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Heading Outdoors

Birding By Ear at Quabbin — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors birding with John Green today from 7 to 10 a.m., Quabbin Visitors Center, off Route 9, Belchertown. Fee: $10. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Fitzgerald Lake Cleanup and Invasive Plant Removal — Broad Brook Coalition sponsors annual cleanup today at 9 a.m., Fitzgerald Lake, Northampton. No experience required. Meet at North Farms Road entrance. For information contact Dick Wynne at 584-7930.

e_STnS Help Create a Natural Play Area — A program to create an outdoor play area for children takes place today from 9 a.m. to noon, Northfield Mountain Recreation Center, Route 63, Northfield. Families with children ages 4 and up welcome. Call (800)859-2960 to register.

Wild Flowers and Tracking — Program with Alan Emond takes place today from 9 a.m. to noon and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 525 South Pleasant St., Amherst. Fee: $24. Preregistration required; call 256-6006.

Statewide Volunteer Day at Graves Farm Wildlife Sanctuary — Event is today from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Graves Farm Sanctuary, Williamsburg. Clear trails, clean bluebird boxes, remove invasive species, more. For information call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Catamount Hills Hike — Deerfield River Watershed sponsors 4-mile loop hike in Colrain today at 10 a.m. Free. Preregistration required; call Polly Bartlett at 626-6628.

Windsor Bush Discovery Hike — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors cultural history hike with Make Whalen today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Windsor Jambs State Forest, River Road, Windsor. Fee: $15. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

e_STnS Little Tom Mountain Work Day — Trustees of Reservations sponsor trail building today 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 call 532-1631 or email westegion@ttor.org to register.

e_STnS South Hadley Tiger Trot 5K Road Race — South Hadley Music Parents Association sponsors 5K run and family walk Sunday at 9 a.m., South Hadley High School, 153 Newton St., South Hadley. Race day registration from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m., $25. For information email davidking@snetnet.

Daffodil Fun Run — 5K race in downtown Amherst to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Hampshire County takes place Sunday at 11 a.m. Barbecue and entertainment follow. For information call 259-3345.

Grand Trikathlon — Cancer Connection sponsors three-person adult team competition on tricycles Sunday from noon to 3 p.m., Three County Fairgrounds, Bridge Street, Northampton. Activities for kids, live music, food, prizes. Free admission. For information call 586-1642 or go to www.cancer-connection.org.

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 call Don Grant at 584-7725.

 Wildflowers at Arcadia — Wildflower walk takes place May 1 from 9 a.m. to noon, Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton. Fee: $8. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Lyme Awareness Walk — Granby/South Hadley Chapter of Kick the Tick hosts 5.3- mile walk to benefit the Tick Borne Disease Alliance on May 4 at 10 a.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church, 319 Granby Road. Sign-in starting 9 a.m. For more information go to www.TBDAlliance.org.

Jurassic Roadshow — Northfield Mount Recreation Center sponsors tour of fossil quarry with a team of experts on May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Barton’s Cove, off Route 2, Turners Falls. Free; no preregistration necessary. For information call (800)859-2960.

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, Ma. 01060.

South Hawley Ghost Town Hike — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors 4-mile moderate natural history hike through ghost village of South Hawley on May 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Preregistration required. $20. 584-3009, arcadia@massaudubon.org

”Gush” Valenta Memorial Road Race — Northampton Recreation Department and Northampton Elks Club sponsor benefit 5K road race and family fun walk on May 5, 10 a.m., Northampton Elks Lodge, 17 Spring St., Florence. Preregister at www.rungreg.com or day of race starting 10 a.m. For information call 587-1040 or go to www.northamptonma.gov/recreation.

Northampton Adult Tennis — Jamboree for those who want to join the spring/summer adult tennis league on May 5 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at JFK Middle School, 100 Bridge Road., Northampton. For information call 587-1040 or go to www.northamptonma.gov/recreation.

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, Ma. 01060.

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