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Outdoors calendar (Aug. 26)


• Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Alabama Hunt Club, 1854 Lewiston Road, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 472-1343.

• WNY Chapter of Safari Club International, Michael’s Banquet Facility, Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, 7 p.m., Sept. 7. Sherry Bender with Affiniton Co. will discuss “Lyme’s Disease and Test Kits.” Call 570-8225 or visit


• Niagara Frontier 2016 3-D League, North Forest Rod & Gun Club, Lockport, sign-ups 3:30-6 p.m., Tuesday. For details, call 417-2544.

• Pennsylvania Bowhunters Annual Festival, Forksville County, Sullivan County, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 11. Events include a Steel Boar Challenge, team, individual and youth shooting competitions, live music, kid’s fun shooting line, and many more activities. Call (570) 924-3025 or visit

Shooting sports

• Allied Sportsmen Club Shoots, 12846 Clinton St., Alden: The ATA Car Shoot, has been changed to an ATA shoot, registrations begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 4. For details, call (585) 547-3646.

• North Forest Rod & Gun Club Ladies Shoot & Hoot and seventh annual Women Conquering Outdoor Adventures, 9 a.m., Sept. 10. Call 438-2009.

Certification classes

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


• Jim Carr Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Calvary Baptist Church, Batavia, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Call 778-9431 or visit

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

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


• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-3 “8-Hour Boating & Jet Ski Safety Class,” McKinley Mall Community Room, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 10. Call 725-9669 or email:


• Wolcottsville Volunteer Fire Co. 11th. Annual Gun Bonanza, 6337 Wolcottsville Road, Akron, 1-6 p.m. Sept. 10. Call 957-2115 or 628-4015.


• Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Saving Scajaquada Creek, A Celebration to Restore the Creek, Delaware Park Marcy Casino, 6-9 p.m., Thursday, free beer and heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music and more, $35 per guest. For details, visit

• Genesee County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited 40th Annual Banquet & Fundraiser, Terry Hills Banquet Facility, Batavia, 6 p.m. Sept. 21. Call (585) 409-7514 or visit


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java Events: “Orienteering – A Compass-Guided Treasure Hunt with Naturalist Tom Kerr,” 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday; and “Sweepin’ for Bugs Walk at Knox Farm State Park,” 9 a.m. Saturday. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Event: “Full Harvest Moon Hike (adults only),” 7:30-9 p.m., Sept. 16. For all programs and registration, call 825-6397 (ext. 338) or visit

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, Programs: “Birdwatching Walk – A Guided Walk for Seasonal Birds,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; and “Stories in the Woods (for ages 3-7),” 10 a.m. Saturday. For all programs, call 683-5959 or visit

• NYS Parks Niagara Region Interpretive Program: “Goat Island Adventure Walk,” Niagara Falls State Park, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Tifft Nature Preserve,” 10 a.m. Monday, call 866-4335; and “Allegany State Park,” 8:30 a.m., Sept.4, call (585) 365-5807. For all Foothills events, visit

• Hamburg Nature History Society Penn Dixie Site Program: “Mars, Saturn and Scorpius Telescoping,” 6 p.m. Sept. 10. Call 627-4560 or visit

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Shelf Island Hike-Scenic Loop Series,” 10 a.m., Thursday; and “Summer Farewell Festival 3-9:30 p.m. Sept. 4. For all programs, call (585) 493-3600.

Submissions for the Outdoors Calendar should be emailed to at least 15 days in advance of the event.

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