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Outdoors calendar for March 13

Meetings

• 3-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 791-3809.

• Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Cattaraugus County, Little Valley Legion, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 532-5082.

• Siberian Husky Club of the Niagara Frontier, Nike Base Community Center, Grand Island, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Visit shcnf.com.

• Lake Erie Chapter of Federation of Fly Fishers, American Legion Post No. 735, Legion Dr., West Seneca, fly tying at 9 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday. Guide Scott Fertontelli will discuss “Fly Fishing Lake Erie Tributaries.” Call 675-4766.

• Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 8113, “The Chicken Coop,” 299 Lydecker Road, West Seneca, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 825-4174 or 685-4387.

• Southtowns Walleye Association, 5895 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 649-8237.

• NYS Bluebird Society Spring Regional Meeting, Christ Episcopal Church, 7145 Fieldcrest Drive, Lockport, 1 p.m., Saturday. John Rogers, bluebirding expert, will discuss “Fledging Bluebirds.” For details, call Carl Zenger at 434-7568.

Archery

• WNY 2016 Winter 3-D League, Glen Coe Conservation Society, 9869 Foote Road, Glenwood, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., March 20, call Mike Matala at 337-0126.

• Niagara Region 2016 Winter 3-D League, Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, sunrise to 1 p.m., March 20. Call Greg Gattie at 675-2057.

Shooting sports

• Wood & Brook Sportsman’s Club Trap and Open Skeet League, 13712 Genesee St., Crittenden, begins Tuesday, shooting 6-10 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sundays to May 17. For league details, call Jim Curtis at 341-2951.

• Boston Valley Conservation Society 10-Week Trap League, Zimmerman Road, begins March 20, shooting 9 a.m.-noon Sundays and 6-8 p.m., Thursdays. The league welcomes individuals, teams and practice shooters. For more details, call 335-4111.

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for certification class dates and for classes nearest your location, go to dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7860.

Pistol

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” Northtown Center, Amherst, 6-9 p.m., Tuesday and VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. “Utah, Florida & Arizona Conceal Carry Class,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 5:45-9:45 p.m., Thursday. Call 903-2558 or visit info@ftwny.com.

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to swatstore.com.

• Edward Kwietniewski NYS Pistol Permit Class, Harvey D. Morin Post No. 965, Center Road, West Seneca, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Saturday, $50 fee. Call 440-1605 or email: eekwiet@aol.com.

Shows/seminars

• Orvis Buffalo Fly Tying Demo, Eastern Hills Mall, Williamsville, Topic: “Early Season Trout Hatches,” 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday. To register, call 276-7200.

• S&S Taxidermy and Archery Pro Shop 14th Annual Outdoor Show and NYS Big Buck Scoring Day, Route 219, Springville, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., March 26. Call 592-2404.

Banquets/fundraisers

• Niagara River Anglers Association 11th Annual John Long Sr. Raffle & Feast, Niagara Active Hoses, 6010 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls, 2-6 p.m., April 3. Call 628-1460 or 531-3430.

• Niagara Frontier Friends of NRA 21st Banquet, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, Depew, 5 p.m., April 9. Call 866-7656 or 807-5363 or email: sbee287@aol.com.

Hiking/nature

• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Maple Harvest Festival,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. See Notebook item for details. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to buffaloaudubon.org.

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Events: “Rainbow Hunting,” 2-3:30 p.m. March 20; and “Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp (for ages 3-5)” 9:30-11:30 a.m., March 21. For all programs and registration, call 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit TIFFT.org.

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Programs: “Bird, Butterfly and Bunny Crafts” (for ages 4-10), 10:30 a.m., Saturday; and “Birding 101 – What Bird Am I?” 2:30 p.m., Saturday. For all programs, call 683-5959 or visit reinsteinwoods.org/events.

• NYS Parks Niagara Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Program: “Saturday Snowshoe at Allegany State Park,” park naturalists will lead a winter hike, with or without snow cover, starting at 11 a.m. at Summit Warming Hut. For more details, call 354-9101 ext. 236.

• NYS Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Program: “Empty Nesters – a bird nest discovery walk,” Buckhorn Island State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, call 549-1050; and “First Day of Spring Hike,” Artpark State Park, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., March 20, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Beaver Meadow Audubon Center Hike,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday, call (585) 457-9892, and “Williamsville Escarpment to Glen Park,” 1 p.m., call 691-6750. For all events, visit foothillstrailclub.org.

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Program: “Kayak Eskimo Roll Clinic,” a 4-week class at Williamsville South High School, 7-9 p.m. beginning Thursday. Cost is $200. For details, call 213-0350 or email: pppinfo@pathspeakspaddles.com.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Glen LaPlaca discussion “20 Years of Collecting Dinosaurs in South Dakota,” Gateway Executive Office, 3556 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell, 7 p.m., Wednesday; and Penn Dixie Site open for fossil collecting during spring break, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday to March 26. For details, call 627-4560 or visit penndixie.org.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Fiddlers Elbow Trek,” 10 a.m. Thursday; and “Mt. Morris Canyon – West Trek,” 10 a.m., Saturday. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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