What’s on tap — weekend of June 8-9 and beyond

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: San Joaquin Master Gardeners program, “Drops and Dollars.” Learn how to reduce the amount of water you use on your landscaping, allowing you to save on your monthly utility bills. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the city of Stockton’s Delta Water Supply Project building, 11373 N. Lower Sacramento Road, Lodi. RSVP by calling 953-6100. 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.

Monday, June 10: Program, “Will Restoration Make a Difference in the Delta?” Scientists will talk about whether habitat restoration — a component of the governor’s twin tunnels plan — will be effective in helping the Delta’s ecosystem and native fish species. Hosted by the Delta Stewardship Council. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the U.C. Davis Conference Center Ballroom B. 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: San Joaquin Master Gardeners program, “Drops and Dollars.” Learn how to reduce the amount of water you use on your landscaping, allowing you to save on your monthly utility bills. 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the Manteca Public Library, 320 W. Center St. RSVP by calling 953-6100. More details here.

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.

Wednesday, June 19: California Water Commission meeting. 9:30 a.m., Sacramento. Agenda available here.

Saturday, June 22: Annual “Summer Butterfly Count” at Oak Grove Regional Park. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the nature center. Join Kathy Schick in a family-friendly field trip counting butterflies in the park. No experience necessary. Program is free, but parking at Oak Grove costs $6. To learn more call (209) 612-5130 or email kashick@berkeley.edu.

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

Sunday, June 23: Mokelumne River raft trip benefiting the Foothill Conservancy. Suitable for ages 6 and up. $70 per person and space is limited; for more information or for reservations, contact Randy Berg at (209) 295-4900 or email randy@foothillconservancy.org.

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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