OUTDOORSCORONADO NATIONAL MEMORIAL. Coronado National Memorial offers a series of free programs at 2 p.m. Thursdays throughout the month of March. Programs last 30 to 60 minutes. A "living cave tour" is offered March 28. Bring one flashlight per person, sturdy shoes and drinking water. Programs may be outdoors so dress appropriately. The memorial is located in Montezuma Canyon, five miles west of Highway 92. Call (520) 366-5515 for information.
SAILING CLUB. The Tucson Sailing Club meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, in the back room of O'Malley's on Fourth, 247 N. Fourth Ave. Tucson sailor and photographer Garry Morris presents Ten Minutes to Mexico--Or Sailing in the San Carlos Area. Call Jerry Helm at 743-0519 for information.
SABINO CANYON RUIN. Old Pueblo Archaeology Center offers two-hour guided tours of this ancient Hohokam village at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Participants should bring water, dress properly for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Reserve tickets by March 22 by calling 798-1201. Tickets can be picked up from the center, at 1000 E. Fort Lowell Road. Tour is free, with a suggested $2 donation to help with operating costs.
SAN PEDRO HIKES. Hikes along the river continue throughout the spring. Hikes range from five to seven miles and range from moderately difficult to strenuous. Bring a minimum of one quart of water per person, wear proper hiking shoes and dress appropriately. Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and snacks are important. Not appropriate for small children. Pets prohibited. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $7.50 per hike. Call (520) 458-3559 for registration and information.
BOYCE THOMPSON ARBORETUM. March and April is the opportune time to catch the beauty of the desert in bloom. A number of tours, hikes and lectures are planned during March. Call for a listing of events. The Arboretum is 90 minutes north of Tucson via Highway 79. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 5 to 12, with reservations for hikes required. Call (520) 689-2811 for more information.
TOHONO CHUL PARK. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Tohono Chul Park grounds are open from 7 a.m. to sunset daily. Exhibit hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2. The park presents "Wildflower Tours" at 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. "Walk in the Park Tours" meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday. "Birds of Tohono Chul Tours" depart at 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Tours last about one hour. "Art in the Park Tours," a docent-guided look at gallery exhibits, are offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Call 742-6455 for reservations and information.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. 2021 N. Kinney Road. 883-2702. The museum is part botanical garden, part geology museum and part zoological park. Naturalistic settings house 1,386 plant species and 317 animal species. Live animal visits, botanical and raptor interpretations are given daily. During the month of March live animal interpretations start daily at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. A wildflower demonstration table is open daily from 10 am. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. Raptor Interpretations are held daily at 10:30 a m. Guided tours are suspended until April. Museum hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Saturday. Admission is $8.95 ages 13 and over, and $1.75 ages 6 through 12. Discount group rates are available.
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