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Heading Outdoors

■ ∎ Native Wildflowers of the Valley — Walk with Nancy Goodman on Station Road in Amherst, May 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fee: $20. Preregistration required; call 256-6006,or go to hitchcockcenter.org.

■ ∎ Sunderland Bike Maintenance Workshop — Free workshop May 10, from 2 to 3 p.m., Sunderland Public Library, 20 School St., Sunderland. Preregistration required;. 665-2642.

■ Northampton Community Bird Walk — At Paradise Pond, May 11, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Meet in front of Forbes Library. Free.

■ Mother’s Day Half-Marathon — 13.1 mile run to benefit Cancer Connection, May 11, 8 a.m. Begins on Christian Lane near Whately police/fire station. For more information go to racewmass.com or call 586-1642.

■ ∎ Mother’s Day Wildflower Hike — With naturalist Aimee Gelinas, May 11, 1 to 3 p.m., Little Tom Mountain, Mountain Park Road, off Route 5 (I-91 overpass), Holyoke. Fee: $10. Preregistration required; email westregion@ttor.org.

■ ∎ Spring Wildflower Walk — May 14, 9 a.m. to noon, Graves Farm Sanctuary, Williamsburg. Fee: $8. Preregistration required; 584-3009, arcadia@massaudubon.org.

 ■  Worthington Wildflower Walk — Moderate hike, May 17, 10 a.m. to noon. For information call 628-4485 ext. 4.

 ■  Bird Walk — Friends of the Mount Holyoke Range sponsor bird walk, May 17, from 7 to 10 a.m., Notch Visitor Center, 1500 West St. (Route 116), South Amherst. For information call 253-6443.

■  DAR State Forest Bike Hike — Bike hike in Goshen, May 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fee: $16. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

■  Meals on Wheels Walkathon — May 17, 10 a.m. to noon, Northampton High School, 380 Elm St., Northampton. Registration starting 8:30 a.m. For information go to highland valley.org.

■  Tracking the Finer Details — Animal and human tracking program in West Chesterfield, May 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee: $50. For more information go to walnuthilltracking.com or call 978-544-6083.

■  Worthington Wildflower Walk — Moderate hike, May 17, 10 a.m. to noon. For information call 628-4485 ext. 4.

■ Early Morning Canoe — May 18, 8 to 10:30 a.m., Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton. Fee: $20. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or go to www.arcadia@massaudubon.org

■ Walkathon — National Alliance on Mental Illness, Western Mass., sponsors walkathon May 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Forest Park, Springfield. For information call 786-9139 or go to namiwm.org.

■  Spring Wildflowers at High Ledges — Hike with botanists Connie Parks and Janet Bissell, May 21, 9 a.m. to noon, High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary, Patten Road, Shelburne. Fee: $8. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

■  Run Round the Mountain — Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club sponsors benefit 5K and 10K races in South Deerfield, May 24, 8:30 a.m. For information go to sugarloafmac.org.

Items for Heading Outdoors may be emailed to calendar@gazettenet.com, faxed to 585-5299, or mailed to the Daily Hampshire Gazette at 115 Conz St., Northampton, Ma. 01060.

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