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 Tennis for Seniors — Sessions are Fridays, from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Bay Road Tennis Club, Hampshire College, West Street (Route 116), Amherst. All abilities welcome. Call 559-5785 to sign up.

Winter Raptors — Event takes place Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon, Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton. Fee: $12. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or go to www.arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Signs of the Season Guided Family Walk — Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation sponsors indoor activities and outdoor exploration on Feb. 22 from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Mount Tom State Reservation, Route 5, Holyoke. Meet at Bray Lake Warming Hut. Free. For more information email Gini.Traub@state.ma.us or call 584-6788.

 Snowshoe Shenanigans — Hilltown Land Trust sponsors snowshoe race and celebration of community and conservation in the Hilltowns on Feb. 23, Bullitt Reservation, 322 Bullitt Road, Ashfield. Sledding, snowman building, snacks, drinks, bonfire, hike. Fee: $5-$7. Preregistration requested; call 628-4485 Ext. 4 or go to hilltown-land-trust.org.

Winter at Wyola Guided Family Walk — Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation sponsors outdoor exploration on Feb. 23 from 1 to 2 p.m., Lake Wyola, Shutesbury. Meet in the parking lot, 94 Lakeview Road. Free. For more information email Gini.Traub@state.ma.us or call 584-6788.

 Easthampton Public Skating — Easthampton Parks and Recreation offers public family skating on Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m., Lossone Rink, Greenwood Court (off Park Street), Easthampton. Bring your own skates — no rentals. Fee: $5 general; $3 children 12 and under. For more information call 529-1440.

Boreal Forest Snowshoe Trek and Track at Tamarack Hollow — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors two-mile trek on March 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Windsor Jambs State Forest, River Road, Windsor. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

How to Identify Trees By Bark and Habitat Clues — Pioneer Valley Institute sponsors walk with Nancy Goodman beginning in parking area at the base of the Sunderland Bridge west of Route 116 on March 1, at 10 a.m. Fee: $5. For more information email wildeyes@rcn.com.

Trees By Their Bark — Kestrel Land Trust sponsors walk with Michael Wotjech at MacLeish Field Staion in West Whately on March 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. Fee: $5 suggested donation. Preregistraion required; go to kestreltrust.org or call 549-1097.

Northampton Community Rowing — Youth preseason begins March 3. Regular season begins March 23. Open to all youth and adults, men and women. For more information go to hampcrew.com.

 Trees By Their Bark — Kestrel Land Trust sponsors walk with Nancy Goodman at Amethyst Brook in Amherst on March 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Preregistration required: email kestreltrust.org or call 549-1097.

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