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Heading Outdoors

 National Scenic Trail Hike Along the Holyoke Range — Hitchcock Center sponsors hike with naturalist Ted Watt on Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon, Meet at the Notch. Preregistration required; call 256-6006.

 Holyoke Range State Park — Free programs originating from the Notch Visitors Center, Route 116, South Amherst:

Oct. 12: 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., Let’s Explore Nature: A Little Nature Walk

Oct. 13: 10:30 a.m., Sunday Flora: Trees and Their Fall Colors; 1 p.m., Sunday Fauna: World of Insects

Oct. 14: 10:30 a.m., Advanced Hike for Seniors; 2 p.m., Explorer’s Club (ages 10-15). 253-2883.

 Ride Noho Autumn Adventure — Ride Noho hosts four-day series of bike rides, Oct. 13-16; for information go to ridenoho.com/autumn.html

 Wicked in Pink Motorcycle Run — Motorcycle ride to benefit the Sister Caritas Cancer Center takes place Oct. 13. Departs Harley-Davidson of Southampton and ends at the Summit View in Holyoke with party, food, entertainment ($20). For more information email deborah@allenmedia.net.

 NCYF Run for Kids — Third annual benefit 5K run/2-mile walk and kids fun run takes place Oct. 19, at Northeast Center for Youth and Families, 203 East St., Easthampton. The schedule is: 8 a.m., registration; 9:45, walk; 10 a.m., run; 11 a.m., kids fun run. Fee: $25; walk/run includes pasta lunch. For more information call 529-7279.

 Guided Tour of the W.E.B. Du Bois Homesite — University Museum of Contemporary Art sponsors bus trip on Oct. 19. Depart UMass Visitors Center 10 a.m.; Northampton Commuter Parking Lot at 10:20; PAHMUSA in Springfield 11 a.m. Depart homesite for return at 3 p.m. For more information call 545-3670.

 Fall Foliage Walk at Bear Swamp — The Hitchcock Center sponsors a walk in Ashfield with naturalist John Green on Oct. 19, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fee: $20. Preregistration required; call 256-6006.

 Fungi Field Trip — The Hitchcock Center sponsors a field trip in Leverett with mycologist Dianna Smith on Oct. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. Fee: $20. Preregistration required; call 256-6006.

 5K for Farmland — Kestrel Land Trust sponsors 5K run or 2-mile walk starting and finishing at Hadley’s West Street Common on Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. Post-race party with locally grown food, music, kids’ activities. Fees: $22 advance; $24 day-of; $44 for a family of four; $15 college students. For more information go to kestreltrust.org.

 Quabbin Reservoir Gate 8 Hike — Pelham and Swift River Historical Societies sponsor four-hour round trip hike on Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. Meet at the Pelham Historic Complex, corner of Daniel Shays Highway and Amherst Road in Pelham. For more information contact Kathy Keyes at 253-2739.

 South Hadley Golf Tournament — South Hadley and Granby Chambers of Commerce sponsor tournament on Oct. 21 at 11 a.m., at the Orchards Golf Club, South Hadley. Fee: $65, includes lunch. For more information contact Jonathan Banas at 533-4653 or at jbanas@palmergolf.com.

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