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Join the Weed Mob — Franklin Land Trust sponsors pulling of the invasive wild chervil today from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., Henderson Farm, Colrain. Free. RSVP Mike Bald, (802)345-8299.

West Mountain Sanctuary Hike — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors a hike at sanctuary in Plainfield today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fee: $15. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or call arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Great Blue Herons and Bald Eagles — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors indoor/outdoor program today from 3 to 6 p.m., Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton. Fee: $15. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Bird Walk — Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation sponsors a bird walk with John Green on Sunday from 7 to 10 a.m., Skinner State Park, Route 47, Hadley. Meet at entrance gate to park, Mountain Road, off Route 47, Hadley. Free. For information call 253-6443.

Trail Work Boot Camp — Basic trail maintenance session will be held Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Northfield Mountain Recreation Center, Route 63, Northfield. Ages 8 and up welcome. Preregistration required; call 584-3009.

Signs of Spring Guided Nature Walk — Event takes place Monday from 10 a.m. to 12:12 p.m. at the Notch Visitor Center, 1500 West St. (Route 116), South Amherst. Approximately two miles with frequent stops downhill along the Sweet Alice Brook and uphill on the Trolley Bed Trail. Free. For information call 584-6788.

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 contact Don Grant, 584-7725.

Birding the Valley — Five-week birding program for ages 8 to 13, with Dan Ziomek takes place April 20 from 8 to 10 a.m., Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 525 S. Pleasant St., Amherst. For information call 256-6006.

Meadow Clean-Up at Arcadia — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors clean-up for individuals and families with children ages 10 to 18 on April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon, Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton. No charge. For information call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Earth Day Clean-Up in Whately — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors clean-up for individuals and families with children ages 5 to 16 on April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at Whately Center. No charge. For information call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Walk and Roll for Aphasia — Annual 2.6 mile walk to benefit aphasia research takes place April 20. Registration 10 a.m. on the Amherst Town Common. Refreshments, entertainment, prizes follow at Sweetser Park. For information email mass.aphasiawalk@gmail.com

Nature Bike Hike — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors bike ride for individuals and families with children ages 8 to 18 on April 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at Flaherty Park in Easthampton. Fee: $7. For information call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Noticing Nature Guided Nature Program for Families — Program takes place April 20 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at Mount Tom State Reservation, Route 5, Holyoke. Meet at the Stone House Visitor Center. Free. For information call 584-6788.

 5K Purple Walk/Run — Walk/run to benefit the American Cancer Society takes place April 21 at 9 a.m., Look Park, North Main St., Florence. Check-in at 8 a.m. For information email 5k@hamprelay.org

Floodplain Forest Canoe Trip — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors canoe trip and great blue heron viewing on the Mill River on April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Geared to experienced paddlers. Fee: $20. For information call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Bus Trip to NYC — Hampshire County Smith Club sponsors day-on-your-own trip to New York City on May 11. Bus departs 7 a.m.; return by 10 p.m. Fee: $42.50 members, $45 nonmembers. For information email rolaporte@hotmail.com.

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