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Outdoors calendar for July 12


• Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 4635, 38 North Platt St., Albion, 7 p.m., Monday. Call (585) 589-6918.

• Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 7 p.m., Monday. Call (585) 457-3883.

• Cattaraugus County Chapter of SCOPE, Franklinville Conservation Club, 3040 Bakerstand Road, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Call 968-2720 or 373-3322.

• Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE, Cavalry Baptist Church, Batavia, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Jim Carr will discuss “Active Shooter/Terrorists Incidents and the Armed Citizen.” Call (585) 356-4992.

• Erie County Trappers Association, pot luck dinner and guest location meeting, 7 p.m., Tuesday. For details, call 771-4811.

• Niagara County Chapter of SCOPE, Wilson Conservation Club, 2394 Wilson-Cambria Road, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 791-4628 or (585) 733-5968.

• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 649-8202.

• Lake Erie Chapter of Federation of Fly Fishers, American Legion Post No. 735, Legion Drive, West Seneca, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 675-4766.

• Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 8113, West Seneca, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 825-4174 or 685-4387.


• Niagara Frontier 3-D League Shoot, Wilson Conservation Club, 2394 Wilson- Cambria Road., signups, 3-6 p.m., Tuesday. Call Mike Hertel at 583-4145.

Shooting sports

• East Aurora Fish & Game Club NRA Youth Sportsfest Camp, Luther Road clubhouse and grounds, July 25, for youths ages 12-18. For details and registration information, call 652-0229.

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for certification classes, go to


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” 6 p.m., Tuesday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Jim Carr Class: “Utah, Arizona, Florida Multi-State Concealed Carry Pistol Permit Class,” Niagara Gun Range, 3355 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., Saturday. To register, call 693-4000 or visit For all Carr classes, call 778-9431 or visit

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class”, VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., July 23. Call 903-2558 or visit


• Genesee County Soil & Water Conservation District “Summer Fish/Pond Seminar,” DeWitt Recreation Area, Batavia, 5 p.m., July 29. For details, call (585) 343-2362.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java. Event: “Volunteer Day at Beaver Meadow,” 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Program: “Going Batty! Separating Bat Fact from Bat Fiction,” 8 p.m., Thursday. For registration details and all programs, call 683-5959.

• New York State Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Program: “Hall 130th Anniversary Niagara Falls,” Niagara Falls State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday. For details and to register, call 282-5154.

• Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Event: “Bird Watching Paddle at Hyde Park Lake (Niagara Falls),” 5:45-8 p.m., Wednesday. To register, visit

• Foothills Trail Club Event: “Akron Falls State Park,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 439-0062. For all events, visit

• Earth Spirit Spring 2015 Living Naturally Series Event: “Old Forest and Creek Adventures-West Falls Park,” 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 941-6267 or visit

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Dinosaurs, Fossil and Nature Science Summer Day Camp,” for girls and boys ages 8-12,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 626-4560 or visit

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Event: “Introduction to Kayaking Class,” Ellicott Creek, 9 a.m.-noon, July 19. To register, call 213-0350 or visit

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Program: “Blues and Barbeque-Blues Music and Food,” 3 p.m., Saturday. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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