• Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE, Cavalry Baptist Church, Batavia, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 201-2009.

• Orleans County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW, Platt St., Albion, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 765-9122.

• Erie County Trappers Association, guest location pot-luck dinner meeting at Deb Schillaci residence in Lawtons, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. For details, call 337-2556.

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

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

• Erie County Bassmasters, Nowak’s Bar, Sloan, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. Email:

• Iroquois Arms Collectors Association, Frontier Volunteer Fire Co., 2176 Liberty Dr., Niagara Falls, 8 p.m., Wednesday. Call 791-4628.

• Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association, 4-H Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, 7 p.m., Thursday. Capt. Don Ruppert will discuss “Lake Erie Walleye Techniques.” Call 636-0519.


• 2013 Niagara Frontier 3-D Traveling League shoots are held Tuesdays at four club sites in Western New York. Walk-ons and practice shooters welcome at each club. For details, call 417-2544 or 698-3396.

Shooting sports

• Alden Rod & Gun Club Fall Trap League, 12 County Line Road, starts July 12, shooting Fridays, 6-9 p.m. All skill levels welcome. For details, call 937-6612.

• WNY outdoor Pistol League Match: Tonawandas Sportsmen Club, 5657 Killian Road, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., July 14. Call Bob Guyder (695-1725).

• NYS International Outdoor Pistol Championship, Syracuse Pistol Club, Liverpool, Aug. 3. Call Mike Connolly at (315) 676-5667 or email:

Certification classes


• Middleport Rod & Gun Club, Freeman and Mountain roads, 6-10 p.m., July 22, 23 and 24. This combination class requires 8-10 hours of homework before the field sessions. Call 735-7314, 735-3343 or 863-8416 evenings.


• Erway’s, 4200 Willow Road, Wilson, 5:30-9:30 p.m., July 15, 16 and 17. Call 778-9935 (5-9 p.m.), or 433-4189 (5-9 p.m.).

• Wilson Conservation Club, 2934 Wilson-Cambria Road, 6-9 p.m., July 17 and 19 and 9 a.m.-done, July 20. Call 751-9848 (5-9 p.m.).

• Tonawandas Sportsman’s Club, North Tonawanda, 7-9 p.m., July 22, and 6-10 p.m., Aug. 5 and 6. A home study course requiring five or more hours of study before the field sessions. Call 876-9442.


• Creekwood Archery, 451 Lawrence Road, Brockport, 6-9 p.m., Friday, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m., July 14. Call (585) 392-2030 (4-9 p.m.).


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

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, “8-hour Pre-Assignment Class,” 8:30 a.m., Thursday; and “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 10 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to


• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 33 “About Boating Safely (ABS) Course,” St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 1395 George Urban Blvd., Cheektowaga, 6-10 p.m., Monday and July 15. To register, call 901-0722 or email:

• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 32 “Safe Boating and Jet Ski Class,” McKinley Mall, Community Room, Hamburg, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. To register, call 366-0899 or email: For more class options, go to

• Maryvale Community Education Center “Personal Water Craft Boating Safety Course,” 1050 Maryvale Dr., Cheektowaga, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. For more information or to register, call 635-4666.


• Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, 6-10 p.m., July 22, and 7 a.m.-done, July 27. Call 681-5690.


• Thousand Islands Museum 45th Annual Decoy, Wildlife Art and Sporting Collectibles Show, Cerow Arena, Clayton, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., July 19 and 20.


• First Annual SCOPE Second Amendments MC Run, Motorcycle “Ride for Freedom” Fundraiser, 538 Moore St., Albion, registrations 9-10:30 a.m., Saturday. Call (585) 659-4054 or (585) 331-0160.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Allenberg Bog Walk,” 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m., July 14. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: “Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp (for ages 3-5),” 9:30-11:30 a.m., Monday; “Nature’s Circle: Waiting for Wings (for ages 2-3),” 10:30-11:15 a.m., Tuesday; “Science of our City at Canalside – Native Americans Teepee Camporee,” 3-6 p.m., Tuesday; “Wellness Walk,” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; “Insectival,” 10 a.m., Saturday (see Notebook entry); and “Trek Tifft,” 2-3:30 p.m., July 14. Registration required for TNP events. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (RWNP), 93 Honorine Dr., Depew. Programs: “Family Nature Hour at Julia Boyer Reinstein Library,” 6:30 p.m., Wednesday; “Introduction to Geo-Caching,” 6:30 p.m., Thursday; “Aquatic Exploration (for kids ages 6 and older),” 10 a.m., Friday; and “Growing Garden Summer Series for Kids (for ages 6-8),” 10:30 a.m., Saturday. For registration details and all Environmental Education Center programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Poison Ivy! – Traditional Native American Remedies,” Evangola State Park, 6-8 p.m., Friday, call 549-1050; and “Devil’s Hole Trail,” Devil’s Hole State Park, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Saturday. For information and registration, call 282-5154.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 208-6319; “Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Erie Basin Marina,” 6:30 p.m., call 649-4346; “Chestnut Ridge Park,” 6 p.m., Thursday, call 548-1401; “Allegany State Park – France Brook Road to Coon Run Road,” 8:30 a.m., Saturday, call 675-3989; and “Canalside,” 10:30 a.m., July 14, call 655-0699.

• Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club Events: For all club events and extended weekend outings, visit

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Penn Dixie Fossil Presentation Sites: Elma Library, 2 p.m., Monday; Childtime Care, Orchard Park, 10 a.m., and Dudley Library Branch, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday; and Marilla Library, 1 p.m., Wednesday.” Call 627-4560 or go to

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Events: “Annual Tuesday and Thursday Evening Stress Reducer Paddle,” For time and place, call 213-0350.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Learn About Letchworth Series – The WPA Art Collection by Kathryn Hollinger,” 7 p.m., Tuesday; “Animal Walk – Dance of the Dragonfly,” 1 p.m., Wednesday; “Tributary Trek – Upper Wolf Creek,” 10 a.m., Thursday; “Nature Walk – Birch Trail,” 10 a.m., Saturday; and “Nature Walk – Gorge Trail,” 1 p.m., July 14. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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