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Heading Outdoors

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

e_STnS Birding By Ear — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors birding with John Green on Saturday from 7 to 9 a.m., at the Graves Farm Sanctuary, Williamsburg. Fee: $10. For information call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

 Run Round the Mountain 5K and 10K — Races to benefit VFW Post 3295 and Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club take place Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. Veterans posted along route at water stations for mutual cheering. For more information go to www.sugarloafmac.org.

 Bird Walk — Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation sponsors a bird walk with John Green on Sunday from 7 to 10 a.m., meeting at Notch Visitor Center, 1500 West St. (Route 116), South Amherst. Free. For information call 253-6443.

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

 Run for River Valley — River Valley Counseling Center hosts 2nd annual 5K run/1 mile walk at Ashley Reservoir on June 1, at the Holyoke Elks Lodge, 250 Whitney Ave., Holyoke. Register by May 29. For information go to www.rvcc-inc.org.

e_STnS National Trails Day Ghost Town Hike — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors a hike at Tamarack Hollow in Windsor on June 2, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fee: $20. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

e_STnS 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.

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

e_STnS Wild Edibles Walk — A 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.

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

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