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Outdoors calendar (for week of May 1)


• Ten-X Shooting Club Indoor Range, 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 7:30 p.m. Monday. Call 316-6119.

• 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.

• Legal Defense Fund Public Meeting with SCOPE Legal Consultant Paloma Capanna, Alexander Firemen’s Hall, 10708 Alexander Road, 6 p.m. Saturday. Call (585) 322-3144.


• Sportsman’s Coonhunter Association, 8776 Hopkins Road, Batavia, will host a Reinhart 100 Archery Shoot June 11, primitive camping and crossbows welcome. For details, call (585) 356-2163 or (585) 727-4389.

Shooting Sports

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Trap League, 12 County Line Road, shooting on Fridays and Wednesdays starting this Wednesday, noon-2 p.m. For more details, call 937-6612.

• Franklinville Conservation Club “Clam Bake and Civil War Skirmish,” 3040 Bakerstand Road, 1-4 p.m., Saturday. For event details, call 767-3115; for skirmish info, visit

• North Forest Rod & Gun Club Ladies Shoot ‘N Hoot, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport, 1 p.m. May 14; a lesson on how to read trap and skeet targets and other activities for ladies and teens, followed with a pot luck picnic. Registrations by May 11. For all event details, call 628-9023.

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for certification class dates and nearest location, go to Area certification instructors registering students for instruction can post details of those classes with an email to:


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

• Jim Carr Class, “Utah, Arizona & Florida Multi-State Concealed Carry Class,” K&K Guns, 2720 Almeter Road, Varysburg, 8 a.m. Saturday. To pre-register, call 778-9431 or visit

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” 6 p.m., Tuesday and 10 a.m. Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to


• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 “Boating and Jet Ski Safety Class,” Community Room, McKinley Mall, West Seneca, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 14. Call 725-9669 or email: For additional classes, visit


• Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Event Center, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, 300 tables, Erie County Pistol Permit Clerk personnel on site. Visit


• 107th annual Buffalo Audubon Society Dinner & Business Meeting, Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java, 4:30 p.m.,Saturday. Call (585) 457-3228.

• Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum Annual Meeting and Banquet, 1031 Old Route 17, Livingston Manor, May 28. Call (845) 439-4810, email:, or visit


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Walk at Knox Farm State Park – Spring Ephemerals,” 9 am. Saturday; and “First Family walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m. May 8. Most events require registration. Call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

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

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew. Programs: “Junior Sprouts, Gardening Program for Children Ages 5 and Older,” 4:30 Wednesday and each Wednesday in May; and “Earth Day in May: Cache In, Trash Out,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Call 683-5959 or visit

• NYS Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Program: “Woodland Wildflower Walk,” Wilson Tuscarora State Park, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday. Call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Saunter,” 10 a.m. Tuesday, call 651-9877; and “Akron Falls County Park,” 10 a.m. Saturday, call 439-0062. For all events, visit

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Program: “Annual Tuesday Evening Stress Reducer Paddles,” 1000 Ellicott Creek Road, Town of Tonawanda, 6 p.m., free with your own paddleboat. Held each Tuesday to Oct. 5. Call 213-0350 or email:

• Wild Spirit Education Public Program: “Nature Movie Night – Cowspiracy,” Hope Lutheran Church, 2 E. Main St., Arcade, 7 p.m. May 9. To sign up, visit

• Genesee County Master Gardeners Free Lunchtime Gardening Series, 420 E. Main St., Batavia, “Growing Herbs in Containers,” 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday. Call (585) 343-3040 (ext. 101).

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Morning Bird Walk – Chestnut Lawn,” 8 a.m. Thursday; and “I Love My Park Day,” beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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