What’s on tap — weekend of Jan. 26-27 and beyond

Saturday, Jan. 26: World of Wonders Science Museum in Lodi hosts Insectfest, including a variety of insects brought to you by local stores and museums. Bug-related activities including a chance to (shudder) touch some of them. World of Wonders is at 2 N. Sacramento St. Regular museum admission cost applies. To learn more call (209) 368-0969 or click here.

Saturday, Jan. 26: Friends of the Lower Calaveras hosts its monthly river walk, “Winter on the River: Calaveras through the seasons.” 10 a.m. near the University of the Pacific footbridge.

Saturday, Jan. 26: City of Galt hosts its sixth annual Winter Bird Festival. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., McCaffrey Middle School, 997 Park Terrace Drive. Tours, workshops and presentations are scheduled. More details here.

Saturday, Jan. 26: Guided photo walk, Cosumnes River Preserve. 9 a.m. Meet at the visitor center deck. More details here.

Sunday, Jan. 27: Sandhill crane tour, Cosumnes River Preserve. Meet at 3:30 p.m. at the visitor center deck. More details and other events here.

Monday, Jan. 28: Sierra Club meeting. ”Hiking the Camino de Santiago.” Susan Alcorn will present a digital slide show of her five-week 500-mile trek along Spain’s ancient pilgrimage. 7 p.m., Central United Methodist Church. Free. More details here.

Tuesday, Jan. 29: Stockton East Water District meeting. Noon. 6767 E. Main St. More details here.

Tuesday, Jan. 29: Avalanche Awareness Class. 7 p.m.,  Stockton REI. Free. More details here.

Wednesday, Jan. 30: Public meeting on plan to reintroduce salmon to the San Joaquin River. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., 645 7th St., Los Banos. Legal notice here.

Saturday, Feb. 2-Sunday, Feb. 3: Woodbridge Wilderness Area open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Open to birdwatchers at 8 a.m. Saturday. Explore this riparian area along a quarter-mile of the Mokelumne River. More details, including a map, here.

Saturday, Feb. 2-Sunday, Feb. 3: 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.

Wednesday, Feb. 6: Panel discussion: “Is Peace Possible in the Delta Water Wars?” Noon to 1:30 p.m., 1130 K St. in Sacramento. Hosted by the UC Center Sacramento. More details and registration information here.

Wednesday, Feb. 6-Thursday, Feb. 7: California Fish and Game Commission meeting in Sacramento. Agenda to be posted here.

Saturday, Feb. 9: San Joaquin Master Gardeners workshop, “Making Every Drip Count.” Learn about drip irrigation, including a hands-on demonstration on how to assemble a system. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the city of Stockton’s Delta Water Supply Project, 11373 N. Lower Sacramento Road. To register call (209) 953-6100. More details here.

Saturday, Feb. 9-Sunday, Feb. 10: 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.

Wednesday, Feb. 13: Delta Fly Fishers meeting, 7 p.m. at John R. Williams School, 2450 Meadow Avenue in Stockton. Doug Ridgway, an award-winning photographer and Delta Fly Fishers member, will talk about enhancing your outdoor experiences through photography.

Saturday, Feb. 16-Sunday, Feb. 17: Woodbridge Wilderness Area open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Open to birdwatchers at 8 a.m. Saturday. Explore this riparian area along a quarter-mile of the Mokelumne River. More details, including a map, here.

Saturday, Feb. 16: San Joaquin Master Gardeners workshop, “Making Every Drip Count.” Learn about drip irrigation, including a hands-on demonstration on how to assemble a system. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Manteca Library, 320 W. Center St. To register call (209) 953-6100. More details here.

Saturday, Feb. 16-Sunday, Feb. 17: 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.

Monday, Feb. 25: Sierra Club meeting. Topic: Hiking Half Dome. Join Rick Deutsch to learn about equipment, permits and all the other things you’ll need to know. 7 p.m., Central United Methodist Church. More details here.

Wednesday, March 13: Annual Recycling Exposition (REXPO) IX, hosted by the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce. Learn about local green businesses, their products, services and innovations, as well as ways to advance the green economy. More details here.

Wednesday, March 20: Annual “State of Our Rivers Symposium” at the San Joaquin Council of Governments. Learn more about issues facing the Mokelumne, Stanislaus, Calaveras and San Joaquin rivers. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. More details here.

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