OUTDOORSARCHAEOLOGY AWARENESS MONTH. Old Pueblo Archaeology celebrates Arizona Archaeology Awareness Month with the following fun and educational activities for the entire family: Join in on an archaeologist-guided tour and a hands-on archaeological dig session at the Sabino Canyon Ruin on Saturday, March 7. There are two tours: at 9 and 10 a.m.; the dig is from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost for the tour is $10, $2 for kids 6 to 12. Cost for the dig is $69; minimum participation ages is 8. Reservations are required! Call 798-1201 for registration and information. Learn to make an arrowhead out of obsidian and other stone with Allen Denoyer, archaeologist and master flintknapper from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 7. Cost is $16, with discounts for Old Pueblo Center members. Reservations are required. Join Allen Dart for "Arts and Culture of the Prehistoric Hohokam Indians" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at the Villages Recreation Center, 400 W. San Ignacio, Green Valley. This free presentation will feature colored slides and examples of pottery and other artifacts. Call 798-1201 for registration and information.
BIRDING FUN. Join the Tucson Audubon Society for an Intermediate Birding Workshop on Saturday, March 7, in Green Valley. This one-day skills workshop is for "graduates" of the Beginning Birding class, or anyone else who'd like to sharpen their skills. Call mobility levels can easily participate. Cost is $25, $15 for members. Call 624-4745 for registration and information.
EARTH OVEN. Learn to make your own horno, or earth oven, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, March 28. Cost is $45. Snacks are provided, but bring your own brown-bag lunch. Call 572-1672 for information.
ORGAN PIPE TOURS. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument presents free, guided drives along Ajo Mountain Drive. This two-and-a-half hour tour includes desert landscapes, geological formations and more. Tours are offered at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, through April 30. Tours are free, and begin at the Visitors Center. There is a $4 entrance fee to the monument. Call 1-520-387-6849 for directions and information.
ROMERO RUIN TOUR. Catalina State Park sponsors an Archaeology Open House in honor of Arizona Archaeology Awareness Month on Saturday, March 7. Walking tours through the Romero Ruin site will be offered hourly from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours are free, but reservations are required. Call 628-5798 for reservations and information.
TOHONO CHUL PARK. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. 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 at 2 p.m. Sunday. The park offers additional guided tours for your enjoyment. 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. Call 742-6455 daily events schedule.
TUCSON VOLKSSPORT. Join the Tucson Volkssport Klub for a 10/5km non-competitive walk in Picacho Peak State Park on Saturday, March 7. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and continues through noon at the Picacho Peak Grill and Cantina parking lot. There is a $1 park fee. Call 722-9530 for information.
WILDFLOWER TOURS. Tohono Chul grounds curator Russ Buhrow has scouted out some of the best areas to view the desert's breathtaking wildflowers. Tours continue through April 29. They last approximately 45 minutes to one hour, and are at 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Reservations are not required. Call 742-6455 for meeting location and information.
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