What’s on tap — week of Oct. 10

Oct. 9-15: National Wildlife Refuge week. If you haven’t been before, check out Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge or the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge.

Tuesday, Oct. 11: Presentation, “Yosemite in Winter.” Stockton REI. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free. More details here.

Wednesday, Oct. 12: Green Team San Joaquin meeting, Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce, 445 W. Weber Avenue Suite 220. 9 a.m. More details here.

Thursday, Oct. 13: Class, “Fundamentals of Map & Compass.” Stockton REI. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $30 for members, $50 for nonmembers. More details here.

Thursday, Oct. 13: Stockton Astronomical Society meeting. 7:30 p.m. University of the Pacific Olson Hall, Room 120. More details here.

Thursday, Oct. 13: Presentation, “Acorn Making,” hosted by the Lodi Lake Nature Area docents. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Lodi Police Department community room, 215 W. Elm St. Free. Docents will show how valley oak and live oak acorns were used by American Indians to make food, including acorn cracking and pounding. For more information call (209) 327-2063 or email kgrant@lodi.gov.

Saturday, Oct. 15: League of Women Voters forum, “Sustainabile Communities – What’s Going On With Our Climate?” 10 a.m. to noon, Valley Brewing Co., 157 W. Adams St. in Stockton. Free. For more information email local league President Kathy Casenave at kjcaz@att.net.

Saturday, Oct. 15:San Joaquin County Master Gardeners class on planting and maintaining landscape trees and shrubs. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Manteca library. Free. More details here.

Saturday, Oct. 15: Audubon Society field trip to the Woodbridge Wilderness Area. Meet at the north end of Meadowlark Lane in Woodbridge at 8 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15: Sierra Club hike, Shealor Lake (near Silver Lake on Highway 88). Meet at 8:15 a.m. at the Stockton REI. Bring cash to help pay for gas. More details here.

Saturday, Oct. 15: Fundraiser, “Wine In 2 Water,” hosted by Lodi-area wineries. The wine-tasting event will raise money for Bear Creek Community Church’s “Bear Creek Water” recycling program, which raises cash to build wells in developing countries. 4:30 p.m. at Jessie’s Grove Winery. $40. More details here.

Sunday, Oct. 16: Audubon Society field trip to the Stockton Rural Cemetery, 2350 Cemetery Lane near Alpine Avenue and California Street. 8 a.m. Meet Jim Rowoth at the office inside the gates.

Tuesday, Oct. 18: Forum, “Changing Our Perspective: New Ways of Thinking About the Delta.” Hosted by the Delta Conservancy, Water Education Foundation and State & Federal Contractors Water Agency. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, 3645 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento. $100. More details here.

Tuesday, Oct. 18: Class, “Ski and Snowboard Waxing Basics.” Stockton REI. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. More details here.

Wednesday, Oct. 19: Informational hearing, “Water Reliability and Seismic Risk.” 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. More details here.

Thursday, Oct. 20:San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District directors’ meeting. 9 a.m. Fresno. Webcast and more details here.

Saturday, Oct. 22: Mokelumne “Trailbuster” work day. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at East Bay MUD office, 15083 Camanche Parkway, Valley Springs. For more information contact Steve Diers at (209) 772-8260 or sdiers@ebmud.com.

Saturday, Oct. 22: Class, “Nature Journaling Workshop” for children ages 7 to 11 years old. 10 a.m. to noon, Lodi Lake. Children will enjoy a two-hour walk in the nature area, sketching and creating names for each site. More details and registration information here.

Monday, Oct. 24: Joint meeting of the Sierra Club and Audubon Society. 7 p.m., Central United Methodist Church in Stockton. The Center for Land-Based Learning will talk about its programs for high school students in San Joaquin County.

Tuesday, Oct. 25: Class, “Introduction to Snowshoeing.” Stockton REI. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. More details here.

Thursday, Oct. 27: Delta Protection Commission meeting. Walnut Grove. More information to be posted here.

Thursday, Oct. 27: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Regional Flood Response Project meeting. 9 a.m., Robert Cabral Agricultural Center, 2101 E. Earhart Avenue, Stockton. Public meeting to discuss ways to improve coordination and information sharing. More details here.

Tuesday, Nov. 1: Class, “Winter Paddling Destinations.” Stockton REI. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. More details here.

Friday, Nov. 4-Sunday, Nov. 6: Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival. More details here.

Friday, Nov. 4: California’s first statewide agritourism summit. 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, 2101 Earhart Avenue in Stockton. $20. Registration is required. More details here.

Friday, Nov. 4:Stockton Astronomical Society hosts public “Sky Tour” at San Joaquin Delta College, in the Shima parking lot. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The public can look through telescopes and speak with astronomers. Free. More details here.

Saturday, Nov. 5: Native American cave paintings tour. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet at Camanche south shore staging area. For more information contact Steve Diers at (209) 772-8260 or sdiers@ebmud.com.

Nov. 17-Nov. 20: 15th annual Central Valley birding symposium. Stockton Hilton. Registration, schedule and more details here.

Saturday, Nov. 19:Symposium, “Faith, Food and Farming.” Hosted by Catholic Charities Diocese of Stockton. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Robert Cabral Agricultural Center, 2101 E. Earhart Avenue in Stockton. Features Bishop Stephen Blaire, and California Agricultre Secretary Karen Ross. More information here.

Monday, Nov. 28: Sierra Club meeting. “Mono Lake Movie Night.” 7 p.m., Central United Methodist Church. More details here.

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