COLOSSAL CAVE MOUNTAIN PARK. Tour mysterious cave routes and enjoy a rib dinner under the ramada. Tours are conducted the first and third Saturdays of the month. Call 647-7275 for reservations, information and directions.

Listings DESERT PROTECTION HIKE SERIES. What is the Sonoran Desert Protection Plan and will it really curb urban sprawl? Join the Southwest Center for Biological Diversity and the Coalition for the Sonoran Desert Protection Plan on a hike at 8 a.m. on Sunday, November 8 at Cienega Canyon. Call David Hogan at 623-5252 for information.

DIG IT. Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, a nonprofit corporation, offers the opportunity to dig with archaeologists at the Sabino Canyon Ruin, where Hohokam Indians lived 650 to 1,000 years ago. Experience the thrill of discovering buried pottery and other items left behind by prehistoric Arizonans, as the professionals show you how archaeologists excavate, interpret, and care for ancient finds. Reservations are required. Fee includes a tax-deductible donation to help fund the research. Archaeologist-guided tours of the ruin are also available. Call 798-1201 for directions, information and registration.

TOHONO CHUL PARK. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. Regular "Walk in the Park" tours, an overview of the park's 48 acres and its flora and fauna, are offered at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and at 1 p.m. Sunday. "Art in the Park" tours, docent-guided looks at gallery exhibits, are at 11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday and
2 p.m. Sunday. The park offers additional guided tours for your enjoyment. "Birds of Tohono Chul" provides opportunities to observe the many species frequenting the park, and meets at 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. 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. Greenhouse hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is $2. Call 742-6455 for a daily events schedule.

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT WALKING TOURS. Walking tours of Tucson's Warehouse Historic District continue every second Saturday, monthly, through April 1999. The tour groups meet at 8:50 a.m. in the lobby of the Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St., with tours beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting approximately one and one-half hours. Hosted by an expert on the history of the area, the free tours cover a section of approximately one mile and include an overview of the area's history and brief visits to several artist's studios. Groups are limited to approximately 20. Participants should dress comfortably and plan to be outdoors for the majority of the tour. RSVP to 624-9977 by 5 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the tour date. TW

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