A listing of upcoming recreational and outdoor activities in the area.
Thursday, Oct. 9
• Registration continues for Oro Valley’s Winter Hoops youth program, with games beginning around Thanksgiving. More information is available online at http://www.ci.oro-valley.az.us/PkRec/Recreation/Hoops.htm">www.ci.oro-valley.az.us/PkRec/Recreation/Hoops.htm.
Friday, Oct. 10
• Enjoy a nature walk in Honeybee Canyon with local naturalist Meg Quinn. The easy 3-mile hike offers great views of the Tortolita Mountains, birds, butterflies and plant life. Details: 9 a.m. to noon; 13880 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.; free for ages 12 and older; for more information or to RSVP, call 615-7855 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Tucson’s River of Words Youth Poetry and Art Contest blends science with art for a unique learning experience. Kids learn about the power of water, then tell about it with poetry in the Sonoran Desert Kids Club Exploring Watersheds & Writing Poetry event. Details: 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Abbett-Marana Branch Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive; free for kids ages 5 to 12 with their families; for more information, call 615-7855 or e-mail email@example.com.
Sunday, Oct. 12
• Members of the Oro Valley Mixed Doubles Tennis Group seek a few good backhands. Details: 7 a.m.; $5 ball fee every 10 weeks; Ironwood Ridge High School tennis courts, 2475 W. Naranja Drive; for more information, call 575-0829.