What’s on tap — weekend of Oct. 20-21 and beyond

Friday, Oct. 19: “Sky Tours” stargazing event hosted by the Stockton Astronomical Society. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Delta College Shima 2 parking lot.

Saturday, Oct. 20: Tall forest bird count, Cosumnes River Preserve. Meet at 6:45 a.m. at the farm center gate. For more details email info@cosumnes.org or call (916) 684-2816.

Saturday, Oct. 20: Astronomy in the Park, hosted by the Stockton Astronomical Society. 7 p.m., Oak Grove Regional Park. More details here (page 11). 

Saturday, Oct. 20-Sunday, Oct. 21: Sandhill crane wetland tours at the Woodbridge Ecological Preserve. Offered the first three weekends of each month, October through February. Reservations accepted up to six weeks in advance. More details here.

Saturday, Oct. 20: Audubon Society bird count, Woodbridge Wilderness Area. Meet at the north end of Meadowlark Lane at 8 a.m. More details here.

Tuesday, Oct. 23: Presentation, “Crossing the Gates of Alaska.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Free. Author Dave Metz will talk about his four-month 600-mile journey across Alaska’s wildlands. More details here.

Tuesday, Oct. 23: Stockton East Water District board meeting. Agenda to be posted here.

Thursday, Oct. 25: “Tree Talk 2,” a conversation about Stockton’s urban forest. 6 p.m., Central United Methodist Church.

Saturday, Oct. 27: Guided photo walk, Cosumnes River Preserve. Meet at 9 a.m. at the visitor center deck. For more details email info@cosumnes.org or call (916) 684-2816.

Tuesday, Oct. 30: Presentation, “Zombie Preparedness.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. I’ll just let the store describe it: “Think your emergency survival pack is ready to help you in the case of a Zombie attack? Join us for our Zombie Preparedness class to learn how to get yourself ready for the Zombie Apocalypse. We’ll cover the basics of surviving any natural disaster (or unnatural disaster) as well as the essentials of living on the move and how to rebuild after the dust has settled.” More details here.

Friday, Nov. 2-Sunday, Nov. 4: Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival. Details here.

Saturday, Nov. 3-Sunday, Nov. 4: Sandhill crane wetland tours at the Woodbridge Ecological Preserve. Offered the first three weekends of each month, October through February. Reservations accepted up to six weeks in advance. More details here.

Saturday, Nov. 3: Stanislaus River Salmon Festival. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Knights Ferry Recreation Area, off Highway 120 about 12 miles east of Oakdale. Free. More details here.

Thursday, Nov. 8-Friday, Nov. 9: San Joaquin River Restoration Tour, hosted by the Water Education Foundation.  Learn about plans to restore flows and a salmon fishery between Friant Dam and the San Joaquin’s confluence with the Merced River. More detailshere.

Thursday, Nov. 15-Sunday, Nov. 18: 15th annual Central Valley Birding Symposium at the Hilton Stockton. More details here.

Saturday, Dec. 1: “Tune In and Tune Up” event, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way in Stockton. San Joaquin Valley residents who have owned their cars for more than six months can get a free car emissions test and diagnostic inspection. The first 525 cars that do not pass the test and are believed to be repairable will receive a $500 voucher for repairs. Expect up to a two-hour wait. This is a test only; no smog certificates will be given. Sponsored by Valley Clean Air Now and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. More details here.

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