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

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

• Siberian Husky Club of the Niagara Frontier, Nike Base Community Center, 3287 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Go to

• Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 830 “The Chicken Coop,” 299 Lydecker Road, West Seneca, 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 825-4174 or 846-5448.

• Niagara County Chapter of SCOPE, American Legion Leo Curtis Post No. 830, Ransomville, 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Call 791-4628 or (585) 733-5968.

• Lake Erie Chapter of Federation of Fly Fishers, American Legion Post No. 735, 35 Legion Pkwy., West Seneca, fly tying at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday. Call 675-4766 or 549-1977.


• Tri-County Kingdom Archery Seventh Annual Youth Archery Camp, Pioneer Christian Fellowship, 303 Route 39 West, Arcade, July 19-20. Free and open to all kids ages 11-16. For details and to register, call (585) 567-4771.

Shooting sports

• East Aurora Fish & Game Club Fourth Annual American Battle Rifle Match, 1018 Luther Road, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturday. Call Dave Smyczynski (949-9483).

• WNY Practical Pistol League June Match, Tonawanda’s Sportsman’s Club, Killian Road, Pendleton, registration begins at 8:30 a.m., June 23. Contact WNYPPL Group on Facebook or email

• WNY Outdoor Pistol League Match: Niagara County Sportsmen’s Association, 2506 Lower Mountain Road, Ransomville, 8 a.m., June 16. Call Bob Guyder (695-1725).

Certification classes


• Lockport Conservation Club, 4112 Lake Ave., Lockport, 5:30-9:30 p.m., June 24, 25 and 26. Call 778-9935 (5-9 p.m.), or 433-4189 (5-9 p.m.).

• Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 8 a.m.-done, June 29-30. Call 807-5116.


• Attica Rod & Gun Club, Route 98, Varysburg, 5-9 p.m., Friday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. Call (585) 535-7053 after 3:30 p.m.

• LaSalle Sportsman’s Club, 2445 Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls, 6:30-8:30 p.m., June 26, 6:30-10 p.m., June 27, and 7-10 a.m., June 28. Register at first class. For details, call 297-0410 after 4 p.m.

• Erie County Conservation Society, Miller Ave., 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, “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., Tuesday; “8-Hour Annual Pre-Assignment Class,” 9 a.m., Thursday; and “8-Hour Annual In-Service Class,” 9 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Firearms Training of WNY Classes: “NYS Pistol Permit Classes,” Northtown Center, Williamsville, 6-9 p.m., June 25; and VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6:30-9:30 p.m., June 26. Call 903-2558 or go to

• Jim Carr Classes: “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Classes,” Orleans County SCOPE, Lyndonville, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, call 778-9431; and K&K Guns, Varysburg, 8 a.m., June 29, call (585) 535-0248; “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” Freeman’s Sport Shop, Akron, 6 p.m., June 25, call 778-9431.


• Maryvale Community Education Personal Water Craft Boating Safety Class, Maryvale School, 1050 Maryvale Dr., Cheektowaga, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., June 29. To register, call 635-4666.


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

• Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, Paddle Skills and Rescue Training Courses: “Kayak Skills Training,” 9 a.m.-noon, June 29; “Tandem and Solo Canoe Skills Training,” 1-5 p.m., June 29; and “Rescue Training,” 1-4 p.m., June 30. To register for one or all three courses, call Chris Murawski at 852-7483 (ext. 39) or email:


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Walk with Director Loren Smith,” 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday; “Summer Solstice Hike at Beaver Meadow,” 5:30-7:30 a.m., Friday; “Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Training,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday; “Marsh Birds Walk with Naturalist Tom Kerr,” 9-11 a.m., Saturday; “Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop – Reptile and Amphibian Badge,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday; “Iroquois Observation Programs: ‘Full Moon walk with Marvin Jacob’ and ‘Native American Folklore and how they view nature,’” Saturday; and “Zoar Valley Walk,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 23. All programs are by pre-registration unless noted. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10), or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Activities: “Wellness Walk (all ages),” 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday; “Summer Solstice Sunset Stroll,” 7:45-9:15 p.m., Friday; and “Trek Tifft,” 2-3:30 p.m., June 23. Registration required. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Programs: “Stroller Strut (for ages 3 and under),” 10:30 a.m., Thursday; “After School Escape (for grades K-5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Summer Solstice Strut,” 6:30 p.m., Thursday. For registration details, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Programs: “Length of Falls Hike,” Niagara Falls State Park, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday; and “‘Strawberry Island Story’ Paddle,” Beaver Island State Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, call 549-1050. Pre-registration is required.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Amherst State Park,” 8 a.m., Monday, call 548-8039; “Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 759-6345; “Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Lockport Canal,” 6:30 p.m., call 693-2274; and “Letchworth State Park,” 8:30 a.m., Saturday, call 254-4285.

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

• Hamburg Natural History Society Event: “Ninth Annual Big Toys, Trucks and Bikes Event at Penn Dixie Site,” 11 a.m.-4 p.m., June 30. Call 627-4560 or go to

• Paths, Peaks and Paddles Events: “Monday Evening Paddle on the Buffalo River,” 6-9 p.m., Monday; and “Full Strawberry Moon Wine and Cheese Paddle,” Wilson-Tuscarora State Park, 7:30 p.m., Saturday. Call 213-0350.

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Brooks and Brambles – Griffith Road to Pennycook Road,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “Rock and Roll into Summer,” 2-9 p.m., Saturday; and “Friends of Letchworth Trail Workday,” 10 a.m., June 23. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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