Park,” 6:30 p.m., call 684-4449: and “Photography Hike in Holland,” noon, June 9, call 675-3989.

• Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club Events: For all club events and extended weekend outings, visit

• Buffalo Orienteering Club Event: “5K and 10K Trail Runs,” Hunter’s Creek Park South, Town of Wales, 9 a.m. registration for 10 a.m. races, June 9.

For details, call 652-8727 or go to

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: “Astronomy Night at Penn Dixie,” 8 p.m., Saturday; and “20th Annual Penn Dixie Nature Cruise and Buffalo Lighthouse Tour,” 8:30 a.m., June 9. Call 627-4560 or go to

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Events: “Madawaska River Trip – for white water kayakers and open boaters,” Friday to June 9. Call 213-0350.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Brooks and Brambles – Five Corners to DeGolyer Road,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; Warbler Walk,” 7 a.m., Thursday; “Springtime Walk – Gorge Trail,” 10 a.m., Saturday, and “Friends of Letchworth Trail Workday,” 10 a.m., June 9. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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