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

Saturday, July 20-Sunday, July 21: 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 details here.

Saturday, July 20: Program, “Mow No More.” Hosted by the San Joaquin Master Gardeners. 10:30 a.m. to noon, Manteca Public Library. Call (209) 953-6100. More details here.

Saturday, July 20: Sunset Bat Guided Paddle. 7:30 p.m., Cosumnes River Preserve. Meet at 13501 Franklin Blvd. Paddlers will head to the confluence of the Cosumnes and Mokelumne rivers, under the Franklin/Thornton bridge, to watch thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from under the bridge. Bring your own boat and floatation device. More details here.

Saturday, July 20: Program, ”Bats are Your Buddies.” 7 p.m., New Melones Lake Glory Hole amphitheater. Find out how bats are your friends. More details here.

Tuesday, July 23: Stockton East Water District meeting. Noon. 6767 E. Main St. More details here.

Saturday, July 27: Guided Photo Walk, 9 a.m. at the Cosumnes River Preserve. Guided hike along a one-mile trail through wetlands and riparian forest. Meet at the visitor center. More details here.

Saturday, July 27: Paddle Tour, Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. 9 a.m. to noon. Free. Bring your own boat. More details here.

Saturday, July 27: Program, “Awesome Arachnids.” 7 p.m., New Melones Lake Glory hole amphitheater. Learn about spiders and how important they are to our own existence. More details here.

Tuesday, July 30: Stockton East Water District meeting. Noon. 6767 E. Main St. More details here.

Friday, Aug. 2: Program, ”Synthetic Spider Silk.” 7 p.m., Oak Grove Nature Center. University of the Pacific Professor Craig Vierra will talk about how spider silk can be more effective than man-made materials due to its strength. Program is free, with $5 for parking.

Saturday, Aug. 3: Program, “Eagles and Osprey.” 7 p.m., New Melones Lake Flory Hole amphitheater. Learn about eagles and osprey and why we should protect them. More details here.

Saturday, Aug. 10: Paddle Tour, Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. 9 a.m. to noon. Free. Bring your own boat. More details here.

Saturday, Aug. 10: Program, “Healthy Soil — Happy Plants.” Hosted by the San Joaquin Master Gardeners. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., City of Stockton’s Delta Water Supply Project. Call (209) 953-6100. More details here.

 Saturday, Aug. 10: Program, “Dragon and Damselflies.” 7 p.m., New Melones Lake Glory Hole amphitheater. Learn about dragonflies, which were buzzing about before even the dinosaurs. More details here.

Friday, Aug. 16: Evening Paddle Tour, Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Bring your own boat. More details here.

Saturday, Aug. 17: Program, “Healthy Soil — Happy Plants.” Hosted by the San Joaquin Master Gardeners. 10:30 a.m. to noon, Manteca Public Library. Call (209) 953-6100. More details here.

Saturday, Aug. 24: Program, “Whooo’s Up When You’re Asleep?” 7 p.m., New Melones Lake Glory Hole amphitheater. Learn about nocturnal critters and try to find some. More details here.

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