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Outdoors Calendar (Week of May 15)


• Niagara River Anglers Association, Jetport Restaurant, 7100 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, 7 p.m. Monday. Call 995-8910.

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

• “2 The Outdoors Environmental Forum No. 6”, UB Center for Tomorrow, North Campus, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Wilderness educator Joe Allen will discuss “Out Most Important Predator, the Wolf.” Call 548-7659 or email: visit

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

• Lake Erie Chapter of Federation of Fly Fishers, American Legion Post No. 735, Legion Dr., West Seneca, fly tying at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday. 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.

Shooting sports

• Alabama Hunt Club Public Spring Shoot, 1857 Lewiston Road, Basom, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Sunday. Traditional and in-line muzzleloaders. Call (585) 714-5514 or (585) 297-7747.

• First Annual Wyoming County SCOPE 200-Yard Marksmanship Challenge, Attica Rod & Gun Club, 9 a.m. June 4, four classes. Call (585) 322-3144.

Certification classes

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


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class: “Firearms Recertification Class – Eden Range,”8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m. May 24. Call 903-2558 or visit


• Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County “Lawn and Garden Practices to Protect Our Planet,” free workshop, 9:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Saturday, Dard Hunter Hall, Roycroft Campus, 21 S. Grove St., East Aurora. For more details, call 652-5400 (ext. 150) or email:


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


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Evening Birding at Delaware Park,” 6-8 p.m. Tuesday; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m. May 22. Call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Full Moon Rising Stroll (for ages 5 and older),” 8-9:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Programs: “Educator Workshop – Project Wet (Water Education for Teachers grades K-12),” 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday; and guest speaker Lyn Chimera will discuss “Gardening with Native Plants,” 11 a.m. May 22. Call 683-5959 or visit

• NYS Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Programs “Gorge Hike Series – Rim Trail,” Devil’s Hole State Park, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Outer Harbor: Lighthouse/Times Beach/Wilkeson Point Saunter,” 10 a.m. Tuesday, call 882-3488; and “Creation Walk Nature Trail, Marilla,” 11 a.m. May 22, call 681-7192. For all Foothills events, visit

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Programs: “Monday Evening Paddle on the Buffalo River,” pre-registration a must; and “Annual Demo Days and Sale,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 10000 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda. Call 213-0350 or email:

• Hamburg Natural History Society Penn Dixie Events: Joe Kchodl will discuss ‘Fossil Fish of the Lost Lake, Wyoming,’ Gateway Executive Office Building, 3556 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell, 7 p.m. Friday; and “Penn Dixie’s 12th Annual ‘Dig with the Experts’,” 9 a.m. Saturday. Call 627-4560 or visit

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Springtime Walk – Gorge Trail,” 10 a.m. Thursday; and “Fire on the Genesee – Civil War Encampments,” 10 a.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m., Saturday and Sunday. Call (585) 493-3625.