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 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 eeducation@pima.gov.

• 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 eeducation@pima.gov.

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.

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