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Outdoors calendar (for week of May 22)


• Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, Lockport Town Hall, 7 p.m. Monday. Call 433-1014 or 628-2211.

• Dorie Miller Rifle and Pistol Club, Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call 771-0138 or visit

• Chautauqua County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Westfield Rod & Gun Club, Ogden Road, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call 640-2776.

• Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Call 440-6995.

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:


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

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

• Jim Carr Class, Genesee County SCOPE, Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 6 p.m. May 31. To preregister, call 778-9431 or visit


• Maryvale Community Education “Personal Watercraft Boating Safety Course,” 1050 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 4. To register, call 635-4666.

Shooting sports

• Allied Sportsmen Club Chicken Bar-B-Que and Trap Shoot, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, noon June 5, four classes. Call 867-1458 or visit


• Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Alexander Fireman’s Rec Hall, 10708 Alexander Road (Route 98), 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 19, 100 tables, $5 admission. For exhibitor details, call 542-9929 or visit


• Friends of Reinstein Woods Basket Raffle Fundraiser, 93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga, 5-8 p.m., June 11. A $10 ticket includes a grand prize raffle ticket and a “Reinstein Float,” maple walnut ice cream and birch beer. Tickets available at the door or presale at 683-5959 or visit


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Evening Spring Birding Walk at Times Beach,” 6-8 p.m. Tuesday; and “Early Morning Birding at Forest Lawn Cemetery,” 8-10 a.m. Saturday. Most BAS events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228, Ext. 10 or go to

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

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Turtle Lore,” 10 a.m. Saturday; and “Bird Watching Walk, a Guided Walk for Seasonal Birds,” 2:30 p.m. Saturday. For all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959 or visit

• NYS Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Program: “National Trails Day-Length of Gorge Hike,” Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 4. To register, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Knox Farm State Park Saunter,” 10 a.m. Tuesday. Call 652-6190; and “Clarence Town Park Hike,” 9 a.m. May 29. Call 759-2628. For all Foothills events, visit

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Program: “Senior Paddle,” 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. For more details, call 213-0350 or email

• Hamburg Natural History Society Penn Dixie Event: “Scouting Rocks,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Any Boy or Girl Scout in uniform attends free. Program also includes nature walks and a Moog presentation on rocket science. For more details, call 627-4560 or visit

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Warbler Walk – Common Species,” 7 a.m. Thursday; and “Free Learn to Catch Fish and Family Picnic at Trailside Lodge,” 11 a.m. Saturday. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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