• Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, 4-H Building, Lake Avenue, Lockport, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Email:

• Genesee County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Northwoods Sportsmen Association, 8402 Gulf Road, LeRoy, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Call (585) 768-6278.

• Genesee County Chapter of SCOPE special meeting, Cavalry Baptist Church, Batavia, 7 p.m. June 4. Planning the June 11 bus trip to the Albany Rally. For reservations on the Batavia bus, call (585) 297-7440; for the LeRoy bus, call (585) 201-2009.


• Double J Archery in East Otto is now open weekends and holidays for range shooting. For details, call 867-9802 or 699-6510 or go to

• Collins Conservation Club Extreme 3-D Archery Shoot, Saturday and June 2, 30-target obstacle course; archers may shoot either day or both. For details, call 909-3441.

Shooting sports

• Allied Sportsmen’s Club Open Trap Shooting, 12847 Clinton St., Alden, 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays. Three houses, beginner lessons and coaching for wives, kids and grandkids. Call 867-1458 or go to

• WNY outdoor Pistol League Match: Pinecrest Club at Tonawanda’s Sportsmen’s Club, 9 a.m., June 2. Call Bob Guyder (695-1725).

• Boston Valley Conservation Society Doubles and Handicap League start June 6, sign-up times 6-8 p.m., all shooters welcome for open shooting. For details, call Ernie Miller (649-4651).

Certification classes


• Creekwood Archery, 451 Lawrence Road, Brockport, 6-9 p.m., June 14, 1-4 p.m., June 15 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 16. Call (585) 392-2030 (4-9 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays).

• Erie County Conservation Society, Miller Avenue, Chaffee, 8 a.m.-done, June 23. To pre-register, call (585) 680-2519 (5-9 p.m.)


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

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” Michael’s Banquet Facility, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., June 4 and Northtown Center, Amherst, June 5. Call 903-2558 or go to

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


• Orvis Buffalo Free Fly Fishing 101 Classes, Eastern Hills Mall, Williamsville, 8 a.m., June 8 and 10 a.m., June 9. To pre-register, call 276-7200.

• Niagara Frontier Gun Show: Alexander Fireman’s Hall, Route 98, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., June 16. For exhibitor set-up details, go to

• Lake Lane Fishing and Hunting Getaway, Olean, Saturday and June 2. Fishing derbies, free youth contests, outdoors exhibits and activities for all ages. Call 373-2080 or go to

Honor roll

The Western Section of Science Teachers of New York State (STANYS) presented Jerry Bastedo a Section Service Award during its Annual Awards Dinner at the Wick Center at Daemen College on Tuesday.

Bastedo, executive director of the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center, arranges the many interesting outdoors programs provided at the Penn Dixie Site and elsewhere in Hamburg.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Knox Farm State Park – “Flight of the Baltimores,” 9 a.m. Saturday; and Family Walk at Beaver Meadow,” 2 p.m., June 2. All BAS 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; and “Wellness Walk,” all ages, 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday. Registration required for these events. For all TNP programs and registration details, call 825-6397, ext. 338.

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (RWNP), 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Programs: “Stroller Strut (for ages 3 and under),” 10:30 a.m., Thursday; and “After School Escape (for grades K-5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday. 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., Saturday, call 549-1050; and “National Trails Day-Length of Gorge Hike,” Earl W. Bridges Artpark State Park,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, call 282-5154. Pre-registration is required.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Sturgeon Point Park Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 627-3878; “Stiglmeier Park,” 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, call 873-0913 or 439-0062; “Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Lancaster Heritage Trail,” 6:30 p.m., call 866-1233: “National Trails Day at Stiglmeier Park,” 10:30 a.m., Saturday, call 537-2121 or (585) 457-9892; and “Conservation Trail/Finger Lakes Trail – Sawmill Run Road to Route 353,” 9 a.m., June 2, call (585) 365-5807.

• 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., Saturday (see Notebook entry). The Penn Dixie Site will be open seven days a week starting June 15. For details, call 627-4560 or go to

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Events: “Introduction to Kayaking,” Williamsville South High School Pool, 5950 Main St., 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, call 626-8080; and “Introduction to Kayaking,” Paths, Peaks and Paddles, 1000 Ellicott Creek Road, Town of Tonawanda, 9 a.m.-noon, June 2, 2013. Call 213-0350.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Geology Walk,” 10 a.m., Monday; “How the Gorge Was Formed – Story of the Park,” 12:30 p.m., Monday; Memorial Tree Walk,” 2 p.m., Monday; “Brooks and Brambles – Gibsonville Road to Perry Gate,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “Warbler Walk,” 7 p.m., Thursday; “National Trails Day Celebration – Canal Walk,” 10 a.m. Saturday, and “Gibsonville Walk,” 10 a.m., June 2. For all LSP programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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