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 Cycling for Seniors — All Out Adventures and Mass. Dept of Conservation and Recreation offer program on the Norwottuck Rail Trail in Hadley for ages 60 and up Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays. Fee: $5. For information call 584-2052 or email info@alloutadventures.

 Run for River Valley — River Valley Counseling Center hosts 2nd annual 5K run/1 mile walk at Ashley Reservoir Saturday at Holyoke Elks Lod=ge, 250 Whitney Ave., Holyoke. For information go to twww.rvcc-inc.org.

 Walkin’ the Watershed — Westfield Wild & Scenic sponsors walk to learn about watershed maintenance on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at the Chester Railroad Station at 9 a.m. For information call Meredyth Babcock at 623-2070 or go to www.westfieldwildscenic.org.

 Exploring the New East Leverett Trail System — Kestrel Land Trust and Leverett Trails Committee sponsor a hike Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. Preregistration required; email office@kestreltrust.org or call 549-1097.

 Historic Mill River Walk: Paradise Pond to South Street — Mill River Greenway Initiative sponsors 1.25 mile walk through 350 years of Northampton history on Saturday at 10 a.m. Meet at Smith College Boathouse. Free. For information contact John Sinton at info@millrivergreenway.org.

 Bike Tour of Holyoke Mills and Canals — Wistariahurst Museum sponsors bike tour with Craig Della Penna on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fee: $15. For information call 322-5660 or go to wistariahurst.org to register.

 National Trails Day Ghost Town Hike — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors hike at Tamarack Hollow in Windsor n Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fee: $20. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

 Holyoke Range State Park — Activities originating at the Notch Visitors Center, Route 116, South Amherst: Tuesday at 10 a.m., Moms Exercise Hike; 1 p.m., Senior Hike. Free. For information call 586-0350.

 Worthington Garlic Mustard Pulls — Take place June 4 and 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Locations posted at the Worthington Town Hall and on the board in front of the historical society. Bring gloves and garbage bags. For information contact Roan Katahdin at rkatahdin@gmail.com.

 Northampton Cross-Country Races — 5K races starting and ending at Northampton Community Gardens, Burts Pit Road, Northampton are Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., with registration starting at 5:45 p.m. Fee: $5 adults; under 18 free. For information call Don Grant at 584-7725.

 Morning Nature Walk for Seniors — Hitchcock Center sponsors walk with naturalist John Green at the Rail Trail and Lawrence Swamp in Amherst on June 5 from 9 to 11 a.m. Free. Preregistration required; call 256-6006.

 Yankee Rowing Club — Free rowing/sculling lessons offered June 8 from 9 a.m. to noon, Sportsman’s Marina, at the Coolidge Bridge, Hadley. For information call 586-2724.

 Mineral Hills Family Day Hike — Hike with Laurie Sanders to explore the Mineral Hills Conservation Area in Florence on June 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at Sylvester Road access/kiosk. Free. For information call 587-4570.

 Wild Edibles Walk — Walk with John Root takes place June 8 at 10 a.m., Simple Gifts Farm, 1089 North Pleasant St., North Amherst. Free. For information go to www.justfoodnow.org/wildplants.htm.

 Bike Tour of Holyoke Mansions — Wistariahurst Museum sponsors bike tour on June 8 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fee: $15. For information call 322-5660; to register go to wistariahurst.org to register.

 Tour of Broad Brook Gap Parcel — Broad Brook Coalition and Laurel Park Association sponsor tour of Northampton’s newest conservation parcel on June 9 at 9:30 a.m. Meet at Normal Hall, Laurel Park, North King St., Northampton. For information email bhart2000@aol.com.

 Visit to the Historic Joel Grout Homestead — Pelham Historical Society sponsors tour of restored 18th-century Pelham homestead June 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. Meet at Pelham Historic Complex, at the corner of Amherst Road and Route 202. To register, contact Linda Campbell Hanscom at 323-7377.

 Journey Through Lesbian Mecca — Two-hour walking tour covering the history of Northampton’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community takes place June 16, starting at 2 p.m. Limited to 30 people. Fee: $20 general, $10 seniors and low-income to benefit the Sexual Minorities Archives. For information email sexualminorities.archives@yahoo.com or call 584-7616.

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