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Contrary to my previous post, this week is a busy one, boasting several fun events! 

On Wednesday, November 16 at 3 p.m., DCR Headquarters in Revere is hosting ‘Hovering hummingbirds’.  Join DCR Naturalist Matthew Nash for a lively learning adventure on the lives and the beauty of Hummingbirds.  This program is open to everyone, and is suitable for children ages 5 to 11. Pre- registration is required. For more information and to pre-register for this event, contact Matthew Nash at Matthew.Nash@st​ate.ma.us or (781) 485-2804 ext. 105. 

On Saturday, November 19 at 1 p.m., DCR's Houghton’s Pond will host the Dog Sled Fun Run.  The Yankee Siberian Husky Club and the Boston Snow Dogs will have an educational exhibit on dog sledding in New England.  This is your chance to meet a furry sled dog and learn more about this local sport. Demonstrations will use wheeled rigs, and unfortunately, there will be no rides given.  This event is weather permitting, so please call (617) 698-1802 on the day of the event to confirm. 

Also, on Saturday at 2 p.m., DCR will host a tour of the Charles River Dam, located at the Paul Revere Park in Boston.  This ranger-led tour will showcase the structures that keep the Charles at a consistent and fixed stage, the ladders that allow migration for anadromous fish, and the pumping facilities that keep the river from overflowing during large water events (such as flooding or large snow melts). 

On Sunday, November 20 at 9 a.m., DCR's Breakheart Reservation in Saugus will host the Breakheart Turkey Trot, a very hilly 5K on a paved Breakheart course. This event is free, and there will be refreshments and a turkey raffle. For more information, please call 781-233-0834.

For more Massachusetts Outdoor Events, visit The Great Outdoors interactive Google Calendar.

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