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Heading Outdoors

 Spring Wildflowers at Fitzgerald Lake — Broad Brook Coalition sponsors a walk with botanist Connie Parks on Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon, Fitzgerald Lake, Northampton. Meet at North Farms Road entrance. For information contact Bruce Hart at bhart2000@aol.com.

 Quabbin Hike: The Rabbit Run at Gate 35 — The Swift River Valley Historical Society sponsors a hike on the old railroad bed Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Quabbin Visitors Center, off Route 9, Belchertown. Meet at Gate 35, Old North Dana Road off Route 122, New Salem. Free. For information contact Sheila at 834-4572 or at sdamkoehler@gmail.com.

 South Hadley Golf Day for All — South Hadley and Granby Chamber of Commerce sponsors a golf day Monday at The Orchards Golf Club, South Hadley. Tee times from 9 a.m. to noon. Fee: $65 includes lunch. For information contact Tony Giannetti at 533-1784 or tgiannetti@palmergolf.com.

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

 Spring Wildflowers at Graves Farm Sanctuary — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors a walk Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Graves Farm Sanctuary, Williamsburg. Fee: $8. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

e_STnS Early Morning Birding — Thursday and Friday, from 6:30 to 8 a.m., at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton. Fee: $5. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

e_STnS Early Morning Birding — May 18 from 7 to 8:30 a.m., at Graves Farm Sanctuary, Williamsburg. Fee: $5. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

 Birding By Ear: Fitzgerald Lake — The Hitchcock Center sponsors birding with naturalist John Green on May 18 from 7 to 10 a.m., at Fitzgerald Lake, Northampton. Fee: $20. Preregistration required; call 256-6006.

e_STnS M&M Fitness Trail Hike — Northfield Mountain Recreation Center sponsors 5.5 mile hike from Erving to the Northfield Mountain Visitors Center May 18 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free. Preregistration required; call (800)859-2960.

 Washington Mountain Meadow Trail Hike — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors a hike in the Washington Mountain Lake area of October Mountain State Forest on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fee: $16. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

 Spring Ephemeral Boreal Plant and Tree Walk — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors a walk at Tamarack Hollow in Windsor on May 18 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee: $16. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

 Amherst Spring Sprint — Amherst Education Foundation sponsors 3rd annual 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run for kids on May 18 at 10 a.m., Wildwood Elementary, 71 Strong St., Amherst. Registration starting at 9 a.m. For more information go to amhersteducationfoundation.org.

 Whately Weed Walk & Taste — Event is May 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. at MacLeish Field Station, West Whately. Meet in parking lot at end of Poplar Hill Road. Free. Preregister at wildweedcyb@gmail.com.

 HCC Cougar Crawl — A 5K run/walk to support health and science education at Holyoke Community College takes place May 19 at 10 a.m. Registration from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Bartley Center. Fee: $20 until May 19; $25 on race day. Children 11 and under free. For information email cougarcrawl@hcc.edu.

 Little Tom Mountain Work Day — Trustees of Reservations sponsor trail building on May 19 from 1 to 4 p.m., Little Tom Mountain, Mountain Park Road off Route 5 (I-91 overpass), Holyoke. Meet at the yellow gate. For information and to register recall 532-1631 or email westregion@ttor.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.

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