OUTDOORS AND RECREATION
All events are free or included in admission or vehicle entrance fee unless otherwise noted. Parking may be additional. Bad weather may change or cancel activity. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No pets unless otherwise specified.
Birding Agua Caliente Park — Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road. A guided walk through the park and along the ponds to see raptors, sparrows, and many other birds. Ducks should be arriving for the winter. Loaner binoculars available. Online registration required. 8:30-10 a.m. Nov. 9 and 16. 724-5375.
Star Party — Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. An introduction to astronomy and a look at the desert night sky. Telescopes and binoculars available. Reservations required. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 9. 733-5153.
Historic Downtown Walking Tour — Maynards Market, 400 N. Toole Ave. Sites include the 1907 Railroad Depot, Hotel Congress with its Dillinger gang story, Rialto Theatre, and the new Scott Avenue restoration. 10 a.m.-noon. Nov. 10. $20. 625-8365.
Is it A Cactus or A...sparagus — Saguaro National Park East. Come learn the difference between the two most famous families of desert plants on this short stroll in the cactus garden. 10-10:30 a.m. Nov. 10 and 17. 733-5153.
Birding — Sweetwater Wetlands, 2511 W. Sweetwater Drive. Roam this urban birding hotspot with a naturalist to look for wetland and desert birds as well as other wildlife. Online registration required. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 11. 724-5375.
Historic Craft Demonstrations — Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E. Frontage Road. May include, tortilla making, paper flower making, pottery, O’odham basket weaving, or other art forms. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11 and 12. 377-5060.
River Walk — San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90, Sierra Vista. Find 82 species of mammals, dozens of reptiles and amphibians and nearly 350 species of birds. 9-11 a.m. Nov. 11. 459-2555.
Bird Walk — Environmental Operations Park, Hwy. 90 east of Sierra Vista. A two hour walk led by docents from Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory and the Friends of the San Pedro River. Suitable footwear. 8-10 a.m. Nov. 12. 459-2555.
Desert Botany 101 — Saguaro National Park East. An easy walk through the cactus garden. 10-10:30 a.m. Nov. 12. 733-5153.
Hidden Wildlife — Saguaro National Park East. Learn to look for the signs that animals leave behind. 10-10:30 a.m. Nov. 12. 733-5153.
Petanque in the Park — Reid Park, 830 S. Country Club Road. Learn and play the French game of petanque. 2-4 p.m. Nov. 12. 664-4133.
Sonoran Lifestyles — Saguaro National Park East. A 2 hour, 1 mile walk to discover how plants and animals adapt to life in the desert. Ages 10 and up. 10 a.m.-noon. Nov. 13 and 14. 733-5153.
Tour of Historic Canoa Ranch — Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. Join a walking tour of the ranch headquarters, historic buildings, corrals and exhibits. Online registration required. 10-11:30 a.m. and noon-1:30 p.m. Nov. 14. 724-5220.
Walking Tour of the Mansions on Main Ave. — NW corner of Main Ave. and Alameda St. Hear stories of Sam Hughes, Albert Steinfeld, Hiram Stevens, and Frank Hereford. Refreshments. 10 a.m.-noon. Nov. 14. $20. 625-8365.
Stargazing — Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. Presentation by Whipple Observatory. Sonora Astronomical Society volunteers set up telescopes for celestial viewing and provide an introduction to the night sky. Bring flashlight and lawn chair. Weather permitting. All ages welcome. 5-8 p.m. Nov. 17. $5. 724-5220.