DAY HIKES. Pima County Parks and Recreation offers great day hikes in the mountains around the Tucson Basin. The hike this week is at Starr Pass, at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 19. Hikes are at a recreational pace and last three to four hours. Hikers should bring at least 1.5 liters of water, sunscreen, hat and sturdy hiking boots. Call Joe Barr at 740-2680 for registration information.

Listings FISHING CLINIC. Outdoor Confidence offers a beginning fishing class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on December 19 and 20. Rods and reels are provided and there is no charge, but donations are appreciated. Call 884-9394 to register or visit their website at http://www.axstarnet.com/~ocfish/.

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.

TUCSON ORIENTEERING CLUB. The club hosts an event course on Sunday, December 20, in the Silverbell Mountains. Cost is $8 for individuals, $10 per team, with a $5 discount for members. There is a free, pre-start beginners clinic on how to use a map and compass at
9:30 a.m. Call 886-2528 for information.

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT WALKING TOURS. Walking tours of Tucson's Warehouse Historic District continue every second Saturday, 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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