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Heading Outdoors

 Easthampton Basketball Association — In-person registration, Sept. 28, from 9 to 11 a.m., Nonotuck Park. Online registration at www.easthampton-basketball.com. For more information call 529-1440.

 Northampton Golf Tournament — Benefit for Northampton Little League is Sept. 28, Pine Grove Golf Course, Northampton. Cash prizes. $70 person/$280 foursome includes 18 holes, snacks, full steak dinner. www.nhampll.com

e_STnS  Hospice Meadows Run 5K Road Race and 2M Walk — Events to benefit end-of-life care programs at the VNA & Hospice of Cooley Dickinson take place Sept. 28. Course starts at Three County Fairgrounds and runs through the Northampton Meadows. Online registration is $25 per individual; $75 family. For more information go to vnaandhospice.org/5k or 582-5302.

e_STnS Wilderness Extravaganza: A Weekend of Wilderness Skills Workshops — Earthwork Programs sponsors works in Conway on Sept. 28 and 29. Sat.: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., The Art of Navigation ($35/$45); 1 to 4 p.m., Wild Edibles ($40/$50); 6 to 9 p.m., Night Navigation and Storytelling ($35/$45). Sun.: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tracking ($35/$45); 1 to 4 p.m., Trapping ($35/$45). For more information call 340-1161 or go to earthworkprograms.com.

e_STnS Saturday Morning Bird Walk — Takes place Sept. 28 from 8 to 9:30 a.m., Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton. Fee: $5. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

e_STnS Geology and Biology Hike on Mount Tom — Pioneer Valley Institute sponsors hike with geologist Richard Little and naturalist Nancy Goodman on Sept. 28 at 10 a.m., Mount Tom State Reservation. Meet at the roadside parking along Route 141 south of the Log Cabin. Heavy rain cancels. Preregistration requested. Contact Nancy Goodman, wildeyes@rcn.com.

e_STnS Holyoke Range State Park — Free programs originating from the Notch Visitors Center, Route 116, South Amherst: Sept. 28: 10:30 a.m., Beginning Birding; 1 p.m., Let’s Explore Nature: Make a Dried Flower Bouquet. Sept. 29: 1 p.m., Live Birds of Prey. Sept. 30: 10:30 a.m., Advanced Hike for Seniors; 2 p.m., Explorer’s Club (ages 10-15). Oct. 1: 10 a.m., Nature Study for Homeschoolers; 1 p.m., Senior Hike. For more information call 253-2883.

 Pioneer Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2013 — Sept. 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Holyoke Community College, 303 Homestead Ave., Holyoke. For more information go to www.alzwalkMANH.org.

e_STnS Brookwood Marsh Conservation Area Invasive Plants Cleanup Day — Cleanup of conservation area in Florence takes place Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at entrance to marsh at end of Ellington Road, Florence. Gloves, pruners, handsaws provided; byo equipment if you can. For more information call Keith Davis at 584-6763.

e_STnS Connecticut River Source to Sea Cleanup — Annual coordinated cleanup of the rivers, streams and banks of the Connecticut River system takes place Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information go to ctriver.org.

e_STnS Ducks and Waterfowl — Indoor/outdoor program takes place Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon, Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton. Fee: $15. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or visit www.arcadia@massaudubon.org.

e_STnS Walking Tour of African American and Abolitionist Era History — Steve Strimer leads walking tour celebrating the David Ruggles Center’s new accessible ramp on Oct. 5. Meet at 10 a.m., Sojourner Truth Memorial, corner of Park and Pine Streets, Florence. For more information go to davidrugglescenter.org.

e_STnS Red Fire Farm Cider Pressing and Harvest Party — Event takes place Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Red Fire Farm, 7 Carver St., Granby. Bring jugs and apples to make your own cider. Potluck at 1 p.m. For more information go to redfirefarm.com.

 Ants at Arcadia — Indoor/outdoor program takes place Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton. Fee: $12. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or go to www.arcadia@massaudubon.org.

e_STnS Western Massachusetts 2013 AIDS Walk/5K Run & Festival — Event takes place Oct. 5 from 11 a.m., Forest Park, Springfield. Registration at 10 a.m. Festival follows with live entertainment, children’s events, vendors, barbecue. For more information call 301-0955 or go to aidsfoundationwm.org.

 Wild Edible Plants Walk — Walk with naturalist John Root on Oct. 5, 1 p.m., Intervale Farm, 106 South Road, Westhampton. Free; all ages welcome. For more information email info@johnroot.net.

e_STnS Savoy Hike — Deerfield River Watershed Association hosts 4.6-mile hike to Spruce Hill on the Hoosac Range in Savoy on Oct. 6. Preregistration required; call Polly Bartlett at 625-6628.

e_STnS Hawley Bog in the Fall — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors natural history walk on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. Fee: $15. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

e_STnS Pedal Poker Run — Florence Savings Bank sponsors run/walk/bike ride beginning and ending at the Maplewood Shops in Northampton on Oct. 6, from noon to 2:30 p.m. Registration from 11 a.m. to noon. Prize ceremony from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Fee: $25 to benefit Valley Community Development Corp. For more information go to valleycdc.com/pedalpokerrun.html.

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

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