Leading off our calendar of events… fruits, veggies and fish!
Saturday, Sept. 6: Organic produce stand opens for the first time at Boggs Tract Community Farm. 9 a.m. to noon. Fruits, vegetables, eggs and honey available. 466 S. Ventura Avenue. More details here.
Saturday, Sept. 6: Grab a pole: It’s Free Fishing Day in California. You don’t need a license to fish, though regular bag limits and other restrictions still apply.
Saturday, Sept. 6-Sunday, Sept. 7: Woodbridge Wilderness Area open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The area is typically open the first three weekends of each month. Explore a quarter-mile of Mokelumne River frontage. Free. More details here.
Tuesday, Sept. 9: Stockton East Water District weekly board meeting. Noon, 6767 E. Main St., Stockton. Agenda available here.
Tuesday, Sept. 9: Audubon Society meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church. Samantha Arthur will talk about the imperiled tricolored blackbird, whose population once numbered in the millions but is now down to about 145,000 birds.
Wednesday, Sept. 10: Green Team San Joaquin meeting at the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce, 445 W. Weber Avenue. Presentations on solar power and ride-sharing. 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 10: John Sherman, author of “Fly Fishing the California Delta,” will speak to the Delta Fly Fishers at 7 p.m. at John R. Williams School. Sherman has fished all over the world but lives in the Delta, the club said. Sherman will talk about tips and techniques to improve fishing success on Delta waterways.
Wednesday, Sept. 11: San Joaquin Bike Coalition’s weekly ride. 7 p.m. behind the Empire Theater in Stockton. Anyone with basic bike riding skills welcome. More details here.
Friday, Sept. 12: Evening summer paddle at the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, west of Elk Grove. 6 p.m. This guided float wanders along a historically dredged area that is not normally open to the public. You might see river otters, egrets, herons, hawks, pelicans, beavers and pond turtles. Event is free. You must bring a canoe or kayak and a life jacket. Similar events scheduled Sept. 7 and Sept. 27. More details here.
Saturday, Sept. 13: Electronic waste collection event hosted by Onsite Electronics Recycling. 9 a.m., San Joaquin Delta College Shima 2 parking lot. More details here.
Saturday, Sept. 13: Audubon Society birder Jim Rowoth will lead the public on a four-hour walk at the Cosumnes River Preserve. Meet at the visitor parking lot at 6 a.m. More details here.
Tuesday, Sept. 16: Presentation, “International and Adventure Travel Basics.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Experts will talk about how to plan, prepare for and execute an international “adventure trip.” More details here. Saturday, Sept. 20: Coastal Cleanup Day. Details coming soon.
Wednesday, Sept. 17: California Water Commission meeting. 9:30 a.m., Sacramento. Agenda to be posted here.
Thursday, Sept. 18: San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District meeting. 9 a.m., Fresno. Webcast and agenda will be available here.
Friday, Sept. 19: Stockton Astronomical Society presents “Sky Tours” at San Joaquin Delta College. Come peer through society members’ telescopes. Public is welcome. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 20: Wildlife ecologist Dave Johnston presents “Going Batty” at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Johnston has spent 20 years investigating how bats are impacted by solar and wind energy projects. 10 a.m., Jack Knight Hall. Free with park entrance. More details here.
Saturday, Sept. 20: Tall forest bird survey, Cosumnes River Preserve. This four- to five-mile hike wanders through the kind of riparian woodland that was once widespread in the Central Valley. Meet at 5:30 a.m. at the farm center gate. More details here.
Saturday, Sept. 20:Guided paddle on the Cosumnes River. Bring your own kayak or canoe. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the visitor center of the Cosumnes River Preserve. More details here.
Tuesday, Sept. 23: Presentation, “In the Footsteps of Greatness,” by athlete Josh Mathe who completed the 210-mile John Muir Trail in just six days. 7 p.m., Stockton REI. More details here.
Thursday, Sept. 25: Delta Protection Commission meeting in Discovery Bay. Details to be posted here.
Saturday, Sept. 27: Guided photo walk, Cosumnes River Preserve. One-mile loop trip takes visitors through wetlands and riparian forest. 7 a.m., visitor center. More details here.
Saturday, Sept. 27: Stockton Astronomical Society presents “Astronomy in the Park.” Come to Oak Grove Regional Park and peer through the telescopes of society members. The public is welcome. Event starts after sunset, which is at 6:54 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 30: Presentation, “Best Local Fall Hikes.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. More details here.
Saturday, Oct. 4: Bee expert Julie Serences will present ”Conservation of Native Bees” at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Serences will talk about native bees’ role in pollinating native plants. 10 a.m. at Jack Knight Hall. Free with park entrance. More details here.