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. 2 and 9. 724-5375.
Birding — Tucson Mountain Park, Ironwood Picnic Area, 1500 S. Kinney Road. Join a local birding expert for a guided walk to see rufous-winged sparrows, gilded flickers, phainopeplas, and other desert birds. Online registration required. 8-10 a.m. Nov. 4. 724-5375.
Family Nature Walk — Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road. Easy trail nature walk for the entire family. Lead by Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalist. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Nov. 4. 603-2912.
Full Moon Nature Walk — Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead at Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, 16000 E. Marsh Station Road, Vail. Join a Pima County naturalist for this easy two-hour nature walk. Suitable footwear. Ages 12 and up. Online registration required. 5-7 p.m. Nov. 4. 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. 4 and 5. 377-5060.
History Walk — Fairbank Historic Townsite, Highway 82, Sierra Vista. The one mile walk will include the restored schoolhouse, the mercantile building, the town cemetery and other remnants. Suitable footwear. 1-3 p.m. Nov. 4. Donations accepted. 459-2555.
Inside the Presidio Walls Walking Tour — Corner of Main Avenue and Washington Street. Buildings including the Old Courthouse and the homes of Fish, Stevens, Romero, Cordova, and DeLong. 10 a.m.-noon. Nov. 4. $20. 625-8365.
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. 8-10 a.m. 9-11 a.m. Nov. 4. 459-2555.
Ranch Tour — Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. A walking tour of the headquarters, historic buildings, corrals and exhibits. Online registration required. 10-11:30 a.m. and noon-1:30 p.m. Nov. 4. 724-5220.
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. 5. Donations accepted. 459-2555.
Paint Out in the Park — Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead, 16000 E. Marsh Station Road, Vail. Join the Sonoran Plein Air Painters to learn some techniques for painting landscape scenes in the open air. Bring painting supplies. Ages 12 and up. 8-11 a.m. Nov. 5. 724-5375.
Petanque in the Park — Reid Park, 830 S. Country Club Road. Learn and play the French game of petanque. 2-4 p.m. Sundays. Oct. 15-April 15. Free. 664-4133.
Adult Activities: Archery Class — International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Road. Compound bows and arrows provided. Learn shooting techniques and hit the bulls eye. Adults only. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 7. $12. 629-0100.
Historic Tour — 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. 7. 724-5220.
Anza Tour — Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. Learn about Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza and the group of Spanish colonial settlers who, in 1775, made their first stop at Canoa Ranch. Online registration required. 9-10 a.m. Nov. 8. 724-5220.
Restoration Tour — Historic Hacienda de la Canoa, 5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley. Take a behind-the-scenes tour with Architectural Preservationist Simon Herbert to examine the processes and materials used in the restoration of the structures at Historic Canoa Ranch. Online registration required. 9-10:30 a.m. Nov. 8, 29, Dec. 13 and 27. Free. 724-5220.
Walking Tour — Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum, 196 N. Court Ave. Includes a tour of the Presidio Museum, lunch at La Cocina Restaurant, and a tour of the historic buildings at the Tucson Museum of Art. Cost includes lunch. Attendees must register and pay in advance at TucsonPresidio.com. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 9. $45. 837-8119.
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 to be visited 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.