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Heading Outdoors

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

Birding the Valley — Birding program for ages 8 to 13, with Dan Ziomek today from 8 to 10 a.m., Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 525 South Pleasant St., Amherst. For more information call 256-6006.

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

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

UMass Walk and Roll for Aphasia — Annual 2.6 mile walk to benefit aphasia research takes place today at 11 a.m. Registration at 10 a.m. at Sweetser Park. Refreshments, entertainment, prizes follow. $10 minimum donation. For information email umass.aphasiawalk@gmail.com

Noticing Nature Guided Nature Program for Families — Event is today from 1 to 2:30 p.m., 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 Sunday 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 Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Geared to experienced paddlers. Fee: $20. For information call 584-3009, or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Northampton Cross-Country Races — 5K races starting and ending at Northampton Community Gardens, Burts Pit Road, Northampton are held 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.

Bird By Ear at Quabbin — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors birding with John Green on April 27 from 7 to 10 a.m., at the Quabbin Visitors Center, off Route 9, Belchertown. Fee: $10. Preregistration required; call 584-3009, or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Help Create a Natural Play Area — Program to create an outdoor play area for children takes place April 27 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 preregister.

Wild Flowers and Tracking — Workshop with Alan Emond on April 27 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 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 takes place April 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Graves Farm Sanctuary, Williamsburg. Clear trails, clean bluebird boxes, remove invasive species, more. For more information call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Windsor Bush Discovery Hike — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors a cultural history hike with Make Whalen on April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Windsor Jambs State Forest, River Road, Windsor. Fee: $15. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Little Tom Mountain Work Day — Trustees of Reservations sponsor trail building on April 27 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 more information call 532-1631 or email westegion@ttor.org to register.

South Hadley Tiger Trot 5K Road Race — South Hadley Music Parents Association sponsors 5K run and family walk on April 28 at 9 a.m., South Hadley High School, 153 Newton St., South Hadley. Fee: $20; $25 day of race. For more information email davidking@snet.net

Daffodil Fun Run — 5K race in downtown Amherst to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Hampshire County takes place April 28 at 11 a.m. Barbecue and entertainment follow. For information call 259-3345.

Items for Heading Outdoors may be mailed to the Daily Hampshire Gazette at 115 Conz St., Northampton, Ma. 01060; faxed to 585-5299; or emailed to calendar@gazettenet.com.

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