• 3-F Club, 904 Swann Road, Lewiston, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call 790-3809.

• Siberian Husky Club of the Niagara Frontier, Nike Base Community Center, Grand Island, 7 p.m., Tuesday. Visit

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

• Erie County Chapter of SCOPE, VFW Post No. 8113, the “Chicken Coop,” 299 Leydecker Road, West Seneca, 7 p.m., Thursday. Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard will be the guest speaker. Call 825-4174 or 685-4387.

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

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


• Niagara Frontier 2014 Summer 3-D League, North Forest Rod & Gun Club, 6257 Old Niagara Road, Lockport, registration 2:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday. Call Charles Burt at 417-2544.

Shooting sports

• WNY Outdoor Pistol League, at Ten-X Club, Lancaster, 9 a.m.-noon, June 22, walk-on shooters always welcome. Call Bob Guyder at 695-1725.

• WNY Practical Pistol League Match (outdoor), Tonawanda Sportsmen’s Club, 5657 Killian Road, Pendleton, June 22. For match and league details, go to

Certification classes

To view the Department of Environmental Conservation registration format for certification classes, go to

Combo/archery gun

• Middleport Rod & Gun Club, Freeman & Mountain Roads, 6-12 p.m., June 28, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., July 19 and 20. For registration and study material, call 735-3343 (evenings).

• Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 8-10 a.m., June 28 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m., July 26 and 27. For details and to pre-register, call 655-2328.


• Erie County Conservation Society, 13319 Miller Ave., Chaffee, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., June 29. Pre-register on line.


• Lockport Conservation Club, 4112 Lake Ave., 6-9:30 p.m., June 23, 24 & 25. Call Larry Koch at 778-9935 or Rich Evans at 433-4189 (5-9 p.m.).


• Firearms Training of WNY Class: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” VFW Post No. 1419, Hamburg, 6-9 p.m., June 25. Call 903-2558 or go to

• Security Weapons & Training Institute, 659 Ridge Road, Lackawanna: “NYS Pistol Permit Class,” 6 p.m., Tuesday; “8-Hour Pre-Assignment Class,” Thursday; and “8-Hour Annual In-Service Class,” 9 a.m., Saturday. Call 822-1043 or go to

• Jim Carr Classes, Middleport Rod & Gun Club, 6 p.m., June 24, call 778-9431; “Utah-Arizona-Florida Multi-State Pistol Permit Class,” Niagara Gun Range, North Tonawanda, 9 a.m., July 12. Call 693-4000 or 778-9431 or email:


• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 “About Boating Safety Course,” McKinley Mall Community Room, Blasdell, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. Call 481-3900 or go to


• Niagara Frontier Gun Show, Alexander Fireman’s Rec Hall, 10708 Route 98, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., today, 100 tables, $5 admission. For details, go to

• Greater Rochester Southern Tier Branch of QDMA 2014 Field Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. Call (585) 813-2021 or (585) 301-1590 or search Facebook for GRSTQDMA.

• Orvis Buffalo Fly Fishing 101 Classes, Eastern Hills Mall, Williamsville, free Saturday lessons on fly fishing gear and technique basics. For registration details, call 276-7200.


• Buffalo Audubon Society/Beaver Meadow Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Events: “Walk at Knox Farm State Park-Baltimore Butterfly Beauties,” 9 a.m., Saturday; “Junior Audubon Club-Birding Onondaga Trail at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (for Middle and High School students),” 9 a.m., Saturday; “Zoar Valley Walk,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 22; and “Family Walk at Beaver Meadow-Guided Walk with Naturalists,” 2 p.m., June 22. Most events require registration. For details, call (585) 457-3228 (ext. 10) or go to

• Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Events: “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 22. For all programs and registration details, call 825-6397 (ext. 338).

• Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Programs: “After School Escape (for students in K-grade 5),” 4:30 p.m., Thursday; and “Aquatic Exploration (for kids ages six and older),” 10:30 a.m. Saturday. For registration details and programs, call 683-5959.

• Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks Program: “Niagara Gorge Rim Hike,” Niagara Falls State Park, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, call 285-0516.

• Foothills Trail Club Events: “Knox Farm State Park Saunter,” 10 a.m., Tuesday, call 826-2465; “Stiglmeier Park,” 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, call 873-0913 or 439-0062; “Bird Island Pier Wednesday Night Mini-Hike,” 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, call 684-4449; “Conservation Trail-Ellicottville,” 10 a.m., Saturday, call 316-4388; and “Tifft Nature Preserve Evening Hike,” 6 p.m., June 22, call 691-6750.

• Buffalo Geological Society field trips: “To National Limestone Quarry,” Mount Pleasant Mills, Pa., arrive at 8:30 a.m., Friday; and “To Burkholder Quarry, Ephrata, Pa., arrive at 8:30 a.m., Saturday. Call 438-3794.

• Hamburg Natural History Society Events: “Penn Dixie Exhibit at Great Lakes Experience Festival in Dunkirk,” 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday; “Astronomy Night at the Penn Dixie Site,” 8:30 p.m., Saturday. To pre-register, call 627-4560 or go to

• Letchworth State Park Interpretive Programs: “Brooks and Brambles-Five Corners to Degolyer Road,” 10 a.m., Wednesday; “First Day of Summer Excursion to Rattlesnake Hill State Wildlife Management Area,” 10 a.m., Saturday; “Rock and Roll Into Summer-Highbanks Recreation Area,” 2 p.m., Saturday; “Gibsonville Walk,” 10 a.m., June 22; and “Indoor Ed-Venture-Butterfly Beauties,” 2 p.m., June 22. For all programs, call (585) 493-3625.

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