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Outdoors calendar for the week of Feb. 28


• Niagara Musky Association, The Eldredge Club, 17 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Call 223-3816.

• New York Walleye Association, George Washington Fishing & Camping Club, 2805 Niagara St., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call 875-8148.

• WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 570-8275.

•The State of Lake Ontario fisheries, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Cornell Cooperative Extension Bldg., 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport.

• Buffalo Geological Society, Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew & Wallace streets, 7:30 p.m., Friday.


• Niagara Region 2016 Winter 3-D League, Alden Rod & Gun Club, 12 County Line Road, sunrise to 1 p.m., March 6. Call Joe Attardo at 912-4227.

• WNY 2016 Winter 3-D League, West Falls Conservation Society, 55 Bridge St., 7 a.m.-2 p.m., March 6, breakfasts served starting at 7 a.m. Call Ray Zylinski Jr. at 866-5072.

Shooting sports

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club of WNY, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, hosts the Polaris club on March 7 in a handicap league shoot that welcomes beginner competitors. For details, visit

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for certification class dates and nearest location, go to


• Jim Carr Pistol Permit Class, Cavalry Baptist Church, Batavia, Monday. Call 778-9431 or visit

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. Call 903-2558 or visit

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6-9 p.m., Tuesday; and “Pre-Assignment Class,” 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday. Call 822-1043 or go to


• Niagara Frontier Gun Show: Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Dept., Route 104, Medina, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., today; and Springville Volunteer Fire Hall, 405 Main St., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., March 7, 60 exhibitor tables, $5 admission. For more show details, visit


• WNY Deer Camp Annual Banquet, Carousel Banquet Facility, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, 5 p.m., March 12. Call (607) 426-8292 or visit


• Buffalo Audubon Society/ Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Event: “Maple Primer – the Whole Process of Making Maple Syrup,” 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday. Most events require registration. Call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Events: “Wellness Walk, A Healthy Outdoor Trail Walk,” 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday; and “Green & Clean Workshop (for ages 18 and older)”. Ccall 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Programs: “Senior Stroll (for adults only),” 10:30 a.m., Wednesday; and “Snowbird Walk,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday. Visit or call 683-5959.

• New York State Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Program: “Niagara’s Nature – Learn about the Wildlife Found in the Niagara Region,” a drop-by event at Reservoir State Park, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., March 13, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Conservation Trail–Holland Willows,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday, c all 675-3989; and “Tifft Nature Preserve and Times Beach,” 10 a.m., March 6, call 852-3090. For all events, visit

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Program: “Wilderness & Remote First Aid Course,” three Monday evenings, 6-10 p.m. starting March 7, and an outdoor session on April 14. Cost is $167. For more course details, call 213-0350 or email:

• Cornell Cooperative Extension Genesee County Master Gardener Program: “Free Lunchtime Gardening Series – Spring Bulbs,” CCE Office, 420 E. Main St., Batavia, 12:15-12:45 p.m., Tuesday. No registration required. For more information, call (585) 343-3040 (ext. 101).

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Penn Dixie Site Volunteer Training Program,” Gateway Executive Office, 3556 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell, 8:30 a.m., Saturday. For details, call 627-4560 or visit

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Portage Canyon Trek,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; and “Indoor Ed–Venture – Overwintering Mushrooms”, 2:30 p.m., March 6. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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