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Cycling for Seniors — All Out Adventures and Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation sponsor cycling for seniors on the Norwottuck Rail Trail in Hadley on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5 day or $15 unlimited pass. Preregistration required; call 527-8980.

Beginning Birding — Two-session class is today, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. Fee: $20. For information call 584-3009, or go to arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Foliage Hike Along the New England Scenic Trail — Northfield Mountain Recreation Center sponsors six-mile hike today from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Ages 12 and older. For information call 659-4426.

Hampshire County Riding Club — Fall foliage ride is Sunday at 10 a.m., Northfield Mountain Recreation Center, Route 63, Northfield. Meet at 4-Season’s Club parking lot. For information call Lisa Krieger at 341-3176.

What the Meadow Has Taught Us — A walk and 15th anniversary party takes place Sunday from 2-4 p.m., East Leverett Meadow, Cushman Road, Leverett. Sponsored by the Rattlesnake Gutter Trust. For information go to www.rattlesnakeguttertrust.org/events.

Walking Tour of Florence Abolitionist Era Sites — Steve Strimer leads monthly walking tour on Oct. 13, 10 a.m., at the Sojourner Truth Memorial, corner of Park and Pine streets, Florence. Donation to benefit the David Ruggles Center. For information go to davidrugglescenter.org.

Highland Boreal Forest Ghost Town Housatonic Heritage Hike — Berkshire Eastern Mountain Sports sponsors a 4-mile hike in Windsor on Oct. 13, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Preregistration required. Donation. For information go to tamarackhollow.com.

Poland Brook Discovery Hike — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors 3-mile moderate hike in Conway on Oct. 13, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fee: $20. For information call 584-3009, or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Pedal Poker Run — Florence Savings Bank sponsors run/walk/bike ride beginning and ending at the Maplewood Shops in Northampton on Oct. 14. Register from 11 a.m. to noon; fee is $25 to benefit Valley Community Development Corp. For information go to www.valleycdc.com/pedalpokerrun.html.

Highland Meadow Homestead Housatonic Heritage Hike — Berkshire Eastern Mountain Sports sponsors 3-mile hike in Windsor on Oct. 14, from 9 a.m.-noon. Preregistration required; donation. For information go to tamarackhollow.com

Williamsburg Woodlands Trails Committee 10th Anniversary Celebration — Williamsburg Woodlands Trails Committee celebrates 10th anniversary with 4-mile foliage hike on Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. at the Briar Hill Conservation Area, Briar Hill Road, Williamsburg. Potluck and festivities follow from 1 to 5 p.m. at Briar Hill Outlook. For information call 268-0108.

Hawley Bog in the Fall — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors natural history walk on Oct. 14, from 10 a.m.-noon. Fee: $15. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Fall Foliage Canoe Trip Along the Mill River — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors a canoe trip on Oct. 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. Fee: $20. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

NCYF Run for Kids — Northeast Center for Youth and Families sponsors 2nd annual 5K run, 2-mile walk and kids fun run on Oct. 20. Loop route through Easthampton beginning and ending at the center, 203 East St. Walk 9:45. 5K run 10 a.m. Kids fun run 11 a.m. Registration is 8 to 9:30 a.m. Fee: $25 For information contact Suzanne Welch at 529-7279 or email suzanne.welch@ncyf.org.

Autumn at High Ledges — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsor hike on Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary, Patten Road, Shelburne. Fee: $15. Preregistration required; call 584-3009, or mail arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Catamount Hills Ghost Town Hike — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors 5-mile moderate hike in Catamount State Forest on Oct. 20, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fee: $15. Preregistration required; call hike leader Muriel Russell at 624-3311.

Native American Sites Field Trip — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors field trip to sites in the Springfield area on Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fee: $15. For information call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

5K for Farmland — Kestrel Land Trust sponsors 5K run or 2-mile walk starting and finishing at Hadley’s West Street Common on Oct. 21, 10 a.m. Post-race party with locally grown food, music. Fee: $18 to benefit the Kestrel Trust. kestreltrust.org

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