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Outdoors calendar for the week of July 10


• Cattaraugus County Chapter of SCOPE, Franklinville Conservation Club, 3040 Bakerstand Road, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Call 968-2720 or 373-3322.

• Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 4635, 38 North Platt St., Albion, 7 p.m. Monday. Call (585) 5893-6918.

• Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 7 p.m., Monday, call (585) 457-3883.

• Erie County Trappers Association, Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, Hickox Road, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call 337-2556.

• Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE, Cavalry Baptist Church, Batavia, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call (585) 356-4992.

• Wyoming/Genesee County Chapter of Pheasants Forever, Louie’s Lounge, Attica, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call (585) 591-0339.

• Niagara County Chapter of SCOPE, Wilson Conservation Club, 2394 Wilson-Cambria Road, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call 991-4628 or (585) 733-5968.

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

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club, 12846 Clinton St., Marilla, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call 937-3615.

• Erie County Bassmasters, Doc Sullivan’s Bar, 47 Abbott Road, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Email:

• Wyoming County Chapter of SCOPE, Social Services Building, 5324 Doody St., Warsaw, 7 p.m. Thursday. A presentation from Faith, Family, Freedom: An Educational Forum. Call 866-1398.

• Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association, 4-H Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, 7 p.m. Thursday. Capt. Paul Czarnecki will discuss “Summertime Kings Techniques.” Call 636-0519.


• Niagara Frontier 3-D 2016 League, LaSalle Rod & Gun Club, Niagara Falls, sign-ups 3:30-6 p.m. Tuesday. Call 583-2561.

Shooting sports

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Fall Trap League, 12 County Line Road, shooting, noon-2 p.m., Wednesdays and 6-9 p.m., Fridays. Call 937-6612.

Certification classes

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


• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. Call 903-2558 or visit

• Jim Carr Class: “Tactical Flashlight Self-Defense,” Niagara Gun Range, 3355 Niagara Falls Blvd., 6 p.m. Thursday. Call 778-9431 or visit

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


• 13th Annual Diverse Technologies Lake Fest to Benefit Mercy Flight, The Woods at Bear Creek, Franklinville, 2-9 p.m. Saturday July 23, live music, live auction and Chinese auction. A $60 donation includes adult libations for ages 21 and older, food and more. Call 626-4100 or visit


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Science Café – Research on Snow and Rain Since the Glaciers Left,” 1-2 p.m. Wednesday; and “Bird Banding at Beaver Meadow,” 7-11 a.m. Sunday July 17. Most events require registration. Call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Summer Discovery Camps at Tifft: “Five-Day Wild Things Camp (for ages 5-8, must have completed kindergarten),” July 25-29. Call 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Programs: “Action Day: Invasive Species,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and “Woods Walk: Nature Guide’s Choice (no registration required),” 1 p.m. Saturday. Call 683-5959 or visit

• NYS Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Programs: “Niagara Rocks!” Niagara Falls State Park,” 6-8 p.m., Friday, call 282-5154; and “Discovering Dragonflies: Class No. 2,” Evangola State Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Call 549-1050.

• Paths, Peaks & Paddles Program: “Monday Evening Paddle on the Buffalo River,” 6 p.m. until about 9:30 p.m. Monday. For complete details, call 213-0350 or email:

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Learn About Letchworth Series – The History of Ward Science by Kelly Smith,” 7 p.m. Wednesday; and “Animal Walk – Creek Critters,” 10 a.m. Sunday July 17. Call (585) 493-3625.

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