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Outdoors calendar for June 23


• Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, Cornell Cooperative, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, 7 p.m., Monday. Call 434-7176.

• WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Donovan American Legion Post, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, set-up at 6 p.m., meeting and annual picnic at 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 684-9523.

• Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Alabama Hunt Club, 1854 Lewiston Road, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 768-6278.

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Glen Coe Conservation Society, 9869 Foote Road, Glenwood, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 440-6995.


• Hawkeye Bowmen Archery Club Youth Archery Clinic, 13300 Clinton St., Alden, Mondays (July 1-Aug. 5). See Notebook entry.

• Tri-County Kingdom Archery Seventh Annual Youth Archery Camp, Pioneer Christian Fellowship, 303 Route 39 West, Arcade, July 19 and 20. Free and open to all kids ages 11-16. For details and to register, call (585) 567-4771.

Shooting sports

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Fall Trap League, 12 County Line Road, begins 6-9 p.m., July 12 and goes to Sept. 20, a 20-bird scratch league, all shooters welcome. A 50-bird shoot-off held during the Sept. 21 banquet. Call Tom Ess (937-6612).

• WNY outdoor Pistol League Match: Postal Match June 30 and a “shoot ahead” for July 4. Next match: Clarence club at Ten-X Shooting Club, Lancaster, 8 a.m., July 7. Call Bob Guyder (695-1725).

• Wood and Brook Sportsman’s Club open public shooting hours, Route 33, Alden (ø-mile east of Crittenden), trap and a new skeet field, Sundays, 10 a.m-3 p.m. and Tuesdays, 6-10 p.m. For details, email:

Certification classes


• Lockport Conservation Club, 4112 Lake Ave., Lockport, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Call 778-9935 (5-9 p.m.), or 433-4189 (5-9 p.m.).

• Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 8 a.m.-done, Saturday and June 30. Call 807-5116.


• LaSalle Sportsman’s Club, 2445 Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, 6:30-10 p.m., Thursday, and 7-10 a.m., Friday. Register at first class. For details, call 297-0410 after 4 p.m.

• Erie County Conservation Society, Miller Ave., Chaffee, 8 a.m.-done, Saturday. To pre-register, call (585) 680-2519 (5-9 p.m.).


• Jim Carr Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Freeman’s Sport Shop, Akron, 6 p.m., Tuesday, call 778-9431. “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” K&K Guns, Varysburg, 8 a.m., Saturday. call (585) 535-0248.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, “Firearms Recertification Class (Eden-North Collins Range),” 8 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; and VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Wednesday; “Multi-State Permit Class,” Whitestone American Legion Post No. 1113, Whitesboro, noon-4 p.m., Saturday. Call 903-2558 or go to


Maryvale Community Education Personal Water Craft Boating Safety Class,” Maryvale School, 1050, Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. To register, call 635-4666.


• Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Paddle Skills and Rescue Training Courses: “Kayak Skills Training,” 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday; “Tandem and Solo Canoe Skills Training,” 1-5 p.m., Saturday; and “Rescue Training,” 1-4 p.m., June 30. To register for one on all three courses, call Chris Murawski at 852-7483 (ext. 39) or email:


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Wet Day at Beaver Meadow – Watershed Awareness,” 1-3 p.m., Wednesday; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m., June 30. All programs are by pre-registration unless noted. For all program details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: “Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp (for ages 3-5),” 9:30-11:30 a.m., Monday; “Twilight Hike,” 8-9:30 p.m., Monday; “Science of our City at Canalside ,” 3-6 p.m., Tuesday; “Wellness Walk (all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; “Little Birders (for ages 6-12),” 9-11 a.m., Saturday; and “Trek Tifft,” 2-3:30 p.m., June 30. Registration required. For all program and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Family Full Moon Nature Walk,” 9 p.m., Monday; “Full Moon Nature Walk,” 9:30 p.m., Tuesday; “Minibeast Adventure,” 10 a.m., Thursday; “Educator Workshop – Great Lakes Institute (for grades 6-12),” 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday; and “Summer Wildflowers,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday.

For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “Artpark Gorge Trail,” Earl W. Brydges Artpark, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Saturday. For information and registration call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Como Park (Lancaster),” 10 a.m., Monday, call 548-8039; “Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 651-9877; “Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Amherst Canalway Trail,” 6:30 p.m., call 832-1921; “Deer Lick Nature Sanctuary,” 9:30 a.m., Saturday, call 433-4546; and “Clarence,” 9 a.m., July 30, call 759-2628.

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

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Ninth Annual Big Toys, Trucks and Bikes Event at Penn Dixie Site,” 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., June 30 (see story above). Call 627-4560 or go to

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Events: “Introduction to Kayaking, across from PPP on Ellicott Creek,” 9 a.m.-noon, June 30. Call 213-0350.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Brooks and Brambles – Along Dishmill Creek,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “Crepuscular Walk – Summer’s Eve by the River,” 7:30 p.m., Friday; “Seventh Annual Photographer’s Dream Day,” 9 a.m., Saturday; “Indoor Ed-Ventures-Butterfly Beauties,” 2 p.m., Saturday; and “Nearby Excursion to Rattlesnake Hill State Park Wildlife Management Area,” 10 a.m., June 30.

For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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