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

e_STnS Yankee Rowing Club — Free rowing/sculling lessons will be offered Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon, Sportsman’s Marina, at the Coolidge Bridge, Hadley. Refreshments. 586-2724.

e_STnS Holyoke Range State Park — Free programs originating from the Notch Visitors Center, Route 116, South Amherst: Saturday: 10:30 a.m., Beginning Birding; 1 p.m., Let’s Explore Nature: Tracking the Wild Things. Sunday: 11 a.m., Lost Trails of the Holyoke Range; 1 p.m., Family Hike: Hidden Clues. Monday: 11 a.m., Nature Walk: Our Changing Forest; 1 p.m., Wildlife Program: Salamanders, Frogs and Vernal Pools; 2 p.m., Explorer’s Club (ages 10-12). Tuesday: 10:30 a.m., Nature Kids (ages 5-6); 1 p.m., Senior Hike. 586-0350.

e_STnS Hawley Bog Hike — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors natural history walk on Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. Fee: $15. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

e_STnS Granby Walkers Group — Thirty-minute walks depart from the Granby Library parking lot Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. For information contact Kate Mercier, kcmercier@comcast.net.

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. Fee: $5 adults; under 18 free. For information contact Don Grant, 584-7725.

 Water Chestnut Removal — Removal of water chestnut from Arcadia Lake via canoe on July 13 from 9 a.m. to noon, Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. Free. Preregistration required; call 584-3009, www.arcadia@massaudubon.org.

 Plant Lore Ramble — Walk with naturalist Kim Noyes will be July 13 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Northfield Mountain Recreation Center, Route 63, Northfield. Free. Preregistration required; call (800)859-2960.

e_STnS Northern Boreal Forest Summer Tree ID Hike at Tamarack Hollow — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors 2-mile easy to moderate hike on July 13 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Free; donations welcome. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

e_STnS Hunting for a Cure 5K Run/Walk — A 3.1 mile run/walk around Ashley Reservoir to benefit the Huntington’s Disease Society of America takes place July 13 at 11 a.m., at Holyoke Elks Lodge, 250 Whitney Ave., Holyoke. For more information go to www.active.com www.active.com or contact Jennifer Gilburg at 335-4687.

e_STnS Dinosaurs and the Geology of the Mount Tom Range — Kestrel Land Trust sponsors a hike with geologist Richard Little on July 20 from 9 to 11 a.m., Little Tom Mountain, Mountain Park Road off Route 5 (I-91 overpass), Holyoke. Preregistration required; call 549-1097 or email office@kestreltrust.org.

e_STnS Summer Wildflower Walk — Hitchcock Center sponsors walk on Bare Mountain in Amherst with naturalist Nancy Goodman on July 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fee: $20. Preregistration required; call 256-6006.

 Wildlife on Board the Quinnetukut II — Natural history cruise on the Connecticut River on July 20 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Northfield Mountain Recreation Center, Route 63, Northfield. Fee: $12 adult; $11 senior; $6 child. Call to reserve: (800) 859-2960.

e_STnS Sunset Moonrise Paddle — Evening paddle with naturalist Kim Noyes will be July 21 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., Northfield Mountain Recreation Center, Route 63, Northfield. Ages 16 and older. Free with own kayak; $25 with rental. Call to reserve: (800)859-2960.

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