• Niagara River Anglers Association, Jetport Restaurant, 7100 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, 7 p.m., Monday. Presentation: “A nostalgic viewing of films and photos from NRAA’s past.” Call 998-8910.

• 3-F club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 791-3809.

• Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Cattaraugus County, Fairgrounds, Little Valley, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call 532-5082.

• Chautauqua County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Westfield Rod & Gun Club, 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.


• Collins Conservation Club Extreme 3-D Archery Shoot, June 1 and 2, a 30-target obstacle shoot either day. For details, call 909-3441.

• Tri-County Kingdom Archers Sixth Annual Youth Archery Camp, July 13 and 14, for ages 11-16. To register a youth, call 474-5703.

Shooting sports

• WNY outdoor Pistol League Shoot, no Memorial Day weekend shoot. Next match: Pinecrest Club at Tonawanda’s Sportsmen’s Club, 9 a.m., June 2. Call Bob Guyder (695-1725).

• Western New York Practical Pistol League May Match, Tonawanda’s Sportsman’s Club, Killian Road, Pendleton, registration begins at 8:30 a.m., May 26. Contact WNYPPL Group on Facebook or email

Certification classes


• Middleport Rod & Gun Club, Freeman and Mountain Roads, 6-10 p.m., Monday and Tuesday. Call 735-7314 (6-9 p.m.) or 735-3343.

• Little Ridge Archery (Alvord’s) 8862 Ridge Road, Gasport, 6-10 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call 772-7598 (1-8 p.m.)


• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, “8-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,” 8:30 a.m., Thursday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday and Michael’s Banquet Facility, Hamburg, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Saturday. “Utah, Florida and Arizona Multi-State Permit Classes,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 5:45-9:45 p.m., Thursday, Michael’s Banquet Facility, Hamburg, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, and Dewitt Fish and Game, Jamesville, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., May 26. Call 903-2558 or go to

• Jim Carr Class: “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” Genesee County SCOPE, Batavia, 9 a.m., June 1. Call 778-9431.


• Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE presents Attorney Sheldon Boyce, a Second Amendment expert, discussing “The New York SAFE Act,” Calvary Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Road, Batavia, 6 p.m., Monday. Free and open to all. For details, call (585) 494-2314.

• Orvis Buffalo Free Fly Fishing 101 Classes, Eastern Hills Mall, Williamsville, 8 a.m., Saturday and 10 a.m., May 26. To register, call 276-7200.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Shows: Newstead Fire Hall, 5691 Cummings Road, Akron, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., today; and Alexander Fireman’s Call, Route 98, June 16. For exhibitor details, go to

• Lake Lane Fishing and Hunting Getaway, Olean, June 1 and 2. Free youth fishing derbies along with adult contests, exhibits and many outdoor and indoor activities. Call 373-2080 or go to


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Allenberg Bog Work Day,” 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday; “Birding at Riverside Park,” 8 a.m., Saturday; “Work Day at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center (come early for coffee cake and coffee, bring a lunch),” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday; and Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m., May 26. All programs are by pre-registration unless noted. For all program details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: “Science of our City at Canalside,” 3-6 p.m., Tuesday; “Wellness Walk (all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; “Full Moon Rising Stroll,” 8-9:30 p.m., Friday; and “Tifft Trek,” 2-3:30 p.m., May 26. Registration required for these events. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew, Programs: “Educator’s Workshop: Project Learning Tree (for grades K-8),” 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday; “After School Escape (for grades K-5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Jewels of the Sky-Dragonflies and Butterflies,” 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: “Grasslands,” Knox Farm State Park, 9-11 a.m., June 1, call 549-1050; and “National Trails Day-Length of Gorge Hike,” Earl W. Bridges Artpark State Park,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., June 1, call 282-5154. Pre-registration is required for these programs.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Margaret Louise Park (East Amherst),” 8 a.m., Monday, call 548-8039; “Knox Farm State Park Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 445-3179; “Stiglmeier Park,” 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, call 873-0913 or 439-0062; “Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area,” 6:30 p.m., call 759-6345: “Niagara Falls Gorge,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday, call 254-4285; and “Akron Falls State Park,” 1:30 p.m., May 26, call 439-0062.

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

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: “Children’s Day at Penn Dixie,” 1-4 p.m., June 1. For details, call 627-4560 or go to

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Events: “Annual Demo Days,” 1000 Ellicott Creek Road, Town of Tonawanda, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., today, seminars on kayaking, canoeing, places to paddle, and other topics; and “Monday Evening Fourth Annual Paddle on the Buffalo River,” 6 p.m., Monday. For details, call 626-0350.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Happy Birthday, Mr. Letchworth,” 9 a.m., Wednesday; “New York Atlatl Association Competitions,” 10 a.m., Friday, Saturday and May 26; “Red White and Blue Balloon Rally,” 6:30 p.m., Friday, 6 a.m., Saturday, and 6:30 p.m., May 26; “Crepuscular Walk – Full Moon Beaver Walk,” 7:30 p.m., Saturday; and “Get Your “Doo-Wop” On At the Dam,” 11 a.m., May 26. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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