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HEADING OUTDOORS

e_STnS School’s Done Raider Run 5K Cross-Country Race and One-Mile Fun Run — Fourth annual benefit race beginning and ending at Hampshire Regional School in Westhampton takes place Saturday; 5K at 9 a.m., one mile at 9:45. For information contact stracy@hrk12.org.

e_STnS Holyoke Range State Park — Free activities originating at the Notch Visitors Center, Route 116, South Amherst: Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Beginning Birding; 1 p.m., Let’s Explore Nature: Going Buggy; Monday, 2 p.m., Explorer’s Club, ages 10-12; Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Advanced Hike for Seniors, and 1 p.m., Senior Hike. 586-0350

e_STnS South Hadley Golf Tournament — Pioneer Valley Ballet hosts benefit tournament Saturday at 1:30 p.m., The Ledges Golf Course, 18 Mulligan Dr., South Hadley. 527-6363.

e_STnS Cycling for Seniors — All Out Adventures and Mass. Dept of Conservation and Recreation offer 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, info@alloutadventures.

e_STnS Northampton Cross-Country Races — 5K races starting and ending at Northampton Community Gardens, Burts Pit Road, Northampton take place Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., with registration starting at 5:45 p.m. Fee: $5 adults; under 18 free. For information call Don Grant, 584-7725.

e_STnS “Perched” Swamp Tree Exploration — The Pioneer Valley Institute sponsors 2 to 3-mile hike with naturalist Nancy Goodman in and around a portion of the Great Swamp in Whately on June 29. Meet at 10 a.m. at Nasami Farm, 128 North St.,Whately. Preregistration required; call 775-1671 or email wildeyes@rcn.com.

e_STnS Yankee Rowing Club — Free rowing/sculling lessons will be held June 29 from 9 a.m. to noon, Sportsman’s Marina, at the Coolidge Bridge, Hadley. For information call 586-2724.

e_STnS Wildflower Walk at the Poet Seat — Hitchcock Center sponsors a wildflower walk in Greenfield on June 30, from noon to 4 p.m. Fee: $20. Preregistration required; call 256-6006.

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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