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Outdoors Calendar (Week of May 15)

Meetings

• 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: terry.belke@wgrz.com. 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 dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7860. Area certification instructors registering students for instruction can post details of those classes with an email to: odrswill@gmail.com.

Pistol

• 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 swatstore.com.

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

Shows/seminars

• 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: sin2@cornell.edu.

Banquets/fundraisers

• 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 catskillflyfishing.org.

Hiking/nature

• 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 buffaloaudubon.org.

• 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 Tifft.org.

• 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 reinsteinwoods.org/events.

• 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 foothillstrailclub.org.

• 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: pppinfo@pathspeakspaddles.com.

• 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 penndixie.org.

• 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.

email: odrswill@gmail.com