What’s on tap — Memorial Day weekend and beyond

Surprisingly little going on this three-day weekend — perhaps there’s just too much to do to offer something to do?

But the rest of late spring and early summer is shaping up to be busy, indeed…

Saturday, May 25: Guided photo walk. 9 a.m., Cosumnes River Preserve. Meet at the visitor center deck and bring a camera. More details here.

Tuesday, May 28: Stockton East Water District meeting. Noon. 6767 E. Main St. More details here.

Thursday, May 30: Class, “Beyond Bike Maintenance Basics,” 7 p.m. at Stockton REI. Free. Class for bicyclists who have already mastered basic maintenance and repair issues. More details here.

Saturday, June 1: Paddle tour at the historic Lower Beach Lake, Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. The two- to three-hour tour begins at 9 a.m. More details here.

Saturday, June 1: Introductory birding field trip, hosted by the San Joaquin Audubon Society. Meet at the north end of Laurel Avenue in Lodi at 8 a.m. More details here.

Saturday, June 1-Sunday, June 2: Woodbridge Wilderness Area open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The area is typically open the first and third weekends of each month. Explore a quarter-mile of Mokelumne River frontage. Free More detailshere.

 Saturday, June 1: Catfish Derby, Oak Grove Regional Park. Free for kids 15 and under. Park entrance fees apply. 2,300 pounds of catfish to be planted. Gates open at 6:15 a.m. More details here.

Saturday, June 1: “Flying Rainbows,” program at New Melones Lake. Learn about butterflies and how you can encourage them to live in your own yard. 7 p.m. More details here.

Monday, June 3: Campaign for Common Ground meeting. 7 p.m., Family Resource and Referral Center. Carol Ornellas will speak about the status of Stockton’s Climate Action Plan.

Tuesday, June 4: Stockton East Water District meeting. Noon. 6767 E. Main St. More details here.

Friday, June 7: Presentation, “Water Bugs Live!” 7 p.m., Oak Grove Regional Park. Donnie Ratcliff with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will talk about insects native to the Mokelumne River and other streams and rivers. Plus you can pick up some fly fishing tips. Free with $5 vehicle entrance fee to the park. More details here.

Saturday, June 8: Electronic waste collection event. 9 a.m., San Joaquin Delta College Shima 2 parking lot. Free. Hosted by Onsite Electronics Recycling.

Saturday, June 8: San Joaquin Audubon Society field trip to Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Meet in the North Grove at 8:30 a.m. More details here.

Saturday, June 8: Waldo Music Festival. 3536 Rainier Avenue, on the banks of the Calaveras River. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Festival held in honor of the late conservationist Waldo Holt. More details here (see pg. 4).

Saturday, June 8: Program, “Skins, Scat and Skulls,” at New Melones Lake. Rangers will display a collection of skins, scat and skulls from various creatures. 7 p.m. More details here.

Tuesday, June 11: Stockton East Water District meeting. Noon. 6767 E. Main St. More details here.

Tuesday, June 11: Class, “Backpacking Basics.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. More details here.

Saturday, June 15-Sunday, June 16: Woodbridge Wilderness Area open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The area is typically open the first and third weekends of each month. Explore a quarter-mile of Mokelumne River frontage. Free More detailshere.

Saturday, June 15: Stockton Astronomical Society presents “Astronomy in the Park at Oak Grove Regional Park.” 8 p.m. Free with park admission. Come peer through the telescopes of society members. More details here.

Saturday, June 15: Program, “Dangerous Creatures,” at New Melones Lake. Learn about the creepy critters found at the lake. 7 p.m. More details here.

Saturday, June 15: “San Joaquin Bike Fest” at the University of the Pacific. Four scenic routes begin and end at the university, ranging from 1.5 miles to 9.5 miles (or 25 miles if you do them all). 1980s “retro” costumes encouraged. Supports the Emergency Food Bank. Registration opens at 7 a.m. with rides beginning at 9 a.m. More details here.

Sunday, June 16: Guided paddle trip at the Cosumnes River Preserve. Meet at 8:30 a.m. in the visitor parking area. Bring own gear and life jacket. More details here.

Tuesday, June 18: Stockton East Water District meeting. Noon. 6767 E. Main St. More details here.

Tuesday, June 18: Presentation, “An Evening in the Life of John Muir.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Free. Robert Hanna, the great-grandson of the famous conservationist, will talk about Muir’s personal life “as can only be told by his family,” including photos and writings. More details here.

Saturday, June 22: Program, “Birds of New Melones Lake.” Learn about flight patterns, habitat, calls and songs. 7 p.m. More details here.

Wednesday, June 19: California Water Commission meeting. Agenda to be posted here.

Thursday, June 20: San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District meeting. 9 a.m., Fresno. Meeting available by webcast. Agenda and webcast here.

Tuesday, June 25: Stockton East Water District meeting. Noon. 6767 E. Main St. More details here.

Saturday, July 13: Stockton Astronomical Society presents “Astronomy in the Park at Oak Grove Regional Park.” 8 p.m. Free with park admission. Come peer through the telescopes of society members. More details here.

Tuesday, July 16: Presentation, “Paddling Northern California.” 7 p.m., Stockton REI. Author Charlie Pike will talk about the best kayaking and canoeing destinations. More details here.

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