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Hand Gun Safety

9 a.m. Oct. 19, Madison

The "Maine-ly Outdoors" Ministry of Daystar Chapel on Route 201 in Madison is hosting a hand gun safety course. Food and beverages will be available at the class as a fundraiser toward a community pavilion project. Cost for the class is $50. To register call 399-9717.

Wildlands Trail Run

10 a.m. Oct. 27, in Orland

The Wildlands Trail Run at scenic Great Pond Mountain Wildlands is a 6.3-mile loop on dirt roads and single track, over roots, rocks and mud, and up and down hills. Total climb is about 800 feet. The race starts at 11 a.m. Enter off Route 1 near Route 176. The cost is $15 preregistered or $20 on race day. To learn more, go to www.greatpondtrust.org or call 288-3909.

Rarity Roundup

7:30 a.m. Oct. 27, York County

York County Audubon is hosting its "rarity roundup" search for late migrants. Local birding expert Derek Lovitch will lead the fast-paced field trip, which is exhilarating for some and not meant for those who want to linger. Meet at the Kennebunk rest area off I-95 on the southbound side. For more information, call 284-5487 or go to www.yorkcountyaudubon.org.

-- Compiled by Deirdre Fleming

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