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Outdoors calendar (Week of May 29)


• WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Donovan American Legion Post, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sandy Smith of Nichols School will discuss “TU’s Trout in the Classroom Program.” Call 654-9523.

• Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Depew Rod & Gun Club, 6067 Fisher Road, Oakfield, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call (585) 472-1343.


• Niagara Frontier 3-D League begins at North Forest Rod & Gun Club June 7, with signups 3:30-6 p.m. Tuesdays. Contacts for league details and club sites: North Forest, Charlie Burt, 417-2544; LaSalle Sportsmen’s Club, Mike Martin, 583-2561; Wilson Conservation Club, Mike Hertel, 583-4145; and 3-F Club, Jim Hoffmann, 799-9719.

Shooting sports

• Allied Sportsmen Club Chicken Bar-B-Que and Trap Shoot, 12846 Clinton St., Alden, 12 noon June 5, four classes. Call 867-1458 or visit

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:


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

• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit,” American Legion Cadille Post, Niagara Falls, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. Call 903-2558 or visit

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, Class: “8-Hour Pre-assignment Class,” 9 a.m. Thursday. Call 822-1043 or go to


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


• Genesee County Master Gardner Free Lunchtime Series “Introduction to Beneficial Insects”, 420 East Main St., Batavia, 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. June 7. Call (5854) 343-3040.


• Second Annual “Smoke at the Sticks” golf tournament to benefit Excaliber Leisure Skills Center, Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course, 4560 Creek Road, Lewiston, registrations/sign-ins begin at 10:30 June 20. Call 831-3188.


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

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon Thursday. Call 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Programs: “Senior Stroll,” 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; and “Woods Walk, Birds (no registration required),” 10 a.m. Saturday. 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. Saturday, to register, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Lancaster Heritage Trail Saunter,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, call 684 4449; and “National Trails Day – Erie County Forest, Sardinia,” 9:30 a.m. Saturday, call 866-1233. For all events, visit

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Program: “Thursday Evening Stress Reducer Paddle,” Wilson Tuscarora State Park. For

details, call 213-0350 or email:

• Hamburg Natural History Society Penn Dixie Event: “Children’s Day at Penn Dixie Site,” 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Call 627-4560 or visit

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Geology Walk,” 10 a.m. Monday; and “Springtime Walk – Birch Trail,” 1 p.m. June 5. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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