Hiking in Sabino Canyon

The Adams family, visiting from Denver, Colo., stop for a water break while hiking along the Bear Canyon Trail during the cooler morning hours at Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, 5900 N. Sabino Canyon Road, on June 1, 2017, in Tucson, Ariz. From left are dad Sean, Nick and Ava (both 11) and mom Kathy. In the cart, obscured from view are Annie, 2, and Mackenzie, 3.

You don't have to be stuck in the house Friday if you don't plan on going shopping. 

In fact, there are some pretty cool things to do that barely cost any money. 

So, go out. Have fun. Don't shop. 

Plant succulents and drink mimosas


Succulents are popular subjects for classes at Green Things. 

Get some post-Thanksgiving zen by planting succulent bowls while drinking mimosas at Green Things, 3384 E. River Road. Instruction is free, but you have to pay for supplies. Click here to sign up. 

Thanksgiving family circus 


Teacher Katherine Tesch demonstrates a routine during an Advanced Kids Silks class at The Circus Academy of Tucson, 400 W. Speedway.

Be active and have fun trying a variety of circus arts like juggling, globe, tight wire and more with the whole family.

The event is from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at The Circus Academy of Tucson, 400 W. Speedway. The cost is $5 per person or $20 for a family of four or more.

Wee Winter Wonderland


Children check out the handcrafted, wintry “Snow Village Under Glass” in the Enchanted Realm Gallery at The Mini Time Machine Museum, an ideal spot to spend winter break.

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is decorated for the season, including 15 miniatures that depict holiday celebrations around the world through time. The museum is located at 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive and is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults; $6 for kids ages 4-17 and free for kids ages 3 and under. 

Go for a hike


Hikers on the Pima Canyon Trail.

With weather like this, it would be a crime NOT to go outside. Even if it's a walk through your neighborhood. 

We like hiking. And there are lots of places to go here. 

The Pima Canyon Trail is a good one to take the family on. Well, for about three miles. After that it gets a little harder. You'll see desert vegetation and maybe flowing water. 

To get there from West Ina and North Oracle roads, go east on Ina to Christie Drive. Take that north to Magee and turn east. You'll come to a parking lot at the trail head. 

Angela Pittenger | This Is Tucson